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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2012

President Stenger talks with students

President Harvey G. Stenger updates the campus on current plans and challenges

On Jan. 24, Binghamton University President Harvey G. Stenger gave his first University Forum address to a packed house, outlining a timeline that will culminate with the development of a strategic plan.

In the short term, Stenger is meeting with members of the University, community leaders and key supporters. From March to September, he will to bring together a team of faculty, staff, administrators, students and external constituents to develop the strategic plan. Implementation will begin in September.

Stenger noted that elements of the strategic plan already exist and will be woven into the final model, including Binghamton's NYSUNY 2020 proposal.

New York state has not yet approved the University's NYSUNY 2020 proposal, but Stenger expects to receive the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo soon. The proposal would allow Binghamton to implement the rational tuition policy approved by the state legislature last year and will provide Binghamton University $35 million in state support for capital projects.

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Advocacy News

State of the State Address
On Jan. 3, Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his second State of the State address in Albany. His plan focuses on economic development and job creation and includes building a state-of-the-art convention center in New York City and providing $1 billion for Buffalo's economic development. His proposal also earmarks $60 million for three additional $20 million Challenge Grant awards for SUNY schools. Any of the 60 SUNY campuses can compete for these three grants to promote academic excellence and economic development in local communities. Binghamton University is planning on presenting its challenge grant proposal to the governor in the near future.

Read Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State Address news release at http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/sos2012

 


University News and Accomplishments

Binghamton ranked among nation's top values
Binghamton University is once again ranked among the nation's top best values in public colleges, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine. Binghamton is ranked No. 2 for out-of-state students, making it one of the most affordable universities in the nation for non-New York students. Binghamton is also ranked 12th for in-state students, making it a top buy for New Yorkers. The annual public school rankings appear in Kiplinger's February 2012 issue on newsstands and online at http://www.kiplinger.com/links/college.

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Research

The heart of the matter
Pamela Stewart Fahs' efforts to educate women about heart attack symptoms may help save lives.

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Kafka expert links teaching, research
Neil Christian Pages gives his undergraduate students the tools they need to demystify the literary academy.

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Simulation pioneer turns to medical applications
Frank Cardullo continues to find novel applications for simulation, moving from airplanes and spacecraft into the operating room.

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Jihadist groups in Africa may pose new threat
U.S. leaders must focus on developing threats from jihadist groups even as they struggle to repair the nation's economy, a Binghamton scholar says.

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Biofilms project draws on engineering expertise
Interdisciplinary research conducted by Binghamton University students provides new insights about biofilms -- slimy coatings of bacteria -- as well as new ways to study them.

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Faculty in the News

CCPA professor to lead national public affairs organization
Nadia Rubaii begins term as 2011-12 NASPAA president.

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Diane H. Greiwe
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University Communications and Marketing
Binghamton University
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IN THIS ISSUE:

ADVOCACY NEWS 

State of the State Address

UNIVERSITY NEWS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Binghamton ranked among nation's top values

RESEARCH

The heart of the matter

Kafka expert links teaching, research

Simulation pioneer turns to medical applications

Jihadist groups in Africa may pose new threat

Biofilms project draws on engineering expertise

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

CCPA professor to lead national public affairs organization