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Associate professor Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann was awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct creative work in Valencia, Spain, in late spring and summer of 2016.

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Photography Professor Ron Jude will give a lecture about his work and involvement in book publishing at the Photography Studies College in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, February 17th. He was invited to lecture as a part of the Photobook Melbourne Festival.

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This month, Paul Hansom, Assistant Professor of English, will publish his newest work of fiction and appear as a featured performer in a local production of one of William Shakespeare’s history plays.

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Jennifer Tennant (Economics) received funding from the Social Security Administration, through Mathematica’s Disability Research Consortium, for a study entitled “Did the 2010 VA PTSD Rule Change Have a Spillover Effect on the SSDI Program?” (with Yonatan Ben-Shalom and David Stapleton).  In July of 2010, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) changed their regulations with regard to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The new rule applies to all veterans, including those who served prior to 9/11, and simplifies the process for obtaining disability compensation for veterans with PTSD. We will examine whether the change in the VA PTSD rule led to an increase in self-reported cognitive disability and VA disability compensation receipt for veterans who served in combat zones.

 

Naeem Inayatullah (Politics) presented “Apprentice Collaborators: How to Get Students to Produce Their Best Work,” at a workshop on “Embedding Student Research into the Curriculum,” Department of Political Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, February 11, 2015.

Dr. Derrick Fox, assistant professor of music education/choral, will be presenting his session entitled: “50 Shades of Grading: Implementing Assessment in the Choral Classroom” at the 2015 American Choral Directors Association National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Fox’s presentation will offer a myriad of assessment strategies that allow for individual student feedback, aide in the learning of musical repertoire and strengthen student musicianship.

The American Choral Directors National Conference offers a comprehensive educational and performance experience for choral music professionals to enhance their skills in the areas of rehearsal techniques, literature, pedagogy, and technology. The American Choral Directors Association is the professional association for choral directors.

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Paul Wilson, Assistant Professor of Art History, has recently had an article published in the journal Photographies.  The article, “The Photographic Object: Utopia in Zwelethu Mthethwa’s Interiors,” examines a series of photographs that depict residents inside their homes in an informal settlement of Cape Town.  If you’d like free access to the article, contact him (pwilson@ithaca.edu).

Article link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17540763.2014.974286

The community-based project is a field pilot that will be conducted in collaboration with an Ithaca-based company. 

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As part of her work with the Committee on U.S. Latin American Relations, Celina Foran co-authored an article on Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. The article," 'If they kill me, I will be reborn'-Oscar Romero nearer to sainthood," appears in the CUSLAR newsletter and in the Venezuelan news service, TeleSUR. A History and Sociology double major, Celina is an intern with CUSLAR.

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to congratulate the following junior and senior students who were selected to receive the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership this year. The award is given to students who excel academically, perform service to the College community and nation, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment. They will be recognized in this year's publication of the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.  Please welcome us in congratulating these students!

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James Pfrehm, Assistant Professor of German, had his play “Death by Dictionary” published in the Winter 2014/15 issue of The Fourth Wall Review. 

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Global Game Jam 2015

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On the weekend of January 23-25, Ithaca College students and members of the wider Ithaca community came together for the exciting 48-hour "Global Game Jam," an international event where designers from around the world join up at different locations to make games. The Ithaca College event site was sponsored by the video game trading service Leap Trade and by Comics for Collectors, a local comic book and game store. The event was hosted by the IC Game Developers Club and the Department of Computer Science. Fourteen developers worked over the weekend to create three innovative video games around this year's theme: "What do we do now?"

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 Senior Athletic Training Major Kyle MacKinnon honored by EATA with Kent Scriber Sholarship

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Lisa Barnard, Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication, has had a paper accepted for presentation at the 2015 ICA (International Communication Association) Conference.

The title of the paper is "The cost of creepiness: How online behavioral advertising affects consumer purchase intention." It is based on her dissertation and focuses on behaviorally targeted advertising on Facebook. The conference takes place in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 21-25, 2015.

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Implementing Comprehensive Reform of Introductory Physics at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution: A Longitudinal Case Study Michael Rogers, Luke D . Keller, Andrew Crouse, and Matthew F. Price Journal of College Science Teaching, Vol. 44, No. 3, 2015

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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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