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Janice Levy, professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, won first prize in “Best of Show,” an annual collaborative effort between The Photo Review and the Photography department at the University of the Arts.

“Best of Show” features a diverse collection of prize-winning work by 16 photographers. The work selected is international in scope from the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. The exhibition, running November 1-December 6, 2013, gives the public the opportunity to view the juried work featured in The Photo Review’s 2013 competition issue. The University of the Arts has a longstanding relationship with The Photo Review, an independent journal of photography founded in 1976.

Levy’s award-winning image was taken during her during her 2010-2011 sabbatical in Riyadh, KSA.

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Stephen Tropiano, associate professor and director of the Los Angeles Program, moderated a panel at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California entitled THE PRIME TIME CLOSET - 10 YEARS LATER.

Using Tropiano's 2002 book, The Prime Time Closet: A History of Gays and Lesbians on TV, as a springboard, the panel featured Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men), Andrew Rannells (Girls, The New Normal), Sherri Saum (The Fosters), and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal).

William Ryan, assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, recently presented a paper at Academic Mindtrek in Tampere, Finland titled "Social media and the transformation of brand communication." The paper was authored by Ryan, Assistant Professor Adam Peruta, and IC graduate student Suzanne Chouman.

In August, he presented a paper at Digital Games Research Association conference in Atlanta, GA. The paper was titled "Transforming game narrative through social media: A case study of the Mass Effect Universe in Twitter," which was completed with Zach Gilson '13.

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Cory Young, Associate Professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, Aditi Rao, graduate student, M.S. in Communications, and Bob Regan, Director of the Executive Master's program in Communications Innovation, will present a paper at the National Communication Association's annual convention, held November 21‐24, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

The paper, entitled "Media for Social Responsibility Mini Course: Media Coverage of Global Nutrition" addresses food related discourses and the role of media in reporting issues such as body image or food as an industry in a responsible manner. They will also discuss how to repackage the mini-course material into a SPOC, a small private online course similar to a MOOC (massive open online course).

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The following review appeared in the November 2013 issue of CHOICE:
St. James encyclopedia of popular culture, ed. by Thomas Riggs.  2nd ed.  Gale, part of Cengage Learning, 2013.

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Maurice Grant '13, Adeesha Ekanayake '14, and Prof. Doug Turnbull (Computer Science) recently had their peer-reviewed paper "MeUse: Recommending Internet Radio Stations" accepted for publication in the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval. The conference will be held in Curitiba, Brazil from November 4-8.

Prof. Turnbull is also a co-author on a second paper entitled "Taste Over Time: The Temporal Dynamics of User Preferences" which will also be presented at the conference.

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On the weekend of October 19 and 20 the Ithaca College Debate Team traveled to Toronto for the North American Universities Debate Championships.

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The show is from November 15, 2013 to March 9, 2014. Madeleine Viljoen, Curator of Prints, selected the exhibition from prints in the Library's permanent collection.  Resnick's print was purchased this summer.


Park Productions screened student collaborative work at the Region One meeting of the Broadcast Education Association held Saturday, October 26th at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York.  Carol Jennings, Director of the Park Media Lab, focused her presentation on an educational outreach video filmed in Antananarivo, Madagascar about lemur behavior and habitats.

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Jonathan Ablard, Associate Professor of History and Director of Latin American Studies, presented a workshop and gave an invited lecture at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Sciences and Humanities of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. 

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 The Ithacan’s website was honored with the Online Pacemaker Award for 2013 at the Fall National College Media Convention in New Orleans on Oct. 26. The Pacemakers are the highest honors awarded by the Associated Collegiate Press and are generally regarded as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism.”

The competition entries were judged during the Spring 2013 semester (Kelsey O’Connor ’13, editor in chief; Honest Charley Bodkin ’15, webmaster).

The Ithacan has won the award six times in the past eight years.

The print edition of The Ithacan was a finalist in the Newspaper Pacemaker category and was presented with a Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist Award at the convention as well. 

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Marie Sanford, Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, was selected as a faculty presenter at the 48th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Society for Social Work Leadership on Health Care in Philadelphia (October 2-5, 2013).  Her seminar entitled “Interviewing Practices and the Interpretation of Children’s Statements” A Linguistic Perspective,”  offered identifiable linguistic indicators used in evaluating statements obtained from investigative interviews of children.


Peter Silberman, associate professor of music theory in the School of Music, recently published an article in Gamut, the online journal of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic.

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Lee Goodhew Romm, professor of bassoon, served as a guest artist at The Georgia State Double Reed Day, October 20, 2013.  Goodhew Romm collaborated on a recital and met with many Atlanta area bassoon and oboe students in Master Classes.  She worked with double reed colleagues Nancy Ambrose King, Lara Dahl, Mike Muszynski and Laura Medisky.  


Josh T. Franco's essay "Rebozo [Man] in Nepantla: Xican@ Gender & Arts Revolution in San Anto, Tejas" was published as a chapter in the tri-lingual anthology México en sus revoluciones (Mexico In Its Revolutions), University of Toronto Press. Through a framework built on philosopher Maria Lugones's notion of "decoloniality of gender," the essay addresses Franco's own performance work and the politics of funding and exhibiting amongst two longstanding arts institutions in San Antonio, Texas.  

About Project Kaleidoscope
Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) is one of the leading advocates in the United States for what works in building and sustaining strong undergraduate programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). PKAL is an informal alliance taking responsibility for shaping undergraduate STEM learning environments that attract undergraduate students to STEM fields, inspiring them to persist and succeed by giving them personal experience with the joy of discovery and an awareness of the influence of science and technology in their world. From the work of the extensive PKAL community, resources are available that can be adapted by leaders on campuses across the country working to ensure robust STEM learning of all their students. Such efforts are a collective response to recent urgent calls to action that address their visions of a nation of learners and a nation of innovators.

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Justine Vosloo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, and four graduate students from the graduate program in Exercise and Sport Sciences delivered three presentations at the 28th Annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference in New Orleans, La., October 2-5.

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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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