Binghamton University’s Debate Team members Bill Sebelle and Peter Fountain, both seniors, qualified for the National Debate Tournament (NDT) at a tournament held at Western Connecticut University in February. This represents the seventh consecutive year Binghamton University has qualified to attend the most prestigious and longest-running tournament in the nation. The NDT takes place March 24-29, at the University of Texas at Dallas, following the Cross-Examination Debate Association’s (CEDA) National Tournament, March 18-22, at Binghamton University.
Two seniors qualify for national debate tourney| March 8, 2011
The Anderson Center| March 8, 2011
The Anderson Center and its acoustics are featured on Bryan Adams’ Bare Bones solo album. When Adams appeared at the Anderson Center on June 14, 2010, as part of his solo acoustic “Bare Bones” tour, he was so taken with the acoustics of the Osterhout Concert Theater that he asked to stay on after the show ended to re-record a few of the songs. As a result, eight out of 20 songs on that live album were recorded at the Anderson Center.
Maura McDevitt| February 23, 2011
Binghamton University Scholar Maura McDevitt, an undergraduate majoring in English and political science, has had her paper, ”The Historical Transformation of Arthurian Literature”, accepted for presentation at the 2011 Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Portland, Me, March 31-Apr. 3.
Emily M. Greene| February 23, 2011
Binghamton University Scholar Emily M. Greene, an undergraduate in the Department of Chemistry, has been invited to give a presentation titled, “Hydration of 2’-Fluoro Modified RNA” at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research being held at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y., March 31-Apr. 2.
BU faculty teach for Lyceum| February 22, 2011
Several Binghamton University faculty, both current and emeritus, have recently taught courses at Lyceum, a lifetime learning association for adult learners over 50 years of age:
Nick Donnelly, professor emeritus of geological sciences - “Marcellus Shale” - Jan. 25
David Sloan Wilson, distinguished professor of biological sciences - “Our Lives, Our Genes and You” - Jan. 31, Feb. 7
Bruce Lercher, professor emeritus of mathematical sciences - “Infinity” - Feb. 1, 8
Zu-yan Chen, professor of Chinese and director of the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera; Silvia Ivanova, curator of education for the University Art Museum - “Aspects of Chinese Culture” - Feb. 2, 9
Upinder Dhillon, dean and Koffman Scholar, School of Management - “Financial Markets—An Update” - Feb. 9
Harry Lincoln, professor emeritus of music - “Spring Concert Series” - Feb. 3, 10
Eugene Stevens| February 1, 2011
Professor of Chemistry Eugene Stevens’ book, Green Plastics: An Introduction to the New Science of Biodegradable Plastics, served as the foundation for a five-month research project by high school students in Detroit, who formulated a bioplastic for shoe insoles. The project was sponsored by the Detroit Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers and took place at ECOTEK, an organization that supports research projects conducted by middle and high school students interested in science or engineering careers.