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Associate Professor of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies Joshua Bonnetta’s newest film El Mar La Mar is receiving critical acclaim and screening in international venues.  Made in collaboration with anthropologist/filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki from Northwestern University, this film was screened in August as part of the symposium "Welcome to the Anthropocene" in Antaliepte, Lithuania. During the symposium Bonnetta was part of a panel on Cinema After Nature and gave a lecture and workshop to Lithuanian filmmakers and students.

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Carlos Figueroa, PhD, Assistant Professor, Politics Department, presented a paper titled "Black American political thinker-activist Bayard Rustin's tacit Quakerism and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement," at the Arts and Humanities conference in Florence, Italy (September 13-16, 2017).

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This is a prolific September for Theatre Arts Assistant Professor Saviana Stanescu Condeescu, presenting an award and with multiple readings of her work in New York City and Ithaca this week.


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Warren Schlesinger, Hormoz Movassaghi, and Alan Cohen--faculty of the World of Business first-year course for business students--have just been selected for the 2017 Innovation in Teaching Award by the Middle Atlantic Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA).

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Teachers are now ready for the fall thanks to Project Look Sharp’s intensive three-day workshop this past summer. From July 24th to 26th, Project Look Sharp facilitated media literacy training and teachings to a wide variety of educators. 

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Assistant Professor of Spanish, Giovanna Rivero, has received special recognition for her literary work, Lo más oscuro del bosque.

The Bolivian Academy of Children's and Young Adult Literature has selected Rivero's young adult novel for recognition as one of the most significant contributions to young adult literature in Bolivia. 

The novel, whose young protagonist is a rapper, engages with the issue of bipolar disorder. Rivero chose to have her main character communicate complex issues through rap as the genre allows for wordplay and an ease of expression that is unmatched by other musical genres. 


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John Vongas, Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business, recently co-authored an article in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. The article, "Workplace ostracism seen through the lens of power," appeared in the Organizational Psychology section.

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The presentation “Can Psychology Help Promote Homeowner Energy Conservation? Results from a town-gown collaborative experiment" discussed the results of a “real world” experimental study investigating the effects of social marketing techniques on homeowner energy conservation behavior.

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Amanda Decker, assistant director of admission, and President's Hosts co-chairs Justin Albinder '18, Terrence Brophy '18, Zoe Mendrysa '19, and Julia Zubrovich '19  presented at the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) Student Leaders in Admissions (SLA) Forum in Albany, NY September 9th.

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Professor Beth Ellen Clark Joseph will give the Keynote presentation at the European Planetary Science Congress in Riga, Latvia at the session on Spacecraft Missions on 18-September 2017.

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, recently published a review essay in the media arts journal Afterimage 45 (1).

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IES Abroad, one of IC's study abroad partners, is collecting votes for their Spring & Summer 2017 Study Abroad Photo Contest.  This year,  Ithaca College student Danielle Weinstein, who studied abroad in Auckland, New Zealand in Spring 2017,  has three beautiful photos featured in the contest. Vote now for your favorite ones!  Votes must be submitted by Thursday, September 14.

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), convened two interactive workshops entitled “Cartographies of New Media:  Theory, Practices, Debates” at the Visible Evidence Conference on Documentary in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2-6, 2017. She collaborated with Elizabeth Miller of Concordia University, Montreal, and Brenda Longfellow, York University, Toronto, to produce and mount the workshops.

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The University of Mississippi Press recently announced the release of a book co-edited by Donathan Brown, Associate Professor of Communication Studies. The book is titled "Dream and Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King in the Post-Civil Rights Era."  

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 “Dream and Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King in the Post-Civil Rights Era,” published by the University of Mississippi Press, will include a chapter by Donathan Brown, associate professor of communication studies.  The chapter focuses on voting rights. 

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 Julia Lapp authored a chapter titled New York State Cheese: Nineteenth and twentieth century transformations in the book Cheese Manufacturing in the Twentieth Century: The Italian Experience in an International Context (Eds. Claudio Besana & Rita d"Errico, P.I.E. Lang Publishers, Brussels). The chapter is about the role that NY cheese played in shaping the industry today, with a focus on Italian cheese production. NY State was the leading cheese producing state in the U.S. up until 1910. Many of the biggest innovations of cheese manufacture in North America occurred in NY state, for example, the first "cheese factory", the technology to measure butterfat content of milk, and mechanized methods of making mozzarella.

Stewart Auyash participated and presented at two workshops at the 2017 Visible Evidence, an international conference on documentary film and media in Buenos Aires, Argentina in August 2017.   Professor Auyash presented The Digital Cartographies of Comparative of Global Health in workshops entitled “Cartographies of Participatory New Media: Critical Pedagogies and Social Impact I and II.”


Luca Maurer, LGBT Center program director, was selected as a co-recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Division 44 Distinguished Contribution to Education and Training Award for 2017. Division 44 is the division of the APA that focuses on research, practice, and education on the lives and realities of LGBT people.


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A national organization that works to create a safer environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students has ranked Ithaca College among the top 25 colleges and universities in the nation for being LGBTQ inclusive. The rankings by Campus Pride are based on a set of benchmarks that it uses to create an index assessing an institution’s LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs and practices.

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Tim Reynolds, a lab instructor within the Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences, was recently granted a US Patent for his invention, KettleShell. 

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