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Scholars in the News

We like to make note when our Scholars students and Scholars faculty make the local, regional, and national news.  Take a look at how some of them have made the news!


Scholars Heather Manley and Ryan Havdala talk about the Scholars Program
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10/14/2020

Scholar Jaclyn Jew and Scholars Professor David Campbell: WBNG TV News - Binghamton University students become poll inspectors

75% of students in Prof. David Campbell's Civic Engagement class at Binghamton University have signed up to become poll inspectors in this year's general election.

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9/25/2020

Scholars Professor Libby Tucker: The WHALE 99.1 - Author of Haunted Southern Tier on Southern Tier Close-up

Reality may be scary right now, but, apparently, that's all the more reason for a good ghost story! Binghamton University professor and author, Elizabeth Tucker is up for a "spriited" conversation of local lore...

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9/17/2020

Scholar Maggie Koekkoek along with President Harvey Stenger meet with Chancellor James Malatras on his first visit to Binghamton University.

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8/26/2020

Scholar Nicole McGrath and Scholars Professor David Campbell: BingUNews – A Harvest of Giving: Philanthropy Class Benefits Three Local Organizations

Three local non-profit organizations received over $11,000 in grant funds distributed based on research and recommendations from students in the Spring 2020 Scholars Program course Philanthropy and Civil Society

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6/29/2020
Scholar David Titus:  Commencement 2020 Profile: David Titus: Economics major forecasts a future in research
Now that graduation has arrived, Scholar David Titus finds himself on a new trajectory: headed to Cornell for his PhD, and ultimately a career as a researcher and professor, inspiring a new generation of economists with a love for a fascinating field.

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5/18/2020

Scholars Professional Mentor Rachael Perry:  BU-News - CREATING A WELCOMING CULTURE: Former math major, now assistant dean, thrives when advising students.

Who would ever have thougt  that a math major planning to be an actuary would end up leading the recruitment and student affairs activities for a new pharmacy school? Certainly not Rachael Perry, Scholars Professional Mentor.

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4/24/2020

Scholars Professor Joe Schatz: Newsline - Debate Team Takes Workshops Virtual for Local Youths

Members of Binghamton University's Debate Team worked with local youths in grades three through eight last year, helping them learn to formulate arguments and practice debating. Those workshops have gone virtual this spring.

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4/16/2020

Scholar Eliana Shaskan: Rockland/Westchester Journal- Coronavirus: students from SUNY Geneseo, Binghamton, Albany bail out Rockland EMTs

Scholar Eliana Shaskan, a junior majoring in integrative neuroscience and volunteer EMT with Harpur’s Ferry, joins other SUNY students on the frontline against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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3/27/2020

Scholar Neha Shaikh: BingUNews- First Year Students Conduct STEM Research
Scholar Neha Shaikh, a student from India majoring in biology, speaks about the First Year Research Immersion (FRI) Program and its impact on her decision to attend Binghamton University.

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3/26/2020
Scholars Professor Liz Rosenberg: BingUNews- Share a Book: Liz Rosenberg Hosts Public
Readings on Facebook
Twice a day, the clock hands point to 11:11 — and Binghamton University English Professor Liz Rosenberg cracks open a book. The Scholars Professor, author and poet is offering daily live readings on her Facebook page.

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12/5/2019

Scholar David Mathews: Pipe Dream - TEDx Binghamton University Announces 2020 Student Speaker

Scholar David Mathews, a sophomore double-majoring in integrative neuroscience and philosophy, will be the 2020 student speaker for the TEDxBinghamtonUniversity conference. Each year, TEDxBinghamtonUniversity selects one student speaker who has “an idea worth sharing"

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12/5/2019

Scholar Nick Pellegrino: Pipe Dream - Student Entrepreneur Creates Card Game

In a crowded industry of party games propelled by the success of projects like Cards Against Humanity, Nick Pellegrino, creator of Game Quill, LLC and a sophomore double-majoring in computer science and mathematics, is intent on breaking through.

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10/3/2019

Scholar Sophia Valerino and Scholars Professor Libby Tucker: Chronicle of Higher Education - If You Get Hit by a Bus, You Get Free Tuition. Wait, What?

Like most legends, there’s a “kernel of truth” buried within, said Elizabeth Tucker, a folklorist at Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York system. Tucker, whose book Haunted Halls explores the ghostlore living at institutions of higher learning, said her research suggests that “kernel of truth” derives from a feeling that “colleges and universities truly do care about the well-being of their students. …

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8/26/2019

Scholar Madison WernerBINGHAMTON U. STUDENTS PROGRAM INTERACTIVE LUMA FEATURE
Computer science majors go back to the ‘80s with their digital creations. 

Paul Tilley and Scholar Madison Werner, computer science majors at Binghamton University’s Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science, have created retro videogames that will be projected on 75-79 Court St. in downtown Binghamton during the LUMA Projections Arts Festival.

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4/17/2019

Scholar Anmei Rupnick: REAL RESEARCH, REAL EARLY
Binghamton University freshmen get head start on science, engineering

Scholar Anmei Rupnick is among the 200 sophomores and 300 freshmen in the Freshman Research Immersion program

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4/19/19
Scholar Layne Gustafson: Binghamton Students Sam Stone and Layne Gustafson win the worldwide 2019 SAE International Connected Vehicle Challenge 

Join us in congratulating Bing students Sam Stone and Scholar Layne Gustafson on winning the worldwide 2019 SAE International Connected Vehicle Challenge for their innovation, Hazard Autonomous Reporting and Detection, which detects road hazards and reports them to nearby drivers. 

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3/23/19

Scholar Toni Barbarino: DECKER UNDERGRAD WINS SUNY CHANCELLOR'S AWARD FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE

Toni Barbarino, a senior student at the Decker School of Nursing, is a recipient of the 2019 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.

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2/29/19
Scholar Justin Lok: Binghamton University shows off what school has to offer at Oakdale Mall

Scholar Justin Lok can be seen featured in this video talking about Binghamton University's Day at the Mall and the magic of science. Binghamton University set up shop at the Oakdale mall Saturday, showing off a little bit of everything

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2/8/19
Scholar Alyssa Wei: Binghamton University's Relay For Life kicks off their planning season

Scholar Alyssa Wei can be seen featured in this video highlighting the celebratory kick-off event for this April's Relay For Life (0:31-0:39). While still months away, preparations for the biggest fundraiser on campus

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12/4/2018
Scholar Courtney Abbatiello: Center for Civic Engagement - Student Spotlight
Courtney is a senior Decker School of Nursing student and the president of Wishmakers on Campus. This student organization fundraises for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a non-profit organization that arranges experiences or "wishes," for children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.

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11/1/18
Scholar Justin Lok:  Center for Civic Engagement - Student Spotlight
Justin is a senior biological chemistry major and has been volunteering with the Chemistry Outreach Program since his sophomore year. The objective of this program is to bring chemistry to the community, and it is largely oriented toward kids. Volunteers visit local middle schools and the mall where they have displays and conduct simple experiments, explaining the concepts behind them.
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10/2/18
Scholar David Bremer: FOUR BINGHAMTON STUDENTS WIN AVANGRID SCHOLARSHIP
Students from eight universities competed for just 10 scholarships. This was the first time four scholarships went to students from just one institution. David Bremer '18 graduated summa cum laude for his BS in mechanical engineering and
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7/2/18
Scholars Faculty Justine Lewis: THE NEXT RIGHT THING: PhD will open doors for woman committed to helping refugees
Scholars Faculty member Justine Lewis is a PhD students in the Community Research and Action Program in the College of Community and Public Affairs. She is working to better lives of refugees and her research specifically focuses on
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6/26/18
Scholars Faculty Dr. David Campbell: WHO WILL GOFUNDME? Direct donations may skip those without friends, family
Scholars Faculty member Dr. David Campbell, Associate Professor in the College of Community and Public Affairs, is researching whether, in the time of disaster, people are more willing to donate to individual families or
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5/20/2018
Scholar Alexander Van Roijen: Commencement 2018 Profile:
Scholar Alexander Van Roijen is featured as an outstanding Binghamton University graduate. He reflects on his time at Binghamton, specifically making connections while earning a double degree
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5/15/2018
Scholar Anna Domagala: Races, Spaces, and Trophy Cases
Scholar, Anna Domagala is a senior engineering major and the team captain for the 2017-18 Formula Hybrid — the newest car in the SAE lineup,
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3/27/18
Frequent donor to the Scholars Program: Ken Goldblatt
Binghamton University Foundation Board of Directors Member Ken Goldblatt '87: THE MAN BEHIND THE GOLDBLATT CHALLENGE

The faculty and staff of the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science certainly know who Ken Goldblatt '87 is and students may have seen the Goldblatt Challenge posters in offices across campus. Now, we are introducing Goldblatt to the rest of

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3/21/2018
Scholar Alumna Devan Tracy '13 Energy Analyst at Lockheed Martin: Life After Bing Q & A
Scholars Alumna Devan Tracy, class of 2013, talks about her life after Binghamton University as an Energy Analyst at Lockheed Martin. Her question and answer session includes how Binghamton University prepared her for the workforce and her advice for students interested in the field of Energy.
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3/12/2018
Scholar Simone DeBellis: BU Student Organizer of Best Buddies chapter
Scholar, Simone DeBellis, a biology major, is the President of Binghamton Buddies with Scholars Ashley Rottkamp, Kerri Percoco, and Emma Ross. Binghamton Buddies is an international non-profit organization that promotes the inclusion of people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through the fostering of friendships between students and these individuals.
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2/20/2018
Scholar Alumna Devan Tracy: Energy Engineer – Lockheed Martin
Scholar graduate Devan Tracy is featured in Environmental Leader for her work in sustainability.
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11/2/2017
Scholars Professor Kent Schull: Scholars Class Volunteers at Refugee Center in Greece
Seventeen Binghamton students traveled to Leros, in the Aegean Sea, with Associate Professor of History Kent Schull and anthropology graduate student Şule Can ("shoolay jon"). The students had spent the spring semester learning about the current Middle East refugee crisis. Travel to Leros for two weeks of volunteering was a course requirement, and they developed service projects to take with them.
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12/1/2017
Scholar Peter Tomlinson: Undergrad stretches possibilities of flexible electronics
Scholar, Peter Tomlinson a physics and mathematics major, is involved in the Smart Energy research stream of the Freshman Research Immersion program (FRI), where he started trying to reproduce flexible heterojunctions.
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11/1/2017
Scholar Daniel McMonagle: Graduate Wins American Championship at Chinese Bridge Competition
Scholar, Daniel McMonagle, competed in the world finals of Chinese Bridge competition for foreign college students. He was the North and South American Champion.
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3/13/17
Scholar Emily Venezia: DSON students win SUNY Chancellor's Awards
Emily Venezia, a senior Scholars student in the Decker School of Nursing, was among the recipients of the 2017 SUNY Chancellor's Award.
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1/3/17
Scholars Faculty Liz Rosenberg: Faculty author updates classic novel
Scholars faculty member Liz Rosenberg recently published an updated version of a classic novel.
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Spring 2016
Scholars Alumna Devan Tracy '13: Class note up close
Scholars Alumna Devan Tracy spent her time at Binghamton University promoting bicycling on campus. Now, as a professional at Lockheed Martin, she bikes to work daily!
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10/19/16
Scholar Emma Ryan: Harpur Fellows work to improve the world
Scholar Emma Ryan traveled to Ghana to work on her Harpur Fellows Project Connect2Worawora.
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2/2/16
Scholar Jonathan Lanz: Project will digitize local records
You might have preserved your grandmother's wedding gown for posterity, or plan to pass a cherished family necklace along to your children, but what about photos, films, letters and other records — the kind that tell stories so easily lost? And what if you could have them digitized at no cost to you?
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2/2/16
Scholars Professor Kent Schull: Exhibition examines Middle East life during, after World War I
Kent Schull was naturally curious when a colleague at LeMoyne College in Syracuse alerted him about a collection of drawings that depicted everyday life in the Middle East during and after World War I. Schull is a Binghamton University associate professor who specializes in the history of the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East during the 19th and 20th centuries.
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1/27/16
Scholars Program Executive Director William Ziegler and Scholar Ciara Hanlon: Mentor and Mentee
Professor Ziegler and his team of undergraduates, including psychology and human development major Ciara Hanlon, research runway safety at the Greater Binghamton Airport.
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12/17/15
Scholars Professor Wayne Jones: Ask a Scientist: How You Can Help Stop Global Warming
Scholars Professor Wayne Jones addresses the topic of Global Warming to answer the question of a local second-grade student.
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11/20/15
Integrative Neuroscience Research Mentor and Mentee: Assistant Professor of Psychology Marvin Diaz and Undergraduate Assistant Jesse Cole
Marvin Diaz, Assistant Professor of Psychology, researches the effects of fetal alcohol exposure on adolescent development. Jesse Cole, a junior studying integrative neuroscience, is Professor Diaz's right-hand man in the lab.
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07/31/15
Professor Ziegler's Scholars Class: BU Students Soar in National Aviation Competition
A group of Binghamton University Scholars received industry recognition for their work developing a solution to a problem that airports face nationwide.
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07/2015
Scholars Professors Chad Nixon and Zachary Staff: Scholars Class Project: Binghamton University Scholars Win Airport Competition
A group of Binghamton University Scholars students came in first place in a national competition to address airport needs by creating a system to manage airport obstacles associate with vegetation. Local media reported on their success. Read more at the following links:
BU Winning Team Looks to Trim Runway Obstructions
Binghamton University Students Create System to Manage Airport Runway Obstructions
Students Create System to Manage Airport Runway Obstructions
BU Students Win Airport Competition

6/4/15
Scholar Brandon Pereyra: Goldwater Scholar Focuses on Wind Energy
Scholar Brandon Pereyra researches ways to improve wind turbine after winning the Barry M. Goldwater scholarship.
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5/12/15
Scholar Tim Friedmann: Commencement 2015 Profile
Scholar Tim Friedmann reflects on his time at Binghamton University and his extensive involvement in the Binghamton University Scholars Program.
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5/12/15
Scholar Noel Palumbo: Commencement 2015 Profile
Scholar Noel Palumbo is featured as an outstanding Binghamton University graduate. She reflects on her time at Binghamton, specifically working in a research lab.
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6/24/15
Vice President of Student Affairs and Scholars Professor Brian Rose: Scholars Class: Football at Binghamton? Class Examines Issue
Scholars students consider whether Binghamton University should add a football team to its intercollegiate athletics program in the Scholars course titled Higher Education and Athletics taught by Brian Rose, Vice President for Student Affairs.
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3/16/15
Scholar Jack Fischer: Sophomore Scholar Featured as TEDx Binghamton University Speaker
Scholar Jack Fischer was selected as the student speaker for the TEDx Binghamton University event. He spoke about the detrimental effects of internet pornography on society.
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5/12/14
Scholar Carrie Buck: Commencement 2014 Profile
Scholar Carrie Buck reflects on her time at Binghamton University and her success in Chinese language studies.
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Last Updated: 10/15/20