Third College of Community and Public Affairs dean candidate to make presentation| December 6, 2013
Christopher J. Koliba, full professor, Community Development and Applied Economics Department; Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, and candidate for dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs, will provide a public presentation from 1:15-2:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the University Downtown Center, room 220 A/B. A shuttle bus will be available for those wishing to attend and will return to the main campus after the presentation. The shuttle will leave from the University Union bus stop for the UDC at 12:45 p.m. and return to the main campus at 2:15 p.m.
Koliba will discuss “How can the College of Community and Public Affairs build on its commitment to community engagement, social justice, diversity, and academic and scholarly excellence to provide leadership in helping Binghamton University increase research, strengthen graduate education, and build relationships with the community?” His presentation will be followed by a 30-minute informal chat where faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to meet and mingle informally with her.
Koliba’s vitae may be found online
We hope that you will attend these sessions as campus participation and feedback are critical to selecting the right candidate for Binghamton University. Use the evaluation form found online
to provide feedback to the search committee. Evaluations are due by noon Thursday, Dec. 12.
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.
The Binghamton Buzz - Episode 8 - Green Day Friday!| December 6, 2013
In this episode of the Binghamton Buzz, we follow Dave and his team as he scours the campus for those not wearing green on Friday!
Watch the video online
Women’s basketball game Saturday| December 6, 2013
The women’s basketball team will host St. Bonaventure at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Events Center. Dunkin’ Donuts “Take a Kid to the Game Day” will provide children sixth grade and under with free admission to see the Bearcats, as part of an exclusive offer available at area Dunkin’ Donuts locations. Vouchers are available at Dunkin’ Donuts stores in the Binghamton area and the Events Center box office and must be redeemed at the box office for actual game tickets. Also, the Binghamton University athletic department will collect new, unwrapped toys to help the local community’s Toys for Tots drive, at the game. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a team poster. A post-game autograph session with the players will take place on the concourse. To purchase tickets, visit the Events Center Box Office, call 777-6004 or go online
Wrestling matches Saturday| December 6, 2013
The wrestling team will host a pair of matches this Saturday, Dec. 7, in the West Gym. They will face Princeton at 1 p.m. and Rider at 3 p.m. One ticket will get you admission to both matches! Tickets are $5 each and are on sale now at the Events Center Box Office or online
. For more information, go online
Binghamton University vocal students present “Hansel and Gretel”| December 6, 2013
The whole family will enjoy the classic children’s story “Hansel and Gretel” by the Brothers Grimm, set to music by Engelbert Humperdinck. It has become one of the most popular fairy-tale operas of all times. Our own one-act, fully staged, holiday-season adaptation will be sung in English by the Binghamton University Opera Workshop graduate and undergraduate vocal students at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. in the AC-Chamber Hall.
The opera is sponsored by the Binghamton University Music Department with sets and costumes by Tri-Cities Opera. There will be a special presentation for local school children on Friday, Dec. 6 (advance group reservations are required). Tickets for the Sunday performances are $10 for the general public; $7 for faculty, staff and seniors; and $5 for students and are available at the Anderson Center Box Office from noon-5:30 p.m. weekdays, by calling 607-777-ARTS, online
or at the door. For more information, call 607-777-2592, go online
or become a fan on Facebook.
Binghamton University Nukporfe African Dance and Drumming Ensemble performance| December 6, 2013
A concert of African dance and drumming, directed by Associate Professor and Music Department Chair James Burns, will be presented by the Nukporfe Ensemble at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in FA-Watters. The presentation will include African music performed by a full ensemble of drummers and dancers. African dance-drumming typically juxtaposes several art forms together, including storytelling, pantomime, oral history and community wisdom, and is an excellent way to introduce authentic African culture to anyone who may have little understanding of modern Africa. Tickets are $5 per person at the door. For more information, call 607-777-2592, go online
or become a fan on Facebook. This concert is sponsored by the Binghamton University Music Department.
Winter term Course Reserve requests| December 6, 2013
There is still time to submit your winter term Course Reserve requests! For your convenience, up-to-date information and forms are available 24/7 by clicking Course Reserves
on the Library's main page.
Join us for Research Days| December 6, 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
Green energy economy in Southern Tier topic of Binghamton Community Lab| December 6, 2013
The Binghamton Community Lab will host a mixer and discussion titled “The Promise and Challenges of the Green Energy Economy in New York’s Southern Tier,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Lost Dog Café Violet Room, 222 Water St. in Binghamton. This event is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to purchase an optional, self-pay dinner at 6 p.m.
For additional information, contact Hadassah Head
Chemistry colloquium today| December 6, 2013
Rudi Fasan, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Rochester, will speak on “Selective sp3 C—H functionalization with P450 Catalysts” from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 6, in SL-212. Refreshments will be served at 11:30 a.m. All are invited to attend.
EAP workshop: Holiday Hula| December 6, 2013
Did you happen to partake in the first Hula happening in January? Well, do not fret; you have another chance to join in some serious fun with our own Jennie Bruns, hula dancer and enthusiast, from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in Campus Rec Room 24. All are welcome, regardless of dance experience. Bruns will walk us through the basic steps, postures, hand motions, as well as Hawaiian culture and language. If you are adventurous, this is the event for you! To register, call 777-6362 or click on the “register for workshops” link at the University Center for Training and Development website
Toys for Tots barrels located across campus| December 6, 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.
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