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Research Associate Professor Anurag Purwar (PI) and Professor Jeffrey Ge (co-PI) from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook received a prestigious three-year award from the National Science Foundation for their research, “A Computational Framework for Data-Driven Mechanism Design Innovation.” Purwar is director of the Computer-Aided Design Innovation Lab at Stony Brook and Ge is interim chair of the Department and directs the Computational Design Kinematics Lab. The research will bring together the diverse fields of reverse engineering, computational shape analysis and design kinematics to develop a data-driven paradigm for kinematic synthesis of mechanical motion generation devices. The goal…

Experience Stony Brook activities kicked off on Friday, August 26, for all new students on move-in day. President Samuel L. Stanley welcomed students and helped out by carrying essentials to their dorm rooms. Events continued throughout the weekend, including the New Student Convocation, Undergraduate College programming, commuter and transfer student activities, movies, building tours and more. Check the For Students page for more events coming up this fall, as well as information on everything new students need to know — from academics, policies and procedures to health, transportation and leisure activities.

The Staller Center’s Friday Night Film Series brings great movies to Stony Brook at an even better price. All films are shown on the Main Stage, which has the largest movie screen in Suffolk County. Passes for all 10 films for the fall are available in person at the Staller Center Box Office for a discounted price of $30. Individual tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for students, seniors and children; $5 for Stony Brook students. Click here to buy tickets. For more information visit stallercenter.com. Friday, September 30 A Bigger Splash, 7 pm The vacation of a famous rock…

Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond will be on display at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in Staller Center from September 13 through October 22. Not Ready to Make Nice, a major presentation of the Guerrilla Girls, illuminates and contextualizes the important historical and ongoing work of these highly original, provocative and influential artists who champion feminism and social change. The Guerrilla Girls have been powerfully and consistently active since first breaking onto the art scene in 1985. Appearing only in gorilla masks and assuming the names of dead women artists, the activist group has…

The first posts have gone up on Seawolves on the Move, a new Tumblr account that gives you the chance to share your personal Stony Brook experience. During Move-in Weekend, follow the day-to-day lives of incoming freshmen Elizabeth “Biz” Jaremko and Peighton Ray as they travel to campus and begin their journey with the Class of 2020. Are YOU ready to show us your life? Seawolves on the Move will chronicle the lives of our university — whether you’re a student, faculty or staff — one person at a time. Involved in an interesting event on campus, speaking at a conference or…

Stony Brook University and the School Intervention and Re-entry Program at Stony Brook Children’s are offering a college planning workshop specifically targeted to students with cancer, blood disorders and other serious illnesses. This free event will be held on Sunday, September 18, from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Charles B. Wang Center. The expo will include workshops addressing college selection, the application and admissions process, residential life, cost and finances and financial aid. Representatives from many regional colleges will be available to speak one-on-one with students and families about their schools, programs, services, and to answer questions. A complimentary lunch is included. Space is limited, so…

Findings from Study Will Help Youth with Autism Who Struggle with Social Challenges Dr. Matthew D. Lerner, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University, received a $2.3M Biobehavioral Research Award for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for his research project, “Optimizing Prediction of Social Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorders.” The goal of the BRAINS program is to support outstanding young scientists such as Professor Lerner in launching innovative clinical, translational, basic or services research that can profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of mental disorders. Lerner…

Stony Brook University welcomes Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, for a Presidential Lecture on Monday, September 12, at the Staller Center for the Arts at 4 pm. All are welcome attend Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka’s talk, followed by a lively discussion between her and President Stanley about achieving gender equality and defeating gender-based discrimination and violence on college campuses and across the globe. Students, faculty and staff can also submit questions in advance that the speaker will answer as time permits (see stonybrook.edu/heforshe for details). You may also tweet a question using #SBU4Equality. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka…

Their paths into medicine are varied and inspiring – this is the Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2020. All 132 incoming students officially began their training with the School’s annual White Coat Ceremony on August 14. At the event the students received the physician-in-training white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time. The students hail from New York State, seven other states, and from around the world. They represent 70 undergraduate schools, have a collective grade point average of 3.70 and an average MCAT score in the 86 percentile. Only 8.3 percent of the…

Stony Brook University launched its new Coursera program on Global Health Diplomacy on August 8. In this seven-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), students will be immersed in the diplomatic, financial and geopolitical context that underlies global health decision-making. They will be able to navigate their way through course articles and videos and test their knowledge through voluntary assessments. DoIT’s team of consultants from Academic Technology Services, the Faculty Center and Video Production all played a crucial role in the development of this new course, spending countless hours and numerous weeks perfecting the program to enhance the student learning experience. Jennifer Adams,…

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