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Congratulations to Professor Christine Bataille, Assistant Professor of Management in the  School of Business, for being awarded the Journal of Management Studies' 2015 Best Paper Award!

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Marella Feltrin-Morris (Modern Languages and Literatures) published an essay entitled "Una (ri)scoperta transatlantica: la critica e le traduzioni nel Nord America” ("A Transatlantic (Re)discovery: Criticism and Translations in North America") in the volume Paola Masino. Eds. Beatrice Manetti and Daniela Gangale. Milan: Fondazione Arnoldo e Alberto Mondadori, 2016. Pp. 147-59. 

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Professor Gladys M. Varona-Lacey presented a conference paper at the XVIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos (July 6-8) in San Sebastián, Spain. 

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Marella Feltrin-Morris (Modern Languages and Literatures) co-presented (with Alberto Anselmi, IUAV University of Venice) a paper entitled "Restoration and Translation, Restoration as Translation" at the Cross-disciplinary Approaches to Urban Space conference in Florence, Italy (June 27-28, 2016). 

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Journalism professor Anthony Adornato presented on mobile journalism at the annual conference of the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Minneapolis. Adornato focused on how journalists can best optimize content for audiences who now increasingly consume information via mobile devices and social media. His book on this topic will be published next year by Sage. You can read more about his presentation here.

Steven Ginsberg, Pendleton Chair/assistant professor, Dept. of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, and Stephen Tropiano, associate professor, Screen Studies, presented a paper entitled "Why Jane and Johnny Can (and Can't) Write in the Digital Age" at the University Film and Video Association's annual conference in August in Henderson, Nevada.

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, was invited to give a seminar on Islam at the St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture (NYI), in Russia in July. This is a summer school organized annually by SUNY (Stony Brook) and St. Petersburg University, and it was the fourth time she was asked to be part of it. (

Greetings, from the Office of Admission. We would like to share what we've been involved in over the past several months. Working with prospective students and their families, presenting at professional conferences, serving our community, and making a difference where we can.

Below are examples of the work the Office of Admission has been engaged in over the past year.

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Associate Professor Tom Nicholson of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies taught a month-long Documentary Filmmaking Workshop at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.

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Naeem Inayatullah co-edited (with Elizabeth Dauphinee, York University), Narrative Global Politics 

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After many years in the making, IC students launched ahead of the Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance this past weekend. is a locally-focused personalized Internet radio system. You can download it for free from the Apple App Store or check it out online at

We are also looking for volunteers to help us test out MegsRadio over the next two weeks. All we need you to do is use the app for a couple of days and let us know what you think. Please sign up here if you are interested:


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 Jake Brenner (ENVS) is serving as a guest editor of a Special Feature in Ecology & Society, an open-access online journal devoted to sustainability science and co-authored a paper in the Special Feature.

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 Professor Cory Brown, Department of Writing, has contributed the epilogue to Narrative Global Politics: Theory, History and the Personal in International Relations, edited by Naeem Inayatullah and Elizabeth Dauphinee. 

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Strategic Communication faculty member, Dr. Lisa Farman was recently interviewed by Fast Company for a recent article because of her research about behavioral targeting online:




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In this publication, Dr. Lisa Farman argues that ads, movies, and other forms of media content have potential to change behaviors by appealing to identity but that the mechanisms responsible for persuasive effects have not been adequately specified. 

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Stephen Sweet (Professor of Sociology) joined a team of scholars who visited the offices of congressional representatives Charles Rangel (D), Nita Lowey (D), Tom Reed (R) and senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D) and Chuck Schumer (D) as part of the Work and Family Researchers Network Work-Family Congressional Education and Policy Day (in collaboration with the National Partnership for Women & Families and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth).  The lobbying effort was intended to generate support for legislation currently proposed for paid family leave, paid sick leave, and schedule predictability.  Stephen Sweet serves as member of the executive committee for the Work and Family Researchers Network.

In a paper titled 'An Ecosophy for Bioregionalism: Anti-Paranoia and Eco-Terrorism in Night Moves,' he discussed director Kelly Reichardt's filmic emphasis on environments in relation to Félix Guattari's Three Ecologies and the potential of a cinematic framework for bioregionalism. In particular, he argued that her 2013 film, Night Moves, provides an ideal model for examining the production of political subjectivity through an eco-logic that incorporates individual psychologies, social formations, and their surrounding habitats.

Michael Malpass' book, Ancient People of the Andes, was released by Cornell University Press in June.

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Dr. Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, recently presented at the annual Film-Philosophy conference, focused on the intersections of film studies and philosophy.

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered a series of invited lectures and workshops in Ukraine from May 17-May 27, 2016. Her lectures and workshops were sponsored by the US State Department’s American Film Showcase Program, where Zimmermann serves as an appointed Film and New Media Envoy. 

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