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November 2008

Theja De Sliva, assistant professor of physics, applied sciences, and astronomy, was featured in Science Letter, Physics Week, Journal of Physics Research, and News of Science in November regarding a study he conducted on breathing mode frequencies.

John McNulty,
assistant professor of political science, was featured in The Legislative Gazette on November 10 regarding the loss of republican seats both in the New York State and National Congresses.  McNulty was also featured on The Richard Hoffman Show (WZAB) in Sweetwater, Florida, where he discussed the presidential election results as well as the results of state and regional races.

President Lois B. DeFleur wrote an article for The Presidency, a tri-annual publication focusing on critical issues that affect higher education leaders.  In the article, DeFleur discusses the internationalization and global awareness of the University. DeFleur states, “Our goal is to make internationalism a lived experience throughout the campus, with opportunities for students to gain familiarity with other students and cultures not only in the classroom, but also in the residential halls and in their social activities.”

Seshu Desu, dean of Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, was featured in numerous publications in November including The Asbury Park Press (NJ), The Spokesman Review (WA), The Courier-Post (NJ), and the Shreveport Times (LA) regarding the demand for engineers in the workforce. Desu stated, “We have heard from the financial sector that increased regulation will create opportunities on the technology site of the business to inevitably implement the system of checks and balances.”

Ali A. Mazrui, professor and director of the Institute of Global and Cultural Studies, wrote an article titled, “From Obote to Obama; Nilotic Embrace” for the Black Star News on November 7. He compares Barak Obama to African political leaders and discusses the ascendancy of Obama into the presidency of the United States.  Mazrui was also featured in The Zimbabwe Star (Zimbabwe), The Zambia News (Zambia), and The Malaysia Sun (Malaysia) regarding his opening a seminar on India engaging with a resurgent Africa.   He provided an African-American perspective on Barack Obama’s historic election as president and what it means for race relations in the US and for the world at large.

Herbert Bix, professor of sociology, was featured in the History News Network (WA) for an article he wrote about Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force Chief of staff who was recently dismissed from duty.

Binghamton University
was featured in over 50 publications and websites in November regarding Kiplinger’s ranking of the University among the top ten best values for public colleges in the nation. President Lois B. DeFleur stated, “These rankings provide important validation for all of our hard work to provide an excellent education as well as an exceptional value for students and their families.”

Binghamton University’s Anderson Center was featured in the Press and Sun Bulletin in November for hosting the rehearsals of world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.  The ensemble rehearsed in private for a week, and on the last day treated faculty and staff to several run-throughs of a new performance Oct. 30, “Layla and Majnun.”

Students and faculty from the department of Social Work were featured in The Press and Sun Bulletin as well as several local news stations regarding a 10-day trip to New Orleans, where they provided mental health services to people who are recovering from Hurricane Katrina.  The trip will be the second time Binghamton students have travelled to New Orleans to help hurricane victims.

Meredith E. Coles,
assistant professor of psychology, was featured in numerous publications in November including Pharma Business Week, Mental Health Weekly Digest, Health & Medicine Week, and Drug Week regarding a study on obsessive compulsive disorder. The research concluded that OCD related beliefs and negative life events should predict changes in OC symptoms over time.

William B. Heller, associate professor of political science, was featured in several publications in November including Pharma Law Weekly, Politics and Government Business, and Medicine and Law Week regarding research comparing U.S. political parties to parties in Italy and Europe in general.  Heller and colleagues published their study in American Journal of Political Science.

Sandra Starke, vice provost for enrollment management, was featured in The Creative Coast Initiative (GA) regarding the use of the social networking websites Facebook and MySpace in the college admissions process.  Starke instructs her staff to ignore these sites because she considers postings to be casual conversations.

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Last Updated: 6/22/10