TEDx packs the house

TEDx packs the house

Absorb the world around you, was the message that actor/director/playwright Ruben Santiago-Hudson '78 left with attendees at the fourth TEDxBinghamton University conference on March 30. “Be a sponge. Absorb, take, grow and give it out to the world.” Read more about TEDx.

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Just in time for spring Jim Johnson, a Binghamton University carpenter who also flies quad copters, has been creating beautiful videos of Taughannock Falls in Ithaca; one for each season. He has just completed his winter video, which means you can admire the icy falls while being happy that they are melting. Click here.
Blade runner A broken skate blade cost John Roufaiel ’05 his shot at the Red Bull Crashed Ice competition. But this 31-year-old medical student is no stranger to setbacks. Read his story.
Not too timid for a TED Talk Joe Kowan '91 was so fearful of performing his songs in public that he eventually wrote a song about stage fright and sang it for audiences who were uncomfortable watching him be uncomfortable. Now he's given a TED Talk on stage fright (photo by Ryan Lash). Read his story here.

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ENTERTAINMENT. James Brendan McLaughlin, Alessandro Raffanelli and Brett DeCoylse all '04, have developed a travel website called embark.org. The purpose of the site is to provide networking, inspiration and a streamlined set of tools to promote the experience of traveling.
CHARITY. Charles Goldsmith ’74 created a nonprofit organization to continue the work he began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mexico from 2009–12. The Central Mexico Youth Fund supports activities that help children, adolescents and young adults get a quality education and lead productive lives in Mexico.
BLOG. Deborah Miran Serri '02 blogs about her new business, called Granonut, which makes a nut-free granola.
ENTERTAINMENT. Jeremy Honig '01, Evan Behlivanis '03 and Brian Frankel '01, all former members of the nationally renowned Binghamton Crosbys, have started a custom songwriting company called writememysong.com.
BLOG. Sue Brumm '02 writes about competitive climbing in the Northeast in her blog, Chalk Dust.
EDUCATION. Missy Gluckmann '90 is the founder of Melibee Global, which offers tools, speakers and professional development for the global education and travel communities.
CHARITY. Helaine Lobman ’80 runs Bob's Blankie Brigade, which provides handmade blankets to domestic-violence victims and cancer patients. It is a continuation of work started by her parents.
BOOKS. Gail Leicht '85 offers a series of travel books called The Skinny On ... that get right to the point of what's worth seeing and what to skip in selected cities. The guides offer discriminating suggestions on restaurants and focus on what locals want visitors to see in Chicago, San Francisco and New York. The next Skinny guide will be for Boston; look for it in 2014.
BLOG. Amy Durant '96 writes a blog called Lucy's Football, which she describes as being a little bit of everything: current events, humor, open letters, theater, books, entertainment, snark and what's going on in her life.
ART. Catie Molinaro '06 opened Dosha Goddess, a jewelry company based on the Ayurvedic doshas, which use color as an artistic medium for balancing the mind and body.

Features

Unmasking hacking

Unmasking hacking

Beware digital wolves wearing sheep's clothing

Dynamic ideas excite new dean

Dynamic ideas excite new dean

Meet the new dean of Harpur College

Friends and rivals

Friends and rivals

It's The Wall Street Journal vs. The New York Times

Where are they now?

Where are they now?

The 1963 Outing Club goes out on a limb

Alumni Events

Boca Raton reception
Meet Anne McCall, dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, at an alumni reception in Boca Raton, Fla., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. The free reception will be at Sachs Sax Caplan, P.L. and is hosted by Dan Kaskel '87. Click here to register online by April 25.



Class Notes

Carl Muhlhausen ‘71, MA ‘74, of Brick, N.J., joined the Peace Corps and departed in November for Uganda, where he will begin training as an education volunteer. This is Muhlhausen’s second tour of Peace Corps service, having served in Uganda in the early 1970s.
Leemore McNamara Burke ‘90, visited Coach Curt Coutts and his wife, Jane, in summer 2012. "We relived our memories of Binghamton, and I still appreciate Curt's wonderful coaching. His mentoring of good sportsmanship and strong work ethic will be forever appreciated."
Steve Brezenoff ‘96, participated in an author Skype chat with the Bangor High School ninth-grade students of Jeffrey Sanders, MAT '99. During the three 40-minute presentations, Brezenoff discussed writing and how he became an author. He also read from his upcoming young adult novel, Guy in Real Life, to be published in May of 2014 by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of Harper Collins. Brezenoff has written more than 50 books. He and Sanders trace their friendship back to Roslyn High School, where they graduated together in 1992.

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Taughannock Falls in winter
Taughannock Falls in winter

Tilly Losch Collection
Tilly Losch Collection

Portrait of a pilot
Portrait of a pilot