History graduate student Brett Palfreyman published an essay on the little-known Boston Draft Riots in the New York Times Disunion blog on July 16. The essay, an important contribution to the public dialogue and historiography of the Civil War, can be found online.
September 4, 2013
September 4, 2013
Binghamton University graduate student Christian Martin took third place in the 2013 Corpus Christi Chorale Choral Competition for his choral composition “The Three Ravens.” His piece will be premiered Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi, Texas.
August 26, 2013
Ricardo René Larémont edited “Revolution, Revolt and Reform in North Africa,” published by Routledge in August. The book provides an insider scholars’ account of the 2011 revolts in North Africa. Emad Shahin, Amira Aleya-Sghaier, Youssef Sawani, Azzedine Layachi and Mohamed Darif all contributed chapters. Larémont provided an introduction as well as an analysis of various political transitions that have transpired in the region since 2011. Find details about the book online.
August 14, 2013
The following Binghamton University personnel taught Lyceum courses recently:
* Robert Pompi, professor emeritus, physics - “Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, and Finland” - March 5 and “Southeast Asia” - March 19
* Gladys Walling, professor emerita, physical education - “Cruising Down the Amazon River” - March 12
* Gary Truce, professor, health and wellness studies - “Power and Programming of the Human Mind” – Feb. 27
* Martin Bidney, professor emeritus, English - “Music of the American Revolutionary War” – Feb. 27, March 6
* Elisa Camiscioli, associate professor, history and women’s studies - “Yoga: Healing Power and Peaceful Presence” – Feb. 28
* Malgosia E. Krasuska, associate professor, Decker School of Nursing - “Mind/Body Medicine” - March 14
* Lina Begdache, adjunct lecturer, Decker School of Nursing - “Nutrition for a Healthy Body and Mind” - March 21
* Julian Shepherd, associate professor, biological sciences - “Natural History of Broome County” - Feb. 28, Mar. 7
* Linghui Tu, visiting professor, theatre - “Beijing Opera: Performing Skills” - April 8, 15
* M. Stanley Whittingham, distinguished professor, chemistry and materials sciences - “Energy Storage and the Electric Century” - April 9
* Shawn Wagoner, director, Nonofabrication Facility - “Microfabrication” - April 16
* Joshua Reno, assistant professor, anthropology - “The Anthropology of Garbage” - April 9
* Seifudein Adem, associate professor, political science - “China in Africa” - April 17
* Ramzi Badran, post-doctoral fellow, Institute of Global Cultural Studies - “Egypt” - April 24
* Diane Butler, director, Binghamton University Art Museum - “Caring for Your Art Collection” - April 11
* Frank Newman, professor emeritus, English - “Paradise Lost” - April 16, 23, 30
* Jerrold Aronson, professor emeritus, philosophy - “Possibility, Necessity and Counterfactuals” - April 23, 30, May 7
* Howard Brown, professor, history - “Violence and the Self: Psychological Responses to Massacres in French History, 1572-1872” - May 1
* Dylan Horvath, Nature Preserve steward, environmental studies - “Nature Walk” - May 6, 9
August 5, 2013
Jen Hapgood, business manager and assessment specialist for Residential Life, was recognized with the Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers (NEACUHO) Distinguished Service Award at its annual conference in June. The award is one of the highest honors the organization bestows upon a member. In being presented with the award, Hapgood was called a quiet leader who has helped to shape NEACUHO. Her accomplishments include serving as president, working on sustainability efforts, commissioning a self-study and creating the Past President Professional Development Award.
August 5, 2013
The Office of Research Advancement took home top honors from two recent competitions. Rachel Coker, director of research advancement, works with Martha Terry, creative services manager, on Binghamton Research and Discover-e. Oren Levi, information services manager, provides technical support for Discover-e.
In the annual Awards for Excellence organized by the State University of New York Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD), Research Advancement received:
• Best of Category honors for Binghamton Research for Effective, Efficient and Elegant Publications.
• Best of Category recognition for Research Writing for Coker’s article “Spring Awakening.”
• A Judge’s Citation in Visual Design in Print for Martha Terry’s work on Binghamton Research.
• A Judge’s Citation for News/Media Relations Websites for Discover-e.
• A Judge’s Citation for Feature Writing for Coker’s article “A Piece of the Puzzle.”
In the annual Genesis contest organized by the Communications Association of the Southern Tier (CAST), Research Advancement received:
• Best in Show, Judge’s Choice and First Place in Feature Writing for Coker’s article “Blinded by Love.”
• First Place in Digital Newsletters for Discover-e.
• First Place in Print Periodicals for Binghamton Research.
• First Place in News Writing for Coker’s article “Spring Awakening.”
• Second Place in Self-Promotion for Binghamton Research.
• Second Place in Websites for Discover-e.
• Second Place in News Writing for Coker’s article “Digital Defenders.”
• Second Place in Feature Writing for Coker’s article “A Piece of the Puzzle.”