Browsing: Community Outreach

Cancer survivors and their families are invited to the Stony Brook Cancer Center on Saturday, June 4, to celebrate at the 13th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day, which honors those who are living with and beyond cancer, regardless of where they received treatment. Inspirational speaker Dr. Jennifer Arnold, a three-year cancer survivor who stars in TLC’s docudrama, The Little Couple, will discuss “Surviving with Grace.” Dr. Arnold has a rare type of dwarfism called Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Type Strudwick. She is proud that the show has become a powerful method to break down barriers and educate people around the country about people…

The timely conference “Explaining the Populist Movements and Their Impact on Western Democracies,” hosted by Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies on April 29, featured presentations that were informative, thought-provoking, well-researched and intellectually stimulating. Speakers connected well with the audience, and the conference created a forum for a rich exchange of ideas and for the creation of new knowledge. Center Director Mario B. Mignone and Provost Michael Bernstein provided a warm welcome and gracious opening of the proceedings. This was followed by the morning session chaired by Frank Myers, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus from Stony Brook’s Department of Political Science. Session I Presentations…

Groups from the Bayport/Blue Point School District’s Gifted Students Program were “scientists for a day” at recent visits to campus. Their hands-on learning experiences gave them new and fun ways to learn about science. On April 24, 2017, a group of fourth graders explored 3D coloring in a visualization activity using virtual reality goggles in the iCreate Lab. Led by Director Dave Ecker, the Stony Brook students working in the lab gave tours of the space and the resources that are available to inspire creativity and new ways to solve problems, including 3D printers, silk screening for t-shirts and a…

Stony Brook University is quickly moving forward in implementing the campus Diversity Plan. Included in the comprehensive document are opportunities for building the sense of community for our students and employees as well as the surrounding neighbors. In response, the University is launching a special event this fall, Stony Brook CommUniversity Day, scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017 on the Academic Mall. CommUniversity Day is a free campus-wide Open House designed to showcase the best of the Stony Brook campus community for the public and to build better campus and community relations. Through this event, the University seeks to provide…

Hunger and food insecurity are realities everywhere – even on college campuses. In response, Stony Brook students have stepped up to meet the immediate needs of their peers and the local Long Island community. Students for Humanity has partnered with the Faculty Student Association (FSA) to organize a Seawolves Food Drive from May 1 through May 18 so students can use their extra Dining Dollars to buy non-perishable food items (cans and plastic, no glass). These items will then be donated to the Stony Brook Food Pantry and Suffolk County Shelters. Donation bins are located at West Side Dining and…

The Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute is hosting a CEU-accredited conference on the newest approaches, treatment options and management of diseases and conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system. Open to nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, nursing students, medical residents and medical students, the conference will be held on Thursday, May 18, from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm in the Health Sciences Tower, Lecture Hall 1, Level 2. Registration begins at 7:45 am and breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register, contact Joanna Foley at (631) 444-1741 or joanna.foley@stonybrookmedicine.edu. The registration fee…

Join Stony Brook Movement Disorders Center experts Hanna Czarkowska, MD; Guy Schwartz, MD; Chuck Mikell, MD; and Thomas Preston, PhD as they share the latest diagnostic approaches, nonsurgical and surgical treatments, management of Parkinson’s disease. The presentation will take place on Thursday, May 11, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm in the Stony Brook University Hospital Galleria, Health Sciences Tower, Level 3. A light buffet and refreshments will be served. This event will be of special interest to people with Parkinson’s disease and their families, neurologists, internists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists and students. Registration is required…

Strawberries can be found at supermarkets all year long, but did you know these berries are at their peak during the summer months? Fresh, frozen, dried or in a smoothie, there is no denying that strawberries are a delicious snack that have lots of health-promoting benefits. Campus Dining Dietitian Stephanie May shares some interesting facts about this little fruit: Only wash and cut strawberries right before you eat them. If you leave them too long they will spoil quicker. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans eat an average of 3.4 pounds of fresh strawberries every year (and that doesn’t…

Sixteen people from the Stony Brook Southampton Office of Student Life and Semester by the Sea program took part in the annual Great East End Clean Up on Sunday, April 23. The group took a boat out to Warner Island in Shinnecock Bay, just east of the Ponquogue Bridge, to clean up debris and garbage that had washed ashore. Stony Brook Southampton faculty, staff and students have been participating in the annual clean-up event for the past four years, according to Semester by the Sea director and School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences faculty member Kurt Bretsch. The event is…

April was designated Alcohol Awareness Month in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in an effort to minimize the stereotypes associated with alcoholism — a chronic and progressive disease that can be hereditary and fatal if left untreated. This Awareness Month encourages the campus community to gain knowledge about alcohol, alcoholism and the road to recovery.   Stony Brook University’s Center for Prevention and Outreach planned fun and educational events for the month of April to help raise alcohol awareness with the student population in collaboration with Red Watch Band (RWB), the peer education group that educates…

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