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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was invited to Chattanooga, Tennesee by the Association of Visual Arts (AVA), one of the oldest arts organizations in the region, to present a variety of lectures, school visits, and presentations.


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Steven Mauk, professor of saxophone in the School of Music, was one of the adjudicators this summer at the 8th International Saxophone Competition in Slovenia, held July 2-9.

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Bob Sullivan and Tom Pfaff have a chapter published in the first of three monographs on the future of Honors Education. Their chapter, Seminars, Curricula, Rigor: Paradoxical Constraints on the Future of Honors appear in Present Successes and Future Challenges in Honors Education. The book is published by Rowman & Littlefield. The second book, Continuity and Innovation in Honors College Curricula,  is available now and the third, Structural Challenges and the Future of Honors Education, will be available in December.

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The work of Professor Jerry Mirskin of the Department of Writing is the subject of an essay entitled "The Hard Part Is Knowing What to Say: The Poetry of Jerry Mirskin" by Howard Nelson, which appears in the current issue of The Hollins Critic, a publication of Hollins University. The essay is part of a series that "presents the first serious surveys of the whole bodies of contemporary writers’ work." Other writers whose work has been surveyed include John Engels, Jane Hirshfield, and Edwidge Danticat.

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Kathleen Mulligan, Associate Professor in Theatre Arts, has been awarded a $327,000 grant from the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan to create a new play about the effects of violence on public spaces. The project will involve nine months of development with Theatre Wallay in Islamabad, and will culminate in performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, Artists Repertory in Portland, Oregon and here on the Ithaca College campus in Fall 2017.

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On Wednesday, September 21st, Professor Sinton gave an invited Geochemistry Seminar at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University titled "Radiometric Dating of Submarine Basalts: Challenges to Determining the ‎History of Galapagos Seamounts."

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia just released its updated Guide to Digital Publishing, which now includes a section on Snapchat featuring Professor Adornato's social media journalism course.


Associate professor of Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) and chair of the Department of Strategic Communication, Scott R. Hamula, was recognized with the Outstanding Service Award by the Advertising Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

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 Naeem Inayatullah (with co-author, David Blaney) published, "Global Capitalism, Inequality and Poverty” (in Toni Erskine and Ken Booth, International Relations Theory Today (Polity, 2016).

The chapter asks why poverty exists in the face of astonishing wealth.  It moves through arguments, both modern and pre-modern, that justify poverty’s persistence. 

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The Tots on Bots interdisciplinary research team started its second year with a social and informative gathering with all students and faculty from four different departments involved in the study.

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Leigh Ann Vaughn, Associate Professor of Psychology, is a co-author on "Many Labs 3: Evaluating participant pool quality across the academic semester via replication," which was published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology on September 17, 2016.

This publication is the culmination of work by researchers at 22 institutions in the U.S. and Canada, which was headed by Charles Ebersole of the University of Virginia. The article acknowledges the following Ithaca College alumnae for contributing to the data collection in fall 2014: Emma Hayden Arnaut (2015), Patricia Herrmann (2015), Christine Hill (2015), Kanako Kambe (2016), Abigail Kane-Gerard (2016), and Hayley Paquette (2015). These students were psychology majors in Professor Vaughn's Social Judgment Research Team.

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Dr. Hongwei Guan, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education presented two papers at the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS), held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, 2016 in Santos / SP, Brazil under the theme “Saying Yes to Diversity in Sport”.


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Luca Maurer, Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services program director, has been honored with the 2016 Book Award from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.

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Amanda Decker, assistant director of admission, and President's Hosts co-chairs Carson Mohler '17, Lee Drown '17, Rosalyn Moisan '17, and Terrence Brophy '18 presented at the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) Student Leaders in Admissions (SLA) Forum this past weekend in Albany, NY.

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The International Center of Photography Museum in New York City hosted a presentation and readings on September 8th by Image Text Ithaca (ITI) MFA Co-Directors Nicholas Muellner (Cinema and Photography) and Catherine Taylor (Writing) along with recent ITI Fellows Lucas Blalock and Andre Bradley, whose book of photography and memoir, Dark Archives, was published recently by the Image Text Ithaca Press.

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Latinx Month- Elizabeth Acevedo

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 “I think it’s really scary when you don’t see examples of yourself in something you want to do. Because, although, no one may ever say “this isn’t for you” that’s the kind of message because there’s no blueprint to follow.” (-Elizabeth Acevedo at Ithaca College)

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Dr. Andrew Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, recently published in peer-reviewed journal Quarterly Review of Film and Video

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 Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and Codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, presented two papers on documentary theory at the Visible Evidence Conference on Documentary at Montana State University  in Bozeman, Montana.

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Mark A. Radice, School of Music Professor of Music History and Curator of the Karel Husa Archive for Contemporary Music, has just published two volumes of his organ music with MorningStar Music Publishers.

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