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October 27, 2005  Volume 27, No. 9
Forum to address Hurricane Katrina
The public and nonprofit response to Hurricane Katrina will be the subject of a Thursday, Oct. 27, forum sponsored by the Master’s in Public Administration Program.

The purpose of the forum is to consider the challenges raised by Hurricane Katrina in terms of the role of government and nonprofit organizations. Participants will consider questions such as: How did the government and nonprofit sectors respond in the days following the hurricane? What is government’s responsibility in rebuilding the Gulf Coast? What role should nonprofit organ-izations play?

Participants include Errol Louis, a columnist for the New York Daily News who writes about social policy and urban issues; Ashley Herad, a 2003 graduate of the MPA program and an aide to Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco; Cindy Gordineer; executive director of the local chapter of the Red Cross; and students who have relocated to Binghamton from New Orleans. The forum will take place from 7-9 p.m. in EB-110.

Concert to highlight
Song of Silk: A Concert of Chinese Music will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall. This will be a rare opportunity to enjoy an evening of authentic Chinese art songs as well as instrumental music.

Performers include mezzo soprano Hong Zhang; pianist Margaret Reitz; Angela Chen, an 11-year-old sensation on violin and piano; Yueting Chen playing a traditional Chinese instrument called the yangqin; and Shiping Liu, who will perform the Peacock Dance. Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for faculty, staff and seniors, and $8 for students. Tickets are available at the Anderson Center Box Office, by calling 777-ARTS, at or at the door.

This event is sponsored by Binghamton University’s Music Department; Asian and Asian American Studies Program; the Department of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages; the Student Association; Chinese American Student Union and ChinaScope.

Musician to give special Nov. 1 lecture
Jean-Pierre Mileur, dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, invites the University community to attend the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Casadesus Recital Hall.

Guest speaker Mary Burgess, professor of music, will present “A Life in Song: The Singer’s Journey.” The lecture and performance will include a biographical sketch of her professional life on the opera and concert stage. She will be accompanied by Michael Salmirs at the piano.

Call 777-4941 by Oct. 27 if you plan to attend.

Presenters sought for annual conference
SUNY Provost Peter Salins announces a Call for Presentations for the 15th annual SUNY Conference on Instructional Technologies (CIT), to be held May 30-June 2, 2006, at the State University College of New York at Fredonia.

CIT is a dynamic opportunity to share best practices and innovations in the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning and research.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Jan. 20, 2006. SUNY Faculty Access to Computing Technology (FACT) will provide a $100 scholarship toward the cost of the conference to each SUNY presenter selected.

Visit for conference information. For more details, contact Carol Bell, Binghamton University’s FACT representative, at or 777-6398.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08