Remind students to fill out NSSE survey| March 5, 2014
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has asked select first-year and senior students to participate in a survey to improve their educational experience at Binghamton University. Remind your students to fill out this survey if they have received the invitation
in their e-mail. Survey invitations were sent out via campus e-mail Feb. 25, 2014. The survey will be open until the end of March.
Students who fill out the survey will be entered into a drawing to win Barnes & Noble gift certificates valued up to $100.
Film screening and discussion: “Wild About Harry”| March 5, 2014
The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project will host a mixer and screening of the award-winning film Wild about Harry
at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Lost Dog Café Violet Room, 222 Water Street, Binghamton. Sean Massey, associate professor of women, gender and sexuality studies, will lead a discussion after the screening. The film
, set in 1973, follows the story of a family’s move to Cape Cod and the chaos that follows when teenage daughter Madeline discovers that her widowed father has a boyfriend. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to purchase an optional, self-pay dinner at 5:30 p.m. For further information and to RSVP, contact Mayumi Park via e-mail
or call 777-3717.
IASH accepting 2014-2015 fellowship applications| March 5, 2014
In 2014-2015, The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) will offer faculty (junior and senior) fellowships. The deadline for submitting applications is this Friday, March 7, 2014. For forms and additional information about the fellowships, go online
Nominations sought for $10,000 Lois B. DeFleur Academic Prize| March 5, 2014
The Lois B. DeFleur Academic Prize is given to a faculty member or a group of faculty for an achievement that increases Binghamton University’s reputation for excellence, innovation and collaborative endeavors. Achievements in teaching, scholarship and public service are all eligible. Faculty members at any stage of their career are eligible and achievements should rise above general expectations for a high level of faculty performance.
The $10,000 prize is awarded annually for a specific contribution, as opposed to a career of accomplishments, distinguishing the criteria for this prize from those used in tenure and promotion decisions. To qualify, the contribution must not only be recognized on campus, but it must also have received acclaim beyond the campus from peers or an organization. Nominations should include a description of the achievement and its demonstrable recognition.
These flexible funds are intended to enhance the awardees’ teaching, research and/or service activities and, thereby, further the University’s mission. The final deadline for nominations for this academic year is April 11, 2014. Submit nominations to Michael F. McGoff, senior vice provost, Office of the Provost.
Research Division to host Principal Investigators meeting| March 5, 2014
The Research Division will host a Principal Investigators meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in ES-2008. Mark your calendars; more details to come. Contact Paul Parker
with any topics for discussion.
Conversations in the Disciplines conference to focus on hydrofracking implications| March 5, 2014
The Sustainabile Communities Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence is sponsoring a SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines (CID) conference on “The Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing for Creating Sustainable Communities” April 10-11, at the University Downtown Center.
The goal of the CID is to provide a forum for clarifying what is currently known about the impacts of the hydraulic fracturing industry on local communities, and to develop interdisciplinary research agendas that address the most pressing questions that remain. An outcome of the conference will be an edited volume and/or online materials that will disseminate the participants’ essential findings to a wider audience.
For complete information on the conference, and to register, visit the Sustainable Communities Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence website
The Conversations in the Disciplines (CID) grant program is designed to bring together State University of New York (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.
Sign up for Relay for Life and help fight cancer| March 5, 2014
Relay for Life is an annual fundraiser, held on campus, that unites people who are passionate about cancer. One of this year’s goals is to have many faculty members attend. Relay for Life enhances student-faculty relationships beyond the classroom. Having leaders and professors attend influences more students to participate and reflects campus culture.
Come join us at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in the West Gym. To sign up, go online
Cancer has affected us all in some way. By participating, you will have the opportunity to honor a survivor, remember a loved one and raise awareness. If you are a caregiver or a survivor yourself, contact us
so we can honor you at the event. It is what we can do to fuel the world’s largest fight for more birthdays.
University to hold “Party with a Purpose”| March 5, 2014
The University will host “Party with a Purpose” from 7-10 p.m., Friday, March 14, at Terra Cotta, 81 State St., Binghamton. This event is open to individuals who are ages 18 and above. Tickets are $40 per person and will be available for sale from noon-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, in the lobby of the University Downtown Center.
“Party with a Purpose” is a 100-percent student-run event established to raise awareness of the importance of civic engagement and to encourage professional and aspiring, local community leaders to be more active in their surrounding communities. An informative networking experience designed for professionals and aspiring community leaders alike, “Party with a Purpose” serves as a means to give back to the greater Binghamton area.
The concept was created by a small group of Binghamton University Masters of Public Administration graduates, and all funds raised from the event go to Binghamton University’s Philanthropy Incubator for donation to local nonprofit organizations. For more information on the Philanthropy Incubator, go online
Hors d'oeuvres and pastries will be provided, along with music by Kreative Sound Entertainment. A raffle drawing for prizes will be held at 9 p.m. For more information, contact Leana Testani via e-mail
, or call 727-2270.
Participants wanted for hypertension study| March 5, 2014
Have you been told that you have hypertension, but are you reluctant to take medications or only take a diuretic? We are looking for persons who are in the early stages of hypertension and are willing to use a non-pharmacologic intervention to attempt to manage the disease. We will run a research program to test the use of a foot vibration device to decrease blood pressure. Call Carolyn Pierce at 777-5201 to learn more about this study.
“Growing Startups in the Southern Tier: Hot Spot and Beyond”| March 5, 2014
The SUNY Business and Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier (SUNY BEST) will host "Growing Startups in the Southern Tier: Hot Spot and Beyond” at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, in room 220 at the University Downtown Center, 67 Washington St., Binghamton. This presentation is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration for this discussion is required through the SUNY BEST website
. For additional information, e-mail SUNY BEST
. Directional signage to the meeting room will be visible for those entering the main entrance of the Downtown Center from Washington St. Parking is available in the Collier Street Ramp, the Water Street Ramp, (both within two blocks of the Downtown Center) or, if available, at any of the metered parking spots in front of the building on Washington St.
Geometry/Topology seminar| March 5, 2014
Thomas Koberda, postdoctorate fellow at Yale University, will speak on “Anti-trees and right-angled Artin subgroups of braid groups” from 2:50-3:50 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in LN-2205. Coffee and tea will be served in the Anderson Reading Room following the event.
Material and Visual Worlds TAE Spring 2014 Lecture Series| March 5, 2014
Daphne A. Brooks, professor of English and African American Studies at Princeton University, will speak on "(Liner) Notes for the Revolution: Black Feminist Phonographies from Zora Neale Hurston to Janelle Monae" at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in LH-6. This event is part of the Material and Visual Worlds Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence Spring 2014 Lecture Series.
For more information, go online
German Studies film and visual culture lecture| March 5, 2014
Paul Dobryden, PhD candidate in the Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak on “Stronger Means Are Necessary: Political and Vital Modernisms in Walter Gropius’s Total Theater” from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 6, in the Comparative Literature Conference Room (Library Tower, 15th floor). Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian Studies, and made possible by the Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence “Material and Visual Worlds.” For further information, contact Neil Christian Pages
Career coaching: In person or on the phone| March 5, 2014
Résumé. CV. Cover letter. Interviewing. Elevator speech. Workplace challenge. Retirement planning. You name it. Sign up now for a confidential job/career coaching conversation with John Wojcio.
Wojcio is a certified career coach who can be reached via e-mail
. Binghamton University provides this service for all its employees.
New Watson School overview video now available online| March 4, 2014
Students come to the Watson School from all over the world and represent a wide range of backgrounds and interests. For this new video
, we asked them how the school prepares them to embrace new challenges and create the future.
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