Message to the Campus Community from President Harvey Stenger
To the Binghamton University Community,
Binghamton University is proud to celebrate February as Black History Month and to acknowledge the many contributions African Americans have made to society. As a University, we welcome this opportunity to come together to celebrate the accomplishments of generations of African Americans, to increase our understanding of the African diaspora and to recommit ourselves to the pursuit of equal rights and social justice.
Building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive campus is a crucial part of our efforts to becoming the premier public university. Our educational and research missions obligate us to search for the knowledge that enables our students to thrive in a diverse world. At the same time, a diverse campus broadens the range of insights and experiences that our students, faculty and staff can draw on in their work, so we can ask new questions and find better answers. Education, particularly at places like Binghamton, is essential to building a more inclusive society.
I hope that everyone on campus will take the opportunity this month to engage with the history and heritage that Black History Month honors through the variety of programs planned by the Black Student Union, other cultural student organizations and academic departments, in addition to larger community events.
Harvey G. Stenger
Contact Katie Ellis
Multiple cases of flu diagnosed on campus
The Decker Student Health Services Center has diagnosed multiple cases of Influenza on campus. The flu is a common, highly contagious infection caused by the Influenza virus. Symptoms typically develop one to four days after exposure to the virus, and may include any combination of the following: sore throat, nasal congestion, cough, body aches, fever (usually over 101°), chills, headache or fatigue. After approximately three to five days, the fever resolves and most people recover quickly; however, a significant number of people will have ongoing cough, weakness and lassitude.
Most people catch the flu by breathing in droplets made when people with the infection cough, sneeze or talk. Less often, it is caught by touching a surface that has the flu virus on it, then touching your own mouth, nose or eyes. The best approach to preventing the flu and limiting its spread is to receive an annual flu vaccine and to use disposable tissues, alcohol-based hand cleansers and to wash hands frequently.
The University Health Service offers walk-in care each morning and appointments for students who need evaluation and treatment. Anyone with the following symptoms should seek immediate medical care:
• Symptoms failing to improve in five days
• Moderate or severe shortness of breath
• Chest pain
• Abdominal pain
• Uncontrollable vomiting
• Improvement of symptoms followed by worsening again
People with the flu should not go out in public, other than to seek medical care, until their temperature is less than 100° for 24 hours. To contain the outbreak, the Provost’s Office encourages faculty to support absence from classes when students develop respiratory symptoms with fever. Students and instructors are put at risk when sick students choose to attend class when they are ill. The health service does not have the resources to issue medical excuses for missed classes, exams or papers. Students are encouraged to make individual arrangements with their instructors when illness interferes with course work.
Contact Richard Moose
New look for President's Road Map Quarterly Report
Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger has released his quarterly report for the months of October through December 2018.
Check out the report’s easy-to-navigate redesign to learn about Binghamton University’s activities and initiatives in his report and those of the vice presidents for academic affairs, advancement, operations, student affairs, research and the director of athletics, chief diversity officer and executive director of the Binghamton University Foundation.
2018-19 Code of Student Conduct available
Welcome! Fall semester is around the corner and we remind you to review the Code of Student Conduct, which applies to all Binghamton University students and becomes effective Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. The code, in accessible pdf format, can be found linked off of the Student Handbook page at https://www.binghamton.edu/student-handbook/ or off the Office of Student Conduct page.
Take a winter hike with Outdoor Pursuits' adventure activities
There's snowplace like Binghamton! Try something new with Outdoor Pursuits, like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, winter hiking or other day trips around the region.
Sign up for your next outdoor adventure in the Outdoor Pursuits office in the East Gym (GE-10). Adventure activities are open to currently enrolled students. Any associated activity fees cover transportation and equipment rentals like winter boots, snowshoes and cross-country skis.
We'll train you to teach for us! Campus Recreation offers fitness certifications
Campus Recreation offers opportunities for you to get trained to teach Les Mills BODYPUMP, Barre, Pink Gloves Boxing and Yoga at the East Gym, Recreation Center. It is also a great opportunity if you need fitness continuing education credits! Visit Campus Rec online to learn more about the upcoming certifications.
FloatFit: Get a full-body workout while balancing on water!
Registration is now available for FloatFit, a revolutionary 45-minute class that incorporates both HIIT and yoga-style movements — all done on the water using the AquaBase, a floating fitness mat. This low impact class includes isometric, plyometric, strength and endurance exercises, as well as flexibility training.
All exercises can be modified to suit different levels of fitness and experience. Exercises are performed in a circuit format with controlled work and rest periods to give the participant an effective training session, as well as a fun and stimulating workout! All class participants must know how to swim.
Class sizes are limited; sign up early at the Rec Center front desk to be part of this new fitness trend. You do not need to be a fitness member to register for FloatFit.
OSHA 10 Training - The OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry
OSHA 10 training is offered at two different times at the ITC: Feb 19-20 and Feb 21-22. The course is 10 hours over the two days, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. the first day and 8 a.m.-noon the second day.
This OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry is intended to provide workers with awareness of common job-related safety and health hazards. The training helps ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to a safe and responsible work environment. The course is intended for workers, supervisors and anyone involved in plants, manufacturing and healthcare industries.
Go online for more details and to register,
Spring Job and Internship Fair to be replaced with smaller, industry-specific fairs
Thousands of Binghamton University students take advantage of the networking opportunities provided at the Job and Internship Fairs hosted by the Fleishman Career Center every fall and spring. This spring, however, things will look a little different.
Through a series of smaller, industry-specific fairs, students will have an opportunity to make connections with employers in a smaller venue.
Learn more about the changes, what it means to students and the schedule of industry-specific fairs at the link below.
Introduction to Probability and Statistics online training
Binghamton University's Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science is offering an online course: Introduction to Probability and Statistics, that begins Monday, Feb. 25, and ends Sunday, March 24. This course teaches the foundational concepts of data analytics that are the fundamentals of probability and statistics. Introduction to Probability and Statistics provides the class participant with the means to convert several forms of data into usable information. Students who pass the final exam will receive a Probability and Statistics Foundations Badge and a certificate.
Introduction to Python one-day course at ITC
The Watson School is offering a one-day course: Introduction to Python Programming from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the COE-Symposium Hall. This course introduces computer programming in Python for those who have little or no prior computer programming experience. The course will be heavily based on hands-on exercises, so participants are expected to bring their own laptops.
Find additional details online.
Emotional Intelligence one-day course (March 6) at ITC
The Watson School is offering a one-day course: Emotional Intelligence on March 6 at the ITC. The course starts at 9 a.m. and will deepen your awareness of Emotional Intelligence (EI) – the capacity to be aware of, channel and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. These foundational life principles can be applied at work and also in your personal relationships.
Find details online.
Liberal Arts to Careers Externship (LACE) summer 2019 application available online
The Liberal Arts to Careers Externship Program (LACE) pairs select Harpur students with alumni professionals for job shadowing in the workplace during summer break. You must be a Harpur College student with a 2.75 GPA or higher to apply. The program is open to rising and current sophomores and juniors (preference given to sophomores).
Contact Ashley Serbonich or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/edge/lace/student/
97 percent of faculty and staff have not smoked a cigarette in the last 30 days! (2018 National Faculty and Staff Health Assessment Report)
Remember: choose well, be well. Learn more about BingPings and the Healthy Campus Initiative online
John Arthur Cafe' now accepts credit/debit cards
The John Arthur Café announces that it now accepts credit/debit cards. The John Arthur Café is open, when classes are in session, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, in FA-207. Stop by and grab a fresh bagel or a hot drink!
Contact Carl Darling
Demolition of buildings near School of Pharmacy postponed to begin Monday, Feb. 11
Due to the recent cold weather, demolition of three vacant buildings across from the School of Pharmacy on Corliss Ave. has been rescheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 11, weather permitting. There may be slight, temporary impacts on vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area as machines are moved into position and debris removed. The work will be complete by mid-February. Contact Tony Citriniti with any questions.
Contact Tony Citriniti
Binghamton University Day at the Mall
Binghamton University will hold its ninth annual community outreach event at the Oakdale Mall early next year. Faculty, staff and students will have an opportunity to showcase their work through hands-on demonstrations, crafts and performances.
The event will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Center Court. Tabling opportunities as well as performance spots do fill up quickly. If your department, program or club would like to participate, contact Darcy Fauci.
Contact Darcy Fauci
Apply to be a student speaker for Spring 2019 Harpur College Commencement
Would you like the opportunity to share your experience at Binghamton University with all of your fellow Harpur College graduates, faculty, family and friends? Here’s your chance! Apply to be a student speaker at a Spring 2019 Harpur College Commencement on Saturday, May 18. Student speakers will be selected for each ceremony based upon their major(s) and the ceremony in which they fall. If you have more than one major, indicate in your statement which ceremony you would prefer. One student will be selected for each of the three Harpur College Ceremonies.
Submit your application materials online at https://goo.gl/forms/EU78b6xfIJviJTl83
The application deadline is noon Monday, March 11.
Mindfulness Meditation Tuesdays Program
This six-week program that begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in APP-111, is a guide to developing the skill of mindfulness through mental and physical meditation practice that strengthens our natural abilities to bring moment-by-moment awareness to our lives (Muesse, 2011).
For details and to register, go online.
Contact noel or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/health/services/mindfulness/index.html
American Red Cross: Sound the Alarm
Every day seven people die in home fires and the American Red Cross (ARC) wants to do everything it can to prevent these needless tragedies. That is why the ARC launched its Home Fire Campaign.
The American Red Cross will install up to three smoke detectors, at no charge, in anyone's home. Visit the website for more information or call the local ARC office at 607-785-7207 and ask for Tiffany Kwark.
Ten-week paid summer research internship for PharmD/Harpur undergrads
Apply for a paid, 10-week Summer Research Internship with a faculty mentor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Alumni donors have provided the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) gifts to support summer stipends for pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy practice and translational biomedical research at Binghamton University.
Research projects should have a SOPPS faculty member as a mentor or co-mentor with Harpur or other faculty.
The student applicant should apply online at the link below, including an abstract of the proposed project. Students must have the consent of the faculty mentor(s) prior to submission.
Deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.
Art of Science entry deadline approaching
Binghamton students, postdocs, faculty and staff are invited to enter the third-annual Art of Science competition organized by the Office of Research Advancement. Images will be evaluated based on scientific significance, originality and artistic and visual impact. Images must be sent to email@example.com no later than Friday, Feb. 22.
Go online for contest guidelines.
Tell us about your research at Ignite Binghamton University in April!
Graduate students and postdocs from all departments are invited to participate in the first-ever campus Ignite event at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4, as part of Research Days 2019, which has the theme of "Rethinking Research." Ignite Talks have been hosted in more than 350 locations worldwide, and feature a series of five-minute flash presentations, each with 20 slides that advance every 15 seconds. Those who participate will receive a $25 gift card and the opportunity to develop the ultimate elevator pitch about their research and why it matters.
If you would like to present, attend or help with organization of Ignite Binghamton University, contact Robert Lawrence in the Division of Research.
Submit your abstract now for Research Days
Binghamton Research Days Poster Presentations will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the UU-Mandela Room. The event is a chance for undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines to showcase their research.
To apply, you must submit an abstract by Saturday, March 2. Go online to submit an abstract and for more details.
Research participants wanted -- females only
Are you a Binghamton University student, female and 18-25 years old?
Would you like to participate in a research study on non/use of hormonal medications? Would you help us to learn how hormone use may be related to human health?
Will you complete an anonymous, electronic questionnaire
about your family background and history of exercise and reproductive health?
We are also looking for a subset of women who would also like to:
• have their lean and fat mass measured
• have skinfold thicknesses and body circumferences measured
• have their grip strength measured on both hands
If this study sounds interesting to you, use the link below!
The anonymous, online questionnaire should take about 10 minutes to complete.
If you choose to participate in body measurements too,
the in-person sub-study should take about 20 minutes.
Help to discover patterns of hormone use in college-age women
and how hormone use relates to measures of general health!
2019 Kaschak Summer (Social Justice) Research Grant
The Dr. Ellyn Uram Kaschak Summer Research Grant awards one Harpur College undergraduate student up to $1,500 to conduct research in the field of social justice for women and girls. Funding is to be used for expenses directly related to the research project. Application deadline is Wednesday, March 27. This is a Harpur Edge Signature Program.
Contact Wendy Neuberger or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/edge/kaschakgrant.html
Summer Research Immersion Program 2019
The Summer Research Immersion (SRI) is looking for talented students to take part in an exciting research program this summer.
For summer 2019, SRI is offering research streams in smart energy (chemistry, materials science, physics), microbial biofilms in human health (microbiology) and ecological genetics (ecology and molecular genetics). Participants will spend all summer investigating these topics and gain valuable experience and knowledge.
Summer Research Immersion will run for we10eks (Summer Sessions I and II), and consist of two courses (8 credits earned together). Opportunities after this program include continued research in faculty laboratories, industry internships and national fellowships.
For more information, visit the program page online.
Students must apply online by Monday, April 1 at
Email any questions.
McNair Summer Research Program
Get paid to do an eight-week (May 29-July 22) summer research project with a faculty mentor. Includes mandatory weekly seminars and attendance to the Buffalo Research Conference in mid-July, with expenses paid.
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.
The deadline to apply is April 19. Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Human Rights and Community Development Through Functional Finance Teach-In
The Department of Human Development, the Human Rights Institute, and the MS in Human Rights are sponsoring a teach-in from 4:45-6:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in UDC-226. Called "Human Rights and Community Development Through Functional Finance," the teach-in will be hosted by Benjamin Wilson from the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity at SUNY Cortland.
Contact Zuhri Outlnd
Room selection now through Feb. 22
Room selection for on-campus housing (fall 2019–spring 2020) is now through Feb. 22. Don't miss your chance to live on campus! Here you can find the right community, the best friends to live with and the perfect home away from home.
Building Bridges to Cultural Competency, Phase Two
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Udiversity Educational Institute will hold its “Building Bridges to Cultural Competency Phase II” workshop from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb, 19, in UU-206. The workshop will focus on exploring and building awareness of cultural diversity and inclusion. Refreshments will be served.
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