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April 12, 2007  Volume 28, No. 26
DeFleur schedules Open Hours
President Lois B. DeFleur will hold Open Hours from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at her office on the eighth floor of the Couper Administration Building.

May symposium will focus on health care management

The Ninth Binghamton Symposium on Health Care Management and Policy will be held from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Old Union Hall. The theme of this year’s symposium is New York State Nursing Homes: Problems and Possibilities.

The keynote speaker will be Carl S. Young, president of the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. The registration fee is $30.

There is no registration fee for Binghamton University faculty, staff and students except $15 for lunch. For more information or to register, contact Professor Manas Chatterji at 777-2475 or as soon as possible. This event is being held in cooperation with Good Shepherd Fairview Home, Binghamton.

Homecoming 2007 planning under way

The schedule of activities for Homecoming 2007, which will take place Oct. 5-7, is being developed now.

Contact Rose Frierman, director of Alumni and Parent Operations, if you or your campus area would like to participate in the weekend in some way. She can be reached at 777-2431 or

PEC seeks nominations

The Professional Employees Council is seeking nominations for openings on the council. Visit to nominate colleagues. You may wish to review the current council membership at for additional information. The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 13.

Questions should be directed to Darryl M. Wood, PEC Rules Committee chair, at or 777-2908.

Relay For Life coming to campus

al American Cancer Society Relay For Life event will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, to 7 a.m. Saturday, April 14, in the Events Center. Relay For Life 2007 is dedicated to John Arthur, former professor of philosophy and director of the Philosophy, Politics and Law Program. There will be 12 hours of entertainment and activities (appropriate for children). The event will include a cancer survivor reception. For more information, contact Hiliary Humble at 425-3163 or visit binghamtonuniversity.

Summer tour of Scotland planned

Discover Scotland this summer, taking advantage of a joint venture of the Binghamton University Alumni Association and the Department of Theatre.

Professors Tom Kremer and Carol Hanscom will lead a sojourn to Scotland from Aug. 2-11. Participants will see dancers, singers, actors, comedians, mimes and other artists assemble for the world’s largest indoor and outdoor happening of performing arts.

The trip includes a cruise of Loch Ness, the ruin of Urquhart Castle, a visit to Cawdor Castle, a bus tour of Edinburgh and time to explore on your own.

The price of $2,499 includes round trip airfare from Newark, N.J., bed-and-breakfast accommodations, some meals and entrance fees at the venues.

For more information, contact Kremer at 777-2437.

Engineering, social justice to be focus of conference

The Engineering, Social Justice and Peace Conference will be held April 27-28 in the Founder’s Lodge at the Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center in Windsor.

The conference is hosted by George D. Catalano, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the University Scholars Program at Binghamton University; and Caroline Baillie, professor of materials engineering and engineering education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

For more information, visit

Ambassador wolf to visit campus

Atka, a 4-year-old Arctic wolf, will visit campus as part of a program on wolves and other endangered species. The program will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in LH-1.

Raised in captivity, Atka has become the ambassador wolf of the Wolf Conservation Center of South Salem, N.Y. Co-presenting with the center will be a representative of the Coalition to Restore the Eastern Wolf.

This program is sponsored by the Binghamton Scholars. A $2 donation is requested. All proceeds will go to the conservation groups. For more details, contact Francine Montemurro at 777-2388.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08