Browsing: Community Outreach

For the third year in a row, SBU iCREATE (previously known as the SBU Innovation Lab) attended the Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire, which took place this year on June 10 at the Port Jefferson Maritime Explorium. The Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of the interesting things people — from engineers to artists — do in the spirit of innovation, creativity, resourcefulness and invention. SBU iCREATE was featured as one of the makers and showcased several different interactive activities including 3D Doodler pens, a PacMan robot maze, DIY arm braces, and 3D puzzles made of cardboard and balsa wood. The PacMan maze, Google…

It was a perfect June morning on the East End of Long Island. Breeze flowing off the water, clouds providing a slight scrim for the sun trying to push through. Sitting at a remote picnic table (although not quite remote enough to keep away several “Hi Bobby, I love your new show” fans) with television star and celebrity chef Bobby Flay, I shared our plans and set-up for the opening night keynote address he would be delivering for the 3rd Annual Food Lab Conference. It would be delivered that evening on the water’s edge at the School of Marine and Atmospheric…

Every day, more and more cancer patients are surviving and thriving. That was just one of the positive messages on Sunday, June 4, when Stony Brook Cancer Center welcomed 300 courageous people who are living proof that cancer diagnosis and treatment have come far. “Together we can push back on cancer,” declared Yusuf A. Hannun, MD, Director, Stony Brook University Cancer Center and Vice Dean of Cancer Medicine. The audience met his welcome with cheers and applause for the miracle of being alive. More than 1,100 people attended the event, Stony Brook’s 13th annual recognition of this worldwide celebration. Stony Brook…

The summer enrichment program is opening doors to higher education for children from low-income families — and their parents Stony Brook University’s Freedom School will be back in session for the fifth summer next month, and if the past four years are any indication, children from the Longwood and Wyandanch school districts taking part in the program will come to campus eager to jump into the daily activities centered around the program’s perennial theme: “I can make a difference in myself, my family, my community, my country and my world.” About 30 of the 50 children — called scholars in…

The Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center (SCVFBC) at Stony Brook University Hospital is Suffolk County’s only dedicated burn care unit, thanks to fundraising by volunteer firefighters. At Burn Center Recognition Day on May 21, Stony Brook Medicine staff gathered with volunteer firefighters, EMS personnel and local residents to honor the partnership between the Burn Center and the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund. The Burn Center at Stony Brook is the only dedicated burn care facility serving Suffolk County’s 1.5 million residents. It has relied on the more than $1 million raised during the past 30 years by…

Thursday, June 22, 6:15 pm (gates open at 5:35 pm) Join Stony Brook Children’s Hospital as the Long Island Ducks host the Somerset Patriots. This family-friendly event includes free Quackers and sunglasses for the first 1,500 fans, interactive exhibits, hands-on activities and health demonstrations. Stony Brook employees can take advantage of a special ticket rate of $10 per person through end of day Friday, June 16. Call Sean Smith at (631) 940-3825 x108 to place your order. Any questions can also be emailed to tickets@liducks.com. Wear red to show your Stony Brook spirit!

APS Type 1 (Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 1) also known as Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy Syndrome Type 1, is a rare, inherited disease characterized by immune-cell dysfunction with multiple autoimmunities. Caused by a mutated gene, this disorder presents in childhood, is chronic and has the potential to be life threatening. Because the disorder is rare, occurring in as few as one out of every two to three million people in the U.S., and has symptoms that are common with other disorders, diagnosing the disease can be difficult. To help support the APS Type 1 community, share cutting-edge research and raise awareness, the…

“Without energy, a ball won’t roll, a car won’t drive and a babysitter won’t get off the couch. Energy is what get things moving.”  Those were just some of the examples used to tackle the question “What is Energy?” in the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science’s  sixth annual Flame Challenge.  This year’s question was posed to scientists by 11-year olds from around the world. After reviewing hundreds of written and visual submissions from scientists based in the United States, Germany, Australia and beyond, Alan Alda, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University and intermediate school…

Stony Brook Medicine’s Bellavie MedSpa is hosting a one-day Botox special for new customers on Wednesday, June 14, from 9 am to 5 pm, by appointment only. Bellavie is offering $10 per unit of Botox (regularly $12). Shed unwanted signs of aging in just minutes. Botox treatments take 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, NY.

The Hundreds, a California-based apparel and lifestyle company, will premiere a new line of Jackson Pollock Studio merchandise on June 22. In addition to clothing imprinted with details of the paint-spattered studio floor, they will offer an ashtray (Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner would approve), a jigsaw puzzle, a skateboard deck and a chair. The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center receives a royalty on every product. Check the website in late June for ordering information. Visit the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, New York, thus summer. Open May through October on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 pm…

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