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The Charles B. Wang Center is dedicated to presenting the public with a multifaceted, intellectually sound and humane understanding of Asian and Asian American cultures, and their relationship to other cultures. The Wang Center serves as a conference facility and venue for cultural events, offering lectures, workshops, film, gallery shows, festivals and more. The Center offers dozens of events and exhibits each semester. Please visit its website for the upcoming fall schedule or to sign up for the mailing list at stonybrook.edu/wang. “Our programs offer visitors the opportunity to traverse great distances and leap across time as they experience places…

Through Stony Brook University’s Mobile/Digital Now (MDN) initiative, 185 EOP/AIM freshmen received iPads this July as they began their four-year journey at the EOP/AIM Pre-Freshman Summer Academy, a five-week program of intense academics to help prepare them for the upcoming academic year. The iPads are part of the University’s commitment to the EOP/AIM program, which provides educationally related support services and supplemental financial assistance to students whose educational and economic circumstances have limited their post-secondary educational opportunities. Additionally the iPads support Stony Brook faculty in the appropriate utilization of technology to enhance their teaching, control the costs of learning materials…

Senior research officers from member universities of The Science Coalition and Association of American Universities met on July 15 for All Things Research, a roundtable discussion held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Among them was Stony Brook University’s Vice President for Research David O. Conover, who also serves as operations manager for the SUNY Research Foundation. Members of these two groups share a common goal of maintaining America’s leadership in science and technology through strong and sustained funding for scientific research across all disciplines. Each year at All Things Research, senior research officers discuss with DC-based journalists…

It took only six months for Stony Brook University to hit an energy research grand slam, earning major federal funding on four projects poised to revolutionize the world’s energy technology. “These four projects, which together earned nearly $5.7 million in funding, showcase Stony Brook’s dedication to researching and developing technologies that will have a major impact on how we generate and consume energy globally,” said Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University. But how can a state university on Long Island suddenly secure such funding and rise to rank alongside renowned energy research institutions like MIT and…

E.L. Doctorow. Joyce Carol Oates. Tom Wolfe. Frank McCourt. Some of literature’s brightest lights have illuminated the Southampton Writers Conference, which celebrates its 40th year July 8-19 at Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus. The conference is the heart of the Southampton Arts Summer, which also includes a Children’s Literature Conference and the Southampton International Theatre Workshops and Festival, both held July 15-19. “I think it’s fair to say we have played a role in the literary history of this generation,” said Robert Reeves, Associate Provost for the Southampton Graduate Arts Campus, who has directed the Writers Conference since 1988. “But the…

Sure, there’s Cannes and there’s Sundance, but for 20 years, discerning film lovers have been coming to the Stony Brook Film Festival to enjoy and discover movies hand-picked from hundreds of entries from around the world. “It’s Sundance in your own backyard,” says Festival Director Alan Inkles. “If you can get to Sundance, great, but this is the closest that many people will ever come. And I’m telling you, in some cases, the quality of films is better.” Inkles and his team have chosen an eclectic mix of 34 independent features, documentaries and shorts for the 20th anniversary festival, which runs…

Four Stony Brook University students, all New York natives, earned prestigious Fulbright grants for 2015-16 — doctoral candidate Erica Mukherjee, graduate students Allyssa Schoenemann and Masra Shameem, and undergraduate Michelle Chiarappa. The highly competitive Fulbright Program, created by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright in 1946 and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, provides grants annually for international research and teaching in an effort to foster global partnership and cultural exchange. Mukherjee and Shameem will both travel to India on Fulbright Study/Research grants, while Chiarappa and Schoenemann will join the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant…

Naveen Mallangada ’17 keeps his right and left brain perfectly in balance. While he’s been tackling heady academic projects like pancreatic cancer research, his creative side has been fully engaged with repainting the Tabler Steps to resemble a very grand piano. One look at Naveen and you know he’s headed for success. Impeccably dressed right down to the Stony Brook shield pinned on the lapel of his suit jacket, his ready smile and easygoing manner conjure up an image of the medical doctor he aspires to be someday. As a participant in the Scholars for Medicine Program he has been…

When news broke on April 25 that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake had left Nepal reeling, student organizations on campus sprang into action to help coordinate relief efforts. These students not only activated the student organizations they were involved in but also rallied about a dozen other organizations, both international and domestic. Their efforts included “Unite for Nepal,” held May 4, a multi-faceted event featuring entertainment, prayer and personal reflections on the country’s cultural heritage and beauty, culminating in a plea to aid in its long recovery process. Students also raised an additional $1,000 by volunteering at a donation table in…

Tune in to CNN’s Emmy Award winning travel and food show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on Sunday, May 17, at 9 pm to find out what happens when the show’s host and Stony Brook University’s Patricia Wright participate in a Madagascar village ceremonial zebu sacrifice. Bourdain, a world-renowned chef and bestselling author, travels around the world to uncover little-known destinations and diverse cultures. He was in Madagascar last December to film the show and visited Distinguished Service Professor Patricia Wright at the Centre ValBio research center that she founded and directs. For the past few years Dr. Wright has been discussing with the local…

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