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Contributed by Stephen Tropiano on 06/26/2016
Stephen Tropiano, associate professor, screen studies, moderated a panel on LGBTQ+ Representation on Television, sponsored by the Studio City branch of the Los Angeles Public Library System in honor of LGBT Heritage Month.
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Scott Erickson, Professor in the Department of Marketing/Law, School of Business, has been selected as a Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Scholar for 2016/2017. Under the Fulbright-NSF program, he will conduct Arctic-related research while based at Akureyri University, Iceland. The grant is an offshoot of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative:
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Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell presents at the 29th Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE 2016)
Contributed by Danette Johnson on 06/22/2016
Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, founding director of the Office of State Grants (OSG), presented “PWI Access, DENIED!” on June 2, 2016 at NCORE 2016 in San Francisco, CA.
The NCORE 2016 poster presentation and discussions examined the collective legislative actions that established higher education opportunity programs in PA, NY and NJ; opportunity programs that focus on academically underprepared and economically disadvantaged students; the majority of students are considered ethnic minorities. In part, these programs were designed to facilitate access to a college education and to increase the number of historically underrepresented students attending independent colleges and universities that are considered predominately white institutions (PWIs).
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Leigh Ann Vaughn (Psychology) participates in first-ever meeting of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science in Charlottesville, VA.
Contributed by Leigh Ann Vaughn on 06/21/2016
Attendees of this conference learned about new research on how the scientific process can be improved. Additionally, we worked for three days to develop projects that could have immediate and concrete results.
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Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Faculty Presented at Clinical Aphasiology Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia
Contributed by Maureen Forrest on 06/17/2016
Yvonne Rogalski (Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology) presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Contributed by Maureen Forrest on 06/17/2016
Yvonne Rogalski (speech-language pathologist) and Amy Rominger (audiologist) from the department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology presented at the online conference "Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Patients with Dementia."
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Contributed by Michele Lenhart on 06/16/2016
Six Ithaca College student leaders were selected from a competitive pool to attend the 2016 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) held June 1-4 in College Park, MD.
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Contributed by Stephen Tropiano on 06/08/2016
Jenna Harner, Mike Kaminskas, Jonah Restuccio, and Amy Stiefel received first prize in the "Unscripted Series" category at the College Television Awards ceremony for HOLD THAT THOUGHT, a sports debates show that breaks down the biggest sports stories at the local, collegiate, and professional level.
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Contributed by Dan Verderosa on 06/07/2016
Microfinance been hailed as an effective way to fight poverty, but as more banks enter the industry looking to make a profit, are microloans simply trapping more people in debt? Duncan Duke, assistant professor of management in Ithaca College’s School of Business, is conducting research in northern Mexico in hopes of shedding light on the answer.
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Contributed by Dawn Kline on 06/03/2016
A team of Ithaca College students took Third Place and a prize of $500 at the Manhattan College Business Analytics Competition and Conference, held May 24-27 at Manhattan College. It was the first time Ithaca College sent a team to the event that aims to give students an opportunity to engage in the “art & science” of decision-making, as well as to practice their ability to draw business insights through comprehensive analysis of data in creative ways.
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Contributed by Brandy Hawley on 05/31/2016
Maura Stephens, associate director of the Park Center for Independent Media, published an article in the May 2016 issue of the peer-reviewed American Journal of Economics and Sociology (AJES). In “Challenges for Social-Change Organizing in Rural Areas,” she investigates the numerous obstacles faced by rural organizers and activists working on environmental, justice, equity, and human rights issues. Compounding these obstacles is the abandonment of rural areas and small towns by mainstream media.
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Dr. Matthew Holtmeier and Dr. Andrew Utterson (Communications) present papers at symposium of liberal arts colleges
Contributed by Stephen Tropiano on 05/31/2016
Dr. Matthew Holtmeier (Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies) and Dr. Andrew Utterson (Assistant Professor in Screen Studies) recently presented papers at a symposium on Media, Communication, and Film Studies Programs at Liberal Arts Colleges, held at Muhlenberg College, PA.
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Contributed by Stephen Tropiano on 05/15/2016
The American Film Showcase, a special project of the US State Department, has reappointed Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, as a documentary film and new media expert for their film envoy program.
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Contributed by Paula Ioanide on 05/12/2016
Ioanide, author of The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness, published a short piece on the role of racism in the current election and in politics more broadly. The IC Community is invited to post comments on the NYT page responding to the debate.
Contributed by Dawn Kline on 05/11/2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016, marked Ithaca College’s 10th induction ceremony of new members held at the Coltivare Culinary Center in downtown Ithaca, NY. The induction featured remarks from faculty members such as Susan Rosenthal, Allison Shields, Hormoz Movassaghi, William Humphrey, and the Dean of the business school, Sean Reid. The distinguished speaker of the night was Brad Treat, Entrepreneur, and Educator, speaking on the topic of “Being the CEO of Your Own Career."
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Assistant Professor of Journalism Anthony Adornato published a paper, Forces at the Gate: Social Media’s Influence on Editorial and Production Decisions in Local TV Newsrooms, in the Electronic News journal. The study reveals that the reliance on social media content has increased the chances that newsrooms will spread misinformation. A third of respondents indicated their stations have reported information from social media that was later found to be false or inaccurate. Despite this, policy has not caught up with practice. One of the more striking findings of this study is, of those newsrooms that have social media policies, nearly 40% said the policy does not include procedures for verifying social media content before it is included in a newscast. Read the study here.
Contributed by Laurie Arliss on 05/09/2016
Donathan Brown, Department of Communication Studies, will be the College's next Fulbright Scholar. As part of the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program, he will spend January through May of 2017 at the University of Maribor in Slovenia. He will be housed in the Departments of English and American Studies, teaching and creating curriculum related to his research expertise in race and American public policy. He will give public lectures throughout Slovenia and serve on university committees.
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Recent Chemistry Graduates and Dr. Anna Larsen Publish a Paper in Polyhedron, an International Journal for Research in Inorganic Chemistry
Contributed by Joshua Ellis on 05/06/2016
Three IC chemistry graduates: Jason Diaz ('09), Kellee Rich ('08), Semeret Munie ('08) and Associate Professor of Chemistry Anna Larsen coauthored a paper, which has recently been accepted for publication in Polyhedron Special Issue on Undergraduate Research.
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Barney Beins (Psychology) is Named Historian of the Eastern Psychological Association and Appointed to Board of Directors
Contributed by Judy Smith on 05/06/2016
Professor Barney Beins has been named Historian of the Eastern Psychological Association, the oldest regional psychology association in the country. As part of his work as historian, he will work with the Center for the History of Psychology and the American Psychological Association to archive EPA’s records. In addition, he will be planning EPA’s 125th anniversary celebration.
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