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The paper is about peer review guidelines promoting replicability and transparency in psychological science, and it is in press at Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science

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Claims made by Charter Communications, Inc. (“Charter”) for its Spectrum cable TV service were challenged by DIRECTV, LLC (“DIRECTV”), a competing provider of television service. 

The challenged video, titled “Evil Commute,” is part of Spectrum’s series of “monster” commercials that feature fictional monster-type characters (Grim Reaper, Mummy, Mad Scientist, Werewolf) engaged in normal human activities. The challenged video shows monster characters talking about the upcoming weekend while riding a commuter train home from work. The challenged claims made in the video commercial include the following:

  • Satellite dish went out in the rain … again.”
  • “How can they sell something that doesn’t always work in the rain?”
  • “TV that cuts out in the rain is evil. Spectrum is reliable. Satellite TV Bad. Spectrum Good."

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and co-director of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was featured in a major profile interview as the lead article for Immerse magazine from MIT.

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Nancy Reynolds, Program Director in the Center for Health Promotion, Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness, has earned national certification as a Health and Wellness Coach from Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc.


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Mauk edits Polish Book

Contributed by Steven Mauk on 09/16/18 

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Steven Mauk edits English language version of Saxophone Music by Polish Composers written by Dariusz Samol.

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 Dr. Christopher House (Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies) served as guest editor for the Spring 2018 (Vol. 41, 1) Journal of Communication and Religion (JCR), special issue, “Communication, Religion and Race in America: 50 Years Later and Where Do We Go From Here?” JCR is a quarterly publication of the Religious Communication Association, an affiliate organization of the National Communication Association.

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  Dr. Janet Galván was the guest clinician for the 2018 University of Colorado – Boulder Reading Chorus on September 8 and 9. 

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Handwerker Gallery Director Mara Baldwin has been invited to attend the Independent Curators International Curatorial Forum from September 26-29 in Chicago.

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 The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for 2017–18 in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's annual college publication critique. The judges evaluated issues of the paper produced last academic year (Aidan Quigley, editor in chief).

Each year the CSPA evaluates member papers on overall content, news, depth reporting, features, opinion/editorial, sports, arts/entertainment, editing/headline writing, and design/graphics based on more than 150 specific criteria. This year the paper scored 963 on the critique’s 1,000-point scale and was awarded All Columbia Honors — an additional citation for special merit — in the "Essentials" and "Verbal" categories. Among the judges' comments: “Overall, the publication is incredibly professional, interesting, and a pleasure to read.”

The CSPA consistently ranks The Ithacan as a Gold Medalist, its highest category. The publication was evaluated in the critique’s ”hybrid” category, which is defined as “print publications that provide live coverage via website between print editions.”

 Ashley Hall, assistant professor in communication studies (H&S), and co-author Melissa Harris, have published a timely rhetorical analysis of eulogies presented by Dr. Martin Luther King and President Barack Obama.  The article appears in the Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, Volume 8, Issue 3.

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On August 28th, Michael Twomey (Dana Professor Emeritus, English) presented a lecture titled “Practicing Ecocriticism” in the Svartárkot Culture/Nature program at Kiðagil, Bárðardalur, Northern Iceland. In the photo at right, Twomey is pictured with Steven Hartman (IC English, 1987), who also lectured in the Svartárkot program.

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This summer, Associate Professor Cynthia Henderson (Theatre Arts) delivered the Keynote Address at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) in Brazil to open the Inaugural Research Symposium exploring the work of Gilberto Freyre, a renowned sociologist. Her speech highlighted the intersection of the disciplines of actor training and Theatre of the Oppressed, and has gone on to be used in a number of classes at UFPE.

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Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and Co-director of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered two presentations at the 25th Visible Evidence Conference on Documentary at Indiana University, August 8-11, 2018.

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IC finally had the winning kayak raffle ticket! Congratulations to Gerard Turbide, this years winner!  Thank you very much to everyone that purchased a ticket to support Hospicare.

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  The Ithacan has been named a Newspaper Pacemaker finalist for 2018 by the Associated Collegiate Press. The winners of the award — widely regarded as the “Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism” — will be announced at the Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association National College Media Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, October 25-28.

The award is presented for issues published during the 2017-18 academic year (Aidan Quigley, editor in chief).

Last year, The Ithacan was inducted into the Pacemaker Hall of Fame, which recognizes publications that have received at least 15 national Pacemaker and Pacemaker Finalist awards. 

The Associated Collegiate Press is the oldest and largest national membership organization for college journalists in the country. 

Last Spring, Pablo Cohen obtained the Gold Medal for Best Instrumentalist and Best Album at the Global Music Awards Spring 2018, in recognition of his solo album "La casa"."

The Global Music Awards is a well-known international music competition which celebrates independent musicians.  It is widely recognized by industry insiders as giving legitimacy to highly talented artists. Each year, Global Music Awards receives hundreds of entries from around the world. Receiving the Global Music Award honors means that your music stands-out internationally and across cultures.
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Past Winners Include:
Gustavo Dudamel
Esperanza Spalding
Misha Quint
Paquito D’Rivera,

 Gordon Rowland and Jason Hamilton recently published a chapter entitled "Developing the connective tissue of the T" in the book T-shaped individuals: Adaptive innovators (2018, Business Expert Press). The chapter documents the relationship of our IC2 Project mini-courses for integrated learning with the business concept of the T-shaped individual—one who has great depth in a specialty as well as the ability to communicate across multiple disciplines.

Naeem Inayatullah and his longtime co-author, David Blaney, published “Liberal IPE as a Colonial Science,” in The SAGE Handbook of the History, Sociology and Philosophy of International Relations, edited by Andreas Gofas, Inanna Hamati-Ataya, Nicholas Onuf, (Sage, 2018), pp. 60-74.

They demonstrate that contemporary liberal International Political Economy (IPE) melds together a static, timeless time with a dynamic evolutionary time.  This conflation is traced to the work of Alfred Marshall who was one of four theorists who independently developed neo-classical economics in the 1870s.  Marshall's evolutionary frame is explicitly supportive of colonialism, slavery, and imperialism.  The punchline of the paper is that contemporary IPE shares with Marshall similar commitments, but retains them implicitly.

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In a presentation titled, “Debating the Past and the Future in Contemporary Argentina," Dr. Jonathan Ablard shared observations from his recent research trip to Buenos Aires with the Longview Community. The presentation, given on August 29th, touched on a wide array of topics, including abortion, deployment of the armed forces inside the country, declassification of documents, economics and educational policy, and how Argentine citizens engage in lively debates about the role and meaning of their rich and complex history.

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) named Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and co-director of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, a pioneer in the field for her research, publications, and books in amateur film history, documentary theory and history, film archives, nonprofit institutional histories, critical historiography, and new media documentary studies.

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