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John Vongas, Assistant Professor of Management, has an article in the May 2017 issue of Hormones and Behavior.

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Dr. Carlos Figueroa (Politics department) publishes book review in Political Science Quarterly: The Journal of Public and International Affairs on H. Larry Ingle's new book titled "Nixon's First Cover-up:  The Religious Life of a Quaker President."

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Vincent Wei-cheng Wang, Dean of School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Politics, recently presented a paper, “The Eagle Eyes the Dragon and the Elephant: American Perspectives on Rising China and Rising India in the Changing World Order,” at the International Conference on Changing World order: India and China in Contemporary Times, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, 14-15 April 2017. Named after India’s founding prime minister, JNU is a top university in India.

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Tina Caswell, MS, CCC-SLP in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and colleague Jack Pickering, PhD, CCC-SLP from the College of St. Rose presented at the New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association (NYSSLHA) convention on April 21, 2017.

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Ithaca College’s Asian American Alliance has been dedicated to being an outlet for students to interact through educational, social, political and cultural events and activities. They advocate for issues that pertain to the Asian/Asian American community from visibility in the western education curriculum to addressing the stereotypes that continue to place Asian/Asian American identity at the margins of society and focus on bridging the multiracial identities. Their aim is to empower their members with the knowledge base and confidence to change the world around them.

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Naeem Inayatullah published a short (1200 words) review as part of a book forum devoted to Richa's Nagar's Muddying the Waters: Coauthoring Feminisms across Scholarship and Activism.  You can read the review here:

The published version is found here: “Duty, Desire and the Politics of Indeterminacy: comments on Richa Nagar’sMuddying the Waters,” in Gender, Place and Culture, 23 (12), 2016, pp. 8-10.

Dr. Hongwei Guan, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, received the Indiana University Mobley International Distinguished Alumni Award on April 14, 2017.

The Mobley International Distinguished Alumni Award is awarded to an international graduate of the School of Public Health – Bloomington who has demonstrated outstanding personal and Professional achievement. It was named for Tony Mobley upon his retirement in 2002 after servicing for 26 years as Dean of the school, one of the longest serving school deans in the history of Indiana University. This award recognized Dr. Guan’s leadership in integrating sport and physical activities in global education and his efforts to promote healthy lifestyle, cultural awareness and global citizenship.

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Psychology Associate Professor Leigh Ann Vaughn has published "Data from foundational tests of the need-support model: A framework for bridging regulatory focus theory and self-determination theory" in the Journal of Open Psychology Data. She published the initial paper on the need-support model in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin earlier this year.


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Nanda, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, is the recipient of the "Edwards Prize". She was selected as having the best paper of the year in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

Morphological and genetic variation of the Yellow-backed Oriole (Icterus chrysater). March 2016; 128 (1): 22-31.


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Kanda, L.L, A. Abdulhay, and C. Erickson. 2017. Adult wheel access interaction with activity and boldness personality in Siberian dwarf hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Behavioural Processes 138:82-90. View the article here.


Student co-authors. Amir (Biology ’11) and Caity (Biology ’12).


Entitled ‘Water Buffalo, Catfish and Monkey Ghosts: The Transmigratory Materialities of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,’ Utterson’s article analyzes Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s 2010 film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives as a way of exploring the broader status of cinema in the context of contemporary technological shifts. 

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Professor Barney Beins presented a keynote address entitled The Many Colors of Psychology: A Sociocultural History at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) in Boston. He also participated in the symposium "Psychology Reconceptualized: Thinking and Responding" with a talk entitled Did Chomsky’s Review of Verbal Behavior Really Cause Behaviorism’s Collapse?. He chaired that symposium and chaired another symposium, "Psychology Reconceptualized: Self and Other."

He also serves on the EPA Board of Directors and is on the program planning committee.

  The Society of Professional Journalists has named The Ithacan’s website the Best Affiliated Newspaper Website in the Northeast Region for 2016. The website received the first place Mark of Excellence Award at the SPJ Region 1 conference April 8 at John Jay College of CUNY in New York.

The website now goes on to compete against the winners in the other 11 SPJ regions for the national Mark of Excellence Award. That award will be presented at the SPJ national convention Sept. 7–9 in Anaheim, California. The SPJ is the largest professional organization of reporters and editors in the country.

In addition, the Ithacan’s print newspaper was honored as a Finalist in the Best All-Around Nondaily Newspaper category.

(Shown in photo, from left: Ithacan Webmaster Evan Sobkowicz ’17 and Editor-in-Chief Kayla Dwyer’17 with the awards.)

 Six Therapeutic Recreation (TR) majors, two TR faculty and the Program Director for the Center for Life Skills presented at the New York State Therapeutic recreation Association 22nd Annual Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York.



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Scott Hamula was part of the 26 person jury for this year's Young One's Competition. The One Show Young Ones Competition aims to find the best creative talent from college programs around the globe. This year's students were tasked with developing advertising campaigns for BMW, TOMS or the non-profit PartnersGlobal. Submissions were judged on creativity and originality.

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On behalf of the Office of Admission, I am writing to offer our greatest thanks to the entire Ithaca College community. This past weekend, we hosted three days of programming for nearly 4,000 admitted students and families.  We want to thank YOU for all of your work to make these programs a success!

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Steven Seidman, professor emeritus and lecturer in the Department of Strategic Communication and the New York City Program, published a chapter in the book, Election Posters Around the Globe: Political Campaigning in the Public Space, edited by Christina Holtz-Bacha and Bent Johansson. It was published by Springer.


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On April 8, 2017, Conger provided comments on papers making up a panel entitled “Understandings of Aging men in the Revolutionary Atlantic World” at the Organization of American Historians annual conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.


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Dr. Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies and director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, served on the 15-person jury that chose the winners from over 100 entries. 

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, presented a paper on international new media projects that interrogate and engaged environmental issues  at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Chicago on March 23, 2017.

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