Discover: Harpur week from March 28th to April 1st – 71Bait

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest and largest school at Binghamton University. With 39 faculties ranging from math and science to social sciences, humanities, visual and performing arts, and interdisciplinary fields, it’s easy to get lost.

Take part in the first-ever Harpur Week taking place from March 28th to April 1st. Students will explore the many opportunities and areas of study that Harpur College offers while having loads of fun. Events include a fair to get to know the faculty, faculty information events, film screenings, guided tours, trivia events with prizes, faculty flash talks and much more.

Events are held both in person and on Zoom, so there’s something for everyone. Events may have participant restrictions; Students should enroll through B-Engaged.


Saturday and Sunday March 26th and 27th

1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Back classroom

This “pre-game” event for Harpur Pride week is hosted by Harpur Edge. Learn valuable programming skills in this crash course. Seating is limited.

Monday, March 28th

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. on Zoom

Are you thinking of sociology? A zoom panel of alumni sociology majors will tell you what they learned in the program, how it influenced their decisions after graduation, and more.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., UU Mandela Hall

Interested in learning more about a major, minor or department at Harpur? Now is your chance to meet faculty members from across the college and find the programs that interest you. And if you ask questions, you get a prize!

6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom

More than 5,000 people are buried in the overgrown cemetery of the long-closed Willard Asylum. This panel, organized by Romance Languages ​​and Literatures professor AC Sieffert, examines how psychiatry dehumanized patients and offers a reappraisal of the history of mental illness in the context of patients’ lives and rights in New York State.

Attendees include patients’ rights advocate, psychiatrist and author Peter Stastny and associate theater professor Elizabeth Mozer, who has written two plays based on patient stories from Binghamton Asylum.

This event is sponsored by the Human Rights Institute; the transdisciplinary area of ​​excellence Citizenship, Rights and Cultural Affiliation; the Institute for Romance Languages ​​and Literatures; and the theater department.

Tuesday, March 29th

1 – 3 p.m., Kunstsaal 179

The Binghamton University Art Museum internship program, offered by the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, offers Binghamton students the opportunity to explore museum careers while gaining academic recognition. Learn about internship opportunities in curation, collections management, and engagement at this open house event from current interns and museum curator Claire Kovacs.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m., art room 111

See the music department’s recording studio and chat with Laurence Elder, an instructor in music technology. Course director Sarah Gerk is available to answer any questions you may have about music as a major or minor.

4 p.m. – 5 p.m., UB room 111

We live in a highly digitized, datafied, networked and programmed world. Harpur College’s new Digital and Data Studies minor offers an interdisciplinary and practical immersion in digital literacy and data-influenced thinking coupled with critical and scholarly study. This minor will complement all Harpur majors and provide knowledge, skills and expertise useful in many professional, academic and creative fields. Join us to learn more!

4-5 p.m. on Zoom

Learn how gamification can benefit the classroom at this event with Class of 2003 Graduate Jared Fishman, hosted by Harpur Edge and the Department of Education.

Wednesday March 30th

10:45 – 11:45 starting at the fountain in Harpur Quad (outside the library)

Learn about the history of the Binghamton University campus with Julia Walker, Associate Professor of Art History. This architectural tour takes us from the oldest parts of the campus to the newest buildings, considering the specific historical events and intellectual ideas that shaped the university and made it the unique place it is today.

4:30pm – 6:00pm, Old Champlain Atrium

Are you currently deciding between five different courses and changing your mind every other day? Are you looking for a minor that will help you stand out? In this interactive workshop, led by professional academic advisors, you will identify your strengths to find your perfect major and minor.

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., reception center room 189

Catch a classic! This 1958 fantasy film was the first of three Sinbad films released by Columbia Pictures. It features animation by Ray Harryhausen using a stop-motion technique called Dynamation. in 2008, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Thursday March 31st

4-5 p.m., North Library, Room 1105 or via Instagram @HarpurEdge

Center yourself with this guided meditation led by Angie Dellapenna of the University Counseling Center.

  • Skills Lab: Designing a Skyline

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., UB room 133A

Take a walk through his work as a community liaison with the New York City Council with alum Franklin Richards ’18, MPA ’20. The political science graduate will share how he explored career paths and lead an exercise to teach students the skills he uses every day. Skills Labs are limited to 25 students; Participants must register hireBing.

5 p.m. see you out, Fine Arts Building, room 302

Let’s get creative! Art & Design students will help you create your own tote bag during this event presented by the Art & Design department and Harpur Edge.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Old Champlain Atrium

How much do you really know about Harpur College? Bring or join a team for our Explore Harpur College Trivia Night! There will be prizes along with free pizza.

6-7 p.m., Marcy Hall Great Room

How much do you know about the amazing Latinx women in the entertainment world? Test your knowledge at this event, which also includes free pizza.

7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m., IASH Conference Room, North Library, Room 1106

Camelot is a silly place! Join in this hysterical 1975 British comedy, Coconuts Optional.

7:30-9:00 p.m., Appalachian Collegiate Center, Room 111

Join the Italian film The Invisible Thread (“The Invisible Thread”, in Italian with English subtitles), which will include a short video message from the director, recorded especially for us!

Friday April 1st

12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Library North 1105

Discover your community service opportunities during the Global Days of Service in Binghamton! Each participant will prepare a Kynd kit and complete a project in support of a requested need in our global community. Make the difference with us and enjoy lunch.

1 – 4 p.m., lecture hall 6

Harpur has some talented filmmakers! Watch a series of short films and videos created by cinema students. Shows start at 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm and 3.30pm

1 – 2:30 p.m. in lecture hall B-89

Participants draw shapes and lines directly onto a 16mm film strip to create a short abstract animation. The workshop will include a short lecture on the 16mm film medium and direct animation techniques, as well as a screening of short films from the Film Department’s media library collection. It ends with a demonstration of the animations created by each participant via a 16mm film projector.

3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Kunstraum 258 and on Zoom

Harpur College has amazing faculty members including a Nobel laureate! A select group of Harpur faculty will share their research in these flash lectures that are sure to be fascinating. You won’t want to miss it – and since it’s on Zoom, you don’t have to, even if you can’t do it in person.

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