"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.
Steven Jay Lynn, professor of psychology, was mentioned in numerous publications such as Pharma Business Week, Mental Health Weekly Digest and Fitness & Wellness Week on May 11, in an article about depression therapy. Lynn was among those who participated in research about the topic.
Melvyn Dubofsky, distinguished professor emeritus of history and sociology, wrote an article featured in Dissent on May 12, in an article about the legacy of Andy Stern. Stern is known as one of the nation’s most ambitious trade unionists.
Ricardo Réné Larémont, professor of political science and sociology, was mentioned in Pharma Business Week on May 12, in an article about foreign relations in Africa. Larémont was also part of a panel on this issue hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations.
Rebecca Benner, senior director for advancement services and campaign operations, was quoted in University Business on May 18, in an article about launching a virtual campaign at Binghamton University. Benner says, “Going virtual also means virtually limitless possibilities for an event.”
Cheryl Brown, director of undergraduate admissions, was quoted in U.S. News & World Report on May 18, in an article about concerns students may have when considering taking a year off after high school. According to Brown, “If a student is accepted for any scholarship, depending on the parameters of the scholarship, we try to hold it until they return.”
Mary Muscari, associate professor in the Decker School of Nursing, was featured in The Ithaca Journal on May 22, in an article about bullying. Muscari has written several books that deal with bullying and says, “For many victims of bullying, perception is everything.”
Mark Reisinger, professor of geography, was featured on BCTV of Reading, Pa. on May 24, in a story about Latinos in government. Reisinger pointed out that since 1976, there have been 42 people elected to Reading’s City Council, but just three of them Latino.
David Sloan Wilson, distinguished professor of biological sciences, was mentioned in Scientific American on May 25, in an article about evolution. According to Wilson, it is useful for people to be educated and understand how evolution works.
Thomas O’Brien, associate professor of education and director of Binghamton University’s Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, was mentioned on May 28 in Infozine, a publication in Kansas City, in an article about approaches to teaching science. O’Brien is hoping that his new book, Brain-Powered Science: Teaching and Learning with Discrepant Events, will change the way students and teachers think about learning and teaching science.
During the Month of May, Dylan Horvath, Richard Naslund and Michael A. Little were featured in The Press & Sun Bulletin’s Ask a Scientist column. Each month Binghamton University teams up with The Press & Sun Bulletin to publish a column where local students write scientific questions answered by Binghamton University experts.
Last Updated: 12/17/10