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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…

Metaphors in Our Lives: “I Love You for Yourself” Alexander Nehamas is Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature and the Carpenter Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He was born in Athens, Greece. His books include Nietzsche: Life as Literature, The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault, Virtues of Authenticity: Essays on Plato and Socrates, Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art, and On Friendship. He has also translated Plato’s Symposium and Phaedrus into English. At Princeton, he has chaired the Council of the Humanities, the Program…

Stony Brook University will honor Dorothy Lichtenstein at its 19th Annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala, Wednesday, April 11 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers hosted by the Stony Brook Foundation with special guests and friends of Stony Brook Southampton television journalist Jane Pauley and “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau. Lichtenstein is being recognized for her long-running support of a host of University arts and cultural programs, including the Stony Brook Southampton creative writing and film programs that provide a vibrant incubator for emerging and established writers and filmmakers located on Long Island’s East End and in Manhattan. Since its inception…

Throughout April three film screenings will be held at the Charles B. Wang Center as part of the Human Rights Film Festival by the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and funded by the Presidential Mini-grant for Departmental Diversity. Discussion and Q&A session will be led by Professors E. K. Tan and Mireille Rebeiz from the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature. All screenings are free and open to the public. RSVP is required here. Factory Complex Wednesday, April 4, 4 pm, Theatre Factory Complex provides a rare insight into the world of working women and their ongoing struggles,…

Science or the Arts? With the latest degree program announced by the College of Arts and Sciences, students can now focus on both areas of study. The new Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology, recently approved by the NY State Department of Education, will be available for Fall 2018 registration in April. The BA in Biology will allow students to complete all the science/math requirements for medical school. It requires fewer science credits than the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology, instead requiring a minor in a non-overlapping, liberal arts program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The BS is…

Each March during the federal appropriations season, thousands of organizations and advocacy groups from around the country flood the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. to advocate for their legislative and funding priorities. Stony Brook University (SBU) is certainly no exception. From advocating for increased funding for both scientific research and higher education programs, to supporting a legislative solution for DACA students and quality health care for all, members of the SBU community are key advocates on the Hill. Snapshot of a Few Recent SBU Advocacy Efforts On March 12, Executive Committee members of the Graduate Student Organization (GSO), Karen…

Stony Brook University will honor Dorothy Lichtenstein at its 19th Annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala, Wednesday, April 11, at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, hosted by the Stony Brook Foundation with special guests and friends of Stony Brook Southampton television journalist Jane Pauley and “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau. Lichtenstein is being recognized for her long-running support of a host of University arts and cultural programs, including the Stony Brook Southampton creative writing and film programs that provide a vibrant incubator for emerging and established writers and filmmakers located on Long Island’s East End and in Manhattan. Since its inception…

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