The cover image for the October 2012 issue of the professional journal College & Research Libraries News is an illustration from Die Nibelungen, interpreted by Franz Keim and illustrated by Carl Otto Czeschka, published in 1909. This copy of Die Nibelungen was a gift to the Binghamton University Libraries by Harper College alumnus William M. Voelkle ’61. The work is an Austrian folktale about the royal family or lineage of the Burgundians who settled in the early 5th century at Worms. Keim was an Austrian writer whose literary works were predominately based on Austrian folktales. Although small in size, the book is richly illustrated by Austrian painter and graphic designer Czeschka, and is an outstanding example of the Art Nouveau movement in Austria. See the cover at http://crln.acrl.org/content/73/9.cover-expansion.
October 30, 2012
October 22, 2012
Samantha Birk, a junior majoring in management, has been selected as a recipient of the SUNY Emerging Leader Award that honors SUNY students who have best demonstrated significant leadership within their campus and community based on one or more of SUNY’s six Big Ideas from the SUNY Strategic Plan. Categories include Entrepreneurial Century, Seamless Education Pipeline, Healthier New York, Energy-Smart New York, Vibrant Community, and the World. As a recipient, Birk is invited to attend the SUNY Student Leadership Institute at the SUNY Student Assembly Conference Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4, in Syracuse. The conference will include workshops on ethics, networking skills and effective communication.
October 16, 2012
Associate professors Meredith Coles and Brandon Gibb from the Department of Psychology were co-chairs of the Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) program at the American Psychological Association annual convention in Orlando in August. Their program’s theme was “Multiple avenues to enhancing patient care.”
October 16, 2012
The Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY) has selected Thomas Kowalik, director of Continuing Education at Binghamton University, as its Outstanding Continuing Educator of the Year for his work in the field of continuing education. He will receive the award at the annual conference awards luncheon in Saratoga Springs in November. In notifying Kowalik of the award, the Awards Committee said the caliber of Kowalik’s work has had major impact at the state, national and international levels.
October 16, 2012
Lisa Blitz, assistant professor of social work, presented the morning keynote address at the Sixth Joint Superintendent’s Day Conference on Oct. 5, in Endicott. The conference, titled Strong Community/School Partnerships = Improved Student Outcomes, was presented by the Family Violence Prevention Council. The title of her talk was “Preventing Secondary Trauma for Professionals.”
October 9, 2012
Sean Massey, research associate professor of women, gender and sexuality studies, was co-chair with Justin Hackett from the University of Houston Downtown, of the Division 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues) program at the American Psychological Association annual convention in Orlando in August. The program’s theme was “Research and Policymaking: Making the Most of Our Efforts.”