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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.


The National Science Foundation-funded SUNY Louis Stokes Alliance Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) program at Binghamton University began on August 29. The program is looking to fill 7 spots for Spring 2012. See more information


Eisch Organometallic Symposium: Oct. 28 - 29
The Department of Chemistry is hosting a retirement celebration symposium in honor of Distinguished Professor John Eisch's career. The event, to be held in the Science 2 building on campus, will include keynote addresses from two Nobel Laureates. Alumni and friends of the department are welcome to attend.


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. Find out more and purchase a bank today.


Binghamton University is on iTunes! If you're on campus, you can access the iTunes site using your PODS ID and password. If you are off campus, you can access our video and audio files through Apple's iTunes store. Search for "Binghamton University" and you'll find academic lectures, videos from Alumni Association events, and more!




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Ken Elstein '68 was elected chair of the Belchertown Board of Selectmen in May. The board is the executive authority (analogous to mayor) of the western Massachusetts town of 15,000. In September, at the State House on Beacon Hill, he received a Kuehn Award for his work in support of community preservation. Elstein's political activity began in 1964, when he founded the Harpur College Democrats.


Susan McAllister '85Susan McAllister '85 is a 2011-12 board member for the Junior League of Raleigh, N.C. The organization's 1,700-plus members serve the Wake County area with programs of education and volunteer service. They have contributed more than 232,000 volunteer hours since 2000, focusing on promising youth. 


Renee Calarco '86Theater J in Washington will present the world premiere of The Religion Thing by Renee Calarco '86, a dark little comedy about relationships, faith and the fine line between compromise and regret. Run dates are Jan. 4-29, 2012.




Birds of ParadiseDiana Abu-Jaber, PhD '86, wrote the novel Birds of Paradise (W.W. Norton & Co., 2011), which centers on the fractured Muir family. Daughter Felice ran away at age 13. Five years later, as she is about to become an adult, the family is forced to confront its anguish, loss and sense of betrayal. And Felice must come face-to-face with the secret that drove her away.



UFeud.comJared Scherz '91 is founder and CEO of UFeud, LLC, which has launched the next generation of social networking video-based websites. UFeud offers a medium for social commentary of all kinds, ranging from the absurd to the serious. UFeud encourages self-expression in nearly all forms about any issue or topic. On UFeud, users have a chance to Influence public opinion, resolve a difference, find others who share similar interests and beliefs, and expand their perspectives.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Jeffrey Schwartzenberg '96 is senior director of marketing at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and resides in Nashville, Tenn.


Leah Umansky '02 has one poem forthcoming in the next issue of Cream City Review and two poems forthcoming in the December/January issue of Barrow Street. She is also a contributing writer for BOMB Magazine's BOMBLOG and The Rumpus.  

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Last Updated: 11/12/13