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Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras, will be presenting three days of conducting masterclasses at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, one of the largest performing arts institutions in the world and one of the most important in the area of conducting training.

 

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Paula Twomey, Spanish instructor in the DMLL, has published Ten Fairy Tales in Latin with Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, in collaboration with Suzanne Nussbaum.

The ten tales include Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Little Red Hen, The Gingerbread Man, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Pied Piper, and Sleeping Beauty. These popular fairy tales are presented as a script designed to be read aloud as reader’s theater or performed for a larger audience as a mini-drama. Each tale concludes with both a traditional ending and a “twisted ending” – an unexpected alternative conclusion to the story.  A puzzle or activity accompanies each tale.

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An exhibition of Photography Professor Ron Jude's Lick Creek Line project will open on Saturday, February 1st from 7 - 9 pm at Gallery Luisotti in Santa Monica, CA.

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 Keith Kaiser, Chair of Music Education, gives multiple presentations and clinics during one week trip to Oregon State University and to the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference.

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Sustainable Tompkins, an organization devoted to catalyzing sustainable development in our region, has awarded a "Sign of Sustainability" to the IC Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences and the Gerontology Institute for their joint development of the 2013 Retirees in Service to the Environment (RISE) program. The IC entities partnered with staff at Longview to implement the RISE program, which involved elders at Longview and from the community in a training program to become effective environmental stewards. Students involved with the IC Natural Lands volunteer stewards program assisted with the training of the older adults. Plans are now underway for the 2014 RISE program.

 Congratulations to all parties involved with this designation.  I am proud to be part of an institution so committed to sustainability, and this and the PRW and Business structures manifest that commitment.

 Ben Hogben, Access Services Manager in the Ithaca College Library, recently presented a webinar series on working with volunteers and student employees.

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Michael Twomey presented a paper titled "Encyclopedic Environments" at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association in Chicago on January 9th.  Drawn from a book-in-progress, the paper examined the representation of the natural environment in two of the Middle Ages' most influential encyclopedias:  Isidore of Seville's Etymologies, written in 636, and Bartholomaeus Anglicus's On the Properties of Things, written in about 1240 and republished often, including an English edition from the 16th century that is often called "Shakespeare's encyclopedia."  Twomey's thesis is that the geography, animals, and plants covered in these encyclopedias are primarily those of classical and biblical literature, which suggests that their intention was to support study in the liberal arts.  The paper was in a session on encyclopedism that was sponsored by the MLA's Division of Comparative Medieval Literature.

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Patricia Zimmerman, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was an invited speaker and scholar in residence for a special two day convening on women, food security, the environment, and Kenya for the Inequality Initiative, a special project of the Women and Gender in Global Perspective Institute at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign on November 11 and 12, 2013.

Zimmermann spoke on a panel with former Wall Street Journal reporter Roger Thurow, responding to issues raised in his new book on food security and women in rural Kenya, The Last Hunger Season.

As part of her residency, Zimmermann participated in roundtable discussions with faculty and graduate students exploring media representations of food security, the environment, and Africa.
 

Stephen D. Younger, Scholar in Residence, Department of Economics, delivered a lecture "The Incidence of Fiscal Policy in Armenia," at the American University of Armenia, Monday, January 20, 2014.

Jonathan Ablard participated in a panel on teaching at the 2014 American Historical Association meeting, in Washington, D.C. 

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Naeem Inayatullah’s (Politics) three-page article, “Playing on the Shores of an Imperial Pedagogy,” appears in the journal Critical Studies on Security, Vol. 1, No. 3, (2013), pp. 355-357.  He discusses three of his courses: “Cuba and Haiti,” “Music of the African Diaspora,” and “Seeing ‘War of the Worlds.’”

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Michael Twomey (English), Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, has published an eco-critical essay about the medieval English romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.  Titled "How Green Was the Green Knight? Forest Ecology at Hautdesert," the essay explores the poem's adaptation of "the forest of romance," a literary convention, to the environmental realities of fourteenth-century English forests.  The essay appears in Arthurian Literature 30 (2013), 27-54.  Michael presented earlier versions of this paper before the triennial congress of the International Arthurian Society, Bristol, UK, in 2011, and before the Ithaca College English Department's honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, in 2012.

Quoted in the media: Faculty members Rhoda Meador, Deborah King, Scott Hamula, Maura Stephens and Jeff Cohen; staff members Thomas Rochon and Gerard Turbide. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was an invited speaker to discuss new media, social media and conflict zones with graduate students in journalism and mass communication at the University of Oregon-Portland on November 2, 2013.

Her interactive presentation was done via Skype. She analyzed and discussed transmedia projects that engage conflict through non-confrontational design to engender dialogue, exploration, and user-generated participation. The projects analyzed included Lunch Love Community, Triangle Fire Archive, Engage Media, and works by new media artists Stephanie Rothenberg and Brooke Singer. Graduate students worked with these projects before the session, and then participated in a dialogue analyzing the ethics, politics, affordances, and implications of these new forms of documentary.
 

 

The award is presented annually by Community Dispute and Resolution Center (CDRC) and Greater Ithaca Activity Center (GIAC).

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An article by Steve Seidman, professor emeritus and lecturer in the Department of Strategic Communication, was published in Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture, edited by Jacqueline Edmondson.

His article titled, “Rock Concert Posters” chronicles the history of poster styles and the evolution of one-time event notices into collectable artwork and souvenirs.
 

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, published an essay, “Frances Flaherty and Non Preconception" for the 2013 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar 2013 Catalog, History is What’s Happening.

Through archival diaries, letters, speeches, and publications, this catalog essay probes how Frances Flaherty developed theories of documentary based on Zen principles of non preconception and the participation mystique, ideas often falsely attributed to her husband, explorer and filmmaker Robert Flaherty.

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 The Ithacan has been named one of 15 national finalists for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 2014 Crown Award in the competition’s “hybrid” category. The hybrid category is defined as “print publications that provide live coverage via website between print editions.”

 The list of finalists in this category includes publications from Ball State University, Indiana University, the University of Pennsylvania, Iowa State University and the University of Oklahoma, among others. The winners, who receive either a Gold or Silver Crown, will be announced at the Spring National College Media Convention in New York City, March 12–15.

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 The work of five staff members of The Ithacan has been honored with Gold Circle Awards by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in its 30th annual Gold Circle competition. The 2013 awards are for work produced during the 2012–13 academic year. The following work from The Ithacan was honored with awards:

  • Emily Fuller and Erica Pirolli, First Place for Overall Tabloid Design
  • Sabrina Knight, Second Place for Sports Photography, for "When Push Comes to Shove" (October 12, 2012, p. 28)
  • Rachel Woolf, Third Place for Photo Illustration, for “Breaking the Bank” (April 11, 2013, p. 1)
  • Steven Pirani, Certificate of Merit for General Feature Story, for “Local Indulgence: Guests Explore Origins of Food and Wine on New Tour” (April 4, 2013, p. 13)

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