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How Pre-med Transfer Student Fallon Gilbert ’20 Turned Uncertainty into Success Adjusting to a new school as a transfer student can be difficult — there is the daunting task of getting used to a new area, reintroducing yourself to a new social scene and making sure all of your credits carry over. It can be easy to feel like you don’t belong or to get lost in the shuffle. However, if you push past the anxiety of being in a new place, the rewards can be great. At least, that’s according to Fallon Gilbert ‘20, a pre-med student who transferred…

Double Portrait brings together the work of Charley Friedman and Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, an artist couple who make work that initially appears quite different, but upon further looking, embodies visual and conceptual overlays that create an intriguing dialog. Humorous, self-reflective and performative, Charley Friedman creates figures and environments that engage with their audience. Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez utilizes the framework of storytelling for her intricate drawings, paintings and sculptures that poetically embody expressions of humanity as seen through the lens of gender, political power and migration. Seen together, their work touches on issues of identity, self and community in relation to society. An artist…

Thanks to pioneering work at Stony Brook Medicine, digital solutions are in development for Pathology slide specimens — the last major frontier in digitizing medical images. Dr. Joel Saltz, Chair of Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook Medicine and a board-certified clinical pathologist with a PhD in Computer Science, is at the forefront of this major breakthrough. For more than 20 years, Dr. Saltz and his team, which includes physicians and technologists from Johns Hopkins, Ohio State, Emory and Stony Brook, have been developing digital solutions for pathology slide specimens. His groundbreaking work in digital image viewing and archiving systems for…

Imago Theatre will present the imaginative “La Belle, Lost in the World of Automaton” on Staller Center’s Main Stage Saturday, January 27, at 4 pm. The fairy tale is a story-within-a-story set in the engine room of a steamship. Upper deck passenger Lady Rose stumbles below deck during a storm, meeting worker Sam Stoker. Lady Rose and Sam sing, soft-shoe tap, puppeteer and provide voices for the rest of the characters. “La Belle” includes five original tunes with ukulele numbers and 90s-style songs. Imago Theatre, created by Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, has had its shows produced at Broadway’s New…

Exceeding expectations, more than 130 individuals from the University and local community attended the Emergency Preparedness Day event on December 6 at Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center Theater. The presentation was given by the Citizens Preparedness Corps (CPC) from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Safety, with an introduction by Lawrence Zacarese, Assistant Chief of Police and Director of University Emergency Management Office for the University Police Department. The event focused on preparing community members for natural, man-made, technology/cyber and active shooter emergencies. Tips included a three-step preparation plan, awareness and recommendations for full recovery.…

On Thursday, December 14, Dr. Robin Staffin, Director of Basic Research for the Department of Defense (DOD) visited Stony Brook University along with four of his DOD colleagues. This visit was organized by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of Government Relations to provide Stony Brook researchers with a strategic networking opportunity to learn about a wide range of disciplinary funding opportunities for basic research activities from the Department of Defense. “The visit by DoD’s Director of Basic Research reflects our outstanding reputation for fundamental research at Stony Brook,” said Richard Reeder, Vice President for Research…

Twenty-year-old Yash Mathur ’19 never imagined that a dog could make such a difference to his semester. But there he was on December 6, smack in the middle of final exam season, relaxing with a golden retriever named Wilbert, who lay there, belly exposed, just begging to be scratched. “I really enjoy Pet Therapy Day and come every time Stony Brook has it. The dogs are so friendly and nice, and it makes me feel good just to be around them,” said Mathur, a computer science major in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dozens of Stony Brook students…

Significant research in the area of computational power and large-scale application efficiency is being conducted by Professor Barbara Chapman, one of the latest computer science faculty members to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) funding award. Chapman won the NSF Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme, otherwise known as an SPX award, for her research, Cross-layer Application-Aware Resilience at Extreme Scale (CAARES). The funded research addresses the challenges imposed by future extreme-scale architectures that will require dynamic programming approaches, where different software layers, potentially developed using different programming paradigms, will have to closely interact with each other. “I’m extremely excited to…

Students at Stony Brook got the chance to learn about diverse holiday celebrations at the 17th annual Festival of Lights, held in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A on November 29. The festival is an “intercultural program were our diverse campus community can further appreciate the cultural significance of our most widely observed holidays,” according to the Festival of Lights Committee, which includes representatives across campus administration and club organizations. “Every year, the goal of the festival is to bring people together to celebrate and to learn about other people’s traditions,” Cheryl Chambers, Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs, said. “Our…

On the morning and afternoon of December 1, Bayport-Blue Point and Comsewogue high school students travelled to Stony Brook University for a day of learning. Arriving at the campus around 8:30 am, the students had breakfast and listened to speaker Brian McAuliff, President and CEO of Bri-Tech in the Wang Center’s Zodiac Lounge. The students then participated in round table career discussions. Around 30 professionals from a diverse set of fields sat down at the round tables to discuss their careers and give advice to the students. For three 20-minute sessions, students got to choose different career tables, which included…

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