Binghamton University’s xTax Competition team comprised of School of Management students Theofani Baktidy, Kimberly Brower, Eric Katz, Joshua Katz and Victoria Eckenrod has been selected as one of the five national finalists in the competition that is part of the annual Extreme Games from PricewaterhouseCoopers. The team, which splits a $10,000 prize, presents its report in Washington, D.C. Jan. 26-27 to the U.S. Tax Managing Partner and other partners. The team will also be briefed on the latest developments in taxation by leading experts.
January 18, 2012
January 4, 2012
Omowunmi Sadik, professor of chemistry, was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows Class of 2012 for research and development of nano-bioanalytical detection platforms for environmental diagnostics and biological monitoring. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. A formal induction ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 20. For more information on the event, visit http://www.aimbe.org.
January 4, 2012
The Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, under the direction of Executive Director Gary Pedro, committed $5 from each ticket purchased to the SFJAZZ Collective performance on Oct. 6, and recently donated the $1,445 raised to the United Way for flood relief efforts. United Way Executive Director Alan Hertel praised the Anderson Center for its support.
December 19, 2011
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), in partnership with the Institute of Global Cultural Studies (IGCS) at Binghamton University, organized a series of special events in honor of Professor Ali Mazrui at the 45th annual meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA), held at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington DC on Nov. 18-19. The special events started on Friday, Nov. 18, with an exhibition of selected items from the Mazrui collection and memorabilia and the presentation of Ismail al Faruqi Distinguished Scholar Award to Mazrui. On Saturday, Nov. 19, two roundtables in honor of Professor Mazrui were organized by IIIT and IGCS. The first focused on the theme “The Scholar between Thought and Action.” Five scholars participated in the panel, including Charles Butterworth, the University of Maryland; Ricardo Laremont, Binghamton University; Sulayman Nyang, Howard University; and N’Dri T. Assie Lumumba, Cornel University. The second roundtable – held on Saturday afternoon – focused on “The Pro-Democracy Movements and the Legacy of Pax Africana.” Participants in the panel included Micere Githae Mugo from Syracuse University, Locksley Edmondson from Cornell University, James Mittleman from the American University and Timothy Shaw from the University of West Indies. Mazrui made concluding remarks on both sessions.
December 2, 2011
James D. Brownridge, radiation safety officer in physics, applied physics and astronomy, was one of 30 speakers along with two Nobel laureates invited to speak at the sixth International Conference on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water held at Mount Snow Resort and Conference in West Dover, Vt., in October. The title of his talk was “Transitioning water to an enhanced heat-transferring phase.” He also presented a poster titled “Stable thermal oscillations in columns of partially supercool water.” He also recently published a paper in the American Journal of Physics that answered the over 2,000-year-old question of why still or undisturbed hot water will sometimes freeze before still or undisturbed cold water.
December 2, 2011
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.