Correction to evaluation form links for all College of Community and Public Affairs dean candidates| December 10, 2013
The links to the evaluation form for College of Community and Public Affairs dean candidates published in Dateline are incorrect.
Refer to the following links to provide feedback on each CCPA dean finalist:
Candidate 1 – Mary Howard-Hamilton
Candidate 2 – Samuel Brown
Candidate 3 – Christopher Koliba
Candidate 4 – Laura Bronstein
Correction to evaluation form link for CCPA dean candidate Laura Bronstein| December 10, 2013
The link to the evaluation form for College of Community and Public Affairs dean candidate Laura R. Bronstein published in today’s Dateline is incorrect.
Use the evaluation form found here
to provide feedback to the search committee.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) deadline reminder| December 10, 2013
The Office of Human Resources would like to remind current participants in the health care and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) program of the Dec. 31 deadline.
Your 2013 FSA contributions must be exhausted by Dec. 31, 2013 to avoid forfeiture of remaining funds. Your receipts for expenses incurred during the 2013 calendar year may be submitted for reimbursement until March 31, 2014.
For a list of expenses eligible for reimbursement and claim submission information, go online
Fourth College of Community and Public Affairs dean candidate to make presentation| December 10, 2013
Laura R. Bronstein, interim dean, College of Community and Public Affairs; professor, Department of Social Work; director, Institute for Intergenerational Studies, and candidate for dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs, will provide a public presentation from 1:15-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 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.
Bronstein 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?” Her 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.
Bronstein’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.
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.
CANCELED: PowerPoint Presentations: Dos & Don’ts| December 10, 2013
This workshop, scheduled for 1-2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Room LN-G112, has been canceled. For more information, contact the UCTD at 777-6362 or go online
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 Dec. 11| December 9, 2013
There will be a UUP Executive Board meeting from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in LN-1324C. UUP President Frederick Kowal will attend.
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