From Inside BU
HARPUR COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
From Russia...with love for Binghamton
Having spent part of her childhood in a Russian orphanage in Smolensk, 240 miles east of Moscow, Sera McManus, a junior political science major, appreciates Binghamton University for all that it offers…especially the bowling alley.
London trip helps student find her calling
A visit to London has put Zara Watson on a career path toward international law. The 22-year-old senior from Queens spent more than two weeks in London over the 2009 winter break as part of a criminal justice program.
Student makes new start in hometown
A Vestal High School graduate, Kady Perry returned to Binghamton after a year away didn’t live up to expectations. Now a sophomore double major in art and math, Perry strives to connect the campus community with the Binghamton community.
Humanities institute seeks faculty, student fellows
The newly formed Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) is now offering fellowships to faculty, students, and community members. IASH was formed in 2009 and, as the “brainchild of Harpur”, strives to advance and publicize original work in the humanities while offering faculty and students opportunities for research.
Albert Dekin, associate professor of anthropology, dies at age 66
Well known for his work assessing the archaeological, historical and cultural resources damage caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Dekin served as director of the Public Archaeology Facility for 11 years.
Math professor Arcones dies
Miguel Angel Arcones, 46, professor of mathematical sciences, died Dec. 30, after a long battle with cancer.
Raboy remembered for physics contributions
Sol Raboy, 89, professor emeritus of physics, died Dec. 27.
SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
Study abroad trips look at life in China, India
For several SOM students, first-hand knowledge of foreign business practices and culture was gained on excursions to India, China, Austria and the Czech Republic this past winter.
An Entrepreneurial Spirit
Prof. Angelo Mastrangelo has been instrumental in creating the business plan development course which concludes with a business plan competition that offers a $2,500 award each semester funded by the Botnick Foundation. This year’s winning project titled “Logical Tutors” was developed by a team led by SOM student Mike Lichtman. The purpose of “Logical Tutors” is to provide tutoring services to students of all ages, and it proposes a model that matches qualified tutors with student clients. Prof. Mastrangelo was recently recognized as one of the top teachers in the field of entrepreneurship by Fortune Small Business Magazine.
DECKER SCHOOL OF NURSING
Professor discusses forensic health
Mary Muscari, associate professor in the Decker School of Nursing, is doing her part to help educate students in the emerging field of forensic health. Binghamton has taken the lead in the topic by developing a graduate certificate program in forensic health.
Decker to award doctoral degree for nurses
The Decker School of Nursing will introduce a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program in the fall, offering advanced-practice nurses the opportunity to gain clinical and leadership expertise beyond the master’s degree level. Binghamton is only the second SUNY school to offer the DNP.