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A new strategy to stop female genital mutilation

A new strategy to stop female genital mutilation

Published Feb 9, 2017

Public health advocates should work to build friendships among cut and uncut women, Binghamton anthropologist Katherine Wander tells National Public Radio. That could lead to the next step, she says: “talking about the benefits girls and women realize from their cut status and then providing other ways to realize those benefits.” Read more

How to deal when your boss is a narcissist

How to deal when your boss is a narcissist

Published Feb 8, 2017

Working for a narcissist can be draining, demoralizing and destructive to your well-being and career, but Binghamton expert Seth Spain and others share strategies for coping with Money magazine. Read more

Fluorescent jellyfish may help solve energy crisis

Fluorescent jellyfish may help solve energy crisis

Published Dec 19, 2016

Biosolar researchers at Binghamton University and elsewhere are working to put ultra-efficient photosynthesis to work to make clean renewable power, Salon reports. Read more

There are only two kinds of terrible bosses

There are only two kinds of terrible bosses

Published Dec 19, 2016

Organizational psychologists, including Binghamton expert Seth Spain, reviewed existing literature on management styles in an attempt to create a taxonomy of less-than-stellar supervisors. The one they came up with turned out to be pretty simple: All bad bosses, they argued, fall into one of two categories. Read more in New York Magazine.  Read more

Fake news? That’s a very old story.

Fake news? That’s a very old story.

Published Nov 30, 2016

Fake news is part of American history. In fact, it goes back to the founding of the republic, Binghamton historian Robert G. Parkinson writes in the Washington Post. Read more

How scientists can better predict flight delays

How scientists can better predict flight delays

Published Nov 16, 2016

Researchers at Binghamton University claim they have invented a new computer model that can more accurately predict flight delays than any system currently in use, Travel + Leisure reports. Read more

Trump gets a basic fact wrong about black Americans

Trump gets a basic fact wrong about black Americans

Published Oct 11, 2016

Over the course of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump has used “inner city” as a synonym for black Americans. A Binghamton geographer’s research tells a different story, The Washington Post reports. Read more