Reminder from Environmental Health and Safety| January 9, 2014
Remember that no one can enter a building that is in alarm. During cold weather, go to another building for warmth until the alarm has been investigated and the All-Clear given. If you are in a building and hear the fire alarm, leave immediately and seek shelter in another building. This is for your own safety and the safety of first responders.
Writers sought for ‘Ask a Scientist’| January 8, 2014
The Binghamton University "Ask a Scientist" program is seeking contributors. In a partnership with the Press & Sun Bulletin, faculty and staff answer questions submitted by area schoolchildren. Answers, which run from 250-400 words, are published in the newspaper and appear on the University’s website. Deadlines are flexible. For more information or to participate, contact Kim Spaulding at 777-2174 or via e-mail
. To see a recent column, go online
Does your beneficiary information need updating?| January 7, 2014
The Office of Human Resources would like to remind employees who are enrolled in the Employees Retirement System (ERS), Teachers Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) about updating your beneficiary information if necessary.
By law, the state is required to pay your death benefits to the last beneficiary you named. The beneficiary you designated when you joined may not be the beneficiary you want now, and some designations can be revoked in the event of a divorce, which is why you should regularly review your beneficiary designation.
Visit the following sites if you need to update your beneficiary information:
(Click Designation of Beneficiary form)
ORP members: Log into your account to update your beneficiary information.
Join us for Research Days| December 19, 2013
Binghamton University will celebrate research with a series of events on March 26-28, 2014. Faculty members, academic departments and programs, and student groups are invited to plan events related to research. This year, organizers have chosen to focus on ethics as a theme. Jonathan D. Moreno, the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a keynote address on Wednesday, March 26. Also a professor of medical ethics and health policy, of history and sociology of science, and of philosophy, he specializes in the intersection of bioethics, culture, science and national security. He is also a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. His most recent book is Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century. The schedule will include open labs, seminars, poster sessions, tours, speakers and more. Faculty members are encouraged to take several minutes during class on one of those days to introduce themselves as scholars. For additional information, go online
Participants wanted for OCD study| December 13, 2013
Do you stay up past 1 a.m. and sleep past 10 a.m.? Do you have difficulty falling asleep early and/or getting up early? Do you have intrusive thoughts that things are contaminated, that you forgot to do something or that your thoughts or behaviors make it more likely something bad will happen? Do you feel compelled to arrange things in a certain way, wash repeatedly, check repeatedly or follow certain routines? Are you at least 18 years of age and fluent in spoken and written English? If you answered yes, you may be eligible to receive a new treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder. This study is being conducted at the Binghamton Anxiety Clinic and will examine how people respond to a bright light intervention.
Participation involves an initial assessment followed by four weeks of treatment, with further assessments at mid-treatment and post-treatment. There is no charge for the treatment and participants will be paid approximately $15/hour for the assessments. If you are interested in participating, call 777-5006 and ask for the “Good Night OCD” project.
Vice President for Advancement search launched| December 9, 2013
The search for a vice president for advancement is underway, with assistance from Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates. The Search Committee includes:
• James Van Voorst, vice president for administration - co-chair
• Paul Turovsky '73, president, Binghamton University Foundation Board - co-chair
• Josephine Allen, professor of social work
• Karen Bromley, distinguished teaching professor of education
• Howard Brown, professor and chair of history
• Gary James, professor of anthropology
• Jonathan Krasno, professor of political science
• Patrick Madden, associate professor of computer science
• Sandra Michael, distinguished service professor of biological sciences
• Natalija Mijatovic, associate professor and chair of art
• Carolyn Mancini, Binghamton University Foundation Board member
• Mark Zurack, Binghamton University Foundation Board member
• Heidi Goldstein, Alumni Association Board vice president
• Raymond Russolillo, Alumni Association Board president
• Laurie Norell, major gifts officer, School of Management
Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals and resumes with cover letters should be directed to Storbeck/Pimlentel
. The complete position profile is available online
Office of Human Resources releases On-call/Recall provision memo| December 6, 2013
The Office of Human Resources has released a memo regarding new provisions to the On-call/Recall articles of the Agreement Between the State of New York and United University Professions. The memo can be viewed online
Snow Lots in effect| November 15, 2013
Parking Services reminds the campus community that Snow Lots are in effect through Sunday, March 30. Parking is allowed overnight in the following lots: E1, H, I, M1, N, O1, O2, R, S1, S2, S3, T1, X, Y1, Y3, Y4, Y5, ZZ north, ZZ south and the parking garage. For a complete list of parking lot designations, go online
Weather-related absences memo released| November 11, 2013
The Office of Human Resources has released a memo regarding weather-related absences. The memo can be viewed online
Inside welcomes ‘Kudos’| October 4, 2013
Inside, the weekly newspaper for faculty and staff, wants to publicize your achievements. Have you received an award, published a paper, attended a conference or been elected to a position with a professional organization?
Did you know you get a discount at the Binghamton University Bookstore?| October 4, 2013
Just show your Binghamton ID and receive 10 percent off clothing, gift items, books and more! Get your shopping done early for the holidays this year. Your discount also applies to the NOOK family of devices! If you need to purchase something for department use with a P-card or charging to an account, you can get up to 20 percent off.
Looking for something in particular that we don’t normally carry? We can special order books and other items for you! Check out our selection in the store or online. For more information contact us on Facebook.com/BinghamtonBookstore
or via e-mail
or at 607-777-2745.
Annual Clery memo issued| September 27, 2013
The Office of Human Resources has issued the annual Clery memo, which also includes information regarding a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace, the Policy on Domestic Violence in the Workplace and training reminders. Go online
to review the memo.
Counseling Center offers support to students| September 26, 2013
The Counseling Center reminds faculty and staff that it offers both individual and group therapy to undergraduate and graduate students. If you are aware of a student in need of support, a list of group offerings can be found on the Counseling Center webpage
We encourage you to take a moment to read through and familiarize yourself with these offerings. Contact information is listed for each specific group facilitator and further information can be found by contacting the University Counseling Center at 607-777-2772.The Counseling Center is in LN-1202.
Subscribe to research newsletter today| September 12, 2013
Discover-e features insights and innovations from Binghamton University on topics ranging from dyslexia to solar energy. The site
includes news, features, faculty spotlights and image and video galleries. To subscribe to the e-newsletter, go online
Binghamton University on social media| September 11, 2013
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