Campus events to celebrate Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary
February 24, 2011Tweet
Binghamton University’s 50th anniversary celebration of the Peace Corps will include a faculty symposium titled “Innovation and Resource Development for Campus Internationalization” from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the University Art Museum.
Binghamton University has more alumni serving in the Peace Corps than any other SUNY campus. Since the Corps’ inception in 1961, more than 240 Binghamton University alumni have joined its ranks, serving in countries around the world.
At the symposium, a panel of Binghamton faculty will discuss their success with innovative projects and strategies to internationalize their research and the academic programs in their departments/schools. Particular attention will be given to the development of funding sources to support creative projects.
Panelists include: Krishnaswami (Hari) Srihari, dean and distinguished professor, Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science; Dora Polachek, visiting associate professor, romance languages and literatures; James Dix, associate professor, chemistry; Thomas Sinclair, associate professor of public administration; and John Chaffee, distinguished professor of history and director, Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas. Katharine Krebs, vice provost for international affairs, will moderate.
Other events planned for the 50th anniversary celebration will take place Tuesday, March 1:
• A panel of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) will share their stories of serving around the world. The session will be moderated by English Professor Libby Tucker (Ivory Coast, 1972-74) from 4-5:30 p.m. in UUW-324.
• A reception and slide show of Peace Corps photos by Binghamton University faculty, staff, alumni and community members, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Grand Corridor of the Fine Arts Building.
• A Peace Corps Information Session will take place from 7-8 p.m. in LH-5.