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Join us on Saturday, September 22, for CommUniversity Day, a celebration of campus and community discovery. We’re looking for employees, faculty, staff and students to show off their best academic, cultural, research, health, sports and entertainment offerings through fun, interactive and engaging activities. Everyone — in any discipline or department — is welcome to participate and let the world know how awesome you are! If you are interested in offering an activity, please complete the Call for Participants form by May 31, 2018. Questions? Contact Joan Dickinson, Director, Community Relations, at Joan.Dickinson@stonybrook.edu

Stony Brook University, in conjunction with other SUNY schools and the One Love Foundation, spent the month of April partaking in a virtual walk-a-thon dedicated to raising awareness about the issue of relationship violence among college students. Participants logged their steps to help reach the goal of going 50 million yards and making it “Around the World for Yeardley.” Yeardley Love was a student-athlete at the University of Virginia who tragically fell victim to domestic abuse which resulted in her death just weeks before her graduation. Her family created the One Love Foundation to educate others on the warning signs of…

On July 12, 2018, Stony Brook University is joining The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) in presenting the Spellman High Voltage Electronic Clean Tech Competition. The event, open to the public, will take place in the Wang Center. As a highly rated “green” college, Stony Brook University is proud to host this international competition for a second year in a row. The campus invites everyone to join the event and meet these innovative students and see their projects. The world-wide, pre-college youth competition encourages participants to address real-world issues with a scientific understanding through research and design methods.…

Mackenzie Deng, a graduating senior receiving his degree in Business Management, developed and implemented College Thursdays, a post-secondary education and preparation program for the Boys and Girls Club of Bellport (BGC). Every Thursday from October 12, 2017 to April 13, 2018, he hosted presentations, workshops and college campus visits for the club with the goal to prepare high school students in an underprivileged area for post-secondary education. While working with Ana Arias, the club’s director of teen services, Mackenzie successfully implemented more than 20 events. “I’ve spoken with some of the staff members at the club, and they stress that…

The Partnership to Advance Collaborative Education (PACE) is an interprofessional wellness center that focuses on meeting the health-promotion and disease-prevention needs of adults on Long Island. Located in Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s Dental Care Center, the PACE team includes a nurse practitioner and dental and social work professionals from Stony Brook University Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare. The PACE Center has been awarded an Honorable Mention for its work with “At Risk and Vulnerable Communities” by the US Public Health Service (USPHS) and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). According to USPHS and IPEC, teams were…

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine (SDM) was honored on Saturday, April 28, by The Coalition of Fraternal and Veteran Organizations (CFVO) for its “extraordinary service to our veterans,” including the provision of discounted services in its Dental Care Center to veterans and Gold Star parents. “It was our privilege to have Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine as our honored guest this year,” said Tom Kuhn, CFVO Committee Chairman and veteran of the United States Navy. “We feel it is important to show our gratitude and send a message to the community of our appreciation.” In 2017, SDM’s Dental…

On Saturday, September 22, Stony Brook is again inviting the local community, friends, families and neighbors to experience CommUniversity Day. This afternoon of fun exploration, good food, hands-on activities, entertainment and academic activities highlights the very best the University has to offer. And we want you to join us by showing off what makes your department or area awesome! The CommUniversity team is looking for employees, faculty, staff and students to share their best academic, cultural, research, health, sports and entertainment offerings through fun, interactive activities or short hot-topic lectures. Everyone across the University — in any discipline — is welcome…

The Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS) completed their most recent charitable endeavor on Saturday, April 28, as the young women headed to Operation PROM in Brooklyn, NY, with bins full of prom garments donated by the Stony Brook community. The gowns, tuxedos, shoes and accessories were swiftly set up on racks and distributed free of charge to needy high school students at the Prom Wear Giveaway Event. “The day was filled with music and encouragement. I was in the fitting room area helping high school girls try on clothes, and it was great to make them feel confident and ultimately…

The Department of Africana Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as a program and 20th anniversary as a department, marking these milestones at a recent celebration attended by students, faculty, alumni and friends. Sacha Kopp, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Georges Fouron, professor, Department of Africana Studies;  and Tracey Walters, chair, Department of Africana Studies, welcomed guests to a reception held in the department’s honor. Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. offered opening remarks, recounting how the program has enriched and expanded the intellectual horizons of Stony Brook…

CommUniversity Day 2018 — the celebration of campus and community discovery — will take place on Saturday, September 22, on the Academic Mall from noon to 4 pm. We’re looking for interactive, hands-on activities for this fun, family-friendly day showcasing some of the best academic, sports and entertainment that Stony Brook University has to offer. Activities are clustered into themed “neighborhoods” including the Arts, Health & Wellness, Technology & Exploration, Food & Culture, Find Out in 15 (mini-talks), and more. If your area is interested in offering an activity, complete the Call for Participants form by May 31, 2018. If you…

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