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.
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.
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
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
Student Opinion of Teaching (SOOT) requests for Fall 2013| December 9, 2013
The online Student Opinion of Teaching Survey period is Nov. 22 to Dec. 13. To read the memo and get information on SOOT requests for Fall 2013, go online
Anderson Center offers holiday ticket special| December 9, 2013
Buy once ticket, get one half price for the following shows only!
Haifa Symphony Orchestra: Feb. 12, 2014
Soweto Gospel Choir: Feb.23, 2014
Snarky Puppy: March 13, 2014
Moscow Festival Ballet: April 7, 2014
- Full price ticket and discounted ticket must be for the same show
- Offer good Monday, Dec. 9 through Friday, Dec. 20 only
- Special only available by calling the box office at 607-777-ARTS
Order holiday baked goods by Dec. 13| December 9, 2013
Binghamton University Dining Services by Sodexo is currently accepting orders for holiday baked goods. Deadline for orders is Friday, Dec. 13. Order your delicious treats today!
The order form is available online
Office of Human Resources releases On-call/Recall provision memo| December 6, 2013
The Office of Human Resources has released a memo regarding new provisions to the On-call/Recall articles of the Agreement Between the State of New York and United University Professions. The memo can be viewed online
Deficit Reduction Leave (DRL) memo online| December 6, 2013
The Office of Human Resources reminds UUP-represented staff, faculty and librarians of the open periods to use Deficit Reduction Leave (DRL) aka "furlough" days. For further information, review the memo online
Orientation Advisor applications now available| December 6, 2013
Do you know of any students who possess leadership skills, a desire to help new students and a great attitude? If so, encourage them to apply to be a 2014 Orientation Advisor. Applications are available online
through B-Engaged and are due Feb. 14, 2014.
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