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Participating in a panel entitled ‘Visualizing Deep Time’ (spanning fossil histories to astronomy to contemporary moving images) he spoke about the relationship between cinematic imaging technologies, on the one hand, and the realm of scientific visualization, on the other, in the quest to conceptualize and represent the 13.8-billion-year history of the cosmos via the evolving history(ies) of audio-visuality.

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Jennifer Germann, Associate Professor in Art History, has been awarded a Core U.S. Scholar Fulbright award to the University of York in the United Kingdom to support research into her project, "Entangled Lives: The Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray (c.1770s-80s) and the Dynamics of Gender, Race, and Rank in British Portraiture." 

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On Thursday, March 23rd the college held its 27th annual Educational Technology Day and it was a big success.  We had well over 1,100 people participate in the event this year, with over 700 people from as far away as Buffalo, Oswego, Binghamton and Albany, and hundreds of Ithaca College faculty, staff and students.

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Education Studies students presented a paper investigating racial comedy in college teaching at the University of Pennsylvania’s Ethnography in Education Research Forum in Philadelphia last month. Stephanie Graziano (’17 Speech Language Pathology & Audiology), Alec J. Tucker (’17 History, Theater), Kevin Guevara (’17 English) and Dr. Ellie Fitts Fulmer (Education) presented their work, titled “Laughing at the Truth: Investigating Racial Comedy in Anti-Racist Teacher Education” as part of a data analysis workshop alongside advanced doctoral students and early career faculty members. Their work explores the strengths and drawbacks of using racial comedy media in teacher education. The analysis in this session extended the work of this undergraduate research team’s efforts towards forming an architecture of racial comedy pedagogy for anti-racist education, looking closely at the imperfections and controversies embedded in it. The student research team will present the next iteration of their work at the Whalen Symposium on April 13.

Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental  Film Festival, and Claudia Costa  Pederson, assistant professor of art history at Wichita State University published a chapter analyzing the experimental media work of French Canadian artist Vincent Grenier.


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The Ithaca College Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary is proud to announce Ithaca College's Winners for our Of The Month Award recognition. 

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 HPPE Recognized at National Awards Ceremony

 At its recent national convention in Boston, the Society of Health and Physical Educators /SHAPE America recognized a HPPE faculty and three alumni for their outstanding contributions.

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 Peter Silberman, Associate Professor of Music Theory, presented a talk based on an Ithaca College course he developed at the annual meeting of the South Central Society for Music Theory in Memphis, TN, on March 18.

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 Five History majors presented original research at the March 4, 2017 meeting of the Phi Alpha Theta Western New York Regional Meeting.The students presented their research to both their peers and faculty who are experts in the fields.  

Naomi Hanson won one of six "Best Conference Paper" awards for "A Royal Encounter: Finding Commonality between Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley and Queen Elizabeth I."

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The Ithaca College chapter of the American Marketing Association (ICAMA) was again recognized as one of the leading chapters in the country, receiving numerous awards at the 2017 AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, March 16-18.

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Dr. Ellie Fitts Fulmer (Ithaca College, Education Department) and Dr. Alesha Gayle (University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education) presented a paper at the Ethnography in Education Research Forum at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia last month. Their paper, titled, “LOL? Humor and Racial Literacy in University Classrooms” explores using racial comedy media in college coursework, drawing on a literacy lens for understanding more about this practice. Specifically, Fulmer and Gayle seek to move towards a theory of racial comedy in teacher education, given that this is currently widely practiced in college classrooms absent of a critical framework undergirding it.

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Srijana Bajracharya from the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education published an article titled, “Knowledge, Perceived Benefits and Barriers of College Employees Regarding Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening: A Replication Study” in a peer reviewed journal, International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society. This paper was presented at the International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society, in Madrid, Spain, in 2015.

The purpose of this project was to replicate a previous study and examine current employees’ knowledge and perception regarding CRC issues and find out if there is any difference between the results from two studies. The main reason for this research was to find out what current population’s needs are so that targeted CRC educational workshops can be planned for them.

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In the internet age, where a simple Google search can spoil the magic of Santa Claus for kids, Macy’s hoped to fill the World Wide Web with positive affirmations of belief. Cyndy Scheibe, a developmental psychologist from Ithaca College, had conducted her own research on belief in Santa to contribute to Macy’s efforts.

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 The Ithacan was presented with a Silver Crown award by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at the spring National College Media Convention on March 12 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City. The Crown Awards are the highest honors presented by CSPA.

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Aging Studies faculty Mary Ann Erickson, Associate Professor and Chair, and Elizabeth J. Bergman, Associate Professor, co-presented a resource exchange at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) in Miami, March 9-12, entitled Deepening Discussion about Diversity in Gerontology Courses. Elizabeth Bergman also presented a resource exchange entitled, Innovations in Intergenerationality as a Pedagogical Tool

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The 40th annual Spring Induction Ceremony of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Ithaca College will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center for Music. During this year’s induction, 104 students across all schools will be added to the membership.

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IC CSTEP participants Theo Alexander ‘18, Allan Bowen ‘17 and Ambra Munlyn ‘17, will each be presenting their research at the 31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Memphis, Tennessee on April 6-8, 2017. 


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A recent ASHA Leader article highlighted an excerpt from a live Q&A presentation by SLP faculty members Amy Rominger, AuD, CCC-A, and Yvonne Rogalski, PhD, CCC-SLP. The Q&A session, which was part of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association's online conference "Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Patients with Dementia," discussed their collaborative investigation into the impact that hearing loss has on cognition and memory in healthy older adults.

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Ithaca College students traveled to Albany, New York on February 14th to stand up for student aid! More than 370,000 New York students count on state student aid programs each year to help pay for college.

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Ithaca College CSTEP participant Venique Clarke ‘17 participated in the 2017 Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Winter CSTEP Mini-Course from January 9-13th. Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The Ithaca College Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), operated under the Office of State Grants (OSG) supports historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged groups from New York State who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, engineering, technology, and health-related STEM fields.

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