A Look Back at 2015-2016 in Daily Photos

Posted by Media and Public Relations Intern Paige Miller on June 6, 2016

The 2015-2016 school year was a busy one for Binghamton. The University came together to take on world issues and used each other's support to get through finals week. Our research teams continued to excel, and our sports teams never failed to make us proud. Check out what made this year such a great time to be a Bearcat!

Move-In kicked off the year

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More than 3,000 students took the final steps to officially becoming Binghamton Bearcats in a matter of a few short days. In this picture, freshman Christian "West" Westrom plays his violin at the New Student Welcome Picnic in the Peace Quad. 

LUMA lit up downtown Binghamton

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LUMA was a great opportunity for students to hit the town and check out the City of Binghamton's first international projection arts festival, in which seven computer animations were projected onto buildings downtown.

Homecoming brought Binghamton together

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Alumnus and current students celebrated their BingPride at an assortment of engaging events during Homecoming. Here, students get amped up for a men's soccer game. 

Big Sean raised the Events Center roof

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Big Sean performed at the 2015 Fall Concert at the Events Center and gave us quite a show! Who do you think will come next year? 

Family Weekend gave us all the feels

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Family Weekend was filled with open houses, special guest speakers like comedian John Mulaney, and, most imporantly, free food! Alyx Magnus and her mom, Stacie, decorated 1,000 cupcakes at Mountainview College during the weekend. 

Student groups gathered for peace

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The Muslim Student Association organized and invited other student religious groups to pray for peace after terrorist attacks and other tragedies that took place throughout the world. This photo by Jonathan Cohen won the 2016 SUNY CUAD Best Photo award. 

Researchers made headlines

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Binghamton saw a number of breakthroughs in science throughout the year -- from engineering to psychology. Pictured here, sophomores Brandon Lewandowski and Shiau-Sing Ciecierska test the effects of antimicrobial agents of various bacterial strains in the form of biofilms. 

The region received $500 million

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The Binghamton region was named a "Best Plan Awardee" in the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, recieving $500 million in funding. This money will go towards growing and developing the community. Many of the initiatives include adding on the University, such as building the new Decker School of Nursing in the Health Sciences and Technology Innovation Park in Johnson City. 

Athletics drew a crowd

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Binghamton had a lot to be proud of as far as athletics go. The softball team secured its first-ever America East regular-season title. For the second year in a row, Binghamton participated in and hosted the American East Women's Basketball Championship Tournament in the Events Center. The women's basketball team pumps up before facing Nyack, in this photo. 

Binghamton students took office

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Graduate student Giovanni Scaringi, left, and sophomore Conrad Taylor, right, were elected to represent the City of Binghamton's 1st and 4th districts. 

Art was alive

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It was a cultrually rich year for the University -- from the Theatre Department's performance of "Orpheus" to sending vocalists off to earn top prizes at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Eastern Regional Vocal Competition. Here, Lu Yang dances during Dragon Night, hosted by the student group ChinaScope. 

TEDx made us think

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At a sold out Osterhout Concert theater, speakers from near and far came to spread their ideas and inspire the students of Binghamton University. Some speakers included Melissa Frascella, left, a dance performance by the student group Bhangra, and undergraduates Mathew Gill and Kyrin Pollock, 

Big names came to speak

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From actress/musician Queen Latifah to former US President Bill Clinton to Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, the University saw many impressive speakers.

Spring Fling was a blast

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This years Spring Fling was so epic T-Pain tweeted about wanting to buy some real estate in Binghamton after his concert! Carnival rides, Walk the Moon, and all the ice cream you could eat. It was definitely a success! 

Finals Week was intense

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This picture of the library rave on the last day of classes looks like a lot of fun, but let's face it -- finals week was rough. But you know what they say, when it doubt, dance it out!

Students became grads

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After four short years, we said goodbye to the class of 2016 and wished them well in their future endeavours. It looks like these students from the School of Management are excited about graduating! 

Baseball went big

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The men's baseball team won their third American East title in the last four years this spring. In this photo, senior David Schanz records his team boarding the bus to College Station, Texas, where they played the first round in the NCAA Division 1 Regionals Baseball Championship Tournament. 

Campus keeps improving

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The year may be over, but there is still a lot of work being done on campus. Students can expect to come back and see the product of a lot of completed construction projects like a new outdoor patio at the MarketPlace. In this picture, the Smart Energy Research and Development Facility at the ITC is being worked on. 

Our photographer picked up some awards

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University Photographer Jonathan Cohen (who shot all of these amazing Daily Photos) won the SUNY CUAD 2016 Best Group of Photos award for these three beauties. 

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Paige Miller is a junior majoring in public relations and business administration from Binghamton, N.Y. 

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