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  • Faculty and staff who are NOT displaying COVID-19 symptoms can schedule a test at the Surveillance Testing Site in the Mandela Room/Old Union Hall at the link below.

    Appointments must be made one day prior to testing and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tests are limited to one per week.

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    Contact Katie Ellis or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r1188077

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  • The BinghamtonU Media and PR Office is always in need of scholars/experts who are available to weigh in on or write about breaking news, issues and other developments that are currently of interest to national news organizations. Below you will find the current list of stories we’re chasing.

    Reach out to Ryan Yarosh asap if interested in any of the following:

    New expert requests:

    1. Ministry for Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice: The Taliban have revived this ministry as a way of imposing their moral code. We are looking for scholars to explain its roots and history.

    2. Saving face when you change your mind: In light of stricter rules around vaccinations in the workplace, we’re wondering about some of the psychological processes that might be at play in the minds of people who previously resisted getting a COVID-19 vaccine but are now essentially obligated to do so. It’s hard for people who have been vocal about not getting the shot to change their mind seemingly out of the blue to get vaccinated on their own. Is it easier to reverse a particular belief/stance when external things (like official FDA approval of the vaccines and mandates from your work) come into play and change outside circumstances? Let us know if a scholar who studies decision making (or maybe topics like self concept or saving face among peers) has any thoughts to share. Looking for a short article of ~750 words.

    3. Activism and reality TV: Teams of activists working on health, education and environmental issues, each assigned a celebrity, will compete for a shot at being featured at a G20 summit in a new reality TV show called "The Activist." I’m seeking a scholar who has studied reality TV, activism or the use of popular culture to make the world a better place to evaluate this concept.

    4. Indigenous People’s Day: The Education desk is in search of scholars who can write on the importance of Indigenous People’s Day and how it is taught in schools.

    In case you missed it, we are still chasing:
    5. Charity and regulation: I’m seeking a scholar who can explain why U.S. lawmakers have proposed new restrictions on donor-advised funds. This piece will discuss the rationale for changing the rules governing these relatively new philanthropic vehicles, and what the measure’s critics are arguing.

    6. College cheating: News reports suggest that college cheating rose significantly during the pandemic. We’re in search of a scholar who can illuminate the matter further.

    7. Youth obesity and eating disorders: Recent data from children’s hospitals in various parts of the country indicate rates of childhood obesity are rising, as well as the number of young people seeking help for eating disorders. Why? What are the connections to COVID-19? We are seeking pitches related to interesting research, analysis or effective responses around these issues.

    8. Designing COVID-19 vaccines for variants: We’re interested in publishing a short article that will introduce readers to the kinds of COVID-19 vaccine research that are ongoing now in the age of emerging coronavirus variants. What are scientists focused on for these next-generation vaccines? Will new flavors of vaccine be released that specifically target current variants? What has to happen in terms of authorization/approval to tweak the versions we already have? How does this all compare to the annual flu shots that are reformulated each year?

    9. Historical reception of first vaccines for school kids: We’re interested in publishing a short article that would explore how parents/families responded in the 20th century when American schools first started requiring new vaccinations of pupils. The possibility that K-12 schools will eventually include COVID-19 vaccines on their lists for students would be the implicit backdrop, but we’re hoping to focus on the history, from smallpox in the 19th century on to polio and measles and more.

    10. How do rockets explode? Last week, the Firefly Alpha rocket lifted off and exploded shortly after. Many of SpaceX’s rockets have experienced “unplanned, rapid deconstruction” as well. We are looking for an engineer who works in rocketry to explain generally how things go wrong, why rockets explode (often it's a safety feature) and with so many planned crewed launches upcoming, what rocket scientists have done to prevent disasters.

    11. School workforce: Please send us pitches related to the K-12 school workforce -- teachers, teachers’ aides, lunchroom workers, bus drivers and more. Successful pitches will present data or evidence to explain what is happening with the staffing of American schools now and may be suited to our education or business desks. Please read these well-read pieces on the need for more mental health professionals and school nurses as models.

    12. Pharmaceutical lobbying and drug prices: As Congress debates the budget reconciliation bill, a bipartisan group is opposing proposed reforms to prescription drug prices. We’re looking for a scholar of pharmaceutical industry lobbying who can explain the amounts of money and influence involved, and what is at stake for both the public and the industry.

    13. Protestant Reformation: Ahead of Reformation Day (Oct. 31), looking for scholars who have researched the Reformation to pitch story ideas pegged to the anniversary. Particularly interested in thought-provoking ideas about its ongoing impact, or parallels between Martin Luther’s time and our own.

    14. Witchcraft: In search of scholars to write about gender and witchcraft, ideally from a historical perspective, for stories to run in September and October. To see previous articles on the topic, please check these examples: "Most witches are women, because witch hunts were all about persecuting the powerless" and "Sirens, hags and rebels: Halloween witches draw on the history of women’s power"

    15. Muhammad Ali’s religion: With an upcoming documentary on Muhammad Ali, we are looking for scholars who could write about the religion of Ali and his association with the Nation of Islam.

    16. Understanding Afghanistan through time and literature: Looking for an academic who can suggest 3-5 works to read to understand Afghanistan at different points in time. The focus could be on fiction or nonfiction, but we’d like to promote an understanding of the country that goes beyond today’s crisis.

    17. Taliban command and control: People described as top Taliban officials are making statements about the safety of women, journalists and those who have aided the U.S. Do those statements have any power or meaning? We’re looking for a scholar of the Taliban to explain whether Taliban footsoldiers in the villages and remote provinces know these promises have been made, and if they have any intent to honor them.

    18. Regular everyday Afghan life: We’re looking for a scholar of Afghanistan to describe an average Afghan’s life. Media reports have mentioned how poor the people are, and how opium and heroin addiction has skyrocketed, but what are their lives actually like?

    19. TikTok and religion: We are welcoming pitches about TikTok and religion, from faith-based influencers’ impact, and faith leaders’ attempts to capture young people’s attention through the app, to content about religious doubts and atheism and anything in between.

    20. How does 911 work? We're looking for a telecommunications expert to provide a brief basic primer on how 911 systems work, the types of 911 systems in use in the U.S. and how they differ, how reliable they are, how they can fail and what can be done to improve them. The story will cite the 911 outage in Louisiana due to Hurricane Ida.

    21. Naming rights: We have started to publish short (up to 400 words long), accessible explanations of newsworthy subjects by academics in their areas of expertise. We are currently seeking a scholar who can explain what naming rights are and their significance. This topic will be in the news due to a pending opioid settlement case involving the Sackler family. Pitches for other topics to be explained in this kind of article tied to other key philanthropy and nonprofit issues would be most welcome too.

    22. Greek-system alums and university donations: I’m seeking a scholar who has researched how college graduates who belonged to fraternities and sororities give to their alma maters and whether that influences, in turn, efforts to discipline those campus groups. I'd be open to related angles as well and hearing about related research with interesting findings.

    23. Digital religion: Digital spaces are changing how people practice religion or how they find religious identity. We are looking for pitches on religion in the digital space.

    More Info

    Contact Ryan Yarosh

  • Gradescope is now available for Bubble Sheet tests and assignments and is integrated into Brightspace. Gradescope has significantly more functionality than Scantrons and can be used for online assessments or in-person paper assessments. Faculty or TAs can print/scan the answer sheets, or ITS can print/scan the Gradescope answer sheets through the ITS Help Desk. To get started with Gradescope visit https://www.gradescope.com/get_started

    The ITS Help Desk will help instructors and TAs transition to Gradescope. If an exam is given using Scantrons, ITS will be able to scan the exam and will help the instructor transition to Gradescope.

    Additional information can be found at the link below.

    For further assistance, contact the Help Desk.

    More Info

    Contact Help Desk at 607-777-6420 or visit https://binghamton.service-now.com/sp?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0010660

  • Banner and BU BRAIN will be unavailable from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, while maintenance is being completed.

    Any issues/questions? Contact the Help Desk or visit the ITS system status page at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Help Desk at 607-777-6420 or visit https://itstatus.binghamton.edu

  • Instructional Design Services will offer virtual office hours throughout the week to meet the pedagogical needs of instructors. All instructors are welcome to Zoom in to discuss ways to provide accommodations to students in quarantine as well as other pedagogical topics at the following days and times:

    • Mondays from 11 a.m.-noon
    • Tuesday from 5-6 p.m.
    • Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 3-4 p.m.

    Visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/94148668159 to join. We will observe all University holidays.

    As always, the instructional design staff is available by appointment at other times by visiting https://binghamtonclt.youcanbook.me/

    For Brightspace help, contact Brightspace 24/7 Technical Support at https://community.brightspace.com/support/s/contactsupport

    For all other technical help, contact the ITS Help Desk at https://binghamton.service-now.com/sp

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    Contact Center for Learning and Teaching

  • Faculty are reminded that Blackboard will be removed from the University's network in December. Download and save your content now to avoid losing it!

    More Info

    Contact Paula Russell

  • The past 18 months have been difficult for all of us. Many of you have volunteered for roles on campus out of your comfort zone for longer than anticipated. Over time, these extraordinary efforts are beginning to strain our current volunteer base. Our campus culture needs to be one of shared responsibility. Although we have different titles, we have one common value: supporting our students. We cannot allow our colleagues who volunteer to continue to shoulder the burden. So now is the time we need to all step up to support them, our students and our campus.

    We must continue to provide numerous services in our campus fight against COVID. These include the University’s Surveillance Testing Center, which will test upwards of 5,000 individuals per week and provide consultation to students and other operational services (meals, transportation, package delivery, etc.) to those in isolation or quarantine housing. Providing these services requires many resources and our staff of volunteers needs additional support.

    Unfortunately, we have not been able to replenish our pool of volunteers so necessary to these COVID-related services, so beginning the week of Sept. 13, almost all staff will be required to sign up for a bi-weekly shift (two per month) for the remainder of the fall semester. We have worked with both UUP and CSEA to create this unique circumstance and there will be some exceptions to this requirement. Faculty, CSEA OSU employees and select professional staff who directly support our COVID efforts will be exempt. In addition, staff who are already volunteering will not need to sign up for additional shifts unless they desire to.

    The following circumstances will apply:

    • Staff filling roles during the week will do so instead of their regular job.
    • Staff filling roles partially after or before their regular work hours will receive comp time or work with their supervisor to adjust their schedule accordingly.
    • UUP staff who sign up for four 4-hour shifts on the weekends will receive $500 in extra service and complete their semester obligations. CSEA staff will receive a combination of comp time and overtime.

    Shifts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To find the role that bests suits you, I would suggest signing up sooner rather than later. Those who wait until later in the process may not have a choice of roles or shifts. The entire cadre of slots will not be available immediately, so those who don’t fill available spaces immediately will be placed on a waiting list. Staff required to participate will be receiving an email from JoAnn Navarro at VPOperations@binghamton.edu later this morning with additional instructions and information.

    This effort will take all of us pulling together to ensure that we can continue to provide quality support services to our students, faculty and staff! Thank you for all of your efforts.

    SIncerely,
    Harvey Stenger
    President

    More Info

    Contact Operations

  • Michael Walsh has accepted the position of director of purchasing and accounts payable for the Research Foundation. Most recently, he served as the compliance officer at IBM Corporation in Endicott, N.Y., where he led compliance activities for IBM’s U.S. Federal procurement program. In his new role at Binghamton, Walsh will lead a team of four staff members and will manage all aspects of purchasing and accounts payable, travel and property control activities. He will be located in BI-1118.

    More Info

    Contact Katie Ellis

  • The Data Science TAE invites colleagues to join the effort of organizing a new working group on Smart Communities for Social Good.

    Computing technologies have been adapted in communities at all levels (towns, cities, counties, neighborhoods, community districts, rural areas and tribal regions) to address a diverse range of social, managerial and environmental problems. Residents and their communities are increasingly connected through rapidly-changing intelligent technologies. This transformation offers great promise for improved well-being and prosperity but poses significant challenges at the complex intersection of technology and society. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live in and enjoy our surrounding environments, and raised an essential debate of whether smart technologies and digital innovations ultimately contribute to improve the well-being of residents. The transformational potential of technological innovation will eventually empower both decision-makers and residents to make informed choices about their futures.

    In view of these challenges and opportunities, this working group will provide a platform and environment for stimulating, sharing, exchanging and discussing new ideas related to smart communities for social good. We hope this working group will promote close collaborations for innovation on smart communities, and will make important contributions to the body of knowledge interfacing data, technology and communities as we strive to plan more healthy, livable, sustainable and resilient communities of the future.

    The working group’s interests could cover, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Social implications of technologies and innovations
    • Innovation access for disadvantaged and underserved populations
    • Integrating Geoscience, Data Science, and Social Science in a community setting
    • Urban Informatics
    • Artificial intelligence in urban planning and management
    • Big data analytics for smart cities
    • City modelling and simulation
    • Digital information and society

    Faculty and researchers interested in this working group are invited to attend a general interest meeting at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in AA-340. RSVP at the link below.

    Faculty and researchers who are interested but cannot make the meeting on Oct. 1 can indicate their interest using the RSVP form.

    Further questions can be directed to Chengbin Deng at cdeng@binghamton.edu or Xingye Qiao.

    More Info

    Contact Xingye Qiao or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScF0f7kstj102GzPsrVxT9N5Y5fHdbBL3VMzD-zbnQ8j0BAHQ/viewform

  • Nominations are being requested for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities to recognize excellence in research or creative activity conducted at Binghamton University in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities. The campus deadline is Monday, Nov. 22. Nominations should be submitted to William Kuhnel at wkuhnel@binghamton.edu.

    More information on the Chancellor’s Awards for Scholarship and Creative Activities, including guidelines, eligibility requirements and selection criteria are available at the link below.

    Questions may be directed to Michael Jacobson in the Office of Strategic Research Initiatives.

    More Info

    Contact Michael Jacobson or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/research/osri/chancellorsawards.html

  • The 2021 DCAA has been modified to include two changes allowed by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021:

    1. The maximum contribution levels have been increased from $2,500 to $5,250 for single or married filing separately and from $5,000 to $10,500 for married filing jointly or head of household.

    2. Employees are now allowed to prospectively change their DCAA election amounts without a qualifying change in status event reason. The change event reason will appear to employees as: “No reason (Consolidated Appropriations Act)”. This change- in-status event reason is available to employees who want to enroll, change, re-start or terminate their 2021 DCAA. Changes will be applied to the next available payroll date for processing.

    Employees who are already enrolled in the benefit will be notified of these changes directly by WageWorks/Health Equity.

    Employees can change their election amount by submitting a change in status online at https://goer.ny.gov/change-status or by calling WageWorks/Health Equity customer service at 800-358-7202. Employees can also email fsa@goer.ny.gov or call WageWorks/Health Equity at 1800-358-7202 to learn more about the DCAA and these new changes.

    More Info

    Contact Luanne Stento or visit https://goer.ny.gov/change-status

  • Arts and Entertainment

  • The curtains of the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts rise for its first live performance in over 18 months at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, for a tour stop by acclaimed hip-hop/classical fusion act Black Violin. The group, whose latest release, "Take the Stairs," was nominated for a Best Contemporary Instrumental Album Grammy in 2021, has amassed millions of hits on YouTube, sold out multi-night runs at the Kennedy Center and performed alongside Alicia Keys, the Wu-Tang Clan, and Lil Wayne.

    University faculty/staff/alumni tickets are available for $25-40 (inside reserved) or $20 (lawn). Students and children are $10, any seat. Tickets available through the Anderson Center Box Office at http://anderson.binghamton.edu or by calling 607-777-ARTS.

    More Info

    Contact Chris Bodnarczuk or visit http://anderson.binghamton.edu

  • Hosted by the Binghamton University Music Department, the free Family Weekend Concert will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in the Osterhout Concert Theater and will feature performances by the University's Treble Chorus, Chamber Singers, Harpur Chorale, Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra. All Audience members must be masked at all times.

    More Info

    Contact Bill Culverhouse or visit https://fb.me/e/QhFvJaQ8

  • Athletics and Recreation

  • If you’re in the mood to try something new, try Pickleball with Campus Recreation! Campus Recreation’s next Pickleball program is scheduled from 4–5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 at the East Gym tennis courts.

    Pickleball is a mix of tennis, badminton and table tennis, and it is rapidly increasing in popularity! It’s great for all experience levels that are looking to get active and try something new. All rules of pickleball will explained and there will be opportunities to play with 2 to 4 players. All equipment will be provided.

    More Info

    Contact Graham Musson or visit https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/campusrec/rsvp_boot?id=1184963

  • During Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 9, Binghamton University will launch the inaugural Wenzel Memorial 5k in honor of Gregg Wenzel ’91. The event will consist of a 5k run/walk on and around campus. It is open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community.

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

    Race check-in and on-site registration will take place in front of the West Gym at the Gregg Wenzel Memorial Statue on Bearcat Blvd. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in separate age categories. Photos and results will be posted after the event.

    Pre-registration is recommended. Day of race check-in and registration will be allowed from 6:45-7:45 a.m., with the race beginning at 8 a.m. Individual participant race fees are $10 for students and $20 for all others. The registration fee through Sunday, Sept. 26 includes the race and a T-shirt. Beginning Monday, Sept. 27, the registration fee covers the race only. Entrants must be 13 years or older.

    More Info

    Contact Ann Marie Kellogg or visit https://binghamtonu5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=14719

  • Do you want to feel more comfortable in the water? This class, scheduled from 5–6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at the East Gym pool, is perfect for those who want to learn swimming and safety basics.

    All our water safety instructors are certified to guide you through basic lessons teaching you how to float, submerge and tread water. This class is intended for beginner swimmers with little to no experience in the water. Register on B-Engaged to learn more about water safety and feel more comfortable in the water.

    More Info

    Contact Jane Kallmerten or visit https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/campusrec/rsvp_boot?id=1185340

  • Career Development

  • Three Resource Center program specialists are housed at Binghamton University as part of the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Technical Assistance Resource Center for the Rest of State (non-NYC) region of NYS. The purpose of the Resource Center is to provide ongoing support to all 21st CCLC subgrantees to improve the quality of their programs and, in turn, improve the academic, social and emotional outcomes of the students and the literacy of their families.

    Program specialist positions will be supervised by the resource center director. Each program specialist position is a full-time, 12-month position working 37.5 hours per week assisting the director in implementing the program deliverables. This position requires understanding of educational and social systems and frameworks, as well as afterschool and expanded learning programming. Two program specialists will focus on site monitoring and TA visits, and one program specialist will focus primarily on professional development events and offerings, supporting TA site visits as needed.

    For a list of duties and to access the application, go to the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Casey Pulz or visit https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=136616

  • One Resource Center program data specialist position is housed at Binghamton University as part of the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Technical Assistance Resource Center for the Rest of State (non-NYC) region of NYS. The purpose of the Resource Center is to provide ongoing support to all 21st CCLC subgrantees to improve the quality of their programs and, in turn, improve the academic, social and emotional outcomes of the students and the literacy of their families.

    The Resource Center data specialist will be supervised by the resource center director. This is a full-time, 12-month position working 37.5 hours per week assisting the director in implementing the program deliverables. This position requires understanding and experience working with large sets of data from various sources.

    For a list of duties and to access the application, go to the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Casey Pulz or visit https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=136615

  • The Professional Staff Senate (PSS) Professional Development Grant supports professional development, growth, and/or advancement opportunities for professional staff at Binghamton University. PSS is now accepting applications for the fall submission cycle which covers eligible activities taking place between June 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021. Applications are due on Sept. 30, 2021.

    More Info

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

  • Earn money while learning about how University innovations are developed into real-world technologies and products.

    The Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships (EIP) is looking for one or two experienced graduates, graduate students or post-docs interested in learning about technology transfer and getting hands-on experience in contributing to the commercialization of Binghamton University technologies through licensing and spinouts.

    This is a part-time position at 50% FTE, with initial appointments expected to be made for 4-6 months.

    Apply at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Olga Petrova or visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5256254/edit?initial_page=4

  • The Innovation Binghamton I-Corps Site is looking for student ambassadors to engage in outreach and recruitment activities to promote and enable participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM innovation, entrepreneurship, and the National Science Foundation entrepreneurship training I-Corps Program.

    This is a part-time paid opportunity.

    Apply at the link below.

    Email Olga Petrova for questions.

    More Info

    Contact Olga Petrova or visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5262293/

  • Campus Pre-School & ECC, Inc. is looking to fill a lead teacher position. For complete details, contact Tonya Rivera.

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    Contact Tonya Rivera

  • Watson Continuing Professional Education has many online courses to offer during fall 2021. These self-paced online courses are open to students, faculty, staff and industry professionals. Successful course participants will be able to show off their newly earned micro-credentials and skills in the form of digital badges. Keeping your skill-set updated can improve your adeptness in a competitive marketplace.

    For more information and to register now for any of our online courses visit the link below.
     
    Questions? Contact Astrid Stromhaug.

    More Info

    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/upcoming-courses.html

  • General

  • Are you conducting translational research, or do you have an exciting invention or innovation? 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 and entrepreneurs funding and training to explore the commercial path forward for their research, inventions, and products.

    The three-week Regional I-Corps Course comprises virtual sessions, mentoring and the opportunity to interact with key customers and industry stakeholders, while opening up access to $3,000 in funding.

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

    The four-week virtual course starts Tuesday, Sept. 21. Apply here by Friday, Sept. 17: https://forms.gle/yLotGbn73SizJcyZ9

    For questions, contact Olga Petrova.

    More Info

    Contact Olga Petrova or visit https://southerntierincubator.com/i-corps/

  • Our campus will welcome over 5,000 guests to participate in a robust, festive and informational Family Weekend Sept. 24-26. Offices, departments and student organizations have volunteered to share our campus culture and take part of one of our biggest events of the year. If you would like to participate, contact Linda Salomons at salomons@binghamton.edu. Additional information and schedule can be found at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Linda Salomons or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/parents/events/family-weekend/

  • Would you like to help at one of the biggest events of the year when we welcome parents and families to campus? Sign up for a shift or more during the weekend at the link below. It's a lot of fun and so helpful to organizers.

    See more about Family Weekend at https://bit.ly/BingFW2021

    More Info

    Contact Linda S Salomons or visit https://bit.ly/FW21VOL

  • Get There Green! promotes and celebrates more sustainable modes of transportation. This year it is taking place during Climate Week NYC and everyone is encouraged to join in a week of climate action by pledging to use a more sustainable mode of transportation for as many trips as they can. These include:

    • walking
    • biking
    • taking transit
    • carpooling (with vaccinated passengers)
    • driving an electric vehicle; or
    • any other mode of transportation that is not driving alone in a fossil fuel-powered vehicle (kayaking anyone)?

    More Info

    Contact Sandy DeJohn or visit https://ogs.ny.gov/GreenNY/gtg

  • Kitchen fire safety is important. Here are a few safety tips:
    • Keep cooking areas clean and free of clutter or combustible material.
    • Never leave cooking unattended.
    • Let cooking grease cool and solidify, then wipe out into the garbage.
    • In case of a microwave fire, keep the door closed and unplug it if you can safely do so.
    • If you have a small fire in a pan; turn the burner off and cover the pan.

    For more fire safety tips, visit http://ehs.binghamton.edu

    More Info

    Contact Connie E Corey

  • Concrete restoration work on exterior columns at the Health Sciences Building is now scheduled to begin Wednesday, Sept. 1, lasting through September. There will be lifts and swing scaffolding around the building. Most work will not be disruptive but some work will involve jackhammering and noise. Contact project coordinator Lisa Sklener with any questions.

    More Info

    Contact Lisa Sklener

  • Returning students, faculty and staff who have taken the Lab Safety Training in person in the past are now eligible to take the required annual training online via BComply. An email with details was sent to eligible persons on Aug. 2.

    Annual Lab Safety Training is required for all lab users. Remember that the EH&S training calendar year runs from Aug. 1 to July 31, so depending on when you last completed the training, you may need to take it now to remain compliant for 2021-2022.

    New students, faculty or staff members who have never attended Lab Safety Training MUST attend an in-person session. See the Events Calendar on the EH&S webpage at the link below to sign up. Multiple sessions are available.

    Direct any questions to ehs@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Connie E Corey or visit http://ehs.binghamton.edu

  • SUNY will once again award the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching to recognize part-time adjunct faculty. This award has a different timeline from the other chancellor’s awards; nominations are due by Monday, Oct. 18. Go to the link below for details on eligibility requirements and the nomination process.

    Contact James Pitarresi, vice provost and executive director of the Center for Learning and Teaching, with any questions.

    More Info

    Contact James Pitarresi or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/excellence-awards/adjunct-ex-award.html

  • Construction of two offices for Course Building and Academic Space Management will take place from Monday, Sept. 13 through the end of October in Admissions Center room 184 and Old Johnson room 212. Some noise will be associated with the work and there will be a small dumpster located in the Admissions Center loading dock area. Contact project coordinator Claudia Guernsey with questions.

    More Info

    Contact Claudia Guernsey

  • Decker College's Division of Speech and Language Pathology offers a minor in speech and hearing science that provides students with the basis necessary to develop foundational knowledge in normal and disordered processes of speech, language and swallowing. The minor is open to students in any major across Binghamton University. Students may take the coursework even if they do not pursue the minor.

    More Info

    Contact Conor Deming or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/decker/speech-language-pathology/speech-hearing-minor/index.html

  • On August 25 at 12 pm, Fidelity invites employees to attend a free, virtual workshop at noon Wednesday, Aug. 25, discussing how to Maximize Social Security in Your Retirement Strategy. Learn about strategies for claiming your social security benefit and how it fits with other income sources to create your retirement paycheck.

    You may also schedule a consultation with Fidelity campus representative Ken Woods.

    Reserve a spot in the workshop or schedule a retirement planning consultation with Woods at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Luanne Stento or visit https://binghamton.edu/offices/human-resources/news/fidelity_august_2021.pdf

  • Taylor Jaquays of AIG will be on campus monthly this fall in UU-123 to meet in person with employees. To schedule your in-person (or if you prefer a virtual) appointment, visit the HR News page at the link below and click on the 8/12/2021 AIG schedule post for more information.

    More Info

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

  • Brendan Dunuwila from VOYA will be on campus monthly this fall to meet in person with employees on the following dates:

    Wednesday, Sept. 15
    Wednesday, Oct. 13
    Wednesday, Nov. 17
    Wednesday, Dec. 15

    This is a convenient opportunity to check on the status of your existing VOYA account, or begin a new Voluntary Savings 403(b) Plan. Dunuwila can answer your questions regarding planning, budgeting and meeting your savings goals, managing your investments as well as calculating contributions to meet your retirement needs.

    To schedule an in-person or Zoom meeting with Dunuwila, use the link below or call his office at 315-446-0100.

    More Info

    Contact Luanne Stento or visit https://binghamton.timetap.com/#/

  • Health and Wellness

  • Come learn more about the upcoming Powered by Produce Challenge, sponsored by Binghamton University Dining Services and the Healthy Campus Initiative: B-Healthy, from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in UUW-324. A virtual option is included in the flier at the link below. This event is open to both current and prospective Healthy Campus Agents — be sure to spread the word!

    More Info

    Contact Cindy Cowden or visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QHg28MpmVWUyCMs6DQ-fosj1tP40k8pl/view?usp=sharing

  • The Lourdes 3D Mobile Mammography van will be on campus from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27. The van is wheelchair accessible and will be parked in front of the Couper Administration Building.

    To access this service, call 607-798-5723 to schedule a breast screening appointment. You do not need to be a Lourdes patient and your results can be sent to the healthcare provider of your choice.

    Insured and uninsured persons are welcome. No referral is needed. To verify that you are eligible for low- or no-cost screenings, call the Cancer Services program at 1-888-345-0225.

    More Info

    Contact Mary Ellen Niefer

  • The Mobile Mammography van will be on campus from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in front of the Couper Administration Building and is wheelchair accessible. To access this service, call 607-798-5723 to schedule a breast screening appointment. You do not need to be a Lourdes patient and your results can be sent to the healthcare provider of your choice. Insured and uninsured persons are welcome. No referral is needed. To verify that you are eligible for low- or no-cost screenings, call the Cancer Services program at 1-888-345-0225.

    More Info

    Contact Mary Ellen Niefer

  • Each week the Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI): B-Healthy will highlight a new webinar and wellness topic aimed at supporting your well-being. Use them yourself or share with your colleagues. Can't find time this week to participate? There is a collection of past webinars and videos available at any time covering topics from simple, office-friendly stretches, to meditation and more!

    More Info

    Contact Cindy Cowden or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/bhealthy/virtualwellness.html

  • Self-care is important for your health and stress management. Massage therapy is one self-care strategy that can relieve stress, reduce anxiety, boost immunity, promote relaxation and help you sleep better. Did you know Campus Recreation offers massage therapy in the Wellness Suite in the Recreation Center at the East Gym?

    September is the perfect time to schedule a massage treatment in the Wellness Suite. From now until the end of the month, you can take $10 off a purchase of $50 or more. This means you can get an hour massage for only $50 after the coupon. Coupons are available at the front desk.

    The Wellness Suite is in the lower level of the Recreation Center. Call 607-777-3515 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

    More Info

    Contact Cindy Cowden or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/campus-recreation/wellness-services/index.html

  • The Food Pantry offers a temporary, judgment-free place to students facing hard times, such as running short of money for the month or other emergency situations. It is run by the Dean of Students Office, is staffed by graduate students, interns and other student workers and offers food and hygiene items. Additional information about this service and hours are available on the website at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Linda Salomons or visit https://bit.ly/bingfoodpantry

  • Binghamton University EAP announces seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinic with Wegman’s Pharmacy

    It is that time of year again to protect yourself from the seasonal flu by taking advantage of the EAP-sponsored flu vaccination clinics that are being offered on campus this October.

    Keeping employees healthy and productive can decrease healthcare costs and is important for business. Those infected by the flu virus are at risk for missed work days, loss of income and hospitalizations. Annual flu immunizations are the single best way to protect employees from getting or spreading the flu.

    Dates and locations are:

    • Binghamton University Employee Days at Wegman’s
    9 a.m.-noon Friday, Oct. 1
    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2
    Wegmans Pharmacy, 650 Harry L Drive, Johnson City, NY

    • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5
    University Downtown Center, Atrium

    • 6:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12
    Physical Facilities, Conference room C

    • 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13
    Physical Facilities, Conference Room C

    • 2-4 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 20
    School of Pharmacy, Atrium Area

    • 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26
    ITC Center of Excellence, ES-2008

    To register in advance, visit the link below that will take you directly to the Wegman’s pharmacy website to register for the clinic that works best for you!

    Appointments are strongly encouraged. Walk-ins will be accepted as space and time permit!

    Faculty, staff, graduate student employees, retirees and dependent family members are eligible to register for these clinics.

    Email eap@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-6655 if you have any questions. For more information about EAP programs, visit www.binghamton.edu/programs/employee-assistance/programs.html

    More Info

    Contact Danielle Tonner or visit https://c.ateb.com/7a8bf3c8980b4897b16d471585329b14/

  • Join us in exploring at-home cooking and nutrition with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Nutrition Educators. These instructional sessions are limited to 15 participants total. Each session will take place at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month from September until December, via Zoom, as noted below. When you sign up through the direct link, you will receive a grocery list as well as a list of kitchen tools you will need to complete the recipe.

    • Sept. 1: Let's Get Cooking with Cornell Cooperative Extension: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkd-iqrTojGd3i7Nyeth5EupMVOJ6Jb18j
    • We will discuss preparing foods from multiple food groups, using recipes as frameworks that can be adjusted to save money and improve health; and practice reading food labels and basic knife safety.
    • Recipe: Barley Jambalaya

    • Oct. 6: Choosing Fruits and Vegetables with Cornell Cooperative Extension: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqcOGprzkoEtwC1l1HI52DJyK4z7no_5-9
    • We will discuss ways to enjoy a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables; the pros and cons of canned, frozen and fresh produce; and preparing a recipe using whole grains and different forms of fruits and vegetables.
    • Recipe: Step-by-Step Stir-Fry

    • Nov. 3: Healthy Starts at Home with Cornell Cooperative Extension:
    https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvde6gqTMiHd20hH4vu4DF1U65MU77Supu
    • We will practice identifying healthier choices when eating convenience foods or eating away from home, preparing healthier versions of popular convenience foods, and discussing the difference between healthy and unhealthy fats.
    • Recipe: Broccoli Bean Quesadilla

    • Dec. 1: The Power of Planning with Cornell Cooperative Extension: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAof-mspzsiG9Yqh57-gabIWo4S4Rat8Ot4
    • We will practice planning meals in advance, creating shopping lists, preparing recipes using herbs and spices, and making one-pot meals.
    • Recipe: Crockpot Chili

    More Info

    Contact Mary Ellen Niefer

  • The EAP-sponsored meditation sessions for faculty, staff, retirees and graduate students will be offered in a hybrid format on the following dates:

    • Sept. 1 and 29
    • Oct. 6 and 27
    • Nov. 3 and 17
    • Dec. 1 and 15

    The in-person location will be in the Alumni Lounge in Old O’Connor on the main campus. These sessions will run from noon-12:45 p.m. Wear a mask if participating in person. All levels are welcome. Registration is through the University Center for Training and Development at he link below.

    More Info

    Contact Mary Ellen Niefer or visit http://uctd.binghamton.edu

  • As we usher in the fall of 2021, join us for this refreshing 45 minutes to engage in ancient breathing techniques and a guided meditation to decompress from your busy week. These sessions will take place from noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 1, via Zoom.

    Too often we neglect our most powerful tool, the breath which powers all of our systems and calms our reactions to external stimuli. A guided meditation is led by Goyal, who is a certified SKY facilitator and the faculty mentor of the SKY student club at Binghamton University. She has taught and participated in many training sessions on this topic. No experience is necessary as this is an all-inclusive practice. To join us visit the UCTD website at http://uctd.binghamton.edu and click on the "register for workshops” link.

    More Info

    Contact Mary Ellen Niefer

  • Research

  • The Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems (CoCo ORC) calls for collaborative project ideas on complex systems research.

    Seed funding, up to $3,000 per project, may be available to facilitate the projects. Contact CoCo ORC core faculty at http://coco.binghamton.edu/faculty.html#core to discuss ideas if you are interested.

    Collaborative project ideas should be submitted via email to Hiroki Sayama at sayama@binghamton.edu and Andreas Pape at apape@binghamton.edu by Monday, Sept. 20.

    Each submission should:

    • Include a project title, a list of PI/co-PIs (should include at least one CoCo ORC core faculty) and no more than three paragraphs of the project description.
    • Have a clear plan of external grant proposal development with specific target funding program(s).
    • Describe the outcomes of prior support if the PI/co-PIs received support from CoCo ORC in the past.

    Funding decisions will be communicated to PIs by Oct. 1. PIs of funded projects will be expected to present outcomes of the project at a future CoCo seminar, preferably within two years.

    CoCo ORC website is at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Hiroki Sayama or visit http://coco.binghamton.edu/

  • IASH offers up to 10 faculty fellowships a year (five a semester). An IASH Faculty Fellowship releases its recipient from one course during the fellowship semester and comes with some research funds. All IASH fellowships are residential and involve a commitment to attend a Fellows Seminar that is open to the public and to present one's work in the seminar. The seminar meets from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. This year's application deadline is Friday, Nov. 5. Awards will be announced in December.

    For further information and the application, see the link below. Direct any questions to IASH Director Wendy Wall.

    More Info

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

  • The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) is looking for faculty proposals for workshops, symposia, seed research or other projects in the public humanities. Our preference is for multi-year (up to three) proposals, and we encourage projects that involve graduate or undergraduate students. We generally offer grants of $3000 to $5000 per year. Applications for academic year 2022-23 are due Monday, Oct. 18.

    For further information and the application, see the link below. Direct all questions to IASH Director Wendy Wall.

    More Info

    Contact Wendy Wall or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/iash/fellowships/faculty/call-for-proposals.html

  • Researchers are studying how infants pay attention to different types of emotional expressions and how this may be related to their mothers' moods. For more information, call 607-777-2511 and ask for the Infant Study or visit infant.binghamton.edu. Earn $20/hr for a one- to two-hour appointment.

    More Info

    Contact Brandon Gibb or visit infant.binghamton.edu

  • Speakers and Lectures

  • The Chemistry Department welcomes Ksenija D. Glusac, associate professor in chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who will present a lecture on "Nanocarbon in Photochemistry and Electrochemistry" at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the Fountain Room of the Smart Energy Building. All are welcome.

    More Info

    Contact kimberly carpenter

  • I-GMAP Visiting Practitioner Rushan Abbas will speak on "Confronting the Uyghur Genocide" from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in UU-209.

    By outlining the historical context and present situation of the Uyghur genocide, the presentation will trace the most recent buildup to genocide including the building of the concentration camps and adjacent crematoriums, as well as the recent colonization tactics and use of Uyghurs in factories as forced labor. The primary motivators for genocide will be discussed as well as potential points of action for the academic community.

    Rushan will share the details of this calculated modern genocide and examine the problems with China’s ever-changing disinformation campaign and well-traced lies about the purpose of their targeted atrocities. Leaked Chinese government documents, satellite imagery, and data concerning organ harvesting will be referenced.

    We will also leave ample time for a question and answer session at the conclusion.

    More Info

    Contact Stephen Capobianco

  • The United States, along with Canada, the United Kingdom and the EU, have taken multiple steps in response to the ongoing genocide against the Uyghur minority in China's Xinjiang Province. In addition to sanctions, such as targeted travel bans and asset freezes, the U.S. State Department has classified China's treatment of the Uyghurs as a genocide. Numerous US executive and legislative efforts aim to identify and ban Chinese exports produced with Uyghur forced labor.

    How effective and well-coordinated is the U.S.'s developing policy and legislative response to the Uyghur genocide? What prospects does the American response have to change China's calculations regarding their Xinjiang policies? What other possible coordinated executive or legislative responses might be promising? What opportunities exist for state-civil society collaboration for a coordinated response to the Uyghur genocide?

    In this webinar, from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, via Zoom, we ask our five distinguished guests to discuss these questions. Prior registration at the link below is required. Join us!

    Panelists:

    • Rushan Abbas, founder and executive director, Campaign for Uyghurs
    • Nury Turkel, senior fellow, Hudson Institute
    • Brett Hansen, foreign service officer, United States Department of State, U.S. Embassy Beijing
    • Ewelina Ochab, co-founder, Coalition for Genocide Response, UK
    • Sophie Richardson, China director, Human Rights Watch

    More Info

    Contact Stephen Capobianco or visit https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YzzwUkNbTjaQNf_2tppE4g

  • Newing College will sponsor an event to celebrate International Peace Day from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the C4-Multipurpose Room. The event is designed to be non-political with the goal of attracting more young people to peace activism.

    A panel discussion with Matthew Hoh and Ariel Gold will highlight the event. Hoh is a former military officer who served in Iraq and Afghanistan https://matthewhoh.com/about-me/ and Gold is a co-director of Code Pink, a feminist peace organization and a graduate of Binghamton University https://www.codepink.org/ariel_gold

    Several other community and campus groups will also participate. Attendees will be invited to prepare hygiene kits that will be donated to the American Civic Association for Afghan refugees.

    More Info

    Contact Mark E. Reisinger

  • Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to attend this highly-anticipated virtual talk focused on diversity, entrepreneurship and innovation at 8:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 28, via Zoom. Register and learn more at the link below.

    About the speaker: Peter Walker, a vice president at Microsoft, is a technology leader, innovator, entrepreneur and scientist. He earned his PhD in computer engineering from Brown University and undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad.

    More Info

    Contact Kimberly Eiche or visit http://www.bconnectalumni.binghamton.edu/s/1796/interior.aspx?sid=1796&gid=2&pgid=2343&content_id=2559

  • Training

  • This session, to be held in person at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in LN-G307, will provide an introduction to the Business Intelligence reporting tool, including dashboards for finance, expenditure inquiry, etc. This session will also include general accounting-related items such as account numbers and sub-accounts.

    Register at the link below.

    Contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu with questions.

    More Info

    Contact Susan Dingman or visit https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/embed?src=binghamton.edu_0i2ao47pakbhni7tuisvpg6lo0@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

  • Have you dealt with the exciting subject of Moving Expenses Reimbursement? Preparation is key and, of course, once prepared, it’s not as hard as you might think. There are special rules and regulations, thanks to the NYS Office of the State Comptroller. This workshop, being held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, via Zoom, will give you the lowdown on these rules and regulations so you can give this information to your new hires before they get here or make any arrangements for their respective moves.

    Register at the link below.

    Contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu with questions.

    More Info

    Contact Susan Dingman or visit https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/embed?src=binghamton.edu_0i2ao47pakbhni7tuisvpg6lo0@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

  • Do you know how to find a vendor in the BU Business System? What if the vendor has one address in the BUBS but another on the invoice? Where are the invoices supposed to go, anyway? Do you know how to find out if a PO you’ve created has been processed and/or paid against? Do you have a method to track all of the POs/Expense vouchers that you create to make sure things are getting paid before this fiscal year is over and your money expires? When exactly should a short form receipt be created…if ever? Can you tell if/when a person received their personal/travel reimbursement? What can/can’t be reimbursed with your NYS funds? What does the Business Office need from you to make sure that a person/vendor gets reimbursed/paid?

    So many questions…and we have the answers! Sign up for this workshop being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, via Zoom, to have any and all of your NYS funded payable-related questions answered! Prior to the class, send any topics that you would like to have discussed to rhassett@binghamton.edu.

    Register at the link below.

    Contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu with questions.

    More Info

    Contact Susan Dingman or visit https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/embed?src=binghamton.edu_0i2ao47pakbhni7tuisvpg6lo0@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

  • Professional staff includes UUP and Management/Confidential, with a wide variety of titles and responsibilities. At this session from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, via Zoom, HR staff will walk you through the process of recruitment, hire, renewals, performance programs and evaluations, promotions/reclassifications, time and attendance, and other aspects of handling professional employment needs in your department.

    Register at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Meaghan Bensley or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcumrqDosG9ZK1vA91jv_dzJGVp7DUxAT

  • Join us for a 45-minute session via Zoom on navigating the Performance Program and Evaluation process for UUP professional employees. We will discuss how to navigate the electronic process as well as the basics for writing programs/evaluations.

    Sessions will be held at 10 a.m. on the following dates and at the links provided:

    • Thursday, Sept. 23 at https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/94679776862

    • Tuesday, Nov. 2 at https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/91019569900

    Register is required at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Jonathan Roma or visit https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/embed?src=binghamton.edu_0i2ao47pakbhni7tuisvpg6lo0@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

  • Do you have a specific question about Brightspace? Join staff members from Information Technology Services, the University Center for Training and Development, and the Center for Learning and Teaching for open Brightspace office hours. Feel free to ask questions, hash out ideas or share new innovations with the Brightspace team!

    Note: These office hours are not meant to substitute for regularly scheduled Brightspace training sessions.

    Office hours will be held:

    • 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18
    • 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18
    • 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, Aug. 19
    • 11 a.m.-noon Friday, Aug. 20

    Beginning the week of Aug. 23, office hours will be held from 1-2 p.m. every Wednesday and from 11 a.m.-noon every Thursday, through Nov. 4.

    All sessions will be available at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Aaron Phelps or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/91519713601

  • Learn how to create online surveys, quizzes and more. Responses to your surveys are automatically collected in Forms and Sheets, with real-time response information and charts. We will learn how to create, edit, share and collect data using a basic Form.

    This workshop will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

    • Sept. 9
    • Oct. 14
    • Nov. 11

    Register at the link below.

    Contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu with questions.

    More Info

    Contact Susan Dingman or visit https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/embed?src=binghamton.edu_0i2ao47pakbhni7tuisvpg6lo0@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

  • In this workshop being held via Zoom atLearn how to create, share and organize documents and other files. With Google Drive, you can share and collaborate on documents in real-time and access your documents from anywhere. Also learn how to upload and download documents to and from Google Drive.

    Sessions will be held at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:
    • Sept. 7
    • Oct. 5
    • Nov. 2
    • Dec. 7

    Register at the link below.

    Contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu with questions.

    More Info

    Contact Susan Dingman or visit https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/embed?src=binghamton.edu_0i2ao47pakbhni7tuisvpg6lo0@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

  • Learn about all the email marketing, roster management and outreach capabilities in B-Engaged, Binghamton's official engagement platform, in this virtual training at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, and 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec 7, via Zoom. Explore how to send newsletters, organize your roster for outreach and other ways to connect with users. We welcome new and returning B-Engaged group administrators, staff and students alike! Send questions to bengaged@binghamton.edu.

    Register at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Giovanna Bernardo or visit https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/embed?src=binghamton.edu_0i2ao47pakbhni7tuisvpg6lo0@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

  • Learn about Binghamton’s official engagement platform, B-Engaged, in this virtual training via Zoom. Explore the system interface, while learning about B-Engaged’s range of capabilities, including creating/promoting events, sending emails, creating/sharing surveys and more. We welcome new and returning B-Engaged Group admins, staff and students alike! Send questions to bengaged@binghamton.edu.

    Sessions will be held at the following dates and times:
    • 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15
    • 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28
    • 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21
    • 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15
    • 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2
    • 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14

    Register at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Giovanna Bernardo or visit https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/embed?src=binghamton.edu_0i2ao47pakbhni7tuisvpg6lo0@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

  • The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has created a training tool to be utilized by search committee members, chairs and hiring managers. The workshop focuses on understanding the impact of bias in the early stages of the search process, establishing inclusive search committees, drafting inclusive job descriptions and creating inclusive recruitment plans for your department. This two-hour workshop is essential for all search committee chairs and search committee members in an effort to increase our competencies in diverse recruitment at Binghamton University.

    Additionally, effective Jan. 1, 2022, all search committee members will be required to participate in a search committee orientation. The orientations will be held monthly, and by pre-recorded video for those unable to attend the in-person sessions. DEI will partner with the University Center for Training and Development to provide a two-year certificate for all participants, including those who have completed the orientations since Sept. 1, 2021.

    The workshop will be held from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays via Zoom on the following dates:
    • Sept. 22
    • Oct. 20
    • Nov. 17
    • Dec. 15

    Register at the link below.

    For questions, contact Kate Hastings, DEI divisional secretary, via email or at 607-777-4775.

    More Info

    Contact Kate Hastings or visit https://bit.ly/searchworkshopf21

  • Learn how to create, manage and share multiple Google calendars as well as add and share events, and send event invitations.

    This class is being held via Zoom at 1:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:
    • Sept. 15
    • Oct. 20
    • Dec. 15

    Register at the link below.

    Contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu with questions.

    More Info

    Contact Susan Dingman or visit https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/embed?src=binghamton.edu_0i2ao47pakbhni7tuisvpg6lo0@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

  • In this online workshop being held via Zoom at 1:30 p.m. on the dates below, we will go over the Zoom basics such as scheduling a meeting, using Zoom in MyCourses, breakout rooms, screen sharing and so on.
    • Sept. 21
    • Oct. 19
    • Nov. 16
    • Dec. 21

    Register at the link below. Contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu with questions.

    More Info

    Contact Susan Dingman or visit https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/embed?src=binghamton.edu_0i2ao47pakbhni7tuisvpg6lo0@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

  • The University Center for Training and Development is holding Brightspace Foundations training for faculty and staff. Join us via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, for an overview of the new Learning Management System that will be available for the fall semester. This workshop will cover system navigation, course management, and accessing resources to further develop your material.

    Register at the link below.

    Contact the UCTD at http://uctd.binghamton.edu with questions.

    More Info

    Contact Andrea Wittem or visit https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/embed?src=binghamton.edu_0i2ao47pakbhni7tuisvpg6lo0@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

  • Workshops

  • The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) is running a mentorship program this fall for students interested in applying for the Social Science Research Council's (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF). An SSRC staffer will be conducting a webinar specifically for interested Binghamton University at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. To join the mentorship program and the webinar, contact IASH Director Wendy Wall.

    More Info

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

  • Join Director of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Dianne Gray at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, via Zoom, for a brief presentation on your responsibilities as an instructor in the context of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This presentation will be followed by a 45-minute Q&A that is open to faculty and teaching assistants. Questions are welcome and encouraged.

    Register at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Aaron Phelps or visit https://bit.ly/3ywrTnH

  • The UDiversity Educational Institute invites Binghamton University faculty and staff to our campus-wide workshop, "Building Bridges to Cultural Competency Phase I" from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Sept. 23, in UUW-325. Join us as we focus on exploring and building awareness of cultural diversity and inclusion.

    Register at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Lea Webb or visit https://bit.ly/BBCC923

  • Join the Center for Learning and Teaching from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in the Learning Studio, LN-1324, for part one of a three-part workshop series: Teaching the Writers in Your Classes.

    This series shares best practices and principles of writing instruction that you can apply to courses in your discipline. The series will address the nuts and bolts of writing instruction itself, such as assignments, offering feedback and managing the paper load; and writing instruction in the context of research into student learning, so that we can investigate how you might integrate writing as a tool for learning and inquiry into the design of your course.

    The workshops are designed to open up a discussion about the particulars of your discipline and the goals you have for students at different levels in your major.

    In this first workshop, we'll discuss how you view the role of writing in your course as part of what your students will learn about writing in and for your discipline. We'll frame writing as part of inquiry, as a practice that supports learning, and as a way for students to show what they understand. We'll also discuss how to address students' prior knowledge of writing so that they more quickly understand the goals you've set for them.

    You can attend individual workshops, or attend the series. Robert Danberg, coordinator of campus-wide writing support, will be available to consult with you about your own goals and assignments.

    Register at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Shana White or visit https://forms.gle/asFPpeAdqQQxnAvv7

  • The Sustainable Engineering Design Workshop will be offered from 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Innovative Technologies Complex. The workshop is approved for 6 PDH for Professional Engineers. In this workshop you will learn the key principles of engineering design that could aid product design, process design, facility design, enterprise design and supply-chain design. Anything a business uses or does should be by design, with efficient allocation of resources to add customer value and promote sustainability. The product must be safe to people and the planet and economically viable in its production and delivery to the marketplace. A digital badge is available to those who choose to complete and who pass the course assignment at the end of the workshop. Instructor is Michael D. Ford.

    Find details and registration information at the link below
     
    For more information, contact Astrid Stromhaug.

    More Info

    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/sustainable-engineering/sustainable-engineering-design.html

  • The Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership, in partnership with Binghamton University Community Schools, presents Strategic Educational Leadership in Dynamic School Environments. All sessions for this micro-credential series will be offered via Zoom.

    This series of workshops will provide school and school district administrators with specific strategies to enhance their skills leading schools and school district programs in environments experiencing demographic community shifts. Participants can receive the micro-credential by attending all five sessions, but can also participate in individual sessions.

    Dates/times:

    • 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22: "The Facts and Myths of Schools in Shifting Demographic Environments" with Laura Feijoo, past president of the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation and New York State Council of School Superintendents
    • 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29: "Parent/Community Relations and the Role of Community Schools" with Tonia Thompson, superintendent of the Binghamton City Schools
    • 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6: "Leveraging Funding to Achieve School and District Goals" with Kathryn Blackman, comptroller, Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services Central Business Office
    • 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13: "Supporting Faculty and Staff Within a Context of a Changing Demographic" with Larry Dake, assistant superintendent of instruction and budget, Binghamton City Schools
    • 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20: "Systems Alignment to Enhance Student Achievement" with Kimberly Kent, retired executive administrator for elementary education, Jefferson County Schools, Louisville, Ky.

    Contact Suzanne McLeod with any questions and use the link below to register and find out more information about this micro-credential series.

    More Info

    Contact Suzanne McLeod or visit https://bit.ly/tlel-edu-leadership

  • The Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership, in partnership with Binghamton University Community Schools, presents The Nuts and Bolts of Building Leadership. All sessions for this micro-credential series will be offered via Zoom.

    This series of five workshops, part of Binghamton University's Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership Micro-Credential Filling the Leadership Gap Series, focuses on specific areas that building principals and assistant principals need to know to be successful as educational leaders. The series can be taken as a whole for the micro-credential, or can be taken as individual workshops.

    Dates/Times:
    • 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23: "Establishing an Academic Culture in Your School" with Kimberly Kent, retired executive administrator for elementary education, Jefferson County Schools, Louisville, Ky.
    • 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30: "Meaningful School Budgeting and Budget Implementation" with Kathryn Blackman, comptroller, Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services Central Business Office
    • 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14: "Best Practices in Working with Support Staff and Employee Bargaining Units" with Larry Dake, assistant superintendent of instruction and budget, Binghamton City Schools
    • 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20: "Procurement and Purchasing Practices Every Building Leader Should Know" with Kathryn Blackman, comptroller, Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services Central Business Office
    • 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4: "Leadership to Support Special Populations: Special Education Students, English Language Learners, and Students Experiencing Homelessness" with Kimberly Kent, retired executive administrator for elementary education, Jefferson County Schools, Louisville, Ky.

    Contact Suzanne McLeod with any questions and use the link below to register and find out more information about this micro-credential series.

    More Info

    Contact Suzanne McLeod or visit https://bit.ly/tlel-nb-leadership