Martin Bidney, professor emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, has published an article, “Bright Blur, Blinding Light, Blank Page: The Epistemically Skeptical Epiphanies of Chekhov,” in Slavic and East European Journal 54.2 (Summer 2010), 272-296. He has also published a cycle of original poems, “Friendship’s Tribute; or, The Briefer Divan: Forty Lyrics for Katharina Mommsen,” in Liber Amicorum Katharina Mommsen: zum 85. Geburtstag (Bonn: Bernstein-Verlag, 2010) 31-77. On Sept. 17, the day prior to the book-launching party for this and other volumes, he played violin in Konzert der Freu(n)de in the Richard-Wagner-Saal of the Hotel Elephant in Weimar, Germany. With Dietrich Brandt, cellist of the State Opera, and Marcos Kopf, Argentinian concert pianist, Bidney performed in three trio movements by Mendelsssohn, Schubert and Haydn.
November 2, 2010
November 2, 2010
Jian Zhou, associate professor of accounting, has had a paper accepted at
Economics Letters. It is “The Value of Local Political Capital in Transition China” (co-authored with Pei Sun, Haoping Xu at Fudan University)
October 26, 2010
Bogum Yoon, associate professor of literacy education in the School of Education, had the following published in October: “Assimilation ideology: Critically examining underlying messages in multicultural literature,” in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy; and “The lived experiences of middle school English language learners: Shifting identities between the classrooms” in Voices from the Middle: Narratives For, By and About the Middle Level Community (Information Age Publishing).
October 19, 2010
Paul Goldstaub, professor of music, has been awarded the ASCAPLUS Award for composition (concert music division) by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). The awards are conferred by a panel of prominent composers and critics assembled by ASCAP and are based on “the unique prestige value of each writer’s catalog of original compositions.”
October 19, 2010
Tony Villecco, former assistant to the chair for Africana Studies, was invited to perform the National Anthem for former President Clinton last week. President Clinton was in Binghamton on behalf of U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey. Villecco retired from the University in August.
October 12, 2010
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.