Browsing: On Campus

During the fall semester, Happenings will feature a series of nine, three-minute musical performances by students in the Department of Music at Stony Brook University. The “Sounds from Studio A” series was filmed, created and edited on campus in Studio A at the Video Studio. “We developed the series and contacted Michael Hershkowitz in the Music Department to have him coordinate the musicians,” said Bill Cusick, Senior Video Producer/Director for Stony Brook University’s Video Production Group. “Our goal is to give the students and a few employees some more exposure, and we hope to continue the series with additional recordings in…

The Center for Corporate Education and Training (CET) at Stony Brook University has partnered with Suffolk County to implement a new and innovative training program for employees. In order to identify issues and create the new program, CET launched focus groups with four teams made up of department heads and managers to develop the new curriculum. The program began in July and will run through March 2016. So far CET staff members have trained 75 county senior executives including commissioners, and they are now training 250 project leaders and later 75 facilitators. Training will eventually be rolled out to more than…

Throughout the campuses of Stony Brook University, art is everywhere. Paintings, sculptures, photographs and multimedia installations are featured in the University’s many galleries. The community is always welcome. Art Among Science The gallery in the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is open to the public Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. It features installations from artists around the world. For more information on the next gallery show or to be added to the Center’s mailing list visit www.scgp.stonybrook.edu. This September, The Simons Center Gallery will present a solo exhibition of work by Manfred Mohr, an internationally acclaimed pioneer…

Through the Endowed Richard A. Bishop Fund, 20 incoming freshmen and two continuing students received laptops on August 21 at a ceremony in the Administration Building Welcome Center. The fund was established in memory of Mr. Bishop, a resident of the area and local businessman who used to manage the Computer Corner for Stony Brook’s Faculty Student Association (FSA) before the venue closed in 2003. In the spirit of Dick Bishop — who was always extremely generous to his customers — the endowment is intended to help students who might not otherwise have the resources to purchase a computer for college.…

This September the University kicks off its 42nd year of hosting the Stony Brook Open Nights lecture series. This free series, geared to the general public, began in Fall 1973 with the arrival of Comet Kohoutek and proved to be so popular that they have continued ever since. The talks are held most Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. The lectures are grouped into four categories: Astronomy Open Night (usually the first Friday of the month), The Worlds of Physics (second Friday of the month), Geology Open Night (third Friday of the month) and The Living World (fourth Friday…

A unique collection of world-renowned entertainers will perform at Staller Center during the upcoming year. “One of many shows that will undoubtedly be popular is a touring production of Mel Brooks’ Tony Award winning musical The Producers, scheduled for November 21, 2015,” said Staller Center Director Alan Inkles. “We know that newcomers to Staller Center as well as regulars will enjoy a Broadway theatrical treat of pure fun.” The esteemed Emerson String Quartet brings an all Haydn and Beethoven program to start off the season on October 7. Jazz by Arturo Sandoval follows in a sold-out show on October 10,…

The Faculty Student Association (FSA) and Campus Dining are hosting a fun-filled, interactive Second Night Out for new students on Saturday, August 22. (Complete schedule.) Learn about dining at Stony Brook University — from available dining options and meal plans to accommodating special dietary needs — students are encouraged to visit multiple dining locations to sample different foods and earn raffle tickets for prizes. Winners will be announced at 10 pm with drawings in Roth, West Side Dining and Union Commons. Students can win Gold Medal Meal Plans for Fall 2016, PS4s, Apple watches and $100 Wolfie Wallet gift cards.…

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…

Stony Brook’s Office of International Admissions hosted 36 high school students from China for two weeks this July. The summer enrichment program offered students the opportunity to participate in a Math League competition, take intensive English language classes, complete engineering coursework, and learn about the U.S. college application and admissions process. Students met with faculty and participated in lectures and activities on main campus, the Southampton campus, and in Manhattan. They were exposed to many disciplines and potential fields of study, such as learning about glacial geology, participating in a civil engineering lab and observing sea life at the Marine…

Stony Brook’s vast array of clubs and organizations can broaden your horizons, prepare you for a career, or just give you the time of your collegiate life. Find out more at this fall’s Involvement Fair; in the meantime, we’ve chosen to profile three clubs just to give you a taste. Pre-Veterinary Society About the Club: The Pre-Veterinary Society helps prepare students for a career in veterinary science by providing resources and opportunities, while also giving animal enthusiasts on campus a place to meet. Types of Activities: The club offers talks with distinguished veterinarians and wildlife conservation experts, specialized advising sessions,…

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