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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered an invited keynote address at the iDocs Symposium in Bristol, UK, at the University of the West of England.  Her talk was entitled “Thinking Through Digital Media:  Transnational Environments.” 

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Last Thursday, the Caribbean Student Association (CSA) held an event titled “We Are Not Our Stereotypes” in Emerson Suites.  This event featured a series of speeches and performances all with the purpose of dispelling stereotypes about individuals of Caribbean heritage.  This event aligned perfectly with CSA’s mission, which is to “educate themselves and others within and out of the Ithaca College community about the social, political, and fiscal issues of the Caribbean.” Congratulations to CSA for hosting such an impactful event for both the amazing performers and all the excited attendees in the audience.

Last Friday, the IC International Club hosted Interfashional Night, an annual fashion show showcasing clothing from all around the world.  Both international and American students got the chance to walk the runway wearing traditional clothing from many different cultures.  This year’s theme was “Now Boarding,” which served as a reference to boarding a plane to travel to a new destination and represented the truly cross-cultural nature of this event.  The event also included live entertainment and refreshments, which made for an exciting night!

For more on IC International Club and other student organizations please click here.

Sister 2 Sister, an empowerment group for the women at IC and a network of support for social, emotional, psychological, academic, and political growth, held an event called “Re-Claiming Blackness” to conclude Black History Month, Sunday, February, 28 in Emerson Suites. The event showcased a variety of Ithaca College students and alumni as well as a group of three poets/teachers from Albany called, “The New Poets.”

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Paula Ioanide, associate professor of comparative race and ethnicity studies, was honored to present on the emotional politics of racism with sociologists Rayshaw Ray of Univ. of Maryland and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva of Duke University in February. The symposium, titled "Know Justice, Know Peace," was organized by David Ikard, Professor of Africana Studies at University of Miami. A video of the symposium may be viewed here.

Ellie Fitts Fulmer, Assistant Professor of Education, and colleagues presented last week at the US Department of Education’s conference for Math Science Partnerships in Baltimore, MD. The presentation, titled, “Partnering for Success: A Unique Museum-District-Higher Education Partnership” discussed the strengths and challenges of the 12-year teacher professional development program, Greater Allentown Math Science Partnership (GAMSP), in Allentown, PA, of which Dr. Fulmer was a faculty member and coordinator for most of the program’s duration (2005-2013).

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Raza Rumi (Scholar in residence, Honors Program) recently published an article entitled "Badge of Honour" in India Today on Pakistani filmmaker who received as Oscar for best short documentary

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Marella Feltrin-Morris (Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures) recently published an article entitled "Persuasive Spaces: Translators' Prefaces to the Divine Comedy" in Forum Italicum (Spring 2016). 

 

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Benjamin Rifkin:

Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has been selected for the Roster of Fulbright Specialists.  Her selection is a result of her books, publications, lectures, and workshops on democratic new media documentary and her research and programming work on environmental and human rights issues across media and multiple arts for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College.

This Roster is a list of candidates who are eligible to be matched with incoming project requests from overseas academic institutions for Fulbright Specialists.  Dr. Zimmerman will be considered for projects that require her expertise. 

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 Nine Ithaca College students traveled to New Brunswick, New Jersey as registered participants of the East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) conference held on the campus of Rutgers University.  As members of the Asian American Alliance student organization, Candice Tan ’18, Lucy Chen ’16, Sara Kim ’17, Walter Martzen ’19, Erika Mae Dimagiba ’19, Michelle Flores ’19,  Jung Chen Kuo ’19, Luke Watkins ’18, and Fion Wu ‘16  represented IC among the many institutions and participants present.

 

 

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The Ithaca College Women in Computing (ICWC) sent two teams to the  RIT WiC Hackaton and came home with two awards.

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 Submitted on behalf of Gerard Turbide, Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management

 

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 A tribute CD to Ithaca College composer Dana Wilson has recently been released. 

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Each year, the School of Music Performance Studies Department sponsors a concerto competition.  The winners of this competition are provided the opportunity to perform with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra (ICSO).  On Sunday afternoon, January 31st, nineteen finalists, having already been selected to perform via preliminary rounds of competition, took the stage in Ford Hall to compete for this honor.

The following students were declared winners in the 2016 Ithaca College Concerto Competition:

Benjamin Pawlak, a Piano Performance major studying Prof. Greg DeTurck;

Ariana Warren, a Vocal Performance & Music Education major, studying with Prof. Carol McAmis;

Kathryn Vorel & Kengo Ito, marimbists, Percussion Performance majors, studying with Prof. Gordon Stout.

These students will perform their selections with the ICSO, under the direction of Prof. Jeffery Meyer, on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Ford Hall, James J. Whalen Center for Music. 

Congratulations to these deserving students!  

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Dave Gondek (Biology). “Local professor weighs in on Zika outbreak”. Ithaca Journal. February 3, 2016View the PDF here.

Photo by Kelsey O'Connor

 

Andy Smith's lab published a paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology titled,"'Double network gels and the toughness of terrestrial slug glue".  Alex Wilks ('15), Sarah Rabice ('14), Holly Garbacz ('15) and Cailin Harro ('17) co-authored this paper.

 

The article is available here:  http://jeb.biologists.org/content/218/19/3128

 

Erika Bucior, Ithaca College, won the Best Poster Presentation Award for “The physiological responses of Brassica rapa (Fast Plants) to nutrient and drought stress” Co-author: Peter Melcher. Presented at the 2015 Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting held in Edmonton, Alberta Canada for the Physiological Section.

Link to Abstract

http://2015.botanyconference.org/engine/search/index.php?func=detail&aid=804

 

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Peter Melcher (Biology) presented a talk at the American Society of Plant Biology Northeastern sectional meeting in Rhode Island, March 30th, 2014.

Title of talk "A new approach to measure hydraulic resistance in plants"

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WATCH ► THE OFFICIAL SMA MUSIC VIDEO!

This month, Ithaca College Summer Music Academy (SMA) celebrated the conclusion of its third successful year. Having enrolled 381 participants—an increase of 19% from 2012—SMA students hailed from 18 states and six foreign countries, including Argentina, Canada, China, Japan, Morocco, and Taiwan. The SMA expanded to offer new programs this year, including an International Division, Performance Track, and Jazz Institute, which each added to the success and prominence of the Academy.

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