Science on Tap goes back to the Stone Age
STONY 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.
Winner of The Flame Challenge to be Announced at World Science Festival
STONY 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.
Stony Brook University Celebrates 52nd Commencement Ceremony
STONY 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.
6,000 Pinwheel Display Symbolizes Lives Lost to ALS at Ride for Life Event
STONY 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.
Overuse Injuries, Rehab Techniques, Among Topics at Stony Brook Sports Medicine Symposium
STONY 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.