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September 29, 2004  Volume 26, No. 5
EvoS lecture, workshop series continues from evolutionary perspective Saturday
EvoS continues its series of lectures and workshops with “Community-Based Research from an Evolutionary Perspective” from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 2, in Science Library 212.

Potential partners from the community will join Binghamton University faculty and students for a day of lectures and workshops featuring four distinguished speakers. Recommendations resulting from the workshops will be used to implement a program of community-based research through collaborations among faculty, community partners and experts in the field.

The program will include morning lectures, followed by a box lunch workshop, workshop reports and a wrap-up session.

The four speakers are:

John Maerz, a Binghamton alum and research scientist at Cornell University who conducts research in the Binghamton area and can explain how evolutionary theory can be applied to the environmental problems faced by the community.

Bryan Vila, chief of the Crime Control and Prevention Research Division of the National Institute of Justice, who will show how the ecological and evolutionary processes studied in biology can provide the basis for a theory of human crime, its control and long-term prevention.

Arturo Sesma, a scientist at the Search Institute, whose mission is to “provide leadership, knowledge and resources to promote health children, youth and communities.”

Ian Lustick, Bess W. Heyman Chair of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, who will explain the role of agent-based models in social science research and help participants develop similar models for community-based research.

Sponsors include the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The workshop is free, but reservations are required.

Contact Linda Anastasia at lanastas@binghamton.edu or 777-6955.

National Book Award winner Stern will read from his work October 5
National Book Award winner Gerald Stern is this year’s Milton Kessler Distinguished Poetry Reader. He will read from his work at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, in S1-149, with a reception to follow in the Chenango Room. New Jersey’s first poet laureate, Stern is the author of 14 books of poetry and the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim, three NEA fellowships, the Lamont Poetry Prize and the Ruth Lilly Prize.

This event is sponsored by the English Department and the friends of Milton Kessler, who died in 2000.

An internationally-recognized poet and professor, Kessler is credited with founding Binghamton’s Creative Writing Program.

For more information, call the Creative Writing office at 777-2713, e-mail cwpro@binghamton.edu or visit the Readers’ Series website at http://english.binghamton.edu/readers-series

Study Abroad Fair scheduled October 7 in University Union Mandela Room
The Office of International Programs will host a Study Abroad Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, October 7, in UU-Mandela Room.

Students are invited to learn about study abroad and internship opportunities in many different countries, and in many different fields of study.

The Binghamton International Programs staff and representatives from other SUNY campuses, as well as returning study abroad participants and visiting exchange students, will answer questions.

There will be balloons, international music, door prizes and more. For more information, contact the Office of International Programs at 777-2336.

More than 75 law schools expected for University’s Law Day October 16
The Career Development Center, in cooperation with Pre-Law Academic Advising, will host Law Day from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, in UU-Mandela Room.

More than 75 law schools will be represented. Following the Law Day event, there will be a panel discussion featuring representatives from law schools from 3-4 p.m., in UU-East Lounge.

For a list of participating law schools, visit

Noted organist Timothy Olsen scheduled to perform at First Presbyterian October 10
Organist Timothy Olsen will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 10, in Binghamton’s First Presbyterian Church, on one of the finest organs in the Triple Cities.

The concert is sponsored by the University’s Department of Music. First prize-winner of the 2002 National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, Olsen has performed to critical acclaim from coast to coast. The professor of organ and harpsichord at Ithaca College was recently featured on the NPR program Pipedreams.

For tickets, call 777-ARTS, online at or at the door.

More than 125 institutions registered for Graduate School Fair October 5
The Career Development Center, in cooperation with the Student Association, will host a Graduate School Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, in UU-Mandela Room.

More than 125 institutions are registered. For a list of participating schools, visit

Young People for Fellowship Program Offers Fellowships to Students
Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply to become Young People for Fellowship Program fellows.

Three spots are available through a new initiative of the People for the American Way Foundation. Fellows participate in a three-and-a-half day summit in January 2005 in Washington, D.C., then return to campus to work on an issue through on-line courses and forums and monthly conference calls with other fellows and experts.

Those interested can self-nominate or be nominated by a professor, administrator, community leader, employer or other person familiar with your skills and abilities. Application forms can be downloaded at www.youngpeoplefor.org. There is no cost to apply, but if selected, there is a one-time $20 fee which also activates you as a member of People For the American Way Foundation. All travel and lodging costs for the summit will be provided.

All application materials must be received by 6 p.m. October 15

INSIDE INFO

Keyboard Specialist I Exams : The Keyboard Specialist I exam will be offered on Saturday, December 4, 2004 and Saturday, March 5, 2005. Deadlines to apply are Monday, October 25 for the December exam and Monday, January 17 for the March exam. To apply for this entry level position exam, visit

Meeting Space Available in Events Center : The Events Center has two meeting spaces available for University activities. Located on the concourse level, they can accommodate from four to 20 people each and the Sodexho snack bar is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for any refreshment needs. Visit http://www.BUdining.com for a complete menu. To reserve a room, call 777-2832 or e-mail scrane@binghamton.edu.

Physical Facilities seeks custodians : Entry level custodial positions are available in Physical Facilities. Those interested should file applications directly with the Department of Labor. Applications will not be accepted at the University. Deadline for filing applications is Friday, October 1. For more information, visit

2004-05 Basketball Season Ticket Discount : A discount offer on 2004-05 basketball season tickets is available to all full-time Binghamton University faculty and staff. Offers include:

Season Ticket Pricing Combo for men’s and women’s regular season tickets - $115 (save $20)

Men’s regular season tickets - $95 (save $15)

Women’s regular season tickets - $35 (save $15)

Also available:

America East 2005 Men’s Championship All-Session Tournament Packages for March 4-5, 2005 at Binghamton University’s Events Center. Includes four sessions, eight games for $45. Call 777-SLAM (7526) to order by phone.

2004-05 Basketball Season Ticket Discount : A discount offer on 2004-05 basketball season tickets is available to all full-time Binghamton University faculty and staff. Offers include:

Season Ticket Pricing Combo for men’s and women’s regular season tickets - $115 (save $20)

Men’s regular season tickets - $95 (save $15)

Women’s regular season tickets - $35 (save $15)

Also available:

America East 2005 Men’s Championship All-Session Tournament Packages for March 4-5, 2005 at Binghamton University’s Events Center. Includes four sessions, eight games for $45. Call 777-SLAM (7526) to order by phone.

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