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Are you looking for an old issue of the Stony Brook Press? Or maybe you need to review minutes from a University Senate meeting or want to look at the 1986 Specula yearbook. You can do all this and more on DSpace at Stony Brook University (SBU DSpace), our official archive of electronic files. DSpace is an open source, institutional repository system created to publish and store digital and electronic scholarship created by an academic institution. SBU DSpace is part of SUNY DSpace, a cooperative SUNY initiative to provide access to electronic publications and research produced by its campuses. SUNY…

The fifth annual Cody Center Walk for Autism and Developmental Disabilities will take place Sunday, April 25, at Stony Brook. For the first time, this year’s event will feature music and dance performances by the FREE Players, a talented group of adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. The walk will kick off at 9:30 am at the Charles B. Wang Center. All proceeds from the walk will support education and community programs at the Matt and Debra Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Stony Brook University. On Long Island, approximately 80,000 people have been diagnosed with intellectual…

In an effort to make campus operations more sustainable, the Faculty Student Association (FSA) has installed new Energy Star clothes washers and dryers to replace old machines in residence halls. FSA is the nonprofit organization responsible for providing auxiliary services to the campus. “Half of the new washing machines in each laundry room are front loading, which are more energy efficient than the top loading machines,” said Anthony Gentile, Manager of Machine Operated Services, FSA. “The new front load washers use less water for the same size wash cycle and have a high-speed spin cycle of 800 RPMs. This results…

Thursday, April 22 Asha-Rose Migiro: The Roles of Women and the Environment in Developing Countries Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations, will speak on the important roles of women, a healthy environment, and United Nations programs in developing societies. She served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation from 2006 to 2007, the first woman in the United Republic of Tanzania to hold that position since its independence in 1961. Before that, Migiro was Minister for Community Development, Gender, and Children for five years. As Foreign Minister, Migiro spearheaded Tanzania ‘s engagement in the pursuit of peace, security, and…

Stony Brook’s job fairs are a golden opportunity for Class of 2007 alumnus Eric Hoover to give back to the campus. Hoover, a resident of West Babylon, was studying to become a pharmacy technician, a requirement to become a pharmacy manager, when he learned that one of his Health Sciences Center professors at Stony Brook, Katherine Degen, was also a marketing recruiter for Walgreens. After meeting with Degen, Hoover applied for and was hired by Walgreens pharmacy in East Meadow. In the span of a few short weeks, he went from being a recent college graduate to becoming a store…

If you know a student feeling stressed over classes, overwhelmed by how much there is to do, depressed about relationships or about anything else, help is just a phone call or click away. Stony Brook University has a team of sensitive, compassionate professionals who are always available to help students work through any problem or crisis respectfully and confidentially. For help, visit stonybrook.edu/wecare or call 632-6720.

From March 26 through March 28, Stony Brook hosted I-Con, the largest sci-fi, fantasy, and anime convention in the northeast. With thousands of guests in attendance, this year’s event was bigger and better than ever. The University Bookstore had its table in the dealer’s room to provide attendees with access to dozens of graphic novels and science-fiction books, all of which they carry in the store year-round. Additionally, the bookstore had the complete selection of works by this year’s guest of honor, Robert J. Sawyer, available for sale. The Hugo Award-winning science-fiction author is also the writer and creator of…

Come find out how to “green” your home, career, and community at Earthstock 2010. The celebration gets under way on Monday, April 19, with the lecture, “History and Destiny in the World Ocean,” by author Carl Safina, in Room 120, Endeavor Hall, at 5:30 pm. On Tuesday, April 20, there will be a discussion, “Benefits of Organic Agriculture,” at the newly opened Whole Foods Market on Route 347 at 6:00 pm. Wednesday, April 21, will feature Green Bag Design at the SAC Lobby from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 pm, followed by The Great Debate, taking place in the Humanities Building,…

The 2010 Stars of Stony Brook Gala will be held on Thursday, April 22, at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. This year’s Gala honors Chen Ning Yang, world-renowned Nobel Laureate in Physics and Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus at Stony Brook. His discoveries laid the foundation for contemporary particle physics and have profoundly influenced the field of mathematics. Yang’s arrival in 1966 brought Stony Brook to the forefront as an up-and-coming world-class research institution. Since its start in 2000, the annual Gala has raised more than $15 million for current use scholarship support and endowed scholarship funds. With the serious…

Deadline for Entries: Thursday, April 15, 5:00 pm Faculty, staff, and students are invited to nominate student leaders and student organizations for the 2009-2010 Student Life Awards for their outstanding contributions to University life in the areas of leadership, campus programming, and advising. Awards will be given to individual students, student clubs and organizations, and faculty/staff advisors to student groups. A selection committee chaired by Assistant Dean of Students Jeffrey Barnett will review all nominations and recommend the award recipients, who will be honored at the annual Student Life Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, May 5, from 5:30 pm…

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