Kaiming Ye, professor and chair of the Department of Bioengineering, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. The College of Fellows consists of over 1,500 individuals who are considered the outstanding leaders, engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators in medical and biological engineering. The induction ceremony was held March 24, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
Kaiming Ye| April 11, 2014
Recent Lyceum presenters| April 11, 2014
The following Binghamton University personnel taught Lyceum courses recently:
• Harry Lincoln, distinguished teaching professor emeritus of music – “Spring Concert Season” – Jan. 27
• Jonathan Cohen, University photographer – “Basic Photography Editing” – Jan. 28
• Alan Jones, adjunct professor/research scientist, geological sciences and environmental studies – “Science Discussion” - Jan. 31
• Nina Versaggi, director, Public Archaeology Facility – “What is an Archaeologist?” – Feb. 10
Krishnaswami “Hari” Srihari| March 28, 2014
Krishnaswami “Hari” Srihari, dean of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science and distinguished professor of systems science and industrial engineering, has been selected to receive the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE )’s Fellow Award, which “recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial engineering. A fellow is the highest classification of IIE membership.” The IIE is the world’s largest professional body dedicated solely to industrial engineering.
Brett Palfreyman| March 28, 2014
Brett Palfreyman, PhD candidate in early American history, is one of 18 established and emerging scholars selected by the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon to serve in its newest class of fellows. He will use the resources available at Mount Vernon and its new library to conduct research in residence for a three-month term between September 2014 and August 2015. His current research explores the making of peace between patriots and loyalists at the end of the Revolutionary War and his project is titled “Peace Process: The Reintegration of the Loyalists in Post-Revolutionary America.” For more information on the fellows program, go online.
Jean Quataert and Benita Roth| March 17, 2014
A recent special issue of the Journal of Women’s History on “Human Rights, Global Conferences, and the Making of Postwar Transnational Feminisms” (Vol. 24, no. 4, winter 2012) is the runner-up of the 2013 Council of Editors of Learned Journals Best Public Intellectual Special Issue award.
The special issue, co-edited by Jean H. Quataert, professor of history, and Benita Roth, associate professor of sociology and women’s studies, contains academic articles which assess the meanings for transnational feminist thought and action of the UN-sponsored world conferences on women and related international gatherings. It also features a UN activist forum in which four leading feminist activists from around the globe reflect back on their own political activism, assess what sustained their courageous work over so many decades, and offer their own projections about the future of the UN and transnational feminist advocacy.
The judges noted how well the publication met the criteria for its Best Public Intellectual Award in which “contestants must reach out beyond academe and connect with a popular audience in terms of accessible language and attractive presentation.”
Binghamton University is a HeartSafe campus| March 17, 2014
Binghamton Univeristy is officially HeartSafe-certified through the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF). The award was presented March 1, at the NCEMSF annual conference in Boston. Binghamton University and four other schools received the recognition. Previously, MIT was the only college to receive this accreditation through NCEMSF. Binghamton’s accreditation results from having trained more than 1,000 people in the use of automatic defibrillators during Welcome Weekend in August 2013.