Alexandria Hall, Rachel Engle, Timothy Tschurjumov, Lauren Colantino and Jennifer Solomon
April 30, 2013
Binghamton University students Alexandria Hall, Rachel Engle, Timothy Tschurjumov, Lauren Colantino and Jennifer Solomon won the $10,000 first prize in a national philanthropy contest by creating a video about the UHS School-based Clinic program. The students presented a check for $10,000 to the UHS School-Based Clinic’s after-school and summer programs in April, in the garden plot of Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Binghamton.
In the video, Binghamton University students focused on the degree of need demonstrated by the UHS program and the impact that an additional $10,000 would have in expanding the program. The video can be seen here. This is the second year in a row that Associate Professor of Public Administration David Campbell’s students have placed first in the contest.
The video contest is funded by the Learning by Giving Foundation, created in 2011 through the generosity of Doris Buffett, following the success of the program by the same name through her Sunshine Lady Foundation. The Learning by Giving Foundation funds and promotes experiential philanthropy to encourage the development of future philanthropic leaders.
School of Management students
April 24, 2013
Binghamton University’s team of undergraduate accounting students in the PxC US xTREME Games competed in the two-day national finals in Washington, D.C. The team, one of 10 remaining in the national competition that builds critical thinking, teamwork, leadership and communication skills, placed second in the finals, which was won by Oklahoma State.
Each team of finalists was awarded $10,000 upon reaching the finals. Matthew Abramowitz, Henry Aery, Rachel Kuhl, Jacob Weiss and Alex Willis went up against Baylor University, Oklahoma State, Penn State University and the University of Wisconsin in the finals. Oklahoma State took first. No second place is awarded.
The xTREME program is approaching 35,000 participants since it launched in 2002.
March 28, 2013
Binghamton’s Kelsey Caitlin’s artwork, Af, is among the 17 abstract paintings by SUNY students on display through June at the new New York City gallery inside the SUNY Global Center at 116 East 55th St., NYC. The collection is dedicated to student art. A photo gallery of the art can be viewed online via SUNY’s Facebook page.
Dennis O’Hearn and Andrej Grubacic
March 28, 2013
While on a research trip to the Don region of Russia, Sociology Professor Denis O’Hearn and PhD candidate Andrej Grubacic were feted by the people of Ust’-Medveditskaia, a Cossack stanitsa (village) and capital of the Don Cossacks. In a special ceremony, O’Hearn and Grubacic, who is also associate professor of anthropology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, were initiated into the Don Cossack community by the local ataman Andrei Goncharov. After the ceremony, the ataman accompanied the pair to the local high school where they were entertained by the students with traditional Cossack songs and dances. During the trip, the two held a series of discussions and meetings with local Cossack historians and experts. Their research is about direct democracy and autonomy among historical Cossacks in the context of the changing capitalist world-system. O’Hearn and Grubacic also spoke at a series of meetings in Volgograd, Moscow, and Dmitrov. They spoke as the invited international representatives at a conference commemorating the 170th anniversary of the Russian scientist and traveler Petr Kropotkin at the Dmitrovskii Kremlin.
March 21, 2013
Robert-Heepyoung Oh, graduate student in vocal performance, competed and won the Grand Prize in the 2013 Metropolitan International Vocal Competition on Feb. 21. He will be a featured soloist at the Metropolitan International Music Foundation Gala Concert at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall during the 2013-14 season and will be invited to perform in future MIMF concerts and events in New York City.
March 21, 2013
Kyle Reeser from Binghamton University was one of two East Coast students to qualify for the finals of the most famous Chinese-language contest to be held in Beijing this summer. At a time when proficiency in Chinese among American students is rising, Reeser and Dale Shepherd from Princeton University won the Chinese Bridge East USA Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students on March 17. About 30 students from schools including Columbia, New York and Princeton universities, as well as the University of Pennsylvania, participated in the spoken language contest as part of the 12th annual Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition. The international contest is sponsored by the Beijing headquarters of the Confucius Institute, more commonly known as Hanban. It is the fourth collaboration between the Confucius Institute at Pace University and the New York Service Center for Chinese Study Fellows.
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