2014 health insurance rates announced| December 3, 2013
The effective date for health insurance changes is Jan. 2, 2014. The first paycheck to be affected by the new rates will be Dec. 31, 2013. Employees must submit their changes to the Office of Human Resources no later than Dec. 31. No action is required if you are retaining the same health plan for 2014.
Watch your mail at home for enrollment information. Click here
for the 2014 bi-weekly health insurance rates.
Second College of Community and Public Affairs dean candidate to make presentation| December 3, 2013
Samuel L. Brown, tenured associate professor, University of Baltimore, and candidate for dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs, will provide a public presentation from 1:15-2:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the University Downtown Center, room 220 A/B. A shuttle bus will be available for those wishing to attend and will return to the main campus after the presentation. The shuttle will leave from the University Union bus stop for the UDC at 12:45 p.m. and return to the main campus at 2:15 p.m.
Brown will discuss “How can the College of Community and Public Affairs build on its commitment to community engagement, social justice, diversity, and academic and scholarly excellence to provide leadership in helping Binghamton University increase research, strengthen graduate education, and build relationships with the community?” His presentation will be followed by a 30-minute informal chat where faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to meet and mingle informally with her.
Brown’s vitae may be found online
We hope that you will attend these sessions 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 Thursday, Dec. 12.
Professional vacancy in Information Technology Services| December 3, 2013
Goodbye reception for Jennifer Jensen| December 3, 2013
Join us for a reception from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in LN-1106 (IASH Conference Room) to say goodbye and wish Jennifer Jensen well as she leaves for a position at Lehigh University. If you would like to donate to a gift, send monies to Kathy Brunt in the Harpur dean’s office, LN-2430, by today, Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Holiday Reception invitation| December 3, 2013
President Harvey Stenger cordially invites faculty and staff to attend a Holiday Reception from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the University Union's Mandela Room. Celebrate the season and take a break from the end-of-the-semester rush with light refreshments and cool jazz. For more information, contact Peg Kelly at 777-4502.
This week on BinghamtonU YouTube: Portrait of a Pilot| December 3, 2013
Serving as a carpenter at Binghamton University for almost 20 years, Jim Johnson has found a new way to contribute to the University.
Watch the video online
IASH Fellows’ Speaker Series| December 3, 2013
Diana Gildea, dean's research fellow, will speak on “Global Food Shocks & the Crisis of Socio-Ecological Reproduction” from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in LN-1106, the IASH Conference Room. For more information, go online
CoCo seminar Wednesday| December 3, 2013
There will be a Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems (CoCo) Research Group seminar at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in ES-2008W (ITC Engineering Science Building Conference Room). Chun-An (Joe) Chou, assistant professor in systems science and industrial engineering, will speak on "Pattern Analysis of Cognitive Representations with fMRI Data.”
More details can be found online
. Refreshments will be served, followed by free discussions. Call 777-4439 or e-mail Hiroki Sayama
for more information.
Jewelry making workshop Thursday| December 3, 2013
The Binghamton University Fine Arts Society will host a jewelry making workshop from noon-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, outside of the University Art Museum in the Fine Arts Building. Stop by to make and buy a piece of jewelry for yourself or a loved one in time for the holiday season. The cost is $5 to make earrings and $10 to make a necklace. All proceeds will go towards the 50 Works on Paper project, which will restore a masterpiece in the museum. Contact the Fine Arts Society
Transportation study reminder| December 3, 2013
This is just a reminder that there is a Binghamton University transportation study underway, and we encourage you to participate if you haven't done so already. Details are available online
Southern Tier High Tech Incubator Director applicant to give presentation Thursday| December 2, 2013
Thomas Parkinson, an applicant for the Southern Tier High Tech Incubator Director position, will give an open presentation on “How to Run a Successful Incubator” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in AD-148. For additional information, e-mail Laura Holmes
EAP open phone consultation option| December 2, 2013
Beginning Dec. 4, the Binghamton University Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will be available from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays for phone assessment and referral consultations for faculty, staff, graduate students, retirees and family members who are looking for help. The EAP program is a confidential, free and voluntary labor/management negotiated benefit. The coordinators can be reached at 777-6650 or 777-6655 to consult or to schedule an appointment. You may also want to view the EAP website
to learn more about the program.
Exhibitions closing at University Art Museum| December 2, 2013
All fall exhibitions, including Between Two Worlds: Paintings by Ruby Wang; Side by Side: Teacher and Student Designs from the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts; Marking the Past: Rubbings taken from Monumental Brasses in England;
and Faces of Buddhism
will close Saturday, Dec. 14. Don’t forget to stop by the Museum Shop for handmade holiday gifts.
Student Opinion of Teaching (SOOT) requests for Fall 2013| December 2, 2013
The online Student Opinion of Teaching Survey period is Nov. 22 to Dec. 13. To read the memo and get information on SOOT requests for Fall 2013, go online
Blackboard feature upgrade: New Retention Center| December 2, 2013
Mark Reisinger, associate professor of geography, introduces Blackboard's new Retention Center function in this short video
. The new Retention Center will be part of the Blackboard upgrade available in January. For more information about the Dec. 27 upgrade and to view other short video presentations where Binghamton faculty introduce new features, go online
. For additional information, contact Carol Bell
or Donald Loewen
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