The following Binghamton University personnel recently taught Lyceum classes:
* Elizabeth Tricomi, member, Lyceum Public Relations Committee
* Bruce Lercher, professor emeritus of mathematics - “The Lore (and Lure) of Numbers” - Sept. 19, Oct. 3, 10
* Bernard Rosenthal, professor emeritus of English - “Visiting the Salem Witch Trials” - Sept. 19, Oct. 3, 10, 17
* Stan Masters, professor emeritus of economics - “Negotiations” - Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11
* Gary Truce, professor, physical education - “Longevity” - Sept. 25
* Robert DeMicco, professor, geological sciences - “Dinosaurs: Big Dumb Lizards or Perky Pets” - Oct. 11
Baritone Charles Hyland, MM ‘13, was among 31 singers chosen from over 1,000 auditions to attend the prestigious Central City Opera Festival, Central City, Colorado, as a studio Artist for the summer of 2012.
Manas Chatterji, professor of management, was an invited speaker at a meeting on “The Armed Forces: Towards a Post-Interventionist Era” held in Berlin, Germany in June. He spoke on “The Future of Military Intervention in the Framework of a Globalized World” at the meeting, which was sponsored by the German Department of Defense. In July, Chatterji was an invited speaker at an international meeting on Global Finance and Sustainability, held at Karlsruhe, Germany. The meeting was organized in cooperation with the United Nations Environmental Program, international banks and financial institutions. His presentation was titled “Business and Sustainability.”
Four Binghamton University graduate students studying voice in the Department of Music voice department participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Vocal competition at Ithaca College Oct. 27. Emily Geller ‘14, Michael Celentano ‘14, Hana Ryu ‘14 and Robert Heepyoung Oh ‘13 all advanced to the final round. Oh placed first and Celentano placed third in their respective divisions.
Ellen Badger’s leadership to the profession was recognized with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region X Conference in November in appreciation for all she has done to develop the professions serving international education through her service at the regional and national levels of NAFSA.
Stephen Gowe and Jeffrey Horowitz are this year’s Professional Employees Council Distinguished Service Award winners and were recognized at the fall luncheon on Oct. 24. Gowe, assistant director of operations for Physical Facilities, has provided over 11 years of service to Binghamton University, participating in a wide variety of projects and job accountabilities; assisting in the planning, budgeting and management of numerous projects around campus; playing an integral role in the construction of the Memorial Courtyard and various other prominent landscaping projects. Gowe was a fundamental member of the 2006 and 2011 flood response teams. Horowitz, assistant director for Residential Life, has been with Binghamton University and Residential Services for over 17 years. Horowitz commits himself not only to the student residents that he oversees in the Dickinson Community, but also to the staff members he supervises. He is known for being a mentor, a leader, an educator and a community member who makes it a point to dedicate his time to helping others. Within the Residential Community, he helps oversee the National Residence Hall Honorary and during his personal time, he is actively involved in the Special Olympics and local soccer leagues around the community.