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.
March 17, 2014
March 4, 2014
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.
March 4, 2014
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.
February 17, 2014
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.
February 17, 2014
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
February 5, 2014
Rachel Coker, director of research advancement, submitted a winning proposal to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s District II Venture Capital Fund. The grant of up to $2,500 will support an ongoing partnership of Binghamton University, Cornell University and the University of the Free State in South Africa. The Venture Capital Fund supports multi-institutional professional development initiatives. Coker’s grant was awarded in the December 2013 round of funding.