News Releases

Archive: May 2017


Congratulations to the seven members elected to the Ithaca College Board of Trustees at the board’s recent meeting, held May 18–20 on campus. Michael Conover ’81, Jack Dembow ’77, David Fleisher II ’91, Gary Gross ’81, William Nelligan III ’83, and Jeff Selingo ’95 were all elected as term trustees, while James Taylor ’00 was elected as...

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Congratulations to the 11 members of the faculty who were awarded promotions by the Ithaca College Board of Trustees at its May meeting. The following assistant professors were promoted to associate professor:

Roy H. Park School of Communications
Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
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The search for purpose is easy—at least on the cellular level.

At that scale, pairs of proteins determine a cell’s function: A receptor protein that juts out from the cell connects to external proteins coded with instructions that dictate how the cell should develop or operate within an organism.

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Ithaca College Professor Michael “Bodhi” Rogers is using state-of-the-art technology to help preserve the historic Schuyler House — once a home of Alexander Hamilton’s father-in-law – in upstate New York near where the battle considered the turning point in the Revolutionary War was fought.

Rogers uses a...

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Ever the storyteller at heart, the man who helped bring some of popular culture’s favorite and most critically acclaimed narratives to television shared with the Ithaca College Class of 2017 why he always keeps his metaphorical jackhammer at the ready.

Bill D’Elia, a 1969 graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in television-radio from the ...

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After a national search, Dave Weil has been named associate vice president for digital instruction and information services (DIIS) and chief Information officer at Ithaca College. He has served for the past year as interim associate vice president, succeeding Keith “Mac” McIntosh, who left IC in...

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A simple walking group for those affected by cancer has transformed the bond between Ithaca College and the local Cancer Resource Center into a supportive collaboration meant to keep those touched by the disease active and fit.

The budding relationship began in the summer of 2015 when Jill Mayer, a professor in IC’s Department of Physical Therapy, began a walking program for...

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Three graduating seniors and one recent alumna of Ithaca College have been selected for the 2017 Fulbright Scholar Program, matching the most ever at the college for a single year. All four will be conducting research or studying abroad as part of the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

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Within the comfortable confines of Ithaca, New York, Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and co-director of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) at Ithaca College, theorizes and teaches students about international film history and analysis, documentary and new media. Since...

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Award-winning television producer/director Bill D’Elia will return to his alma mater to deliver the main address to some 1,360 graduates and their guests at Ithaca College’s 122nd Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 21. A 1969 television-radio graduate, D’Elia has been associated with some of the most critically acclaimed...

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At first glance, Celisa Calacal ’18 might not seem to have much in common with big-name celebrities such as actresses Emma Watson, Sophia Bush, and Amandla Stenberg, but her Twitter account proves otherwise. Calacal’s handle @celisa_mia was featured alongside 12 others, both celebrities and community leaders, in a recent USA Today College article titled,...

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Beginning May 26, and each day they're on Kilimanjaro, Tim and his team will be doing a live video chat at 5 p.m. Tanzanian time (10 a.m. EST). The conversation can be viewed at the K2 Adventures Facebook page.

Ascending is just something Tim Conners does, in spite of the obstacle before him. So trekking up...

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The debut performance of Jharrel Jerome ’19 in the Oscar-winning film “Moonlight” has been praised by critics from the time the movie premiered. And the accolades are continuing to roll in. Last Sunday, Jerome was awarded Best Kiss at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV...

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Fungus for the checkmate?

That’s the outcome Ithaca College senior Sam Donato hopes for. His experiment to grow chess pieces out of the mycelium fungus was recently featured in an article in The Ithacan, the college’s student newspaper. (“Student makes chess pieces...

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This fall, IC turns 125 years old and the college will be marking this special occasion during the 2017–2018 academic year. To properly recognize 125 years of incredible IC connections; the impact of its students, alumni, faculty, and staff on the world; and the countless achievements of these community members, the college will kick off IC125: an epic,...

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Dear Campus Community:

As the spring semester comes to a close and we start looking forward to the summer months, it’s important that we take a moment to reflect on our journey toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive campus community. The recently released ...

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In front of a large crowd in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on a Saturday night in New York City, Ithaca College music students performed a special concert on the same stage where such famed artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell have played.

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The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards could not have happened without Ithaca College students. Nearly half of the interns working on the show were students from the college’s Los Angeles Program.

Seniors Carley Thomas, Willa Hahn and Alison Chilton, and juniors Grace...

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Two individuals with a lengthy track record of fostering dialogue and bridging difficult issues will be awarded honorary degrees by Ithaca College: Ann Thompson Cook, the co-founder and former co-director of the organization Many Voices, and ...

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Nandadevi Cortes-Rodriguez, a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Ithaca College Department of Biology, has been awarded the Edwards Prize for the best paper of the year published in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology. The...

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