Binghamton University’s New York State Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging hosts an annual Distinguished Dissertation Awards program to recognize outstanding doctoral dissertations that make significant and original contributions to their academic field. The 2012 awardees are:
1st place: Harry Schoeller, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Superplasticity and the High Temperature Mechanical Behavior of High Pb-Content Solder Alloys
2nd place: Meng Zheng, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Nanoscale Adhesion Interactions in Carbon Nanotube-Based Systems and Experimantal Study of the Mechanical Properties of Carbon and Boron Nitride Nanotubes
3rd place: Joe Weiss, Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering; A Systematic Approach for Development of Roll-to-Roll Flexible Solar Cells
Thomas Goodheart, visiting assistant professor of voice was an adjudicator for the National Assocation of Teachers of Singing Regional Vocal competition at Ithaca College in October. He also was an adjudicator and presented a master class on “Presenting a Successful College Audition” at the Classical Singer National Convention in May in Chicago. Goodheart was the vocal director of the International Music Festival, Songe d’ete en Musique in Quebec, Canada, last summer. Binghamton students Hana Ryu, Mario EunHwan Bae, MM’13, and Robert Heepyoung Oh were among 20 singers chosen from throughout North America to attend the festival.
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.