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A wall was erected outside of the Stony Brook Student Activities Center. It wasn’t large, or long, but it was made of black fabric. On the wall were small Post-It notes with messages of positivity and hope. One of the messages was a prominent “Don’t do it!” inscribed in bold lettering. In front of the wall were tables with pamphlets, stress balls, water bottles and bracelets. More noticeable, though, were the people that were in front of the wall. They waved neon-colored signs and chanted for people’s attention. Their signs read statistics and resources — “Suicide is the second leading…

When the Stony Brook University women’s soccer season came to a close on November 10 in the first round of the NCAA playoffs against tenth-ranked Penn State, with a 7-0 loss, it felt more like a beginning than an end. It marked just the second time that the Seawolves women’s soccer team advanced that far — they last achieved that milestone in 2012. This time they did it with a 2-1 win over Vermont in the America East Finals. All season long the Seawolves were energized by second-year head coach Brendan Faherty, who helped propel the Washington Huskies to NCAA…

Stony Brook University has taken another bold step in developing its international outreach and services with the creation of the China Center. On Friday, November 10, Stony Brook University celebrated the grand opening of the China Center with a festive ribbon cutting ceremony featuring student performers and special guests. Yumin Zhao, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, joined Dr. Jun Liu, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Founding Director of the China Center; Lindsi Walker, Senior Assistant Dean, International Academic Programs and Services; and President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. MD…

Students, staff and faculty came together on October 25 for Stony Brook’s annual “Take A Stand, Walk With Me” march around campus to raise awareness of domestic violence. The annual event is organized by the Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. CPO hosted a variety of events throughout the month of October to spread awareness about the issue and raise funds for victims of domestic violence, culminating with this campus-wide walk focusing on ending all forms of relationship and dating violence. The march started in the SAC Plaza, where groups congregated with signs…

Relevant learning — a teaching method through which faculty reconfigure their curricula by linking academic content to real-world problems — has long been central to Stony Brook’s mission. Now a key national initiative in relevant learning is housed at the University thanks to a visionary program, Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER). Using the SENCER approach, for example, a biology professor may choose to teach a course from the perspective of an HIV/AIDS patient, or an engineering professor may identify problems in Third World countries and encourage the class to come up with solutions. Engaging students —…

Stony Brook University once again has received multiple nominations in the annual Best of Long Island competition — the largest business awards program on Long Island. Your vote can help the University win! You can vote any time between now and December 15, 2017. You are allowed one vote per IP address per day for each category until voting ends. The winners will be announced in January 2018. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Vote now for SBU in the following categories: Art Gallery: Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery Film Festival: Stony Brook Film Festival Mascot: Wolfie Radio Station: WUSB HEALTH, WELLNESS & BEAUTY Vote now for…

Ernest Baptiste, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, will join Stony Brook Medicine as Chief Executive Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital effective November 27, 2017, announced Stony Brook University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD and Sr. Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, Kenneth Kaushansky, MD. As Baptiste takes on this position, he steps into the vacancy that will result from the bifurcation of the position of hospital CEO and Vice President for Health Systems at Stony Brook  held by Dr. Reuven Pasternak. Pasternak will remain at Stony Brook as Vice President for…

Scientists from Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) will be developing seasonal predictions of fish and marine mammal distributions in the Northeast United States with the goal to enhance protected species management. The research is supported by a $509,573 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Science and Technology, in partnership withNOAA Research’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program. The Northeast U.S. large marine ecosystem is highly productive and supports important commercial and recreational fisheries. It has also experienced some of the highest warming rates in recent…

The 2017 “22 under 22 Most Inspiring College Women” list from hercampus.com has been released, and it features Ann Lin, a senior in the Stony Brook University Honors College double majoring in Biochemistry and Economics. In Spring 2017 Lin was recognized nationally as a Goldwater Scholar and she has drawn attention as a rising star at scientific meetings and hackathons. Lin won an Outstanding Presentation award at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine Undergraduate Research Symposium in the category of Cancer Biology/Immunology. She has been in the spotlight at CalTech, where she was awarded “Best Social Hack” for the creation of a web platform that helps…

Professor Shu Jia, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Medicine, received a $1.97M, five year Maximizing Investigators’ Resource Award (MIRA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of MIRA is to increase the efficiency of NIGMS funding by providing investigators with stability and flexibility to enhance productivity and foster cutting edge scientific breakthroughs. Jia’s research, “Exploring Single-Molecule Biophotonics for Ultrahigh-Resolution Spatiotemporal-Multiplexed Optical Microscopy” focuses on new technological developments to understand the distribution and interactions of molecules in…

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