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  • The STAR Award recognizes outstanding service by any faculty or staff member at Binghamton University. Any employee may be nominated, including those who work in Auxiliary Services, and any faculty member, staff member or student may write a nomination. The nomination should provide sufficient information for the STAR committee to understand the employee's exemplary work.

    Successful nominations usually include at least four letters of support from colleagues, supervisors or customers. Winners are honored with a letter from the University president, a STAR coffee mug, a check for $100 and a STAR pin. For more information about the award or to submit a nomination for a co-worker, visit the link below.

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    Contact Rachel Coker or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/human-resources/employees/star-award.html

  • The Lois B. DeFleur International Innovation Endowment provides one-time seed funding for faculty and staff leadership in the development of projects that enable students, faculty and staff to obtain unique and impactful international experiences either on or off campus, or in another country.

    The fund's goal is to increase the breadth and depth of participants' international experiences. The major focus of the fund is to provide support for initiatives that promote increased global awareness, global respect and global competence. Proposals from the Binghamton community — faculty or staff — are invited for innovative projects that can be sustained over time to bring permanent enhancements to curricular or co-curricular undergraduate or graduate student experiences in support of Binghamton University's commitment to global engagement. Individual research proposals will not receive funding unless a major portion of the project will yield programmatic development for a department or program.

    One award of approximately $ 4,000 will be awarded before the end of the spring 2024 semester for projects that will be undertaken between June 1, 2024, and Aug. 31, 2025.

    Applications, including the attached cover sheet, must be submitted by email to Madhusudhan Govindaraju, at mgovinda@binghamton.edu, in the Office of the Vice Provost for International Education and Global Affairs, no later than Friday, March 15. For complete details and the application, click on the link below.

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    Contact Madhusudhan Govindaraju or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/iif.html

  • Each year, the University Award for Excellence in International Education recognizes a member of Binghamton University's faculty or staff for outstanding efforts in support of the University's longstanding commitment to internationalization.

    The dossier must include a letter of nomination (which may be individually or jointly written) detailing the nominee's contribution to international education as outlined at the link below, plus any other efforts the nominator(s) believe(s) have contributed to Binghamton's goal of becoming a fully internationalized institution. This letter must be accompanied by the nominee's resume or curriculum vitae and at least four additional letters of support written by people personally knowledgeable about the nominee's internationalizing efforts. These letters may be individually or jointly written. Nominators are urged to obtain letters documenting the full range and impact of the nominee's contributions. Additional materials (program descriptions, publications, reports and statistics, etc.) are not required but should be submitted as appropriate to support the nomination.

    Nomination dossiers should be submitted electronically to Madhusudhan Govindaraju, at mgovinda@binghamton.edu, at the Office of the Vice Provost for International Education and Global Affairs no later than Friday, March 15.

    For more information, including eligibility requirements and the selection process, visit the nomination webpage at the link below.

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    Contact Madhusudhan Govindaraju or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/excellence-awards/int-ex-award.html

  • The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) is now accepting applications for Faculty Public Humanities Grants.

    For more information, see the IASH webpage at the link below. The application deadline is Friday, March 15.

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    Contact Wendy L Wall or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/iash/index.html

  • Undergraduate Education and Enrollment Management is looking for regular faculty from across the University to participate in teaching our first-year seminars in Fall 2024. The first-year seminars are two-credit courses co-taught by a faculty member and a staff member, with the course meetings divided up equally between the two instructors. Typically, each instructor teaches one hour per week.

    If you’d like to learn more and hear from instructors who have taught these courses in the past, there will be a meeting from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom on Friday, March 1, at the link below.

    Courses meet for two hours per week, with a maximum enrollment of 20 students. For faculty, these courses offer an opportunity to teach on a topic of personal interest in a small-class setting. It can be a very effective way to introduce new students to particular areas of intellectual interest in your program; indeed, many students find these courses to be influential in helping them plan their future course of study. They also offer a chance to be creative in exploring a new topic or pedagogical approach.

    For students, the courses allow them to get to know a faculty member in a small-course setting. Students get a chance to explore a topic of intellectual interest with the faculty-taught component while learning many valuable skills in the staff-taught component, and they frequently find the seminars to be an effective way to learn more about future academic options while developing the skills needed to be successful at Binghamton.

    Faculty members will receive $2000 in extra-service pay for teaching their one-credit component. If you are interested in participating in a first-year seminar in Fall 2024, share a brief description of your course idea by Friday, March 15, at: https://forms.gle/bQ9RKZgDLUkFNUny7

    The course will need to include at least 10 pages of writing to fulfill the Harpur "W" requirement. Remember that you will be teaching the equivalent of one credit, which typically requires one hour in class plus about two hours worth of course-related student work outside of class each week.

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    Contact Donald Loewen or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/97475447395

  • Thinking about your divisional or departmental events in the fall semester? The Union is getting ready to accept room requests. Reservations for the Fall 2024 semester for the Mandela Room and Old Union Hall will open up beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 20. See the important information below regarding procedures:

    - Before submitting an event request, verify with your department to see who submits requests for event spaces. If the requestor is not the person who should be reached out to about the event, put the contact information for that person in the notes section of the request.

    - Send your desired event dates and details for the Fall 2024 semester to Catherine Faughnan, at cfaughn@binghamton.edu. We want to get a general idea of when and where departments are looking to host events so we can plan accordingly. Note that this is not your official request — you still must submit your B-There request when reservations open.

    - Departments can submit a request through the website below. When submitting a request, indicate the time needed for the entire event. For example, if your event runs from 4-7 p.m., select that as your event time. Union staff will add the necessary setup and breakdown times. You must reach out to discuss room layout and logistics to Catherine Faughnan, at cfaughn@binghamton.edu, two weeks before the event date, to ensure setup can be scheduled.

    - Review The Union website to be up to date on all changes to reservation policies and guidelines. Additionally, review the guidelines for using Old Union Hall and the Mandela Room: https://www.binghamton.edu/services/union/index.html

    Email any questions to The Union, at union@binghamton.edu.

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    Contact Catherine Faughnan or visit https://bthere.binghamton.edu/portal/p/

  • The Technology Accessibility Advisory Group (TAAG), in collaboration with the Binghamton Electronic Information Technology Office (EITO), continues to review applications from faculty, staff and students to encourage and promote Electronic and Digital Accessibility education and awareness. Consider taking advantage of this opportunity as a way to enhance the success of our students and campus community.

    Interested parties can submit applications at the link below. For more information, contact the TAAG, at taagaward@binghamton.edu.

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    Contact Help desk or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEt6Hjtu88BPA620ULBukUj6hlDa28p5vwdOljaVrU2yYUcg/viewform?usp=sf_link

  • Members of the University community are invited to nominate individuals to be considered for honorary degrees for the next academic year. Campus nominations are considered sequentially by the President’s Honorary Degree Advisory Committee, the SUNY Chancellor, the SUNY Honorary Degree Committee, and the SUNY Board of Trustees.

    In choosing nominees, keep in mind the criteria that honorary degrees are awarded "(a) to recognize excellence and extraordinary achievement in the fields of public affairs, the sciences, humanities and the arts, scholarship and education, business and philanthropy, and social services, which exemplify the mission and purpose of the University; (b) to honor meritorious and outstanding service to the University, the State of New York, the United States or to humanity at large; (c) to recognize individuals whose lives and significant achievements should serve as examples of the University's aspirations for its students." Furthermore, the person's achievements must be both relevant and appropriate to Binghamton University. Therefore, nominees with a connection to the campus or a member of the university community are preferred.

    Follow these guidelines in making your recommendations:

    1. Submit a letter of nomination. You should describe why the nominee's distinction or eminence in his or her field of endeavor justifies the awarding of an honorary degree and state how the nominee's achievements are relevant to our campus. If you have detailed information about the nominee's accomplishments (vitae or Who's Who entry), forward this as well.

    2. Maintain complete confidentiality regarding the nomination. The nominee especially should not know that his or her name has been submitted.

    3. According to Board of Trustee policies, no one already holding an honorary degree from any SUNY institution is eligible to receive another one.

    If you would like to check in advance regarding an individual's eligibility or have other questions concerning criteria, process or to submit your nomination, contact Faith Vavra, at fvavra@binghamton.edu. All submissions are due by Friday, March 22.

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    Contact Faith Vavra

  • TIAA representatives Mario Gonzalez and John Tenofsky will be on campus for retirement planning consultation for several dates each month, starting in January and running through April 25.

    An appointment is required to meet with either representative. Go online using the link below to view availability and reserve your confidential planning session, or call TIAA at 800-732-8353.

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    Contact Luanne Stento or visit https://www.tiaa.org/public/login/schedule-meeting?resume=/as/ifuTS/resume/as/authorization.ping&spentity=null

  • Taylor Jaquays from Corebridge Financial will be on campus this semester to assist with your financial planning needs. Schedule a time to meet to make sure you’re on track for the retirement you want.

    Meeting topics can include the benefits of enrolling in your workplace retirement plan, how to boost your overall financial wellness, the resources available to help shape the future you want and your broader financial goals to establish a plan to help you get there.

    To reserve a spot, click the link below, which will take you to the HR News page, then click on the Jan. 24 post for Corebridge and submit your appointment reservation before the timeslots fill up.

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    Contact Luanne Stento or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/human-resources/news/index.html

  • As required by state law and Binghamton University policy, all faculty, staff, GAs and TAs need to complete seven training modules annually. Each module should take less than thirty minutes to complete.

    These trainings are due by Thursday, Feb. 29, and should be completed as soon as possible.

    Click the link below to log in with your Binghamton University credentials and complete the trainings. Questions can be directed to the University Center for Training and Development, at comply@binghamton.edu.

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    Contact University Center for Training and Development or visit https://bcomply.binghamton.edu

  • To the campus community,

    This is a reminder that our campus community is one of many faiths and beliefs. Some of our students from Central Asia and elsewhere observe the new year celebration of Nowruz, on Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20. Be sensitive and provide accommodations when possible if they are requested.

    Binghamton University also asks that all individuals support the members of our Muslim community throughout Ramadan.
    Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. This year, Ramadan is observed from the evening of Sunday, March 10, through the evening of Tuesday, April 9. During this time, Muslims abstain from eating and drinking, including water, from dawn until sunset.

    Keep in mind that fasting requires effort and dedication, yet might also impact academic performance, especially in the afternoon and later in the day. We ask faculty to be aware and supportive of their students to help them maintain their academic performance at the highest level possible. For example, consider providing a short break for students during evening classes so they may break their fast to eat and drink after dusk.

    If you are unsure of what to do to support our Muslim students, simply ask them.

    Finally, many Muslims celebrate the Ramadan-ending holiday of Eid Al Fitr. We ask that you accommodate requests they might have to enable them to celebrate.

    Our university's "Religious Accommodation and Expression Policy" can be found at the link below.

    Thank you for your continued support of Binghamton University’s efforts to be a welcoming and supportive environment for everyone.

    Sincerely,
    Donald E. Hall, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

    Karen Jones, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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    Contact Dateline or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/operations/policies/policy-906.html

  • The Academic Assessment Period is Monday, Feb. 19, through Friday, Feb. 23, and is a time to provide substantive academic assessment or feedback to your students. Part of this is identifying students who are at risk by submitting an alert.

    Your feedback through the early alert platform will help us to provide academic support, tutoring and other interventions early enough in the semester to make a difference for students who need some help. As a reminder, teaching assistants assigned to your course in Brightspace may also submit alerts.

    Step-by-step instructions on raising alerts can be found at the link below.

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    Contact Amber Stallman or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/academics/bsuccessful/alerts.html

  • Arts and Entertainment

  • The raucous, rockin’ bagpipes of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers (that’s pipers, not peppers) return to the Anderson Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Weekend in foot-stomping Binghamton style.

    Since walking away with the top prize on the primetime U.K television talent show, “When Will I Be Famous” in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven't stopped for a breath, other than to inflate their bagpipes. Formed in 2002, the Chillis have become a global phenomenon, taking their signature “bagrock” sound to the masses with a unique fusion of rocked-up bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres. Their trademarked sound is a unique fusion of traditional pipe tunes — like “The Flowers of Scotland” and “Amazing Grace” — and contemporary anthems like Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.”

    Tickets for the general public range from $25-60, with a 10% discount on premium seats for seniors, veterans and Binghamton University faculty/staff and alumni. Student and child tickets cost just $10 for any seat in the house. On sale now through the Anderson Center Box Office, online at the link below, or by calling 607-777-ARTS.

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    Contact Marnie J Wrighter or visit https://andersoncenter.my.salesforce-sites.com/ticket/#/events/a0S8W00000bcixMUAQ

  • The Department of Art and Design at Binghamton University is pleased to present Andrew Ellis Johnson’s "Assessment."

    The exhibition will be on view from Jan. 25-Feb. 22, in the Rosefsky Gallery, FA259, and is free and open to the public.

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    Contact Kendra C Hansen

  • The deadline for the Kaschak Institute's Second Annual Photo Contest has been extended to Feb. 21.

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Ellyn Uram Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Binghamton University and SUNY Broome invite submissions of photos that reflect women’s participation in voting, local politics and political mobilization.

    All faculty, staff, and students of Binghamton University and SUNY Broome are invited to submit an entry. To do so, click the link below. Email questions to kaschak@binghamton.edu.

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    Contact Victoria Barics or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKvB8cwSpNbKM2yHFoJLs5rMs8KsXG5QBnxdfgZdwCtN1OaQ/viewform

  • Binghamton University Libraries, in collaboration with the Binghamton University Music Department, will present a recital titled “Music in the Stacks” at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, held in the Bartle Library South Study Lounge.

    The event will feature works by black composers from the Libraries’ score collection performed by music students and faculty, with refreshments to follow.

    If you have any questions, contact ecreo@binghamton.edu. Click the link below to learn more.

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    Contact Robert Manners or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/music/events.html

  • Join the Binghamton University Opera and Voice area for two performances of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.

    Suor Angelica is a story about a high-born woman who has been sent to a convent for having a child out of wedlock, and the tragedy that ensues when her strict aunt comes to see her for the first time in seven years.

    Gianni Schicchi is Puccini’s only comedy and is about a scheming family who convinces Schicchi to help them change the will of their rich dead uncle for their benefit. In the end, Schicchi tricks the family out of a majority of their ill-gotten gains, to help his daughter marry her true love. T

    his opera will be performed in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall. Admission is $10 for the public, $5 for seniors and free for students. Click the link below to learn more.

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    Contact Robert Manners or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/music/events.html

  • Come to the Anderson Center for a fresh new adaption of Chekhov's masterpiece, "Three Sisters", adapted and directed by Will Pomerantz. Tickets are $10 for students and children; $15 for alumni, faculty, staff, seniors and veterans; and $20 for the general public.

    Performances will take place between February 22-25 in the Watters Theater. Tickets are available on the Anderson Center website below.

    More information about performances are available at: https://www.binghamton.edu/theatre/index.html

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    Contact Barbara Call or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/anderson-center/

  • For February's Culture Chat, the MRC will be hosting an Open Art Night on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and has extended the submission deadline. The Center is looking to highlight Black voices and art for this event. Do you or your students have art you'd like to showcase — be it physical, spoken word, music, poetry, a short story or maybe something else?

    Click the link below to sign up by Monday, Feb. 19.

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    Contact Cecil Hopkins or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUx7CF9IXetFzD_NnXLHCIZLZEu7SEXChw_Y8S_xP8CRTPdg/viewform

  • The Department of Music and the Binghamton University Art Museum presents the next installment of the popular "Momenta @ the Museum" series, which features Binghamton University’s acclaimed ensemble-in-residence in the gloriously resonant main gallery of the museum. In conjunction with the “Painted Exchanges” exhibition in the Museum, the Momenta Quartet will offer a genre-bending and wildly colorful program that includes a recent quartet by Cuban-American composer Ileana Perez Velazquez and vibrantly hued works by Binghamton University Composers & Sound Artists, under the direction of Daniel Thomas Davis and James Budinich.

    The event will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the Binghamton University Art Museum. This concert is free and open to the public. Click the link below to learn more.

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    Contact Robert Manners or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/music/events.html

  • Harpur Cinema presents: "Metropolis" by Fritz Lang (104 min). The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. during both showings on Friday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 25, in Lecture Hall 6. Admission is four dollars per person.

    "One of the most celebrated movies in cinema history...For the first time, Lang’s vision... which has influenced contemporary films like 'Blade Runner' and 'Star Wars,' seems complete." — The New York Times

    Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration of "Metropolis" is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece. Backed by a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz’s 1927 score (presented here in 5.1 Stereo Surround), the film’s dazzling visual design and special effects are more striking than ever. The integration of scenes and subplots long considered lost endows the film with even greater tension and emotional resonance, as it dramatizes the conflict between wealthy über-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers — orchestrated by a diabolical scientist capable of destroying them both.

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

  • Career Development

  • The Spring 2024 Professional Development Grant application is open. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 4.

    The Professional Staff Senate (PSS) supports professional development, growth and advancement opportunities for professional staff every semester. Applicants can find eligibility and requirements for our Professional Development Grant on the PSS webpage at the link below.

    This grant will cover expenses between Jan. 1-May 31. The review committee will issue decisions on or around Monday, March 18.

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    Contact PSS or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/organizations/pss/committees/professionaldevelopment/pdgrant.html

  • Alumni working on campus are welcome to attend Watering Hole Wednesdays, a new event series sponsored by the Alumni Association's Greater Binghamton Chapter. The first gathering will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Iron Agave, an alumni-owned restaurant, located at 60 Court Street, in downtown Binghamton.

    The series will continue on the third Wednesday of each month at different establishments. The events will be great opportunities to reconnect with friends and meet new people. There is no admission fee or pre-registration. Attendees are responsible for the cost of their food and beverages. Contact Alicia Casper, at acasper@binghamton.edu, with any questions.

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    Contact Alicia Casper

  • The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships will host a "Breaking Down the Silos" networking event from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at The Koffman Incubator on 120 Hawley Street, Binghamton.

    Network with the best entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Southern Tier — make industry connections, learn about free programming to advance startups and relax and enjoy conversation with like-minded innovators.

    Click the link below to learn more.

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    Contact Shannon Gerlach or visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/nvu8mkz/lp/2dea3843-e673-4a3d-904c-1e6bf78bacd1

  • The advisory board of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) is currently seeking nominations for the position of director for a three-year term beginning in Fall 2024. Once chosen, the director will choose an associate director; the board likewise seeks interested candidates for that role. Applicants for the position of director should hold the rank of associate professor or above, and the successful candidate will receive one course release in each academic year of the three-year term.

    The Advisory Board asks for nominations of faculty members capable of sustaining and growing the institute’s profile on campus as well as regionally and nationally, following its mission to stimulate humanistic scholarship and support research, as well as to support teaching, programming and work within the community. Self-nominations are welcome. You can find the nomination form at the link below.

    Submit questions and nominations to Mateo Duque, at mduque@binghamton.edu, no later than March 1.

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    Contact Julia W Walker or visit https://forms.gle/3bb9no8SiYqLfzeD9

  • The laboratory of Abbie Chapman is seeking a full-time research technician in the Behavioral Neuroscience program within the Psychology Department. The Chapman Lab investigates underlying neurovascular mechanisms of dementia using rodent models of health and disease. The lab is specifically interested in understanding how the hippocampus and its vasculature are affected across the lifespan during healthy aging, menopause as well as during co-morbidities known to accelerate age-related cognitive decline, including chronic hypertension and ischemic stroke. We use a combination of in vivo, invitro behavioral and electrophysiological approaches to assess hippocampal hemodynamics, vascular function, neuroplasticity and learning and memory.

    For more information and to apply, click the link provided below.

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    Contact Adam Chavez or visit https://rfbu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=172761

  • The assistant director of Binghamton University's Small Business Development Center (BU SBDC) oversees daily operations at the Corning Outreach Center, providing business counseling to clients and supervising SBDC staff. Reporting to the SBDC director, the role involves collaboration in meeting annual objectives and fulfilling the SBDC mission of serving entrepreneurs.

    For more information and to apply, click the link provided below.

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    Contact Adam Chavez or visit https://rfbu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=172762

  • DataViz is now accepting proposals for a "show-n-tell" event next month, from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, which is open to faculty, staff, and students.

    Presentations that span the breadth of data visualization are welcome. Secure your spot today; contact us no later than Friday, March 1. Be sure to include your name, department/major, class year (if a student), topic and tool (e.g., Tableau, R/Python, SAS Visual Analytics, Excel, etc.).

    Click the link below to learn more.

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    Contact Kirsten Pagan or visit https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/dataviz/home/

  • The SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD) is excited to announce that SUNY is working with Deque Systems Inc. to provide access to self-guided online digital accessibility training. Anyone who creates digital content can access these courses once enrolled.

    Courses are arranged into several curricula:
    - Web Accessibility
    - Document Accessibility
    - Native Mobile Apps
    - Customer Service for People with Disabilities.

    The system-wide subscription is paid for and supported by SUNY System Administration. To learn more about Deque University and to request to be enrolled, follow the link below.

    If there are any questions about Deque University enrollment, contact CPDInfo@suny.edu.

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    Contact Deque University or visit https://sunycpd.eventsair.com/deque-university-registration

  • Construction

  • A crane will be on-site at the Health Sciences Building beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, March 4. The crane will be present to facilitate some repairs on the roof. The contractor will close the sidewalk and one lane on Willow Avenue. Flag persons will be present to direct traffic.

    Contact Lisa Sklener with any questions, at lsklener@binghamton.edu.

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    Contact Lisa Sklener

  • Staging work to replace the roof on the Science 2 chemistry wing will begin on Monday, March 4. The contractor will be setting up fencing for the staging area on the east and west sides of Science 2. Some protection of entrances along with scaffolding work has already taken place around Science 2. As the project gets further along, material deliveries will take place that may cause some delays in accessing the service drive to lot K.

    Additional information will be shared as the project moves forward. Contact project coordinator Robert Langhans with any questions at langhans@binghamton.edu or 777-4321.

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    Contact Robert Langhans

  • The Fine Arts freight elevator will be shut down from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. The shutdown is needed for surveyors to gather information for an elevator modernization project.

    Contact Julie Carl with any questions, at jcarl@binghamton.edu or 777-5520.

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  • A company will be locating underground utilities in the area around Science 1 and the Chenango Room/Einstein Bagels on Wednesday, Feb. 28. A van will be parked in that location.

    Contact Caitlin Tierney with any questions, at ctierney@binghamton.edu or 777-4050, with any questions.

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    Contact Caitlin Tierney

  • General

  • EAP is back for our monthly NewB Cafe. This month, the group will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Old Champlain Atrium.

    NewB Cafe is a space for the newest staff and faculty of Binghamton University. For those who have joined us within the last year and a half, EAP welcomes you for coffee, tea and some light refreshments as you get to know other fellow "NewB's" and explore the different ways that you can build connections here at Binghamton.

    We also welcome affinity and social staff groups to come and share about your programming. Click the link below to learn more or RSVP for the event.

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    Contact Employee Assistance Program or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2262028

  • Start your morning off with a quick pick-me-up with UUP from 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, March 7 in UUW 325. Enjoy coffee and various breakfast treats while engaging in great conversation with fellow UUP colleagues and officers.

    For UUP members only. Not yet a member? To join, click the link below.

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    Contact Alexandra Messersmith-Mars or visit https://uupunion.org/myuup/Membership/

  • The Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Community-Engaged Teaching honors Binghamton University faculty who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to community engagement that helps to create meaningful change through their teaching. Community-engaged teaching involves faculty, students and community (local, regional/state, national or global) in a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

    Visit https://www.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/excellence-awards/provost-community-teaching.html for more information.

    The Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Community-Engaged Scholarship honors Binghamton University faculty who have demonstrated through their scholarship an exemplary commitment to community engagement that helps to create meaningful change through community-engaged research or creative activity. Community engagement describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national or global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

    Visit https://www.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/excellence-awards/provost-community-scholarship.html for more information

    Completed nomination packets must be submitted electronically by the nominator to the Center for Learning and Teaching at clt@binghamton.edu no later than Friday, March 15. Questions should be directed to Barry Brenton, Center for Civic Engagement faculty engagement associate, at bbrenton@binghamton.edu.

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    Contact Barry Brenton

  • Binghamton University's Student Awards celebrate and honor the outstanding achievements of those who shine in and out of the classroom, who lead by example and who have made significant contributions to the University community.

    All nominations and supporting materials are due by 5 p.m. on March 22. Visit the webpage below for more information.

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    Contact Jennifer Keegin or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/student-affairs/initiatives/student-awards.html

  • The Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund is now accepting applications for the 2024 grant cycle.

    The fund will award approximately $28,300 in grants to support initiatives carried out through collaborations between local nonprofit organizations and University partners. Additional information, examples of past funded projectsand the application materials are available at the link below.

    Applications are due by Friday, March 29. For more information, contact Sara Hall, senior assistant director at the Center for Civic Engagement, at sarahall@binghamton.edu.

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    Contact Sara Hall or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/cce/community-partners/therossfund.html

  • The Lois B. DeFleur Academic Prize is given to a faculty member or a group of faculty for an achievement that increases Binghamton University’s reputation for excellence, innovation and collaborative endeavors. Achievements in teaching, scholarship and public service are all eligible. Faculty members at any stage of their career are eligible and achievements should rise above general expectations for a high level of faculty performance.

    The $10,000 prize is awarded annually for a specific contribution, as opposed to a career of accomplishments, distinguishing the criteria for this prize from those used in tenure and promotion decisions. To qualify, the contribution must not only be recognized on campus, but it must also have received acclaim beyond the campus from peers or an organization. Nominations should include a description of the achievement and its demonstrable recognition. You may also include any supporting documents for the achievement.

    These flexible funds are intended to enhance the awardees’ teaching, research and/or service activities and, thereby, further the University’s mission. Two (2) Lois B. DeFleur Faculty Prizes for Academic Achievement will be awarded for 2024. The final deadline for nominations for this academic year is Friday, April 5. Submit nominations electronically to James M. Pitarresi, vice provost for Online and Innovative Education, at clt@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact James Pitarresi

  • Over 1,800 students attended our Fall 2023 Student Employment Fair — Don’t miss an opportunity to connect with talented students and secure the best applicants in just one afternoon during Binghamton University Part-Time Student Employment Fair this spring.

    The Part-Time Student Employment Fair will take place from 1-4 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the University Union Mandela Room. It is free to attend. Click the link below to learn more.

    More Info

    Contact Student Employment or visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/46118/employer_preview?token=j4L_OM2ikqwSqO2g4YScjNyZG__khK-aM7_QCUbgIQbWPQs09mPvXg

  • Binghamton is celebrating its donors by covering campus in thank you tags.

    TAG (Thank-a-Giver) Day on Wednesday, Feb. 21, illustrates the impact of giving — and all the ways donors improve lives at Binghamton. The Student Philanthropy Council and campus divisions have been busy putting up green tags around campus to celebrate gifts of all sizes. Look for the tags around campus or on Binghamton’s social media pages, including @binghamtonspc. Are you surprised by how much donors have given to make Binghamton even better?

    Faculty and staff donors are invited to the Donuts for Donors event, from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Benet Alumni Lounge (Old O’Connor). Stop by for a donut, fruit and coffee as our way of saying thank you for all you’ve given.

    More Info

    Contact Jenniffer Efthymious

  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is holding a competition for original student artwork with the theme “My favorite spot on campus.” All undergraduate students are eligible to enter, regardless of major.

    The four winners will have their art hung in the lobby of the Admissions Center, where 50,000 visitors start their campus tour each year. Winners will also receive a $250 gift card to the University Bookstore. The submission deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 20.

    For submission guidelines and eligibility information, click the link below. Encourage your students to submit their work.

    More Info

    Contact Gerald Hovancik or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/admissions/undergraduate/student-art-contest.html

  • An injured employee or student must report any accident where medical attention and/or first aid is required, or whenever any apparent bodily injury was received by the injured.

    All employees must complete a form CS-13 Employee Report of Accident or Injury within three days of the incident. Retain a copy for your own files. Forward the original to your supervisor, who will complete their portion. Supervisors are to forward the original to Human Resources, with a copy to Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S).

    More details and the form can be found at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact EH&S or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/environmental-health-safety/forms.html

  • The Office of the Provost is now accepting nominations for the Provost's Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education. This award recognizes an individual(s) whose efforts have made a significant and sustained impact on interprofessional education at Binghamton University.

    Nominations should be submitted electronically to the office of the Provost at swhit@binghamton.edu, no later than Monday, March 4.

    Click the link below for additional details and eligibility requirements for a nomination.

    More Info

    Contact Sophie Whittington or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/excellence-awards/provost-interprofessional.html#:~:text=The%20Provost's%20Award%20for%20Excellence,interprofessional%20education%20at%20Binghamton%20University.

  • Lithium-ion batteries are found in many consumer e-transportation devices due to their small size, power output and versatility. Binghamton University is heavily invested in researching emerging energy storage technology related to Li-ion batteries. While our researchers are busy creating future energy solutions, consumer-grade lithium batteries are plentiful and present hazards that must be managed for the safety of all campus community members.

    All e-transportation devices powered by a lithium-ion battery such as e-bikes, e-scooters and e-hoverboards brought to, stored or charged on campus must be registered. There is no fee to do so, and the process is simple. Note that you will need to provide photos of each device and battery. You can access the registration form via phone or computer at the link below. This registration does not apply to battery-operated devices such as — but not limited to — laptops, desktop computers, iPads, tablets, cell phones, ADA Mobility Devices, etc.

    Binghamton University has established several safety guidelines for e-transportation users. To learn more about the policy, go to: https://www.binghamton.edu/operations/policies/policy-422.html

    Contact Environmental Health and Safety at ehs@binghamton.edu with any questions.

    More Info

    Contact Environmental Health and Safety or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/environmental-health-safety/fire-prevention/battery-fire-safety.html

  • TAPS reminds everyone that, even during snowfall, vehicles are prohibited from parking in commuter lots between midnight and 5 a.m. In addition, the Visitor's Paid Lot and Lot LT must be empty between 5-7 a.m. if the green light is on. These rules are in place for snow removal purposes.

    Vehicles parked in commuter lots during these times will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. If you need to leave your car on campus overnight, there are 24-hour “R” lots available for parking. See the parking map for 24-hour “R” lot locations.

    More Info

    Contact Transportation and Parking Services or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/maps/pdfs/campus_map.pdf

  • Tax Department employees will walk you through your income tax returns and help you file yourself for free through the TAP program. It’s quick and easy. If you made less than $79,000 in 2023, you qualify for this program. Space is limited and you must pre-register for an appointment slot.

    Upcoming slots (all in UU-133A):
    - 1–4 p.m. Friday, March 1
    - 1–4 p.m. Friday, March 15
    - 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28

    Click the link below to learn more or register for an appointment slot.

    More Info

    Contact Fleishman Career Center or visit https://www.tax.ny.gov/tap/calendars/

  • Help your students make their voices heard. The Center for Civic Engagement is available to come to your class and assist your students with registering to vote, learning about the absentee/mail or in-person voting process and answering questions about student voting rights and responsibilities. The CCE coordinates a nationally recognized, nonpartisan student voting program that has led to steady increases in student voter turnout.

    A standard class presentation takes around 15-20 minutes. We also offer shorter and longer presentation options to better meet the needs of faculty and students.

    The voter registration deadline for New York’s presidential primary election is Saturday, March 23. Submit your requests early to help us accommodate as many classes as possible.

    Submit your request at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Jeremy Pelletier or visit https://forms.gle/Bhc1aAgKxvHKgnaE6

  • For the month of February, the Libraries are hosting the exhibit "Immigration in New York State, 1650-1950", currently on display in the Bartle Library lobby. This traveling exhibit is provided by the South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC).

    For information about the exhibit, visit the Libraries' latest blog post below.

    More Info

    Contact Libraries Administration or visit https://libnews.binghamton.edu/news/2024/02/12/libraries-hosts-traveling-exhibit-immigration-in-new-york-state-1650-1950/

  • This is a reminder that the Employee Assistance Program is a free and confidential resource dedicated to supporting and enhancing the total well-being of faculty and staff. Whether you are struggling with an interpersonal conflict, medical or mental health challenges, grief, legal issues, navigating transitions or struggling with current events, EAP offers individualized assessment and referrals to resources. EAP also offers supervisory consultations to support the referral of employees to EAP, workshops for skill building and can provide resources to promote a healthy work environment.

    If you are interested in setting up a consultation for individualized assessment or supervisory consultation, or if you would like to request a workshop, you can reach out to EAP by calling, emailing or stopping by our offices.

    We ask supervisors to exercise discretion in flexibility to allow staff the time to utilize this benefit.

    The Employee Assistance Program is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and can be reached at 607-777-6655, or by email, at eap@binghamton.edu.

    Click the link below to learn more.

    More Info

    Contact Employee Assistance Program or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/programs/employee-assistance/index.html

  • Campus Mail Services will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19. CMS will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The United States Postal Service will be closed so the CMS cannot provide outgoing business mail and retail window services. The package pick-up window will be closed. Since the Postal Service is closed, the blue USPS mailboxes located on the south side of the University Union will not be serviced.

    More Info

    Contact ca

  • Join the Multicultural Resource Center for the next MRC Monthly Mixer from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. This event is open to students, faculty and staff alike, and will feature food, drinks, good vibes and tabling partners. This month's tabling will feature both the Binghamton Study Abroad and Teach For America.

    Click the link below to learn more or RSVP.

    More Info

    Contact Cecil Hopkins or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2148096

  • For Energy Month, Binghamton 2 Degrees will host community-led conversations around energy as the greater Binghamton region warms along with the rest of the world. Join local community-based organizations and energy experts for this timely and vital event. We will use small group discussions to explore prevention and mitigation strategies and plan for our warming future.

    "Binghamton 2 Degrees: Community Energy Compass" will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, 120 Hawley St, Binghamton, NY 13901.

    Food will be provided along with time to network at the beginning of this event. Invite friends and family who might also be interested. Click the link below to RSVP.

    If you have any questions or need further information, reach out to our email, at 2degrees@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Martin Larocca or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScFsDLUUva7B42oTiSr_-DJ3BSfLkRJNHVJmkVORzzDt_WRfw/viewform

  • The Professional Staff Senate (PSS) will hold its regular meeting from 3:15–4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, via Zoom, at the link below.

    The guest speaker for this meeting is Christopher Robbins, founding director of the School of the Arts. All Binghamton University professional staff are invited to attend. PSS meetings are a great way to participate in discussions and learn how you can contribute to committees, events and other projects.

    More Info

    Contact Kaitlin Maynard or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/99320935042

  • Binghamton faculty are benefitting from donor investment in the EXCELERATE campaign.

    For example, The S. H. Ho Foundation provided $5.6 million for research seed funding in health sciences and technology, which can pave the way for additional funding from sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

    This inaugural year, three projects were funded for faculty in physics, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and chemistry.

    Learn more at: https://www.binghamton.edu/news/story/4728/new-s-h-ho-foundation-grants-propel-pioneering-faculty-research

    The donor's endowment gift will provide, in perpetuity, roughly $200,000 annually in vital seed grants for faculty University-wide, who are selected based on an application process that began for the first time this past fall.

    Join in making a difference at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Beckie Benner or visit https://excelerate.binghamton.edu

  • During the recent fire inspection of campus by the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC), many violations were identified relating to furniture and desks that contain built-in power outlets. The use of these items is becoming more prevalent on campus.

    As a safety reminder, no power strips or extension cords should be plugged into these items. In addition, these should be plugged directly into a wall or floor outlet.

    If you have any items you have a question about, contact Environmental Health and Safety at 7-2211 or ehs@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Environmental Health & Safety

  • EAP regrets to share that the Bowling Night event scheduled at 9 p.m. tonight in the Union Undergrounds has been canceled, and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

    However, note that we will be rescheduling this event soon to ensure it better aligns with the schedules of our staff, faculty and employees. Stay tuned for updates on the new date and time.

    More Info

    Contact Employee Assistance Program

  • Health and Wellness

  • Binghamton University's B-Healthy — Healthy Campus Initiative is excited to announce that our annual Health and Wellness Fair is returning for the Spring 2024 semester.

    B-Healthy and our many on- and off-campus partners are dedicated to supporting the health and wellness of our Binghamton University community. The Health and Wellness Fair will be held on campus from 10-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 in The University Union.

    Reserve your spot today. Complete the attached "Tabling Interest Form" to reserve your spot in the health and wellness resource area.

    More Info

    Contact Dan Matos or visit https://forms.gle/VQbXtEMW8UxDNc7C9

  • The Employee Assistance Program is kicking off its self-defense series with safety and security awareness. Join the EAP and the University Police Department at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, via Zoom, to learn how to stay aware of your surroundings and keep yourself safe. This is the first class of the series, so keep an eye out for the next installment, coming soon.

    Click the link below to learn more or RSVP.

    The Zoom link is: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/88108175933?pwd=t7qDU7oewUVZjhTAg0cyPdYAHqxzR0.1

    More Info

    Contact Resha Muir or visit https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/eap/rsvp_boot?id=2262136

  • Join the Employee Assistance Program to learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide and how to keep yourself and others safe in this suicide prevention presentation. "Talk Saves Lives" will take place from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, via Zoom.

    Click the link below to RSVP.

    More Info

    Contact Resha Muir or visit https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/eap/rsvp_boot?id=2262513

  • The Employee Assistance Program and B-Healthy invite all faculty and staff for an evening of social connections during "Social Hour", from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in UU 120.

    Come socialize with mocktails, speed friending pizza, games and music. Click the link below to RSVP.

    More Info

    Contact Resha Muir or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2262208

  • Breathe in, breathe out... Take some time out to slow down, take a breath and recenter yourself. Join the Employee Assistance Program for our Weekly Wednesday Meditations, from 12:15-12:45 p.m. every week.

    Note: The Zoom link below will remain the same for each meeting.

    More Info

    Contact EAP or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/96454570426

  • NCAA Division I Athletics

  • Join the Binghamton University Athletics Department for The Bearcat Coaches Show at 6:07 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Food and Fire BBQ Taphouse (560 Harry L Dr, Johnson City, NY).

    Can't make it in person? Listen on WNBF News Radio 1290 AM/92.1 FM.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn

  • Join the Binghamton University Athletics Department at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the Events Center, as our Men's Basketball team takes on the University of New Hampshire.

    Click the link below to view the full schedule.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn or visit https://bubearcats.com

  • Join the Binghamton University Athletics Department at 6:07 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, in the Events Center, as our Men's Basketball team takes on University of Maine.

    Click the link below to view the full schedule.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn or visit https://bubearcats.com

  • Join the Binghamton University Athletics Department at 6:07 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Events Center, as our Women's Basketball Team takes on UMass Lowell.

    Click the link below to view the full schedule.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn or visit https://bubearcats.com

  • Join the Binghamton University Athletics Department at 6:07 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, for The Bearcat Coaches Show at Courtside Bar and Grill (56 Court Street, Binghamton, NY).

    Can't make it in person? Listen on WNBF News Radio 1290 AM/92.1 FM.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn

  • Join Binghamton University Athletics at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Bearcats Sports Complex, as our Women’s Lacrosse team takes on Siena College.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn or visit https://bubearcats.com

  • Join Binghamton University Athletics at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Lane-Starke Tennis Center, as our Men’s Tennis team takes on Rider University.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn or visit https://bubearcats.com

  • Join Binghamton University Athletics at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Lane-Starke Tennis Center, as our Men’s Tennis team takes on Colgate University.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn or visit https://bubearcats.com

  • Join Binghamton University Athletics at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Lane-Starke Tennis Center, as our Men’s Tennis team takes on Army.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn or visit https://bubearcats.com

  • Join Binghamton University Athletics at noon on Sunday, March 3, at the Lane-Starke Tennis Center, as our Women’s Tennis team takes on Hamilton College.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Flynn or visit https://bubearcats.com

  • Recreation

  • Chocolate Yoga is a treat for both your taste buds and your well-being. Join Binghamton University Dining Services and Campus Recreation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Room 106 at the East Gym, Recreation Center for a yoga practice infused with a chocolate tasting.

    This event is free and available to Binghamton University students, staff and faculty, but space is limited. Register on B-Engaged at the link below to secure your spot. Mats and other equipment will be available if needed. Bring your Binghamton University ID card for access to the East Gym, Recreation Center.

    More Info

    Contact Victor Ramirez or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2259554

  • Celebrate Rec Day at Binghamton University from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22. Head over to the East Gym, Recreation Center for an event packed with fitness, fun and community. Activities include open access to FitSpace and group fitness classes, open lap swim times at the pool, giant versions of games like Jenga, Connect 4 and Uno, fun yard games like cornhole and Kan Jam and fast-paced sports like spike ball, pickleball and badminton. There will also be refreshments and a chance to win giveaways.

    Remember to bring your BingU ID for access. Click the link below for more information.

    Rec Day, or National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association's (NIRSA's) birthday, celebrates the vision set in motion by William Wasson and his colleagues at the first NIRSA Conference: To celebrate health, activity, competition and inclusive participation.

    More Info

    Contact Laura Cichostepski or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2260376

  • Research

  • Will one or more of your students be presenting their research at a professional conference or meeting held between Jan. 16-Aug. 14?

    If so, support is available from the ESURC office to help undergraduate students subsidize the cost of participating in professional meetings or conferences. This support could help alleviate registration costs (both virtual and in-person), travel expenses, lodging and food. A faculty endorsement is required. Learn more and encourage your students to apply using the form on our webpage at the link below.

    The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15.

    More Info

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

  • This session provides students an opportunity to learn about the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), a chance to get started by drafting ideas for both essays and a chance to be introduced to the process of panelist review.

    The session will take place from 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Lecture Hall 5, and via Zoom. This session is appropriate for those intending to pursue scientific doctoral research across disciplines, except for the health sciences. Undergraduate students of all levels, master's and first-year doctoral students are encouraged to attend.

    The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the quality, vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. A goal of the program is to broaden participation of the full spectrum of diverse talents in STEM. The five-year fellowship provides three years of financial support inclusive of an annual stipend of $37,000.

    Presented by the offices of External Scholarships and Undergraduate Research Center and Strategic Research Initiatives. Follow the link below to RSVP.

    More Info

    Contact Beth Polzin or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2261587

  • The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) is now accepting applications for its 2024-25 Doctoral Fellowships.

    For more information, see the IASH webpage below. The application deadline is Friday, March 15.

    More Info

    Contact Wendy Wall or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/iash/index.html

  • Are you conducting translational research, or do you have an exciting invention or innovation in the clean energy sector? Researchers, students and entrepreneurs at Binghamton University have the opportunity to receive grant funding to progress their research or innovation. The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Program gives researchers funding and training to explore the commercial path forward for their research, inventions and products. To learn more about the program, go to: https://thekoffman.com/national-science-foundation-i-corps/

    The four-week Hybrid Regional I-Corps Course comprises virtual sessions, mentoring and the opportunity to interact with key customers and industry stakeholders while opening up access to $5,000 in funding to attend the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit from May 22-24, in Dallas, TX.

    Successful teams have the opportunity to progress to the national-level NSF I-Corps Teams Program, providing $50,000 in grant funding.

    The hybrid course starts on Monday, April 29. Apply by Wednesday, March 20 at the link below.

    For questions, contact Epiphany Munoz, at emunoz2@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Epiphany Azaria Munoz or visit https://www.tfaforms.com/5098222

  • The Provost's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research honors Binghamton University students who have excelled in research, scholarship and creative activities that extend beyond traditional coursework. Two awards are made, each consisting of a certificate of achievement and an award of $750. Students awarded Honorable Mention will receive a certificate of achievement. All recipients are invited to the annual student awards luncheon in the spring semester.

    Any student graduating during the current academic year is eligible. See the webpage below for further details on criteria and nomination requirements. Nomination packages are due by March 24.

    More Info

    Contact Stephen Ortiz or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/student-research-and-scholarship/fund/provost-award.html

  • This is a research study being conducted at Binghamton University's Clearview Hall by the Center for Transdisciplinary Research on Intimate Relationships.

    The purpose of this work is to explore different elements of people’s attitudes and beliefs about dating, institutional policies and certain groups (e.g., women and trans people).

    This is an IRB-approved study from Binghamton University where eligible participants will receive $30 for completion of all study procedures.

    Follow the link below for more information and the registration form to participate.

    More Info

    Contact Michael Shaw or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/psychology/labs/ctroir/

  • The Undergraduate Research Award is a competitive award designed to support the expenses for students' independent research or creative work. To qualify, students’ projects must be supervised by a Binghamton University faculty member. Additionally, students must be enrolled in independent study, capstone, or honors thesis or similar research or creative activity course during the semester they 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 and spring). Undergraduates from all Binghamton University schools and colleges are eligible. Faculty may endorse only one 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 they are not able to attend the poster session for any reason, a project report or assessment is required after the project is completed.

    The Spring deadline to apply is March 31. Click the link below.

    More Info

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

  • Are you currently or were you formerly a health instructor in New York State at the middle school and/or high school level? Help Binghamton University understand your experience as a health instructor in New York State.

    If willing to participate in this survey, fill out the form below. The survey can be completed in about 10 minutes. Contact Brianna Santos, at bsantos@binghamton.edu, with questions.

    More Info

    Contact Brianna Santos or visit https://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1SvGpsDjFnnpn1Q

  • The Division of Research is accepting proposals for the Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants (ICG) Program. The ICG program provides funds to facilitate the development of collaborations at Binghamton University. This program is for investigators who seek to enhance their research opportunities through collaboration and may include projects that represent a new research agenda.

    Proposals from all areas of scholarship are encouraged. Funding is available for two awards, each in the amount of $10,000 for a maximum of one year. Completed application packages must be submitted electronically, to buinternalgrants@binghamton.edu. The proposal deadline for the ICG program is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16. Submission guidelines can be found at the link below.

    Contact Michael Jacobson, at mjacobso@binghamton.edu, with any questions.

    More Info

    Contact Mike Jacobson or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/research/division-offices/strategic-research-initiatives/interdisciplinary-collaboration-grants.html

  • The CAST Lab want to learn more about how different types of minority stress (e.g., prejudice, discrimination, unsupportive family and friends) affect us and our romantic relationships. We are looking for lesbian, gay, bisexual or otherwise non-heterosexual (LGBQ+) couples in a committed relationship for six months or longer to participate in a study conducted by researchers at Binghamton University.

    We are interested in couples who experience a broad range of everyday stress, including people who have experienced highly stressful events. Individuals will be compensated for participation, and you can participate in the comfort of your home. This survey study takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

    You will be compensated with a $10 Amazon gift card.

    To be eligible, you must:
    - Have been in a committed relationship for six months or longer
    - Both you and your partner are over 18 years of age
    - Both you and your partner speak and read English fluently
    - Both you and your partner identify as either lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer or otherwise non-heterosexual
    - Both you and your partner are interested and willing to complete study procedures
    - Have access to the internet

    For more information and to determine your eligibility, call 607-232-2791 and ask for the LGBQ Couples Study. We will conduct a very brief screener over the phone, and if you are eligible to participate, you will be emailed the survey link.

    You can also learn more about the study online on the Couple Adjustment to Stress and Trauma website or at the link below.

    This study is being conducted by Melissa Gates, of the Psychology Department. For information about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Human Subjects Research Review office at 607-777-3818. For more information or to determine eligibility/scheduling, call 607-232-2791 or email binghamtoncastlab@gmail.com.

    More Info

    Contact Melissa Gates or visit https://sites.google.com/binghamton.edu/castlab/participate?authuser=0

  • Researchers at Binghamton University School of Pharmacy are looking for healthy, milk-producing women to donate their excess breast milk (5-20 ounces) for use in research.

    The overall purpose of the research is to help develop an assay to help predict medication secretion into breast milk during lactation. You must be 18 years or older to participate. You will be compensated with a $30 gift card for your time.

    If interested or looking for more information, contact Allesandra Stratigakis, at astrati1@binghamton.edu. The primary investigator is assistant professor Tao Zhang, who can be reached at zhangt@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Allesandra Stratigakis

  • The Division of Research is accepting proposals for new Organized Research Centers (ORC). Binghamton University’s ORCs provide a supportive infrastructure for interdisciplinary research. The Division of Research plans to designate one new ORC in 2024 and will provide internal start-up funding to support the ORC in its first 5 years.

    Completed application packages must be submitted electronically to buinternalgrants@binghamton.edu by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1.

    Submission guidelines can be found at the link below.

    Please contact Mike Jacobson, at mjacobso@binghamton.edu, with any questions.

    More Info

    Contact Mike Jacobson or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/research/division-offices/strategic-research-initiatives/centers.html

  • The First-year Research Immersion program is excited to announce its summer research opportunities for 2024.

    This year the FRI program will be running its signature summer program, the Summer Research Immersion (SRI) program, along with a brand-new online hybrid Research Methods course.

    SRI will be running research in our Clean Energy (chemistry and physics) stream. Participants will spend the summer researching clean energy technologies and gain valuable experience and knowledge. SRI will run for ten weeks (Summer Sessions I and III, May 28-Aug. 2), and consist of two courses (Research Stream I CHEM 211 and II courses CHEM 311/PHYS 335, 8 credits total). Opportunities after this program include continued research in faculty laboratories, industry internships and national fellowships. The SRI program is a competitive, application-based program and will accept between 10-16 students for the summer.

    Our FRI Research Methods course (HARP 170) is a 2 credit course that covers research as a process: how science works, how we figure out the next steps, how we reduce the inevitable risks and pitfalls and how we make discoveries that add to world knowledge and innovations. Class time primarily involves students applying the concepts of the research process including data collection, data management, initial analyses and presentation. This course will be offered in an online, hybrid model (synchronous and asynchronous) during Summer Session I and Summer Session II. Students successfully completing this course will receive an “O” general education requirement and will be considered for available spots in the FRI program during the Spring 2025 semester in one of our 11 research streams. Placement into FRI is not guaranteed but the goal is to provide the foundational skills required to be successful, not just in FRI, but in research labs across campus and beyond. There is no application required for this course; interested students need only register for the summer HARP 170 course.

    More detailed information about our programs can be found at the link below, including a video explanation of these courses and the process of applying or registering.

    Applications for SRI will open on Jan. 15 and will operate on a rolling admissions basis with initial application review beginning March 8. The application deadline for SRI is March 31.

    For more information go to: www.binghamton.edu/sri
    Questions can be emailed to sri@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Caitlin Light or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/first-year-research-immersion/sri/index.html

  • Join the Libraries at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 28, for "ORCID Workshop (Part II): Populating an ORCID Record" in the Digital Scholarship Center, Science Library Building Room 209 (SL-209).

    Libraries Graduate Assistants Jamey McDermott and Ravi Chembula will host an interactive workshop in which participants will learn about various tools for populating their ORCID records with publications, funding and other professional activities.

    Participants are not required to have attended Part 1 of the workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop along with any questions they may have about ORCID. Register with the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Libraries Administration or visit https://forms.gle/pS8KFC4BhCWc2DAu6

  • Get one-on-one assistance with anything ORCID throughout February in the Digital Scholarship Center, Science Library Building Room 209 (SL-209). Check the below schedule for availability:

    - Noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1
    - Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7
    Noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8
    Noon-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16
    Noon-2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19
    Noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22
    Noon-1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26

    Learn what ORCID is, why it is beneficial for scholars in a wide range of disciplines, how to create your own ORCID record, how to populate your ORCID record or troubleshoot other questions or challenges you’ve encountered.

    Stop by anytime between the hours above; No appointment slots are necessary.

    More Info

    Contact Libraries Administration

  • B-Healthy is hosting our first Health Fair since the pandemic, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Mandela Room and Old Union Hall.

    There will be an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to present their research on social connections, healthy relationships, emotional wellness and their effects on our overall health and well-being. If you are interested in participating in this poster presentation activity, email your abstracts/posters to bhealthy@binghamton.edu no later than 11: 59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26.

    More Info

    Contact Rasheema Wright

  • The Sustainable Communities Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAE) brings together faculty and staff who are interested in developing new approaches to creating and shaping communities that can be sustainable while balancing environmental, economic and equity dimensions.

    In this Open House event, we will offer a short presentation of our research activities and provide an opportunity to meet the committee and others interested in aspects of sustainability. Learn about the TAE and opportunities to join collaborative research projects — meet colleagues who are working on topics of sustainability in our community as well as around the world. Refreshments will be provided. The Open House will take place from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Atrium room of Old Champlain.

    More Info

    Contact Carl Lipo or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/transdisciplinary-areas-of-excellence/sustainable-communities/index.html

  • The Division of Research is excited to announce a virtual visit from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program officers to discuss the Agency’s Pollution Prevention (P2) program.

    This visit, scheduled at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, will include an overview of the P2 program by EPA and time for discussion. Register for the event using the link below.

    Contact Mike Jacobson, at mjacobso@binghamton.edu, Office of Strategic Research Initiatives, with any questions or concerns.

    More Info

    Contact Mike Jacobson or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvdeisqzkrHdN7QwWZRXM4EXpYiNm4Jz1Y

  • Binghamton Research Days will be held April 15-19. Your club, honors society or other campus organization is invited to participate by holding a program that celebrates research and scholarship. Past events have included panel discussions, poster sessions, guest speakers, lab tours and more.

    To submit an event to the Research Days calendar, visit the link below, and for more information, email Rachel Coker, Research Days steering committee chair, at rcoker@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Rachel Coker or visit https://forms.gle/gJwB5SLQ81di6w3f7

  • Speakers and Lectures

  • Provost Donald Hall and Dean Laura Bronstein will be hosting a lecture by Ira Harkavy, the associate vice president and founding director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Harkavy has helped to develop academically based community service courses and community-engaged research projects that involve creating university-community partnerships and university-assisted community schools within West Philadelphia. Harkavy teaches in history, urban studies and Africana studies, as well as in the Graduate School of Education. Harkavy has also written and lectured widely on the history and current practice of urban university-community-school partnerships and the democratic and civic missions of higher education.

    Harkavy will deliver a talk on the topic of "John Dewey, Community Schools, and Creating a Democratic Civic University". The lecture will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the University Downtown Center, Room 220.

    Democracy in the United States is in crisis, and higher education, particularly the American research universities, is contributing to that crisis. Given their substantial resources, their role as primary centers of knowledge production and their powerful influence on education and the schooling system, research universities might well be the central institution in society. If they are to have a positive impact, however, they need to move beyond traditional elitist and neoliberal models that dominate US higher education. A new kind of university — a democratic civic university — is needed, one whose primary mission is advancing democracy, democratically, on campus, in its local community and across the wider society. The really hard question is how to create a democratic civic university in practice. Drawing on the writings of John Dewey, the history of US higher education and over 35 years of experience developing university-assisted community schools in the University of Pennsylvania’s local neighborhood of West Philadelphia, Harkavy proposes how universities — including through university-assisted community schools — might contribute to a better quality of community life, increased contributions to knowledge and to a more just, inclusive and democratic society.

    Lunch will be provided, parking is available and there is no cost to attend. However, an RSVP is required and can be sent to dcollet@binghamton.edu, or by calling 607-777-3537, by March 1.

    More Info

    Contact Debra Collett-O'Brien

  • Join the Division of Public Health at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in HSB 102, for the inaugural Public Health in Action lecture series. During this session, Thomas Foley, clinical assistant professor and the founding organizer of the ADA Amplified Symposium Series, will explore changing perceptions of disability in society. A Zoom link is available; Contact Mitchell Brooks, at mbrooks6@binghamton.edu, if you require any accessibility accommodations.

    Disability is a socially constructed concept that has evolved over the past few centuries. Not all within the large, diverse disability community agree on what terms are the most appropriate or what practices are the best. However, there is a general consensus around the promotion of person-first language and environmental, functional and social-political frameworks of disability. Attend the inaugural Public Health in Action Workshop to learn about the evolution of disability frameworks and the use of person-first language.

    Click the link below for additional details or to RSVP.

    More Info

    Contact Mitchell Brooks or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2260227

  • Amy Aines, a communications strategist and speaker coach, is the co-author of “Championing Science: Communicating Your Ideas to Decision Makers.” She’ll be on campus for three signature events during Binghamton University Research Days in April.

    Her keynote, "How to Use Communication Strategy to Stand Out as a Researcher", is at 4 p.m. Monday, April 15, in UUW-325. Every opportunity to speak about your research can help you win funding, attract collaborators, drive action and enhance your reputation — if you take a strategic approach.

    A workshop for faculty, "Success Strategies for Communicating Across Disciplines", is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, in UUW-324. This workshop will strengthen participants’ ability to express themselves clearly, ensure they have been understood and encourage productive collaboration. Participants will work with relevant subject matter and provide opportunities to apply key concepts.

    An interactive seminar, "Tame Your Nerves: Speaker Preparation and Delivery Tips and Techniques", at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, UUW-324. This interactive seminar will help presenters get ready for their next speaking opportunity and provide tools and simple exercises to help them be effective under pressure.

    Registration is encouraged but not required for the workshop and seminar; email Rachel Coker at rcoker@binghamton.edu to sign up.

    More Info

    Contact Rachel Coker or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/research/division-offices/research-advancement/research-days/index.html

  • The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is happy to announce its upcoming Spring 2024 Workshop lecture series and its upcoming annual trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    The calendar of events begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, where Monica Green, an independent scholar, will present “Hidden Plagues: Rediscovering the History of Plague During Times of Famine” in IASH Conference Room LN 1106. This lecture is co-sponsored by the History Department.

    The New York City Museum bus trip will depart at 8 a.m. Friday, March 22, and will visit the Met Cloisters and The Met Fifth Avenue, with two optional tours: Renaissance art, including the special exhibition "Renaissance Masterpieces of Judaica: The Mishneh Torah" and "The Rothschild Mahzor" (Met Fifth Avenue); or Asian art, including the special exhibition "Anxiety and Hope in Japanese Art" (Met Fifth Avenue).

    At 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, Kenny Roggenkamp, doctoral candidate in the Department of English at Binghamton University, will present “Revelation in a Time of Death: Julian of Norwich’s Shewings in a Pandemic Context” in IASH Conference Room LN 1106.

    At 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, Susan L. Einbinder, professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut, will present
    “Rethinking a Jewish plague tract: Abraham Caslari on Pestilential Fevers" in IASH Conference Room LN 1106. This lecture will be co-sponsored by the Department of Judaic Studies.

    The annual Ferber Lecture will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in IASH Conference Room LN 1106. Denva Gallant, assistant Professor of Art History at Rice University, will present “Approaches to Alterity: Race and Othering in Late Medieval Italian Art History.”

    Finally, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, Lori Jones, adjunct research professor in the Department of History at Carleton University and part-time professor in the Department of History at the University of Ottawa, will present “‘Another one of the most holsome preservatives agaynst the plague’: The Long Lives of Black Death Plague Remedies” in IASH Conference Room LN 1106. This lecture will also be co-sponsored by the History Department.

    More Info

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

  • Climate change is impacting the way we live: from affecting family planning choices and putting properties at risk of becoming uninsurable; to increasing health threats from air pollution due to wildfires and deaths associated with weather-related events such as hurricanes, floods and droughts. Just as the decisions and actions of humanity have led to this state of affairs, the choices we make today will determine our future.

    The Kaschak Institute, Binghamton 2 Degrees, Sustainable Communities Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence, the Office of Sustainability, the Center for Civic Engagement and the Binghamton University Common Read Experience are working together to launch the 1MReady_BING initiative to empower students to act on climate change, setting the stage for expansion to the local community, the broader State University of New York system and beyond.

    The first cohort of climate ambassadors was selected during the Fall 2023 semester. They will spread the word about ways to cut our carbon emissions through the user-friendly 1MReady_BING website.

    Presentation of this campaign and of how to use the website will take about 15-20 minutes and will include a brief description of 1MW, the 1MReady_Bing campaign and how to sign up for and navigate the website. If you would like to have an ambassador come to your class to inform your students of this campaign and how to take part in it, fill out the form at the link below at least a week in advance of the date you would like the presentation.

    **If you teach multiple courses, submit a separate form for each course.**

    More Info

    Contact Victoria Barics or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0xItIJ9mS0UUwdCmoMTeUJy-Tw6Ft4Od2L0FyCyDYcAnaWQ/viewform

  • The IASH Fellows Spring Speaker Series welcomes Binghamton University's Heather Dehaan, associate professor in the Department of History, who will be presenting "Myths of Collective Life: Neighborhood Imagination in Soviet Baku" at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in LN 1106.

    More Info

    Contact Danielle Hoeppner

  • "Why It Matters" is a speaker series event in which presenters will provide acknowledgment and bring awareness to the importance of the values of Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and the impact these principles have in the workplace and for our fellow colleagues.

    Join us from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in UUW 324, or on Zoom, as we welcome Karen A Jones, vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Sharon A Bryant, associate dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, at Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences. We will discuss the Supreme Court ruling which ended race-conscious college admissions in both academia and the workplace, and its potential impact on our professional workforce.

    Click the link below to register for the event or learn more.

    More Info

    Contact Yongabi Ngoh or visit https://forms.gle/FqCxMgaEYyUd9JJz5

  • The History Department is excited to announce a lecture by Görkem Akgöz, where she will present on her recently published book, "In the Shadow of Empire: Industrialisation, Nation-Building, and Working-Class Politics in Turkey". The lecture will take place via Zoom, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. The lecture is co-sponsored by CMENAS, History and Sociology.

    To attend the lecture, click the Zoom link below and input the passcode: 123644.

    Questions or concerns can be directed to Nathanael Andrade, at nandrade@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Nathanael Andrade or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/94076198034?pwd=NUhIa1EyVWZGV2xnaXZMSm9lZTdiUT09

  • The Chemistry Department welcomes Daniela Arias-Rotondo, assistant professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kalamazoo College, who will present a lecture on "Towards earth-abundant photoredox catalysts: Photoactive complexes of manganese" at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the Fountain Room of the Smart Energy Building.

    More Info

    Contact Kimberly Carpenter

  • Are you keen to internationalize your research, teaching and service, but are unable to commit to the multi-month Fulbright Scholar Program? If so, consider the Fulbright Specialist or Scholar-In-Residence Program.

    Join International Education and Global Affairs at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, for an informational meeting on the programs.

    First, Beth Clark-Gareca, a Fulbright specialist, will speak about her experience with the program, through which U.S. academics and professionals spend two to six weeks abroad advancing a project proposed by a host institution outside the U.S. Then, participants will discuss the inverse opportunity — the Scholar-In-Residence Program, through which Binghamton can bring an international scholar to our campus for a semester or academic year to advance our campus internationalization. Presentations will be kept short, to leave plenty of time for discussion, so that your specific goals and questions can be addressed.

    Register on B-Engaged at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Lauren Garnett or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2260352

  • The History Department is pleased to announce a presentation by Aparna Nair, Department of Health and Society and Center for Global Disability Studies at the University of Toronto- Scarborough, a historian of health, disability and colonialism in British India. Nair will discuss her new work on the ethics of collecting and displaying material and print culture relating to the histories of vaccination and disability, titled "Certificates, Cabinet Photos and Skulls: The Ethics of Collecting and Display in Disability Histories".

    The presentation will take place from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the Center for Learning and Teaching, Library North, Room 1324C*. You can also attend via Zoom.

    Contact Farren Yero at fyero@binghamton.edu for questions or to receive the Zoom link and passcode.

    *The CLT is not accessible via the main Library North space. Enter through the walkway between the Technology Hub and Library North.

    More Info

    Contact Farren Yeri

  • Join the Department of Biological Sciences, at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in Science 1, Room 149, for the next Department of Biological Sciences seminar.

    The lecture is titled "Evolution of a '–(c-di-GMP)–anti-' switch", and will be presented by Kelley Gallagher, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology at Cornell University.

    More Info

    Contact Peter McKenney

  • The Data Science TAE hosts its second data salon this spring, titled "Advanced data analytic approach for smart sensing to enable autonomous nanofabrication platform" from noon to 1 p.m., Friday Feb. 23, in AA-340.

    This talk is hosted by Zimo Wang, assistant professor of system sciences and industrial engineering at Binghamton University. Wang conducted research projects in broad aspects of manufacturing and data analytics with strengths in sensors and AI for additive manufacturing and precision manufacturing processes.

    See the link below for more information. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided. A Zoom option is available at: https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/92622837791

    E-mail Xingye Qiao, at xqiao@binghamton.edu, for more information.

    More Info

    Contact Amy Keough or visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mX2xLEugNzREIftBlnUjPiigU6tlzHOV/view?usp=sharing

  • The Chemistry Department welcomes Jonathan Kuo, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Penn State University, who will present a lecture on "Ligands for *Lewis Acids (* = Transition-Metal)" at 4 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Fountain Room of the Smart Energy Building.

    More Info

    Contact Kimberly Carpenter

  • Binghamton's Center of Complex Systems (CoCo) will host a fully online seminar at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at: https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/98463329955?pwd=NlhLSzl4NitKR0JmdlA0SndqUjV2dz09

    Yu Tian, WINQ research fellow at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Sweden, will speak on "Structural Balance and Random Walks on Complex Networks with Complex Weights". More details on the CoCo seminars can be found online at: https://coco.binghamton.edu/#seminar

    The event will be followed by open discussions. E-mail Hiroki Sayama, at sayama@binghamton.edu, for more information.

    More Info

    Contact Hiroki Sayama or visit http://coco.binghamton.edu/yu-tian.pdf

  • The first installment of the Center for Cognitive Applications (CAPS) Speaker Series will take place at noon on Thursday, Feb. 29, in CW 110.

    This meeting will describe the goals of CAPS, explain how you can help contribute to CAPS' mission and provide details about the Summer 2024 research grant that CAPS is sponsoring, which is accepting proposals now.

    Click the link below to learn more and RSVP. Food and drinks will be offered to attendees.

    More Info

    Contact Ian McDonough or visit https://forms.gle/QV3fXYWZrpVXwd9o7

  • Pharmaceutical Science doctoral students Sharon Samkutty and Jade Tiszler will both present seminar talks at 3:15 p.m. Friday, March 1, in PB 114* or on Zoom at the link below.

    Samkutty's seminar is entitled "Metabolomic Profiling in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Biomarker Discovery and Disease Monitoring", and Tiszler will present a seminar entitled "Targeted degradation of Bcl2 and cdk4/6 by PROTACs: a novel approach for Mantle Cell Lymphoma".

    *Email Bruce Maine, at bmaine@binghamton.edu, if you would like to attend in person.

    More Info

    Contact Bruce Maine or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/93392985671?pwd=elZpTVYvWkN1UDhpNnVDUGxuMmdYQT09

  • Student Activities

  • The Center for Civic Engagement invites applications to participate in the Community-Engaged Learning and Research Showcase. This event is an opportunity for you, your students and your community partners to exhibit the results and outcomes of your community-engaged learning or research project for students, faculty, administrators and the larger community.

    The poster showcase will be held from 4-6 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Old Union Hall. The showcase is designed to display posters featuring course-based community engagement projects and community-engaged research that impact both community organizations and Binghamton University.

    Displaying a poster at the Community-Engaged Learning and Research Showcase is a great chance to:

    - Recognize and celebrate the community-engaged work being done in your courses and research
    - Spread awareness of community-engaged projects that are impacting organizations and residents in the Greater Binghamton area
    - Highlight the teaching and learning opportunities possible through community-engaged activities
    - Inspire people to become more civically engaged across the Binghamton University community
    - Network and learn from other faculty, staff and students, as well as community partners from across the region

    Space is limited: Interested teams must complete an application to exhibit at this event. Selected groups will be assigned an easel where they can display their poster that represents their project.

    The application deadline is Wednesday, March 13. A review committee will evaluate applications, and groups who are selected to participate will be notified by Tuesday, March 20. Questions can be emailed to cce@binghamton.edu.

    Click the link below to learn more or complete an application.

    More Info

    Contact Andi Stack or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSed4Mefg3WcESZ-0XUvYONKX5Enomv0A9Fylyrg7ULlz2kKXw/viewform

  • Save the date for Grad Fest 2024, the one-stop shop for students to get everything they need for Commencement. Students can obtain ceremony and ticket information, order their regalia, notify campus of family members needing accommodations, take a picture with Baxter and so much more.

    If your department would like to have a table at Grad Fest, complete and submit the registration form at the link below by Wednesday, Feb. 21.

    Grad Fest will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the UU-Mandela Room. All who are tabling must be present for both sessions.

    For more information about Grad Fest, contact Sarah Koral, at skoral@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Sarah Koral or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmHxVW7UZ9x_TAtFicjqkuQe8sgfdkcZ_UPXHXkGx9oYD-3A/viewform

  • Join the Libraries' Digital Scholarship team for a Dear Data: Draw-in event from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, in the pilot Digital Scholarship Center (SL-209).

    Learn about data visualization and design and create a data keepsake based on data you already carry around with you.

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

    More Info

    Contact Ruth Carpenter or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2259589

  • Training and Workshops

  • The Binghamton Biofilm Research Center will offer a three-day hands-on “Working with Microorganisms” workshop, scheduled to take place on Monday, March 11, Wednesday, March 13 and Friday, March 15. The workshop will include both online instruction and in-person, hands-on skill practice. Each day of the workshop will include a pre-recorded, pre-lab, lecture video and in-person sessions from 5-7 p.m. in the Center of Excellence (COE) room B401. All participants must watch the pre-lab lecture videos and attend the in-person sessions for ALL THREE DAYS.

    The purpose of each workshop is to train Binghamton University students, staff and faculty in basic microbiology techniques. Attendees who complete the training and attend all three online and in-person sessions will be certified by the Binghamton University Institutional Biosafety Committee to work in BSL-1 and BSL-2 labs.

    The workshop will focus on medium preparation and autoclaving, aseptic technique in the handling of microorganisms, determining the overall number and purity of bacteria in a sample, stock culture preparation and gram staining. No prior microbiology knowledge is required for this workshop. During the hands-on portion of the workshop, you may choose whether to wear a face mask. PPE, including lab coats, masks and gloves will be supplied to all participants, and shared equipment will be sanitized before and after each use. Seats are limited for each workshop.

    To register for the workshop, complete the form below. Registration for the workshop closes Friday, March 8.

    If you have any questions regarding the workshop, contact Victoria Oladosu ( volados1@binghamton.edu).

    More Info

    Contact Victoria Oladosu or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAOHwM_YQI8euSWuEi0w91A1cfZjXhiBrIUjEnLIZMEKdS2w/viewform

  • All applicants for Certification are required to complete two clock hours of coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of suspected child abuse and maltreatment in accordance with Sections 3003(4) and 3004 of the Education Law. This training is available only from a provider approved by the New York State Education Department.

    This training satisfies amendments to Social Services Law § 413, requiring the addition of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma, Implicit Bias and Identification of Child Abuse virtually within the New York State-mandated Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect coursework.

    This training includes all of the NYS newly required content and satisfies the legal requirements that every NYS-mandated reporter who has previously undergone the Mandated Reporter training to undergo the new updated training by April 1, 2025.

    The program is approved for 2.5 NYS CE contact hours for licensed social workers. Licensed social workers may request to receive a CE certificate to prove CE contact hours, in addition to the NYS-required Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Certificate.

    Binghamton University — SUNY, Social Work Department SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0143.

    Training Dates will follow the schedule below:
    - 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 16, in the UDC
    - 1-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the UDC
    - 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, via Zoom
    - 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 23, in the UDC

    Click the link below to learn more or sign up for the course.

    More Info

    Contact Debra Collett-O'Brien or visit https://continuinged.binghamton.edu/catalog.php?s=11

  • Join Michelle Withers, associate professor and STEM educator, and the Center for Learning and Teaching’s Instructional Design Services Team from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the Learning Studio LN1324C, for a look into how to create a student-centered syllabus. Participants will learn how to create a syllabus that emphasizes the students’ role in their learning and is more inclusive to all students. Participants are encouraged to bring a current syllabus to revise.

    Lunch will be provided. Click the link below to learn more or RSVP.

    More Info

    Contact Shana White or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2258844

  • Join instructors from the Gale Digital Scholar Lab from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, in a webinar to analyze the “Female Stunt Reporters” dataset.

    This dataset references investigative women journalists who often went undercover to unearth a story and expose a scandal. During this hands-on session, you will work in groups partnered with one of the Gale Trainers to add this dataset to your personal Gale Digital Scholar Lab account and analyze its content. Leave this webinar with hands-on experience in the Lab, your very own text analysis visualization, pedagogical examples for classroom use of the Lab and some new knowledge about female stunt reporters.

    Access to the Gale Digital Scholar Lab is available through the Libraries and support for the tool is available from the Digital Scholarship team. Register with the link below by Wednesday, Feb. 28.

    More Info

    Contact Ruth Carpenter or visit https://cengage.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdOiuqjktH9BDSHwAv6yI7ykdlWdMIRnA

  • Volunteer

  • The LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Caucus is a new committee-style group led by Q Center staff. The caucus is committed to the empowerment and liberation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people through conversation, activism and advocacy. The caucus seeks to improve the lives of queer and trans individuals both at the university and in the greater Binghamton community through monthly meetings, public service and local outreach.

    Monthly newsletters and meetings will start in March. To join the caucus listserv or for more information, email Q Center associate director Nick Martin, at martinn@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Nick Martin

  • Broome Tioga BOCES is seeking Binghamton University students, faculty or staff to judge Odyssey 2024, which will take place from 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Broome Tioga BOCES, 435 Glenwood Road in Binghamton. Anyone 18+ is allowed to participate, and no experience is needed; Lunch and a t-shirt are provided to volunteers.

    Watch this short video for an idea of what the event is about and how judges participate: https://www.btboces.org/Odyssey.aspx


    While we can use help throughout the event, the biggest needs are:

    - "Spontaneous", the secret AREA 51 of Odyssey where kids solve a verbal or hands-on problem in just 8 minutes
    - "Problem 2", the technical problem where kids are building an AI device that creates art
    - "Problem 4", the structure problem where the team uses only 18 grams of wood to build a weight-tested structure
    - "Primary Noncompetitive Problem", with our littlest participants, who must discover animals that wake up at night

    Use the link below to sign up to judge for Odyssey — this is a fun, meaningful experience and would look great on a resume.

    Questions can be sent via email to Lynette Bryan, at lbryan@btboces.org.

    More Info

    Contact Kimberly Eiche or visit https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/reg/registration_step.php?g=ootm&s=judge&c=22038