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Two world premieres of American films and an expected appearance by screen and stage star Nathan Lane will highlight the 21st Stony Brook Film Festival presented by Island Federal Credit Union, which is screening at the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University July 21-30. The festival of new independent films is annually attended by thousands of film lovers and showcases a highly selective compendium of features, documentaries and shorts, curated by the festival’s founder and director, Alan Inkles. In fact, Inkles was able to land the films he wanted for Opening Night and Closing Night, and both screenings will…

Stony Brook University President  Samuel L. Stanley Jr., has been elected to serve on the  NCAA Board of Governors, the highest governance body in the NCAA. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization that regulates sports competition and athletes at higher education institutions nationwide. The Board of Governors is composed of institutional chief executive officers that oversee Association-wide issues. The board is charged with ensuring that each division operates consistently with the basic purposes, fundamental policies and general principles of the Association. President Stanley will be one of  20 members on the Board of Governors. His appointment is effective immediately and continues through August…

Join Stony Brook University Athletics for the seventh annual Outdoor Movie Night on Tuesday, July 26, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The free showing of Disney Pixar’s Inside Out will start at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Admission is free, but you need to reserve and print tickets in advance at stonybrookathletics.com. Concessions will be available and spectators will be able to watch the movie from the stands or on the stadium field. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or beach towels to watch the movie from the field of LaValle Stadium. The rain date is Thursday,…

A team of international scientists led by Stony Brook University researchers have created an ultra-fast, computerized way to model protein interactions, potentially helping to speed needed drugs to market. Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are the basis of cellular functions, and when these processes are compromised diseases such as cancer emerge. For years scientists have tried with mixed success to map out PPIs to understand cellular processes. Now researchers led by Stony Brook’s Dima Kozakov have outlined a method that could pave the way to designing new drugs that prevent problematic protein interactions that lead to disease. The findings are published in the early online…

Haley Wodarczyk ’16 always knew she wanted to help people, but she wasn’t sure how best to translate her inclinations into meaningful action.. Her mother had acted as her role model, volunteering for organizations such as Make-A-Wish and Big Brothers Big Sisters. But Haley yearned to travel her own path, and Stony Brook showed the way. “It was definitely the right choice for me,” she said. “Going away from home (East Syracuse, New York) and being exposed to such a diverse new environment made me grow tenfold,” said Haley. “The diversity is what I love the most. I’ve learned so much…

According to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), Stony Brook University is among the top 1 percent in the world, ranking #154 among more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide. CWUR is the largest academic ranking of global universities. In addition to providing consultation for governments and universities, CWUR publishes the only global university ranking that measures quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions. CWUR uses eight objective indicators to rank the world’s top 1,000…

Diamond beam monitors could form the basis of the next generation of radiation therapy for cancer, according to a national team of researchers led by Stony Brook’s Erik Muller, PhD. Muller, Senior Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor, Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is developing high-speed synthetic diamond beam monitors that detect proton and carbon ion beams used for cancer radiation therapy. The research team also includes scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory. The technology, supported by a two-year $500,000 grant from the High Energy Physics Section of the Department of Energy, is designed to provide…

Stony Brook University’s academic excellence and affordability have been recognized by Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017, which deems SBU one of the “academic leaders in the SUNY system.” Stony Brook is among 21 public and 26 private colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and the UK selected for inclusion in the guide. The university is recognized for a broad range of qualities including academics, diversity, state-of-the-art facilities, quality of student life on campus, extracurricular activities, food, housing, location and more. Fiske editors profiled SBU as a school that “aims to be the model of a student-centered research university.” Fiske lists the…

Crossing borders to find and report stories with global impact, student journalist Hanaa’ Tameez ’16 will travel to Mexico as recipient of the first Marie Colvin Fellowship, awarded through Stony Brook’s School of Journalism in honor of fallen Sunday Times war correspondent Colvin. Tameez, a double major in journalism and Spanish and former editor of the campus newspaper The Statesman, will travel to Mexico City for a 10-week reporting assignment with The Wall Street Journal. “I don’t think I could have asked for a better result after graduation,” Tameez said. The Marie Colvin Fellowship honors the journalistic ideals of acclaimed international correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in…

It was smiles all around on June 11 when more than 50 pediatric patients and their guests walked the red carpet on a star-studded prom night at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Throughout the evening, young partygoers enjoyed great food, music and plenty of photo ops. Every teen looks forward to prom night, but for kids who struggle with chronic or terminal illnesses, prom may not seem possible. Thanks to many volunteers and dedicated hospital staffers, the first Stony Brook Children’s Prom gave pediatric patients the opportunity to feel like every other teen — to party with their peers, dance the…

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