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  • The University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program recently received accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

    The accreditation is for five years, which is the maximum period allowed for newly accredited programs. According to Founding Director Yvonne Johnston, the program offers "a personal connection between faculty and students, an environment that fosters professional development and a broad didactic education for developing evidence-based solutions to real-world public health challenges.”

    More Info

    Contact Maegan Berliner or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/news/story/4486/binghamton-universitys-public-health-program-earns-accreditation

  • The Q Center will offer two information sessions to the campus and make presentations to stakeholders on the following information from noon to 12:45 p.m. and 1-1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27.

    The presentation will be held via Zoom at: https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/93728238528

    A foundational belief at Binghamton University is that everyone deserves to be accepted and valued, striving to be an inclusive community where all are welcomed regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or background. New York state legislation, with support from a SUNY resolution approved earlier this year, ensures campuses update policies on the use of chosen names and pronouns.

    Legal sex, gender identity and pronoun choice are used in campus systems and records. Individuals at the University with legal documentation will be able to update their legal sex in campus data systems to M, F or X. Once a student manually uploads their pronouns, it will be visible in all systems that Banner connects to, including Brightspace. For more information, or to learn how to make these changes, visit https://www.binghamton.edu/registrar/student/chosen-name-policy/

    Individuals at the University are also able to update their gender identity at any time in the my.binghamton portal to man, woman, trans, genderqueer/gender non-conforming or different identity, and also update their pronouns to he/him, she/her, they/them, use my name or ask me my pronouns.

    Information on how to update your legal sex, chosen name, gender identity and pronouns can be found on the Registrar’s website at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Nicholas Martin or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/registrar/student/sex_namechange_ssnupdate.html

  • Binghamton University’s Annual Security and Fire Report shows statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Binghamton University and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. It also includes fire statistics for residential facilities.

    The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and emergency notifications, as well as links to information provided by local law enforcement agencies. You may access the report online at the link below. You also have the right to obtain a paper copy by contacting Human Resources at (607)-777-2187.

    For more information, contact Andrew Baker, at abaker@binghamton.edu, or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/student-handbook/pdfs/annual-security-and-fire-report.pdf

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    Contact Andrew Baker or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/student-handbook/pdfs/annual-security-and-fire-report.pdf

  • Students are invited to apply for the Manhattan Graduate Scholars Program, which provides financial support for students entering the one-year, Saturdays-only, Manhattan-based graduate program focused on improving healthcare systems.

    This one-year program is designed to provide individuals with a bachelor's degree the opportunity to gain sufficient knowledge and skills for modeling, analyzing and/or designing healthcare delivery systems and processes. Applications are open now. Click the link below to learn more or apply.

    Questions can be directed to Administrative Coordinator, Erin Hornbeck, via hornbeck@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Erin Hornbeck or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/ssie/undergraduate/manhattanscholarship.html

  • Arts and Entertainment

  • Join Binghamton 2 Degrees for its inaugural book club event. The main topic for books and writings will be centered around sustainability. The inaugural event will be held from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in UUW-325.

    The first book will be "Parable of the Sower" by Octavia E. Butler. Open to faculty, staff and students. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. RSVP by emailing Pam Mischen, at pmischen@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Pam Mischen or visit https://tinyurl.com/B2DBookclub

  • #BingCollects is a joint project between the Binghamton University Art Museum and the University Libraries Special Collections that brings awareness of these rich and diverse holdings to our community through pop-up exhibitions.

    They will be held in different locations throughout the year and feature objects from our collections on a common theme. This year the theme is "Planet Earth: Seeds of Life"

    During the 2023-2024 academic year, we will host pop-ups with other campus partners that have research and teaching collections relating to our precious planet — past, present and future.

    From noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, we will be at the University Union, in the north lobby facing Peace Quad between the Center for Civic Engagement and the Marketplace.

    More Info

    Contact Jessica Petrylak

  • The curtains open on the Anderson Center’s 2023-24 Season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30 for a performance by the world-renowned dance troupe Step Afrika!

    Founded in 1994 by C. Brian Williams, Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Under Mr. Williams’ leadership, stepping has evolved into one of America’s cultural exports, touring more than 50 countries across the globe. Step Afrika! now ranks as one of the top ten African American dance companies in the United States.

    Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional Western and Southern African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows: they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

    Student tickets cost just $10 for any seat — front row to the back of the house ($25-60 for the general public). Groups of 10 or more may receive additional discounts. The show takes place in the Osterhout Concert Theater.

    Tickets may be ordered online at the link below, by phone at (607)-777-ARTS, or in person through the box office (Monday-Friday, 12-4 p.m., and two hours before curtain on show day).

    More Info

    Contact Chris Bodnarczuk or visit https://andersoncenter.my.salesforce-sites.com/ticket/#/events/a0S8W00000bcivpUAA

  • Harpur Cinema presents: "Vivre Sa Vie", by Jean-Luc Godard (France, 1962, 85 min). the show will begin at 7:30 p.m., but doors open at 7 p.m. for both showings on Friday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 1 in Lecture Hall 6. Admission is $4 per person.

    "Vivre Sa Vie" was a turning point for Jean-Luc Godard and remains one of his most dynamic films, combining brilliant visual design with a tragic character study. The lovely Anna Karina, Godard’s greatest muse, plays Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress but instead ends up a prostitute, her downward spiral depicted in a series of discrete tableaux of daydreams and dances. Featuring some of Karina and Godard’s most iconic moments —from her movie theater vigil with The Passion of Joan of Arc to her seductive pool-hall strut — "Vivre Sa Vie" is a landmark of the French New Wave that still surprises at every turn.

    Visit the link below for more information!

    More Info

    Contact Melissa Miller or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/cinema/events/harpur-cinema.html

  • A film screening of the documentary “1341 Frames of Love and War“ and a discussion with the director, Ran Tal, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 in FA-258.

    For a year and a half, Micha Bar-Am, acclaimed photojournalist and Israel‘s most celebrated war photographer, allowed director Ran Tal to enter his vast archive of negatives. Composed entirely of images that Bar-Am took over more than fifty years, “1341 Frames of Love and War” reveals the enormous price that comes along with documenting atrocities and wars. It provides an intimate portrait of an artist and a meditation on memory, violence and identity. A complex love letter to the power, beauty and horror of photographic imagery, it is an epic journey of self-doubt and questioning through the camera.

    This event is organized by the Judaic Studies Department and the Center for Israel Studies and is sponsored by the Richard Byrne ‘83 Judaic Studies Endowment.

    More Info

    Contact Maja Dragojlovic or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/judaic-studies/events/

  • For the first time, the Art Museum (BUAM) will initiate an Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program designed for an undergraduate audience. This pilot program will encourage intimate engagement and personal interpretation by student visitors that goes beyond viewing and reflecting; they will respond through original, multidisciplinary artwork. The program reinforces BUAM as a site of active, interdisciplinary engagement with original works of art.

    This Binghamton University Art Museum (BUAM) Artist-in-Residence program (AiR), funded by the Art Bridges Foundation, is an opportunity for two students to engage deeply with the work of David Hammons, encouraging them to reflect on identity and confront stereotypes, racism and poverty through their own creative practices.

    Students will respond to two Hammons works on loan to BUAM: the assemblage sculpture "Untitled" (Art Bridges, on view all academic year) and the video "Phat Free" (Latner Family Art Collection, Toronto, on view in the spring semester).

    Hammons’ wit, sarcasm, compassion, and complex practices transform found objects culled from New York City streets into powerful symbols that challenge stereotypes of a Black urban experience and confront issues of race.

    The AiR call for participation will be posted on the BUAM website and via social media in mid-September. Both of the selected AiR recipients will be awarded $3000. The application deadline is Oct. 22.

    Generous support for the loan of David Hammons’ "Untitled" and related programming is provided by Art Bridges.

    More Info

    Contact Jessica Petrylak or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/art-museum/air.html

  • The Binghamton University Art Museum will present the exhibition, "Ed Wilson: The Sculptor as Afro-humanist", as the main gallery exhibition for the fall semester, Sept. 7–Dec. 9.

    "Ed Wilson: The Sculptor as Afro-humanist" will be the first retrospective of this under-recognized American artist in over fifty years. Wilson (1925–1996), a longtime member of the studio faculty at Binghamton University, was an innovative sculptor whose practice evolved from figures carved from stone and wood in the 1950s toward large-scale public artworks, often sited in educational institutions, beginning in the late 1960s. The exhibition, organized by Adjunct Curator and Professor of Art History, Tom McDonough, and assisted by Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Claire L. Kovacs, will feature Wilson’s surviving sculptural works and drawings, assembled from Museum holdings and loans from private and public collections nationwide, along with the artist’s personal archives held by his family. The exhibition will present the most comprehensive overview of his 45-year-long career.

    Support for the exhibition is generously provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Additional support is provided by The Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation and by Rebecca Moshief and Harris Tilevitz ’78.

    In conjunction with the Wilson exhibition is "Memory & Soul: Black Art from the Permanent Collection", organized by Claire L. Kovacs, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. Spanning works from the earliest days of building the permanent collection in the 1960s and ’70s, to a concerted effort in recent years to increase the representation of Black artists, this exhibition features twenty-seven works by artists that span many decades, from James Van Der Zee, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence to Howardena Pindell, Alison Saar and many others. A sculpture by David Hammons, "Untitled, 1988", generously on loan from Art Bridges, complements the Ed Wilson and Memory & Soul exhibitions.

    Three small exhibitions in our lower galleries also open on Sept. 7, curated by students: "Culture and Commodity: Inquiries into the African Art Collection"; "Judging a Book by Its Cover"; and "What is a magic realist?"

    The exhibition hours are as follows:
    -Tuesday-Saturday, from noon-4 p.m.
    -Thursday, from noon-7 p.m.
    -Closed on all national holidays and when the University is closed. For specific dates, check the academic calendar, or call us at (607)-777-2968.

    All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

    More Info

    Contact Jessica Petrylak or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/art-museum/

  • Career Development

  • Attend a motivational "lunch and learn" session from noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27 in UU-111.

    Watson alum, Greg Shepherd '87, a newly retired Test Engineer from AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, will review the dos and don'ts as you move through your job/internship search process. He'll cover searching for roles that fit your interests, how to ace an interview and how to be your most impressive self in the workplace.

    Free pizza and drinks will be provided. Click the link below to learn more and RSVP.

    More Info

    Contact Kimberly Eiche or visit https://binghamton.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1344496

  • The Master of Sustainable Communities program is hosting a series of information sessions to learn what careers you can pursue with a SUST degree and explore if it's a good fit for your career goals.

    Click the link below to learn more or register for one that fits your schedule.

    More Info

    Contact Cory Rusin or visit https://gograd.binghamton.edu/portal/ccpa-sust-info

  • The Master of Public Administration program is hosting a series of information sessions to learn what careers you can pursue with an MPA and explore if the degree is a good fit for your career goals.

    Click the link below to learn more and register for one that fits your schedule.

    More Info

    Contact Cory Rusin or visit https://gograd.binghamton.edu/portal/ccpa-mpa-info

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Healthcare certification training will be available Sept. 13 to Nov. 15. Registration closes Oct. 4. This unique healthcare-based Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training program at Green Belt level will cover continuous process improvement in healthcare, introductions to Lean Six Sigma, LSS in healthcare and the DMAIC improvement cycle that is the core tool to drive LSS projects.

    Participants are exposed to spreadsheet-based statistics for Six Sigma, simulation for LSS, and case studies/projects. This training is open to students, alumni, members of industry, non-profit and government agencies; instructed by Mohammad Khasawneh, self-paced online.

    More Info

    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/lean-six-sigma/greenbelthealthcare.html

  • Do you want to know what it's like to work as a data analyst or in related fields? Are you interested in learning more about internships that are available to Digital and Data Studies (DiDa) students?

    From 4:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 3, in UUW-324, the Digital and Data Studies program will feature four current DiDa minors who will discuss their internship experiences and their advice for DiDa students.

    More Info

    Contact Melissa Haller

  • The Office of Student Conduct welcomes students to apply for the Student Conduct Hearing Board. Selected applicants will mediate conduct cases, learn about policies and procedures, practice active listening/decision-making skills and more!

    Apply on HireBing and learn more with the link below.

    The deadline to apply is October 8.

    More Info

    Contact Office of Student Conduct or visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/jobs/8156186

  • Construction

  • Lot B, adjacent to Old Rafuse, will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 28 for delivery of materials for the Old Rafuse renovation. Closure will begin at midnight and the lot will remain closed until all materials are offloaded.

    Contact project coordinator Jennifer Bourassa with any questions at jbourassa@binghamton.edu or 777-5047.

    More Info

    Contact Karen Fennie

  • General

  • The Writing Center is now open for tutoring! Make an appointment to meet in person between 10-4 p.m. or online after 4 p.m. with one of our friendly, helpful, fully-trained and educated peer Writing Tutors.

    We can help Binghamton University students with writing assignments at any stage, whether that's getting started to editing a draft.

    More Info

    Contact Wendy Stewart or visit https://binghamton.mywconline.com

  • To improve the speed of service and ensure the safety of our staff, John Arthur Café will no longer accept cash as payment, starting on Oct. 1. Instead, the convenience of credit cards, debit cards, Apple, and Google Pay will be accepted.

    More Info

    Contact Peter Nardone

  • On Oct. 4, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be undertaking a nationwide emergency alert test. Split into two portions, these notifications will be sent out to cellphones, and then to TVs and radios.

    Alongside FEMA, Binghamton University will use this opportunity to perform a test of our own emergency alert systems, including B-Alert and our outdoor siren. The University's test will be conducted at 11:55 a.m. while FEMA’s test will begin at 2:20 p.m. All communications, from both the University and FEMA, will clearly indicate that they are tests. No action will need to be taken at the time the tests are issued.

    Learn more at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Office of Emergency Management or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/emergency/emergency-notification/index.html

  • The Campus Climate Survey is an opportunity for the entire community (faculty, staff and students) to have their voices heard on issues related to diversity, equity and belonging.

    The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and will have a far-reaching impact, helping to improve campus services and programs and identify strengths and areas for development.

    Beginning Oct. 3, check your campus email for a unique and anonymous link to the survey. Your submission also guarantees an entry into our survey raffle and a chance to win one of over 100 prizes. The climate survey continues through Nov. 5.

    More Info

    Contact Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion/2023ccs.html

  • Binghamton University Transportation and Parking Services has partnered with Koloni to bring a bikeshare program to campus.

    There are now 30 new Binghamton University bikes located in four locations on the main campus. Visit the bike-share website at the link below to find a location near you. Bikes can go to any destination but need to be returned to one of the four bike hubs when the ride is complete.

    Download the free Koloni app to join and reserve. The app will then provide instructions on how to unlock a bike. Bikes may be reserved at no charge by students, faculty and staff for two hours a day. It will cost $5 an hour after the free period. When you download the app, credit card information is required, but no charge will be made unless a bike is in use after the free two hours.

    For more information on the new bike-share program, visit the TAPS website at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact TAPS or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/services/transportation-and-parking/alternative-transportation/bike-share/bikeshare.html

  • OCCT is accepting driver applications for their training classes and are accepting applications on a rolling basis.

    Some of the perks and benefits of working for OCCT include:

    -Flexible hours to work with any schedule
    -Paid NYS Class B-CDL training
    -Competitive pay
    -Opportunity for raises and advancement to other positions

    For more information on employment opportunities, visit the link below.

    More Info

    Contact OCCT or visit https://www.occtransport.org/employment

  • Binghamton University encourages active student participation in all local, state and national elections. This message includes important information about voting as a college student.

    Students have the right to register to vote in Broome County if they are living in the county while attending school, or they may register at their home address.

    Students living on campus can register using their campus address and vote in the Mandela Room on Election Day. Students living off campus can register with their off-campus address and vote at the designated polling place near their residence.

    Students registering with their home address will need to vote via absentee ballot if they cannot return home to vote in person.

    Students who were previously registered on campus but now live off campus should update their registration using their current address.

    The last day to register to vote in New York is Oct. 28. If you are voting absentee, the last day for your board of elections to receive your absentee application is Oct. 23. Election Day is Nov. 7 and early voting runs Oct. 28-Nov. 5.

    Students may come to the Center for Civic Engagement in UU-137 to complete or drop off a voter registration form.

    You can find voter registration and absentee request forms, a complete list of deadlines and more on the Center for Civic Engagement website at https://www.binghamton.edu/cce/vote/.

    This message is in compliance with New York State Election Law and the National Voter Registration Act.

    For more information, contact Kyra Hickey, at 607-777-4287 or cce@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Kyra Hickey or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/cce/vote/index.html

  • Appointments for senior portraits are available from Oct. 2-5, Oct. 9-13 and Nov. 13-17. All portraits will be taken in The Union Undergrounds Lounge, UU-B032.

    Students can sign up for available spots at the link below. Enter school code 87125. Portraits will be taken in your own business attire and cap/gown. Schedule your appointment today to use these portraits for your professional networking and job search.
    Questions can be directed to the University Unionn email, at union@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact The Union or visit www.ouryear.com

  • The Speaking Center supports student development and success in public speaking and oral presentation preparation and delivery, providing quality peer-to-peer consulting to all Binghamton University students seeking assistance and critique.

    The Speaking Center supports all levels of speakers, from novice to experienced. Schedule an appointment today.

    More Info

    Contact Leticia Fabene or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/success/speaking-center/index.html

  • Health and Wellness

  • Healthy Campus is partnering with Late Nite to show the movie "Flight" which follows Denzel Washington's character "Whip", a pilot, through his struggles with addiction. There will also be a facilitated discussion following the movie to reflect on what addiction and recovery look like.

    The movie will be showing from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 26, in the UU Undergrounds.

    More Info

    Contact Rasheema Wright

  • Join us for part two of our "coffee talk series" for coffee and snacks as we learn more about the Campus Recovery Support Group (CRSG) and as we continue to talk about addiction, recovery and resources that are available on campus. Also, meet Garrett, our ATOD counselor at UCC.

    Join us from noon-1 p.m., on Sept. 27, on the Old O'Connor Patio.

    More Info

    Contact Rasheema Wright

  • Before anyone becomes ill, discuss what you and those you live with will do if one or more of you test positive for COVID-19. On-campus residing students are required to isolate at home or in their residential hall room. Talking through how you will handle this situation now will clarify expectations and will prevent you from having to make decisions under pressure, or while feeling ill. Think about:

    • Where will you be most comfortable and supported during your isolation?
    • Will you remain isolated in your room/apartment or will you go home? What if circumstances prevent you from being able to leave?
    • If your ill roommate must stay in your room/apartment, will you be uncomfortable staying with them? If so, where will you stay?

    More information for students isolating due to COVID is available on the Decker Student Health Services Center website.

    More Info

    Contact Laura Reindl or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/health/covid-19/index.html

  • Binghamton University will host the third annual Wenzel Memorial 5k in honor of Gregg Wenzel ’91 on Saturday, Oct. 14. The event will consist of a 5k run/walk on and around campus. It is open to all: students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community.

    Wenzel was a triathlete and former student-athlete at Binghamton who competed on the men’s varsity swimming and diving team. He was killed in a car accident in July 2003 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he was working as a CIA directorate of operations.

    Individual participant race fees are $10 for students and $20 for all others. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in separate age categories. Photos and results will be posted after the event.

    Register by following the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Laura Cichostepski or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Vestal/WenzelMemorial5K

  • Decker Student Health Services Center is partnering with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences to provide free flu vaccine clinics for students. The free vaccination clinics are being held on main campus and the health sciences campus throughout late September and October.

    Schedule a vaccination appointment through the patient portal; click the link below for more information on dates, locations and times.

    More Info

    Contact Brett Ford or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/health/flu/index.html

  • S.E.E.K (Support Empathy Empowerment Kindness), the university's student-run mental health helpline, has officially opened its services.

    Our members are fully trained to help students with any issues they may face.

    Don't face it alone, call S.E.E.K, at 607-777-HELP (4357).

    More Info

    Contact SEEK Binghamton or visit https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/seek/home/

  • Research

  • Participants are needed to help evaluate the trail conditions and accessibility in the Binghamton University nature preserve, and assist the nature preserve to improve users' experiences.

    All Binghamton University students, staff and faculty qualify to participate in a study by the Binghamton University geography department. Participation in the study consists of completing the surveys. This study has been approved by the Binghamton University Institutional Review Board.

    If you are interested in participating, please take 5 to 10 minutes to finish the survey with the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Zhanchao Yang, zyang91@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Zhanchao Yang or visit https://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cUsqZZzcSqfJehE

  • The Undergraduate Research Award is a competitive award designed to support the expenses for students' independent research or creative work. To qualify, your project must be supervised by a Binghamton University faculty member.

    Additionally, you must be enrolled in an independent study, capstone, honors thesis or similar research or creative activity course during the semester you apply. The project can extend beyond the initial semester. Funding is competitive and award amounts vary. The maximum award is $1,000, and we anticipate 5-10 awardees each grant cycle (fall, spring). Undergraduates from all Binghamton University schools and colleges are eligible. Faculty may endorse ONLY 1 student per semester.

    Students are expected to present the results of their creative activity or research at the annual Research Days Poster Session in April. If you are not able to attend the poster session for any reason, a project report or assessment is required at the completion of your project.

    The fall deadline is Nov. 1. Follow the link below for details on how to apply.

    More Info

    Contact Beth Polzin or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/student-research-and-scholarship/fund/ug-research-award.html

  • The Undergraduate Research Center (URC) supports faculty-mentored undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity. We encourage undergraduates to pursue scholarly and creative projects and to present their results at regional and national professional meetings or conferences.

    Support is available each fall and spring from the URC to help undergraduate students subsidize the cost of participating in professional meetings or conferences. This support could reduce registration costs (both virtual and in-person), travel expenses, lodging and food.

    The fall semester deadline is Oct. 15. See the link below for more information about qualifications and how to apply.

    More Info

    Contact Beth Polzin or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/student-research-and-scholarship/fund/ug-travel-fund.html

  • Binghamton University Social Science Experimental Lab (BingSSEL) is looking for students to participate in a number of social science experiments that will be conducted throughout the year. The experiments are primarily in individual and group decision-making and the participants generally enjoy them. Further information about the lab can be found on our website.

    You will be paid for your participation. The financial compensation provided to you will be determined on a study-by-study basis to ensure it is commensurate with the your time and effort as determined by the research design and IRB review. In other words, the amount paid depends on the experiment run, the decisions made by the participant and possibly the decisions made by the other participants in the experiment. An earnings rate between $15 and $25 for 90 minutes of participation is common, although in some experiments students earn more. Your participation in the experiment and any information about your earnings will be kept strictly confidential and your participation is voluntary. Thousands of students have done these types of experiments in the past and have found them rewarding both monetarily and intellectually.

    Experiments will take place in the Binghamton University Social Sciences Experimental Lab which is located at Library North Ground Floor Room LNG 332.

    If, at any time during the year you are willing to participate, register to our database using your @binghamton.edu email address here:

    By registering you will be informed about upcoming experiments and will be able to sign up for sessions. You must be 18 years or older to participate.

    For any questions please contact us at ssel@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Ozlem Tonguc or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/labs/experimental/participationinfo.html

  • The BMINDS research group is seeking participants for their study on food insecurity and health behaviors.

    The purpose of this research is to assess the effect of food insecurity on health behaviors, such as sleep quality, self-care and health-promoting activities, self-esteem, perceived stress and physical activity.

    The short survey link is posted below. Participation is voluntary and responses are completely anonymous.

    More Info

    Contact Katerina Nagorny or visit https://forms.gle/nzY3pfCXMxBhGcoq7

  • Biological females 18-25 years of age are welcome to participate in a shoe study. Eligible participants must be able to walk, run and jump without the use of an assistive device.

    Participants will perform a series of standing, walking, running and jumping tasks while wearing motion and pressure sensors during an approximately two-hour visit to the Motion Analysis Lab located on Binghamton University campus.

    Participants will receive a $15 Amazon gift card for completing the visit.

    If interested, please complete this screening form at the link below. If you are eligible, a study team member will be in touch.

    For further questions, please contact Dr. Congyu Wu at congyu.wu@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Congyu Wu or visit https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Tp3PzgBiyImNYG

  • Please fill out our 7-10 minute anonymous survey with questions about health behaviors, including diet, exercise, substance use, sleep and stress relief.

    You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:
    - You are 18 years of age or older
    - You study or work at Binghamton University or in Broome county

    No identifying information will be collected, and your answers will be kept anonymous. This study has been approved by the Binghamton University Institutional Review Board.

    For more information, please contact the FRI Public Health PI, Jodi Dowthwaite, at jdowthwa@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Jodi Dowthwaite or visit https://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_86wYBFjFE9qfN7U

  • Click the link below to fill out the FRI survey on “Modifiable Factors in Cognitive Health & Function - Socioeconomics, Mental Health, Substance Use, & TBIs." The 7-10 minute anonymous survey will ask questions about demographics, education, socioeconomic status, mental health, substance use, traumatic brain injury and measures of cognitive function.

    You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

    -You are a student or employee at Binghamton University or a member of the local community in Broome County.
    -You are at least 18 years old.

    This study has been approved by the Binghamton University Institutional Review Board. No identifying information will be collected.

    Contact FRI Public Health PI, Jodi Dowthwaite, at jdowthwa@binghamton.edu with any questions or concerns.

    More Info

    Contact Jodi Dowthwaite PhD or visit https://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6KlFYw9lrCOmsfQ

  • Speakers and Lectures

  • The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS), co-sponsored by the Romance Languages & Literatures Department and TRIP, invites you to join us at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the IASH Conference Room, LN-1106, for a lecture on "Translation, Translanguaging, and Multimedia in the Oldest Medieval 'French' Bestiary" with guest speaker Emma Campbell, professor of Medieval French at Warwick College.

    What do medieval texts tell us about modern definitions of language and translation? How can such texts help us to reflect on the post-national investments that continue to shape scholarly approaches in medieval studies, modern languages and translation studies? This paper considers these questions in connection with the earliest known vernacular bestiary in French, a work of moralized natural history by Philippe de Thaon (c.1121–35). The notion of Frenchness that has guaranteed the Bestiaire’s place in literary history has prevented a full appreciation of the multimedial, multilingual complexity of this work, which combines bilingual text with visual images. Translanguaging—a concept that challenges the normativity of monolingualism in sociolinguistic and educational contexts today — might prompt us to re-examine the functions of French in this twelfth-century bestiary. Philippe’s work offers a new historical vantage on recent sociolinguistic theories and conceptions of bilingualism, as well as an insight into the multimodal nature of pedagogy in medieval vernacular cultures.

    More Info

    Contact Misty Lou Finch or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/cemers/

  • The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will host “Humanist Compassions: Reception and Emotion in Italian Renaissance Literature” with guest speaker Gur Zak, the head of the Institute of Literatures in the department of comparative literature at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 in IASH Conference Room, LN-1106.

    Recent scholarship has given much attention to the passions (the emotions). In fields such as the history of emotions, cognitive psychology and philosophy, considerations of the understanding and role of the emotions in different societies have been at the forefront. This lecture will examine the way Italian humanist culture understood and applied a particular emotion — compassion, by closely analyzing the literary reception of one ancient story: Valerius Maximus's tale of Seleucus, Antiochus and Stratonice, in the writings of four humanists: Boccaccio, Petrarch, Bruni and Manetti. The various versions of the tale, this lecture will show, revolve largely around compassion and bring to light the debates that dominated the humanist community regarding the nature of this emotion, its ethical and political value and those to whom it should be most directed. 

    More Info

    Contact Misty Finch or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/cemers/

  • Student Activities

  • October is Campus Sustainability Month. The Office of Sustainability is looking for student groups to host sustainability events during October.

    You can create your own event or volunteer to lead an existing Campus Sustainability Month event at Binghamton University. Existing event templates include: conducting a waste audit, doing an area cleanup, signing people up for the Project Green Challenge, hosting a donation drive or getting involved in a citizen science project.

    Contact Martin Larocca, Sustainability Coordinator, at mlarocca@binghamton.edu if you are interested. Limited funding is available.

    More Info

    Contact Martin Larocca

  • The Doctor of Physical Therapy program will be hosting an open house for all Binghamton University undergraduate students from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. This is an opportunity to see our space and facilities, meet and interact with faculty, learn about our admission process as well as clinical education and talk with current students.

    Click the link below to learn more.

    More Info

    Contact Denise Romano or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/decker/physical-therapy/index.html

  • Family Weekend is Oct. 6- 8. Get excited and involved in the event by accessing the Family Weekend Hub.

    Download the B-Engaged app, called CampusGroups,
    to access the Family Weekend Hub. With the app, you can find all essential Family Weekend information, must-do’s and more in one place. Additional Instructions on how to download can be found on the link below.

    Questions about Family Weekend? Contact Parent and Family Programs, at families@binghamton.edu.

    Downloading the app does not equal registration for Family Weekend. Registration is open until Oct. 3 at the following link: https://www.binghamton.edu/parents/events/family-weekend/index.html

    More Info

    Contact Parent and Family Programs or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/student-affairs/assessment/engage/b-engaged-faqs.html

  • Training and Workshops

  • Get Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certified on campus, sponsored by Campus Recreation and the American Red Cross. The next session is scheduled from 5–10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. Successful students will receive a certificate for Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) valid for two years.

    American Red Cross certification courses are offered at the East Gym every semester. All of our courses are offered in a blended learning format, and online work must be completed before the start of the class.

    Register for any course online by following the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Jane Kallmerten or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/campus-recreation/certifications.html

  • From 5-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the C4 Multipurpose Room, Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD, CIAYT will present a workshop on "Embodiment, Body Image and the Treatment of Eating Disorders".

    This workshop will teach effective ways to help people with poor body image and eating disorders as well as provide guidance in helping oneself. It is sponsored by Healthy Campus, Binghamton University Health and Counseling, the Eating Awareness Committee, College of Community and Pubilc Affairs Department of Social Work and Harper Edge.

    All are welcome to attend this free program and attendees can stay for as long as they would like. Refreshments will be provided.

    Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD, C-IAYT is a practicing licensed psychologist, certified yoga therapist and professor at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Cook-Cottone has written 15 books/monographs and over 100 articles and book chapters. She was awarded the American Psychological Association’s Citizen Psychologist Presidential Citation.

    This program is approved for 3 NYS CE contact hours for social workers.

    Click the link below for more information.

    More Info

    Contact Randi Scheiner or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2193652

  • Volunteer

  • The Binghamton University Student Ambassador Program (BUSAP) helps prospective and admitted students determine why Binghamton University is the right fit for them. Student Ambassadors volunteer at open houses, give campus tours, speak at student panels and write letters to admitted students where they share their Bearcat stories. Join our mailing list using the link below!

    More Info

    Contact BUSAP or visit https://forms.gle/mBSahTWyGkgoWtXY8

  • Volunteers for Family Weekend, Oct. 6-8, are still needed. There are three events still in need of volunteers.

    4-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6:
    -Family Weekend Welcome Center: Check-in and on-site registration in the Mandela Room.

    7:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 7:
    -Family Weekend Welcome Center: Check-in and on-site registration in the Mandela Room.

    11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7:
    -Family Weekend Lunch and Baxter’s Spirit Celebration in the Events Center.

    Complete the Google Form below if you are interested in volunteering. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the times listed for instructions and brief training.

    Contact John Kiereck, at jkiereck@binghamton.edu, with questions.

    More Info

    Contact John Kiereck or visit https://forms.gle/ok73tUac9Pe1SfPHA

  • Every year Undergraduate Admissions hosts open houses where prospective students and their families can visit campus and participate in a range of activities, like a campus tour, mock class, student panel, Q&A info session and more.

    Student leaders willing to volunteer as student panelists and share their experiences with prospective students and families should reach out to Angelica Svolos, at asvolos1@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Angelica Svolos or visit https://forms.gle/qobrByS3V2z3zvYj8