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Sidney Outlaw owns a formidable résumé : he’s a world-famous baritone, an international diplomat and a doctoral student in the Department of Music in Stony Brook’s College of Arts and Sciences. Outlaw has been lauded by The New York Times as a “terrific singer” with a “deep, rich timbre,” and by the San Francisco Chronicle as an “opera powerhouse” with a “weighty and forthright” sound. The 2010 grand prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballe, Sidney most recently added a GRAMMY nomination to his list of accomplishments, for the Naxos Records recording of Darius Milhaud’s 1922 opera trilogy, L’Orestie d’Eschyle, in which…

Striking rock ‘n’ roll photography by the late SBU chemistry professor Dick Solo is on display through July 2 at the Village Center in Port Jefferson, LI. Solo, who was among SBU’s original faculty when the University opened at its current location in 1962, doubled as a serious chronicler of area events featuring big-name musical acts who performed on campus in the early 1980s. Preview the photos below: Dick Solo’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame by Stony Brook University on Exposure

Three students in the Department of Computer Science have received Catacosinos Fellowships for Excellence in Computer Science. PhD candidates Najmeh Miramirkhani, Prashant Pandey and Syed Billah were each recognized for their hard work and cutting-edge research with a $5,000 grant from the Catacosinos Fellowship Fund. “Historically, the Catacosinos Fellowship Fund has been very supportive of computer science students. I am proud that this carefully selected group of students will benefit from that support,” said Samir Das, chair of the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “Over time a number of CS students have received Catacosinos funding, and Najmeh Miramirkhani is…

The Faculty Student Association (FSA) is bringing fresh, local, organically grown produce through the mobile farm stand HeartBeet Farms, every Tuesday this summer, starting this June 26. HeartBeet Farms is located only three miles from Stony Brook and it organically grows fresh fruits and vegetables. The farm is the brainchild of Ann Pellegrino, Co-Founder of HeartBeet Farms. The farm grew out of her own experience of visiting food pantries and observing the lack of fruits and vegetables options. “I was a single mom working two jobs and raising three kids. So, I would go to food pantries to get ‘boxed…

Humans and other primates are outliers among mammals for having nails instead of claws. But how, when and why we transitioned from claws to nails has been an evolutionary head-scratcher. Now, new fossil evidence shows that ancient primates – including one of the oldest known, Teilhardina brandti – had specialized grooming claws as well as nails. The findings, published online in the Journal of Human Evolution, overturn the prevailing assumption that the earliest primates had nails on all their digits and suggest the transition from claws to nails was more complex than previously thought. “Our results demonstrate that grooming claws were more widespread…

Stony Brook University has been awarded $175,000 to open a state-of-the art infectious disease laboratory, which will have an insectary dedicated solely for work on ticks.  The funding is part of a package approved by the New York State Senate aimed at fighting Lyme and other tick-borne diseases (TBDs) throughout the state.The new funding will help support a wide variety of local investments identified by the Senate’s Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases to increase education, research, prevention, and treatment options, and combat the ongoing increase in TBDs throughout New York. The laboratory will be open to Stony Brook scientists and…

Stony Brook’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) will play a key role in a nationwide research and development consortium for the offshore wind industry. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority was awarded a $18.5 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to establish the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week. New York State, through NYSERDA, has committed an additional $20.5 million to fund the consortium supporting Gov. Cuomo’s initiative Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). “As a major international research university, Stony Brook is deeply committed to applying the results of its…

Fourteen of Stony Brook University’s esteemed faculty and staff have received the 2017-2018 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. A total of 332 faculty and staff from across the SUNY system received awards this year. “Excellence is SUNY’s hallmark,” said State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “At each of our campuses it is driven by our faculty and staff and their commitment to providing the highest quality environment, where students are inspired and supported to excel as they pursue their passions. I congratulate this year’s recipients, and thank them for their contributions.” The Chancellor’s…

Stony Brook University is the first higher education institution in the United States to launch a Freight Farm on a college campus. The technology offers a hands-on learning environment that prompts students to be more sustainable in their own lives.   At the end of the spring semester, this student-run farm, with support from the Faculty Student Association (FSA) and CulinArt, was able to produce about 800 heads of bibb and chicory lettuces, which were served to customers at the salad bar at East Side Dining’s Emporium. Hands-on Learning for a Sustainable Future “It has been an amazing experience for…

Presented in conjunction with the Stony Brook Film Festival, “Faces & Places: Photographs from the Kellerman Family” features more than 60 color and black-and-white photographs by well-known documentary and fine art photographers. The exhibition opens Thursday, July 19, at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, located on the first floor of Staller Center, with a reception the following evening, Friday, July 20, from 5 pm to 7 pm. The gallery is open weekday afternoons from 12 pm to 4 pm and every evening of the Film Festival, which runs from July 19 through July 28 at Staller Center. The exhibition will open again on August 27 and run through September 27. Hours in…

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