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The Department of Recycling and Resource Management has rolled out new bins for its clothing recycling program. Eleven “red hot” clothing bins are being installed throughout the campus residences. The clothing recycling program has been in existence for more than 11 years, but this year the clothing bins are University branded to promote pride and encourage people to think and act green. Last year the University recycled more than 32 tons of clothing. This means that 64,000 pounds of clothing were diverted away from the landfill and instead went to someone in need. Even torn clothing is recycled, being turned into…

The Center for Dance, Movement, and Somatic Learning will be offering classes for the Stony Brook community and the general public starting the week of September 20. These classes, taught by University faculty and certified teachers, will run for 12 weeks at a cost of $180 per course. Classes are being offered in Dance Education for Children, Latin Dance (Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha), Flamenco, Contemporary/Modern Dance, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Tai Chi, Alexander Technique, and Kripalu Yoga Danskinetics. The Center, with its state-of-the-art studios, is located in Nassau Hall on Stony Brook’s South Campus, Room 114. For course and schedule…

Science and the World’s Future Bruce Alberts, a prominent biochemist with a strong commitment to the improvement of science education, is editor-in-chief of Science and professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, a position he returned to in 2005 after serving two six-year terms as president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, D.C. During his tenure at the NAS, Alberts was instrumental in developing the landmark National Science Education standards that have been implemented in school systems nationwide. Alberts is also noted as one of the original authors of…

Monday, September 13 The annual Memorial Commemoration of September 11 will be held on Monday, September 13, at
12:00 pm by the Memorial Arch outside of the Humanities Building (rain location: Student Activities Center Auditorium). Alumni and other members of the Stony Brook family who were lost on September 11, 2001, will be honored. The service will be followed by a silent processional to the SAC Circle from the Memorial Grove. This event is open to students, community members, and faculty and staff. Vans will be available at the Hospital main entrance (call Conferences and Special Events at 632-6320 to reserve…

With Asia moving to the center stage in world economic and political developments, the learning and teaching of Asian languages has become crucial. Stony Brook is taking the lead in preparing qualified teachers of Asian languages with the launch of undergraduate teacher education programs in Chinese and Japanese leading to New York State initial teaching certification and the B.A. degree in Asian and Asian American Studies: Adolescent Education–Chinese/Japanese, Grades 7-12. The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies provides content core courses, the Foreign Language Teacher Education Program (FLA) offers pedagogical core courses, and the Professional Education Program coordinates additional…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., welcomed incoming freshmen and their parents at Nobel Halls, a new campus residence, on “move in day,” Friday, August 27.

Campus fire safety is an important issue across the nation. Now in its sixth year, governors across the country are signing proclamations designating September as Campus Fire Safety Month in their states and resolutions have been introduced in both the Senate and House of Representatives. Schools across the country will be holding events to educate and inform students about what they can do to help ensure they are not victims of a preventable fire. At Stony Brook, the Division of Campus Residences and Environmental Health and Safety are co-sponsoring several on-campus events to raise awareness about fire prevention during the…

Stony Brook graduates rank among the highest in the nation when it comes to earnings potential, according to a recent national ranking. According to the PayScale 2010 College Salary Report, the starting median pay for Stony Brook graduates is $49,200 and the mid-career median pay is $90,800. Among state universities nationwide, Stony Brook ranked 23rd, ahead of institutions such as the University of California (Davis), Michigan University, Purdue, and the University of Connecticut. Among all Northeastern colleges, Stony Brook ranked 53rd in earnings potential, ahead of such private universities as NYU, Pace, Boston University, Ithaca, Adelphi, and Hofstra. The actual college rankings were…

Stony Brook will offer a new master of science degree in journalism beginning in June 2011, the first in the SUNY system. The program will focus on coverage of health, science, the environment and technology while preparing students to thrive as all-around journalists in the rapidly changing media landscape. “We are very excited to be able to offer this new graduate program,” said Howard Schneider, Dean of the School of Journalism. “Whether it’s climate change or vaccine safety or oil drilling technology—the issues that our students will learn to cover are at the center of public concern. Good journalism on…

A talented group of Stony Brook University art students are painting a beautiful new mural in the hallway of the lower level of the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library. The project originated with Provost’s Liaison Deborah DiFranco in mid June when she commissioned senior studio art major and art history minor Sophia Dang to sketch ideas for the mural. Dang is a gifted artist with a passion for large mural projects and has been awarded the 2010-2011 Palmedo Scholarship for art. She has worked on several major mural projects in the past, mostly in neighborhoods in Brooklyn and New York…

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