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Ellie Fulmer, Assistant Professor of Education, recently published an article in Dragon Lode, the children’s literature journal of the International Literacy Association. The piece, titled, “Swimming with Flotsam: Peri-Postmodernism and the Postmodern Picturebook” explores a new subgenre of postmodern children’s literature, what she calls, “peri-postmodernism.” The article centers on the chief tenets of this subgenre, as explored through the responses of early adolescents, using David Wiesner’s award-winning text Flotsam (2006) as a case study.

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

Photo by Kelsey O'Connor

 

Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and Codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was appointed to serve on the International Documentary Association Awards Jury for the short form series in new media in Fall 2015.  

 

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The MLK NOW Award is given each year to a group of students who volunteer during the Ithaca College MLK Day of Service. The recipients of this award were nominated by their peers for having displayed an exemplary level of  teamwork, positive attitude, and commitment to social justice during the event. The MLK Day of Service is part of the annual MLK Celebration sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs.

Please consider emailing these students to congratulate them on their accomplishment!

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Michael Twomey (English; Dana Professor) and Steven Hartman (English, 1987; now professor and director of the Ecohumanities Hub, Mid Sweden University) collaborated in an environmental humanities workshop that took place at the Sigtuna Foundation in Sigtuna, Sweden, this past November 12th through 16th.

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Paula Twomey, Spanish instructor, has published Un-Classic Greek Myths in Spanish with Teacher’s Discovery. 

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The Ithaca College Chapter of the American Marketing Association (ICAMA) earned Honorable Mention standing in the 2015/2016 AMA International Collegiate Case Competition.

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 Luca Maurer, Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services program director, has co-authored a book with Eli R. Green, Assistant Professor of Public Health at William Paterson University, The Teaching Transgender Toolkit: A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Decreasing Prejudice & Building Skills.

 

 

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Dr. Nia Nunn Makepeace will be performing her dance choreography at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Commemorative Lecture Featuring the founders of BlackLivesMatter, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza- Wednesday @ 4:00PM (2/3/16)- Sage Chapel at Cornell University. Dr. Nia and several Ithaca College students, as well as Ithaca youth from the Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) will be performing her choreography of “Strange Fruit” – a dance that illustrates the story of the relationship between the Anti-Lynching Movement and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Stephen Younger, Economics, will be presenting his paper "Fiscal Incidence in Tanzania" at the Kilimanjaro Hotel, Dar es Salaam, on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The paper examines the effects of fiscal policy on poverty and inequality in Tanzania.

Jennifer Tennant, Economics, published "Trends in Disability and Program Participation Among US Veterans" with Y. Ben-Shalom and D. Stapleton, in Disability and Health Journal. http://www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(16)00002-9/abstract

Gossa Tsegaye, Assistant Professor of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, conducted a two-day workshop at Mekelle Univerisity in Ethiopia over winter break. 

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Meeting with graduate and undergraduate students who read excerpts of her book in classes on the Black Lives Matter movement and Music, Politics & Place, Ioanide addressed issues of police violence and nativism.

 Kathleen Mulligan (Theatre Arts) presented “Voices of Partition and the Creation of Dagh Dagh Ujala: A Cross Cultural Theatre Collaboration Between the United States and Pakistan” at the Athens Institute for Education and Research 3rdAnnual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World, January 3-6 in Athens, Greece. 

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Anthony Adornato, assistant professor of journalism, recently published an article in the Journal of Media Education. His article focuses on integrating mobile and social media into journalism curricula. To read the article, Enhancing Curriculum To Evolve with Industry Practices: Developing a Mobile and Social Media Journalism Course,  visit http://bit.ly/1UT2I55 .

Jessye Cohen-Filipic and Barney Beins led an invited workshop at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology on writing in the psychology curriculum. The workshop highlighted the program of systematic writing in the Ithaca College's psychology curriculum.

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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.

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On June 5th-15th, Michael Twomey (English, Dana Professor) and Steven Hartman (English, 1987) taught environmental humanities in the Svartárkot Culture-Nature Program based in Kiðagil, Bárðardalur, Northern Iceland.  The course, titled “Understanding the Human Dimensions of Long-Term Environmental Change: Transformations of Iceland From the Viking Era Through the Late Medieval Period (CE 850-1500),” brought an international faculty in literary criticism, archeology, environmental history, visual landscape studies, historical climatology, and ecology together with 10 graduate and post-graduate students from England, Greenland, Japan, Sweden, and the USA.

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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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