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Strawberry Fest has been a tradition on the Stony Brook campus for over 20 years. Every spring, the campus community gathers on the Academic Mall  to enjoy a mouthwatering menu of strawberry treats and a fun-filled day of live music, dancing, and student performances. This event is traditionally held on the first Wednesday of May during Campus Lifetime in conjunction with Diversity Day, a celebration of Stony Brook’s different heritages and lifestyles through music and dance performances, creative arts, lectures and cultural offerings. The event is planned and organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, in conjunction with student representatives from…

One oceanic consequence of climate change is well underway, and it’s likely already having a negative impact on human health, according to a new study led by a professor at Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS). “This study demonstrates that the global warming that has already occurred is now impacting human health and our oceans,” Professor Christopher Gobler said. “An important implication of the study is that carbon emission and climate change-related policy decisions made today are likely to have important consequences for the fate of our future oceans, including the spread and intensification of toxic algal blooms.”…

April was designated Alcohol Awareness Month in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in an effort to minimize the stereotypes associated with alcoholism — a chronic and progressive disease that can be hereditary and fatal if left untreated. This Awareness Month encourages the campus community to gain knowledge about alcohol, alcoholism and the road to recovery.   Stony Brook University’s Center for Prevention and Outreach planned fun and educational events for the month of April to help raise alcohol awareness with the student population in collaboration with Red Watch Band (RWB), the peer education group that educates…

Madagascar’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. Zina ANDRIANARIVELO, opened the meeting on April 20th in Washington, D.C., saying he was, “committed to continuing to explore innovative ways that drones can improve human and ecosystem health in Madagascar. . .and will raise this issue at the highest levels within the United Nations.” The event, sponsored by Stony Brook University’s Global Health Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), convened scientists, corporations, drone manufacturers, funders and U.S. government agencies to build a durable coalition of support and an action plan for the use…

A pair of Stony Brook University juniors who partner in the same laboratory are among the 204 students selected nationally as Goldwater Scholars. The 2017 Stony Brook recipients are Ann Lin ’18, from Flushing, NY, and Christopher Giuliano ’18, from Hauppauge, NY, who performed cancer-related research in the Cold Spring Harbor Lab under the guidance of Professor Jason Sheltzer. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program annually honors highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. The Goldwater researchers investigated the role of Maternal…

“Research isn’t about answers; it’s about questions,” says Evelyn Kandov ’17. “Having the chance to try to answer them and figure things out — that’s the exciting part,” she adds. Evelyn’s academic career exemplifies the unique opportunities for hands-on, high-level research available to Stony Brook undergraduates. In January 2016, she Evelyn joined the laboratory of Dr. Berhane Ghebrehiwet, a Professor of Medicine and Pathology in the SBU School of Medicine. She credits this placement as crucial to her development as a scientist. “What drew me to him the most was his mentorship,” she says. “He is such an amazing mentor.” Evelyn is on track to…

Do you have what it takes to become a public intellectual? Do you envision yourself as a pioneering leader in your field, as someone who inspires greater public interest in your discipline? This semester, Stony Brook students pondering these questions have an invaluable resource in public intellectual Naomi Wolf, the University’s visiting lecturer, New York Times best-selling nonfiction author, and third-wave feminist activist. First invited to present a workshop series in 2015 by Sacha Kopp, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Wolf — a cultural commentator, political activist, Rhodes Scholar, and PhD holder in English literature from…

Four Stony Brook University students — Jean-Doris Muhuza, Patrick Smith, Kayla Gogarty and Lyl Tomlinson — were on Capitol Hill at the end of March as part of “SUNY Students on the Hill Day,” advocating for increased federal support for public higher education so SUNY and Stony Brook can continue to deliver high-quality, affordable opportunities to New Yorkers. Students advocated for: Increasing the total maximum Pell Grant award to $5,920 Reducing student loan interest rates and allowing students with high-interest loans to refinance at current lower rates Advocating for a humanitarian approach to immigration reform Reinstating the year-round Pell Grant program Supporting…

Four scholars are competing for the 2017 Discovery Prize, a $200,000 award given to a Stony Brook University faculty member in the STEM disciplines whose research project embraces risk and innovation and embodies the potential of discovery-driven research. The Discovery Prize was established in 2013 with a generous donation from the Stony Brook Foundation’s Board of Trustees as a way to advance pioneering scientific breakthroughs. In keeping with the University’s goal of supporting early-career faculty, eligibility is open to faculty members who have a tenure-track assistant professor appointment or are no more than five years beyond tenure and promotion at the…

Many signs are pointing to success this year for the Seawolves women’s lacrosse team — success, that is, in the form of a trip to the Final Four in pursuit of a national championship. Coming off their fourth consecutive America East title, the Seawolves enter this season having won 84 percent of their games over the last four years, the third-best mark in the nation. The team’s stellar standing has been forged during the Coach Joe Spallina era. In school history — at least on paper — there has never been a better chance for Stony Brook to win it all.…

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