Browsing: Community Outreach

Bike Fest 2017 will be held in the South P Lot on Saturday, April 22, from 11 am to 4 pm to raise funds for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Child Life Services Fund and Stony Brook University’s non-commercial radio station, WUSB 90.1FM. WUSB will host the main stage, so come support these causes and enjoy music, free healthy snacks, multi-person bike rides, bike/helmet safety checks, face painting, and other games and activities. Pre-register for Bike Fest and you will be entered into a drawing to win a new bicycle and some other healthy lifestyle and safety prizes. The suggested donation at the event is…

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, May 7, from 12 pm to 5 pm at the Emporium, 9 Railroad 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.

Stony Brook University has been nationally applauded for providing access and upward mobility to students in need. Recently, the University offered another program to demonstrate its enduring commitment to diversity and inclusion by encouraging local high school students to achieve their full potential. On Monday, March 6, 2017, more than 240 young women and their 21 chaperones from nine Long Island high schools packed the Stony Brook University Student Activities Center to attend the 2017 Women’s Conference: “Women Leaders Paving the Way for Young Women.” The message to the students was direct and clear — education can transform your life. The…

Stony Brook Medicine is hosting the Brain Injury Association of New York State at an informal Meet and Greet on Tuesday, April 4, from 2 pm to 4 pm at Stony Brook University Hospital on Level 5 in the small cafeteria. All are welcome to attend. This event will be of special interest to health care professionals who work with brain injured persons, as well as for people with brain injuries and their families. The Meet and Greet is free, and no registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. This event is made possible with support from the Stony…

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Stony Brook University’s Women in Science and Engineering Honors Program (WISE) held the Women in Engineering Day on March 10 in collaboration with the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, iCREATE – Division of Information Technology, Physics and Astronomy, and student organizations Women in Computer Science, Society of Women Engineers and the American Society for Civil Engineers. Women in Engineering Day inspired young middle school women from Brentwood Union Free School District and William Floyd School District to pursue STEM disciplines in a day-long event filled with hands-on workshops,…

Bergre Escobores ‘00, ‘01 went to a tough high school in Queens, New York. While Bergre earned good grades and played varsity football, many of his classmates joined gangs, sold drugs and ended up in jail. Perhaps out of ignorance, Bergre’s guidance counselor suggested he skip college and learn a trade. But Bergre had a different plan — as a disadvantaged student who couldn’t easily afford tuition, he was determined to become the first in his family to earn a college degree, and use that degree to help his family move up in the world. Stony Brook offered the tools…

Stony Brook Medicine’s pristine and private Bellavie MedSpa is hosting a one-day special for new customers on Friday, March 24, from 9 am to 5 pm, by appointment only. Bellavie is offering $10 per unit of Botox (regularly $12) and chemical peels for $100 (regularly $150) or purchase $200 of Neocutis products and receive a chemical peel free. Chemical peel and Botox treatments can be performed on the same day. Each treatment takes less than a half hour. To schedule your appointment, please call (631) 638-3950 or visit bellaviemedspa.com, which is located at 23 South Howell Avenue, Suite F, Centereach.

Stony Brook University, the economic engine of Long Island, offers many ways for businesses to improve their bottom line. On March 9, 2017, University staff held a presentation at the Stony Brook University Business Incubator at Calverton and Agriculture Consumer Science Center (ACSC) in partnership with the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce entitled “Grow Your Business with Stony Brook University.” A panel of campus experts shared information with chamber members and Incubator tenants for tapping University resources to potentially increase profits, raise awareness, and take their business to the next level. More than 70 people crowded the multipurpose room at the…

In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. As a result, any individual whom two physicians diagnose as having less than six months to live can lawfully request a fatal dose of barbiturate to end his or her life. Since 1994, more than 500 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands. In How to Die in Oregon, filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether — and when — to end their lives by lethal overdose. Richardson examines both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming,…

Red Watch Band, the organization formed at Stony Brook University in 2009 to combat toxic drinking on colleges throughout the United States, continues to gain recognition for its accomplishments. At the start of the 2016-17 academic year, the 30-person Red Watch Band CARE Team  — formed by a group of student leaders working to change social norms surrounding alcohol use by having conversations with their peers about toxic drinking — set a goal to train 1,000 students, which had never been done before in one semester. The CARE team exceeded that goal by 284 students, smashing Stony Brook’s single-semester record…

1 2 3 11