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November 01, 2007  Volume 29, No. 10
DeFleur schedules open hours Nov. 7

President Lois B. DeFleur will hold Open Hours from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at her office in the Couper Administration Building.

Bernard Bass to be honored Nov. 2

A gathering is planned in honor of Professor Bernard M. Bass’ years as teacher, mentor and leader at the School of Management. Bass, a world-renowned expert on leadership, died Oct. 11 at age 82. The event will be held at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in AA-G05. A reception will immediately follow in the School of Management Lounge, AA-144. All members of the University community are invited.
The Bass family requests that memorial contributions in his honor go to The Hospice at Lourdes Hospital, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, N.Y. 13905.

Binghamton makes list of veg-friendly schools

Peta2, the world’s largest youth animal rights organization, asked students across the country to nominate schools for its list of the “Most Vegetarian-Friendly Colleges in America.” Binghamton University, a newcomer this year, got straight As.
Some of the smart dishes Binghamton offers include General Tso’s tofu, vegetarian stuffed peppers and Thai tofu.
Among the 29 other nominees are Yale University, New York University and Boston University. Colleges were chosen according to student nominations, feedback throughMySpace and Facebook and direct communicationwith the schools. Everyone iseligible to vote at Winning schools will be announced in November.

Computer science team wins honorable mention

A team of computer science undergraduate students received an honorable mention fortheir entry in CHC61: The IEEE Computer Society Web Programming Competition.
The competition required teams to design and implement a Web site that explored an unsung hero in the history of computing. Nearly 70 teams from 63 universities in 27 countries participated.
Undergraduates Keith Nobbe, Alvin Oh, Hyun Mo Yoon and Yui Pang were on the team, with assistance from Peter Bazyluk and David Rodrigeuz. Associate Professor William Ziegler served as faculty adviser. The title of their project was “Posidonius and Ancient Computers.”
The competition was sponsored by Microsoft and The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society, the world’s largest and oldest professional association of computer scientists and engineers.

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