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As commencement draws near, Stony Brook presents its annual exhibition of works by senior art majors. This year’s show will be on view at the University Art Gallery in the Staller Center from Tuesday, May 4, through Wednesday, May 19. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, May 8, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The juried “Senior Show 2010” will include paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, works on paper, and electronic media installations selected by faculty members of the Department of Art from among the best work of this year’s graduating class. University Art Gallery hours are…

Governor David Paterson has announced that the Executive Budget will include a sweeping reform to the SUNY system for public higher education. Stony Brook University President Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. was joined by SUNY Trustees Michael Russell, Stony Brook Foundation President Richard Gelfond, and Stony Brook University Council Member Diana Weir in a thorough endorsement of the new “Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act,” indicating that it categorically provides high-impact, zero-cost solutions that will create jobs, build the foundation for tomorrow’s economy, and strengthen public higher education–while saving millions of taxpayer dollars. “This is absolutely central to enhancing…

Staller Center’s third season presenting Metropolitan Opera Live in HD continues with Der Rosenkavalier broadcast live on Saturday, January 9, in the Main Stage Theatre. The Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series gives patrons a chance to experience the Met live in a local movie theatre. Staller Center has one of the largest screens on Long Island, and the opera is screened in high definition with Dolby Digital surround sound. Patrons experience live broadcasts, complete with introductions and backstage interviews with singers, conductors, and directors. All programs start at 1:00 pm.  Tickets are $22 general admission, $20 for students…

Governor David A. Paterson has announced that Stony Brook will lead the New York Energy Policy Institute (NYEPI), a key initiative from the Governor’s State of the State address. Working in partnership with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Syracuse University, this consortium will coordinate the work of New York’s leading energy research centers and experts and serve as a resource for the State’s policymakers. “New York’s universities are fortunate to have some of the nation’s leading energy experts on their faculties, and the New York Energy Policy Institute will bring together the best and brightest minds in the energy field to…

A Letter from This Year’s Campaign Chair Provost Eric W. Kaler Dear Colleague, In next week’s campus mail, you should receive materials about our annual Stony Brook Cares/SEFA Campaign. Charitable giving is a personal decision. This is why the SB Cares/SEFA campaign is an excellent opportunity for you to exercise your choice. SEFA was established so that you have the potential to choose the recipient of your donation and the process is easy and effective. This annual fundraising effort supports a network of local, national, and international community services all year long. With your support, the SEFA-affiliated agencies feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, nurture…

 Instrumentalists, vocalists, and dancers will take center stage at the fifth Rising Stars Talent Show and Art Exhibit, which features pediatric cancer patients, their family members, and Stony Brook University Medical Center staff as the performers. The event takes place in the Student Activities Center on Sunday, December 6, at 2:00 pm. Patients, families, and the community have supported Rising Stars since the first performance in 2003. The show gives patients a chance to showcase their talents and express themselves through theater and art. The forum provides an opportunity to promote a sense of purpose, accomplishment, and self-confidence among these…

Class of ’82 Graduate is LIPA President and CEO More than 25 years after graduating from Stony Brook, Kevin Law, President and CEO of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), is returning to campus as Chairman of the Stony Brook Council. Law was appointed by Governor David A. Paterson to lead the board that serves as an oversight and advisory body to the University and to Stony Brook’s president and senior officers. Law succeeds Richard T. Nasti (’78), who served as Chair from 1995 through June 2009. The Stony Brook Council comprises ten members; the Governor of the State of…

Japan Classic Includes Nation’s First Lady and Former Environmental Minister In one of just a handful of U.S. appearances–the others for the UN and the Smithsonian–Japan Classic Live for the United Nations, the ecologically focused international troupe that includes Japan’s First Lady, Miyuki Hatoyama, and former Environmental Minister, Wakako Hironaka, as participants, will visit Stony Brook Southampton’s Avram Theater on Tuesday, November 3, at 7:00 pm. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend this riveting, future-focused gala production. The performance is a blend of Japanese music and the music of Bach, Beethoven, Gershwin, and Mozart accompanied…

In honor of the inauguration of Samuel L. Stanley Jr. M.D., as its fifth president, Stony Brook is hosting an eight-day celebration on both the Stony Brook and Southampton campuses. All are invited to attend the inauguration ceremony on Friday, October 23, at 2:00 pm in the Sports Complex, with a reception to follow from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Pritchard Gym. The festivities surrounding the investiture of Dr. Stanley begin on Wednesday, October 21, and continue through Wednesday, October 28. Dr. Stanley’s intent is for the inaugural events to inspire students, faculty, staff, and the local community to come together…

The Center for Infectious Diseases (CID) at Stony Brook received a $7.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue a research program focused on investigating emerging organisms causing bacterial and viral infections in humans. The grant is a competitive renewal that began in 2004 and will total $23 million. The continuation grant is part of the NIH’s Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease Research Opportunity Program that is geared toward supporting interdisciplinary scientific research aimed at understanding how virulent organisms cause disease and finding ways to prevent them.…

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