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.
March 21, 2013
March 8, 2013
The research of four Binghamton University scholars: Justin Garcia, MA ’09, PhD ’11, and now a postdoctoral fellow at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University; Associate Professor of Anthropology Chris Reiber; Research Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Sean Massey; and Ann Merriwether, lecturer in the departments of psychology and human development, was the featured cover story in February’s Monitor on Psychology, the trade magazine of the American Psychological Association. The Monitor is delivered to the 101,000 members of the APA and is available online at http://www.apa.org. Their article, “Sexual Hook-up Culture” is a condensed version of a recent article in Review of General Psychology, and is featured as part of the “CE Corner” which readers can complete for credits from the APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology. The article can be found at
March 8, 2013
The Binghamton University Libraries is among the 843 libraries and state humanities councils selected to receive the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures initiative to introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world. Recipients initially receive 25 books and three films, then additional materials, including bookmarks, bookplates, and posters. The Libraries will also receive information about a Muslim Journeys companion website with digital resources relating to the Bookshelf.
February 26, 2013
Anne Clark, associate professor of biological sciences, has been named a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society, an international organization founded in 1964 to promote the study of animal behavior in the broadest sense, including studies using descriptive and experimental methods under natural and controlled conditions.
February 26, 2013
Allison Alden, director of the Center for Civic Engagement, will give an invited keynote address for the faculty institute at Mercy College on March 12. She will speak on how to support faculty involvement in the community and service learning. Alden will also present on the unique ways colleges can effectively engage with communities pre- and post-disasters at a symposium on April 12 for the NY Metro Area Coalition to Support Community Engagement (NYMAPS), which includes Long Island.
February 18, 2013
M. Stanley Whittingham, distinguished professor of chemistry and materials science, has been selected as a 2013 Materials Research Society Fellow, in recognition of his distinguished research accomplishments and outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research, world-wide. Only .2 percent of the society’s 16,000+ members are selected for fellow status each year through a highly competitive nomination process. The MRS Fellows will be recognized at the 2013 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, and also announced on the MRS website and in the MRS Bulletin.