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The Stony Brook University School of Journalism has selected two outstanding high school journalists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, to join its 2018 Robert W. Greene Institute for High School Journalists. Taylor Yon, 16, and Zoe Gordon, 15, rising juniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will join 24 other student journalists this July at Stony Brook University where they will spend a week working in the School of Journalism’s multimedia newsroom, producing content across several media platforms. The annual journalism boot camp, which celebrates its 10th year this summer, honors the late Robert W. Greene, a Pulitzer Prize-winning…

On August 28, 2018, the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine will provide free dental screening, cleanings, fluoride treatment and oral health education to hundreds of underserved children at their annual Give Kids A Smile® event. Sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA), Give Kids A Smile events are part of a national campaign to provide dental care and promote the importance of oral health to children who might not have ready access due to their economic status. Many families on Long Island do not have adequate dental insurance or the means to provide for proper preventive care for their…

Continuing its mission of serving as a leader and mentor in the area of higher education, diversity and inclusiveness, Stony Brook University held its first Preparing Future Faculty Workshop, June 27 to 29, on campus. The conference, organized through the efforts of the SBU Faculty Working Group inspired by the University’s 2016 Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity and the administration of Chief Diversity Officer Lee Bitsóí, attracted roughly 70 senior graduate students and early postdoctoral students from institutions as far away as Tuskegee University in Alabama, the University of Mississippi, Florida International University, Purdue University in Indiana and the University of…

Stony Brook University is the first higher education institution in the United States to launch a Freight Farm on a college campus. The technology offers a hands-on learning environment that prompts students to be more sustainable in their own lives.   At the end of the spring semester, this student-run farm, with support from the Faculty Student Association (FSA) and CulinArt, was able to produce about 800 heads of bibb and chicory lettuces, which were served to customers at the salad bar at East Side Dining’s Emporium. Hands-on Learning for a Sustainable Future “It has been an amazing experience for…

Presented in conjunction with the Stony Brook Film Festival, “Faces & Places: Photographs from the Kellerman Family” features more than 60 color and black-and-white photographs by well-known documentary and fine art photographers. The exhibition opens Thursday, July 19, at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, located on the first floor of Staller Center, with a reception the following evening, Friday, July 20, from 5 pm to 7 pm. The gallery is open weekday afternoons from 12 pm to 4 pm and every evening of the Film Festival, which runs from July 19 through July 28 at Staller Center. The exhibition will open again on August 27 and run through September 27. Hours in…

Distinguished Teaching Professor Steven Skiena, from the Department of Computer Science in Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named Director of the newly formed Institute for AI-Driven Discovery and Innovation. “The advent of AI is ushering in a new era in the history of humanity. Its consequences can be so vast and far reaching that are hard to even imagine today,” said Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “Stony Brook is well positioned to lead both in advancing AI-centric research and economic development as well as in educating the engineering workforce for…

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…

Science and Engineering for Social Good Building on more than 20 years of transformative reform initiatives in STEM learning that have impacted educators at more than 500 institutions, the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE), is joining Stony Brook University to host the SUNY-Industry Conference and Showcase June 3 through June 5 at the Charles B. Wang Center. The Conference is part of a broader effort to build partnerships advancing collaborative research, education, and professional development projects that will solidify SUNY’s leadership role in advancing science and engineering that supports social good at the local, statewide, national, and…

Join us on Saturday, September 22, for CommUniversity Day, a celebration of campus and community discovery. We’re looking for employees, faculty, staff and students to show off their best academic, cultural, research, health, sports and entertainment offerings through fun, interactive and engaging activities. Everyone — in any discipline or department — is welcome to participate and let the world know how awesome you are! If you are interested in offering an activity, please complete the Call for Participants form by May 31, 2018. Questions? Contact Joan Dickinson, Director, Community Relations, at Joan.Dickinson@stonybrook.edu

Rhonda Y. Williams, Professor of History, John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History at Vanderbilt University, will discuss “The Things That Divide Us: Meditations” as part of the 2018 How Class Works Conference. Her talk will be held on Thursday, June 7, from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Students Activities Center, Ballroom B. There are so many “things” that divide us – that create tyrannical perimeters, borders, boundaries and walls; that order the way we look at each other and “other” others; that perpetuate hierarchies; and that all too often tragically legitimate and elaborate ignorance, misunderstanding, inequalities, violence,…

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