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October 12, 2006  Volume 28, No. 8
Briloff lecture scheduled Oct. 25
Paul LeClerc, president and CEO of the New York Public Li-brary, will be the speaker for the 21st annual Abraham J. Briloff Lecture Series on Accountabil-ity and Society.

LeClerc will deliver his talk, titled “Accountability and So-ciety: Beyond Accounting,” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Anderson Center Cham-ber Hall. LeClerc, 65, holds a doctor-ate in French literature from Columbia University. He taught at Union College in Schenectady and served as an administrator for City University of New York and Baruch College before be-ing named president of Hunter College in 1988. He has held his present position since 1993.The lecture series honors Briloff, the Emanuel Saxe Dis-tinguished Professor Emeritus at Baruch College and presi-dential professor of accounting and ethics at Binghamton.

Basketball teams plan Hoop Fest
The Binghamton Bearcats will hold Hoop Fest on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Events Center. The day begins with a free Junior Bearcat basketball clinic with members of the men’s and women’s teams from 9-10:30 a.m. followed by an autograph session with the players. Regis-tration (for Junior Bearcat Club members and non-members 12 and younger) begins at 8:30 a.m.

From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., the teams will compete in intra-squad scrimmages.

A Bearcat Club Tip-Off Luncheon will follow from 1-2:30 p.m. The lunch is free for Bearcat Club members; $5 for nonmembers and $3 for chil-dren ages 5-12. Children under 5 get in free. Reservations are required for the lunch; call 777-5459 to reserve a place.

Technology symposiumscheduled Oct. 28
The inaugural IEEE Southern Tier Technology Symposium will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Public Service Programs Center. The event is designed to foster collaboration among regional intellectual powerhouses and develop an interactive environment for technological innovation and leadership. This is an opportunity for engineering and management professionals to explore strategies for forging new integrated technologies and innovative practices for the growth of New York. The keynote address will be delivered by James Wasson, chief technology officer, BAE Systems. For a detailed schedule, visit range from $10 for students to $50 for non-IEEE members who sign up after Oct. 25. To register, contact Vincent Socci, symposium chair, princi-pal and chief engineer, On Target Technology Development, Endicott, at 755-4980 or By Degrees set Oct. 19-21Writing By Degrees is an annual conference that will feature graduate students from all over the country presenting original poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, as well a few academic papers on teaching writing and the writing process. The conference will take place Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 19-21, at the Decker Mansion. For details, visit

UUP negotiatorsto visit campus
Members of the UUP Negotia-tions Team will visit Binghamton at noon Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Old Union Hall.

They will listen to union members’ needs and concerns so they will be able to craft a package to present to the state early in the spring.

Employees who have concerns about compensation, benefits, promotional opportunities, grievance issues, discre-tionary funds or any other issue are invited to stop by. Light re-freshments will be provided.

Book scholarshipsavailable to women
The Wanda Bartle/Barnes & Noble Book Awards were estab-lished in 1996 to honor Wanda Bartle, wife of the University’s first president. The University Women and Campus Bookstore will award a semester’s worth of textbooks to one female undergraduate in the spring and another in the fall.

To qualify, an applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (a transfer student’s GPA must include 12 or more Binghamton credits). Students must be involved in community service or intend to enter a profession oriented toward helping others.

Applicants will submit a letter that includes a brief personal history, area of academic study, Binghamton GPA, description of community service and career plans. Applicants must also attach proof of financial aid, a letter of reference from a faculty/staff member or community su-pervisor and a resume. Include a local mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.All materials are due by Dec. 1 to University Women, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY. 13902. For more information, contact Beth Kilmarx at

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