Harpur College Dean’s Speaker Series| April 24, 2014
The Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems and Civilizations and the Harpur College Dean's Speaker Series present guest speakers Andrej Grubacic, Walden Bello, Obika Gray and Richard Pithouse for a conference titled “Exilic Spaces and the World-Economy: Territorial and Structural Escape,” to be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 25, in Academic A, Room 330. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Fernand Braudel Center via e-mail
or call 777-4924.
Biology seminar Friday| April 24, 2014
Michael D. Purugganan, Dorothy Schiff Professor of Genomics, professor of biology and dean for science at New York University, will speak on "The Origin(s) of Crop Species: Biological Evolutionin the Species We Eat" at 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in SL-212.
Contact Jay Sobel
for more information or to reserve a meeting with Purugganan.
First Social Learning Center weekend of the year| April 24, 2014
Join us for our first weekend at the Social Learning Center in 2014! The Institute for Child Development’s Social Learning Center will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 for all families and friends of the ICD, as well as for members of the Binghamton University community. To help welcome the warmer temperatures, we're extending our SLC playtime for an additional hour, and we'll have a visit from the ice cream truck. At least one adult from each family must attend for the duration their children are present. Call 777-2829 for more information, and visit our website for cancellations
Free autism spectrum disorders screening clinic April 26| April 24, 2014
The Institute for Child Development will offer a free autism spectrum disorders (ASD) screening clinic to determine if children are exhibiting signs associated with ASD, so that families can seek more in-depth diagnostic evaluation. Children ages 1 to 5 and their families are eligible for the free screening at the ICD. Appointments start at 9 a.m. To schedule an appointment, call 855-910-4ASD, or visit The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders website
and click on the link for the Free ASD Screening Clinic to use the online form.
Window deliveries for Old Whitney Hall to affect East Drive| April 24, 2014
Window deliveries for the Old Whitney Hall project will affect pedestrian and vehicular traffic on East Drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and from noon-4 p.m. Monday, April 28. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in this area while the truck is being unloaded. Pedestrians are asked to use walks closest to Newing College during this time. Contact project coordinator Jennifer Bourassa
with any questions at 777-5047.
Last chance to register for Innovation Day 2014| April 23, 2014
The Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, in conjunction with the Center of Excellence, will hold Binghamton University's annual Innovation Day event from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Innovative Technologies Complex. This year's topic is Big Data.
This year's program will include a forum on the ethics and use of data, as well as four panels:
• Market Intelligence and Marketing Analytics
• Finance and Investment
• Enabling Infrastructure and Big Data
Program speakers include:
- Katherine Frase, vice president and CTO, Global Public Sector at IBM
- Scott Zeger, vice provost for research, Johns Hopkins University
- Hao Wang, chief information officer, The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
There will also be a poster session, as well as tours of the ES2 Data Center and The Seymour Kunis Media Core. A reception will follow the day’s events. The full agenda is available online
. Registration is filling up fast. For more information and to register, go online
Encourage graduating seniors to take the Senior Survey| April 23, 2014
The campus needs your help to encourage graduating seniors to complete a 10-question survey that takes less than three minutes and will provide valuable information about their post-graduation plans. The results will help Binghamton University better understand the characteristics and the pathways students choose.
Individual schools are doing their part in "competing" for the highest response rate from their graduates. The campus is working to surpass last year’s overall response rate of 73 percent and President Harvey Stenger is pushing for 100 percent participation.
Encourage any graduating seniors you know to respond to the e-mail message asking them to complete the survey. More info about the survey is available online
Ninth Annual Iron Pour Invitational this Friday| April 23, 2014
Students and faculty from ten other collegiate sculpture programs will join our students, Associate Professor of Art Jim Stark and Sculptor in Residence Mathew Wicker for the Ninth Annual Iron Pour Invitational, taking place this Friday, April 25, at the sculpture facilities in Rooms 152-154 of the Fine Arts Building.
Preparations start in the morning, with actual iron-casting beginning around 1 p.m. Three or four iron furnaces are expected to melt about 3,000 pounds of iron, poured at 2,700 degrees into over a hundred molds.
Following the day’s activities, there will be a reception in the Rosefsky Gallery (FA- 259) for Matt Wicker’s exhibition, “historia.”
Students of Concern Committee: here to help| April 23, 2014
If you suspect you are dealing with a distressed or disruptive student, taking action at the first sign of a problem is recommended. The Students of Concern Committee (SOC) can help. The SOC is an interdisciplinary group of professionals from across University divisions. The team meets weekly to collaboratively address the needs of students of concern, facilitate referrals to campus and community resources, and consult with departments or individuals impacted by a student’s behavior. Contact the SOC through the University's case manager
Register for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training by May 16| April 23, 2014
The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) training offered by the Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) Department is being reoffered via distance learning from May 27-June 27. This short course is designed for students or industry professionals that have some coursework background in probability and statistics and/or quality control (prerequisite statistics instruction is also offered for those who do not have current knowledge/education.) This course is open to all current students, as well as alumni, non-University students, and members of industry, non-profit and government agencies, and is designed for all those interested in understanding and applying Lean Six Sigma concepts to the workplace.
Save money. Register by Friday, May 16
“Business, Labor, Education and Beyond” topic of SUNY BEST| April 23, 2014
The SUNY Business and Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier (SUNY BEST) will host “GlobalFoundries: Business, Labor, Education and Beyond” at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 1, in room 220 at the University Downtown Center, 67 Washington St., Binghamton. This presentation is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration for this discussion is required through the SUNY BEST website
. For additional information, e-mail the SUNY BEST
. Directional signage to the meeting room will be visible for those entering the main entrance of the Downtown Center from Washington St. Parking is available in the Collier Street Ramp, the Water Street Ramp, (both within two blocks of the Downtown Center) or, if available, at any of the metered parking spots in front of the building on Washington St.
Larry Wells Memorial Lecture this Friday| April 23, 2014
Randall Halle, the Karl W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will present the 2014 Larry Wells Memorial Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the President’s Reception Room in the Anderson Center. Halle will speak on “German Studies and the Challenges of Visual Culture: From the National to the European Style.”
For more information, e-mail Neil Christian Pages
Public lecture on penal reform| April 23, 2014
Marie Gottschalk, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on “Bring It On: The Future of Penal Reform, the Prison State, and American Politics” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in UU-202. This lecture is sponsored by the Sociology Department, the Political Science Department and the Harpur College Dean’s Speakers Series on Understanding De/Incarceration: Prospects, Policy, Theory.
Financial representatives available for one-on-one counseling sessions| April 23, 2014
Financial representatives from TIAA-CREF, ING, MetLife, VALIC and Fidelity are on campus each month throughout the year and are available for one-on-one counseling sessions. TIAA-CREF, ING, MetLife and Valic are Alternate Funding Vehicles for those employees represented by UUP or MC, and who participate in the Optional Retirement Plan and all of these plans, and Fidelity are available for supplemental retirement accounts for all employees.
Appointments are required.
To schedule an appointment:
TIAA-CREF – Call 866-843-5640
ING – Call 315-446-0100 or send an e-mail
METLIFE – Call 798-1624 Ext. 3009 or send an e-mail
VALIC – Call 908-470-4359 or send an e-mail
FIDELITY – Call 800-642-7131 or register online
Do you have heart burn, chest pain, regurgitation and/or burping three times or more per week?| April 23, 2014
The GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Research Team at Binghamton University is looking for volunteers ages 18 and above for their three-week research study on the effect of low glycemic diet, GERD (commonly known as acid reflux) and stress.
Participants will have to follow a low glycemic diet for three weeks and fill out questionnaires on a weekly basis. Initial time commitment is also required, and volunteers will be given a $30 Target gift certificate upon completion of the study. For more information, contact Haley Sorber
. For information regarding your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Human Subjects Research Review office at 777-3818.
If you are interested in participating in the study, come for a general overview at 7:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 23, in the West Gym Conference Room.
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