"Become addicted to learning," 78-year-old Vestal resident, Kishen Kapur, said. "Learning is what makes the difference in life." Kapur is following his own advice. On May 16, 2009, more than a half-century after earning his master's degrees, he received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Binghamton University.
Binghamton University’s Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM) was mentioned in PrintedElectronicsWorld.com (United Kingdom), Earth Times, Solid State Technology and other publications in early August for its future acceptance of a linear plasma etch module for dielectric films at its facility, developed by Etched In Time, Inc.
Richard Kastl, project assistant with the Binghamton University Public Archeology Facility (PAF), was quoted in The Ithaca Journal, The Press & Sun-Bulletin, The Greater Binghamton Business Journal and The Star Gazette (Elmira) in early August for his department receiving a $37,357 grant from the American Battlefield Protection Program. The grant will be used to help preserve the Chemung Battlefield, the site of a Revolutionary War battle. Binghamton and Cornell University researchers will use documentary research, field mapping and other forms of profiling to prepare a nomination form for the site on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Binghamton University Downtown Center was recognized by WIVT, The Ithaca Journal and The Press & Sun-Bulletin in August for achieving LEED Silver certification for its environmentally-friendly design.
Binghamton University was featured on WIVT, WBNG, News 10 Now, and in The Ithaca Journal and Press & Sun-Bulletin in August for being ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s best college list. The school placed 37th among public universities, 80th among public and private schools and first in the least amount of debt students graduate with.
Binghamton University was recognized in the San Jose Mercury News, The Olympian (WA), The Tri-City Herald (WA) and other publications in August for achieving a Princeton Review green rating of 99, the highest possible. The school is one of 15 nationwide to receive the recognition and appear on the publication’s Green Honor Roll.
Binghamton University was ranked 44th in the Sierra Club’s 2009 list of top green schools in the United States.
Laura Hayward, a member of the psychology department, was featured in numerous publications in Georgia including Mental Health Weekly Digest, Health & Medicine Week and Biotech Week on August 3 for her involvement in the research of hoarding, a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Binghamton University was mentioned on CNBC.com on August 4 for the school’s 2009 campus-wide energy-saving contest between residential communities, where 7.5 percent of overall electricity consumption was reduced.
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Scott Craver was featured on August 7 at FirstScienceNews.com (London) and RxPGnews.com (India) for receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award, a government-mandated recognition for research efforts. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. Craver has been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to study computer forensics.
Shay Welch, a doctoral candidate in philosophy, was featured on iBirkshires.com on August 10 for her appointment as a Gaius Charles Bolin Fellows. She will teach philosophy for two years at Massachusetts’ Williams College while pursuing her degree.
Binghamton University’s Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP) was featured in The Press & Sun-Bulletin, News 10 Now, WBNG, WVIT, WCIZ and RealEstateRama.com on August 10 for receiving a $5 million federal research grant, secured by U.S. Representative Maurice Hinchey (D-22). The grant will be used to develop super capacitors, devices used to store solar power for future use.
Binghamton University was mentioned by News 10 Now on August 10 for the school’s installment of a solar-powered parking meter.
Linda P. Spear, distinguished professor of psychology, was mentioned on August 11 in Life Science Weekly (GA) and Psychology & Psychiatry Journal (GA) for her research involvement testing the stimuli of lab rats with ethanol to see if their social interactions increased, a trait similar to that shown in humans when drinking.
Binghamton University was mentioned at TradingMarkets.com and in The Ithaca Journal on August 17 for a research partnership with Primet that will help resolve technical challenges that battery and device designers face. The company recently received $8 million in funding for new lithium ion battery technology.
Liz Rosenberg, professor of English, was published in The Boston Globe on August 23 for her reviews of the children’s book 1000 Times No and young-adult novel After the Moment.
Rolf Quam, assistant professor of anthropology, was featured in August 30 Press & Sun-Bulletin for his work excavating human fossils in Atapuerca, Spain over the past eight years. Over 6,000 human bones have been found at the site.
Alexa Schmidt, Sodexo Campus Services’ registered dietitian, was published in the MedicalNewsToday (United Kingdom) on August 30 for her tips on healthy eating and wellness for college students.
Last Updated: 6/22/10