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MAY 2011 EDITION

Binghamton University's Dylan Horvath talk to local children about the Nature Preserve.

NYSUNY 2020 Update

The NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program, announced earlier this week by New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, will give Binghamton University and the other three SUNY University Centers an opportunity to apply for $140 million in state capital funds ($35 million per campus) to strengthen academic programs and reinvigorate the state economy.

Each campus must submit detailed, long-term economic and academic plans. Binghamton is already revising its existing strategic plan to meet the NYSUNY 2020 requirements. The plan will include proposals for new construction, new research facility development, continuation of critical maintenance efforts and continued growth and development of partnerships with local firms.

Plans will be reviewed by Zimpher and recommended to the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) for final approval.

"NYSUNY 2020 brings our economic development goals together with the world-class SUNY system in a way that boosts higher learning and creates good paying jobs all over New York," Cuomo said. "We need to put New Yorkers back to work, and this new partnership with SUNY will be a major part of the reinvention of New York."

The first round of approvals will be made by the end of this year.

Listen to Susan Arbetter's interview with Zimpher on the May 6 Capitol Pressroom podcast.

Read this week's Inside article for the complete story.

Watch the video of Gov. Cuomo and Chancellor Zimpher announcing NYSUNY2020.


University News and Accomplishments

Binghamton University Day at the Mall
Binghamton University held its second annual "Day at the Mall" event April 30, at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City, sharing some of the University's programs and talents with the Greater Binghamton community. 

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Officials emphasize importance of entrepreneurship
Interim Vice President for Research Bahgat Sammakia provides a research overview to the Binghamton University Council.

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Construction update: Innovative Technologies Complex
Engineering and Science Building is nearing completion.

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Research

A flash of insight
Binghamton chemist Christof Grewer has pioneered the use of lasers to study tiny proteins in the brain.

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What looks reveal about neighborhood safety
People have the capacity to judge urban neighborhood safety just by looking at physical structures, Binghamton researchers say.

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Engineer calls for new thinking about ethics
Binghamton University professor George Catalano's latest book calls for a wholesale re-examination of the engineering profession's ethics.

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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:

UNIVERSITY
NEWS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Binghamton University Day at the Mall

Officials emphasize importance of entrepreneurship

Construction update: Innovative Technologies Complex

RESEARCH

A flash of insight

What looks reveal about neighborhood safety

Engineer calls for new thinking about ethics