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David Simon—Creator of HBO’s ‘the Wire’ and Other Award-Winning Series—to Be Honored with Rod Serling Award From Ithaca College


The first Rod Serling Award for Advancing Social Justice Through Popular Media will be presented on February 4 at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. Distinguished television writer David Simon is the inaugural winner of the award, created by...
20-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Going Barefoot: Strong 'Foot Core' Could Prevent Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, and Other Common Injuries

Barefoot activities can greatly improve balance and posture and prevent common injuries like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, bursitis, and tendonitis in the Achilles tendon, according to Patrick McKeon, a professor in Ithaca...
17-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Do Women Place Less Importance on Their Careers Than Men? Ithaca College Professor Rebuts Common Misconception


“Are Women Less Career Centric Than Men? Structure, Culture and Career Investments” by Stephen Sweet, analyzes data collected from employees in 11 countries to determine if gender differences in career centrality — the importance of one’s...
23-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Where Are the Hoverboards? Ithaca College Professor Says Not Too Far Off

Thought you’d celebrate the real Back to the Future Day with a ride on your hoverboard or in your flying car? Sadly, that’s not going to happen in time for Wednesday; but the levitating technology Marty McFly encountered in his jaunt through...
20-Oct-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Quoted in International Business Times Article, Ithaca College Professor’s Book Explores Link Between Emotions and Contemporary Racial Violence


In matters of the head and heart, emotions often win out over reason. A new book by an Ithaca College professor examines how that human tendency leads many Americans to support racism and discrimination in unconscious ways.
28-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Olympic Gold Medalist Challenges Ithaca College Graduates to ‘Fail Forward’


Noting that she was cut three times before finally making the United States Olympic team, Meghan Musnicki challenged the Ithaca College class of 2015 to “fail forward.” Musnicki, who won a gold medal as a member of the women’s crew team at the...
17-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bees Do It (For Now): Biologist’s Research May Lead to Building a Better Vibrator

Bee pollination is a big deal. Just think about the buzz surrounding colony collapse disorder and the effects it could have on agriculture worldwide. But while honey bees get all the press, there are thousands of other bee species that are just as...
15-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Autism Awareness Among Future Healthcare Workers Still Has Room for Improvement


April is National Autism Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the developmental disability among Americans. But a recent study that examines knowledge about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among undergraduates in healthcare-related...
13-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Make New Friends, But Keep the Old—Expert Says Converse Marketing Strategy is ‘Gold’


4-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Speech Language Pathologists and Athletic Trainers at Ithaca College Work Together to Get Athletes Enough Air


When an athlete tries to breathe deep and struggles to get air, their performance suffers and stress takes over. Such a common symptom is easily misdiagnosed, but could signal a physical issue that many sports health care professionals may be...
4-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Expert Available to Speak About Criminal Justice System Reform


17-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

LGBT Educator Says Supreme Court Extends Marriage Equality To All, But Work Remains


26-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss Review of Texas’s Voter ID Laws by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans

1-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

50 Shades of Nothing New: ‘Grey’ Just the Latest Example of Erotica in Literature and Film


"Fifty Shades of Grey" is credited with a sexual awakening among tame housewives and staid girlfriends, and the addition of lower-lip-biting spice to vanilla bedrooms across America. But for Rebecca Plante, an associate professor of sociology at...
10-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Iran Gets Lessons in Media Literacy From Ithaca College Experts

It may be one of the last places in the world you’d expect to be interested in learning how to develop skills in critical thinking and media analysis. But when academics and researchers in Iran decided they needed help with that effort, they...
13-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

Bad Girls Gone Good: How Disney Is Reinventing the Villainess


Disney made a lucrative industry out of princesses. With the release of “Maleficent” earlier this year — which drops on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download on Nov. 4 — they may have discovered a new vein in that marketing gold mine:...
3-Nov-2014 1:20 PM EST

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