Spring Fling 2013
Binghamton University students and community members enjoy Spring Fling 2013, along the Lois B. DeFleur Walkway, Harpur Quad and Peace Quad on May 4.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
Two new research grants announced| April 2, 2013
1. SUNY/RF Research Collaboration Fund: This program is designed to encourage new and existing inter-SUNY collaborations in areas that can be developed into long term partnerships with sustained growth. The program will consider inter-disciplinary, multi-investigator, multi-campus proposals for research projects or pilot studies needed to generate preliminary data to qualify for future funding for larger-scale proposals. Projects can be proposed as either one or two year projects at a maximum of $50,000 per year. Deadline for applications is May 15, 2013. Complete details can be found online.
2. SUNY Faculty Research Travel Grant Program: This program grants travel funds of up to $1,000 for faculty to meet with program officers at federal funding agencies. Applications must be submitted at least one month prior to the meeting and include an estimate of travel expenses. Complete details can be found online.
Writers sought for ‘Ask a Scientist’| March 27, 2013
CCE faculty/staff listserv and newsletter| March 22, 2013
Harpur College spring 2013 newsletter online| March 21, 2013
National Weather Service designates Binghamton StormReady| March 19, 2013
To receive the "StormReady" designation, Binghamton met six guidelines:
• a fully staffed communications center capable of issuing weather warnings
• four ways to receive weather warnings
• at least three ways to monitor local weather conditions
• three ways to alert the campus community of severe weather conditions
• a plan for building occupants to follow in the event of severe weather
• personnel to attend weather training classes and advanced emergency management training
EAP assistance available to address work-life balance| March 18, 2013
Wayne E. Jones, interim dean, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry at Binghamton University, candidate for Dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, will provide a public presentation from 1:15-2:15 p.m. Monday, March 18, in Old Union Hall.
Jones will discuss “The challenges and opportunities facing colleges of arts and sciences in highly selective public research universities in the next decade.” His presentation will be followed by a 60-minute informal chat in the same location, where faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with him.
Jones’ vitae may be found online.
We hope that you will attend this session, as campus participation and feedback are critical to selecting the right candidate for Binghamton University. Use the evaluation form found online to provide feedback to the search committee. Evaluations are due by noon, Tuesday, March 19.
Reminder from Environmental Health and Safety| March 15, 2013
Main campus entrance mock up| March 12, 2013
For more information about changes to the entrance visit http://www2.binghamton.edu/physical-facilities/maincampusentrance.html.
Professional vacancy in ITS| March 8, 2013
Engineering Building renovations begin Monday, March 11| March 7, 2013
The work is taking place on the second and third floors (M, P, Q and S Pods). There is noise associated with this work especially during the first few months of construction. From Monday, March 11, through Monday, May 20, work will take place on second shift from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. From May 20 through January 2014, construction will take place from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Work includes building new walls to form offices, labs and classroom spaces, relocation of the restrooms to the center of the building, new flooring throughout, new lighting and power, and mechanical system upgrades. Access through these Pods will remain restricted to construction personnel only. A small staging area will be located at the front (south side) of the building with materials/equipment periodically being lifted into the building through the south-side bank of windows.
Weight-loss study| March 4, 2013
The study requires a time commitment of about three, hours per week for at least three months, and volunteers will be compensated for expenses incurred. For information regarding your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Human Subjects Research Review office at 777-3818.
State contract fiscal year end procurement advisory| January 24, 2013
king short| January 11, 2013
King, a sophomore human development major who is considering a double major in English, has worked with local middle school students through the national mentoring program College for Every Student. The work helped King earn a Binghamton University Forum Scholarship.
“Anytime I get the opportunity to work with kids outside of campus, I will,” she said.
King, is from Binghamton and also is a member of the softball team, said she was “ecstatic” to receive the scholarship.
“I was so, so grateful,” she said. “It is such a generous scholarship.”
With College for Every Student, King travels to West Middle School in Binghamton and works with six to seven students in academic and social areas. The volunteer experience and the Binghamton University Forum Scholarship have proven beneficial to someone who hopes to become an elementary school teacher in the Binghamton region.
“It has taught me that I grew up with a lot of opportunities and was very fortunate to live in the community I did with such a supportive family,” she said. “I work with a lot of children who don’t have as deep of a support group. If I can be one person they can count on, that would make me feel good. It’s nice to make a difference in a child’s life.”
King also has taken part in events such as breast cancer walks and helped with cleanups during the September floods.
Community service goes with being a student-athlete, said King, who was the high school softball Class B New York Co-Player of the Year in 2010.
“I feel I have the responsibility to give back because (student-athletes) get so much from this school, whether it’s going on spring-break trips or using the fields and facilities,” she said. “Anything we can do – that’s our responsibility.”
“At Binghamton University, I’ve got great teachers and I take a lot of interesting classes,” she said. “I love the athletics and academics here. I wouldn’t change a thing about my college decision.”