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Astronaut Shares Educational Experiences VIEW VIDEO
September 29, 2014 - Monday night a special speaker paid a visit to Binghamton University. The center of excellence building at B.U. welcomed NASA Astronaut Dr. Jeanette Epps. The Syracuse native worked as a... more

BU Nursing Grant to Focus on Rural Mental Health VIEW VIDEO
September 29, 2014 - Binghamton University's Decker School of Nursing is trying to fill the gaps it says exists in treating mental illness in young adults.   The school is receiving a $125,000 grant from the US... more

What BU's School of Pharmacy Could Mean To Johnson City VIEW VIDEO
September 26, 2014 - There has been a lot of attention surrounding revitalizing downtown Binghamton, but Governor Cuomo's announcement regarding the location of BU's Pharmacy School could be the beginning of the... more

BU May Open A New School of Pharmaceutical Science VIEW VIDEO
September 19, 2014 - The Binghamton area could soon have a new pharmaceutical school.     The council of Binghamton University met Friday to discuss its goals for this  school year. One of the main topics of... more

Local Domestic Abuse Agency Reacts to Ray Rice Case VIEW VIDEO
September 11, 2014 - The Ray Rice case has started a national conversation about domestic violence, including here in the Southern Tier.     We spoke to the head of RISE in Endicott, which provides advocacy and... more

Pre-School on Binghamton University Campus Loses License VIEW VIDEO
September 10, 2014 - A pre-school on the campus of Binghamton University has lost its license to operate by the New York State Office of Family and Children Services. The campus pre-school and early childhood center... more

Where Does Binghamton University Rank? VIEW VIDEO
September 9, 2014 - U.S. News and World Report has released it's rankings of colleges so where does Binghamton University rate among the best schools in the country?   Binghamton University comes in in a six-way tie... more

Can Binghamton Become World-Class College Town? VIEW VIDEO
September 4, 2014 - Recent years have seen four student housing developments in downtown Binghamton,  the expansion of Binghamton University's footprint downtown and student body. "I think this year the freshman... more

Downtown Student Kick-Off Acquaints Students with Local Businesses VIEW VIDEO
August 31, 2014 - Learning where to eat, or shop, could be daunting for BU students new to the area. Fortunately, an organization of students called CommuniKey  and Twin River Commons are making sure students are... more

Tony Bennett Performs at Binghamton University VIEW VIDEO
August 30, 2014 - Tony Bennett is in town!  The "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" artist put on a show right in Binghamton University's Osterhout Concert Theater this evening. Hundreds of fans came out to show... more

New Binghamton Officer Focuses on Off-Campus Students VIEW VIDEO
August 22, 2014 - Binghamton University students living off campus this year will see a new face this fall.     Friday Binghamton Mayor Rich David and Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger announced the... more

BU Students Get Hands-On Fire Lesson VIEW VIDEO
August 22, 2014 - "What we are simulating here is a fire in a building, in one of the dorms," said First Assistant Chief of the Vestal Fire Department John Paffie. As part of emergency training for Resident... more

Southern Tier's Projects Picked for Economic Development VIEW VIDEO
August 7, 2014 - 28 projects throughout the Southern Tier are in line for 25 million dollars of funding when the next round of regional economic development is announced in the fall. The Southern Tier Regional... more

Broome County Readies Clean Diesel Bus Grant Application VIEW VIDEO
August 1, 2014 - Broome County will submit it's application Monday for four million dollars in federal grants which could change the landscape of public transportation in the area.     The four million dollars... more

Cuomo's START-UP NY to Offer New Jobs in Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
July 28, 2014 - START-UP NY has started up at Binghamton University, with five businesses setting up shop on campus.   START-UP NY provides tax-free zones, mostly on SUNY campuses, that allow companies to... more

Ross Fund to Support Emergency Response Team VIEW VIDEO
July 18, 2014 - Thousands of dollars in grant money is on it's way to Broome County to beef up emergency response and the relationship between BU students and the community. $3,500 in grant money through the Ross... more

Why Are Bumblebees Being Banished? VIEW VIDEO
July 9, 2014 - Bumblebees are some of the best pollinators in nature...   "When they grab hold of a flower, they fold their wings back. And they can vibrate at twice frequency that a honeybee can. And... more

Teenager In Critical Condition After Being Shot In Abdomen VIEW VIDEO
July 5, 2014 - A teenager is in critical condition after being shot in the abdomen.     Binghamton Police say the shooting took place just after eleven o'clock Friday night in the area of the Town and Country... more

Research Grant For Binghamton University VIEW VIDEO
June 19, 2014 - The U.S.Department of Energy awarded $100 million in grants to research institutions across the U.S, and $12.8 million of that money is headed to Binghamton University.     BU was awarded a... more

Nationally Renowned Journalist Returns Home VIEW VIDEO
June 14, 2014 - A nationally renowned journalist made her way back home today to speak at Binghamton University's Forum Gala.   Amy Dickinson is from Freeville, NY, and has written for a variety of newspapers... more

Area Students Compete With Original Inventions VIEW VIDEO
June 7, 2014 - Hundreds of junior and senior high school students who have been working on unique inventions all school year brought their ideas together at Binghamton University.   The ideas began with a... more

Local Students Get Down To Business VIEW VIDEO
May 28, 2014 - A golf ball with a built in GPS, an iPhone app that disables texting while driving, and a safer way to fly airplanes--these are all innovations from local high school students.   "When you talk... more

'The Dark Side' at the Workplace VIEW VIDEO
May 27, 2014 - Managerial incompetence can be as high as 70% according to Dr. Seth Spain.   Spain is an assistant professor of organization behavior at Binghamton University.      He spoke at the... more

Poetry Provides 'Culture of Success' for Children VIEW VIDEO
May 21, 2014 - Nearly 400 students from across the Southern Tier gathered at Binghamton University to share their original poems.     As part of the 37th Annual Poetry and the Children day, the students had... more

Binghamton Unemployment at Six Year Low VIEW VIDEO
May 20, 2014 - Unemployment is at a six-year low in Binghamton, with the jobless rate at 6.1 percent for April. The number of unemployed people in the Binghamton area dropped from 8,800 in April of 2013 to 6,900... more

'Flipped Classroom" Employs New Technology as Learning Tool VIEW VIDEO
May 13, 2014 - The days of listening to 90-minute lectures in a classroom may become more of a rarity as the technology advances. The assistant provost of Binghamton University spoke to the Rotary today about ... more

Animal Planet Star Visits BU Debate Team VIEW VIDEO
May 10, 2014 - Students at Binghamton University had a rare chance to debate alongside Animal Planet star Paul Watson.   Dozens gathered at the Double Tree in Binghamton for BU's final debate of the semester.... more

Workshops for Help with STREDC Applications VIEW VIDEO
May 9, 2014 - For those looking for state money to fund projects, activities and businesses that will stimulate or grow the local economy-- there were workshops Friday.   They were held at Binghamton University... more

Grant Money Available for Businesses Hurt by the Flood of 2011 VIEW VIDEO
May 6, 2014 - Hundreds of thousands of dollars are still available to local small business hurt by the flood of 2011. Binghamton University's Small Business Development Center is working with small businesses... more

Cornell Prof. Says Israel Already an Apartheid State VIEW VIDEO
May 5, 2014 - The plight of Palestinians in refugee camps was the topic of discussion at Binghamton University Monday evening.   Students listened to American Studies Professor Erick Chyfitz of Cornell... more

Professor: History of Cinco de Mayo Misunderstood, Celebration Perpetuates Stereotypes VIEW VIDEO
May 5, 2014 - May 5th or Cinco de Mayo, a holiday with many misconceptions:.   We spoke with Binghamnton University Professor Aja Martinez about the history of the holiday and she says that one of the main... more

Walking in Support of Heart Disease Awareness VIEW VIDEO
May 3, 2014 - According to government surveys, millions across the country suffer from heart disease each year. But Candy Hamm, is a survivor. "In June of last year and I had surgery about a week after I was... more

Binghamton University Being Investigated for Handling of Sex Complaints VIEW VIDEO
May 1, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is investigating 55 schools across the country, including Binghamton University for possible violations of federal law over the handling of... more

BU's Ninth Annual Iron Pour VIEW VIDEO
April 25, 2014 - A sunny day Friday and Binghamton University raised temperatures to more than 2700 degrees - in furnaces that is. BU held its ninth annual Invitational Iron Pour on campus. Students and faculty... more

Antiques Show VIEW VIDEO
April 25, 2014 - Interested in antiques, ranging from furniture, to jewelry, to carpets, to sculpture?   You can find it all  this weekend, at the Sertoma Club's annual Million Dollar Antique Show, at the... more

BU Rolls Out Faculty Art Exhibit VIEW VIDEO
April 24, 2014 - Binghamton University debuted a faculty art exhibit today that explored how to take an already existing object and use it as inspiration. The 11 faculty members chose from 3000 objects from the BU... more

BU to Offer Inclusive Housing VIEW VIDEO
April 16, 2014 - Students living on campus at Binghamton University are now able to live with whomever they want--regardless of gender.   Starting in the fall, BU is offering a gender inclusive housing option.... more

Students Explore Creative Problem Solving at BU VIEW VIDEO
April 12, 2014 - For years, students like those at Wasco and St. Johns elementary school's have put their knowledge and creativity to the test, hoping to impress judges at the Odyssey of the Mind Tournament.... more

Thousands at Stake in Business Competition VIEW VIDEO
April 12, 2014 - Dozens of college students from across the Southern Tier turned out for a chance to win thousands of dollars.   Teams from BU, SUNY Broome, Cornell University, and Ithaca College participated in... more

Is Technology Making SUNY Broome Students Smarter? VIEW VIDEO
April 8, 2014 - Is it possible that the technology you use is actually making you smarter? SUNY Broome's convocation speaker explained this theory to over 700 students on Tuesday. Clive Thompson is the author of... more

Tax Free Business Space at Binghamton University VIEW VIDEO
April 8, 2014 - New and expanding businesses in the area could soon be completely tax free for the next ten years. Empire State Development has approved Binghamton University's application to be part of Start-Up... more

Preparing for Trip to Pine Ridge VIEW VIDEO
April 7, 2014 - Monday night at Binghamton University, the campus celebrated "An Evening of Peace: honoring Native Americans."   The event showcased the history and culture of Native Americans from various... more

Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council Seeks Projects VIEW VIDEO
April 4, 2014 - Efforts to secure millions from the fourth round of Regional Economic Development grants has begun.     The Southern Tier Council met Friday at Binghamton University. Our area has been named a... more

Finding Ways to Improve Health Care VIEW VIDEO
April 4, 2014 - Increasing access to health care and lessening the need for it in the first place. Those were the topics on the table at a health care symposium Friday.     The event took place at Binghamton... more

Taking Back the Night for Victims of Sexual Assault VIEW VIDEO
April 4, 2014 - On the campus of Binghamton University Friday evening-- they were taking back the night--taking it back for  victims of sexual violence. The rally and march went on, despite the rainy, chilly... more

Binghamton University Red Run 5K VIEW VIDEO
March 30, 2014 - Hundreds of local students braved the cold Sunday to race for a good cause.   Binghamton University's Red Cross Club held its annual 5K Red Run. Sunday's race raised over 500 dollars for the... more

Southern Tier Home Builders and Re-modelers Association Home and Garden Show VIEW VIDEO
March 30, 2014 - Nearly 5,000 people made their way to the Binghamton University Event Center this weekend to gain more knowledge about home building and gardening.   The Southern Tier Home Builders and... more

TED Talks at Binghamton University VIEW VIDEO
March 30, 2014 - Binghamton University students were inspired and motivated on Sunday as they heard from 7 different TED Talk speakers .   The university hosted the TED Talk conference, which focuses on inspiring... more

Classical Winner's Recital VIEW VIDEO
March 30, 2014 - On Saturday young classical performers competed for a spot in Sunday's winner's recital. Those who moved on got a chance to share their talent at Sunday's event.   The performers have  for... more

Libous, Lupardo say B.U. Pharmacy School Funding Will Be Restored VIEW VIDEO
March 25, 2014 - It looks as though Binghamton University will get the $10 million it needs to get its pharmacy school off the ground...   The governor proposed the money for the project, but the state assembly... more

Renowned L.A. Artist to reBOLD Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
March 25, 2014 - Did you ever think Binghamton and Los Angeles had much in common?  Let's take a look:   Here's Binghamton... And here's LA. But it's also what Binghamton could end up looking like when... more

Building a More Efficient Microprocessor VIEW VIDEO
March 21, 2014 - A professor at Binghamton University has received a grant that could help him develop a more energy efficient way to use electronics.   Associate Professor Tim Miller will use a nearly $500,000... more

BU Holds Job and Internship Fair VIEW VIDEO
March 20, 2014 - Hundreds of Binghamton University students looking to get a jump start on their careers met with around 60 potential future employers Thursday.   The school hosted its latest job and internship... more

Binghamton University Crosses Into the Twilight Zone VIEW VIDEO
March 16, 2014 - Binghamton University theater students took us back into the world of the Twilight Zone on Sunday. The students brought two of Rod Serling's original scripts to life on stage. They acted out... more

Anti-frackers Protest Governor Cuomo VIEW VIDEO
March 15, 2014 - Outside of Cuomo's disaster preparedness program, dozens of anti-frackers urged the governor to ban fracking .     Members of the local Citizen Action say that allowing  hydraulic fracturing in... more

Governor Cuomo Speaks on Emergency Preparedness VIEW VIDEO
March 15, 2014 - Area locals had a rare chance to hear from Governor Andrew Cuomo at Binghamton University on Sunday. He spoke about the importance of being prepared for a natural disasters. Our Vince Briga has the... more

Binghamton University Celebrates "Pi Day" VIEW VIDEO
March 14, 2014 - March 14th has become a celebration of math, specifically of the mathematical constant "pi". Pi, which represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter, begins with 3.14.... more

The Internet turns 25 VIEW VIDEO
March 13, 2014 - 25 years ago this week, the world was changed forever with the invention of what we now can't seem to live without--the internet.   We met up with "Hack BU" a student-run club at Binghamton... more

BU Commemorates Kurdish Genocide VIEW VIDEO
March 13, 2014 - 10 years ago on March 16th Kurdistan witnessed one of the worst genocides in their time. Tonight Binghamton University held an event to  commemorative the day, gathering students and families of... more

Local Teacher Honored for Committment VIEW VIDEO
March 2, 2014 - An overtime thriller wasn't the only thing going on at Binghamton University's event's center on Sunday. Area teacher, Kate Luke, was honored during half time of the -BU versus Vermont men's... more

World Renowned Quartet Visits BU VIEW VIDEO
March 2, 2014 - Hundreds filled Chamber Hall yesterday in the Anderson Center at Binghamton University, to hear everything from Beethoven to modern avant garde music.   The Binghamton Philharmonic hosted their... more

Binghamton University Economic Development Grant VIEW VIDEO
February 26, 2014 - Today NYSEG presented Binghamton University with two $400,000 economic development grants, for campus expansion projects.   NYSEG CEO Mark Lynch and BU president Harvey Stenger say the grants will... more

Fracking Debate Takes Center Stage at BU VIEW VIDEO
February 24, 2014 - The fracking debate, taking true debate form Monday at Binghamton University.   Environmental health expert and author Sandra Steingraber and Secretary of the Independent Owned Gas Association of... more

"Discover Engineering" at Binghamton Universtiy VIEW VIDEO
February 22, 2014 - The halls of Binghamton University's Engineering and Science I.T. building were filled with projects and hands on construction today. Children from across the area competed in science events... more

Binghamton University at the Oakdale Mall VIEW VIDEO
February 22, 2014 - If you stopped by the Oakdale mall today, you may have noticed dozens of BU students and faculty set up. That's because today was the school's annual visit to the mall promoting the many things... more

BU Students Enter the Twilight Zone VIEW VIDEO
February 18, 2014 - I bet you didn't know that before Rod Serling created the Twilight Zone, he made "The Time Element," and a famous actor had tried his hand at reading Serling's famous monologues. On Tuesday night... more

"Poetry Out Loud" Competition VIEW VIDEO
February 7, 2014 - Students from Stamford Central School District in Samford, NY came to Binghamton University today to show off their poetry reading skills.   BU hosted Poetry Out Loud at their Watters Theater.... more

Millions Coming to Broome & Tioga for Flood Mitigation VIEW VIDEO
February 6, 2014 - "The floods are going to occur. What we need to do is minimize their impact," said Vince Pasquale, Co-Chair of the NY Rising Program for Broome County. In an attempt to minimize that impact... more

Reddit Co-Founder Visits BU VIEW VIDEO
February 6, 2014 - The changing nature of news, information, and social interaction-- that's what packed the room and Binghamton University Thursday, as close to 500 students  listened to the co-founder of one of the... more

BU Students Brave Cold VIEW VIDEO
February 5, 2014 - It hasn't been the warmest "welcome back" to campus for students at Binghamton University.  Temperatures have been hovering around the 20 degree mark and on Tuesday: snow. BU student Manar... more

Jennie Finch Helps BU Celebrate Women's Achievements in Sports VIEW VIDEO
February 3, 2014 - Lessons on sports and life at Binghamton University Monday from Olympic champion softball pitcher Jennie Finch. The Binghamton Bearcats Athletic Association held it's annual luncheon to celebrate... more

New Exhibit Unveiled at BU Art Museum VIEW VIDEO
January 30, 2014 - For years they've been stored away, but on Thursday they were finally  released to the public, to be seen for the first time in years. Binghamton University's Art Museum unveiled a new exhibition... more

Princeton Review Names BU Great Value School VIEW VIDEO
January 28, 2014 - Binghamton University makes Princeton Reviews lists of one of the top 10 university's that offer the best value. BU comes in at number 10 on the list of 75 public universities. Princeton Review... more

Ten Million for New B.U. Pharmacy School VIEW VIDEO
January 20, 2014 - In his State Budget Address Tuesday, Governor Cuomo will allocate  10 million dollars to begin developing  Binghamton University's School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy.   SOT  "This is... more

25th Annual Heart Walk Takes Place This May VIEW VIDEO
January 15, 2014 - For the 25th year, residents will gather at Binghamton Universtiy in May to raise awareness about the importance of heart health. The Southern Tier American Heart Association is busy preparing... more

Reaction to Cuomo's Education Proposals VIEW VIDEO
January 9, 2014 - "To the top 10 percent of high school graduates, full scholarshiups to any SUNY or CUNY school if they pursue a math or science career and agree to work in the state of New York for five years," said... more

SUNY encourages Economic Development of Community VIEW VIDEO
January 9, 2014 - Looking to play a role in the economic development of the Southern Tier? The good news is that you can. At least that was the message of the guest speaker at a meeting of business and education... more

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