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Stony Brook is the home away from home for 4,685 international students from 110 countries, and we do everything possible to make our students feel welcome and support their success. A wide network of resources helps our international students feel right at home from the very start. View more video testimonials — and find key resources — at the #YouAreWelcome website. #YouAreWelcomeHere is a message of welcome from U.S. higher education to international students around the world. First introduced in November 2016, more than 300 universities and organizations have created videos, websites and social media content using the campaign’s hashtag and concept. In December 2017,…

Twenty-seven brothers and sisters from Pi Lambda Phi and Theta Phi Alpha came together March 2 to be trained in Question, Persuade, and Refer Gatekeeper Training (QPR), a program designed to give people the skills to recognize and respond to someone struggling with suicidal thoughts. The fraternity and sorority were recruited for the training by Kathleen Valerio, Health Educator and Program Coordinator. QPR is supported by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Student Health Services (SHS) Health Education Office from the Division of Student Affairs. “We’re trying to get people aware of how to help others struggling with their…

Red Watch Band (RWB) continue their trailblazing bystander intervention lifesaving training program through various outreach and education initiatives. Alcohol and other Drug Outreach Specialist Kerri Mahoney presented at the 2018 Student Affairs Conference at New York University on Friday, February 16, highlighting RWB aspirational techniques to universities throughout the country. The RWB program teaches students and staff how to identify the signs and symptoms of an alcohol overdose to prevent death from toxic drinking, and since it was implemented in 2009, it has trained over 8,000 people in the Stony Brook community. Mahoney’s presentation at the Student Affairs Conference focused…

This summer, Ryan McHugh ’20 will be taking his passion for science and Japanese culture on the road. More specifically, the Biology and Chemistry double major will be heading to Japan as part of the highly selective Amgen Scholars Program at the University of Kyoto. The program provides funding for promising undergraduates to conduct cutting-edge research at one of 17 world-class institutions in the US, Europe and Japan. While Stony Brook students have had strong representation in Amgen programs stateside, Ryan is the first to be selected for this specific opportunity in Japan. Proficiency in Japanese is not required; however,…

HackHealth, a one-day, health-themed hackathon, was hosted by Stony Brook University’s Women in Computer Science (WiCS) on February 3. A diverse and beginner-friendly event, HackHealth provided a comfortable environment for participants to develop their ideas and skills. With multiple big-name sponsors such as Google, Facebook, Softheon and Netsmart, HackHealth promised to be an interesting event and it delivered. To start hackers off on the right foot, the day began with industry sponsors joining the students for breakfast, with the actual hacking starting at 11 am. WiCS President Kitty Liu first observed the 10 teams (with about 5 to 6 members…

“I was intimidated by research, and I didn’t really know what was involved,” admits URECA scholar and undergraduate researcher Pamela Best ’19. “And yet, I wouldn’t have experienced it if I hadn’t tried it out,” she says. “Find a lab and a research area that really interests you. Don’t count yourself out.” Best, a junior in the University Scholars program and a double major in Biochemistry and Psychology, has explored multiple experiential opportunities while a student, including hands-on research via the URECA (Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities) summer program. Pamela’s URECA project investigates the use of acute intermittent hypoxia as a treatment…

The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in Staller Center will present three separate student exhibitions during the course of March and April. The graduate student exhibition, Time: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2018, will be on view from March 18 through April 14. The undergraduate Senior Show and the URECA Art Exhibition will be on view concurrently beginning April 26. The exhibitions and all events are free and open to the public. Time: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2018, March 18 – April 14 Time features new work by Stony Brook University’s graduating Master of Fine Arts students. It includes drawing, painting, paper cuts and video installations by Jasna Boudard, Razieh Jafari,…

Student group Taiko Tides welcomed drum groups from across the country as Stony Brook University hosted the 2018 East Coast Taiko Conference (ECTC), February 9 through February 11. This marked not only the first year that Stony Brook hosted the conference, which started in 2011 at Cornell University, but also the first time ECTC was hosted by a public university. “I love performing for people, and while the practicing is very long and intense, at concert time I just light up and I love seeing the people’s faces,” said Vice President of Taiko Tides Grace Zhen, a Stony Brook senior…

Asad Moughal ’19 has dreamed of working at Google for as long as he can remember.  Thanks to the Stony Brook Career Center, he’s now taken steps toward achieving that goal. “I was able to connect with three alumni, all of whom had amazing things to say about everything from resume advice to interview preparation,” Asad said. “Best of all, I was able to connect with an alum who works at Google, which is a dream employer of mine, and this alumnus was more than open to sharing her experience and advice.” Asad, a marketing intern for the Career Center and…

“Get into lab as early as possible, regardless of whether you know you’ll like it or not, advises URECA Scholar Michael D’Agati ’18. “You never know where it can lead to and it makes the experience of school a lot more fun.” Michael, an Electrical Engineering major in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and a University Scholars member, is a big advocate of research. He enjoys challenges, likes to ask questions, and has thrived in the research environment – he was named a Goldwater Scholar, a prestigious national honor, in his sophomore year. Michael’s substantive work in the Multi-Functional Nano-Biosystems Laboratory with his long-time mentor…

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