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September 2009

Marcia Craner, vice president for external affairs, was mentioned in The Greater Binghamton Business Journal on September 1 for her re-certification as a CFRE International Certified Fund Raising Executive.

Andrew Gallup, a graduate student in biological sciences, was featured in The Star Phoenix (Saskatchewan) and The Vancouver Sun (British Columbia) on September 8 for his research on how bullying in middle or high school effects the sexual behavior of young adults. His study concluded that females who were bullied had sex at earlier ages with more partners, while males exhibited opposite behavior.

Binghamton University’s Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP) was featured in US Fed News (MD) on September 11 for receiving $2.5 million in funding from a Department of Defense appropriations bill. The money will be used to help promote the use of alternative energies by developing materials to improve the power and energy density of solar ultra capacitors.

Binghamton University’s Sodexo Campus Services was mentioned in Reuters and The Sun-Herald (MS) on September 15 for helping Binghamton University earn a spot on the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll and the Sierra Club’s Cool Schools list. The University composts 27 tons of food waste each academic year.

Jason Sperber and Jordan Garfinkel, alumni of Binghamton University, were featured in The Greater Binghamton Business Journal on September 16 for the launch of their website, After signing up for a two-year membership on the site, participants can receive restaurant discounts and reward points for gift certificates for eating at local establishments.

Gerald Sonnenfeld, vice president for research, and M. Stanley Whittingham, professor of chemistry, materials science and engineering, were featured in the September 16 Greater Binghamton Business Journal for their plans to use a portion of $5 million in funding from Ithaca-based Primet Precision Materials to study lithium-ion battery design.

Lauren Anuszewski and other students were mentioned by News 10 Now on September 20 for their participation in the annual Broome County Riverbank Cleanup.

H. Stephen Straight, professor of anthropology and of linguistics and senior advisor for international initiatives, was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education (MD) on September 20 for his efforts with Binghamton’s foreign student exchange program with Turkey.

Ron Kamen, an alumnus of Binghamton, was mentioned in PitchEngine (WY) on September 21 for his appointment to the presidency of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association. Kamen will lead the association in improving solar technology and expanding its usage in the state.

An article in the Indiana University Press (IN) on African migration since 1990 written by Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies Isidore Okpewho, and Professor and Chair of the Africana Studies Department, Nkiru Nzegwu, was published on on September 24.

The Binghamton University Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center (S3IP) was featured on September 25 in PCB007 (OR) for receiving $3,000 in donations from Endicott Interconnect Technologies and Lockheed Martin Systems Integration – Owego, which will go to scholarships, programs or equipment for the facility.

Linda P. Spear, distinguished professor of psychology, was featured in The Daily Star (Oneonta) on September 26 for her comments on a survey of alcohol use in teens. Spear has done previous research on how alcohol affects adolescent brain development.

Binghamton University professors were mentioned by WIVT and The Press & Sun-Bulletin in late September for receiving parts of a $3.3 million federal stimulus grant to the school for research projects. Eriks Rozners, associate professor of chemistry, received $550,000 to purchase a nuclear magnetic resonance machine, which will allow him and other researchers to develop improved antibiotic and anti-cancer medications. Lisa Savage, a professor of psychology, received $125,000 from the National Institutes of Health to study neurochemical and neuroanatomical issues.
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