Three Binghamton University students placed in the highly competitive U.S. East Regional Chinese Bridge competition held the last Sunday in March at Pace University. The worldwide Chinese language proficiency contest is sponsored by the Hanban (the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) and requires contestants to give a speech and perform a talent. The east regional includes 10 states and universities with top-rated programs including Princeton and Columbia. Daniel McMonagle placed third in the junior group for students who have studies Chinese for one or two years. Adam Kopec took second place in the senior group for students who have studied Chinese for three or four years. Carrie Buck, a senior double-majoring in Chinese and Spanish, won first place in the senior group after performing an excerpt of Beijing Opera and will be invited to compete in the final round in China this summer.
May 10, 2014
April 23, 2014
Benjamin Campanaro, a graduating senior from Monroe, N.Y., majoring in geological sciences, took first place out of 188 posters at the Northeastern Geological Society of America meeting in March, in Lancaster, Pa.
April 11, 2014
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.
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
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.
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.