Conferences & Events
10/10/2014 Stony Brook University Hosts Second Annual TEDxSBU EventSTONY BROOK, N.Y., October 10, 2014 - Stony Brook University will host its second TEDxSBU event on Nov. 14, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. The theme of this year's event is "Connect the Dots," and will feature 16 speakers and performers from Stony Brook's student, faculty, staff, and alumni populations.
10/7/2014 Science on Tap Returns with Dr. Matthew Lerner on Autism: What Works and WhySTONY BROOK, NY, October 7, 2014 - Science on Tap, a live event and web show created by the Stony Brook University School of Journalism's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, makes its debut at the Hilton Garden Inn on the Stony Brook Campus on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:00pm with featured topic, "Autism: What Works and Why?
9/29/2014 TIP SHEET: Breast Cancer Awareness Events with Stony Brook Cancer CenterOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Learn more about breast health, breast cancer treatment options, the latest research and more at Stony Brook University Cancer Center's free breast health educational seminars taking place throughout the month. Stony Brook Medicine experts are also available for additional interviews and insight on breast cancer related topics.
4/30/2014 Staller Center to host 750 1st and 2nd graders from Brentwood School District for Jim Henson's Sid the Science Kid LiveSTONY BROOK, NY -- April 30, 2014 -- Fourteen buses with 750 first and second graders from Brentwood School District's Twin Pines and Laurel Park Elementary Schools will be making a field trip to Stony Brook University's Staller Center for the Arts to see Jim Henson's Sid the Science Kid Live on the morning of Monday, May 5. The transportation and performance is free for the Brentwood students as an initiative of Staller Center for the Arts' Educational Outreach program. Sid the Science Kid features full-size puppets on stage in a sketch-comedy format that promotes science-readiness by encouraging kids' instinctive curiosity about the world around them.
3/18/2014 March 24th: Science on Tap Event Probes 'What do you Remember?'Nancy Franklin, PhD, a professor in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University, who specializes in eyewitness memory and identification, is the featured speaker for the next "Science on Tap," a series of informal chats about scientific topics designed to engage the public and demystify science. Franklin's talk, "What do you Remember?" is scheduled for Monday, March 24, starting at 7 pm at the Stony Brook Yacht Club, 21 Shore Road in Stony Brook. The presentation will be taped, starting at 8 p.m.
11/6/2013 Science on Tap goes back to the Stone AgeSTONY BROOK, NY, November 6, 2013 - Science on Tap, an award-winning live event and web show created by Stony Brook University's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, returns this month in a new location, the Stony Brook Yacht Club, on the November 12 at 6:30pm, with featured topic, "Back to the Stone Age." This episode of Science on Tap will be hosted by Journalism School professor and 60 Minutes alumnus Steven Reiner with guest scientist, John Shea, a professor of anthropology and world expert in Stone Age hi-tech weaponry. John Shea was recently featured with Alan Alda in the PBS mini-series The Human Spark.
5/30/2012 Winner of The Flame Challenge to be Announced at World Science FestivalSTONY BROOK, NY, May 25, 2012 - Six finalists have been announced for "The Flame Challenge," a month-long contest spearheaded by Alan Alda and the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University to answer the question, "What is a flame?" in a way that is clear, engaging and meaningful to an 11-year-old. The winning entry, chosen by 11-year olds from around the world, will be announced at the World Science Festival in New York City on Saturday, June 2 at 1 pm at an event at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.
5/30/2012 Stony Brook University Celebrates 52nd Commencement CeremonySTONY BROOK, NY, May 23, 2012 - At Stony Brook University's 52nd annual Commencement ceremony held on Friday, May 18, 2012, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, nearly 6,500 students earned the right to turn their graduation tassels to the left, joining more than 150,000 proud alumni around the world whose lives and work personify the mission of Stony Brook University.
5/30/2012 6,000 Pinwheel Display Symbolizes Lives Lost to ALS at Ride for Life EventSTONY BROOK, N.Y., May 23, 2012 - A display of 6,000 pinwheels - symbolizing lives lost annually to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig's disease - located on the Stony Brook University Campus will be a powerful reminder and backdrop at Stony Brook's "Ride for Life" Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony. The event is a cornerstone of the 15th annual ALS Ride for Life and takes place on June 2, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., on the Campus' South P Lot.
5/30/2012 Overuse Injuries, Rehab Techniques, Among Topics at Stony Brook Sports Medicine SymposiumSTONY BROOK, N.Y., May 9, 2012--With thousands of children and teens participating in sports year-round, overuse injuries are commonplace. Healthcare experts in sports medicine will tackle this issue and other topics at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associate's Sports Medicine Update: Controversies in Sports Medicine. The continuing medical education (CME) symposium for healthcare professionals is also open to the community. It takes place on May 11, from 7:00 a.m., to 2:30 p.m., at the Student Activities Center on the Stony Brook University Campus.
5/30/2012 Is Eating Seafood Good or Bad?STONY BROOK, N.Y., May 3, 2012 - Is eating seafood a good or bad thing? The answer could be both from the information that will be presented at a public lectured sponsored by Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS). "Public Health Implications of Seafood Consumption," presented by Dr. Jaymie R. Meliker, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, Department of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, on May 4. The lecture is open to all and a reception follows. It will be held at 7:30 PM on SBU's Southampton Campus in the Duke Lecture Hall-Chancellors Hall.
5/30/2012 Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital And March Of Dimes Set Ambitious Goals for 2012 "March For Babies"STONY BROOK, NY, May 1, 2012 - Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital and the March of Dimes have set an ambitious goal for the 2012 March for Babies at Stony Brook University: beating their fundraising result from 2011. Last year's walk at Stony Brook University raised more than $300,000, thanks to more than 1,500 people who came out to walk.
5/30/2012 Mathematician Jeffrey Weeks to Speak at Stony Brook UniversitySTONY BROOK, NY, April 23, 2012 - On Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, freelance Mathematician Dr. Jeffrey Weeks will deliver three talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP) at Stony Brook University. The capstone talk of this series, "The Shape of Space," will be held on Thursday, May 3 at 7 pm in the SCGP Main Auditorium, Room 103. Lectures are free and open to the public.
5/30/2012 Restoring Function by Merging Brain and TechnologySTONY BROOK, NY, April 11, 2012 - Can a paralyzed person with a tiny electrode array implanted in the brain operate a robotic arm simply by thinking? Find out on Monday, April 16 at 4:30 pm in the Staller Center at Stony Brook University when the Swartz Foundation Mind Brain Lecture Series presents guest lecturer John P. Donoghue, PhD, the Henry Merritt Wriston Professor of Neuroscience and Engineering and Director of the Institute for Brain Science at Brown University, and a Senior Research Scientist in the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Donoghue will discuss BrainGate(TM), a groundbreaking human neural interface that is designed to restore useful functions for people with paralysis.
5/30/2012 Stony Brook University Is Serious About SafetySTONY BROOK, NY, April 9, 2012 - To focus on the overall safety of members of the campus community whether on or off campus, Stony Brook University has launched "Serious About Safety," a wide-ranging campaign to promote and cultivate a safe and responsible environment for personal, traffic and pedestrian safety.
5/30/2012 Living Well with Multiple SclerosisSTONY BROOK, N.Y., March 29, 2011 - Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) will receive valuable information regarding their health and well-being during a spring seminar series titled "Living Well with MS." Sponsored by the Department of Neurology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and the MS Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook, the free series includes presentations and interactive discussions with healthcare experts from the Center and other professionals specializing in issues related to MS.
5/30/2012 SBU Spring Dance Ensemble: Closed Body/Safe HeartSTONY BROOK, NY, March 27, 2012 - The Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning at Stony Brook University presents Closed Body/Safe Heart, the Stony Brook Performance Dance Ensemble's Spring Performance opening on Thursday night, April 12 at 8 pm in Nassau Hall at Stony Brook University.
5/30/2012 SBU Professor Tracks Antarctic Penguin Breeding CyclesSTONY BROOK, NY, March 21, 2012 - Three penguin species that share the Western Antarctic Peninsula for breeding grounds have been affected in different ways by the higher temperatures brought on by global warming, according to Stony Brook University Ecology and Evolution Assistant Professor Heather Lynch and colleagues. The work by Lynch and her team is contained in three papers that have been published online in Polar Biology, Ecology and Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS).
5/30/2012 Humanities Institute to Host Interdisciplinary ConferenceSTONY BROOK, NY, March 15, 2012 - The Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University is hosting "Memory, Emotion and the Disciplines," an interdisciplinary conference on the subject of memory and emotion. The event is focused on bringing together scholars from various disciplines that have studied memory and emotion separately, but have just begun to see the inevitable interaction between these two aspects of human biology and culture. The conference takes place on March 22 and 23, from 9 am to 6 pm in the Humanities Building, beginning in Room 1009. Please click here for conference schedule times and locations.
5/30/2012 Actor-Director Ed Harris and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation to be Honored at 'Stars of Stony Brook Gala 2012' Benefiting Pollock-Krasner House on April 25 at Chelsea PiersSTONY BROOK, NY - The Stony Brook University 2012 "Stars of Stony Brook" Gala will honor actor-writer-director and four-time Academy Award nominee Ed Harris and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation on Wednesday, April 25 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.