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Stephen Sweet, Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology, participated in the White House Summit on Working Families held June 23 in Washington DC. 

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Laura presented at the 2014 Canadian Health Libraries Association, held June 17-20, 2014, in Montreal. The conference theme was "Scaling New Heights Together". Laura's lecture was entitled, "Research Syntheses in Graduate Research: A Scoping Review." 

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Marie Sanford, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, presented a poster at the 22nd Annual Colloquium of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children-APSAC (June 11-14, 2014) in New Orleans, LA.. The poster was entitled “Clinical Perspectives in Interviewing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children.”

The Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology has conducted ongoing research in oral proficiency of non-native English speakers. The most recent presentation included work contributed by graduate student research assistants, Anne Escobedo (Class of 2015) and Julie Balazs (Class of 2014) with faculty member, Marie Sanford.

They presented a paper at the 9th International Conference of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. The paper was entitled “Identifying Reliable Predictors of Oral Proficiency in Non-Native English Speakers.”

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Quoted in the media: Faculty members Alka Bramhandkar, Chris Hummel, Susan Swensen Witherup, Kari Brossard Stoos and Michael McCall; staff members Tom Rochon, Diana Dimitrova, Michael O’Neill, Gerard Turbide; and student Leah Galant. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media Page.

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Marlena Grzaslewicz, an Emmy-winning sound editor, recently finished work on Ken Burns' upcoming documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate Story. The series is set to air on PBS in September.

Grzaslewicz served as dialogue editor on the project. At Ithaca College Grzaslewicz is a Pendleton Endowed Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies.

This week PBS released a preview of the series which is now available online. To watch the preview, visit: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-roosevelts/.
 

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Carlos Figueroa (Politics Department) has recently presented a paper titled “The Footnote/Endnote as an Interpretive Analytical Tool in Historical Political Science” as part of the Interpretation Across the Discipline panel, and also chaired a discussion on "Theorizing Black Identity" within the section titled Race, Ethnicity and Politics.  These sessions were part of the Western Political Science Association annual conference held in Seattle, WA, April 2014.  

Stewart Auyash, Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, participated as a member of the program review team for the IES Study Abroad programs in Cape Town, South Africa.  The on-site portion of the review took place in May.

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ICTV's Newswatch 16 won Fierst Place for Best News Story in the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association competition.

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On Monday May 26th, Enrique Gonzalez-Conty presented a paper titled “Inconsolable Memories: Miguel Coyula's Reconstruction of Cuban Cinema" at the Caribbean Studies Association Annual Conference in Merida, Mexico.

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Michael "Bodhi" Rogers receives the 2014 Excellence in Education award from the SUNY Geneseo Alumni Association.

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Miranda Kaye, assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, had two presentations at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity in Minneapolis, MN on June 12 and 13. 

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The following students represented Ithaca College at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders held on June 4-7, 2014 in College Park, MD: Natasha Brower ’16, Jamila Carter ’16, Ciara Lucas ’17, Amanda Morales ’17, and Natalie Reed ’16.

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Karin Wikoff, Electronic and Technical Services Librarian, presented at the Academic Librarians Conference 2014 in Albany on Tuesday.  As Spokesperson for the Enhancing Access to Research Databases Work Group, an initiative of I2NY (Information Infrastructure for New York), she brought conference attendees up-to-date on the work of the Work Group's 5 Task Groups:

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The American Film Showcase, a special project of the US State Department, has reappointed Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, as a film expert for their film envoy program.

This appointment is Zimmermann’s third as a US State Department Film Envoy as a scholar and programmer of both analog and digital document.  For the American Film Showcase and the US State Department, Zimmermann has worked in China and in Guinea, delivering lectures, moderating post-screening discussions, and conducting workshops.

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 His review appears in the current issue, Volume 41, Number 2. May 2014. 

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Yvonne Rogalski, Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, presented a poster titled "Exploratory Study on Hearing, Cognition, and Memory in Aging" at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

The poster was co-authored by Amy Rominger (pictured right), Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and discussed an exploratory study investigating the effects of unaided hearing loss on cognition and recall for auditory versus written expository text passages in normal hearing young adults, normal hearing older adults, and older adults with hearing loss.

Results of the study showed participants performed better on the recall of auditory information regardless of group, hearing loss was associated with several cognitive measures.

The Ithaca College Interdisciplinary Internship Coordinator’s Committee (I2C2) held an interdisciplinary conference for supervisors of Ithaca College students, Mindfulness Theory and Practice: Teaching Students who Struggle, on Friday June 6, 2014 at La Tourelle in Ithaca, NY.

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Lynne Pierce, associate director for student and young alumni programs, and Samantha Gibble '15, vice president of Ithaca College's Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT), presented at the recent Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Conference on Young Alumni and Student Engagement, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in early June.

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Patricia R. Zimmermann recently served as an invited panelist for the Media Arts section of the National Endowment for the Arts 2014 round of grants.

The National Endowment for the Arts offers grants to support the development, production, and distribution of innovative projects that demonstrate media as art and media about the arts (e.g., visual arts, music, dance, literature, design, theater, musical theater, opera, folk & traditional arts, and media arts including animation and digital art).

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