Manas Chatterji, professor of management, presented a paper: “Mathematical and Statistical Tools and their Applications to Management Science and Social Sciences;” at an international meeting on mathematics, bioinformatics, information technology and computer science in Calcutta, India, during the winter break.
February 18, 2013
February 6, 2013
Sandro Sticca, professor of French and comparative literature, has authored a new book: Lorenzo Filomusi-Guelfi interprete di Dante, published by the Centro Internazionale di Studi e Ricerche “Il Melograno”, Rome, 2012. The volume examines the critical production on Dante of Filomusi-Guelfi (1856-1923), in particular his exegetical work on the Divine Comedy represented by four volumes: Studii su Dante (1908), Nuovi studii su Dante (1911), Nuovissimi studii su Dante (1912) and Paralipomeni danteschi (1914). After framing in the first chapter the importance of Filomusi-Guelfi’s Dante studies, Sticca dedicates the second chapter to a critical-historical analysis of “Dante in English Literature and Art (1380-1882); subsequent chapters deal with Filomusi’s unpublished essay “The Moral Structure of the Paradiso”, celebrations in honor of Dante in the years 1865, 1965, 1983, 1987 and 2011, and a concluding essay on the traditional argument concerning the rivalry between Dante and Petrarch in terms of whether the pre-eminence ought to be assigned to Dante’s vulgari eloquio or to Petrarch’s latinitas. The volume is provided with a rich iconographical repertoire of miniatures and paintings on Dante and the Divine Comedy.
February 6, 2013
Manas Chatterji, professor of management, was the keynote speaker in a meeting on Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Peace Science held at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, India – a University established by Mahatma Gandhi. There were about 300 participants including students. He also served as the keynote speaker at the 44th Annual Meeting of Regional Science Association International (RSAI) - Indian Section. Chatterji established the Indian and the Chinese sections of this premier professional organization and the Northeast U.S. section is located in the School of Management.
January 17, 2013
Three Binghamton students have been selected to receive Gilman Scholarships to support their study abroad program for the spring 2013 semester. Soe Naing will study in Singapore, Nicholas Rando will study in France and Brittany Sanford will study in Japan. The Gilman Scholarship is a competitive, national program that seeks to provide funding to students, majors and program locations that are less represented in traditional study-abroad statistics or typically wouldn’t be able to afford their time abroad; applicants must be U.S. citizens who receive a Pell grant in their federal financial aid package. http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
January 17, 2013
The following Binghamton University personnel taught Lyceum classes recently:
* John Fillo, chair of bioengineering - “Energy Geopolitics” - Nov. 6
* Al Tricomi, distinguished teaching professor emeritus of English - “The Problem Play in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and Thomas Heywood’s A Woman Killed with Kindness - Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14
* Gladys Walling, professor emerita of physical education - “Sri Lanka” - Oct. 31
* Tim Bridgman, reference librarian and adjunct professor, classical and near eastern studies - More Ancient History - Oct. 25, Nov. 1
* H. Stephen Straight, professor emeritus of anthropology and linguistics - “The Present-Day Maya of Yucatan” - Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15
* Richard Boswell, professor emeritus, Romance Languages - “Paris: Past and Present” - Nov. 8, 15
January 3, 2013
John Meador, dean of the libraries, submitted a proposal that was accepted for SUNY’s Critical Issues in Higher Education Conference held in November. As a result, Meador and Molly O’Brien, metadata/catalog librarian and music bibliographer, made a poster presentation at the conference. The poster outlined the need for SUNY-wide digital preservation alongside Binghamton University’s solution (Rosetta).