Binghamton grad shines on Broadway stage
Sometimes, one sentence can change your life. For Johnny Wu '05 it was, "you know, you kind of have a thing." It came from a high school acting teacher after he performed a scene that he worked on for a semester. That one line sparked an acting career that has taken Wu to Hollywood, and much more recently, Broadway. Wu plays the roles of Bing and Judge Xu Geming in Chinglish, which opened in October at the Longacre Theatre. Read more.
Be engaged - make a difference
As you think about your student experience, you may feel the call to "give back" or "pay it forward". Your alma mater needs you as a volunteer. The Alumni Association can help you become more closely engaged in the life of the University. Read more.
Volunteer spotlight: Jose Moreira '00, MBA '03
The former varsity wrestler stays connected to our alma mater through alumni-student career events, his fraternity's alumni society and now as a member of the Alumni Association's Board of Directors. Read more.
For the love of an art form
Bob Pompi and his wife, Karen, were worried about the future of the Harpur Jazz Ensemble. To guarantee a creative outlet for students, they made a gift to the ensemble through an IRA charitable rollover. Read more.
Alumni return to honor retiring mentor
The John Eisch Organometallic Symposium, held on campus Oct. 28-29, was a chance for alumni to learn what their industry colleagues were working on and honor their retiring mentor. Read more.
Next generation of Newing and Dickinson
Newing's four new residence halls are fully open for business. And, this fall, the new state-of-the-art Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center opened its doors. Read more.
New Engineering and Science Building Opens
The $66 million, two-story glass, metal and stone building will accommodate the expansion of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. Read more.
Know any good lawyer jokes? Matt Ritter does, because he's a former lawyer who makes a living telling jokes. He's one of eight Binghamton alumni pursuing careers in comedy who are profiled in the fall issue of Binghamton University Magazine.
Also in the latest issue:
* Federal prosecutor Nick Lewin '96 helps put al-Qaida operative behind bars.
* Members of the Class of 1984 lose a time capsule but find each other.
* Students who study emerging markets go where the lessons are: India.
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