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Bob Sullivan and Tom Pfaff publish essay, Academics as Suburbanites, in Inside Higher Education. You can read the essay here http://tinyurl.com/hsuu3k7

Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, and Dale Hudson (NYU-Abu Dhabi) conducted a special workshop on their new book, Thinking Through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places (2015) with PhD students in cinema studies at New York University on November 29, 2016. 

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The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute is pleased to announce that Lisa A. Kendall, Lecturer in Gerontology, is the recipient of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) Part-time/Adjunct Faculty Honor. 

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The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) approved an official Position Paper on Media Literacy in June of 2016. The paper was written by Chris Sperry, Project Look Sharp’s Director of Curriculum and Staff Development along with Frank Baker of the Media Literacy Clearinghouse. The position paper discusses how social studies educators can use images and videos to teach media literacy analysis to students.

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Professor Barney Beins delivered an address as president of the New England Psychological at its annual convention in October. The talk was entitled Psychological Science and Scientific Literacy: Paths to a Good Life.

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, recently published a tribute to former Ithaca College screen studies faculty member John Hess, in the academic journal Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media.

Professor John Hess was a faculty member in the Department of Cinema and Photography from 1992-1998.  He taught Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis, Fiction Film Theory, and specialty courses on Latin American Cinemas.

Professor Hess passed away in July 2015 from complications from Parkinson's Disease. He was one of the founders of Jump Cut, a leading journal in screen and media studies, now celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. 

Zimmermann's  tribute, entitled "Viva John Hess," can be accessed through the link on the title.

 

Clinical faculty from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology co-authored two papers presented at iCERi-2016 (International Conference of Education Research and Innovation) in Seville, Spain. These presentations featured outcomes from an ongoing clinical program called ICreate (Ithaca College Ready to Explore/Expand All Transition Experiences), a communication support group for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.

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Luca Maurer, Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services program director, has co-authored a suite of multimedia resources with Genny Beemyn, Ph.D., Director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst: The LGBTQIA+ Supportive Campus: Developing Effective Policies, Programs & Practices Binder, CD + Digital Training Video. The resource is designed to assist higher education professionals and institutions better understand and meet the needs of today's LGBTQIA+ college students.

The resource includes a 100+ page binder, CD, fact sheets for training, and interactive video with self-assessment to measure learning. It addresses ways to create and maintain a welcoming, inclusive community, and to retain LGBTQIA+ students through graduation.

 

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to thank the Ithaca College and local Ithaca, NY community for supporting Native Heritage: 1st Peoples Month at IC this year. Each event was successful in offering a challenging and transformative experience through dialogue on cultural appropriation, representation in media, gender, historical inaccuracies, and the intersection of identities.

 

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Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology faculty, students, alumni, and the parent of a client seen in the Ewing Clinic presented at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention which was held in Philadelphia, PA, from November 17 - 19, 2016.

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Associate Professor Tom Nicholson taught a workshop in social justice documentary filmmaking at the 2016 Africa International Film Festival in Lagos, Nigeria.

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HPPE undergraduate students Lena Sargenti and Mikaela Suddaby presented at the NYS AHPERD Conference in Verona on November 17, 2016. The presentation was titled "Classroom Activity Breaks: Getting Teachers Onboard."

 

 David Turkon (Anthropology) and Anita Spring (University of Florida, Gainesville) co-organized a roundtable panel on Sustainable Development Goals entitled, ANTHROPOLOGICAL INTERROGATIONS OF THE UN'S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. The roundtable was peer reviewed and awarded invited status by the Association for Africanist Anthropology and Culture and Agriculture, both subsections of the AAA. David chaired the panel.

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The Teaching Transgender Tool Kit has won yet another award.  The College Student Personnel Association of New York State recently recognized Luca Maurer, as co-author, with the Significant Research/Publication Award.  This award is designed to call attention to a significant piece or published report having both intrinsic merit and educational significance for the field of student personnel as practiced in post-secondary education institutions.

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Karin Wikoff, Electronic and Technical Services Librarian, presented: "Budgeting in an Academic Library" at the Charleston Conference in South Carolina on November 3.

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On November 4, 2016, Karryn Olson-Ramanujan of the Environmental Studies and Sciences department was the keynote speaker for the Women, Food and Agriculture Network's annual conference in Nebraska City, Nebraska. 

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On behalf of the Office of Admission, I am writing to offer our thanks to the entire Ithaca College community. This past semester, we hosted four Open Houses for 1,428 prospective students and their guests (2,011). We want to thank YOU for all of your work to make these programs a success!

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Fae Dremock, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences,  was an invited speaker to a poetry class at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. Her poetry chapbook, And The Baby Gods Sprout Like Milkweed (2014, Dancing Girl Press) was one of the textbooks for the class.

Dr. Andrew Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, recently published in peer-reviewed journal Studies in French Cinema

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The article, titled “The Modern Political Cinema: From Third Cinema to Contemporary Networked Biopolitics,” looks at a qualitative shift in global political cinemas within the new era of globalization. Outside the Law reworks the earlier Battle of Algiers in order to situate the Algerian Revolution in an increasingly globalizing world. This acknowledgement has important ramifications for the production of political subjectivity, which is both fragmented and networked by global flows of information, economies, and people. The cinematic production of subjectivity offers an important critique of Samuel P. Huntington’s Clash of the Civilizations, illustrating the unique potential of film to enter into contemporary debates surrounding international relations.

 

 

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