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On May 25, 2017, Professor Vaughn presented a new model that bridges two major theories of motivation in psychology.


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Dr. Matthew Holtmeier (Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Screen Studies) and Dr. Andrew Utterson (Assistant Professor, Screen Studies) recently presented papers on a panel they convened and chaired at the annual gathering of the Media, Communication, and Film Liberal Arts Consortium (MCFLAC), this year held at Colby College, Waterville, Maine. 

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The Honors Program would like to welcome Dr. Patricia Zimmermann - Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, Roy H. Park School of Communications and Dr. Ian Woods - Biology, School of Humanities and Sciences as the newest members of the steering committee.  Both were voted in as members by the existing members of the Ithaca College Honors faculty.  Congratulations. 

On May 12, Michael Twomey (Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, English Department) presented a paper titled “Environmental Justice in Arthurian Romance” at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (May 11-14).

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Cynthia Ulbing '17 was awarded "Best Undergraduate Presentation" at the Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

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Naeem Inayatullah wrote a short review of Roshanak Kheshti’s book, Modernity’s Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music (NYU, 2015), in International Feminist Journal of Politics, 19 (3), 2017. Published online: 19 May, 2017.

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Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences Faculty Gary Sforzo and Sebastian Harenberg, along with graduating senior Kyle Costello and Librarian Laura Kuo, and with several other colleagues just published "Compendium of the Health and Wellness Coaching" in the Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 

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Eva Chebishev ’19 (Biology) was recently selected by the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) to participate in their prestigious 2017 ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ASM-URF) Program.

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An article by Communication Studies Assistant Professor Chris House will appear in Volume 7 of the Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric.  Titled, "Remembering Jim Crow in the Age of Trump: An Analysis of the Rhetorical Function of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia," the essay analyzes how racist images and artifacts are being used to create a more honest record of public memory of the Jim Crown period.

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On Friday, May 5, the School of Humanities and Sciences recognized a select group of students for outstanding academic achievement in the 2016-17 academic year. The Dean's Award is granted annually to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average in each of the four disciplinary areas in H&S: Social & Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Fine & Performing Arts.

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Thank You Students!

Contributed by Rick Watson on 05/17/2017 

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I would like to thank the students that donated their Bonus Bucks to purchase food for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

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Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, founding director of the Office of State Grants (OSG), has been invited to submit a manuscript to the peer-reviewed Journal of US-China Education Review for his original work on “Make STEM Education Great Again: The Challenges of Creating an Intentional and Transformational Pipeline for Historically Underrepresented College Students” which he is presenting at the 2017 National Conference on Race & Ethnicity In American Higher Education (NCORE) May 31 – June 3, 2017. 

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In a paper entitled ‘Cinephilia in the z-Dimension: Jean-Luc Godard’s Intertextual Vectors of Love and Death,’ he spoke on how the recent 3D films of French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard engage ideas on death espoused by French philosophers Emmanuel Levinas (‘Bad Conscience and the Inexorable’) and in turn Jacques Derrida (The Gift of DeathAdieu to Emmanuel Levinas).

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Dr. Carly Jo Hosbach-Cannon, Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, was selected as the 2017 Graduate Marshal for the 163rd Commencement of Syracuse University, held on May 14th.

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Stephen Sweet, Professor of Sociology, has received a $15,000 grant awarded by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest.

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Marie Bouin, Assistant Professor of Accounting recently co-authored an article with alumnus Michael Saccento in The CPA Journal, The New York State Society of CPA’s flagship publication.

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Amy Frith, associate professor of nutrition, recently published a paper in the journal Public Health Nutrition entitled:  Breastfeeding counseling mitigates the negative association of domestic violence on exclusive breastfeeding duration in rural Bangladesh. The MINIMat randomized trial. This is the first work that documents a positive effect of a public health nutrition intervention for infant feeding in women who are victims of domestic violence. Dr. Frith published this work with colleagues, Shirin Ziaei and Eva-Charlotte Ekström from the International Maternal and Child Health Unit (IMCH), at the University Hospital, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, and with Ruchira Naved, Ashraful Islam Khan, Iqbal Kabir from the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b),  Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), served as a Fulbright Specialist in the School of Communication and Journalism at Volda University College (VUC) in Norway from April 1-18, 2017.     

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Jennifer Germann, Associate Professor in Art History, has been awarded an NEH Summer Stipend for 2017. Her project is called “A Study of the Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray, an 18th-century British Artwork.” 

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 Lambda Alpha is the national anthropology honorary society

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