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October 22, 2009  Volume 31, No. 9
Peter Borgesen named new CAMM director

The Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM), a national prototype manufacturing facility, has named Professor Peter Borgesen to the position of CAMM director.

The CAMM is an integral part of Binghamton University’s New York State Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S3IP). The CAMM, a microelectronics manufacturing R&D center, is focused on the development of manufacturing technologies in a flexible, cost-reduced, roll-to-roll format.

The CAMM was founded by Binghamton University in partnership with Endicott Interconnect Technologies and Cornell University, and has a growing number of partner companies from around the world.

Borgesen, who joined the University’s Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering this year, received his PhD in physics from the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

He held positions at Riso National Laboratory and at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, where he conducted research on surface physics for fusion energy applications. At Cornell University, he researched issues ranging from particle-solid interactions and hydrogen in metals to reliability of electronics.

Borgesen worked for more than 14 years at Universal Instruments, managing a multi-million-dollar manufacturing research effort funded by an international consortium of 30 companies from across the electronics industry.

He has published 200 papers and book chapters, edited six books on a wide range of subjects and served on a National Research Council panel for 15 years.

For more information about the CAMM, visit

Libraries book sale to take place Oct. 23-25

The Binghamton University Libraries will hold the second half of their annual book sale throughout Family Weekend, from Friday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 25.

Sale-goers will enjoy newly reduced prices, expanded inventory and a special discount on Saturday (with student ID).

The sale will run from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, and from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. A bag sale will be held from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25.

Consider bringing your own bags and boxes.

See a Bills-Patriots game with the Alumni Association

The Alumni Association is offering a round-trip charter bus trip to see the Buffalo Bills play the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo on Sunday, Dec. 20.

Tickets for the 1 p.m. game are $90 (section 307, row 30-31, gate 6). The bus will leave the East Gym parking lot at 6:45 a.m.  Return time is about 10 p.m. There will be tailgating on the bus and prior to the game.

To register, and for more information, call 777-2424.

‘Writing Life’ Q&A event scheduled for Oct. 27

The Binghamton University Readers’ Series continues Tuesday, Oct. 27, with The Writing Life, a conversation with Binghamton University alum Jeremy Schraffenberger of North American Review.

The informal Q&A event will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in LN-1104.
North American Review is the nation’s oldest literary magazine, publishing fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction, with emphasis on increasing concerns about environmental matters, multiculturalism and exigent issues of gender and class.

Also this semester:

• Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. in S1-149, Jaimee Wriston Colbert and Joe Weil will read from their latest books. Colbert teaches fiction at the University; Weil teaches poetry.

• Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in LN-1104: The Writing Life, a conversation with Susan Barba, editor at David Godine Inc., an independent publisher of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photography and children’s literature.

The above events are all free and the community is invited to attend.

Directions to the various rooms and further information on the series and the writers can all be found online at, click on Readers’ Series.  

‘The South African City’ will be focus of Oct. 23 talk

Anne-Maria Makhulu, assistant professor of cultural anthropology and African and African-American Studies at Duke University, will discuss “Unplanned Community: The Struggle for the South African City” at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in SW-330.

The talk is part of the Harpur College Dean’s Speakers’ Series on the Global South and the Emerging World Order.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08