Stephen Sweet, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been selected to be the next editor of the journal Teaching Sociology, with work beginning August 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017. As part of the agreement with the American Sociological Association (ASA), Ithaca College has committed 2 course releases during this period (6 classes total), approved by Dean Leslie Lewis.
The Gerontology Institute received a $6000 partner grant from the Human Services Coalition Health Planning Council (HPC) to coordinate and host the Falls Prevention Workshop Series with continuing education credits for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other healthcare professionals. The Falls Prevention Workshop Series is supported by the Tompkins County Falls Prevention Coalition, led by the Health Planning Council of the Tompkins County Human Services Coalition and the following project partners: Tompkins County Office for the Aging, Lifelong, Finger Lakes Independence Center, Community Health and Home Care, and the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response. The Tompkins County Falls Prevention Coalition has been part of the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York “Step Up to Stop Falls” collaborative since 2010.
Congratulations to Rebecca Lesses who has received a research fellowship at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg at the Ruhr-University, in Bochum, Germany for the academic year 2014-2015.
Dr. Donathan Brown has contributed the sole chapter on American immigration reform in a larger volume titled 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: Challenges and Expectations. Published by Jagielloian University Press in Krakow, Poland, the project includes contributions from international scholars in political science, law, and American Studies.
Dr. House, assistant professor of Communication Studies in H&S, will join a distinguished and diverse panel in the Washington, D.C. The panel was assembled by the Human Rights Campaign and The Carpenter Program on Religion, Gender, and Sexuality at Vanderbilt Divinity School. The panel's theme is related to Dr. House's ongoing scholarly program: "When Identities Collide: LGBTQ Advocates and Religious Conflict" .