Faculty to perform music of France| April 11, 2014
University faculty will perform in Very French!
at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Kilmer Mansion at Temple Concord, 9 Riverside Drive in Binghamton. The musical journey to France will feature works by Saint-Saens, Faure, Sancan, Durfle and Devienne.
Tickets are $15 and are available by e-mailing Temple Concord
, or by calling 723-7355 and leaving a message.
Repairs to water line near Science 2 April 12-18| April 11, 2014
Physical Facilities crews will make repairs to a water line adjacent to the Science 2 tower entrance. Heavy equipment will be delivered to the site the weekend of April 12-13. The service drive and parking lot K will be closed the weekend of April 12-13 due to these deliveries. The service drive and parking spaces for the disabled will re-open Monday, April 14. Other parking in lot K will be limited throughout the week. Excavation outside the Science 2 tower entrance will begin Monday, April 14, and the work is likely to last through the week, until Friday, April 18. The tower entrance will remain open during the work.
Pedestrian detours at University Union April 14-18| April 11, 2014
There will be pedestrian detours near the entrance and east side of the recently renovated portion of the University Union from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18. The detours are needed so pavers can be installed in the area. Contact project coordinator Mo Afify with any questions via e-mail
or call 777-2828.
Video: Highlights from Alexis Ohanian presentation| April 10, 2014
Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the popular social news website Reddit, gave a speech challenging Binghamton University students to push their ideas into creations.
Watch highlights from his presentation online
2014 Summer Orientation dates announced| April 10, 2014
The dates for 2014 Summer Orientation for incoming transfer and freshman students are available online
. If you have any questions regarding the program, call 777-4986.
Recreation Center hours during the break| April 10, 2014
The Recreation Center will be open through Spring Recess, with revised hours beginning Friday, April 11. This includes opening and closing times for the building, the Wellness Suite, lap and rec swim, and the outdoor rental center, and a modified group fitness schedule. Additionally, the Recreation Center will be closed for the Easter holiday on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20. Normal Recreation Center hours resume Tuesday, April 22. Full details are available on the Campus Recreation website
Professional vacancies| April 10, 2014
Iva Coleman, retired from Biological Sciences Department, dies| April 9, 2014
Iva Coleman, 71, died Friday, April 4, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md., following a long illness.
A graduate of Northwest High School in Miami, Fla., she earned degrees in biology and chemistry from Hampton University.
She joined the staff in the Department of Biological Sciences in 1974, serving as the assistant to the department chair. She retired in 2002, and was especially proud of her mentorship efforts and initiatives that ultimately helped to increase the number of minority students in the sciences. She was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award and served on several local non-profit boards, including Zonta Club, Southern Tier Zoological Society and the Broome County Status of Women Council.
She is survived by her husband John, sons Christopher and Mark, daughter Melanie, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, three grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Barber Memorial Home, 428 Main St., Johnson City. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, April 12, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 200 Jefferson Ave., Endicott.
Alumni Association to present Special Recognition Awards| April 9, 2014
The Alumni Association will present its 2014 Special Recognition Awards at a reception and dinner from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 225 Water St. in Binghamton. All alumni and friends of the University are welcome to attend.
The cost to attend the reception and dinner is $50. Online registration
is available until Friday, April 11. For more information, contact the Alumni Relations office at 777-2424 or send an e-mail
Office of Human Resources releases summer hours/holidays memo| April 9, 2014
The Office of Human Resources has released the annual memo regarding summer hours and summer holidays. The memo can be viewed online
Save the date: Freshman Engineering Exposition| April 9, 2014
The Engineering Design Division of The Watson School will sponsor the Spring 2014 Freshman Engineering Exposition from 3:40-5 p.m. Monday, May 5, in the UU-Mandela Room. Seventy-two student teams will present projects such as Serving It Up Right: A Dining Hall Redo; New Directions for Wind Turbines; Securing the Way for BUBS: Bike Share System; Door Power; Prosthetic Printing: It's Now Within Our Grasp; and The Fashion of Power: Charge Your Personal Electronic Devices.
Weed control applications begin April 12| April 9, 2014
Weed control applications will take place in various locations around campus beginning Saturday, April 12, weather permitting. The applications will generally be done between 5 a.m.-3 p.m. until complete. Application areas can be seen on this map
. Contact grounds manager Don Williams with any questions via e-mail
or call 777-4638.
High temperature hot water shutdown May 19-23| April 9, 2014
There will be a shutdown of the campus high temperature hot water system from Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 23. The following buildings and services will be affected:
• Academic Complex (A&B) - no heat
• Administration Building - no heat, hot water or air conditioning
• Anderson Center - no heat or hot water
• Campus Pre-School - no heat
• Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4) - no heat or hot water
• Computer Center - no heat
• Dickinson Community (Digman, Johnson, O'Connor, Rafuse) - no heat or hot water
• Engineering Building - no heat or hot water
• Events Center - no heat or hot water
• Fine Arts - no heat or hot water
• Garage - no heat or hot water
• Gyms (East and West) - no heat or hot water
• Institute for Child Development - no heat
• Lecture Hall and Student Wing - no heat or hot water
• Library - no heat or hot water
• Newing Community (Broome, Bingham, Delaware, Endicott) - no heat or hot water
• Physical Facilities - no heat or hot water
• Science 1 - no heat or hot water
• Science 2 - no heat or hot water
• Science 3 and Greenhouse - no heat, hot water or cage washer
• Science 4 - no heat, hot water or cage washer
• Science Library and classroom addition - no heat
• Science 5 - no steam for cage washer
The shutdown is needed to perform maintenance on the campus high temperature hot water distribution system. Contact Marty Curtis with any questions via e-mail
or call 777-2335.
Professional vacancy in Information Technology Services| April 8, 2014
Save the date for Korean Studies Symposium| April 8, 2014
The Center for Korean Studies invites the campus community to its annual Korean Studies Symposium, “North Korea & Beyond the Korean Peninsula,” from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in FA-258. Bruce Cumings, chair of the Department of History at the University of Chicago, will be the keynote speaker and present a talk titled “Antinomies of Dynastic Rule: North Korea Under Kim Jong Un.” Other speakers include Immanuel Kim, associate professor of Asian and Asian American Studies; Michelle Cho, assistant professor of East Asian studies at McGill University; Travis Workman, assistant professor of Korean literature, culture, and media at the University of Minnesota; Niansen Song, postdoctoral fellow of history at Vassar College; and Walden Bello, congressman for the Republic of the Philippines and professor of sociology. This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Asian and Asian America Diasporas, the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, the Fernand Braudel Center, the Department of Sociology and the Department of Political Science. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, e-mail the Center for Korean Studies
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