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Photography Professor Ron Jude will travel to Germany this week to open a solo exhibition at Robert Morat Galerie in Hamburg, and give a lecture about his work at Leipzig University in Leipzig.

The opening reception for the exhibition is scheduled for Friday, January 16th at 6:00 pm. 


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Conger, Associate Professor and Robert Ryan Professor in the Humanities, was interviewed for and subsequently made a brief appearance in “Franklin's Spark: 1720-1765,” an episode of Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, Sam Katz, Executive Producer, History Making Productions.  The episode aired Thursday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. on 6abc/WPVI-TV.


The School of Business has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

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Matthew Holtmeier served as a Jury Member, deliberating on nine films, at the recent Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival. Hugues Barbier started the film festival in Strasbourg, France, and has held the festival in Ithaca as well in recent years.

Holtmeier is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.

More information on the festival and competition winners may be found here. Dr. Holtmeier has also written an account of his participation.

3D laser scanning uses a pulsed laser to record the x, y, and z location of objects it strikes to a precision of ~1 mm while taking readings every millimeter. The resultant point clouds support preservation plans, research, virtual tours, and public outreach.


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Quoted in the media: Faculty members Chris Hummel, Deborah King, Patrick McKeon, Jeff Cohen, Donald Beachler, Rebecca Plante and Michael McCall; staff members Christopher Sperry and Teri Reinemann; and student Rachael Murray. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

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Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has been appointed to the jury for the 2014 International Documentary Association Awards in Los Angeles.

Zimmermann served on the jury for Short Form Series, a new category for web-based, short, interactive documentaries produced by organizations such as the National Film Board of Canada, the New York Times, National Public Radio, Vice News, ESPN, PBS,HBO, Sundance Institute, and other international independent producers advancing multimedia journalism and new forms of documentary that engage new technologies.

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Dr. Abraham Mulugetta, Chair of Finance and International Business Department, School of Business, and Dr. Yuko Mulugetta, Director of Enrollment Planning, presented "Exploring the Use of Big Data in Strategic Business Education: A Case Study Approach" on October 25th at the Big Data and Analytics Educational Conference (EDCON) 2014 sponsored by IBM, Ryerson University in Canada, and the University of Derby in U.K.   

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Olivia Abry (Sport Management Class of 2017) published her research on the benefits of employer supports for schedule flexibility and schedule predictability on the website One Million for Work Flexibility.  Her editorial argues that flextime enhances parents’ capacities to support their children. In return for flexible work arrangements, employees reciprocate by being more productive. As promising as flexible work arrangements might be, Olivia suggests that options are not realistic for every labor market.  That does not mean that work cannot be re-imagined to optimize work-family harmony.  For example, schedules for some hourly jobs are sporadic and posted just days before. In an hourly wage jobs, predictability is incredibly important. Posting schedules a week in advance is one way to help.  Sometimes simple solutions can make a world of difference.

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 The Ithacan has been named a national finalist for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 2015 Crown Award in the competition’s “hybrid” category. The hybrid category is defined as “print publications that provide live coverage via website between print editions” and is the most competitive category in the competition.

 The winners, who receive either a Gold or Silver Crown, will be announced at the Spring National College Media Convention in New York City, March 11–14.

 The Ithacan was awarded Gold Crowns in 2014, 2013 and 2012, and a Silver Crown in 2011.

 Founded in 1925, the CSPA is owned by Columbia University and operated as a program affiliated with its Graduate School of Journalism. The Crown Awards, first presented in 1982, are the organization’s highest recognition of overall excellence. The Crown Award, along with the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award, is one of the top two collegiate press awards in the country.


Kudos to Elizabeth Bergman, associate professor of aging studies, on her election as member-at-large of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). AGHE  is a national organization whose two-fold mission is to advance gerontology and geriatrics education in higher education, and to provide leadership and support of gerontology and geriatrics education administrators, faculty and students in educational institutions. Professor Bergman’s two-year term will begin in March 2015.


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Carolyn Rush (Sociology, Class of 2015) published her research on the need for employer support of breastfeeding options.  Her commentary appears in the website in One Million for Work Flexibility.


Rush read over 45 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, documenting that working mothers and their children benefit by breastfeeding.  And yet, many work environments do not provide the breaks or private rooms needed to perform this basic aspect of mothering.  She provides compelling information to argue that breastfeeding in the workplace should be supported and encouraged, not only because it is good practice, but also because it is the law.

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ENVS Geology Professsor Chris Sinton has published a chapter in “The Galapagos: A Natural Laboratory for the Earth Sciences” (Wiley) with co-authors Karen Harpp (Colgate University) and David Christie (University of Alaska-Fairbanks). His paper, A Preliminary Survey of the Northeast Seamounts, Galápagos Platform, is the first detailed description of three drowned Galapagos Islands located northeast of the present islands.

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 The effect of bromine scanning around the phenyl group of 4-​phenylquinolone derivatives

Acta Crystallogr., Sect. C: Cryst. Struct. Commun. (2014), 70(8), 790-795, Steiger, Monacelli, Li, Hunting and Natale. 

The crystal structures of three quinolone compounds were solved using Ithaca College’s single crystal X-ray diffractometer. The compounds were synthesized by our collaborators at the University of Montana.

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Yanilsa Frias (Business Administration and Marketing Communication Class of 2015) published her research on the reasons why fathers do not take parental leave on the website in One Million for Work Flexibility.

Frias read over 45 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, documenting that fathers do not take leave for two primary reasons.  First, like working mothers, working fathers in the United States commonly cannot afford to take leave or the leave options are simply unavailable.  Second, when fathers do take leave, it can be penalized.  Fathers and mothers share similarities in these respects, but gender roles shape the different responses that men and women take in response to work-family tensions.

This work was performed in Stephen Sweet’s sociology course “Work and Family.”

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Alessandra Tantawi (Sociology Class of 2015) published her research on outmoded ways of thinking about work and careers on the website One Million for Workplace Flexibility.  Alessandra read over 45 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, concluding that the way we think about ideal workers— uninterrupted, undistracted, long hours, constant availability—does not match what today’s worker brings to her or his job.  She advocates that we rethink both workplace policies as well as attitudes towards work. Her research was performed in Stephen Sweet’s sociology course “Work and Family.”  Read Alessandra’s article here:


 David Turkon (anthropology) presented "Using a Social Network Paradigm 
in Evaluating Physical and Mental Health Development in South Africa" on Dec. 4 at 
the 113th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. As Program Editor and an elected board member for the Association for Africanist Anthropology, David also 
organized the scientific program on Africa for the meetings.

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At the December meeting of the Society for Human Resource Management of Tompkins County, Lis presented on " Framing the Leadership Role of Human Resource Managers". The interactive session focused on leadership styles that align with individual strengths and linked these orientations to employee responses to organizational change.  

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Harriet Malinowitz, Lecturer in the Department of Writing, has published an article on about violent, racist repression in the U.S. and in Israel/Palestine – and on the impunity enjoyed by those who represent the “law” in both places.

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Assistant Professor Steve Gordon served as co-producer of The Santa Con. The film premieres on Lifetime on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. and will re-air throughout the weekend.

Gordon teamed up with Melissa Joan Hart, who directed and starred in the film.

Jake Witterschein '15 and Clinton Butler '15 worked as production assistants.

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