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In a push to provide students with more eco-friendly textbook buying options, the University Bookstore has been working to increase the amount of eTextbooks available for sale. These eTextbooks are competitively priced and offer students the opportunity to download entire textbooks onto their personal laptops, desktop computers, and in the near future, the Apple i-pad and conceivably other e-reader devices. eTextbooks allow students to highlight, make notes, and even print some pages so that they can avoid carrying heavy textbooks around campus. With the addition of the free NOOKstudy application, students will have easier access to digital reference materials and…

With the Gulf oil spill continuing to create headlines and command answers, while bringing smart energy use to the forefront among elected officials, urban planners, business leaders, and others, the foremost energy experts from the public, private, and non-profit sectors will convene to explore new ideas and solutions at the 2010 Advanced Energy Conference in New York City on November 8 and 9. Featured speakers at the conference will discuss the continuing evolution of the new energy landscape, bringing their unique insights to a broad range of energy issues that impact the economy, job market, environment, and homeland security. The…

When Gene Travers, an avid golfer, spent 14 days in an isolation room following his bone marrow transplant at Stony Brook University Medical Center last spring, he brought a putting green with him. And upon release from the hospital, Travers immediately took off for a golf vacation in North Carolina. In September he joined 100 fellow bone marrow transplant patients at Dr. Michael W. Schuster’s annual Celebration of Life event and spotted John Sutter, a local golf pro he had known for more than 20 years. Although delighted to run into his old golf friend, it was the woman Sutter…

Investor and philanthropist Glenn Dubin (’78) is making a $4.3 million donation to Stony Brook’s Department of Athletics for the completion of a new state-of-the-art strength and conditioning facility. His gift is the largest private donation ever to an athletics department within the SUNY system. Pending formal approval, the new 8,000-square-foot facility will be named the Dubin Family Athletic Performance Center. “We are grateful and humbled by Glenn and Eva’s incredible generosity and support of Stony Brook University Athletics,” said Director of Athletics Jim Fiore.  “This transformational gift will have an impact on our student-athletes for generations to come. In…

The student project, “Design of a Device for Raising, Lowering, and Transporting a Disabled Individual with Limited Lower Body Strength,” by Mechanical Engineering seniors Thomas Galeotafiore, Justin Miles, Jeffrey Renert, and supervised by Professor Anurag Purwar, won first place at the 2010 ASME Mechanism and Robot Design Competition for undergraduate students held in Montreal, Canada, during the 2010 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences. This competition is held annually and is conducted in two rounds with the final round culminating in an on-site competition among the top four invited teams from around the world. The teams make an oral presentation, a…

The North Shore Promotion Alliance is celebrating the beauty, culture, and history of Long Island’s North Shore with Backroads & Byways, a photo and video contest spotlighting the region. The Alliance was created in 1995 by volunteers from many diverse cultural and historic organizations on the North Shore in collaboration with local businesses and chambers of commerce. It works in cooperation with the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau to support the promotion of Long Island as a multi-interest destination. Once home to the likes of the Vanderbilts and Roosevelts, The Gold Coast today still remains a destination site visited…

Wednesday, October 13 The Stony Brook men’s basketball team will host its Sixth Annual Men’s Basketball Fun Run on Wednesday, October 13. Race time will be 3:30 pm, and all runners are asked to check-in by 3:00 pm at the path located between the outdoor basketball courts and the sports complex. Awards will be given to the first place finisher on the men’s and women’s side. Last year’s Fun Run drew a record 70 people who participated. The run serves as the final preseason conditioning activity for the Seawolves before official practice for the 2010-11 season begins on Friday, October…

Stony Brook General Education: 50 Forward with Panelists Ralph Kuncl, Gramham Spanier, and Sue Faerman Ralph Kuncl is provost and executive vice president for the University of Rochester. He has been an international figure in the neurosciences, having distinguished himself at Johns Hopkins University, where he was a professor of neurology, pathology, and cellular and molecular medicine at the School of Medicine from 1983 to 2002. Recently, he was named to the National Academies of Science’s Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, a platform for leaders in government, academia, and business to tackle scientific issues of national importance. In national higher ed leadership, he…

Attention Seawolves fans—your favorite mascot Wolfie has been nominated for this year’s Best of Long Island 2011 competition, which is run by the Long Island Press. Stony Brook University, Staller Center, and WUSB have also been nominated in separate categories. All you need to do is click on the links below, register or log on, and then cast your votes. You can vote for as many as you like, and you can vote once per day per category, so keep voting. People: Best Mascot Click here to Vote for Wolfie Shopping/Services: Best LI College or University Click here to Vote for…

Stony Brook University is building a new state-of-the-art outdoor track and field facility that will serve as the home of the Seawolves men’s and women’s outdoor track and field programs as well as a practice site for the men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer and football teams. Construction on the unnamed facility is in progress with most of the site set for completion by December 1. “This is another great step for our athletic program,” said Director of Athletics Jim Fiore. “This new venue will continue to help our championship program attract some of the finest track and…

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