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Gainesville resident receives Graduate Excellence Award from Binghamton
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Gainesville’s Marissa Sabbath, who majors in comparative literature at Binghamton University, was recently presented with a Graduate Student Excellence in Service and Outreach Award.

Sabbath is the appointed graduate representative on the University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and is a member of its subcommittee reviewing general education reports for the composition requirement.

She serves as president of the Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization. In 2015, she co-organized the Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference on Literature, Politics and Aesthetics: “Sites of Decay,” as well as co-curated a local, academic art exhibit at the Jungle Science Gallery in correlation with the conference.

She also facilitated the 2014 Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference: “Literature, Politics and Aesthetics: A-disciplinarity.” She has also organized speaker series, pedagogy workshops, reading and study groups, and academic job market discussion groups  both academically and socially driven open to students in comparative literature and other departments as well.

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