Featured in ‘Inside’| March 7, 2014
• A preview of the Theatre Department’s production of “Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone,” which opens tonight. Story
• Binghamton University connects with new Advocacy Day format. Story
Find out more about the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program| March 7, 2014
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an information session on the MPA program from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Hinman Commons. Learn more about the department’s nonprofit and local government certificate programs, its dual degree programs in Social Work and Student Affairs Administration, or the newest specialization in Sustainable Communities.
If you are unable to attend, but would like more information, contact Joann Lindstrom at 777-9178.
Lacrosse doubleheader Saturday| March 7, 2014
Join the Bearcats men's and women's lacrosse teams as they host a doubleheader Saturday, March 8, at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The men’s lacrosse team will take the field first, at 1 p.m. versus Delaware. The women will play at 3:30 p.m. versus St. Bonaventure. One ticket will get you into both games! Tickets are $5 each and are on sale now at the Events Center Box Office.
Conference to address intellectual history of capitalism and slavery| March 7, 2014
“Rediscovering Eric Williams: The Intellectual History of Capitalism and Slavery” will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, in FA-258 to celebrate the publication of “The Economic Aspect of the Abolition of the West Indian Slave Trade and Slavery,” Eric Williams’ dissertation, defended at Oxford University in 1938 and now appearing as a Fernand Braudel Center Book edited by Dale Tomich. This never-before-published work by one of the Caribbean's pre-eminent intellectuals and political leaders allows us to reinterpret the "Williams Debate" and opens fresh perspectives on the history of slavery, the Caribbean and the Atlantic, as well as Williams’s own intellectual and political trajectory.
Cosponsored by the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems and Civilizations; the Office of the Dean, Graduate School; the Office of the Dean, Harpur College; and the departments of Anthropology, History and Sociology. This event is free and open to the public. Call 777-4924 or e-mail the Fernand Braudel Center
For more information, view the conference flyer
Harpur Cinema to screen “Like Someone in Love”| March 7, 2014
Like Someone in Love
(Abbas Kiarostami, 2012, Japan/France, 109 min.) will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7 and Sunday, March 9, in LH-6. This film finds one of our favorite globe-trotting Iranian filmmakers in Japan telling the story of a young hooker rescued by an older man. As A. O. Scott in the New York Times
suggests, “sentimental fantasies hover [over the couple]…and it’s not impossible that both Takashi and Akiko have seen Pretty Woman.” But the resemblance ends there. Kiarostami, as ever, is more interested in what lies outside the frame than what is within it and, as Scott continues, “every shot — everything you see, and everything you don’t — imparts a disturbing and thrilling sense of discovery,” refreshing a well-worn fairy-tale as only Kiarostami can do. Nominated: Cannes, 2012 (Palme d’or); Asian Film Awards (Best Director 2013). Introduction by Tomonari Nishikawa, assistant professor of cinema.
Admission is $4. For questions or information, contact Nancy Wlostowski at 777-4998 or send an e-mail
Adaptive Tutorials - Mastering LMS| March 7, 2014
The Center for Learning and Teaching is sponsoring a presentation by Lori Bittker, learning solutions consultant at Pearson Learning Solutions, who will talk about adaptive learning modules from noon-3 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in LN-1324C. Lunch is provided for all participants. To register, e-mail Beth Lee
Anthropology Speaker Series| March 7, 2014
Alex de Voogt, assistant curator of African ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, will present a public lecture titled “Production bias: historical and experimental evidence of ‘numbered signs’ on dice and cards” at 4 p.m. Friday, March 7, in S1-140. Reception to follow in S1-143.
Retirement reception for John Wojcio| March 7, 2014
John Wojcio, our colleague and friend, is retiring from his duties in the Office of Creative Services. Join us 1-2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in AD-148 to thank John for his many contributions and to wish him the very best in retirement. Those wishing to contribute to a gift or with questions should contact Linda Biros (777-2175) or Ann Travis (777-2611) by Tuesday, March 11.
Center for Civic Engagement to host luncheons| March 6, 2014
The Center for Civic Engagement hosts informal luncheons over the course of the semester to provide a venue for faculty to discuss their community-based work or interests with colleagues from across campus. Held from noon-1 p.m., the next luncheons will take place Thursday, March 27, in UU-124, and Monday, April 7, in UU-122. The purpose is for faculty to learn about others’ community work/interests and to identify common areas of interest or points of synergy. Discussions will focus on efforts related to service-learning classes, research projects and service initiatives as they address community issues and challenges. Pre-registration is necessary. Space is limited to 12. E-mail the Center for Civic Engagement
with your name, department, which session you will attend, any dietary restrictions and a brief sentence or two about your community-based work or interest.
Environmental Genetics Minisymposium and Poster Session: Research Days| March 6, 2014
Understanding the interactions between genes and the environment will help us to predict and prevent human diseases, benefit agricultural practices and protect ecosystem functions. Join us for an Environmental Genetics Minisymposium and Poster Session during Research Days from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in UUW-324. This event, supported by the Health Sciences TAE, seeks to build a community of researchers on campus with a shared interest in gene-by-environment interactions. Faculty are invited to present a short oral presentation introducing their research interests and strengths. Graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff are encouraged to present a poster to showcase their work and to build collaborations.
Send poster abstracts and requests to present to Heather Fiumera
by Friday, March 7.
2014 Grammy Award winner Snarky Puppy to perform at Anderson Center| March 6, 2014
Come to the Anderson Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13 and find out for yourself why Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to the 2014 Grammy winners for Best R&B Performance.
General public: $20; Faculty, staff and senior citizens: $15; Students: $10.
For tickets and information, call 777-ARTS, or go online
This tour engagement of Snarky Puppy is funded through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Jazz Touring Network program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
CCPA to hold seminar on board basics| March 6, 2014
As part of a Spring Seminar Series, the College of Community and Public Affairs will host a free seminar on “Nonprofit Board Basics” with David Campbell, associate professor of public administration, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the University Downtown Center.
If you’re a member of a board for a nonprofit organization, how familiar are you with the board members' roles and responsibilities? Do you know why nonprofit organizations have boards and what your legal obligations are as board members? This free workshop reviews the basic aspects of board membership and will provide participants with the information they need to participate effectively as a nonprofit organization board member. Topics to be covered include: by-laws, board structure, legal obligations, governance models, and the balance between the board's role in policymaking and governance.
The seminar is free and open to all nonprofit board members. Registration is required. To register, go online
. For questions, contact Joann Lindstrom via e-mail
, or call 777-9178.
Eating Awareness Committee lecture| March 6, 2014
The Eating Awareness Committee will host Tim Wierman, triathlete, nutritionist and owner of Eat to Compete, for a lecture titled “Fueling for Mind and Body” from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the C4 Multipurpose Room. Tim is a member of the American Dietetic Association and an expert in sports nutrition, and has given several hundred lectures to youth through adult athletes looking to maximize their nutrition. This event, open to the campus and community, will cover the importance of proper fueling, hydration, and popular supplements and how they influence physical capacity and cognitive function.
Economics Department seminar| March 6, 2014
Unni Sadasivan Pillai from SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering will speak on “Solar Installations in California: Market Structure and Policy Impacts” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, in LH-007.
Department of Psychology colloquium| March 6, 2014
David H. Landy, assistant professor of psychology at Indiana University, will speak on “Pushing Symbols: Modeling abstract relations using concrete notations” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, in AA-G08.
This event is part of the Harpur College Dean’s Speaker Series in Psychological Sciences and co-sponsored by the Center for Cognitive and Psycholinguistic Sciences (CaPS).
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