Anthony Frachioni and William Marsiglia, both 2013 Harpur College of Arts and Sciences graduates, were recognized with the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Frachioni majored in physics and Marsiglia was a double major in biochemistry and music. William Doak, a mechanical engineering major; Tom Fuchs, an integrative neuroscience major; and Junaid Nomani, a double major in computer science and cell and molecular biology, received honorable mentions.
Anthony Frachioni and William Marsiglia| May 29, 2013
Lyceum course instructors| May 22, 2013
The following Binghamton University personnel taught Lyceum classes recently:
* Joseph Graney, associate professor, geological sciences - “Large Scale Natural Gas Extraction: A Middle of the Road Perspective”- Jan. 22
* Stephen Ortiz, associate professor, history - “Occupying Washington: Veterans, the Great Depression, and the Dawning of the New Deal Era” - Jan. 22
* Michael Sharp, assistant professor, English - “Seventeenth Century Literature from Shakespeare to Swift” - Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13
* Donald Blake, adjunct assistant professor, English - “Four (or five) Poets” - Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14
* Anne Brady, professor and director of graduate studies, theatre - “Get the Acting Bug” - Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11
* Harry Lincoln, distinguished service professor emeritus, music - “Spring Concert Season” - Feb. 4
* Michael Jacobson, project director, Public Archaeology Facility - “The History and Archaeology of the American Revolution in Upstate New York” - Feb. 5, 13
* Diane Butler, director, University Art Museum - “Printmakers and Their Methods” - Feb. 7
School of Management students| May 22, 2013
The School of Management student team of Dali Lu, Oyuka Baatarkhuyag, Michael Genito, Ying Zhu and Joyce Wenjing Xu recently took first place in the national Ernst & Young “Your World, Your Vision” case competition for their proposal to reduce e-waste and increase computer literacy. The competition, now in its fifth year, invites students to develop and submit proposals for programs designed to make a difference in their communities in one of three areas — education, entrepreneurship or the environment — the same areas of focus for Ernst & Young LLP’s corporate responsibility efforts. For placing first, the team receives $10,000 to implement its project.
Gisela Brinker-Gabler| April 30, 2013
Gisela Brinker-Gabler, professor of Comparative Literature, has authored a new book: Image in Outline. Reading Lou Andreas-Salomé that introduces the reader to the important fin-de-siècle thinker who was more than just a friend of Rilke, Nietzsche and Freud. The study was published in 2012, both as a printed volume and an e-book, by Continuum Publishing (now Bloomsbury), New York and London. The book focuses on three works by Andreas-Salomé (1861-1937): her most discussed essay, “The Human Subject as Woman,” the travel journal of her “homecoming” and reinvention of Russia, and her mourning tribute to Rilke, a book written in 1928, two years after Rilke’s death (Eng. You Alone Are Real to Me, 2003). The journal Choice has recommended Brinker-Gabler’s book in its March 2013 edition: “Though focusing on three works, the author makes generous use of Andreas-Salomé‘s rich oeuvre and filters her analysis through the prism of Walter Benjamin, Henri Bergson, Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Dilthey, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, et al. to make her point that Andreas-Salomé was part of the avant-garde of her generation, contributing to understanding of gender differences, advancing psychoanalysis with a varied view of narcissism and a subtle concept of post-mourning, furthering modernism’s critique of rationalism and positivism, helping to shape that paradigm shift at the turn of the 20th century.”
Binghamton University students Alexandria Hall, Rachel Engle, Timothy Tschurjumov, Lauren Colantino and Jennifer Solomon won the $10,000 first prize in a national philanthropy contest by creating a video about the UHS School-based Clinic program. The students presented a check for $10,000 to the UHS School-Based Clinic’s after-school and summer programs in April, in the garden plot of Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Binghamton.
In the video, Binghamton University students focused on the degree of need demonstrated by the UHS program and the impact that an additional $10,000 would have in expanding the program. The video can be seen here. This is the second year in a row that Associate Professor of Public Administration David Campbell’s students have placed first in the contest.
The video contest is funded by the Learning by Giving Foundation, created in 2011 through the generosity of Doris Buffett, following the success of the program by the same name through her Sunshine Lady Foundation. The Learning by Giving Foundation funds and promotes experiential philanthropy to encourage the development of future philanthropic leaders.
School of Management students| April 24, 2013
Binghamton University’s team of undergraduate accounting students in the PxC US xTREME Games competed in the two-day national finals in Washington, D.C. The team, one of 10 remaining in the national competition that builds critical thinking, teamwork, leadership and communication skills, placed second in the finals, which was won by Oklahoma State.
Each team of finalists was awarded $10,000 upon reaching the finals. Matthew Abramowitz, Henry Aery, Rachel Kuhl, Jacob Weiss and Alex Willis went up against Baylor University, Oklahoma State, Penn State University and the University of Wisconsin in the finals. Oklahoma State took first. No second place is awarded.
The xTREME program is approaching 35,000 participants since it launched in 2002.