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Naeem Inayatullah was a discussant for two panels at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association: Telling Stories: Space, Place, and Personhood, and Place Matters: Globalization and Its Frictions, Toronto, March 26-30, 2014.

Tariq and Matthew presented, along with Brooke Hansen and Jack Rossen of the Anthropology Department, at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting on March 21 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

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Assistant Professor of Spanish Jorge Garcia presented at a conference, Counterstories of Greater Mexico, at Cornell University on March 22.

 

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The 37th annual Spring Induction Ceremony of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Ithaca College was held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Hockett Family Recital Hall. During this year’s induction, 102 students have been added to the chapter membership.

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Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies and director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, served on a panel entitled "Archive Archaeology: Disrupting the TV Canon" at the 2014 Society for Cinema & Media Studies in Seattle. The panel focused on alternative and non-traditional archives and archiving practices for television historians and scholars.

Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis, one of the longest continuously running courses in the Roy H. Park School of Communications (since 1968), has been named an outstanding, innovative undergraduate introductory media studies course as part of a Mellon Foundation funded benchmarking project housed at Hobart and William Smith College.

The tutors program for this course, instituted three years ago and headed by Associate Dean Bryan Roberts, was also identified as an exemplary and highly effective support system for an introductory media course with a humanities and academic skill building orientation. The report noted the tutor program for an introductory liberal arts course like this in a communications school is unique and represents the leading edge in the field of communications.

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The Marketing Department in the School of Business and the Ithaca College chapter of the America Marketing Association are pleased to recognize this year's inductees into the Alpha Mu Alpha international honorary marketing fraternity.

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Congratulations to nine Ithaca College aging studies students and a community member who were inducted on March 21 into the Gamma Nu chapter of Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology. SPO was established in 1980 to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology and aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons.

 

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Associate Professor Jeff Holmes (Psychology) recently published an article entitled “Impression Management Pressures on Racial Attitude Surveys” in the Social Science Journal.  The article was published online this month and will appear in a forthcoming print edition of the journal.  

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Violinist Nicholas DiEugenio, Assistant Professor of Music, joined violinist Daniel S. Lee and the Sebastian Chamber Players in a collaboration with the vocal group TENET on Saturday, March 22, at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in Manhattan. The performance received a review in the Arts section of the New York Times.

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Dr. Michael D. Richardson, Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences and Associate Professor of German Studies, presented at the 22nd Biannual St. Louis Symposium on German Literature and Culture. This year’s symposium was entitled: Crossing the Disciplinary Divide: Conjunctions in German and Holocaust Studies. Dr. Richardson’s lecture was entitled, “Mass Murder and Mass Media: Hitler in the Age of Irony.”   

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 Dr. Matt Klemm, Associate Professor of History, presented “The Power of Things: Confidence and Enchantment in Peter of Abano’s Conciliator” at the Magic, Religion, Science: Medieval Studies Symposium (Indiana University, March 7-8, 2014).

Prof. Nicholas Muellner has been awarded two Residency Fellowships for 2014 to work on the completion of his next text/image book. 

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On March 22nd, Ithaca College held its first TEDx talk.  It featured an array of speakers and Mary Bowers from the Class of 2013 was one of them.  The title of her inspirational talk was, "Rethinking the Student Body," which summarized in TED talk style the incredible 18 month long research she conducted for her anthropology major on the experiences of students with disabilities at Ithaca College.  She (re)defines "disability" as "uncelebrated human variation" and moves us to (re)consider normality and disability as myth.  She received a standing ovation on Saturday. May her work and talk continue to move us reconsider our student body here at Ithaca College. 

Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), delivered invited lectures and conducted workshops on documentary new media forms in Guinea in February 2014. She was posted to West Africa as part of the American Film Showcase, a US State Department initiative to foster cultural exchange and understanding.

Zimmermann presented a formal lecture on new media entitled "New Emerging Forms of Documentary Participatory Media in Action" at US AID and the US Embassy in Conakry, Guinea, for the Guinean Film Association, a group of professional producers, directors and writers. Showcasing US-based transmedia projects exhibited in previous Finger Lake Environmental Film Festivals at Ithaca College, her talk theorized the function of collaborative, interactive, and permeable new media practices to open up spaces for new encounters.

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Theresa Radley has won another round of speech competition with her story, "Seeing My Strength." If you haven't heard her tell this true story yet, please consider coming to the Toastmasters District Conference in Owego the weekend of April 25th and 26th. She is advancing to a fourth round of competition.

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Anthony Adornato, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, recently published a solo-authored paper in the Electronic News journal. The study focuses on the concept of "journalism as process" and creates a framework to view social media's impact on local television reporters’ responsibilities.

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Jean C. Hardwick, Shannon E. Ryan (’12), Eric Beaumont, Jeffrey L. Ardell, E. Marie Southerland, Dynamic remodeling of the guinea pig intrinsic cardiac plexus induced by chronic myocardial infarction, Autonomic Neuroscience, Available online 31 October 2013, ISSN 1566-0702, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autneu.2013.10.008.

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One of the winners of the Thirty-Fourth Annual American Book Awards is Will Alexander's Singing in Magnetic Hoofbeat published by Essay Press, of which Writing Department Associate Professor Catherine Taylor is a Founding Editor.

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