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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…

The University in hosting World Cup Day on campus Tuesday, July 8, as the semi-finals get underway in Brazil. Wear your gear and come to the following photo sessions to showcase Stony Brook University diversity: West Campus, Staller Terrace Photo Opportunity at 12:30 pm East Campus, HSC Galleria Photo Opportunity at 4:30 pm Then you can watch the game at the following locations: HSC Galleria, Campus Recreation Center Multipurpose Room, West Commons (sponsored by USG) and in the SAC Commuter Lounge, Lower Level. Game time is at 5 pm.

Herrnsteins Donate $3M to Establish Global Health Institute, Simons Match Raises Total Impact to $6M On one of Jim Herrnstein’s early visits to Centre ValBio, a frantic mother rushed into the Madagascar research station carrying her four-year-old daughter. The little girl was burning with fever. It wasn’t malaria, but, beyond that, the cause of her sickness was anyone’s guess. A staff member sped the child to the nearest hospital, hours away, but the little girl didn’t survive the trip. Jim, having watched the events unfold, was deeply struck by the loss of the little girl. “There’s just an enormous need,…

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