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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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Alyssa Rodriguez, senior English Major, has won the Daniel Walden Prize "awarded annually to an outstanding emerging scholar in popular culture studies" by the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association for her work on the trope of the "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" in film and Young Adult fiction.

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The Ithaca College Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary is proud to announce Ithaca College's Winners for our Of The Month Award recognition. 


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Participating in a session on the self and self-regulation, Professor Vaughn presented research about goals and motivation on March 17.


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On March 18, fifteen students representing six Ithaca College Psychology Department research teams presented posters about their research at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, in Boston, Ma.

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Michael Smith, Associate Professor in History and Environmental Studies and Sciences, has been awarded a Core U.S. Scholar Fulbright to Nicaragua for the Fall 2017 semester for his project "Paths to Resilience: A Collaborative Environmental History of Sustainable Development in Totogalpa." 

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The Marketing/Law Department in the School of Business and the Ithaca College chapter of the America Marketing Association are pleased to recognize this year's inductees into the Alpha Mu Alpha international honorary marketing society.

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Paul Wilson, Associate Professor in Art History, has been awarded a year-long, Core U.S. Scholar Fulbright award to teach at the University of Namibia in Windhoek, Namibia and work on his research project, "Visualizing Namibian History in Contemporary Art.” 

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The Ithaca College Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary is proud to announce Ithaca College's Winners for our Of The Month Award recognition. 


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Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies and director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, has published an essay in the recently published anthology, Screen Lessons: What We Have Learned from Teachers on Television and in the Movies

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental  Film Festival, published “Black Soil: Chernozem and Tuzit in Ukraine” in Afterimage in February 2017.


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Participating in a panel entitled ‘Visualizing Deep Time’ (spanning fossil histories to astronomy to contemporary moving images) he spoke about the relationship between cinematic imaging technologies, on the one hand, and the realm of scientific visualization, on the other, in the quest to conceptualize and represent the 13.8-billion-year history of the cosmos via the evolving history(ies) of audio-visuality.

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