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Brooke Hansen and the Education Committee of the Ithaca Health Alliance, including anthropology majors Matthew Brooks (’15) and Mary Bowers (’13), organized a film showing of Under Our Skin on Feb. 27th which raised over $800 for the Ithaca Free Clinic.

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On behalf of the IC chapter of the American Marketing Association and the Department of Marketing in the School of Business, I'm pleased to announce that the 2014 recipient of the ICAMA Klein Award is Rachel Gropper.

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"Paintings by Lin Price: Realities, Dreams, and Myths" is at The Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center March 3 through April 15, 2014. Artist's Reception will be Wednesday March 5, 11:30am - 12:30pm. The gallery is located at 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse.

Mike Titlebaum, who currently serves as director of Jazz Studies at the Ithaca College School of Music, recently presented a clinic entitled “Developing Your Band’s Groove: The Inner Game of Rhythm” at TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) in San Antonio.

 

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Saxophonist/composer/arranger Mike Titlebaum, who currently serves as director of Jazz Studies at the Ithaca College School of Music, recently performed a concert of his arrangements and original compositions at the James Madison University School of Music in Harrisonburg, VA.

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I am pleased to share that Molly Israel, director of communication in the Office of Marketing Communications, was recognized as the 2014 Young Professional/Rising Star by the Association of Communicators in Education (CUPRAP).

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Contributed by Mary Ann Rishel on 03/03/2014 

Mary Ann Rishel, Professor Emerita, Writing, recently presented a paper on epistemology, language and humor at the International Society for Humor Studies Conference, College of William and Mary.  A second paper on teaching epistemologies with readings in the humanities was presented at the International Forum for University Teaching held at the Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

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On Saturday, March 1, Ithaca College students Tommy Conners and Caitlin McSherry presented academic papers at Binghamton University's second annual conference on Latin American, Latin@, Caribbean, and Indigenous Studies.

 Tommy Conners is a Spanish (Teacher Ed) major and delivered a paper entitled "Translingualism: Gustavo Pérez Firmat's Self Expression of Hybridity"    

Caitlin McSherry is a double major in Cinema &Photography (Cinema Production concentration) and Art History. Her paper was entitled "Women in Revolutionary Cuba, As Portrayed and Discussed in Cuban Film"      

¡Felicitaciones a los dos!    

 

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David Turkon presented an invited lecture, “Conceptualizing Communities in Applied Anthropological Practice using a Social Network Paradigm: Experiences from Lesotho and South Africa,” to the Working Group on Anthropology and Population at Brown University on February 21.

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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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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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WATCH ► THE OFFICIAL SMA MUSIC VIDEO!

This month, Ithaca College Summer Music Academy (SMA) celebrated the conclusion of its third successful year. Having enrolled 381 participants—an increase of 19% from 2012—SMA students hailed from 18 states and six foreign countries, including Argentina, Canada, China, Japan, Morocco, and Taiwan. The SMA expanded to offer new programs this year, including an International Division, Performance Track, and Jazz Institute, which each added to the success and prominence of the Academy.

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Andrew Smith. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, California, January 2013: “Double network gels and biological glues: a powerful new toughening mechanism”.

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Jean C. Hardwick, E. Marie Southerland, Allison E. Girasole ('10), Shannon E. Ryan ('12), Sara Negrotto, and Jeffrey L. Ardell. Remodeling of intrinsic cardiac neurons: effects of β-adrenergic receptor blockade in guinea pig models of chronic heart disease. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2012 Nov;303(9):R950-8. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00223.2012. Epub 2012 Aug 29.  View the abstract here.

Dr. Couch read his paper entitled “The Homage: Eben's Analysis of Buxtehude” at The College Music Society’s 2011 International Conference in Seoul and Gyeongju, South Korea (July 3–10, 2011).

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Dr. Leon Couch, Assistant Professor, was invited to play a solo recital at The Salt and Light (Presbyterian) Church in Seoul, South Korea, on July 13, 2011. 

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Dr. Leon W. Couch III played a solo organ recital at the historic Union Sunday School in Clermont, Iowa, on May 29, 2011.

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