For some alumni, the biggest lessons learned during college have little to do with academics.
A study conducted by Wendy Martinek, assistant professor of political science, and the Constitution Project at Georgetown University on the length of time it takes to bring a federal judicial nomination to closure and the partisanship involved was highlighted in the Washington Post. The article noted that the study affirms the ongoing problem of lengthy delays.
Binghamton University was among the nonprofit institutions featured in an article about unusual gifts. The University had received a donation of suture thread that was no longer sterile. While such a gift would be considered worthless by most, Laura Terriquez-Kasey, a nursing faculty member, accepted it so that students could use it to practice suturing. Since the students typically practice on pigs' knuckles or pigs' legs, it does not matter that the material was not considered fit for use on humans.
Dara Picciano, a social worker in the Binghamton University Counseling Center, talked about how people absorb a tragic loss in an article on the Oklahoma City bombing seven years ago.
The Binghamton University course on "Terrorism and War" was featured in an article of college classes designed to respond to the September 11 attacks. the course, which enrolls 550 students, is taught by Robert Ostergard of the Political Science Department. Ostergard was also quoted in the article.
Immanuel Wallerstein, distinguished professor emeritus director of the Fernand Braudel Center, wrote an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times about the Bush Administration's policy toward Iraq and the chances of an invasion. the article was headlined "Iraq War: The Coming Disaster."
BU men's lacrosse coach Ed Stephenson talks about his coaching experiences with lacrosse and Division I competition. Stephenson helped start the program at BU, which the newspaper calls "one of the jewels of the extensive State University of New York system. In Inside Lacrosse, Stephenson talked about the trials of launching a new program.
BU President Lois B. DeFleur was among the presidents featured in an article on women leading three of the four SUNY University Centers. DeFleur, who took office in 1990, is the longest serving president of the three. The article reviewed her accomplishments as well as those of Karen Hitchcock, president of SUNY Albany and Shirley Strum Kennny, president of SUNY Stony Brook.
An international seminar hosted by Binghamton University on globalization and civilization was featured in an article in the Financial Times. The conference drew well-known thinkers from a variety of disciplines and hailing from Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States to ponder the question: Is globalization the same as a dialogue between civilizations? The conference was organized by the Institute of Global Cultural Studies, directed by Ali Mazrui, Schweitzer Chair.
The research of Ron Miles, chair and professor of mechanical engineering, was featured in March edition of Sciences et Avenir. Miles is using the mechanical structure of the ear of a fly to design what will be the world's smallest directional microphone for use in hearing aids.
Dancer Bill T. Jones tells The Buffalo News that he got started dancing when he was "dragged" to his first dance class while a student at Binghamton University. "There were two dynamic teachers who made up the dance department," he remembers. "Although they were by no means ideal, they were just professional enough and just inspirational enough to whet my appetite."
Kevin Wright, professor of human development, was quoted in an article on the decision of a grand jury not to indict a man accused of murdering former city worker Thomas Ruiz. According to Wright, the decision against the DA was quite unusual.
David Sloan Wilson, professor of biological sciences and Mary Beth Willis, staff associate and volunteer coordinator for Off Campus College, were quoted in an article regarding volunteerism in a post September 11 world.
Dara Raboy-Picciano, social worker in the Counseling Center, was quoted in an article regarding how the passing of time since September 11 has affected public grief and patriotism.
Jeff Davis, adjunct professor in the Graduate School, was quoted in an article regarding how Medicare cuts are likely to pinch Tier hospitals.
David Payne, dean of the Graduate School; Mary Collins, dean of the Decker School of Nursing; Nancy Paul, director of the Career Dvelopment Center; and John Barden, director of the MBA program, were quoted in an article regarding the possibility that graduating college seniors are facing one of the toughest job markets in a decade.
Kevin Wright, professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, was featured in an article about his participation in a conference relating to the prison system in the United States. Wright was quoted on issues relating to incarceration, racial profiling and drug offenders.
Binghamton University President Lois B DeFleur, was featured in an article about her years as a Girl Scout. DeFleur’s comments were made at the third annual Girl Scout’s Women of Distinction dinner at which she was honored for her achievements.
Thomas O’Brien, associate professor of education and director of the Division of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, discussed strategies Tier school districts are adopting to address issues of performance gaps.
Lawrence Stedman, associate professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, was quoted in an article regarding the success the federally funded GEAR UP program in providing students with hands-on opportunities to learn about college life. GEAR UP is coordinated through Binghamton University.
Pamela Gay, associate professor of English, was interviewed for an article regarding her performance piece Do You Think I’m Fat?, which looked at cultural preoccupation with weight and body image.
Subimal Chatterjee, associate professor in the School of Management, was quoted in an article regarding the reasons why discount stores are doing so well in the Southern Tier.
Associate Professor Subimal Chatterjee, and Assistant Professor Yong-Soon Kang, from the School of Management, were quoted in an article regarding pricing plans adopted by grocery chains and how price cuts can lure shoppers looking for bargains.
President Lois B. DeFleur was quoted in an article regarding how civic and college leaders can work together to spur upstate economic development.
Gerard Johansen, coordinator of the University’s Alcohol and Other Drug Program, was quoted in an article regarding a recently released federal study showing findings about which college campus anti-drinking strategies work and which don’t.
Edward Kokkelenberg, professor of economics, was quoted in an article regarding Federal Reserve findings that seem to indicate that the Binghamton community tends to remain in recession for longer periods than the rest of the state or the nation.
John Vernon, professor of English, was quoted in an article regarding his latest book The Last Canyon, which explores the life of explorer and naturalist John Wesley Powell.
Donald Weiss, associate professor of philosophy, was quoted in an article regarding a program he has co-founded titled Philosophy on Tap, which aims to take philosophical discussion into the community as part of what he refers to as ‘philosophical outreach.’
Edward Kokkelenberg, professor of economics, was quoted in an article regarding consumer purchasing trends that continue to remain strong in spite of the recession.
Surinder Kahai, associate professor in the School of Management, was quoted in an April 21 article regarding the role parents can play in protecting their children from accessing Web sites involving drugs, pornography and hate.
Thomas P.O’Brien, associate professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, was quoted in an article regarding the findings of a recently released New York state school report cards.
Kevin Wright, professor of human development, was quoted in an article regarding behavioral signs parents can look to distinguish between typical teenage rebellion and more serious self-destructive behavior.
Francis Wu, professor of geology, was quoted in an article regarding a 5.1 quake that rattled New York State on April 21.
Kevin Wright, professor of human development, was quoted in an article regarding local police concerns about how alcohol and the upcoming warmer summer months can spur an increase in the number of bar fights and violent crime.
Joseph Graney, assistant professor of geology, was quoted in an article regarding a report he developed which reviewed concerns that emissions found in the Hillcrest area were the root cause of what has been described as a ‘cancer cluster.’
H. Stephen Straight, vice provost for academic affairs and professor of linguistics, was quoted in an article regarding how language television channels can help students of foreign languages hone their listening skills and cultural awareness.
Manas Chatterji, professor of managerial economics, was quoted in an article regarding how a jump in cigarette tax could have a profound effect on whether teens choose to start smoking.
Last Updated: 12/19/11