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Understanding the Recovery of Consciousness Nicholas D. Schiff, M.D., the featured speaker at the upcoming 14th Annual Swartz Foundation Mind/Brain Lecture, is an expert in neurological disorders of consciousness. He directs the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuromodulation at Weill Cornell Medical College and is also an associate professor in the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Department of Public Health, and in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at Weill Cornell. His talk will focus on how despite major advances in neuroscience, recovery of consciousness after brain injury remains poorly understood. How does recovery happen and what can doctors do to help? At…

The time is now to enroll in a unique summer learning experience. The Ward Melville Heritage Organization and Stony Brook present Summer of Science, a marine science program for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who will learn at a waterside, scientific laboratory right in the heart of an 88-acre wetlands preserve. Those successfully completing all course requirements can receive three undergraduate credits through Stony Brook or may take the course without credits. Summer of Science examines one of the regions most important and threatened coastal marine environments, Long Island Sound. The course features introductory lectures on habitats such as…

Stony Brook University Friends of Hillel will launch a weekend-long Mega Megillah Shabbat celebration on Friday, February 26, featuring comic entertainer Brad Zimmerman, former opener for George Carlin and Joan Rivers. “We are proud to be able to bring together our students along with parents, alum, faculty, staff, and community members,” said Gloria Snyder, MA ’72, Chairperson of Friends of Hillel. “Last year’s event brought parents from as far as Boston and alum from all over.” The celebration will conclude on Saturday evening with a traditional “Megillah” reading for the holiday of Purim followed by a performance of the Stony…

Thursday, February 25 The Good Fight: Environmental Racism and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice Simran Sethi is an award-winning journalist and associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, where she teaches courses on sustainability and environmental communications. She is writing a book on contemporary environmentalism to be published by Harper Collins in fall 2010. Sethi is the contributing author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, winner of the bronze 2008 Axiom Award for Best Business Ethics book. She is the founding host/writer of Sundance Channel’s environmental programming, The Green, and the creator of…

In Honor of Black History Month Wednesday, February 24 Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss “The State of the Civil Rights Movement in a Post-Cosby World” on Wednesday, February 24, at 4:00 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall 2. Berry has received 32 honorary doctoral degrees and numerous awards including the NAACP’s Image Award, the Rosa Parks Award of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Ebony Magazine Black Achievement Award, the Hubert Humphrey Award of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights,…

Sunday, February 21 Author Elizabeth Bettina will discuss her book, It Happened in Italy: Untold Stories of How the People of Italy Defied the Horrors of the Holocaust, on Sunday, February 21, at 2:30 pm at the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre. A reception will follow with the opportunity to purchase and have books autographed by the author. All are invited. While visiting in her family’s village in Campagna, Italy, Bettina stumbled onto this story of the Jewish people who were in Italy during the Holocaust. She will share how this discovery impelled her to write what she found to…

The Confucius Institute at Stony Brook celebrated the traditional Chinese Spring Festival at the Charles B. Wang Center on January 12. Participants included students and scholars originally from China along with students from the United States and other countries, University leaders, and faculty and officials from International Academic Programs. Following a Chinese New Year family reunion dinner, students presented many traditional and modern performances including folk dances, Chinese comic dialogue, lion dances, and more. On February 12 students attended another Chinese New Year celebration at Brandeis University, which attracted hundreds of students and faculty.

Celebrating Darwin’s Birthday February 12: Douglas J. Futuyma Evolutionary Biology: 150 Years of Progress Douglas J. Futuyma is a Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University. His research concerns speciation and the evolution of interactions between species. Most of his work has centered on the population biology of herbivorous insects and the evolution of their affiliation with host plants. Research on several species centered on genotypic differences conferring adaptation to different host plants and cast light on the evolution of host specificity. Futuyma is the author of the textbooks Evolutionary Biology and Evolution and Science on Trial:…

The Craft Center is offering a variety of pottery classes beginning February 13. Different classes and workshops are available for all skill levels of glazing, throwing, and hand building. Pre-registration is required. Visits www.stonybrook.edu/craftcenter for a full brochure. Other classes are offered in improv, flute circle, jewelry making, photography, bartending, and more. The Craft Center is located in the lower level of the Stony Brook Union building. You can also call 632-6822 for more information.

Stony Brook officially welcomed California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) on January 25, when the popular quick-serve location opened its doors for business in Roth Food Court. CPK is home to the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches, and desserts. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 11:30 am to 12:00 am; Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 pm to 12:00 am. Students will now be able to order from a specialized selection of CPK’s most popular pizzas, pastas, salads, and panini sandwiches, including the Thai Chicken Pizza, Original BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad, and…

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