Trial Database: Human Rights Studies Online


Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than thirty additional subjects.

Access Human Rights Studies Online here

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New TV spot is a homegrown effort

Andrew J. Hatling, University video producer, center, and Ryan Yarosh, director of media and public relations, work on Binghamton University's new TV spot on the Lois B. DeFleur Walkway.  Photo by Jonathan Cohen

Andrew J. Hatling, University video producer, center, and Ryan Yarosh, director of media and public relations, work on Binghamton University’s new TV spot on the Lois B. DeFleur Walkway.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen

What does it take to shoot a modern TV spot? Expensive equipment? A 40-man crew? A gargantuan budget? For Binghamton University, all it takes is some teamwork.

The University’s new 30-second TV spot, “Binghamton – This Is Premier,” is a study in collaboration. The video, which showcases the University’s history using archive footage and props, period furniture and digital effects, was produced almost entirely in-house by students, faculty and staff.

“The way that people came together to put this project together, it’s unbelievable,” University Video Producer Andrew Hatling said. “From so many different arenas, it was such a huge, huge team effort – from theater to Special Collections in the library to people on the web team and the marketing department.”

Read more here: New TV spot is a homegrown effort

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University Archives materials featured in Binghamton’s New Commercial!

The new Binghamton University TV commercial, This Is Premier, showcases our school’s history — with a creative twist. Check out how it all came together.

Real props


University Archivist Yvonne Deligato pulled yearbooks, hats, apparel and photographs from the University Archives to give the set an authentic 1940s look.

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Special Collections: First World War Presentation and Discussion

All are welcome to join this occasional series, “Good-bye to All That: The First World War and the End of An Era,” from 11:01-12:31 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Huppé Reading Room, Special Collections, Bartle Library.

The presentation and discussion will be led by Beth Kilmarx, curator of rare books, and Richard Mackenney, professor of history.

The First World War is considered by many as a watershed in Britain, marking the end of an era that had its origins during the Victorian period. Join us as we discuss the impact of the waron the British Empire and Europe. Highlighting the discussion will be examples of World War I vintage literary works, historical documents and photographs that are housed in Special Collections.

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New Student Study Space in Bartle Library

Students are enjoying the expansive new offering in Bartle Library, the South Reading Room. Located at the top of the stairs (going up, this would be to the left) on the second floor, the South Reading Room offers comfortable study space in the form of tables and seating for more than 90 people plus fun new furniture, free Wi-Fi, and a screened terrace that seats approximately 30 more when the weather is fine. Within, there is also a group study room for 12 available via our new and popular online group study room reservation system at

Student feedback has been very positive, with comments including:

“Definitely needed. Comfortable and quiet space, nice and modern too.”

“I like it, more open space!”

“Had been studying in a tight desk on one of the upper Library floors. I like this open space better.”

“Don’t tell anyone else about this space!”

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2013-14 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship

Julie award

The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship recognizes consistently superior professional achievement in the field of librarianship.

The Chancellor’s award program refers to Julie Wang as “a tireless advocate for students and faculty in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies,” adding that “through creativity and ingenuity, she has developed a strong collection in East Asian studies and is known as a global partner in her field.”

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature from Beijing Normal University in China, and an MLS (Master of Library Science) degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

Since joining the Libraries in 2007 as a subject librarian for Asian and Asian and American studies, Julie has persistently, and successfully, sought funding to support the department; including grants from the Nippon Foundation, the Academy of Korean Studies, the Korea Foundation, the Lois B. DeFleur International Innovation Fund and others. Her efforts have greatly enhanced the significance of our University’s East Asian studies collection.

Also active outside of campus, Julie participates in a number of professional organizations and founded both the Southern Tier Chinese School and the Southern Tier Chinese Culture Association.

Congratulations to Julie on her receipt of this prestigious and meaningful award!

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10 things you need to know about the Science Library

By Angelique Jenks-Brown and Andrea Melione

Science LibraryThe Science Library has long been known as the “quiet study area” on campus, but do you know about the wealth of resources and technologies available within? Visit the Science Library to Connect, Discover, and Create for yourself!

10) You have access to more than 50 computers available with productivity software, as well as two flatbed scanners.

9) If you still like to thumb-through print journals and newspapers, there are scientific journal issues and local newspapers on the first floor.

8) With our large format printing service, you can have conference posters and maps printed for a reasonable price of $3 per square foot.

7) If you need geologic or topographic maps you can find them in the Map Room. Many other types of maps and atlases are also available.

6) The walk-up book scanner can create searchable PDF files and audio files of scanned pages. The PDFs can be saved on a flashdrive or emailed.

5) New exhibits every semester cover scientific topics and highlight Science Library collections.

4) Friendly and helpful library staff are there to assist you.

3) Individual study carrels are equipped with overhead electrical sockets and a desk lamp – the perfect place to plug in your laptop and study at the same time.

2) Discover books on Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering/Technology, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Nursing, Physics, and Psychology. Books are available from introductory level up to advanced researchers in the field.

1) One of the few places on campus where group study rooms are available. They seat up to 8 people with a white board and a large table.

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Tricky Treatise: inaugural talk of the Occasional Series in Special Collections

Curator of Rare Books, Beth Kilmarx, speaks at the Tricky Treatise event.

Curator of Rare Books, Beth Kilmarx, speaks at the Tricky Treatise event.










Special Collections hosted Tricky Treatise: Malleus Maleficarum (the Hammer of Witches) and European Witch Hunting. This event was the first of many presentation of the Occasional Series in Special Collections. Held on Tuesday, October 28 more than twenty campus faculty, community members, students, and library members attended the presentation given by Beth Kilmarx and Richard Mackenney, Professor of History. Beth Kilmarx discussed the the historical backdrop of the treatise and its publishing history. Dr. Mackenny discussed the effect the book on Europe, and how the witch hunts were mostly concentrated in the Alpine regions of Germany. After the presentation, there were many questions which led to a lively discussion period. The next event, Good-bye to All That: the First World War and the End of an Era, will be held on Tuesday, November 11 at 11:01 -12:31 in Special Collections. Beth Kilmarx and Dr. Mackenney will present their papers which will be followed by a discussion.

Professor of History, Richard Mackenney speaks at the Tricky Treatise event.

Professor of History, Richard Mackenney speaks at the Tricky Treatise event.

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Department of English: 2014 Miriam Leranbaum Memorial Lecture

Bust of Jonathan Swift Memorial to Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) in St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. © Copyright Philip Halling

Bust of Jonathan Swift
Memorial to Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. © Copyright Philip Halling

Helen Deutsch, professor of English from the University of California, Los Angeles, will lecture on “Disability, Irony, Untimeliness: The Lateness of Jonathan Swift” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Room 2320, Special Collections Reading Room located on the second floor of the Bartle Library.

Interested students and faculty are also invited to attend a special lunchtime seminar with Deutsch at noon Friday, Oct.31. For more information, special accommodations or seating requests, contact John Havard via e-mail.

deutsch lecture flier

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AR Magic Book – Trailer!

Check out this awesome trailer created by Juan on Vimeo:

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