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Do you have a passion for Italian cinema? Attend the 14th annual Center for Italian Studies Festival of New Italian Cinema. This two-day event will be held in the Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1, on Saturday, October 21, from 3 pm to 8 pm and Sunday, October 22, from 2 pm to 8 pm. It is free and open to the public. The festival is directed by Artistic Director Loredana Commonara, Associazione Culturale ArtMedia. Italian actor Francesco Andolfi will introduce the films and conduct Q & A sessions. For more information, visit stonybrook.edu/italianstudies or call (631) 632-7444. Saturday, October 21 3…

Celebrating 50 years of outstanding teaching, learning, and musicianship, Stony Brook University’s Department of Music can boast of outsize impact on the cultural scene worldwide. From opera stars to eminent musicologists, Stony Brook has spawned an impressive roster of talent that’s charting new territory in sound and performance. “We have justifiable pride in our notable faculty and 2,039 alumni who have fanned out throughout the world, performing in pre-eminent ensembles; teaching at prestigious institutions; creating, performing and studying music; and serving in important administrative capacities,” Department of Music Chair Perry Goldstein said. A prime example is the world-renowned Emerson String Quartet…

Race, Love and Labor, on display now through October 21 at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, presents photographs by 20 artists of color from the artist-in-residency program at the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW). Since 1999, more than 100 artists of color working in the photographic arts have created vital images during their residencies at CPW, forming a corpus that captures the shifting currents of contemporary photographic practices. The exhibition includes the work of Endia Beal, William Cordova, Isaac Diggs, Caleb Ferguson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Nikita Gale,Gerard H. Gaskin, Eyakem Gulilat, Tommy Kha, Kathya Maria Landeros, Deana Lawson, Alma…

Family entertainment is on its way as Staller Center presents Flip FabriQue- Catch Me, a cirque celebration of gravity-defying fun and friendship coming to the Main Stage on Saturday, October 14, at 4 pm. Flip FabriQue brings together a young troupe of professional circus artists, friends from Quebec with unique talents. Their circus show unleashes each member’s full potential with spectacular acrobatics, a one of a kind tramp-o-wall, and lots of humor to give the audience an afternoon of spellbinding fun. For more about them, go to flipfabrique.com/en. Staller Center offers a special low price for family shows this season. All Family Fare…

Hear Jeremy Dennis ‘13 speak about his art on Wednesday, September 20th as part of the “Race, Love and Labor” exhibition at Stony Brook’s Zuccaire Gallery. Fine art photographer, Stony Brook alumnus and Shinnecock Nation member Jeremy Dennis ‘13 uses his creativity and craft to send a strong message to Americans of all origins — that indigenous people, their places and their culture deserve true representation in our postcolonial country. “My work is about improving our perception of indigenous people — both their identity and their history,” Jeremy said. “Art is so important because you can talk about anything through…

Wolfieland, a carnival hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), returned to campus for the second year in a row on Saturday, September 9. Even more popular than last year’s festivities, more than 6,000 students enjoyed carnival rides, games and food. Popular rides at the event were the Ferris Wheel, Tornado, Swings and the Searay. When Seawolves weren’t getting an amusement ride thrill, they had the option of snacking on popcorn and cotton candy. There were also food trucks available with Puerto Rican cuisine, bubble tea and fried shrimp. If students didn’t want to wait in line for a ride, they were able to…

Visit the Charles B. Wang Center, and get inspired by an array of new exhibitions of traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian American art. Walk through the Center’s revitalized outdoor gardens, which now include a Japanese Zen rock garden and three sculptures by Korean American artist Jongil Ma. The Wang Center’s opening reception of fall cultural programs will be held on Thursday, September 14, from 5 pm to 7 pm in the Zodiac Gallery. This event is free and open to the public; please RSVP here. Upcoming performances at the Wang Center include Indian classical dance with Nataraja Vandanam: Love…

In the wake of what turned out to be a deadly protest over the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., some citizens and elected officials across the country are pushing to remove public art, such as statues and monuments, that memorialize the Confederacy. The Charlottesville incident [see President’s statement]  and several others have kindled a nationwide debate over memorializing American history. Michele Bogart, professor of art history in the College of Arts and Sciences and one of Stony Brook’s experts on public art and urban design, took a moment to offer her own perspective on…

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming 2017-18 performance season at Staller Center for the Arts, with highlights ranging from the renowned Emerson String Quartet, to jazz with The Hot Sardines, to unique theatrical extravaganzas including the Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, China. “With the season in place, we are reaching out to loyal patrons and adding programs to entice first time visitors. It’s always great to hear newcomers remark ‘I’m so glad I finally came to Staller Center’” said Alan Inkles, director of the Staller Center. “This season we have rising stars—the county singer Stephanie Quayle and the…

Come cheer on the docs who rock in bands from Stony Brook University Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Northport VA, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and Southampton Hospital. Proceeds benefit the best ideas in medicine at Stony Brook Cancer Center. The battle of the bands will be held on Sunday, September 17, from 2 pm to 8 pm at 89 North, located at 89 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY. The price is $20 per person (cash bar) and includes hot buffet, desserts and giveaways. Register online now For more information, please call (631) 444-1088.

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