October 14, 2004 Volume 26, No. 7
Children’s concert to make the fur, feathers fly
Whether your favorite animals have fins, fur or feathers, you’ll meet them all at Binghamton University’s 14th bi-annual children’s concert this weekend.
The University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Timothy Perry, performs Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals,” complete with student piano soloists Jody Schum and Jessica Cheng, accompanied by the delightful and quirky poetry of Ogden Nash, as narrated by WSKG’s Gregory Keeler.
School groups are invited to a 9:30 a.m. performance Friday, October 15, while the general public is invited to a 3 p.m. performance Saturday, October 16, both in the Osterhout Concert Theater, Anderson Center.
General admission for Saturday’s performance is $5. Visit the Anderson Center box office from noon to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, call 777-ARTS, or buy tickets
New York City museum trip scheduled for November 6
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) and the Medieval and Renaissance Group (MRG) are coordinating a semi-annual New York City excursion to the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday, November 6.
Cost is $42 per person, including transportation, refreshments and admission to both museums.
Bus leaves at 7 a.m. from the East Gym, arrives at the Cloisters Museum by 11 a.m., departs for the Metropolitan Museum at 1:30 p.m. and departs for Binghamton at 8 p.m. with arrival back at the East Gym at midnight.
Reservations and payment are due by Friday, October 29, to Ann DiStefano or Mira Kofkin in the CEMERS Office, LN-1129 or 777-2730.
Geoghegan to be honored at Vanderbilt conference
A special session on Topological Aspects of Group Theory will be held at the fall meeting of the American Mathematical Society October 16-17 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., to honor Ross Geoghegan, professor of mathematics.
The session marks Geoghegan’s 60th birthday and is organized by two Vanderbilt professors, Michael Mihalik and Mark Sapir.
Mihalik earned his doctorate under Geoghegan’s direction in 1979.
Twenty-four speakers, including several of Geoghegan’s doctoral students and leading figures in the field from across the globe, will give short talks central to Geoghegan’s research.
Languages and cultures focus of on-campus conference
anguages and Cultures Across the Curriculum (LACxC): A Post-9/11 Imperative,” Saturday, October 23.
Panels and presentations will cover ways to integrate culture and language throughout the University curriculum. This day-long conference will provide models for scholarship and action, as well as opportunities for critical discussion about the most effective methods of integration.
Adrian Shubert, professor of history and associate vice president-international at York University, will give the keynote address.
The conference is supported by Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Anthropology, the Program in Linguistics, Languages Across the Curriculum (LxC), the Translation Research and Instruction Program, the Center for Research in Translation and Continuing Education and Outreach.
For information on panels and to register, visit
Fall Cinema Department film series continues October 19
The Cinema Department‚s fall film series continues at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 19, in LH-6, with Nina Fonoroff, who has been making experimental films for 25 years.
Her work has been screened at numerous showcases, festivals and museums in the United States and abroad.
A Guggenheim winner in 1998, Fonoroff is assistant professor of media arts at the University of New Mexico. She will be on hand to present her works. The series is free.
University Libraries featuring two exhibits throughout October
University Libraries is currently featuring two exhibits. The first includes a variety of special collection and preservation materials and is on display throughout October at the entrance of the Special Collections Department on the second floor of the Bartle Library.
The second exhibit, “Images of Earth,” features photographs of the Earth’s surface taken from the Landsat 7 satellite, and is on display in the Bartle Library lobby and in the Science Library.
Landsat is a U.S. geological survey global land-observing program that provides data used for such applications as global change research, agriculture, forestry, geology, resource management, geography, mapping, water quality and oceanography. The images on display were chosen for aesthetic, not scientific, value.