26 June 2019

soft bigotry of low expectations

21 June 2019


Binghamton is #28 in bestcollegereviews.org's list of best college towns in America.

It is a very silly list.

17 June 2019

citation stats

to be clear, this is someone citing a bear, not the bear citing someone.

16 June 2019

TRIP 1-credit courses

"For the Fall 2019 semester, TRIP is offering two graduate language for reading and translation courses, one in French, and one in Spanish, each for 1-credit. We hope to offer German in the spring 2020 semester.

Note that students who take these courses will be graded for this one-credit course based on their course work. Students completing their departmental language requirement are expected to take a final exam with a faculty member, either as arranged by TRIP, or as students arrange with a faculty member in their home department. Students’ grade on this faculty-led exam will not impact their final grade in the course.

TRIP 525, French for Reading & Translation
            Friday, 1:30-2:30 pm, FA 241

TRIP 535, Spanish for Reading & Translation
            Friday, 2:40-3:40 pm, FA 241

Course Description:
This course is intended for master’s and doctoral students whose department requires they pass a written foreign language exam, frequently a translation exam, to advance in their program. Students work independently and in class meetings to obtain high-level reading and translation ability that serves them in their research. While this class may prepare students for department exams, it is separate from, and does not take the place of these exams."

If you still need to satisfy the SPEL graduate language requirement, these courses may be exactly what you need.  

Confidential Mode

I can't quite figure out what this would be useful for, but ok.

Google will enable Confidential Mode for our G-Suite domain on Tuesday, June 25. This means that users will be able to protect sensitive information from unauthorized access since recipients of messages in confidential mode do not have the option to forward, copy, print or download messages which also might include attachments. Users can set expiration dates for messages, revoke message access at any time and require an SMS verification code to access messages. 

Note that this mode helps prevent recipients from accidentally sharing an email but does not prevent users from taking screenshots or photos of your messages/attachments. 

More detailed information can be found on the ITS page short link to http://bit.ly/confidentialB

Any questions can be directed to the Help Desk.

03 June 2019

Graduate School Travel Grant

Graduate School Travel Grant

The Graduate Council Budget Advisory Committee oversees distribution of Graduate School Travel Grants for doctoral students. Since applications typically exceed funds, the committee rates applicants on the following criteria:
Graduate Level
  • Although all students are eligible, preference is given to doctoral students who are advanced to candidacy (ABD).
  • Support amount limitations are $1000 per year for graduate students in good standing.
Travel Purpose
  • Travel to conferences where the student's name appears on the program. Applicants must submit a letter from the conference organizers accepting the student's work/proposal, a copy of the conference program or other conference materials containing the student's name as a participant.
  • Travel for dissertation research or professional development. Applicants must include a clear, brief explanation of no more than 250 words, detailing the need for and purposes of travel.
Other Selection Criteria
  • Priority is given to applicants who have not received travel grants the previous two semesters
  • Visibility/significance of conference
  • Departmental support, demonstrated through letters of support and/or additional funding
Other Details
  • Awards will be coordinated as fully as possible with the graduate student conference, travel or research funding support available through the Graduate Student Organization. Students may apply for both. Amounts received will depend on the funds available and the number of applicants.
  • Expenses covered include billed travel or mileage reimbursement, conference registration and lodging. Meals are excluded. Please provide original receipts for all eligible expenses.
  • Travel awards granted before travel and in excess of $500 are subject to tax witholdings. Travel awards processed as a reimburesement are not.
Application and Award Process
Complete and submit the Graduate School Travel Grant Application as a single pdf to gsfin@binghamton.edu. All applications, which must be typed, require clear explanations of the purpose of travel, a detailed budget or expense account and the signature of a graduate director or dissertation adviser, indicating their endorsement of the proposal.
Travel must be within six months (before or after) of application submission. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on the first Friday of July, November or April. Graduate students are eligible to be funded once per academic year.
The Graduate Council Budget Advisory Committee meets three times per year to review applications. Applicants will be notified of the results of their application following that meeting, approximately 30 days after the submission deadline. Grants will be made, if possible, before student travel takes place. Students may apply for expenses related to travel if travel occurred within the time periods specified above and if original receipts are provided.

01 June 2019

modus tollens!

so rare to see it in popular culture

still waiting to see biconditional introduction or DeMorgan replacement in a cartoon.

Creighton Club CFP

Dear All,

Below are links to the Call for Papers for the 165th meeting of the Creighton Club, the New York State Philosophical Society.  Could you kindly share this information with your departments?

Phil Events: https://philevents.org/event/show/73314
Creighton Club Website: http://creightonclub.blogspot.com/

The deadline for submissions this year is July 1, 2019.  Submissions, offers to comment, and inquiries should be sent to TheCreightonClub@gmail.com

Best wishes,

The Creighton Club Officers
Michael Rieppel
Steve Petersen
John Keller