Data Visualization User Group

Binghamton University Alumna Kira Sandler '06 Leads A Tour of th

Join us as we begin cultivating a community of practice around data visualization tools and methods in a discipline-neutral space. This session will provide a forum for sharing information, experiences and ideas about this vital component of digital scholarship. Faculty, staff, and students with any level of experience using data visualization tools are welcome.

This workshop will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the Zurack Collaboration Center in Bartle Library (Newcomb Reading Room)

Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

This event is part of the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Workshop Series


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A grant award for the Max Reinhardt Collection


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Great news! The South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) has awarded a $5,000 Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing (RBDB) Grant to for the digitization and description of the Max Reinhardt Collection.

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Once digitized, the collection will be made available via the  New York Heritage research portal.

The collection documents the life of Max Reinhardt (1873-1943), celebrated theater director and filmmaker, and offers a singular historical record of many aspects in the study of theater and its history—acting, direction, stage design and costume design.

Max Reinhardt 1905 001

To some extent, it also incorporates a documentary record of Reinhardt’s personal Jewish life, as he was forced to flee the Nazis.

Reinhardt is still recognized today for his significant role in the transformation and development of theatre.


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UDC Library Closed April 10-14

The UDC Library – Information Commons will reopen Thursday, April 13.
The UDC Library- Information Commons will be open April 13 and April 14 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m


Due to the main electrical shutdown for critical maintenance, the UDC Library-Information Commons will be closed Monday, April 10-Friday, April 14. If the maintenance work is completed early, we will open the library if possible. Visit the Libraries’ website for updated information.


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Library Services Unavailable April 10-13

Our interlibrary loan system (Illiad) will be unavailable due to system maintenance from noon, April 10 through April 13, 2017. You will be unable to log into your ILLiad accounts. Visit this temporary online request form during the downtime to request material via interlibrary loan.

During Technology Maintenance Day on April 11, 2017, the following library services will also be unavailable:

You are encouraged to plan your library research accordingly. Contact Ask a Librarian for questions about access to library resources or the Interlibrary Loan Office at 607-777-4985 or concerning Illiad. Read more about Technology Maintenance Day at Plan ahead.

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Learning from Scholars who Conduct Research in Binghamton


Curious about what’s going on in the Binghamton area? Are you currently conducting research in Binghamton yourself? April’s Learning@Lunch program offers research overviews from:

    • Karen-edis Barzman, associate professor of art history
    • Nadine Mastroleo, assistant professor, College of Community and Public Affairs PhD Program
    • Maria O’Donovan, assistant to the director of historic archaeology, Public Archaeology Facility

Bring a lunch and join us from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, April 20 in the Zurack Family High Technology Collaboration Center. 

Register online


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President Stenger’s Message to the Campus Community

We support this important message and offer it here to ensure broad access.

Binghamton University strongly denounces all incidents of harassment, intimidation and racism and remains steadfast in its commitment to being a diverse, inclusive and welcoming campus. Anyone who experiences such an incident is encouraged to report it immediately to proper authorities for investigation and follow-up support.

Students who experience such acts on or off campus are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students Office at 607-777-2804 or via email, or the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at 607-777-4775 or via email for support.

Harvey Stenger
Brian Rose
Vice President for Student Affairs
Valerie Hampton
Chief Diversty Officer

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Call for campus poets: Improve your Chemistry with Poetry event

Campus poets are invited to recite their original work at this new event, presented by the staff in the Science Library. Poems about science are encouraged, but are not required. All skill/experience levels welcome.

Roster space is limited–poet contributors are encouraged to review guidelines/register online soon!

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Josh Lindenbaum, poet and Binghamton University graduate student, will emcee this event!

Questions can be directed to

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Technology Petting Zoo, Part 1

Join librarians Julia Glauberman, instructional outreach, and Stephanie Hess, electronic resources, for this introductory workshop on data visualization across disciplines.

Attendees will be provided a brief overview of several software tools and techniques used for data visualization and will gain familiarity through guided demonstrations of Tableau, ArcGIS, RStudio, Overview and Knight Lab Timeline.

Career Secrets Panel

Each tool will be available for experimentation in an informal, hands-on environment following the presentation. Attendees will be encouraged to share their own data visualization projects and experience with the group.

This workshop will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, in the Zurack Collaboration Center in Bartle Library (Newcomb Reading Room)

Lunch provided/Registration required

This event is part of the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Workshop Series

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From Cradle to Grave: A lecture on life-cycle rituals in Ancient China

What is ritunnamed-4ual (Li) in traditional China? “Li” in Chinese does not have an equivalent translation in English. As a key concept in ancient Chinese politics and culture, a ritual is too abstract and complicated to define without the situational context needed for an accurate interpretation.

Join us, as Siyin Zhao, doctoral candidate in history, offers insight and understanding into the rituals that regulated almost all aspects of the state and people of Ancient China.

A light reception from 11:30 a.m. precedes the noon lecture, which will be held on Thursday, March 30, in the Zurack Collaboration Center in Bartle Library (Newcomb Reading Room). For more information and to RSVP, go online
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Exploring everyday Kurdish life through discussion of research and world events

NEW DATE: April 20

All are welcome at a panel discussion reflecting the contributions of our faculty members to the learning, teaching and research of the Kurdish culture and the everyday life of its people.

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Join us from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 in the Main Gallery of Binghamton University’s Art Museum for

“Kurdish community perspectives: Impacting our world”

Panelists will discuss their current research and findings, and how these efforts help us understand the world today. A general discussion of current events in the Kurdish community follows. Topics to be explored include the impact to Kurdish society as a result of the recent travel ban, perspectives on immigration and the vital role of diversity in education.

Panelists from Binghamton University

    • Moderator: Kent Schull, associate professor of Ottoman and modern Middle East history
    • Aynur de Rouen, curator of the Kurdish Collection, Special Collections
    • Bahattin Demir, PhD student in history
    • Ekrem Karakoc, associate professor of political science
    • Nilay Ozok-Gundogan, visiting assistant professor of Ottoman history

Panelist from the American Kurdish Council, New York chapter

    • Ridwan Zebari, director

RSVP online 

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This panel discussion complements the exhibit of black-and-white photography from the Vera Beaudin Saeedpour Kurdish Library and Museum Collection currently on display at the Art Museum:

“A Glimpse of Everyday Life in Iraqi Kurdistan”

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