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November 18, 2004  Volume 26, No. 11
Planned electrical shut down to affect some residence buildings
A electrical shut down will affect all buildings in Newing College and Whitney and Champlain Halls in the Dickinson Community from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 27.

To prepare for the shut down, people in the affected halls are asked to turn off computers and remove items from refrigerators in case the shut down lasts longer than planned. Refrigerators, freezers and vending machines containing ice cream or perishables should be temporarily emptied. Emergency generators will provide power for fire alarms and emergency lighting during the outage. Elevators will not be in service in the affected buildings, so they should not be used immediately before the shutdown. Contact Tom Vergona with any questions at 777-2513, or at

Snow lot enforcement begins
Enforcement for snow lots is begining and parked cars will be ticketed or towed from snow lots after 1 a.m. now through March 30. Overnight parking will be allowed in the following lots: H, I, M1 near the Nature Preserve, N, R, S, X, Y, ZZ-N, and ZZ-S. No parking is allowed in commuter lots or snow lots between 1 and 6 a.m. daily. For more information, call at 777-2279. 

Online mood screenings available
More than 160 students took part in self-assessments and received feedback from professional counselors on Mood Screening Day in October. The program is designed to help participants learn more about the symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder and how to access help if needed. Students who missed the October screening session can still access an online version at This year’s screening program follows programs held last year for members of the faculty and staff to help identify and assist students in distress. Faculty and staff can contact the University Counseling Center at 777-2772 for more information on working with students in crisis or dealing with traumatic events. Information can also be accessed at the Counseling Center’s Web site at

Paul Loya to speak at today’s Geometry/topology seminar
Paul Loya, assistant professor of mathematics, will be the guest speaker at the Binghamton Geometry/Topology Seminar at 2:50 p.m., today, in LN-2205. The title of his talk is “On the Gluing Problem or Mayor-Vietoris Sequence for the Spectral Invariants of Dirac Operators.” The search for gluing formulas for invariants and has been motivated both by geometers and by mathematical physicists because of the role invariants play in Ray-Singer conjectures and the development of topological quantum field theory. Loya will discuss joint work with Jinsung Park where the gluing problems for the eta invariant and zeta-regularized determinant of Dirac type operators are solved. For more information visit

Concert celebrates the music of inovative composer Charles Ives
As the world salutes American innovative composer Charles Ives on the 50th anniversary of his death, Binghamton University celebrates the work of inovative compuser with a gala concert, “Charles Ives Remembered,” at 3 p.m., Nov. 21 in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall. Featuring faculty and student performers the concert will capture the energy, wit and freshness of Ives’ scores. There will be a free preview at 8 p.m., Nov.19, in FA-Casadesus. The documentary “Charles Ives: A Good Dissonance Like a Man,” also will be shown. The film gives a rich portrait of the man and his music. Tickets for the Nov. 21 concert are $15 for the general public; $13 for faculty/staff and seniors and $7 for students with valid ID and can be purchased by calling 777-ARTS, at the box office from noon-5:30 p.m. weekdays, at the door,or at

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