8/22/2014 (Long Island Pulse) Expect the Unexpected
Changes are happening at Stony Brook University's Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery. This September, the new curator and director presents the first glimpse of her vision for the art space and it's more youthful and risky than audiences might be used to. The gallery will still be presenting four to five shows each year--a combination of student shows and those of nationally recognized contemporary artists. Karen Levitov says she's not afraid to mount exhibitions that may be "unexpected and challenging." If visitors come hoping to see impressionistic paintings in gilded frames, the experience might be surprising, shocking even.
8/26/2014 (Newsday) Stony Brook University leases dorms in Shirley at Dowling College's former student housing space
Stony Brook University is leasing dormitories at Dowling College's Shirley aviation school as part of a plan to address a chronic shortage of on-campus beds.
8/26/2014 (Newsday) Brookhaven's Cedar Beach shellfish hatchery is helping rebuild a dying industry
Since 1980, the number of full-time baymen working Island waters has declined from about 7,000 to a few dozen, said Christopher Gobler, a Stony Brook University marine sciences professor. Landings of clams, mussels, oysters and scallops have dropped 70 to 95 percent during the same period, he said. He said the Cedar Beach hatchery can help spark a comeback.
8/25/2014 (Wall Street Journal) Talk Less, Listen More to Be the Friend of a Person With Depression
Robert Schwartzman was despondent after he lost a loved one several years ago. "You've lost your spark," several well-meaning friends pointed out. "People are talking about it." But instead of feeling comforted by their concern, Mr. Schwartzman says he felt "awful." His friends' words struck him as insensitive and judgmental. "I really felt kicked when I was down," says Mr. Schwartzman, a toy inventor in New York City.
8/25/2014 (Fox 5 News) Giving your college-bound kids their space
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University. Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman