Explore: Harpur Week from March 28 to April 1


Harpur College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest and largest school at Binghamton University. With 39 departments ranging from math and physical sciences to social sciences, humanities, fine and performing arts, and interdisciplinary fields, it’s easy to feel a little lost.

Step into the first-ever Harpur Week, which runs from March 28 to April 1. Students will explore the many opportunities and fields of study available through Harpur College and have a lot of fun along the way. Events include a faculty meet-and-greet fair, department information sessions, film screenings, tours, trivia events with prizes, faculty flash lectures and more.

Events take place both in person and on Zoom, so there’s something for everyone. Events may have participation limits; students must register through B-Engaged.


Saturday and Sunday March 26 and 27

1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Zurack class

This “pre-game” event for Harpur Pride week is organized by Harpur Edge. Learn valuable coding skills in this crash course. The seats are limited.

Monday, March 28 th

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. on Zoom

Thinking about sociology? A Zoom panel of former sociology students will tell you what they learned in the program, how it shaped their post-graduation choices and more.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m., UU-Mandela room

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

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Zoom

More than 5,000 people are buried in the overgrown cemetery of Willard Asylum, which has long since closed. This panel, hosted by AC Sieffert, lecturer in Romance languages ​​and literatures, examines how psychiatry has dehumanized patients and offers a reconsideration of the history of mental illness in the context of patients’ lives and rights in the world. New York State.

Among the participants are patient advocate, psychiatrist and author Peter Stastny, and associate professor of theater Elizabeth Mozer, who has written two theatrical works based on stories of Binghamton Asylum patients.

This event is sponsored by the Institute of Human Rights; the cross-disciplinary area of ​​excellence Citizenship, rights and cultural belonging; the Department of Romance Languages ​​and Literatures; and the Theater Department.

Tuesday 29 March

1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Fine Arts Hall 179

The Binghamton University Museum of Art Internship Program, offered by the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, offers Binghamton students the opportunity to explore museum careers while earning college credit. At this open house event, learn about internship opportunities in curatorial, collections management, and engagement from current interns and museum curator Claire Kovacs.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Beaux-Arts Room 111

Tour the Music Department’s recording studio and chat with Laurence Elder, Lecturer in Music Technology. Undergraduate Director Sarah Gerk will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the Music Major or Minor.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., University Union Hall 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-driven thinking, combined with critical and scholarly study. This minor will complement all Harpur majors and provide useful knowledge, skills and expertise in many professional, academic and creative fields. Join us to find out more!

4-5 p.m. on Zoom

Learn how gamification can benefit the classroom at this event with 2003 alum Jared Fishman, moderated by Education Minor and Harpur Edge.

Wednesday March 30

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., from the Harpur Quad fountain (outside the library)

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

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Old Champlain Atrium

Are you currently choosing between five different majors and changing your mind every other day? Looking for a miner that helps you stand out? In this interactive workshop led by professional educational advisers, you will identify your strengths in order to find the perfect major and minor.

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Admissions 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, Sinbad’s 7th Voyage was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for its “cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance”.

Thursday, March 31st

4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Library North 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 p.m., University Union Hall 133A

Join former Franklin Richards ’18, MPA ’20, for a walk through his work as a community liaison with the New York City Council. The political science graduate will share how he explored career paths and lead an exercise to teach students the skills he used every day. Skills labs are limited to 25 students; participants must register via rentBing.

5 p.m. until departure, Pavillon des beaux-arts, room 302

Let’s be creative! Art & Design students will help you make your own tote bag at this event, presented by the Art & Design department and Harpur Edge.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Old Champlain Atrium

What do you really know about Harpur College? Bring a team or join one for our Explore Harpur College quiz night! There will be prizes, as well as a free pizza.

6 to 7 p.m., large room Marcy Hall

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

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

Camelot is a silly place! Join us for this hysterical 1975 British comedy, Coconut Optional.

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Center collégial des Appalaches Room 111

Join us for the Italian film He filo invisible (“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. to 1 p.m., North Library 1105

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

1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Conference Room 6

Harpur has talented filmmakers! Discover a series of short films and videos made by Cinema students. Start of sessions at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in conference room B-89

Participants will draw shapes and lines directly on 16mm film to create a short abstract animation. The workshop will include a brief lecture on the 16mm film medium and direct animation techniques, as well as a screening of short films from the collection of the Cinema Department’s Media Library. It will end with a projection of the animations created by each participant using a 16 mm film projector.

3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Salle Beaux-Arts 258 and on Zoom

Harpur College has amazing teachers, including a Nobel Laureate! A select group of Harpur professors will speak about their research in these fascinating lightning talks. 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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