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Yesterday during its annual meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) announced the appointment of Ithaca College School of Music Dean Karl Paulnack to the Commission on Accreditation.

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IC Adoption Support and Awareness Alliance (ASAA) kicked off National Adoption Month by hosting event called Superheroes and Adoption. This event promoted discussion around many of famous superheroes who were adopted like Superman, Spiderman, Hercules and more. Congrats to ASAA on their successful event!

Two weeks ago, members of the Ithaca College community made more than 140 “Sunny Grams” at IC Project Sunshine’s first independent event. 

IC Project Sunshine is part of a national nonprofit organization that provides free education, recreational, and social programs to children facing medical challenges and their families. The local organization meets weekly to knit and crochet frequently requested items, such as hats, blankets, and booties, which are sent to the national organization and are then distributed to pediatric medical facilities.

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On Friday, November 21st, Dr. Cyndy Scheibe, Executive Director of Project Look Sharp presented at the National Council for Teachers of English annual conference in Washington, DC. 

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Jana Waller, Clinical Instructor/Fieldwork Coordinator/Assistant Chair in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Laura Kuo, Health Sciences Librarian, presented at the 2014 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, being held November 20-22, 2014, in Orlando, FL. 

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered two invited lectures at New York University at Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in the United Arab Emirates, November 2-4, 2014.

Her lecture, “Open Space Transmedia:  Towards a Theory and Politics of Participatory Collaboration” explored international iterative new media projects designed on principles of participation, collaboration, and open archives. This lecture analyzes new media projects showcased in the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

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Sox Sperry, the Program Associate at Project Look Sharp, has recently written an article for Green Teacher magazine entitled Sustainability Education and Media Literacy

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Professor Ron Jude (M.A.S.S.) will exhibit nos•tal•gia, a piece commissioned by the Aperture Foundation for The Photographer's Playspace, an exhibition featuring the work of twenty contemporary photographers. The opening reception for the exhibition is Wednesday, November 19th, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

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Professor Trotti presented a paper titled "Glossing the Text of White Supremacy, 1904" as a part of the panel "Reframing Reconstruction and Race in the Era of Jim Crow" at the 2014 SHA meeting in Atlanta.

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Kathleen Mulligan (Theatre Arts) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan for her sabbatical project Voices of Partition

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Paul Hansom, Assistant Professor of English, has published three works of fiction, all of which will be available to readers in December.

 

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This past Friday, Nov. 14, School of Music Dean Karl Paulnack met with students at Indiana University to discuss themes of self-discovery and awareness as they pertain to individual career paths. 

Part of the institution's student-led career development endeavor Project Jumpstart, the luncheon—co-presented by renowned concertmaster and educator Jorja Fleezanis—and the evening workshop allowed attending students to explore personal career goals in a way that synchronized with who they truly are. 

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Chris Sperry, the Director of Curriculum and Staff Development for Project Look Sharp, has recently written an article for Social Education Magazine entitled WWI Through Constructivist Media Decoding. This article looks at teaching about WWI through interactive decoding (analyzing) of propaganda posters from different countries. It lays out the theory and practice of media analysis for teaching critical thinking, questioning strategies, media literacy and core social studies content. 

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Katalin Lustyik, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, gave an invited talk at the Budapest Business School, Hungary on November 11.

The talk, focusing on her current research project, is entitled "Children and Media in the 21st century: research perspectives."

Kerline Batista (Sport Media Class of 2016) published her research on the consequences of parental absences from children’s participation in sports.  Her blog appears in the website in One Million for Work Flexibility.

 

Batista read over 30 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, documenting that parental presence at children’s sporting events is an important vehicle for family bonding. And yet, many parents labor in jobs that do not provide for the types of flexibility that make this possible. This work was performed in Stephen Sweet’s sociology course “Work and Family.”

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http://www.workflexibility.org/millennial-voice-build-memories-not-resumes-analysis-decrease-parental-attendance-youth-sport/

 

Diethyl 4-(biphenyl-4-yl)-2,6-dimethyl-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate 
Acta Cryst. (2014), (E70), o791, Steiger, Monacelli, Li, Hunting and Natale.

The crystal structure of diethyl 4-(biphenyl-4-yl)-2,6-dimethyl-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate was solved using Ithaca College’s single crystal X-ray diffractometer. The compound was synthesized by our collaborators at the University of Montana.

1,4-dihydropyridines (DHPs) are an extensively studied class of compounds that are known predominantly for their L-type gated calcium channel modulation. There have been extensive structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies done on DHPs that have revealed the basic structural requirements for robust binding affinity to calcium channels. Other studies in the field have shown DHPs bind to multiple receptors, most notably the multiple drug resistant protein 1 (MDR1).

Justine Vosloo, assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, and three ESS graduate students presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference in Las Vegas, NV last month. 

The presentation titles and student names were

  • Case Study: Implications of a season-long imagery program with a collegiate diving team
    Pat Pidgeon and Dr. Justine Vosloo (CC-AASP)
  • Making Exercise Behaviors Stick: The Experiences of a Neophyte Exercise Behavior Coach in a Workplace Wellness Facility.
    Sierra Yaple and Dr. Justine Vosloo (CC-AASP)
  • A foot in the door? Reflections on a mental skills internship in a high school athletic department.
    William Way and Dr. Justine Vosloo (CC-AASP).

All three presentations highlighted the applied consulting and fieldwork that our graduate students are engaging in within the IC and greater Ithaca community.

 

Stewart Auyash, associate professor and chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education was recently invited by New York University at Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in the United Arab Emirates to present two lectures and discussions exploring international health and human rights: “War, Health, and the Crisis of Humanitarianism” and “Global Organizational Responses to Ebola.”

His visit was sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor and the Division of Social Sciences at NYU Abu Dhabi.

He also co-presented a joint lecture and interactive workshop at NYUAD with Patricia R. Zimmermann entitled “Conflict Zones: Health, Human Rights, New Media, Ethics, Empathy,” which analyzed the complex ethical issues of humanitarian aid, emerging interfaces, and transnational projects in new media that rethink these relationships along more ethical and participatory vectors according to the human rights principle of “do no harm.”

 

His paper "The Middle Horizon Site of Sonay: New Radiocarbon Dates (!) and Interpretations (?)" was presented at the 33rd annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory at the University of Vermont on Oct. 18-19.

 

 

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Susan Giarratano (HSHP senior), Ellie Fitts Fulmer, and Nia Nunn Makepeace (both Assistant Professors of Education) presented, "'Going Too Far?' Exploring Race and Humor in Teacher Education" at the National Association for Multicultural Education annual conference in Tucson, AZ. Their roundtable presentation featured the work of five undergraduate students and the two faculty members as they examined racial comedy media clips together in the context of a course on multicultural education. This analysis will inform their upcoming research to identify a Pedagogy for Racial Comedy. The research team is currently co-authoring a piece on this topic for journal submission this fall.

 


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