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  • Join the Office of Research and Economic Development for the next SUNY Research Matters webinar featuring Bindu Nair, director of the Department of Defense (DoD) Basic Research Office, at noon ET Friday, June 5.

    Nair will give an overview of DoD funding opportunities, including guidance for developing competitive proposals, and provide information on research programs, such as MURI, DEPSCoR, DURIP and the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship. Her presentation will be followed by interactive Q&A with participants.

    Register at the link below.

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    Contact Michael Jacobson or visit https://rfsuny.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e627bd3285f289a50e4f3cc4f&id=94610271a6&e=609203308c

  • Student Records announces an electronic Change of Grade submission now available in BU BRAIN. In place of the paper process, grade changes can now be submitted in BU BRAIN by clicking on the Change of Grade Form menu item under the Faculty and Staff tab. For more information, review the instructions that can be found on the Registrar website at the link below as well as in BU BRAIN.

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    Contact Brad Gordon or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/registrar/

  • Clients may have to run JoinNow to connect to BING Wi-Fi since the certificate for the eduroam wireless network has been updated. Devices may prompt to accept the certificate or clients may have to run JoinNow to update the device.

    To connect properly to BING Wi-Fi:
    1. Choose welcome2bing from the list of available wireless networks.
    2. Run JoinNow and follow the prompts to connect to eduroam secure Wi-Fi.
    3. You’re good to go and will automatically connect whenever you’re on campus!

    For more information, visit the link below.

    For questions, issues or help, contact the ITS Help Desk.

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

  • Dear University Community,

    I join with millions across the country in expressing outrage at the brutal killing of George Floyd and extend our deepest sympathy to his grieving family. I call upon local, state and federal officials to bring all of their resources to bear to bring those responsible to justice.

    Mr. Floyd’s killing was a senseless act of racist violence made all the more horrific because it represents the brutality that people of color experience every day. More than 50 years ago, the murders of James Chaney, Mickey Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, Jimmy Lee Jackson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. triggered massive protests that led to the passage of landmark civil rights legislation. Yet today, people of color continue to suffer from income inequality, inadequate access to healthcare and violence, often at the hands of police, as the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and so many more demonstrate. Enough is enough! We must stop the violence and injustice that people of color endure.

    While the Binghamton University community stands together with the thousands engaged in peaceful protest of Mr. Floyd’s killing, we also call on those responding with violence to desist. The pain and anger that may provoke these acts is understandable, but violence only deflects attention from the tragedy of Mr. Floyd’s death and the action we must take to stop racist violence.

    At a time when we must come together as communities and a country to protect one another from a vicious virus, I ask that our community and the country come together to mourn Mr. Floyd’s death, demand justice for the perpetrators, work together to end the scourge of racist violence and create communities that are true to the values represented by Dr. King.

    Sincerely,

    Harvey Stenger
    President

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    Contact Harvey Stenger or visit https://binghamton.edu/president/statements.html

  • COVID-19 has underscored the importance of experts and media outreach at Binghamton — unlocking academic research quickly and accessibly for the public. Academics have rarely felt such a calling to explain their work and the Media and Public Relations Office has been happy to act as the conduit for that research. If you have insight, input or would like to reach a larger audience on this topic or others, email Ryan Yarosh to learn more.

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    Contact Ryan Yarosh

  • Harpur College Interim Dean Celia Klin announces David Clark as associate dean for undergraduate studies in the Harpur College Dean’s Office, effective June 1. Clark is a professor of political science, and joined the department in 2000.

    “In addition to being a productive scholar, Dave brings many years of leadership experience to Harpur College, having successfully served three terms as department chair in political science,” Klin said. “Harpur College is very fortunate to have Dave in this role, given his high standards, collaborative nature and deep knowledge of the University.”

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    Contact Jennifer Nolan

  • Campus Mail Services will resume delivery of mail to departments Monday, June 15. Departments that still want mail held at CMS after this date must email CMS at mailsvce@binghamton.edu.

    A reminder that summer window hours are noon to 2:50 p.m. The retail window is open from noon to 2:30 p.m. Those coming to the window will need to wear a mask to receive service.

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    Contact Karen Fennie

  • The State University of New York and the NYS Office of Mental Health have launched a crisis text line and training initiative designed to help promote mental health awareness, ease stress and anxiety, and identify and support individuals at risk of suicide. SUNY advanced its promotion of the resources in order to assist students, faculty and staff as they confront the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Information about these resources is available at SUNY’s new mental health resource page found at the link below. The Crisis Text Line is for students, faculty and staff who are dealing with emotional challenges. Members of the SUNY community can access the confidential text line 24/7 by texting Got5U to 741-741 for help.

    The online Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training is designed to teach participants how to recognize someone who may be in emotional distress or having suicidal thoughts, and how to appropriately engage and connect that person to resources that can help. Anyone can practice QPR in any setting, and it is appropriate in all relationships. QPR does not require clinical training, only a willingness to listen, care, and help. Members of the SUNY community may register by going to http://www.qprtraining.com/setup.php and entering “SUNY” as the organizational code.

    The University Counseling Center also remains open.

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15- to 34-year-olds. For some people, the college years may be especially difficult. The onset of psychiatric conditions may coincide with new experiences at college that are often stressful, even distressing. Even before the pandemic, some studies found increases in depression, anxiety and suicidality among college students.

    In addition to QPR training and the Crisis Text Line, SUNY plans to do outreach to college students who may be at risk of suicide; build a repository of mental health resources across the system; and implement and develop a best practices guide for responding to the occurrence of a suicide death.

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    Contact Kimberly L Peabody or visit https://www.suny.edu/mental-health/

  • Central Receiving will resume package delivery across campus Monday, June 15. All packages coming from couriers (UPS, FedEx etc.) will be delivered by Physical Facilities to department/recipient locations. All attempts will be made to deliver packages within one to three business days. Direct delivery by couriers to one-drop locations (including ITC) is temporarily suspended. Next day and 2-day air packages will continue to be delivered by couriers directly to recipients. Contact Central Receiving with any questions.

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    Contact Central Receiving

  • Dateline will publish three days a week instead of the usual five. It will be distributed only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays now through Aug. 10.

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    Contact dateline

  • Binghamton University is currently looking for faculty interested in writing for The Conversation U.S., an independent, non-profit news organization that works to publish news analysis and commentary written by scholars, edited by journalists and intended for the general public. Authors from Binghamton have been republished in outlets including Time, Quartz, Business Insider, Huff Post and more.

    Email Ryan Yarosh for more information.

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    Contact Ryan Yarosh

  • The Panopto system will undergo critical server upgrades beginning at 5 a.m. EST Saturday, June 27 that are expected to last three to four hours. New recordings cannot be posted during this time, and existing recordings will not be available.

    Additionally, Panopto clients on personal computers will need to update to version 7.1 after 8 p.m. Friday, July 17, in order to continue to produce content in the system. You can always download the most current version of Panopto from your portal at http://Binghamton.hosted.panopto.com

    See the link to the support page for more details.

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    Contact Andrew Tucci or visit https://support.panopto.com/s/article/Recorder-Upgrade-Policy

  • Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger has released his quarterly report for the months of January through March 2020.

    Check out the report’s easy-to-navigate pages to learn about Binghamton University’s activities and initiatives in his report and those of the vice presidents for academic affairs, advancement, operations, student affairs, research, and the director of athletics, chief diversity officer and executive director of the Binghamton University Foundation.

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    Contact Katie Ellis or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/news/president/2320

  • Athletics and Recreation

  • If you missed the live class, De-stress with a step, stomp and clap with Campus Recreation, you can watch the recorded version anytime by visiting the link below. Feel better in just 30 minutes with this fun, simple routine that gets your body moving and your heart pumping.

    Be sure to register for Campus Recreation’s upcoming Find Your Fit classes, which are available to all current students, faculty and staff.

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    Contact Patti Dowd or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/campus-recreation/fitness-wellness/activities.html

  • Career Development

  • Don’t lose out because they’re not. Schedule a confidential coaching session with certified career coach John Wojcio at jwojcio@binghamton.edu today. Binghamton University provides this career/professional development service for all its employees.

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    Contact John Wojcio

  • A confidential coaching conversation with certified career coach John Wojcio may help. Schedule a session at jwojcio@binghamton.edu today. Binghamton University provides this career/professional development service for all its employees.

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    Contact John Wojcio

  • Not sure what you want to do once you’re retired? A confidential coaching conversation with certified career coach John Wojcio may help. Schedule a session at jwojcio@binghamton.edu today. Binghamton University provides this career/professional development service for all its employees.

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    Contact John Wojcio

  • Don’t lose out on your next job opportunity because it isn’t. Schedule a confidential coaching session with certified career coach John Wojcio today. Binghamton University provides this career/professional development service for all its employees.

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    Contact John Wojcio

  • Are you new to networking and communication protocol? In this introductory computer networks course you will learn about the TCP/IP protocol stack including application layer, transport layer, network layer and link layer, and their concepts and protocols.

    The online, self-paced course starts Monday, July 13 and ends Wednesday, Aug. 12 and also provides an overview of wireless networking technologies. Instructor is Assistant Professor Anand Seetharam. Successful course participants will receive the Computer Networks Foundations badge.

    Register online at the link below. For more information contact Astrid Stromhaug, email wtsnindy@binghamton.edu on go to the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/data-science/intro-to-computer-networks.html

  • General

  • NYSEG will have a contractor trenching a new conduit line from their ECC (Emergency Control Center) building to Murray Hill Road beginning today, Monday, June 1. This will occur on NYSEG property and is not anticipated to affect ITC.

    More Info

    Contact Karen Fennie

  • You were once a first-generation college graduate, so you know how very important graduation is to these new first-gen graduates.

    This graduation is about beginning a new legacy; it's about breaking a cycle of poverty; it's about hope and promise and all that good stuff. This was a long journey for many, but they got here! And they are worth celebrating!

    The BFirst Network — a campus-wide mentoring network for first-gen college students, faculty, staff and alumni — is throwing a virtual bash in their honor and we want you to join us!

    Interested? Here are the deets:
    • Celebrate with us at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 10
    • Join us on Zoom (link to be provided as we get closer to go-time!)
    • Virtual high-fives, applause and, of course, warmth and laughter!

    So, mark your calendar now, and complete the short RSVP form at the link below so we'll know you're coming.

    Can't make it? There's a section for you to submit a video or photo so you'll celebrate with us in spirit!

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    Contact Marissa Zelman or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxNQ3N_wIQxwKxzRu4hhZNlOXEf6V7tQOvV2xmtWcqaWMCeg/viewform

  • A portion of West Drive from the Engineering Building to the intersection with East Access Road will be closed in both directions for reconstruction of roads, curbs and sidewalks from Friday, June 5 to Monday, June 22. During this time, Broome County Transit will pick up/drop passengers at its stop near Physical Facilities/MCGuire Building on Bunn Hill Access Road. Contact project coordinator Jim Barnum with any questions.

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    Contact Jim Barnum

  • To help provide professional guidance on your retirement plans and investment strategy, our campus Voya financial advisor, Brendan Dunuwila, is available to hold phone calls or Zoom meetings. Here are a few of the services that you may find beneficial:

    • Learning more about how your primary retirement plan works.
    • Learning more about Binghamton’s 403b supplemental retirement plan and assistance with enrolling.
    • Retirement projections to determine if you’re on track to retire when you would like.
    • Analysis of your current investments to determine if you’re properly diversified.
    • Assistance with consolidating retirement plans from former employers.

    To schedule a free consultation, contact Brendan Dunuwila directly through one of the following methods:

    Online scheduler: dunuwila.timetap.com
    Email: bdunuwila@voyafa.com
    Phone: 315-446-0100

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    Contact Luanne Stento

  • UTS is looking for tutors for the coming academic year. If you know of students who would make good tutors, share the link below with them. They must be current Binghamton students who have taken the class here and received an A or A-. They must be strong overall academically and have good communication skills. They cannot be taking the class or be a current TA for the class in the fall.

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    Contact UTS or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/clt/tutoring-services/applications/

  • Health and Wellness

  • Resilience by definition is the ability or having the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. This webinar from 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, May 19, will be repeated weekly until June 9. Presented by EAP professional staff, it will expand your understanding of resilience that helps you recognize your capacity to bend under the enormous pressures of change. In addition, it will also help you learn the importance of resilience during difficult times to build upon your overall well-being. To register for this program visit the UCTD website at the link below and click on the Zoom trainings link. From here you will be able to register.

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

  • If you have ever been curious about the practice of Reiki and its benefits join us for this unique workshop from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, presented by Certified Reiki Master Teacher Shelbi DuBord. Reiki is a universal energy that lets you send positive healing through your body to relieve emotional, physical and energetic imbalances. In this presentation, you will learn about and experience the power of this universal life-force healing energy. If you are interested in joining this session, visit UCTD at the link below and click on “Register for online Workshops.” This workshop is sponsored by Binghamton University EAP and Retiree Services.

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

  • Research

  • As part of an update to the 2020 Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), the National Science Foundation will require biographical sketches for proposals to be generated using SciENcv or a fillable PDF form. During a workshop at noon today, Wednesday, June 3, staff from the offices of Strategic Research Initiatives and Sponsored Programs will introduce these tools, answer questions about their use and discuss the content that goes into each section of the NSF biosketch.

    Join the discussion via Zoom at the link below or dial 929-205-6099 and enter Meeting ID: 960 8283 9978 and Password: 060912. The workshop will be recorded and posted online at https://www.binghamton.edu/research/vp/covid19.html 
    afterward. For more details, contact Robert Lawrence.

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    Contact Robert Lawrence or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/96082839978?pwd=T3N3dVNoNHVUZktXWm1HNG1kWWJKQT09

  • The Citizenship, Rights and Cultural Belonging TAE invites proposals for manuscript review workshop(s) to be held this fall. The goal of the program is to support monograph publications by Binghamton faculty members.

    If you are finishing (or close to finishing) a monograph this summer, the workshop will provide a supportive and generative review to strengthen the manuscript before submission for publication.

    The workshop will consist of the author plus two to three Binghamton faculty members and an invited external reviewer. All participants will read the manuscript in advance of the half-day workshop. The workshop may be conducted online if conditions prohibit travel and face-to-face engagement. The workshop itself will focus on constructive feedback for the author.

    TAE funding will cover the travel costs (if applicable) and honorarium of the external reviewer and a modest research award of up to $200 each for Binghamton reviewers.

    Application materials:
    1) Project Abstract – approx. 500 words
    2) Statement of Interest – approx. 1000 words
    • Goals of workshop
    • Progress to date of manuscript
    • List of two to three suggested Binghamton faculty participants
    • Ranked list of three preferred external reviewers

    Deadline: June 26

    To apply, email all materials to Alexandra Moore.

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    Contact Alexandra Moore

  • Researchers at Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are carrying out a blood biomarker and patient-reported outcomes study in Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

    In addition to the collection specimens and data from patients with documented disease states, we are collecting a small number of specimens from healthy volunteers to serve as ‘controls.'

    This research is critical for development of better diagnostic testing and assessment of treatment outcomes in individuals affected by these illnesses.

    Volunteers will be given a small compensation for their participation in the study.

    If you are interested in volunteering, contact Marissa Barbieri.

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    Contact Marissa Barbieri

  • Speakers and Lectures

  • The Biennial Meeting of the North American Kant Society, "Kant and the Value of Humanity," originally to have taken place at Binghamton University, will now take place on Zoom June 5-8. Saturday, June 6, will feature a "Day of Aesthetics" sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetics. Binghamton students and faculty can register for free. Contact Melissa Zinkin for details. For more information, see the link below.

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    Contact Melissa Zinkin or visit https://bnaks2020.weebly.com/

  • Training

  • Take a cruise around Google Drive. In this workshop at 1 p.m. Monday, June 15, via Zoom, we will learn how to create, share and organize documents, spreadsheets and presentations. 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. Come take a ride and see what this Drive is all about.

    To register, contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or visit the link below.

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    Contact Susan Dingman or visit https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=binghamton.edu_0i2ao47pakbhni7tuisvpg6lo0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York

  • This two-day training for supervisors will take place from 10 a.m.-noon Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23. It will be presented by the staff of EAP. Signups for both days is encouraged.

    Session 1: We will cover the first two steps in relation to supervisory responsibilities: observation and documentation. We will take time to understand what “supervision” is and the importance of utilizing clear and consistent communication for the development of trust with supervisees. Various case studies will allow for the application of these practices. In addition, we will touch upon the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual harassment in the workplace. This workshop will highlight the importance of understanding campus policies and accessing EAP for supervisory support. If you are looking to improve upon your supervisory skills, visit the UCTD website at the link below and click “Register for online Workshops.”

    Session 2: We will cover the last three steps in the process; consultation, constructive confrontation and referral to EAP. We will focus on how to manage difficult workplace situations and interpersonal communication conflicts. We will discuss the importance of using constructive confrontation for solution-focused outcomes. There will also be an opportunity for participants to engage while learning about other resources that are available on campus. Visit the UCTD website at the link below and click on “Register for online Workshops.”

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

  • Join us at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21 or 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 24 for an Introduction to Google Forms held via Zoom. Google Forms lets you create online surveys, quizzes and more. You can add, edit, and format text, images or videos in a Form. Responses to your surveys are automatically collected in Forms and Sheets, with real-time response information and charts. In this workshop, we will learn how to create, edit share and collect data using a basic Form.

    Register at the link below.

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    Contact Susan Dingman or visit https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=binghamton.edu_0i2ao47pakbhni7tuisvpg6lo0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York

  • In this online workshop being offered via Zoom at the dates and times below, we will go over the Zoom basics such as scheduling a meeting, using Zoom in MyCourses, breakout rooms, screen sharing and so on. There will also be ample opportunity to ask specific questions you may have about Zoom.

    Classes will be offered at the following times:

    • 1 p.m. Monday, May 18
    • 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19
    • 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 26
    • 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 27
    • 1 p.m. Monday, June 1
    • 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 3
    • 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 8
    • 1 p.m. Thursday, June 11
    • 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 16
    • 1 p.m. Monday, June 22
    • 1 p.m. Thursday, June 25
    • 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 29

    To register, contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or visit the link below.

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    Contact Susan Dingman or visit https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=binghamton.edu_0i2ao47pakbhni7tuisvpg6lo0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York

  • Workshops

  • Join the conversation via Zoom and share challenges you have experienced in teaching online and ideas you may have to improve online teaching. This is an informal, non-structured CLT event from 1-2:30 p.m. Fridays for instructors to talk about what's going well, what needs work and suggestions regarding online teaching and learning. Come to all or one as each session will be unique.

    1-2:30 p.m. on the following Fridays:

    • June 5
    • June 12
    • June 19
    • June 26

    Register online. You will need to log into BMail.

    More Info

    Contact shana white or visit https://bit.ly/cltonlinelearning