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The Ithaca College chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased and proud to announce that its 2017 Fellowship nominee, Cailin Harro, has been selected as a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow and will receive an award of $5,000 in support of her graduate studies.

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Congratulations Virgilio Pinto, Interlibrary Loan Lending Coordinator, for graduating from Leadership Tompkins on Thursday June 15, 2017.

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Last week, personnel representing police agencies from around the region participated in 24th annual Police Mountain Bike School at Ithaca College.  The curriculum for this program was developed right here at IC in 1993 under the leadership of Ithaca College Office of Public Safety officers, and still remains the training standard for police biking instruction throughout the region.

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Anthony Adornato, assistant professor of journalism, recently published a paper, “You Can’t Post That! Social Media Policies in US Television Newsrooms,” in the Electronic News journal.

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  Peter Silberman, Associate Professor of Music Theory, presented a talk based on an Ithaca College course he developed at the conference Pedagogy Into Practice:  Teaching Music Theory in the Twenty-First Century, held at Lee University in Cleveland, TN, on June 2.

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Steve Gonick, Executive in Residence in the School of Business, accompanied seven students to the daylong Women@Work Summit in Albany, NY at the Times Union Newspaper Corporate Headquarters on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.


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 Writing Department Associate Professor Catherine Taylor presented at a panel on "Questioning Memoirs' GPS; Locating Identity and the Global Body Politic" at the NonfictioNow Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland on June 3, 2017. She also Chaired a roundtable on Hybrid Genres in Nonfiction Writing at the same conference. On May 29, Taylor gave a reading and a short lecture at The Poetry Center of Siglufjordur, on Iceland's north coast. 


Dr. Janet Galván had an active year as a guest conductor and clinician.  In July of 2016, she led a choral tour of singers from Perth, Australia, Pennsylvania, and Georgia on a tour to Belfast and Dublin, presenting concerts to packed, enthusiastic audiences.  


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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Enviornmental Film Festival, and her coauthor, Scott MacDonald, professor of cinema at Hamilton College, published The Flaherty:  Decades in the Cause of Independent Cinema (Indiana University Press, 2017). 

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Three professors with the Athletic Training Education Program in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences just published 2 critical and provoking manuscripts in a special issue of the Athletic Training Education Journal dedicated to the profession's transition to a professional master's degree.

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Nancy Reynolds, Program Director in the Center for Health Promotion, Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness, has been awarded the Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) certification by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

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Aaron Weinberg, Associate Professor of Mathematics, and Matt Thomas, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, have been awarded an NSF Collaborative Research Grant of $185,000 to study how students make sense of and learn from instructional videos in calculus.  The work is a collaboration with faculty from the University of Central Arkansas and Oklahoma State University.  

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered the keynote address for the Media, Communications, Film, and Liberal Arts Consortium (MCFLAC) Annual Symposium, held this year at Colby College, on May 23, 2017.

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On May 25, 2017, Professor Vaughn presented a new model that bridges two major theories of motivation in psychology.


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Dr. Matthew Holtmeier (Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Screen Studies) and Dr. Andrew Utterson (Assistant Professor, Screen Studies) recently presented papers on a panel they convened and chaired at the annual gathering of the Media, Communication, and Film Liberal Arts Consortium (MCFLAC), this year held at Colby College, Waterville, Maine. 

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On May 12, Michael Twomey (Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, English Department) presented a paper titled “Environmental Justice in Arthurian Romance” at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (May 11-14).

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Cynthia Ulbing '17 was awarded "Best Undergraduate Presentation" at the Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

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Naeem Inayatullah wrote a short review of Roshanak Kheshti’s book, Modernity’s Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music (NYU, 2015), in International Feminist Journal of Politics, 19 (3), 2017. Published online: 19 May, 2017.

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Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences Faculty Gary Sforzo and Sebastian Harenberg, along with graduating senior Kyle Costello and Librarian Laura Kuo, and with several other colleagues just published "Compendium of the Health and Wellness Coaching" in the Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 

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Eva Chebishev ’19 (Biology) was recently selected by the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) to participate in their prestigious 2017 ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ASM-URF) Program.

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