Martin Bidney, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature, has published A Unifying Light: Lyrical Responses to the Qur’an (Dialogic Poetry Press: 2015), Vol. IV in his series East-West Bridge Builders, available from Amazon, xlvi + 181 pp., containing 140 original poems on Qur’anic passages. The book contains six illustrations by calligraphic painter-sculptor Shahid Alam.
August 31, 2015
August 31, 2015
Rotem Rozental, a doctoral candidate in art history, has been named a 2015-2016 Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellow at the Center for Jewish History – home to the world’s largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. Over a 10-month period, Rozental will conduct original research around photography and the development of Zionist thought.
By focusing on the Jewish National Fund and its activity in Palestine and worldwide, Rozental will investigate the ideological and visual language created by the Zionist movement.
Now in its 14th year, the center’s fellowship program offers financial support to humanities scholars across different stages of their careers. Fellows work on their individual projects, while attending weekly meetings. They present the results of their research through an informal seminar, and submit a final report upon completion of their assignment.
June 17, 2015
The Binghamton University Libraries took first place in the Materials Promoting Collections category of the PR Xchange Awards Competition for the Miniature Books Exhibit and Reception entry.
This annual contest recognizes “the very best public relations materials by produced by libraries” throughout the year and is sponsored by the Public Relations and Marketing Section (PRMS) of the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLMA).
Binghamton’s entry, along with the other winners, will be displayed at the PR Xchange program during this year’s American Library Association Conference, June 25-30, in San Francisco. Beth Kilmarx, curator of rare books and one of the primary organizers of the Miniature Books Exhibit and Reception, will accept the award on behalf of the Libraries.
The award-winning exhibit will remain on display through the end of July in the Libraries’ Special Collections, on the second floor of Bartle Library.
June 17, 2015
Robyn Cope, assistant professor of French, had an article titled “Gagging on Egalité: Culinary Imperialism on the Island of Reunion in Axel Gauvain’s Faims d’enfance” published in the May 2015 issue of French Cultural Studies. She also published “Writing Haiti Global: Food and Fascism in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones” in the May 2015 issue of Contemporary French and Francophone Studies.
June 9, 2015
Painting major William Dwiggins has won the Best of Show award at the SUNY Student Exhibition in the New York State Museum. His work Nude Study, from Blazo Kovacevic’s Life Drawing class, won the $1,000 award, which was presented at a special ceremony in Albany on Tuesday, June 9. The juried Best of SUNY exhibit features artworks chosen by individual art departments across SUNY’s 64 campuses.
This short video, produced in fall 2014 by Andrew Hatling from Binghamton University’s Communications and Marketing Department, features Dwiggins and the Life Drawing class. The video also received an award in its category at one of the SUNY-wide movie competitions.
June 4, 2015
Myra Sabir, assistant professor of human development, has been recognized with a Phoenix Award by Citizen Action of New York. Phoenix Awards honor “unsung heroes who go above and beyond the call of duty to make our community a better place. The Phoenix is a symbol of life and hope emerging from the ashes of despair. It speaks to a willful determination to rebound, rebuild and renew our commitment to pursuing a better quality of life for all.”
Sabir has partnered with the YMCA and Trinity AME Zion Church, who gave her access to African American parolees and homeless men, to assist them via her Life Writing Project. She facilitates their perceptions of their experiences in writing, which results in the men directing their narratives into a positive, action-oriented manner to reconnect with their communities.