Was it violence or pathogens that took the greatest toll on Native Americans? Should historians refer to the loss of life as genocide or an accidental consequence of epidemics? Or perhaps, it was a combination of factors. Newly arrived Department of History Professor Paul Kelton presented his audience with the academic evidence to draw their own conclusions and spark their own dialogue at the University Libraries lecture “Germs, Genocides and American’s Indigenous Peoples” on November 27. In 2015, Kelton read about a classroom incident between a Native American student and a professor at California State University at Sacramento in which…
Evoking our vision, momentum and passion as a world-class research university, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. delivered his seventh State of the University Address on Wednesday, September 28. “We are ready to extend the reach and impact of the University on a local, national and global stage,” Stanley said. Immediately after his speech, President Stanley welcomed the university community to the newly refurbished Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library, delivering on a promise that generated much excitement during the previous year’s address. In a presentation that highlighted recent accomplishments while acknowledging the challenges ahead, President Stanley reinforced the University’s commitment to access to excellence,…
Please join Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. for the annual State of the University Address and introduction of new faculty members on Wednesday, September 28, at 1 pm on Staller Center’s Main Stage. Following the address, President Stanley and Dean of Stony Brook University Libraries Constantia Constantinou will host a ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Melville Library Reading Rooms and a dedication of the Stony Brook Foundation Knowledge Commons. All are invited to this event on September 28 at 2 pm in the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library Atrium. A reception and tours will immediately follow the program.
History buffs, literary arts aficionados and even Allman Brothers fans have plenty of reasons to get acquainted with the Melville Library’s Special Collections and University Archives. During the week of October 19, 2015 — New York Archives Week — Special Collections is hosting an open house that puts its treasures on display.
Free and open to the public, the event takes place on Wednesday October 21, from 12 pm – 2 pm in Melville Library Room E-2320. Visitors can see spy letters written by George Washington during the American Revolution, a history of the world published in 1493, one of the first maps depicting Long Island as an island, photos of Stony Brook’s original train station, promotional pieces from campus concerts of the ‘60s and ‘70s and more.
For an online preview, browse through the gallery.