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Materials science is a field that Jason Trelewicz has been interested in since he was a young child, when his father — an engineer — would bring him to work. In the materials lab at his father’s workplace, Trelewicz would use optical microscopes to zoom in on material surfaces, intrigued by all the distinct features he would see as light interacted with different samples. Trelewicz is now an assistant professor in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering with a joint appointment in the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University…

The Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics will present Grand Rounds on Monday, December 4, from 4:30 pm to 6 pm in the Health Sciences Center, Lecture Hall 3. Vincent de Luise, MD, will discuss “With an Artistic Vision: Further Inquiries into Perception, the Arts and Eye Disease.” Are humans “hard-wired” to perceive beauty? Are there foundational neurological underpinnings to aesthetics? The field of neuroaesthetics is blossoming, and this talk will explore some fascinating sidebars at the intersection of vision, perception and the arts. An overview of visual archetypes in the history of art will be followed by…

The courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces were honored on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Stony Brook University’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony. The event in the Students Activities Center was attended by approximately 165 members of the campus community, roughly 80 were veterans of foreign wars ranging from Afghanistan and Iraq vets, all the way back to World War II. The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band began the ceremony with a medley of the various marching songs for each branch of the military. Osbert Orduña, who honorably served the United States Marine Corps during Operation…

The study of objects less than a billionth of a meter, also known as “nanometers,” is a special research discipline that Materials Science and Engineering Professor Alexander Orlov has been working on for years. A major breakthrough in this field has been the emergence of a new generation of consumer products containing nanoparticles, nano-enabled biomedical devices and many other exciting developments straight out of science fiction novels. However, like many scientific breakthroughs, there is hesitation in the implementation of nanotechnology. “It is a very difficult area to describe, as you cannot see nanoparticles with the naked eye,” Orlov explained. “People…

The School of Journalism will present a conversation with legendary TV journalist Ted Koppel, longtime anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, on Wednesday, November 15, at 7:30 pm at Staller Center. Doors open at 7 pm. Mr. Koppel has personally covered some of the most consequential news stories of our time, from the assassination of President Kennedy to the fall of the Soviet Union. He will talk about the state and future of American news media, and of the country. A member of the Broadcasting Hall of Fame, Koppel’s iconic broadcasting career spans radio and television and includes every major professional recognition including eight…

Josefina Gallardo Salguero, a lead preschool teacher at Stony Brook Child Care Services, has been awarded a mini grant from the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) mini grant. Salguero received the funding for the project “All About Me, All About You,” which will help build tolerance and acceptance in the preschool classroom environment. Children will be engaged in a variety of activities that will help expand their knowledge of diversity, build on self-awareness and foster social tolerance. With activities that touch on various curriculum areas such as dramatic play, social studies, technology and literacy,…

Dr. John Positano, co-author of the memoir Dinner with DiMaggio, will give a book presentation on Thursday, November 30, at 5:30 pm at the Center for Italian Studies, Melville Library, Room E4340. Hear first-hand about the decade-long friendship between Dr. Rock Positano and Joe DiMaggio, which began in 1990 when Dr. Positano, a foot and ankle specialist, successfully treated the baseball champ’s heel spur injury. The stories and experiences shared with Dr. Rock Positano and written about with his brother, Dr. John Positano, create an intimate portrait of one of the great stars of baseball and icons of the 20th century. Books will be available for purchase and…

A wall was erected outside of the Stony Brook Student Activities Center. It wasn’t large, or long, but it was made of black fabric. On the wall were small Post-It notes with messages of positivity and hope. One of the messages was a prominent “Don’t do it!” inscribed in bold lettering. In front of the wall were tables with pamphlets, stress balls, water bottles and bracelets. More noticeable, though, were the people that were in front of the wall. They waved neon-colored signs and chanted for people’s attention. Their signs read statistics and resources — “Suicide is the second leading…

The Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University welcomes Distinguished Professor Stanislao Pugliese from Hofstra University on Thursday, November 16, at 6 pm. Professor Pugliese will discuss the book he co-edited, The Routledge History of Italian Americans, a new multi-authored history of one of the largest ethnic groups in America, bringing together the best and brightest scholars and critics to create a narrative of the trials and triumphs of Italians in America. The presentation will be held at the Center for Italian Studies, Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. This event is…

More than 130 faculty and staff were honored at the Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner on November 8. President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD and Provost Michael A. Bernstein hosted the event that celebrated faculty achievements and Chancellor’s Awards and Presidential Mini-Grants recipients. “Tonight we celebrate outstanding individuals whose efforts have gone far beyond the expected and who have made Stony Brook University a showcase for excellence,” said President Stanley. “Your contributions enhance the lives of our students and our reputation throughout SUNY and among our AAU peers. It is because of your dedication and vision that Stony Brook has…

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