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As part of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC), Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, joined other LIREDC representatives on November 2 in Albany as the group made its annual presentation of priority project proposals to the State Implementation Assessment Team (SIAT). It is SIAT’s job to review the ten Regional Councils’ annual progress reports and proposals as each council competes for state funding. In addition to President Stanley, LIREDC was represented at the hearing by Council Co-Vice Chair Kevin Law, President of the Long Island Association; Patricia Edwards, Vice President for Community Development, Citigroup;…

Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank hosted students from Long Island school districts, grades 1-4, bringing 700 children to a free concert on November 3 at Staller Center to raise awareness of children’s hunger and food insecurity on Long Island. Island Federal Credit Union sponsored the event, with Bret Sears, Island Federal Credit Union CEO and President; Paule Pachter, Long Island Cares CEO and President; Alan Inkles, Director of Staller Center; and Paul Newland, Outreach Director, Staller Center, all working with staff to help bring the myriad of students to the Main Stage Theater for the show.…

Stony Brook University once again has received multiple nominations in the annual Best of Long Island competition — the largest business awards program on Long Island. Your vote can help the University win! You can vote any time between now and December 15, 2016. You are allowed one vote per IP address per day for each category until voting ends. The winners will be announced in January 2017. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Vote now for SBU in the following categories: Concert Venue: Staller Center for Arts Film Festival: Stony Brook Film Festival Mascot: Wolfie HEALTH, WELLNESS & BEAUTY Vote now for SBU in the…

Janeane Garofalo takes the Staller Center Recital Hall stage at Stony Brook University for two performances on Saturday, November 5, just in time for Election Day. Known for her acerbic wit and deadpan cynicism, Garofalo’s 8 pm show sold out soon after it was announced. Staller Center added a second show at 10:30 pm. Tickets are available for the 10:30 show for $42 at stallercenter.com or at (631) 632-ARTS. Garofalo burst on the scene in 1992 and is known for memorable and critically acclaimed roles in film and television. Films include The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Dogma, Wet Hot…

More than 50 small businesses attended a breakfast meeting at the Middle Country Public Library on October 11 for a chance to learn how to connect with the Stony Brook campus community and new customers. The event, “How to Tap University Resources,” was developed through a partnership with the Miller Business Resource Center, the Greater Middle Country Chamber of Commerce and the Stony Brook University Office of Community Relations. “The meeting not only provided great contacts for doing business with Stony Brook, it also offered one-on-one conversations with the necessary contact who freely gave information to the vendors,” said Greater Middle…

The 23rd annual Walk for Beauty to raise money for breast cancer research at Stony Brook University Cancer Center will be held on Sunday, October 23, at 8:30 am at the Stony Brook Village Center. Pre-registration is now open. Click on the event links below to go to the appropriate registration page: 4K/6K Walk for Beauty Hercules On The Harbor 10K Run The Ward Melville Heritage Association’s Walk for Beauty has raised $1.3 million to date for breast cancer research. For more information visit the Walk for Beauty Facebook Page.

Recent trends toward increased longevity will fundamentally change our society, affecting the young, the middle-aged, and older adults. Our neighborhoods, cities and government will be impacted as well. We need to create communities that promote successful aging and support aging in place. Suburbia offers special challenges for aging in place — when older adults live independently in their homes and communities of choice so they can remain active participants in their neighborhoods and maintain a sense of purpose. There’s been impressive work on aging in place in many cities, but not much on how to help people age in place in…

The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook Village is the new home of Swing Dance Long Island’s (SDLI) monthly dances, with the first one kicking off on Saturday, September 10. This is a venue change for any SBU students that used to attend SDLI Saturday dances at the Brush Barn in Smithtown. The Jazz Loft is located at 275 Christian Avenue in Stony Brook. The September 10 event features Tommy James and His All Stars at 8 pm, with a beginner swing dance lesson before the show at 7:30 pm. All are welcome; no partner is necessary. Admission is $15 general, $13…

From Riverhead to East Hampton, a toxic “rust tide” has spread through the Peconic Estuary as reported by the lab of Christopher Gobler, a professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. Gobler is a marine biologist and leading researcher on the harmful algal blooms that have become increasingly common in Long Island’s coastal waters. In Gobler’s research lab on Stony Brook’s Southampton campus, he and his colleagues have measured densities of the rust tide algae, known as Cochlodinium, exceeding 3,000 cells per milliliter. Densities above 500 cells per milliliter can be lethal to marine life. While…

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