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Archive: August 2014


The Environmental Studies and Sciences (ENVS) department at Ithaca College has received support for its interdisciplinary experiential learning program.  Specifically, for the students of our Non-Timber Forest Products (or NTFP) program to explore the use of different technologies to reduce the energy intensity of maple syrup production.  Maple syrup production is economically and culturally important in upstate New York and represents a commercial activity that does not require harvesting of trees.

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The intent of this program is to bring to campus a leading researcher in the chemical sciences who will give two or more lectures and interact substantially with undergraduate student and faculty.

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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.  

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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