Browsing: Community Outreach

“In theory I would be on a plane heading for Puerto Rico, but I am a graduate student without much money — so I am glad to be helping the Red Cross with their relief efforts any way I can,” said Ian Bonnell ’16. Bonnell, who is enrolled in the five-year Master’s program in mechanical engineering at Stony Brook, spoke as he documented the locations of storm-ravaged buildings in the hurricane-stricken U.S. territory. He was one of nearly 80 Stony Brook students, faculty and staff participating in an innovative initiative called “Disaster Relief Map-A-Thon: Puerto Rico.” “It’s great that we…

In honor of Dark Matter Day, Brookhaven National Lab will present, “The Dark Universe: Mysterious Invisible Forces Rippling Through the Cosmos,” on Tuesday, October 24, at 7 pm at the Bluestone Tavern, 21 Montauk Highway, West Sayville, NY. Join expert physicists and cosmologists to talk about the mysterious and invisible matter that fills our universe. Hosts for this Science Café include Neelima Sehgal, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, Paul O’Connor, a senior scientist at Brookhaven National Lab, and Paul Stankus, a physicist at Oak Ridge National Lab. Admission is free; menu and…

Make a real difference in the lives of people with digestive diseases by teaming up with Stony Brook Medicine’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation to help raise awareness and fund research to find a cure for Crohn’s and colitis. This 2.8-mile walk will be held on Sunday, October 22, with pre-walk festivities and registration at 11:30 am and the walk starting at 1 pm at the Student Activities Center Plaza on campus.  Help Stony Brook Medicine and the Long Island Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation raise money for crucial research and a future…

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about an original and multidisciplinary approach to Italian food history and culture. Francesco D’Ausilio, an Italian historian from Rome whose area of research is Italian food history and culture, will give a series of presentations on “Story Telling and Food History Through Recipes Books and Periodicals (1945-1990).” The following series will take place at Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies, Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340. Thursday, October 12, 4 pm “Looking for a National Culinary Identity and Kitchen Since World War II to the Economic Boom (1945-1956)” Tuesday, October 17, 5:30 pm…

A $1.8 million four-year grant will assist the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare, in collaboration with the School of Nursing, in expanding the delivery of behavioral health screening, brief intervention, and referral to underserved populations within Suffolk County, NY. The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant integrates the education and training of social work and nursing graduate students and is designed to expand the existing services at selected Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) sites and regional mental health agencies. The grant enables two Stony Brook University Health Sciences schools to continue to solidify interdisciplinary partnerships on…

The annual Women’s Health Day is Saturday, October 21, from 8:30 am to 2 pm at the Melville Marriott. Legendary television personality Joan Lunden is this year’s keynote speaker and will discuss, “How to Be the CEO of Your Own Health.” One of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities and co-host of “Good Morning America” for almost two decades, Joan Lunden is an award-winning TV journalist, best-selling author, health and wellness motivational speaker, entrepreneur, mother of seven and a breast cancer survivor. Most recently, Lunden was named host of Lifetime Television’s “Health Corner,” which educates women on important issues. Take advantage of learning from…

Stony Brook University launched a new campus tradition, CommUniversity Day, on Saturday, September 23, 2017. On a beautiful fall day, more than 200 University faculty, staff and students volunteered their time to share some of their areas of the campus with the community. Families, friends and neighbors enjoyed exploring roughly 80 interactive exhibits during the four-hour event. “We’re proud to offer this new opportunity for visitors to discover more about Stony Brook University and hope that our neighbors and campus community enjoyed the wide array of activities and performances,“ said President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. The layout for CommUniversity…

Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies and the Italian American Scientists of Long Island are hosting a Science Research Forum on Saturday, September 23, from 9 am to 5 pm in the Center for Italian Studies Meeting Hall, Melville Library, Room E4340. The forum is part of Stony Brook’s CommUniversity Day activities on September 23 for families, friends and neighbors to explore the campus. The program, which includes presentations and a poster symposium, will provide an opportunity for an informal meet and greet with Italian scientists from Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Breakfast and light lunch refreshments will be…

More than two dozen businesses from Stony Brook University and the local community participated in a vendor expo for SBU students and their families on August 25. The expo, which took place during the Freshman Orientation Family Farewell BBQ, allowed new students and their families a chance to experience local community businesses. Crowds gathered around the vendors’ tables outside the Melville Library to learn about the businesses. Vendors provided information and offered discounts, coupons and giveaways to all who stopped by their tables. Island Federal Credit Union gave free photos to celebrate the day, while Pumpernickels Delicatessen & Market gave away half-price…

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…

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