A recent special issue of the Journal of Women’s History on “Human Rights, Global Conferences, and the Making of Postwar Transnational Feminisms” (Vol. 24, no. 4, winter 2012) is the runner-up of the 2013 Council of Editors of Learned Journals Best Public Intellectual Special Issue award.
The special issue, co-edited by Jean H. Quataert, professor of history, and Benita Roth, associate professor of sociology and women’s studies, contains academic articles which assess the meanings for transnational feminist thought and action of the UN-sponsored world conferences on women and related international gatherings. It also features a UN activist forum in which four leading feminist activists from around the globe reflect back on their own political activism, assess what sustained their courageous work over so many decades, and offer their own projections about the future of the UN and transnational feminist advocacy.
The judges noted how well the publication met the criteria for its Best Public Intellectual Award in which “contestants must reach out beyond academe and connect with a popular audience in terms of accessible language and attractive presentation.”
Binghamton Univeristy is officially HeartSafe-certified through the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF). The award was presented March 1, at the NCEMSF annual conference in Boston. Binghamton University and four other schools received the recognition. Previously, MIT was the only college to receive this accreditation through NCEMSF. Binghamton’s accreditation results from having trained more than 1,000 people in the use of automatic defibrillators during Welcome Weekend in August 2013.
Maria Mazziotti Gillan, professor of English, general literature and rhetoric, and director of the Binghamton Center for Writers and the Creative Writing Program, was awarded the George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs at its annual conference in February in Seattle. The award recognizes individuals who have worked tirelessly in support of writers.
Binghamton University’s 20:1 Sexual Assault Prevention Program has been recognized with a Silver Award of Excellence in the Civic Violence Education and Prevention, Crisis Management and Campus Security category by NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by members who are transforming higher education through exceptional programs, innovative services and effective administration. It will be presented at the annual conference in March, in Baltimore.
The Susquehanna Group of the Sierra Club honored Augie Mueller with the Lynda Spickard Environmental Award on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Mueller, professor emeritus of biology at Binghamton University, has been a strong advocate for bicycling in the area for more than 40 years. He has led the bicycling community in numerous capacities: promoting more bicycling lanes and bicycle safety and providing reconditioned bicycles to youth.
The following Binghamton University personnel taught Lyceum courses recently:
• Charles (Al) Carpenter, professor emeritus of English - “Great Modern Plays ‘Live’” - Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19
• Roberta Strippoli, assistant professor, Asian and Asian American studies - “Noh Theater of Japan” - Oct. 31
• James Burns, associate professor of music and Africana studies - “Naad Brahma: Sound as Sacred Expression in South Asia” - Nov. 7
• Hong Zhang, instructor of Asian and Asian American studies - “Chinese Ethnic Groups and Their Songs” - Nov. 14
• Don Boros, associate professor of theatre - “Legong and Baris Dance in Bali” - Nov. 21
• Robert Pompi, professor emeritus of physics - “Iceland and Greenland” - Oct. 31
• Gladys Walling, professor emerita of physical education - “Malta, Sardinia, and Corsica” - Nov. 7
• Albert Tricomi, distinguished teaching professor emeritus of English - “Othello” - Nov. 6, 13, 20
• H. Richard Naslund, professor of geology - “Tsunamis: Past, Present, and Future” - Nov. 18