Browsing: On Campus

New Music for Strings — a collaboration between faculty from the Department of Music at Stony Brook University and faculty at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark — held its first festival last summer in Denmark, bringing together highly skilled performers and composers from both sides of the Atlantic to work with top faculty. This summer, New Music for Strings 2017 features a concert series on Long Island and in New York City that showcases a roster of world-class musicians alongside accomplished student participants, ranging from members of the Emerson String Quartet, violinist Mari Kimura, and faculty from Royal Academy of Music…

Stony Brook University Career Center, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services celebrated Student Employment Week on April 12 by hosting the Student Employee and Supervisor of the Year Awards. This year’s event had a huge increase in student nominations compared to past years, which led to the selection of 10 top students — seven distinction of excellence awardees and three grand prize winners. With almost 5,000 students working in more than 200 departments, these 59 student nominations and 23 supervisor nominations were each extraordinary in their own way. David Ullman from the…

In a newly established position at Stony Brook University, LeManuel “Lee” Bitsóí has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), effective July 28. As CDO, he will report to Chief Deputy to the President Judith Greiman and will serve on the University Council. Bitsóí is director of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. With more than 20 years of experience in academia, he will provide vision and leadership in promoting an institutional culture that supports diversity, equity and inclusion at Stony Brook, including efforts to conceptualize, assess and cultivate diversity as an institutional and…

With Stony Brook’s totally revamped University Pool now open, the Women’s Swimming and Diving program reinstated, and two-time Olympian Janelle Atkinson on board as head coach, the Seawolves are ready to dive back into collegiate competition. “Stony Brook Swimming and Diving has a long and illustrious history,” President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. said. “With Janelle Atkinson as head coach, I predict we will be adding championship banners to this highly-anticipated facility’s walls very soon.” Stony Brook celebrated the reopening of University Pool on Monday, May 15 with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility will be the new home of the…

Cancer survivors and their families are invited to the Stony Brook Cancer Center on Saturday, June 4, to celebrate at the 13th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day, which honors those who are living with and beyond cancer, regardless of where they received treatment. Inspirational speaker Dr. Jennifer Arnold, a three-year cancer survivor who stars in TLC’s docudrama, The Little Couple, will discuss “Surviving with Grace.” Dr. Arnold has a rare type of dwarfism called Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Type Strudwick. She is proud that the show has become a powerful method to break down barriers and educate people around the country about people…

The timely conference “Explaining the Populist Movements and Their Impact on Western Democracies,” hosted by Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies on April 29, featured presentations that were informative, thought-provoking, well-researched and intellectually stimulating. Speakers connected well with the audience, and the conference created a forum for a rich exchange of ideas and for the creation of new knowledge. Center Director Mario B. Mignone and Provost Michael Bernstein provided a warm welcome and gracious opening of the proceedings. This was followed by the morning session chaired by Frank Myers, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus from Stony Brook’s Department of Political Science. Session I Presentations…

Groups from the Bayport/Blue Point School District’s Gifted Students Program were “scientists for a day” at recent visits to campus. Their hands-on learning experiences gave them new and fun ways to learn about science. On April 24, 2017, a group of fourth graders explored 3D coloring in a visualization activity using virtual reality goggles in the iCreate Lab. Led by Director Dave Ecker, the Stony Brook students working in the lab gave tours of the space and the resources that are available to inspire creativity and new ways to solve problems, including 3D printers, silk screening for t-shirts and a…

The Stony Brook University Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI-SBU) held its Annual Meeting at the Charles B. Wang Center on May 1 and inducted 16 new members and 2 honorary members to the Academy. The newly inducted inventors hold patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. With these 16 new members, NAI-SBU now has 50 NAI members, including 6 NAI fellows. SBU-NAI New Members Gregory Belenky, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Jeronimo Cello, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Fu-Pen Chiang, Department of Mechanical Engineering Vitaly Citovsky, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology Dufei…

The Japan Center at Stony Brook is hosting the 17th Annual “Sakura Matsuri” Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday, May 7, from 12 pm to 5 pm, at the Charles B. Wang Center. Japanese lunch will be available for sale in the Jasmine restaurant. Welcome spring to Long Island the Japanese way with the exciting sounds of the taiko drums, the elegance of Japanese dance and music, and a wondrous array of Japanese cultural exhibits and events for the entire family. This is the premier Japanese cultural event on Long Island. Beginning at 12 pm with the taiko drums, the day is filled with fun…

Stony Brook University is quickly moving forward in implementing the campus Diversity Plan. Included in the comprehensive document are opportunities for building the sense of community for our students and employees as well as the surrounding neighbors. In response, the University is launching a special event this fall, Stony Brook CommUniversity Day, scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017 on the Academic Mall. CommUniversity Day is a free campus-wide Open House designed to showcase the best of the Stony Brook campus community for the public and to build better campus and community relations. Through this event, the University seeks to provide…

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