Several Binghamton University Music Department students studying voice placed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Eastern Regional Competition held at Hofstra University in March:
Freshman Women Division:
Lauren Silberstein - first place
Karima Jibril - second place
Sophomore Women Division:
Daniela Rivera - first place
Junior Women Division:
Caitlin Gotimer - first place
Junior Men Division:
Ricky Nan - second place
The vocalists were accompanied by pianists John Isenberg and Margaret Reitz. All have an opportunity to audition to compete in the national finals in Boston in July. For more information, go online.
Men’s club lacrosse won the National College Lacrosse League (NCLL) Division II National Championship with a 10-6 win over West Chester College, Pa. The team finished the season 12-0 overall, the only NCLL team in both Division I and II to go undefeated. The club was also named NCLL Division II Team of the Year. They last won the national championship in 2004.
Women’s club lacrosse was also undefeated in regular season play and advanced to the regional playoff tournament — a historic mark for the club.
Three Binghamton University students placed in the highly competitive U.S. East Regional Chinese Bridge competition held the last Sunday in March at Pace University. The worldwide Chinese language proficiency contest is sponsored by the Hanban (the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) and requires contestants to give a speech and perform a talent. The east regional includes 10 states and universities with top-rated programs including Princeton and Columbia. Daniel McMonagle placed third in the junior group for students who have studies Chinese for one or two years. Adam Kopec took second place in the senior group for students who have studied Chinese for three or four years. Carrie Buck, a senior double-majoring in Chinese and Spanish, won first place in the senior group after performing an excerpt of Beijing Opera and will be invited to compete in the final round in China this summer.
Benjamin Campanaro, a graduating senior from Monroe, N.Y., majoring in geological sciences, took first place out of 188 posters at the Northeastern Geological Society of America meeting in March, in Lancaster, Pa.
Kaiming Ye, professor and chair of the Department of Bioengineering, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. The College of Fellows consists of over 1,500 individuals who are considered the outstanding leaders, engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators in medical and biological engineering. The induction ceremony was held March 24, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
The following Binghamton University personnel taught Lyceum courses recently:
• Harry Lincoln, distinguished teaching professor emeritus of music – “Spring Concert Season” – Jan. 27
• Jonathan Cohen, University photographer – “Basic Photography Editing” – Jan. 28
• Alan Jones, adjunct professor/research scientist, geological sciences and environmental studies – “Science Discussion” - Jan. 31
• Nina Versaggi, director, Public Archaeology Facility – “What is an Archaeologist?” – Feb. 10