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August 2010

Jenny Gordon, associate professor in the Graduate School of Education, was interviewed for the August 28 edition of the Press & Sun Bulletin and the Elmira Star-Gazette. Gordon discussed programs being developed by Binghamton University’s Graduate School of Education to get the University more involved in New Orleans. “We’re hugely excited about that and I think it would be an enormous contribution to that city,” Gordon said.

David Sloan Wilson, distinguished professor of biological sciences, was mentioned in the Aug. 26 issue of Wired Science, and the Aug. 25 issue of Nature on his proposed new theory of social evolution. According to Wilson, the paper is a culmination of research that “knocks kin selection theory off its perch” – something that should have happened long ago.

Michael Sharp, assistant professor of English, was mentioned in The Wall Street Journal on Aug. 25, about the phonetics of a multinational mining giant, Potash Corp. Sharp remarked that the word sounded “like some kind of Eastern European casserole.”

Qiqing Yu, professor of mathematical sciences, was interviewed by the Journal of Mathematics of Atlanta, Ga. on Aug. 24, regarding SUNY reports about research in statistics. “We study the existing models for right-censored competing risks data and with masked failure cause,” Yu said.

Ellen Badger, director of International Student and Scholar Services, was quoted in an Aug. 24 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education about U.S colleges making international students feel at home. “The challenge is to encourage those students to break out of their comfort level and explore the university dynamic,” Badger said.

Stephen Zahorian, professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering, was interviewed by Fox 40 News, the Press & Sun Bulletin and YNN on Aug. 23, about his research on how to improve speech recognition technology. “One of the big difficulties with automatic speech recognition is it does not work particularly well with conversation,” he said.

M. Stanley Whittingham, professor of chemistry and materials science, was recognized by numerous media outlets including Binghamton Today, the Press & Sun Bulletin, WIVT-TV and Channel 34 News on Aug. 23. Whittingham was awarded the 2010 Northeast Region American Chemical Society Award for Achievements in the Chemical Sciences.

C. Peter Magrath, president of Binghamton University, was interviewed by WIVT-TV and the Press & Sun Bulletin on Aug. 18, about Binghamton University’s recognition by the Princeton Review for academic excellence among top colleges. “It is correct that Binghamton University is listed among the best colleges in American higher education because we are the best, and that is a consequence of our commitment to high quality education,” Magrath said.

Mark Lenzenweger, distinguished professor of psychology, was interviewed by News RX & Science of Atlanta, Ga. on Aug. 12, regarding his new book which touches on a different perspective on the causes of schizophrenia and other related disorders. “The liability for schizophrenia is relatively prevalent and common in our population. Therefore understanding why someone goes on to develop the illness is a high priority research question,” he said.

M. Stanley Whittingham, professor of chemistry and materials science, was recognized in Autoblog Green on Aug 5. Whittingham was awarded $8.54 million by the Batteries for Advanced Transportation Technologies (BATT) Program for research on lithium battery anodes.

Sang Won Yoon, assistant professor of system science and industrial engineering, was mentioned in Computers, Networks & Communications on Aug. 5, regarding recent findings from the State University of New York that highlight research in industrial engineering involving implementation of a computer-based collaborative training prototype for emergency response in the Department of Transportation.

Binghamton University was mentioned in EmpireStateNews and on WIVT-TV on Aug. 4, about the University’s plans to conduct energy efficiency research for the Department of Defense (DoD). Binghamton University is in line to receive $9 million from DoD.

Binghamton University was recognized in KOTA and by Reuters on Aug. 4, regarding the Princeton Review’s naming of 18 out of 703 colleges on its “2011 Green Rating Honor Roll”. The criteria for the Princeton Review’s green rating included whether the school’s students have a healthy and sustainable campus quality of life, how well the school is preparing its students for employment and citizenship in a world defined by environmental challenges, and the school’s overall commitment to environmental issues.

Francis Yammarino, distinguished professor of management, was recognized in the Press & Sun Bulletin on Aug. 2, for being named the 2010 recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Scholar Award by the Academy of Management Leadership Network and The Leadership Quarterly.

Junghyun Cho, associate professor of mechanical engineering and director of the materials science and engineering track, was mentioned in the Journal of Technology & Science on Aug. 1. Cho and colleagues have reported new nanoparticles data research.

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Last Updated: 12/19/11