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AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2012

Job Creation Incubator plans unveiled at downtown Binghamton site

NYSUNY 2020 -- Our plan approved

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced approval of Binghamton University's NYSUNY 2020 challenge grant proposal on Wednesday, Aug. 8. The plan rests on two objectives: construction of a $70 million, state-of-the-art Smart Energy Research and Development Facility and the addition of 2,000 students, 150 faculty and 175 professional and support staff to develop new and strengthen existing academic programs.

"It was a long path to get here," said Binghamton President Harvey Stenger. "This starts the process for designing and constructing a new building in the area of renewable energy, as well as the addition of students, faculty and staff. This will allow us to expand our academic programs and add new jobs. It's quite exciting."

Under the plan, Binghamton will receive $35 million in capital construction funds for the smart energy facility and be able to implement a rational tuition plan to support the hiring of new researchers and faculty, expansion of academic offerings and facilities, development of public/private research partnerships and expansion of technology development in high-tech fields.

Read more:

President Stenger's message
Inside story, Gov. Andrew Cuomo approves Binghamton NYSUNY 2020 plan
Gov. Cuomo's press release
Binghamton University Magazine article, Smart energy, smart future

Read more about the plan.



University News and Accomplishments

High-tech incubator proposal unveiled
President Stenger joined with local, county and state representatives on August 15 near the intersection of Hawley and Carroll streets in Binghamton to unveil plans for a high-tech Job Creation Incubator at the site. The incubator will be home to tenants who will focus on smart energy, healthcare and electronic systems integration and packaging.

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University welcomes students
Binghamton University welcomes returning and new students and their families on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 30 and 31, with move-in days signifying the beginning of the fall semester and a new academic year.

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President Stenger shares his first Quarterly Report
Whether you already know a lot about campus, or are just getting to know it, you'll find valuable and concise information on what we do and where we're going in President Harvey Stenger's quarterly report. The first issue, launched in early July, includes information about the University's Road Map strategic planning process, as well as updates on initiatives and activities in each of the University's five divisions: academic affairs, administration, external affairs, research and student affairs. Read the inaugural issue.

Binghamton University Magazine: New issue available online
Professor Mark Fowler finally gets his wish: his name on the liner notes of a CD. Read his story and other University news in the Spring 2012 issue.

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Students in the Spotlight

Binghamton University grad serves as White House intern
Katherine Schumacher spends eight weeks in Office of Management and Accountability.

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Machine learning may improve medicine
Bioengineer Daniel E. Margolis hopes to develop computer programs that will aid doctors in making decisions about diagnosis and treatment.

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Faculty News and Accomplishments

Did we invent God?
Research conducted by Binghamton evolutionist David Sloan Wilson was recently featured on Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman.

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Researcher looks to a fly for new ways to hear
Ron Miles says a fly provided design inspiration for a microphone the size of three grains of sugar. It's different from any other directional microphone on the market, WSKG radio reports.

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Algorithms satisfy hunger for real-time data
Computer scientist Kyoung-Don Kang's efforts to improve fast-paced data processing recently received a boost from the National Science Foundation.

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The physics of music
Binghamton geophysicist Jeff Barker connects music, physics in a lecture and concert at the Kopernik Observatory and Science Center.

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Diane H. Greiwe
Advocacy Communications Specialist
University Communications and Marketing
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902
think@binghamton.edu
dgreiwe@binghamton.edu
607-777-3658

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IN THIS ISSUE:

NYSUNY 2020 -- Our plan approved

UNIVERSITY NEWS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

High-tech incubator proposal unveiled

University welcomes students

President Stenger shares his first Quarterly Report

Binghamton University Magazine: New issue available online

STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Binghamton University grad serves as White House intern

Machine learning may improve medicine

FACULTY NEWS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Did we invent God?

Researcher looks to a fly for new ways to hear

Algorithms satisfy hunger for real-time data

The physics of music