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March 30, 2006  Volume 27, No. 24
President’s assistant plans to retire in May
Maureen White, executive assistant to the president, has announced her decision to retire effective May 23.

In her role as confidential assistant to the president, White has been responsible for supervising staff, budget monitoring, coordination of incoming and outgoing mail and preparation of correspondence and reports. She also has had major responsibility for organizing Binghamton University Council meetings, as well as record keeping and correspondence for the council. Reporting directly to the president, White also participates in meetings of the president’s senior staff, represents the president on some University committees and coordinates official University events and other special assignments.

Internal applicants only for the executive assistant position should possess an associate’s degree with a bachelor’s degree preferred, and have at least five years of increasing levels of administrative responsibilities. Submit a letter, resume, three writing samples and three references to Wayne Jones, deputy to the president, Office of the President, by April 7.

History professor to discuss new book
History Professor Thomas Dublin will discuss his book The Face of Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region in the Twentieth Century at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Barnes & Noble in Vestal. A book-signing will follow the discussion, which is free and open to the public.

Dublin will also speak about the book with Bill Jaker of WSKG’s Off the Page at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. The show will be rebroadcast at 7 p.m. that evening.

Women in science to be focus of lecture
Evelynn M. Hammonds, professor of the history of science and of African and African- American studies at Harvard University, will deliver the Mario and Antoinette Romano Lecture at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Anderson Center Reception Room.

A reception will follow her lecture, “Feminist Critiques of Science and Difference: Where are the Women of Color?” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will address questions around feminist-inspired projects to improve the status of women in science and provide a brief history of African- American women’s participation in science.

For reservations, call 777-4941 or e-mail

Nominations sought for PEC awards
The Professional Employees Council has released nomination materials for its annual Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes the exemplary service and invaluable contribution of professional employees at Binghamton University. Two awards are given each year, one for less than five years of service and one for five or more years of service. Nomination materials can be accessed at The nomination deadline is April 14.

Alumnus to sign books April 1 at bookstore
Alumnus Nino Lama will sign copies of his book The Binghamton Blues from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the University Bookstore.

Lama, who practices law in Ithaca, published the legal thriller last year. It features three generations of a family trying to unravel a multi-state drug cartel.

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