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The time is now to enroll in a unique summer learning experience. The Ward Melville Heritage Organization and Stony Brook present Summer of Science, a marine science program for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who will learn at a waterside, scientific laboratory right in the heart of an 88-acre wetlands preserve. Those successfully completing all course requirements can receive three undergraduate credits through Stony Brook or may take the course without credits. Summer of Science examines one of the regions most important and threatened coastal marine environments, Long Island Sound. The course features introductory lectures on habitats such as…

Rossana Rosado, El Diario La Prensa publisher and CEO, will discuss “The Rising Voice of the Latino Population” as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, February 25, at 7:30 pm in Stony Brook Southampton’s Duke Lecture Hall. The event will be hosted by Stony Brook Southampton Dean and Vice President Mary Pearl. Rosado has spent 17 of her 24 years in the New York media at El Diario La Prensa. She has been publisher and CEO since 1999, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the oldest Spanish-language newspaper in the country, where she is responsible for more than…

Sunday, February 28 Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: Masters of the Fiddle come to Staller Center’s Main Stage on Sunday, February 28, at 7:00 pm. MacMaster and Leahy are the power couple of the Celtic fiddling world. MacMaster’s flamboyant skill and trademark Cape Breton fiddling and step dancing are matched by the musical wizardry of her equally celebrated husband, Canadian fiddler, Donnell Leahy. They will be joined by Erin Leahy and Mac Morin on pianos. MacMaster has a sound that has resonated with world audiences through ten albums, multiple gold sales figures, and numerous Juno awards (the Canadian equivalent of…

For Sasha Seroy, the chance to participate in Stony Brook’s Study Abroad/Short-Term Program was a way to get in touch with her maternal lineage. “My mother is Cuban, but I’m not fluent in Spanish,” said Seroy. “Going to Spain was a great way for me to practice my Spanish and learn more about the language.” Seroy took part in the summer study abroad program that paired her with a Spanish family in Alcala, a city roughly a half-hour from Madrid. “I was easily able to immerse myself in the culture just by spending time with my family,” she said. “I learned…

Trailing by 13 points at halftime, the men’s basketball team rallied to take a five-point lead with 6:42 remaining but Boston University ended the game on a 22-10 run to defeat the Seawolves, 70-63, in an America East Semifinal game on March 7 at Chase Arena in Hartford. Senior Muhammad El-Amin scored a game-high 20 for SB while sophomore Bryan Dougher chipped in with 16. Stony Brook will now await its opponent in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), which it received an automatic bid to by virtue of winning the America East regular season title. First round NIT games are…

Stony Brook University Friends of Hillel will launch a weekend-long Mega Megillah Shabbat celebration on Friday, February 26, featuring comic entertainer Brad Zimmerman, former opener for George Carlin and Joan Rivers. “We are proud to be able to bring together our students along with parents, alum, faculty, staff, and community members,” said Gloria Snyder, MA ’72, Chairperson of Friends of Hillel. “Last year’s event brought parents from as far as Boston and alum from all over.” The celebration will conclude on Saturday evening with a traditional “Megillah” reading for the holiday of Purim followed by a performance of the Stony…

The Iranian music group Niyaz blends modern electronica with Persian folk songs, medieval Persian poetry, and Turkish and South Asian Sufi mysticism and musical forms. The word niyaz means “yearning” in both Farsi, the language of Iran, and Urdu, a major language of northern India and Pakistan, a connection Niyaz explores to its fullest.   Niyaz will perform at the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre on Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $35 for VIP; $20 for general admission; $15 for seniors; and $10 for students.

Thursday, February 25 The Good Fight: Environmental Racism and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice Simran Sethi is an award-winning journalist and associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, where she teaches courses on sustainability and environmental communications. She is writing a book on contemporary environmentalism to be published by Harper Collins in fall 2010. Sethi is the contributing author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, winner of the bronze 2008 Axiom Award for Best Business Ethics book. She is the founding host/writer of Sundance Channel’s environmental programming, The Green, and the creator of…

In Honor of Black History Month Wednesday, February 24 Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss “The State of the Civil Rights Movement in a Post-Cosby World” on Wednesday, February 24, at 4:00 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall 2. Berry has received 32 honorary doctoral degrees and numerous awards including the NAACP’s Image Award, the Rosa Parks Award of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Ebony Magazine Black Achievement Award, the Hubert Humphrey Award of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights,…

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected Eric W. Kaler, Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President of Brookhaven Affairs, as one of 68 new members and nine foreign associates. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,” and to the “pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.” “I’m very…

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