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Martha Graham Dance Company, one of the most celebrated modern dance companies in America, comes to Staller Center Main Stage on Saturday, April 8, at 8 pm bringing a program of four dances to the stage. Martha Graham’s legacy lives on as the company performs Graham masterpieces alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists. She is recognized as one of the groundbreaking artists of the 20th century. Martha Graham single-handedly defined contemporary dance as a uniquely American art form that was then shared with the world. The Martha Graham Dance Company will perform two Graham classics: Dark Meadow Suite, 1946,…

Bike Fest 2017 will be held in the South P Lot on Saturday, April 22, from 11 am to 4 pm to raise funds for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Child Life Services Fund and Stony Brook University’s non-commercial radio station, WUSB 90.1FM. WUSB will host the main stage, so come support these causes and enjoy music, free healthy snacks, multi-person bike rides, bike/helmet safety checks, face painting, and other games and activities. Pre-register for Bike Fest and you will be entered into a drawing to win a new bicycle and some other healthy lifestyle and safety prizes. The suggested donation at the event is…

Anand Giridharadas, former correspondent and columnist for The New York Times, will discuss “Leadership and Values: The Future of Leading in a Multicultural World” on Thursday, March 30, at 4 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre as part of the Dr. Krishna Gujavarty Family Seminar presented by the Bishembarnath & Sheela Mattoo Center for India Studies. Given the changes in society brought about by today’s “new style,” where technology and social media are changing power equations, Giridharadas will discuss how to lead in a multicultural world, transcending a narrow Western lens and developing empathy for other cultures. Giridharadas appears regularly…

The MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 2017 — on display now through April 11 at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in Staller Center — presents new work by Stony Brook University’s graduating Master of Fine Arts students. The BODIES exhibition includes sculpture, printmaking, photography and video works by Tanya Kaiser Robinson, Rebecca Uliasz, Allison Walters and Dewayne Wrencher. These four artists are degree candidates in the Department of Art’s MFA program. All are welcome to attend a reception for the artists on Saturday, March 25, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Refreshments will be served. Zuccaire Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 pm to 4 pm, and Saturday, 7 pm to…

Stony Brook University has been nationally applauded for providing access and upward mobility to students in need. Recently, the University offered another program to demonstrate its enduring commitment to diversity and inclusion by encouraging local high school students to achieve their full potential. On Monday, March 6, 2017, more than 240 young women and their 21 chaperones from nine Long Island high schools packed the Stony Brook University Student Activities Center to attend the 2017 Women’s Conference: “Women Leaders Paving the Way for Young Women.” The message to the students was direct and clear — education can transform your life. The…

Adrian Bejan is J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University. His research covers engineering science and applied physics: thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, convection and porous media. More recently, he developed the constructal law of organization and evolution in nature. Professor Bejan was ranked in 2001 among the 100 most highly cited authors worldwide in engineering (all fields, all countries) by the Institute for Scientific Information. He has received 18 honorary doctorates from universities in 11 countries and is the author of 30 books and more than 600 peer-referred articles. Abstract: What is evolution and why does it exist in the geophysical, biological, social and…

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Stony Brook University’s Women in Science and Engineering Honors Program (WISE) held the Women in Engineering Day on March 10 in collaboration with the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, iCREATE – Division of Information Technology, Physics and Astronomy, and student organizations Women in Computer Science, Society of Women Engineers and the American Society for Civil Engineers. Women in Engineering Day inspired young middle school women from Brentwood Union Free School District and William Floyd School District to pursue STEM disciplines in a day-long event filled with hands-on workshops,…

22nd Annual Leadership Symposium: Challenges in Higher Education Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: Individual Action for Change Ajay Nair is the Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life at Emory University. He is an accomplished scholar and student affairs leader whose interests include immigration, race and ethnicity. As Emory’s chief student advocate for nearly 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Nair shoulders a broad portfolio of responsibilities ranging from intercollegiate athletics and the Greek experience to student health services and residence life. He also provides leadership and strategic direction in cultivating an ethically engaged community consistent with Emory’s vision. His research interests include quality assurance in…

The Debbie Whittemore Memorial 5K Race and Scholarship are presented by Stony Brook University in memory of Debbie Whittemore, former Athletic Training student and Intramural Program employee. She was an exceptional student during her college years, 1987 to 1994, as well as a committed intramural employee and dedicated student athletic trainer. Tragically, Debbie lost her life during Summer 1994 in a senseless car crash; she was the victim of a drunk driver. Just two days before her death, Debbie began her career as a nurse at Stony Brook University Hospital, a profession in which she would have excelled with her selflessness…

Discover cutting-edge advances in biomedical and clinical-related technologies, digital health and smart medical devices at the Medical Technologies and Healthcare Innovations Symposium on Tuesday, March 28, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT). Presented by CEWIT, the Center for Biotechnology and Henry Schein Inc., this symposium focuses on the technology as well as the joint industry, academic, and R&D partnerships that are integral to major innovations in the healthtech domain. Admission is free and open to all interested parties, especially technology and software experts, clinicians, entrepreneurs, service providers, next-generation developers, and members…

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