Work continues on the many construction projects overseen by Physical Facilities, including renovations to Old Digman Hall, which will reopen as a residence hall in fall 2016, as well as to Old Champlain, which will house a Globalization Center when renovations are complete in October 2016. In addition, read the update on what's happening with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the relocation of the berm and other projects in this issue of the quarterly report.
M. Stanley Whittingham, distinguished professor of chemistry and of materials science, was named a likely winner of the Nobel Prize at some point in the future by Thomson Reuters. Whittingham is just one example of how Binghamton University faculty and students are making advances that will improve quality of life. Read about a new dean, the Binghamton University Art Museum, SOM students in national competitions and much more in this issue.
The Dr. Bai Lee gift and Homecoming activities topped the agenda for the Division of Advancement in the fourth quarter of 2015, and the Binghamton University Foundation Annual Report hit mailboxes along with the most recent issue of the Binghamton University Magazine. Read about Foundation and alumni initiatives in this issue, along with information on legacy families, student philanthropy and student scholarship recipients.
Interdisciplinary teams are conducting some of the most interesting research in the world right now. The fall semester saw the launch of Binghamton University’s newest Organized Research Center, the Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems. Led by engineer Hiroki Sayama, CoCo brings together faculty from about 15 departments on campus. The researchers study networks ranging from the stock market to the brain, using mathematical modeling to understand and predict their behavior.
COLLABORATION ACROSS DIVISIONS SUPPORTS STUDENTS AND CAMPUS
The Division of Student Affairs actively supports a positive quality of life for students. Whether supporting students who require accommodations for test taking, helping the campus become healthier through the B-Healthy initiative or improving transportation services, staff in the division are committed to improving the student experience. Read about these activities, as well as our successful Family Weekend and the Student Affairs Matters: High Impact Learning Outside the Traditional Classroom Conference we hosted in this report.
Dr. Bai Lee, a local physician, made the largest gift ever to the University's Athletics program in October. Lee’s comprehensive gift will support both the academic and competitive efforts of Binghamton athletes, including the Student-Athlete Success Center, which provides academic support for our student-athletes. Read about the gift and the many other accomplishments of student-athletes in this issue of the quarterly report.