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Sunday, February 21 Author Elizabeth Bettina will discuss her book, It Happened in Italy: Untold Stories of How the People of Italy Defied the Horrors of the Holocaust, on Sunday, February 21, at 2:30 pm at the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre. A reception will follow with the opportunity to purchase and have books autographed by the author. All are invited. While visiting in her family’s village in Campagna, Italy, Bettina stumbled onto this story of the Jewish people who were in Italy during the Holocaust. She will share how this discovery impelled her to write what she found to…

The Confucius Institute at Stony Brook celebrated the traditional Chinese Spring Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center on January 12. Participants included students and scholars originally from China along with students from the United States and other countries, University leaders, and faculty and officials from International Academic Programs. Following a Chinese New Year family reunion dinner, students presented many traditional and modern performances including folk dances, Chinese comic dialogue, lion dances, and more. On February 12 students attended another Chinese New Year celebration at Brandeis University, which attracted hundreds of students and faculty.

Celebrating Darwin’s Birthday February 12: Douglas J. Futuyma Evolutionary Biology: 150 Years of Progress Douglas J. Futuyma is a Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University. His research concerns speciation and the evolution of interactions between species. Most of his work has centered on the population biology of herbivorous insects and the evolution of their affiliation with host plants. Research on several species centered on genotypic differences conferring adaptation to different host plants and cast light on the evolution of host specificity. Futuyma is the author of the textbooks Evolutionary Biology and Evolution and Science on Trial:…

The Craft Center is offering a variety of pottery classes beginning February 13. Different classes and workshops are available for all skill levels of glazing, throwing, and hand building. Pre-registration is required. Visits www.stonybrook.edu/craftcenter for a full brochure. Other classes are offered in improv, flute circle, jewelry making, photography, bartending, and more. The Craft Center is located in the lower level of the Stony Brook Union building. You can also call 632-6822 for more information.

Stony Brook officially welcomed California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) on January 25, when the popular quick-serve location opened its doors for business in Roth Food Court. CPK is home to the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches, and desserts. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 11:30 am to 12:00 am; Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 pm to 12:00 am. Students will now be able to order from a specialized selection of CPK’s most popular pizzas, pastas, salads, and panini sandwiches, including the Thai Chicken Pizza, Original BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad, and…

Joy DeGruy, internationally renowned author and speaker, is the keynote speaker for Stony Brook’s Black History Month Opening Program on Wednesday, February 3, from 12:40 pm to 2:10 pm in the Student Activities Center Auditorium. The Black History Month Committee, the Department of Africana Studies, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are coordinating this major campus program. Many of the programs scheduled to take place during Black History Month will reflect this year’s theme, “The Dream in the 21st Century: Fulfilled or Deferred?” The concept of Sankofa is derived from a West African word that transliterated means “it is not…

Four out of 40 finalists selected nationwide in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search (STS) research competition for high school seniors did their prize-winning work with Stony Brook faculty. These 2010 Intel STS finalists include Yuval Calev, Ward Melville High School, who worked with Arthur Samuel in Psychology; Ruoyi Jiang, Ward Melville High School, who worked with Carlos Simmerling in Chemistry; Paul Masih Das, Lawrence High School, who worked with Miriam Rafailovich in Materials Science and Engineering; and Joshua Pfeffer, North Shore Hebrew Academy, who worked with Martin Rocek in Physics and Astronomy/C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics. These Intel…

The SBDC is presenting a workshop on Solar and Wind Technology, the third in the series, Shaping the Future of Business on Long Island. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, February 10, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) Building, Second Floor Conference Room, Stony Brook University Research and Development Park
, 1500 Stony Brook Road. Lunch is included. Registration is at 8:30 am. Speakers include Greg Sachs of Long Island Solar Energy Industries Association and Greg Banhazl from New York Institute of Technology. Advance registration is required.  Call 632-9037…

The University Bookstore is much more than a college bookseller. Its staff is committed to giving back to the campus community, often donating to events and using a generous percentage of total sales to support educational initiatives. With programs already in place to help students save money, the bookstore continues to develop initiatives to make textbooks more affordable. Students deserve the choice between new and used textbooks and bundled and unbundled items, which are the most common factors that affect textbook affordability. The most direct way for students to save money is to buy used textbooks because they are 25…

Thursday, February 4 Open Forum and Conversation on Energy and Sustainability On Thursday, February 4, SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and approximately 200 SUNY delegates will visit Stony Brook. As part of Chancellor Zimpher’s strategic planning efforts, she has visited all of the SUNY institutions and is participating in meetings and discussions at seven campuses throughout the state on topics related to the future of SUNY and its institutions. The fifth conversation on Energy and Sustainability will take place at Stony Brook. The Open Forum begins at 8:30 am in the Student Activities Center Auditorium. This is a prime opportunity…

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