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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. 

Ithaca College in the Media

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Quoted in the Media: Faculty members Rebecca Plante, Anthony Adornato, Diane Gayeski and Stephen Tropiano; and staff member Ronald Hart. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media Page.

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Laura Kuo, Health Sciences Librarian, and Jana Waller, Clinical Instructor/Fieldwork Coordinator/Assistant Chair in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, recently had a manuscript accepted for publication in Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders (CICSD).

In their article, Teaching Evidence-Based Practice and Information Literacy in an Undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology Program: A Student Reflection, Kuo and Waller highlight the benefits of collaboratively teaching undergraduate students information literacy (IL) skills for finding evidence-based information. The publication is based on a study they conducted to assess teaching evidence-based practice (EBP) and IL skills through an active-learning library workshop in an undergraduate speech-language pathology (SLP) capstone course.

Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Megan Wolk on 07/10/2015 

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Quoted in the Media: Faculty members Bryan Roberts, Barbara Howard, Diane Gayeski, Devan Rosen, Stephen Mosher, Jeff Cohen, and Brad Treat; and staff member Gerald Hector. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media Page.

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Bonnie Solt Prunty, Director of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs, received a Presidential Service Award in recognition of her contributions to the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International.

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 The remaining candidates from the Athletic Training Class of 2015 have taken and passed their Board of Certification national examination during the June exam window, completing a 5th consecutive year of 100% first time passing rate for the program.

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In September 2015, Luke Keller will travel to the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope to conduct observations of young stars in a nearby galaxy that may be forming solar systems.

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More than 650 chemistry professionals and students from academia and industry participated in this event.   Those included representatives from large research institutions (such as Cornell, Yale & Princeton) and smaller graduate and undergraduate schools (Bucknell, the College of New Jersey & SUNY Brockport) as well as companies (Johnson and Johnson, Advion, etc.), from NY, NJ, PA, Vermont, Washington DC, MA and other states in NE area, and extended to the participants as far as California, Colorado, Chicago, North Carolina, Florida and Canada.


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