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The Rohlf Medal for Excellence in Morphometric Methods and Applications will be presented to Dennis E. Slice on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Provost’s Lecture Series, Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1, 4 pm. In his presentation, “An Unexpected Journey: A Curious Career in Shape Analysis,” Dr. Slice will discuss the developments in shape analysis during his graduate career, the people who influenced him, and his post-graduate work in software and methodological developments and applications. Created in honor of F. James Rohlf, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Stony Brook University College of Arts and Sciences Department of…

Stony Brook University kicked off its 28th annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with an opening ceremony on Wednesday, October 4. The celebration featured the traditional  proclamation from University President Samuel Stanley and the keynote address delivered by  Suffolk County Legislator Monica Martinez. Events commenced with the flag presentation, as several members of Stony Brook University Athletic Bands led campus community members into the ballroom carrying flags of various Hispanic nations and territories. Guests were welcomed to a mix of songs from popular Latin artists, such as La Sonora Dinamita, Victor Manuelle and Elvis Crespo, and were treated to some…

Celebrate the Stony Brook Medicine Comprehensive Epilepsy Center’s designation as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception on Thursday, November 2, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm in the Galleria, Health Sciences Tower, Level 3. All are welcome to attend. Learn what this achievement means for the community. Hear from and mingle with Stony Brook leadership, patients, colleagues and others. A light buffet and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to danielle.pavelka@stonybrookmedicine.edu or call (631) 444-2032.

Global Health and Environmental Specialist Dr. Timothy Bouley will be the first speaker in the Global Health Institute’s Precision Planetary Health Lecture Series. He will discuss “World Banking on Climate and Health: Trade-offs or Synergies in Madagascar” on Thursday, October 26, at 3:30 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. Dr. Bouley is leading the World Bank’s efforts to integrate health and environmental considerations into their global investments. His technical expertise focuses on climate change, ocean science, sustainable fisheries, infectious disease, satellite remote sensing, Earth observation, data science and new financial mechanisms. Dr. Bouley holds degrees in biology, bioethics, geography and medicine from Tufts, Harvard, Oxford…

Globally recognized futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor and bestselling author Ross Dawson will discuss “Leadership for the Future of Work” at the Charles B. Wang Center Theater on Monday, October 23, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend. An extraordinary array of powerful forces is transforming business and society, including the exponential growth of connectivity, data and processing power, the rise of artificial intelligence, potent demographic shifts, and heightened social expectations. Perhaps the biggest impact will be on the world of work, with the potential for both massive disruption and far greater expression of talent and human…

In front of a record crowd in newly expanded Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, the Stony Brook football team upended 12-ranked and CAA Football rival New Hampshire 38-24 on Homecoming Saturday night. 12,311 cheering Seawolves fans witnessed the Seawolves (5-2, 4-1 CAA Football) shut out the Wildcats (4-2, 2-1 CAA Football) in the second half, while posting 22 points of their own to overcome an eight-point halftime deficit. Junior RB Donald Liotine (Medford, N.Y.) scored a pair of rushing touchdowns, while senior RB Stacey Bedell (Mastic Beach, N.Y.) tallied 157 yards on the ground, including a 63-yard touchdown run. Stony Brook’s defense, that forced three turnovers and…

Do you have a passion for Italian cinema? Attend the 14th annual Center for Italian Studies Festival of New Italian Cinema. This two-day event will be held in the Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1, on Saturday, October 21, from 3 pm to 8 pm and Sunday, October 22, from 2 pm to 8 pm. It is free and open to the public. The festival is directed by Artistic Director Loredana Commonara, Associazione Culturale ArtMedia. Italian actor Francesco Andolfi will introduce the films and conduct Q & A sessions. For more information, visit stonybrook.edu/italianstudies or call (631) 632-7444. Saturday, October 21 3…

An Unexpected Journey: A Curious Career in Shape Analysis Dennis E. Slice is a professor in the Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University and Honorarprofessor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Vienna, Austria. He received his doctorate in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology at the College of Charleston. His work focuses on the development of theoretical and methodological issues in shape analysis, morphometrics, and on their application to real-world problems such as the fit and function of protective equipment and the…

On Monday, September 18, Stony Brook University presented “Immigration in America,” a community dialogue in which the issue of immigration was discussed in a safe forum among students, faculty, staff and community members. The event was hosted by the Office of the Dean of Students in partnership with Vote Everywhere, the Andrew Goodman Foundation and National Issues Forums and moderated by Steven Adelson, Residence Hall Director and recent SBU alum. Given the recent national climate surrounding immigration in the United States and our undocumented immigrant communities, this community dialogue provided an opportunity to come together to better understand these complex…

Stony Brook University police officers hosted their second annual Coffee with a Cop event in the Student Activities Center Plaza and at East Side Dining on Wednesday, October 4, after hosting five events last fall. The event is part of a wider national initiative started in Hawthorne, California, as a way for officers to interact and build stronger relationships with members of the community. “One of the challenges on a college campus is the population changes every year,” said Eric Olsen, Assistant Chief of Police. “That’s why we try to continue this effort year after year to get to know…

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