Maria Mazziotti Gillan, professor of English, general literature and rhetoric, and director of the Binghamton Center for Writers and the Creative Writing Program, was awarded the George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs at its annual conference in February in Seattle. The award recognizes individuals who have worked tirelessly in support of writers.
Maria Mazziotti Gillan| March 4, 2014
Binghamton University’s 20:1 Sexual Assault Prevention Program has been recognized with a Silver Award of Excellence in the Civic Violence Education and Prevention, Crisis Management and Campus Security category by NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by members who are transforming higher education through exceptional programs, innovative services and effective administration. It will be presented at the annual conference in March, in Baltimore.
Augie Mueller| February 17, 2014
The Susquehanna Group of the Sierra Club honored Augie Mueller with the Lynda Spickard Environmental Award on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Mueller, professor emeritus of biology at Binghamton University, has been a strong advocate for bicycling in the area for more than 40 years. He has led the bicycling community in numerous capacities: promoting more bicycling lanes and bicycle safety and providing reconditioned bicycles to youth.
Recent Lyceum presenters| February 17, 2014
The following Binghamton University personnel taught Lyceum courses recently:
• Charles (Al) Carpenter, professor emeritus of English - “Great Modern Plays ‘Live’” - Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19
• Roberta Strippoli, assistant professor, Asian and Asian American studies - “Noh Theater of Japan” - Oct. 31
• James Burns, associate professor of music and Africana studies - “Naad Brahma: Sound as Sacred Expression in South Asia” - Nov. 7
• Hong Zhang, instructor of Asian and Asian American studies - “Chinese Ethnic Groups and Their Songs” - Nov. 14
• Don Boros, associate professor of theatre - “Legong and Baris Dance in Bali” - Nov. 21
• Robert Pompi, professor emeritus of physics - “Iceland and Greenland” - Oct. 31
• Gladys Walling, professor emerita of physical education - “Malta, Sardinia, and Corsica” - Nov. 7
• Albert Tricomi, distinguished teaching professor emeritus of English - “Othello” - Nov. 6, 13, 20
• H. Richard Naslund, professor of geology - “Tsunamis: Past, Present, and Future” - Nov. 18
Rachel Coker| February 5, 2014
Rachel Coker, director of research advancement, submitted a winning proposal to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s District II Venture Capital Fund. The grant of up to $2,500 will support an ongoing partnership of Binghamton University, Cornell University and the University of the Free State in South Africa. The Venture Capital Fund supports multi-institutional professional development initiatives. Coker’s grant was awarded in the December 2013 round of funding.
Sodexo Campus Services| February 5, 2014
Binghamton University and campus dining services provider Sodexo have announced that the University has become the first SUNY campus to attain Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification. The certification ensures that in every step of the supply chain, from the fishers through the processor, distributor and the end user, MSC-certified seafood is not mixed with or substituted for non-certified seafood. A distinctive blue MSC ecolabel is displayed on the product, confirming that the seafood comes from a sustainable fishery that has been awarded MSC certification. The certification process entailed an inspection conducted by a third-party auditor as well as training of front-line staff.