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March 04, 2004  Volume 25, No. 23
Hinchey to discuss foreign policy during panel
Congressman Maurice Hinchey, NY-22, will discuss “Toward a Sustainable US Foreign Policy,” at 3 p.m. Monday, March 8, in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Hinchey will be joined by David Cingranelli, professor of political science, and Wulf Kansteiner, professor of history, in a panel discussion on the United States’ role in the global community. A question and answer session will follow.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Center on Democratic Performance, the College Democrats, Newing College, College-in-the Woods, Mountain-view and Dickinson Communities. For more information, call 777-2469.

2004-05 Conversations in the Disciplines Program offered
Proposals are now bring accepted for the Conversations in the Disciplines Program, which is acclaimed for its success in fostering scholarly discourse in and outside of SUNY and has brought visibility and recognition for the system from the public and the educational community.

Funded by SUNY, the program brings together faculty and visiting scholars to examine new trends, review promising findings and better acquaint them with professional developments in their fields. The emphasis of the program is upon scholarly development rather than administrative, curricular or instructional matters. Approved conferences will normally occur between September 1 and June 30. A maximum award of $5,000 will be made available to help support each approved conference.

As each department may submit only one application, chairs who receive more than one proposal for signature will be responsible for screening them to determine which will be forwarded to their dean for concurrence.

The deadline for receipt of proposals to the State University Faculty Senate is Thursday, April 1. Proposals are due to Research Development Services by Monday, March 29. Guidelines and application forms are available at

Center for Quality offers spring series
The Center for Quality will host a series of workplace renovation workshops during the spring semester.

Workshops include “Laying the Foundation-the Benefits of Teams” from 9 a.m.–noon Tuesday, March 16; “Conflict Resolution” from 9 a.m.–noon Thursday, March 18; “Basic Tools for Continuous Improvement” from 9 a.m.–noon Tuesday, March 23; “Power Tools - Advanced Tools for Continuous Improvement” from 9 a.m.–noon Thursday, March 25; “Creating and Using a Blueprint - A Planning Strategy” from 1–4 p.m. Tuesday, March 30; and “The Roofing Party - Icebreakers and Training Games” from 9–11 a.m. Thursday, April 1.

All workshops will be held in PSPC-C. Reservations are required. To register, call 777-6588 or e-mail

Bloomberg recruits employees during career event
The Bloomberg Recruitment Village will return to BU from 12:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 to interview students for potential careers following graduation. The recruitment event, which will take place in UU-Mandela, will allow students to meet with Bloomberg employees, while learning about the company’s culture and environment and tasting snacks from throughout the world. For more information, visit

Harpur student named Truman finalist
The Truman Foundation has named Ravi Gupta ‘05, a double major in Science and Public Policy and Philosophy, a scholarship finalist.

Established by Congress in 1975 as the federal memorial to America’s 33rd president, the Truman Foundation recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service.

Out of 212 finalists from 135 institutions, the Truman Foundation expects to select 75-80 scholarship winners.

Gupta spent last summer teaching children in Ghana while raising money to build a school there. He later founded Binghamton Students for Students International and Atuu International, two charities that develop scholarships for students in Ghana. Gupta is resident assistant in Cayuga Hall, a project leader for NYPIRG, a Red Cross volunteer and a member of BU’s College Democrats. He is also captain of the BU Policy Debate Team, and was recently ranked the 3rd best debater at a national tournament. Gupta placed third at the Exemplary Student contest during last fall’s Homecoming. A panel of judges will interview Gupta in New York City on March 17.



An 8-week session of children’s swim lessons for those 5-12 years old in Red Cross levels 1-4 will be offered Monday, March 8, to Monday, May 3. Levels 1 and 2 will be offered Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Levels 3 and 4 will be offered Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Open swim lessons will be offered from 3–4 p.m. Sunday, March 7 in the EG-Pool. Instructors will identify appropriate class levels for children. Register no later than Monday, March 15. Cost is $35. Class sizes are limited. For more information, visit campusrecreation.binghamton.eduor call 777-3125.

Campus Recreational Services/Wellness Services will offer a Red Cross First Aid certification class from 6:30–10:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, in EG-8. Cost is $30, which includes books and certification card. Certification is valid for three years. Register in advance in the Membership Services Office (EG-139). For more information, call 777-3125.

The Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP) will present “Arguedas’ Mestizo Reply to Modernity’s Translation Theory” by Joshua M. Price, assistant professor in SEHD, from 2:30–4 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in LT-1307. For more information, call 777-6763 or e-mail

An exhibit illustrating the aspects of the Underground Railroad, particularly within New York and the Southern Tier region, will be on display throughout March in the Science Library lobby. The exhibit includes images of prominent local abolitionists, communication codes, quilts and travel routes. A selective bibliography is available in the display area. The exhibit supplements a month-long series of events presented by Mountainview College and Hinman College.

The Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems and Civilizations will host a seminar presented by Caglar Keyder, professor of sociology, titled “Law and Legitimation in Empire,” from 4-6 p.m. Monday, March 22, in AA-330. The event is free and open to the public.

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