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October 30, 2003  Volume 25, No. 10
Sydner wins international award for caridiovascular research
Kristi Snyder, PhD candidate in biological sciences, received international recognition at the Society for Cryobiology and the Society for Low Temperature Biology during the annual conference September 14-18 in Coimbra, Portugal.

Snyder, who discussed the effects of low temperature on the cardiovascular system, received the prestigious Peter L. Steponkus Crystal Award for her oral presentation at the Society for Cryobiology. She also received honorable mention in the Best Poster Competition for the Society for Low Temperature Biology.

Snyder was given a plaque, a cash honorarium and an invitation to publish in the journal, Cryobiology. She is also seeking funding from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health for her research. Her presentation in cryobiology provided a physiological basis for thermal therapy in the management of cardiac tachyarrythmias, which is changing some of the methodological approaches to cardiovascular disease.

“It’s very exciting to see that my research is important, not only to cryobiology, but also to cardiac science,” Snyder said.

This was the first time two recipients won the award from the same laboratory. In 1999, John M. Baust, research assistant professor in bioengineering, received the Crystal Award for his work in cryopreservation.

Awards due December 5 for Bartle book awards
Applications for the annual Wanda Bartle/Barnes & Noble Book Awards are now being accepted by the University Women and all materials must be received by undergraduates before December 5.

The award was established in 1996 in honor of Wanda Bartle, the wife of the first University president Glenn G. Bartle. Awards are presented for the spring and fall semesters. Recipients receive a semester’s worth of textbooks donated by the Campus Bookstore.

Recipients are selected by University Women. To qualify for an award, an applicant must be a female undergraduate with a minimum 3.0 gpa with at least 12 credits and have proof of financial aid. Eligible students must also be involved in community service or intend to enter a profession oriented toward helping others.

Students must apply to University Women by letter, which includes a brief personal history, area of academic study, most recent gpa, description of community service, professional career plans, proof of financial aid, one letter of reference from a University faculty or staff member or community supervisor, a resume and local address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Materials must be submitted to University Women, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton University, Binghamton 13902. For more information, call Beth Kilmarx at, Meg Mitzel at or Linda Lisman at

Homecoming committee seeks new members for 2004
Less than a month after the recent Homecoming festivities, planning has begun for next year’s event and volunteers are needed to form the planning committee, which will begin meeting in mid-December.

A record number of alumni and members of the campus community participated this year. Peak attendance was recorded during Baxter’s Village Luau when a crowd of more than 800 alumni and members of the campus enjoyed music, entertainment and food on the Peace Quad.

Anyone interested in participating in the planning should contact Rose Frierman, committee chair, at

SOM to sponsor accounting case competition in early November
School of Management students will have an opportunity to win more than $25,000 in prize money thanks to a brand new accounting case competition, sponsored by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The competition, titled xACT (short for extreme accounting), is designed to provide students with experience and exposure to accounting and auditing issues.

Students will able to test their critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills against hundreds of the best accounting students from top schools around the nation including Syracuse University, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University and Indiana University.

Fifteen teams of undergraduate and graduate accounting students last week were given the same business case to review. Each team will research the question and present their recommendations on Tuesday, November 4 to a group of experts selected by PriceWater-HouseCoopers.

The presentations, including a question and answer period, will last approximately a half-hour and are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. in AA–120. The presentations are free and open to the public.

The winning team will receive $1,000 and be given consideration to compete in the national finals in New York City in January. To compete for a slot at the nationals, campus winners must send a videotape of their presentation to PriceWaterhouseCoopers within one week of being chosen.

Only five teams from the 25 campuses will be selected to travel to New York City to present their case study in the final round. The winner of the finals will be awarded $15,000.

For more information, contact John Barden at 777-6059.



Polls on Election Day, which this year is Tuesday, November 4, will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the University Union lobby. The event is being sponsored by the Office of Residential Life.

Information sessions for study abroad opportunities at ASE Summer School in Bath, England will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, in SW-306. For more information, contact the Office of International Programs at 777-2336 or email

Harpur’s Ferry will host a CPR and defibrillator class accredited by the American Heart Association from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 2, in S2-143. Cost is $25. Textbooks will be available for purchase. Only cash or check will be accepted. For more information or to reserve a place, contact

The spring 2004 Course Guide is available at featuring detailed descriptions of nearly 1,700 courses for the spring semester.

Strategic Planning for Graduate Students — Creating and Using a “Blueprint” will be offered from 1-4 p.m. Friday, November 7, in PSPC- C. For more information, contact or call 777-6588.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08