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Violinist Nicholas DiEugenio, Assistant Professor of Music, joined violinist Daniel S. Lee and the Sebastian Chamber Players in a collaboration with the vocal group TENET on Saturday, March 22, at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in Manhattan. The performance received a review in the Arts section of the New York Times.

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Dr. Michael D. Richardson, Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences and Associate Professor of German Studies, presented at the 22nd Biannual St. Louis Symposium on German Literature and Culture. This year’s symposium was entitled: Crossing the Disciplinary Divide: Conjunctions in German and Holocaust Studies. Dr. Richardson’s lecture was entitled, “Mass Murder and Mass Media: Hitler in the Age of Irony.”   

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 Dr. Matt Klemm, Associate Professor of History, presented “The Power of Things: Confidence and Enchantment in Peter of Abano’s Conciliator” at the Magic, Religion, Science: Medieval Studies Symposium (Indiana University, March 7-8, 2014).

Prof. Nicholas Muellner has been awarded two Residency Fellowships for 2014 to work on the completion of his next text/image book. 

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On March 22nd, Ithaca College held its first TEDx talk.  It featured an array of speakers and Mary Bowers from the Class of 2013 was one of them.  The title of her inspirational talk was, "Rethinking the Student Body," which summarized in TED talk style the incredible 18 month long research she conducted for her anthropology major on the experiences of students with disabilities at Ithaca College.  She (re)defines "disability" as "uncelebrated human variation" and moves us to (re)consider normality and disability as myth.  She received a standing ovation on Saturday. May her work and talk continue to move us reconsider our student body here at Ithaca College. 

Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), delivered invited lectures and conducted workshops on documentary new media forms in Guinea in February 2014. She was posted to West Africa as part of the American Film Showcase, a US State Department initiative to foster cultural exchange and understanding.

Zimmermann presented a formal lecture on new media entitled "New Emerging Forms of Documentary Participatory Media in Action" at US AID and the US Embassy in Conakry, Guinea, for the Guinean Film Association, a group of professional producers, directors and writers. Showcasing US-based transmedia projects exhibited in previous Finger Lake Environmental Film Festivals at Ithaca College, her talk theorized the function of collaborative, interactive, and permeable new media practices to open up spaces for new encounters.

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Theresa Radley has won another round of speech competition with her story, "Seeing My Strength." If you haven't heard her tell this true story yet, please consider coming to the Toastmasters District Conference in Owego the weekend of April 25th and 26th. She is advancing to a fourth round of competition.

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Anthony Adornato, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, recently published a solo-authored paper in the Electronic News journal. The study focuses on the concept of "journalism as process" and creates a framework to view social media's impact on local television reporters’ responsibilities.

For more information on the article, click here.

Legacy Cleaning, a short film written by Jack Bryant, will screen at the Green Mountain International Film Festival later this month and at the Boston International Film Festival on April 13. Bryant is an assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.

The film, directed and produced by Kerstin Karlhuber, tells the story of a maid who finds herself alone in a mansion and thinks she’s found the secret to happiness in how the other half lives.

For more information on the film, click here.

Asma Barlas, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) was invited to deliver a keynote on International Women's Day in Drammen, Norway, by the Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi) (www.imdi.no/en/sprak/english/).  IMDi's work focuses on immigrant communities and the keynote was about violence against Muslim women.

 Mike Haaf (Chemistry Department) co-lead a two day workshop, held at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia from March 7-9, on the intersections between fine art and the chemical sciences.  The workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, included dozens of hands-on experiments designed to illustrate the chemical principles behind the materials used to create art, such as pigments, dyes, binders, and metals.  The workshop was filled to capacity, and was well-received by the attendees.

 

The Ithaca College chapter of Phi Kappa Phi will hold its annual Spring Induction Ceremony on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

At that time, the chapter will be inducting new members from all five schools, all of whom have been vetted by the Chapter’s Executive Committee and invited to membership in the honor society.

Come help us celebrate excellence!  Everyone from the Ithaca College community is welcome to attend. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Tammy Sritecha phikappaphi@ithaca.edu
, or (607) 274-3113. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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Naeem Inayatullah (Politics) presents at the University of Minnesota.

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Dr. Elizabeth Peterson, Professor of music education and conductor of the Symphonic Band at Ithaca College, was just honored with membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.  Invitation to membership is extended to only a few conductors annually, and follows a rigorous vetting process.  It is considered a pinnacle achievement in the world of wind bands.

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Jake Brenner, assistant professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Mary McKean, Environmental Studies ‘15, and Rhoda Meador, director of the Gerontology Institute, presented a workshop entitled “Grey and Green: Cultivating Active Retirees” at the 33rd annual Making Brooklyn Bloom Conference: Sowing Connections, Growing Gardeners, on  March 8, 2014 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 

 

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Chris Hummel, MS, ATC to receive national service award from National Athletic Trainers' Association at June Annual Meeting

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 The Ithacan was presented with a Gold Crown award by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at the spring National College Media Convention on March 14 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City. The Gold Crown awards are the highest honors presented by CSPA.

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On March 14 and 15, 2014, 16 students representing  5 research teams presented 10 posters about their research at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, in Boston, MA.

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Stephen Sweet (Associate Professor of Sociology) has been selected as editor of the journal Teaching Sociology.

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John Confer (Biology), Leann Kanda (Biology) and Ireyena Li (recent ENVS graduate).  “Northern Saw-whet Owl regional patterns for fall migration and demographics revealed by banding data” accepted for publication in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 2014.

 

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