Jennifer Larson, a Harpur’s Ferry volunteer, wrote an article about the student volunteer ambulance service’s response to the September 2011 floods. When Binghamton University established a Red Cross shelter at its Events Center and West Gym, Harpur’s Ferry provided 24-hour care for 11 days for as many as 1,800 evacuees. Larson’s article was published in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, the flagship publication for emergency medical services personnel.
Jennifer Larson| November 16, 2011
Martin Bidney| November 16, 2011
Martin Bidney, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature, has had a book reviewed in a major newspaper in Germany. The book is West-East Divan: The Poems, with “Notes and Essays”: Goethe’s Intercultural Dialogues (Albany: SUNY Press, 2010) translated by Bidney (“Notes and Essays” translation assisted by Peter Anton von Arnim). The review is “Versoehnung mit Goethe” by Gustav Seibt, Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Munich), Nr 211, p. 16. See also item 93 on the website Lyrikzeitung and Poetry News.
Michelle Gardner| November 9, 2011
Michelle Gardner, major gifts officer and liaison to the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, was inducted into the SUNYCUAD Hall of Fame at its annual conference in June, for her significant contributions to the organization and its mission of service and education. SUNYCUAD is the professional organization for all full-time professionals working in university advancement at the 64 SUNY campuses, as well as SUNY System Administration. It promotes understanding and support of the State University and provides professional development and networking opportunities for advancement professionals in the areas of public relations, alumni relations, publications, electronic communications, development, government relations and marketing.
Ali Mazrui| November 9, 2011
A new series on modern African writers began on Oct. 7, at the Library of Congress with a talk by Ali Mazrui, Albert Schweitzer Professor of the Humanities and director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies, who gave an overview of the general topic of “Post-Independence African Literature.” He addressed the larger question – “Can we speak of an African literature. How does that fit in with Africa today?” The programs are being coordinated with the library’s Poetry and Literature Center and the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa.
Seifuden Adem| November 9, 2011
Seifuden Adem, associate director of the Institute for Global Cultural Studies, has been appointed to a panel of senior academics to serve on an advisory body for the International Studies Association, available for outreach, workshops, mentorship for younger scholars and other relevant matters.
The Anderson Center for the Performing Arts| November 2, 2011
The Anderson Center for the Performing Arts was recently selected to participate in the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Jazz Touring Network (“JTN”), becoming one of 23 organizations in the network. The JTN is a membership program designed to expand the presentation of jazz throughout the mid-Atlantic region by providing selected presenters with the tools necessary to develop and sustain the art form as an ongoing part of their annual programming. New members are selected on an annual basis through an open, competitive selection process. Funding for the Jazz Touring Network is made possible through the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program.