Binghamton University and campus dining services provider Sodexo have announced that the University has become the first SUNY campus to attain Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification. The certification ensures that in every step of the supply chain, from the fishers through the processor, distributor and the end user, MSC-certified seafood is not mixed with or substituted for non-certified seafood. A distinctive blue MSC ecolabel is displayed on the product, confirming that the seafood comes from a sustainable fishery that has been awarded MSC certification. The certification process entailed an inspection conducted by a third-party auditor as well as training of front-line staff.
February 5, 2014
January 29, 2014
Discover-e, Binghamton University’s research newsletter and website, received two prizes in the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education Accolades Awards competition. The publication received a Silver Award in the News Website category and a Bronze Award in the Electronic Newsletter category. Rachel Coker, director of research advancement, edits Discover-e, with design by Martha Terry, creative services manager, and technical support from Oren Levi, information services manager. The awards will be presented in February during the CASE District II annual conference in Baltimore. The website is online.
January 16, 2014
Binghamton University’s Physical Facilities Department donated $3,700 and dozens of toys to the Toys for Tots campaign in December.
“It makes us feel good, that we’re doing something to help out,” said Sherri Hall, Binghamton University library clerk. “And we try to do as much as we can.”
The money was raised in the annual John Mangino Memorial Golf Tournament.
January 4, 2014
Sandra Starke, vice provost for enrollment management, has been invited to join the National Council of Enrollment Planning and Policy (NCEPP), a select, professional organization of fewer than 30 enrollment managers from private and public schools from around the nation.
January 4, 2014
Associate Professor of Public Administration Thomas Sinclair, in collaboration with Bruce Neubauer, associate professor of public administration at Albany State University in Georgia, developed “Living with the Rivers” as part of their respective core introductory MPA courses (PAFF 520, 21st Century Governance and PADM 5011, Public Administration Scope, Development and Ethical Environment). Collectively, the courses won the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Social Justice Curriculum Award (co-sponsored with the NYU Wagner School and the UCLA Luskin School) for Binghamton University and Albany State University for promoting the incorporation of a social justice lens into the core curriculum of a NASPAA school; a faculty member or faculty team will show how social justice principles have been incorporated into the syllabus and teaching activities of at least one core course.
The web pages for the two courses, https://sites.google.com/a/binghamton.edu/21st-century-governance/ and http://www.robertcat.net/spring2013.padm5011/ provide the syllabi, project description and resources provided to students from both classes. The collaboration came about because both the Albany, Georgia and Binghamton, New York areas have been significantly affected by severe floods in recent years, and represented a common experience for the students from diverse racial, regional, professional and cultural backgrounds.
January 4, 2014
All members of the New York State Police at Binghamton University, including chiefs, lieutenants, investigators, officers, security services assistants and dispatchers recently completed a training program titled Cultural Competency conducted by Nicole Sirju-Johnson, director of the Multicultural Resource Center. Diversity, inclusion and cultural competency were included in the training.