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MARCH 2011 EDITION

Binghamton University Day in Albany.

Binghamton University Day in Albany
Advocates ask for tuition plan

Binghamton University advocates went to Albany on Tuesday, March 1, to meet with legislators, aides and the lieutenant governor to talk about a rational tuition plan, support for SUNY and economic development.

Interim President C. Peter Magrath, accompanied by Interim Vice President for Research Bahgat Sammakia, Interim UUP Chapter President and Associate Professor of Chemistry James Dix, CSEA Chapter Vice President Marty Honeychuck and Director of State and Community Relations Terrence Kane, carried the same message to their meetings as did members of 13 other teams: Binghamton University and SUNY need a rational tuition policy.

Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, chair of the Assembly's Committee on Higher Education, said Binghamton is an anchor for the region and state. "We can't continue to talk about the university as a means to improve the economy if we continue to cut it off at the knees," she said. "Our conference has had numerous discussions about the need to ensure state support doesn't erode. We have to stop the bleeding and make the commitment." While meeting with Glick, and throughout the day, Magrath reiterated the need for access to quality, not simply access. "Binghamton University is a powerhouse," he said. "But at some point, we will do less with less and pay the price in terms of economic development and a better life for the men and women of New York state. We can't run on credit cards. There must be an investment in SUNY."

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Advocacy News

Lupardo appointment to help University

A recent leadership appointment for Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo will help Binghamton University stay connected to state discussions regarding science and technology, University officials said. Lupardo will chair the Assembly's Legislative Commission on Science and Technology and has also been assigned to the Assembly's Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Industry and Commerce.

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University News and Accomplishments

Binghamton University moves up two slots on Princeton Review's best values list
Binghamton University is the nation's #4 "best value" public college for 2011 according to The Princeton Review, one of America's best-known education services companies. Moving up two slots from last year's #6 ranking, Binghamton University was again heralded for being a great return on investment for its students.

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Research

New approach to programming may boost 'green' computing
A Binghamton University computer scientist Yu David Liu, whose work focuses on "green" software development, has received the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for young researchers.

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Digital watermarking algorithm wins praise
The Digital Watermarking Alliance (DWA), the international alliance of industry-leading organizations delivering valuable digital watermarking solutions, presented its 2010 Best Paper award to a team of electrical and computer engineers from Binghamton University.

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Ancient teeth raise new questions
Eight small teeth found in an Israeli cave raise big questions about the earliest existence of humans and where we may have originated, Binghamton anthropologist Rolf Quam says.

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Historian discusses latest book
Binghamton University historian Douglas Bradburn discusses his latest book, The Citizenship Revolution, on WSKG radio's Off the Page. Listen to the interview: http://wskg.org/radio/off-the-page/2011-3-1.aspx .

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

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IN THIS ISSUE:

Binghamton University Day in Albany ; Advocates ask for tuition plan

ADVOCACY NEWS

Lupardo appointment to help University

UNIVERSITY
NEWS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Binghamton University moves up two slots on Princeton Review's best values list

RESEARCH

New approach to programming may boost 'green' computing

Digital watermarking algorithm wins praise

Ancient teeth raise new questions

Historian discusses latest book