All invited to emergency preparedness program at Events Center Saturday| March 14, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Thomas Libous, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Broome County Executive Debbie Preston invite you to participate in the Southern Tier Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program that begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Events Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. for the program, which seeks to provide citizens with the tools and resources to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible.
Each participant will receive a NYS Disaster Preparedness Kit that contains key items to assist individuals in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The state training and kits will help New Yorkers be the most-trained and best-prepared citizens in the country.
This event is open to the public, but everyone must register to attend and show ID at check-in. To register for the training, go online
President’s semi-annual full faculty meeting March 25| March 14, 2014
President Harvey Stenger’s semi-annual full faculty meeting will be held at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the UU-Mandela Room. The agenda will be sent the week prior to the meeting.
Join us for Research Days| March 14, 2014
Binghamton University will celebrate research with a series of events on March 26-28. 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 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in the Mandela Room. 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 poster sessionsat 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, March 28, in the Mandela Room. 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
Professional vacancy| March 14, 2014
Spring 2014 Undergraduate Application for Degree (AFD) deadline March 28
| March 14, 2014
Undergraduate students planning to complete degree requirements this semester must submit the Undergraduate AFD, available through the BU BRAIN (on the Student tab) by Friday, March 28 in order to guarantee inclusion in the Commencement program.
Proposals sought for Conversations in the Disciplines grant program| March 14, 2014
The Conversations in the Disciplines (SUNY CID) grant program is designed to bring together SUNY faculty and visiting scholars from non-SUNY institutions to examine new trends, address changes and challenges, review promising research findings, and become acquainted with professional developments in their fields and on other campuses. SUNY CID focuses on scholarly and creative development (rather than administrative, curricular or instructional matters) designed to foster both professional and personal growth of participants and their respective campuses.
Approved conferences will normally occur between September 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. A maximum award of $5,000 will be made available to help support each approved conference.
Any academic department or equivalent organizational unit, such as a center or a library, may develop a proposal for planning and hosting a conference. Multidisciplinary and collaborative efforts, particularly those involving other SUNY campuses, are actively encouraged. Only one proposal may be submitted per department per year, whether submitted singly or jointly. Proposals must be submitted through appropriate campus channels. SUNY CID funding is not intended to support meetings of groups or professional organizations that would be held irrespective of program support.
Proposals will be reviewed by the University Faculty Senate’s Committee on Programs and Awards (Committee). The Committee will in turn make recommendations to the SUNY Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, who will make the final award determinations.
The deadline for receipt of proposals to the State University Faculty Senate is Friday, April 18, 2014. Proposals must be uploaded to the Conversations website
, where the full call for proposals is also available.
Course withdrawal deadline for students
March 28| March 14, 2014
Students may still drop a class, but since the add/drop deadline has passed, a “W” will appear on their transcripts as the course grade, indicating they withdrew. The course withdrawal deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 28. Make students aware that a “W” may affect financial aid eligibility now or in the future, as well as enrollment status.
Grade option change deadline March 28| March 14, 2014
To have a grading option for a course changed (either from a letter grade to pass/fail or vice versa), students must change their grade option through the BU Brain (on the Student tab). The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 28.
Cinema candidate to speak| March 14, 2014
Alexandra Cuesta, job candidate in cinema, will speak at 1:15 pm today, Friday, March 14, in LH-6. Cuesta received her M.F.A. in film and video at California Institute of the Arts. She is currently a visiting artist lecturer at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Mass. The title of her talk is “Alexandra Cuesta: Urban Landscapes.”
Men’s lacrosse game Saturday| March 14, 2014
The men’s lacrosse team will host Colgate at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Tickets are $5 each and are on sale now at the Events Center Box Office.
Binghamton Film Initiative to host Tony-winning alumnus Ruben Santiago-Hudson| March 14, 2014
Meet Ruben Santiago-Hudson '78, an award-winning actor, director and playwright who got started right here at Binghamton University, at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in Gruber Theater/Studio B.
Save the date for the annual Health Fair| March 14, 2014
Mark your calendar for the eighth annual Health Fair, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Recreation Center at the East Gym. This year’s event — Commit to B-Fit — is offered in partnership by Binghamton University Dining Services by Sodexo and the Department of Campus Recreation.
The Health Fair remains free and open to the public, but has moved to the Recreation Center to provide an all-encompassing look at ways to incorporate personal health and wellness into your daily life. Take part in exercise and wellness demos, sample healthy foods and beverages, slow down with a free chair massage, or get informed with blood pressure and cholesterol testing.
More than 60 vendors will be on hand showcasing products. You will also have the chance to grab giveaways and enter drawings. For more information and a full schedule for the day, visit the B-Healthy website
. Join us in the Binghamton University Healthy Campus Initiative by participating in this B-Healthy program. Choose well, be well!
Chemistry colloquium today| March 14, 2014
Robert R. Knowles, assistant professor of chemistry at Princeton University, will speak on “Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Organic Synthesis and Asymmetric Catalysis” from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Friday, March 14, in SL-212. Refreshments will be served at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
EvoS Seminar Series| March 14, 2014
Aleksey Kolmogorov, assistant professor of physics, will speak on “Search for stable crystal structures with an evolutionary algorithm: prediction and discovery of a new superconductor" at 5 p.m. Monday, March 17, in AA-G008.
Listen, learn and join the conversation with us
Campus departments to move to University Union| March 14, 2014
Some campus departments will move to the renovated University Union north over the next couple of weekends. The moves will mainly affect loading dock areas in the following buildings:
• Saturday, March 15: Starting at 8 a.m. the Center for Career and Professional Development (formerly Career Development Center) will move from its Library North and South Ground locations via the dock underneath the plaza deck over to the central docks at the University Union. It is expected that the moves should be complete by 5 p.m. that day. The Center for Civic Engagement will also move into its new location in the Union on Saturday, March 15.
• Saturday, March 22: Starting at 8 a.m. the EOP; Office of Undergraduate Research and Office of External Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards; and the TRiO operations from the second floor of the Student Wing, Tuscarora Collegiate Center (Library area) and the ground level of Old Champlain Hall will move to the University Union. This phase will utilize the docks at the Lecture Hall, the drive-up area in front of Tuscarora and the parking area directly in front of the ground-level (east-facing) wing of Old Champlain Hall. Again, the moves should be all compete by 5 p.m that day.
Contact Dell Sargent with any questions via e-mail
or call 777-6023.
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