Browsing: On Campus

The Stony Brook University School of Journalism brings Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times journalist David Rohde to campus as part of the ongoing My Life As Speaker Series from the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting. In 2008 Rohde was kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan and held captive in Pakistan for seven months before making a daring escape. Come hear him tell his story on Tuesday, February 20, in the Student Activities Center Gelber Auditorium at 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Rohde, online news director at The New Yorker and former foreign correspondent for The New…

Faculty and staff have a new resource for getting connected to the campus and the community — Brookology is a curated website of Long Island featuring leisure-time activities, special shopping deals, information on social groups and a digital bulletin board. Whether you’re looking for a pick-up volleyball game, find your perfect beach, want to sell a car or search for shopping discounts, Brookology offers the Stony Brook campus community options for fun, social and engaging activities. Brookology was developed in response to the campus plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. Recognizing that there were few ways for employees to find…

Know someone interested in journalism, music, or coding computer science? Begin planning now and get ready to have some fun at camps happening this summer. From oceanography to math, there is a wide range of camps that will be held at Stony Brook University. Children will get the chance to participate in hands-on activities, gain valuable knowledge and teamwork skills while making new friends. To learn more, visit the website and explore all that Stony Brook offers for summer camp enrichment. If your area is offering a Stony Brook University camp that is not listed here, please contact Community Relations Director Joan…

The power of choice was the common theme during the Black History Month opening ceremony — the choice to achieve, to persevere, to love and to rise up — coinciding with Stony Brook’s overarching theme for the month, “Sankofa: Still I Rise.” The opening ceremony is part of an annual program of Black History Month events throughout the month of February, coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black History Month Committee and Department of Africana Studies. This year, the Department of Africana Studies is also celebrating their 50th anniversary as a department at Stony Brook. “At Stony Brook, we’re…

The University Orchestra will present its annual Family Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, March 6, on Staller Center’s Main Stage at 7:30 pm. The orchestra will perform this one-hour interactive concert, “Adventures in Orchestral Music,” with conductor Susan Deaver.  The featured soloist is violinist Mariana Knaupp, winner of the 2017 Stony Brook University Young Artists Program Concerto Competition. Mariana, who is high school student in Huntington, will perform the first movement of Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G minor with the orchestra. The concert also includes pieces that adventurously showcase the orchestra, including Glinka Overture to Ruslan & Ludmilla, Copland Ho-Down from…

More than a dozen students from the Port Jefferson Elementary School Fifth Grade Art Club visited Stony Brook University on January 31 to experience the Double Portrait exhibit and participate in hands-on art activities. The visit was part of the Art2Go program, an education initiative created by Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery Director and Curator Karen Levitov. The goal of the program is to get schools and the community involved in art by bringing them to art and art to them. The Double Portrait exhibit, created by artist couple Nancy Friedman-Sanchez and Charley Friedman, features an egg-garden wall, a large flower painting, and…

As students get back into the swing of things with the start of a new semester and the stress that might come with it, one group is doing their best to remind us all of the positive. The Community of Awesome is a group of students including Erin O’Connell, Ruby Smith, Xicheng Zhou, Savannah Votino and Ian Lesnick. The group meets biweekly on Wednesdays at 9 am. Together with their faculty sponsors, they discuss ways that they can remind the campus community of the positive things around them — whether it be something beautiful or an act of kindness —…

Historian, writer and professor Christine Contrada will give a presentation on “Florence: Connecting Its Present to Its Past Through Popular History: Finding the Balance Between Its Renaissance Roots and Contemporary Reality” as part of the Center for Italian Studies Richard Nasti Lecture Series. She will also share her experience of living in Italy and writing articles for the English language news magazine, The Florentine. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, February 28, at 4 pm in the Center for Italian Studies, Melville Library, Room E4340. All are invited to this free event. For more information call Jo Fusco at (631) 632-7444.

The 2018 Women’s Leadership Symposium, “Life, Health and Leadership: A Conversation on Women in the Workplace,” will be held on Wednesday, March 14, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the Student Activities Center. Register Now University, hospital and community members who seek inspiration, information, and networking on life, health and leadership should attend, as well as men who work with, support, and promote diversity in their organizations. The keynote speaker is Florence DiStefano Hudson, a contemporary leader and innovator with an inspiring personal story and impressive professional resume. She is an inspirational business, technical, and not-for-profit senior executive and board…

Hack@CEWIT is back, focusing on IoT and security in 2018. The weekend-long event, hosted by the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), will be held from 4 pm Friday, February 16, to 12 pm, Sunday, February 18. Hack@CEWIT is an interdisciplinary IoT-focused hackathon bringing students together for a two-day technical challenge. The event awards more than $5K in prizes for the most innovative, ambitious, original, health-conscious, and industry-applicable IoT projects, and hosts 25+ tech talks and deep-dive workshops to improve your skills, learn new programs, and meet fellow hackers and industry gurus. Hack@CEWIT is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate…

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