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The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) approved an official Position Paper on Media Literacy in June of 2016. The paper was written by Chris Sperry, Project Look Sharp’s Director of Curriculum and Staff Development along with Frank Baker of the Media Literacy Clearinghouse. The position paper discusses how social studies educators can use images and videos to teach media literacy analysis to students.

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Professor Barney Beins delivered an address as president of the New England Psychological at its annual convention in October. The talk was entitled Psychological Science and Scientific Literacy: Paths to a Good Life.

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, recently published a tribute to former Ithaca College screen studies faculty member John Hess, in the academic journal Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media.

Professor John Hess was a faculty member in the Department of Cinema and Photography from 1992-1998.  He taught Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis, Fiction Film Theory, and specialty courses on Latin American Cinemas.

Professor Hess passed away in July 2015 from complications from Parkinson's Disease. He was one of the founders of Jump Cut, a leading journal in screen and media studies, now celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. 

Zimmermann's  tribute, entitled "Viva John Hess," can be accessed through the link on the title.

 

Clinical faculty from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology co-authored two papers presented at iCERi-2016 (International Conference of Education Research and Innovation) in Seville, Spain. These presentations featured outcomes from an ongoing clinical program called ICreate (Ithaca College Ready to Explore/Expand All Transition Experiences), a communication support group for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.

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Luca Maurer, Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services program director, has co-authored a suite of multimedia resources with Genny Beemyn, Ph.D., Director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst: The LGBTQIA+ Supportive Campus: Developing Effective Policies, Programs & Practices Binder, CD + Digital Training Video. The resource is designed to assist higher education professionals and institutions better understand and meet the needs of today's LGBTQIA+ college students.

The resource includes a 100+ page binder, CD, fact sheets for training, and interactive video with self-assessment to measure learning. It addresses ways to create and maintain a welcoming, inclusive community, and to retain LGBTQIA+ students through graduation.

 

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to thank the Ithaca College and local Ithaca, NY community for supporting Native Heritage: 1st Peoples Month at IC this year. Each event was successful in offering a challenging and transformative experience through dialogue on cultural appropriation, representation in media, gender, historical inaccuracies, and the intersection of identities.

 

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Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology faculty, students, alumni, and the parent of a client seen in the Ewing Clinic presented at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention which was held in Philadelphia, PA, from November 17 - 19, 2016.

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Associate Professor Tom Nicholson taught a workshop in social justice documentary filmmaking at the 2016 Africa International Film Festival in Lagos, Nigeria.

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HPPE undergraduate students Lena Sargenti and Mikaela Suddaby presented at the NYS AHPERD Conference in Verona on November 17, 2016. The presentation was titled "Classroom Activity Breaks: Getting Teachers Onboard."

 

 David Turkon (Anthropology) and Anita Spring (University of Florida, Gainesville) co-organized a roundtable panel on Sustainable Development Goals entitled, ANTHROPOLOGICAL INTERROGATIONS OF THE UN'S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. The roundtable was peer reviewed and awarded invited status by the Association for Africanist Anthropology and Culture and Agriculture, both subsections of the AAA. David chaired the panel.

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Inada M, *Nichols RJ, Parsa JY, Homer CM, *Benn RA, *Hoxie RS, Madhani HD, Shuman S, Schwer B, Pleiss JA. Phospho-site mutants of the RNA Polymerase II C-terminal domain alter subtelomeric gene expression and chromatin modification state in fission yeast. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Jul 8. pii: gkw603. [Epub ahead of print]

* IC undergraduates

Jean Hardwick, Professor of Biology, was a awarded a 3 year research grant (~$365,000) from the National Institute of Health to support her research on the role of neuropeptides in the remodeling of the cardiac nervous system with heart disease.  Hardwick and her students are examining the changes induced by chronic heart disease in an animal model of myocardial infarction (or a heart attack) to determine how specific signaling molecules are changing and whether these changes are contributing to the pathology of the disease, or acting to improve cardiac function.  The NIH grant, which will begin later this summer, will allow the lab to purchase new equipment for sophisticated electrical recordings from neurons, as well as funding student research opportunities during the summers.

 

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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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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