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The Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute is hosting a CEU-accredited conference on the newest approaches, treatment options and management of diseases and conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system. Open to nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, nursing students, medical residents and medical students, the conference will be held on Thursday, May 18, from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm in the Health Sciences Tower, Lecture Hall 1, Level 2. Registration begins at 7:45 am and breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register, contact Joanna Foley at (631) 444-1741 or joanna.foley@stonybrookmedicine.edu. The registration fee…

Stony Brook Sophomore Mohammed Ali, majoring in Multidisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Philosophy and Religious Studies, received the Best Essay Award in the College Division of the Japan Center at Stony Brook University’s (JCSB) 12th Annual Essay Competition sponsored by Canon USA. He was presented with an award certificate, a $3,000 check and a Canon camera at the Award Ceremony held on Saturday, April 22, at the Charles B. Wang Center. Mohammed’s award-winning essay, “Wrong,” is a perceptive reflection of his comprehension of Japanese Buddhism and its answer to the universal question posed to him by his sensei: “What does…

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, along with the Office of the Provost and Office of Research, hosted colleagues and partners in STEM education and research on April 20 at the Charles B. Wang Center for a collaborative discussion with Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner of Research, Science, and Innovation. Commissioner Moedas presented opportunities for Stony Brook University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory to engage more directly with European Union research institutions. Actor Alan Alda, a visiting professor in Stony Brook’s School of Journalism and founder of the Center for Communicating Science,…

Join Stony Brook Movement Disorders Center experts Hanna Czarkowska, MD; Guy Schwartz, MD; Chuck Mikell, MD; and Thomas Preston, PhD as they share the latest diagnostic approaches, nonsurgical and surgical treatments, management of Parkinson’s disease. The presentation will take place on Thursday, May 11, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm in the Stony Brook University Hospital Galleria, Health Sciences Tower, Level 3. A light buffet and refreshments will be served. This event will be of special interest to people with Parkinson’s disease and their families, neurologists, internists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists and students. Registration is required…

Strawberries can be found at supermarkets all year long, but did you know these berries are at their peak during the summer months? Fresh, frozen, dried or in a smoothie, there is no denying that strawberries are a delicious snack that have lots of health-promoting benefits. Campus Dining Dietitian Stephanie May shares some interesting facts about this little fruit: Only wash and cut strawberries right before you eat them. If you leave them too long they will spoil quicker. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans eat an average of 3.4 pounds of fresh strawberries every year (and that doesn’t…

World-famous chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay will deliver the first of two keynotes at the third annual Food Lab Conference hosted by The Food Lab at Stony Brook Southampton June 9-10, 2017. “50 Years of Food in America: 1970-2020” is the theme of this year’s conference, featuring two days of entertaining, informative talks and tastings enjoyed by food enthusiasts, cooks, and farmers, along with beer, wine and spirits makers. Flay will deliver his keynote on Friday, June 9, after a VIP reception and the opening cocktail reception at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (SoMAS) Marine Sciences Center. Flay,…

It’s time to get outside and go with the annual “Ready, Set, Move!” Wellness Walking Challenge, which will take place during a 10-week period (April 24 through July 2). How to Participate Please register ASAP (program begins Monday, April 24). During registration, you will be asked to choose a challenge track. Options include: Participation (individual): This track rewards regular instances of walking versus competition. New for 2017, the program is not limited to walking solely; the goal is to accumulate a minimum of 30 minutes of any cardiovascular exercise (e.g. walking, running, jogging, cycling, elliptical, etc.) per day at least four times per week. Competition (team): This track…

April was designated Alcohol Awareness Month in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in an effort to minimize the stereotypes associated with alcoholism — a chronic and progressive disease that can be hereditary and fatal if left untreated. This Awareness Month encourages the campus community to gain knowledge about alcohol, alcoholism and the road to recovery.   Stony Brook University’s Center for Prevention and Outreach planned fun and educational events for the month of April to help raise alcohol awareness with the student population in collaboration with Red Watch Band (RWB), the peer education group that educates…

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…

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