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If you are an undergraduate interested in auditioning for the University Orchestra, a sign-up sheet is posted next to Staller 3304, so students can sign up for an audition, which will be held in Staller 2342. For the audition, students need to play two short contrasting excerpts from a solo or concerto of their choice or three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts. The University Orchestra, with 70 to 75 undergraduate students, presents a series of concerts at Staller Center each semester. Past repertoire has included Beethoven Symphony No. 3 and No. 7, Brahms Symphony No. 2 and No. 4, Tchaikovsky Symphony No.…

Tickets on Sale for Newly Added Show, March 9 Singer, songwriter and pianist Peter Cincotti comes to Staller Center’s intimate Recital Hall on Thursday, March 9, at 8 pm as a special addition to the season lineup. Tickets are $30, on sale now at stallercenter.com or at (631) 632-ARTS. Hailed as “the rebirth of cool” by Elle magazine, Cincotti blends pop, rock, blues and jazz. With a piano, a bench, a microphone and his band, he will take his audience on a breathtaking musical ride. A musician The New York Times has called “one of the most promising singer-pianists of the next…

Beginning with an update on global warming — explaining what it is, providing a history, and reviewing the latest developments in global and national efforts to slow it — this presentation by Gregory Alexander will examine the current and probable future impact of global warming on human rights, especially as enshrined in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). Attendees will learn about practical actions they can take to address these threats. There will be a question and discussion period. The School of Social Welfare is hosting this discussion on Monday, January 30, from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm, at the Health…

The Black History Month (BHM) celebration begins this year as Stony Brook welcomes author Sulma Arzu-Brown to campus for the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, February 1, from 12:50 pm to 2:20 pm in the Student Activities Center Gelber Auditorium (details below). Throughout February, the University will host a variety of events that celebrate the African American experience. The sustainable theme for BHM has been, and continues to be, “Sankofa,” which translates to “return and get it.” This year’s co-theme is “Built on My Back.” Throughout the Americas and various continents, African people have made invaluable contributions to science, education, economics, political…

Chillfest — Stony Brook’s annual opening activities for the spring semester — begins with First Night Out on Friday, January 20, with more events to follow throughout February. Don’t miss Winter Weekend, with events held across campus Friday to Sunday, February 10 to 12. Some Chillfest highlights include: Mind Games: An Interactive Hypnotist Show Friday, January 27, SAC Gelber Auditorium, 8 pm to 10 pm Involvement Fair Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, SAC Ballrooms,12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Basketball Double Header Wednesday, February 1, Island FCU Arena (Women’s game at 5 pm, Men’s game follows) RHA Superbowl Party Sunday, February 5, GLS/HDV…

School administrators from all over Long Island will attend Stony Brook University’s Science and Engineering Education Outreach Symposium on Tuesday, January 17. The event will take place in the Hilton Garden Inn on campus from 8 am to 10 am, with more than 50 Long Island school districts represented. The symposium will include information about Stony Brook’s engineering and science outreach programs, with opportunities for students as well as for counselors and teachers. Following breakfast, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. and College of Engineering & Applied Sciences Dean Fotis Sotiropoulos will give opening remarks. For more information about the symposium, please contact…

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…

Several Stony Brook University faculty have helped 23 high school students become scholars in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search (formerly, Intel STS Competition), the oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition in the U.S. Each scholar receives a $2,000 award from Regeneron with an additional $2,000 going to his or her school. The competition overall awards $3.1 million to provide the opportunities and resources that students need to become the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs and STEM leaders. Only 300 students are announced as scholars each year. From this select pool, 40 finalists will be announced on January 24, 2017, and then…

The work of three experimental New York artists — Lindsay Packer, Mitch Patrick and John Ros — will be on display at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery from January 24 through February 18. An Artist Talk and Reception for ANTIFORM: Packer, Patrick and Ros will be held on Tuesday, January 31, from 5 pm to 8 pm in the Gallery, located on the first floor of Staller Center. The exhibition and events are free and open to the public. The exhibition’s title, ANTIFORM, is borrowed from an art movement of the late 1960s, in which artists’ interest shifted from strict Minimalist forms to materials and processes,…

On January 15 — Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday — writers, activists and community members will come together at Stony Brook Southampton for Writers Resist, a nationwide movement to honor democracy and celebrate the history and promise of a diverse nation. On the same day, hundreds of others in cities across America will be gathering for a “re-inauguration,” an affirmation of their shared commitment to equality and justice. Cosponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton, Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor, Poetry Street, and PEN America, Writers Resist: Teach In/Speak Out will bring together several groups…

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