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 Mike Haaf (Chemistry) gave a talk entitled “A Grant Proposal Writing Exercise for Undergraduate Science Courses” at the 2014 International Conference on Chemistry Education (ICCE), held in Toronto this July.  The talk was based in part on a recent publication in the Journal for Chemical Education, co-authored by Kathryn Cole (Chemistry), Mike Haaf (Chemistry), Andy Smith (Biology) and Maki Inada (Biology).

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Vivian Bruce Conger presented “‘Amos Strutel . . . sed the money muste be paid so I wente down and paid him the 18 pounds’:  Mapping the Economic World of Deborah Franklin,” at the 36th annual meeting of the Society for Historians for the Early American Republic (SHEAR), in Philadelphia, July 19, 2014.

 

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Conger presented “Sally Franklin Bache:  Learning from the Past or Charting a New Course?” at the Fifth Annual Sons of the American Revolution Conference, whose theme this year was “Women in the Era of the American Revolution,” Williamsburg, Virginia, June 20, 2014.  Publication of the conference papers (which were pre-circulated and discussed at length at the venue) in a peer-reviewed edited volume is expected in 2015.

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An impressive contingency of School of Music faculty, students, and alumni are representing Ithaca College at the International Performing Arts Institute (IPAI) this month. 

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Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, Associate Dean in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) for a two-year term. Dr. Mansfield-Richardson also serves on the Ithaca College Academic Assessment Committee.

ANNY was formed in the summer of 2010 by higher education professionals representing the State University of New York (SUNY), the City University of New York (CUNY), and New York’s private colleges and universities. ANNY is a state-wide network designed to stimulate dialogue and the exchange of ideas related to assessment across institutions and to provide support and resources to those committed to meaningful assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness.

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Matt Price and Bodhi Rogers have paper accepted for publication in the Journal of College Science Teaching titled "Teaching Nature of Science through Scientific Models: The Geocentric vs. Heliocentric Cosmology"

Skott Freedman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, recently had a study published in Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education.

The study, titled "Knowledge of autism spectrum disorder among college students in healthcare disciplines," appears in the current issue of the journal (2014, Volume 17, Number 1, p. 17-26).

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 Pearl Ponce, Associate Professor in the Department of History, is pleased to announce that her book on Bleeding Kansas has been released.  Entitled To Govern the Devil in Hell:  The Political Crisis in Territorial Kansas, it investigates the turmoil Kansas Territory experienced in the 1850s through the prism of governance.  At issue in Kansas was whether the territory would join the Union as a slave or free state.  The stakes were so high for the country that what began as a typical election scandal in 1854 escalated until this small territory had two competing governments and constitutions and a populace so driven by their ideological differences that they turned to violence in 1856 to try and settle them. 

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 Josh T Franco returns from two European residencies.

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Michael "Bodhi" Rogers, Tom Pfaff, Jason Hamilton, and Ali Erkan's paper titled "Using Sustainability Themes and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Enhance STEM Education" was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 

I.C. Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) majors, Lauren Denecke and Sara Harmon soared to a 2nd Place finish in the 2014 Washington Media Scholars Foundation's Media Plan Case Competition

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Stephen Sweet, Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology, participated in the White House Summit on Working Families held June 23 in Washington DC. 

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Laura presented at the 2014 Canadian Health Libraries Association, held June 17-20, 2014, in Montreal. The conference theme was "Scaling New Heights Together". Laura's lecture was entitled, "Research Syntheses in Graduate Research: A Scoping Review." 

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Charles De-Ganga, Biochemistry’14

I am currently interested in general surgery and plastic surgery as specializations are concerned, but I am staying open to all experiences in medical school. I hope to be able to return to my home country of Nigeria to contribute to the betterment of health care system there. Having lived in Nigeria for 18 years of my life, I am well aware of the need for better health care professionals and facilities, and would like to set up a practice there as well.

Benjamin Jung, Biochemistry ‘16

His dream is to become a physician to help people who are suffering from physiological problems.   To learn more about the profession he has travelled to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to volunteer.  He also participated in a program in Thailand that allowed him to do clinical rotations . This experience confirmed his interest and desire to continue to medical school.

Thank you, Dr. Kastenbaum for your support!

Peter Melcher (Biology) presented a talk at the American Society of Plant Biology Northeastern sectional meeting in Rhode Island, March 30th, 2014.

Title of talk "A new approach to measure hydraulic resistance in plants"

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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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Learn and read more about Andy's work here.

Kathleen Mulligan (Department of Theatre Arts) has been named a recipient of The International Alliance of Women (TIAW) World of Difference Award for her project "Wheels for Women", which benefits the residents of the Sakhi Shelter for victims of domestic violence in Kerala, India.

"Each year, through the TIAW World of Difference 100 Awards, The International Alliance for Women recognizes up to 100 extraordinary women – and men - from around the world who have contributed to the economic empowerment of women. This impressive group includes recipients from six continents who have supported women’s economic empowerment across a wide range of circumstances, from small communities to large cities, from rural areas the developing world to the business capitals of the developed world.  What they have in common is their outstanding commitment to better the world through the economic empowerment of women." (TIAW Website)

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Sarah Brylinksy, Communications Management and Design ’08, recognized in Sierra Magazine for her “Aha Moment” here at IC.

Below is an excerpt from her interview:

A couple of months into a freshman seminar, Sarah Brylinsky sat through a PowerPoint presentation. It wasn't much more than a series of line charts from a 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. But the charts had pluck. Their lines were fire engine red, and they rose fervently up, up, following the perilous trajectory of greenhouse gas concentrations and surface temperatures. The final slide was just a quote from David A. King, the former chief scientific adviser to the British government: "In my view, climate change is the most severe problem that we are facing today--more serious even than the threat of terrorism."

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