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President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, will represent Stony Brook University at the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Parity Report Launch event in New York City on September 20. Created by UN Women — the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women — HeForShe began in September 2014 as a global effort to engage men and boys in support of gender equality. In January 2015, HeForShe’s IMPACT 10x10x10 program launched, which convenes 10 heads of state, 10 global CEOs and 10 university presidents to fast-track gender equality in boardrooms, classrooms and world capitals. Stony Brook University is one of the 10 universities…

Join us for Wolfstock 2017, our annual homecoming tradition. Wolfstock has something for everyone, with many exciting events to make for a weekend of fun! Alumni events to look forward to include: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences 50th Anniversary Celebration & Environmental Conference Stony Brook Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Induction Ceremony Recent Grad Homecoming Happy Hour Stony Brook Crew Team Alumni Row Special Library Event and Tours: 60 Years of Library Collections Lecture: Social Determinants of Health Wolfstock Engineering Computer Science Faculty Lecture: Why Hack When You Can Scam? Black and Latino Alumni Network Multicultural Brunch Wolfstock…

Visit the Charles B. Wang Center, and get inspired by an array of new exhibitions of traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian American art. Walk through the Center’s revitalized outdoor gardens, which now include a Japanese Zen rock garden and three sculptures by Korean American artist Jongil Ma. The Wang Center’s opening reception of fall cultural programs will be held on Thursday, September 14, from 5 pm to 7 pm in the Zodiac Gallery. This event is free and open to the public; please RSVP here. Upcoming performances at the Wang Center include Indian classical dance with Nataraja Vandanam: Love…

Stony Brook Medicine has opened a fully-operational cardiac catheterization laboratory at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, making it the only facility on the East End of Long Island capable of providing clinically complex care to critically ill heart patients. Services offered include cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, stenting, intravascular ultrasound, and Impella®, a treatment to improve blood flow in heart failure patients requiring care in the lab. Dr. Reuven Pasternak, Vice President for Health Systems for Stony Brook Medicine, noted that “This cath lab brings extended care to a population who previously could not access potentially life saving care within the recognized critical…

Danny Bluestein, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). His award-winning work tackles the dynamics of flow and cellular transport in blood recirculating devices and the diseased cardiovascular system. He is also director of the Biofluids Research Group at Stony Brook University. BMES fellows demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering and are encouraged to continue to pursue leadership within the society and to further improve the future of BMES and biomedical engineering. “Professor Bluestein’s work — combining in silico computer simulations with benchtop lab testing — exemplifies…

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming 2017-18 performance season at Staller Center for the Arts, with highlights ranging from the renowned Emerson String Quartet, to jazz with The Hot Sardines, to unique theatrical extravaganzas including the Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, China. “With the season in place, we are reaching out to loyal patrons and adding programs to entice first time visitors. It’s always great to hear newcomers remark ‘I’m so glad I finally came to Staller Center’” said Alan Inkles, director of the Staller Center. “This season we have rising stars—the county singer Stephanie Quayle and the…

Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine have embarked on an ambitious journey to advance engineering-driven medicine. Dubbed by some as the “third revolution in medicine,” convergence science integrates medicine and engineering to confront some of the big unanswered questions in healthcare, and enables technologies that seek to revolutionize how we deliver healthcare. Together with the Stony Brook University Cancer Center, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine convened a gathering of clinicians, scientists and engineers to share ideas and stimulate creative collaboration aimed at some of the toughest challenges…

New Student Move-in Day: Friday, August 25 Experience Stony Brook: Friday, August 25 through Sunday, August 27 Classes Begin: Monday, August 28 Get ready to greet our new students with a spirited Stony Brook welcome during the excitement of opening weekend as the Class of 2021 begins its journey. Experience Stony Brook activities kick off on Friday, August 25, for all new students on move-in day. Events continue throughout Saturday and Sunday, including the New Student Convocation and dinner, a men’s soccer game during first-night out activities, commuter and transfer student programs, movies, building tours and more. Students can download the New to SBU…

Celebrating a new vision for East End medicine, more than 100 gathered on Aug. 21 to commemorate Stony Brook Southampton Hospital joining the Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system. “Today signifies a bold step forward in realizing a new vision for bringing advanced medical care closer to home for residents of the East End of Long Island,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. “We have raised a new flag and unveiled a new sign over the hospital entrance to symbolically signify the start of a new era for what is now called Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.” “Today…

On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible through the entire United States. Local observers will not witness a total eclipse, but the solar spectacle should still be impressive. At Stony Brook, about 76 percent of the sun will be covered, while New York City will see a 77 percent eclipse. At Stony Brook the eclipse will begin at about 1:25 pm and end at about 4 pm. Maximum eclipse will take place at 2:46 pm. Feast your eyes, but NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT PROTECTION, EVEN WHEN IT IS PARTIALLY ECLIPSED. According to Dr. Frederick M. Walter, a professor in the Department of Physics and…

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