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
New racquetball court access and policy changes| February 11, 2014
Data on student headcount, declared majors, degrees granted, retention and graduation rates, student credit hours, degree programs, admissions and faculty are included. All “Department Summary” workbooks containing data for each academic unit have also been updated for fall 2013.
Road Map budget process for 2015-16 announced| February 10, 2014
The total amount of available funding is not yet known, but the call for proposals is an opportunity for deans, departments, Road Map Steering Committee teams and individuals to suggest investments that will help the campus achieve the ambitious objectives outlined in the Road Map.
Proposals will be accepted until Monday, April 7, 2014, for projects that require one-time or continuing support, including non-faculty personnel, graduate students, equipment and OTPS (other than personal services). Because there is a separate process for requesting faculty positions, requests for faculty lines will not be considered through this process.
A website with additional information about the process and forms to make requests will be available by Feb. 17, and the campus will be notified of the website address. Final decisions on funding will be announced in July 2014, with funding for successful projects available for use on July 1, 2015.
Latest phishing scam| February 6, 2014
Valerie J Hampton, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Library South-Ground Floor 663
You may also provide your feedback via e-mail to Hampton.
President Stenger seeks honorary degree nominations| February 5, 2014
Honorary degrees are awarded to recognize excellence and extraordinary achievement in the fields of public affairs, the sciences, humanities and the arts, scholarship and education, business and philanthropy, and social services which exemplify the mission and purpose of the University; to honor meritorious and outstanding service to the University, the State of New York, the United States, or to humanity at large; and to recognize individuals whose lives and significant achievements should serve as examples of the University's aspirations for its students. The person's achievements must be both relevant and appropriate to the Binghamton University campus, so nominees with a connection to the campus or a member of the University community are preferred.
Campus nominations are considered sequentially by the President’s Honorary Degree Advisory Committee, the SUNY Chancellor, the SUNY Honorary Degree Committee and the SUNY Board of Trustees.
To nominate someone, submit a letter of nomination describing why the nominee's distinction or eminence in his or her field of endeavor justifies the awarding of an honorary degree and stating how the nominee's achievements are relevant to our campus. If you have detailed information about the nominee's accomplishments (vitae or Who's Who entry), forward this as well.
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.
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.