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Bringing together the festive atmosphere of Stony Brook’s annual Earthstock celebration with the serious business of scholarship, Alfredo Esposito ’18 was awarded the Jeffrey Eng Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Studies at the Earthstock keynote event, held April 20 at the Sidney Gelber Auditorium in the Student Activities Center. Alfredo accepted the honor from Jeffrey Levinton, Distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution. For Alfredo, it all began with a gift from his father — a fish tank. The Levittown resident was drawn towards health science, but after caring for the fish in his home he knew that marine biology would be his academic career path.…

It’s time to get outside and go with the annual “Ready, Set, Move!” Wellness Walking Challenge, which will take place during a 10-week period (April 24 through July 2). How to Participate Please register ASAP (program begins Monday, April 24). During registration, you will be asked to choose a challenge track. Options include: Participation (individual): This track rewards regular instances of walking versus competition. New for 2017, the program is not limited to walking solely; the goal is to accumulate a minimum of 30 minutes of any cardiovascular exercise (e.g. walking, running, jogging, cycling, elliptical, etc.) per day at least four times per week. Competition (team): This track…

Students joined forces with the University Police Department (UPD) on April 19 to fight false perceptions of cops on campus through healthy competition and hearty barbecue. The event, Field Day with UPD, builds on a Stony Brook tradition that started three semesters ago, when the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) pitched an idea to build a more positive relationship between students and police amid national news involving police and the use of lethal force. “This is an effort for students to meet our officers as individuals outside of their enforcement duties in non-negative situations,” Assistant Chief of Police Eric Olsen said.…

47th Vice President Joe Biden honored for cancer research advocacy In recognition of his dedication to the fight against cancer, Joseph R. Biden Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States of America, was honored at the Stars of Stony Brook, Stony Brook University’s annual fundraising gala at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan on Wednesday, April 19. Hosted by the Stony Brook Foundation, the Gala generates funds for student financial aid and a select academic area of excellence.  This year, the University raised $6,946,000 in gifts and pledges including $2,051,000 for scholarships and $4,895,000 to support the Stony Brook University Cancer…

The University celebrates Earth Day this week with our annual Earthstock event featuring student and faculty research, prominent guest lecturers, environmental organizations, displays, exhibitors and more. Focusing on “Sustainabilty: The Future is Now,” events are taking place on campus April 17 through April 22. Browse Earthstock-related social media The main festival will be held on Friday, April 21, from 10 am to 3 pm on the Academic Mall (Rain Location: Student Activities Center). Earthstock is free and open to the public. Don’t miss the Roadshow of Resistance: Saving the Planet, Indigenous Rights and Standing Rock presentation on Thursday, April 20, at 3 pm…

Stony Brook kicks off spring tour of Diversity Town Halls, invites and answers questions No question was left unanswered as Stony Brook University began its second tour of Diversity Town Hall events on Wednesday, April 12 at the Charles B. Wang Center. Students, faculty and staff were invited to voice their questions, comments and concerns regarding diversity on campus as part of implementing, and continuing to improve, Stony Brook’s Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. After providing a brief update about campus-wide progress since the prior Diversity Town Hall last December 12, and outlining the recently released 2017 Implementation Work…

Annual Mind/Brain Lecture features neuroscientist Eve Marder on Monday, April 24, 4:30 pm, Staller Center Why do healthy animals respond differently to environmental stresses and what can that mean for humans? At the 21st Annual Swartz Foundation Mind/Brain Lecture on Monday, April 24, Eve Marder, Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience at Brandeis University, will answer that question in her lecture, “Understanding Why Animals Show Variable Responses to Climate Change.” Professor Marder studies the effects of large temperature swings on the nervous system of the crab Cancer borealis. She discovered that animals deal well with ocean temperatures they routinely experience,…

Alexis Kaushansky, an assistant professor at the Center for Infectious Disease Research, will present “New Approaches to Studying the Molecular Battle Between Parasite and Host” on Wednesday, May 3, at 4 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. Her talk is part of the Engineering-driven Medicine Lecture Series jointly organized by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Global Health Institute. Kaushansky is a research biologist, but her experience in engineering and social justice issues has made her a scientist who looks at social and economic constraints as a path to creativity. She received her BS in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College in 2004 and…

Stony Brook Medicine staff will be among the participants providing information for the public at the seventh annual Health and Wellness Fest on Saturday, April 22, from 9 am to 1 pm. The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce is hosting this free event at the Earl L. Vandermeulen High School, 350 Old Post Road, Port Jefferson. Get health and wellness information and screenings, find out about the latest products available, see demos, and learn about services for individuals, families and pets. For more information, call the Chamber at (631) 473-1414.

Did you know that one in three women experience some form of sexual assault worldwide? April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and every year in this month, people come together to raise awareness about sexual assault, educate communities on how to prevent sexual assault and to create a world where prevention is possible. History of SAAM The movement to raise awareness about sexual assault and support for survivors began as early as the 1970s. In 1978, San Francisco and New York City held the first Take Back the Night events in the US in an effort to…

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