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November 04, 2004  Volume 26, No. 10
Awards Nominations Sought
Nominations are sought for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service and the University Award for Excellence in Classified Service.

The awards recognize extraordinary performance and achievement by people serving in the designated categories. Full-time employees of the University, the SUNY Research Foundation or the University Foundation, who have completed at least three years continuous full-time service in their positions for professional service, and one year of continuous full-time service in their positions for classified service, are eligible. Permanent part-time classified employees are also eligible. Their continuous service will be pro-rated.

For the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, a selection committee composed of professional employees, teaching faculty, students, and other campus community members, will review nominations and recommend two nominees to President Lois B. DeFleur, who will forward them to the Chancellor’s Selection Committee for consideration.

For the University Award for Excellence in Classified Service, a selection committee composed of classified service employees, teaching faculty, professional employees and students will recommend two nominees for the award, which includes an honorarium.

Criteria for selection of classified service winners include superb performance in fulfilling the job description for the position held, supported by evidence of excellent work and high degrees of reliability, resourcefulness and initiative.

Professional service award winners will be chosen on the basis of leadership skills, problem-solving ability, professional recognition, creativity, initiation of ideas and development of proposals for improving effectiveness.

Contact Rhonda Gordineer at 777-2157 for information on how to prepare a nomination. Those submitting nominations expected to assist the committee in the preparation of the nominee’s

Annual Bernardo Lecture Nov. 11
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies has announced that Christopher Kleinhenz, the Carol Mason Kirk Professor of Italian at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will give the Bernardo Lecture at 6 p.m. Nov. 11, in FA-258. Kleinhenz will speak on “Movement and Meaning in Dante’s Divine Comedy.” The endowed annual lecture is funded by Reta and Aldo Bernardo, distinguished service professor emeritus of romance languages.

A reception in LN-Faculty Lounge will precede the lecture at 4:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. Contact Ann DiStefano at 777-2730 or by e-mail at, or Mira Kofkin at for more information.

International study program set in Central Europe for spring 2005
Prague, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest are on the itinerary for the spring international study program.

An information session will be held at 7 p.m., Nov. 7, in the Public Service Programs Center.

Experience the culture, art, history and architecture of the heart of Europe, focusing on the capital cities of Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest. Excursions to the countryside discover a more traditional culture and architecture. Call Continuing Education & Outreach at 777-6857 for more information.

Short story writer to speak
A Writing Life Series event with short-story writer Mary Troy, editor of the literary journal “Natural Bridge,” will be held from 3-5 p.m., Nov. 11, in Public Service Programs Center-C. The series features conversations with writers/editors on publishing and the writing life.

The event is free and open to all. For more information, contact the Creative Writing Program by e-mail at, by phone at 777-2713, or on the Web at

Geometry seminar set for today.
Stratos Prassidis of Canisius College will speak at today’s Binghamton Geometry/Topology Seminar, at 2:50 p.m. in Library North 2205.

Prassidis will focus on “Metric Roundness in Analysis and Topology,” which was introduced as an invariant for classifying topological linear spaces up to uniform homeomorphism. In the first part of the talk he will describe how this invariant was used and extend Per Enflo’s ideas to compare, up to uniform homeomorphism, normed and quasi-normed spaces. In the second part, Prassidis will view roundness as a geometric invariant of metric spaces. It turns out that the properties of metric spaces of non-trivial roundness are very similar to the ones of non-positively curved spaces. In the last part of the talk the roundness of certain Cayley graphs and connect roundness to algebraic properties of groups will be discussed.

Following the program, coffee and tea will be served in the Anderson Reading Room.

Piano diva to perform
Dynamic Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Lomazov, who will appear at 8 p.m., Nov. 6, in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall has been capturing competition prizes as well as the hearts of audiences with performances marked by pianistic brilliance and personal charm.

Lomazov also will give a free piano master class at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in FA-111.

Tickets, which are $15 for the general public, $13 for faculty/staff and seniors and $7 for students, are available at the Anderson Center Box Office from noon to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, by calling 777-ARTS, online at, or at the door

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