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Department of Writing Professor Katharyn Howd Machan’s poem “The North of Skyros” received Laureate’s Choice Award.

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Anthony Adornato, associate professor of journalism, presented a paper titled “Newsroom Ownership of Employee Social Media Accounts: Implications for Journalists,” at the World Journalism Education Congress in Paris. 


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 Laura Kuo presented her research at the 10th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on June 17.

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Janet Galván was the artistic director and conductor of the festival chorus for the KI Concerts tour to Rome, Italy from July 5 to July 11.   She rehearsed choral ensembles from Florida, New Jersey, San Paulo, Brazil, and Rome, Italy.  The intergenerational choir ranged in age from 8 to 83 and performed works by W.A. Mozart, Cesar Franck,  Luigi Cherubini, Giuseppe Verdi, Moses Hogan, Raymond Wise, Daniel Rufino Afonso, and Richard Smallwood.  The chorus also premiered a work by Brazilian composer, Cezar Elbert. The festival chorus performed a festival concert at Sant’Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio in Rome.  Galván also led the chorus in a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.

Professors Hamilton and Pfaff wrote an essay that is Chapter 4 in the book Mathematics for Social Justice: Resources for the College Classroom edited by Gizem Karaali and Lily S. Khadjavi (2019). MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society. 

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Psychology Professor Leigh Ann Vaughn has published "Distinguishing between Need Support and Regulatory Focus with LIWC" in Collabra: Psychology, the open-access flagship journal of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science.

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Project Look Sharp Executive Director, Dr. Cyndy Scheibe, and Manager of Professional Development and Promotions, Kelsey Greene, recently presented at the National Association for Media Literacy (NAMLE) Conference in Washington D.C., which was held from June 26 - 28.

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Nine different undergraduate members of the Athletic Training Class of 2019 presented their research findings in either poster or oral format at the 2019 NATA Annual Convention and Clinical Symposium!

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In June, Assistant Professor Jennifer M. McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS and Professor Paul R. Geisler, EdD, ATC represented the Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training with multiple presentations at the Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium of the National Athletic Trainers' Association in Las Vegas, NV.

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The CAATE accredited BS degree program in Athletic Training, in the Department of Exercise Science & Athletic Training has extended their tradition of excellence to 9 consecutive years, as all 18 members of the Class of 2019 passed their national Board of Certification Examination on their first attempt.

This extends to 151, the number of consecutive Ithaca graduates who have passed their boards on their first attempt, dating back to the Class of 2011! The national average is between 75-80%, annually. Graduating Athletic Trainers must pass the BOC examination in order to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), and to be eligible for state licensure in the state they wish to practice in, upon graduation.

Congratulations to all 18 IC graduates for their hard work and success, and Thank You to all faculty, staff and preceptors who had a hand in making this possible!

850 years ago the Normans landed in Wexford and the first Norman castle was built at a site called Carrick. Ithaca College's 3D scanning team, in collaboration with the Irish Archaeology Field School and the Irish National Heritage Site, digitally preserved the site in 2018 by taking positional readings every 5 mm. Summer 2019 focused on Ferns Castle.

The Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) Annual Conference is an action-oriented meeting that serves to improve psychological science. Products of past SIPS conferences can be found here: This is the fourth year of the conference and the fourth time Professor Vaughn has attended.

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Replication occurs when other researchers can get the same results by redoing a project, using the original methods. The RepliCATS (Collaborative Assessment for Trustworthy Science) project is important because it “could ultimately transform how users of social scientific research – from academics to policy makers – can assess the reliability of social scientific research” (

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 A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) has found that Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc., doing business as Petmate, did not provide proper support for an implied odor-reduction benefit communicated by its antimicrobial protection claims for Petmate Cat Litter Pans, and recommended that such claims be discontinued. The advertising at issue had been challenged by Van Ness Plastic Molding Company, a manufacturer of competing cat litter pans, before the National Advertising Division (NAD). Following the NAD’s decision, Petmate sought review by the NARB, the appellate unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation.

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Dr. Sharon Stansfield, from the Department of Computer Science, is the principal investigator for a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore commercialization of the WeeBot, a robotic mobility device designed to provide mobility to infants and toddlers with conditions that limit independent mobility.

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy would like to recognize Robert Melikyan ’20 and Salvatore Ferrone ’18, who are working on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson. The mission aims to collect and return a sample from Bennu, a 1,600-foot-wide asteroid.

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Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training Faculty Gary Sforzo and Sebastian Harenberg, along with IC alum (’17) Kyle Costello and IC Health Sciences Librarian Laura Kuo, and several other colleagues recently published "Compendium of the Health and Wellness Coaching: 2019 Addendum" in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 

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 Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, gave a workshop and a series of invited talks in the UK in connection with the release of a revised edition of her book, Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an (U.K., Saqi, 2019). The hosts and venues included New Horizons in British Islam (London, July 2); Arab British Center (London, July 3); Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, Aga Khan University (London, July 4); Iqbal Center for Critical Muslim Studies, University of Leeds (Leeds, July 5); and the Bradford Literature Festival (Bradford, July 6). At the BLF, she gave a lecture and also participated in an interfaith panel on Navigating Religious Patriarchy.

Three English majors presented their H&S Summer Scholar work at the Children's Literature Association's annual conference in Indianapolis June 13-15.  The theme of this year's conference was "Empathy and Activism."


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The Astrophysical Journal has published a recent study of planet formation led by Luke Keller, Dana Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, in collaboration with an international team of astronomers including seven IC alumni. 

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