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Soprano Rachel Schutz ’07, a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) student in the College of Arts & Sciences at Stony Brook University and critically acclaimed performing artist, won first place at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Artist Awards Competition finals. Her winning performance included four pieces: “Anne Boleyn” (Try Me, Good King) by Libby Larsen “Davno-l’, Moj Drug Op. 4, No. 6” by Sergei Rachmaninoff “Hark the Echoing Air” (The Fairy Queen) by Henry Purcell “Non, Monsieur Mon Mari” (Les mamelles de Tirasias) by Francis Poulenc Schutz was accompanied by pianist Jonathan Korth ‘08, a Stony Brook…

Director János Edelényi Receives Opening Night Award Scottish actor Brian Cox — Olivier Award and Emmy Award winning star of Stony Brook Film Festival’s opening night feature, The Carer — was presented with the Festival’s Career Achievement Award for his work in more than 200 films and television programs and even more stage productions in England, the U.S. and around the world. In The Carer, Brian Cox, perhaps best known from the Bourne Identity films, soars in his role as an aging lion of the theater who has isolated himself and bullied his care givers. Director János Edelényi was presented with the…

TRITEC Invests in Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Expansion James Coughlan considers himself a father of four grateful patients of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. And as a member of the Children’s Hospital Task Force, he’s also an involved community partner, eager to support Suffolk County’s only hospital dedicated to specialized care for children. Founded in 1986 by brothers Robert J. and James L. Coughlan, TRITEC Real Estate is a family-owned and operated business that has thrived at the Stony Brook Technology Center headquarters for 30 years. With the help of their father, real estate banker and Chairman Emeritus of the Board…

Jasmine Garani’s research is out of this world. The astronomy and physics double major ’18 was selected from a field of applicants this summer to study exoplanets, which are planets outside of our solar system. Jasmine, who hails from Sharon, Massachusetts, is earning a stipend while working with her mentors, astronomer Franck Marchis and postdoctoral fellow Eric Nielsen, as part of the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the SETI Institute in California’s Silicon Valley. SETI stands for Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Nielsen took pictures of stars with the Keck telescope a few years ago and Jasmine is…

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in science, The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Stony Brook University Professor Carlos Simmerling to the 2016 class of ACS Fellows. He joins 57 distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and have made important contributions to the ACS. Professor Simmerling is associate director of the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology, helping to advance biology and medicine through discoveries in physics, mathematics and computational science. The Simmerling lab carries out research in the area of computational structural biology, particularly on understanding how dynamic structural changes are involved in the…

Biology Student Finds a Lab That Makes a Difference in Peoples’ Lives Biology major Louis Susca ’16 was looking for a lab with an interpersonal focus. He found it in Stony Brook’s Center For Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning, where Founding Director Amy Yopp Sullivan leads a workshop designed to enhance the lives of Parkinson’s patients.  Every week during the academic year, Susca assists as a small group of patients experience the benefits of movement, dance and creative thinking. For Susca, studying neurological science means more than just hitting the books. The workshop has taught him the importance of a…

Riders Raised More Than $20,000 to Support Breast Cancer Programs at Stony Brook July 21, 2016 – More than 400 motorcycles with their riders and passengers – adding up to over 600 participants – took off from Stony Brook University Cancer Center on Sunday, July 17 for the Tenth Annual Sticky Finger Motorcycle Run. This event helped to raise over $20,000, which will support breast cancer services and programs at Stony Brook, adding to the upwards of $180,000 raised by past runs. Hosted by 102.3 FM WBAB ‘Fingers’ and the Great South Bay Music Festival, the event kicked off with…

Two world premieres of American films and an expected appearance by screen and stage star Nathan Lane will highlight the 21st Stony Brook Film Festival presented by Island Federal Credit Union, which is screening at the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University July 21-30. The festival of new independent films is annually attended by thousands of film lovers and showcases a highly selective compendium of features, documentaries and shorts, curated by the festival’s founder and director, Alan Inkles. In fact, Inkles was able to land the films he wanted for Opening Night and Closing Night, and both screenings will…

Stony Brook University President  Samuel L. Stanley Jr., has been elected to serve on the  NCAA Board of Governors, the highest governance body in the NCAA. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization that regulates sports competition and athletes at higher education institutions nationwide. The Board of Governors is composed of institutional chief executive officers that oversee Association-wide issues. The board is charged with ensuring that each division operates consistently with the basic purposes, fundamental policies and general principles of the Association. President Stanley will be one of  20 members on the Board of Governors. His appointment is effective immediately and continues through August…

Stony Brook University has placed seventh on a nationwide list of the most diverse campuses in the country. BestColleges.com, an online resource analyzing trends in higher education, used data from the Department of Education in partnership with data studio Priceonomics to rank top colleges and universities according to racial and ethnic diversity. The level of diversity was classified using the Herfindahl–Hirschman Index (HHI), a calculation that measures diversity in a variety of settings. Of universities ranked in the top 100 for academics by U.S. News and World Report, Stony Brook placed seventh, the highest ranking for any SUNY institution. Five racial/ethnic categories were used to quantify diversity, as identified in the…

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