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 Keith Kaiser, Chair of Music Education, gives multiple presentations and clinics during one week trip to Oregon State University and to the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference.

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Sustainable Tompkins, an organization devoted to catalyzing sustainable development in our region, has awarded a "Sign of Sustainability" to the IC Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences and the Gerontology Institute for their joint development of the 2013 Retirees in Service to the Environment (RISE) program. The IC entities partnered with staff at Longview to implement the RISE program, which involved elders at Longview and from the community in a training program to become effective environmental stewards. Students involved with the IC Natural Lands volunteer stewards program assisted with the training of the older adults. Plans are now underway for the 2014 RISE program.

 Congratulations to all parties involved with this designation.  I am proud to be part of an institution so committed to sustainability, and this and the PRW and Business structures manifest that commitment.

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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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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Dr. Leon W. Couch played a solo organ recital at First Presbyterian Union Church in Owego, NY, April 17, 2011. 

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Assistant Professor of Music Leon W. Couch III was one of two guest artists at the Fifth Annual Keyboard Festival at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio.  He gave two public lectures, a masterclass, and a solo recital.  

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Leon W. Couch III, Assistant Professor of Music at Ithaca College, presented an hour-long lecture entitled "Affekt, Musical Figures, and Keys" at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music on January 24, 2011. 

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Leon W. Couch published a review article on a new CD in the December 2010 issue of The Diapason.

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By invitation, Assistant Professor of Music Leon W. Couch III served as the keynote speaker and solo recitalist for the "Buxtehude Weekend" on November 13-14 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Albany, NY.  The events were sponsored by the Hudson-Catskill Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

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By invitation, Assistant Professor of Music Leon W. Couch III served as a clinician and solo recitalist for the Planning for Music Ministry symposium in Lewisburg, PA.

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