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Anthony Adornato, recently presented a paper at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in Montreal. His paper was titled “Forces at the Gate: Social Media’s Influence on Editorial and Production Decisions in Local Television Newsrooms.”

Adornato, an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, conducted a nationwide survey of news directors. The results show popular, or trending, content and topics on social media are a significant factor in choosing stories to cover. The study also explored how these stories are treated in newscasts versus those gathered through more traditional sources, and how relying on social media can increase the chance that newsrooms will spread misinformation.

Beachler and Shevory’s WHEN GOOD COMPANIES GO BAD:  100 CORPORATE  MISCALCULATIONS AND MISDEEDS provides a detailed, accessible, and essential guide to recent cases of irresponsible, illegal, and sometimes criminal corporate behavior.   Coverage areas include: financial and banking, health care, environment, arms exports, fraud, civil rights, sexual harassment, employment, and more.

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Andrew Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, recently delivered papers at three academic conferences.

At the annual Cultural Studies Association conference (University of Utah), he discussed the ARPANET (a late-1960s precursor to the internet that included the University of Utah as one of its earliest networked nodes) in the context of digital cultural history and theories of media ecology and technological determinism.

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Theatre Arts faculty member Saviana Stanescu Condeescu publishes two of her plays.

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Members of the campus community wrote more than 750 letters to welcome the first-years to campus, as part of a letter writing campaign with IC More Love Letters. Residential Life staff distributed letters on bulletin boards and residence hall rooms where first-year students live. ICMLL’s mission is twofold: to hide kind notes around campus for people to find and to write encouraging letters for people who need them. If you ever have a friend who is feeling down, you can nominate them and the organization will shower them with love. For more information, contact Sabrina Knight at

To find out more about IC Love Letters and other student organizations accomplishments please click here to read Club Hub Volume 5 Issue 1.

PODER: Latino Student Organization is a student group on campus that works to celebrate and educate others about Latino/a culture. Emily Ramos (Writing ’15) has been a member of PODER for three semesters, and this fall will be her second semester as co-president.  Ramos said, “the purpose of our organization is to promote diversity and awareness of Latino/a culture on campus. One of our main goals is to provide a space for Latino/a students … to come and support each other and continue to develop and grow as individuals on this campus.” They're busiest time of year begins in just a few days.

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 Assistant Professor Donathan Brown of Communication Studies has been invited to be the plenary speaker at the closing session of the The International Conference on Arts, Culture, Heritage and the National Development Plan: Vision for 2030.  The meeting will take place at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa, October 1 - 3. 

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Professor of trumpet Frank Gabriel Campos and professor of guitar Pablo Cohen appeared on American Public Media's 'Performance Today' on Thursday, September 11. They performed the Siete Canciones Espanoles (Seven Popular Songs) by Spanish composer Manuel De Falla. Campos and Cohen created the trumpet and guitar arrangement of the popular work, originally for voice and piano.

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When Google Glass was announced in spring 2013, the response from consumers to the quirky yet futuristic looking eyewear was almost universal.

“Looks cool, but what does it do?”

Well, Ithaca College clinical associate professor Mike Buck is one of many leaders in the field of physical therapy answering that question. In a recent article by Today in PT, Buck discusses how Google Glass can improve physical therapy sessions by allowing students to see themselves through the eyes of a patient.

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Four current or former Ithaca College student members of Phi Kappa Phi were recently selected to receive awards from the Phi Kappa Phi national organization.

Tiffany Lu (M.M., Performance in Conducting) - Love of Learning Grant
William Pomerantz (B.S., Chemistry, 2002) - Love of Learning Grant
Lauren Mazzo (B.A., Journalism) - Study Abroad Grant
Andrew Becker (B.S., Biochemistry, 2014) - National Fellowship Award

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Minna Resnick’s work will be included in the exhibition “Print Facets: Five Centuries of Printmakers" at The Curator Gallery/Chelsea, NYC from Sept 12 through October 25, 2014.

Lisa Barnard, Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication, has had a paper accepted for presentation at the 2014 MAPOR (Mid-Atlantic Public Opinion Research) Conference.

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Marlena Grzaslewicz, an Emmy-winning sound editor, recently finished work on Ken Burns' upcoming documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate Story. The PBS series begins on Sunday, September 14.

Grzaslewicz served as dialogue editor on the project. At Ithaca College Grzaslewicz is a Pendleton Endowed Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.

To watch the preview of the series, visit:

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Chip Gagnon, Associate Professor of Politics, has published a co-edited volume, Post-Conflict Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Routledge, 2014).

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Don Beachler (Politics) published, "The Quest for Justice in Cambodia: Power, Politics, and the Khmer Rouge Tribunal,"  in Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, Volume 8 , 2014, special issue on Post-Genocide Cambodia.

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Three of CAPS clinicians presented at the 32nd Annual Counseling Centers of New York (CCNY) Conference this summer in Plattsburgh, NY.

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Carlos Figueroa, assistant professor in the Politics Department, has just published a book Foreword for a collection of scripts/plays by Tony Broadwick titled You're Not Listening and Other Plays (Fountainhead Press, 2014) that challenges us to take seriously what Figueroa calls "the dominance of ascriptive markers thinking,"; that is, the politics of categories of difference (race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, among others) that often get in the way of substantive human communication and relations. These categories of difference are structured and defined by unequal power relations among & between people who are situated within shifting often controversial institutional and communal spaces.  Figueroa writes, in the early decades of "the 21st Century, scholars, writers, and poets have explored, and revisited the concepts of race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, and sexual orientation, and their relations to identity, citizenship and communal politics within a number of historical contexts, policy debates and public discourses.

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 Dr. Emily Mason recently published an article titled, in General Music Today.  

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Jan Elich Monroe, associate professor and chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, presented at the JAMK School of Applied Sciences International Summer School in Finland this summer.

The topic of this year's Summer School was Creativity, Learning and Quality of Life. Monroe's presentation was titled "Contemplative Education: Refocusing our energy and Finding Meaning in Our Teaching."

The Summer School was attended by faculty from the United States, Finland, United Kingdom, and Norway. 

Sociology faculty Bhavani Arabandi (assistant professor), Stephen Sweet (associate professor) and Alicia Swords (associate professor) published “Testing the Flat World Thesis: Using a Public Dataset to Engage Students in the Global Inequality Debate”.

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