TOP STORY - Homecoming 2008 Wrap-up
Susan Clark-Johnson '67, retired president of Gannett’s newspaper division, was the featured speaker at the monthly Binghamton University forum breakfast.
"I never thought I’d be here 41 years later for my college reunion, talking about the future of newspapers and pondering their survival," she said.
Bruce Freeman '73 (interviewed by Samantha Augeri of WBNG Action News), author of Birthing the Elephant (Ten Speed Press, 2008), led a panel discussion on women and entrepreneurship. Freeman, who describes himself, as an entrepreneur by necessity, started his own public relations firm in New Jersey after being downsized by a tech magazine.
On Friday afternoon, Dr. Andrew Seidman '81, a clinical oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Clinic, gave presentations to colleagues and the general public. The presentations concerned clinical development of breast cancer treatment. The lecture happened to come at a time of heightened awareness; October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to Dr. Seidman, the treatment of breast cancer and patients has changed dramatically since the early years of the disease. Dr. Seidman described his view of treating breast cancer from 1995 to now as going from "rocket science to rocket size."
Later in the afternoon, Seidman joined several alumni to talk to current students about medical school and work as a physician. Other panelists were: Dr. Thomas Brown '61, retired anesthesiologist and program director – Harpur Physician Alumni Summer Mentors; Dr. Keith LaScalea '94, internal medicine, Weill Cornell Medical Associates; Dr. Linda Rogers '88, medical director, Chest Clinic at Bellevue Hospital; and Dr. Robert E. Best '88, director of medical student education for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, New York - Presbyterian Hospital. Hear Seidman talk about the stresses of medical school and Rogers discuss her career path toward internal medicine.
Philosophy graduates discussed what incites creative imagination and curiosity - the role of Philosophy in our lives. Eric Lobenfeld '71 (at center of photo) talks with current students.
Economics majors had a roundtable discussion and reception on Friday. Jim Wilcox '74, currently Kruttschnitt Family Professor of Financial Institutions at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, led a discussion on the economic platforms of the presidential candidates, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, the turmoil in the credit markets and more.
Last Updated: 6/17/09