Sodexo Campus Services was named the 2011 NYSARC Inc. Central Region Employer of the Year for its commitment to working with employees with disabilities and its innovative work-study program with local high schools. Sodexo employee Ellen Brown, 22, was also recognized for her service. She was placed with Sodexo through a program with local school districts that provides opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. On average, Sodexo employs about 20 employees on campus per year who have been referred from local school districts. In addition, Sodexo was recognized for hosting on-campus dinners prepared by Sodexo and served by student volunteers twice a year for the elderly and disabled from local facilities.
Sodexo Campus Services| December 2, 2011
Solomon Polachek| December 2, 2011
Solomon Polachek, distinguished professor of economics, was recently interviewed for the Women’s Radio network “Keeping Up with Gen-Y” program about his views on Occupy Wall Street protests. The interview can be heard at http://www.womensradio.com/episodes/Occupy-Wall-Street-Offers-Gen-Y-Lessons/10587.html.
Walker Land| November 29, 2011
Walker Land, research professor of bioengineering, was awarded “Best Paper” for a paper titled “A New Tool for Survival Analysis: Evolutionary Programming/Evolutionary Strategies (EP/ES) Support Vector Regression Hybrid Using Both Censored/Non-Censored (Event) Data” at the 2011 Complex Adaptive Systems Conference held Oct. 31-Nov. 2, in Chicago. Land’s collaborators on the paper were Dan Margolis, graduate student in Systems Science and Industrial Engineering; Xingye Qiao, assistant professor of mathematical sciences; and Ron Gottlieb, radiologist, University of Arizona.
Hiroki Sayama| November 29, 2011
Hiroki Sayama, assistant professor of bioengineering and systems science and industrial engineering, was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Artificial Life (ISAL).
Lyceum course instructors| November 29, 2011
Binghamton University faculty and staff who have recently taught Lyceum courses include:
- Bruce Lercher, associate professor emeritus, mathematics - Godel, Turing, and All That - Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3
- Albert Tricomi, distinguished teaching professor emeritus, English - The Merchant of Venice and The Jew of Malta - Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11
- Melvin Dubofsky, distinguished professor emeritus, history and sociology - Making Sense of Multilateralism - Oct. 5
- Lynne Schneider, instructor, English - Shakespeare and the Soldier - Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12
- Sylvia Ivanova, registrar and curator of education, University Art Museum - Mandala at the Museum - Sept. 22
- Richard Boswell, professor emeritus, Romance languages - The Bayeux Tapestry - Oct. 3
- Tim Bridgman, adjunct professor, classical and near eastern studies - Two Peoples of the Ancient World - Oct. 6, 13
Randall M-J Edouard| November 16, 2011
Randall M-J Edouard, director of the Binghamton University’s Educational Opportunity Program, has been selected to serve on the search committee for the new SUNY Senior Assistant Provost and Director of Office of Opportunity Programs.