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Life in the Fast Lane: Jusan Hamilton '13 Pursues His NASCAR Dreams

Written by: Lewis Kendall

The first vehicle that Jusan Hamilton ever drove was a tractor, meandering around in his backyard in Ithaca. He was three years old. Now, less than six months after graduating from Ithaca College with dual degrees in integrated marketing communications and sociology, Hamilton spends his days rubbing shoulders with the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, and Matt Kenseth.

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Taking On Cancer: How One IC Student's Research May Eventually Contribute to Advances in Treatment

Written by: Sara Webb '14 and Kristin Leffler '14

As a junior at Ithaca College, Rochelle Frankson ’13 was already involved in cancer research, contributing data to the collective knowledge the world has about the disease. Frankson’s work may eventually help lead to advances in cancer treatment. “Using the skills that I’ve developed to solve a problem that so many people are facing is a good way to use my time on earth,” she said.

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Financially Fit: Two IC Alumni Team Up To Open A Business That Focuses On Fitness

Written by: Lewis Kendall

CrossFit promotes the use of a continually changing array of aerobic and weight lifting exercises to improve muscular strength, cardiorespiratory endurance, and flexibility. Both Eamon Coyne ’12, M.S. ’14, and Tim Paulson ’12, M.B.A. ’13, licensed owners of CrossFit Pallas in Ithaca, embody the CrossFit attitude in mind, body, and spirit.

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From Goo to Glue: Sarah Rabice '14 is working on how to turn slug goo into a medical adhesive.

Written by: Kristin Leffler

When Sarah Rabice ’14 first started doing research with biology professor Andy Smith, she knew he studied slugs, but she didn’t fully understand the significance of it.

“I definitely did not understand and appreciate the importance and growing relevance of the fields of biomimetics and bioadhesives,” Rabice said. “Andy’s knowledge of so many fields and his ability to integrate that knowledge into a comprehensive area of study is incredible.”

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Volumes + Measures: Discovering the Science of Music

Written by: Sean Harkin '15

As a double major in physics and bassoon performance, I’ve learned that spaces matter. A well-thought-out and engineered recital hall makes all the difference for musicians and audiences. Just as I have searched for spaces acoustically fit for performing, I have also searched for a school that would give me the space and flexibility to pursue both my passions: science and music. Ithaca College was that space.
 

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