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Bus Driver Appreciation has become a highlighted tradition for National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) members. This initiative is about honoring the hard work of Stony Book bus drivers. On October 10, NRHH members gathered to paint creative signs demonstrating their appreciation for bus drivers. The signs were brightly colored with sayings such as, “You Drive the Express Bus to My Heart,” “Our Love for You Is Automatic, No Need for Stick Shift,” “You Rock and Roll,” and just the simple “Thank You.” On Wednesday, October 13, during Campus Lifetime, NRHH members gathered to cheer on the bus drivers at the…

The Department of Music has established The Gilbert Kalish Scholarship in Graduate Studies in Musical Performance. The scholarship funds tuition for promising performance students, thus honoring Kalish’s long-standing commitment to the training of a new generation of young musicians. Donations to the Gilbert Kalish Scholarship should be made to:

 Department of Music, Stony Brook Foundation Acct. 266360 
Memo: Gilbert Kalish Scholarship; mail check to: Department of Music, ATTN: Martha Zadok, Stony Brook, New York 11794-5475. Kalish ranks among the most distinguished artists of his generation. His vast repertoire encompasses virtually the entire canon of Western music, from the Baroque and…

Help make this Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, a great day for the U.S. veterans who reside at the Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH) in Stony Brook. Your $5 donation will purchase a hat for one of the U.S. veterans who reside at LISVH. Remember our veterans and show them our appreciation for all that they have sacrificed. For more information or to donate, please contact Heidi Ciolfi, UUP Community Services Committee, at Heidi.Ciolfi@stonybrook.edu or (631) 632-7895.

Join the UUP Community Services Committee and Long Island Cares to help fight hunger—together we can make a difference. Please bring non-perishable boxed and canned food items to the following locations from now through Friday, October 29: • West Campus Administration Building 2nd floor Lobby • Student Activities Center Main Lobby • Frank Melville Library first floor by the Central Reading Room • Student Union Main Lobby • Computing Center by the Sinc Site • Research and Support Services Building, Suite 160, R & D Park • Long Island State Veterans Home Lobby • SBUMC Cancer Center Lobbies • SBUMC…

As the largest single-site employer on Long Island, Stony Brook University is also responsible for employing a great deal of students. More than two dozen of the student employees working in dining services have risen in the ranks to become student managers, a position in which they have the opportunity to lead and organize fellow students and gain valuable leadership experience in the workforce. Lackmann Culinary Services, Stony Brook’s current food service provider, has also instituted a series of new training programs for professional employees so they may be role models to student employees. The advantages of having a large…

Chemistry Research Day—a celebration of chemical research performed by graduate, undergraduate, and high-school students, as well as postdoctoral fellows and staff scientists affiliated with Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory—will take place this year on Friday, November 5, at the Student Activities Center. Researchers involved in chemistry departmental research will submit a poster for this annual celebration of collective research achievements and will be available to speak to the public concerning any questions during the poster sessions. Professor Carlos Simmerling will deliver the keynote lecture, “Chemistry in Bits and Bytes: How Video Games and Digital Technology are Transforming our…

Communicating Health Care Reform: Why Don’t People Get It? The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, is the most significant health reform legislation since Medicare and Medicaid, both passed in the 1960s. Many provisions in the law are now being implemented, but despite months of debate, there remains widespread confusion and misperception regarding this wide-ranging and complex law. Provisions in ACA include health insurance regulatory reform, coverage expansion, quality initiatives, incentives for primary care and prevention, and payment innovations. Communicating Health Care Reform: Why Don’t People Get It? will…

Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, will be speaking at Staller Center on Monday, October 25, at 8:00 pm. The event is sponsored by Think Magazine, the University’s progressive, student-run publication. Think Magazine was selected as a winner in a nationwide contest to host Huffington as she travels the country on a promotional tour for her latest book, Third World America. Think Magazine was selected as one of 15 finalists out of more than 200 nominees nationwide. More than 440,000 votes were cast in less than a week of voting, and Think Magazine was one of three…

Stony Brook Athletics is hosting its annual Halloween Fun Fest for children from ages four to twelve on Sunday, October 31, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Indoor Sports Complex Squash Lounge. Admission is free. Faculty, staff, and members of the local community are invited to bring their children to join Stony Brook student-athletes for an afternoon filled with free Halloween games, entertainment, and candy. Children can have their faces painted by the women’s lacrosse team, play ring toss with the swimming and diving team, have a bean bag toss with the baseball players, and more. All are…

A Search for Human Origins at Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya Third-generation Kenyan paleoanthropologist Louise Leakey represents the future of the Leakey family’s legacy in the field of human origins research through her ongoing work in the Turkana Basin region of northern Kenya. Like her parents, Richard and Meave Leakey, and her grandparents, the pre-eminent Louis and Mary Leakey, Louise focuses her study on the evolution of early human ancestors. A Ph.D. graduate of London University, she is a research assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University, the Director of Public Education and Outreach at the…

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