President's Report Masthead
June 30, 2014

Media and public relations activities

A number of Binghamton University faculty were featured in national media outlets in the second quarter of 2014, including: 

    •  David Sloan Wilson, distinguished professor of biological aciences and anthropology and founder of the Binghamton Neighborhood Project, featured in “Spite Is Good. Spite Works.” in The New York Times.

    • Ralph Garruto, research professor of biomedical anthropology, and D. Andrew Merriwether, associate professor of anthropology, featured in an article titled “Anthropologist turns to the alpaca,” in Phys Org.

    • Matthew Johnson, professor of psychology, featured in the article “Driving to Improve a Relationship/Achieve Road-Trip Bliss,” in Men’s Health.

    • Meredith Coles, associate professor of psychology, in an article titled “Pretty Much Everyone Experiences Unwanted Thoughts from Time to Time, Study Finds,” in The Huffington Post.

    • Dinesh Sharma, associate research professor for the Institute of Global Cultural studies, in an article titled “Putinism vs. The Global Obama: Or, Clash of the Titans,” in The Huffington Post.

Top news releases distributed locally and via national newswire service in the second quarter of 2014 included faculty focused as well as general campus stories. Some of those that garnered high levels of media interest and resulted in numerous media “hits” were:

    • “Binghamton University professor earns $450K grant to improve computer chips,” featured Assistant Professor of Computer Science Timothy Miller.

    • “Binghamton University researcher Brandon Gibb embarks on major study,” recognized Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training Brandon Gibb.

    • “Binghamton University campus-community links forged by civic engagement,” featured Center for Civic Engagement Director Allison Alden.

    • “Binghamton University English professor receives George Garrett Award,” featured Maria Mazziotti Gillan for her efforts in outstanding community service.

    • “Studying how our community evolves,” featured Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences David Sloan Wilson.

    • “Binghamton University to offer gender-inclusive housing for fall,” featured Director of Residential Life Suzanne Howell.

    • “Binghamton University approved to participate in Start-Up NY,” featured Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax-free START-UP New York program.

    • “Lyme disease on rise as ticks infiltrate Southern Tier landscapes,” featured Research Professor of Biomedical Anthropology Ralph Garruto.

    • “Giving Back: What’s old becomes new again,” featured the Bridging the Digital Divide program, provided through Binghamton University’s Center for Civic Engagement.

    • “Binghamton University child expert talks about autism,” featured Institute for Child Development Executive Director Raymond Romanczyk, who also founded the institute.

    • “Binghamton University graduates look to the future,” featured photos and highlights from the University’s Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony.

    • “Class of 2014 entrepreneurs creating their own jobs,” featured Binghamton University computer science graduate Dan O’Connor.

    • “Binghamton University wins $1.2M science grant,” announced a $1.2 million grant from The Howard Hughes Medical Institute to help launch and sustain the University’s Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) program.

A total of 10 “Ask a Scientist” columns were published in the Press & Sun-Bulletin throughout the quarter, featuring “scientific” responses by University faculty and graduate students.

During the second quarter of 2014, hometown releases were distributed announcing the achievements and accomplishments of over 4,445 students.