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Contributed by Christopher Wheatley on 10/24/2016
Ithaca College's Internet station, VIC Radio, won the top prize in the Audio Special Broadcast category at the National Student Electronic Media Convention, presented by College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI).
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Contributed by Bernard Beins on 10/24/2016
Psychology students Marissa Cardwell ('17), Allie McGuane '17), Chrissy Smith ('17), and Jocelyn Suarez ('17) presented the result of their research at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 15.
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Contributed by Laurie Arliss on 10/24/2016
Donathan Brown, associate professor in Communication Studies and coordinator of the Culture and Communication major, has co-edited an interdisciplinary book as part of a series titled "People of Color in the United States." The book focuses specifically on immigration and migration.
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Contributed by Lisabeth Chabot on 10/24/2016
The Ithaca College Library received the 2016 Spirit Award from the South Central Regional Library Council at the Council's annual meeting.
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Contributed by Dan Breen on 10/23/2016
During the week of October 10th, Michael Twomey (English; Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts) visited Belgium at the invitation of the Centre d’Études sur le Moyen Âge et la Renaissance (Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, where he delivered a lecture and served on a dissertation jury.
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Professors Stull and Rogers present on the Battle of Saratoga in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
Contributed by Michael 'Bodhi' Rogers on 10/22/2016
As part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Saratoga National Historical Park will also be offering a series of contributing author lectures. The latest event will be on Saturday, October 22nd, at the Saratoga Town Hall (12 Spring St. Schuylerville, NY) at 1:00pm - Archaeologists Michael Rogers and Scott Stull will be discussing the British Surrender and the Aftermath of the Battles.
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Contributed by Pearl Ponce on 10/21/2016
Karin Breuer won a grant to attend a NEH Summer Institute entitled “Teaching the Reformation after Five Hundred Years.”
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Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 10/20/2016
Inada M, *Nichols RJ, Parsa JY, Homer CM, *Benn RA, *Hoxie RS, Madhani HD, Shuman S, Schwer B, Pleiss JA. Phospho-site mutants of the RNA Polymerase II C-terminal domain alter subtelomeric gene expression and chromatin modification state in fission yeast. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Jul 8. pii: gkw603. [Epub ahead of print]
* IC undergraduates
Associate Professor Kathleen Mulligan and Four Theatre Arts Students Present "Discovering Ancestral Voices" at the Second Annual Statera Foundation Conference in Denver, CO
Contributed by Catherine Weidner on 10/20/2016
Four senior BFA women in theatre arts: Eunice Akinola, Molly Makowiec, Jordan Pesci-Smith, and Brooke Shilling accompanied Associate Professor Kathleen Mulligan to the second annual Statera Conference for Women in Theatre in Denver, Colorado over fall break.
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On behalf of Terri Stewart:
On October 13, 2016 Carl Cohen, Ithaca College’s Parking Services Supervisor was elected to the Board of Trustees for the New York State Parking Association (NYSPA) at the association’s Annual Meeting at Tuning Stone Casino in Verona New York. Carl was a founding member of NYSPA in 1992. He is proud to be providing leadership in the parking industry in New York State after a 13 year absence before assuming his current position at Ithaca College in May of 2014.
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The Ithacan has been named a national Online Pacemaker Finalist by the Associated Collegiate Press. The Pacemaker is ACP’s top honor, commonly referred to as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism.”
Entries for the award were judged during the Spring 2016 semester (Kira Maddox, editor-in-chief; Evan Sobkowicz, managing editor/webmaster). Winners will be announced on Oct. 22 at the Fall National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C.
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Contributed by Michael Serino on 10/18/2016
The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for 2016 in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's annual college publication critique.
Each year the CSPA evaluates member papers on overall content, news, depth reporting, features, opinion/editorial, sports, arts/entertainment, editing/headline writing, and design/graphics based on more than 150 specific criteria. This year the paper scored 832 on the critique’s 1,000-point scale. The CSPA consistently ranks The Ithacan as a Gold Medalist, its highest category. The publication was evaluated in the critique’s ”hybrid” category, which is defined as “print publications that provide live coverage via website between print editions.”
Contributed by Michael Serino on 10/18/2016
The Ithacan has been named one of 10 national finalists for the Columbia Scholasstic Press Association’s 2017 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.”
The list of finalists in the category this year includes publications from Indiana University, Iowa State University, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pennsylvania and Oklahoma State University, among others. 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.
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Contributed by Michael Serino on 10/18/2016
Ithacan Staff Writer Max Denning, a junior journalism major from Portland, Oregon, has been awarded the First Place National Mark of Excellence Award for General News Reporting for 2015 by the Society of Professional Journalists.
The award was for Denning's story “This Shouldn't Happen Here," which covered Ithaca College resident assistants' protest against alleged racial aggression and harassment by Public Safety officers. It appeared in the September 3, 2015, issue of The Ithacan.
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Contributed by David Turkon on 10/17/2016
Professor Malpass presented his paper, Middle Preceramic Lithics from the Casma Valley: Bipolar Cores and Edge-Ground Cobbles," at the 35th annual Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory, Harvard University, October 15-16, 2016.
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Contributed by Sara Jacobs on 10/17/2016
Dr. Evis Sammoutis was recently awarded a highly competitive Chamber Music America Commission to compose a new woodwind quintet for District5. The commission is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the premiere of the new work will take place in fall 2017.
For more information about this commission, see:
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Contributed by Peyi Soyinka-Airewele on 10/17/2016
Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, has published the lead essay for a round table on Feminism and Islam in the current Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Fall, 2016). The essay, "Secular and Feminist Critiques of the Qur'an: Anti-hermeneutics as Liberation?" has six respondents with a short rejoinder from Barlas. The Journal can be accessed here: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/jfemistudreli.32.issue-2
Contributed by Kristin Morse on 10/17/2016
A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) has recommended that DirecTV, LLC, modify claims made for its satellite television services to better disclose to consumers that limited programming is available in 4k, or ultra high-definition format, modify its claims that DirecTV is wireless, and discontinue a “free upgrade” to Genie HD DVR claim.
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Professor of Politics, Asma Barlas, gave the visiting Marsico Scholar's lecture at the invitation of the department of Religious Studies, University of Denver (her alma mater), on October 13th. The title of her talk was "Muslim Women: Between religious and secular extremism."
Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 10/14/2016
Professor Doug Turnbull (Computer Science) was recently awarded an NSF Information & Intelligent Systems grant for $100,000. The grant focuses on using user preference information that is collected from his MegsRadio.fm personalized radio app to improve media recommendation algorithms.
This grant will primarily be used to support undergraduate research at Ithaca College over the next three years. Details can be found at:
This is a collaborative grant with Professor Thorsten Joachims who was awarded $400,000 to support graduate research at Cornell University.
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