A book by Professor Emeritus of English Charles A. Carpenter − The Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett: A Selective, Classified International Bibliography of Publications About His Plays and Their Conceptual Foundations − was published by Continuum Press in December 2011. He has finished editing a book which will be published next year by the University of Toronto Press: Bernard Shaw and Gilbert Murray: Selected Correspondence. In 2008 and 2011, he published two articles in the Arthur Miller Journal: “Carping about Death of a Salesman: Willy’s Incongruous Suicide and Some Lesser Disparities,” and “A Selective, Classified International Bibliography of Publications About the Drama and Fiction of Arthur Miller.”
February 3, 2012
January 26, 2012
The following Binghamton University faculty and staff taught fall courses for Lyceum:
• Zoja Pavlovskis-Petit, professor of comparative literature, taught “Fairy Tales on Film, Part 2”
• Jerrold Aronson, professor emeritus of philosophy, taught “Scientific Knowledge and Evidence”
• Oktay Sekercisoy, associate director of dual degree programs, taught “Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, 1881-1938”
• Robert Carpenter, professor emeritus of education, taught “Austria and Hungary at Ten Miles per Hour”
• Gladys Walling, professor emerita of physical education, taught “The Eastern Baltics”
• Stanley Masters, professor emeritus of economics, led a discussion group on The Scarlet Letter.
January 25, 2012
Margaret Decker, clinical lecturer, and Patrick Leiby, videographer, from the Decker School of Nursing presented a video they created about the Decker School’s Innovative Practice Center at the 12th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in San Diego, Calif. Jan. 27-Feb. 1. The video highlights the school’s two dedicated simulation rooms that use state-of-the-art, high-fidelity human simulators and video technology to give students a head start on clinical experiences and enhance their critical nursing skills.
January 25, 2012
Isidore Okpewho, distinguished professor of Africana Studies, was honored with an appointment to the Nigerian National Order of Merit, the highest honor conferred on scholars judged the most accomplished in their fields by a panel of peers. The award, conferred by President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan, notes that it is the “highest National Prize for Academic and Intellectual attainment.” Okpewho was also declared winner of the Fonlon-Nichols Prize of the African Literature Association in 2011, for creative writing judged the most outstanding from the previous year, for his fourth novel, Call Me By My Rightful Name, a story of the African sources of African-American identity and of backgrounds to the establishment of the discipline of Black/African-American Studies in U.S. universities.
January 18, 2012
Hiroki Sayama, associate professor of bioengineering and systems science and industrial engineering, was invited as a lecturer to the First NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) Complexity Winter School that was held in Zandvoort, the Netherlands, from Dec. 19-23, 2011
January 18, 2012
Pete Napolitano, director of auxiliary services, was recently awarded the Certified Auxiliary Services Professional (CASP) credential. The CASP is the highest professional credential in auxiliary services and follows the international ANSI accreditation standards. Fewer than one percent of all auxiliary service professionals have achieved this mark of excellence that demonstrates a high level of knowledge, ethical fitness and leadership in higher education.