Browsing: SB Southampton

Sixteen people from the Stony Brook Southampton Office of Student Life and Semester by the Sea program took part in the annual Great East End Clean Up on Sunday, April 23. The group took a boat out to Warner Island in Shinnecock Bay, just east of the Ponquogue Bridge, to clean up debris and garbage that had washed ashore. Stony Brook Southampton faculty, staff and students have been participating in the annual clean-up event for the past four years, according to Semester by the Sea director and School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences faculty member Kurt Bretsch. The event is…

World-famous chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay will deliver the first of two keynotes at the third annual Food Lab Conference hosted by The Food Lab at Stony Brook Southampton June 9-10, 2017. “50 Years of Food in America: 1970-2020” is the theme of this year’s conference, featuring two days of entertaining, informative talks and tastings enjoyed by food enthusiasts, cooks, and farmers, along with beer, wine and spirits makers. Flay will deliver his keynote on Friday, June 9, after a VIP reception and the opening cocktail reception at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (SoMAS) Marine Sciences Center. Flay,…

Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Judith Miller will be the next guest in the spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free talks and readings open to the public at Stony Brook Southampton. Miller will discuss her work on Wednesday, April 12, at 7 pm in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall. An investigative reporter formerly with the New York Times, Miller is now an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of its magazine. Since 2008, she has been a commentator for Fox News on national security and foreign policy issues. Miller has…

Julie’s Greenroom, produced and written by Southampton Arts faculty member Emma Walton Hamilton and hosted by her mother, Julie Andrews, made its Netflix premiere on March 17, 2017 to great acclaim. Julie’s Greenroom teaches kids the wonder of the performing arts and the way they enhance our lives. Ms. Julie (played by Julie Andrews, of course) is a theater teacher to five attentive and curious puppet children, a dog, and a duck named Hugo. Over the course of the 13-episode season, Ms. Julie helps the “Greenies” create a musical. The show was first proposed to the pair by The Jim…

Every semester the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program hosts Writers Speak Wednesdays, featuring a variety of guest authors. The reception starts at 6:30 pm, with readings at 7 pm in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton. Click here for directions to the campus. Spring 2017 Schedule February 8: Helen Simonson Helen Simonson is a Southampton MFA alum and New York Times bestselling novelist. Her titles include Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand and The Summer Before the War. February 22: Jamal Joseph Jamal Joseph is a Columbia University graduate film program professor and author of Panther Baby, based…

On January 15 — Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday — writers, activists and community members will come together at Stony Brook Southampton for Writers Resist, a nationwide movement to honor democracy and celebrate the history and promise of a diverse nation. On the same day, hundreds of others in cities across America will be gathering for a “re-inauguration,” an affirmation of their shared commitment to equality and justice. Cosponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton, Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor, Poetry Street, and PEN America, Writers Resist: Teach In/Speak Out will bring together several groups…

Out of a highly qualified field of seriously motivated competition, Stony Brook Southampton/Killer Films MFA in Film student Nancy Bannon has been selected for an intensive yearlong New York Women in Film and Television workshop, “From Script to Pre-Production (FS2P).” The goal of the FS2P workshop, running from January to June 2017, is to help women make their first narrative feature films. The FS2P workshop, which accepts a maximum of six to eight applicants, presents a curriculum that organizes the process of building presentations, provides mentorship and guest experts, and enables participants to work together as a group, helping one…

The Stony Brook Southampton/Killer Films MFA in Film Program continued its successful year with a best film award and news of two film festival acceptances for faculty member Melissa Bank. MFA in Film degree candidate Bentley Heyman’s short film Kingdom won the Best Experimental Film award at the inaugural Nottingham International Film Festival (NottIFF). Kingdom was developed in the MFA in Film program and workshopped with Jennie Allen and Mercedes Ruehl. Also announced this week, author turned director Melissa Bank’s short film, Siren, has been accepted to two festivals, both in Manhattan in November: the 2016 New York Short Film…

Fresh from her visit to the White House as a juror for the March on Washington Film Festival, Associate Director of the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Film program Magdalene Brandeis will be cohosting a panel on Women’s Equality Day, following a screening of the documentary Equal Means Equal. The screening will be held at the Greenport Theatre on Front Street on Friday, August 26, at 3 pm. Cohosting the panel with Brandeis will be New York Times Culture Desk reporter Robin Pogrebin, who covers art, auctions and architecture for the Times. Equal Means Equal has been described as “an unflinching look at…

From Riverhead to East Hampton, a toxic “rust tide” has spread through the Peconic Estuary as reported by the lab of Christopher Gobler, a professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. Gobler is a marine biologist and leading researcher on the harmful algal blooms that have become increasingly common in Long Island’s coastal waters. In Gobler’s research lab on Stony Brook’s Southampton campus, he and his colleagues have measured densities of the rust tide algae, known as Cochlodinium, exceeding 3,000 cells per milliliter. Densities above 500 cells per milliliter can be lethal to marine life. While…

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