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  • Binghamton University students, faculty and staff spend many years in this city. Over the past few decades, we’ve seen many new businesses and events come and go. The City of Binghamton's Office of Economic Development is giving you the opportunity to voice your opinions on what new businesses, establishments or events you’d like to see downtown or in your neighborhood. We hope to incorporate your vision and ideas into the City of Binghamton's economic development plans.

    Take five minutes to fill out a quick survey at the link below and let the City of Binghamton know what you would like to see downtown!

    Twenty participants will be randomly selected to win a $20 gift card to an establishment downtown.

    More Info

    Contact Mark Ma or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSW3Alr6l1oARO7KNMfyTmrwoxdSO9S52gNHvt5_1faw1v4Q/viewform

  • The Council/Foundation Award for service to the University is the combined award of the Binghamton Council and the Binghamton Foundation presented annually to individuals from the University community.

    Awards are given, one each to a faculty member, a staff member, an undergraduate student and a graduate student, to those who have served the campus with outstanding dedication and who have provided exemplary service and/or leadership to the University.

    Student recipients receive a $1,000 check and a certificate that will be presented at the President’s Award Luncheon and the Graduate Award Ceremony in the spring. Faculty and staff recipients receive $1,000 check and a certificate at the Excellence Awards Dinner in the fall.

    Nominations should be submitted with the nomination form found at the link below with the following additional information:

    • A resume, curriculum vitae or job description specific to the nominee’s current position.

    • A letter of nomination that speaks to the merits of the nominee (up to two typed pages).

    • A minimum of three and a maximum of five letters of support (up to two typed pages each).

    Complete nomination packages should be sent electronically in pdf format to Laura O’Neil at laura@binghamton.edu.

    All nominations will remain confidential and are due by Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.

    If additional information is needed, contact Laura O’Neil at 607-777-4895.

    More Info

    Contact Laura L ONeil or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/organizations/bu-council/award.html

  • Student Print@Binghamton credits will be reset for the winter session Friday, Dec. 13. Print@Binghamton credits will be reset for the spring semester Thursday, Jan. 16. Registered students will receive $43.50 in printing credits. Students who are not registered for the winter session and/or spring semester will not receive printing credits but can still print using their BUC$ account. For more information about Print@Binghamton visit https://www.binghamton.edu/its/about/organization/technology-support-services/technical-support/printing.html

    If you have any questions or concerns, email or call the ITS Help Desk.

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    Contact Help Desk or visit https://helpdesk.binghamton.edu

  • 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; and fire statistics for residential facilities.

    The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and emergency notifications. 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.

    More Info

    Contact Andrew Baker or visit http://asr.binghamton.edu/

  • Career Development

  • Join a group of peer tutors, help others to become better writers, improve your own writing and teaching skills, earn a professional/academic reference, gain valuable teaching experience in a diverse setting, and earn practicum credits by taking WRIT 491 and tutoring in the Writing Center. And if you continue to tutor for a second semester, we’ll pay you!

    If you have junior or senior standing, a minimum 3.0 GPA, a clear understanding of writing strategies and conventions, a good sense of humor and are reliable, friendly and flexible, visit our website to learn more and submit your application to tutor in spring 2020. WRIT 491 will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays.

    For more information, email Director Wendy Stewart.

    More Info

    Contact Wendy Stewart or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/writing/writing-center/writingcentertutorapp.pdf

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt online training starts Monday, Dec. 16, and ends Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. This course is offered by the Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) Department at Binghamton University. Pre-requisite statistics instruction is also offered.

    The Green Belt course will provide a deep understanding of Lean and Six Sigma tools within the context of the DMAIC methodology. This training enables participants to analyze and solve quality related issues and teaches how to achieve process excellence through continuous improvement.

    For more information and to register, visit the link below.

    More Info

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

  • The Lean Six Sigma White Belt is a two-hour, self-paced online course with video lectures and self-assessment quizzes to enhance your learning experience. This course is intended for all engineers as well as non-engineers, professionals and students and is appropriate for both technical and non-technical audiences. The White Belt course is not a prerequisite for the Yellow Belt course, but is a good first step for those who would like to pursue Yellow Belt or Green Belt certification.

    A certification and a micro-credential (digital badge) will be available to students who complete the coursework and pass the final exam for a fee of $29 (Binghamton University students) and $49 (non-Binghamton University students). Digital badges are easily displayed on social media (Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter).

    For details and registration, visit the link below

    More Info

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

  • The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt online training starts Jan. 6, 2020. This is a five-week online course about process improvement. Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that accelerates processes, increases efficiency and reduces or eliminates variation. The Yellow Belt training serves to emphasize why Lean Six Sigma is vital to the continuous improvement of a wide variety of industries. The course is open for everyone who would like to know about Lean Six Sigma. A micro-credential and a digital badge will be issued as students pass the final exam given at the end of the course.

    For details and registration information, visit the link below.

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

  • The Introduction to Probability and Statistics online course will be offered beginning Jan. 6, 2020. This course covers the foundational concepts of data analytics which are based on probability and statistics. Many businesses need to transform raw data into meaningful information to help make better and faster decisions. Introduction to Probability and Statistics provides class participants with the means to convert several forms of data into usable information. A certificate and a digital badge will be issued to students who pass the final exam given at the end of the course.

    For details and registration information, visit the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/data-science/statistics/index.html

  • The Advanced Probability and Statistics online training will be offered beginning Jan. 6, 2020. This course covers hypothesis test, correlation analysis, regression analysis, logistic regression analysis, factorial experiment and a statistical tool called Minitab. This course gives a deeper understanding about probability and statistics. A digital badge will be issued to students who pass the exam given at the end of the course.

    For details and registration information, visit the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/data-science/advanced-probability.html

  • The Introduction to Finite Element Method online training will be offered beginning Jan. 6, 2020. This seven-week course will cover the fundamentals of Finite Element Method through typical mechanical engineering examples. Stiffness method will be introduced for the solution procedure. Knowledge of a programming language will be helpful but not required. Application of stiffness method to solve truss, beam, frame and 1-D fluid flow problems will be taught in the course. A certificate and digital badge will be issued to students who pass the final exam given at the end of the course.

    For details and registration information, visit the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/product-design/finite-element-method/index.html

  • The Finite Element Method using ANSYS online training will be offered beginning Jan. 6, 2020. This is a seven-week online course and it covers fundamentals of using ANSYS APDL for engineering simulations. "Why?" "What?" and "How?" are the questions that will be answered for each necessary step during engineering analysis. Proper modeling and meshing techniques and extraction and interpretation of the results (derived from simulations) will be taught. A digital badge and certificate will be issued to students who pass the final exam given at the end of the course.

    For details and registration information, visit the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/product-design/finite-element-analysis/index.html

  • The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Healthcare online course will be offered beginning Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Mohammad Khasawneh, professor and chair of the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering will instruct. The course emphasizes why implementation of Lean Six Sigma is vital to the continuous improvement of hospital operations, and healthcare delivery systems in general. Students will be able to use basic Lean Six Sigma tools for project definition and process baseline, improvement analysis, implementation, and sustainability. This course is open for all students at Binghamton University, as well as healthcare executives, physicians, nurses, pharmaceutical staff, performance improvement specialists and anyone else who seek for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

    For details and registration information, visit the link below.

    More Info

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

  • The 2020 Public Interest Law Summer Internship Program enables students to experience the practice of law with paid internship opportunities.

    The program, sponsored by the Harpur Law Council, is for currently enrolled, full-time Binghamton University juniors and seniors who expect to graduate between May 2020 and August 2021. A student must have completed at least 32 credit hours at Binghamton by the time the internship begins.

    Students will receive a stipend ranging from $3,000-$4,500, plus one credit. Placement sites range from Binghamton to Buffalo to Manhattan to the United Kingdom.

    Application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12.

    Apply at the link below. For questions, contact Alex Jablonski, pre-law advisor.

    More Info

    Contact Alex Jablonski or visit http://binghamton.edu/pre-law/preparing/hlcinternship.html

  • Both on- and off-campus part-time employment opportunities are available to students of all years. Opportunities in a wide variety of industries can be found on hireBING. Log in using your PODS username and password, find a job posting, and apply using the instructions in the job posting. Email the Student Employment Team with any questions.

    More Info

    Contact Student Employment Team or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/ccpd/student-employment/hirebing.html

  • General

  • The University is beginning its annual review of the Code of Student Conduct to determine if any changes are needed. As in previous years, administrators, staff, faculty and students are invited to review the Code of Student Conduct and provide feedback. The 2019-2020 Code of Student Conduct can be found using this link: https://www.binghamton.edu/student-handbook/code-of-student-conduct/student-code-of-conduct.pdf

    If you would like to recommend changes for the 2020-2021 version, first read the current Code of Student Conduct cover to cover, then complete the form at the link below no later than Dec. 13.

    If you have any questions, contact conduct@binghamton.edu

    More Info

    Contact Jazell Johnson or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdusIM4KAs3yucZsGSjsv_5kOHEveZT-yGlPpoQ5q-4IV_96Q/viewform

  • You're almost done! Don't forget to return or mail (with the free label available at the link below) your rental books by Friday, Dec.13. Don't wait! Come earlier in the week to avoid the lines!

    More Info

    Contact Binghamton University Bookstore or visit http://bit.ly/RentalLabel

  • Health and Wellness

  • Create a 25-second Stay Awake! Stay Alive! public service announcement (PSA) video to raise awareness about the dangers of drowsy driving for drivers and passengers, or to recognize other drowsy drivers on the road. The first-place winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize. The winning video will be professionally produced by an Emmy award-winning producer and aired on national TV.  

    Submit your video and entry form by 11:59:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Go to the link below for the full contest rules and instructions. 

    The “Stay Awake! Stay Alive!” video contest is open to all students at the State University of New York at Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Cortland, Oneonta, and Stony Brook. This contest is sponsored by the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and the National Road Safety Foundation.

    More Info

    Contact Divine Sebuharara or visit http://www.nrsf.org/

  • Research

  • The City of Binghamton's Office of Economic Development is giving you the opportunity to voice your opinions on what new businesses, establishments or events you’d like to see downtown or in your neighborhood. We hope to incorporate your vision and ideas into the City of Binghamton's economic development plans.

    Take five minutes to fill out this quick survey and let us know what you would like to see Downtown!

    Twenty participants will be randomly selected to win a $20 gift card to an establishment downtown.

    More Info

    Contact Mark Ma or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSW3Alr6l1oARO7KNMfyTmrwoxdSO9S52gNHvt5_1faw1v4Q/viewform

  • The McNair Program is designed to increase the numbers of low-income, first generation and/or underrepresented minority students attending graduate school and receiving their doctorate. We are currently recruiting new scholars for spring 2020. Second- and third-years are encouraged to apply at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact McNair Scholars Program or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/mcnair/aboutus.html

  • If you are a Chinese international student at Binghamton University and are at least 18 years or older, you are eligible to participate in an anonymous online survey regarding the stress of integrating into a new culture and how this relates to aspects of well-being. The survey should take 20-25 minutes to complete and is being conducted for a student's honors thesis in anthropology/biological sciences.

    More Info

    Contact Liam Lane or visit http://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aV7LVCCU76qgOwJ

  • Breastfeeding mothers in the Binghamton, New York, area are invited to participate in research: The Effects of Breastmilk Hormones on Infant Health and Development

    The Laboratory for Anthropometry and Biomarkers at Binghamton University is conducting a study to describe the effects of maternal health and breastmilk hormones on infant growth and health (Principal Investigator: Rachael Anyim). Currently breastfeeding mothers and infants in the Binghamton, New York, area are invited to contribute breastmilk and saliva specimens to this project.

    Participation will require you to welcome us into your home or a private location of your choosing for a total of two hours on the day you contribute specimens (one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening). You will be compensated with a $10 gift card for your time.

    For more information, contact Rachael Anyim via email or at 917-592-9544, or co-Principal Investigator Katherine Wander at katherinewander@binghamton.edu or
    425-443-4230.

    More Info

    Contact Rachael Anyim or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/anthropology/research/anthropometry-biomarkers-lab.html

  • Speakers and Lectures

  • The Biology Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) Symposium will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 17-18, in the COE-Symposium Hall and Rotunda at the Innovative Technologies Complex.

    This symposium encourages biology graduate students and faculty to disseminate their research findings and foster presentation skills in the graduate student body as they give presentations on the research they are pursuing. Additionally, a poster session is held in which students can present research topics. There will also be two panels with guests from within Binghamton University to discuss career development for biology graduate students and grant applications in our field.

    Register at https://forms.gle/SHEtnMCQ8ZvwURZf9 by Friday, Jan. 3.

    If you have any questions, email BGSO@binghamton.edu

    More Info

    Contact Rebecca Pearce or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/biology/graduate/bgso.html