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Mary Pitti, Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology and Michael Matheny, Associate professor in Exercise and Sport Sciences  presented at the annual New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association (NYSSLHA) conference on April 23, in Rochester, NY.

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Felicitaciones to members of IC Teatro for three consecutive weekends of performances in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Teatro Campesino. Members of IC Teatro coauthored original actos over the course of the 2014-15 academic year and presented them at the College of Wooster on April 10th, the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) on April 18th, and Dartmouth College on April 25th.

Kudos to the members of this spring's Teatro aventura:

Vanesa Cruz, Eddie Dowd, Ria Hall, Linette Goris Jaquez, Julia Katz, Anna Levitt, Max Ocean, Vanessa Reyes, Emma Rizzo, Kiah Simms, Nathiel Tejada, Thomas Williams

And special thanks to Sarah Browne, Beatriz Montilla, and Jeffrey Stewart for their performance assistance at GIAC.

 

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Nicole Koschmann, Director of Park Scholar Program, screened her film, Fishing for Brad, as part of a compilation of 35mm experimental films curated by the Filmmakers Cooperative.

The screening, ORIGINS AND ENDS: 35MM FILMS FROM THE FILM-MAKERS’ COOPERATIVE, was held at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City on April 29.


 

Katalin Lustyik, Associate Professor in the Television-Radio Program, gave an invited guest lecture entitled "Music Makes the World Go'Round: The Global Appeal of Disney's Music" at the University of Vienna in Austria.

The event, held on April 21, 2015, was hosted by the university's Department of Communication, one of the world’s largest departments for communication science with almost 4,000 students.

 

Last weekend, on a perfect – and so rare! – spring day, ENVS students Zoe Miller, Maddie Menges, Sam Donato, Jeremy Poe and Tori Chamberlain participated in the intensive international Cyber-Tracker certification course, which tested their ability to read track and sign in the landscape. They were accompanied by ENVS faculty Jason Hamilton, Tim Drake and Justin Sutera from Primitive Pursuits, as well as three others from the Greater Ithaca community. George Leoniak from Vermont, one of six national evaluators, led the Cyber-Tracker course, which was originally developed in South Africa to qualify trackers for research and ecotourism. It has since grown to become the only international standard for wildlife tracking. 

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Ioanide presented key ideas from her forthcoming book, The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness (Stanford University Press) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on April 23, 2015 in Geneva, NY. Invited by the Political Science, Education, and Music Departments, Ioanide met an engaging and energized crowd of 150 students and faculty members to discuss the emotional and irrational dimensions of contemporary gendered racism and nativism. She concluded her talk with a discussion on ethical witnessing and the significance of protest/cultural creation in the realignment of the emotional geographies of our bodies toward justice. Ioanide’s book was named one of Flavorwire’s 10 Must-Read Academic Books of 2015 and is available for pre-ordering at Amazon.com.
 

Peter Martin, Education, recently presented research at the annual national conference of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in San Diego, California. CEC is the world’s largest professional association that advocates for research and policies to address issues related to the education of students with special needs.  Dr. Martin presented his case study research, “Qualities of a Master Teacher and Differentiator in an Inclusion Setting."

 

Deborah Rifkin was recently elected to serve as Member-at-Large on the Executive Board of her discipline's national organization, The Society for Music Theory. (societymusictheory.org) She will serve a three-year term.

Ali Erkan (Computer Science), Michael Smith (History/ENVS), Joe Rodriguez ( Computer Science '15) and Steve Lam (Computer Science '13) gave an invited talk, "Guiding Students Beyond Linear Thinking: The Learning in Networks of Knowledge (LINK) Project," as part of Indiana University's Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning lecture series.  The development of LINK was funded in part by an National Endowment for the Humanities grant.  Joe and Steve also led a workshop with undergraduate researchers and Ali and Michael met with faculty groups interested in  mentoring undergraduate research, the practice of the scholarship of teaching and learning, and data analytics.

Anthony Adornato, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, moderated a panel titled “10 Things You Should Teach About Mobile” at the 2015 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Convention in Las Vegas on April 12.

The session highlighted the importance of integrating mobile into existing journalism classes as well tips on how to create a class dedicated to mobile journalism skills.

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  Peter Silberman, an associate professor of music theory in the School of Music, recently presented research at the annual meeting of the New England Conference of Music Theorists held April 24 and 25 at Boston University.

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and, Dale Hudson, associate professor of film and new media at New York University Abu Dhabi, have published a new book, Thinking Through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places (New York and London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015).
 
Thinking through Digital Media offers a means of conceptualizing digital media by looking at projects that think through digital media, migrating between documentary, experimental, narrative, animation, video game, and live performance.

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Congratulations to the Ithaca College faculty who presented their research at the MACLAS annual conference, April 17 and 18, which was hosted by the Ithaca College Latin American Studies Program.

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Congratulations to the Ithaca College students and alumni who presented their research and performed theatrical works at the MACLAS annual conference, April 17 and 18, which was hosted by the Ithaca College Latin American Studies Program. Faculty sponsors for the students were Patricia Rodriguez, Annette Levine, Michael Smith, and Jonathan Ablard.

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School of Music Dean Karl Paulnack will be in residence this week as an International Scholar at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, one of Taiwan's elite higher education institutions.

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Prof. Rossen discusses his work in New York and Hawai’i at spring 2015 archaeology forums

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Project Look Sharp’s Executive Director Cyndy Scheibe presented at the NYS Educational Media Technology Association’s Spring Media Literacy Conference on March 25th.

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Enrique Gonzalez-Conty, Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, presented the paper "7 días en La Habana: The (Dis)-Enchanted City" at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference in March, 2015. He also presented a paper titled "8-A: Orlando Jiménez Leal's Counter-Cinema" at the MACLAS Conference last weekend here at Ithaca College.

The Park School Writing Award Committee is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Faculty Award. Andrew Utterson was recognized for his article, "Early Visions of Interactivity: The In(put)s and Out(put)s of Real-Time Computing" in Leonardo, a highly competitive and peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by MIT Press.
 
The committee felt his work displayed "a highly original connection of media/arts and technology, simultaneously fitting well into the historical literature on human-machine interaction and forging a new perspective on relationships to the arts … and exemplified a balance of scholarly substance and accessibility to a wide audience."

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The Leadership Scholars program recognizes students with a demonstrated record of academic and co-curricular achievements. Students enter the program during their first year at Ithaca College and take on new leadership challenges every semester until they graduate. Components of the program include service projects, professional development, and leadership in student organizations that is recorded in leadership portfolios that are presented to administrators and peers every semester.

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