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Kathleen Mulligan (Theatre Arts) was a featured speaker at the inaugural Statera Foundation Conference on August 1, 2015 at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah.

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity taught a summer course on Islam as part of SUNY and St. Petersburg State University's annual Institute on Linguistics, Cognition, and Culture, in St. Petersburg, Russia, in July.

Gladys M. Varona-Lacey, Modern Languages and Literatures professor, presented a conference paper at the XVI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánca in Tenerife, Spain (July 2015). Her paper, “Recuerdo, ausencia y desplazamiento en ‘Cortado en dos’”, analyses a short story by Mirta Yáñez, a Cuban writer, was recently inducted to the Academia Cubana de la Lengua.

 Professor Rogers and undergraduate researchers Ryan Fedora '17, Addison Hebert '16, Jeff Hejna '16, and Evan Van de Wall '16 traveled to Mt. McGregor (just north of Saratoga Springs, NY) to conduct preliminary scans of the location where President Grant finished his memoirs and passed away from throat cancer. The team completed a full scan of the exterior of the house and established a plan for scanning the interior. 

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Dr. Derrick Fox, Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education/Conducting led teachers from around the country in professional development sessions focused on teaching in the middle school/junior high choral classroom. Hosted this past July by the Michigan State University School of Music in East, Lansing, MI., workshop topics included assessment, rehearsal planning and technology. 

Dr. Fox will also lead junior high and high school choral directors in the Orange County Public School System of Orlando, Florida in similar sessions this August. Particular focus will be given to assessment and technology, as they adopt a one-to-one technology plan.

NCC News (Newhouse Communications Center, Syracuse University) recently ran a story about a fascinating case involving an IC athlete with vocal cord dysfunction that was conducted by 2 IC Clinical Faculty members, Clinical Associate Professor of Athletic Training & Head Athletic Trainer, Mike Matheny, MS, ATC, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Speech Pathology & Clinic Director Mary Pitti, MS, CCC-SLP. The case is a result of an exciting and informative interprofessional collaboration between the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences and the Department of Speech Language-Pathology and Audiology in the School of Health Sciences & Human Performance, and has lead to several forthcoming publications by the 2 professors. The story can be read and heard here

 Clinical Associate Professor, Courtney Gray, MS, ATC and AT Major, Class of 2014 and current DPT student, Andrew Claypool published Nonsurgical Management of a Jones Fracture in a Collegiate Basketball Player, a unique case study in the July 2015 Issue of "The International Journal of Athletic Training & Therapy", the result of collaborative work between Professor Gray and Andrew during his clinical education in the Athletic Training Education major in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences.

Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies and director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, served as a judge for the Richard Wall Memorial Award.

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 Andrew Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, recently delivered papers at two international conferences.

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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.

Marie Sandford, Clinical Associate professor in the Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and graduate students Dana Sharabi (Class of 2015), Maria Sanchez-Freeman (Class of 2015), Alexandra Fish (Class of 2015), and Erin Gatti (Class of 2015) presented their work at the 4th International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues and Practices at the Institute of Phonetics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic


Their presentation, Comparing Instructional Approaches for Attaining Oral Proficiency in Adult English Language Learners shared results of pre, intermittent, and post -ratings of intervention outcomes for individuals working to modify their accented English.  

Marie Sanford, Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and graduate students, Anne Escobedo (Class of 2014) and Julie Balazs (Class of 2013) had a manuscript accepted for publication in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Vol. 8, Issue3.  In their article, Identifying Reliable Predictors of Oral Proficiency in Non-native Speakers of American English, they reported on speakers of Mandarin-, non-continental Spanish-, Arabic-, and Hindi-influenced English.

In May, the authors were informed that this article was selected by the editorial board for inclusion in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Annual Review.

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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Jean C. Hardwick, Shannon E. Ryan (’12), Eric Beaumont, Jeffrey L. Ardell, E. Marie Southerland, Dynamic remodeling of the guinea pig intrinsic cardiac plexus induced by chronic myocardial infarction, Autonomic Neuroscience, Available online 31 October 2013, ISSN 1566-0702,

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One of the winners of the Thirty-Fourth Annual American Book Awards is Will Alexander's Singing in Magnetic Hoofbeat published by Essay Press, of which Writing Department Associate Professor Catherine Taylor is a Founding Editor.

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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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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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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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Dr. Couch read his paper entitled “The Homage: Eben's Analysis of Buxtehude” at The College Music Society’s 2011 International Conference in Seoul and Gyeongju, South Korea (July 3–10, 2011).

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