EvoS as an Institute for Advanced Studies
Binghamton University maintains a number of Organized Research Centers (ORC) and Institutes for Advanced Studies (IAS) to facilitate research in key subject areas. While an ORC is focused on a specific subject area, an IAS “is a unit established for the coordination and promotion of research organized around a broad subject area. Normally, the breath of the subject will be reflected in research projects and programs that cut across departments, schools, colleges or even campus boundaries. Public service activities and programs stemming from research conducted within an institute may also be undertaken. The creation of an institute should include clear and strong evidence that long-range needs and interests on the part of the faculty will be served.”
EvoS perfectly fits this description, so it is gratifying to be given formal status as an IAS in August 2007. Our official name will be The Institute for Evolutionary Studies with the same abbreviation (EvoS) as the general program.