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September 25, 2003  Volume 25, No. 5
Graduate, law school fairs set for next two years
Students will have the opportunity to speak face to face with representatives from graduate and professional schools beginning with a graduate school fair Tuesday, September 30. The fair, sponsored by the Career Development Center and Student Association, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in UU-Mandela Room.

Law Day, which annually attracts representatives from schools nationwide, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, in the University Union Mandela Room.

The event is sponsored by the Career Development Center and Harpur Academic Advising. A panel discussion of law school representatives will take place from 3-4 p.m. in UU-221B.

Research poster session scheduled for November
The clinical campus? 11th annual research poster session, ?Collaboration for Health,? will be held from 5:50-7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in the Keeler Building Gymnasium at the psychiatric center.

The event is open to all biomedical investigators in the region. Formal affiliation with the clinical campus is not required. Deadline for the submission of abstracts is October 27. For more information on how to become a presenter or to RSVP, contact S. Michael at 777-6517 or, or C. Card at 772-3531 or

Exemplary student to be named during Homecoming 2003
The names of the six finalists for the exemplary student competition have been announced and the winner will be named during Homecoming. The competition, coordinated by the Homecoming committee, honors academic achievement, University involvement and knowledge of campus history. Finalists are: Ravi Gupta, a junior majoring in science and public policy; Lindsey Krecko, a senior majoring in psychobiology; Jennifer Kwok, a senior majoring in management; Maria Pendolino, a senior majoring in English and theater; Robert Swan, a senior, majoring in biochemistry; and Kenneth Weiss, a senior, majoring in mathematics and computer science. Preliminary judging began last spring. The winner will be announced during Baxter?s Village Luau on Saturday, October 11. The winner will be awarded a $2,175 scholarship, sponsored by the BU Alumni Association and the BU Foundation, and a plaque. The second-place winner will receive a $500 bookstore gift certificate and third place will earn a $250 bookstore gift certificate.

BU offers free manufacturing evaluation for local businesses
The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science is asking Greater Binghamton businesses and organizations to participate in a free evaluation that will provide a snapshot of their current manufacturing operations. The evaluation, conducted through a survey titled ?Manufacturing Microscope,? will be administered by an industrial engineer from Watson?s Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) Department. Developed by IBM Consulting and the London Business School, the survey focuses on manufacturing operations and small high-tech companies. The survey covers topics such as quality, plant and equipment, organization and culture, and business measurement. The entire benchmarking process, including generation of a summary report, can be completed in a three-hour visit. Data collected is also compared with other companies of a similar size and industry. For general information about the survey, contact Darryl Santos at 777-4769 or To schedule an appointment, call Lili Kelly at 592-0843 or e-mail at lkellyssie2002@

Update to be offered on translation research
The Center for Research in Translation and the Translation Research and Instruction Program will begin a series of monthly informal discussions on current research on translation from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, September 25, in LT-1307.

The first meeting will feature Marilyn Gaddis Rose, distinguished service professor of comparative literature, who will speak about the ?Responsibilities of North American Translators Today.? Kim Allen Gleed, doctoral candidate of comparative literature, also will discuss ?Language Issues: The Politics of Translating Modern Irish Poetry.?

King to welcome participants at SUNY-wide conference at BU
Chancellor Robert L. King will welcome participants to a SUNY-wide conference to be held October 2-3 in the University Union.

?Enhancing SUNY as a Global University: Strategies to Increase Enrollment and Support for International Students? will address ways that all SUNY campuses can develop recruitment activities, expand the breadth and depth of educational experiences, improve the quality of student life and assist with the legal requirements and procedures involved in international student recruitment, services and retention.

Several SUNY offices including those of the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, international programs and University Life, as well as the University Faculty Senate and the Faculty Council of Community Colleges are sponsoring the conference.

King is scheduled to offer welcoming remarks following lunch in the Mandela Room Thursday, October 2.

A keynote address by June Noronha, immediate past president of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, will follow King?s remarks.


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The Ross Park Zoomobile will be in Dickinson Community?s Johnson Hall at 7 p.m. Friday, September 26. Attendees can listen to a brief 45-minute presentation about various animals and be able to handle a few of them. Admission is free and open to all University faculty, staff and students.

Toastmasters, a group that helps people overcome their fear of public speaking and also become effective leaders, meets from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays in UU-B08. For more information, visit

Campus Recreational Services/Wellness Services will offer an introductory class of Tai Chi Chuan, taught by Kent Oldfield from 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays in UU-West Lounge. The class, which began September 17, will be offered until November 5. The cost is $35 for the eight-week session. To register, visit the Membership Services Office, EG-139, no later than Wednesday, September 24. For more, call 777-3125.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08