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The Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University welcomes Distinguished Professor Stanislao Pugliese from Hofstra University on Thursday, November 16, at 6 pm. Professor Pugliese will discuss the book he co-edited, The Routledge History of Italian Americans, a new multi-authored history of one of the largest ethnic groups in America, bringing together the best and brightest scholars and critics to create a narrative of the trials and triumphs of Italians in America. The presentation will be held at the Center for Italian Studies, Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. This event is…

More than 130 faculty and staff were honored at the Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner on November 8. President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD and Provost Michael A. Bernstein hosted the event that celebrated faculty achievements and Chancellor’s Awards and Presidential Mini-Grants recipients. “Tonight we celebrate outstanding individuals whose efforts have gone far beyond the expected and who have made Stony Brook University a showcase for excellence,” said President Stanley. “Your contributions enhance the lives of our students and our reputation throughout SUNY and among our AAU peers. It is because of your dedication and vision that Stony Brook has…

More than 40 pounds of unused or expired prescription medications were collected at the Student Activities Center Kiosk on Wednesday, October 25, for Pharmaceutical Take Back Day. This event provided the campus community a safe, convenient and environmentally responsible way to dispose of expired pharmaceuticals and/or excess medications, including over-the-counter medications. Medication past its prime can contaminate landfill soil and the water supply, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Science in 2014. Also, proper disposal removes the potential for accidental exposure or intentional misuse according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The campus-wide collection effort was…

Stony Brook University has partnered with several human services organizations to host a day-long conference for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) on Saturday, November 18, at the Student Activities Center. The event, called the Life Skills Symposium, will offer educational workshops and hands-on activities that explore and demonstrate ways people with I/DD can live independently in their community with support. This event is the result of an inter-agency collaboration between Stony Brook’s School of Professional Development (SPD) and East End Disability Associates Inc., Family Residences and Essential Enterprises Inc., YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities, Independent Support Services Inc., and…

Stony Brook University will host an Emergency Preparedness Day in partnership with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) on Wednesday, December 6. This free training event will be held from 1 pm to 2 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Chapel and is open to all on campus and in the community. Severe weather events including hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, blizzards and floods occur continuously on Long Island. It is necessary for everyone to know how to prepare and respond to these events for increased safety. DHSES brings their expertise to the Stony…

Volunteers and participants gathered outside the Melville Library’s Starbucks on October 18 to participate in a Hands-Only CPR (HOCPR) training session. By the end of the event, 263 people on Stony Brook University’s campus were trained. Coffee for Compressions, a new community engagement program, provides an opportunity for those nearby to learn about HOCPR training and test their chest compressions on a feedback manikin to earn a Starbucks gift card. Participants were required to do two minutes of two-inch-deep compressions to receive a two-dollar gift card. The event was so successful that 250 Starbucks gift cards, donated by Karen Acompora…

Students, staff and faculty came together on October 25 for Stony Brook’s annual “Take A Stand, Walk With Me” march around campus to raise awareness of domestic violence. The annual event is organized by the Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. CPO hosted a variety of events throughout the month of October to spread awareness about the issue and raise funds for victims of domestic violence, culminating with this campus-wide walk focusing on ending all forms of relationship and dating violence. The march started in the SAC Plaza, where groups congregated with signs…

Featuring Eugene Alletto with SBU Alum Joe Campolo as Interviewer Eugene Alletto, Quarterback, Founder and CEO of Bedgear®, is the visionary behind the performance bedding category. With more than 20 years of experience in retail and manufacturing for the home furnishing industry and his ability to successfully analyze market trends, Alletto created Bedgear and led the company’s rapid growth. The QB title represents his philosophy on strategy and team success as part of the Bedgear culture. Bedgear’s success is attributed to its sleep system sales process that fits the pillow based on sleep profile and body type providing consumers with personalized sleep…

Relevant learning — a teaching method through which faculty reconfigure their curricula by linking academic content to real-world problems — has long been central to Stony Brook’s mission. Now a key national initiative in relevant learning is housed at the University thanks to a visionary program, Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER). Using the SENCER approach, for example, a biology professor may choose to teach a course from the perspective of an HIV/AIDS patient, or an engineering professor may identify problems in Third World countries and encourage the class to come up with solutions. Engaging students —…

November is American Diabetes Month, and Stony Brook Medicine is hosting Diabetes Day — a free, hands-on, expert-driven event for faculty, staff and students — on Tuesday, November 14, from 10 am to 2 pm at Stony Brook University Hospital’s Cafeteria, Café Fresco. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and many already have pre-diabetes. Take steps now to prevent and manage this widespread disease. Hear from Stony Brook Medicine experts on what you can do now to prevent and manage this disease Discover new technologies that can help with blood sugar control Get expert advice and answers to your questions…

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