30 April 2018

yeah whatever


semester's almost over

finish writing that thing, already.

29 April 2018

these amuse me

from the Comps list: Plato, Machiavelli, Nietzsche and Adam Smith are available ...

27 April 2018

a word for the goat


As a New Yorker, I am many things. I am a bodega sandwich. I am a subway rat. I am a milky puddle of viscous substance leaking onto Eighth Avenue. I am a Louboutin. I am a chicharron. I am a mosque between a taxi depot and a wholesale wig shop. I am the lonely fainting goat in the Binghamton Zoo. I am the curious darkness that descends on a daytime street when the sun falls below the skyscrapers. I am a singing waiter belting out today’s specials. I am a sawmill outside Schenectady. I am the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the streets at dawn looking for an angry fix. I am a confident strawberry blonde with an unabashedly leftist platform who refuses to define her sexuality. I’m also me, Andrew Cuomo.

25 April 2018

Congratulations to Lisa Tessman!

Congratulations to Lisa Tessman, winner of a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship!

SPEL Professional Development Workshop tomorrow (26-Apr)

SPEL Professional Development Workshop

"Preparing for the Comprehensive Exams"

Thu 26 April
LN-1106 (IASH Conference Room)

*This workshop is presumably mandatory for first-year students and if you've already taken the Comps then why would you want to come?

Congratulations to Danesh Singh

for his upcoming appointment as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Borough of Manhattan Community College!

yay Danesh!

24 April 2018

Welcome to the incoming SPEL students!

Coming in Fall 2018 ...

Cullin Brown
Tyler Cosmer
Alyssa Green
Jonathan Hagofsky
Anthony White
Kefu Zhu

looking forward to seeing everyone!

19 April 2018

SPEL Colloquium tomorrow! (Fri 20 Apr)

SPEL Colloquium
Distinguished Lecture

Thomas E. Hill, Jr.
Kenan Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"Is Kant's Ethics Utopian?"

Friday, 20 April
LN - 1106 (IASH Conference Room)

18 April 2018

Brown bag lunch tomorrow

Brown Bag lunch

topic: Ingrid Robeyns, "Having Too Much"

Thu 19 April
LN 1106 (IASH Conference Room)

13 April 2018

oh hell yes

definitely not reading this -- or maybe I already have??


"I do believe that all time is now," he said. "The future is here now, the past is here now. There's certain people that you meet and you say, 'Oh, you're from the future.; You feel this in their spirit, people who are just staying in a time where the time doesn't celebrate who they are, and there's other people right now who the time does celebrate, and those people end up more famous or notorious. But I'm big on connecting with timeless energy, with people and musicians that I'm around."

11 April 2018

SPEL Workshop tomorrow (Thu 12 April)

SPEL Professional Development Workshop

"Attending Conferences and Presenting Papers"

Thursday,April 12th
LN-1106 (the IASH room)

This is probably mandatory for all first- and second-year students, but everyone else is invited to attend, too.

04 April 2018

request your SOOT surveys

if you're into that sort of thing.

To request online SOOT survey or paper SOOT survey forms go online and follow these simple steps:
1) Click on the Academic Services tab. 
2) Click on SOOT Surveys heading.
3) Choose paper or online from the pull-down list for each course you want surveyed and click Save.

For online surveys:
Once you have completed these steps, the survey will become available for the students enrolled in your course. Your students will usehttp://soot.binghamton.edu to respond to the SOOT survey during the surveying period only: April 16 to May 7 (no extensions will be granted).

If there are any other persons that you have enrolled in your Blackboard course and given the role of “Instructor,” they will also have the opportunity to request a SOOT survey for their own assessment. Also, a course must be available in Blackboard for you to be able to be able to request a SOOT survey for it. To maximize the number of responses, you will want to give your students several reminders. Inform your students that the survey is anonymous and that faculty members only see the aggregated results after they have submitted final course grades.

Results will become available May 28. You will need to go into http://my.binghamton.edu to access and print your SOOT results. 

For paper survey forms: 
Once you have requested your forms, print the confirmation and instruction sheet for use when administering the SOOT. Your forms will be delivered via campus mail within three to four working days. Remember this required processing time when ordering. Be sure students use #2 pencils only to avoid rejection of your surveys during the scanning process. Also, place completed surveys in the envelope they came in facing all the same way and with its unique assigned SOOT ID # filled in on each bubble sheet. 

Completed surveys must be returned to the Computing Services Help Desk within 24 hours. Do not include your personal department surveys in with the SOOT surveys. Results will be become available May 28. You will need to go into http://my.binghamton.edu to access and print your SOOT results. If you have questions about using paper SOOT forms, call the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at 607-777-2365.

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