The following Binghamton University personnel were recent Lyceum presenters:
Charles Carpenter, professor emeritus of English - “Tom Stoppard’s Best?” - Feb. 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20
Floyd Herzog, artistic consultant, Anderson Center for the Performing Arts - “Spotlight on the Anderson Center” - Feb. 28
Richard Rehberg, professor emeritus of political science - “State of the Oceans” - Feb. 29
Patrick Regan, professor of political science - “Middle East Realignment” - March 7
Randall McGuire, distinguished professor of anthropology - “Mexico” - March 21
Robert Pompi, professor emeritus of physics - “Israel, Jordan, and Palestine” - March 1
Gladys Walling, professor emerita of physical education - “Bulgaria and Macedonia” - March 22
Dale Tomich, professor of sociology - “The Art of Slavery” - March 6
Silvia Ivanova, curator; Jackie Hogan, assistant director, Binghamton University Art Museum - Art Museum Tours - March 13, 20
Valerie Chou, assistant director, Confucius Institute - “Performing Beijing Opera with Props” - March 15, 22
Martin Bidney, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature, was interviewed by Bill Jaker on the WSKG program “Off the Page” Tuesday, April 3. The station’s website tells more. Bidney discussed his English verse rendition of Divine Adventure: The Fantastic Travels of Dante, Ernesto Cerni and Francesca Gambino’s book retelling the Divine Comedy as a story poem for young people. He also offered brief samples of his other dialogic poetry books, as pictured and sampled on the portal page of his website at http://martinbidney.com.
The following Binghamton University personnel were recent Lyceum presenters: Harry Lincoln, distinguished service professor emeritus of music - The Spring Concert Season - Jan. 24, 31; Martin Bidney, professor emeritus of English - Klezmer and Other Jewish Music - Jan. 25; Donald Blake, adjunct assistant professor of English - Four Poets - Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16; Robert Pompi, professor emeritus of physics and Nick Donnelly, professor emeritus of geology - The Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy - Feb. 6; Richard Rehberg, professor emeritus of political science - Extreme Weather and Its Implications for an Economic System Based on Growth - Feb. 13.
Ellen Badger, director of International Student and Scholar Services, co-presented the NAFSA Webinar “When Federal Agents Come Calling: Educating Campus Stakeholders” with two immigration attorneys in March. The presentation has the highest number of registrants ever for a NAFSA Webinar. It was viewed at 283 sites by more than 1,100 participants, as they prepare for visits from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
The School of Management team of Tarunpreet Singh, MBA’12; Nicholas Lauzze, MBA’12; and George Kurian, MBA’12, took first place at the Annual Whitman’s MBA Case Competition organized by the Whitman School at Syracuse University. The SOM team competed against 21 teams from different universities, with eight teams making it to the final-round challenge held at Syracuse University on March 23. The SOM team won the first place and $2,000 in prize money, beating out the two runner-up teams: University at Buffalo and University or Rochester. Associate Professor Debi Prasad Mishra mentored the team in the final round.
David Sloan Wilson recently received a Books for a Better Life Award for his book, The Neighborhood Project, from the Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The award which recognizes authors whose messages are aligned with the chapter’s mission of inspiring people to live their best lives, was presented at the organization’s 16th annual ceremony held Monday, March 12, at The TimesCenter in Manhattan. Sloan’s was given in the “green” category. Winners were chosen from five nominees in each of the 10 self-improvement categories. Since their inception in 1996, the Books for a Better Life Awards have recognized more than 600 self-improvement authors, raising more than $1.8 million for the New York City - Southern New York Chapter’s comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their friends and families.