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April 19, 2007  Volume 28, No. 27
Binghamton biomedical conference seeks posters

Binghamton University and the Upstate Medical University Clinical Campus will hold the Second Annual Binghamton Biomedical Conference from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 5. The event will be held on the second floor of the Biotechnology building in the Innovative Technologies Complex.

The event will facilitate communication within the region’s biomedical research community and inform the public on the latest developments in the search for improved health care.

The Research Poster Session is open to all biomedical research investigators and students. Posters may describe proposed, in-progress or completed studies. Submissions may involve clinical, animal or basic research. Posters that have been previously presented at scientific meetings or symposiums are acceptable.

Abstracts should be submitted by Friday, April 20. Contact Trudy Weeks at 777-6086 or for abstract guidelines.

Debate team ranked second in nation

Binghamton’s debate team ended its season ranked second in the nation by the Cross-Examination Debate Association.

This year, Binghamton won tournaments at Cornell, West Point, King’s College and Baruch and appeared in finals at the University of Southern California, JV and Novice nationals and the Northeast Regional Championship, said Joe Schatz, director of debate.

In addition, juniors Jake Gartman and Sebastian Rodriguez received All-American Awards at the Cross-Examination Debate Association’s national tournament. The honor is given to a select few who represent the best of academic debate both in competition and to the community at large.

Earth Day celebration planned Friday

Students, faculty and staff will celebrate Earth Day 2007 with a zero-waste festival from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, April 20, in front of the Bartle Library fountain.

There will be free samples of vegetarian food; a booth on recycling, organic gardening and how-to’s of composting; and a green product display table of items available locally. Free pens made from cardboard, newspaper pencils, recycled plastic Frisbees and cups will be given away. There will also be a “Freecycle” table and a recycled retail booth.

The festival is sponsored by the Office of Recycling and Resource Management, New York Public Interest Research Group, the Food Co-Op and Sodexho Campus Services.

Take Back the Night events scheduled

Take Back the Night activities will be held April 23-27.

A forum about safety on campus will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the UU-West Lounge, followed by a candle-light march.

Other events include an inspirational speaker at 7 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the UU-West Lounge; a poetry slam at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the UU-West Lounge; a religious forum on violence against women at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in UUW-324; and a movie about violence against women at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, in UU-221B.

OC3 to hold festival in Recreation Park

Festivus: A Charity Event will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Recreation Park.

The event, organized by the Student Association’s Off Campus College Council, will include performances by student musicians and a kosher barbecue. Students will compete in several athletic contests during the day. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Broome County Urban League’s after-school enrichment program.

For more details, e-mail

SIFE team wins regional contest

Binghamton’s Students in Free Enterprise team placed first at the organization’s regional competition, held in late March in New York City.

At the contest, 21 teams showcased the effects of their outreach projects and were judged by business leaders. Teams addressed the impact  in their communities along five educational topics: market economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business ethics.

Binghamton’s 12-person team won $1,500 and will go on to the national competition, to be held in May in Dallas.

Delta adds flights to New York City

Effective May 7, Delta will provide direct jet service between Greater Binghamton Airport and Kennedy Airport in New York City seven days a week.

Flights will leave  Binghamton at 6:20 a.m. (arriving at 7:35 a.m.) and at 3 p.m. (arriving at 4:20 p.m.). Flights will leave Kennedy at 9:15 a.m. (arriving at 10:30 a.m.) and at 6:40 p.m. (arriving at 8 p.m.). The introductory fare is $99 each way.

March Star Award

Marleen Clark, keyboard specialist II in Physical Education and Athletics, received the STAR Award in March.

The STAR Award celebrates specific acts of exemplary service and ongoing dedication to the principles of quality service. Winners receive a pin, a $50 check and a letter from President Lois B. DeFleur. Clark was nominated by Daniel King.

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