TEDx packs the house

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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Just in time for spring Jim Johnson, a Binghamton University carpenter who also flies quad copters, has been creating beautiful videos of Taughannock Falls in Ithaca; one for each season. He has just completed his winter video, which means you can admire the icy falls while being happy that they are melting. Click here.
Blade runner A broken skate blade cost John Roufaiel ’05 his shot at the Red Bull Crashed Ice competition. But this 31-year-old medical student is no stranger to setbacks. Read his story.
Not too timid for a TED Talk Joe Kowan '91 was so fearful of performing his songs in public that he eventually wrote a song about stage fright and sang it for audiences who were uncomfortable watching him be uncomfortable. Now he's given a TED Talk on stage fright (photo by Ryan Lash). Read his story here.

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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.
BLOG. Deborah Miran Serri '02 blogs about her new business, called Granonut, which makes a nut-free granola.
ENTERTAINMENT. Jeremy Honig '01, Evan Behlivanis '03 and Brian Frankel '01, all former members of the nationally renowned Binghamton Crosbys, have started a custom songwriting company called writememysong.com.
BLOG. Sue Brumm '02 writes about competitive climbing in the Northeast in her blog, Chalk Dust.
EDUCATION. Missy Gluckmann '90 is the founder of Melibee Global, which offers tools, speakers and professional development for the global education and travel communities.
CHARITY. Helaine Lobman ’80 runs Bob's Blankie Brigade, which provides handmade blankets to domestic-violence victims and cancer patients. It is a continuation of work started by her parents.
BOOKS. Gail Leicht '85 offers a series of travel books called The Skinny On ... that get right to the point of what's worth seeing and what to skip in selected cities. The guides offer discriminating suggestions on restaurants and focus on what locals want visitors to see in Chicago, San Francisco and New York. The next Skinny guide will be for Boston; look for it in 2014.
BLOG. Amy Durant '96 writes a blog called Lucy's Football, which she describes as being a little bit of everything: current events, humor, open letters, theater, books, entertainment, snark and what's going on in her life.
ART. Catie Molinaro '06 opened Dosha Goddess, a jewelry company based on the Ayurvedic doshas, which use color as an artistic medium for balancing the mind and body.

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Dynamic ideas excite new dean

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Friends and rivals

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Where are they now?

Where are they now?

The 1963 Outing Club goes out on a limb

Alumni Events

12th Annual TAU Golf Challenge
The Tau Alpha Upsilon Alumni Society and the Binghamton University Alumni Association invite you to the daylong 12th Annual TAU Golf Challenge on Thursday, June 12, at Hamlet Wind Watch Golf Club in Hauppauge. There's a new format: Texas Scramble with prizes for top three teams. Register online by Thursday, June 5.

Nationals vs. Mets game and mixer
Join Binghamton University alumni for an annual tradition in the D.C. Metro area: the Mets vs. the Nationals on Friday, May 16, at Nationals Park. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. with a pregame mixer at Half Street Fairgrounds; game time is 7:05. Tickets are $25 and the group will be seated in section 107. Game tickets are limited to the first 40 people. Click here to order.

Boca Raton reception
Meet Anne McCall, dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, at an alumni reception in Boca Raton, Fla., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. The free reception will be at Sachs Sax Caplan, P.L. and is hosted by Dan Kaskel '87. Click here to register online by April 25.



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
Alden H. Wolfe ‘91, has been selected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the Rockland County Legislature. He also maintains a private law practice in New City, New York.

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