September 11, 2003 Volume 26, No. 3
Harpur senior participates in Summer in the City program
A Binghamton University biology major was part of the 75 percent of SUNY students who filled the 442 slots in the recent Summer in the City program in New York City schools.
Stacy Goldstein, a senior from New Hyde Park, was among the 331 SUNY students who attended the program from 15 SUNY colleges and universities.
The program, part of Governor Pataki?s Teachers for Tomorrow initiative, provides stipends of up to $2,000 for college students to spend a summer in New York City as summer school tutors, mentors and classroom aides.
Summer in the City is administered by the SUNY Urban Teacher Education Center in cooperation with the New York City Department of Education. It is designed to bring more and better-qualified teachers into the city?s schools.
"One of SUNY?s highest priorities is to train and produce the finest teachers in America to work in the schools and educate the bright young people of New York," said SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King.
The program began in 2000 with 98 of 192 students coming from SUNY schools. In 2001, 206 of 350 students were form SUNY; with 329 of 460 students attending last year.
Math department seminars begin Thursday
"Smoothing Loop Spaces" will be the topic at the math department?s geometry/topology seminar at 2:50 p.m., Thursday, in LN-2205. Erik Pedersen, BU professor of mathematics, will present the seminar, sponsored by the math department.
The discussion will be followed by a coffee/tea in the Anderson Reading Room. For more information, contact Professor Dikran Karagueuzian at 777-2547 or email dikran@ math.binghamton.edu.
Memorial service scheduled for Professor John T. Flint
A campus memorial service has been scheduled next month for John T. Flint, a longtime Binghamton University professor emeritus, who died in June at 76.
The service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 4, in the Fine Arts Memorial Garden. In the case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the Casadesus Recital Hall.
Flint, who retired from active teaching in 2000, was a director of the former University?s Religious Studies Certificate Program, which was designed to provide students with a basic historical understanding of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. He specialized in the sociology of religion, popular culture and music.
Psychologist to discuss Intelligencefactor (g) Friday
Noted psychologist James A. Flynn will address "What causes the general intelligence factor (g)" at noon Friday, September 12, in S4-224. Later that day, he will discuss "Nature-nurture interactions: The IQ paradox resolved" at 3:30 p.m., in S1-149. The presentations are free and open to the public.
Flynn, a professor emeritus at the University of Otago in New Zealand, is a recipient of the University?s Gold Medal for Distinguished Career Research. As a psychologist, Flynn is best known for the "Flynn effect," the discovery of massive IQ gains from one generation to another, in which he has been profiled in Scientific American.
The American Psychological Association has devoted a symposium and book to Flynn?s research. As a philosopher, his most recent publication was "How to Defend Humane Ideas." Flynn has been distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and distinguished visiting speaker at Cornell University.
New entry deadline set for staff, faculty art exhibit
The new entry deadline for the Staff and Faculty Art and Fine Craft Exhibit is October 15. The University Art Museum, CSEA, UUP and PEF will co-sponsor the exhibit, which will be held from January 30-February 28. This is a juried exhibition open to all University employees to recognize the creativity of staff and faculty. Eligible mediums for artwork include: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, wood jewelry, metal, textiles, pottery and glass. Copies of the prospectus and entry forms can be found at www.binghamton.edu under Faculty and Staff and follow the links. For more information, call the University Art Museum at 777-2634.
EMPLOYER FAIR : The Binghamton University Career Development Center will hold an employer fair from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 18, in the Mandela Room. Recruiters will be onsite to speak about career and internship possibilities. Resume deadlines for on-campus recruiting begins Monday, September 22. Students must be registered with e-recruiting to participate. For more information, visit cdc.binghamton.edu/ugrad/erecruitingGuide.html.
RESUME REVIEW : Career counselors have begun new semester hours for the review of resumes at the Binghamton University Career Development Center, LSG 500. Counselors are available: Mondays from 2-3:15 p.m.; Tuesdays from 10:30-11:45 a.m.; Wednesdays from 1:30-2:45 p.m. and Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. Additional resume review times will be offered Thursday, September 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, September 19, from 1-4 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
PLANNING LUNCHEON : Institute for Student-Centered Learning fellows and new faculty are invited to attend a 2003-2004 planning luncheon Thursday, September 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the PSPC Dining Room. Participants will brainstorm topics and events to determine what programs will help faculty use student-centered and/or active learning approaches more effectively. Call Hilton Baxter at 777-6376 or email email@example.com to reserve your space by Friday, September 12.
SWIM LESSON : Campus Recreation Services/Wellness Services will offer adult "learn to swim" lessons beginning at noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 13, in the East Gym pool. Lessons will continue each Saturday. The cost is $35 for eight weeks. Participants must register by September 20.
YOGA : Hatha Yoga level two will be offered from 5:30-7 p.m., beginning Tuesday, September 9, in East Gym 5. The cost is $30 for five weeks. Participants can register for either class in the Membership Services Office, East Gym 139. For information, call 777-3125.
NEW EMPLOYEES : All new faculty and staff, and their supervisors, are invited to attend a reception 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, in the Anderson Center Reception Room. If you have not yet responded to your invitation, call Carol Vargason at 777-6756 or Peg Kelly at 777-4502.
LA TABLE FRANÇAISE : Voulez-vous manger et parler française? Students, faculty and University and community members who want to practice their French are invited to participate in La Table Française from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in CIW-Dining Hall. All levels of proficiency are welcome. For more information, call Dora Polachek 777-6507 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CUSTODIAL POSITIONS : An advertisement for entry-level custodial positions in Physical Facilities appeared in the Press and Sun Bulletin Sunday, September 7. Vacancies will be filled over the next 12 to 24 months. If you have applied in the past and have not been hired, you must re-apply for these positions. A list of the job requirements is available at the State Department of Labor. For more information, contact Maria Roberts at 777-2225 or e-mail mroberts@ binghamton.edu.