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At Stony Brook Community Outreach Day in October, the simple goal of recognizing those who are passionate about community outreach became a phenomenon. In addition to hosting 37 student organizations and 25 Long Island nonprofits, the event generated 3,171 pounds of food, clothing, and personal care donations for nine of the nonprofits in attendance. Community Outreach Day, part of the weeklong series of Inaugural events celebrating Stony Brook’s new president, Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D., recognized the community outreach contributions of students, faculty, and staff. The event contained four main components: a Community Outreach Showcase, a Student Center, Long Island nonprofit…

Members of the campus community will come together to participate in the ninth annual Festival of Lights Program on Wednesday, December 9. The Festival of Lights is an intercultural program that celebrates the diversity of religions during the holiday season. The program highlights various faiths, including Christmas/Advent/Three Kings Day (Christian), Hanukah (Jewish), Ramadan/Eid-ul Fitr/Eid-Adha (Muslim), Diwali (Hindu), and Kwanzaa (African American). A pre-event reception with holiday displays and foods will take place in the Student Activities Center Auditorium from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. During the reception, participants can also make a variety of holiday crafts as part of the…

Attention Staff Staff volunteers are needed to assist at the December Commencement Ceremony on Tuesday, December 22, in the Main Arena of the Sports Complex. For more information, contact Peg Abbatiello at 632-6320 or e-mail Margaret.Abbatiello@stonybrook.edu Attention Fall 2009/Winter 2010 Candidates The Ceremony Attendance Form is now available on the SOLAR System. If you plan to attend the ceremony, you must submit this form to obtain tickets (deadline is Friday, December 4). For more information, visit www.stonybrook.edu/graduation

Class of ’82 Graduate is LIPA President and CEO More than 25 years after graduating from Stony Brook, Kevin Law, President and CEO of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), is returning to campus as Chairman of the Stony Brook Council. Law was appointed by Governor David A. Paterson to lead the board that serves as an oversight and advisory body to the University and to Stony Brook’s president and senior officers. Law succeeds Richard T. Nasti (’78), who served as Chair from 1995 through June 2009. The Stony Brook Council comprises ten members; the Governor of the State of…

Inaugural Lecture of the Distinguished Speaker Series on the Future of Energy Energy, Economics, and Ethics: Monday, November 9, 4:00 pm, Student Activities Center, Ballroom B   John H. Marburger, III, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the third President of Stony Brook University (1980-1994), served as Science Advisor to the President and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy during the Bush Administration (2001-2009). Serving during a time of deep political and ideological divisions, especially regarding climate change and human embryonic stem cell research, Marburger…

Sunday, November 8, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm The Psychology Department is hosting a memorial tribute for Professor Ted Carr, a top advisor to the Autism Society, who was recognized internationally for his research on new treatments for autism and related disabilities. He co-developed Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Support, a strategy for dealing with learning and behavior issues endorsed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The memorial will be held in the Student Activities Center Auditorium. Please RSVP online

Studio 97, the University’s own unisex hair salon located in the Stony Brook Union, offers a full array of innovative services at reasonable prices. The salon is not staffed with students. Professional, experienced hairdressers will cut, color, foil, perm, relax, wash and set/blow your hair as well as braid and do cornrows or up-do’s. They also offer nail care, including natural nail manicuring, gel enhancements (acrylics), wraps, and will soon offer pedicures and full body waxing. The salon takes appointments, and walk-ins are always welcome. Hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday…

Disability and Bioethics: Can Controversies Be Resolved? Tuesday, November 3, 2:30 pm, Student Activities Center, Ballroom A Adrienne Asch is the Director of the Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University, where she holds appointments at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Her work focuses on ethical issues in reproduction, death and dying, and justice for disadvantaged minorities in American society. She is a member of the NY State Task Force on Life and the Law and a board member of the Society for Jewish Ethics, the Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics, and the…

Stony Brook Athletics is hosting its annual Halloween Fun Fest for children from ages four to 12 on Friday, October 30, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Indoor Sports Complex Squash Lounge. Admission is free. Bring your camera and take a picture with Wolfie. Children can have their faces painted by the women’s lacrosse team, play ring toss with the swimming and diving team, have a bean bag toss with the baseball players, and more. All are welcome to wear costumes. For more information, contact Assistant Athletic Director Sue Serafini at susan.serafini@stonybrook.edu

The 11th Annual George Goodman Memorial Symposium The World Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water Thursday, October 29, 4:00 pm, Student Activities Center Auditorium Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and Senior Advisor on Water to the President of the United Nations General Assembly. She also chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch and is a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. Barlow is the recipient of eight honorary doctorates as well as many awards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel”), the…