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On behalf of the Center for Health Promotion and the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, I am very pleased to announce that Jacquii Unger, Public and Community Health '16, has been selected as Campus Correspondent of the Month by Student Health 101 e-magazine for the September issue!

The award was announced in the Campus Correspondent Newsletter, released today.

Jacquii is the student intern in the Center for Health Promotion where she serves as the Campus Correspondent for our Student Health 101 wellness e-magazine. In this role, Jacquii produces the Campus Correspondent page of the magazine each month. She selects and researches a student wellness topic, develops interview questions, and roams the campus interviewing students on video regarding their healthy behaviors. Jacquii also produces an Intro Video in which she discusses that month's topic on camera.

 

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Jonathan Ablard, History, gave two invited presentations at Trent University in Petersborough, Ontario, last week.

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Project Look Sharp hosted it’s annual Media Literacy Summer Institute this past July which attracted 18 educators from a variety of institutions. Participants visited from across the U.S., and one attendee came from as far as India. This five-day course immersed educators from all levels in the practice of critical thinking, media analysis and media production.

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Janice Elich Monroe, associate professor and chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, wrote a chapter in the recently published book "Interdisciplinary Teams Caring for Rural Older Adults in Aging in Rural Places: Policies, Programs and Professional Practice."

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Brooks has an article in FiveThirtyEight about methane leakage from natural gas systems and its climate implications. 

View it here:  Fracking 10:51 AM Sep 26, 2014

Andrew Utterson, assistant professor in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, was recently reappointed in the role of Regional Visiting Fellow at the Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES), part of Cornell University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. This is his third year of affiliation.

In his previous year as fellow, Utterson sought to foster links between Ithaca College’s own agenda of internationalization and the CIES’s remit to broaden the study of European languages, culture, and society. As well as delivering a guest lecture on a Cornell course in Global Cinema, and numerous public introductions to European film screenings at Cornell Cinema, he developed curricular links between his Ithaca Seminar in Contemporary European Cinema (exploring the Integrative Core Curriculum theme of Identities) and the intellectual and cultural events and activities at Cornell.

Four Ithaca College staff members receive the J.J. Staff Scholar award.

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Phoebe Constantinou, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, recently published an article entitled, "Promoting Healthy Competition Using Modified Rules and Sports from Other Cultures" in the peer-reviewed journal, Strategies, Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, (volume 27, number 4, pages 29-33).

The article looks at the original meaning of competition and how it has evolved to the present day. Constantinou considers ideas for modifying rules and implementing activities from other cultures, which can intensify the benefits of competition while reducing the potential negative effects. 

Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, published a book chapter in Transmedia Frictions: The Digital, the Arts, and the Humanities, edited by Marsha Kinder and Tara McPherson (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014).

Her essay is entitled “Transnational/National Digital Imaginaries,” an examination of artists working in new media interfaces that engage a double movement of historical modalities and future imaginaries to map the transnational. The essay was coauthored with John Hess, coeditor of the journal Jump Cut. ​

 

 

Associate Professor Mary Ann Erickson is one of four authors of an article published online in September 2014 in the Journal of Housing for the Elderly. "Aging in Place or Relocation? Plans of Community Dwelling Older Adults" describes the results of a study that examined the anticipated living arrangements of 416 community-dwelling older adults using data from the first two data collections of the Pathways to Life Quality Study. John Krout, professor emeritus and the first director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, is also an author. Read more...

 

Gomez (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Education) and Maceli (retired faculty, Mathematics) recently published their work, "Using Algebraic Expressions to Reveal the Math Behind Puzzles" in the New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal.  The article explores how to use puzzles to motivate students and foster their understandings of algebra. The journal is published by the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (an affiliate of the NCTM).

 

Department of Physics and Astronomy Associate Professor Michael "Bodhi" Rogers is the Zone 2 councilor on the National Council of the Society of Physics Students. Zone 2 covers New York, Ontario, and Quebec. 

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Andrew Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, delivered an invited address at the British Film Institute (BFI)’s annual conference in London, U.K. In a lecture and workshop entitled “Early Cinema: Learning to Love the Past,” delivered to an audience of film educators, he placed his academic research on film history and digital culture within a broader pedagogical context of how best to teach the films of the past to the students of today.

Gary Sforzo, Miranda Kaye, Frank Micale, and Sarah Simunovich presented “The Effects of Health and Wellness Coaching on Health Status When Added to an Employee Wellness Program” on September 12 in Boston MA at the Harvard-sponsored Institute of Coaching annual meeting.  

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Quoted in the media: Faculty members Michael McCall, Jeff Cohen, Zillah Eisenstein, Thomas Swensen and Chrystyna Dail; and student Sarah Eisenschmidt. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media Page.

IC in the Media

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Paula Ioanide, associate professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE), published her essay “Oprah, Obama and Cosby Say Blacks Should Just Work Harder, Isn’t that Right?” The Myth of Meritocracy in Getting Real About Race: Hoodies, Mascots, Model Minorities, and Other Conversations, McClure, Stephanie M., Cherise A. Harris, eds. (SAGE Publications, Inc., 2014).  Click link above if interested in ordering an exam copy.

Anthony Adornato, recently presented a paper at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in Montreal. His paper was titled “Forces at the Gate: Social Media’s Influence on Editorial and Production Decisions in Local Television Newsrooms.”

Adornato, an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, conducted a nationwide survey of news directors. The results show popular, or trending, content and topics on social media are a significant factor in choosing stories to cover. The study also explored how these stories are treated in newscasts versus those gathered through more traditional sources, and how relying on social media can increase the chance that newsrooms will spread misinformation.
 

Beachler and Shevory’s WHEN GOOD COMPANIES GO BAD:  100 CORPORATE  MISCALCULATIONS AND MISDEEDS provides a detailed, accessible, and essential guide to recent cases of irresponsible, illegal, and sometimes criminal corporate behavior.   Coverage areas include: financial and banking, health care, environment, arms exports, fraud, civil rights, sexual harassment, employment, and more.

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Andrew Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, recently delivered papers at three academic conferences.

At the annual Cultural Studies Association conference (University of Utah), he discussed the ARPANET (a late-1960s precursor to the internet that included the University of Utah as one of its earliest networked nodes) in the context of digital cultural history and theories of media ecology and technological determinism.

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Theatre Arts faculty member Saviana Stanescu Condeescu publishes two of her plays.

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