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  • The URL for the new B-Engaged platform has officially been switched from https://binghamton.campusgroups.com to https://bengaged.binghamton.edu

    Use the bengaged.binghamton.edu URL to log into B-Engaged going forward.

    If you're experiencing any issues logging into the system given the recent URL change, clear your browser history and try logging back into the system.

    For further questions about B-Engaged, information on upcoming B-Engaged training sessions and more, email bengaged@binghamton.edu

    More Info

    Contact Giovanna Bernardo

  • The parking garage will be open only to proximity card holders and admissions guests Monday, Aug. 26 through Thursday, Aug. 29. All daily paying customers may still park in the Visitors Paid Lot and other metered spaces throughout campus. See the campus map for additional parking options.

    More Info

    Contact Meghan Schofield or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/maps/pdfs/campus_map.pdf

  • Welcome back to campus!

    I welcome all of our new and returning students, faculty and staff back to campus, and particularly welcome the newest members of our Binghamton community — the class of 2023. I hope that all of you are as excited about the months ahead as I am.

    The upcoming semester looks very promising as the University nears completion on its new Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City, has a new ranking as a Research I – Very High Research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and has enrolled the most qualified incoming class in our history.

    I know that the first weeks of the fall semester can be a bit overwhelming. There are new classes to master, books to buy or rent, new suitemates to meet and a campus social life to learn to navigate or get reacquainted with. But what is most striking is all the new faces. About one out of every three students you see on campus is new to us, so I encourage to make eye contact as you walk across campus and say “hi!” You could be meeting your next best friend.

    At Binghamton our #1 goal is to help our students succeed and we have many resources on campus to help them on their scholarly journey, from academic advising and tutoring to career coaching and leadership development. Still, the most important factor in each student’s success is their own motivation and commitment. I’d like to offer a few tips to our new students and as a reminder to returning ones:

    • Use your time well. Try not to procrastinate as work will build up and bury you pretty quickly.
    • Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and follow good nutrition. Your body (and brain) will thank you for it.
    • Set aside some “me” time. A balanced life is crucial to your success.
    • Meet with your faculty and teachers early in the semester. Help them put a face to the name on the class roster. It will help you build confidence in yourself and them in you. Develop a study routine and stick with it. Studying and classwork is a hard job at Binghamton, but if you work hard, you will be rewarded.

    So, to our students, faculty and staff, I wish you a successful and engaging year ahead. I look forward to seeing you on campus. And if you do see me, please say “Hi, Harvey!”


    Harvey G. Stenger

    More Info

    Contact Harvey Stenger

  • In July, Google enabled Confidential Mode for Binghamton University's G-Suite domain. Users can now protect sensitive information from unauthorized access, as recipients of messages in confidential mode do not have the option to forward, copy, print or download messages that also might include attachments. Users can set expiration dates for messages, revoke message access at any time and require an SMS verification code to access messages.

    Note: This mode helps prevent recipients from accidentally sharing an email but does not prevent users from taking screenshots or photos of your messages/attachments.

    More detailed information can be found at the link below.

    Any questions can be directed to the Help Desk.

    More Info

    Contact Help Desk at 607-777-6420 or visit http://bit.ly/confidentialB

  • There are no classes Monday, Sept. 2 due to the Labor Day holiday. However, Sept. 2 Monday classes will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at their regular Monday time and location. Wednesday classes will NOT meet on Sept. 4.

    This may be confusing, but this schedule is designed to provide 14 class meetings for each day of the week over the course of the semester, thereby assuring that our classes have sufficient contact hours to meet credit-hour standards.

    If you have any questions, contact the provost's office.

    More Info

    Contact Vicki Griffin

  • Athletics and Recreation

  • Fitness memberships give you access to FitSpace, the 10,000-sq. ft. fitness center in the Rec Center at the East Gym, as well as access to more than 100 group fitness classes each week. Skip the lines and buy your fitness membership online — semester, annual or academic annual memberships are available.

    More Info

    Contact Holly Brown or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/campus-recreation/memberships/index.html

  • Get your team together (or sign up as a free agent) for any of the following leagues: bubble soccer, flag football, soccer and volleyball, as well as a tennis tournament.

    All registration is online through IMLeagues. Register using your Binghamton.edu email address to sign up for Binghamton University leagues.

    Register your team soon — leagues fill up quickly!

    More Info

    Contact Graham Musson or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/campus-recreation/intramurals/

  • Pink Gloves Boxing (PGB) is a total-body training program designed for those who identify as women. PGB promotes friendship, teamwork and positive attitudes through small-group training. There is no sparring or physical contact with other members — the focus is on skill development, fitness and community.

    Sign up for Pink Gloves Boxing at the East Gym. Spaces are limited and a waitlist will become available once the class fills up!

    More Info

    Contact Jenna Moore or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/campus-recreation/fitness-wellness/classes.html

  • The Binghamton University Athletics Media Relations Office is looking for volunteer photographers to shoot high-quality photos at our games during the 2019-20 academic year. There is no minimum requirement for the number of hours or events that you shoot. Volunteers will receive full credit for their work on our website and in other publications. Should own a Canon or Nikon camera or a similar model.

    More Info

    Contact David O'Brian

  • FloatFit HIIT is a low-impact, 45-minute, high-intensity interval training class that includes squats, mountain climbers and lunges — all done while floating on water using the AquaBase, a floating fitness mat.

    In FloatFit HIIT, you will burn calories, build muscular strength, improve balance and build your cardiovascular fitness. All class participants must know how to swim.

    Sign up for FloatFit HIIT at the East Gym. Spaces are limited and a waitlist will become available once the class fills up!

    More Info

    Contact Jenna Moore or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/campus-recreation/fitness-wellness/classes.html

  • Career Development

  • Interested in becoming a substitute teacher?

    Come meet with representatives from local school districts to learn about open opportunities noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the UU-Mandela Room.

    Open to all undergraduate and graduate students. A bachelor's degree is not required. Bring copies of your résumé!

    Pre-register at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Roni O'Geen or visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/326287

  • The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt online course, from June 10 through Aug. 29, 2020, expands upon the skill set taught in the Green Belt certification. This course gives valuable business tools to organize, coordinate and lead your organization in achieving process and operational excellence. It emphasizes the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) methodology through analytical and quantitative tools as well as project management, leadership and organizational methods.

    Find complete details and registration information at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/lean-six-sigma/blackbelt.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 their 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).

    Find details at 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 Green Belt Healthcare course emphasizes why implementation of Lean Six Sigma is vital to the continuous improvement of hospital operations specifically, and to healthcare delivery systems in general. Several healthcare case studies and applications of Lean Six Sigma concepts will be presented and educational games and group activities will be used.

    This course is open to healthcare executives, directors, physicians, nurses, hospital and office administrative staff and anyone seeking Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

    Find complete details and registration information at the link below.

    More Info

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

  • General

  • The gates at the Parking Garage will be under renovation through Friday, Aug. 23. During the renovation, some changes will be in effect. See below and directions will be posted in the garage.

    o On Monday, Aug. 19 and Tuesday, Aug. 20, the garage will be open to proximity card and admission guests only.
    o Paying customers and guests will enter through the lower gate, but will exit through the top gate. There will be no exit at the lower gate for the first few days of gate renovations.
    o There will be a flat day rate of $5 to park in the garage, paid to an attendant at the lower entry. An attendant will be on duty from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday while renovations are underway.

    More Info

    Contact Meghan Schofield or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/maps/pdfs/campus_map.pdf

  • Lots A, A1, B and B1 will be closed Saturday, Aug. 24 for University Fest. The Parking Garage will be open for use on Saturday. Entrance and exit will be through the lower level. All lots will return to normal use on Sunday, Aug. 25. See the campus map for additional parking options.

    More Info

    Contact Meghan Schofield or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/maps/pdfs/campus_map.pdf

  • Parking permits are available for purchase online for the academic year or semester at the Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) website. To log in, you will need your Binghamton University PODS ID.

    First time permit buyer? You must first register your vehicle online with the University. If you are a returning customer, log in, follow the step-by-step instructions and confirm that your vehicle information is up to date.

    TAPS utilizes License Plate Recognition (LPR) that eliminates the need for parking decals. LPR is a plate-recognition technology that virtually associates Binghamton University parking permits to a license plate without a decal or hangtag. Once a virtual permit is purchased online a confirmation will be emailed and the permit is active. Vehicle information can be updated from your online account at any time.

    Additional information on TAPS updates for the upcoming year can be found on the TAPS website at binghamton.edu/transportation-and-parking/news/

    Any questions can be directed to parking@binghamton.edu

    More Info

    Contact Meghan Schofield or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/services/transportation-and-parking/parking/student-permits/

  • OCCT will provide Welcome Back Service Monday, Aug 19 and Tuesday, Aug 20. On Monday, Aug. 19, the University Union bus stop will be temporarily relocated to Lot C, in front of the Anderson Center. The Union bus stop will return to the Union on Tuesday, Aug. 20. OCCT will begin full service for the fall semester Wednesday, Aug. 21.
    For full schedules, visit the OCCT website at the link below or download the free ETA SPOT application for real-time bus tracking information.

    More Info

    Contact Meghan Schofield or visit https://www.occtransport.org/schedule

  • A crane will be set up on Willow St. to place roofing materials on the roof of 48 Corliss/Decker School of Nursing Tuesday, Aug. 20 and Wednesday, Aug. 21. The south gate to the School of Pharmacy parking lot will remain open.There will be no through traffic on this section of Willow St. from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Willow St. will be reopened to through traffic each day after 4 p.m.

    Additional crane work to lift mechanical equipment into place at 48 Corliss/School of Nursing will take place on Willow St. Wednesday, Aug. 28 and Thursday, Aug. 29. Willow St. will be closed to through traffic on these days, but access to the School of Pharmacy parking lot will be maintained.

    Contact project coordinator Lisa Sklener with any questions.

    More Info

    Contact Lisa Sklener

  • Did you know that your meal plan works at all 26 on-campus dining locations? Each residential dining hall offers specialty options including La Montana, a student-inspired Southwest cuisine station at Appalachian; Gifts from the Garden vegan station at College-in-the-Woods; and Expeditions, which offers specials like chicken wings, stir fry and a mac and cheese bar at the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4).

    Hinman Dining Hall is undergoing a major renovation that will be completed in spring 2021. The new, all-inclusive Hinman Dining Hall Collegiate Center will be home to a new servery and dining facility with nine service options and expanded seating, a Starbucks franchise, programming and study spaces, a garden terrace/patio, a convenience store and a student culinary makerspace transforming a commercial-sized kitchen for student use.

    Hinman Dining Hall will be offline throughout the renovation and is expected to re-open in spring 2021. Until then, both of Hinman’s retail options, Starbucks and Subway, have been relocated. You’ll find a new Starbucks truck in the Hinman Community, offering a full food and drink menu. Subway has been relocated to the MarketPlace and will continue to offer custom-made subs to order. With sustainability in mind, furniture and kitchen equipment from Hinman Dining has been repurposed throughout campus, with the relocation of usable items to other dining centers and the Food Co-Op in the University Union.

    Not sure where to start your dining journey? Visit, binghamtonUdining.com

    More Info

    Contact Meghan Schofield or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/news/story/1953/hinman-dining-hall-to-get-a-new-look

  • The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science will welcome its new graduate students at an event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in UU-Old Union Hall. President Harvey Stenger and Provost Donald Nieman will offer remarks at noon. Baxter also will be in attendance. There will be pizza and light refreshments, giveaways and tabling from student groups. Faculty and staff are also invited to attend.

    More Info

    Contact Chris Kocher

  • Paving for a walkway along the Connector Road from the M lots to Cleveland Hall will begin Monday, Aug. 26 and take about a week to complete, weather permitting. There will be temporary lane closures while work is underway and flag persons will assist in traffic control. The walkway will be needed later this year when pedestrian detours go into place for the Hinman Dining Hall renovation project. Contact Jim Barnum with any questions.

    More Info

    Contact Jim Barnum

  • Welcome to both our first-time, as well as returning students! While you're settling in for an incredible semester at Binghamton, we want to encourage you to make the most of your time on campus both in, and outside of, the classroom.

    You can explore a wide variety of groups to join, events to attend and get connected with the many opportunities available to students through B-Engaged!

    B-Engaged serves as a single, online source of information for all University recognized groups to easily create and promote events, efficiently organize member rosters, quickly communicate with current and prospective members via e-newsletter blasts, send helpful surveys and so much more.

    What's more, B-Engaged creates a complete record of your college extra-curricular involvement history all in one place!

    Log into your B-Engaged account at https://bengaged.binghamton.edu using your PODS username and password.

    Want to find or access a group you’re a member of? Search B-Engaged! Want to have a group set up for your club or organization on B-Engaged? Email bengaged@binghamton.edu

    More Info

    Contact Giovanna Bernardo or visit https://bengaged.binghamton.edu

  • Physical Facilities reminds students and the campus in general that baby wipes (even "flushable" wipes), should not be flushed down campus toilets. Even "flushable" wipes cause plumbing blockages and sewer backups.

    More Info

    Contact Karen Fennie

  • Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) offers a Safe Ride program that now operates from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. seven days a week. Safe Ride is not an on-campus taxi service, but a program that provides a safe escort for individuals who feel uncomfortable walking alone after dark. Students, faculty and staff are able to request a safe escort on the main campus by calling 607-777-7233. 

    More Info

    Contact Meghan Schofield or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/services/transportation-and-parking/alternative-transportation/safe-ride.html

  • It almost didn’t happen — a storm blew through campus just when this was scheduled to take place — but we did it! Here’s the Class of 2023 making a giant B formation in under a minute.

    More Info

    Contact Ryan Yarosh or visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAutgBVoMuk

  • Health and Wellness

  • There is an urgent need for blood at this time of year, and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on campus from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in the UU-Old Union Hall. Make an appointment online today at the link below. (Walk-ins welcome, but appointments preferred.)

    Donate in less time using rapid pass! Go online the day of the drive to complete your reading and questions. This must be done on a computer (non-mobile device). Print the final page or email it to a smart device to bring with you to the blood drive. Use zip code: 13902

    More Info

    Contact Denise Nawrocki

  • Research

  • We are looking for participants in research on visual perception. Payment is $10 per hour, with sessions ranging from two to three hours in length.

    Participation involves performing computer-based tasks that resemble simple video games while we record eye movements and brainwaves.

    Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have normal visual acuity (no glasses) and have normal color vision.

    Want to sign up? Contact gasplab@binghamton.edu and someone should get back to you within 48 hours.

    More Info

    Contact Nicholas Gaspelin or visit https://gaspelinlab.binghamton.edu/participate

  • We are looking for participants in research on visual perception. Payment is $10 per hour, with sessions ranging from two to three hours. Participation involves performing computer-based tasks that resemble simple video games while we record eye movements and brainwaves.

    Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have normal visual acuity (no glasses) and have normal color vision.

    Want to sign up? contact gaspelinlab@binghamton.edu

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    Contact Nicholas Gaspelin or visit https://gaspelinlab.binghamton.edu/participate

  • Are you a daily user of tobacco or nicotine (cigarettes, cigars, JUUL, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, etc.)? Nursing, anthropology and EAP researchers are conducting a study to assess the impact of daily mood and behaviors, including nicotine use, on blood pressure.

    Participants in this study will wear a 24-hour blood pressure monitor while going about their usual activities. Benefits include a 24-hour blood pressure report and a health history assessment (a $200 value). You can also receive a gift card incentive of up to $40 for your participation.

    To participate in this study, individuals must be 18 years or older and be a member of the Binghamton University community. This study includes both tobacco users and nonusers. At this time, we are enrolling tobacco users only.

    For more information, contact Sue Mueller or leave a message at 607-777-5200.

    More Info

    Contact Susan Mueller

  • Researchers at Binghamton University are studying how teenage girls manage their feelings and emotions. Teenagers manage stressful experiences in different ways. For example, sometimes they seek support from family and friends, and sometimes they use harmful coping strategies, including harming themselves. If your daughter is between the ages of 13 and 17 and has engaged in self-harming behaviors (e.g., cutting), she may be eligible to participate with you in this confidential study. The study involves a two-hour visit to our laboratory at Binghamton University. Together, you and your daughter would earn a total of $50 for completing the study. For more information, call 607-777-3304 and ask for the Mother-Daughter study!

    More Info

    Contact Kiera James or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/psychology/labs/teen/

  • 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

    More Info

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

  • Speakers and Lectures

  • Terence M. Keane, MA ’76, PhD ’79, SD ’11, will deliver the 2019 Stephen A. Lisman Annual Lecture in Clinical Psychology at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in FA-Watters Theater.

    Keane, director of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder’s Behavioral Science Division and a professor of psychiatry and clinical psychology at Boston University, will discuss “Contributions of Psychological Science to the Understanding and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).” The talk will highlight the current status of psychological treatments for PTSD, while providing insights into new directions for future work.

    The lecture series honors Lisman’s 43 years of service and contributions to Binghamton University and the clinical psychology field.

    More Info

    Contact Stephen A Lisman or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/psychology/news-events/lisman-lecture.html

  • Training

  • The Binghamton Biofilm Research Center (BBRC) is offering a new, non-accredited Introduction to Bacterial Biofilms online course from Aug. 26 to Dec. 6, open free to all Binghamton University students, faculty and staff. The course will introduce key concepts of bacterial biofilms including what they are, how they impact society, their developmental cycles, how bacteria coordinate behavior and biofilm-associated phenotypes. The course will provide an opportunity to gain experience reading and analyzing research literature, as well as interaction through online discussions, journal clubs and collaboration with classmates on a final mini-review paper where participants explore a biofilm topic that interests them.

    Previous completion of an introductory level biology and/or microbiology course is helpful, but not required. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate. There are no specific meeting times, though all materials must be successfully completed by Dec. 6 to receive the certificate. This is a non-accredited course offered through the BBRC and will not show up on student transcripts.

    For questions and/or to enroll, contact course instructor Courtney Kleeschulte.

    More Info

    Contact Courtney Kleeschulte

  • Do you want to learn how to use the new B-Engaged platform? This is for you!

    In this training, you'll explore the all-new interface, learn how to do the things you used to do and about new “bells and whistles.” We welcome new and returning B-Engaged student users.

    Choose from any of the training options below and register right now! Send questions to bengaged@binghamton.edu

    • Noon-12:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, UUW-324
    Register at http://cglink.me/r508652
    • 11-11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in UUW-324
    Register at http://cglink.me/r508664
    • 10-10:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in UUW-324
    Register at http://cglink.me/r508667
    • 1-1:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in UUW-325
    Register at http://cglink.me/r508671
    • 2-2:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in UUW-325
    Register at http://cglink.me/r508675
    • 3-3:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in UUW-325
    Register at http://cglink.me/r508677

    More Info

    Contact Giovanna Bernardo

  • Workshops

  • Join biomedical entrepreneurs and experts from Charles River Laboratories, a leader in preclinical and clinical laboratory services for the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries, to learn more about therapeutics discovery and development processes at this free workshop from 8:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, 120 Hawley St., Binghamton.

    Following the symposium, from 1-4 p.m., Charles River experts will be available for one-on-one sessions to discuss your questions and specific projects. If interested in participating in a one-on-one session, email Olga Petrova.

    Register at for the workshop at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Olga Petrova or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-bench-to-bedside-new-therapy-development-tickets-69289421525

  • Binghamton University is holding a one-day course, Introduction to Python, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC). Breakfast and lunch are provided. This course introduces computer programming in Python for those who have little or no prior computer programming experience. It will be heavily based on hands-on exercises, so participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops.

    A micro-credential (digital badge) will be issued to students who pass a group assignment at the end of the day. Participation certificates will be issued to all participants. This course is open to all engineers, professionals and students.

    For complete details and to register, visit the link below.

    More Info

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

  • Binghamton University is collaborating with IBM to hold a Data Science and Artificial Intelligence workshop Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC). In this one-day workshop, participants will interact with IBM and Binghamton University technical leaders. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can help drive better faster products to market and in this workshop, you will be able to harness the power of data through data science and accelerate your financial, sales, manufacturing and supply chain operations.

    For details and to register, visit the link below.

    More Info

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