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 The Ithacan has been named the Best College Newspaper in New York State for 2016 by the New York Press Association. The award, the NYPA's top collegiate honor, was announced April 8 at the organization's annual convention at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Ithacan Editor-in-Chief Kayla Dwyer ’17, Webmaster Evan Sobkowicz ’17 and Proofreader Ben Gaynor ’17 attended the convention and accepted the award on behalf of the paper. The award was for work produced during calendar year 2016 (Kira Maddox ’16, spring editor-in-chief; Kayla Dwyer ’17, fall editor-in-chief). 

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Naeem Inayatullah presented “Two to Tango: the seductions of capitalism” at Skidmore College, April 3, 2017.

The talk assesses the strengths and weaknesses of capitalism seen as a culture.  It highlights and troubles those elements that we seem unwilling to endorse as well as those that we seem happy to condemn.  Rejecting facile gestures and bypassing the usual cant, it aims to make what is familiar about capitalism seem strange as well as to bring home what seems alien.  The hope is to clear the ground for debating capitalism's cultural values.

The talk can be read here: https://faculty.ithaca.edu/naeem/Talks/

If you wish to leave comments, you can do so here:

https://www.academia.edu/32300167/Two_to_Tango_the_seductions_of_capitalism

The Leadership Scholar Program recognizes students with a demonstrated record of academic and co-curricular achievements. Students enter the program during their first year at Ithaca College and take on new leadership challenges every semester until they graduate. Components of the program include service projects, professional development, and leadership in student organizations that is recorded in leadership portfolios that are presented to administrators and peers every semester. 

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Four faculty members and four students have been chosen for the Park School of Communication's annual writing awards, endowed by an anonymous alumnus.

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Patricia Zimmerman, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has been appointed Head Curator and Writer for a National Touring Exhibiton,  “50 years of Participatory Community Media: On the Frontlines of Politics and Place, Media For, By and In the Community.”  

 

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Dallas Fonseca '18 (Mathematics, Biochemistry) was recently named a 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholar.

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Congratulations to IATSA, the AT Student Majors’ Club, for their success with the 2017 National Athletic Training Month NYSATA Student Video Contest…they won the contest by almost 1,000 votes!

IATSA will receive $200 and tons of PUB for their efforts.

Special thanks to Alessandra Marenzi, Sam Brown and Kyle Morris for spearheading the winning efforts, and to all of you who took time to vote!!

Andrew Marshall's paper Linear configurations of complete graphs, K_4 and K_5 in R ³, and higher dimensional analogs has been published in the current issue of the Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications.

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 Jonathan Ablard presented  “Proletariats in Ties: Labor Organizing and Strikes by Barbers in early Twentieth Century Buenos Aires” at the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Latin Americas Studies (MACLAS) at the University of Virginia (March 24-25)

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HPPE Professor, Raj Subramaniam and Caitlin Weems (graduate student) published an article titled "Reframing Climate Change for Environment Health" in the Journal of Environmental Health, 79 (8), 24-27. This article examines factors influencing public views on climate change and uses the Health Belief Model to showcase the efficacy of an individual behavior change program to understand climate change at the microlevel.

 

Michael Twomey, Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, Department of English, has published a bibliographical essay about the medieval encyclopedist Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman) in Oxford Bibliographies, a peer-reviewed, selectively curated, online guide to scholarship in a variety of academic disciplines.  In the words of the “About” page of the publisher, Oxford University Press, “Oxford Bibliographies provides faculty and students alike with a seamless pathway to the most accurate and reliable resources for a variety of academic topics. Every article in our database is an authoritative guide to the current scholarship, written and reviewed by academic experts, with original commentary and annotations.”

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The American Film Showcase, a special project of the US State Department, has reappointed Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, as a film expert for their film envoy program.  

 

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Congratulations to nine Ithaca College aging studies students and a community member who were inducted on March 30 into the Gamma Nu chapter of Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology. SPO was established in 1980 to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology and aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons.

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IC Teatro debuted its original play, written by Christopher Morales, POTUS: Conferencia de Prensa, Wednesday evening at Elmira College.

Congratulations to the cast and crew: Emily Chavez, Morgan Diegel, Kevin Guevara, Ryan King, Kait Miczek, Christopher Morales, and Emrys Taylor-Milner!

 

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Barney Beins (Psychology) co-authored The Worth Expert Guide to Scientific Literacy: Thinking Like a Psychological Scientist with Ken Keith of the University of San Diego. The book was published by Worth Publishers.

The theme of the book is the development of scientific literacy in students through the teaching of psychology. The focus is on the research processes that allow students to begin thinking like scientists.

The 40th Annual Spring Induction Ceremony of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Ithaca College was held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Hockett Family Recital Hall. The Ithaca College Phi Kappa Phi Executive Committee is proud to announce the following new members:

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Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, founding director of the Office of State Grants (OSG) and CSTEP student Dallas Fonseca ‘18, will both present at the 25th Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference which will be held April 7-9, 2017 at The Sagamore on Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY. 

Dallas is majoring in both mathematics and biochemistry and he is advised and supported with his research presentation by assistant professor Dr. Te-Wen Lo from the Department of Biology in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College and by assistant professor Zachary Campbell from the Department of Biological Sciences in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Texas at Dallas.  Dallas will present “Sperm or Oocyte? The Role of Specificity in the Emergence of Post-transcriptional Regulons in Germline Development.”

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Mara Alper's documentary video art "Rising" was selected for screening in Ethnografilm Paris in April. "Rising" is a poetic documentary short evoking the Bali Hindu religion honoring fire, water and air. These reflect the three Tri Hita Karana philosophy for well-being on Bali -- harmony among people, harmony with nature, harmony with God. Mara is currently in Bali continuing her research on water rituals in religions and daily life. 

Ethnografilm accepts non-fiction film genres that promote the systematic understanding of the social world through film. Marked by its contemporary relevance and broad intellectual range, the purpose of Ethnografilm is to understand society, culture, and social issues. The festival serves as a showcase and forum for dialog between independent and academic filmmakers. It screens in Paris, Africa, Asia, and New Orleans.     The festival is co-sponsored by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and collaborates with the University Film and Video Association.


Colleges Against Cancer is Ithaca College’s chapter of the national campus-wide organization that is recognized by the American Cancer Society. Their mission statement is to help fight against cancer through grassroots advocacy, prevention and early detection education, Relay for Life and many other activities honoring cancer survivors. Colleges Against Cancer, or CAC, also promotes the Great American Smoke-out (quitting smoking), breast cancer awareness, sun safety, and healthy lifestyle choices within the Ithaca community.

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This year's ITHACON event attracted more than 1,500 participants and involved 135 IC (and some Cornell) student volunteers.  Students exhibited their comic art, chaired and participated in panels, ran creative workshops for children and teens, and did the administrative work of running the conference.

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