"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.
Omowunmi Sadik, professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Advanced Sensors and Environmental Systems, was recognized in The Greater Binghamton Business Journal on July 5. Sadik is working on developing sensors that would detect and identify engineered nanoparticles.
Elena Varlinskaya, research professor of psychology, was featured in Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week on July 10, for her input on alcohol intake in adolescents. Varilinskava reported, “Human adolescents consume alcohol largely to enhance social interactions.”
Greg Delviscio, interim associate vice president for communications and marketing, was quoted in Binghamton Today and on WIVT-TV on July 13, regarding the new Binghamton University iPhone app, “It’s a great way to stay informed on what’s happening on campus,” he said.
Omowunmi Sadik, professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Advanced Sensors and Environmental Systems was recognized by Binghamton Today on July 14. Sadik was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Britain for making outstanding contributions to the advancement of chemical science.
Michael Lawler, physicist and assistant professor, was interviewed on WIVT-TV, featured in the Press & Sun Bulletin and published in the British journal Nature on July 16, for his new research that could lead to breakthroughs with superconductors.
Steven Scalet, associate professor of philosophy and economics, was published in the Journal of Business Ethics and mentioned in Investment Business Weekly on July 18, for his input on where the CSR world is heading currently. Scalet’s findings question “to what extent do corporations adjust their behavior based on how they rank in the CSR world?”
M. Stanley Whittingham, professor of chemistry and materials science, was mentioned in Wired magazine on July 18, about how he led a research team at Exxon that resulted in the first lithium ion battery.
Joseph Graney, professor of geological sciences, was interviewed by WBNG-TV on July 20, about the Susquehanna River being monitored for any traces of chemicals used in hydrofracking. Graney will be teaming up with Binghamton University students and other organizations for the monitoring project.
Wayne Jones, professor and chair of chemistry, was interviewed by WBNG-TV on July 23, regarding the Go Green institute for middle schoolers held each summer at Binghamton University. “Middle school is the pinch point in the path to careers in science and engineering and bringing together these students, they see science and engineering as a real career opportunity for them,” he said.
H. Stephen Straight, professor emeritus of anthropology and linguistics, was recognized in the July 26 issue of USA Today, regarding internationalism. Straight spearheaded the creation of the Language Across the Curriculum Program at Binghamton University in the late ’80s to early ’90s.
Rachel Coker, director in the office of Research Advancement, was recognized in the Press & Sun Bulletin on July 26, for receiving a CAST Genesis Award for writing the article “Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last.”
Mark F. Lenzenweger, distinguished professor of psychology, was noted by numerous media outlets including the Press & Sun Bulletin, Medical News Today, physOrg and PR Newswire of New Jersey on July 28, for his most recent book, Schizotypy and Schizophrenia, which explores the lessons he has learned in the psychological science laboratory while probing the broader questions of how to think about and conduct research on the subject.
David Hacker, professor of history, was interviewed by Forbes magazine on July 29, about how popular culture influences the size of families. According to Hacker, “Eight children per family was the norm in the 1800s because infant mortality rates were high and children were economically beneficial.”
Francis Yammarino, distinguished professor of management and director of the Center for Leadership Studies, was recognized on Binghamton Today and WIVT-TV on July 30. Yammarino was named the 2010 recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Scholar Award by the Academy of Management’s Leadership Network and The Leadership Quarterly.
Celia M. Klin, professor of psychology, was quoted in the Psychology and Psychiatry Journal on July 31. According to Klin, “Readers mentally simulate the perceptual details involved in story characters’ linguistic exchange.”
Last Updated: 6/23/11