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Professor of Politics, Asma Barlas, gave the visiting Marsico Scholar's lecture at the invitation of the department of Religious Studies, University of Denver (her alma mater), on October 13th. The title of her talk was "Muslim Women: Between religious and secular extremism."

Professor Doug Turnbull (Computer Science) was recently awarded an NSF Information & Intelligent Systems grant for $100,000. The grant focuses on using user preference information that is collected from his MegsRadio.fm personalized radio app to improve media recommendation algorithms.   

 

This grant will primarily be used to support undergraduate research at Ithaca College over the next three years.  Details can be found at:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1615679

This is a collaborative grant with Professor Thorsten Joachims who was awarded $400,000 to support graduate research at Cornell University.

 

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Vincent Wei-cheng Wang, Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Politics, featured for work on U.S.-Taiwan relations and Obama's foreign policy pivot to Asia.

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Paula Twomey Publishes a Book

Contributed by Tina Bennett on 10/11/2016 

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Paula Twomey published "35 Discussion and Response Topics For Immediate Communication."  This book helps student practice speaking skills in small groups for a brief conversations. Students use basic interrogatives, develop an exchange of ideas, improve writing skills, review vocabulary in context and practice tense usage.

Black Female Bodies Fetishized – Black Thought Devalued: Critical Womanist Perspectives within a Predominately White Institution. The presentation was well received in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday, September 30th as it incorporated original narrative research of Black female student-activists’ experience of sexual objectification, tokenization, degradation, and fetishization, while being intellectually devalued and silenced at a predominately White institution. In an effort to begin healing the trauma of White supremacist consumption of Blackness and to provide a space for decolonization, the presentation introduced the major themes that derived from a series of different focus group discussions, which we call Sister Circles, comprised of both collective and isolated groups of pre-adolescent school-age girls, college women, and adult women within researched communities.

For two days of intensive discussion of on-going research projects, scholars from Germany, Austria, Greece, and the United States gathered at “The Politics and Polemics of Gender in Early American Theater” conference in Salzburg, Austria.  On Friday, Friday September 30, 2016, Conger presented her paper entitled “Deborah Read Franklin and Sally Franklin Bache: Intergenerational Cultural Performances of Politics."

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Maki Inada presented in Kyoto, Japan!

Maki Inada. Poster Presentation. “Serine Phosphorylation in the C-Terminal Domain of RNA Polymerase II Modulates Gene Expression in Sub-telomeric Regions of Schizosaccharomyces pombe via Chromatin States”. Eukaryotic mRNA Processing Meeting. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Kyoto, Japan. Summer 2016. Co-authored with Robert J. Nichols (Biochemistry '14), Jahan-Yar Parsa and Christina M. Home (University of California, Berkeley),  Ruby A. Benn and Reyal S. Hoxie (Biochemistry ’15),  Hiten D. Madhani and Stewart Schuman (University of California, San Francisco), Beate Schwer (Weill Cornell Medical College),  Jeffrey A. Pleiss (Cornell University).  View the abstract here.

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Barney Beins chaired a symposium and presented a paper at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Denver, Colorado. He also participated on APA’s Council of Representatives, the governing body of the organization.

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Peter Silberman, associate professor of music theory in the School of Music, has published a review of two recent undergraduate music theory textbooks.

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Sae-Mi Lee, one of HSHP Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellows was awarded the “Student Diversity Award” at the 31st annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) conference held September 28- October 1 in Phoenix AZ.

This award recognizes and honors the achievements of students involved in research, service or applied experiences that focus on diversity issues.

Sae-Mi Lee also presented a workshop at the conference titled: “It is Our Problem: How to Advocate for Social Change in Applied Sport Psychology” with colleagues from the University of Tennessee and West Virginia University.

 

Exercise and Sport Studies faculty and students represented Ithaca College at the 31st annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) conference held September 28- October 1 in Phoenix AZ. AASP is the premier international conference in sport and exercise psychology.

Associate Professor Justine Vosloo (Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences) and a group of graduate students in the Exercise and Sport Sciences Graduate Program presented a workshop titled:

“Making Learning Fun: Creative Activities for those Potentially Dry Topics within Sport and Exercise Performance Consulting” by Sydney Masters, Cathlyn Pistolas, Brian McDevitt, Margaret McConnell, Megan Walker, Justine Vosloo.

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 Two Ithaca College students, seniors Daniel Tjie and Ryan Bianconi, from the Department of Mathematics presented at MathFest 2016. 

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In anticipation of the upcoming 2016 presidential election, Ithaca College’s Media Literacy Initiative “Project Look Sharp” has updated their popular high school through college curriculum to include media resources comparing past presidential campaigns with the current election.

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 Writing Professor Cory Brown has published an autobiographical personal essay entitled "Brutality of Desire" in Journal of Narrative Politics, volume 3, number 1

 

 

 Xanthe Matychak, ENVS, will be sitting on two panels at World Makerfaire this weekend. In the first panel she will share the work that she does with the makers of Air Quality Egg, a web connected air quality sensor made in Ithaca by Wicked Device, LLC. Xanthe extended that work into a student project last semester that was featured at EdTech day. 

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In July, Matt Klemm, Associate Professor, History, was one of fifteen scholars invited to participate in a Faculty Development Seminar on the Ancient Greek historian, Herodotus.   

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was invited to Chattanooga, Tennesee by the Association of Visual Arts (AVA), one of the oldest arts organizations in the region, to present a variety of lectures, school visits, and presentations.

 

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Steven Mauk, professor of saxophone in the School of Music, was one of the adjudicators this summer at the 8th International Saxophone Competition in Slovenia, held July 2-9.

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Bob Sullivan and Tom Pfaff have a chapter published in the first of three monographs on the future of Honors Education. Their chapter, Seminars, Curricula, Rigor: Paradoxical Constraints on the Future of Honors appear in Present Successes and Future Challenges in Honors Education. The book is published by Rowman & Littlefield. The second book, Continuity and Innovation in Honors College Curricula,  is available now and the third, Structural Challenges and the Future of Honors Education, will be available in December.

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The work of Professor Jerry Mirskin of the Department of Writing is the subject of an essay entitled "The Hard Part Is Knowing What to Say: The Poetry of Jerry Mirskin" by Howard Nelson, which appears in the current issue of The Hollins Critic, a publication of Hollins University. The essay is part of a series that "presents the first serious surveys of the whole bodies of contemporary writers’ work." Other writers whose work has been surveyed include John Engels, Jane Hirshfield, and Edwidge Danticat.

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