During Family Weekend, the Alumni Association sponsored a Legacy Brunch for Binghamton graduates and their sons or daughters who are current students at the University. About 100 people attended this event, held at the Susquehanna Room in the University Union. The association sponsors this event during Family Weekend each year. Pictured (from left to right) are current student Elyssa Ackerman with her brother Gregory and parents Debra '81 and Kenneth. See more photos from the brunch at the Alumni Association's photo sharing site.
The panelists were as varied as the liberal arts they represented. There was a Hollywood director, a research scientist, a venture capitalist, an international relations lawyer and a Tony Award-winning actor. They were five of the 10 Binghamton University alumni celebrating “Bold Ideas. Brilliant Careers. 60 Years of Harpur College” on stage Nov. 14 at the Lincoln Center’s Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse overlooking a sunny Manhattan skyline. Read more in Inside BU.
Saying he’s been called lucky – or an idiot savant of software development – Internet pioneer Gary Kunis '73, retired chief science officer of Cisco Systems, understands why Binghamton University’s Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center (S3IP) is important and relevant.
Kunis brought a global perspective and knowledge of competition to the fore when he spoke at the S3IP annual dinner on Nov. 17. He reminded the audience that the Internet has become ubiquitous. “We’re entering a new age and it’s pervasive computing,” he said. “There’s no name for it yet, but systems integration and packaging and S3IP are sitting right at the heart of where IT technology is going.” Read more in Inside BU.
Brothers of the TAU Alumni Society got together for their annual fall gathering in midtown Manhattan on Nov. 18. The event took place at the HB Burger/Heartland Brewery at Times Square. About 75 TAU alumni attended, exchanging stories and talking about TAU's upcoming 50th anniversary celebration, which will be held in Binghamton April 29 - May 1, 2011. The TAU Alumni Society is expecting more than 200 alumni to return to campus for the event. The Nov. 18 event had a raffle to benefit the Terrence "Tex" Haran Scholarship Fund.