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Associate Professor Kathleen Mulligan (Theatre Arts), along with partners in the “On Common Ground” project, presented at the Fulbright Association’s annual conference, ”Fulbright: Now More Than Ever” in Washington D.C. and advocated for Fulbright on Capitol Hill.

 

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Maria DiFrancesco, professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures has won Symposium's Harold G. Jones Award for Best Senior Scholar Essay published in the journal from 2015-2017.  The award winning essay is entitled, "Facing the Specter of Immigration in Biutiful." The award comes with a $1,000 prize.

The editorial board has invited DiFrancesco to a celebratory reception which will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 5 pm, at the Taylor & Francis booth at the MLA convention in NYC.  

Daniel Pascoe, Executive Director of Career Services, presented at and was one of three keynote speakers at BIESTRA, Chile's Biennial Conference on Higher Education and the World of Work.

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Catherine Taylor's new book, You, Me, and the Violence was published this fall in the 21st Century Essays Series at Ohio State University Press. The book considers the nature of personal and political autonomy, focusing on the surprising juxtaposition of puppetry and military drones. More information at: 

ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814254325.html

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Contributed by Katharine Kittredge on 11/14/17 

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3 IC students are finalists for a prestigious popular culture prize.

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 Alex Pinto, Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow at Department of Chemistry, published a paper entitled “Controlling Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) phase in microwave solvothermal synthesis” at Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

 

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 "Rehabilitating Citizenship: Lessons from Across the Curriculum" appears in the Fall 2017 issue of the open-source journal that strives to integrate humanistic perspectives into the work of rehabilitation.

 

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6 IC students presented papers at the Mid-Atlantic Popular  & American Culture Association’s annual conference on November 9-11.

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On behalf of the Office of Admission, I am writing to offer our thanks to the entire Ithaca College community. This past semester, we hosted four Open Houses for nearly 3,000 prospective students and their guests. We want to thank YOU for all of your energy to make these programs a success!

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Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and Codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered an invited lecture on October 19 for the Colgate University Semester in Philadelphia program.  

Her lecture was entitled “Open Space New Media Documentary: A Toolkit for Theory and Practice.”

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At the 2017 College Broadcasters Inc. National Student Electronic Media Convention, WICB & ICTV were recognized for outstanding on-air programming. In addition, recently retired Manager of Television & Radio Operations, Chris Wheatley, was presented with the Joel Willer Award for "exceptional dedication and service to student electronic media." 

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Steve Wechsler, PT, DPT, (’10, DPT ’12) a senior PT at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, was recently awarded an Emerging Leader award by the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. 

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Toys: A Dark Fairy Tale, by Saviana Stanescu (Assistant Professor of  Playwriting, Department of Theatre Arts) opens tonight in Theater B at 59E59 Theaters in New York City.   

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Howard K. Kalman, Associate Professor Strategic Communication has received the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) 2017 Qualitative Inquiry Award for his article “Integrating Evaluation and Needs Assessment: A Case Study of an Ergonomics Program” published in Performance Improvement Quarterly, 29(1), pp. 51-69. DOI: 10.1002/piq21214

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Pima Mbwana, IC alumnus who received his B.S. in IMC in 2014, announces that the company he co-founded, The Cut Buddy, will be featured on ABC’s Shark Tank on Sunday, November 12, at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST.

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Zoe Mendrysa “19 (Major - Biology) has been selected as a presenter during the 52nd annual conference to be held by the National Collegiate Honors Council in Atlanta, Georgia.

Zoe has been selected to present their session entitled, “Chlamydia Virulence Factors Subvert Host Cell Apoptosis” on November 11 2017. Her research will highlight Chlamydia trachomitis and host cell interactions by using hypothetical proteins to determine organelle localization. The national submission process for the NCHC annual conference is highly selective, with hundreds of students and faculty submitting proposals each year.

While in Atlanta, Zoe will have the opportunity to explore the city of Atlanta through NCHC’s City as TextTM Program, network with other honors students and faculty from across the country and around the world, and celebrate the unique community created by honors education.

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Xanthe Matychak, who teaches a maker lab in ENVS and coaches tech startups at Rev Ithaca, was a panelist at the "Smart Cities in a Connected World" forum hosted by the Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University. Speaking at the forum were Academics, Government Agencies, and Industry Reps from AT&T, Samsung, and Uber. 

Elena Piech “19 (Major - Emerging Media - Design & Production) has been selected as a presenter during the 52nd annual conference to be held by the National Collegiate Honors Council in Atlanta, Georgia.

Elena has been selected to present their session entitled, “Teaching Activism in Honors Courses.” on November 12, 2017. Her research will highlight how attending activist movements and protests can better enhance how students understand social movements. The national submission process for the NCHC annual conference is highly selective, with hundreds of students and faculty submitting proposals each year.

While in Atlanta, Elena will have the opportunity to explore the city of Atlanta through NCHC’s City as TextTM Program, network with other honors students and faculty from across the country and around the world, and celebrate the unique community created by honors education.

Congratulations Elena!!

Jess Shapiro, Honors Academic Assistant and Residence Director for Eastman and Lyon Halls has been selected as a co- presenter during the 52nd annual conference to be held by the National Collegiate Honors Council in Atlanta, Georgia.

 Jess Shapiro and Katherine Hellmann (University of Texas at Tyler) have been selected to co-present their session entitled, “A Look at Diversity Education in Honors” on November 10, 2017. Their research will highlight how educating honors students on diversity and social justice issues can be fraught with lack of time, understanding, and uncertainty. Find out how Ithaca College and the University of Texas at Tyler created and implemented a developmental diversity curriculum.  Presenters will share assessment data and educational materials.

Congratulations Jess!

Cristina Gomez, Associate Professor in Mathematics and Education, presented at the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State Annual Conference. At the 67th Annual Conference in Buffalo, Professor Gomez presented "Developing Number Sense in Early Grades".

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