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Janice Levy, professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, won first prize in “Best of Show,” an annual collaborative effort between The Photo Review and the Photography department at the University of the Arts.

“Best of Show” features a diverse collection of prize-winning work by 16 photographers. The work selected is international in scope from the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. The exhibition, running November 1-December 6, 2013, gives the public the opportunity to view the juried work featured in The Photo Review’s 2013 competition issue. The University of the Arts has a longstanding relationship with The Photo Review, an independent journal of photography founded in 1976.

Levy’s award-winning image was taken during her during her 2010-2011 sabbatical in Riyadh, KSA.

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Stephen Tropiano, associate professor and director of the Los Angeles Program, moderated a panel at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California entitled THE PRIME TIME CLOSET - 10 YEARS LATER.

Using Tropiano's 2002 book, The Prime Time Closet: A History of Gays and Lesbians on TV, as a springboard, the panel featured Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men), Andrew Rannells (Girls, The New Normal), Sherri Saum (The Fosters), and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal).

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William Ryan, assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, recently presented a paper at Academic Mindtrek in Tampere, Finland titled "Social media and the transformation of brand communication." The paper was authored by Ryan, Assistant Professor Adam Peruta, and IC graduate student Suzanne Chouman.

In August, he presented a paper at Digital Games Research Association conference in Atlanta, GA. The paper was titled "Transforming game narrative through social media: A case study of the Mass Effect Universe in Twitter," which was completed with Zach Gilson '13.

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Cory Young, Associate Professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, Aditi Rao, graduate student, M.S. in Communications, and Bob Regan, Director of the Executive Master's program in Communications Innovation, will present a paper at the National Communication Association's annual convention, held November 21‐24, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

The paper, entitled "Media for Social Responsibility Mini Course: Media Coverage of Global Nutrition" addresses food related discourses and the role of media in reporting issues such as body image or food as an industry in a responsible manner. They will also discuss how to repackage the mini-course material into a SPOC, a small private online course similar to a MOOC (massive open online course).

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 The Ithacan’s website was honored with the Online Pacemaker Award for 2013 at the Fall National College Media Convention in New Orleans on Oct. 26. The Pacemakers are the highest honors awarded by the Associated Collegiate Press and are generally regarded as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism.”

The competition entries were judged during the Spring 2013 semester (Kelsey O’Connor ’13, editor in chief; Honest Charley Bodkin ’15, webmaster).

The Ithacan has won the award six times in the past eight years.

The print edition of The Ithacan was a finalist in the Newspaper Pacemaker category and was presented with a Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist Award at the convention as well. 

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