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Stony Brook University seniors Anne McNulty and Rose Goldberg, are celebrating the publication of their book, Japanese Short Stories for Language Learners: Bilingual Stories in Japanese and English Tuttle Publishing (2018), with Eriko Sato, a professor of translation studies and Japanese at Stony Brook. The book provides authentic Japanese stories, their English translations, principles and theories of translation studies, artistic illustrations, and guides and resources for appreciating the stories in both English and Japanese. McNulty is majoring in Linguistics and minoring in Asian and Asian American Studies and Korean Studies. Goldberg is majoring in Studio Art and Asian and Asian…

Any tears shed following longtime Stony Brook University conductor David Lawton’s final opera performances on April 28 and April 29 were no match for those that Lawton himself cried as a 5-year-old while attending a dress rehearsal of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor conducted by his father. “During the final chorus I began to weep because the music was so unbearably beautiful I didn’t ever want it to end,” he said. “My father was a very fine choral conductor and I learned an immense amount from attending his rehearsals at an early age.” For Lawton, 76, his glorious…

Stony Brook University Professor of Art Michele Bogart testified before the New York City Public Design Commission on April 16 as officials wrestled with a plan to remove a Central Park statue of J. Marion Sims, a doctor who experimented on slaves during the 19th Century. “History matters – don’t run from it,” Bogart said. “The Sims monument is part of New York City’s history. The significance of the monument does not derive merely from our present day feelings and our assessments of whether the subject of the work was a good or bad person. The meaning of public sculptures goes…

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…

Kelsea Johnson ’17 is ready for you to hear her Voice…live! And having the Stony Brook University community at her back, she says, is both comforting and inspiring. Just under a year after earning her bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook’s College of Arts and Sciences in just three years with a dual major in Psychology and Sociology, the native of Newark, Del. will sing live on NBC on Monday night, April 16 during the Live Playoff round of the network’s hit singing competition The Voice. A member of “Team Alicia,” coached by 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys, Johnson has earned…

Unscattered Leaves: Digitization of Otto F. Ege Medieval Manuscripts April 19, 1 pm to  2 pm Special Collections Seminar Room E-2340, Melville Library Otto F. Ege: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts is a highly anticipated, scholarly digital humanities collection recently published by Stony Brook University Libraries. Special Collections owns portfolio “No. 19” of the 40 unique, one-of-a-kind sets created by Otto F. Ege titled “Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI Century.” Only 29 of the 40 original rare sets have been located worldwide. An educator and book seller, Otto F. Ege (1888-1951) was a controversial figure best known for separating, systematically removing, and tearing manuscript…

Nearly 700 guests gathered on Wednesday evening at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers to honor one of America’s most dedicated and energetic art and education benefactors, Dorothy Lichtenstein, at the annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala.  The philanthropist and wife of the late artist Roy Lichtenstein was recognized for her long-running support of a host of arts, cultural and science initiatives at the University, including the Stony Brook Southampton creative writing and film program, one that provides a vital incubator for students and established writers and filmmakers at campuses on Long Island’s East End and in Manhattan. Since its inception in 2000, the Stony Brook…

Kelsea Johnson ‘17 arrived on NBC’s The Voice singing “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” and “Don’t Let Go,” sending a message that she doesn’t plan on losing or letting go any time soon. Now the recent Stony Brook graduate is ready to sing live for the entire nation, representing “Team Alicia” when The Voice begins its live playoff round on Monday night, April 16, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Throughout her run on the show thus far, Johnson has enjoyed the support of her alma mater, retweeting and replying to messages on Twitter from the University (@stonybrooku), the College of Arts…

BY JOSEPH KONIG For Kelsea Johnson, the path to success has been all about timing. In 2014, the Delaware native auditioned for the NBC singing competition, “The Voice,” at an open call audition attended by thousands. The producers liked her performance enough to call her back for another round of auditions, but Johnson had a scheduling conflict. “I ended up contacting The Voice and telling them ‘hey, I actually got my acceptance letter to Stony Brook,’” Johnson said. “I think I want to get my degree first and then do music later.” Three years later, Johnson did just that. She…

In January, Momina Mustehsan ’15 was honored as one of Stony Brook University’s 40 Under Forty. Now, she’s one of 30 Under 30, too. Mustehsan, who earned her bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook with a dual major in biomedical engineering and applied mathematics and statistics, was honored by Forbes in late March as part of the magazine’s “30 Under 30 Asia” list. Honoring Mustehsan in the “Entertainment and Sports” category, Forbes wrote, “Mustehsan used her newfound exposure to advocate for social causes important to her, including women’s rights, cyberbullying, and mental health awareness.” A couple of weeks earlier, Mustehsan did…

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