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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.…

Seawolves Blow Past Blue Hose, 52-14 After a close first half, Stony Brook scored 29 unanswered second half points on its way to a 52-14 football victory over Presbyterian College in the Big South Conference opener for both schools. Stony Brook set season highs in points and total yards in the victory, with sophomore Edwin Gowins rushing for a season-high 138 yards and a score and sophomore Michael Coulter throwing for a career best 321 yards and two scores. The Seawolves defense chipped in with four interceptions and three fumble recoveries in front of a large homecoming crowd at LaValle…

Food, football, and fun—the recipe for a great weekend at Stony Brook’s Homecoming and Reunion known as Wolfstock—is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30, through Saturday, October 3. “We’ve decided to change the look and feel of Wolfstock Village,” said Wolfstock Coordinator of Events Susan Abbott. Wolfstock 2009 will feature more inflatables and games for children in a cluster of tents with outdoor seating. It will be more intimate and family-friendly than previous events, with a carousel ride, agility games, balloon figures, a huge slide, an adrenalin-rush sports race, a football toss, bounce house, and carnival booths. Come out and enjoy…

Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS,) Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, and the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation have announced a public-private partnership that will promote collaboration between the three institutions. The partnership makes the research expertise of SoMAS faculty available in support of Atlantis Marine World Aquarium and Riverhead Foundation efforts, and provides Stony Brook students with opportunities for hands-on learning in the fields of aquaculture, science education, and marine animal rehabilitation. “I am delighted that we are able to establish an official collaboration between three amazing entities, each committed to environmental education, research, and…

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