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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Kurdish Panel Discussion POSTPONED!

Panel Discussion: Kurdish Community Perspectives: Impacting Our World

This event, originally scheduled for today, 5-7pm, in the University Art Museum has been postponed!

It will be rescheduled – details to follow!

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Library Hours – March 15 & 16

Due to the weather, all library locations are closed today, March 15.  On March 16, Bartle and UDC libraries will open at 8 a.m and the Science Library will open at 10 a.m. Visit the Libraries’ website for updated information about hours.

The March 15 Copyright workshop and March 16 Kurdish exhibit lecture are cancelled. Both events  will be rescheduled at a later date.

The RefWorks workshop will be held 12:15-1:05 p.m, March 16 in the UDC computer lab. Learning @ Lunch: Exploring how faculty are exploring climate change will be held noon-1 p.m., March 16 in the Zurack Family High-Tech Collaboration Center. Visit Events and Workshops for more information.

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Help preserve history: Seeking photos and signs from the Binghamton Women’s March


We’re asking for your help in preserving local women’s history! The Libraries is documenting and collecting items from the Women’s March that took place in our community this year on Saturday, January 21.

Items from other women’s marches, attended by people from the Binghamton area, are also welcome.

Here’s what we’re looking for from the Binghamton Women’s March or other women’s marches attended by a local community members:

Photographs and video of signs and crowd scenes
If you’ve attended a local women’s march, or have photographs that you have permission to share, visit the Women’s March Submission Form and contribute a photo or video to the digital archive. Before submitting, be sure images are:

  • High resolution files from DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras
  • Clear, not blurry
  • Unique, not-repetitive 
  • Camera phone images will be accepted, but use will depend on view ability
  • Questions about photo/video submissions to the University’s librarian for women, gender and sexuality studies, Nancy Abashian.

Physical signs, flyers and other ephemera/mementos
We’re interested in any of the above items used in the 2017 Women’s March or women’s marches attended by members of the greater Binghamton community.

Your support is appreciated. An assembled, organized collection ensures the preservation of this historic local event, which can be shared now and for years to come for remembrance, enjoyment and education of the campus and greater community.


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Learning@Lunch presents a faculty overview on climate change

The issue of climate change is covered in many areas of studies. On Binghamton’s campus, we have scholars covering environmental ethics and climate change within almost every department. Interested in an update? This month’s discussion will include research overviews from:

    • Peter Knuepfer, associate professor of geology and environmental studies
    • Michael Little, distinguished professor of anthropology
    • Molly Patterson, assistant professor of geology
    • Zili Yang, professor of economics

Be sure to bring a lunch and join us from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, March 16 in the Zurack Family High-Technology Collaboration Center (Newcomb Reading Room). Register online.

A mosaic of colors at the Nature Preserve during the fall months


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Workshop at ITC: Copyright in the Classroom

Binghamton University Alumna Kira Sandler '06 Leads A Tour of thAs educators we’re faced with copyright issues on a daily basis.

Whether it’s an image selection for a lecture or debating on whether or not to copy a print source for a handout, understanding copyright informs how we teach.

Join Elizabeth Brown, director of assessment and scholarly communications, and Aleshia Huber, engineering librarian, for answers and discussion on copyright as it pertains to lectures, in-class materials, Blackboard, course reserves and web or social media resources.

*Copyright in the Classroom is offered from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15 in COE-2011 (ITC). Refreshments provided. Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend.  Register online.

Note: this workshop precedes the CCPA all-school meeting at the ITC.

*Copyright in the Classroom is part of the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Workshop Series.


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