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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, served on a panel on human rights, gender, and sexuality in Islamic contexts, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, on Oct 27. Her co-panelists were Juan Cole (Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History, U-M) and Samar Habib (associate researcher, Centre for Gender Studies, University of London).

Shirin Ebadi, Nobel laureate and Iranian human rights lawyer, served as a respondent to the panel in addition to giving the keynote as part of this event. The proceedings were live streamed and will also be available here in the near future: http://ummedia05.miserver.it.umich.edu/itscomm/disc/symposium.html

Mara Alper (Media Arts) presented her video art work at a guest lecturer in the graduate design program at the Technische Universität in Berlin in October. In September, she presented in the Gatty Lecture Series in the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell, where she is a Faculty Research Associate. Her talk on “Bali: Sacred Waters/Surging Tourism” included a screening of her documentary “Sacred Waters of Bali.” This work also screened at the Dallas Video Festival in October.

The Technische Universität Berlin is a research university founded in 1879 considered one of the most prestigious education institutions in Europe.

Cyndy Scheibe and Chris Sperry presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference was held to discuss how K-12 teachers could engage students in critical thinking about the environment and sustainability.

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Professor Pei Zheng, Department of Journalism, has newly published her paper, “A content analysis of research on China in top-ranked communication journals from 1995 to 2014: a comparison with other Asian countries”, at Asian Journal of Communication, a refereed international publication and Thomson Reuters SSCI listed journal.

The study adopted content and citation analysis to compare the trend of communication research in East Asian countries over the past 20 years. The quantitative and longitudinal analysis revealed the changing patterns, theoretical and methodological gaps on China and East Asian studies, which offered guidance for communication scholars worldwide to study Asian context.

On Saturday, October 22, Dr. Cristina Gomez gave the Randolph Lecture at the Seaway Section Meeting of the Mathematics Association of America, held at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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With Himadeep Muppidi (Vassar College), Naeem Inayatullah presented “The Miracle is What I am Trying to Understand: Science, Biography and Intimacy in International Politics.”  The invitation to deliver their multimedia presentation came by way of University of Aberystwyth's Politics and Performance International group.   Naeem also attended the two day conference titled Racialized Realities in World Politics organized by the journal Millennium at the London School of Economics.  He presented “How to Enjoy an Avocado: Hegel, Race, and Genocide,” and served as a discussant for the panel,  “Telling Stories in/of a Racialized World.”  

His talk can be accessed here: https://www.academia.edu/29411870/How_to_Enjoy_an_Avocado_Hegel_Race_and_Genocide

Hélène Larin, PT, PhD, a member of the IC Tots on Bots research team, presented "Effect of Robotic Self-initiated Mobility Experience on Cognition in Pre-crawling Infants: Preliminary Findings."

 

Arhlene A. Flowers, associate professor in Integrated Marketing Communications, and Yvette Sterbenk, assistant professor in Communication Management and Design, published “Winter, You Win: Ithaca Convention and Visitors Bureau ‘Surrenders’ to Key West with an Unconventional Campaign that Goes Viral” in Case Studies in Strategic Communication (CSSC). CSSC is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the study of strategic communication through the case study form. Both Flowers and Sterbenk are in the Department of Strategic Communication housed in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

 

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"The Nature of Things," a short story by Associate Professor Jack Wang of the Department of Writing, appears in the current issue of The Malahat Review, a Canadian literary journal from the University of Victoria. The story follows a young couple, both Canadian foreign nationals, in Shanghai during the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937.

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Ithaca College's Internet station, VIC Radio, won the top prize in the Audio Special Broadcast category at the National Student Electronic Media Convention, presented by College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI).

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Psychology students Marissa Cardwell ('17), Allie McGuane '17), Chrissy Smith ('17), and Jocelyn Suarez ('17) presented the result of their research at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 15.

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Donathan Brown, associate professor in Communication Studies and coordinator of the Culture and Communication major, has co-edited an interdisciplinary book as part of a series titled "People of Color in the United States."  The book focuses specifically on immigration and migration. 

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The Ithaca College Library received the 2016 Spirit Award from the South Central Regional Library Council at the Council's annual meeting.

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During the week of October 10th, Michael Twomey (English; Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts) visited Belgium at the invitation of the Centre d’Études sur le Moyen Âge et la Renaissance (Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, where he delivered a lecture and served on a dissertation jury.

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 As part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Saratoga National Historical Park will also be offering a series of contributing author lectures. The latest event will be on  Saturday, October 22nd, at the Saratoga Town Hall (12 Spring St. Schuylerville, NY) at 1:00pm - Archaeologists Michael Rogers and Scott Stull will be discussing the British Surrender and the Aftermath of the Battles.

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Karin Breuer won a grant to attend a NEH Summer Institute entitled “Teaching the Reformation after Five Hundred Years.”  

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Inada M, *Nichols RJ, Parsa JY, Homer CM, *Benn RA, *Hoxie RS, Madhani HD, Shuman S, Schwer B, Pleiss JA. Phospho-site mutants of the RNA Polymerase II C-terminal domain alter subtelomeric gene expression and chromatin modification state in fission yeast. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Jul 8. pii: gkw603. [Epub ahead of print]

* IC undergraduates

Four senior BFA women in theatre arts: Eunice Akinola, Molly Makowiec, Jordan Pesci-Smith, and Brooke Shilling accompanied Associate Professor Kathleen Mulligan to the second annual Statera Conference for Women in Theatre in Denver, Colorado over fall break. 

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Kudos to Carl Cohen

Contributed by Michelle Jaskula on 10/19/2016 

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On behalf of Terri Stewart:

 On October 13, 2016 Carl Cohen, Ithaca College’s Parking Services Supervisor was elected to the Board of Trustees for the New York State Parking Association (NYSPA) at the association’s Annual Meeting at Tuning Stone Casino in  Verona New York.   Carl was a founding member of NYSPA in 1992. He is proud to be providing leadership in the parking industry in New York State after a 13 year absence before assuming his current position at Ithaca College in May of 2014.

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 The Ithacan has been named a national Online Pacemaker Finalist by the Associated Collegiate Press. The Pacemaker is ACP’s top honor, commonly referred to as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism.” 

Entries for the award were judged during the Spring 2016 semester (Kira Maddox, editor-in-chief; Evan Sobkowicz, managing editor/webmaster). Winners will be announced on Oct. 22 at the Fall National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C.

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