December 07, 2006 Volume 28, No. 15
SEFA campaign reaches 94% of goal
The campus is at 94 percent of its $63,500 goal for the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA). As of Dec. 1, 288 donors had pledged $59,684. At the same time last year, $55,51.50 had been pledged from 269 donors.
There’s still time to donate to the campaign, which benefits health and human service agencies. For details, e-mail Barbara Hardman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katie Ellis at email@example.com.
Nominees sought for Chancellor’s Award
Nominations are invited for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. The award is designed to recognize excellence in research or creative activity conducted at Binghamton.
Guidelines for preparing nominations are available at http://research.binghamton.edu/OVP/ChancellorsAward.htm. Up to three nominees for the Excellence Award in Scholarship and Creative Activities may be selected. When possible, at least one will be drawn from the Division of Science and Mathematics in Harpur College or the Watson School of Engineering and one from the other areas of scholarship at Binghamton. Winners receive a certificate and a $1,000 award.
Nominations should be submitted to Stephen A. Gilje, associate vice president for research, by Jan. 16.
Career center issues deadline reminder
Have you been asked to prepare a letter of recommendation for a student who has a Jan. 1 or Jan. 15 application deadline?
The Career Development Center reminds faculty and staff that students who wish to have credentials file information mailed before the University closes at the end of business on Dec. 22 must submit requests to CDC by 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18. All letters a student intends to send must be at the CDC when the request is submitted.
For more information, call Terri Kilcy, credentials coordinator, at 777-2400.
Graduate student wins competition
Alexander Volynkin, a doctoral student in computer engineering at Binghamton, won Pitney Bowes’ Second Network Authentication Challenge, held in conjunction with Cyber Security Awareness Week 2006.
The winner was determined based on the number of vulnerabilities identified, a clear description of the vulnerability and an outline of how to exploit it, source code that implements any attack, a description of the underlying protocol and description of the process used to analyze the application.
Donations sought for Toys for Tots
Parking Services is again sponsoring a campus collection for Toys for Tots.
Anyone who brings a new toy while the barrel locations are staffed may register for a chance to win five free days of parking in the paid areas on campus. Barrels are at the Visitors Paid Lot, Parking Garage, Parking Services Office, the lobby of the Couper Administration Building, ICD, Child Care building and Events Center. Four names will be drawn on Dec. 22 for the passes.
For more information, call Parking Services at 777-2279.