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September 09, 2004  Volume 26, No. 3
Unifying behavioral sciences emphasis of EvoS seminar
EvoS, the campus-wide evolutionary studies program, will sponsor a seminar called “Unity in the Behavioral Sciences” by Herbert Gintis at 4 p.m. Friday, September 10, in S1-149. The campus and community are invited to the seminar and the reception to follow from 5-6 p.m.

Gintis, emeritus professor of economics with the University of Massachusetts and currently on the faculty of Santa Fee Institute and Central European University, stands at the center of research that transcends the disciplines of anthropology, economics, evolutionary biology, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology and systems science.

Gintis will focus on a set of principles aimed at fostering unity across disciplines that have traditionally been incompatible in model and research methodology.

Gintis has authored several books including Game Theory Evolving, Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies and Moral Sentiments and Material Interests: On the Foundations of Cooperation in Economic Life.

Fernaud Braudel lecture scheduled for September 20
The second annual Fernand Braudel Center Distinguished Lecture will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, September 20, in Casadesus Recital Hall in the Fine Arts building. Michael Bérubé, Paterno Family Professor in Literature at Pennsylvania State University, will speak on “The Left at War: Cultural Studies and Cultural Crisis After September 11.”

The lecture, sponsored by the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations and the offices of the president, provost, vice president for research and dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Fine Arts Green Room.

Department of State offers career information session
An information session for all students interested in careers with the U.S. State Department will be held from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, in UU-133. Recruiters are looking for students from all majors to fill foreign and civil service positions overseas and in the United States.

Applicants must pass a comprehensive written exam and oral assessment and receive security and medical clearances. The State Department also hires foreign service specialists (primarily overseas assignments) and civil service employees (primarily based in Washington. D.C.) who enter via vacancy announcements and are not required to take the foreign service written exam.

Positions include: attorneys, budget analysts, security and information management techs, engineers, health practitioners, public affairs, human resources and administrative specialists. Continuing students can intern in Washington, D.C., or overseas. The deadline to apply for summer 2005 internships is November 1. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. For more information visit www.careers.state.gov.

Career Development Center expects 60 employers at fair
The Career Development Center will host an employer fair from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, in UU-Mandela Room. About 60 employers will attend. For a list of participating employers, check the site http://binghamton.erecruiting.com/stu/cf_registered_employers?fhnd=1015.

Employee Assistance Program announces fall series agenda
The focus of this fall’s wellness series offered by Binghamton University Employee Assistance Program to faculty, staff, retirees and their families, will be on heath, wellness, and decision-making for mature adults. Topics include health care proxies, health care insurance, issues of loss and aging with grace. All programs are free and will meet at noon, in UUW-324:

• Successful Aging: Resiliency to Change - Monday, September 13, with Susan Secky.

• Five Wishes: Medical Decision-Making and End-of-Life Issues - Wednesday, September 22, with Deborah Totten, Action for Older Persons.

• Grief Recovery - Thursday, October 7, with Bonnie Donovan, R-CSW.

• Facing the Challenge: Paying for Medical and Long-Term Care - Monday, October 18, with Deborah Totten.

TRIO clarification
On September 2 a “News & Notes” item announced the appointment of Martha Wygmans as director of two TRIO programs - Upward Bound and Student Support Services. In all, there are four TRIO programs at the University. The other two are Educational Talent Search and the McNair Scholars Program.

SEHD’s professional development workshops offered for for 2004-05
SEHD’s Division of Professional Development and Research will hold the following Certificate in Administration workshops this academic year:

• Writing Winning Grant Proposals, Step 1 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 16 and 17, in AA-G04 with Allison Alden. Fee is $258 (check) or $278 (credit card/purchase order).

• Leadership Development - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 28 and October 5, in AA-G04 with Catherine Williams. Fee is $258 (check) or $278 (credit card/purchase order).

• Basic Budgeting and Finance - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 6 at 218-222 Water St., Binghamton, third floor, with Kim Eldred.

Fee is $129 (check) or $139 (credit card/purchase order).

• Organizational Budget Analysis - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 20 at 218-222 Water St., Binghamton, third floor, with Kim Eldred. Fee is $129 (check) or $139 (credit card/purchase order).

• Supervising Difficult Employees - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 26 at 218-222 Water St., Binghamton, third floor, with Diane L. Brown. Fee is $129 (check) or $139 credit (card/purchase order).

• Managing Change - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 4, at 218-222 Water St., Binghamton, third floor, with Diane L. Brown. Fee is $129 (check) or $139 (credit card/purchase order).

• Fundamentals of Supervision - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 9, in AA-G04 with Catherine Williams. Fee is $129 (check) or $139 (credit card/purchase order).

• Writing Winning Grant Proposals, Step 2 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. December 15 and 17, in AA-G04 with Daniel McCormack. Fee is $258 (check) or $278 (credit card/purchase order)

• Closing the Ring: Linking Performance, Training, Compensation and Strategic Plans - from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 16, 2005, at 218-222 Water St., Binghamton, third floor, with David J. Karre. Fee is $129 (check) or $139 (credit card/purchase order).

For more information, visit http://sehd.binghamton.edu/pdr, call 777-4447 or e-mail pdr@binghamton.edu.

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