Browsing: Long Island

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) will take a lead role as Stony Brook joins a new, county-wide initiative called “Strawless Suffolk.” This initiative is the first product of the newly formed Suffolk County Single-Use Plastic Reduction Task Force, led by Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn and made up of representatives from Suffolk County, Stony Brook University, Suffolk County Community College, the Safina Center, Surfrider Foundation, and Green Inside and Out. Kaitlin Willig (MS ’17) is the SoMAS representative and vice-chair of the task force. The task force is calling for restaurants to voluntarily participate in “Strawless Suffolk” by pledging to…

Stony Brook University and Brentwood Union Free School District have received a competitive New York State Education grant of $225,000 from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for the Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP). This collaboration will engage teachers in real-world professional development opportunities. Project leader Rebecca Grella, a PhD graduate from the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook, has taught at Brentwood Union Free School District (the state’s largest suburban school district) for 17 years. Grella has created a research laboratory at Brentwood High School, which is referred to locally as “Little Stony Brook.” It is here that…

Looking for something to do on Long Island this summer? Head to the Hamptons and visit the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, run by the Stony Brook Foundation. The museum is open from May through October, Thursday to Saturday. Guided tours will be given at noon, 2 pm and 4 pm by reservation. Reserve your ticket here. Admission for Pollock-Krasner House members and for SUNY/CUNY faculty, staff and students is free. All other adults are $5 and children under 12 are free. Visit the website or call (631) 324-4929 for more information. Special Events Lichtenstein Lectures The summer lecture series kicks off on…

On a Wednesday morning at the Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH) in Stony Brook, resident Al Anderson was feeling agitated. His wife was in the hospital, and not being there for her stirred up waves of emotion in the Vietnam veteran. Like many others who have served our country, Anderson now lives with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). That day’s outcome would be different, however, thanks to a groundbreaking new initiative at the home, a major teaching affiliate of Stony Brook Medicine. Anderson would be among the first at the LISVH to try out their recently-acquired virtual…

The 2018 Incubator Showcase features more than 50 company exhibits and one-on-one networking with Stony Brook University’s scope of biotechnology, energy and information technology entrepreneurs. It will held on Wednesday, June 27, from 9 am to 12 pm at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT). This is the third annual Incubator Showcase celebrating the entrepreneurial culture built at the University and the individual success of each company at every phase. Investors, government officials, attorneys, business services professionals, and the public are invited to take a glimpse at Stony Brook’s incubator companies and the technologies our entrepreneurs are bringing to…

Five new two-year coastal research projects are now underway and all are being administered at Stony Brook University. Two of the projects are being led by Christopher Gobler, Endowed Chair of Coastal Ecology and Conservation, and Associate Professor Bradley Peterson from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook. The projects — funded with a total amount awarded of more than $1.1 million — are sponsored by New York Sea Grant (NYSG) and funded through the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Sea Grant’s federal parent agency. “These new projects target issues of importance to New Yorkers and to citizens everywhere,”…

An exciting variety of dance companies, music genres of all kinds, a cirque extravaganza, a theatrical creation featuring the Emerson String Quartet, and the 2019 Gala with opera star Renée Fleming are among the many performances coming to the Staller Center for the Arts in its 2018-2019 season. Tickets for the 2018-2019 season go on sale Saturday, May 5, with discounts offered for multiple show purchases and on tickets for children, students and seniors. Go to stallercenter.com for complete information or call (631) 632-ARTS. Season at a Glance An Evening with Pat Metheny  Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8 pm Compania…

Parsons Dance Company, one of America’s leading modern dance companies, comes to Staller Center’s Main Stage on Saturday, May 5, at 8 pm. The ensemble features eight dancers who embody sexy athleticism, exuberant personality and joyous movement. Tickets are $42, available at stallercenter.com or by calling (631) 632-ARTS. Staller Center provides discounts on tickets for children, students and seniors. Parsons Dance Company, based out of New York City, is under the direction of artistic director and choreographer David Parsons, who New York Magazine has called “one of modern dance’s great living dance-makers.” The program planned for Staller Center includes Wolfgang, Hand Dance, Whirlaway, Caught, Ma…

New York’s U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin has received the National Sea Grant Award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant Program for his continued support of this national coastal science association. New York Sea Grant Director and SBU Professor Bill Wise presented the award to him in Washington, DC, on March 7 along with SGA President Jim Hurley. New York Sea Grant is headquartered at Stony Brook University. New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness about the state’s marine…

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…

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