Applications sought for Fulbright Scholar Program| April 22, 2014
The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators, as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities and hundreds of others by visiting the catalog of awards
The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2014. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions, go online
or e-mail the Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry James Dix serves as faculty advisor to the senior scholar program at Binghamton University. He is available to provide guidance on the application process and to connect prospective applicants with other faculty members who have won Fulbright grants in the past. For more information, send him an e-mail
Campus Climate Survey| April 22, 2014
Members of the campus community are reminded to complete the Campus Climate Survey
prior to its closing on April 30. The purpose of the survey is to help Binghamton University evaluate the current campus climate regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. Every voice counts. Be included. Be respected. Be valued. Be heard.
Volunteers sought for Spring 2014 Commencement| April 22, 2014
The Office of Commencement invites all faculty, staff and students to support the Spring 2014 graduates by volunteering at Commencement. Your participation will ensure the atmosphere is enjoyable for our graduates and their guests, and that the event runs smoothly.
Refreshments will be provided and all volunteers receive a thank-you gift.
Go online to register
Personal Safety Advisory Committee seeks input
| April 22, 2014
The Personal Safety Advisory Committee is seeking suggestions from the campus community about specific areas that should be investigated for safety improvements before its spring “campus by night” tour of the University, scheduled for Tuesday, April 29. Suggestions may be sent to Lisa Havtur
or Tracey Debnar
, or via phone at 777-2157.
Public lecture on the shack settlement| April 22, 2014
Richard Pithouse, lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Rhodes University, will speak on “The Shack Settlement as a Site of Politics in South Africa” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the IASH Conference Room, at the base of the Library Tower. Sponsored by the Sociology Department.
2014 Binghamton University German Studies Colloquium this weekend| April 22, 2014
“What Visual Culture Does for German Studies” is the theme for the 2014 Binghamton University German Studies Colloquium (BUGSC), taking place Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, in the Anderson Center Reception Room. The event kicks off with a light breakfast at 8:15 a.m. Friday, April 25. For program and registration information, go online
TIAA-CREF workshop: A healthy retirement includes healthcare| April 22, 2014
TIAA-CREF will offer a workshop called “A healthy retirement includes healthcare” from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, April 24, in UUW-324. Retirees, faculty and staff who want to learn more about budgeting for the costs of healthcare in retirement are welcome to attend, but need to register by calling 800-732-8353 or visiting the TIAA-CREF website
. Should any retiree require a parking pass for the event, stop at the Information Booth as you enter the University and provide the attendant with your name. For questions, contact Corinna Kruman at 777-5959 or send her an e-mail
Financial Aid and Student Records food pantry running low how| April 22, 2014
Financial Aid and Student Records is asking the campus community for donations to the food pantry within the office. At this time in the semester, supplies are running low. Any assistance the campus community can provide is appreciated. Bring donations directly to Financial Aid and Student Records (SW-119). If needed, contact Parking Services at 777-2279 for donation pickup.
Antique show at Events Center this weekend| April 22, 2014
The Binghamton Sertoma Club’s Million Dollar Antique Show will be held on campus at the Events Center, April 25, 26 and 27. All proceeds from the show benefit Camp Sertoma and other local charities. Show hours/admission: 5-8 p.m. Friday, $10 preview featuring Al Hamme and Friends, pass good all weekend; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, $7; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, $7. Free Appraisal Clinic, noon-4 p.m. Sunday only, with paid admission.
Career coaching: In person or on the phone| April 22, 2014
Résumé ready for prime time? Interviewing skills helping you stand out from the crowd? Elevator speech working in your favor? Retirement planning jitters? Workplace challenge or two you’d like to resolve? Sign up now for a confidential career coaching consultation, in person or on the phone, with John Wojcio.
Wojcio is a certified career coach who can be reached via e-mail
. Binghamton University continues to provide this career/professional development service for all its employees.
Evaluations due for permanent UUP professionals| April 21, 2014
Human Resources reminds supervisors of “permanent” UUP professionals that evaluations should be completed for May 2013 to May 2014, and a new performance program issued for May 2014 to May 2015. Professionals with “term” or “temporary” appointments have individual evaluative cycles. The appropriate forms may be found on the Human Resources website
This week on the BinghamtonU YouTube: The Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera| April 21, 2014
The Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera (CICO) was formed through collaboration between Binghamton University, SUNY and the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA) in 2009. Watch this new video to learn more
Affinities, Dialogues and Divergences| April 21, 2014
Art faculty engage with the Permanent Collection in this exhibition which runs from April 22 through May 24. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the main gallery of the Binghamton University Art Museum. Eleven faculty members from the Department of Art selected a single work of art from the museum’s permanent collection to serve as an inspiration for an original work of art. The object chosen by the artist is installed alongside the new work. Graduate students from the Department of Art History interviewed the artists and composed labels to accompany each artist’s installation. Participating faculty members include Jim Bohary, Frank Chang, Alexandra Davis, Ronald Gonzalez, Blazo Kovacevic, Natalija Mijatovic, Kathryn M. Niles, Costa Sakellariou, Jim Stark, John Thomson and Michael Wesko.
Heartbleed bug update| April 21, 2014
Professional vacancy| April 18, 2014
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