Reimbursement rate for use of personal vehicle when using Research Foundation funds| December 10, 2013
The reimbursement rate for use of personal vehicles when using Research Foundation administered accounts will increase to 56 cents per mile effective Jan. 1, 2014. Contact Sponsored Funds Administration at 777-6752 if you have questions on Research Foundation travel rates.
Men’s basketball to hold “Pack The House Day” Dec. 28| December 10, 2013
The men’s basketball team and Weis Markets will host “Pack the House Day” Dec. 28, when the Bearcats face Bryant at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Weis Markets, fans will be able to pick up free ticket coupons for the game.
Coupons are available now at all Binghamton area Weis Markets. The first 2,000 coupons redeemed at the Events Center box office will receive free tickets compliments of Weis.
“Pack the House Night" was also held in conjunction with the Binghamton men’s and women’s opening night basketball doubleheader on Nov. 8. A season-high crowd of 4,318 came out to the Events Center for those games.
Note: Coupons can be redeemed weekdays at the Events Center box office from noon-4:30 p.m. or online
Citizenship, Rights and Cultural Belonging TAE Spring Conference call for proposals| December 10, 2013
The Citizenship, Rights and Cultural Belonging Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence is hosting a spring conference from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014. Organizers are seeking proposals for individual and/or panel conference presentations of research projects that align with the TAE, its research themes and suggested research questions. Proposals that identify other research themes and questions that fit under this TAE are also welcome. Panels will be scheduled for 1 ½ hours; presentations should be 15-20 minutes each.
For more information on the conference and how to submit a proposal, go online
and click on Spring 2014 Conference Call for Proposals. For questions, contact Bat-Ami Bar On
, chair of the Citizenship, Rights and Cultural Belonging TAE.
Women’s basketball game Wednesday| December 10, 2013
The women’s basketball team will host Princeton at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Events Center. To purchase tickets, visit the Events Center Box Office, call 607-777-2849 (BTIX) or go online
Materials Science and Engineering/TAE Energy colloquium| December 10, 2013
Richard E. Wilson, assistant chemist at Argonne National Laboratory, will speak on “Protactinium to Plutonium: Chemical Periodicity in the Actinide Elements” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in SL-212. All are welcome to attend.
Toys for Tots barrels located across campus| December 10, 2013
Donate a new toy and enter your name to win 5 free days of parking in the Garage or Paid Lot (your choice). Four prizes will be awarded on Dec. 20. Barrels are located at the Paid Lot, Parking Garage, University Downtown Center, Institute for Child Development, Pre-School, Admin Lobby and Parking Services Office. To enter the drawing, send an e-mail to Parking Services
or stop at the Parking Services Office, AD-G08.
Janet Brown, librarian emerita, dies at 93| December 9, 2013
Janet Brown, 93, longtime chief of acquisitions for Binghamton University’s Libraries, died Nov. 30 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, she earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the University at Buffalo. She also obtained a degree in library science from McGill University in Montreal, before joining the newly founded Harpur College as a librarian in 1952.
After her retirement in 1987, she continued to audit classes on campus. Brown is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, one nephew and three nieces, as well as by many residents of Endicott. Funeral arrangements are private.
Vice President for Advancement search launched| December 9, 2013
The search for a vice president for advancement is underway, with assistance from Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates. The Search Committee includes:
• James Van Voorst, vice president for administration - co-chair
• Paul Turovsky '73, president, Binghamton University Foundation Board - co-chair
• Josephine Allen, professor of social work
• Karen Bromley, distinguished teaching professor of education
• Howard Brown, professor and chair of history
• Gary James, professor of anthropology
• Jonathan Krasno, professor of political science
• Patrick Madden, associate professor of computer science
• Sandra Michael, distinguished service professor of biological sciences
• Natalija Mijatovic, associate professor and chair of art
• Carolyn Mancini, Binghamton University Foundation Board member
• Mark Zurack, Binghamton University Foundation Board member
• Heidi Goldstein, Alumni Association Board vice president
• Raymond Russolillo, Alumni Association Board president
• Laurie Norell, major gifts officer, School of Management
Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals and resumes with cover letters should be directed to Storbeck/Pimlentel
. The complete position profile is available online
. Click on VP for Advancement Position Profile.
Second and third Southern Tier High Technology Incubator Director candidates to make presentations| December 9, 2013
The second and third candidates for the position of Director for the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator will give presentations, open to the public, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 and Friday, Dec. 13 in the Green Room of the Fine Arts building.
UUP Executive Board meeting today| December 9, 2013
There will be a UUP Executive Board meeting from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 11, in LN-1324C. UUP President Frederick Kowal will attend.
Enjoy two holiday concerts Dec. 12| December 9, 2013
The Binghamton University Music Department will burst with holiday festivities Thursday, Dec. 12, with the Holiday Mid-Day Concert at 1:20 p.m. in Casadesus Recital Hall and the Harpur Chorale and Women’s Chorus Holiday Concert at 8 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Church (44 Main Street, Binghamton). Get into the holiday spirit with iconic jingles, booming voices and much more!
The Mid-Day concert will feature Binghamton University faculty and student performers showcasing a variety of holiday music classics. This concert is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
The Harpur Chorale, directed by Peter Browne featuring organist Daniel Rosenau, and the Women’s Chorus, directed by Associate Professor Bruce Borton and graduate student Thom Baker, featuring Georgetta Maiolo, flute, and Emily Goetz, marimba, will perform a holiday choral concert that evening. Their program will include “O Magnum Mysterium” by Ned Rorem, “African Noel” by Andre Thomas, “Hanukkah Blessings” by Ron Jeffers, “Winter Cantata” by Vincent Persichetti, “Le sommeil de l’enfant Jesus” a traditional French carol arranged by Ron Jeffers, “Epiphany Alleluias” by John Weaver and much more! This concert is free (but a good-will offering will be received at the door) and open to the public.
Both concerts are sponsored by the Binghamton University Music Department. For more information, call 607-777-2592, visit the Music Department website
or become a fan on Facebook
Library end-of-semester extended hours| December 9, 2013
The Libraries have end-of-semester extended hours to accommodate study and research needs in preparation for finals. Our extended hours are as follows:
Bartle Library and the Information Commons will be open 24 hours from December 6-19.
UDC Library will extend hours until midnight from Friday, Dec. 13 to Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Science Library will extend hours until 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 and will be open from noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
Visit the Library Hours webpage
for more information.
Writers sought for ‘Ask a Scientist’| December 9, 2013
The Binghamton University "Ask a Scientist" program is seeking contributors. In a partnership with the Press & Sun Bulletin, faculty and staff answer questions submitted by area schoolchildren. Answers, which run 250-400 words, are published in the newspaper and appear on the University’s website. Deadlines are flexible. For more information or to participate, contact Kim Spaulding at 777-2174 or via e-mail
. To see a recent column, go online
Holiday Reception invitation| December 9, 2013
President Harvey Stenger cordially invites faculty and staff to attend a Holiday Reception from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the University Union's Mandela Room. Celebrate the season and take a break from the end-of-the-semester rush with light refreshments and cool jazz. For more information, contact Peg Kelly at 777-4502.
Join us for Research Days| December 9, 2013
Binghamton University will celebrate research with a series of events on March 26-28, 2014. 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 on Wednesday, March 26. 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 open labs, seminars, poster sessions, tours, speakers and more. 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
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