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Contributed by Estela Santos-Pape on 09/10/2013
Campus Pride has once again included Ithaca College on its list of the top 25 LGBT-friendly colleges and universities in the country. The list was released by Campus Pride in conjunction with The Huffington Post. Campus Pride is a national nonprofit organization that works to create a safer environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.
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Contributed by Judy Smith on 09/09/2013
Adjunct professor of Psychology Cris Haltom has been invited to present at the Conference for Eating Disorders in Alpbach, Tyrol, Austria in October. The title of her presentation is “Collaborative Professional Education for Carers of Those with Eating Disorders“
Contributed by Matt Morgan on 09/08/2013
Stewart Auyash, Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, presented "Challenges and Ethics for Public Health and Human Rights in the Age of Social and New Media" at a workshop on conflict zones at the Visible Evidence International Conference in Stockholm in August.
Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 09/06/2013
Maki Inada. Poster Presentation. "Linking the C-Terminal Domain Code of RNA Polymerase II to Modulating Chromatin States in fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe”. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Eukaryotic mRNA Processing Meeting. Cold Spring Harbor, NY. August 2013.
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Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 09/05/2013
Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 09/05/2013
For the past 24 years the Mind and Life Institute has been hosting dialogues between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Western scientists on a variety of topics, exploring the similarities and differences in views of Buddhism and Western science. This discussion series will focus on dialogues held during Mind and Life XVIII: “Attention, Memory and Mind”. These talks focus on discussions of Western Neuroscience and Buddhist views of attention, memory and consciousness.
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Contributed by Michael A. Malpass on 08/27/2013
Prof. Nuttall presented a lecture, a paper, and seminars at the University of Mysore during the summer
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Contributed by Judy Smith on 08/27/2013
Rebecca Post ’14 and Stephanie Miller ’14 were invited to present their research as part of the Young Researchers in Developmental Psychology symposium at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Honolulu, HI, this August. They were the only undergraduates at the convention to receive this honor, with the other four papers in the symposium presented by graduate and post-graduate students. Their research, carried out under the supervision of Nancy Rader, Psychology, found that attention, as measured by pupil dilation, is orchestrated by gestures that caregivers use when they talk to their infants. A summary of the research is presented below:
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Kathleen Mulligan has been named a recipient of The International Alliance of Women World of Difference Award.
Contributed by Kimberly Anderson on 08/27/2013
Kathleen Mulligan (Department of Theatre Arts) has been named a recipient of The International Alliance of Women (TIAW) World of Difference Award for her project "Wheels for Women", which benefits the residents of the Sakhi Shelter for victims of domestic violence in Kerala, India.
"Each year, through the TIAW World of Difference 100 Awards, The International Alliance for Women recognizes up to 100 extraordinary women – and men - from around the world who have contributed to the economic empowerment of women. This impressive group includes recipients from six continents who have supported women’s economic empowerment across a wide range of circumstances, from small communities to large cities, from rural areas the developing world to the business capitals of the developed world. What they have in common is their outstanding commitment to better the world through the economic empowerment of women." (TIAW Website)
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Aging Studies Professors Elizabeth Bergman and Mary Ann Erickson Publish Research on Students and Interest in Aging
Contributed by Paula Davis on 08/27/2013
Two faculty members in gerontology and an alumna who minored in aging studies have recently published their research in the journal, Educational Gerontology. “Attracting and Training Tomorrow’s Gerontologists: What Drives Student Interest in Aging?” was authored by Elizabeth J. Bergman, assistant professor, Mary Ann Erickson, associate professor and department chair, and Jocelyn N. Simons ’11. The research was supported in part by a grant from Ithaca College’s Center for Faculty Research and Development.
Demographic and labor force trends point to a critical need for professionals trained to work with older adults. This current study investigated factors associated with interest in aging-related topics and careers and knowledge of the opportunities that exist in the field of gerontology. Readers can access the research methodology and read the authors’ conclusions in this on-line article.
Department of Health and Human Services Awards Federal Grant to Ithaca College Gerontology Institute
Contributed by Paula Davis on 08/26/2013
The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute has received a federal grant of $73,254 to train health professionals as a participant in the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC) consortium. This grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services covers the current (and fourth) contract year of a five-year grant subcontract (7/1/2010 to 6/30/2015), with the University of Rochester as lead institution.
“This funding acknowledges the great work that the Gerontology Institute and its partners have been doing,” said Rhoda Meador, director of the institute. She continued, “In these times of federal sequestration, having this grant renewed is truly a vote of confidence and allows us to continue training health and aging services professionals in 17 rural counties in central and western New York.”
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Contributed by Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson on 08/25/2013
Dr. Deckman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, authors the lead article in the Summer 2013 issue of the Harvard Educational Review. "Leaving the Space Better Than You Found it Through Song: Music, Diversity, and Mission in One Black Organization" explores the Kuumba singers of Harvard College and documents the story of Sheldon K. X. Reid, director of the Kuumba Singers, and how he has experienced his work as program director of the longstanding multicultural organization. She was invited to blog about the context for this research in Voices in Education.
Contributed by Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson on 08/23/2013
Dr. Cathrene Connery, Associate Professor of Education, has published Constructing a Community of Thought: Letters on the Scholarship, Teaching, and Mentoring of Vera John-Steiner. The volume is co-edited with Robert Lake of Georgia Southern University and includes essays by leading researchers in sociolinguistics, anthropology, psychology, education, and the arts. The text is part of Peter Lang's Educational Psychology series.
Contributed by Matt Morgan on 08/22/2013
Katherine Beissner, Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, recently published two interrelated papers in the Fall issue of the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.
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Contributed by Carol Hansen on 08/22/2013
Faculty in Environmental Studies and Sciences collaborated with co-instructors from Primitive Pursuits to publish a paper in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences about the Environmental Sentinels (ENVS 120) course.
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Contributed by Kimberly Anderson on 08/22/2013
Sarah Brylinksy, Communications Management and Design ’08, recognized in Sierra Magazine for her “Aha Moment” here at IC.
Below is an excerpt from her interview:
A couple of months into a freshman seminar, Sarah Brylinsky sat through a PowerPoint presentation. It wasn't much more than a series of line charts from a 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. But the charts had pluck. Their lines were fire engine red, and they rose fervently up, up, following the perilous trajectory of greenhouse gas concentrations and surface temperatures. The final slide was just a quote from David A. King, the former chief scientific adviser to the British government: "In my view, climate change is the most severe problem that we are facing today--more serious even than the threat of terrorism."
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Contributed by Tina Bennett on 08/20/2013
Jennifer Tennant has published a chapter in a new book by Stanford University Press. The chapter is called "Measuring the Population with Disabilities for Policy Analysis" (with Rich Burkhauser and Andrew Houtenville) and it appears in "Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences: Job Loss, Family Change and Declines in Health" edited by Kenneth Couch, Mary Daly and Julie Zissimopoulos.
Contributed by Kimberly Anderson on 08/20/2013
Catherine Taylor, Associate Professor of Writing, recently had her book Apart reviewed by The Los Angeles Review of Books.
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Contributed by Jonathan Ablard on 08/18/2013
Pearl Ponce, Associate Professor in the Department of History, has published a chapter in a book. Her article on Kansas' Lecompton Constitution has been collected in Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border, published this month by the University Press of Kansas (http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/newbytitle.html). This book grows out of the Border Wars Conference she was invited to in 2011.
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