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February 23, 2006  Volume 27, No. 20
Biomedical research to be conference topic
The Binghamton University campus will play host to the first Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference on March 25. The conference program appears at http://www.upstate. edu/com/binghamton/ postsymposium.pdf, which contains a link to further details, including a form for the submission of abstracts to the poster session that will conclude the day-long conference. Papers presented at other conferences are eligible for submission. March 6 is the deadline for poster abstracts.

Registration for the event at the Innovative Technologies Complex on Murray Hill Road is free, and food and drink will be served throughout the day.

Annual Purim carnival planned March 2
A Purim carnival will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the East Gym. The holiday commemorates a time when Persian Jews were saved from extermination.

A $2 admission includes five carnival games; a $5 admission includes all of the rides and attractions. Both come with all the Hamentashen (traditional pastries) you can eat.

The carnival will feature game booths, music and kosher munchies for sale. There will be hot dog- and pie-eating contests and a Battle of the Bands.

The carnival is a project of the Chabad House Jewish Center and is co-sponsored by Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Hillel-JSU, Jewish Heritage Programs, Late Nite Binghamton, the Student Association, Off Campus College, Sodexho and most of the residential communities, and is run in cooperation with Greek groups and professional fraternities.

Proceeds from the carnival will benefit various charities.

Nominations sought for commencement speakers
The University Commencement Advisory Committee invites faculty, staff and students to nominate individuals who might speak at the University’s undergraduate commencement on Sunday, May 21.

Self-nominations are not permitted. The speaker must complete his/her degree requirements by the end of the spring semester as certified by the Registrar’s Office. The Commencement Advisory Committee will interview nominees in late April. See http:// commencement.binghamton. edu for details.

The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, March 31. Nominations should include contact information and be sent to Laura O’Neil, chair of Commencement Advisory Committee, Provost’s Office, Couper Administration Building, Room 705A. For more information, email

May art history tour will go to southern Pennsylvania
The University will sponsor an art history tour to southern Pennsylvania from May 4-7.

This trip offers a variety of sites: the National Civil War Museum, Gettysburg battlefield, two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s homes, historic Mercersburg, as well as the Palmer Museum at Pennsylvania State University. The trip costs $489.

For more information, call 777-6857 or e-mail conted@

Summer sports camp information online
A variety of summer sports camps will be offered on campus this year. For a listing, visit

With the exception of the Junior Bearcat Club Summer Fun Camp, the camps are independent of the University.

The Summer Fun Camp (July 10-14) is a coed camp for children ages 5-10. Campers will be kept busy with arts and crafts, swimming, games, lunch and more. Registration forms are available online. Call Erin at 777-3741 for more details.

For all other camps, contact the person listed online.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08