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Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, founding director of the Office of State Grants (OSG), will present “Make STEM Education Great Again: The Challenges of Creating an Intentional and Transformational Pipeline for Historically Underrepresented College Students” at the NCORE 2017 conference which will be held May 30th through June 3rd in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Kittrell’s presentation will examine the reasons why now more than ever, historically underrepresented high school students (i.e., those who identify as African-American, Latino/Hispanic American, Native American and Alaskan Native) in the United States are seeking to explore professions in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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The 2017 Campus Life Awards committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff, and students to recognize outstanding graduating seniors who have made a difference in their roles as student leaders on campus.

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Submitted on behalf of Assistant Provost Tanya Saunders

I am pleased to announce that two faculty members from the School of Humanities and Sciences have been selected for the 2017-18 London Sabbatical Program. I thank the members of the faculty review committee for the gift of their time over winter break and the sabbatical -eligible faculty who applied with such worthy proposals.

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Inside Higher Education recently published an article by James Pfrehm, Assistant Professor of German. The article, "Finding Brains in Blood and Brawn," describes how Pfrehm found new inspiration for his career through the interdisciplinarity, collegiality, and inclusiveness of MMA training.

You can read the article here: 

www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/02/14/cage-fighting-way-reinspire-ones-inner-academic-essay

Associate Professor Joshua Bonnetta will present three new works at the 2017 Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival) taking place from Feb. 9-19.

Lago, developed in response to former Associate Professor Ron Jude's photo book Lago, is a multichannel sound installation of two compositions comprised of field recordings collected in the Sonoran Desert. The work will be accompanied with a 4-channel video installation Land of Thin Air. These two works will be exhibited for the duration of the festival in the Marshall McLuhan Salon at the Canadian Embassy. Land of Thin Air was co-edited with current Ithaca College student Jacob Schaffel-Scherrer.

El Mar La Mar is a feature length film co-directed with Northwestern University Assistant Professor John-Paul Sniadecki. The film is explores at a highly politicized area of the south-western Sonoran desert along a stretch of the Mexico/US border.

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     English Department chair Dan Breen, Associate Professor, has published an article titled “Shakespeare and History Writing” about the historiographical dimension of Shakespeare’s plays.  The article appears in Literature Compass, a highly-regarded online journal focusing on cutting-edge literary criticism. 

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The 2017 Campus Life Awards committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff, and students to recognize outstanding graduating seniors who have made a difference in their roles as student leaders on campus. 

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Ithaca College Aging Studies Fieldwork Instructor Lisa Kendall and Dr. Nancy Kusmaul, University of Maryland, discuss the possible impacts of traumatic experiences as people transition into older adulthood. They describe specific applications of a trauma perspective with elders and what helping professionals might observe in their clients to warrant further assessment. Dr. Kusmaul and Ms. Kendall highlight the distinctive opportunities and manifestations for re-traumatization with the older adult population, and the trauma-informed care implications for organizations and caregivers serving older adults. 

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Professor Srijana Bajracharya presented a paper at the 13th Annual International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 19th, 2017.

Srijana Bajracharya, from the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, presented a paper titled, “A Cross-cultural Assessment of Pro-environmental Behaviors (PEB) from Two Communities: A Pilot Study”.  This study was a part of her sabbatical leave activity.  The purpose was to pilot test the study and see if the methods including the instrument is adequate.  Additional purpose was to see if there is a relationship between individual’s perceptions about themselves and the nature and their pro-environmental behavior with special focus on reducing solid waste and also see if there is a cultural differences between populations living in two countries, London and Tompkins County.

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Donathan Brown, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, recently served as an expert commentator on the news radio program, Central Time, on Wisconsin Public Radio

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Professor Mike Mooney, along with Kurt Pakan, have deleloped a series of posters for the Cancer Resource Center of Ithaca. Be on the lookout for the posters around town.

The 2017 Campus Life Awards committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff, and students to recognize outstanding graduating seniors who should be considered for this award. 

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This January, National Geographic magazine published a historic issue focusing on the shifting landscape of gender. Luca Maurer, program director of the Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services, was an integral part of that issue. 

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The New York Upsilon chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon inducted new members on January 26.  Katie Ahrens '15 was the keynote speaker at the induction ceremony.

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Kimberly Wilkinson (Occupational Therapy, HSHP) has co-authored an article titled: “Using a multifaceted approach to working with children who have differences in sensory processing and integration”.  Her work has recently been published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  The full citation is below:

Reynolds, S., Glennon, T. J., Ausderau, K., Bendixen, R.M., Kuhaneck, H. M., Pfeiffer, B., Watling, R.,Wilkinson, K., & Bodison, S. C.  (2017). The Issue Is—Using a multifaceted approach to working with children who have differences in sensory processing and integration.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 7102360010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.019281

HSHP's Julie Dorsey and Michelle Bradshaw recently published an article titled: “Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Interventions for Lower-Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review”.  It is published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  The full citation is below:

Dorsey, J., & Bradshaw, M. (2017). Effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for lower-extremity musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 7101180030. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.023028

 "Don't Retreat. Teach Citizenship" emphasizes the role undergraduate educators can play in cultivating civility, empathy, and civic literacy across the curriculum at a moment when such aptitudes seem in short supply. The commentary draws on insights from the book Citizenship Across the Curriculum (Indiana UP, 2010), co-edited by Smith and his co-authors.

     

Lecturer Katie Ballantyne was a featured presenter at the November 2016 TEDx Chemung River conference.

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Professor Arhlene Flowers’ article, “5 Ways  to Customize Your Newsroom for Global Audiences,” was published January 20, 2017, on Ragan’s PR Daily. See https://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/22087.aspx to read the entire article.

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Congratulations to HSHP's Jenna Heffron who co-authored a recently published book chapter. The chapter is called "Self-determination and self-management" and it is in the book "Measuring occupational performance: Supporting best practice in occupational therapy (3rd ed.)"  

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Hammel, J., Lee, D., Heffron, J., & Meskin, K. (2017).  Self-determination and self-management.  In M. Law, C. Baum, & W. Dunn (Eds.), Measuring occupational performance: Supporting best practice in occupational therapy (3rd ed.).  Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Inc.