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Enrique Gonzalez-Conty, Assistant Professor in Modern Languages and Literatures, published in the LL Journal an interview to Brazilian film critic Ivana Bentes
Contributed by Tina Bennett on 08/27/2015
Enrique Gonzalez-Conty, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, published an interview to Brazilian film critic Ivana Bentes in the LL Journal of the Graduate Center at CUNY. The interview goes over the status of Brazilian film criticism today and the main figure of Cinema Novo: Glauber Rocha. You may read the interview (in Spanish) here: http://lljournal.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2015-1-gonzalez-conty-texto/
Paula Twomey, Spanish instructor in the Department of Languages and Literatures, has published with Teacher’s Discovery.
Contributed by Tina Bennett on 08/26/2015
Paula Twomey, Spanish instructor in the Department of Languages and Literatures, has published ¡Improvisaciones!: 101 Skits With a Point of View en español with Teacher’s Discovery. This resource book fosters speaking skills in which each participant in a given situation presents a different point of view. This technique forces them to respond as that person. ¡Improvisaciones! holds students responsible for higher learning skills in addition to developing new vocabulary and grammatical structures. Each improvisation has a Reflection (writing component) that invites students to make a personal connection to the activity. Other titles by Twomey include Un-Classic Fairy Tales in Spanish with a Twist, Aesop’s Fables in Spanish With a Twist, Hablemos: 25 Dialogues in Spanish, Escribamos, Reflexiones and forthcoming in 2016, Greek Myths in Spanish With a Twist.
Contributed by Laurie Arliss on 08/26/2015
The Department of Communication Studies is pleased to announce the release of a second book by Dr. Donathan Brown. The new book, "Voting Rights Under Fire: The Continuing Struggle for People of Color," is published by Praeger (2015) as part of their well known series, "Racism in American Institutions." Written as a political and legal analysis of the rise of voter identification laws in correlation with shifting racial demographics, this book engages many debates surrounding the right to vote. We are especially pleased to add that one of Brown's advisee, Holly Athas, was awarded an Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award to work alongside her advisor. Holly provided excellent research and editing skills, and her name appears in the acknowledgment section of the book.
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Andrew Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, contributes invited essay to Library of Congress film project
Contributed by Jackie Paul on 08/25/2015
Andrew Utterson recently contributed an invited essay to the Library of Congress’s National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) National Film Registry (NFR).
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Contributed by Jack Wang on 08/25/2015
Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope, a board book co-illustrated by Jack Wang, associate professor in Writing, and his brother, Holman Wang, has been selected by the Society of Illustrators for The Original Art exhibit at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City. The exhibit, which will feature an original piece of art from the book, runs from October 28 through December 23, 2015.
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Contributed by Patricia Zimmermann on 08/23/2015
The National Film Registry of the Library of Congress has featured Patricia R. Zimmermann’s essay on the amateur film “A Study in Reds," on their newly developed extended film essay site. Zimmermann is professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.
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Contributed by Matt Morgan on 08/20/2015
Phoebe Constantinou, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, published an article entitled “The Impact of International Student Teaching Experience on Teacher Identity and Cultural Competency” in the peer-reviewed journal, The International Journal of Diversity in Education, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp.17-32.
This study examined the impact an international teaching experience had on pre-service teachers’ identity and cultural competency. A convenient sample of 17 (N=17) college students was used for this study. Data were gathered through participants’ pre- and post-self-reflective papers and two weekly reflective journals completed while abroad.
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Contributed by Matt Morgan on 08/20/2015
Phoebe Constantinou, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, recently presented a paper titled “Instructional Assessment Methods” at the 22nd International Conference on Learning in Madrid, Spain.
As teachers adjust their instruction to diverse students’ learning styles, assessment methods must also be aligned to similar principles if the students’ learning is to be truly measured. Assessment is an integral part of the instructional process. It can provide valuable information to both students and the teachers. Assessments can be a vector to quality corrective instruction, a second chance for struggling students to demonstrate success, and a means to provide a more complex challenge for advance students. Assessments enable teachers to determine what students need along their journey to learning and achievement in school.
Constantinou's paper discusses the step-by-step process of applying various formative assessment tools for individual, partner, small group and whole class assessments.
Contributed by Jackie Paul on 08/20/2015
Matthew Holtmeier Writes on El Norte for National Film Archive
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Jean Hardwick and students (Emily Powers, Biochemistry '15 and Shannon Ryan, Biology '12) publish manuscript.
Contributed by Jean Hardwick on 08/18/2015
Two former research students in Jean Hardwick's lab were co-authors on a manuscript published in the American Journal of Physiology in July. In addition, Jean Hardwick had another paper, based on research performed with collaborators at ETSU and UCLA, accepted for publication in the American Journal of Physiology.
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Michael Twomey teaches environmental humanities in Iceland with alumnus Steven Hartman (English, 1987)
Contributed by Dan Breen on 08/16/2015
On June 5th-15th, Michael Twomey (English, Dana Professor) and Steven Hartman (English, 1987) taught environmental humanities in the Svartárkot Culture-Nature Program based in Kiðagil, Bárðardalur, Northern Iceland. The course, titled “Understanding the Human Dimensions of Long-Term Environmental Change: Transformations of Iceland From the Viking Era Through the Late Medieval Period (CE 850-1500),” brought an international faculty in literary criticism, archeology, environmental history, visual landscape studies, historical climatology, and ecology together with 10 graduate and post-graduate students from England, Greenland, Japan, Sweden, and the USA.
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Contributed by Patricia Zimmermann on 08/16/2015
Patricia Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakers Environmental Film Festival, was the invited featured speaker at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan, May 14-17, 2015.
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Contributed by Angela Branneman on 08/14/2015
Kathleen Mulligan (Theatre Arts) was a featured speaker at the inaugural Statera Foundation Conference on August 1, 2015 at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah.
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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity taught a summer course on Islam as part of SUNY and St. Petersburg State University's annual Institute on Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture, in St. Petersburg, Russia, in July.
Contributed by Tina Bennett on 08/13/2015
Gladys M. Varona-Lacey, Modern Languages and Literatures professor, presented a conference paper at the XVI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánca in Tenerife, Spain (July 2015). Her paper, “Recuerdo, ausencia y desplazamiento en ‘Cortado en dos’”, analyses a short story by Mirta Yáñez, a Cuban writer, was recently inducted to the Academia Cubana de la Lengua.
IC 3D Archaeology Visualization Laboratory conducts preliminary laser scans of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site.
Contributed by Michael 'Bodhi' Rogers on 08/13/2015
Professor Rogers and undergraduate researchers Ryan Fedora '17, Addison Hebert '16, Jeff Hejna '16, and Evan Van de Wall '16 traveled to Mt. McGregor (just north of Saratoga Springs, NY) to conduct preliminary scans of the location where President Grant finished his memoirs and passed away from throat cancer. The team completed a full scan of the exterior of the house and established a plan for scanning the interior.
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Contributed by Derrick Fox on 08/13/2015
Dr. Derrick Fox, Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education/Conducting led teachers from around the country in professional development sessions focused on teaching in the middle school/junior high choral classroom. Hosted this past July by the Michigan State University School of Music in East, Lansing, MI., workshop topics included assessment, rehearsal planning and technology.
Dr. Fox will also lead junior high and high school choral directors in the Orange County Public School System of Orlando, Florida in similar sessions this August. Particular focus will be given to assessment and technology, as they adopt a one-to-one technology plan.
Athletic Training & Speech Language & Audiology Professors Garner Media Attention for Interprofessional Case on Vocal Cord Dysfunction in Athlete
Contributed by Paul Geisler on 08/12/2015
NCC News (Newhouse Communications Center, Syracuse University) recently ran a story about a fascinating case involving an IC athlete with vocal cord dysfunction that was conducted by 2 IC Clinical Faculty members, Clinical Associate Professor of Athletic Training & Head Athletic Trainer, Mike Matheny, MS, ATC, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Speech Pathology & Clinic Director Mary Pitti, MS, CCC-SLP. The case is a result of an exciting and informative interprofessional collaboration between the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences and the Department of Speech Language-Pathology and Audiology in the School of Health Sciences & Human Performance, and has lead to several forthcoming publications by the 2 professors. The story can be read and heard here
Contributed by Paul Geisler on 08/12/2015
Clinical Associate Professor, Courtney Gray, MS, ATC and AT Major, Class of 2014 and current DPT student, Andrew Claypool published Nonsurgical Management of a Jones Fracture in a Collegiate Basketball Player, a unique case study in the July 2015 Issue of "The International Journal of Athletic Training & Therapy", the result of collaborative work between Professor Gray and Andrew during his clinical education in the Athletic Training Education major in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences.
Contributed by Jackie Paul on 08/12/2015
Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies and director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, served as a judge for the Richard Wall Memorial Award.
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