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  • EdComm will be correcting a sound issue in the UU-MarketPlace between 2 and 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 21. During this time there may be infrequent, short bouts of loud music played through the speakers in the area. Work should be completed by 3 p.m.

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    Contact Katie Ellis

  • Binghamton University works with the Broome County Health Department (BCHD) — the lead agency in our county for COVID-19 — to support the health and wellness of anyone who is diagnosed with COVID-19. Individuals with the diagnosis are isolated and receive medical care, and the BCHD works with them to identify anyone they may have had significant contact with. Those individuals will be notified by the BCHD of actions they should take to care for themselves. If there is no significant contact, no significant exposure has occurred.

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    Contact Katie Ellis or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/restarting-binghamton/frequently-asked-questions.html

  • Per federal guidelines, FWS student employees may continue to be paid anytime during the 2020-21 aid year if there is a COVID-19 related campus disruption and they cannot work – i.e., can continue to pay students during the two-week period the campus moves to online courses.

    To be eligible for continued payroll payments, FWS student employees must:
    1. still be enrolled in fall 2020;
    2. have already begun working and earnings funds in that FWS job for the period before the COVID-related campus disruption occurred; and
    3. have been prevented from fulfilling his or her FWS obligation during the applicable time period due to the COVID-related campus disruption.

    Important: Students can be paid for no more than the average number of hours they would have worked per week during the two-week period. Supervisors must continue to track earnings carefully since earnings cannot exceed the student’s FWS award for the semester and/or year.

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    Contact Patti Donahue

  • The first two weeks of the SEFA campaign have seen two winners of $50 gift cards: Marisa Colonna-Garrow has won a gift card to Target, and Scott Geiger has won a gift card to Wegmans.

    Thank you for supporting SEFA! We are at 76.5% of our goal with 113 donors participating!

    Go online to make your donation today! And, if you're a Research Foundation employee, remember that you can participate in giving to the community through the United Way campaign!

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    Contact Cornelia Mead or visit http://binghamton.edu/sefa

  • Gary James, 65, distinguished service professor of anthropology, died Thursday, Oct. 15.

    He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, and his master’s and PhD in anthropology with a focus on human biology from The Pennsylvania State University. He joined the faculty at Binghamton University in 1999, originally as an adjunct in the Department of Anthropology, after holding positions in physiology in medicine and physiology and biophysics with Cornell University Medical College. At Binghamton, he was also a research professor with the Decker School of Nursing, then, from 2003 to 2017, he as a professor of both anthropology and nursing, and from 2006 to 2017, he was also a professor of biomedical engineering. He was appointed distinguished service professor of anthropology in 2017.

    James was appointed director of the Biomedical Anthropology Program at Binghamton in 2014. He was also director of the Institute for Primary and Preventative Health Care since its inception in 1998.

    "Gary James was light-hearted and cheerful and totally committed to his students and his professional responsibilities as a member of the academic community,” said Michael Little, distinguished professor emeritus of anthropology. “While a distinguished service professor, he was equally distinguished as a scientist and research scholar, and as an exemplary and popular teacher and mentor."

    Recognized with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008, James was a human population biologist best known for his research into the interdisciplinary study of stress responses in human populations and his contributions to biological anthropology and human biology. He focused his research on chronic disease and stress/allostasis, human adaptability/human ecology, cardiovascular disease and hypertension in women, and biostatistics.

    He authored or co-authored over 350 peer-reviewed publications examining physiological and endocrine adaptations to the dynamic stresses of everyday life, the relation of these responses to the development of chronic diseases, the cardiovascular health effects of modernization, women's health, the functioning of the renin-angiotensin system and ambulatory blood pressure technology.

    James was an elected fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also received the Franz Boas Distinguished Achievement Award from the Human Biology Association in 2018, for exemplary contributions to human biology in science, scholarship and other professional service.

    His record of service includes leading the University’s Institutional Review Board for six years; chairing the Faculty Senate Executive Committee for two years; directing the biomedical anthropology graduate program; taking part in nine administrative search committees; and helping to grow the Health Sciences transdisciplinary area of excellence (TAE) and the First-year Research Immersion (FRI).

    Beyond the campus at the national level, he was active in the Human Biology Association as president and member of its executive committee, and served as president of the American Dermatoglyphics Association among many other responsibilities. He served as editor or associate editor of the Newsletter of the American Dermatoglypics Association and the American Journal of Human Biology, on the editorial boards of nine journals and as an ad hoc reviewer of nearly 40 other journals.

    In the community, James assisted residents and practicing physicians in designing and conducting research, and he served on the United Health Services’ Institutional Review Board for more than a decade.

    A true collaborator, James served as an investigator on grants from agencies including the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the National Cancer Institute and the American Heart Association.

    He will also be remembered as an advisor and mentor, having chaired committees for undergraduate honors theses, nine master’s thesis committees and 15 PhD candidates. He served on committees for an additional 13 master’s students and 64 doctoral candidates.

    James is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kathleen, one sister, and many nieces and nephews.

    The family will receive visitors from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Allen Memorial Home, 511 East Main St., Endicott. Visitors must wear masks and the number of people will be limited to less than 25 inside at all times. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Evergreen Cemetery in Cazenovia, N.Y.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association at https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/new-york/binghamton, S.P.E.A.K. at https://www.speakanimalhospital.org/donate.html or the Humane Society at http://bchumanesoc.com/.

    More Info

    Contact Katie Ellis

  • Michele Steinhauser, clinical assistant professor of nursing and coordinator of clinical health requirements at Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, died Sunday, Oct. 18.

    Steinhauser began her nursing career at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in the field of liver and solid-organ transplantation. She then worked at various community hospitals in Maryland, including working as an assistant department manager of a 28-bed trauma unit in Prince George's County. She also worked in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

    After completing her master’s degree in nursing administration, Steinhauser became a nurse manager for a 28-bed post-surgical GI and transplant unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. At Johns Hopkins she also served as a nurse administrator and nurse educator. Additionally, Steinhauser worked at the University of South Carolina Aiken, teaching medical-surgical clinicals and helping to launch the university’s nursing simulation center.

    In 2012, Steinhauser joined the Decker School of Nursing where she taught medical-surgical clinical at the undergraduate level. She was also responsible for coordinating health requirements for both undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

    Steinhauser is survived by her husband of 29 years, Kurt Steinhauser; two daughters, Sylvia and Sara Steinhauser; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

    The family will receive friends from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis St., Endwell, N.Y. A funeral mass will immediately follow.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to Mercy House, 212 N. McKinley Ave., Endicott, N.Y.

    Find an extended obituary at the link below.

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    Contact Natalie Blando-George or visit https://www.pucedofuneralhome.com/obit?fbclid=IwAR0QUNBuTVbg7VlgaZ_EYdenUh1RfkS0oydr9z5B-y5PJuB-9PEK9QzYrDw

  • Off Campus College Transport (OCCT) will run on a reduced schedule until the pause is ended. The details on the exact schedule will be posted on the OCCT website once it's finalized. Remember to download and view the ETA SPOT app for real-time bus information of OCCT.

    BC Transit will continue with regular service. For real-time bus for BC Transit, download Double Map.

    More Info

    Contact Transportation and Parking Services or visit https://www.occtransport.org

  • The on-campus Visions FCU branch will pause office hours effective today, Monday, Oct.12, for two weeks or until in-person classes resume, but all four on-campus ATMs will be fully operational during this time.

    Full-service ATMs: Beside the Visions branch office in the University Union West and at the University Union (outside Dunkin Donuts).

    Cash-dispensing only ATMs: Inside the Bartle Library Tower near Jazzman’s and outside the Events Center.

    For in-person assistance, visit a neighboring office: University Center, 4700 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, N.Y.; or Town Square Mall, 2531 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, N.Y.

    You can also visit the Visions FCU website at the link below for more information, and download the Visions FCU Mobile app. If you have questions or need assistance with their online services, call Visions at 800-242-2120.

    More Info

    Contact Auxiliary Services or visit https://www.visionsfcu.org

  • 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. Trump’s science legacy: As this presidential term winds down, we’d like to take a look back at how the Trump administration has affected science in terms of the research enterprise, the standing of science at the political table, research funding, policies implemented and so on. Ideally a scholar would be able to pull from a wide variety of examples. Let us know if you have someone in mind who could write this wrapup article, or if you know of someone with a related innovative idea.
    Timeline: Monday, Oct. 19

    2. Tracking mail-in ballots: We’re looking for a scholar who can explain how these systems work in something like 300 or 400 words. It should be pretty straightforward.
    Contact: Jeff Inglis, jeff.inglis@theconversation.com
    Timeline: Contact by Tuesday, Oct. 20,

    In case you missed it, we are still chasing:
    3. Patron saint of the internet: The Pope deemed a 15-year-old Italian teenager who passed away in 2006 as responsible for a miracle. He has been nicknamed "the patron saint of the internet." We are looking for a short piece on who becomes a saint and how.

    4. Nagorno-Karabakh and churches: We are looking for scholars to write about this ongoing land conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Media reports indicate religious institutions have been destroyed during armed conflict. We are looking for a scholar to discuss the impact of the destruction of these institutions

    5. Magic cures, amulets, charms and others: During the pandemic, many “cures” are being promoted to stay safe from the virus from cultures and countries across the world. We are looking for scholars who study this to send us pitches about how in the past such magic cures were promoted and what those were.
    Timeline: Contact editor by Friday, Oct. 30

    6. Contaminated textbooks: A news report indicates that some college librarians are quarantining textbooks to curtail the spread of COVID-19. We are in search of an expert who can review the latest science on transmission of the coronavirus through surfaces and provide some practical advice to people on precautions to reduce their risks in dealing with daily items.
    Timeline: Contact by Monday, Oct. 19

    7. Diwali in America: With the Hindu festival of Diwali approaching, we are looking for scholars to explain the festival to an American audience, the size of the Hindu community and how rituals may have changed for Hindus in America.
    Timeline: Contact editor by Friday, Oct. 30

    8. Virtual college advising: We are in search of an expert on college counseling, admissions and advising who can offer insight to parents and high school students on how to get effective advising to help with the college search and college admission process during the pandemic.
    Timeline: Contact by Friday, Oct. 16

    9. General explainer on steroid drugs: With the president taking the steroid dexamethasone, there has been much discussion of steroid drugs in the news. There is also a lot of confusion because there are many categories of steroids. I am looking for a scholar to explain 1) the different, broad categories of steroid drugs, 2) what they are used for and 3) potential side effects.

    10. Islamophobia: The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a lawsuit filed on behalf of American Muslim men who were added to the no-fly list by the FBI for refusing to spy on their religious communities. We are looking for a broader piece on Islamophobia.

    11. How we assess risk: Given that during pandemic times many of us are having to assess how much risk we can take, we are looking for scholars to write a piece about how ancient societies and philosophers assessed risk.

    12. Pilgrims’ science/tech at Plymouth: Four hundred years after the Mayflower landed, we’re interested in any current research that has interesting findings about the science and technology that the Pilgrims were using at that time. Is there a historian of science or medicine at your school who specializes in this era and region? Let us know what scholars are focusing on in this area.

    13. Cause of death: When someone dies in the U.S., who decides what condition is to blame and how do they figure it out? We’re looking for a scholar who can explain from the medical side how it’s decided which condition gets recorded on a death certificate, particularly in cases where there may be multiple underlying conditions along with one or two immediate causes.

    14. Election 2020 court battles: We’d like a scholar to give an overview of the types and the importance of cases in courts right now that concern the upcoming election -- there are about 230 of them, according to one count.
    Timeline: Contact editor by Friday, Oct. 30

    15. Gifted Black students who go to college early: In search of an expert who studies gifted Black children – or just well-educated Black children – who enroll in college at an early age. Despite the onslaught of negative statistics about Black educational performance and the so-called “achievement gap,” you occasionally hear or read about Black students who enroll in college at age 10, 11, 12, etc. We’d like to connect with someone who has studied this phenomenon and the conditions or factors that tend to be in such a child’s background. And is there a downside to having a child start college so young?
    Deadline: Flexible

    16. Parochial schools in the United States: Following a recent Supreme Court ruling in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, we are looking for scholars to write an article on religious schools. How many are there? What denomination? And where are they concentrated? We would like to talk to scholars to discuss this further.
    Timeline: Flexible

    17. Imitation breast milk: Why have scientists been unable to replicate human breast milk? What is so complicated about it? We are looking for a scholar who can describe some of the unique contents of breast milk and explain why it’s been so hard to copy, including the history of infant formula.
    Timeline: Flexible

    18. What is hypocrisy and is it wrong?: We are looking for philosophers or religion scholars who study hypocrisy and where it comes from. We would want the origins of the term and its meaning to be unpacked and for the piece to answer the questions: Is hypocrisy always wrong, or what are the circumstances when it is not wrong?
    Timeline: Flexible

    19. Coming-of-age rituals: With social distancing and lockdowns, we are interested in knowing about coming-of-age rituals and how communities are adapting. We would be interested in talking to scholars and discussing angles. One angle could be looking at historical precedence and whether religious communities were forced to innovate and adapt in the past and how.
    Timeline: Flexible. This is part of an ongoing series.

    20. Paramhansa Yogananda: We are looking for scholars who have studied the 20th century guru who came to the U.S. In particular we are interested in his work with African-Americans and the changes he brought at that time, when Black Americans were not permitted to his meditation classes.
    Timeline: Flexible

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    Contact Ryan Yarosh

  • The Mental Health Outreach Peer Education Program (MHOPE), in partnership with the University Counseling Center (UCC), is offering faculty the opportunity to request a Zoom program delivered by students for students on coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    "COVID Coping Skills" discusses the unique stressors and struggles that students are facing during COVID-19, particularly academic transitions and social stressors. The goal of this presentation is to create a conversation about the changes we are all facing, and to provide guidance on how to appropriately cope during this time through setting boundaries, understanding grief and loss, and relying on our support systems. The program is about 30 minutes long, but can be adapted to instructor’s needs.

    If you are interested, complete the Google form at https://forms.gle/feR3YS6ifYdMDdCU6

    For questions, contact the UCC at 607-777-2772 or email the MHOPE Program at outreach@binghamton.edu.

    If faculty are providing asynchronous instruction and are interested in connecting students to a wealth of self-care resources, including articles, videos and links for support during the pandemic, see the resources available on the Health Promotion and Prevention website at https://www.binghamton.edu/hpps/covid-19-mental-health/copingresources.html and the UCC website at the link below.

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    Contact MHOPE Program or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/counseling/index.html

  • ITS Technology Support Services offers the Binghamton University Remote Access Dashboard that can be found at the link below. This dashboard allows for connections between a student’s personal computer and select ‘socially distanced’ macOS computers in the Science 3 West Pod.

    We can now offer these specially licensed software titles on the macOS platform for remote access:
    • Adobe Illustrator CS6
    • Adobe InDesign CS6
    • Adobe Photoshop CS6
    • Maple 2020
    • Mathematica 12.1
    • MatLab 2020a
    • SPSS v25

    These computers are accessible via the Binghamton University VPN at https://binghamton.service-now.com/sp?id=kb_article&sys_id=c9cb558cdb6f8410de8df4641f9619a8
    Windows users will need a VNC client found at https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/ for the connection. With these two pieces in place, and your BU Domain credentials, you can easily choose any of the available computers on the dashboard. For more information, contact Cheryl Tarbox at ctarbox@binghamton.edu.

    Need remote access to Windows? BingView at http://bingview.binghamton.edu provides remote access to Windows Virtual Desktops with a variety of specialized software.

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

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    Contact Help Desk or visit https://remoteaccess.labstats.com/binghamton-university

  • Information Technology Services will shutdown the outdated Hyperion reporting system on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. If you still use this system and are not working with a member of ITS on converting your reports, contact the Help Desk so your needs can be reviewed at 607-777-6420 or helpdesk@binghamton.edu.

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    Contact Help Desk at 607-777-6420

  • Binghamton University Information Technology Service (ITS) requests that all VPN users begin to sign in to the VPN using their BU domain account by Dec. 1. This can be accomplished by selecting the "BU Domain Users" Realm in the "Please select a Realm" list on the Pulse Secure VPN Client. If you have saved your settings in Pulse Secure, you will not see the list of Realms. Find the steps to edit the saved settings at the link below.

    Note that your username and password for the BU Domain matches your current PODs (Binghamton University computer account) username and password. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to begin using the new BU Domain Users option immediately as on Dec. 15, the PODs, BGM and Decker domains will be removed from the VPN entirely.

    The BU Domain is an initiative by ITS to consolidate the many login domains (PODs, BGM, Decker) that exist for technology usage at the University. Transitioning the VPN to using this new authentication source is one of the first steps in allowing the University community to begin using the BU Domain.

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

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    Contact Help Desk or visit https://binghamton.service-now.com/sp?id=kb_article&sys_id=c45ea0521b339450239510ad2d4bcb83

  • The Sustainable Communities TAE is offering small grants for the purpose of course/module development in sustainability. The goal is to develop a robust roster of courses that cater to a diverse audience of undergraduate and/or graduate students across Binghamton University.

    A priority of this year’s program are modules that can be added to an existing disciplinary course and can significantly enrich the sustainability component and provide sustainability concepts exposure to students.

    We are especially interested in funding modules in disciplines that are underrepresented in the area of sustainability. Full course development may also be funded.

    We welcome initial expressions of interest from and exchanges of ideas with interested faculty members. Submit proposals by Dec. 1, 2020. Details of the application process can be found at the link below.

    More Info

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

  • Be advised that for the fall 2020 semester, the SOOT surveys will be offered electronically ONLY.

    To request online SOOT survey or survey forms, go to http://my.binghamton.edu/ and follow these simple steps:
    1) Click on the Academic Services tab.
    2) Click on SOOT Surveys heading.
    3) Choose paper or online from the pull-down list for each course you want surveyed and click save.

    For online surveys:
    Once you have completed these steps, the survey will become available for the students enrolled in your course. Your students will use soot.binghamton.edu to respond to the SOOT survey during the surveying period only Nov. 16 to Dec. 7. No extensions will be granted.

    If there are any other persons that you have enrolled in your myCourses course and given the role of “Instructor,” they will also have the opportunity to request a SOOT survey for their own assessment. To maximize the number of responses, you will want to give your students several reminders. Inform your students that the survey is anonymous and that faculty members only see the aggregated results after they have submitted final course grades.

    Results will become available Jan. 4, 2021. You will need to go into http://my.binghamton.edu to access and print your SOOT results.

    If you have questions about using SOOT forms, contact the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at klenovic@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Amy Klenovic

  • Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger has released his quarterly report for the months of July through September 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; communications and marketing; diversity, equity and inclusion; operations; student affairs; research; and the director of athletics and executive director of the Binghamton University Foundation.

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    Contact Katie Ellis or visit https://binghamton.edu/news/president/2646

  • Arts and Entertainment

  • The Binghamton Center for Writers' Distinguished Writers Series will welcome poet Jericho Brown for a virtual reading via Zoom at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22.

    Brown's most recent poetry collection, The Tradition (2019), was a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award and the winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Brown’s first book, Please (2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. His poems have appeared in Buzzfeed, The Nation, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Time, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry anthologies. He is Winship Distinguished Research Professor in Creative Writing and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.

    Register for the event at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScW5XxCmxDZ5j-ZXPbBTG7iiUjn1uTP34YyackQfptnVkW83w/viewform?gxids=7757

    For more information on the series, visit the link below.

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    Contact Heather Humphrey or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/english/events/index.html

  • Written by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Tom Kremer.

    Binghamton University Theatre Department's first production of the 2020-21 season is the epic, sinister Shakespeare play that cannot be named in the theater -– that "Scottish play" laced with superstition, scandal and madness. Drunk with the prospect of power, Macbeth follows a fate that he may or may not be in control of. When prophecies come to fruition, deadly consequences are prowling around unknown corners for Macbeth. Experience the Theatre Department's first livestreamed production with Shakespeare’s most suspenseful tragedy from wherever you are!

    Remaining performances are at 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and 25. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the link below.

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    Contact Kari Bayait or visit https://anderson-center.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S1I000009WAnKUAW

  • Career Development

  • Introduction to Python Programming is an online, self-paced course that starts Wednesday, Oct. 14 and ends Wednesday, Nov. 11. This online course introduces computer programming in Python for those who have little or no prior computer programming experience. The course consists of video lectures with self-assessment quizzes and a final assignment (not mandatory). No course book is required. A Python Foundations badge is issued after successful course completion. Instructor is Hiroki Sayama, professor of systems science and industrial engineering.

    Find details and registration information at the link below.

    Contact Astrid Stromhaug with questions.

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    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/data-science/python/index.html

  • Introduction to Computer Networks is an online, self-paced course that starts Wednesday, Oct. 21 and ends Wednesday, Nov. 18. In this course participants will learn about the TCP/IP protocol stack including application layer, transport layer, network layer and link layer and their concepts and protocols. The course also provides an overview of wireless networking technologies. Successful course participants will receive the Computer Networks Foundations badge and a course completion certificate. Instructor is Assistant Professor of Computer Science Anand Seetharam.

    Register online at the link below.

    For more info, contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit the link below.

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

  • Advanced Probability and Statistics is an online, self-paced course that starts Wednesday, Oct. 21 and ends Wednesday, Nov. 18. This course will teach you important concepts, principles and practices so that you can be more successful at gaining important insights from your data analysis. Successful course participants will receive the Probability and Statistics Practitioner badge and a course completion certificate. Instructor is Professor of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering Shuxia (Susan) Lu.

    Register online at the link below.

    For more info, contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit the link below.

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    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/quality-management/advanced-probability.html

  • Project Management Essentials is an online, self-paced course that will start Wednesday, Oct. 28 and end Tuesday, Nov. 24. In this course you will learn that project management is more than just a set of tools; it is a result-oriented management style that places a premium on building collaborative relationships among a diverse group of people who work together. Instructor is Assistant Professor of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering Yong Wang.

    Register online at the link below.

    For more info, contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit the link below.

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

  • Building a reputation for outstanding quality does not happen by accident. The Quality Management Fundamentals online, self-paced course starts Wednesday, Oct. 28 and ends Sunday, Nov 22. The course teaches several proven and powerful quality management methods for ensuring that the products and services your business provides are meeting the performance expectations that your customers demand. Instructor is Daryl Santos, professor of systems science and industrial engineering. Successful course participants will receive the Quality Management Foundations badge.

    Register online at the link below.

    For more info, contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit the link below.

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    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/quality-management/quality-management-fundamentals.html

  • Advanced Machine Learning is an online, self-paced course that will start Monday, Nov. 2 and end Sunday, Nov. 29. The course will cover key machine learning concepts and algorithms, including: Probability review, point estimation techniques, perceptrons, neural network model, support vector machines, K nearest neighbors and machine-learning and inference procedures and concepts. Instructor is Assistant Professor of Computer Science Arti Ramesh.

    Register at the link below.

    For more information, contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit the link below.

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    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/data-science/advanced-machine-learning.html

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is an online, self-paced course. Participants can begin the course after Aug. 26, and the exam may be submitted any time before Dec. 31. This course is designed for those who are new to Lean and Six Sigma and it teaches the foundational Lean Six Sigma concepts. Several applications of Lean Six Sigma concepts will be presented throughout the course to illustrate the value of incorporating these practices into any business. No course book is required. A Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt badge will be issued to the course participants who pass the online exam. Instructor is Dr. Mohammad Khasawneh.

    Find details and registration information at the link below.

    Contact Astrid Stromhaug for questions.

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    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/lean-six-sigma/yellowbelt.html

  • 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

  • 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

  • General

  • If you previously used in-class exams and are thinking of ways to transition to an online format, you can follow these suggestions:

    Delivering remote assessments through myCourses

    If you typically give in-class exams, try creating your exams in myCourses. MyCourses exams allow for a variety of questions types, such as Fill in the Blank, Matching, Multiple Choice and True/False. Directions for creating tests in myCourses can be found online at https://www.binghamton.edu/its/about/organization/technology-support-services/mycoursessupport-new/training-and-tutorials/test-creation-tips.html

    Many question types can be auto-graded by myCourses. All exams in myCourses can be timed and open only during a certain time-frame.

    If you typically give essay exams, try having students upload documents in myCourses Assignments or Turnitin. Directions on creating Blackboard Assignments can be found at https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Assignments

    How to use Turnitin can be found at https://www.binghamton.edu/its/about/organization/technology-support-services/mycoursessupport-new/training-and-tutorials/turnitin.html

    You can set these to be timed and open only during a certain time-frame.

    Delivering Remote Assessments with Gradescope

    Gradescope supports fully online assignments where no paper is required, paper-based assignments, assignments combining online and paper-based approaches, and programming assignments. Instructors and students can access Gradescope by clicking on Tools > Gradescope in their myCourses course.

    Learn more about the myCourses integration by watching this video at https://www.gradescope.com/get_started#lms-integration

    You can find more information about the support Gradescope offers for delivering remote assessments in this FAQ Guide at https://help.gradescope.com/category/elo5k8y7ne-remote-faq

    Help and Support

    The ITS Help Desk is available for all your myCourses support needs. You can visit https://www.binghamton.edu/its/about/organization/technology-support-services/mycoursessupport-new/ or contact them at helpdesk@binghamton.edu

    The Gradescope team is available and happy to help with Gradescope-specific questions. You can contact them directly at help@gradescope.com

    More Info

    Contact Help Desk at 607-777-6420

  • International Pronouns Day is observed on the third Wednesday of October and seeks to make respecting, sharing and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. The Q Center has gathered articles, tips and resources -- including a Zoom background for the day, that we can all use to build a campus climate where being respectful of gender identities is simply who we are. Find the International Pronouns Day 2020 resources page at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Kelly Clark or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/centers/lgbtq/pronouns.html

  • Join this Professional Staff Senate affinity group from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. Connect with a community of podcast lovers who discuss one episode of one podcast each meeting; basically a book club for podcasts. This meeting we’ll discuss the first four episodes (or however many you get to) of Spooked season 5, the annual spinoff series from the storytelling podcast Snap Judgement. As you may gather, Spooked is a series where people tell their own stories and experiences about dealing with unexplained, paranormal or otherwise creepy phenomena, just in time for All Hallow’s Eve.

    https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/spooked

    Episodes: campfire tales VII, take me home, teacher’s pet and petrony.

    More Info

    Contact Robert Lawrence or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/91066625958

  • Parent and Family Programs publishes a colorful and informative University calendar every summer and has extra copies available. If you would like a copy of the 2020-21 Parent and Family Calendar and Handbook, email your name and on-campus address to families@binghamton.edu. We will send it to you via interoffice mail, while supplies last.

    More Info

    Contact Linda Salomons

  • National Student Exchange is an amazing opportunity for Binghamton students to study away within the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands at one of over 170 participating campuses. Share the link below with your students so they can register and find out more information, or sign up yourself to see what great opportunities are out there for our students.

    More Info

    Contact Birgit Nicolaisen or visit https://www.mynseadventure.org/nse-virtual-fair

  • Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the University's first-ever virtual Family Weekend Oct. 23-25. Over 60 programs are scheduled including student performances, interactive Zoom gatherings, department spotlights and contests, games and giveaways. The schedule and more details can be found at the website below.

    More Info

    Contact Linda Salomons or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/parents/events/vfw.html

  • Join this Professional Staff Senate affinity group from noon-1p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, to connect with campus colleagues. Conversations will cover any number of topics with the affinity providing a foundation for building relationships, offering support and creating space for one another.

    Join at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Jazell Johnson or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/95145242607

  • Join the Professional Staff Senate affinity group from 5–5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, for a special fall edition of the Good Cheer affinity group. This month’s meeting will discuss spooky spirits and delicious ideas for fall.

    Join at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Valerie Roosa or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/94524184819

  • SUNY System Administration announces that this year, National Retirement Security Week (NRSW) has become National Retirement Security Month (NRSM). As the event sponsor, the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, Inc. (NAGDCA) made this change to allow plan sponsors a more flexible timeframe during which to promote personal retirement savings for the occasion. NAGDCA’s three main goals for plan sponsors during NRSM are to increase participation, attract certain demographic groups and educate against investing pitfalls. More information is available on the NAGDCA website at the link below.

    You may also find helpful the financial education and retirement tools available on SUNY's retirement planning site at https://www.suny.edu/benefits/financial-education--planning-tools/

    More Info

    Contact Luanne Stento or visit https://www.nagdca.org/news-events/nrsm/

  • The Hierarchy of Control is an excellent tool to determine the safest way to approach a project. The hierarchy describes the most effective to least effective ways to handle a hazard:

    1. Elimination of the hazard (most effective and protective)
    2. Substitute the hazard for something less potentially harmful
    3. Control the hazard through engineering processes
    4. Limit exposure to the hazard through administrative controls
    5. Use all recommended PPE

    For assistance with planning for safety during a project, contact Environmental Health and Safety at 607-777-2211.

    More Info

    Contact Connie Corey

  • Do you need course materials to be held in stock at the Bookstore? In preparation for the thousands of fall rental books coming back from students in a few weeks as well to set up for the next terms, the Bookstore will begin returning unsold textbooks and other course materials. We know there may be titles not assigned until later in the term and we’d like to make sure we still have them in stock and available for your student.

    Notify the Bookstore by Friday, Oct. 30 if you have any title(s) you would like held for later in the semester. If you will be using the same book again next semester, you can also let the Bookstore know now.

    More Info

    Contact Binghamton Bookstore

  • Join the Professional Staff Senate affinity group from 11 a.m.-noon Friday, Nov. 6, to connect with colleagues from across campus! Conversations will cover any number of topics with the affinity providing a foundation for building relationships. This group meets the first and third Friday of the month at the same time and zoom link.

    More Info

    Contact Kaitlin Maynard or visit https://zoom.us/j/565600393

  • The campus community is encouraged to submit nominations for the 2021 Alumni Association Special Recognition Awards that recognize outstanding alumni who have excelled in service to their professions, communities and to the University or Alumni Association. The awards include the Glenn G. Bartle Distinguished Alumni Award, Alumni Achievement Award, Edward Weisband Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service or Contribution to Public Affairs and the Lois B. DeFleur Young Alumni Award.

    Detailed award descriptions, eligibility information and instructions for submitting a nomination can be found on the Alumni Association's website. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. Awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony in March.

    More Info

    Contact Jennifer Hughes or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/alumni/show-your-pride/awards-program/index.html

  • Critical and Conscious Conversations holds space for faculty and staff across divisions to come together and engage in active, collaborative discussions each month on pertinent social topics that impact higher education. The goal is to promote relationship-building and improve the campus climate through a social justice lens. Research indicates that this type of learning community can reduce microaggressions, increase micro-affirmations and lead to positive systemic changes through ground-up engagement. This is a Student Affairs Divisional Diversity Initiative.

    Each session is from 11a.m. to noon and held via Zoom. Register at the links below or go to the UCTD calendar.

    • Monday, Sept. 14
    https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsde6sqDMpH90eCE_wMzFErUmVtTtc7sX8

    • Thursday, Sept. 24:
    https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcuyhrT0iG9FhpYOH8ANoD8Z1R-BqjjOZ

    • Monday, Oct. 12:
    https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtcO6vpzojHdxTiRfvTub53laKLwB1ECOv

    • Thursday, Oct. 29:
    https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrceCvqz0iEtNCxTLx27orRBsjx87Bm7q4

    • Monday, Nov. 16:
    https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpdO2tqzwsE92oh0A97qy1kCyFIB_ppdBU

    More Info

    Contact Ada Robinson-Perez

  • SUNY is once again calling for nominations for the Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Faculty Service, Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Librarianship and Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

    Go to the link below for details on eligibility requirements and the nomination process.

    Completed nomination dossiers must be submitted electronically by the dean's office of the nominee's school/college to the Center for Learning and Teaching at clt@binghamton.edu no later than Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.

    Contact James Pitarresi, vice provost and executive director of the Center for Learning and Teaching, with any questions at clt@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

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

  • We know it’s a little early to be talking about this, but it’s never too early to get your order in because it’s holiday wreath time! The Campus Pre-School is selling holiday wreaths and holiday décor. Help support Campus Pre-School and do some holiday shopping at the same time! #giveback #fundraising #thankyou

    To shop online, click the link below. In the "Gift It Forward" section, click "enter fundraising code" and enter CAMPUSNY001 then select apply. Now you’re ready to shop! You can select from the categories: holiday wreaths, holiday door sprays, holiday centerpieces and holiday table top trees.

    To get your holiday wreaths and holiday decor early, place your orders no later than Tuesday, Nov. 3. The estimated delivery is the first week of December.

    If you miss this deadline, you can still place your order online, delivery would just be after the first week of December.

    More Info

    Contact Kristina M MacDonald or visit https://giftitforward.com/

  • Ken Woods from Fidelity Investments is available on the dates listed below for those who wish to discuss retirement planning. This is also a convenient opportunity to check on the status of your existing investments or open a Voluntary Savings Account (403b).

    Registration is required online at the link below or call 800-642-7131 to schedule an appointment. Choose from the following dates:

    • Sept. 25
    • Oct. 16
    • Oct. 21
    • Nov. 3
    • Nov. 13
    • Dec. 8

    More Info

    Contact Luanne Stento or visit http://www.fidelity.com/reserve

  • TIAA representative Darryl Fiasconaro has announced available dates for employees to schedule a virtual retirement planning appointment. Visit the link below or call 800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment on any of the following dates:

    • Sept. 22 and 30
    • Oct. 8, 14, 22 and 28
    • Nov. 3, 11 and 17
    • Dec. 1 and 9

    More Info

    Contact Luanne Stento or visit http://www.TIAA.org/schedulenow

  • To provide you with tools to better prepare for meeting your financial and retirement goals, Taylor Jaquays from AIG Financial Services is available to virtually address your questions. This is a convenient opportunity for free assistance with planning and budgeting, meeting your savings goals, managing your investments, calculating contributions to meet your retirement needs and overcoming financial obstacles. Jaquays can also assist you with opening a 403(b) voluntary savings account. Use the link below to schedule a consultation.

    More Info

    Contact Luanne Stento or visit https://tinyurl.com/y6eatbfj

  • SUNY is once again calling for nominations for the Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Professional and Classified Service.

    Go to the link below for details on eligibility requirements and the nomination process.

    The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Dec. 2. Completed nomination dossiers must be submitted electronically to Denise Nawrocki no later than by Friday, Dec. 11.

    More Info

    Contact Denise Nawrocki or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/operations/chancellor-awards/

  • Health and Wellness

  • Health Promotion and Prevention Services (HPPS);
    Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD); and the
    University Police Department (UPD) will host a panel
    discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, focused on the potential abuse of opioid and prescription drugs and safe disposal of them.

    Panelists include: Lt. Brian Vandervort (UPD); Amanda Mogul, clinical assistant professor at Binghamton's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Emma Ospelt, a Binghamton University 2020 Master of Public Health graduate.

    Join at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact HPPS or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/97426276013

  • In recognition of National Health Education Week from Oct. 19-23, REACH will host various events to increase awareness of public health issues and the role of health education in our lives.

    Events are:

    • Stories from the Field, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20: Hear from Binghamton University students about their experience working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Mindfulness Meditation, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21: Take a break with REACH and UCC counselor Angie Dellapena, for a mindfulness session to relax your mind and body.
    • A Q&A Panel: Experiences in Health Education, noon -1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23: Chat with former REACH peers and current health education professionals about their experiences in health education.

    Join the events at the Zoom link below.

    Additionally, the Society of Public Health Education will be offering free daily webinars focusing on different topics promoting the value and role of health education specialists in improving consumer health and wellness through health education and health promotion. Visit the society's webpage at https://www.sophe.org/focus-areas/national-health-education-week/nhew-activities/ for details.

    More Info

    Contact Divine Sebuharara or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/94336166462

  • Do you have any unwanted or unneeded prescription drugs? Do you know how to dispose of them safely?

    Health Promotion and Prevention Services (HPPS) is teaming up with University Police (UPD) for a prescription drug take-back event.

    Bring any unwanted prescriptions or vitamins and drop them off between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in the green bin at UPD on the ground level of the Couper Administration Building. The police will then safely dispose of them.

    Items may include:
    • prescription drugs
    • vitamins
    • prescription ointments
    • pet medications
    • prescription patches
    • any other over-the-counter medications

    More Info

    Contact HPPS

  • Faculty and staff are encouraged to get their flu vaccine early this year. Flu vaccination clinics cosponsored by the Employee Assistance Program and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are scheduled this fall on the dates below and will be conducted in accordance with CDC and local health department guidelines.

    Registration is strongly encouraged at https://wegmansrochesterdivision.fullslate.com/

    Social distancing protocols will be followed including the wearing of masks. Dress appropriately, bring your insurance card as well as the informed consent /screening questionnaire. If you do not have the New York State Empire Plan coverage, call 607-729-7229 to verify your coverage. Further information is available on the EAP website at https://www.binghamton.edu/programs/employee-assistance/index.html

    • 6:30-8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, Physical Facilities conference room C
    • 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, Physical Facilities conference room C
    • 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, School of Pharmacy atrium
    • 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, Center of Excellence, ITC, ES-2008

    More Info

    Contact Mary Ellen Niefer or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/programs/employee-assistance/programs.html

  • As part of Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31), Health Promotion and Prevention Services (HPPS) is asking students and staff to create a 30-second video promoting the importance of preventing alcohol and drug misuse among college students.

    Submissions can be made to HPPS@Binghamton.edu through the end of October. We will then select a winner and enter it into the national contest.

    For more information on the national PSA contest visit the link below.

    More Info

    Contact HPPS or visit https://www.campusdrugprevention.gov/psacontest

  • Managing finances during uncertain financial times can be overwhelming and you may be facing a stressful financial situation. In this workshop Monday, Nov. 16, which will take place in two half-hour sessions, one at noon and the second one at 1 p.m., professionals from Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester or https://www.rethinkingdebt.org/ will discuss strategies to make a financial plan to meet your basic needs while paying your debts and other obligations. We will also share some of the resources and programs that were created through the CARES act and how our agency can assist someone in creating a plan.

    These sessions are free to all faculty, staff, retirees, graduate students and their dependents.

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/9932877791

    For the best audio experience, use computer audio.
    Or telephone: 1-470-8692200 (U.S. East)
    Meeting ID: 993 287 7791

    More Info

    Contact Mary Ellen Niefer or visit https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/9932877791

  • Here is a list of topics that will be covered and the dates of webinar trainings by the Institute for Disaster Mental Health (IDMH):

    Psychological First Aid: Supporting Others in Managing Stress
    Karla Vermeulen, deputy director, IDMH
    10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16

    Creating Trauma-Informed Environments for Children
    Amy Nitza, director, IDMH
    4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14

    Coping with Loss and Grief
    Karla Vermeulen, deputy director, IDMH
    10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18

    Building and Sustaining Personal and Professional Resilience
    Amy Nitza, director, IDMH
    10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16

    Registration for the webinars is through the IDMH website at the link below and look under trainings/public trainings.

    More Info

    Contact Mary Ellen Niefer or visit https://www.newpaltz.edu/idmh/trainings/public-trainings/

  • Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2, EAP will host weekly meditation sessions from noon-12:40 p.m. Wednesdays via Zoom, led by Puja Goyal, assistant professor of chemistry.

    As we look to succeed in our personal and professional lives, we rarely look to increase our capacity in the midst of difficult external circumstances. Neither at home nor in school have we learned how to deal with stress, manage our emotions or tap into our full potential.

    During these sessions, we will experience a short glimpse of that potential through the practice of powerful breathing exercises and guided meditation. No prerequisites needed!

    Register through the UCTD online calendar at the link below. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Niefer, EAP coordinator.

    More Info

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

  • Research

  • 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 three-week virtual course starts Monday, Nov. 2. Apply at https://airtable.com/shrbu7ZmOVibBihzE

    For questions, contact Olga Petrova.

    More Info

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

  • If you are 18+ years old, you are eligible to answer our anonymous survey about awareness of resources and risks related to raising healthy families.

    It should take 10 to 15 minutes, and your answers will be kept anonymous. No personal identification information will be collected. Find the survey at the link below.

    This study has been approved by the Binghamton University Institutional Review Board.

    Contact FRI Public Health, PI Jodi Dowthwaite.

    More Info

    Contact Jodi Dowthwaite, PhD or visit http://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0wCbpNmWaXRkuvr

  • Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Program to get funding and training to explore the commercial path forward for your innovative research, inventions, and products.

    • Three weeks starting Nov. 2
    • Six 2-hour online sessions
    • Up to $3,000 in funding
    • Chance to progress to national-level NSF I-Corps Teams Program, providing $50,000

    Learn more and apply at the link below.

    More Info

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

  • To support active research related to sustainability, the Sustainable Communities TAE invites applications for a 2020-2021 small grant program. Applications will be considered beginning immediately and until Dec 3, 2020.

    This new program supports research and creative activities associated with the equity, economic, and environmental impacts of the COVID-19. Funding of up to $2,000 can be used to support graduate student stipends, honoraria for virtual visitors, training costs, and the acquisition of supplies and data. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, beginning immediately and through Dec 3, 2020, or until currently allocated funds for this program are exhausted.

    To apply, submit proposals via the webform at the link below.

    If you have questions, please contact Sustainable Communities TAE Chair Carl Lipo.

    More Info

    Contact Carl Lipo or visit https://forms.gle/k2yTTpfvKYbtzMmK9

  • Speakers and Lectures

  • There will be a Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems (CoCo) online seminar at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, via Zoom at https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/93902524787?pwd=WFRCdFFPQUM4V1lCUGVNNWtudVBoQT09

    Danushka Bandara, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at Fairfield University, will speak on "Insights into Human Cognition through Machine Learning." More details can be found at http://coco.binghamton.edu/danushka-bandara.pdf

    Followed by open discussion. Email Hiroki Sayama for more information.

    More Info

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

  • Join us at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, for the third lecture in the CEMERS Fall 2020 Speaker Series on the "Material Turn," organized by John Kuhn, assistant professor of English at Binghamton University.

    Zachary Lesser, professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, will lecture on "Ghosts, Holes, Rips, and Scrapes: Shakespeare in 1619, Bibliography in the Longue Duree."

    This talk deals with one of the oldest kinds of materialist study of books: analytic bibliography. I will detail some new bibliographic findings about the Pavier Quartos, or the "False Folio" as they are sometimes known, suggesting that our traditional narratives about "the earliest collection of Shakespeare's plays" need to be seriously reconsidered. In the process, I will also consider the history of bibliography as a discipline, the theoretical question of the nature of bibliographical evidence and the historical narratives we construct around that evidence.

    Join this event via Zoom at https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/93602965278

    More Info

    Contact Colleen Bailey or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/cemers/events/index.html

  • Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, associate professor of food studies at Syracuse University, will speak on "The New American Farmer: Immigration, Race and the Struggle for Sustainability" at noon Thursday, Oct. 22, via Zoom.

    Join the meeting at https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/97888892490
    Minkoff-Zern will explore the experiences of Latino/a immigrant farmers as they transition from farmworkers to farm owners, offering a new perspective on racial inequity and sustainable farming. Although the majority of farms in the United States have U.S.-born owners who identify as white, a growing number of new farmers are immigrants, many of them from Mexico, who originally came to the United States looking for work in agriculture. Minkoff-Zern will discuss the experiences of Latino immigrant farmers as they transition from farmworkers to farm owners, offering a new perspective on racial inequality and sustainable farming.

    Find additional information about Minkoff-Zern on her faculty page at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Carl Lipo or visit https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/geo/Minkoff-Zern,_Laura-Anne/

  • Binghamton University Professor of Economics Wei Xiao and PhD candidate Christo Tarazi will speak via Zoom at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. (Note the different time.) The topic of their talk will be "Creating a Voter Sentiment Index by Reading Tweets."

    Join the Zoom meeting at https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/92622837791?pwd=RWFReXU4bDVUaFFGWmlDWDU4NXd2UT09

    Abstract: We use natural language processing to read hundreds of thousands of tweets every day, and conduct sentiment analysis. We hope to uncover voters’ opinions towards the two presidential candidates. Preliminary results show that the indices clearly respond to news, and correlate with changes in average national polls. In September, the sentiment was slightly more pro-Biden. Verified influencers were more pro-Biden, while unverified influencers were much more pro-Trump.

    More Info

    Contact Katie Ellis

  • Join us at noon Thursday, Oct. 29 for the first Healthy Campus Agent Training of the semester. This event is in collaboration with the Active Ally Program through the Q Center. In this program, you will learn what it means to serve LGBTQIA individuals and communities in an active capacity.

    Register for the event by visiting the B-Engaged link below. Sign in with your PODS username and password and click “register” at the bottom right of the page. A Zoom link is included when you register. You’ll also receive a confirmation email.

    This session is open to all faculty and staff. Information about the Healthy Campus Agent program will be provided.

    More Info

    Contact Cindy Cowden or visit https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/campusrec/rsvp_boot?id=868576

  • Binghamton University is partnering with other U.S. and international universities for the Let Us Dream 2020 Virtual Triennial International Conference, scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. EST Friday through Sunday, Nov. 20-22.

    Registration is free, but required, and the conference is open to the public.

    The three-day event will focus on education, health and social community improvement initiatives.

    Opening address speakers include Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. College of Community and Public Affairs Dean Laura Bronstein will be an education panelist.

    In addition, musicians from around the world will come together to promote global harmony.

    Visit the link below for details and to register.

    More Info

    Contact Andy Morris or visit https://letusdream.org/triennial-conference/

  • Training

  • This presentation, being held via Zoom at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, is designed to provide an overview of the federal immigration regulations related to F-1 and J-1 student employment both on and off campus.

    Participants will learn more about:
    • on-campus employment
    • off-campus employment/internship
    • employment after graduation

    To register, contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu

    More Info

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

  • If you haven’t taken Active Ally Foundations Level 1, do so before taking this workshop.

    In this workshop being offered at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, participants will participate in conversations and activities that help introduce Intersex Identity and the effect of the Gender Binary on these communities. After completing this workshop, participants will be able to engage with and recognize gendered systems and their effects on marginalized communities.

    Register at the link below.

    More Info

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

  • There is COVID, the election, the economy and so much more for students, staff and faculty to feel anxious about. With tensions running high and pressures coming from so many directions, it can be expected that discussions might become heated and incivility might result. The Professional Staff Senate invites you to join us from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct. 22, via Zoom, to explore three best practices for fostering civility and restoring peace when civil discourse breaks down.

    Join at https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/91212846906

    More Info

    Contact Bathabile Mthombeni

  • This workshop, being offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, Via Zoom, will include a brief introduction to services offered by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and International Education and Global Initiatives (IEGI) as well as challenges faced by international students and students who
    study abroad.

    Participants will learn more about:
    • Strategies for effectively communicating across cultures
    • Culture shock and reverse culture shock
    • Approaches for working with international populations and encouraging global citizenship in a COVID world
    • Opportunities for collaboration with ISSS and IEGI
    • Additional resources for staff and faculty

    Register at the link below.

    More Info

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

  • Professional staff include UUP and Management/Confidential, with a wide variety of titles and responsibilities. In this training from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 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. Registration is required at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Meaghan Bensley or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEud-GqrDouHdxx_PZ-R9j-Y5QqyTfXWuXP

  • In this workshop, being held via Zoom at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, learn 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.

    To register, contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu

    More Info

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

  • Bmail is Google mail for Binghamton University. In this introduction, being offered via Zoom at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, learn how to navigate around Bmail, how to organize and filter mail, how to customize mail settings, add contacts, create contact groups and more.

    To register, contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu

    More Info

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

  • If you haven’t taken Active Ally Foundations Level 1, do so before taking this workshop.

    In this workshop being offered at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, participants will be introduced to the structure and concept of systems of power and their effect on relationships with a focus on LGBTQ identities. After this workshop, participants will be able to name and describe the construction of basic systems of power and their effects on relationships.

    Register at the link below.

    More Info

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

  • Join us on Zoom for a 45-minute session on navigating the Performance Program and Evaluation process for UUP professional employees. The system has been moved online and we will discuss how to navigate the electronic process as well as the basics for writing programs/evaluations.

    Choose from one of two sessions and register with the link provided:

    • 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22
    https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsdeGgpjgjEt1_o5m5wf5lemlIR6xFrTjH
    • 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwod-uurzoiE9a0GTNRn7PTN3GMW5M7Z9Tf

    More Info

    Contact Jonathan Roma

  • Due to our current climate, the nature of work has drastically changed. As a supervisor, how do you react to a new remote-working environment? Join the UCTD in the Managing Remote Teams workshop at the dates and times below to learn and discuss the do's and don'ts of managing a team remotely. Learn about communication strategies, identifying employee challenges and making the transition to remote work. This interactive workshop is geared for supervisors. Discussions are encouraged!

    This workshop is being offered at:
    • 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22
    • Noon Wednesday, Oct. 28
    • Noon Friday, Oct. 30
    • Noon Thursday, Nov. 5
    • 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10

    To register, contact the UCTD at 607--777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu

    More Info

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

  • Are you an HR Coordinator or an HR Master in your department? HR staff will give you a high-level overview of the various types of employment (faculty, professional, student) at this session from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Nov. 17, via Zoom. Policies and guidelines that drive employment processes will be explained, from preparing for a search through onboarding your new employee. This training is highly recommended for those new to HR transactions, and is also great review for others. Human Resources will hold a workshop on the HR forms transaction application for department end-users. Registration is required at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Meaghan Bensley or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqduiqqD8uGdQnIPf8hF3SOnfAJufcXsZT

  • The Active Ally Foundation Level 1 training is being offered at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, and at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, and is the foundation training for becoming an Active Ally to LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff. This training lays down the basics of identity, human sexuality, privilege and what it means to be an Active Ally. This also marks the first training of the Active Ally Program and upon completion, participants will be able to take part in deep-dive workshops that take a closer look at specific identities and topics for deeper understanding.

    Register at the link below.

    More Info

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

  • Join us from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov, 18, for a virtual webinar with Gary Smith, hosted by the Institute for Justice and Well-Being, Department of Social Work, and Central/Western Community Schools Technical Assistance Center.

    Workshop participants shall become more knowledgeable and capable of strengthening their application of the dynamics, techniques and potential for enhancing interprofessional collaboration and practice in domains such as healthcare, family services, addiction treatment and veterans services. Upon the conclusion of this seminar, participants will be prepared to:

    • Explain the process and dynamics associated with interprofessional and collaborative practice.
    • Apply effective principles related to interprofessional and collaborative practice.
    • Enhance interprofessional and collaborative practice.
    • Understand a method for determining the effectiveness of inter-professional and collaborative practice.

    3 Social Work Contact Hours available!

    Use the link below and visit the Institute for Justice and Well-Being website for more information!

    More Info

    Contact Debbie Collett-O'Brien or visit http://bit.ly/bing-ijwb

  • If you haven’t taken Active Ally Foundations Level 1, do so before taking this workshop.

    Privilege is central to the ways in which people show up as Allies to LGBTQ folks. Because of this, the Unpacking Cis-Het Privilege Deep Dive is a required portion of the Active Ally Program. In this workshop, being offered at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, and at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, participants will take part in conversations and activities that examine the privileges afforded to Cisgender and Heterosexual people in society and how they intersect with other privileges. After completing this workshop, participants will be able to engage with, recognize and deconstruct their own privilege and identify ways to leverage privilege in support of LGBTQ folks.

    Register at the link below.

    More Info

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

  • Binghamton University students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this 30-minute training session focused on the opioid epidemic, barriers to care and the proper use of naloxone.

    • Sessions are being held at noon on the following Wednesdays: Sept. 9, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4.
    • Sessions are being held at 5:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Sept. 9, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.

    All participants will receive a certificate of training and be given the opportunity to acquire free naloxone.

    Register for a session through B-Engaged at https://bengaged.binghamton.edu

    Click the green Sign in button, click the green BU Login button, enter your PODS credentials and click Login. In the Search Events box, enter opioid and register for the session you are interested in.

    Any questions/comments, feel free to contact Bennett Doughty, program director.

    More Info

    Contact Bennett Doughty

  • In this online workshop being held via Zoom at 10:30 a.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.

    • Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26
    • Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
    • Dec. 7, 9, 14, 16 and 21

    To register, contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu

    More Info

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

  • Panopto is Binghamton University's solution for adding video to your course or website. Participants will learn how to record, upload and manage videos on a hosted environment in this session being held via Zoom at 1 p.m. on the dates below.

    • Oct. 5, 19 and 26
    • Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
    • Dec. 7, 9, 14, 16 and 21

    If you do not have Blackboard/myCourses access, contact Aaron Phelps at phelpsa@binghamton.edu to set up a Panopto account.

    To register, contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or http://uctd.binghamton.edu

    More Info

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

  • Workshops

  • Join us from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, for this webinar with David Schultz '80, MA '86, hosted by the Harper College Alumni Association and the Institute for Justice and Well-Being.

    Every generation wants a revolution and thinks it's going to change the world. But does it? This talk looks at the role of generations in American politics and how the 2020 election marks the beginning of the end of the Baby Boomer era of politics and the rise of the Millennials and Gen Z.

    More details and registration information are available at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Debbie Collett-O'Brien or visit http://bit.ly/gen-pol-DS

  • Referring to someone by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. University employees are invited to join Q Center staffer Ian Shick and SOGIE Peer Educator Cait Roberts for a lunch-hour conversation from noon-1 p.m. about pronouns.

    Both Shick and Roberts use they/them pronouns and are excited for you to engage with them in this conversation. If you ever had a question about how to ask someone their pronouns, why some folks use a non-binary pronoun like they/them or just don't understand all the fuss over pronouns, this is your chance ask questions!

    Join the conversation at https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/94225626588

    More Info

    Contact Kelly Clark

  • With all that is happening this year, it is reasonable to anticipate that stress levels will be high and fuses short in the classroom. Knowing how to promote respectful and meaningful discussions in the classroom under these circumstances is an essential skill, especially considering the large number of controversial issues that dominate current events. Join us from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 as we will delve into verbal de-escalation strategies so that you can feel better prepared if tempers flare during classroom discussions.

    Focused Conversations are open to all instructors and support staff. They are designed to exchange ideas and help you conceptualize your individual courses.

    Register for the event at the link below to receive the Zoom link.

    More Info

    Contact Shana White or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqc--srTssHtcrvBpv1ITzyKW6dQe2FPjv

  • The Binghamton Biofilm Research Center will be offering a hands-on workshop, “Working with microorganisms” Monday, Oct. 26; Wednesday, Oct. 28; and Friday, Oct. 30. The workshop will include both online instruction and in-person, hands-on skill practice. Each day of the workshop will include online instruction, through Zoom, from 9-10:30 a.m. and in-person sessions from 2-4 p.m. in S3-217. All participants need to attend the online and in-person session for all three days.

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

    The workshop will focus on medium preparation and autoclaving, aseptic technique in the handling of microorganisms, determining the overall number and purity of bacteria in a sample and stock culture preparation. No prior microbiology knowledge is required. Seats are limited. To register, contact Courtney Kleeschulte by noon Monday, Oct. 5.

    More Info

    Contact Courtney Kleeschulte

  • Join us from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, for this webinar with David Schultz '80, MA '86, hosted by the Harper College Alumni Association and the Institute for Justice and Well-Being.

    The United States is the only democracy in the world that does not select its president or prime minister by popular vote. Instead, the president is chosen by the Electoral College. This talk looks at why the constitutional framers created the Electoral College, how it works, and whether it should be retained, replaced or revamped.

    More details and registration information are available at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Debbie Collett-O'Brien or visit http://bit.ly/DS-Elec-College

  • Join us from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30 for this conversation as we focus on what it means to be resilient and discuss strategies and skills we can all use to help us reveal our resilience amid adversity, crisis and trauma.

    Focused Conversations are open to all instructors and support staff. They are designed to exchange ideas and help you conceptualize your individual courses.

    Register for the event at the link below to receive the Zoom link.

    More Info

    Contact Shana White or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpdO2vpjkiGNZ52pcNXwPOZ9jT61CQEE0_

  • The Binghamton Biofilm Research Center offers a hands-on workshop, “Working with microorganisms” Monday, Nov. 9, Wednesday, Nov. 11, and Friday, Nov. 13. The workshop will include both online instruction and in-person hands-on skill practice. Each day of the workshop will include online instruction, through Zoom, from 9-10:30 a.m. and in-person sessions from 2-4 p.m. in S3-217. All participants must attend the online and in-person session for all three days.

    The purpose of this workshop is to train Binghamton University students, staff and faculty in basic microbiology techniques. Attendees who successfully complete the training and attend all three online and in-person sessions will be certified by the Binghamton University Institutional Biosafety Committee to work in BSL-1 and BSL-2 labs. The workshop will focus on medium preparation and autoclaving, aseptic technique in the handling of microorganisms, determining the overall number and purity of bacteria in a sample, and stock culture preparation. No prior microbiology knowledge is required. Seats are limited. To register, contact Courtney Kleeschulte. Registration must be by noon on Friday, Oct. 30.

    More Info

    Contact Courtney Kleeschulte

  • Join us from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in a focused conversation led by staff from the Fleishman Center to learn how you can integrate career-focused assignments and lecture content in your courses. Faculty who have worked with the Fleishman Center will be on hand to share their perspectives and best practices.

    Focused Conversations are open to all instructors and support staff. They are designed to exchange ideas and help you conceptualize your individual courses.

    Register for the event at the link below to receive the Zoom link.

    More Info

    Contact Shana White or visit https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvf-ihrT0sGd0E8Waft8Rsp7FVzFnHMC4m

  • Join the Center for Learning and Teaching from 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, for one or both panel presentations to hear from students in the humanities and STEM disciplines. (You must sign up for each panel you would like to attend.)

    They will discuss the role of technology in higher education and ideas for instructors. Come hear students share their expectations for the use of technology in and out of the classroom and the direction they would like to see educational technology take in the future.

    Register for each event to receive the Zoom links.

    • Humanities Student Panel 1-2 p.m. https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lfuqoqj4oG9Fx8V0lwJFFCMUXTgDApWPb

    • STEM Student Panel https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcld-qurjIjE9wq94Zs48A1Vq6AVngytcUi

    More Info

    Contact Shana White