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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SUNY and Energy Smart New York: Spring 2013
Apr22

SUNY and Energy Smart New York: Spring 2013

SUNY as a system maximizes the Energy Smart New York campaign every single day of the year; after all, 97% of the state’s population is within 20 miles of a SUNY campus.  As an economic driver in New York State, SUNY capitalizes on the opportunity to profoundly affect New Yorkers by instating smart, and sometimes bold, environmental goals. Today we focus on a recent national intercampus achievement and groundbreaking systemwide...

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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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8 SUNY Campuses Named for Top “Green Ratings”
Apr16

8 SUNY Campuses Named for Top “Green Ratings”

As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, SUNY is once again recognized for its outstanding commitment to environmental conservation.  The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), this week salutes eight SUNY campuses among the 230 most environmentally responsible “green colleges” in the United States and Canada. “SUNY’s commitment to an...

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ICYMI: The Best SUNY Mascot Madness Responses
Apr03

ICYMI: The Best SUNY Mascot Madness Responses

SUNY Mascot Madness is all about SUNY engagement; students, fans, alumni, and community members rally together to boost their favorite SUNY mascot up.  But what’s the reasoning behind two hundred thousand votes cast in 2013? As we approach the end of this year’s competition (which you still have some time to vote in if you haven’t already), we compiled the best mascot quotes from their profiles to explore the differences...

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