Binghamton University announces four honorary degree recipients

Binghamton University announced that Govindasamy Viswanathan and Binghamton alumni Alexander S. Vindman, Yasmin L. Hurd and Lee Ranaldo will receive State University of New York (SUNY) honorary doctorates this year during the University’s Commencement, May 9-11, 2024. Read more.

Binghamton University’s graduate business program ranks among the top 100 in the nation

Binghamton University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) ranks as one of the nation’s top 100 graduate business programs.

This was the first year the STEM-certified MBA program, housed in the University’s School of Management (SOM), made the top 100 list in U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious 2024 best graduate schools rankings, released April 9. Read more.

Binghamton University to host nine Commencement ceremonies in May

Binghamton University will confer more than 5,900 degrees for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral candidates when it holds nine separate Commencement ceremonies in May. Three ceremonies will be held daily from Thursday, May 9, through Saturday, May 11. Read more.

Binghamton University graduate programs ranked among best in nation by U.S. News

Several of Binghamton University’s graduate programs placed prominently on this year’s prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools list. Read More.

Binghamton debate team takes the trophy at national tournament

For only the second time, a team in New York state has won the Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA) Nationals. Read more.

Binghamton University receives $1 million to support job training in electronics manufacturing

A new $1 million in funding will help Binghamton University provide job training for more than 100 students a year in the growing advanced chip manufacturing industry.

The funding, announced today by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, will help purchase equipment necessary to train students on the fundamentals of semiconductor and modern electronics manufacturing processes. Read more.

Road Map steering committee assesses progress on SP3 goals

The Road Map Steering Committee met on March 26, 2024, to discuss the progress made in several areas of Strategic Priority 3: Unite to Foster a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Culture. Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Karen Jones and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Alistair Lees, SP3 co-chairs, led a presentation. Read more.

Binghamton University set to receive $5 million landmark gift to pursue AI research and development

Bloomberg L.P. co-founder and Binghamton University alumnus Tom Secunda ’76, MA ’79 today announced a landmark $5 million donation to Binghamton University to attract, recruit and retain tech talent, creating a pipeline for students to participate in the artificial intelligence economy of the future. Read more.

10 stories about Watson College women building the future

Women at the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science are making valuable contributions to research and education. We honor these students, faculty, alumni and staff members on International Women’s Day and every day. Read more.

Binghamton University School of Management ranked in nation’s top 10 business schools for internships

The Binghamton University School of Management (SOM) ranks among the top 10 business schools nationwide for internship placement. Schools were ranked by Poets & Quants, a top online publication for business and education news, based on the percentage of graduates from the Class of 2023 who had at least one business-related internship during their degrees. Binghamton University placed ninth in the ranking, with 99% of graduates having landed such an internship. Poets & Quants also ranked Binghamton fourth in their top 10 list of business schools with the highest early-career return on investment. Read more.

Watson graduate students implement AI in healthcare practice as final project

Binghamton graduate students are known for their dedication to the fields they pursue, but it’s not every day they take their work straight from the classroom to the conference room. Yet, that is exactly what three students at Watson College’s Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) have done. Read more.

Barbenheimer, Coca-Cola drinks gain success by generating ‘buzz.’ Binghamton research shows how companies can hype new products

How often have you watched trailers for an upcoming movie and thought, “I can’t wait to see that,” when it hits theaters next year? It’s no surprise when critically acclaimed movies score well at the box office, but when films like “Barbie” or “Oppenheimer” go above and beyond that, the extra push can often be traced back to the buzz they generated building up to their debut on the big screen. Preannouncement marketing can often influence a product’s success, whether it’s an upcoming blockbuster movie or a new product rollout from major companies like Coca-Cola or Apple. A research study from Binghamton University’s School of Management shows how companies might use this type of marketing to their advantage.Read more.

Go green: Binghamton University launches the 1MReady campaign

Natalie Isaacs used to be one of the bad guys. She spent 24 years as a cosmetics manufacturer in Australia, persuading consumers to pick up the latest in overpacked and highly disposable fast fashion. She measured her worth in the number of units that flew off store shelves and shrugged at the idea of climate change. That all changed — courtesy of her household electric bill. Simple changes to her daily routine reduced her household energy consumption by 20%; that bill not only outlined her financial savings, but how much carbon dioxide emissions she had averted, potentially mitigating the effects of global warming. Read more.

Binghamton battery project named one of 10 NSF Innovation Engines in the nation

Binghamton University’s role as a national leader in battery innovation and manufacturing received a multimillion-dollar investment Monday when the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) designated Upstate New York as one of 10 inaugural NSF Regional Innovation Engines. The initiative led by Binghamton University and its New Energy New York (NENY) coalition of partners — NSF Engines: Upstate New York Energy Storage Engine — will get $15 million for the first two years of the project and up to $160 million over 10 years. The grant was announced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer during a visit to Binghamton University’s Innovative Technologies Complex. Read more. 

Atul Kelkar appointed dean of Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science

After a national candidate search, the search committee and Provost Donald Hall are pleased to announce that Atul Kelkar will become the new dean of Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science on Aug. 1. “The tireless efforts of the search committee to find a suitable candidate for the Watson Dean position have paid off in the appointment of Atul Kelkar,” President Harvey Stenger said. “As always, Binghamton University engaged many exceptional candidates from across the nation, but Atul’s experience and dedication to his students and his alignment with our mission made him the best choice as we move into the next stage of growth for Watson College.” Read more.

Binghamton University School of Management ranked a top 10 public business school for third straight year

For its third consecutive year, the Binghamton University School of Management (SOM) has been ranked as a top 10 business school among fully public institutions.Of the 91 schools ranked for Poets & Quants 2024 Best Undergraduate Business Schools, the School of Management also made the top 10 among fully public institutions for academic experience, placing at number 21 overall in a category that measures a school’s ability to nurture students by challenging them while helping them grow. Read more

A Record Year: President Stenger delivers 2024 State of the University address

Record-breaking enrollment, growth across campus and looking to the future. Those were just a few of the highlights that Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger covered in his annual State of the University address on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Watters Theater.  Read More.

Binghamton University Libraries receives inaugural Insight Into Diversity magazine’s 2024 Library Excellence in Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award

Binghamton University Libraries has received the 2024 Library Excellence in Access and Diversity Award (LEAD) from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The LEAD Award honors academic libraries’ programs and initiatives that encourage and support DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) across their campus. These include, but are not limited to research, technology, accessibility, exhibitions and community outreach. Read More.

Binghamton University professor and Nobel Laureate Stanley Whittingham wins VinFuture Grand Prize

Binghamton University Distinguished Professor and Nobel Laureate M. Stanley Whittingham has been chosen as the joint winner of the $3 million 2023 VinFuture Grand Prize in recognition of his contributions to the invention of lithium-ion batteries. The prize recognized how the combination of solar energy and lithium battery storage is overcoming climate change and was recently presented by the Prime Minister of Vietnam. Read more.

$6 million National Science Foundation award to Binghamton will accelerate research translation into broader societal benefits

A Binghamton University team is one of just 18 nationally that will share in $100 million in U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) funding from the Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) Directorate to accelerate the pace and scale of translational research.  Read More. 

10 most popular Binghamton University news stories of 2023

2023 was a huge year for Binghamton University. Between moving up in the rankings, commemorating the Class of 2023, and uncovering new research breakthroughs, we have much to celebrate.  Read more.

Two innovative Binghamton University School of Management faculty make list of nation’s ‘Best Business Professors’

Two innovative researchers from Binghamton University’s School of Management (SOM) have been ranked among the nation’s top business professors. Read more.

Research to weigh best methods to spend government funds to fight opioid addiction

Dealing with the opioid epidemic in the U.S. has been a legal and healthcare challenge for more than 20 years, but figuring out the right approach to mitigate it has proved difficult. A Binghamton University faculty member will lead new research that aims to provide better guidance for policymakers. Read More.

Ford Family Wellness Center for Seniors Opens

Geriatric healthcare in the Southern Tier got a boost with the July 2023 opening of Binghamton University’s Ford Family Wellness Center for Seniors. The newly constructed 4,300-square-foot facility at 27 Jennison Ave. in Johnson City, N.Y. — diagonally across from Binghamton’s Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences on the University’s Health Sciences Campus — is home to Lourdes Senior Care, a geriatric medical clinic operated by Lourdes Hospital. Read more.

Donors dedicate Watson College biomedical engineering lab in son’s memory

Through the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, donors Gary Kunis ’73, LHD ’02, and Connie Wong are advancing pathbreaking cancer research at Binghamton University. Their son, who graduated with a bioengineering degree from University of Rochester, died of brain cancer at age 33. In 2018, Kunis and Wong established the Douglas Hsu Memorial Scholarship in Biomedical Engineering to support first-year students in Watson College. Now, they have expanded their support to further honor their son’s memory and foster biomedical engineering research that could help combat the disease. Read More.

Binghamton, HBCUs align for ’true collaboration’

A summit held this spring at Binghamton University has led to a groundbreaking partnership with six historically Black colleges and universities. Supported by Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Donald Hall and Thurgood Marshall College Fund founder N. Joyce Payne, the New Educational and Research Alliance (newERA) will foster closer ties with Alabama A&M University, Central State University, Tuskegee University, Prairie-View A&M University, the University of the District of Columbia and Virginia State University. Read more.

Binghamton researchers get FDA approval for drug to treat world’s most common neuromuscular genetic disease

A new drug developed by professors from the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Binghamton University has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the treatment of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a common genetic disease that mostly affects young boys. DMD is the world’s most common neuromuscular genetic disease. It leads to the loss of the dystrophin protein in muscle tissues, with progressive weakness and challenges with day-to-day activities. The DMD gene is the largest gene in the human genome, spanning 2,300,000 base pairs (letters of DNA code) on the X chromosome. Because the gene is on the X chromosome, mostly young boys are affected. Read More.

Binghamton University-led battery initiative named federal Tech Hub

The federal government designated the New Energy New York (NENY) project led by Binghamton University a hub for battery innovation in a series of announcements Oct. 23. NENY received a Regional Tech Hub designation from the Biden-Harris administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The Tech Hubs program aims to drive regional innovation and job creation by strengthening a region’s capacity to manufacture, commercialize and deploy technology that will advance American competitiveness. Read more.

Three-peat: Binghamton University earns higher education diversity award third year in a row

Binghamton University has received the 2023 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — Binghamton will be featured, along with 108 other recipients, in the November/December 2023 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the third year Binghamton has been named as a HEED Award recipient. Read More.

Go green: Binghamton to launch national campaign directed at climate change

Wild weather, fires and blistering temperatures: The realities of climate change can make you feel helpless — and this helplessness can lead to deep despair. Around 70 percent of people between the ages of 16 and 25 are extremely worried about climate change but don’t know how to make a real difference. The lack of hope and agency has taken a grim toll, according to Lorena Aguilar, executive director of Binghamton University’s Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls: Climate change has driven some young people to suicide. “For youth worldwide and in the U.S., climate change is their number one priority,” Aguilar noted. “It also has been linked to anxiety because they feel that there is so little they can do.” Read more.

LACAS celebrates 50 years of preparing students to think critically and advocate boldly

The Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies (LACAS) is a transdisciplinary program that began in 1973 in response to on-campus student activism primarily by the Latin American Student Union (LASU). However, it is rooted in a broader national social movement by Mexican-American and Puerto Rican students during the 1960s and 1970s that advocated for labor and farm workers’ rights, educational and racial equality, housing and welfare issues. Read more.

New bikeshare program at Binghamton University

Binghamton University Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has brought a fleet of 30 new Binghamton University bikes to campus. The Koloni bikeshare program allows students to ride for free for a two-hour period each day. After the allotted two hours, the bikes cost $5 an hour to continue to ride. Bikes can be ridden anywhere, as long as they are returned to one of the four on-campus bike hubs, located at bike racks at the Lecture Hall, Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4), Upper East Gym and Hinman College. Read more.

Campus ghost stories and folklore the focus of Binghamton University Homecoming event

A Binghamton University folklorist will discuss campus ghost stories and folklore at the annual TIER Talks event taking place during Homecoming at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4) Multipurpose Room, on campus. This event is free and open to the public. Read more.

After winning the gold for sustainability efforts, Binghamton aims for platinum

When it comes to sustainability, the Binghamton University campus has again won the gold. Whether it can achieve the platinum, however, comes down to you — that is, the individual efforts of faculty, staff and students to safeguard the environment. Read more.

Binghamton University to celebrate school pride at Homecoming 2023

Binghamton University anticipates welcoming more than 1,000 alumni back to campus during Homecoming weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 13-15. This program, sponsored by the Binghamton University Alumni Association and numerous campus partners, will be a celebration of Binghamton pride for alumni of all eras. Many events are free of charge and open to the campus and local communities. Read More.

Job and Internship Fair sees rising attendance

Over 2,400 students flooded into Binghamton University’s Events Center on Wednesday, Sept. 13 — but it wasn’t for a basketball game or a social mixer. Instead, they gathered for the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development’s fall Job and Internship Fair. Read more.

Binghamton University announces new investments in student life

Binghamton University is making substantial investments in staffing and other resources in the areas of wellness and student success that will reduce barriers for student engagement and expand access. New funding will allow Binghamton to invest in several areas that directly impact student life. Part of the new funds are earmarked for specific student-directed services — including mental health, disability support and food insecurity — and part are discretionary to each campus. Read more.

The art of synergy: Meet the founding director of Harpur’s School of the Arts

Art is often created through the combination of different elements and perspectives, even contradictory ones: motion and stillness, oil and water, wood and lathe, sound and silence, tension and release. That same process can also unearth novel solutions for other complex knots. Take Ghana ThinkTank, an international artist collective co-founded by Christopher Robbins in which focus groups based in “developing” countries are asked to identify solutions to issues in the so-called “First World.” Robbins and his collaborators deliberately work with groups that are at odds to find shared goals and outcomes — such as asking recently deported immigrants in Tijuana to solve issues posed by members of anti-immigrant civilian border patrols like the Minutemen. Read more.

University sets new ‘Super Goal’ for EXCELERATE campaign

Excitement is building about the possibilities being created thanks to donors to the EXCELERATE campaign for Binghamton, now in its final year. With $222.7 million raised to date, Binghamton is speeding on the path to reach a Super Goal of a quarter of a billion dollars to fuel the University’s continued rise. Read me.

Binghamton reaches highest rank ever on U.S. News & World Report list

Binghamton University has reached its highest ranking ever on the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” list. Binghamton has moved from #83 to #73 in the national universities category on the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking, ahead of schools like Fordham University, Temple University and Clemson University. Binghamton was also rated the #34 public college and the #85 best value in the nation. Read more.

Binghamton named among ‘Best Colleges in the U.S.’ by Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal has ranked Binghamton the #26 public university on its list of the 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S., based on factors such as student outcomes, learning environment and diversity. Binghamton is ranked the #26 public and #82 overall in the Wall Street Journal’s annual list of the best colleges in the nation, above institutions like Syracuse University, NYU, and Johns Hopkins University. Read more.

Binghamton University’s public health program earns accreditation

Binghamton University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program is now fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for five years, the maximum period allowed for newly accredited programs. The accreditation term extends until Dec. 31, 2028. Read More.

’A sensorial delight’: Cinema professor premieres new film at the Toronto International Film Festival

Tomonari Nishikawa is not your average cinematographer. For starters, his work is — by his own admission — imperfect. “If I made a mistake, a mistake should be part of that film. The way I work on a project is very different from commercial filmmakers; they will need to plan out everything that they are going to reveal,” said Nishikawa, an associate professor of cinema at Binghamton University. “When they make a mistake, they are going to reshoot the same scene again and again. But I don’t work in that way in most of my projects.” Read more.

Binghamton ranked among ‘Top Colleges in America’ by Forbes

Binghamton has been named the leading SUNY in Forbes’ prestigious “Top Colleges in America” list. The ranking is based on factors including return on investment, alumni influence and student success. Forbes has ranked Binghamton University #52 on its annual list of the top 500 colleges in America. Read more.

The Chain of Friendship: Binghamton University to welcome Haudenosaunee Festival

The purple-and-white flag of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy will fly over the Binghamton University campus this fall, when the Haudenosaunee Festival comes to campus for the first time on Sept. 29 and 30. Read more.

How can we prepare for our climate change future?

When global temperatures rise by 2 degrees Celsius, what will that mean for Binghamton — both the University and the small city at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers? The Binghamton 2 Degrees initiative is intended to answer that question and to help the region prepare for its climate change future. Read more.

Binghamton University receives $5.6 million gift to support innovative faculty research

The S. H. Ho Foundation Ltd. has made a $5.6 million gift to propel the pioneering research of Binghamton University faculty. It’s the largest single gift Binghamton has ever received from an organization. Read more.

Binghamton University prepares to welcome 18,600 new and returning students

Binghamton University welcomes new and returning students and their families on Aug. 18-20, with move-in days signifying the beginning of the fall semester and a new academic year. Read more.

Binghamton University New Energy NY project a finalist in $160 million National Science Foundation competition

The New Energy New York (NENY) Storage Engine (NENY-SE) proposal, led by Binghamton University, was selected as one of 16 finalists in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) inaugural Regional Innovation Engines competition after participating in a virtual site visit on July 11. Read more.

Binghamton students spend summer conducting real research through new SUNY internship

Research and researchers have always been fascinating to Brett Colucciello. This summer the Binghamton University sophomore got the chance to conduct real research and work alongside leading researchers as part of the Summer Research Immersion program. “Growing up, I would think ‘What if I could meet them one day?’ but now I think ‘What if I can be them?” said Colucciello, who is majoring in biochemistry. Read more.

How do microscopic cells swim? Research could solve human diseases

Flagella and cilia — tiny hair-like structures on the surface of many types of bacteria, protozoa and other microorganisms as well as cells of human tissues — beat rhythmically to provide propulsion in fluid environments. Without them, necessary transport functions inside living cells would be subject to the whims of chance. Read more.

Research looks to improve ’green’ steel process using hydrogen instead of carbon

Steel is one of the most important industrial materials, with more than 2 billion tons produced annually around the world. Because of its high tensile strength and low cost, steel is used in everything from building construction and electrical appliances to ships, trains, cars and bicycles. Read More.

EOP will celebrate 55th anniversary at 2023 Homecoming celebration

As Binghamton University celebrates Homecoming the weekend of Oct. 13–15, the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) will honor two retirees and legends of the program, former senior counselors Westley Van Dunk ‘74, liaison to the Decker School of Nursing (now the College of Nursing and Health Sciences), and Vanessa Young ‘78, liaison to the School of Management, as part of their 55th Anniversary celebration. Read more..

Dance and the state: Research explores ballet training in Ukraine

The signature Vaganova style of Soviet ballet can be described in a number of ways: exacting, athletic, classical, Russian. It’s also uniform across post-Soviet training academies, including those based in now-independent Ukraine. Training shapes bodies, and post-Soviet dancers still begin training young; students at the Kyiv State Choreographic College in Ukraine range from 10 to 17 years old. But if you’re imagining an authoritarian structure with humorless, disciplinarian teachers, you’d be wrong. Read more.

Binghamton University’s Kaschak Institute to host conference on gender equality and climate change

Binghamton University’s Ellyn Uram Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls, in alliance with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), will host a three-day conference July 10-12, at the Engineering and Science Building at Binghamton University’s Innovative Technologies Complex, 85 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal.

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CCPA’s Community Research and Action doctoral students tackle complex global issues

Food access in low-income neighborhoods. The relationship between racially segregated neighborhoods and trauma. College readiness and identity among students from rural areas. Economic opportunity among Rohingya refugees in the United States. Read more.

Binghamton University’s pharmacy residency Match Day 2023 brings highest PGY-1 match rate in nation

Pharmacy Residency Match Days were held Wednesday, March 15, and Friday, April 14, with 96% (24 of 25) of Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) students matched — the highest Phase I match rate in the nation. Read more.

Honoring the past, creating the future: Watson College looks ahead to next 40 years and beyond

When looking back at the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science’s first 40 years, it would be easy to get wrapped up in a litany of key milestones, curriculum changes and significant discoveries. All of those are important, but at its core, Watson College is a story about people — the hundreds of faculty and staff members, the thousands of students and alumni, and the relationships forged during the last four decades at Binghamton University. Read more.

Binghamton University-led battery initiative selected as semi-finalist in $160 million National Science Foundation competition

The New Energy New York (NENY) project led by Binghamton University was selected as one of 34 semi-finalists in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) inaugural Regional Innovation Engines competition. The competition received 188 applications for implementation grants from across the country, spanning various critical technology areas emphasized in the CHIPS and Science Act. Winning proposals will be eligible to receive up to $160 million over a 10-year period to build out regional innovation ecosystems around technology sectors of national importance.  Read more.

Outstanding Binghamton students recognized by the University and SUNY

Fourteen Binghamton students were recognized by the University and SUNY administrations in late May for their all-around outstanding accomplishments and contributions during their time at Binghamton University. Read more.

Binghamton University ranks among best in nation for high-paying jobs in accounting, finance, marketing

Binghamton University ranks among the nation’s top public colleges for graduates who secure high-paying jobs in accounting, finance and marketing. The University made the top 10 list for graduates who earn higher salaries in accounting, according to 2022-23 rankings published in the Wall Street Journal. Binghamton also ranked in the top 10 among fully public colleges for high-paying jobs in finance and ranked in the top 20 for high-paying jobs in marketing. Read more.

Binghamton University and six HBCUs forge New Educational and Research Alliance

In collaboration with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Binghamton University has announced a New Educational and Research Alliance (New ERA) with six historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs): Alabama A&M University, Central State University, Tuskegee University, Prairie-View A&M University, the University of the District of Columbia and Virginia State University. Read more.

2023 Chancellor’s and Provost’s awards, other major awards announced

Binghamton University has announced the recipients of this year’s Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence as well as a number of other major awards for excellence, some Provost’s Awards and the Binghamton University Council/Foundation Awards. Some additional awards will be announced later in the year. Read more.

Binghamton University raises Progress Pride flag to kick off Pride Month

On Thursday, June 1, members of the Binghamton University community gathered on campus to raise the Progress Pride flag and celebrate the start of Pride Month. Read more.

EXCELERATE access to an exceptional education

On Binghamton University’s Admitted Student Day each spring, students come to see their dream university in person. Thrilled to be accepted at Binghamton, many are unable to make the dollars and cents add up to commit to enroll. Yet, they still come to the event, holding offer letters from other universities with better financial-aid packages, hopeful something can be done. Read more.

New Energy New York: Building back better at Binghamton

When M. Stanley Whittingham accepted the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2019, it set in motion a course of events that will ripple across the U.S. economy and beyond. Whittingham, a chemist, was working at Exxon Research and Engineering Co. when he invented the first rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the 1970s. In the years since, including decades on Binghamton University’s faculty, he has continued innovating, mentoring younger scientists and pushing for the adoption of renewable energy on a large scale. Now a huge government initiative is poised to make upstate New York an epicenter of research and manufacturing for energy storage technologies. Read more.

Binghamton University, Griffiss Institute to collaborate on tech development

Griffiss Institute Inc. and Binghamton University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and implement collaborative talent and technology development programs. The partnership aims to leverage interorganizational synergies among upstate New York academic, industrial and defense communities to expand access to high-quality educational, training, research and entrepreneurial opportunities.  Read more.

Boardroom dedicated in honor of Watson dean 

Griffiss Institute Inc. and Binghamton University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and implement collaborative talent and technology development programs. The partnership aims to leverage interorganizational synergies among upstate New York academic, industrial and defense communities to expand access to high-quality educational, training, research and entrepreneurial opportunities. Read more.

Engineering Building boardroom dedicated in honor of Watson College dean

In 1988, Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean and Distinguished Professor Krishnaswami “Hari” Srihari started his Binghamton University career as an assistant professor teaching industrial engineering. Thirty-five years later, thanks to a generous donation from a member of Watson’s advisory board, a part of the Engineering Building has been dedicated in his honor. Read More.

Binghamton University and UHS partner on $2.6 million MRI scanner

United Health Services (UHS) and Binghamton University have entered a partnership to bring a state-of-the art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner to the Southern Tier of New York. The $2.6 million MRI, a Siemens Magnetom Prisma 3 Tesla scanner, will be located at UHS’ Vestal campus and will make Broome County home to one of the most advanced MRI technologies in the region. The scanner will be available to serve the community and conduct path-breaking research as of this summer.  Read more.

Thousands cross the stage as members of Binghamton University’s Class of 2023

Binghamton University hosted 10 separate ceremonies recognizing more than 4,500 graduates this year, beginning with a Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the Anderson Center’s Osterhout Concert Theater.  Read more.

Binghamton University School of Management Class of 2023 encouraged to never stop learning

Students in Binghamton University’s School of Management (SOM) gained complex problem-solving skills from analytics and management courses, developed task priorities through case competitions and learned the value of teamwork while completing capstone projects. Read more.

Harpur Commencement 2023: Support and sacrifice shape achievement

Camille Clare doesn’t remember which Commencement speaker took the podium back in 1992. Sitting in her robes as proud family looked on, she was poised to return home to the Bronx and then on to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her future. Read more. 

Watson Commencement 2023: Go into the world to be ’change-makers’

More than 400 undergraduate students gathered with family, friends, faculty and peers to receive their diplomas at the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 14, at the Binghamton University Events Center. Read more.

CCPA Class of 2023 urged to make a difference in the world at Commencement ceremony

The Binghamton University College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) celebrated the Class of 2023, leaving students with the message that their help was needed now more than ever to make a difference in the world. Read more.

Decker College Class of 2023: Ready to change healthcare forever

Tassels turned as undergraduate students from Binghamton University’s Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences were celebrated during Commencement 2023, held at 1 p.m. May 12 at the University’s Events Center. A total of 182 students received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the event. Graduate degrees in nursing and public health were presented at alternate celebrations (see below). Read more.

Third Commencement for School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The third Doctoral Hooding Ceremony for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences started with the usual pomp and ceremony, but also with accolades as Dean Kanneboyina Nagaraju announced that the school has been recommended for a four-year accreditation following the recent site visit by accreditors. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education will make its final decision in June. Read more.

11 amazing students from the Binghamton University Class of 2023

Each year, BingUNews features the stories of several Binghamton University students as they prepare for Commencement. Check out the stories of 11 amazing graduates from the Class of 2023 below! Read more.

Binghamton celebrates student diversity and success at recognition ceremonies

Navigating the evolving landscape of higher education can be a formidable undertaking for any student. But students from historically underrepresented or marginalized communities, including first-generation, immigrant, LGBTQ+ and socio-economically under-advantaged, must often lay the course with fewer resources or higher hurdles than their peers. Read more.

Plant-based culinary innovation comes to Binghamton

Jennifer DiFrancesco, the director of culinary innovation for Sodexo Campus, headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., has held a particular fondness for plant-based cuisine throughout her 20+ year culinary career. DiFrancesco shared her plant-based passion with Binghamton University students and staff for A Day of Plant-Based Innovation on April 27.  Read more.

Binghamton University awards journalist for efforts in mass atrocity prevention

Be aware of the power you hold in the palm of your hands — the spread of disinformation and hate online can threaten the very basis of democracy and can be a catalyst for mass atrocity. This was the warning that 2021 Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient Maria Ressa gave during her lecture on April 14 in the Anderson Center.  Read more.

Night on the town

At Binghamton University, student excellence isn’t limited to what happens in the classroom. From student organizations to community engagement to on-campus jobs, students continually go above and beyond to get involved on and off campus, take on leadership roles and make Binghamton a vibrant, welcoming community. To applaud and recognize just some of the outstanding students who contribute to Binghamton’s culture, the Division of Student Affairs hosted the annual Binghamton University Student Awards Gala. Read more.

Binghamton named National Resource Center in Middle East and North Africa Studies

Over the years, Binghamton University has invested in raising its profile in studies pertaining to this geographic area, and currently offers programming through its Center of Middle East and North Africa Studies (CMENAS) and degrees and courses pertaining to the region in departments across campus.  Read more.

Binghamton University to host 10 Commencement ceremonies in May

Binghamton University will confer more than 4,500 degrees for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral candidates when it holds 10 separate Commencement ceremonies in May, beginning with the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 10. The remaining ceremonies will be held beginning Friday, May 12, through Sunday, May 14. The pharmacy school and doctoral hooding ceremonies will be held in the Anderson Center’s Osterhout Concert Theater. All other ceremonies will be held in the Events Center on campus. Read more.

Binghamton University’s graduate nursing programs ranked in the top 100 in the nation

Binghamton University’s Master of Science in Nursing programs have ranked among the best in the nation. Housed in the University’s Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the program made the top 100 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 best graduate schools rankings, released April 25. Read more.

Binghamton University’s graduate programs in education, public administration rank among best in nation

Binghamton University’s graduate programs in education and public administration have ranked among the best in the nation.The programs, housed in the University’s College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) made the top 100 for their respective areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 best graduate schools rankings. Read more.

Eleven students selected to speak on behalf of peers at Commencement ceremonies

Binghamton University’s Commencement ceremonies will begin with a doctoral hooding ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the Anderson Center’s Osterhout Concert Theater. Remaining ceremonies for master’s students and each of the University’s six schools, including three separate Harpur College of Arts and Sciences ceremonies, begin Friday, May 12 and run through Sunday, May 14. The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences ceremony will be held in the Osterhout Concert Theater. All other ceremonies will be held in the Events Center on campus. Read more.

Computer Science Department celebrates record enrollment, other 2022-23 achievements

For the 2022-23 academic year, the Department of Computer Science at Binghamton University’s Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science welcomed a record number of students: 702 undergraduates and 555 graduate students. Read more.

BOLD 10 Under 10 winner credits Watson College for motivation to leadership

Binghamton University’s BOLD (Bearcats of the Last Decade) 10 Under 10 Award honors alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years, demonstrated a very high level of career achievement since leaving campus and show great potential for future leadership. Read more.

Binghamton University students among first recipients of New York state mental health scholarship program

Three Binghamton University students are among the first recipients of a scholarship through a new mental health scholarship program that aims to expand and diversify New York state’s mental health workforce. Read more.

Binghamton introduces new LGBTQ+ Living Community to enhance inclusive housing options

In addition to the variety of living communities that Binghamton University Residential Life offers undergraduate students, in fall 2023, students will have a new choice: the LGBTQ+ Living Community. Historically, the University’s residential communities have distinguishing traditions and cultures, reflecting the communities they house, that help foster camaraderie and a sense of belonging. The LGBTQ+ Living Community is the latest offering in Residential Life’s efforts to provide inclusive housing options where students feel welcome and safe. Read more.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa to speak at Binghamton University

Binghamton University’s Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) will award the inaugural Nadia Rubaii Memorial Prize to Filipino-American journalist and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa at 5 p.m. Friday, April 14, in the Anderson Center’s Chamber Hall, on campus. The event is free and open to the public. Read more.

Binghamton University receives $9.3 million in federal funding to train school-based mental health professionals

Economically disadvantaged students face food scarcity, unreliable access to services and other stressors, which can have a huge impact on their mental health. In Broome and Tioga counties, more than 50% of children live in families characterized as low income. New federal funding will help to put more Binghamton University social work students in schools to provide the services that these students need to succeed. Read more. 

Binghamton University club ice hockey wins national championship

After taking second place in last year’s championship, the Binghamton men’s club ice hockey team brought its full force to the 2022–23 season and won the national title. Read more.

Provost announces founding director of School of the Arts

Binghamton University Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Donald Hall is pleased to announce that Christopher Robbins has been appointed the founding director of the new School of the Arts. He will begin his duties this summer. Read more.

Institute for Justice and Well-Being brings researchers, community together to create change

Founded in 2009, the institute leverages collaboration across the University to advance global health, progressive education and well-being for marginalized populations through educational opportunities, applied research and partnerships with community organizations. Read more.

Tubman Center unveils inaugural marker on Downtown Freedom Trail

In recognition of Harriet Tubman Day, a national holiday, representatives from the Harriet Tubman Center for Freedom and Equity gathered March 10 at the University Downtown Center to unveil the first of 12 markers on the Downtown Binghamton Freedom Trail. The markers will identify key Binghamton locations on the iconic Underground Railroad and other notable abolitionist sites. Read more.

Binghamton researchers among top 2% in the world

More than 30 Binghamton University researchers have been honored for their work by a Stanford University study that looks at the impact of scientists worldwide. Read more.

Binghamton University reaches highest ever score for LGBTQ+ inclusion

Binghamton University scored a nearly perfect ranking on the latest national Campus Pride Index, which measures a university’s commitment to LGBTQ+ safety and inclusivity on campus. The University received a 4.5 out of 5, an increase from the 3.5 scores received in previous years. Read more.

School of Management’s Transformational Leaders Program wins Inspiring Programs in Business Award

The Binghamton University School of Management’s (SOM) Transformational Leaders Program has earned INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2023 Inspiring Programs in Business Award, casting a national spotlight on its work of helping students chart a course toward successful business careers. Read more.

Binghamton University School of Management moves up in prominent business school ranking

The Binghamton University School of Management (SOM) has once again been ranked as a top 10 business school among fully public institutions, according to a top publication for business education news. Read more.

Harriet Tubman Freedom Trail Project receives $400,000 grant

Gov. Kathy Hochul made a stop in Johnson City Wednesday to talk about her 2024 Executive Budget proposal and announce the funding of projects that will invest in the area. Included in those investments is a $400,000 grant to the Harriet Tubman Center for Freedom and Equity at Binghamton University. Read more.

Nobel Laureate M. Stanley Whittingham attends State of the Union address

Distinguished Professor and Nobel Laureate M. Stanley Whittingham joined U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer in the nation’s capitol on Feb. 7 for U.S. President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address. Read more

New SUNY chancellor makes stop at Binghamton

President Harvey Stenger introduced SUNY Chancellor John B. King Jr. to the campus Tuesday, Jan. 17, after taking a whirlwind tour of the Health Sciences Campus, University Downtown Center and Innovative Technologies Complex. Read more.

Funding approved for new Lecture Hall/Classroom Building

Binghamton University has received $60 million in funding from the State University of New York Construction Fund (SUCF) for the design and construction of a new Lecture Hall/Classroom Building that will provide the next generation of cutting-edge, high-impact learning spaces for the campus. The building will not replace the current Lecture Hall, but will add to lecture and classroom space on campus. Read more.

Binghamton grad Hakeem Jeffries ’92 elected House Democratic leader

Binghamton University alumnus Hakeem Jeffries was elected House Democratic leader by acclamation Wednesday, Nov. 30 — making history as the first Black person to lead a party in Congress. Read more.

Binghamton University moves forward with ambitious faculty hiring plan

Binghamton University has an unprecedented number of faculty searches in the works for fall 2023, for 30 replacement hires and 36 new hires supported by a $53 million SUNY-wide faculty hiring initiative. Binghamton University is receiving $6.5 million of the SUNY-wide total. Read more.

School of Management honors the legacy of Dean Upinder Dhillon

The Binghamton University community honored the legacy of Dean Upinder Dhillon at an event in New York City on Oct. 27. Dhillon led the School of Management (SOM) for over 20 years until his death in April. Alumni, faculty, staff, friends of the school, and members of the Dhillon family gathered at The Pierre to remember Dhillon’s impact. Read more.

Meet Matthew Winston Jr., executive director for alumni engagement

Matthew M. Winston Jr. joined Binghamton University in May as executive director for alumni engagement and serves as the University’s chief alumni engagement officer, providing leadership to the alumni office team. Read his interview.

Meet Binghamton’s new provost and deans

As Binghamton University’s new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, Donald Hall’s responsibilities include working with vice presidents and deans to build on the University’s foundation and help articulate a vision for Binghamton’s academic future. Read more.

Provost Donald Nieman Announces Appointment of Next Dean of School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Binghamton University Executive Vice President and Provost Donald Nieman is pleased to announce that Kanneboyina Nagaraju, known as Raju, has been appointed dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences after a nationwide search. He will begin his new role May 12. Read More.

Two Binghamton University School of Management Faculty Make List of Best Business Professors

Saeideh Mirghorbani, assistant professor of business analytics and operations, and Srikanth Parameswaran, assistant professor of management information systems (MIS), were featured on the Poets & Quants list of the “Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors Of 2021.” Read More.

Binghamton University School of Management Jumps to Top 30 in Prominent Business School Ranking

Continuing a tradition of excellence, the Binghamton University School of Management jumped 19 spots in the Poets&Quants 2021 Best Undergraduate Business Schools ranking, moving up to the top 30. Of the 93 schools ranked, the School of Management came in at number 28, a significant increase from its number 47 ranking in the 2020 listing. Among public business schools on the ranking, the School of Management was ranked in the top 15. Read more.

Binghamton University Celebrates Class of 2020, One of the Most Distinguished in its History

“This has been a remarkable year for a remarkable class — marked most notably by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger told graduates in virtual ceremonies to be premiered on YouTube and Facebook, Sunday, Dec. 13 through Friday, Dec. 18. “So I begin by extending to this class congratulations for a job well done! Read more.

Binghamton University to Host 10 Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

Binghamton University will host virtual Commencement ceremonies for nearly 5,000 Class of 2020 graduates during 10 separate, virtual ceremonies in December, beginning with the doctoral ceremony Sunday, Dec. 13, and continuing with master’s and baccalaureate ceremonies throughout the week of Dec. 14. All ceremonies will be premiered on both YouTube and Facebook, allowing families and friends to watch together, while in their bubble or socially distanced, as each student is highlighted on a slide rather than by walking across a stage. The videos will remain available on the web after the premieres. Read more.

Binghamton University resumes in-person classes

Joined by SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger today announced that the University will resume in-person classes Thursday, Oct. 22, after a two-week pause. Read more.

Harpur Celebrates 70 Years: From Triple Cities College to the Heart of the University

Seventy years ago, the liberal arts were almost solely the province of private colleges, and all too often the wealthy. The State University of New York system was in its infancy when Harpur College’s founding president, Glenn Gardner Bartle, dared to imagine something different: a public liberal arts college with rigorous academics and yet affordable to all. With the aid of local officials and dedicated faculty members, Bartle transformed Triple Cities College — a two-year branch of Syracuse University — into one of the first liberal arts colleges within SUNY.  Read more.

Decker Expands to include Rehab Therapy Programs

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences launched a School of Rehabilitation Sciences in 2019. This school encompasses divisions of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology. Read more.

First of its Kind Move-In Week "Unbelievably Smooth"

High up in the Events Center, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger had a panoramic view of the action from the small room where he set up a mini-office during Move-in Week. His view from above was of the massive initiative to test all incoming residential students for COVID-19. Between Aug. 19 and Aug. 25, Stenger saw more than 6,200 students move through the testing process, which took months to pull together. Read more.

Seven-day Move-in Starts with COVID-19 Testing

About 800 incoming students tested for COVID-19 before moving into residence halls on the first day. In all 6200 students will be tested before they are allowed move in. Read more.

Binghamton University Ready to Open for Fall

“We are ready to go!” Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said. “It’s been a long time, but we are ready. It’s been a great challenge that we’ve risen to.” The University has worked night and day for the past several months to develop a safe reopening plan for the fall semester, Stenger told the media at a socially distanced press conference held Aug. 12, at the University’s Events Center. Read More.

New Vice President for Diversity Begins Her Duties

Karen A. Jones has joined Binghamton University as its first vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. Most recently, she was chief diversity officer at SUNY Buffalo State College. Prior to that, she held positions as executive director for equity and access at Virginia Tech, corporate director for diversity at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, director of the CONNECT Program at St. John Fisher College, cultural relations specialist for Global Crossing, and director of leadership and community development as well as coordinator for students with disabilities/ADA at SUNY Brockport. Read more.

What Will a Return to Normalcy Look Like?

When the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is behind us and New York state’s pause is over, Binghamton University will need to return to a new normal — but what will a post-pandemic normal look like? A Public Health Advisory Group and six coordinators have been charged by President Harvey Stenger and Provost Donald Nieman to develop recommendations for the University’s “the new-normal” plans. Read more.

Watson College Teams Make Progress to Aid Covid-19 Fight.

A lot can happen in a week, especially in the middle of a pandemic. Just last Thursday (March 19), as Binghamton University students and faculty moved all classes online due to warnings about spreading COVID-19, a team of professors, graduate students and staff from the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science began to help regional healthcare providers with their fight against the virus. Four projects have made significant headway, working in partnership with local healthcare providers Lourdes and UHS. Read more

Answering the Call: Harpur College Aids in Covid-19 Response

With the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in New York state, healthcare facilities and governments put out a call for help — particularly for dwindling supplies, such as face masks. Faculty and staff at Binghamton University’s Harpur College of Arts and Sciences quickly mobilized in response.

So far, 39 individuals offered up the contents of their labs, eager to help, said Carl Lipo, Harpur’s associate dean for research and programs. They include faculty in biological sciences, psychology, anthropology, chemistry, physics, history, art and design, geography, geological sciences, integrative neuroscience, the First-Year Research Immersion, Classical and Near-Eastern Studies and more. Read more.

Binghamton University Prepares for Covid-19 

Departments across Binghamton University are developing contingency plans in preparation for potential impacts resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that continues to spread worldwide and is likely to affect our community. Read more.

Binghamton University Receives $60 Million Gift-Largest in University History

The University’s sports facilities in Vestal, N.Y., will be transformed with a $60 million anonymous gift that will create a new Baseball Stadium Complex. From admissions to athletics, this gift will have a positive impact across the entire campus. Read more.

Decker Foundation Grant Supports Equipment Upgrade, New Simulation Center at DeckerCollege

As Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares to move to 48 Corliss Ave. in Johnson City, in 2020, it looks forward to a 15,000-square-foot Innovative Simulation and Practice Center (ISPC) full of new, ultramodern patient simulators. A grant from the Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation provided funding for the purchase of infant and adult simulation manikins as well as other high-performance equipment for the ISPC, which is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in the area of teaching/education. Read more.

Binghamton University Once Again Celebrates Nobel Prize Winner on Day He Receives his Prize in Sweden

Distinguished Professor M. Stanley Whittingham received the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry during a Dec. 10 ceremony in the Stockholm Concert Hall in Sweden. Whittingham was one of three scientists to receive the chemistry prize. The others were John B. Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, and Akira Yoshino, of Asahi Kasei Corporation in Tokyo, and Meijo University in Nagoya, Japan. Nobel Prizes were awarded in chemistry, physics, literature, physiology/medicine and economics during the 75-minute ceremony. A Binghamton crowd of students, faculty and staff watched the ceremony via a live-stream and applauded as Whittingham walked on stage — and anytime he was on camera. Read more.

Campus and Community Fete Nobel Laureate M. Stanley Whittingham

Distinguished Professor M. Stanley Whittingham, who has called Binghamton University his home since 1988, was introduced as the man of the hour, day, week, month, decade — and two centuries — at the Oct. 18 celebration of his winning the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. More than 1,200 turned out to congratulate Professor Whittingham on his pretigious award. Read more.

Binghamton University Professor Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to M. Stanley Whittingham, distinguished professor of chemistry and materials science at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Wittingham won the prize for pioneering research leading to the development of the lithium-ion battery along with John B. Goodenough, Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University in Japan. Read more.

Binghamton Continues to Rise in National College Rankings

Binghamton University’s quality and value have once again been recognized by some of the country’s leading publications during this season’s unveiling of annual college rankings and guidebooks. In the most recent U.S. News & World Report ranking for best value Binghamton moves up 10 slots. Read more.

Binghamton University Welcomes New and Returning Students

University receives over 46,670 freshmen, transfer and graduate applications. Following the admissions process, approximately 2,900 freshmen, 1,000 transfer students and 1,600 new graduate students will join the Binghamton University community this year. Classes for all of Binghamton’s approximately 17,900 students begin Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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School of Pharmacy Signs Agreement with Cornell University

Students from the plant sciences program at Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will now be able to transition to Binghamton University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences after three years at Cornell and receive degrees from both schools.

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Binghamton University School of Nursing Dean Appointed to New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council

Mario R. Ortiz, dean and professor at Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing, has been appointed to the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC), the advisory and decision-making council for New York’s public health and healthcare delivery system. The PHHPC consists of New York State Commissioner of Health Howard Zucker and 25 members, each nominated by the governor and confirmed by the New York State Senate.

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Ning Zhou Receives NSF Career Award

The assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award to provide a vision for power systems as fossil fuels wane and renewable energy sources take center stage.

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Scott Schiffres Earns NSF Career Award

Anyone who has had a computer or cellphone overheat will appreciate the research that Scott Schiffres, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is conducting with support from a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

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Nkiru Nzegwu Receives SUNY Distinguished Professorship

Nzegwu became one of 18 SUNY faculty members appointed to the distinguished rank on March 29. Nzegwu received a distinguished professorship, which is conferred upon faculty having achieved national or international prominence and a distinguished reputation within the individual's chosen field.

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School of Management's Subimal Chatterjee earns SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professorship.

Since his arrival at Binghamton University School of Management a little over two decades ago, Professor Subimal Chatterjee has been consistently regarded as being a practical, relatable and inspiring instructor. This reputation has led the SUNY Board of Trustees to appoint Chatterjee with a Distinguished Teaching Professorship.

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Good Bones: Renovations Underway for Binghamton University's Decker School of Nursing

In less than two years, an old Endicott Johnson Shoe Corp. factory in downtown Johnson City, N.Y., will be the new home for hundreds of Decker School of Nursing students when the school relocates to Binghamton University's Health Sciences Campus.

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SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson Speaks to University-wide Faculty Senate

SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson spoke to the University Faculty Senate during its fall 2018 plenary meeting held at Binghamton University Oct. 18-20. After answering questions from senators representing each sector of the system, she spoke about attracting new students, online education, shared governance, diversity of faculty and the overall sustainability of the SUNY system.

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2018 State of the University Address Stresses Opportunity in Difficult Times

President Harvey Stenger came onto the stage to present his 2018 State of the University Sept. 25, but not until the audience heard two book passages read as the words appeared on the big screen.

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Binghamton Designated as NextFlex New York Node for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Initiative

NextFlex has designated Binghamton University to be the New York "Node" for its flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) initiative. As the NextFlex New York Node, Binghamton will design, develop and manufacture tools; process materials and products for flexible hybrid electronics; and attract, train and employ an advanced manufacturing workforce, building on the region's existing electronics manufacturing base.

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Binghamton University Moves Up in 'U.S. News & World Report' Rankings

Binghamton University rose from #87 to #80 in this year's U.S. News & World Report's ranking of national universities, also moving from #37 to #32 for public universities.The magazine publishes its rankings of all national universities each fall, and Binghamton has been in the high 80s for the past several years.

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Binghamton University's School of Pharmacy Achieves Candidate Status

Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences' Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Achieving Candidate status from ACPE grants SOPPS graduates the same rights and privileges as graduates from a fully accredited program.

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Bethann Shapiro Ord Introduced as Binghamton University's New Women's Basketball Head Coach

There was a lot of talk about the value of family and chemistry at the news conference introducing Binghamton University's new women's basketball head coach – Bethann Shapiro Ord – but the eggplant parmesan from Little Venice stole the show. Both Shapiro Ord and Director of Athletics Patrick Elliot joked about how the food at Little Venice helped in recruiting Shapiro Ord to Binghamton.

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Eleven Student Speakers to make Remarks at Binghamton University's Commencement Ceremonies

Binghamton University will begin its Commencement weekend at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, with the first of its nine ceremonies to be held over three days. All but the Graduate School ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, May 18, will feature at least one student speaker. Here, read a bit about the 11 students selected by their various schools to speak on behalf of their fellow graduates.

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Binghamton University's Strategic Plan Focuses on 4 Initiatives

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and Executive Vice President and Provost Donald Nieman talk about the University's Road Map Renewal.

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Revitalization Story Mapping Project Documents a Changing Johnson City, N.Y.

Faculty, staff and students in the Department of Geography are tracking the demographics of the neighborhood where the University's new Health Sciences Campus is taking shape. The Johnson City Revitalization Project – a story mapping project that organizes project information in a manner that tells the story of the revitalization process – aims to track those changes in a way that hasn't been done before.

With assistance from undergraduate and graduate students and Geography department faculty and staff, Distinguished Service Professor John Frazier is charting new territory by documenting the current status of the Johnson City neighborhood where the Health Sciences Campus is taking shape – with plans to continue the documentation well into the future.

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Binghamton University and SUNY Broome Announce New Agreement for Pharmacy Students

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger joined with SUNY Broome Community College President Kevin Drumm on Tuesday to announce a new articulation agreement for students pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Under the agreement, eight qualified SUNY Broome students will be guaranteed acceptance into the University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) each year, beginning in fall 2019.

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New Master of Public Health to Admit Students for Fall 2018

Binghamton University announces a new graduate degree program, the Master of Public Health (MPH), which will begin to admit students for fall 2018. "The MPH is designed to prepare graduates to analyze complex public health issues and to work collaboratively to create healthier communities," said Yvonne Johnston, the founding director of the new MPH Program at Binghamton University.

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Pharmacy School holds its first ever white white coat ceremony

Great opportunities, great responsibilities and great rewards come to those who choose a pharmacist's career. That was the message Binghamton University's first class of students in its new School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) heard at its White Coat Ceremony.

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President Stenger unveils University initiatives

Developing a College of Nursing and Health Sciences, establishing postdoctoral diversity fellowships, starting a Health Sciences Core Facility and emphasizing data science are among Binghamton University's proposed 2017-18 initiatives. Stenger discussed the University's priorities and strategies during a 40-minute talk to administrators, faculty, staff, students and community officials at the Osterhout Concert Theater in the Anderson Center.

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Binghamton opens $70 million Smart Energy Building

After five years of planning, design and construction, Binghamton University's Smart Energy Building celebrated its grand opening Thursday, Aug. 31, in a room packed with faculty, students, staff and partners.

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New report details Binghamton University's increased economic impact

According to a new report, Binghamton University's overall economic impact on Broome and Tioga counties, as well as New York state, continues to increase. The report, which highlights how the University contributes to the overall economic health of the region and state economies, documented a $47 million increase on the Binghamton area for 2015-16, compared to the previous year.

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Three Binghamton faculty named SUNY Empire Innovation Scholars

Binghamton University's new School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) has been awarded $1 million in funding to retain three world-class faculty who have proven track records of externally-funded research. Eric Hoffman, Kanneboyina Nagaraju and Yetrib Hathout have each been named SUNY Empire Innovation Scholars by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. The trio, all SOPPS faculty, conduct research that supports drug and biomarker development targeting chronic diseases.

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Koffman Southern Tier Incubator celebrates grand opening

"It's a beautiful day, a beautiful crowd and a beautiful building," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said June 1, as he joined with state Sen. Fred Akshar, Assemblywoman Donna A. Lupardo, SUNY Broome President Kevin Drumm, faculty and staff, industry partners, community leaders and members of the public to celebrate the grand opening of the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator at 120 Hawley St., Binghamton.

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New Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School named

Provost Donald Nieman announces that Aondover A. Tarhule, a professor of geography and executive associate dean in the College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, will become vice provost and dean of the graduate college on Aug. 10, 2017.

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Kornheiser leads distinguished speakers at Commencement 2017

Tony Kornheiser '70 admitted that he found it surprising to be awarded the Doctor of Letters at Binghamton University's 2017 Commencement. "It's odd because I don't know that I can go in order with all 22 letters of the alphabet," the sportswriter, radio host and television personality said to a laughing audience. "That's a joke. I know there are 24!"

The University conferred more than 3,700 degrees for bachelor's, master's and doctoral candidates at eight Commencement ceremonies, held May 19-21 at the Events Center. 

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Stenger updates faculty on University initiatives

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger covered a lot of ground in his semi-annual presentation to the full faculty on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. 

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New dean to lead Harpur College

Provost Donald Nieman announces that Elizabeth S. Chilton, a noted scholar of New England archaeology and Native American Studies and associate vice chancellor for research and engagement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will become the next dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences on July 15, 2017.

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University receives $2.7M in reimbursement for flood repairs

In February, U.S. Sen. Charles "Chuck" Schumer made a stop at the University Downtown Center with good news for Binghamton University: $2.7 million in funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will reimburse the University for repairs made to the Downtown Center after the 2011 flood.

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Merger of two schools receives green light

The Faculty Senate on Tuesday gave its approval to the merger of the Graduate School of Education (GSE) and the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA), a step that had been under discussion by the two schools for nine months. During the fall 2016 semester, faculty and staff in each school voted in favor of the merger, which had the strong support of Laura Bronstein, dean of CCPA, and Susan Strehle, interim dean of GSE and vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. The two schools were created in 2006, with the split of the School of Education and Human Development.

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Record alumni turnout for Binghamton in the City week

It was a busy week in the Big Apple for Binghamton students and alumni as they came together for “Binghamton in the City,” a week that offered opportunities for students to connect with alumni working in the Metro New York area. From Jan. 10-13, the Binghamton University Alumni Association provided various opportunities to strengthen and grow new connections through distinct events, with the intention that students and alumni would help one another improve and succeed professionally and personally.

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Sustainability conference draws state leaders to campus

Binghamton University hosted Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Southern Tier Conference on Sustainable Development and Collaborative Governance on Dec. 21 in the Mandela Room. Kicked off with remarks from President Harvey Stenger, the conference brought Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul to campus for the third time in recent weeks, as well as state Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, state commissioners of labor and of agriculture and markets, and other high-ranking state officials. Read more.

Pharmacy school receives Board of Regents authorization to offer Doctor of Pharmacy degree

The New York State Board of Regents, which presides over the NYS Department of Education (SED), today approved authorization for Binghamton University to award the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The approval, coupled with the March 2015 approval by the SUNY Board of Trustees to confer the degree, continues to lay the groundwork for the University’s new School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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Road Map Renewal kicks off

Though he wasn’t able to be there in person, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger kicked off the Road Map Renewal via video Thursday, Dec. 8, speaking to more than 300 volunteers in Old Union Hall. Stenger reviewed the history of the Road Map to Premier, a strategic planning process he launched upon his arrival as president in 2012. With the assistance of about 400 volunteers, the University “wrote and designed the plan and has been making ongoing minor modifications and clarifications since,” Stenger said. “Now, we don’t need to write or design a new plan. We have our five strategic priorities and our 23 goals.”

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Governor announces $100 million plus for Health Sciences and Technology Innovation Park

Calling it a great day in the Southern Tier, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger welcomed a crowd to the Firehouse Stage in Johnson City for a ceremonial beam signing for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and a major announcement of funding for the Health Sciences and Technology Innovation Park.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that in addition to the $60 million allocated for the pharmacy school, there would be an additional $40 million+ investment to include retrofitting the nearby Endicott Johnson shoebox manufacturing building to become the home of the Decker School of Nursing in 2019.

Cuomo spoke of the economic transformation much of the country underwent, moving away from manufacturing and toward a high-tech, innovation economy.

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The State of the University message: B-Collaborative

Binghamton University’s ability to collaborate will be vital to its future success, President Harvey Stenger said at his State of the University address on Sept. 8. Stenger discussed the University’s priorities and strategies for 2016-17 during a 28-minute talk to administrators, faculty, staff, students and community officials at the Osterhout Concert Theater in the Anderson Center. The address marked the second year that Stenger has delivered the State of the University in the fall semester.

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University to welcome new and returning students

Binghamton University welcomes new and returning students and their families on Aug. 21 and 22, respectively, with move-in days signifying the beginning of the fall semester and a new academic year. Approximately 2,620 freshmen, 1,060 transfer students and 1,196 new graduate students will join the Binghamton University community this year. Classes for all of Binghamton’s approximately 17,200 students begin Thursday, Aug. 25.

Binghamton University received a record-high 32,106 freshman applications for fall 2016 admission, surpassing the previous record of 30,615 set in 2015. The admitted class has an average high school GPA of 95 and SAT scores slightly above 1,300 for critical reading and mathematics.

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CCPA celebrates 10th anniversary

Laura Bronstein, dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) told a story of resilience as she welcomed a crowd Thursday that filled the first floor of the University Downtown Center to celebrate the school’s 10th anniversary. After first explaining that it’s the school’s 10th anniversary – it was founded in 2006 – but not the building’s 10th anniversary – it was opened in 2007 – Bronstein joked that there could be another 10th anniversary celebration for the building next year.

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NY Federal Reserve Pres. William Dudley visits campus

William C. Dudley, 10th president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, made the rounds in the Greater Binghamton area in early July, including a visit to campus where he met with President Harvey Stenger, co-chair of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council (STREDC), as well as the REDC itself. The STREDC’s presentation followed the Southern Tier Soaring theme of the region’s award-winning Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) plan to build an advanced economy, and showcased the collaborative initiatives of the Binghamton, Corning and Ithaca areas. 

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Commencement 2016: Ceremonies salute graduates and supporters

A Hollywood director/screenwriter, a U.S. senator and the grandson of Binghamton University’s first president took the Class of 2016 on trips to the past before delivering advice for the future. The University conferred more than 3,400 degrees for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral candidates at eight Commencement ceremonies, held May 20-22. President Harvey Stenger shook the hand of each graduate who walked across the Events Center stage.

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Gov. Cuomo announces $20M to Binghamton University for hybrid flexible electronics facility

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that New York state is committing $20 million to Binghamton University, matching a federal National Manufacturing Innovation Institute award announced last fall, to support the University’s flexible electronics research initiative.

In a visit to the Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing (CAMM) at the Huron Campus in Endicott, Cuomo said the funding will support the New York node in the NextFlex Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute by helping to retrofit space in the former IBM facility. Cuomo likened the initiative to the establishment of Albany as the center for nanotechnology.

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Stenger addresses full faculty; Senate discusses TAEs

NYSUNY 2020 legislation, growth and what the Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) means to Binghamton University and the Southern Tier were among the highlights of President Harvey Stenger’s semi-annual report to the faculty March 8 in Old Union Hall.

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SUNY investment funds to support three projects

Binghamton University will receive nearly $1 million in SUNY funds to initiate projects that will promote educational access, diversity and student success.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher awarded $18 million to campuses across the state this semester through the SUNY Investment and Performance Fund. The fund was established by the legislature in the 2015-16 state budget.

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Dean provides overview of School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

A research-intensive program that emphasizes interprofessional education, diversity and strong clinical placement will draw students to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Founding Dean Gloria Meredith said during a town-hall meeting on Feb. 17.

Meredith spoke to faculty, staff, students and community members during the talk in Old Union Hall. She also answered questions following her 25-minute presentation. The school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017 (pending precandidate status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education) and will move to the Health Science and Technology Innovation Park in Johnson City in 2018.

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Fall 2015 Commencement is final December ceremony

More than 840 students, including 51 doctoral candidates, have completed the requirements to receive their degrees this fall. Of those eligible, more than 450 – 34 of them doctoral candidates – will walk across the stage during Binghamton University’s final Fall Commencement ceremony at noon Sunday, Dec. 20, in the Events Center.

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SUNY Chancellor, Board of Trustees ask New Yorkers to "Stand With SUNY"

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, the SUNY Board of Trustees, and student and faculty governance leaders on Nov. 5 asked all New Yorkers to "Stand With SUNY," announcing the launch of a statewide advocacy campaign urging public support for the university system, its campuses, students, faculty and staff. SUNY will seek to secure increased state investment and the renewal of the landmark reform legislation, NYSUNY 2020, in order to keep tuition-setting authority with the SUNY Board for the next five years.

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Branding Binghamton University

Who are we? We've been known by many names over the past nearly seven decades – Triple Cities College, Harpur College, SUNY-Binghamton, SUNY-B, University Center at Binghamton and Binghamton University to name a few. Trying to establish a brand and an identity isn't easy. Yet, with the competitive environment that is higher education, presenting a single, succinct and compelling story is essential for Binghamton University to move forward along its Road Map to Premier. The visual aspect of the brand and the consistency of its use are key, said President Harvey Stenger, and so the University is rolling out a new 'B' icon, as well as placing a stronger focus on the guidelines that address the use of the University's logos, colors, fonts and seal.

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Provost stresses 'growth with quality'

Binghamton University is recruiting outstanding students during a period of growth, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Donald Nieman told the University Council during its Oct. 16 meeting. In a report on admissions and enrollment, Nieman said that the University has reached its goal a year ahead of schedule. Binghamton has 16,896 students (13,490 undergraduate and 3,406 graduate) in the fall of 2015, compared to 14,746 (11,861 undergraduate and 2,885 graduate) in the fall of 2011.

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Homecoming 2015: Congressman/alumnus stresses teamwork, perseverance

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries '92 returned to his undergraduate alma mater with a message of converting challenges into opportunity along the pursuit of a profession in public service. "The business of changing communities, countries, the world is not easy," Jeffries said. "There's not a straight line to success. You are going to encounter obstacles, adversity and failure. The key is if you are willing to persevere." Jeffries, serving his second term in the United States Congress, lost the New York state Assembly election twice at the beginning of his political career. But these hurdles didn't cause him to lose sight of his aspirations.

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Binghamton one of nation's healthiest campuses

Binghamton University is among the nation's top 25 healthiest college campuses according to Greatist, an organization whose mission is to "help the world think of health in a healthier way" by publishing "award-winning, crazy-sharable articles" about being healthy, happy and empowered. When putting together its list of the healthiest colleges, Greatist looked for schools that go above and beyond to create an environment where students have access to an array of healthy food, top-notch fitness facilities, and robust medical and mental health services.

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Binghamton again ranks among U.S. News elite

For the 18th consecutive year, Binghamton University has placed among the top 50 public universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The publication's annual rankings this year place Binghamton as the 37th best public in the country, up from 38th last year, and 89th overall.

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State of the University stresses graduate enrollment, economic development

Boosting graduate enrollment and the area economy are Binghamton University's primary goals for the year ahead, President Harvey Stenger said Sept. 3 at the State of the University address. Stenger discussed the University's priorities for 2015-16 and accomplishments from the past three years during a 30-minute talk to faculty, staff, administrators and students at the Anderson Center's Osterhout Concert Theater. It was the first time that the State of the University was held at the beginning of the academic year.

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Binghamton welcomes new and returning students

Binghamton University welcomes new and returning students and their families on Aug. 27 and 28, respectively, with move-in days signifying the beginning of the fall semester and a new academic year. Approximately 2,570 freshmen, 1,069 transfer students and 1,040 new graduate students will join the Binghamton University community this year. Classes for all of Binghamton's approximately 17,000 students begin Monday, Aug. 31.

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Binghamton earns national designation as 'Innovation & Economic Prosperity University'

Binghamton University is one of only 18 universities nationwide to be named an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), in recognition of its strong commitment to economic engagement.

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'Flo' actress to Class of 2015: Dare to be imperfect

Stephanie Courtney '92 couldn't afford to get her transmission fixed, so she drove to acting auditions in a car that couldn't go in reverse − for three months. While she felt "utterly hopeless and afraid" at the time, she looks back at these times now as character-building. Courtney got her transmission fixed a long time ago, and she found her way to the Events Center to speak at the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences' Division of Fine Arts and Humanities Commencement. The University conferred more than 3,400 degrees for bachelor's, master's and doctoral candidates at eight Commencement ceremonies, held May 15-17.

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President updates full faculty on University initiatives

Noting that the University is engaged on campus, in the community and across the globe, President Harvey Stenger on April 21 highlighted international partnerships and national rankings before moving to hiring and budget issues in his semi-annual remarks to the full faculty. Stenger told the faculty that the University will enroll 2,500 new undergraduate students in the fall down from last year's 2,650. Stenger added that NYSUNY 2020 was not extended, but there is one additional year in place, and the good news is that the University was given full funding for the pharmacy building.

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Licensing, research expenditures increase

Licensing activity at Binghamton University reached a record of more than $1 million in 2014, Vice President for Research Bahgat Sammakia told the University Council during its April 17 meeting. The relationship with industry was one area Sammakia highlighted in a presentation called "Ten Things You Didn't Know About Binghamton University Research." Sammakia emphasized that 9.5 percent of sponsored research at Binghamton University in 2013-14 was funded by corporate partners. The national average is 5 percent, he said.

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Stenger urges state to invest in SUNY

For Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, it is imperative that SUNY 2020 funding be extended through the end of the decade. Stenger and SUNY Broome President Kevin Drumm met March 3 to call on state legislative leaders to continue supporting New York higher education by extending SUNY 2020 and creating a new Investment Fund in the 2015-16 state budget. Corning Community College also supported the request.

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Q & A with President Harvey Stenger

It's been three years since Harvey Stenger became president of Binghamton University. Since his arrival, the campus has launched the Road Map to Premier, grown to over 16,000 students, hired new faculty, held groundbreakings and opening celebrations, fostered collaborations across disciplines and divisions, added new programs and maintained its commitment to excellence at all levels. As we begin a new semester, the timing was right to ask Stenger for progress reports on major initiatives and for his thoughts on a number of topics Binghamton University will be dealing with over the coming year.

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Founding dean for School of Pharmacy named

President Harvey Stenger announces that Gloria E. Meredith, dean of the College of Pharmacy and professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, will become the founding dean of Binghamton University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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Endowment support reaches milestone, exceeds $116M

The Binghamton University Foundation is celebrating the achievement of a significant milestone: breaking the $110 million mark for assets under management in its endowment. But the Foundation is not stopping there. It is calling on Binghamton University alumni and the campus community to keep the positive momentum going.

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Stenger praises parents, families of the Class of 2014

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger saluted the support and sacrifice of the Class of 2014's parents and family members gathered for the Fall Commencement ceremony. More than 400 students walked across the stage to receive bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the ceremony, held in the Events Center on Dec. 14.

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Campus celebrates new Admissions Center

"We are the premier public university, and this building says it to people," Nieman said. "When they come to this building to visit campus, what they see — what they walk through — shouts 'Premier.'" Nieman and other University officials were on hand for the grand-opening celebration of the new Admissions Center, held on Nov. 13, on the site of the former Dickinson Dining Hall. The event was sponsored by the offices of Student Accounts, Financial Aid and Student Records, Course-Building and Space Management, Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Management.

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Center of Excellence gains new home

Binghamton University now has a Center of Excellence building worthy of its title. The Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging center (S3IP) and its interdisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists recently moved into a new $30 million glass, metal and stone building. The facility joins the Engineering and Science Building and Biotechnology Building at the Innovative Technologies Complex on Murray Hill Road in Vestal. A fourth building, the Smart Energy Research and Development Facility, is under construction and expected to open in 2017.

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Groundbreaking held for High Technology Incubator

Ground was broken Oct. 2 for the $19 million, 35,000-square-foot Southern Tier High Technology Incubator at the corner of Hawley and Carroll streets in downtown Binghamton, and collaboration was the word of the day. With so many partners – at the federal, state, county and city level – "everyone here has had a role in this in some way," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said. "This is an extremely complicated project and we're thankful to all of our partners."

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Pharmacy school site announced

The Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will be constructed at 96 Corliss Ave. in Johnson City, one block off of Main St. near UHS Wilson Medical Center, a short drive from Lourdes Hospital and only 2.3 miles from the University's main campus. The announcement was made Sept. 25, by Sen. Thomas W. Libous, accompanied by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger at a news conference at the Innovative Technologies Complex.

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U.S. News rankings tell story of consistent quality and value

U.S. News & World Report is the most recent national publication to release its annual rankings, placing Binghamton University in its top 50 public universities for the 17th consecutive year. Binghamton continues to shine in the national universities category, moving up several spots from last year to 88th overall. The ranking places Binghamton as the 38th best public nationally, up from 44th last year.

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University breaks ground on Smart Energy Facility

For Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, the start of construction on the Smart Energy Research and Development Facility is a milestone in the University's history. "This building will serve as a home for remarkable research that our faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students will conduct in the area of clean-energy production, utilization and efficiencies," he said.

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$8.2 million grant to support University's alcohol research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year grant in the amount of $8.2 million to the SUNY Research Foundation in support of the Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center (DEARC), an alcohol research center led by Binghamton University. The grant, which started Sept. 1, is a renewal of a five-year, $8.5 million grant awarded to the center in 2010.

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Binghamton  to sponsor five new businesses under START-UP NY

Five businesses will expand or locate within tax-free zones at Binghamton University as a result of START-UP NY, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's initiative to offer new or expanding companies and business ventures the ability to operate completely tax-free in areas on or connected to SUNY campuses. The five businesses are projected to invest $2.3 million and create more than 83 new jobs.

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Watson dean honored for internationalization

It came as a surprise to Krishnaswami "Hari" Srihari when he received notification that he would be recognized with the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award for outstanding contributions to further international education in public higher education. But the distinguished professor and dean of the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science credits that same team of people with making the award possible. He said it takes everyone – faculty, students, staff and administrators – to create a culture of internationalization.

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10 proposals receive Road Map funding

The Road Map Steering Committee recently completed its review of the proposals put forward for funding for the 2015-16 academic year, ranking the top 10 to receive a portion of the $1.8 million base, continuing funding available. These funds will be used primarily to add support staff in areas of priority and need. A separate budget of $3.2 million will be used to hire new faculty to start in the 2015-16 academic year. New faculty lines are determined by the Provost's Office in consultation with deans and department chairs.

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Binghamton  wins $1.2 million grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Binghamton University has won a highly competitive grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which challenged the nation's research universities to develop effective strategies to attract and retain students in science disciplines, including those from underrepresented groups. Of 170 institutions that applied, only 37 grants were awarded. Binghamton will use its $1.2 million, five-year grant to help launch and sustain its Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) program.

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International graduate student applications up sharply, buck national trends

Binghamton University's Graduate School has seen a healthy rise in applications for international students over the past year, in sharp contrast to slow growth nationally, according to the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).

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Schumer to graduates: 'Go for it!'

More than 3,200 doctoral, master's and baccalaureate degree candidates were honored at nine Commencement ceremonies held May 15-18 on campus.
Schumer, who spoke at the School of Management and Harpur College of Arts and Sciences' Division of Science and Mathematics ceremonies, told graduates that their Binghamton University education and technological proficiency have given them a great opportunity.

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State budget lays foundation for new pharmacy school

The new state budget provides a $10 million boost to Binghamton University's plans for a new pharmacy school, but there is more to benefit the University in New York state's recently passed $140 billion budget. For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the state has budgeted nearly $40 million for Binghamton University operations, with an additional $872,333 earmarked for Binghamton's Center of Excellence.

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Binghamton University approved for START-UP NY

Empire State Development (ESD), New York State's economic development agency, has approved Binghamton University's application to participate in START-UP NY, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's innovative initiative to offer new or expanding companies and business ventures the ability to operate completely tax free (state and local taxes) in areas on or connected to SUNY campuses.

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Binghamton connects with new Advocacy Day format

Taking a new approach to the annual Binghamton University Advocacy Day in Albany this year, a much smaller-than-usual contingent traveled the two-plus hours to the state capitol in mini-vans on March 5.

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'Tag Day' highlights significance of donor support on campus

The truth is, many of the bar-raising facilities and opportunities at Binghamton University wouldn't exist without the generosity of private donors, a fact which several campus groups hope to make abundantly clear with a new awareness-raising event.

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Stenger touts growth at State of the University

From a "20 by 2020" enrollment initiative to a new venue for the State of the University address, growth served as the theme of President Harvey Stenger's annual talk.

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Governor supports Binghamton University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy

Binghamton University is thanking Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Sen. Thomas Libous for including $10 million in the governor's budget proposal to begin site acquisition and design work for a School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy.

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University President and REDC Co-Chair Harvey Stenger hails $81.9 Top Performer Award

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council (REDC), which earned a "Best Program" designation in 2012, repeated as a top performer this year and has been awarded $81.9 million to pursue the more than 100 priority projects identified in its funding proposal.

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Engineering and Science Building earns LEED© Platinum

The building, which connects to the Biotechnology Building at the University's Innovative Technologies Complex, is only the third in the SUNY system to achieve LEED Platinum status. In 2011, The Engineering News Record named the building its top "Green Project of the Year in the New York Region" in its annual competition.

McCall leads Harpur College into new era

For new Harpur College of Arts and Sciences Dean Anne McCall, liberal arts lay the foundation for understanding the world around us.

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Binghamton University in top 100 in nation

Binghamton University is a top-100 elite university according to the U.S. News & World Report ranking of more than 1,375 schools in the country, placing 97th overall in the rankings.

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Binghamton University hosts President Obama

President Barack Obama unveiled his "Making College More Affordable: A Better Bargain for the Middle Class" plan to the ticket-holders selected by lottery to attend a town-hall style meeting in Binghamton University's Mandela Room.

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Stenger honored to have Obama visit

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said the fact that President Barack Obama is visiting Binghamton is unexpected, but not a surprise.

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University celebrates East Campus Housing

Calling it "a new era for Binghamton University," President Harvey Stenger unveiled the East Campus Housing project during a ceremony Aug. 15 at the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center.

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'Fiske Guide' names Binghamton a 'best buy'

Binghamton University has been rated a "Best Buy" by the Fiske Guide to Colleges, and recognized as one of the "premier public universities in the Northeast."
Binghamton is one of 41 institutions − 21 public and 20 private − to be recognized by the college guide. The "Best Buy" rating is based on the quality of academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance.

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Gov. Cuomo makes second visit to Binghamton University to sign Start-Up NY legislation

For the second time in less than a month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Binghamton University – this time to sign the tax-free law that he was promoting on his first visit. Before a crowd of more than 150, Cuomo signed the law passed last week that will establish tax-free zones on and around SUNY campuses to encourage new business in New York state. Read more.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo touts tax-free initiative at Binghamton University

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made his first visit to Binghamton University on Thursday to stump for his recently announced Tax-Free NY Initiative. In welcoming him to campus, President Harvey Stenger told the standing-room only crowd that the campus had prepared for the governor's visit as it would for any special guest: "We cleaned up and invited the neighbors."

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Binghamton establishes Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence

Since 1965, when it joined the ranks of PhD-granting university centers in the SUNY system, Binghamton University has enjoyed a strong reputation for research and doctoral education. As Binghamton hires approximately 150 net new tenure-track faculty members in the years spanning 2012 to 2017, that reputation will only be strengthened, according to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Nieman.

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Road Map implementation launch

The thank you gift to the hundreds of volunteers might have seemed a little corny to some, but the thank you was sincere as Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger opened the Road Map Implementation Launch to a crowd of about 350 Monday, in the Mandela Room of the University Union.

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Binghamton University goes on the road to meet with state legislators

More than 60 Binghamton University faculty, staff, students and administrators took the Road Map to Albany on March 5 to meet with legislators and highlight the University's strategies for becoming the premier public of the 21st century.

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Binghamton ranked among most efficient universities

Binghamton University is ranked among the nation's most efficient universities, according to data released by U.S. News & World Report.

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Tier receives $91.1M in Regional Economic Development Council funding

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the second annual Regional Economic Development Council Awards from the Hart Theatre in the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Dec. 19. The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council was awarded $91.1 million and will use the funding to pursue the projects it proposed.

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Stenger appointed co-chair of Regional Economic Development Council

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday appointed Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger as co-chair of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council (REDC), making the announcement during a stop at the Greater Binghamton Airport. Stenger, who has served on the REDC since January, replaces Cornell University President David Skorton in the role, and will serve with co-chair Tom Tranter, president and CEO of Corning Enterprises.

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High-tech incubator proposal unveiled

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger joined with local, county and state representatives on Wednesday, August 15, near the intersection of Hawley and Carroll streets in Binghamton to unveil plans for a high-tech Job Creation Incubator at the site. The incubator will be home to tenants who will focus on smart energy, healthcare and electronic systems integration and packaging.

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University celebrates lab openings

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, who both helped secure $8.5 million in federal funding for the CASP facility, were among the speakers at the opening of two new laboratories at the New York State Center of Excellence in Small Scale Integration and Packaging (S3IP). The May 3 ceremony at the Innovative Technologies Complex also featured comments from University President Harvey Stenger, Interim Vice President for Research Bahgat Sammakia and state Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo. Guests later received tours of the labs.

The ceremony celebrated the opening of the Center for Autonomous Solar Power's Solar Laboratory and the co-location of the Integrated Electronics Engineering Center's (IEEC) Reliability and Failure Analysis Laboratory. Both laboratories are housed in the Biotechnology Building at the ITC.  

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