Browsing: College of Arts & Sciences

Suparna Rajaram, Professor of Psychology and former Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University, was chosen President-elect of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). She will succeed Susan Goldin-Meadow from the University of Chicago as APS President in May 2017. A Fellow of the Washington, DC-based organization, Rajaram assumes a position previously held by such distinguished scientists as Walter Mischel, Elizabeth Loftus and Michael Gazzaniga. She formerly served as a member of the APS Board of Directors from 2012-2015, and is a former Associate Editor of the Association’s flagship journal Psychological…

Joanna Kiryluk, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support her research, “CAREER: Experimental Particle Astrophysics with High Energy Neutrinos in IceCube.” The CAREER program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Kiryluk’s NSF CAREER award will support her group in research with neutrinos and the IceCube observatory at the South Pole.…

Digital media in its many forms has permeated our everyday lives, but a group of 15 students at Stony Brook are being exposed to it in a whole new way. This semester English professors Elyse Graham and Michael Rubenstein are co-teaching an honors undergraduate course, “Digital Media and the Meaning of James Joyce’s Ulysses” — a class that uses new technologies to support different forms of instruction. The course is part of the MACT (Media, Art, Culture, and Technology) program at Stony Brook, which aims to construct and support dialogues on the critical study of media and technology in relation to art…

Katy Siegel, the inaugural Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Endowed Chair in Modern American Art at Stony Brook University, is representing the United States at an important international art forum coming up in 2017, the Venice Biennale. Siegel will co-curate a site-specific installation for the U.S. Pavilion in Venice, which will be on view from May 13 through November 26, 2017. Siegel is also curator of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. She will co-curate this project with her colleague at Brandeis, Christopher Bedford, and Los Angeles–based artist Mark Bradford will create the installation. Siegel’s primary interests include…

Stony Brook’s annual exhibition of works by senior art majors and minors will be on view at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in the Staller Center from Saturday, April 30, through Friday, May 20. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 7 pm to 9 pm, and is free and open to the public. The juried Senior Show 2016 will include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, digital media, mixed-media installations and works on paper. Faculty members from the Department of Art have chosen selections from among the best work of this year’s graduating class. Zuccaire Gallery Hours…

From new plays to interactive performance, Greek tragedy to newsroom comedy, music and dance concerts to puppetry, the Department of Theatre Arts’ inaugural Student New Works Festival is a four-day show that runs from Thursday, April 28, through Sunday, May 1. The festival involves about 50 students in various short works ranging from 15 to 50 minutes in length that take place in five spaces during the four days. “This festival reflects the philosophy of the Theatre Arts Department, which is to help our students develop their individual voice and vision through the practice of making performance,” said faculty organizer and…

See the Department Theatre Arts’ presentation of Shakepeare’s comedy “As You Like It” at Staller Center April 14 through April 17. The Stony Brook adaptation, directed by John Lutterbie and Amy Cook, features cutting-edge innovative technology and pop music to tell an updated story of love and gender dynamics. “We are a research-driven university, so it stands to reason that our Theatre Arts Department is also research driven,” said Department Chair John Lutterbie. “The themes that Shakespeare uses are timeless, but sometimes the language makes those ideas less accessible to our students. Our script has been updated through workshops with students,…

Cellist, composer and computer music professor Margaret Schedel will be a guest on the April 15th “Science Friday,” a weekly radio show about science and technology that airs on 400 public radio stations across the country every Friday from 2 pm to 4 pm. Schedel is an associate professor in the Department of Music at Stony Brook and she also directs cDACT, the consortium for digital art, culture and technology. On this week’s “Science Friday” she will be discussing nanomaterial sonification. Through her work, Schedel explores a relatively new field — data sonification — generating new ways to interact with…

Rowan Ricardo-Phillips, an associate professor in the Department of English at Stony Brook University, has won a 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award from The Cleveland Foundation for his second book of poetry, Heaven. This is the only national juried prize for literature that confronts racism and examines diversity. “Lyric steeped in beauty, in exhilaration; when Phillips writes about jazz or the Wu-Tang Clan, the quotidian is lifted onto a plain as mythical and fateful as the battlefields of Troy,” said poet Rita Dove, one of the jurors who helped select this year’s award winners. Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher…

Stony Brook University received “The 5+ Club” Award from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), a flagship education program of the American Physical Society (APS). “The 5+ Club” is an elite group of institutions that has graduated five or more physics teachers in a given year. Stony Brook graduated eight highly qualified physics teachers in the academic year 2014-15. To put this number in perspective, fewer than 20 institutions in the United States graduate five or more physics teachers in most years. In their 2014 report, the American Association for Employment in Education found that the teacher shortage in physics…

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