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Faculty and students presented both collaborative and individual work at the national archaeology and biological anthropology conferences and the northeast regional anthropology conference. (right: Teresa Macagnone and Luke St. Clair discussing their posters with conference attendees)

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IMC majors, Sara Harmon and Lauren Denecke, have been named finalists for the 2014 Washington Media Scholars Foundation's Media Plan Case Competition. After challenging entry and semifinal stages, only six teams in the country are designated finalists.

 

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Matt Fee, assistant professor of screen studies and director of the Park Scholar Program, presented at the recent conference Contemporary Horrors: Destabilizing a Cinematic Genre, held at the University of Chicago.

Fee presented “A Decade of Decay: Industry, Ideology, and the Growth of the Irish Horror Film,” research that examines the recent boom in the production of Irish horror films, its ideological importance to contemporary anxieties regarding the rural and the family and, more generally, the complicated role of genre in developing a national cinema.

“The Night of Broken Glass,” a short story by Jack Wang, associate professor and chair of the Department of Writing, has been shortlisted for the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. His story is one of 19 finalists chosen by an international panel of judges from over 3,700 entries from 53 Commonwealth nations.

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The College Television Awards — a national competition recognizing excellence in college student-produced video, digital and film work — has honored Ithaca College senior Kristin Leffler for her documentary on a band composed of musicians with disabilities.

Leffler, a senior journalism major, was awarded the Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship for Following Flame. The film was produced for Professor James Rada's Documentary Journalism course.

The scholarship recognizes student filmmakers whose work sheds light on people with disabilities, helps emerging artists gain recognition and increases visibility for artists with disabilities.

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A documentary by Leah Galant ’15, Caroline Padroza ’14, Rachel Woolf ’15 was recently screened at the Visions Film Festival and Conference in Wilmington, NC and the National Film Festival for Talented Youth in Seattle.

Their film, Beyond the Wall, explores the obstacles that former prisoners face as they reinvent themselves and reintegrate into society. Through the personal story of Raymond Roe, this film challenges the negative public perception of formerly incarcerated people.

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The Ithaca College Department of Occupational Therapy had a memorable weekend at the 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association Conference in early April.

More than 30 members of the IC OT program past and present contributed to 12 presentations (full list below); faculty members received multiple honors; and alumni showcased products. 

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Dr. Lynn Gitlow, associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, was recently named a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. This honor is given to occupational therapists who, with their knowledge and expertise, have made significant contributions to continuing education and the professional development of other members of the AOTA.

Gitlow was one of just 36 people named a fellow in 2014. Fewer than 850 people have been given this honor nationally since 1973. Gitlow is the second Ithaca College faculty member to earn this honor. Carole Dennis was the first in 2012.

The Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology was well represented last weekend at the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention in Saratoga Spring, New York.

Five faculty members (Tina Caswell, Jana Waller, Mary Pitti, Amy Rominger, and Luanne Andersson) and four students (Sharon Beltaine, Danica Carlson, Kaitlyn Risberg, and Casey Phillips) presented at the conference:

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 LGBT initiatives at Ithaca College were highlighted in articles by Buzzfeed and Nerd Scholar. Ithaca College's LGBT friendliness was recognized by Buzzfeed in "The 25 Best Colleges and Universities for LGBT Students.” It was lauded for having the "Most Innovative" LGBTQ initiatives by Nerd Scholar.

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Read Club Hub Volume 4 Issue 13 to learn how Athlete Ally is making a difference. Also learn about the many great events that happened on campus.

Steven Mauk (music) was recently featured at the Biennial Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance.

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Charles De-Ganga, Biochemistry’14

I am currently interested in general surgery and plastic surgery as specializations are concerned, but I am staying open to all experiences in medical school. I hope to be able to return to my home country of Nigeria to contribute to the betterment of health care system there. Having lived in Nigeria for 18 years of my life, I am well aware of the need for better health care professionals and facilities, and would like to set up a practice there as well.

Benjamin Jung, Biochemistry ‘16

His dream is to become a physician to help people who are suffering from physiological problems.   To learn more about the profession he has travelled to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to volunteer.  He also participated in a program in Thailand that allowed him to do clinical rotations . This experience confirmed his interest and desire to continue to medical school.

Thank you, Dr. Kastenbaum for your support!

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autneu.2013.10.008.

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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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Newest Research Findings Hit the Media:

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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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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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