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"Bees Do It (For Now): Biologist’s Research May Lead to Building a Better Vibrator"

Read a press release about Paul's work.

Erika Bucior presented a poster at the Northeast Regional American Society of Plant Biologist Conference held at Northeastern University in Boston, MA on  April 11th and 12th.

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Dr. Matthew Holtmeier, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies, recently presented at the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Montreal, Canada.

Participating in a workshop titled 'Teaching Transnational Cinemas,' he discussed how to enact a critical pedagogy through assignment and curriculum design, and best practices for contextualizing transnational media. This panel was selected by the SCMS Transnational Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group as having particular significance to the academic study of transnational media.

Archaeogeophysical and 3D laser scanning at the Old Fort Johnson National Historic Landmark site in Fort Johnson, New York provides a case study for creation of an integrated landscape. The ability to digitally image above and below ground features creates a new way of visualizing an integrated landscape.

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Mara Alper's presentation "Re-Imagining Water: Citizens Educating Fellow Citizens About Water" at the 7th World Water Forum, in Korea on April 14 was attended by an enthusiastic international audience from Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. After her presentation, people discussed their water interest areas and experiences educating others. Her materials were requested for presentations about water conservation and bottled vs. tap water at Seoul National University, a Korean water conservation company and an Indonesian youth education program.

During the forum, Mara enlisted international guest experts for her online course "Water Planet" and her Ithaca Seminar "The Power of Water." They are from Laos, Slovakia, Austria, Great Britain, Indonesia and the US.

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Larin, H., Wessel, J. (2015) Do emotional-social intelligence, caring, moral judgment and leadership of physical therapy students predict their clinical performance? International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 10(4).


Each year, the Ithaca College chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi invites outstanding seniors to apply for selection as the chapter’s candidate for one of the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowships for the first year of graduate or professional study. This year the IC chapter of Phi Kappa Phi received many outstanding applications for consideration.

The selected application was submitted by Katharine Ahrens, a senior Mathematics and English major (Music Minor) in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College, who plans to continue study at North Carolina State in the Fall 2015.

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Quoted in the media: Faculty members Jack Wang, Alison Shields and Stephen Mosher; students Candace King and John Jacobson; and alumnus David Muir. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

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Stephen Mosher, Professor, Department of Sport Management and Media, along with Elijah Breton (Sport Studies/Communication Studies '18) and Brian Hotchkiss (Sport Studies/Writing '09) presented at the Annual Popular Culture Association Conference in New Orleans, April 1-4. Their presentation was titled "Tony Stewart and NASCAR's Deadly Sins."

Shaianne Osterreich, Associate Professor in Economics,  was invited to present at the New School for Social Research in New York during a workshop entitled After Global Feminization: Industrial Change and Gender Segregation.  This workshop brought together scholars investigating questions related to gender equality in labor market outcomes for workers in the global south.  Shaianne’s paper, "Gender, Decent Work, and Global Production Sharing in Indonesia”,  used the International Labour Organization’s definition of ‘decent work’ to investigate the differences in pay and types of contracts for women and men that work in manufacturing exports.  Significant sectoral gender segregation means that women’s export factory work is very different than men’s and often comes with significantly less pay, more temporary contracts, fewer safety provisions, and less access to health benefits.

Dr. Andrew Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, recently presented at the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Montreal, Canada.

Participating in a panel on the role of sound in online and app-based documentary projects (including a recent work by Canadian artist Stan Douglas), he spoke about theories of interactivity and immersion in considering the role of online and mobile screen technology in mediating our auditory experiences of the world, including how sound (unrecorded as well as recorded) shapes our experiences and understanding of space and place.

This panel was selected by the SCMS Documentary Studies Scholarly Interest Group as having particular significance to the academic study of documentary.

Students from the theatre department took on different roles last week to assist sixth year physical therapy students to get hands on experience working with patients with neurological impairments as part of a cross-departmental collaboration. 

Six student actors -- Aaron Roberts, Jose Useche, Alexandra Nicopoulos, Lydia Flock, Tyler Sapp, and Brooke Shilling -- participated across three lab sections of Neurological Rehabilitation II to portray different levels of recovery after traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident and various stages of Parkinson’s disease. 

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Julia Lapp, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, presented at the European Institute of Food History and Food Studies in Tours, France in late March.

The presentation titled "From Schmierkase to Sustainability: New York State Cheese and the Artisanal Cheese Movement" is based on Lapp's current research about New York State cheese manufacture. In her research, Lapp explores the history of cheese making in NYS and interviews contemporary NYS cheese-makers about their work in relation to the development of the regional food system.


Beatriz Montilla (Spanish), Priscilla Lee (Film, Photography, & Visual Art), and Dr. Sherry Deckman (Education) recently presented a breakout session at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Alumni of Color Conference. The interactive session focused on cultivating cross-racial empathy in race-focused higher education classes and study abroad programs. Beatriz, Priscilla, and Sherry are currently in the process of preparing an article manuscript based on this work.


Peter Martin (Education) recently published his work “Contradictory Reforms: When NCLB Undermines Charter School Innovation” in the journal Current Issues in Education.  By examining how a particular public charter school was transformed in response to the need to improve student scores on state tests, the article discusses how the two most prominent current educational reform efforts act at cross-purposes. 

Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras, conducts and teaches at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and conducts the Erie All-Area Orchestra in Buffalo, New York.

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Quoted in the media: Faculty members Zillah Eisenstein, Michael Rogers, Stephen Mosher and Jack Wang; staff member John Bradac; student Noah Zheutlin; and alumna Kody Keplinger. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

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Brooke presented on "Agricultural and Culinary Tourism on the Big Island of Hawai'i: Assessment of Current Models and Directions for the Future" at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meetings, Pittsburgh, PA, March 26. 


The presentation was based on research conducted during her fall 2014 sabbatical at the University of Hawai'i, Hilo. 

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Are you feeling overwhelmed with the stresses of developing your leadership skills on top of your classes and other responsibilities? The Self Development Initiative focuses on bringing leadership opportunities to students in a stress-free way by offering workshops and learning opportunities for students to develop a sense of self confidence. These skills are taught to promote personal and academic growth so students have the power to become future leaders in any capacity.

An example workshop hosted by the Self Development Initiative includes the Stress Management workshop that was held Tuesday, March 31. This workshop provided advice for students to pursue campus life in a healthy and maintainable way.

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This past Monday, HiFashion Studios hosted their last fashion show of the semester entitled "Art Pop," which played off of concepts created by famous Artist, Andy Warhol. The show featured a runway in Emerson Suites as well as an art gallery outside of the suites highlighting artwork featuring models in “Art Pop” fashion. The event drew in approximately 350 campus members who had memorable experiences with this out-of-the-box fashion show.


To learn more about exciting things happening for student organizations read the next issue of Club Hub.