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The Ithaca College Department of Speech Langauge Pathology and Audiology was well represented at the 2013 American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention held in Chicago from Nov. 14-16. 

More than a dozen students and faculty members for IC presented at the convention, which is considered one of the top conferences for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. 

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Composer Jorge Grossmann (Assistant Professor, School of Music) has been awarded a commission from Harvard University’s Fromm Music Foundation in the amount of $12,000, which will fund the composition of a new work for piano and electronic sounds.

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Last weekend Nicholas Walker, Professor of Double Bass, taught double bass at three midwest music centers, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, and Carnegie Mellon University. 

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Lost Home, the collaborative book project published by Super Labo (Tokyo), was selected by Natalie Matutschovsky (senior photo editor, TIME) as one of the best photography books of 2013. Professor Jude contribued one of the eleven book works in the slip-cased set.

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On Monday, November 18th, Catherine Taylor, Associate Professor in the Writing Department, gave a presentation on independent publishing, focusing on her work with Essay Press, followed by a reading of her essays and poems at the Writers House at Franklin and Marshall College.


Leonard Slutsky, Integrated Marketing Communication major, was awarded the 2013 Steve Pacheco Scholarship ($5,000) from The Advertising Club of New York during the Advertising Person of the Year roast and toast event at the Dream Hotel in NYC.

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PT grad students Zachary Gabor and Ethan Lewis were awarded a Graduate Research Award Finalist at the recent Mid-Atlantic meeting of American College of Sports Medicine based on their presentation titled Reliability and validity of 2-Dimensional motion analysis using a hand-held tablet compared to traditional 3-Dimensional motion analysis.

The presentation was based on research performed with a team of students from Exercise and Sport Sciences and Physical Therapy. The team included Ethan Alderman, Samuel Cannella, Jill Jackson and Matthew Limoges, under the faculty guidance of Dr. Barbara Belyea (PT), and Dr. Deborah King (ESS).

Govind Acharya, Senior Research Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research, presented a session at the 40th Annual North East Association for Institutional Research Conference held in Newport, RI, November 9 - 12, 2013.

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Naeem Inayatullah (Politics) participated in two events at Vassar College . He presented “The Pedagogical Origins of Autobiographical International Relations” on a panel titled “Fiction in Global Politics, Global Politics as Fiction.” And, he participated in a faculty workshop, “The Narrative Turn in Politics,” November 14-15, 2013. 


Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras at Ithaca College, will conduct the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic at the 25th International New Music Festival “Sound Ways” led by Russian composer and faculty member at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory Alexander Radvilovich. The program will include two world premieres by Russian composer Anatoly Koroliov and the young, emerging American composer Daniel Temkin. American pianist James Giles will return to the stage of Gilnka Hall to perform the world premiere of the final version of American composer Timothy Dunne’s Piano Concerto written for Giles and the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic.  The rest of the program is focused around two titans of the 20th century: Lutoslawski and Berio.


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Congratulations to Dr. Katharine Kittredge, the 2013 Oracle Honor Society Faculty Inductee!

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Quoted in the Media: Faculty members Tina Caswell, Jeff Cohen, John McKinley, Zillah Eisenstein, Thomas Swensen and Elia Kacapyr; staff members Luca Maurer, Rob Gearhart and John Fracchia. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

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Assistant Professor Wendy Dann (Department of Theatre Arts) has been awarded a 2013 NYFA Fellowship in the category of Playwriting/Screenwriting.

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Deb Harper, Ph.D., Director of The Office of Counseling and Wellness, presented on two panels at the 64th annual conference for the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) held in San Diego, CA in October 26-30, 2013.

The panels were entitled: “Creating Welcoming Spaces for Students Who Aren’t Clients – Yet” and “Wearing Two Hats, Speaking with Two Voices:  The Complicated Role of Counseling Center Directors on BIT Teams.”

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The Ithaca College Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society held its annual awards reception on November 8, 2013, in the Klingenstein Lounge of the Campus Center.

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The Oracle Honor Society Inducted 158 New Members on Monday, November 4, 2013.

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Japanese publisher SUPER LABO is proud to announce the release of the new book "LOST HOME" by Harvey Benge, JH Engstrom, Roe Ethridge, Takashi Homma, Ron Jude, Daido Moriyama, Christian Patterson, Slavica Perkovic,Bertien van Manen, and Terri Weifenbach.


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 Dr. Patrick McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS gives invited presentation on federally funded ankle rehabilitation research to sports medicine clinicians at West Point Military Academy

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Beth Rugg, Assistant Director, Technology and Instructional Support Services , ITS, gave three presentations at the annual ACM SIGUCCS conference in Chicago during the week of November 7th.

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The Ukraine National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music turned 100 years old last week, and during the three-day celebration of speeches, concerts, and classes, representatives from music conservatories throughout Europe and beyond spoke during a day of speeches and praise for the Academy.  One of the speakers was Kim Dunnick, professor of music, who was invited to speak to the development and success of the brass instrument area of the Academy.  


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