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News From Academic & Transfer Advising Services    |   Spring 2013   |   Issue #8, May 6 - May 19


THE HEADLINES:

1.   Registrar's Academic Calendar
2.   Take a Summer Course...(or two)!
3.   Course in the Spotlight...Forensic Science
4.   Summer Course: American Art Since 1947
5.   Pre-Health News
6.   Pre-Law News
7.   Academic Advising Offices

8.   Word of the Week


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Friday, May 10 @ Registrar's Office

Last day to Withdraw from the University. Completion of LOA/Withdrawal Request form is required.
Visit website for form: http://www.stonybrook.edu/registrar/forms.shtml .

Last day of classes for any courses held Monday - Friday.

Friday, May 24

University Graduation Ceremony.

***For more information about the Spring 2013 deadlines, please visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/registrar/calendar-academic.shtml .



gcalREGISTRAR'S OFFICE ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Don't forget about the important information found on the Registrar's Academic Calendar.  This is the go-to source for all important dates and deadlines for everything Stony Brook University!  When the credit limit raises, when to apply for graduation, the last day to elect the GPNC option, it's all here!  Bookmark this page today! http://www.stonybrook.edu/registrar/calendar-academic.shtml .

Keeping track of academic dates & deadlines is even easier now, thanks to the Registrar's Academic Calendar on Google Calendar! Click here to view the Academic Google Calendar.  Don't forget to add it to your own Google Calendar by clicking the + in the bottom-right corner!
 
 

 
TAKE A SUMMER COURSE (or two)!
Taking a summer course is the best way to get caught up and stay on track.  It's also a great way to lighten up a Fall or Spring semester's course load.  Whatever your reason, we offer a plethora of summer courses.  Check out the course listings, calendar, policies, and more on the Summer Sessions page: http://www.stonybrook.edu/summer/ .
Session 1 classes begin on  Tuesday, May 28.  Last day to enroll without a late fee: Monday, May 27.
(Campus closed for Memorial day, May 27)
Session 2 classes begin on  Monday, July 8.  Last day to enroll without a late fee: Sunday, July 7.
Students can take up to 9 credits in each session.
 
 


COURSE IN THE SPOTLIGHT...FORENSIC SCIENCE ONLINE SUMMER COURSE


HAD 302  Class No. 66231  Fundamental Concepts in Forensic Science, 3 credits, online, May 26-July 5th, 2013

Course Description: This course will provide the student with an introduction to some of the specialties within the broad definition of forensic science including: criminalistics, crime scene analysis, physical evidence, instrumentation, drug analysis, and biological sciences. The course will explore up-to-date technologies utilized in crime laboratories to apprehend criminals and to exonerate the innocent, including DNA testing, the DNA national database (CODIS), the fingerprint databank (AFIS), the fired bullet databank (IBIS), trace evidence techniques, and high-tech advances in crime scene investigation.
 
 


SUMMER COURSE: American Art Since 1947 (ARH 322.60)

Summer Session I: May 28 - July 3, 2013
Tu/Th 9:30am - 12:55pm

This summer, we are offering you the opportunity to study post-war art in its natural habitat: New York City!  The course will entail frequent visits to surrounding galleries and museums, lively discussion, and dynamic lecture presentations on American Art Since 1947. 
American Art Since 1947 (ARH 322) begins with the end of the Second World War, when the center of the art world shifted from Paris to New York. The class will consider the shift as a manifestation of global politics, economics, technology and cultural ideologies, and will examine the correlated artistic developments. These will include Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada, Pop Art, Minimalism, Earth art, Performance art, Feminist art, Conceptual art, underground cinema, installation practices, institutional critique, as well as issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in artistic practices. The course will conclude with a look at selected contemporary trends and an evaluation of what it means to be "contemporary."

You do not have to be an Art History Major to enroll.  All students are welcome!

 



PRE-HEALTH
  |   www.stonybrook.edu/healthed 

News From Kaplan
Get In Shape for Test Day with Kaplan's MCAT Bootcamp 
Thurs., 5/16, 8 p.m., Classroom Anywhere (attend from anywhere with internet access), www.bit.ly/lievents
Get the toughest prep for the toughest questions.  In this free 90 minute event online, you'll learn the strategies you need to build the speed and accuracy to tackle the most advanced content on the exam! Bootcamp events for all exams available at kaptest.com/bootcamp.  

MCAT 2015: Information & New Practice Test
Wed., 5/22, 9 p.m., Classroom Anywhere (attend from anywhere with internet access), www.bit.ly/lievents

BIG changes are coming to the MCAT in 2015. Kaplan is prepared. Are you? kaptest.com/mcat2015
Approximately 1/3 the length of the full 7 hr test, Kaplan's Mini Test is designed to allow students to begin identifying content-knowledge gaps for the 2015 MCAT.  Unsure whether you'd be better suited taking the current version of the exam or the 2015 version?  This practice test will help you make an informed decision. Join us for "The Inside Scoop", where we'll go over the big changes coming to the MCAT in 2015.  Find out what those changes are, why they're happening, and what you need to do now to be prepared.

Kaplan's last Spring Semester SAC Table - Mon., 5/6
Questions?  Looking to enroll?  Picking up your MCAT Quicksheets, Grad/Med School Roadmaps, and upcoming class schedules?  Stop by Kaplan's last table of the semester before the craziness of finals hits! 

 



PRE-LAW
  |   www.stonybrook.edu/prelaw

News From Kaplan
Get In Shape for Test Day with Kaplan's LSAT Bootcamp
Wed., 5/15, 8 p.m., Classroom Anywhere (attend from anywhere with internet access), www.bit.ly/lievents 
Get the toughest prep for the toughest questions.  In this free 90 minute event online, you'll learn the strategies you need to build the speed and accuracy to tackle the most advanced content on the exam! Bootcamp events for all exams available at kaptest.com/bootcamp.

Kaplan's last Spring Semester SAC Table - Mon., 5/6
Questions?  Looking to enroll?  Picking up your LSAT Samplers, Law School Roadmaps, and upcoming class schedules?  Stop by Kaplan's last table of the semester before the craziness of finals hits!

 



ACADEMIC ADVISING OFFICES 

Several offices provide general and major/minor-related academic advising to specific cohorts of undergraduates.  To see where you go for academic advising, visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/academichelp.shtml .



word of week

Effloresce \EF-luh-res\, verb:

1. To burst into bloom; blossom.

 


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