Virus awareness from Information Technology Services: Heartbleed Open SSL Bug| April 11, 2014
The Heartbleed Bug is a recently published vulnerability that affects the encryption technology used to protect online user accounts for things like banking, e-mail, etc. Information Technology Services is currently working to identify any of our systems that may potentially be affected by this vulnerability (Heartbleed) and patching those systems as required. At this time, there is nothing our users need to do with regard to Binghamton University systems. Should this change, we will notify you via an update through Dateline.
Users are encouraged to contact their personal online service providers (online banking, bill pay, e-mail, etc.) for information on how this exploit may affect accounts and personal information. As always, we encourage students, faculty and staff to follow safe computing practices while at work and when using personal devices.
For more information, visit StaySafeOnline.org
Proposals sought for Conversations in the Disciplines grant program| April 11, 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.
Professional vacancies| April 11, 2014
Save the date for Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders Graduate Conference in Literature| April 11, 2014
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders is an interdisciplinary graduate conference dedicated to exploring the changing contours of the field of American Studies. This year’s conference theme, “Transatlantic Modernities,” focuses on the literary and material facets of cultural exchange across the Atlantic during historical moments broadly defined as modern. The conference starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the University Downtown Center. Anthony Bogues, Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences and Critical Theory and the director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University, will deliver the keynote at 4:30 p.m.
Come with questions and encourage your students to attend! Light refreshments provided.
For questions, e-mail Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders
Repairs to water line near Science 2 April 12-18| April 11, 2014
Physical Facilities crews will make repairs to a water line adjacent to the Science 2 tower entrance. Heavy equipment will be delivered to the site the weekend of April 12-13. The service drive and parking lot K will be closed the weekend of April 12-13 due to these deliveries. The service drive and parking spaces for the disabled will re-open Monday, April 14. Other parking in lot K will be limited throughout the week. Excavation outside the Science 2 tower entrance will begin Monday, April 14, and the work is likely to last through the week, until Friday, April 18. The tower entrance will remain open during the work.
Pedestrian detours at University Union April 14-18| April 11, 2014
There will be pedestrian detours near the entrance and east side of the recently renovated portion of the University Union from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18. The detours are needed so pavers can be installed in the area. Contact project coordinator Mo Afify with any questions via e-mail
or call 777-2828.
Video: Highlights from Alexis Ohanian presentation| April 10, 2014
Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the popular social news website Reddit, gave a speech challenging Binghamton University students to push their ideas into creations.
Watch highlights from his presentation online
2014 Summer Orientation dates announced| April 10, 2014
The dates for 2014 Summer Orientation for incoming transfer and freshman students are available online
. If you have any questions regarding the program, call 777-4986.
Recreation Center hours during the break| April 10, 2014
The Recreation Center will be open through Spring Recess, with revised hours beginning Friday, April 11. This includes opening and closing times for the building, the Wellness Suite, lap and rec swim, and the outdoor rental center, and a modified group fitness schedule. Additionally, the Recreation Center will be closed for the Easter holiday on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20. Normal Recreation Center hours resume Tuesday, April 22. Full details are available on the Campus Recreation website
Professional vacancies| April 10, 2014
Iva Coleman, retired from Biological Sciences Department, dies| April 9, 2014
Iva Coleman, 71, died Friday, April 4, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md., following a long illness.
A graduate of Northwest High School in Miami, Fla., she earned degrees in biology and chemistry from Hampton University.
She joined the staff in the Department of Biological Sciences in 1974, serving as the assistant to the department chair. She retired in 2002, and was especially proud of her mentorship efforts and initiatives that ultimately helped to increase the number of minority students in the sciences. She was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award and served on several local non-profit boards, including Zonta Club, Southern Tier Zoological Society and the Broome County Status of Women Council.
She is survived by her husband John, sons Christopher and Mark, daughter Melanie, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, three grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Barber Memorial Home, 428 Main St., Johnson City. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, April 12, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 200 Jefferson Ave., Endicott.
Alumni Association to present Special Recognition Awards| April 9, 2014
The Alumni Association will present its 2014 Special Recognition Awards at a reception and dinner from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 225 Water St. in Binghamton. All alumni and friends of the University are welcome to attend.
The cost to attend the reception and dinner is $50. Online registration
is available until Friday, April 11. For more information, contact the Alumni Relations office at 777-2424 or send an e-mail
Office of Human Resources releases summer hours/holidays memo| April 9, 2014
The Office of Human Resources has released the annual memo regarding summer hours and summer holidays. The memo can be viewed online
Save the date: Freshman Engineering Exposition| April 9, 2014
The Engineering Design Division of The Watson School will sponsor the Spring 2014 Freshman Engineering Exposition from 3:40-5 p.m. Monday, May 5, in the UU-Mandela Room. Seventy-two student teams will present projects such as Serving It Up Right: A Dining Hall Redo; New Directions for Wind Turbines; Securing the Way for BUBS: Bike Share System; Door Power; Prosthetic Printing: It's Now Within Our Grasp; and The Fashion of Power: Charge Your Personal Electronic Devices.
Weed control applications begin April 12| April 9, 2014
Weed control applications will take place in various locations around campus beginning Saturday, April 12, weather permitting. The applications will generally be done between 5 a.m.-3 p.m. until complete. Application areas can be seen on this map
. Contact grounds manager Don Williams with any questions via e-mail
or call 777-4638.
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