Ralph Miller, distinguished professor of psychology, will receive the annual QUAD-L Award at the University of New Mexico in February 2015. Miller was selected as the 25th annual recipient of the Quad-L Award in recognition of his outstanding research and contributions to the field of learning, memory and cognition. The Quad-L Trust was established at the University of New Mexico by Professor Frank Logan and his wife Julie. Each year the recipient of the Quad-L award delivers the Quad-L Lecture, which is the preeminent colloquium for the University of New Mexico Department of Psychology. Miller’s lecture is titled “The Persistence of Memory.” His research focuses on interactions between inconsistent memories, and how retrieval cues and contexts determine which memory will immediately control behavior. He is in the company of notable past recipients of the QUAD-L Award, including Robert Rescorla, William Estes, Allan Wagner, Gordon Bower, Anne Treisman, James McClelland, Nicholas Mackintosh, Henry Roediger, Azrin, Richard Thompson, Marcia Johnson, Peter Killeen, William Timberlake, Travis Thompson, Mark Bouton and Michael Posner.
November 7, 2014
October 28, 2014
Out of a field of 92 individual competitors, Binghamton junior accounting major Ian Kim was ranked as the second best individual debater at West Point’s recent debate tournament. Kim is an international student from Korea and English is his second language. He follows a history of success for international students on the debate team. Anna Pinchuck, a senior from the Ukraine, was on hand helping coach Kim to success.
October 28, 2014
Of the eight awards presented to students at the recent Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference, three were won by Binghamton geography students. Two first-year graduate students ─ Stephanie Brewer and Luis Sanchez-Ortiz ─ and undergraduate student Luis Rodriguez were recognized for the superior quality of their papers and presentations.
October 17, 2014
Binghamton’s debate team won both the varsity and novice divisions at Rutgers University’s tournament in September. In the varsity division, the top two teams were both from Binghamton. Winning debaters competed in rounds for 22 hours over three days and beat programs including Cornell, the University of Rochester, West Virginia University, West Point and many more.
October 17, 2014
Binghamton University Dining by Sodexo’s Chef Sam Pfaffenbach took first place in Sodexo’s company-wide Battle of the Chefs Competition at this year’s Management Conference in Florida for his Ponzu marinated chicken breast over Thai fried amaranth with stir fried vegetables.
Competitors dishes were evaluated on five criteria: serving method and presentation; portion size and nutritional balance; creativity, menu and ingredient compatibility; and flavor, taste, texture and doneness.
Sodexo’s annual management conference includes managers and chefs from all divisions of the company’s North American operations: campus, government services, healthcare and corporate dining. Chefs are chosen by division to compete in a cook-off for the company’s ultimate culinary superiority. This year, the campus division had more than 500 chefs from which to choose and selected Pfaffenbach for his fearless culinary style and competition experience.
His win at the management conference comes on the heels of a bronze award for his culinary efforts at this year’s National Association of College & University Food Services competition.
October 6, 2014
Joseph Wlostowski, operations director for Parking Services, was named the International Parking Institutes 2014 Parking Supervisor of the Year. Wlostowski was honored at the IPI annual conference and expo in June. The award recognizes his outstanding work as well as his ability to be a positive role model for the parking industry. He has dedicated himself to the parking industry for more than 22 years and is passionate, resourceful, knowledgeable, ambitious and generous. Known as a true professional and a credit to the parking industry, his staff knows him as a top-rate supervisor. Read more about the award online.