A hike into Zion National Park this summer turned into a rescue mission when three friends from Binghamton University came to the aid of an injured woman.
John Jozkowski ’11 was in Utah, to study desert tortoises, when friends Audrey Cerchiara ’11 and Benjamin Farrer, a PhD student in political science at Binghamton, paid him a visit.
It was a typical August weekend at Zion, with nature enthusiasts exploring the 229 square-mile park. Cerchiara, Farrer, Jozkowski and his housemate, Jose Lopez, were hiking when they heard a man shouting.
Believed to be the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world, the Amorphophallus Titanum, or “corpse flower” is set to be in full bloom later this evening (June 20th) or tomorrow (June 21st) at the Heier Teaching and Research Greenhouse, at Binghamton University.
The flower, which emits a strong odor when in bloom is already standing tall at 73 inches! Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing flower in full effect! Just in case you can’t see the flower in person, check out a time lapse video of a previous bloom, from the Binghamton University YouTube channel, after the jump.
Ankesh Arora ’09, MS ’11, was nurturing a startup in Binghamton — providing marketing strategies for businesses in college towns — when a new opportunity caught the entrepreneur’s eye.
That’s how his current venture, Mobile Universal, got started. Arora and Zia Siddiqui are co-founders of the company that makes custom apps for businesses such as restaurants, hotels and schools. It has clients in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Europe and South America.
“We had to completely stop the old business and focus on apps because there was such a narrow window for apps,” Arora says. “If we had gotten into this venture two or three months later, we would have missed our opportunity.”
Natalia Chapovalova has become the first Binghamton University student to receive a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Chapovalova, who graduated in December 2012 with a degree in psychology, is one of only 39 U.S. scholars chosen for the 2013-14 academic year. She also is one of two students from New York schools to earn the scholarship (the other recipient is from New York University). She will pursue a PhD in polar studies at Cambridge.
Everyone loves SUNY mascots, as we witnessed during the first SUNY Mascot Madness tournament. Included in this group is Binghamton‘s own Baxter the Bearcat. In this segment of The Binghamton Buzz, the university’s student-run video series, students were asked the question, “What would you do with Baxter for a day?”
Watch the video after the jump to see the responses.