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Conger, Professor of History, was one of 25 scholars chosen to participate in the First SHEAR Biography Writers’ Workshop. This all-day workshop was held on Thursday, July 18, 2019, and was a part of the 41stAnnual Meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Cambridge, MA, July 18-21, 2019.

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Andy Smith published a paper in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. This was co-authored by Kim Fung ’16 and Chris Gallego Lazo ’19.


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 A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) has found that an AT&T Services Inc. television commercial (the “Historic Launch”) conveys an unsupported claim that with over 99% reliability, its services are superior compared to at least one viable competitive service, and recommended that the message be discontinued.

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Janet Galván, Director of Choral Activities at Ithaca College, was Artist in Residence at Mississippi State University from September 5th to September 8th.    

She worked with the Mississippi State Singers and conducted them in a concert. She provided workshops for high school choirs and the Mississippi State Chamber Singers.  She also presented two sessions for area music teachers. 

Catherine Taylor and Nicholas Muellner, Co-Directors of the Image Text Ithaca Press and MFA Program, were featured in an article at Aperture, the leading international photography organization, which reports that, "Image Text Ithaca is leading the way in experimental and hybrid image-text photobooks."

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 Paula Twomey, DMLL adjunct Spanish instructor, has recently published Great Spanish Art: Write About It! with Teacher’s Discovery.

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Assistant Professor of Accounting Kari A. Smoker and Assistant Professors Alan Pogroszewski (Sports Management, St. John Fisher College) and Keith Donnelly (Accounting, SUNY Brockport) recently published a professional sports tax article titled, “The New Moneyball,” in the New York State Society of CPA’s online publication, “TaxStringer.”

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Politics professor, Asma Barlas, was part of a cohort of alumni of the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), University of Denver, Colorado, who were invited to team-teach an interterm course on the Impact of Race, Ethnicity and Culture on International Relations, from August 19-30. The course was offered partly in response to some alumni’s interest in diversifying the curriculum of GSIS, now the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The other alumni were Dr. Ahmed Samatar, James Wallace professor of International Studies and founding dean of Macalester’s Institute for Global Citizenship, and Dr. Cindy Courville, the first African-American ambassador of the US to the African Union. The course was organized by professor Edward Thomas Rowe, a former dean of GSIS.

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“The recent resignation of Governor Rosselló should be understood within the larger framework of a flawed US democratic state that continues its economic stranglehold over Puerto Rico.”

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Assistant Professor of Physics Jerome Fung and former Wellesley College student Samantha Hoang recently published a paper entitled “Computational assessment of an effective-sphere model for characterizing colloidal fractal aggregates with holographic microscopy” in the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer.

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Nancy Reynolds and Kristen Lind in the Center for Health Promotion, Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness, have earned the designation of National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC).

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On August 8, Michael Twomey (Dana Professor, English, Emeritus) presented a paper at Acadia University's "Malory at 550" conference, which celebrated Sir Thomas Malory's completion of Le Morte Darthur [the death of Arthur] in London in 1469. 

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Wendy Dann, Associate Professor in Theatre Arts, presented "Staging Discovery: How Beginning Directors Learn to Stage Story" at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education in August 2019. She was part of a session entitled "Discovery in Practice and Pedagogy" which included the dramaturg Lindsay Cummings from the University of Connecticut.

Eric Machan Howd (Assistant Professor of Professional and Technical Writing, Department of Writing) obtained his second graduate degree this past July 05, 2019 in Montpelier, Vermont.

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The focus of the study was to understand the coordination between the various signalling mechanisms involved in regulating stomata in plants.

This publication was the result of several years of collaboration between a Ph.D. student and faculty at Cornell University, faculty at the USDA and faculty and students at Ithaca College. 

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Retired writing professor Fred A. Wilcox’s latest book of nonfiction, Shamrocks and Oil Slicks: A People’s Uprising Against Shell Oil in County Mayo, Ireland, will be published by Monthly Review Press in September.

Wilcox taught many classes at IC including Personal Essay, Writing on War and Peace, and Fiction Writing in the Department of Writing at IC from 1987 until his retirement in 2015. He has written several books of nonfiction as well as numerous essays, short stories, and op-ed pieces. His debut novel, Secrets, was published by Split Oak Press in 2013; his second, Tommy Mackin’s Vow, by Cayuga Lake Books in 2017. His next novel, nearing completion, is a thriller set in present-day New York City.

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Lisa Farman, Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication, published an invited essay, "Media planning in the foreground: Comparing the Washington Media Scholars case competition and the NSAC," in the Journal of Advertising Education.

The essay is published online ahead of print. It can be accessed here: and will appear in the November 2019 print edition.

The Journal of Advertising Education is dedicated to research and commentary on instruction, curriculum, and leadership in advertising education and is the official journal of the Advertising Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

This makes 8 grants in the last 13 months!!! 

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Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has coauthored a book chapter with Dale Hudson, Associate Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi, entitled “Writing About Digital and Interactive Media” for a recently published book, Writing About Screen Media(Routledge), edited by Lisa Patti. 

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Dr. Sara Haefeli, (Associate Professor of Music History) publishes a chapter in a collection of essays, The Norton Guide to Teaching Music History.   

Haefeli's chapter is a survey of writing strategies employed in music history courses, from formal research papers - to less formal program notes and listening journals. Her work guides readers to resources on the teaching of writing, and offers a call for more research on how to teach students to write well in music history core classes.  

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