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With United States premieres on its opening and closing nights and the world premiere of a moving documentary by a pair of Long Island brothers, the 22nd annual Stony Brook Film Festival presented by Island Federal Credit Union promises something for everyone. The festival runs from July 20-29 at the Staller Center for the Arts and features films from 19 foreign countries, as well as more American independent features and shorts than ever before. Twenty features and 16 short films will be screened over 10 days, with each film treated as a special event, shown on one of the region’s…

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…

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!

Due to this past mild winter, experts are predicting one of the worst tick seasons ever. Dr. Luis Marcos, Director of the Adult Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Center at Stony Brook Medicine, and Dr. Saul Hymes, Director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, offer advice on how to protect yourself and your children from tick-borne illnesses. What are tick-borne illnesses? Many people have heard about Lyme disease, a bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of the Ixodes scapularis tick. In acute infections, it can cause headaches, fevers, rash and muscle aches. More severe cases can progress to Bell’s Palsy…

As the world awaits President Trump’s decision on continued US participation in the Paris Accord, the landmark global warming agreement signed in 2015, Stony Brook researchers continue to pioneer discoveries that shed light on pressing climate issues. Stony Brook’s commitment to collaborative research yields dividends that expand knowledge and create real-world impact in the fields of environmental science and energy. Read about some recent discoveries and initiatives: Climate Change Threatening Humans Through Toxic Algae Spread Caribbean Bats Would Need 8 Million Years to Recover from Extinctions Creating a Sustainable Earth: Batteries Included SBU Study Says Climate Change is Major Factor in…

There are many incentives to join the military, and serving one’s country is always one of them. But sometimes learning lifetime skills, traveling to exotic locations and finding a new career path are additional reasons cited by enlistees. A pair of Stony Brook students, Ivana Toic and Marquis Cunningham, enlisted in the respective military branches they chose with a combination of these factors in mind. In the process, they not only found out who they were, but also made themselves much more educable while learning self-discipline and time management skills. By the time they enrolled at Stony Brook, they not only…

Historian Paul Kelton has been named the first Robert David Lion Gardiner Chair in American History by the College of Arts and Sciences. The endowed chair was established in the Department of History in February 2016, thanks to a major gift from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Kelton, a leading scholar of Indigenous North American and Colonial American history, is the author of numerous published works that have made important revisions to our understanding of the biological processes involved in the European takeover of the Americas. He continues his in-depth research on Indigenous experiences with European-introduced diseases and has…

To discover some of the amazing places our class of 2017 is going, we surveyed some of the 4,292 undergraduates who earned bachelor’s degrees at Stony Brook’s 57th annual commencement on Friday, May 19. Here’s what 20 of our newest graduates shared. From graduate school to global health research, immediate employment to confident entrepreneurship, our 2017 graduates are living out a Stony Brook mantra. If you’re a class of 2017 graduate and want to share your destination, please take our quick five-question survey. Joselin Vargas will continue the ongoing global effort to cure cancer as a Research Fellow at the National…

In a newly established position at Stony Brook University, LeManuel “Lee” Bitsóí has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), effective July 28. As CDO, he will report to Chief Deputy to the President Judith Greiman and will serve on the University Council. Bitsóí is director of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. With more than 20 years of experience in academia, he will provide vision and leadership in promoting an institutional culture that supports diversity, equity and inclusion at Stony Brook, including efforts to conceptualize, assess and cultivate diversity as an institutional and…

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