Michael Toomey, visiting assistant professor of theatre, traveled in February to Belgium with his company Split Knuckle theatre. Toomey and Split Knuckle performed a new, original devised play, Endurance, that took the epic story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition and collided it with the life of a present-day insurance salesman in today’s economic meltdown. This performance was part of an international conference on leadership in the business world.
Michael Toomey| April 12, 2011
Leo Wilton| April 5, 2011
Leo Wilton, associate professor of human development, was invited to do a major talk at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in April. The talk will be televised live in various parts of South Africa while he delivers it in Pretoria.
Binghamton debaters excel| April 5, 2011
Binghamton University Debate Team senior members Bill Sebelle and Peter Fountain advanced to quarter-finals, the furthest Binghamton has ever advanced at Cross-Examination Debate Association Nationals. The pair ranks within the top eight individual two-person teams in the nation. Fountain was ranked as the 17th best speaker out of a pool of 278 debaters, which represents the highest individual achievement Binghamton has received at a national tournament. Meanwhile, Ann Kossachev was named part of CEDA’s First Academic All-American Team.
Sharon Santobuono| March 29, 2011
Sharon Santobuono, associate director of Watson Advising, was among the annual group of award winners in the Northeast Region of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). The Excellence in Academic Advising award was based upon nomination and letters of support from the home campus and was announced at the Northeast Regional Conference in Burlington, Vt.
Martin Bidney| March 29, 2011
Martin Bidney, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature, has published West-East Divan - The Poems, with “Notes and Essays”: Goethe’s Intercultural Dialogues (Albany: SUNY Press, 2010), translated, with commentary poems, by Bidney (“Notes and Essays” translation assisted by Peter Anton von Arnim), pp. liii + 474. The “Notes and Essays” have never before appeared in English.
Two seniors qualify for national debate tourney| March 8, 2011
Binghamton University’s Debate Team members Bill Sebelle and Peter Fountain, both seniors, qualified for the National Debate Tournament (NDT) at a tournament held at Western Connecticut University in February. This represents the seventh consecutive year Binghamton University has qualified to attend the most prestigious and longest-running tournament in the nation. The NDT takes place March 24-29, at the University of Texas at Dallas, following the Cross-Examination Debate Association’s (CEDA) National Tournament, March 18-22, at Binghamton University.