June 17, 2004 Volume 25, No. 33
Roberson to honor Ippolito
The Roberson Museum and Science Center will honor the late painter and Binghamton University professor Angelo Ippolito as it presents an exhibit on the abstract expressionist movement from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, in the museum at 30 Front St., Binghamton.
Ippolito, a professor emeritus of painting and a major figure in the abstract expressionism movement in New York City, died in October 2001. He was 78.
During the exhibition, Angelo Ippolito, A Retrospective, the Gene Cothran Trio will perform and Ippolito’s fellow painter and Binghamton colleague Donald DeMauro, associate professor of art, will read select poetry from the 1950s and 1960s. An Ippolito exhibition catalog will be available.
Admission is $12 for the general public and $8 for students, seniors and Roberson members. Proceeds will benefit Roberson’s art education programs. For more information, call 772-0660.
Alumni Association launches home loan discount program
Faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni can now take advantage of discounted home loans through Binghamton University’s Alumni Association. Through the Home Loan Discount Program created by the Alumni Association and IndyMac Bank, applicants will save $250 on closing costs for new first mortgages and benefit from a streamlined application and approval process while supporting the Alumni Association.
IndyMac Bank is one of the nation’s largest home lenders. In addition to home purchase or refinancing loans, the bank offers fixed and adjustable rate loans, limited documentation loans, vacation and second home loans and jumbo loans of up to $3 million.
The Alumni Association receives revenue from inquiries made through its dedicated website at www.homeloan-program.net/bu or from toll-free calls to 1-888 –207-5230.
Watson student wins $2,500 scholarship
Junior Daniel Jordy, ranked number one in his class of 75 mechanical engineering students in the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC New York).
The AMA Consulting Engineers, P.C. Scholarship was awarded based on Jordy’s cumulative GPA, college activities, work experience and an essay. Jordy will receive his scholarship — one of only 10 awarded — at the ACEC New York winter conference in January.
Jordy maintains a 4.0 GPA, while also competing for the University’s varsity cross country and track teams and serving as race marshal for the Gary Truce Open 5k for the past three years. He is secretary of the student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is a member of Tau Beta Pi national engineering honor society, Golden Key International honor society, Phi Eta Sigma honor society and the Pi Tau Sigma national mechanical engineering honor society. He worked for the engineering division of the Dutchess County Department of Public Works last summer.
Founded in 1921, ACEC New York is the oldest organization of professional consulting engineering firms in the United States. A statewide association, its members represent all major engineering disciplines and range from highly specialized solo practitioners to multidisciplinary firms employing thousands with branch offices worldwide.
Update offered on nanotech advances, funding opportunities
Harold Ackler, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will present “National Nanotechnology Initiative: From Vision to Commercialization” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, in PSPC-C, as part of the Spring 2004 Research Brown Bag Series.
The lecture will feature information regarding what research and advances the funding for this initiative has warranted, where the proposed $850 million for the current fiscal year will be spent, and how the new allocation of funds will affect already executed research and the timeline for development and commercialization.
Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 777-6136 or email Teri Bower. The series is sponsored by the Division of Research and United University Professions.
Campus Recreation Service implements new access system
A new card access system, implemented earlier this month by Campus Recreational Services, is now being used at the East Gym.
All gym users must have a valid University ID card to access the facility at all times; those without a valid ID card will be denied access. CRS staff members have begun swiping the ID cards through the card reader at FitSpace, the group exercise room and the East Gym lobby front desk to verify current University or membership status. Card errors will be temporarily logged during the card system’s implementation phase this summer. For more information, call CRS at 777-2113.