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Stony Brook football outlasted Coastal Carolina, 16-10, on October 24 at LaValle Stadium. For the second-straight game, senior Conte Cuttino scored the game-winning touchdown for the Seawolves, taking a fourth quarter screen pass from sophomore Michael Coulter 28 yards for the score. With the victory, SB remains undefeated in Big South Conference play with a 3-0 record while evening its overall record at 4-4. Coastal Carolina now stands at 3-4 overall, 1-2 in the Big South. Neither team managed to get much going offensively as the game opened up with three straight punts. Coastal Carolina seized the first good field position of…

Marc J. Shapiro, Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care, and Burns at Stony Brook University Medical Center, has been named Assistant Chief Quality Officer. Appointed by William H. Greene, Chief Quality Officer, Senior Associate Medical Director for Quality Management, and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Shapiro will concentrate on hospital issues particularly but not solely related to surgical quality, performance improvement, and patient safety. He has been with SBUMC since October 2003. Shapiro’s new role as Assistant Chief Quality Officer is an outgrowth and broadening of his earlier and ongoing efforts…

Friday, October 30: War of the Worlds and The Lost World Science fiction fans and lovers of old-time radio shows, take note. L.A. Theatre Works, America’s premiere radio theatre company, comes to Staller Center’s Main Stage on Friday, October 30, at 8:00 pm for a special back-to-back double bill of chills, thrills, and great literature as they present two masterpieces of science fiction and adventure: War of the Worlds and The Lost World. Veteran actors of sci-fi TV shows, (Star Trek, Law and Order, The Mentalist) as well as stage and screen, will take the stage, giving the audience the…

The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies has been sponsoring an educational outreach program, the Pre-College Japanese Language Program, since 2004. Eriko Sato, a lecturer from the Department, is the program director. Sato and her 14-year-old-daughter, Anna, have created a bilingual educational picture book for children, My First Japanese Kanji Book, through activities that are part of the Pre-College Japanese Language Program. A book signing was held at the Wang Center Gift Shop in September for this mother-daughter, teacher-student inspirational collaborative publication. The book is now available from Tuttle Publishing and is available at the University Bookstore in the faculty…

In a hard fought Big South Conference football game that came down to the wire, senior Conte Cuttino’s touchdown run with 52 seconds left erased a VMI comeback and gave the Seawolves a 27-20 win. Cuttino finished with 85 yards while sophomore Michael Coulter threw for 316 yards and two scores as the Seawolves remain undefeated in the Big South at 2-0, improving to 3-4 overall. VMI fell to 1-5 and 0-3 with the loss. After both teams were stopped on their opening dive, SB took over on its own 20 after a VMI punt into the end zone and…

Carl Safina, president and co-founder of the Blue Ocean Institute and adjunct faculty member in Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, is among 29 animal conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth’s endangered species and have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. The nominees’ work spans the globe, representing a range of species from insects to mammals, and includes amphibians, elephants, bats, wolves, and sharks, among many others. Safina was nominated for bringing ocean conservation into the environmental mainstream by using science, art, and literature to…

With degrees in both Physical Therapy (PT) and Physician Assistant (PA), two-time Stony Brook graduate Robin Hunter Buskey has received the PA profession’s most prestigious award—Outstanding Physician Assistant of the Year for 2009. Issued by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the award honors a PA who has demonstrated exemplary service to the profession and the community and has furthered the public image of PAs. Buskey, who is senior clinical PA at the Butner Federal Correction Complex in Butner, NC, takes care of the prison’s sickest inmates and has been instrumental in creating and coordinating the facility’s first Diabetic Center…

In honor of the inauguration of Samuel L. Stanley Jr. M.D., as its fifth president, Stony Brook is hosting an eight-day celebration on both the Stony Brook and Southampton campuses. All are invited to attend the inauguration ceremony on Friday, October 23, at 2:00 pm in the Sports Complex, with a reception to follow from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Pritchard Gym. The festivities surrounding the investiture of Dr. Stanley begin on Wednesday, October 21, and continue through Wednesday, October 28. Dr. Stanley’s intent is for the inaugural events to inspire students, faculty, staff, and the local community to come together…

Luna Negra Dance Theater performs the New York premiere of its show, Danzon, on Saturday, October 24, at 8:00 pm on the Main Stage at Staller Center. For this new work, Luna Negra Dance Theater has collaborated with the bold and ingenious Turtle Island Quartet and legendary composer and performer, clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera. Turtle Island Quartet and D’Rivera have collectively won 11 Grammy Awards. In partnering with Turtle Island Quartet and D’Rivera, Luna Negra Dance Theater takes this traditional and quintessentially Cuban dance form and reinvents and reinvigorates it as a modern work of art. They are introducing mainstream American…

Join SBUMC in supporting the American Heart Association. Hospital CEO Steven L. Strongwater is corporate chair of the first “Start! Suffolk County Heart Walk” with co-vice chairs David Brown and Todd Rosengart. The walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family environment. The walk will be held on campus on Saturday, October 24, at the Student Activities Center. Registration begins at 8:30 am, and the actual ribbon cutting and walk begin at 10:00 am. It is a 5K walk, with three different routes around campus so that you can walk a shorter distance if you like. There…