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President DeFleur to retire
Binghamton University President Lois B. DeFleur has informed SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and BU Council Chair Kathryn Madigan that she intends to retire at the end of July.

Campus community remembers Prof. Antoun
Kind and gentle, generous with his time — these are the words most frequently used by friends and colleagues to describe Richard Antoun, 77, professor emeritus of anthropology, who was stabbed to death on campus Dec. 4.

Fall 2009 graduates urged to change the world
Geoffrey Canada offered what he called a “wondrous opportunity” to graduates at Binghamton University’s Fall Commencement on Dec. 13. “Come join our team,” he said. “We’re losing.” Canada, the president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, has devoted his life to helping children break away from poverty and violence in New York City’s disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Student Commencement speakers challenge, celebrate
Two very different student speakers addressed fellow graduates at Fall Commencement: Ida Amelia Jones, newly minted with a doctoral degree in translation studies, and Anthony Corvino, a political science major who loves comedy and performance.

Results of alumni lifelong learning survey
You may recall getting e-mails from us in November, asking you to participate in a survey about alumni lifelong learning and professional development programs. We would like to thank the nearly 2,000 alumni participated in the study.

Alumni offer career advice to students
In today's economic environment, networking is more important than ever. Earlier this month, about 100 Binghamton University alumni gave their time to talk about their careers with current students and encourage them to build networks.

Update from Think Binghamton
During the coming months, we will be working on several key University initiatives, including advocating for adequate support for SUNY in the 2010-11 state budget and passage of legislation eliminating some of the excessive red tape governing higher education in New York.

Admissions office needs alumni volunteers
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has an immediate need for Binghamton University alumni across the country to play an integral role in the recruitment process through two special Alumni Admissions Volunteer programs: College Fairs and Adopt-A-High School.

View The China Century online
A panel of experts, including Binghamton University alumni, recently discussed perspectives on the emergence of China as an economic and political power. We streamed the discussion - titled "The China Century?" - live via the web from the Levin Institute in Manhattan. In case you missed the live cast, you can view a recording of the session online.

Fall sports wrap-up
The men's cross country and women's volleyball teams had successful fall seasons, each bringing home a conference title.



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Last Updated: 9/26/16