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Some of us just dream about time travel. Through world-spanning archaeological research, Melina Seabrook ’17 is making it happen. The junior anthropology major from Monroe, Washington, has experienced hands-on research into the ancient past in far-flung dig sites across the globe.  Her first such trip took place in fall 2014 when she visited Stony Brook’s Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya to help investigate one of Professor James Rossie’s Miocene primate sites. There, Melina helped excavate an elephant femur. That prepared her for an even more groundbreaking experience: a 10-week excavation of Ur, an ancient Sumerian city-state, with Professor Elizabeth Stone, a world-renowned expert in…

This spring the Charles B. Wang Center features lectures on the intersection of Buddhism and stand-up comedy, a theater production that explores what it’s like to be Muslim in New York City and a performance by one of the best taiko drum groups in Japan. Art exhibitions range from art that uses building as a canvas to Korean digital comics. Visit the website for the full schedule of programs. All lectures, workshops and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival on May 1 are popular events, so book your space in advance. Space Drawing by Sun K. Kwak New York-based Korean-American artist…

Surviving the greatest natural disaster of our time; escaping a dictatorship; traveling half-way across the world on your own and learning who you want to be — dramatic events that sound like the plot of a movie, but they’re not. They’re all real experiences SUNY Korea students recently shared with fellow SBU student Brandon Loo in a series of compelling posts on the “Humans of Stony Brook” (HoSB) Facebook page. Inspired by the success of the “Humans of New York” Facebook page, three Stony Brook student photographers established HoSB in late 2012. The page highlights the diversity and vibrancy of…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD made time for a selfie with actress Emma Watson on Friday, January 22 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, during a UN Women event promoting its HeForShe campaign for gender equality. Watson is the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and President Stanley is representing Stony Brook University at the event as one of the 10 founding university champions of the HeForShe campaign. Launched in September 2014 by UN Women, HeForShe created its IMPACT 10x10x10 program to engage 30 key leaders across three sectors—the public sector, private sector and academia—to take…

In early November the SUNY Korea Sensor Lab team attended a Maker Faire event in Beijing to demonstrate its newly developed educational product, the “AnyTime Learning Ball” or ATL Ball — an educational tool designed for early university physics classes that allows students to study in an intuitive and natural way. The idea is to demonstrate the basics of physics using a real object rather than just reading about it in a textbook. Maker Faire is an international consortium of organizers for events held around the world that display devices or systems, including electronics, artwork and educational products invented or…

The Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University is presenting “The Idea of the Mediterranean,” an international conference that will explore what the Mediterranean region represented in the Age of Progress and what it may represent in the Era of Geopolitical Re-alliances and Globalization. The conference, which is free and open to the public, will be held November 12 through November 14 at the Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2. The Mediterranean is the cradle of civilizations, with a unique history of giving birth to Western cultures, three worldwide religions and pathways to the Orient. An organic and autonomous…

Associate Professor of English Eric Haralson received a grant from the Empowerment Charitable Trust to oversee a thee-year project, “Global Citizenship and World Literature,” which will feature a guest-lecture series, development of model courses and teaching materials — including an expansive new anthology of international writings and a website dedicated to global consciousness-raising resources — student-organized global-activism events, and an interdisciplinary faculty/student advisory group. The project has a budget of $700,000. The goal of the Global Citizenship project is to help Stony Brook’s talented, intellectually curious students become more aware of the dynamic globalized world we inhabit and more dedicated to applying what they learn to urgent global-change efforts. Working with the…

A Q&A with Peter M. Small, MD, newly appointed founding director of the Stony Brook University Global Health Institute Peter M. Small, MD, Deputy Director of the Tuberculosis Delivery Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will join the Stony Brook University Global Health Institute (GHI) as Founding Director on August 1, 2015. Based on Stony Brook’s main campus and under Dr. Small’s leadership, the GHI will drive cutting-edge health-improvement-oriented interdisciplinary research with a particular focus on Madagascar, an island country off the coast of Southeast Africa. At the outset of his appointment, Dr. Small shared his thoughts on…

Tune in to CNN’s Emmy Award winning travel and food show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on Sunday, May 17, at 9 pm to find out what happens when the show’s host and Stony Brook University’s Patricia Wright participate in a Madagascar village ceremonial zebu sacrifice. Bourdain, a world-renowned chef and bestselling author, travels around the world to uncover little-known destinations and diverse cultures. He was in Madagascar last December to film the show and visited Distinguished Service Professor Patricia Wright at the Centre ValBio research center that she founded and directs. For the past few years Dr. Wright has been discussing with the local…

When Peter Small, MD, deputy director of the Tuberculosis Delivery Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a global expert in some aspects of tuberculosis epidemiology, biology and control, steps into the role of inaugural director of the Stony Brook University Global Health Institute later this year, he will be heading up a health science research center tasked with leveraging the unique opportunity afforded by the complex ecosystem of Madagascar and its connection with the Malagasy people. Spearheaded by scientists and philanthropists Jim and Robin Herrnstein, the Global Health Institute will join forces with Stony Brook’s Centre ValBio…

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