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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…

Eastern Energy Systems Inc. is sponsoring the Renewable Energy Essay Contest for high school students in Suffolk County, with the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship to Stony Brook University, Molloy College, or Farmingdale State College. Students are asked to answer the question: Why I want to work in the renewable energy industry? Prizes include a $1,000 scholarship to the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, Molloy College, or Farmingdale State College; a spot in the Eastern Energy Systems summer 2010 internship program; the honor of cutting the ribbon at the 100kW wind turbine ribbon cutting…

The Brook, Stony Brook’s alumni magazine, welcomes submissions of books recently written by alumni, faculty, and staff (not self-published). Send a review copy and relevant press materials to: Susan Scheck, Editor, “Brookmarks,” Office of University Communications, Administration Building, Room 144, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-0605; or by interoffice mail to Susan Scheck, Communications, Zip = 0605.

Governor David Paterson has announced that the Executive Budget will include a sweeping reform to the SUNY system for public higher education. Stony Brook University President Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. was joined by SUNY Trustees Michael Russell, Stony Brook Foundation President Richard Gelfond, and Stony Brook University Council Member Diana Weir in a thorough endorsement of the new “Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act,” indicating that it categorically provides high-impact, zero-cost solutions that will create jobs, build the foundation for tomorrow’s economy, and strengthen public higher education–while saving millions of taxpayer dollars. “This is absolutely central to enhancing…

Thirty-four high school students who worked with Stony Brook faculty have been named among the 300 semifinalists in the national 2009-2010 Intel Science Talent Search competition. The faculty mentors come from a range of departments and disciplines throughout Stony Brook, including Anesthesiology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dental School-Oral Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Geosciences, Materials Science and Engineering, Medicine, Neurobiology and Behavior, Pharmacological Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics. Ten semifinalist projects were mentored by faculty in the Department…

In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the University has assembled a Campus Response Team that is being coordinated by Cheryl Chambers, Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs, and Susan DiMonda, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Life. A Web site has been developed that describes the support services and resources available to faculty, staff, and students who want to get involved. Relief efforts and methods of assistance are listed on the site, which will be updated as information becomes available.

Stony Brook’s Center for Dance, Movement, and Somatic Learning is now offering new dance and movement classes for the community. Classes run from February 1 through April 17 and include Flamenco, Middle Eastern, Salsa, Samba, Argentine Tango, Ballroom, Hip Hop, Creative Movement for Children, Dance Yoga, Yoga Alignment, Yoga Flow, Kripalu Dancekinetics, Healthy Heart Yoga, Alexander Technique, Tai Chi, Dancing Back to Life, and Body/Mind Performance for Leadership. The registration fee for 12 classes is $180. (Classes will not be held March 29 through April 2.) For more information, schedules, and registration

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