Tag Day 2014
Caitlyn Carlson, director of the Binghamton Fund, adds tags to works of art in the University Art Museum for Binghamton University's first Tag Day. The day was designed to engage and educate students, faculty and staff about the importance of giving back.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
Library group study room reservations| February 4, 2014
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
Further information is available online.
Video of State of the University address is online| February 3, 2014
Call for proposals for Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants Program| February 3, 2014
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
For more information about RecycleMania, go to their website.
Basic Conversational Chinese class offered| January 31, 2014
The Basic Conversational Chinese course is designed for those who are planning to travel or conduct business in China, or for anyone who has an interest in learning the Chinese language. In addition to learning useful everyday phrases and how to pronounce Chinese names, the course will also cover the use of proper manners and Chinese culture. In addition, participants will be introduced to the standard spelling system for writing Chinese phonetically in the Latin alphabet.
The registration fee is $195. This is a non-credit program designed to help students enhance their foreign language skills and cultural knowledge. Successful graduates will be awarded a Binghamton University Certificate of Completion.
To register, go online. For more information,contact the Center for Innovative and Continuing Education via e-mail or call 777-2792.
Professional vacancy| January 30, 2014
Professional vacancy| January 29, 2014
Visiting alumni speaker/panelist/volunteer notification| January 29, 2014
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
To download an application and for more information, go online. For questions, contact Erik Colon.
Procurement of goods/services reminder| January 28, 2014
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
Learn more in this new video.
Attention parents: Infants and children needed for fun research| January 27, 2014