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The Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) has been awarded a five-year $3M National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant to support graduate students from the departments of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Ecology and Evolution, and the schools of Journalism and Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. This unique and interdisciplinary grant is for Science Training & Research to Inform DEcisions (STRIDE). The award will prepare the next generation of scientists working with big data to support complex decision-making. STRIDE is an innovative training program that will provide STEM graduate students with unique interdisciplinary skills to assist, create…

The theme of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month at Stony Brook University is “Esta es Nuestra Historia (This is Our Story).” All faculty, staff and students are invited to the 27th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, October 5, from 1 pm to 2:20 pm in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A. The ceremony includes a keynote presentation by Assistant Professor Lori A. Flores from the Department of History at Stony Brook, who won the 2016 International Latino Book Award. Other highlights during the month include “A Conversation with Cristina Henriquez: The Book of Unknown Americans” on October 19 and…

Former Leader of the House of Lords and Minister for Women Margaret Jay will deliver a Presidential Lecture, “The New Populism in America and Britain: What Has Happened to Our Politics?” on Tuesday, October 11, at 4 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre. Doors open at 3:30 pm and seating is limited; this event is free and open to the public. The Right Honorable the Baroness Jay of Paddington, Labour politician and former broadcast journalist, is a pioneer of women’s issues and has longstanding interests in health and constitutional affairs. Baroness Jay was a journalist for more than…

Stony Brook’s School of Journalism brings Dateline NBC Producer Dan Slepian to campus as part of the ongoing “My Life As” series. Slepian produced Conviction, a 12-episode digital documentary about wrongful convictions, and his talk includes special guest speakers and former inmates Eric Glisson and Richard Rosario. The talk will be held on Thursday, October 6, at 7:30 pm in the Student Activities Center, Sidney Gelber Auditorium. Doors open at 7 pm; this event it free and open to the public. For more information, visit stonybrook.edu/journalism or call (631) 632-7637.

Please join Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. for the annual State of the University Address and introduction of new faculty members on Wednesday, September 28, at 1 pm on Staller Center’s Main Stage. Following the address, President Stanley and Dean of Stony Brook University Libraries Constantia Constantinou will host a ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Melville Library Reading Rooms and a dedication of the Stony Brook Foundation Knowledge Commons. All are invited to this event on September 28 at 2 pm in the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library Atrium. A reception and tours will immediately follow the program.

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Starbucks Truck

1 Starbucks TruckTired of walking all the way to the Union or Roth Cafe for your Starbucks fix? The new Starbucks Truck will be conveniently located on the west side of the SAC, adjacent to the bus circle. Just another way Stony Brook is trying to keep up with our caffeine needs. Meal plan dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, cash, credit and Starbucks gift cards will be accepted.

Hard work not only pays off, but pays big. The Faculty Student Association (FSA) is once again offering $2,500 in scholarship funds to student employees. Exclusive to FSA and Campus Dining, this scholarship will be awarded to five students who demonstrate exemplary leadership abilities and offer exceptional service to their peers. The scholarship, established during the Fall 2015 semester, evaluates student employees on their achievements in the workplace. Students must explain how the skills they learned on the job would be applicable to a future career. Recipients are awarded $500 each. Previous honorees from the Spring 2016 semester include: Joseph…

“The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens” will be on display at the Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery from September 29 through December 23. This exhibition explores the genre of Korean still-life painting known as chaekgeori, one of the most enduring and prolific art forms of Korea’s Joseon dynasty (1392-1910). Chaekgeori emphasizes books and other material commodities as symbolic embodiments of knowledge, power and social reform. Today, a diverse body of artists continues this tradition into the 21st century, coming together to examine modern Korean society and its social, cultural and political attitudes and ideals. Drawing on…

Researchers at Stony Brook University have discovered that dystroglycan, a muscle cell receptor whose dysfunction causes muscular dystrophy, actually has a critical role in brain development. The finding, published in the journal Developmental Cell, may help to explain why a subset of children born with a dysfunction of this muscle receptor, also have neurological problems that can include seizures, intellectual disability, autism and severe learning disabilities. In the newborn brain, one of the critical changes that occurs is that specialized pockets form that serve to house and nurture neural stem cells throughout life in discrete regions termed stem cell niches. Lead…

Staller Center opens the season on Saturday, October 8, with The Havana Cuba All-Stars bringing an all-acoustic concert to the Main Stage at 8 pm. The 12-person band draws its inspiration from traditional Cuban Son, a style of music and song that originated on the island and is the root of salsa music. In their show “Cuban Nights,” The Havana Cuba All-Stars bring their fresh sound to a musical legacy. The All-Star band maintains the songs of the rich culture of the Cuban people and also plays original songs from albums Cuban Soul, Destinos and Junio Groove. Congas, steel guitar, bass, Spanish guitar, violin,…

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