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October 29, 2009  Volume 31, No. 10
Upcoming changes to faculty, staff communications

In an effort to be as efficient as possible when communicating to the entire campus, the University is making a change and is establishing Dateline as the primary means of notifying faculty and staff of any official communications.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 2, all faculty and staff will be automatically enrolled in Dateline and the faculty/staff listserv will no longer be used for general announcements. This change will provide recipients consistency and a comprehensive source for information.

Dateline is distributed at approximately 9 a.m. Monday through Friday throughout the year, and Dateline additions are sent on an as-needed basis when urgent matters arise. Anyone wishing to submit items to Dateline may continue to do so by sending information to

This change will not affect the University’s use of text messaging during emergencies, or its use of B-Line as the primary mode of communication to students.

If you have any questions or comments, contact Katie Ellis at

Search for faculty master for Hillside/Susquehanna

The University is inviting applications and nominations for the position of faculty master for the Hillside and Susquehanna Apartment Communities.

The faculty masters, all tenured members of the Binghamton University faculty, promote and support a rich living and learning experience in the residential areas. The masters work collaboratively with both the professional staff and the student leaders of their respective residential areas.

The master of Binghamton’s apartment communities (Hillside and Susquehanna) pays particular attention to the needs and interests of sophomores, juniors, and seniors, in projects and programs on such topics as the senior-year experience, the sophomore challenge of choosing a major, transfer-students’ adjustment, etc.

The masters serve on various University committees and report directly to both the Provost’s Office, and the Office of Residential Life and University Housing. Appointment to this position will commence preferably on Jan. 1, 2010 and no later than Aug. 1, 2010.

Submit applications or nominations by e-mail, together with a recent curriculum vitae as an attachment, to Michael McGoff, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Strategic and Fiscal Planning, in care of his secretary at

To ensure full consideration, submit applications no later than Nov. 6. Identification and interviewing of candidates will occur as applications are received.

Arts educator to discuss Latin American women artists

Visual artist and arts educator Diana Solis will be speaking from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in FA-213, on “Between Myth and Reality: Contemporary Latin American Women Artists.”

Solis is a visual artist, illustrator and art educator who lives in Chicago. From 1976 to 1997, Solis was primarily a photographer (documentary and photojournalism).  She has experimented with photo-installations, painting, assemblage, printmaking and mixed media works on paper. Her imageries evoke a series of instropections into mystical and reality realm, while appropriating images from popular culture, indigenous religions and Chicago urban culture.

Solis is an artist-in-residence with Pros Arts Studio in Chicago. Her experience as an arts educator and community-based artist spans more than 30 years. Solis has been honored with multiple artist-in-residency programs in Chicago area schools. She has exhibited her artwork in numerous solo and group showings at national and international venues, including the United States, Mexico, Spain and Germany, among others.

The talk, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Program (LACAS) and the Art Museum.

Jewish-American author to speak Nov. 5

Jewish-American author Anna Baltzer will give a photographic presentation of her eyewitness account of occupation and nonviolence in the Holy Land at 10:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in AA-G008. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Baltzer is a Columbia graduate, former Fulbright scholar, granddaughter of Holocaust refugees and award-winning lecturer, author and activist for Palestinian rights. She will present her acclaimed presentation, “The Middle East Conflict,” with photographs and stories documenting human rights abuses and supporting nonviolent resistance in the West Bank.

She has made more than 100 television appearances (including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Oct. 28) and is touring the country with her latest novel, Witness in Palestine: A Jewish Woman in the Occupied Territories.

This lecture is presented by the History Department. For more information, contact Donald Quataert at 777-4738.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08