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When the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC), a New York State-designated Center of Excellence, was founded several years ago at Stony Brook University, its goal was to foster collaboration between the brightest minds in academia and industry leaders in energy. Its interdisciplinary research program and state-of-the-art laboratories have since kept the University at the leading edge of discovery, resulting in new technologies that impact residential and commercial energy use worldwide. Stony Brook recently took another step in its commitment to a future that protects the environment with efficient, sustainable energy management. The University announced on Friday, Feb. 16,…

The Stony Brook University School of Journalism brings Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times journalist David Rohde to campus as part of the ongoing My Life As Speaker Series from the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting. In 2008 Rohde was kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan and held captive in Pakistan for seven months before making a daring escape. Come hear him tell his story on Tuesday, February 20, in the Student Activities Center Gelber Auditorium at 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Rohde, online news director at The New Yorker and former foreign correspondent for The New…

Faculty and staff have a new resource for getting connected to the campus and the community — Brookology is a curated website of Long Island featuring leisure-time activities, special shopping deals, information on social groups and a digital bulletin board. Whether you’re looking for a pick-up volleyball game, find your perfect beach, want to sell a car or search for shopping discounts, Brookology offers the Stony Brook campus community options for fun, social and engaging activities. Brookology was developed in response to the campus plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. Recognizing that there were few ways for employees to find…

Asad Moughal ’19 has dreamed of working at Google for as long as he can remember.  Thanks to the Stony Brook Career Center, he’s now taken steps toward achieving that goal. “I was able to connect with three alumni, all of whom had amazing things to say about everything from resume advice to interview preparation,” Asad said. “Best of all, I was able to connect with an alum who works at Google, which is a dream employer of mine, and this alumnus was more than open to sharing her experience and advice.” Asad, a marketing intern for the Career Center and…

Following the passing of Dr. Peter Baigent, vice president of Student Affairs and president of the Faculty Student Association, along with the recent retirement of former Dean of Students Jerrold Stein, the university was left with the unenviable task of replacing two giants in the campus community. Rick Gatteau, PhD, recently named interim vice president for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, is well positioned to fill their shoes. “You need someone really special to succeed in that new role,” said Jeffrey Barnett, interim associate Dean of Students and longtime colleague of Gatteau. “Combining these two positions can work, but…

 Paul B. Shepson has been named Dean of Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), announced Michael Bernstein, Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Selected after a national search, Shepson is Jonathan Amy Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University, and the Division Director for Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences at the National Science Foundation. His tenure begins July 2, 2018. A native of Elmira, N.Y., Shepson obtained a BS in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Cortland and a PhD in Analytical/Atmospheric Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University.  After a short…

Know someone interested in journalism, music, or coding computer science? Begin planning now and get ready to have some fun at camps happening this summer. From oceanography to math, there is a wide range of camps that will be held at Stony Brook University. Children will get the chance to participate in hands-on activities, gain valuable knowledge and teamwork skills while making new friends. To learn more, visit the website and explore all that Stony Brook offers for summer camp enrichment. If your area is offering a Stony Brook University camp that is not listed here, please contact Community Relations Director Joan…

On January 20, a Bleeding Control Basic Course for the visually impaired and blind, developed with the help of the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Medicine, was held at the West Islip Fire Department. A group of 26 people with visual impairments including complete blindness received training through this first-of-its-kind modified course. The course was given to this particular audience in response to a phoned-in question on a radio program. While the Trauma Center was being interviewed on 103.9FM’s Eye on Crime Show on November 9, Third Eye Insight member Michael Jordan, a completely blind veteran, heard the conversation and called the…

The power of choice was the common theme during the Black History Month opening ceremony — the choice to achieve, to persevere, to love and to rise up — coinciding with Stony Brook’s overarching theme for the month, “Sankofa: Still I Rise.” The opening ceremony is part of an annual program of Black History Month events throughout the month of February, coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black History Month Committee and Department of Africana Studies. This year, the Department of Africana Studies is also celebrating their 50th anniversary as a department at Stony Brook. “At Stony Brook, we’re…

The University Orchestra will present its annual Family Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, March 6, on Staller Center’s Main Stage at 7:30 pm. The orchestra will perform this one-hour interactive concert, “Adventures in Orchestral Music,” with conductor Susan Deaver.  The featured soloist is violinist Mariana Knaupp, winner of the 2017 Stony Brook University Young Artists Program Concerto Competition. Mariana, who is high school student in Huntington, will perform the first movement of Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G minor with the orchestra. The concert also includes pieces that adventurously showcase the orchestra, including Glinka Overture to Ruslan & Ludmilla, Copland Ho-Down from…

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