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Students joined forces with the University Police Department (UPD) on April 19 to fight false perceptions of cops on campus through healthy competition and hearty barbecue. The event, Field Day with UPD, builds on a Stony Brook tradition that started three semesters ago, when the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) pitched an idea to build a more positive relationship between students and police amid national news involving police and the use of lethal force. “This is an effort for students to meet our officers as individuals outside of their enforcement duties in non-negative situations,” Assistant Chief of Police Eric Olsen said.…

The University celebrates Earth Day this week with our annual Earthstock event featuring student and faculty research, prominent guest lecturers, environmental organizations, displays, exhibitors and more. Focusing on “Sustainabilty: The Future is Now,” events are taking place on campus April 17 through April 22. Browse Earthstock-related social media The main festival will be held on Friday, April 21, from 10 am to 3 pm on the Academic Mall (Rain Location: Student Activities Center). Earthstock is free and open to the public. Don’t miss the Roadshow of Resistance: Saving the Planet, Indigenous Rights and Standing Rock presentation on Thursday, April 20, at 3 pm…

Annual Mind/Brain Lecture features neuroscientist Eve Marder on Monday, April 24, 4:30 pm, Staller Center Why do healthy animals respond differently to environmental stresses and what can that mean for humans? At the 21st Annual Swartz Foundation Mind/Brain Lecture on Monday, April 24, Eve Marder, Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience at Brandeis University, will answer that question in her lecture, “Understanding Why Animals Show Variable Responses to Climate Change.” Professor Marder studies the effects of large temperature swings on the nervous system of the crab Cancer borealis. She discovered that animals deal well with ocean temperatures they routinely experience,…

Alexis Kaushansky, an assistant professor at the Center for Infectious Disease Research, will present “New Approaches to Studying the Molecular Battle Between Parasite and Host” on Wednesday, May 3, at 4 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. Her talk is part of the Engineering-driven Medicine Lecture Series jointly organized by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Global Health Institute. Kaushansky is a research biologist, but her experience in engineering and social justice issues has made her a scientist who looks at social and economic constraints as a path to creativity. She received her BS in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College in 2004 and…

Did you know that one in three women experience some form of sexual assault worldwide? April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and every year in this month, people come together to raise awareness about sexual assault, educate communities on how to prevent sexual assault and to create a world where prevention is possible. History of SAAM The movement to raise awareness about sexual assault and support for survivors began as early as the 1970s. In 1978, San Francisco and New York City held the first Take Back the Night events in the US in an effort to…

Stony Brook Opera and members of the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra present Benjamin Britten’s opera, The Rape of Lucretia, on Saturday, April 22, at 8 pm at Staller Center. An encore performance will be held on Sunday, April 23, at 3 pm. The cast of this fully staged theatrical production features graduate students in voice from Stony Brook’s College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music, many of whom have already established professional singing careers. Soprano Ju Hyeon Han performs the role of the Female Chorus, in what will be the first time in the U.S. that a blind singer will…

Saving the Planet, Indigenous Rights and Standing Rock Thursday, April 20, 3 pm, Student Activities Center, Sidney Gelber Auditorium The Roadshow of Resistance is a traveling revue of environmental activism advocating for the rights of Indigenous People. It features music by singer-songwriter Casey Neill and Diné/Cheyenne hip-hop artist Lyla June Johnston. It will also include speeches by Cheryl Angel, a Lakota elder fighting the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, and Brytnee Laurette with the Center for Biological Diversity. It is a powerful opportunity to join a growing movement of resistance to attacks on our environment from the threat of climate…

The fourth annual Music and Autism event will be held at the Staller Center Music Building on Sunday, April 23, from 2 pm to 3 pm. The Concert Section will be geared toward those who would like to listen rather than participate in making music. Participants will enjoy selections of classical music and Disney songs performed by Stony Brook University musicians. The Interactive Musical Section will be geared toward those who would like participate in making music with instruments. The instrument petting zoo team and music therapists will join participants to make music together. Click here to register online Parents…

This past March, the Service Awards celebration was held for employees marking 25 years or more of service to the University. More than 160 of the 352 honorees celebrating a milestone from 2016 filled the Student Activities Center Ballroom A with joy and conversation as they reconnected with colleagues and shared memories of their years at Stony Brook. A jazz trio from the Department of Music entertained the guests. Stony Brook University Provost Michael A. Bernstein, speaking on behalf of President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., expressed his gratitude at the devotion, talents and contributions of everyone who helped shape Stony…

The University Orchestra will present a spring concert on Staller Center’s Main Stage on Tuesday, May 2, at 8 pm. The orchestra will perform masterful works including Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture, Elgar’s Imperial March, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major, and Paule Maurice’s Tableaux de Provence for alto saxophone and orchestra performed by alto saxophonist Dasha Nenartovich, who is the First Place winner of the 2017 Stony Brook University Undergraduate Concerto Competition. The University Orchestra, a 70-member ensemble of undergraduate students from Stony Brook University, is conducted by Susan Deaver. She has led orchestras in the United States, Europe…

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