A single mother of a 4½-year-old daughter, Casey VanKuren juggles responsibilities as a Discovery Adviser, founder of the Binghamton Gaming Group, SOS Children’s Shelter volunteer and mentor to a sixth-grader. This fall, add tour guide duties and an elementary school internship.
Casey VanKuren, junior, double major in English and human development
Mary Muscari, associate professor at the Decker School of Nursing, was mentioned in The Legislative Gazette on March 1, in an article regarding a possible bill to pass to discontinue state investment in companies that sell or design age-inappropriate attire. According to Muscari, “Parents need to be educated more on this issue and that they need to learn to make mistakes.”
Kathryn Kish Sklar, Bartle distinguished professor of history, and Thomas Dublin, distinguished professor of history, were mentioned in eContent Magazine on March 9, in an article about a recent partnership center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at Binghamton University with Alexander Street Publishing.
Pamela Stewart Fahs, professor and Decker Chair in Rural Nursing, was quoted in Rural Roads, a publication based out of Kansas City, on March 9, in an article about heart and health prevention. According to Fahs, “Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the country. Rural factors put different stresses on people, and we need to be able to see house someone’s socio-ecological background and culture play into their risk factor profile.”
Elizabeth Tucker, professor of English, general literature and rhetoric, was quoted in The Seattle Times on March 14, in an article about “Alice in Wonderland.” According to Tucker, “‘Alice’ is a text that doesn’t hesitate to do wildly playful things with language, with the inversion of social mores and with wild and wacky characters.”
Jean Quataert, professor of history, was mentioned in numerous publications including First Science and SIFY on March 15, in an article featuring her recent book: Advocating Dignity: Human Rights Mobilizations in Global Politics. According to Quataert, “One of the book’s major contributions is that it is a global study of the human rights machinery done essentially from the grass roots and through people’s movements.”
Theresea Grabo, associate professor and director of graduate programs for the Decker School of Nursing, was mentioned in The Greater Binghamton Business Journal on March 15, in an article about the University’s new doctoral program for nurses. According to Grabo, also a nurse practitioner, “We’re just keeping pace with the national trend to move to the doctoral level.”
Robert Palmer, associate professor of student affairs administration, was mentioned in Science Letter on March 23, in an article about social science. Palmer was among those who participated in research as well as published a study in the Journal of Black Studies.
James Brownridge, radiation safety officer, was mentioned in New Scientist on March 25, in an article about hot water freezing faster than cold. According to Brownridge, “Water may contain several types of impurity, from dust particles to dissolved salts and bacteria, each of which triggers freezing at a characteristic temperature.”
Omowunmi Sadik, professor of chemistry and director of Binghamton University’s Center for Advanced Sensors and Environmental Systems, was mentioned in numerous publications including Africa Leader, Nanotechnology Development News, Innovations Report on March 31. In the article, which discussed the environmental impact of nanotechnology, Sadik was quoted as saying, “Interest in ‘green’ innovation means not just thinking big but also very, very, very small.”
Debbie Dittrich, research support specialist, Hiroki Sayama, assistant professor of bioengineering, and Stanley N. Salthe, visiting scientist, were featured in The Press & Sun Bulletin’s Ask a Scientist column in March. Each month Binghamton University teams up with The Press & Sun Bulletin to publish a column where local students write scientific questions to be answered by Binghamton University experts.
Last Updated: 12/17/10