Help Baxter win SUNY’s Mascot Madness contest!| March 12, 2014
SUNY's Mascot Madness contest is underway! Cast your vote for Baxter today and share this post
to help make sure our beloved mascot makes it to the finals.
Center for Civic Engagement to host luncheons| March 12, 2014
The Center for Civic Engagement hosts informal luncheons over the course of the semester to provide a venue for faculty to discuss their community-based work or interests with colleagues from across campus. Held from noon-1 p.m., the next luncheons will take place Thursday, March 27, in UU-124, and Monday, April 7, in UU-122. The purpose is for faculty to learn about others’ community work/interests and to identify common areas of interest or points of synergy. Discussions will focus on efforts related to service-learning classes, research projects and service initiatives as they address community issues and challenges. Pre-registration is necessary. Space is limited to 12. E-mail the Center for Civic Engagement
with your name, department, which session you will attend, any dietary restrictions and a brief sentence or two about your community-based work or interest.
Geometry/Topology seminar| March 12, 2014
Sergio Martins, a visiting scientist from Sao Paulo, Brazil, will speak on “The cohomology ring of Sol 3-manifolds” from 2:50-3:50 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in LN-2205. Coffee and tea will be served in the Anderson Reading Room following the event.
Interpersonal Violence Prevention (IVP) to host Volunteer Orientation March 16| March 12, 2014
Interpersonal Violence Prevention (IVP) is hosting a Volunteer Orientation for all students, faculty and staff who are interested in becoming involved in the efforts of our program. This will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in C4 multipurpose rooms. Pizza and refreshments will be served while you learn about the basics of our program, how to respond to someone who has been effected by IV and in what ways you can become a part of and help our team.
For more information, check out the flyer
. If you should have any questions, do not hesitate to email IVP
to schedule to meet with a member of the IVP Team, or click here
to schedule an appointment or to check the availability of the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator.
Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD) for spring 2014 deadline approaching| March 12, 2014
Graduate students who are planning to complete their degree in spring 2014 must submit the GAFD on the Graduate School website
. The Graduate School strongly recommends that students apply as soon as possible. Submissions must be received by Monday, April 7 to guarantee inclusion in the commencement program.
| March 12, 2014
Jamie Kelly, assistant professor of philosophy at Vassar College, will speak on “Official Nullification and Immigration Law” from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in UUW-324. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Max Pensky
Professional Employees Council meeting today| March 12, 2014
The Professional Employees Council (PEC) will hold its regular meeting from 3:15–4:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 12, in AD-148, with special guest speaker Vice President for Administration James VanVoorst. VanVoorst will discuss his vision for the University as vice president. PEC, the officially recognized organization of professional employees at Binghamton University, meets every other Wednesday. PEC meetings are open to all professional employees. For more information, go online
Eating Awareness Committee lectures Thursday| March 12, 2014
The Eating Awareness Committee is hosting Tim Wierman, triathlete, nutritionist, and owner of Eat to Compete, for two lectures Thursday, March 13. Tim is a member of the American Dietetic Association and is an expert in sports nutrition, haven given several hundred lectures to youth through adult athletes looking to maximize their nutrition.
The first lecture, “Optimizing Metabolism for the Working Professional,” will be held from noon-1 p.m. in UU-108. Learn how to balance nutritional needs, energy level and resources within a working lifestyle. This event is sponsored by the Binghamton University Eating Awareness Committee and Employee Assistance Program.
The second lecture, “Fueling for Mind and Body,” will be held from 5-6 p.m. in C4 Multipurpose Room. Open to the campus and community, this lecture will cover the importance of proper fueling, hydration and popular supplements, and how they influence physical capacity and cognitive function.
Smart Energy TAE candidate to speak| March 12, 2014
Ganggang Xu, postdoctoral research fellow at Texas A&M University and candidate for assistant professor under the Smart Energy TAE, will speak on "A Bayesian Spatio-Temporal Geostatistical Model with an Auxiliary Lattice for Large Datasets" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in LN-2205.
Campus reception for Dean Laura Bronstein| March 12, 2014
The campus is invited to attend a reception for Dean Laura Bronstein to welcome her to the CCPA Dean’s Office from 3-5 p.m. Monday, March 24, in the College of Community and Public Affairs’ Atrium.
CANCELED: Speaking for Success| March 12, 2014
The UCTD workshop "Speaking for Success," scheduled for 9-10 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 12, in UU-121, has been canceled.
Participants wanted for Lime disease survey| March 12, 2014
The Binghamton University Lyme Disease Research Project is studying Lyme disease risk in Broome County and on campus. This project is led by Ralph Garruto in the Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University.
In order to participate you must:
- Be 18 years or older
- Live in Broome County and/or frequent the Binghamton University Campus
- Be willing to fill out a 20 minute self-administered survey online or in person
To participate, go online
or fill out a paper survey in S1-111A.
Participants who fill out the survey will be eligible to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Winners will be contacted Sunday, April 27. Survey participants who wish to enter the raffle must provide a Binghamton University e-mail address and/or a home address.
All surveys and information provided will be kept confidential. The Binghamton Lyme Disease Research Project thanks you for input and cooperation with this study.
This project has been reviewed and approved by the Binghamton University Human Subjects Research Committee. Contact Anne Casella, administrator, via e-mail
or 607-777-3918 for additional information.
Register for Smart Energy Conversations in the Disciplines| March 11, 2014
Registration is now available for the upcoming SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines: Research and Scholarly Developments Toward an Energy-Smart New York at Binghamton University. The CID will begin on Monday evening, March 31, and continue throughout the day on Tuesday, April 1, concluding with a reception and poster event Tuesday evening. A special networking event for junior faculty will be held on Tuesday during lunch. Come meet and network with your SUNY colleagues involved in various aspects of an Energy-Smart New York! Registration and hotel information along with a draft agenda can be found online
Make your hotel reservations by Friday, March 14 to secure our discounted conference rate.
In addition, Binghamton University is offering a Proposal Writing Workshop prior to the start of the CID. Space for this workshop is limited to the first 50 registrants. In addition, Binghamton University is offering a Proposal Writing Workshop prior to the start of the CID. Space for this workshop is limited to the first 50 registrants. Find details and registration information here
Register for Eighth Annual John McKenna IV Memorial 5K| March 11, 2014
The Eighth Annual John McKenna IV Memorial 5K is only two weeks away, and the entire University community is invited to attend (or run in!) this great event. Early bird registration ends tomorrow, Wednesday, March 12. We’re hoping to top last year’s race, which brought more than 500 runners to the West Side of Binghamton. The event will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, from Recreation Park, with a kids fun run, followed by the 5K walk/run at 10 a.m.
Held in honor of former Binghamton crew club rower John McKenna, who lost his life in Iraq in 2006, proceeds from the event are split between the Captain John McKenna IV Military Courtesy Room at Albany Airport and Binghamton Crew.
Visit the crew club’s website
for course information, as well as online and printable registration forms.
Threat Assessment Training| March 11, 2014
Gene Deisinger, deputy chief of police and director of threat management at Virginia Tech, will be on campus Thursday, March 20 to conduct Threat Assessment training. There will be two sessions.
The first session, from 9-11 a.m., will provide a general introduction to threat assessment teams and answers the question, “How and when should I use the University Student Threat Assessment Team?”
The second session, from 1:15-5 p.m., will cover a number of specifics and address what a threat assessment team is, including:
• sources, nature, and prevalence of workplace and campus violence and crime;
• dynamic and varied nature of violent behavior;
• guiding principles of campus threat assessment and management;
• identification of threatening, aberrant and concerning behavior;
• strategies for enhancing the organizational climate for effective systems of early identification, reporting and intervention;
• key components of effective campus threat assessment approaches;
• best practices for team composition, roles, leadership, policies and procedures;
• steps for investigating and evaluating threats and other concerning behavior, including information-gathering and information-sharing considerations;
• understanding relevant legal consideration, including FERPA, HIPAA and ADA;
• utilization of integrated case management strategies; and,
• strategies for tracking and documenting cases
To register for one or both of the sessions, go online
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