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Administrative

  • Faculty annual reports due

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

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

    For More Information:

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

Arts and Entertainment

  • Anderson Center to present Summer Savoyards, "Princess Ida"

    The Binghamton Summer Savoyards will present "Princess Ida" from Friday, July 19, to Sunday, July 21 at the Anderson Center Chamber Hall.

    The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on July 19-20 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 21.

    The Summer Savoyards have presented Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the Binghamton area since 1961. Among the cast and crew members are more than a dozen Binghamton University alums, current BU students and staff. In addition to elaborate sets and costumes, accompaniment will be provided by a 24-piece orchestra.

    For tickets, contact the Anderson Center box office at (607) 777-ARTS, or purchase online at the link below.

    For More Information:

    Contact Jana Kucera or visit https://www.summersavoyards.org/ida

Career Development

Construction

  • Science 5 dock and service drive closure: July 16-19

    The Science 5 service drive and loading dock will be closed from noon, Tuesday, July 16 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 19, to allow for crane work for the Science 3 renovation project.

    Contact project coordinator Michael Navarro at mnavarro@binghamton.edu or 777-6574 with any questions.

    For More Information:

    Contact Michael Navarro

  • Parking Lot paving schedule

    A paving contractor will be on campus to repave parking Lots H, Y5 and Y4 with lot closures starting Monday, July 22.

    Lot H will be closed from Monday, July 22 to Thursday, July 25. All vehicles that are parked in parking lot H must be moved by 8 a.m. on Monday, July 22. Paving will begin on Tuesday, July 23.

    Lot Y5 will be closed from Wednesday, July 24 to Thursday, July 25. All vehicles that are parked in Lot Y5 must be relocated by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24.

    Lot Y4 will be closed from Wednesday, July 31 to Friday, August 2. All vehicles that are parked in Lot Y4 must be relocated by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31.

    For More Information:

    Contact Nicholas Corcoran

General

  • Annual Security and Fire Report available online

    Binghamton University’s Annual Security and Fire Report shows statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Binghamton University and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. It also includes fire statistics for residential facilities.

    The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and emergency notifications, and links to information provided by local law enforcement agencies. You may access the report online at the link below. You also have the right to obtain a paper copy by contacting Human Resources at (607)-777-2187.

    For more information, contact Andrew Baker, at abaker@binghamton.edu.

    For More Information:

    Contact Andrew Baker or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/student-handbook/pdfs/annual-security-and-fire-report.pdf

  • Weekly expert alert

    Welcome to the Office of Media and Public Relations weekly expert alert. This list is updated regularly as new topics are added and old ones are commissioned. Timeliness and being the right fit for the topic are the most important factors for success in your response.

    1. Catholic integralism and faith facts of JD Vance: The Conversation is looking for a scholar to do a short piece on Ohio Sen. JD Vance, Trump’s pick as a running mate. The desk would be interested in an explainer on Catholic integralism.

    2. Trump as ‘messiah’ — Some videos in the past have cast former President Donald Trump as a ‘messiah-like” figure. In the aftermath of the assassination attempt, some of his supporters see his survival as a special blessing from God. The Conversation is looking for scholars to write about some of the recent movements that see Trump as chosen by God. The desk would be interested in hearing from scholars if they have other pitches as well.

    3. Working class voters: The Conversation is seeking a scholar who can relay their own research or recent research conducted by others about what working class Americans want from political leaders and who they support. This article will also define the term — who counts as working class today and how many people fall into this category — and observe the changes in working class voters' electoral support over time.

    4. T Coronae Borealis and recurrent novae: The Conversation is looking for an astronomer to discuss the star T Coronae Borealis’ upcoming flare, and potentially go more broadly into what nova eruptions are, what researchers know about recurrent novae, how they study them and why events like this are rare. The desk would like to publish a short article of about 800 words that will explore the topic in a language non-experts can understand.

    5. The science of lab-grown diamonds: The Conversation is looking for a materials scientist, engineer or geologist to describe how diamonds are grown in the lab for commercial purposes. The story might also mention how big the market is and how much it costs to produce lab-grown diamonds. The desk would like to publish a short article of about 800 words that will explore the topic in a language non-experts can understand.

    6. Biden, aging and a "bad episode:" Following the presidential debate, Biden and his team reasoned that his poor performance was due to a "bad episode." But for older adults, are "bad days" truly isolated events, especially if they're associated with aging? The Conversation is looking for a gerontologist who can answer this question, specifically delving into the biological processes involved in senescence and neurological decline to explain why aging makes it more difficult to handle or bounce back from physical/mental challenges. In other words: Is it possible to recover from the deficits introduced by aging? Or are "bad days" cumulative and progressive with age? The desk encourages scholars of color, but feel free to suggest anyone you think is a good fit. When responding, share a link to the profile of the scholar in mind.

    7. Is it ethical for Biden to stay in the race? The Conversation is looking for ethicists/political philosophers to write on the current situation of President Biden deciding to stay in the presidential race and how ethical that decision is.

    8. Mental acuity of presidential candidates: Concerns surrounding President Biden’s debate performance have led to increased calls for him to undergo cognitive testing and release the results to the public. The Conversation is looking for a gerontologist, cognitive neuroscientist or other related expert who could explain what such testing could reveal, and what it might not tell us about the President’s cognitive fitness for the job. This piece would also discuss which parts of a president’s job become more difficult with age — for instance, whether presidents in Trump and Biden’s age range need more sleep and why — and how other aspects of a president’s job, such as international travel, shifting time zones and erratic schedules, might be more taxing for an aging brain.

    9. 50th anniversary of Tommy John surgery: The Conversation is looking for a sports history scholar and/or a medical historian who could tell the story of how the first ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, also known as Tommy John surgery, was devised and eventually performed on September 25, 1974. Since then, the surgery has dramatically extended the careers of hundreds of Major League Baseball pitchers. But it has also had unintended consequences; because of its success, the surgery has become almost a rite of passage for younger pitchers, who are now encouraged to throw harder and longer, which means more injuries at an earlier age.

    10. Biden passing the baton to Kamala Harris: In the case that Joe Biden withdraws from the presidential race, Vice President Kamala Harris would have the clearest way to take over the money that their campaign has raised so far. Why is this? The Conversation wants a campaign finance expert to help readers understand how and why it would be easiest for Harris to assume Biden’s post, and what could happen to the money the campaign raised so far if another candidate stepped in.

    11. Starliner at the ISS: The Conversation is looking for aerospace scientists, engineers, historians or others with story ideas or angles related to the two NASA astronauts staying on the ISS and/or the issues Boeing faces while it troubleshoots its Starliner crew vehicle.

    12. Psychological projection: The Conversation is looking for a scholar who studies psychological projection, especially as a weapon, and ideally in politics. Projection is a huge part of Trump's pathology, but it's also a huge part of his support — where he plays the victim rather than the aggressor.

    13. Curious Kids — The color black: The Conversation is looking for a physicist who can address the following question, submitted by a child for our Curious Kids series: “What is the region of black color in the spectra? Does it lie in the visible region, and what is its frequency and wavelength?” The writer should be able to explain whether or not black is on the color spectrum, and if not, what creates the visual effect of blackness. To do this, the writer can explain what the visible spectrum is and how lights of different wavelengths interact with the human eye to create the impression of different colors. The piece should be about 800 words and written in clear, engaging language appropriate for a young audience.

    14. Curious Kids – Smell-o-vision for smartphones: The Conversation is looking for an engineer to write an article in our Curious Kids series answering a child's question: "Is it possible to make a phone through which we can smell like we can hear and see?" The article will explain the challenges of producing specific odors on demand, cover recent efforts to add smell to VR systems and mention the history of Smell-o-vision.

    For More Information:

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

  • Annette Burnett retirement celebration: July 24

    Join the Anderson Center in celebrating the career and retirement of Annette Burnett, executive director from 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, in the Anderson Center Reception Room.

    All are welcome to wish Annette the best in her next chapter. No RSVP is required.

    For More Information:

    Contact Chris Bodnarczuk

  • Volunteers needed: make our "B" photo shoot better than ever

    The Office of Alumni Engagement is seeking volunteer support for the "B" photo shoot, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, at the practice field near the Events Center.

    This is an annual campus tradition in which nearly 3,000 new students have their picture taken as they stand in the formation of the University's "B" icon. Volunteers will direct students and hand out T-shirts. If you'd like to volunteer, register online by Wednesday, Aug. 7.

    For More Information:

    Contact Megan Hall or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfZMihDntsdDHJzCoZpfbjrDbbRcSDbjm6evJb8zCj76zWnQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

  • 2024 Campus Appreciation Day Picnic: Aug. 1

    President Harvey Stenger invites all Binghamton University faculty, staff and retirees to attend the Campus Appreciation Day Picnic from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, on the Peace Quad, in recognition and celebration of the contributions of all faculty and staff.

    Lunch will be provided by Binghamton University Dining Services. Join for your chance to win giveaways and prizes, plus all employees will receive a thank-you gift.

    Supervisors are asked to adjust employee schedules so that all clerical and support staff may attend the picnic for at least one hour.

    In case of rain, the event will be held in the Mandela Room in the University Union.

    For employees who work overnight shifts, the Appreciation event will take place from 11:15 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the Old Union Hall.

    This event is for faculty, staff and retirees only. If you have any questions about this event, email Sarah Koral at buevents@binghamton.edu.

    For More Information:

    Contact Sarah Koral

  • UFEST Department signups — now online

    In its 31st year, University Fest will be hosting over 200 student organizations, local vendors and departments who wish to table, in addition to music, performances and inflatables. UFEST will be held on Saturday, August 24, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Peace Quad.

    Department signups are now available at the link below.

    For More Information:

    Contact Jennifer Keegin or visit https://bit.ly/ufest2024

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

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

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

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

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

    For More Information:

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

  • UDiversity Educational Institute feedback survey

    UDiversity Educational Institute is eager to hear your thoughts on how we can better support the Binghamton University campus.

    Your input is essential to understanding the needs and preferences of the community, enabling the Institute to enhance programs and events to promote inclusivity.

    Take a moment to complete the brief survey at the link below; your feedback is highly valued!

    For More Information:

    Contact Jade Doswell or visit https://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9LvJxIhukGssrCC

  • Student Employment Fair: Aug. 20

    Are you a Binghamton University campus department seeking part-time student workers for the 2024-25 academic year? Join Student Employment for the Binghamton University Part-Time Student Employment Fair from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the University Union Mandela Room.

    Over 1,800 students attended the Fall 2023 Student Employment Fair — Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with talented students and secure the best applicants in just one afternoon.

    Campus offices hiring for undergraduate or graduate paid positions are welcome to attend for free.

    All positions must be posted in the hireBING by Handshake system at the time of the fair. If you need assistance in posting your positions, reach out to stemploy@binghamton.edu.

    Register only if you plan to attend the event. Cancellation in advance is required.

    For More Information:

    Contact Student Employment or visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/49464/employer_preview?token=mi6iRdy2oMaTGETPwoQn4I32gtPghcsSeiZEXOBFAHOWfJkYT5i_ZA

Health and Wellness

  • Vinyasa Yoga series with Ramona Lena: July 26

    Learn more and experience Vinyasa yoga, commonly known as Flow Yoga, at 4 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the Labyrinth. Check B-Engaged to RSVP or for rain location at the link below.

    This form of yoga focuses on connecting a flowing sequence of poses through breathing techniques. This session will be led by certified instructor Ramona Lena.

    For More Information:

    Contact Angella Kim or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2265473

  • Extra farm shares available through Aug. 7

    You can still benefit from the B-Healthy farm share program, even if you didn't get a chance to sign up.

    Russell Farms is offering a limited number of singles ($14) and couples ($23) farm shares for purchase on a walk-up basis at their truck from 3-5 p.m. every Wednesday in Lot E, through August 7. Both cash and credit card payments are accepted.

    For More Information:

    Contact Kimberly Peabody

NCAA Division I Athletics

  • Binghamton Volleyball summer camps

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

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

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

    For More Information:

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

Recreation

  • Adult summer Tennis camp: Beginner to pro

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

    For More Information:

    Contact Cindy Cowden or visit tennisctr.com

  • Juniors summer tennis camp: Ages 5-17

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

    For More Information:

    Contact Cindy Cowden or visit tennisctr.com

Research

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Poster session: Aug. 2

    The campus community is invited to the Annual Undergraduate Summer Research Poster session, from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, August 2, at the ITC Complex in the Smart Energy Building.

    Approximately 40 students from Binghamton’s Renewable Energy REU Site, Microbial Biofilms REU Site and the Summer Research Immersion Program — Clean Energy stream will present their summer research. Come learn about their research in fields spanning the STEM disciplines.

    For More Information:

    Contact Caitlin Light

Training and Workshops

  • Intercultural Story Circles: Aug. 1

    The Global Intercultural Circle (GIC), co-sponsored with DEI, is a national, community-based group dedicated to strengthening individual capacities to understand the intercultural dynamics of their own communities.

    Join the UDiversity Educational Institute from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, to learn about and experience UNESCO Story Circles, an approach to intercultural learning that applies to many community and educational settings. Only a certain number of seats are available for this workshop, so register with the link below.

    For accommodations or questions, contact dei@binghamton.edu / 607-777-4775.

    For More Information:

    Contact Jade Doswell or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r2265505