Volunteers needed for Johnson City Middle School visit| February 12, 2014
The Center for Civic Engagement is currently seeking faculty, staff and student volunteers from campus science and art departments to host experiments, demonstrations and exhibits for Johnson City Middle School students on a weekday in mid-to-late March (date TBD). The campus visit is intended to teach local middle school students about potential disciplines for advanced study and to inspire them to pursue a college degree after graduating from high school. For more information, or to get involved, contact Pat Madej
Library group study room reservations| February 4, 2014
The University Libraries are pleased to introduce a new service for students, faculty and staff. You can now reserve one of the group study rooms on the fourth floor of the Bartle Library via our online reservation system. Group study rooms may be reserved by patrons in groups of two or more people, for up to two hours, twice a day. Reservations may be made up to two weeks in advance.
This service is being introduced to maximize opportunities for collaboration, classwork and research among patrons. Making a reservation is as easy as signing into the reservation system using your PODS username and password, clicking on “bookings” and scheduling the desired block of time for your group. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to assist you when arriving to claim the room. Reservations may be shared with other group members via the reservation system as well.
To view the rooms available for reservation, review room reservation policies or create a reservation, visit the Binghamton University Libraries Online Room Reservation System
Call for New Organized Research Centers deadline extended| February 4, 2014
The deadline for the Call for New Organized Research Centers has been extended to April 1, 2014.
Further information is available online
Video of State of the University address is online| February 3, 2014
Learn about President Harvey Stenger’s plans to grow enrollment to 20,000 by 2020 in his State of the University 2014 address
Call for proposals for Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants Program| February 3, 2014
The Division of Research seeks proposals for the 2014 Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants (ICG) Program for investigators who seek to enhance their research opportunities through collaboration with others at Binghamton. Proposals may include projects that represent a new research agenda. All projects are expected to lead to the development of a proposal for external support.
In 2014, the ICG Program will include the usual, open topic call for proposals, and will also be expanded to include proposals each dedicated toward one of the five Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAE): Citizenship, Rights and Cultural Belonging; Health Sciences; Material and Visual Worlds; Smart Energy; and Sustainable Communities. Each of the five TAEs were provided funding from the Binghamton University Road Map through the Provost’s Office and the Division of Research with the goal of encouraging faculty to develop collaborative projects that stimulate the advancement of new ideas that can build the University’s expertise in each of the TAE areas of excellence. More information about the TAE research themes is available online
. Proposers may choose to direct their proposal to one of the TAEs or to the regular ICG competition.
Guidelines are attached and are also posted online
. Questions about proposal preparation or budgeting should be directed to the staff at the Office of Sponsored Programs. Questions about eligibility or scope of the program should be addressed to Mary Beth Curtin
, assistant vice president for research, via e-mail or at 777-2931. Completed application packages must be submitted electronically
by March 14, 2014.
Participate in RecycleMania| February 3, 2014
Help Binghamton University compete against other schools in RecycleMania, an eight-week international competition that kicks off this week. Show your support by properly disposing of recyclable material. To learn more about proper procedures to dispose of waste on campus, visit the Physical Facilities recycling website
For more information about RecycleMania, go to their website
Audio teleconferencing service available through Telecommunications Office| January 30, 2014
The Telecommunications Office announces the availability of an audio teleconferencing service for use by the Binghamton University campus community which can accommodate up to 50 simultaneous participants. This service is free of charge, though optional use of a toll-free number will incur a fee of 5 cents per participant per minute. For more information, or to make a reservation, go online
Visiting alumni speaker/panelist/volunteer notification| January 29, 2014
Is your campus area coordinating a visit with a Binghamton University alumni speaker or panelist? If so, the Binghamton University Alumni Association wants to know. With advance notice, the Alumni Relations office can provide a gift for the visiting alumnus, and help to promote the event or provide event coverage when appropriate. Most importantly, we will ensure that the volunteer’s visit is noted on his/her alumni record. In addition, we will ensure that these volunteers are recognized for their efforts.
To notify the office of a pending visit, e-mail Associate Director of Alumni Volunteer Engagement Melinda Holicky
with the name(s) of the visiting alumnus/alumni, the purpose of the campus visit (program name, date, time and location) and the name and contact information for the campus faculty or staff member coordinating the visit.
Thank you in advance for your help to ensure that the Office of Alumni Relations is aware of visiting alumni volunteers.
Professional Development Grant| January 28, 2014
The Professional Development Committee of PEC is pleased to announce the availability of the Professional Development Grant, and is now accepting application for expenses incurred during the 2013 calendar year. The Professional Development Grant offers financial reimbursement opportunities for the efforts of campus professionals in the areas of development, growth and/or advancement. Eligible applicants include PEC represented employees from the areas of Research Foundation, M/C and UUP. Eligibility period is Jan. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2013. Hard copy deadline for applications is April 30, 2014, which should be sent to Erik M. Colon, Chair PDC, EOP.
To download an application and for more information, go online
. For questions, contact Erik Colon
Procurement of goods/services reminder| January 28, 2014
As a campus reminder, all departments that need to enter into a contract that requires procuring a good or service over $2,500 must first submit all applicable paperwork to the Purchasing Office for review. Once reviewed, Purchasing will forward the contract to the University Counsel’s Office for legal review, and they will obtain the appropriate campus signatures. Responsible departments will then coordinate signatures with the vendor and provide a copy of the fully executed agreement to University Counsel’s Office.
Purchasing and University Counsel ask that all documents related to the contract be submitted at a minimum of two months before the anticipated start date. While the Purchasing Dept. and University Counsel will expedite the contract, the New York State Attorney General’s Office and the Office of the State Comptroller both need to complete reviews, and this delays the process. Plan accordingly, and contact the Purchasing Dept. at 777-2184 if you have any questions.
Video: Binghamton undergraduates conduct research| January 27, 2014
What makes the Binghamton undergraduate experience special? Lots of things -- among them, research.
Learn more in this new video
Attention parents: Infants and children needed for fun research| January 27, 2014
The Infant and Child Studies Project at Binghamton University invites families with infants and children (six months-nine years) to participate in our interactive games studying child development, particularly how children learn from 2D media (e.g. touchscreens, TV) and visual development. Our fun projects involve touchscreen computers, magnetic and virtual puzzles, eye-tracking video games and interactive television tasks. Schedule appointments at your convenience and receive $20 for your help! Contact us at 607-777-6225 or via e-mail
for more information. You can also check us out on our website
or like us on Facebook
Application for Undergraduate Degree (AFD) for spring 2014 graduates now available| January 20, 2014
Undergraduate students planning to complete degree requirements in spring 2014 must submit the AFD, available now via BU Brain. The deadline is Friday, March 28 to guarantee inclusion in the Commencement program.
Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward to perform at Anderson Center| January 20, 2014
Justin Hayward, the legendary voice of the Moody Blues, will performs songs from his new album “Spirits of the Western Sky” and Moody Blues favorites at 8 p.m. Monday, May 19, in the Anderson Center.
Tickets go on sale at noon today, Monday, Jan. 20. Reserved seating is $35.
For tickets, call 777-ARTS or go online
. This concert is sponsored, in part, by Cool 106.7 and Z 93.
Purchasing quotation reminder| January 14, 2014
When obtaining quotes from Fisher Scientific, VWR, Thomas Scientific, Krackeler Scientific, etc., departments are reminded to ask vendors if the products are under the NYS Office of General Services state contracts for laboratory supplies and equipment. Vendor quotes should show the contract number or indicate if it is a non-contract item. For questions, contact Purchasing at 777-2184.
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