Jean Quataert, professor of history and co-editor of the Journal of Women’s History, taught a Lyceum course on human rights on Sept. 22.
October 5, 2010
September 28, 2010
Lyle Feisel, Dean Emeritus of the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, will assume the role of interim executive director for the American Society of Engineering Educators on Nov. 1. The American Society for Engineering Education is committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. This mission is accomplished by promoting excellence in instruction, research, public service and practice; exercising worldwide leadership; fostering the technological education of society; and providing quality products and services to members.
September 22, 2010
The programming initiatives of Brandy Smith, career counselor at the Career Development center, were highlighted in the August 2010 issue of Campus Career Counselor. Smith and the CDC created a “Why We’ll Hire Any Major” Employer Panel and Networking Reception that helped students learn from employers that their major will not necessarily define their future. More than 90 students and six employers took part in the March event.
September 14, 2010
Wayne Jones, chair and professor of chemistry, has been named to the 2010 class of American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows, an honor bestowed upon 192 distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society. With more than 100 publications and articles, Jones has earned a national and international reputation as a prolific scientist. He holds numerous patents and has been invited to speak around the world on his research in the area of photo-induced electron and energy transfer processes in inorganic and polymer systems. Since his arrival at Binghamton in 1993, his work has been supported by nearly $5 million in federal research grants from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Standards. Jones has also secured support from a broad range of corporate sponsors such as Boeing Corporation, General Electric and Corning, Inc. The Fellows program began in 2009 to recognize and honor ACS members for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the ACS.
September 14, 2010
Several undergraduate admissions staff members were recognized with awards at the annual SUNYCAP (State University of New York College Admissions Professionals) Conference in Saratoga Springs. Jeff Gates, director of operations, was recognized with the SUNYCAP Professional of the Year Award, and five staff members were recognized with SUNYCAP Achievement Awards: Russell Althouse, senior assistant director; Nick Forcier, senior assistant director; Tom Gaube, senior assistant director; Katie Kane, senior assistant director; and Joe Tiesi, assistant director.
September 14, 2010
Sandro Sticca, professor of French and comparative literature, has recently published a new book: Dal Census arcaico romano al Censimento di Tocco Casauria del 1881 (L’Aquila – Roma, Studia Italica. 2010). In the wake of his discovery last year of an 1881 census of the town of Tocco Casauria, in Abruzzo, Italy, Sticca traces the history of the census from its earliest recorded institution by Servius Tullius (c. 579-c. 535 B.C.), Rome’s sixth king, to the reign of Caesar Augustus (63 B.C.-A.D. 14) with particular analysis of the census tradition both in Italy and other European countries up to the 19th century.