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Anne Clark

In the Company of Crows

Binghamton University behavioral ecologist Anne Clark has spent the past 13 years studying the complex social lives of crows, focusing on cooperative behavior. Follow Anne and her team through a day of capturing, banding, and releasing crows back into the wild as they further their research.

Lisa Benson and Lee Guterman

Lisa Benson and Lee Guterman, 2013 Commencement
Lisa Benson '81, MA '83 and Lee Guterman '81, husband and wife Binghamton University alumni and alumni award recipients, speak at the Division of Science and Mathematics ceremony.

Linda Riefberg

Linda Riefberg, 2013 Commencement
Linda Riefberg '81, Harpur College Division of Social Sciences alumnus, speaks at Binghamton University Commencement 2013.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, 2013 Commencement
Ruben Santiago-Hudson '78, a Tony-award winning actor/writer/director who has starred in movies such as "American Gangster" and "Devil's Advocate," speaks at the Division of Fine Arts and Humanities ceremony.

Danielle Leavy

Danielle Leavy, 2013 Commencement
Student speaker Danielle Leavy said she disagreed with the statement that college is "the best four years of your life." Instead, she challenged classmates to make every four years "the best four of your lives!"

Leonard Simmons

Leonard Simmons, 2013 Commencement
Commencement weekend's final Harpur College student speaker, Leonard Simmons, stressed the power of meeting conflict with compassion.

Jessie Rubin

Jessie Rubin, 2013 Commencement
Harpur Fine Arts and Humanities Commencement student speaker, Jessie Rubin, praised her classmates as "the inspired generation" and said the most important thing she learned in college is "what home feels like when you make it for yourself."

Anita Diamant

A conversation with Anita Diamant, Part 1
Best-selling author Anita Diamant, '75 returned to campus to discuss her first novel, The Red Tent, as well as her latest book, Day After Night.

Anita Diamant

A conversation with Anita Diamant, Part 2
Best-selling author Anita Diamant, '75 returned to campus to discuss her first novel, The Red Tent, as well as her latest book, Day After Night.

Anita Diamant

A conversation with Anita Diamant, Part 3
Best-selling author Anita Diamant, '75 returned to campus to discuss her first novel, The Red Tent, as well as her latest book, Day After Night.

Alumni Awards Audie Chang

Harpur College Alumni Awards, Audie Chang '73
The Alumni Award in the Division of Fine Arts and Humanities is presented to Audie Chang, '73 at the 2011 Harpur College Recognition Ceremonies.

Alumni Awards Ann Delaney

Harpur College Alumni Awards, Ann Delaney, Esq. '67
The Alumni Award in the Division of Social Sciences is presented to Ann Delaney, Esq. '67 at the 2011 Harpur College Recognition Ceremonies.

Alumni Awards Audie Chang

Harpur College Alumni Awards, Dr. Kenneth Jay Roth, '78
The Alumni Award in the Division of Science and Mathematics is presented to Dr. Kenneth Jay Roth, '78 at the 2011 Harpur College Recognition Ceremonies.

To be seen and heard, Rocky Chin

To be seen and heard, Part 1
Binghamton University's Asian and Asian American Alumni Council gathered Asian political candidates, operatives and academics to discuss the recent surge of Asian Americans elected to office.

To be seen and heard panel discussion

To be seen and heard, Part 2
Binghamton University's Asian and Asian American Alumni Council gathered Asian political candidates, operatives and academics to discuss the recent surge of Asian Americans elected to office.

To be seen and heard, John Liu

To be seen and heard, Part 3
Binghamton University's Asian and Asian American Alumni Council gathered Asian political candidates, operatives and academics to discuss the recent surge of Asian Americans elected to office.

Donald Quataert

Celebrating the life of Donald Quataert, Part 1
On April 2, 2011, friends, colleagues and family members of Donald Quataert gathered at Binghamton University's Anderson Center to share their thoughts and memories of the distinguished professor.

Donald Quataert

Celebrating the life of Donald Quataert, Part 2
On April 2, 2011, friends, colleagues and family members of Donald Quataert gathered at Binghamton University's Anderson Center to share their thoughts and memories of the distinguished professor.

Donald Quataert

Celebrating the life of Donald Quataert, Part 3
On April 2, 2011, friends, colleagues and family members of Donald Quataert gathered at Binghamton University's Anderson Center to share their thoughts and memories of the distinguished professor.

Donald Neiman

After 60 Years, Excellence Remains Harpur's Hallmark
In 60 years, Harpur College has become one of the best colleges of arts and sciences in the nation, and its best years are still to come.

Where Passion Thrives

Where Passion Thrives
Through abundant unique learning opportunities, Harpur College students gain the experience and confidence they need to pursue their passions.

 Jean-Pierre Mileur

Impressed with the Tradition
Former Harpur College Dean Jean-Pierre Mileur is most impressed by Harpur's strong liberal arts tradition of delivering the best possible education in a public environment.

Harpur College Social Sciences

Known Around the World
Harpur College is known around the world for Social Science programs that develop innovative approaches to understanding politics, history, economics and the human experience and preparing students with the skills necessary to solve problems and lead.

Evolution for Everyone

Evolution for Everyone
Beginning as a Harpur College course to teach students to look at all aspects of life through an evolutionary lens, Evolution for Everyone has grown beyond Binghamton University and is now offered at more than 40 campuses worldwide.

Jay S. Benet

Harpur Made Me a Different Person
For a kid growing up in the Bronx and Yonkers, Harpur College was one of the few schools Jay Benet ’74 could afford. The challenging education he received as a mathematics major at Harpur prepared him for success in the corporate world. Today he’s the Vice Chairman and CFO of The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Kenneth Lindsay

High Art and Public Education
Professor Ken Lindsay came to Harpur College in 1951 to establish the Art and Art History departments. During his 17 years as chair, he established the structure upon which their reputation still stands today.

Paul Turovsky

Broadening Horizons
Alumnus Paul Turovsky appreciates not only how his Harpur education challenged him, but also how it exposed him to so many diverse disciplines.

Yang Chen

A Great Experience and Strong Connections
Yang Chen ’87, executive director of the Asian American Bar Association of New York and former anti-turst attorney is always impressed by how many great people have come out of Harpur College, creating a strength of network that he wants to reinforce.

Randy and Ron Ehrenberg

Saturday Night Dates in the Art Lab
Married for more than 40 years, Randy ’67 and Ron Ehrenberg ’66 recall meeting at Harpur College and how the school prepared them for life.

S. Stewart Gordon

An Early Vision of Excellence
Even in the face of many challenges, like the lack of a central campus, the vision of Harpur College’s first dean, S. Stewart Gordon, helped build a first-rate university through a strong faculty that attracted high-quality students.

John Smelcer

My Indian Grandmother Speaks to Animals
John Smelcer is one of the most prolific graduate student writers in the English program’s history with more than 40 books published in just about every genre imaginable — poetry, fiction, movie scripts, television scripts and plays.

Glenn G. Bartle

The Vision
From the very beginning, Glenn Bartle realized the exceptional potential of Harpur, the small liberal arts school in the heart of upstate New York. His vision seeded what has become one of the best public universities in the country.

Doris Braun

Exciting the Next Generation
As a Binghamton University Foundation boardmember, Doris Braun ’83 believes in the power of a public education and is inspiring her 16-year-old son to attend.

A Family Connection

A Family Connection
Harpur College is more than an amalgam of buildings, classrooms, professors and students. For many of our alumni, it’s where they made life-long connections.

Alex Huppe

Everything a Son Could Look Up To
Professor Bernard Huppé’s son remembers growing up at Harpur College, including sharing ice cream and cartoons with Glenn and Wanda Bartle.

Timothy Perry

Not an Education of Cut Flowers
Professor Tim Perry expands students’ perspectives to teach them how to learn and engage their passion for the arts.

Meredith Coles

Breaking a Vicious Cycle
Professor Meredith Coles is partnering with students to understand the stigmas behind anxiety disorders and break down barriers to treatment.

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Hail To Harpur
Though Harpur’s mission to deliver a premier, yet accessible education hasn’t changed, its campus has transformed from an amalgam of Quonset huts and community gymnasiums into a state-of-the-art campus covering more than 900 acres.

Jessica Lorden

Harpur Set Me On My Path
The breadth and depth of Harpur College’s class offerings didn’t just impress Jessica Lorden when she was here. They now impress her daughter, too, who just started her sophomore year.

The Best Course Isn't Always The Easiest

The Best Course Isn't Always The Easiest
Talented Harpur students reap the benefits from a wide array of experiences and challenging professors who are dedicated to getting to know them and advancing their learning.

Solomon Polachek

Learning to Attack Problems
Former Harpur College dean Solomon Polachek hears continually from alumni that in a quickly changing world, learning to be innovative is an essential skill because nobody can predict where their lives will lead after graduation.

Christine Hubbard

Harpur Above All
Wanting to be an oral surgeon, Christine Hubbard needed a school with a stellar science program. So she chose Harpur College, which gave her an unexpected life-changing experience.

Dr. David Gitlitz

It Was the Best Job I Ever Had
Harpur College opened Dr. David Gitlitz’s eyes to the possibilities of interdisciplinary studies and changed the way he conducted scholarship by showing him that “things apparently unconnected are connected.”

Ricardo Larémont, Professor of Political Science/Sociology

Ivy League-Caliber Students
Having taught at Vassar College and Columbia University, Ricardo Larémont is impressed by Harpur students’ intelligence and desire to achieve.


Sheldon Grebstein

We Were Inventing a University
As Harpur College was transitioning to the State University of New York at Binghamton, Dean Sheldon Grebstein recalls the excitement of creating an institution to compete with the Ivy Leagues. Binghamton had the academics; it just needed the reputation.

Peter Vukasin

Something Special from the Beginning
Even during the challenging early days of Harpur, there was a sense that everyone was part of a special college that would grow into something extraordinary.

Owen Pell

Very Rare Opportunities
With remarkably approachable professors and a wide array of very strong programs, Harpur students can personalize their educational experience to dig deeper into their passions while expanding their horizons.

Biribwa Arinaitwe

I Fell In Love And I Just Stayed
Harpur students don’t just want to change the world. They do it. As a Harpur Fellow, Biribwa Arinaitwe is stepping outside of her biology major to transform lives half way around the globe.

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A Partnership in Research
Professor Omowunmi Sadik’s research into nano sensors could have far-reaching impact on the environment and human health, possibly detecting early forms of cancer.

Public Archaeology Facility

Recovering Our Historical Heritage
Most people don’t think of their own back yards as rich archaeological sites, but by concentrating its dig efforts in New York State, the Public Archaeology Facility is uncovering the area’s rich history.

Harpur College Campus

From a Few Prefabs…
Starting with a few prefab buildings and the Old Colonial Hall in Endicott, Harpur College has grown into one of the nation’s best public universities as Binghamton University, covering 900 acres and enrolling nearly 15,000 students.

Kristin Dupre

Great Opportunities
As a Behavioral Neuroscience PhD student, Kristin Dupre has had worked with great professors, shared knowledge through teaching, conducted research, published findings and met people from around the world.

Patricia Saunders

So Many More Opportunities
Looking around the campus today, Patricia Saunders ’65 is astonished by the explosion of opportunities at Harpur College.

Jeffrey Tanenbaum

40 Years is a Long Time
Nearly 40 years after graduating from Harpur College, Jeff Tanenbaum ’73 has vivid images of college life during the Vietnam era. Those memories came flooding back when he recently returned to teach a class.

Frank Vellucci

A Real Community Feeling
Harpur makes a large university feel small by fostering an environment that enables students to get to know their professors. The first time alumnus Frank Vellucci ’94 visited the school, he knew where he belonged.

The Cult of the Coat

The Cult of the Coat
The origins of the ancient ritual Stepping on the Coat are a bit murky, but this “documentary” looks at the history of Binghamton University’s unique rite of spring.

A Liberal Education at the Right Price

A Liberal Education at the Right Price
A great education, an exceptional library, a well-regarded reputation, the right location — Harpur College has it all without the Ivy League price tag.

The Alperns

The Binghamton Spell
A bold phone call instigated by a roommate, a Newing Hall dinner to “check each other out,” and the 40-year marriage of Rich and Sandy Alpern.

Anthony Fiumera

On The Fly
Professor Anthony Fiumera’s innovative experiments could lead to biological control mechanisms for agricultural pests and for insects that spread diseases.

The Liberal Arts - A Fertile Training Ground

The Liberal Arts - A Fertile Training Ground
Harpur alumni have gone on to extraordinary careers in the arts, theater, finance, law, science and just about any other career you can imagine. And they have the liberal arts to thank.

Christopher Bishop

The Perspective of Many Angles
For psychology researcher Christopher Bishop, having specialized knowledge is important, but just as necessary is being able to understand issues from many different perspectives.

Harpur College Science and Mathematics

Making Essential Discoveries
Harpur College’s Sciences and Mathematics is the perfect synergy of research, graduate study and undergraduate education, creating essential knowledge in fields ranging from autism to solar energy, from battery technology to cancer treatment.

Sharon Brehm

I Was Just Lucky
When Sharon Brehm came to Harpur College to be dean, she quickly realized the school’s depth of talent — “the students are wonderful. They are the brightest students I have ever been with.”

Harpur College Fine Arts & Humanities

Harpur’s Proud Tradition
At the very beginning, the arts and humanities were woven into the fabric of a Harpur College education, challenging students to ask — and answer — the big questions about the human condition.

Josh Wurtzel

Supporting Expansive Experiences
Harpur College creates deep learning experiences in a wide array of settings. During his final semester, Mock Trial co-president Josh Wurtzel worked with faculty and the Harpur Law Council to create a mock-trial class.

Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University

Bringing China to Binghamton
The Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University is an international collaboration whose mission is to teach understanding of Chinese language and culture, especially opera and music.

Iron Pour

An Industrial Process as an Art Form
Every year, artists across the country gather at Binghamton University to work with molten metal during the Annual Invitational Iron Pour.

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Last Updated: 6/18/13