Accuracy • Independence • Integrity
The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


From left, senior Ted Mburu and junior Matthew Weil conducted research in the areas of environmental physics and physics education and presented at a conference March 5–10.

Two IC students win award at physics research conference

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer March 29, 2023
Ithaca College junior Matthew Weil and senior Ted Mburu were awarded the Best Undergraduate Research Award at the American Physical Society March Meeting.  
From left, juniors Mikolaj Konieczny and Wesley Czubryt-Ogino use a telescope to look into the sky. The revitalized astronomy club is aiming to bring more students from all academic backgrounds.

Club encourages students to reach for the stars

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor November 2, 2022
The astronomy club’s goal this fall semester is to diversify its members by making astronomy more accessible for non-STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors.
Deborah King, Ithaca College professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Athletic, training talks about the physics of ice skating with Jonathan Van Ness.

Physics professor meets with ‘Queer Eye’ star Jonathan Van Ness

By Emma Kersting February 5, 2022
Physics professor Deborah King recently met with 'Queer Eye' star Jonathan Van Ness on his podcast “Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness.”

FaculTEA with Professor Luke Keller

December 3, 2020

Today we have Professor Luke Keller, a professor of astronomy and physics at Ithaca College, here to talk about music, books and what qualities a student can have.

The Ithacan is highlighting exceptional seniors from each of the five schools on campus who have done exemplary work in their major and across campus throughout their four years at Ithaca College.

Senior Spotlights: School of Humanities and Sciences

By Sydney Keller, Staff Writer April 24, 2019
The Ithacan is highlighting seniors from each of the five schools on campus who have done exemplary work throughout their time at the college.
Arrival, stars Amy Adams as Louise, an isolated linguistics professor who is recruited by the American government to translate the complex language of alien visitors.

Review: Villeneuve translates Sci-fi story to the big screen

By Colin Barrett, Staff Writer February 21, 2017
Most science-fiction blockbusters resort to brainless plots and mass destruction with no consequences, but “Arrival” is not the typical sci-fi film.
From left, Professor Luke Keller and Professor Abraham Mulugetta have been chosen as Charles A. Dana professors, the first to receive this honor since 2008. The Dana Professorships are awared on five-year terms.

New Dana professors announced at IC following program changes

By Meaghan McElroy, Contributing Writer September 6, 2016
Two new Ithaca College Dana professors were announced Aug. 30, after changes were made to the professorship program by the Faculty Council and subsequently approved by the Executive Committee of the Dana Foundation this past February.
Professor Matthew Sullivan prepares to levitate various small objects at an event that celebrated Back to the Future Day on Oct. 21. Students have recognized Sullivan as an exceptional educator who pushes them to do their best work.

Ithaca College professor uses levitation to connect to students

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer October 28, 2015
In honor of the movie, Sullivan and several of his students showed off levitating models of Marty on a hoverboard and of a jet-fueled DeLorean during an outreach event to a physics lab with three reporters, several students and a handful of photographers.
From left, John Schwartz, Charles Spencer, Peter Seligmann, Ahren Sadoff and Paulen Smith are the founding faculty of the Department of Physics.

Ithaca College Physics Department celebrates 50th anniversary

By Annika Kushner, Contributing Writer September 30, 2015
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Ithaca College physics department hosted festivities for about 50 faculty, alumni and students Sept. 26.
Guest commentary: Group-based class model can boost instruction methods

Guest commentary: Group-based class model can boost instruction methods

By Matthew Price February 26, 2014

The work we have presented in our paper, “Implementing Comprehensive Reform of Introductory Physics at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution: A Longitudinal Case Study,” is a result of a six-year study...

Physics department announces name change

By Taylor Zambrano, Contributing Writer January 29, 2014
Physics students and faculty will see some reorganization of their department, as it has changed its name to encompass astronomy.

Video: The End of the World

By Tiffany Ruff April 11, 2013
Ithaca College faculty holds a panel to discuss the likelihood of an apocalypse and how the world will eventually come to an end.
Load More Stories
Our Goal