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The Office of Veteran Affairs hosted the Murph Challenge at the Stony Brook Walter J. Hawrys Recreation Center on Saturday, April 21. The intensive training regiment consisted of a 1 mile run followed by 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and a second mile run, all while wearing a 20 pound vest or body armor. The challenge is named for Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, a Navy SEAL who selflessly gave his own life in combat to save the lives of his team. He was the officer-in-charge of a four-man SEAL element tasked with finding a key anti-coalition militia commander near…

Take a walk on campus at Stony Brook and you’ll have plenty to look at, especially in warmer months. Flowers, trees and ornamental landscaping elements are strategically placed to catch your eye. It takes hard work to keep all 1,039 acres of campus looking beautiful, but Stony Brook is committed to making choices that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but sustainable, cost effective and safe for the environment. “Sustainable landscaping is important to us on many levels, not the least of which is our responsibility to make a contribution to the larger context of the need for sustainability,” said Dallas…

CommUniversity Day 2018 — the celebration of campus and community discovery — will take place on Saturday, September 22, on the Academic Mall from noon to 4 pm. We’re looking for interactive, hands-on activities for this fun, family-friendly day showcasing some of the best academic, sports and entertainment that Stony Brook University has to offer. Activities are clustered into themed “neighborhoods” including the Arts, Health & Wellness, Technology & Exploration, Food & Culture, Find Out in 15 (mini-talks), and more. If your area is interested in offering an activity, complete the Call for Participants form by May 31, 2018. If you…

The strawberries are here — come celebrate at Stony Brook’s annual Strawberry Festival on Wednesday, May 2. Here are some strawberry fun facts from Campus Dining Registered Dietitian Amanda Reichardt: Even though they hit their peak in summer, strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring. Strawberries contain many nutrients including antioxidants, vitamin C, folate, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, and magnesium. They also contain slightly more vitamin C than oranges do. Native Americans would make their corn bread with mashed strawberries and cornmeal. This recipe was introduced to colonists and was the inspiration behind strawberry shortcake. Not only…

Strawberry Fest has been a popular tradition on the Stony Brook campus for more than 20 years with over 2,000 people in attendance each year. Every spring, the campus community gathers on the Academic Mall to enjoy a mouthwatering menu of strawberry treats and a fun-filled day of live music, dancing, and student performances. This event is traditionally held on the first Wednesday of May during Campus Lifetime in conjunction with Diversity Day, a celebration of Stony Brook’s different heritages and lifestyles through music and dance performances, creative arts, lectures and cultural offerings. Diversity Day is planned and organized by…

As part of the Engineering-driven Medicine Distinguished Lecture Series, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine will host Professor Terrence Sejnowski, Head of the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, which explores new understandings in neuroscience, genetics, immunology, plant biology and more. Professor Sejnowski, whose research in neural networks and computational neuroscience has been pioneering, will present “The Deep Learning Revolution” on Monday, May 7, at 11:30 am in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. Sejnowski’s work is focused on using computer modeling techniques to try to encapsulate what we know about the brain as well as to test…

As the end of the semester approaches, take advantage of Staller Center’s final events during the next few weeks. Parson’s Dance Company, Saturday, May 5, 8 pm Main Stage $42 (faculty/staff get $3 discount) Eight dancers with talent and passion bring sexy athleticism, exuberant personality and joyous movement to Parsons Dance, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance that is accessible to diverse audiences. Parsons Dance is known for its ensemble work, and to see the troupe in action is not to be missed. Buy Tickets here Senior Show 2018: April 26 – May 18 URECA Art Exhibition: April 26…

Presented by Art Stage San, Dallae Story is a nonverbal puppet show about an ingenuous child named Dallae and her ordinary family, whose lives are interrupted by the Korean War during the early 1950s. The piece does not directly talk about the war itself, but rather portrays the efforts of a family to overcome hardship during wartime in a fairy tale-like fantasy. The story is expressed through hand manipulation of the puppets, beginning with Dallae’s birth to her sweet childhood with her family and then finally to wartime, with sets of the four seasons representing both the stages of life and the…

“How Do We Understand Foreign Accents?” wins the third 3MT competition at Stony Brook University Research is teeming with technobabble. There are thousands of words that make perfect sense to a specialist, but no sense to an average person. “The public and our policymakers don’t understand academic research very well. It’s a fact,” said Charles Taber, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education at Stony Brook University. “And much of the responsibility for that unfortunate fact is ours.” “There’s a way to break through the technobabble,” said Taber. “Be vivid. Be exciting. Get to…

Five million teeth are either injured or knocked-out per year according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.  A safe, effective mouth guard should be part of standard equipment for athletes from an early age. In honor of National Facial Protection Month, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine will be offering a 50% reduction on the fee for custom-made mouth guards in its Dental Care Center for both new and existing patients through May 31. “Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s Dental Care Center prides itself on making high-quality dental care accessible, and we are delighted to reduce…

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