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Do you know of a Binghamton University graduate who is truly exceptional, and whose achievements bring pride to the University community? Nominate him or her for an Alumni Association Award. Learn more, and be sure to make your nomination by Nov. 30.

Submit a nomination by Dec. 31 for the Alumni Association board. We're looking for graduates who are eager to give back to the University and promote alumni volunteerism. Board members work with alumni relations staff on key projects, directly participating in committee work, events, and activities.

Take home a piece of Newing College. The Alumni Association and Uncommon Goods (founded by David Bolotsky '85) offer alumni the opportunity to purchase banks made from mailboxes salvaged from the Newing Dining Hall. A Newing bank can be a great keepsake to remind you of your time as a student at Binghamton.  Banks also make great gifts! Find out more and purchase a bank today.

We invite you to support our Fall 2012 graduates by volunteering at Fall Commencement, Sunday, Dec. 16. As a volunteer, you can welcome graduates' friends and families to the happy occasion, reconnect with former professors and friends, listen to Harpur Chorale's winter medley, and hear the majestic sounds of the Edward P. Maloney Memorial Pipe Band and inspiring speeches. To register, please visit the Commencement website.

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Are you looking for ways to save money on your dental bills this year? AlumniDent® provides affordable group dental insurance to alumni and their families, with immediate coverage for preventive, diagnostic and restorative services. AlumniDent also offers budget-friendly payment options to help keep costs low. And best of all, there is no network – so you can keep your family dentist! For online enrollment, or to learn more about this exclusive plan available through the Alumni Insurance Program, visit the AlumniDent website.

 

Discover the marvels of China in May 2013 
 

By Kathleen Rubino '13

BeijingThe Alumni Association is sponsoring a tour to China, hosted by Distinguished Service Professor John Chaffee, May 26-June 11, 2013. This trip is open to the public. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

Chaffee, a longtime faculty member in history and Asian and Asian American studies, was born in China to missionary parents. During his time at Binghamton, he has written many books and articles about China, and visited the country often.

"I hope that I will be able to share my love of Chinese history and my lifelong fascination with China," Chaffee says. "It is an endlessly fascinating country, and, from trip to trip, it changes before one's eyes."

He says China is the seat of one of the great civilizations of the world, but is also a land that is imbued with historical significance - something that will be a special focus of this trip.

Travelers can look forward to an extensive tour of China, starting with Shanghai's Jade Buddha Temple and ending with an excursion to the Great Wall of China. Visitors will even visit Suzhou and Hangzhou, two scenic areas of China that few American tourists ever get a chance to see.

This unique tour has several Binghamton connections. In Wuxi, travelers will meet Ruby Wang, a longtime Binghamton resident who has retired to her birthplace. A tour of the Wuxi Museum will include a wing devoted to her paintings. Then, in Beijing, artist Michael Cherney '93 will meet with the group; he has won Chinese awards for work that combines Chinese and Western genres from calligraphy to photography.

The trip costs $4,299 per person (with a $500 deposit due upon registration), which includes airfare, 14 nights of first-class lodging, most meals (including a gala farewell banquet), internal flights and train tickets.

See a detailed itinerary at the Alumni Travel Program website. To register or get more information, contact partner agency Travel with the Experts at 888-684-4885 or info@travel-experts-ltd.com.

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Last Updated: 11/12/13