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2016 Recyclemania Tournament Help Stony Brook University beat the competition in RecycleMania 2016, an eight-week recycling competition that begins Sunday, February 7, and runs through Saturday, April 2. Stony Brook will once again compete against more than 400 other colleges and universities in several recycling categories. During this eight-week event, you can help reduce the campus’ carbon footprint by living sustainably and recycling paper, bottles, cans and e-waste whenever possible. A full list of what can be recycled and other sustainable tips can be found online. In 2014 we took first place in e-waste recycling with 125,498 pounds recycled. In 2015…

Eugene O’Neill’s last play and only true love story will be performed at Staller Center on Saturday, February 13, at 8 pm by actors from Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre. “A Moon for the Misbegotten” draws on autobiographical material from O’Neill’s own life. Angela Smith stars as Josie Hogan, a boisterous Irish woman with a quick tongue and a tarnished reputation, who lives on a Connecticut tenant farm with her father in the 1920s. James Tyrone Jr., whose family owns the farm, returns to settle the estate when his mother dies and attempts to navigate his complicated relationship with Josie and…

Mass Extinctions and Evolution: What We’ve Learned Since Darwin David Jablonski is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences and the Committee on Evolutionary Biology (a multi-institutional PhD program) at the University of Chicago. He combines data on living and fossil marine organisms to ask large-scale evolutionary questions about origins, extinctions and geographic distributions. Jablonski grew up in New York City a few blocks from the American Museum of Natural History and knew he wanted to be a paleontologist by the age of five. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and…

Stony Brook students now have 24-hour access to the Melville Library Central Reading Room during the spring and fall semesters. The area is open from noon on Sunday through midnight on Thursday. Friday hours remain 8:30 am to 8 pm and Saturday hours are 10 am to 10 pm. “Our students have very different schedules and study needs, and we want to provide them with innovative resources and more support to ensure that they excel,” said Dean of Libraries Constantia Constantinou. “We are excited to offer the new 24-hour shift, and we hope this extended schedule will increase student’s productivity as it maximizes availability of…

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at Stony Brook is encouraging K-12 students throughout the region and the nation to study computer science with the hope of meeting growing workforce demand. “Every day the department is bombarded with employer requests for qualified CS candidates,” said Arie Kaufman, CS Distinguished Professor and Chair. “It is our hope that through consistent high school outreach, students will learn to love computer science as much as we do, and eventually the employment gap will decrease.” In addition to its work with CodeLI, which has been a very positive experience for CS students and thousands…

2016 Assessment Symposium, February 19 The Faculty Center at Stony Brook University is hosting “Data Visualization: Presenting Data Effectively” on Friday, February 19, from 8:30 am to 4 pm in the Student Activities Center. “If you are interested in learning how to visually represent your data in a way that will appeal to everyone and significantly increase impact, then this event is a must for you,” said Catherine Scott, an assessment specialist at the Faculty Center. Keynote speaker Stephanie Evergreen, who founded Evergreendata, is a designer and researcher best known for bringing a research-based approach to helping researchers better communicate…

Stony Brook’s Wellness Walking Program kicks off this semester, led by US Olympian and Long Island native Maria Michta, ranked 20th among female race walkers worldwide and best female walker in the country. Starting on Monday, January 25, sessions will be held at the Walter Hawrys Campus Recreation Center as follows: Mondays, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, and Wednesdays/Fridays, 12 pm to 1 pm. Students, faculty and staff can improve and maintain their physical health, learn the technique of race walking, build a cardio base, and set individual fitness goals. Program participants will be encouraged to enter local race walking…

Throughout February 2016 Stony Brook University will host Black History Month, an annual tradition that celebrates the African American experience. The Black History Month Opening Ceremony kicks things off on Wednesday, January 27, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm in the Student Activities Center, Sidney Gelber Auditorium. The guest speakers are Professor Sonia Sanchez, Dr. John H. Bracey, Jr., and Dr. James E. Smethurst, co-editors of SOS – Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader (2014), a history of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The book depicts the works of the politically motivated Black poets, artists, dramatists,…

The Stony Brook University College of Business Finance Area Research (FAR) seminar series is for faculty and doctoral students with an interest in finance. The topics cover research carried out by the finance faculty at the College in diverse areas such as asset pricing, behavioral finance, banking and regulations, financial econometrics, and portfolio theory. FAR seminars will take place from 1 pm to 3 pm on Thursdays in Harriman Hall 304. The seminar is open to anyone interested in the announced topics. Spring 2016 Schedule January 28: Stoyan Stoyanov, “Model Risk in Linear Factor Models under Temporal Aggregation” February 11:…

Power-based personal violence is tough to tackle alone. It’s a good thing thousands of students, faculty and staff at Stony Brook are now “Green Dots,” ready to intervene if need be. Green Dot is a strategy for preventing forms of power-based personal violence such as rape and sexual assault, relationship violence, harassment and stalking. The program teaches people how to recognize potentially violent situations, and how to intervene to prevent or address such violence. “The Green Dot strategy is really simple, and carries a core emphasis on personal connection, individual responsibility and social accountability,” said Christine Szaraz, a counselor with…

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