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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…

The Student Employee and Supervisor of the Year Awards, hosted by Stony Brook’s Career Center and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, honored top student workers and supervisors across campus departments for their outstanding work on Wednesday, April 11. Hosted during National Student Employment Week, seven students were awarded with a Distinction of Excellence, and three were Grand Prize winners. “With almost 5,000 students working in more than 200 departments, students make substantial contributions to the Stony Brook campus community everyday and can’t all be recognized, though their hard work and dedication is much appreciated,” said Caterina Reed,…

Sustainability on campus is in full force this spring! The Faculty Student Association (FSA) and CulinArt are hard at work with green initiatives to make Stony Brook University a more sustainable community. From “Farm” to Fork The FSA’s Freight Farm is an all-weather steel constructed freight container that has been converted into an automated hydroponic farm. The farm’s system works to create perfect growing conditions for plants through red and blue grow lights and programmable dosing of nutrients. The Freight Farm not only provides students with the experience of eating food they grow while enhancing their knowledge of sustainable agriculture,…

The University Orchestra, conducted by Susan Deaver, will perform Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Brahms Symphony No. 4 and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with piano soloist Brianna Tang, winner of the 2018 Undergraduate Concerto Competition. The concert will be held on Tuesday, May 1, at 8 pm on Staller Center’s Main Stage. Tickets are $10 general and $5 seniors and students, and are on sale at the Staller Center Box Office, (631) 632-ARTS. For more information about auditioning for the University Orchestra and future concerts, contact the Department of Music at (631) 632-7330 or visit the website.

Ayla Karakas, a Stony Brook University senior majoring in Linguistics and minoring in Mathematics and Computer Science, received the Special Award representing the College Division in the Japan Center’s 13th Annual Essay Competition at Stony Brook University sponsored by Canon USA. She was presented with an award certificate, a $500 check and a Canon camera at the award Ceremony held on April 15 at the Charles B. Wang Center. In her award-winning essay, “Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon,, Ayla focuses on the succinctness of the Japanese language through its depictions and metaphors in comparison to the verboseness of the English language…

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