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Honoring diversity and emphasizing technology and comfort, Stony Brook’s newest state-of-the-art student facilities were officially opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 22, 2017. Chávez and Tubman Residence Halls and the East Side Dining facility are fully equipped to provide a modern and convenient student life experience, as well as a safe and inclusive environment. “Stony Brook strives to create an environment that welcomes all,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “This new complex was designed not simply to house and feed students, but to give them a space where they can engage as part of the…

Learn how to effectively communicate in the ever-changing business world. Colleen McKean, from the College of Business at Stony Brook University, will present “Business Communication for the Busy Professional” on Friday, April 28, from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Miller Business Academy at the Middle Country Public Library in Selden, NY. This one-day, hands-on workshop will focus on writing clearly and concisely, presentation skills, and creating a 30-second elevator pitch. You will leave the course ready to write and speak with confidence. Topics Covered Writing clear and concise: • Emails • Client proposals • Simple press releases and…

Department of Computer Science Professor Long Lu has received a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office for his latest work on web-mobile integration and security. The professor’s research aims to develop tools and techniques that will enable these integrations to be more secure, and eventually create hardware-assisted protection that will be used in situations involving high-level sensitive information. Despite the fact that web-mobile integration is one of the most widely used and quickly growing models, there have been very few studies done on its security implications. That lack of comprehensive understanding has thus far made it very difficult to…

The Stony Brook Men’s Basketball team is finishing out the regular season on the road with games against UMBC on February 22 and Vermont on February 25, and continues to fight for the top seed in the conference. The team’s success this year has earned them a home game for the first round of the America East Playoffs, to be played at Island Federal Credit Union Arena on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 pm. Tickets are currently available to season ticket holders and Seawolves United members and will be made available to all fans beginning Friday, February 24, at 9 am. Click here for…

Talented playwrights with an interest in the sciences, and talented scientists with an interest in the theatre are invited to create a 10-minute play with a substantial science component for the 2017 Science Playwriting Competition sponsored by the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics. Special consideration will be given to plays about physics and mathematics. This contest is open to the general public. First Prize: $500 Second Prize: $200 Third Prize: $100  The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2017. Click here for more information, or to submit your play.

The Office of Global Affairs and the Center for Multilingual and Intercultural Communication invite you to a Global Forum, Intercultural Communication: Understanding Our Global Campus, on Wednesday, March 1, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm at the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. The Global Forum offers a venue for Stony Brook faculty, staff and students to debate and comment on contemporary global issues. This forum will feature keynote remarks from Agnes He, Professor and Chair of Asian and Asian American Studies and Director of the Center for Multilingual and Intercultural Communication. Jun Liu, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, will moderate a cross-disciplinary panel including…

Stereotype and Identity Threat: Toward a Science of Diverse Community Claude M. Steele is a social psychologist and a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley. He has also served in several major academic leadership positions: for the past two years as the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at UC Berkeley, the three years prior as the I. James Quillen Dean for the School of Education at Stanford University from 2011–2014, and before that as the 21st Provost of Columbia University. Steele has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Education, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,…

In Spring 2013, a group of Stony Brook University student leaders applied for a $10,000 LIVESTRONG grant and a bid for a Camp Kesem charter. Camp Kesem has a direct and focused vision — to ensure that every child touched by a parent’s cancer is never alone. Stony Brook was selected through a national online voting competition as earning the most votes for schools in the northeast region. Camp Kesem at Stony Brook University was founded in 2013 and supports children in the Long Island community by providing a week-long summer camp experience and year-long peer support. In just three short years, Stony Brook Camp…

The National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early-career faculty (CAREER) has been awarded to Fan Ye, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He will receive an award of $450k over the next five years to build the foundation for a future smart environment. “The idea of a smart environment is to embed all kinds of computing, communication, storage, and sensing resources into common objects around you,” Ye explained, sharing examples such as lights, desks, appliances, and other everyday physical objects. “Once you embed such resources into it, you’ll be surrounded by…

PhD student Qiyuan Wu has received the 2017 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the American Chemical Society (ACS). As the world’s largest scientific society, the ACS awards up to 20 students each year who show promise in research and the potential to make an impact in the field of environmental chemistry. This is Wu’s third award from the ACS, and his achievements highlight the continued excellence in environmental research taking place at Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “Qiyuan developed his research projects independently, exhibiting creativity, thoughtfulness and hard work,” said Alexander Orlov, Associate Professor of Materials Science…

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