Three Binghamton University students – Anders Bjornberg, Christine Hubbard and Brian Zbriger – were selected to receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships. The students will spend seven to 10 weeks in intensive language institutes this summer in countries where one of 13 languages deemed critical by the U.S. government are spoken. Bjornberg, a doctoral student in sociology from Ithaca, will focus on Bangla/Bengali in Bangladesh; Hubbard, a double major in biological sciences and an individualized major from New Milford, N.J., will focus on Russian in Russia; and Zbriger, a graduate student in sociology from Binghamton, will focus on Indonesian in Indonesia. The CLS Program provides fully-funded, group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship and apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
August 2, 2012
August 2, 2012
The following Binghamton University personnel were recent Lyceum presenters:
• Zoja Pavlovskis Petit, professor of comparative iterature - Fairy Tales on Film, Part 2 - April 2, 16, 23, 30
• John Chaffee, distinguished service professor of history and Asian and Asian American Studies - Two Glories of China: The Tang and Song Dynasties - April 2, 16
• Larry Roberts, professor emeritus of philosophy - Words as Symbols - April 5, 19, 26, May 3
• Richard Pastore, distinguished service professor emeritus of psychology - A Brief Introduction to Human Visual Perception - April 30
• Dylan Horvath – steward of natural areas – Binghamton University Nature Preserve - May 7, 11
July 10, 2012
Jonathan Cohen, University photographer, received first prize in the photo-essay category of the University Photographers’ Association of America’s annual photos of the year competition for his photos of the flood evacuation at the Events Center in September 2011. The highly competitive contest receives entries from hundreds of university staff photographers across the country and is judged by the members of the organization during their annual symposium. Cohen also took home two honorable mentions for a portrait of alumna farmer Shannon Hayes, and the image of the lightning bolt over campus. See Cohen’s winning entries at http://www.upaa.org/annual-print-competition/2012-0.
July 10, 2012
Julie McLaughlin, a spring 2012 graduate in human development and art from Syracuse, received an honorable mention in the Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition for her work Turner’s Boats (After Turner). The exhibition showcases work by the top student artists from across SUNY and is on display at the New York State Museum through Sept.3, 2012. The juried exhibition features 68 works selected from more than 316 artistic pieces submitted for the SUNY Student Art Exhibitions for fall 2011 and spring 2012, which were previously displayed at State University Plaza in Albany. The traditional areas of drawing, ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture are enhanced by the addition of digital imaging and mixed media installations. The awards were presented by SUNY Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost David K. Lavallee, at a reception at the Museum on June 5.
June 26, 2012
John J. Appelbaum, pre-law advisor, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Northeast Pre-Law Advisors Association (NAPLA) as a member-at-large. He will serve a two-year term.
June 26, 2012
Each year, the Department of Theatre recognizes students with outstanding academic standing who show exceptional skills in a specialized area in theater.
The following students received awards:
Jun Han, the Jack Berman Award; Josh Spodick, the Theatre Department Award; NJ Agwuna and Dustin Hirthler, the Don A. Watters Award; Rebecca Haisman, the Pappy Parker Players Award; and Barbara Erin Delo, Michael Gallagher, Edward Pottorff and Aaron Rubinstein, the Albert Nocciolino Excellence in Theatre Award.
The following students received scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year:
Andrew Gutierrez, Solomon Israel Theatre Arts Scholorship; Molly Powell, the Alexander Rae Bladwin Jr. Memorial Scholarship; Glenn Pepe, the John & Vi Bielenberg Theatre Scholarship; Andrew Bryce, Gruber Family Scholarship in Theatre; Jacob Wentlent, the Alfred Brooks Memorial Theatre Scholarship; and Emely Zepeda, Emily & Orville Nielsen, MD Theatre Scholarship.
The department also recognized Lars Updale, adjunct and electrics supervisor for the Theatre Department, for his years of service.