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Join Ed Fabian ’08, Chair of the MBA Alumni Network and your fellow MBA Alumni for this special reception. Learn more about the MBA Alumni Network, future programming, trends in the industry, share your feedback and insights and more! Thursday, May 24, 2018 6 pm Empire National Bank 1707 Veterans Memorial Highway #8 Islandia, NY 11794 RSVP today. Refreshments will be served. Please bring your business cards! Hosted by Douglas Manditch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Empire National Bank and member of the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board.

The Food Lab at Stony Brook Southampton will host its fourth annual Fall Conference on September 14 and 15, 2018, featuring keynote speakers Pati Jinish and Lidia Bastianich. The theme of the conference is “One Long Table: Eat Global…Cook Local,” and is described as both the metaphor and the vehicle to bring people, along with their shared interest and passion for food, together. The conference “is an exploration of the rich culinary diversity we share,” according to the event website. “It is a celebration of our people, our traditions in food making and cooking, our knowhow in brewing, distilling and…

BY: MIKE ADAMS Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist Kip Thorne spoke at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics on Thursday, April 19 as part of the center’s Della Pietra Lecture Series. Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to developing and directing the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) experiment, which made the first direct observation of gravitational waves on Sept. 14, 2015. Thorne spent the lecture elaborating on how LIGO came to be and looking toward the future of gravitational wave physics. While electromagnetic waves, Thorne explained, move through space, gravitational waves are periodic distortions of…

As part of the Engineering-driven Medicine Distinguished Lecture Series, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine will host Professor Terrence Sejnowski, Head of the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, which explores new understandings in neuroscience, genetics, immunology, plant biology and more. Professor Sejnowski, whose research in neural networks and computational neuroscience has been pioneering, will present “The Deep Learning Revolution” on Monday, May 7, at 11:30 am in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. Sejnowski’s work is focused on using computer modeling techniques to try to encapsulate what we know about the brain as well as to test…

As the end of the semester approaches, take advantage of Staller Center’s final events during the next few weeks. Parson’s Dance Company, Saturday, May 5, 8 pm Main Stage $42 (faculty/staff get $3 discount) Eight dancers with talent and passion bring sexy athleticism, exuberant personality and joyous movement to Parsons Dance, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance that is accessible to diverse audiences. Parsons Dance is known for its ensemble work, and to see the troupe in action is not to be missed. Buy Tickets here Senior Show 2018: April 26 – May 18 URECA Art Exhibition: April 26…

Presented by Art Stage San, Dallae Story is a nonverbal puppet show about an ingenuous child named Dallae and her ordinary family, whose lives are interrupted by the Korean War during the early 1950s. The piece does not directly talk about the war itself, but rather portrays the efforts of a family to overcome hardship during wartime in a fairy tale-like fantasy. The story is expressed through hand manipulation of the puppets, beginning with Dallae’s birth to her sweet childhood with her family and then finally to wartime, with sets of the four seasons representing both the stages of life and the…

Stony Brook University Professor Patricia Wright will discuss “Plants and Their Preservation from Long Island to Madagascar” on Wednesday, May 2, at 6:30 pm as part of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s “Let’s Talk: Above, Below and Beyond” series. Professor Wright will talk about efforts to preserve the world’s endangered forests and the species and animals they harbor. The talk will be held at the WMHO Educational and Cultural Center in Stony Brook Village. General admission is $15, Charter Society members is $10. Reservations are required; call (631) 689-5888. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit wmho.org or call…

The University Orchestra, conducted by Susan Deaver, will perform Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Brahms Symphony No. 4 and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with piano soloist Brianna Tang, winner of the 2018 Undergraduate Concerto Competition. The concert will be held on Tuesday, May 1, at 8 pm on Staller Center’s Main Stage. Tickets are $10 general and $5 seniors and students, and are on sale at the Staller Center Box Office, (631) 632-ARTS. For more information about auditioning for the University Orchestra and future concerts, contact the Department of Music at (631) 632-7330 or visit the website.

For nearly 20 years, the Stony Brook Foundation Stars of Stony Brook Gala has celebrated centers of excellence at Stony Brook University while raising millions for undergraduate and graduate student financial aid. The 2018 Gala on Wednesday, April 11 at Chelsea Piers was no exception, securing $2.1 million in new funding for student financial aid. The funds are used to support 149 high achieving and financially deserving students with 4-year scholarships. The cohort is referred to as Foundation Trustee Scholars. Among the 700 attendees were six Foundation Trustee Scholars. These students — all of whom come from New York State…

The College of Arts and Sciences Program in Writing and Rhetoric welcomes writer and television producer Derek Haas to Stony Brook University April 17-26, 2018, as part of the Visiting Artist Grant program. While on campus, Haas will mentor students, faculty and staff during class visits, writing workshops, screenings, readings and discussions. On Wednesday, April 18 at 4:00 pm, Humanities 1006, Haas will present a screening of one of his television shows, followed by a roundtable discussion between Haas and Wilbur Farley, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, and Brooke Belisle, Department of Art. On April 25, Haas will hold an…

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