News and Events
Brunch and Alcatraz Tour – San Francisco Bay Area
The Alumni Association's San Francisco Bay Area Chapter invites you to a unique opportunity to view the art exhibition of Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz and a brunch conversation with Harpur College Dean Anne McCall and Cheryl Haines '77, who was instrumental in bringing Mr. Ai's exhibition to Alcatraz. Ms. Haines is the owner of Haines Gallery in San Francisco and founder of For-Site Foundation, a nonprofit foundation to help realize site-specific public-art projects in the Bay Area.
Ai Weiwei is a contemporary Chinese artist internationally renowned for work that defies the distinction between art and activism. In this exhibition of new works created specifically for Alcatraz, Ai responds to the island's layered legacy as a 19th-century military fortress, a notorious federal penitentiary, a site of Native American heritage and protest, and now one of America's most visited national parks. Revealing new perspectives on Alcatraz, the exhibition raises questions about freedom of expression and human rights.
Ai's sculpture, sound, and mixed-media installations occupy four locations in the former prison, three of which are usually restricted to the public. The artworks directly and imaginatively address the situation of people around the world who have been deprived of their freedom for speaking out about their beliefs - people like Ai himself. Learn more.
Join us for good food, stimulating conversation and an exciting trip to Alcatraz. Attendees will gather for brunch at 10:30 a.m., and depart for Alcatraz Island as a group at 12:30 p.m. Attendees can take the return ferry back to San Francisco as they wish throughout the afternoon. The last ferry departs Alcatraz at 4:25 p.m.
Tickets for the brunch and tour to Alcatraz are $50/person for alumni and guests. You may also just attend the brunch for $25/person. Please register online for this event by Friday, Jan. 30.
Cancellation policy: Full refunds will be granted to those who call the Binghamton University Alumni Office at 607-777-2424 on or before Jan. 30.
This event is sponsored by the Binghamton University Alumni Association, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and the Asian and Asian American Alumni Council.
“22 Lewd Chinese Women”: Trial Reenactment
Chy Lung v. Freeman (1876)
Moderated by Judge Denny Chin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street (b/w 5th and 6th Avenue)
For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council invites you to a presentation by the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and the New York City Bar Association.
For more information and to register online please visit the Asian American Bar Association webpage.
Spring Networking Mixer
Thursday, May 29, 2014
6 – 8:30 p.m.
22 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022
The Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council invites you to celebrate the return of spring and summer at our upcoming networking mixer!
This informal gathering is organized to bring together students and alumni who share an interest in supporting the Asian and Asian American community. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow Binghamton alumni and students, expand your personal and professional network and learn more about the goals and projects of the Alumni-Student Engagement Committee of the Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council. There is no admission fee for this networking event. Enjoy light appetizers and cash bar available.
Please register online by Monday, May 26
Event Sponsors: Alumni-Student Engagement Committee - Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council and Harpur College Dean’s Office
Join us for a special networking event
Thursday, January 9, 2014
6 - 8:00 p.m.
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
8 Washington Mews, New York, NY
The Binghamton University Asian American Alumni Council invites you to join us for an opportunity to meet with our future alumni and support their career development. Share your experiences and advice at an informal alumni-student meet and greet. The Council seeks to promote community and connectedness among those interested in Asian and Asian American issues, culture and achievements. Learn more about the projects and goals of the Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council and how you can become involved.
Please register online by Friday, January 3
Event sponsors: Alumni-Student Engagement Committee - Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council; Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; Harpur College Dean's Office
Alumni-Student Networking Event
Friday, October 11, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
University Union, Room 108
This will be an opportunity to make an impact by sharing your advice and insights with current Harpur College students. To register, please contact Leah Joggerst at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Oct. 4 and include your current employer and job title with your response.
Eating Asian America
Thursday, October 24, 2013
A/P/A Institute at NYU (Venue TBA)
Editor and Binghamton University Associate Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies, Robert Ji-Sing Ku, Martin F. Manalansan IV, and Editor Anita Mannur discuss Eating Asian America with Krishnendu Ray (Chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health, NYU Steinhardt) alongside some of the most prominent figures in Asian American food.
This event is presented by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and co-sponsored by the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health at NYU Steinhardt, Institute for Asia & Asian Diasporas and the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Binghamton University, Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council, and Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU.
For more information and to register visit: www.apa.nyu.edu/events
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders: Invisible or In Charge? Exploring AAPI Leadership in America
Join our panel of distinguished speakers as they broaden our understanding of the rise of Asian and Asian American and Pacific Islanders in leadership roles across private and public sectors.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 6 – 9 p.m.
SUNY Global Center
116 East 55th Street, NYC
Register online today for $15, or you may register at the door for $20. The online registration deadline is March 14. If you have questions regarding registration, please call 607-777-2424.
Our panelists include:
Patrice Tanaka, Co-Chair, Chief Creative Officer and whatcanbe℠ Ambassador for CRT/tanaka
Wayne H. Tang, Director of Research Administration & Special Projects, Department of Surgery, Columbia University
The Honorable Lillian Wan '97, New York City Family Court Judge, Kings County Family Court
David C. Stahl, PhD, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Asian & Asian American Studies, Binghamton University (Program Moderator)
We will explore:
- Why is AAPI leadership important? Is it more than the issue of diversity?
- How do the motivations and aspirations of Asian Americans differ from their colleagues, mentors and role models?
- How can the advancement of AAPI leaders in a wider array of industries and professions be encouraged?
These and related issues will be explored as we seek to gain an in-depth understanding about the effects of culture and race on leadership.
For more information email: AsiaAmBU@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-6799.
Sponsorship provided byBinghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council and Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, Asian American Bar Association, Binghamton University Alumni Association.
Corporate Connections Night at Leo Bar
Friday, November 9, 2012
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Leo Bar at Asia Society
725 Park Ave., New York, NY
The Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council invites you to expand your circle and connect with Binghamton University alumni and new peers from other companies while adding a dash of culture to your network. Admission to our event is free. There will be a cash bar with happy hour drink specials from 6 to 7 p.m. We encourage you to take advantage of the free exhibition tours at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Please register online no later than Wednesday, November 7. Questions? Contact Leah Joggerst at email@example.com.
Love of ballroom dancing helps Yang Chen
excel as lawyer and mentor
In August 2009, Yang Chen '87 left his job of 15 years as a partner at Constantine Cannon, a New York City-based law firm that specializes in antitrust and commercial litigation, to become the first executive director of the Asian American Bar Association of New York. | Read more