Elizabeth Brown, scholarly communications and library grants officer, gave four presentations on the new developments in scholarly publishing, library services for grants administration and planning, and a summary of SUNY library digital initiatives earlier this year. The talks were “Promoting Scholarship with Services, Programs and Publishing: the Evolution of Scholarly Communications at Binghamton University” to the ACRL Western New York/Ontario spring 2010 meeting in May; “Open Science and Libraries” at the OpenSciNY Conference at New York University in May; an overview of “Grants Librarianship: Coordination and Planning in Your Library and Beyond” as part of a session on Grants Librarianship at the Special Libraries Association 2010 annual meeting in June; and “Digital Initiatives, Capitalizing on Experience Throughout SUNY,” presented as part of the Power of Tuesday Series of webinars for SUNY librarians in June.
October 12, 2010
October 5, 2010
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.
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.