Ode to avant-garde

Ode to avant-garde

Inspired by Andy Warhol's films of the Velvet Underground in the 1960s, director Fred Riedel ’79 creates a music video for the song "Blackt Out" by his friend and fellow alumnus Lee Ranaldo ’78 (formerly of Sonic Youth). And he gets Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Cinema Ken Jacobs to make a cameo appearance. Click here to read the story.

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Features

Happily ever after

Happily ever after

Marc Lawrence '81 sets his latest film at Binghamton

Numbers tell a tale

Numbers tell a tale

Howard Schilit, MS '74, says a financial statement tells a story

Remembering Norbert

Remembering Norbert

Roger Peltzman discovers his musical DNA

Irrepressible Alice

Irrepressible Alice

Alice Xue leaves a lasting impression with her cartoons

Alumni Events

Summer Send-off Series
The Alumni Association is excited to welcome members of the Class of 2018 to the Binghamton University community. Our Summer Send-off events are an opportunity for the newest students and their families to interact with alumni. Events include Brooklyn Cyclones and L.I. Ducks games, plus receptions in Binghamton, Buffalo and Washington, D.C. Find the event nearest you (dates are Aug. 2, 3, 5 and 7) and all the details by clicking here.

Alumni Golf Classic in Binghamton
Each year, the Alumni Association organizes this event to bring together Binghamton University graduates, local business leaders and community members. The event is Friday, Aug. 1, at Vestal Hills Country Club. This 18-hole tournament will use a captain and crew format, and feature contests, giveaways and prizes, including a $10,000 hole-in-one jackpot and a $10,000 putting contest. A BBQ lunch and full dinner reception are included. Proceeds support the Alumni Association's Legacy Scholarship Fund, which benefits children of Binghamton University alumni. For details and to register, click here.

Red Bulls game and tailgate
The Metro New York Chapter will be holding its first event in New Jersey when alumni meet at the Red Bull Arena to watch the New York Red Bulls take on the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, July 19. Tailgate starts at 5:30 p.m. and kickoff is at 7 p.m. Men's soccer alumni will be hosting the tailgate, serving sandwiches, beer, soda and more. Proceeds benefit the Binghamton University men's soccer team. Cost is $25 for a ticket to the game only, and $40 for a ticket to the tailgate and game. Register online by July 14. For details and to register, click here.

Class Notes

Kathleen Keely Braico ‘70, retired from 33 years as a founding pediatrician at Adirondack Pediatrics in Glens Falls, N.Y., in 2011. John, her husband and business partner, followed in 2012. She now works part time in the summer at Double H, a Serious Fun Children's Network camp founded by Paul Newman. Kathleen also does international child health, especially with the Glens Falls Medical Mission serving children in Guatemala. John is spending his retirement working in environmental restoration of streams — otherwise known as fluvial geomorphology! The Braicos have two grandchildren and love to travel.
Barry S. Winkler ‘65, retired in 2012 after 41 years in the Eye Research Institute of Oakland University, Rochester, MI. He gave a university-wide "last lecture," titled "From Growing Up in Brooklyn to Maturing (Sort of) After 40.8 Years in Eye Research." See them for youself; a glass or two of wine is recommended. Comments (like or don't like) are welcome at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Part 1 and Part 2

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LITERATURE. Leah Umansky '02 has a new book of poems titled Don Dreams and I Dream, a Mad Men-inspired chapbook, out this year from Kattywompus Press. Also, three poems inspired by Game of Thrones have been published in POETRY and also are being translated into Norwegian. Read some of Umansky's poetry at her website, www.leahumansky.com
ENTERTAINMENT. James Brendan McLaughlin, Alessandro Raffanelli and Brett DeCoylse all '04, have developed a travel website called embark.org. The purpose of the site is to provide networking, inspiration and a streamlined set of tools to promote the experience of traveling.
CHARITY. Charles Goldsmith ’74 created a nonprofit organization to continue the work he began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mexico from 2009–12. The Central Mexico Youth Fund supports activities that help children, adolescents and young adults get a quality education and lead productive lives in Mexico.

Recent Posts

Congratulations x3 Triplets Jake, Jacque and Jenna Williams will graduate from Harpur College. Read a profile of these siblings, plus profiles about other notable students, at binghamton.edu/inside.
New coach named Linda Cimino is the new head coach of the women's basketball team. She comes to Binghamton from Caldwell College, where she led the Division II Cougars to a 128-100 record in eight years. This includes a 90-52 mark the past four years. Read more here.
TEDx packs the house Absorb the world around you, was the message that actor/director/playwright Ruben Santiago-Hudson '78 left with attendees at the fourth TEDxBinghamton University conference on March 30. “Be a sponge. Absorb, take, grow and give it out to the world.” Read more about TEDx.

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