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Contributed by Paula Davis on 01/23/2014
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.
Contributed by Lisabeth Chabot on 01/22/2014
Ben Hogben, Access Services Manager in the Ithaca College Library, recently presented a webinar series on working with volunteers and student employees.
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Michael Twomey presents eco-critical paper about medieval encyclopedias at Modern Language Association.
Contributed by Michael Twomey on 01/21/2014
Michael Twomey presented a paper titled "Encyclopedic Environments" at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association in Chicago on January 9th. Drawn from a book-in-progress, the paper examined the representation of the natural environment in two of the Middle Ages' most influential encyclopedias: Isidore of Seville's Etymologies, written in 636, and Bartholomaeus Anglicus's On the Properties of Things, written in about 1240 and republished often, including an English edition from the 16th century that is often called "Shakespeare's encyclopedia." Twomey's thesis is that the geography, animals, and plants covered in these encyclopedias are primarily those of classical and biblical literature, which suggests that their intention was to support study in the liberal arts. The paper was in a session on encyclopedism that was sponsored by the MLA's Division of Comparative Medieval Literature.
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Patricia Zimmermann invited scholar in residence for the Inequality Initiative at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 01/21/2014
Patricia Zimmerman, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was an invited speaker and scholar in residence for a special two day convening on women, food security, the environment, and Kenya for the Inequality Initiative, a special project of the Women and Gender in Global Perspective Institute at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign on November 11 and 12, 2013.
Contributed by Tina Bennett on 01/20/2014
Stephen D. Younger, Scholar in Residence, Department of Economics, delivered a lecture "The Incidence of Fiscal Policy in Armenia," at the American University of Armenia, Monday, January 20, 2014.
Jonathan Ablard, History and Latin American Studies, presents at the American Historical Association
Contributed by Michael Smith on 01/18/2014
Jonathan Ablard participated in a panel on teaching at the 2014 American Historical Association meeting, in Washington, D.C.
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Naeem Inayatullah’s (Politics) three-page article, “Playing on the Shores of an Imperial Pedagogy,” appears in the journal Critical Studies on Security
Contributed by Kimberly Anderson on 01/16/2014
Naeem Inayatullah’s (Politics) three-page article, “Playing on the Shores of an Imperial Pedagogy,” appears in the journal Critical Studies on Security, Vol. 1, No. 3, (2013), pp. 355-357. He discusses three of his courses: “Cuba and Haiti,” “Music of the African Diaspora,” and “Seeing ‘War of the Worlds.’”
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Contributed by Michael Twomey on 01/15/2014
Michael Twomey (English), Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, has published an eco-critical essay about the medieval English romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Titled "How Green Was the Green Knight? Forest Ecology at Hautdesert," the essay explores the poem's adaptation of "the forest of romance," a literary convention, to the environmental realities of fourteenth-century English forests. The essay appears in Arthurian Literature 30 (2013), 27-54. Michael presented earlier versions of this paper before the triennial congress of the International Arthurian Society, Bristol, UK, in 2011, and before the Ithaca College English Department's honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, in 2012.
Quoted in the media: Faculty members Rhoda Meador, Deborah King, Scott Hamula, Maura Stephens and Jeff Cohen; staff members Thomas Rochon and Gerard Turbide. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.
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Patricia Zimmermann invited speaker on New Media and Conflict Zones for University of Oregon-Portland
Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 01/13/2014
Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was an invited speaker to discuss new media, social media and conflict zones with graduate students in journalism and mass communication at the University of Oregon-Portland on November 2, 2013.
Contributed by Baruch Whitehead on 01/09/2014
The award is presented annually by Community Dispute and Resolution Center (CDRC) and Greater Ithaca Activity Center (GIAC).
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Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 01/09/2014
An article by Steve Seidman, professor emeritus and lecturer in the Department of Strategic Communication, was published in Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture, edited by Jacqueline Edmondson.
His article titled, “Rock Concert Posters” chronicles the history of poster styles and the evolution of one-time event notices into collectable artwork and souvenirs.
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Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 01/08/2014
Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, published an essay, “Frances Flaherty and Non Preconception" for the 2013 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar 2013 Catalog, History is What’s Happening.
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Contributed by Michael Serino on 12/19/2013
The Ithacan has been named one of 15 national finalists for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 2014 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 this category includes publications from Ball State University, Indiana University, the University of Pennsylvania, Iowa State University and the University of Oklahoma, 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 12–15.
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Contributed by Michael Serino on 12/19/2013
The work of five staff members of The Ithacan has been honored with Gold Circle Awards by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in its 30th annual Gold Circle competition. The 2013 awards are for work produced during the 2012–13 academic year. The following work from The Ithacan was honored with awards:
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Eliza Jacobs-Brichford wins internship award and publishes first-authored publication in the Journal of Child Neurology
Contributed by Beth Caldwell on 12/19/2013
Psychology/Neuroscience student, Eliza Jacobs-Brichford, was the recipient of University of Cincinatti's Best Internship Award, and published a first authored publication in the Journal of Child Neurology.
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Contributed by Lisabeth Chabot on 12/17/2013
Ron Gilmour, Web Services Librarian, Laura Kuo, Health Sciences Librarian, and Paul Dickson, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, have authored an article in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.
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Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 12/17/2013
Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was an invited speaker at the Asian Video Cultures symposium at Brown University, October 25 and 26, 2013.
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