About This Journal
Alpenglow is an undergraduate research journal which showcases the broad spectrum and quality of undergraduate student research, scholarly investigation, and creative work at Binghamton University. The journal, first published in April 2015, is published annually and is blind reviewed by Binghamton University's faculty/staff and/or advanced graduate students. The journal accepts submissions from all fields of disciplines and in various formats: traditional papers, works of fiction, videos, images, and recordings which must be sponsored by a faculty member for consideration.
The name Alpenglow was selected as the winning entry submitted for a journal naming contest hosted in Fall 2014 by the Undergraduate Research Center. The name was suggested by Donovan Borger, class of 2015. In his own words:
"Alpenglow, etymologically from the German Alpenglühen which translates to Alps-glow, describes the event occurring before sunrise or following sunset when light from the sub-horizon sun reflects off of water or ice low in the atmosphere. The reflecting light can create a rosy bandalong mountain ranges, the peaks aglow while all else is umbra. As a pre-sunrise event alpenglow parallels the work found in this journal in that both precede greater things. The sun will soon follow its glowing band. Research and creativity of greater magnitude will follow the work found here. As a post-sunset event alpenglow parallels the work in this journal by acting as a reflection of what has already come. The sun completed its path across the sky. The work here evidences the progress that its contributors have made as students, as intellectuals, and as people working within society and with each other. The journal exists, then, to allow us to reflect on and contemplate ourselves through the lens of our work, a glowing band of light upon the highest peaks."