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Marella Feltrin-Morris (Modern Languages and Literatures) presented a paper, "Spinning the Narrative of Existence: Strings, Threads and Spiders in Luigi Pirandello's Short Fiction," at the American Association of Teachers of Italian Conference in Cagliari, Italy, June 20-25, 2018. See the entire program for this conference here:

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Chemistry and Biochemistry students Noah Budin, Erin Higgins, Anthony DeBernardo and Cassidy Raab along with Chemistry staff member Chun Li and faculty member Scott Ulrich published a paper in Bioorganic Chemistry titled: “Efficient synthesis of the ketone body ester (R)-3-hydroxybutyryl-(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate and its (S,S) enantiomer.”


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Jennifer Tennant, in collaboration with the photographer Nura Qureshi, just published an image-text essay, "Dwelling," in the literary journal A VELVET GIANT.


On July 14, Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson and Madeline S. May presented “Affirming Gender Expression for All: An Analysis of YA Realistic Fiction with Gender-Creative Protagonists” at the 29thAnnual Whole Language Umbrella’s Literacies for All Summer Institute in Baltimore. The researchers shared the results of a two-year content analysis of young adult novels with transgender and gender-creative protagonists, with particular emphasis on how this body of work offers (and often does not) affirming and believable representations of transgender protagonists and supporting/ally characters. The researchers also presented another portion of their study at the Literacy Essentials 12thAnnual Conference at Central Connecticut State University in April.


Ali Erkan's paper "The Educational Insights and Opportunities Afforded by Prim's and Kruskal's MST Algorithms" won the best paper award of ITiCSE 2018, the 23rd Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. The award is sponsored by the ACM Europe Council.

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Pamela Ameigh, Multiformat Acquisitions Specialist in the Library and member of Ithaca College Toastmasters, has earned Toastmasters International's highest educational designation. Since joining in 2005, she has completed numerous speaking and leadership tasks to rise to Competent Communicator and Competent Leader, Advanced Communicator Bronze, Silver and Gold, and Advanced Leader Bronze and Silver. She gave her High Performance Leadership report in February as a capstone project in anticipation of the new designation.

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Spitzer's article, "The Heterodox Psychology and Queer Poetics of Auden in the 30s," is forthcoming in the Journal of Modern Literature, and her article "'I Find My Mind Meeting Yours': Rebecca West's Telepathic Modernism," is forthcoming in Studies in the Novel.

Osman Yurekli, Professor of Mathematics, presented his research at 18th International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and their Applications, held at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, July 1-7.  Professor Yurekli's research topic was A Pascal-like Triangle from a Special Function.  The abstract for the presentation follows.

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Professor Katharine Kittredge and IC graduate Carolyn Rennie (2017) co-authored an article, "Old-School Bullies at Hogwarts: The Pre-Victorian Roots of J.K. Rowling's Depiction of Child-on-Child Violence" which appeared in the collection Cruel Children in Popular Texts and Cultures which is part of Palgrave/Macmillan's prestigious Critical Approaches to Children's Literature series.

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Mara Baldwin, gallery director at Ithaca College's Handwerker Gallery, was awarded two artist residencies during Summer 2018, at the prestigious Millay Colony for the Arts (Austerlitz, NY) and the Ucross Foundation (Ucross, Wyoming). 

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In coordination with the World Cup, 2018, Professor and Director of Athletic Training Education in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences, Paul R. Geisler, EdD, ATC was recently interviewed by Scientific American on the role of strength training in soccer. The article can be seen here

The Bomber Athletic Training education program in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences made a major impact on the 2018 National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, held in the last week of June in steamy and exciting New Orleans, LA.

Highlighted by 5 peer reviewed research presentations from newly certified and graduated members of the recent Class of 2018 and mentored by Assistant Professor Jennifer M. McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS, and a standing room only Evidence-Based Practice plenary session given by Clinical Associate Professor, Todd Lazenby, MA, ATC, a total of 18 Bomber AT faculty and alumni presented research in oral or poster format at the 4 day annual conference.

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Chrissy Guest, Assistant Professor, Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, presented her paper, Documenting Women in Animation from 1980-2018, at the 30th Annual Society for Animation Studies Conference which was held at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Her paper examines the research process in documenting under-representation of women working behind the scenes in the field of animation and the pedagogy used to educate animators over five decades. This year’s conference titled, Then, Now and Next, drew well over 200 proposals that were scored multiple times in a double-blind selection process by an international committee of animation scholars. The submissions invited to present received high marks as more than half of the proposals were rejected to maintain a manageable number of presentations at the conference.

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Zoe Merod (Art History, '20) presented a paper, “Sacred Gender and Secular Space: The Importance of Architectural Imagery in 15th Century Netherlandish Painting,” at Kent University in Canterbury, England. 

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Cornell Woodson ‘09, alumnus and lecturer in the Women’s and Gender Studies program, has created the new podcast "Let's Unpack That!" that focuses on diversity and inclusion topics.

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Scott Thomson, assistant professor in Communication Studies and Director of IC's Speech and Debate Team, recently published a book chapter titled The Ethos of I-positions.   

The chapter appears in the 2018 book, Dialogical Self: Inspirations, Considerations, and Research, edited by Malgorzata M. Puchalska, Piotr K. Oles and Hubert J.M. Hermans.  The book was published by the Catholic University of Lublin, Poland.

Jennifer Germann, Associate Professor of Art History, presented an invited lecture, “Entangled Lives in Georgian Portraits,” at Benjamin Franklin House in London, U.K. on May 10, 2018.  

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Asma Barlas, Politics, gave a talk and a workshop on Qur'anic hermeneutics, secular/feminism and decoloniality at the summer school on Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles and Liberation Theologies, in Granada (Spain) on June 22.

The school is organized by the University of California, Berkekey, and the University of Granada. 

 Congratulations to Image Text MFA students Jason Lipeles and John Rufo, whose book manuscripts are finalists for two major literary publication prizes. 

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All eighteen members of the Bomber Athletic Training (degree) Class of 2018 have now officially passed the BOC examination on their first attempt this spring and early summer. This brings the program first time pass streak to 8 consecutive years and 133 consecutive students to pass the national boards exam on their very first attempt, far exceeding any national averages. Congrats to all 21 members of 2018 for all of their amazing accomplishments and contributions to #sustainedexcellence and to all those educators, mentors, preceptors, friends and family members who were part of those individual successes!