College Friends Help Rescue Injured Woman on Trip
Oct08

College Friends Help Rescue Injured Woman on Trip

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....

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Corpse Flower Set to Bloom at Binghamton University
Jun20

Corpse Flower Set to Bloom at Binghamton University

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...

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For this Alum, it’s all about the Apps
May10

For this Alum, it’s all about the Apps

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,...

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Recent Graduate Receives Gates Cambridge Scholarship
May02

Recent Graduate Receives Gates Cambridge Scholarship

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...

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In the Company of Crows
Apr23

In the Company of Crows

To the uninitiated, the birds all look the same — shimmering black feathers, with eyes, beaks and feet to match. They sound the same, too, their calls collapsing into cacophony as they rise and fall on the wing. Not so for behavioral ecologist Anne Clark. Binoculars at the ready, the Binghamton University associate professor of biological sciences sees enough intrigue and drama among a murder of crows to one day fill a novel. There is...

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Binghamton Students Build a House for Themselves
Apr17

Binghamton Students Build a House for Themselves

At 119½ East Wendell St., Endicott, sits a 345-square-foot home built by two Binghamton University students. Michael Zella and Ashley Haugstatter, who attended high school together in Long Island, were inspired by the small house movement to build their own home 15 minutes from campus. The movement encourages downsizing to save money and have a smaller environmental footprint. “I like the fact that you can own something free and clear...

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Ancient forest offers clues for modern-day climate change, deforestation challenges
Mar16

Ancient forest offers clues for modern-day climate change, deforestation challenges

The town of Gilboa in upstate New York is famous for being the location of some of the earliest tree fossils. But after a new round of excavation, scientists are piecing together a view of the floor of the world’s oldest forest that could shed new light on the role of modern-day forests and their impact on climate change. The findings by scientists at Binghamton University, Cardiff University and the New York State Museum appear in...

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