As the Division of Operations plans to welcome a new chief information officer in July, it continues to support the campus with both physical and networking infrastructure. From construction on the Smart Energy Research and Development Facility that will open in 2017, to continual upgrades to IT services, there is plenty to do. Couple that with the Leadership Development Program, and the division provides the backbone for the campus. Read about its initiatives in this report.
Whether its improving the course registration process, recognizing stellar faculty, celebrating research or celebrating graduates, the Division of Academic Affairs takes its role in providing an exceptional education to students seriously. Read about recent accolades and initiatives in this quarter's report.
The Division of Advancement celebrated support from many areas this quarter, including from the Senior Class as part of Seniors for BingFund campaign. Learn in this report as well about an endowed pharmacy faculty fellowship, bringing donors and study abroad students together and establishment of a Korean student center.
During this year’s Innovation Day, participants were challenged to imagine life in 2050. How will our cities be different? What will it be like to go to college then? Bahgat Sammakia, vice president for research, kicked off the day by sharing some thoughts related to 3D printing. With additive manufacturing, he said, you can create things that would be impossible or very expensive to make with traditional techniques. He told the younger people that in their lifetime, they will be able to order organs for transplant based on their own cells. “Building complex organs will happen by 2050,” Sammakia added. “There’s no doubt about it. This will happen.”
When students enroll at Binghamton University, they come here for the education, but also for the opportunity to mature into adults who can make their way in today's fast-paced society. The Division of Student Affairs supports these in all of their endeavors, whether it is academically, socially or emotionally. Read about our students' community service activities, how we have changed our Code of Student Conduct, our B-Healthy initiative and much more in this quarter's report.
Senior middle-distance runner and All-American Jesse Garn was among the many Binghamton student-athletes to be recognized for athletics excellence, academic achievement, community service ad individual perseverance during the 68th Annual Varsity Awards Banquet this spring. Garn and senior wrestler Tyler Deuel were named co-male athletes of the year, and sophomore Keishorea Armstrong was named female athlete of the year. Read about the banquet and more in this report.