Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman, assistant professor of English, has recently been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection, an archive of rare audio visual artifacts from the birth of hip hop through 1983.
August 29, 2012
August 26, 2012
Julian Shepherd, associate professor of biological sciences, is highlighted as a SuperCommuter on Planet Bike’s website for his commitment to and love of riding his bike to work. A SuperCommuter is defined as someone who rides through every season, in all types of weather, day and night, and “simply prefers to ride a bike instead of driving a car.” Shepherd, who has a seven-mile daily commute, has made commuting by bike a part of his life for the past 48 years. To read his SuperCommute profile, visit http://planetbike.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/y/631516D975311EB5#toc_item_.
August 26, 2012
University Police Officer John Nunez assisted the Broome County Sheriff’s Department Thursday, Aug. 16. Sheriff’s deputies had detained two Honduran suspects stopped for a vehicle violation. The men were unable to provide citizenship papers or green cards and spoke only Spanish. The Sheriff’s Department requested Nunez who served as a translator for the suspects. No charges were filed against the men, who were taken into custody by the United States Border Patrol.
August 15, 2012
The program BBC 3: Twenty Minutes, “Episode 1 of 2, Goethe and the West-Eastern Divan,” tha aired Saturday, July 21, 2012, included recitations of samples from poems #5, #26 and #128 of the translation of Goethe’s West-East Divan (Albany: SUNY Press, 2010) by Martin Bidney, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature.
August 15, 2012
Associate Professor of History Wendy Wall’s award-winning book, Inventing the “American Way”: The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement, was discussed in a recent cover story in New York Magazine by the noted columnist Frank Rich. The article can be found at http://nymag.com/news/frank-rich/declining-america-2012-7/. Inventing the American Way is mentioned on page 3. Wall also provided Rich with the Tom Clark speech that he excerpts at length in the article.
August 2, 2012
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.