Browsing: On Campus

On Thursday, December 14, Dr. Robin Staffin, Director of Basic Research for the Department of Defense (DOD) visited Stony Brook University along with four of his DOD colleagues. This visit was organized by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of Government Relations to provide Stony Brook researchers with a strategic networking opportunity to learn about a wide range of disciplinary funding opportunities for basic research activities from the Department of Defense. “The visit by DoD’s Director of Basic Research reflects our outstanding reputation for fundamental research at Stony Brook,” said Richard Reeder, Vice President for Research…

Twenty-year-old Yash Mathur ’19 never imagined that a dog could make such a difference to his semester. But there he was on December 6, smack in the middle of final exam season, relaxing with a golden retriever named Wilbert, who lay there, belly exposed, just begging to be scratched. “I really enjoy Pet Therapy Day and come every time Stony Brook has it. The dogs are so friendly and nice, and it makes me feel good just to be around them,” said Mathur, a computer science major in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dozens of Stony Brook students…

Significant research in the area of computational power and large-scale application efficiency is being conducted by Professor Barbara Chapman, one of the latest computer science faculty members to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) funding award. Chapman won the NSF Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme, otherwise known as an SPX award, for her research, Cross-layer Application-Aware Resilience at Extreme Scale (CAARES). The funded research addresses the challenges imposed by future extreme-scale architectures that will require dynamic programming approaches, where different software layers, potentially developed using different programming paradigms, will have to closely interact with each other. “I’m extremely excited to…

Students at Stony Brook got the chance to learn about diverse holiday celebrations at the 17th annual Festival of Lights, held in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A on November 29. The festival is an “intercultural program were our diverse campus community can further appreciate the cultural significance of our most widely observed holidays,” according to the Festival of Lights Committee, which includes representatives across campus administration and club organizations. “Every year, the goal of the festival is to bring people together to celebrate and to learn about other people’s traditions,” Cheryl Chambers, Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs, said. “Our…

On the morning and afternoon of December 1, Bayport-Blue Point and Comsewogue high school students travelled to Stony Brook University for a day of learning. Arriving at the campus around 8:30 am, the students had breakfast and listened to speaker Brian McAuliff, President and CEO of Bri-Tech in the Wang Center’s Zodiac Lounge. The students then participated in round table career discussions. Around 30 professionals from a diverse set of fields sat down at the round tables to discuss their careers and give advice to the students. For three 20-minute sessions, students got to choose different career tables, which included…

Each year, Stony Brook University students, faculty, staff and alumni share their time and talent through thousands of community service hours, and each year that effort is celebrated with ’31 Days of Giving Back.’ The blog, published by the Office of Community Relations, showcases the many ways Stony Brook University is making a difference in the community by highlighting an event or initiative from the past 12 months every day throughout the month of December. From organizing clothing drives to blood donations to bringing a smile to a veteran’s face, Stony Brook University is committed to sustained, lifelong community engagement,…

Finals are stressful. Looking over what you need to study can make the stress even worse. Where do you start? What should you focus on? Have you forgotten to eat today? To help you study and get through finals week, here are 10 tips to keep in mind. Study with friends: If you can’t understand a difficult problem, someone in your group can help — or you can figure it out together. Change up your study spaces: It will help you remember what you study. Check out some of the best (and most quiet) study spots on campus. Use flashcards:…

Students from the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), Residential Safety Program (RSP) and the Department of Campus Recreation loaded 83 unclaimed bicycles onto a truck provided by the charity organization Pedals for Progress on November 1, 2017. Pedals for Progress repairs bikes to transport and donate to developing countries around the world. Residential Risk Management, an office in the Division of Campus Residences, oversees bike management for the residential population at Stony Brook University. They monitor campus bike racks and facilitate the removal and storage of abandoned bikes. In recent years, University Police began to notice an increase in the…

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Students shared the best study spots around campus. Following are the top 10 gems ideal for cramming, reviewing and brainstorming.

1. Wang Center
Probably the best kept secret on campus, the Wang Center offers serene and vast study locations with outlets galore and Wi-Fi throughout the building. It also provides access to Jasmine, ideal for students looking to refuel or get that added caffeine boost at the Tea House. Bubble tea, anyone? Open 8 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday, noon to 8 pm Saturday and Sunday.  

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The influence of Native American cuisine on dishes around the world, from Italy to Russia, is something that’s severely underrated, according to Chef Lois Ellen Frank. Frank is a Native foods historian, culinary anthropologist and educator from the Kiowan nation who visited Stony Brook University for Native American Heritage Month. She was joined by fellow chef, Walter Whitewater from the Navajo nation. The duo hosted an Open House on Wednesday, November 29, in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A that included an educational seminar, food sampling and book signing. The program was hosted by Stony Brook’s Chief Diversity Officer Lee…

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