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Jerry Mirskin's collection, Crepuscular Non Driveway, has been released by Mammoth Books. 

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In mid-April, Strike  (the piano and percussion duo comprised of Jeffery Meyer and Paul Vaillancourt) will be in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas Conservatory of Music and Dance performing two concerts including the world premiere of two new works that were winners of the 2014 composition contest.  Meyer and Vaillancourt were guest judges for the UMCK 2014 Composition Contest, choosing two works to be premiered by the duo.  During their residency they will work with emerging student composers, give masterclasses on their respective instruments, and participate in various ensemble coachings, private lessons and classes.

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Two Ithaca College trumpet players have recently won scholarships to attend the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference this May.  The students are Thomas Pang, senior, Music Performance and Music Education major, and Danny Venora, who graduated this past December with degrees in Music Performance and Music Education.

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Dr. Min Ji is a professor and the former Dean of the School of Foreign Languages at Sichuan Normal University, serves as a Fulbright Scholar at Northern Virginia Community College, and is also the founding director of the Center of Women’s Studies at SNU. Dr. Ji holds a Master of Arts Degree in Modern and Contemporary British and American Literature, and a doctorate in Comparative Literature & World Literatures from Sichuan University.

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Last week four students from the Park Media Lab accepted two national awards at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas for the 2014 BEA (Broadcast Education Association) Annual Festival of Media Arts.

 

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Read Club Hub Volume 4 Issue 12 to learn more about Asian American Alliance's past and upcoming events. Plus hear how College's Against Cancer raised over $52,000.

Each year, the Ithaca College Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi invites outstanding seniors to apply for selection as the Chapter’s candidate for one of the prestigious National Fellowships for the first year of graduate or professional study.

This year’s nominee is Andrew Becker, a senior biochemistry major in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College.

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Jason Freitag (History) has written a chapter entitled “India’s Nietzsche: The Supermen in the East” in Todd Lewis & Bruce McCoy Owens, eds., Sucāruvādadeśika: A Festschrift Honoring Professor Theodore Riccardi.  Kathmandu, Nepal: Himal Press, 2014. 

 

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The French Section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce that the following Ithacans have been selected by the French government to serve as assistants d’anglais for the 2014 - 2015 academic year:  Scott Card (’13), Elizabeth Suttmeier (’14), Malcolm Temple (’14), and Victoria Wolak (’14).

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History majors Jonathan Lee and Charles Russak presented research papers at the 2014 West/Central New York Phi Alpha Theta Conference at SUNY Buffalo on April 5. Jonathan Lee presented "The Road to Critical Mass: Science, Fear, and the Journey to the Bomb," which he wrote in Dr. Michael Trotti's senior seminar. Charles Russak's "'Let the Servant be Treated as a Man:' Domestic Servants, Masculinity and the Franchise" written in Dr. Karin Breuer's senior seminar, won a conference prize.  

In early April, Deborah Rifkin led a workshop at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angelos, CA. The workshop reviewed recent studies in cognitive science and what they reveal about creativity in the arts. Participants from the fields of dance, music, visual arts, theater, sociology, history, and communication studies explored the implications of the cognitive studies for teaching, creating, and performing in the arts.

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http://cal.lmu.edu/event/the_creative_mind_using_cognitive_science_to_improve_understanding_and_pedagogy_of_the_arts

Steve Mauk, professor of music, recently released his latest CD recording - Rite of Passage.

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Jonathan Ablard, associate professor of history and co-director of the Latin American Studies program, has published an essay in Perspectives, the newsletter of the American Historical Association.

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Anthony Adornato, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, served on two panels at the 2014 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Convention in Las Vegas.

BEA is the professional association for “professors, industry professionals and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises."

Adornato participated in the following panels: Out and On-Air: Openly Gay TV News Professionals with Real World Advice and the Twitter’s staying power and how to teach your students to be responsible using it.

He also gave a presentation at the conference titled, "Using Vine to Teach Video Sequencing.”

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Peter Melcher has been elected to serve as a member of the Executive Committee for the Northeastern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologist.

Stephen Tropiano, director of the Los Angeles Program and associate professor of screen studies, is a juror for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the 7th Annual Television Academy Honors, which recognizes television "with a conscience--programming that inspires, informs, motivates, and even has the power to change lives," and the College Television Awards. In addition, Tropiano is currently serving as one of three judges for the Richard Wall Memorial Book Award sponsored by the Theatre Library Association.

Quoted in the Media: Faculty members Deborah King, Michael McCall, Rebecca Lesses, Jeff Cohen, Paul De Luca, Annemarie Farrell and Diane Gayeski; staff member Maura Stephens; and student Isabel Galupo. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

 

 

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Charles De-Ganga, Biochemistry’14

I am currently interested in general surgery and plastic surgery as specializations are concerned, but I am staying open to all experiences in medical school. I hope to be able to return to my home country of Nigeria to contribute to the betterment of health care system there. Having lived in Nigeria for 18 years of my life, I am well aware of the need for better health care professionals and facilities, and would like to set up a practice there as well.

Benjamin Jung, Biochemistry ‘16

His dream is to become a physician to help people who are suffering from physiological problems.   To learn more about the profession he has travelled to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to volunteer.  He also participated in a program in Thailand that allowed him to do clinical rotations . This experience confirmed his interest and desire to continue to medical school.

Thank you, Dr. Kastenbaum for your support!

Catherine Taylor, Associate Professor of Writing has been granted a six-week residency in Venice, Italy by the Emily Harvey Foundation in order to work on her current manuscript, tentatively titled Inanimate Subjects.
 

Saxophonist/composer/arranger Mike Titlebaum, who currently serves as Director of Jazz Studies at the Ithaca College School of Music, recently completed a guest artist residency at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick (Canada).

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