After a month of competition, Binghamton University’s Debate Team is ranked second in the nation by the National Debate Tournament, and fourth in the nation according to the Cross-Examination Debate Association. To obtain these rankings, the team won the University of Mary Washington’s debate tournament and appeared in finals at both the Rutgers University debate tournament and Weber State’s Round Robin tournament. This represents the best competitive state for Binghamton on a national level and the first time in the history of the organization that the team has been invited to attend a national round robin.
October 19, 2015
September 22, 2015
Art in Embassies has acquired “Cubist Couple,” a 2012 mixed media work by Professor of Art Ronald Gonzalez, for the U.S. Embassy’s collection in Benin, Africa. Gonzalez, a sculptor, assemblage and installation artist, is known for his bricolage figurative works.
August 31, 2015
Martin Bidney, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature, has published A Unifying Light: Lyrical Responses to the Qur’an (Dialogic Poetry Press: 2015), Vol. IV in his series East-West Bridge Builders, available from Amazon, xlvi + 181 pp., containing 140 original poems on Qur’anic passages. The book contains six illustrations by calligraphic painter-sculptor Shahid Alam.
August 31, 2015
Rotem Rozental, a doctoral candidate in art history, has been named a 2015-2016 Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellow at the Center for Jewish History – home to the world’s largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. Over a 10-month period, Rozental will conduct original research around photography and the development of Zionist thought.
By focusing on the Jewish National Fund and its activity in Palestine and worldwide, Rozental will investigate the ideological and visual language created by the Zionist movement.
Now in its 14th year, the center’s fellowship program offers financial support to humanities scholars across different stages of their careers. Fellows work on their individual projects, while attending weekly meetings. They present the results of their research through an informal seminar, and submit a final report upon completion of their assignment.
June 17, 2015
The Binghamton University Libraries took first place in the Materials Promoting Collections category of the PR Xchange Awards Competition for the Miniature Books Exhibit and Reception entry.
This annual contest recognizes “the very best public relations materials by produced by libraries” throughout the year and is sponsored by the Public Relations and Marketing Section (PRMS) of the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLMA).
Binghamton’s entry, along with the other winners, will be displayed at the PR Xchange program during this year’s American Library Association Conference, June 25-30, in San Francisco. Beth Kilmarx, curator of rare books and one of the primary organizers of the Miniature Books Exhibit and Reception, will accept the award on behalf of the Libraries.
The award-winning exhibit will remain on display through the end of July in the Libraries’ Special Collections, on the second floor of Bartle Library.
June 17, 2015
Robyn Cope, assistant professor of French, had an article titled “Gagging on Egalité: Culinary Imperialism on the Island of Reunion in Axel Gauvain’s Faims d’enfance” published in the May 2015 issue of French Cultural Studies. She also published “Writing Haiti Global: Food and Fascism in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones” in the May 2015 issue of Contemporary French and Francophone Studies.