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  • Weekly expert alert

    New expert requests:

    1. Spacecraft splashdown: The Conversation is looking for a space expert to describe the process behind how crewed spacecraft return to Earth and land in a short, reader-friendly story. This could be pegged to Starliner's crewed capsule returning to Earth. The story might explore the history of spacecraft landings and considerations that go into where and how different crafts land. The desk would like to move quickly to publish a short article of ~800 words that will explore the topic in a language non-experts can understand.

    2. Curious Kids — Visualizing things in your head: The Conversation is looking for a neurologist or neuroscientist who can address the following question, submitted by a child for our Curious Kids series: “Why are some people able to visualize scenarios in their minds, with colors and details, and some people are not?" The writer should be able to describe different levels of mental visualization in a way that is engaging to a child audience, and also explain some of the research on how individuals experience "aphantasia." The piece should either include current scientific theories on where aphantasia comes from, or why this is a difficult question to answer.

    3. Curious Kids — Leopards and cheetahs: The Conversation is looking for a zoologist or biologist who can address the following question, submitted by a child for our Curious Kids series: “Why can leopards climb trees but cheetahs can’t?” The writer should be able to address what difference in ability actually exists between the two big cats and give an explanation of why. Ideally, they will be able to address both the biological explanation — how the cats physically differ — and the evolutionary explanation — how these differences emerged as a response to the species’ environments. Since this piece is geared toward children, it should be written in clear, engaging language.

    4. Tornado season: The U.S. is having a destructive tornado season, with numbers well above average. The Conversation is looking for an atmospheric scientist interested in writing about the conditions that led to so many tornadoes and large tornado outbreaks, including what research shows about how tornado activity has changed over the years.

    5. CAPTCHAs explained: The Conversation is looking for a computer scientist to explain how CAPTCHAs work, why so many websites use them, the current state of the arms race between bots and bot blockers, and what the near future holds in light of AI advances.

    6. Bike helmet science: The Conversation is looking for an engineer, materials scientist or physicist to describe how bike helmets work, and how effective they are. The story might get into some of the materials inside bike helmets and how they protect your head during a collision, as well as some of the research around how effective they are and in which cases they protect your head most in. It could also discuss any ongoing engineering efforts to improve bike helmet design. The desk would like to publish a short article of ~800 words that will explore the topic in a language non-experts can understand.

    In case you missed it, we are still chasing:

    7. The tyranny of the group chat: The Conversation is looking for a scholar of digital communication to write an article that explores the social dynamics of group chats via text messaging. Many people find themselves mired in a ballooning number of them— whether it’s a family chat, a chat with friends, one with co-workers or one with that old group of high school friends you want nothing to do with. Sometimes you wish you could leave, but feel like you’ll offend people or worry you’ll miss out on something important if you do. Other times, texting services make it almost impossible to leave — the most you can do is silence it. Ideally, the piece can explore the anxieties and social dynamics involved, looping in any scholarship, if it’s out there.

    8. Peeing in the shower: The Conversation would like to explore one of the most polarizing issues of our day: Is it bad to pee in the shower? This lighthearted article will pull on whatever evidence there is to examine this question from a variety of angles: wastewater, plumbing, hygiene, urological health, etc. Get in touch with the desk if you have a related scholar who is interested in having some fun while pulling on research from different areas to discuss various potential effects of this practice.

    9. Explaining Project 2025: The Conversation is looking for a scholar of U.S. politics to explain what Project 2025 is, how it connects with Donald Trump and what it means, in a short 800-word piece using pretty clear and basic terms. Important note: This article is subject to the election-coverage disclosure guidelines, so before accepting any pitches in response to this request, our desk will ask scholars whether they have donated money to support, worked for or publicly endorsed a candidate, ballot initiative or major policy position during this campaign period — and whether they are in any way involved in various election-related legal cases. Their answers may mean they cannot write about this topic for us.

    10. America’s first guru: A PBS documentary, ‘America's First Guru' looks at how Swami Vivekananda introduced yoga and Hinduism to the Western world. The Conversation is looking for scholars to write about Vivekananda and his influence.

    11. Curious Kids — What is space made of?: The Conversation is looking for an astrophysicist, astronomer or space scientist to answer the question "What is space made of — what does gravity actually bend?" from one of its curious kids readers. This story would explain what makes up space in a kid-friendly way for our Curious Kids series. We’d like to publish a short article of ~700 words that will explore the topic in a language non-experts can understand.

    12. Lord Kelvin's scientific legacy: The Conversation is looking for a historian of science to write a short piece describing the legacy of William Thomson, or Lord Kelvin, including some of his findings and the inventions based on his work. The piece may also discuss scientific discoveries of his that are still used and relevant today. The desk would like to publish a short article of ~800 words around Wednesday, June 26, that will explore the topic in language non-experts can understand.

    13. History of Supreme Court and code of conduct: Justice Alito says the “Supreme Court’s fake ethics code allows him to be unethical.” The Supreme Court released its ethics code only last year, which is seen to be unenforceable. The Conversation is looking for scholars to write about the Supreme Court ethics code — one, why it didn’t have one for so many years, and two, how ethics violations are enforced under the current ethics code.

    For More Information:

    Contact Ryan Yarosh or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/news/home/conversation/

  • Faculty annual reports due

    The faculty annual reporting site is available for reporting for the period of June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024. The report is due in the Provost’s Office by June 30.

    To access the Binghamton University Faculty Reporting site, go to the link below.

    For More Information:

    Contact Connie Treacy or visit https://facultyreporting.binghamton.edu/

Career Development

Construction

  • Science Library roofing project beginning this week

    Mobilization for the Science Library roofing project is getting underway this week. A small staging area and dumpster will be located near the dock. One bay of the dock will remain open throughout the project. Work involves removing and replacing the existing roof and skylight. The contractor will be accessing the site via lot C. Work is expected to be completed at the end of October.

    Contact Jennifer Bourassa with any questions, at jbourassa@binghamton.edu or 777-5047.

    For More Information:

    Contact Jennifer Bourassa

  • Work begins on Moutainview/Hillside basketball courts

    Work to improve Mountainview/Hillside basketball courts begins this week. The project includes the replacement of the existing basketball court pavement and the addition of new surfacing for both courts.

    Later this summer, following orientation, the contractor will install new surfacing at both courts. Disruptions associated with the project are minimal, as the work is within the basketball courts. The contractor will work adjacent to the Appalachian Collegiate Center and will have a staging area in Lot Y2. The first phase of project work is anticipated to be completed by Friday, June 21; the overall project will be completed by Friday, Aug. 9, following the court resurfacing in late July or early August.

    Contact project coordinator Brian Palmiter at bpalmiter@binghamton.edu or 607-777-6575 with any questions.

    For More Information:

    Contact Brian Palmiter

General

  • Campus Pre-School and Early Childhood Center Board of Directors is recruiting

    The Campus Pre-School and Early Childhood Center Board of Directors is recruiting talented members of the campus and local community to serve in the upcoming year!

    For questions related to this opportunity to give back to the campus community, contact cpsbod@binghamton.edu.

    If interested in serving on the board or various committees, follow this link to apply: https://forms.gle/44rhKATHz3KKzMnd8

    For More Information:

    Contact Rachel Cavalari or visit https://forms.gle/44rhKATHz3KKzMnd8

  • CLT director of instructional design on-campus interviews: June 17-18

    Join the Center for Learning and Teaching for presentations from our three candidates for the CLT director of instructional design position. Each 20-minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer opportunity. Presentations are to be held in LN-1324C and online via Zoom at the link below on the following dates/times:

    - Kimberly Benowski, from 9:45 a.m.-10:05 a.m. Monday, June 17
    - V. Blue Lemay, from 1:45 p.m.-2:05 p.m Monday, June 17
    - Erin Berman, from 9:45 a.m.-10:05 a.m. Tuesday, June 18

    View Kimberly Benowski's resume, at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gNCReVTY2-L4RN2WZeZE1py1LXE1kQi8amMESp_WpZQ/edit?usp=sharing

    View V. Blue Lemay's resume, at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_4vFfOfeVhAg4S6xE6-2ep3noTHHlMBBbBK2N13opRM/edit?usp=sharing

    View Erin Berman's resume, at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gKVj0elrds96FD8aivRNOG_rz7Ceb-q_dfXIK6z9TOk/edit

    For More Information:

    Contact Tracy Signs or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/6077776364?omn=91239586930

  • Binghamton University Foundation fiscal year-end deadlines

    The Binghamton University Foundation’s fiscal year end is Sunday, June 30. If you are in possession of a complete voucher packet or funds to deposit, remit no later than Wednesday, June 26.

    The final submission date for 2023-24 voucher packets is Friday, July 12. Submit to bufacct@binghamton.edu.

    For More Information:

    Contact Sally Fults

  • Celebrate the Summer of Pride with the Q Center

    Join the Q Center to celebrate a Summer of Pride through events on campus and throughout the Southern Tier and Central New York to uplift the LGBTQ+ community.

    Click the link below for a full events calendar!

    For More Information:

    Contact Nick Martin or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/centers/lgbtq/summerofpride.html

  • President’s Award for Staff Excellence in Community Engagement

    The President’s Award for Staff Excellence in Community Engagement recognizes Binghamton University staff who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to community engagement that contributes to meaningful change. Staff will be recognized for their community work, such as board service, volunteering, fundraising and other community-benefiting activities, that take place outside of their employee role.

    One honoree will be selected annually and will receive a $1,000 award.

    For additional information and nomination details, visit the President’s Award for Staff Excellence in Community Engagement webpage at the link below. Completed nomination packets must be submitted electronically to the Center for Civic Engagement at cce@binghamton.edu no later than Friday, June 28.

    Questions should be directed to Jeremy Pelletier at jpellet@binghamton.edu.

    For More Information:

    Contact Jeremy Pelletier or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/cce/impactbing/recognition.html#b

  • Call for projects: Digital Humanities Laboratory Collaborative

    The Digital Humanities Laboratory Collaborative (DHLC) seeks proposals for its project incubator program. The Digital Humanities Project Incubator facilitates collaborative learning and skill development for faculty, staff and students engaged with or interested in digital humanities (DH) work on campus. The incubator aims to showcase digital humanities work at Binghamton and foster new research using digital humanities methods.

    Projects can include a wide range of tools and methods, including podcasts, maps, websites, digital editions, database design, data dashboards, applications, text analysis or deep learning, etc.

    The incubator offers stipends for applicants (and a project team) to develop a digital humanities project that requires additional technical help or skills to complete. The incubator pairs applicants with faculty and staff with digital humanities experience and can help teams acquire DH skills and knowledge, supporting project development. Applicants may apply to the incubator with a research team, including a DH support person, or ask for help assembling one.

    Applications are due Sunday, June 30.

    To learn more and apply, visit the link below. Reach out to Ruth Carpenter, at rcarpen@binghamton.edu, if you have any questions.

    For More Information:

    Contact Ruth Carpenter or visit https://bit.ly/dhLabApp

  • Electronic waste recycling operations temporarily suspended until July 8

    ITS is temporarily suspending electronic waste recycling operations through Monday, July 8. During this time, departments are asked to store their electronic waste in their current spaces. Work orders for electronic waste pickup can still be submitted to Facilities Management via Maximo. However, the items will not be picked up until after July 8. In addition, items brought to the Technology Hub before July 8 will not be accepted.

    As a reminder, the handling of electronic waste at Binghamton University is governed by University Policy 302, viewable at the link below.

    Contact the ITS Help Desk with any questions at helpdesk@binghamton.edu or 607-777-6420.

    For More Information:

    Contact help desk or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/operations/policies/policy-302.html

  • All e-transportation devices on campus must be registered

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

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

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

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

    For More Information:

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

  • Call for Applications: 2024-25 I-GMAP Faculty Fellows

    The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) is currently accepting applications for its 2024-25 cohort of Charles E. Scheidt Faculty Fellows in Atrocity Prevention.

    The upcoming program runs from September 2024 through April 2025 (excluding winter intercession), primarily in an online and asynchronous format, with synchronous meetings at the start and finish of the program, and successful completion of the fellowship comes with a financial award. Faculty members from any U.S. college or university and from any and all disciplines and professional fields are eligible to become Fellows.

    I-GMAP takes a broad view of prevention—one that extends far beyond crisis management or intervention in the face of mass killing. Prevention includes strategies that can reduce the likelihood of violence before it starts, mitigate harm and motivate an end to conflicts once they begin, and rebuild in the aftermath of atrocities. Effective prevention encompasses all fields and professions – from humanities and social sciences, through the physical sciences and technical fields, and everything in between – and it takes a variety of forms.

    For more information and for a link to apply, visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EaN3gnKfCqLroci07GB7ONnh5Ya5jr1O/view?usp=sharing

    For More Information:

    Contact Kerry Whigham or visit https://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1EXAUuhImHHuI7A

Health and Wellness

  • Inaugural Juneteenth 5K Run, Walk and Roll

    The first Juneteenth 5K Run, Walk and Roll will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, June 18. This free event is open to the campus and greater Binghamton community, regardless of age or ability. The route begins at Old Union Hall and will take place throughout the campus, with accessibility for all participants. Refreshments will be provided, and the first 100 registrants will receive a free commemorative T-shirt. Day-of-event registration will also be available.

    Sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, B-Healthy Campus Initiative and Campus Recreation. Find more information and a link to register:

    For More Information:

    Contact DEI or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion/juneteenth.html

  • Campus celebrates Juneteenth with first annual 5K "fun" run

    Join the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, B-Healthy Campus Initiative and Campus Recreation are partnering for the first annual 5K Run, Walk and Roll event.

    The free event will take place on Tuesday, June 18, one day before the official federal Juneteenth holiday, June 19. Check-in will begin at 11 a.m. at Binghamton University’s Old Union Hall, and the 5K starts at noon. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

    For more information or to register, click the link below.

    For More Information:

    Contact B-Healthy or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion/juneteenth.html

NCAA Division I Athletics

  • Binghamton Volleyball Camps

    Are you interested in learning more about volleyball or improving your skills? Join a Binghamton Vollyball Camp!

    Binghamton University Volleyball will run a boys camp this year — numbers will be limited. The number of campers is limited for both the girls and boys camps. Camps are held on the Binghamton University Campus, led by Jeff "CJ" Werneke.

    If you are interested and would like more information, contact camp director, CJ Werneke at jwerneke@binghamton.edu or click the link below.

    For More Information:

    Contact CJ Werneke or visit https://www.binghamtonvballcamps.com/index.cfm

Recreation

  • Sign up for intramural cornhole, kickball, pickleball and tennis leagues

    Get ready for some summer fun with intramural leagues for faculty, staff and friends, hosted by Campus Recreation. This season, we’re offering cornhole doubles, kickball, pickleball doubles and tennis singles. All games will be conveniently held right here on the main campus.

    It’s a great way to stay active, have fun and connect with your colleagues!

    Don’t miss out — register online by Wednesday, June 19.

    For More Information:

    Contact Darby Carr or visit https://www.imleagues.com/spa/intramural/297ffffcd4fb482d9391c9886e73858e/home

  • Adult Summer Tennis Camp: Beginner to pro

    Serve up your summer with style at the Lane-Starke Tennis Center Adult Summer Tennis Camp! Whether you're a seasoned player or just picking up a racket, the camp offers tailored instruction, strategy sessions and plenty of match play to elevate your game. Join us for a week of intense training, camaraderie, and fun on the courts. From refining your technique to mastering new skills, experienced coaches will help you reach your tennis goals. Don't let the summer pass you by: Sign up now and take your game to the next level! The camp takes place from June 3-Aug.16. Check out tennisctr.com for camp details.

    For More Information:

    Contact Cindy Cowden or visit tennisctr.com

  • Juniors Summer Tennis Camp: Ages 5-17

    Get ready to serve up some summer fun! The Juniors Summer Tennis Camp at the Lane-Starke Tennis Center is filled with skill-building, games and excitement on the court. From beginners to budding pros, the camp offers expert coaching, friendly competition and a supportive atmosphere for all ages and levels. Don't miss out on the chance to ace your game and make lifelong friends. Register now for a summer of tennis thrills and memories! The camp runs from July 8-Aug. 16. Check out tennisctr.com for details.

    For More Information:

    Contact Cindy Cowden or visit tennisctr.com

Research

Training and Workshops

  • Child Abuse Identification and Reporting (NYS Mandated Reporter) training

    Presented by the Department of Social Work with the Institute for Justice and Well-Being, join us by attending the Child Abuse Identification and Reporting (NYS Mandated Reporter) training.

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

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

    This is required for all NYS licensed professionals who work with children.

    Dates of Training:

    - 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 1
    - 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 17, via Zoom
    - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, via Zoom
    - 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, June 12
    - 1-4 p.m. Friday, June 21, via Zoom

    If you are interested in group rates, contact Debbie Collett-O'Brien by emailing dcollet@binghamton.edu or by calling 607-777-3537. Learn more and register using the link below.

    For More Information:

    Contact Debbie Collett-O'Brien or visit https://bit.ly/bing-social-work