Pawel Nowacki, director of catering for Binghamton University Dining Services, recently saved the life of a woman who was choking at a local restaurant. When the woman was already turning blue from lack of oxygen, he used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge food caught in her throat. She quickly recovered and did not require transportation to a medical facility.
April 17, 2015
March 20, 2015
John Frazier, distinguished service professor of geography, has been awarded 2015 Association of American Geographers (AAG) Distinguished Service Honors “for his sustained and exceptional dedication to furthering the public good through applied academic and intellectual pursuits. The applied geography conference which he was instrumental in bringing to fruition is now in its 35th year. More recently he has expended similar energies toward funding and organizing the biennial Race, Ethnicity, and Place conferences which success largely because of his vision to preserve a place for intellectually divergent ideas on some of the most vexing and complicated issues in the world today.” Frazier will be recognized at the AAG annual meeting in Chicago, April 21-25. More information is available online.
March 12, 2015
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has selected doctoral candidate Deneil Hill as one of 10 Dissertation Fellows in Women’s Studies for 2015.
The fellowship is the only national program to support doctoral work on women’s and gendered issues. Each 2015 Newcombe Fellow will receive a $5,000 award to help cover expenses incurred while completing their dissertations.
Hill is a doctoral candidate in history. Her dissertation, “Shifting Feminist Visions at the United Nations: Self-Determination, Sexuality, and Human Rights, 1975-1995,” explores how transnational feminists working at the U.N. between 1975 and 1995 expanded human rights legal definitions to include women’s sexual rights.
February 24, 2015
Binghamton University’s Center for Learning and Teaching received a “Creative and Innovative Award for Most Outstanding Administrative Program from the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS) at its annual meeting for development of B-Online, a training module to assist students preparing to take online courses. Programs are judged on creativity, uniqueness, benefit to students and adaptability to other institutions. The program was developed by Eric Howd, instructional designer.
Through these awards, NAASS seeks to highlight the importance of curriculum development, give credit to summer session administrators who make outstanding contributions to the operation/management of summer session and provide a forum for members to learn from each other.
January 28, 2015
Distinguished Professor of Psychology Ralph Miller and his laboratory’s contribution to the field of basic learning and cognition will be honored on Saturday, March 7, with a symposium and reception at the 86th annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Philadelphia.
December 19, 2014
The Office of Research Advancement received recognition in two categories of the CASE District II Accolades Awards program. Discover-e took a Silver Award in the News Website category. The judges said Discover-e “is very informative, aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. Content was up-to-date and strong.” In the Research, Medicine and Science News Writing category, Rachel Coker, director of research advancement, received a Bronze Award. The judges said her “writing samples are excellent – clear, energetic and engaging. Adept at using analogies. Very readable. Excellent work. The glossary (in one example) is a nice touch.” Awards will be presented during the CASE District II conference in February in Washington, D.C.