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  • Once the isolation or quarantine period is over, students don’t require a negative test before they return to campus, but they must be officially released by their county health department and/or be notified by the University’s medical director that their isolation/quarantine period is over before they can return to their regular housing. On-campus residing students are responsible for notifying Residential Life as well as the staff overseeing quarantine/isolation housing that they have been cleared to return to their regular campus housing by sending messages to reslife@binghamton.edu and safehousing@binghamton.edu, respectively. Students should also send a message to registrar@binghamton.edu and to their instructors to notify them that they will be returning to any in-person classes they are enrolled in.

    More Info

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

  • As the SEFA campaign continues, this week's winner of a $50 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods is Amber Jennings.

    Thank you for supporting SEFA! We are at 81% of our goal with 123 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!

    More Info

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

  • 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://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDU9DhO6UMhsbDNhVpIk5HMuzBQM188XXWyvBF9ky9z-vcaA/viewform?gxids=7757

    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.

    More Info

    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.

    More Info

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

  • 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. Election economic reaction: We are looking for an economist, finance or business professor able to help us cover the reaction to the eventual election outcome and be ready to write an article explaining its impact once we have a winner, whenever that happens. The angle is up in the air at the moment and will depend on the scholar’s expertise. A possible focus includes impact on the stock market or what it will mean for big (or small) business.
    Timeline: Contact by Friday, Oct. 30. Timing of story depends on winner being declared

    2. Curious Questions: What is a peanut gallery?: We'd like a scholar to explain in fewer than 500 words the meaning of this term, its origin and how its usage has evolved.


    3. Why do smoke alarms go off when there is no smoke? We'd like a scholar to explain in fewer than 500 words how smoke alarms broadly work, what can set them off accidentally and ways to possibly prevent setting them off.
    Timeline: Contact editor today, Oct. 26

    4. More testing, higher case numbers?: We are looking for a biostatistician or public health researcher with expertise in disease testing to write a short piece explaining the tricky relationship between increased testing and increased case numbers. How much is increased testing leading to increased cases? How can you tell the strength of that causation, if at all? How does test-positivity play a role in this?
    Timeline: Connect via email by Wednesday, Oct. 28

    In case you missed it, we are still chasing:
    5. Where's the sea ice? The Arctic refreeze off Siberia is late and setting a new, unsettling record. We're looking for a scholar to explain how the Arctic freezes in the fall (why the Laptev Sea matters), what the late freeze-up portends for temperatures and Arctic ecosystems, and what climate change has to do with it.
    Timeline: Contact editor today, Oct. 26

    6. For-profit colleges: While college enrollment is down overall, enrollment in the for-profit college sector is up 3%. We are in search of a scholar who can put this statistic into perspective and say what it means for the for-profit college sector to see a jump at a time when everyone else is experiencing a decline.
    Timeline: Contact editor today, Oct. 26

    7. Reparations: We plan to start a series of articles looking at reparations for African Americans. We will be looking at many different aspects: History of reparations in the United States, the challenges of it, looking back at the experience with Native Americans, history of the church, what universities are doing. Our search is not limited to these questions and we would welcome further angles in your responses.
    Timing: Contact editor Friday, Oct. 30

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    10. 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.


    11. 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

    12. 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

    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.
    Timeline: Contact editor by Friday, Oct. 30

    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. Crises and innovation: We are looking for a historian of technology or science who can write about previous crises in history and whether they led to innovations. The scholar can look at one particular crisis (like the 1918 pandemic) or more than one and potentially discuss whether there are parallels to today's pandemic.
    Timing: Flexible

    More Info

    Contact Ryan Yarosh

  • 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.

    More Info

    Contact Help Desk at 607-777-6420

  • The 2021 open enrollment period for the Flex Spending Account (FSA) will run from Monday, Nov. 2 to 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30. The FSA program can assist state employees in saving money to pay for necessary health or dependent care expenses because money set aside in your accounts is not subject to federal, state and social security taxes. Once you are enrolled, your contributions will be withheld on a bi-weekly, pre-tax basis from your paychecks during the 2021 plan year.

    The FSA is comprised of three important benefits for employees: the Health Care Spending Account (HCSA), the Dependent Care Advantage Account (DCAA) and the Adoption Advantage Account. Eligible employees may choose to enroll in any or all of the benefits. Keep in mind this is a use-it-or-lose it benefit. Any funds you set aside that are not accounted for by Dec. 31 each year will be forfeited.

    If you are currently enrolled in the plan and wish to continue the benefit for 2021, you must re-enroll by the strictly-enforced deadline of 10 p.m. Nov. 30. Enrollment does not carry over from year to year. Beginning Nov. 2, you may enroll online at the link below or by phone at 800-358-7202.

    For program and enrollment details, including information to have handy when enrolling, visit the How to Enroll page on the FSA website or call 800-358-7202 .

    More Info

    Contact Luanne Stento or visit https://goer.ny.gov/how-enroll

  • 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.

    More Info

    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.

    More Info

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

  • Arts and Entertainment

  • The Main Gallery of the Binghamton University Art Museum currently features an exhibition of fakes, forgeries, copies and other curiosities titled "Holy Hoaxes: A Curator Collects." The exhibition, organized by William Voelkle ’61, curator emeritus of The Morgan Library & Museum, presents over 60 objects he has collected over the years. "Holy Hoaxes" will seem at first to be an exhibition of medieval manuscripts, paintings and other sacred objects. However, each piece is, at least in part, not what it seems. To watch a conversation between museum director Diane Butler and our alumnus collector Voelkle, visit the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Diane Butler or visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI5xH1gw15A&feature=youtu.be

  • Career Development

  • 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.

    More Info

    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.

    More Info

    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.

    More Info

    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.

    More Info

    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.

    More Info

    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.

    More Info

    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.

    More Info

    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.

    More Info

    Contact John Wojcio

  • General

  • 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

  • B-Real Talks, hosted by the Fleishman Center, are authentic conversations with employers, students, alumni, staff and faculty. Guests discuss how to navigate various workplace dynamics, and how our guests have overcome challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Consider sharing our most recent episode with students who may be facing similar challenges.

    In this episode, motivational speaker James Pogue shares how to combat implicit bias, common stereotypes in multi-generational teams, and advice about how to address diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

    More Info

    Contact Fleishman Center or visit https://careertools.binghamton.edu/videos/b-real-talks-addressing-implicit-bias-empowering-multi-generational-teams-ep-9/

  • 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

  • BFirst is hosting a week-long celebration worthy of the mighty first-gen student, and you're invited! This is for first-gen students (undergrad and grad), faculty and staff.

    In honor of this year's National First-Generation College Celebration Day on Nov. 8, join us from Monday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 6, for virtual programming designed to connect, reflect and build community. For more details on each event and to RSVP, visit the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Clara Barnhart or visit https://forms.gle/XYT9xqRQQitdw8aS9

  • 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

  • What are you doing for International Education Week? The Office of International Education and Global Initiatives (IEGI) is gathering a list of campus-wide activities for International Education Week (IEW), to be held Nov. 16-20, alongside our own planned events. Join in celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Your group or department is encouraged to plan a workshop, activity, lecture, performance or other event with an international focus that week or close to IEW.

    The IEGI is collecting events using the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEMCN3ZWQSoMrfdI6VhKBYcPghmEmSkD1x6gXyVI1aQVxs5g/viewform

    We will then advertise events in the calendar at the link below, which is automatically updated from the Google Form. Submit your events as soon as possible! If you have any questions, reach out to Anna Biuso.

    More Info

    Contact Anna Biuso or visit http://bit.ly/BingIEW2020

  • 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

  • Nominations are requested for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities to recognize excellence in research or creative activity conducted at Binghamton University in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities. The campus deadline is Monday, Nov. 23. Nominations should be submitted to William Kuhnel at wkuhnel@binghamton.edu.

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

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

    More Info

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

  • 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

  • The University is beginning its annual review of the Code of Student Conduct to determine if any changes are needed. As in previous years, administrators, staff, faculty and students are asked to review the Code of Student Conduct and provide feedback. The 2020-2021 Code of Student Conduct can be found at https://www.binghamton.edu/student-handbook/pdfs/accessible-version-of-student-code-of-conduct-2020-21.pdf

    If you would like to recommend changes for the 2021-2022 version, first read the current Code of Student Conduct cover to cover, then complete the form at the link below no later than Dec. 11.

    If you have any questions, contact conduct@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Jazell Johnson or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdusIM4KAs3yucZsGSjsv_5kOHEveZT-yGlPpoQ5q-4IV_96Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Healthy Campus Initiative: B-Healthy is co-sponsoring the SKY Happiness Retreat with SKY@BUgrad through the Healthy Campus Well-being Grant. Registration space is limited, but free!

    The online SKY Happiness Retreat is a nine-hour total well-being training offered to thousands of university students, faculty and staff across the country via Zoom. The training is scheduled from 6–9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 and 2–5 p.m. both Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1.

    Participants gain foundational stress-management skills; develop a personal evidence-based breathing and meditation practice; learn a short, personal yoga practice; and increase social connection and leadership skills. The SKY Happiness Retreat introduces SKY Meditation, an evidence-based meditation practice integrated with breath work that can significantly increase one's well-being and calmness, and significantly reduces anxiety and stress markers. The course features interactive group processes, experiential learning, emotional intelligence training, breath-work, yoga and evidence-based meditation.

    There are 25 fully funded spots available for this retreat. Availability is first-come, first-served and requires attendance at all sessions.

    Apply through the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Cindy Cowden or visit http://tiny.cc/skybuoct2

  • We have significantly increased COVID-19 testing for both off- and on-campus students. In this episode campus experts explain when you should get tested, where off-campus students can get tested and what a negative test result actually means. Learn more in our latest episode of Bearcat Chats.

    More Info

    Contact Ryan Yarosh or visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g4og0HWyps&feature=youtu.be

  • 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

  • Have you ever paid a bill late because you forgot the due date? Many individuals cause themselves unnecessary stress, loss of money and time by not having an organized household. Put a stop to unnecessary fees and additional stress by creating a solid plan to manage finances and declutter your space.

    This workshop to help you review a plan to stay organized, get your budgeting system together and become debt-free so you can live a balanced lifestyle will take place Monday, Dec. 7, in two half-hour sessions, one at noon and the second at 1 p.m.

    Professionals from Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester or https://www.rethinkingdebt.org/ will provide these presentations, which 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

  • 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

  • Dennis Zhang, associate professor of operations and manufacturing management at the Washington University in St. Louis Olin School of Business, will speak on "Customer Choice Models versus Machine-Learning: Finding Optimal Product Displays on Alibaba" from 2-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, via Zoom.

    Abstract: We compare the performance of two approaches for finding the optimal set of products to display to customers landing on Alibaba's two online marketplaces, Tmall and Taobao. Both approaches were placed online simultaneously and tested on real customers for one week. The first approach we test is Alibaba's current practice. This procedure embeds thousands of product and customer features within a sophisticated machine learning algorithm that is used to estimate the purchase probabilities of each product for the customer at hand. The products with the largest expected revenue (revenue * predicted purchase probability) are then made available for purchase. The downside of this approach is that it does not incorporate customer substitution patterns; the estimates of the purchase probabilities are independent of the set of products that eventually are displayed. Our second approach uses a featurized multinomial logit (MNL) model to predict purchase probabilities for each arriving customer. In this way we use less sophisticated machinery to estimate purchase probabilities, but we employ a model that was built to capture customer purchasing behavior and, more specifically, substitution patterns. We use historical sales data to fit the MNL model and then, for each arriving customer, we solve the cardinality-constrained assortment optimization problem under the MNL model online to find the optimal set of products to display. Our experiments show that despite the lower prediction power of our MNL-based approach, it generates significantly higher revenue per visit compared to the current machine learning algorithm with the same set of features. We also conduct various heterogeneous-treatment-effect analyses to demonstrate that the current MNL approach performs best for sellers whose customers generally only make a single purchase.

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

    Meeting ID: 926 2283 7791
    Passcode: 5-digit zip code for Binghamton University

    More Info

    Contact Xingye Qiao or visit https://binghamton.edu/transdisciplinary-areas-of-excellence/data-science/index.html

  • 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/

  • Professor of Political Science Jonathan Krasno will deliver a webinar entitled, “Pulling the Lever: Polls, Decisions, and the 2020 US Election” at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. This event is co-hosted by Harpur College and the Department of International Relations, Political Science and History at Christ University (Bengaluru, India).

    The webinar is free and open to all, but registration is required at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Nancy Um or visit https://bit.ly/KrasnoTalk

  • Student Activities

  • Our world as we knew it has been turned upside down amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While we may feel helpless and frustrated at the current state we are in, the Environmental and Ecology group of the Emerging Leaders Program at Binghamton University is trying to make a positive impact in whatever way we can.

    Our goal is to provide underrepresented citizens of Broome County with reusable masks to reduce the waste of disposable masks and increase public safety. With your help, we can begin to piece back together our community as the numbers in our county spike and more waste is produced.

    What you can do to help?

    We are currently raising funds to pay for the masks and fabric that will be needed to fulfill our goal of $1,500 to pay for the masks/fabric that will be donated to underrepresented members of the greater Binghamton area. 

    Donate directly to the gofundme at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Molly Battaglia or visit https://gf.me/u/y4naqm

  • Training

  • 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

  • Learn how to create online surveys, quizzes and more in the class being offered via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Responses to your surveys are automatically collected in Forms and Sheets, with real-time response information and charts. In this workshop, we will learn how to create, edit, share and collect data using a basic Form.

    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. 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

  • After hosting a discussion about workplace dynamics between Black women and White women, Jah Davis, coordinator of Udiversity education, and Sophia Givre, Fleishman Center career consultant, are continuing the conversation exploring the complexities of identity and addressing the barriers related to friendships between Black women and White women. Join us at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, for a conversation that unpacks how intersections in our identities shape our lived experience in an effort to provide a space to bridge divides.

    Zoom registration link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlf-Cgpz0iG9HGEFQXuirDZOItyu_KnrZE

    More Info

    Contact Sophia Givre

  • 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

  • The Division of Academic Affairs and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are sponsoring a series of required workshops for new faculty on inclusive pedagogy. Join us from noon-1:30 pm. Wednesday, Nov. 18, for the third and final workshop in the series.

    Workshop 3 - Ensuring Academic Success
    Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18
    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/tJctc-ugrjooHtcgR8_UGxwIsFlxgefTNYDM