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 Dr. Evis Sammoutis, Assistant Professor, Music Composition, has been awarded Second Prize at the inaugural Leo Brouwer International Composition Competition, for his work Alter Ego I for solo guitar. This is the second distinction for Alter Ego I, as the work was also awarded First Prize at the Andrés Segovia International Composers Competition in Spain a few years back.


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The Latin American Studies minor program at Ithaca College congratulates Dr. Jennifer Jolly for her recent Best Book Award at the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS) Annual Conference at Stony Brook University (March 8-9th). The Arthur P. Whitaker Prize is awarded each year for the best book published in the previous two years by a MACLAS member in good standing for the past two years.


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Politics professor, Asma Barlas, gave an invited lecture on "Reclaiming Religion: Unreading Patriarchy," at the Multi-Faith Center, University of Toronto, on March 14 and a keynote at a conference on "(Un)Just Religion: Building Community and Identity," at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, on March 16.

Kathleen Mulligan (Theatre Arts) and husband David Studwell were guest speakers at the ISPaD: The Indian Subcontinent Partition Documentation Project Inc. in Jamaica, NY on Saturday, March 9, 2019. 

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Wendy Dann, Associate Professor in Theatre Arts, directed the Dallas Theater Center's production of Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves.

TheatreJones calls the production "fierce," and a "game changer" for DTC.  Read the full review

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 Dr Fournier’s chapter, titled “Just Tell Them I’m a Chipmunk: Transgender Children and the Breach in the Oedipal Gender Assemblage”, is part of Deleuze and Children, an edited volume in the Deleuze Connectionsseries published by Edinburg University Press. 

In his essay, Mat Fournier uses the conceptual tools of French philosophers Deleuze and Guattari to discuss the biopolitical reach of contemporary debates surrounding transgender children.

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 Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Professor and Chairperson, Politics Department, has been invited to participate in a panel event at the United Nations headquarters in New York, alongside three other Panelists: 

  • Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Mohammed Ibn Chambas, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, and head of UNOWAS, and,
  • Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome, Professor of Political Science and Co-Founder of Bring Back Our Girls

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 The Politics Department congratulates the Model United Nations (MUN) Team and their advisor, Professor Juan Arroyo, for their excellent performance in the recent competitions at McGill, Canada, and the Harvard National Conference. Over the past 3 years, the team has also competed regularly at the Cornell International Affairs Conference, the Harvard National Model UN Conference, and the Five College Model UN, Mount Holyoke.

Collectively, they have won a remarkable list of top honors including Best Overall Delegation, Best Delegation and Outstanding Delegation. In six recent competitions, team members won at least 12 Best Delegate Awards, 8 Diplomatic Recognition, Honorable Mention and Verbal Commendation Awards, and 9 Outstanding Delegate awards. Kudos!

Jen Tennant, associate professor of Economics, just published an essay, "Walking Myself Home," in the literary magazine The Smart Set. 

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The Women of Titmouse Animation is an official selection of the 2019 Women of Wonder Film Festival. Assistant Professor, Chrissy Guest’s short documentary will screen at the Honolulu Museum of Art on Saturday, March 16th as part of the 6th annual WOW film festival. The Women of Titmouse Animation is a short documentary film that explores the employment and educational challenges women confront in their pursuit of animation careers. Guest’s documentary is one of only 10 films selected for this year’s festival. 

Please visit for more information about the Women of Wonders Film Festival.

HSHP faculty, Laura Gras, Sam Brown, Susan Durnford, Sarah Fishel, Jan Elich Monroe, Kayleigh Plumeau, and Jessica Valdez Taves had their article accepted for publication in the September 2019 issue of Journal of Allied Health. 

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 Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, gave a lecture on "Sex and Scripture: What Can the Qur'an Tell us about Gender Equality?" at the invitation of the King Fahd Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arkansas, on March 4:

Dr. Ivy Walz is a national finalist for The American Prize in Voice/Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award - Art Song division for 2018-2019.

On March 1 and 2, nineteen students representing five Ithaca College Psychology Department research teams presented posters about their research at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, in New York, NY.

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 IC Mock Trial has made it to The Opening Round Championship Tournament hosted by The American Mock Trial Association (AMTA). IC Mock Trial's B team will be competing in Richmond, Virginia on March 15th-17th, 2019 for a chance to go to Nationals! IC Mock Trial gives a huge thank you to the Politics Department, especially Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Kenesha Chatman, and Tom Shevory for making this possible for the team.

Dr. Donathan Brown, Associate Professor and former U.S. Fulbright Professor, is quoted in a recent Forbes article about President Donald J. Trump’s push to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. 

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Professor Jonathan Ablard gave a presentation in Oaxaca in February.

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Dr. Dyani Johns Taff, Lecturer in the Department of English, has published an essay in a new collection devoted to the study of women's travel in early modern literature and culture.  Her essay is entitled "Precarious Travail, Gender, and Narration in Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, and Margaret Cavendish's The Blazing World."  The collection, co-edited by Patricia Akhimie and Bernadette Andrea, is entitled Travel and Travail:  Early Modern Women, English Drama, and the Wider World.

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Dr. Lin's article, "Navigating Networks: Personal Correspondence and Local Governance in Southern Song China, 1127-1279," was published in The Journal of Chinese History, published by Cambridge University Press (January 2019).

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Dr. Janet Galván was a headline clinician for the Arizona Music Educators Conference on February 1st-2nd in Phoenix, Arizona.  She presented four sessions on choral music.   

The sessions were:

  • Where the Body Goes, the Voice Follows
  • Let It Go:  Building Community and Musicianship Through Movement
  • Conducting with Purpose, Process, and Passion
  • Communication: Expanding the Palette of Sound, Repertoire, and Concert Presentation

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