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.
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
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
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.
CEMERS bus trip scheduled| March 6, 2014
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) is offering a bus trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cloisters on Friday, March 14. The bus, admission fees to the museums and guided tours at each are included in the price. The cost is $30 for students and $40 for faculty, staff and others. If interested, visit Barbara Knighton at the CEMERS office (LN-1129), call her at 777-2730 or send an e-mail
Sirju-Johnson assumes additional responsibilities| March 5, 2014
Along with the recently announced changes in her reporting structure as director of the Multicultural Resource Center from the Division of Student Affairs to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Nicole Sirju-Johnson will assume the additional responsibilities and title of associate chief diversity officer. As associate CDO, Sirju-Johnson will assist in the development of policy initiatives and strategic planning in recruitment and retention, research and assessment, community outreach and alumni engagement.
2013 Flex Spending claims deadline approaching| March 5, 2014
Employees enrolled in the Flex Spending Account (FSA) for the 2013 plan year have until March 31, 2014 to send in reimbursement requests for eligible expenses incurred under the Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Advantage Account.
Claims may be submitted online, via fax or by mail. Go online
for claim submission information.
Remind students to fill out NSSE survey| March 5, 2014
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has asked select first-year and senior students to participate in a survey to improve their educational experience at Binghamton University. Remind your students to fill out this survey if they have received the invitation
in their e-mail. Survey invitations were sent out via campus e-mail Feb. 25, 2014. The survey will be open until the end of March.
Students who fill out the survey will be entered into a drawing to win Barnes & Noble gift certificates valued up to $100.
Nominations sought for $10,000 Lois B. DeFleur Academic Prize| March 5, 2014
The Lois B. DeFleur Academic Prize is given to a faculty member or a group of faculty for an achievement that increases Binghamton University’s reputation for excellence, innovation and collaborative endeavors. Achievements in teaching, scholarship and public service are all eligible. Faculty members at any stage of their career are eligible and achievements should rise above general expectations for a high level of faculty performance.
The $10,000 prize is awarded annually for a specific contribution, as opposed to a career of accomplishments, distinguishing the criteria for this prize from those used in tenure and promotion decisions. To qualify, the contribution must not only be recognized on campus, but it must also have received acclaim beyond the campus from peers or an organization. Nominations should include a description of the achievement and its demonstrable recognition.
These flexible funds are intended to enhance the awardees’ teaching, research and/or service activities and, thereby, further the University’s mission. The final deadline for nominations for this academic year is April 11, 2014. Submit nominations to Michael F. McGoff, senior vice provost, Office of the Provost.
Research Division to host Principal Investigators meeting| March 5, 2014
The Research Division will host a Principal Investigators meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in ES-2008. Mark your calendars; more details to come. Contact Paul Parker
with any topics for discussion.
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