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Did you know the quickest growing segment of the oral cancer population is young, healthy, non-smokers? Screenings take less than 10 minutes and can catch oral cancer early when survival rates are high. In support of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the School of Dental Medicine (SDM) will be hosting free oral cancer screenings on Monday, April 2, from 9 am to 4 pm in front of Stony Brook University Hospital within the SDM’s Mobile Dental Clinic, a mobile van featuring three fully equipped operatories. Additional free screenings will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays in April at the SDM’s Dental Care Center by…

Red Watch Band (RWB) continue their trailblazing bystander intervention lifesaving training program through various outreach and education initiatives. Alcohol and other Drug Outreach Specialist Kerri Mahoney presented at the 2018 Student Affairs Conference at New York University on Friday, February 16, highlighting RWB aspirational techniques to universities throughout the country. The RWB program teaches students and staff how to identify the signs and symptoms of an alcohol overdose to prevent death from toxic drinking, and since it was implemented in 2009, it has trained over 8,000 people in the Stony Brook community. Mahoney’s presentation at the Student Affairs Conference focused…

There is widespread agreement that more young people to pursue careers in STEM, particularly women. Providing challenging and engaging opportunities outside the classroom during high school has a major impact on inspiring students to continue in STEM fields during college. The Garcia Research Scholar Program, part of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is Stony Brook’s most prestigious pre-college program, with nearly 40 percent of participants continuing to medical school, and another 33 percent going on to graduate programs in STEM. The Garcia Research Scholar Program engages young students in polymer material research and helps guide them towards possible career…

On February 20, the New York Blood Center held a blood drive at the Student Activities Center in collaboration with the University. The 189 donations received can potentially save the lives of 567 people. The amount of donations surpassed last year’s same-date effort. This event also supported enrollment of six individuals into the LiveOnNY organ donor registry. Many efforts made this event successful including the Campus Broadcast email, a radio broadcast through WUSB, and donated vouchers with two admissions for each donor to Staller Center’s Spring Film Series. Promotional effort through the SBU Student Blood Drive Committee in collaboration with…

Stony Brook University salutes Women’s History Month with educational and social programs that commemorate the historical achievements of women and address the contemporary issues that affect them. Below are some program highlights. For a complete list of Women’s History Month events and locations, please visit stonybrook.edu/womenshistory. Thursday, March 1 Diversity Film Series: Miss Representation, 6 pm to 7:15 pm, West E Commons Join a discussion about gender roles as you watch clips from the documentary Miss Representation, a film that explores how media sells the idea that women’s value lies in their youth, beauty, and sexuality, and that men learn that their…

Before taking a Stony Brook University course in news literacy, 17-year-old Alex Macholz, a student at Northport High School, never thought to question the source of the news he was exposed to.   “The news literacy course has changed my thought process,” he said. “I have learned to be more skeptical of what I read, leading me to make sure I verify the source of where the information comes from.” What began at Stony Brook as an effort to encourage critical scrutiny of the news is now gaining traction in local schools, and has even found its way overseas. The…

On January 20, a Bleeding Control Basic Course for the visually impaired and blind, developed with the help of the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Medicine, was held at the West Islip Fire Department. A group of 26 people with visual impairments including complete blindness received training through this first-of-its-kind modified course. The course was given to this particular audience in response to a phoned-in question on a radio program. While the Trauma Center was being interviewed on 103.9FM’s Eye on Crime Show on November 9, Third Eye Insight member Michael Jordan, a completely blind veteran, heard the conversation and called the…

Faculty and staff have a new resource for getting connected to the campus and the community — Brookology is a curated website of Long Island featuring leisure-time activities, special shopping deals, information on social groups and a digital bulletin board. Whether you’re looking for a pick-up volleyball game, find your perfect beach, want to sell a car or search for shopping discounts, Brookology offers the Stony Brook campus community options for fun, social and engaging activities. Brookology was developed in response to the campus plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. Recognizing that there were few ways for employees to find…

Know someone interested in journalism, music, or coding and computer science? Begin planning now and get ready to have some fun at camps happening this summer. From oceanography to math, there is a wide range of camps that will be held at Stony Brook University. Children will get the chance to participate in hands-on activities, gain valuable knowledge and teamwork skills while making new friends. To learn more, visit the website and explore all that Stony Brook offers for summer camp enrichment. If your area is offering a Stony Brook University camp that is not listed here, please contact Community Relations Director…

More than a dozen students from the Port Jefferson Elementary School Fifth Grade Art Club visited Stony Brook University on January 31 to experience the Double Portrait exhibit and participate in hands-on art activities. The visit was part of the Art2Go program, an education initiative created by Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery Director and Curator Karen Levitov. The goal of the program is to get schools and the community involved in art by bringing them to art and art to them. The Double Portrait exhibit, created by artist couple Nancy Friedman-Sanchez and Charley Friedman, features an egg-garden wall, a large flower painting, and…

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