The Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, under the direction of Executive Director Gary Pedro, committed $5 from each ticket purchased to the SFJAZZ Collective performance on Oct. 6, and recently donated the $1,445 raised to the United Way for flood relief efforts. United Way Executive Director Alan Hertel praised the Anderson Center for its support.
January 4, 2012
December 19, 2011
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), in partnership with the Institute of Global Cultural Studies (IGCS) at Binghamton University, organized a series of special events in honor of Professor Ali Mazrui at the 45th annual meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA), held at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington DC on Nov. 18-19. The special events started on Friday, Nov. 18, with an exhibition of selected items from the Mazrui collection and memorabilia and the presentation of Ismail al Faruqi Distinguished Scholar Award to Mazrui. On Saturday, Nov. 19, two roundtables in honor of Professor Mazrui were organized by IIIT and IGCS. The first focused on the theme “The Scholar between Thought and Action.” Five scholars participated in the panel, including Charles Butterworth, the University of Maryland; Ricardo Laremont, Binghamton University; Sulayman Nyang, Howard University; and N’Dri T. Assie Lumumba, Cornel University. The second roundtable – held on Saturday afternoon – focused on “The Pro-Democracy Movements and the Legacy of Pax Africana.” Participants in the panel included Micere Githae Mugo from Syracuse University, Locksley Edmondson from Cornell University, James Mittleman from the American University and Timothy Shaw from the University of West Indies. Mazrui made concluding remarks on both sessions.
December 2, 2011
James D. Brownridge, radiation safety officer in physics, applied physics and astronomy, was one of 30 speakers along with two Nobel laureates invited to speak at the sixth International Conference on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water held at Mount Snow Resort and Conference in West Dover, Vt., in October. The title of his talk was “Transitioning water to an enhanced heat-transferring phase.” He also presented a poster titled “Stable thermal oscillations in columns of partially supercool water.” He also recently published a paper in the American Journal of Physics that answered the over 2,000-year-old question of why still or undisturbed hot water will sometimes freeze before still or undisturbed cold water.
December 2, 2011
Sodexo Campus Services was named the 2011 NYSARC Inc. Central Region Employer of the Year for its commitment to working with employees with disabilities and its innovative work-study program with local high schools. Sodexo employee Ellen Brown, 22, was also recognized for her service. She was placed with Sodexo through a program with local school districts that provides opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. On average, Sodexo employs about 20 employees on campus per year who have been referred from local school districts. In addition, Sodexo was recognized for hosting on-campus dinners prepared by Sodexo and served by student volunteers twice a year for the elderly and disabled from local facilities.
December 2, 2011
Solomon Polachek, distinguished professor of economics, was recently interviewed for the Women’s Radio network “Keeping Up with Gen-Y” program about his views on Occupy Wall Street protests. The interview can be heard at http://www.womensradio.com/episodes/Occupy-Wall-Street-Offers-Gen-Y-Lessons/10587.html.
November 29, 2011
Walker Land, research professor of bioengineering, was awarded “Best Paper” for a paper titled “A New Tool for Survival Analysis: Evolutionary Programming/Evolutionary Strategies (EP/ES) Support Vector Regression Hybrid Using Both Censored/Non-Censored (Event) Data” at the 2011 Complex Adaptive Systems Conference held Oct. 31-Nov. 2, in Chicago. Land’s collaborators on the paper were Dan Margolis, graduate student in Systems Science and Industrial Engineering; Xingye Qiao, assistant professor of mathematical sciences; and Ron Gottlieb, radiologist, University of Arizona.