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Brandy Bessette-Symons has published an article on memory for emotional pictures in the journal Memory. The nine-experiment article provides evidence of how people remember and misremember based on its positivity or negativity and on arousal level.

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Stephen Tropiano was recently quoted in an article for by IC alum Jill Gutowitz '13 on the recent film, THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES about the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs on September 20, 1973. 


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Andy Smith published a paper in the journal Biofouling, which was titled, "RNA-Seq reveals a central role for lectin, C1q and von Willebrand factor A domains in the defensive glue of a terrestrial slug".  Cassandra Papaleo (Biology '17) was one of the co-authors of this paper, as well as Joseph Bliss (Biology '90). 

In addition, Andy's contribution to the development of a novel medical glue was highlighted this summer by articles in the Smithsonian Magazine, Science News, PBS, and The Washington Post. (Read the articles below.)

Andy also gave a keynote address this summer in the Adhesion section of the Society of Experimental Biology's annual meetings in Goteborg, Sweden. The title of the talk was, "Double networks and slug glue:  Integrating mechanics and sequence data to characterize an unusually tough hydrogel adhesive".

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Jessye Cohen-Filipic, Assistant Professor in  Psychology was invited to present at the City of Knoxville’s first conference on LGBT Health .


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Ithaca College Social Studies Teacher Education and History alumni are dedicated and successful teachers and administrators.  An online network of 128 Ithaca College alumni members share resources, information, opinions, and community. 

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Kyle Arnold, is a Journalism major who studied with IES Abroad in Santiago, Chile during the Spring of 2017.  His film Solitude: A Companion Abroad was recently selected as one of three finalists in the 2017 IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival. The Festival asked IES Abroad students to capture the spirit of study abroad—both what it means to them, and how it redefined their world.

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Teachers looking for a basic guide to media literacy in K-12 education can now purchase “Media Literacy in Every Classroom,” a quick reference guide co-authored by Dr. Faith Rogow and Project Look Sharp’s executive director Cyndy Scheibe. This guide was published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) on Sept. 14, and is available for only $12.95, with additional discounts for members and bulk purchases.

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 "Americans need real presidential leadership because it is sometimes a matter of life and death, and not about ratings, popularity or reality TV," claims Dr. Figueroa.


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Professor of Politics Tom Shevory publishes THE GREAT LAKES AT TEN MILES AN HOUR: ONE CYCLISTS JOURNEY ALONG THE SHORES OF THE INLAND SEAS, with University of Minnesota Press.

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Eric Machan Howd (Assistant Professor, Department of Writing) will be presenting on his pedagogical research at the Association of Business Communications conference in Ireland this month. Eric is researching how bringing emotional intelligence and mindfulness into the curriculum helps to strengthen the soft skills our learners are missing today because of their immersion in technology, social media, and electronic communication.

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Prof. Johnson's article, "The Music of Hamilton and its Historical, Cultural, Social, and Political Contexts," appears in the most recent volume of Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy (v. 5). 


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In Most Tides An Island, the new image-text book by Professor Nicholas Muellner (Image Text MFA and Media Arts, Sciences and Studies), has been named one of ten books shortlisted for the Aperture/Paris Photo Photobook of the Year Award.

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David J. Hajjar, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology department in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance was recently recognized in the Forty for 40 campaign to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

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Mike Titlebaum’s musical composition "Short Set" for woodwind quintet is featured on a new CD recording and a tour of concerts by the group Ventus Machina.

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Getting a publication in a top rated journal is a challenge for all researchers, but for Sarah Zheng, Asst Prof in the Management department of the School of Business, it is a starting point.  She is in her first semester!

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Associate Professor of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies Joshua Bonnetta’s newest film El Mar La Mar is receiving critical acclaim and screening in international venues.  Made in collaboration with anthropologist/filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki from Northwestern University, this film was screened in August as part of the symposium "Welcome to the Anthropocene" in Antaliepte, Lithuania. During the symposium Bonnetta was part of a panel on Cinema After Nature and gave a lecture and workshop to Lithuanian filmmakers and students.

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Carlos Figueroa, PhD, Assistant Professor, Politics Department, presented a paper titled "Black American political thinker-activist Bayard Rustin's tacit Quakerism and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement," at the Arts and Humanities conference in Florence, Italy (September 13-16, 2017).

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This is a prolific September for Theatre Arts Assistant Professor Saviana Stanescu Condeescu, presenting an award and with multiple readings of her work in New York City and Ithaca this week.


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Warren Schlesinger, Hormoz Movassaghi, and Alan Cohen--faculty of the World of Business first-year course for business students--have just been selected for the 2017 Innovation in Teaching Award by the Middle Atlantic Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA).

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Teachers are now ready for the fall thanks to Project Look Sharp’s intensive three-day workshop this past summer. From July 24th to 26th, Project Look Sharp facilitated media literacy training and teachings to a wide variety of educators. 

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