Homecoming events to include launch of speaker series

By Steve Seepersaud

Homecoming 2014 At Homecoming 2014, the Alumni Association will launch a new speaker series: TIER Talks: Talks that Inspire, Educate and Resonate. The first installment of the series will take place 2:15-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Watters Theater in the Fine Arts Building on campus. This free event is open to all.

An accomplished panel including several Binghamton faculty members and one alumnus will discuss "Rethinking Success: Thriving in the Modern World." Speakers will share how the following relate to happiness: better relationships, forgiveness, creativity, mindfulness and avoiding negative self-esteem that comes with focusing on wealth. You will leave this event with next steps intended to radically change your perspective. A reception afterward will provide you with an opportunity to meet the panelists.


Kimberly Jaussi, PhD
Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Binghamton University School of Management
Fellow, Center for Leadership Studies

Matthew D. Johnson, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Binghamton University
Director, Marriage and Family Studies Laboratory

Frederic Luskin '76, PhDFrederic Luskin '76, PhD
(pictured at right)
Director, Stanford Forgiveness Project
Author of Forgive for Good, published by Harper Collins

Christopher Morgan-Knapp, PhD
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University


Michael Finkelstein, MD
Author of 77 Questions for Skillful Living
Founder of SunRaven, a holistic healing and learning center


There is no cost to attend, but we ask that you register online at the Homecoming website by Friday, Oct. 10. If you have any questions, contact us at 607-777-2424 or




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Last Updated: 9/25/14