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October 15, 2009  Volume 31, No. 8
Tour DeFleur 5K Run to be held Oct. 17

The fourth annual Tour DeFleur 5K Run will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, on campus. Registration begins at 10 a.m. in lot E-1 located behind the East Gym tennis courts.

The race will follow the Binghamton varsity cross country course concluding with an awards presentation.  Prizes will be given to the top three male and female finishers, as well as the best in each age category.

A 100-yard dash Kids Fun Run will start at 11:45 a.m. and various student performance groups will be on hand for entertainment, as well as a variety of activities and free snacks.

Runners and walkers can sign up in EG-139. The pre-registration fee is $10 and day of race registration is $15, which includes post-race refreshments. A $2 discount will be offered to registrants who have a valid University ID card. The first 100 registrants will receive a T-shirt.

Tour DeFleur is sponsored by Sodexo, Campus Recreation, and the Eating Awareness Committee. All proceeds will be donated to the Eating Awareness Committee for educational programming and resources.

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Breast cancer survivor to discuss documentary

Sonia Báez-Hernández will screen and discuss her documentary Territories of the Breast from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in FA-213.

The film explores the multiple crossroads of breast cancer, inequality in health care, gender crisis, medical knowledge and artistic responses.

In the film, Báez-Hernández traces her experiences after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and interviews Latina and African American breast cancer survivors Diana Solís, Tina Nava, Lucille Afua Gram and Catherine Roach Connor.

In 2006, Territories of the Breast was nominated as Best Documentary at the Fifth Annual Urban Mediamakers Film Festival. In 2007, the documentary was selected to be part of the Fifth Spaghetti Junction Urban Film Festival in Atlanta, and the Latino Film Festival in Lexington, Ky. In 2008, Territories of the Breast was selected to be part of the Women’s International Film Festival in Miami.

The event is sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Program (LACAS) and the Art Museum.

Center for Disaster Mental Health conference Oct. 16

The Center for Disaster Mental Health’s second annual conference, “Striving for Culturally Competent Disaster Response,” will take place from 9 a.m-3 p.m. Friday, Oct.16, at the University Downtown Center.

This year’s speakers include Monica Indart from Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience working in the related fields of crisis intervention, trauma, and grief  and loss. Also presenting will be Dan Cotoman from The Central New York Psychiatric Center.

The Center for Disaster Mental Health (CDMH) is a collaboration between The Family & Children’s Society and the University’s Department of Social Work, in partnership with the American Red Cross, Southern Tier Chapter.

The cost of registration is $50 for MSW field instructors, MSW alumni and employees of The Family & Children’s Society, and $60 for community members. Registration can be completed by contacting Amy Edwards at

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Last Updated: 10/14/08