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Gladys M. Varona-Lacey, Modern Languages and Literatures professor, presented a conference paper at the XVI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánca in Tenerife, Spain (July 2015). Her paper, “Recuerdo, ausencia y desplazamiento en ‘Cortado en dos’”, analyses a short story by Mirta Yáñez, a Cuban writer, was recently inducted to the Academia Cubana de la Lengua.

 Professor Rogers and undergraduate researchers Ryan Fedora '17, Addison Hebert '16, Jeff Hejna '16, and Evan Van de Wall '16 traveled to Mt. McGregor (just north of Saratoga Springs, NY) to conduct preliminary scans of the location where President Grant finished his memoirs and passed away from throat cancer. The team completed a full scan of the exterior of the house and established a plan for scanning the interior. 

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Dr. Derrick Fox, Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education/Conducting led teachers from around the country in professional development sessions focused on teaching in the middle school/junior high choral classroom. Hosted this past July by the Michigan State University School of Music in East, Lansing, MI., workshop topics included assessment, rehearsal planning and technology. 

Dr. Fox will also lead junior high and high school choral directors in the Orange County Public School System of Orlando, Florida in similar sessions this August. Particular focus will be given to assessment and technology, as they adopt a one-to-one technology plan.

NCC News (Newhouse Communications Center, Syracuse University) recently ran a story about a fascinating case involving an IC athlete with vocal cord dysfunction that was conducted by 2 IC Clinical Faculty members, Clinical Associate Professor of Athletic Training & Head Athletic Trainer, Mike Matheny, MS, ATC, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Speech Pathology & Clinic Director Mary Pitti, MS, CCC-SLP. The case is a result of an exciting and informative interprofessional collaboration between the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences and the Department of Speech Language-Pathology and Audiology in the School of Health Sciences & Human Performance, and has lead to several forthcoming publications by the 2 professors. The story can be read and heard here

 Clinical Associate Professor, Courtney Gray, MS, ATC and AT Major, Class of 2014 and current DPT student, Andrew Claypool published Nonsurgical Management of a Jones Fracture in a Collegiate Basketball Player, a unique case study in the July 2015 Issue of "The International Journal of Athletic Training & Therapy", the result of collaborative work between Professor Gray and Andrew during his clinical education in the Athletic Training Education major in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences.

Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies and director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, served as a judge for the Richard Wall Memorial Award.

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 Andrew Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, recently delivered papers at two international conferences.

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Phoebe Constantinou, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, recently published an article entitled, "Academic Language in Physical Education" in the peer-reviewed journal, Strategies, Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, (volume 28, number 3, pages 9-17).

The article focuses on defining academic language in physical education and provides a step-by-step approach designed to help preservice and inservice teachers understand and incorporate academic language into their lesson planning. It provides examples of discipline-specific vocabulary, language functions, syntax, and discourse, aiming to clarify ambiguities surrounding language demands as they relate to the field of physical education. Furthermore, teaching strategies and assessment tools that enhance and measure academic language skills are discussed and presented.

 Matthew Holtmeier, postdoctoral teaching fellow in screen studies, recently delivered papers at two academic conferences.

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Andrew Utterson, assistant professor of screen studies, recently published an essay in the peer-reviewed journal Quarterly Review of Film and Video.


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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival,  was one of three featured keynote speakers at a special symposium at the University of Washington entitled “Opium:  Fifty Years of Opium and Conflict in the Shan State of Burma, a Visual Retrospective.”

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Anthony Adornato, assistant professor of journalism, presented his research paper, Evolving Journalistic Guidelines: A Survey of Social Media Policies in US Television Newsrooms, at the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in San Francisco.

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Professor Rogers, his team of physics students Evan Van de Wall '15 and Ryan Fedora '16, and Dr. Scott Stull used a NextEngine 3D laser scanner to take readings every 0.1 millimeter across various elements of the ceiling. The papier-mâché decorative ceiling at Philipse Manor Hall is one of only two such ceilings still intact in the United States. Other traditional conservation and preservation methods are not helpful due to the fragile nature of the decorative elements. 

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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. 

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Woizero Jarvis, an incoming first-year HEOP and CSTEP student, was invited to attend the Beating the Odds Summit at the White House on July 23rd.   The Summit was part of the White House Reach Higher initiative by First Lady Michelle Obama.  


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 The Maplewood Cemetery was incorporated in 1866 and expanded the cemetery area around an older, preexisting burial area. The cemetery was active until the late 1960s early 1970s at which time it went into disuse. Lack of maintenance over forty years resulted in a deterioration of the cemetery. A newly formed board is reviving the cemetery. 

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Professor Peter Melcher (Biology) publishes a Commentary “Seeing into the xylem using non-invasive techniques provides clarity in understanding mechanisms involved in long-distance sap transport in plants”. This commentary discusses the importance of a recently published article (July, 2015): “Vulnerability to cavitation differs between current-year and older xylem: nondestructive observation with a compact MRI of two deciduous diffuse-porous species” by Kenji Fukuda, Daichi Kawaguchi, Tomo Aihara, Mayumi Y. Ogasa, Naoko H. Miki, Tomoyuki Haishi and Toshihiro Umebayashi.  Go to for more details.  Full print version will be out soon


Marie Sanford, Jana Waller, Tina Caswell (Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology), and graduate student Spencer Horchler (Class of 2016) presented a poster at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Schools Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Their presentation, Bridging Transition Plan through Social Communication Support Groups highlighted recent outcomes of ICREATE: the Ithaca College Ready to Expand/Explore All Transition Experiences.

Carole Dennis, Julie Dorsey, and Lynn Gitlow, faculty in the Department of Occupational Therapy, had an article published recently. The article, titled “A call for sustainable practice in occupational therapy” appeared in the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (June, 2015: vol. 82, no. 3, pp. 160-168).

The paper presented the view that human activity, or occupation, is inseparable from the environments in which people live. It reviewed threats to human health from environmental degradation and climate change, and linked concepts of sustainability with occupational therapy philosophy and practice. It presents a call to occupational therapists to promote sustainability in research, policy, and practice to help build a sustainable future.


Jennifer Tennant, Economics Department, Published "Is the 2010 Affordable Care Act Minimum Standard to Identify Disability in all National Datasets Good Enough for Policy Purposes?" (with R. Burkhauser, L. Fisher, and A. Houtenville), in the Journal of Economic and Social Measurement. 

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