Adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus and its diverse roles in health and disease
Jun
20
1:00 PM13:00

Adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus and its diverse roles in health and disease

Every year, the graduate student in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences reach out, and invite a distinguished speaker to give a seminar for the department. The event is open to anyone who wants to attend, but is aimed for graduate students and faculty of the department. This year, we are inviting Dr. Helen Scharfman.

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A Sense of Place: Evoking Whitman’s Long Island, A Walking Tour
May
26
11:00 AM11:00

A Sense of Place: Evoking Whitman’s Long Island, A Walking Tour

The Whitman walking tour will start at the Long Island Museum next to the art museum building. The organizers will distribute the walking tour brochure which includes a selection of brief essays that explore Whitman’s connection to 19th Century Long Island. The tour will include the stops located on the Long Island Museum property, including the Ploch-Williamson Barn, the Samuel H. West Blacksmith Shop, the Nassakeag Schoolhouse, and the Stony Brook Village Cemetery. Then, we will break for lunch at the historic Country House Restaurant. Accessibility questions can be sent to andrew.rimby@stonybrook.edu.

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"So Tell Me About Yourself"
May
17
12:00 PM12:00

"So Tell Me About Yourself"

Graduate Career Association will be hosting “So Tell Me About Yourself” in which PhD. alums share interviewing stories with graduate students. There will be a panel addressing interviewing processes to achieve career success after the job search. Food will be provided.

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Call-in Protest
Apr
30
1:00 PM13:00

Call-in Protest

Graduate students are encouraged to stop by the SAC Lobby and call the governor's office to speak on the importance of higher education and advocate for increased funding to SUNY. With expanded SUNY funding, more money can be allocated to graduate student stipends to potentially eliminate the need for student fees. To ensure the message is consistent, students should follow the script that the Executive Council prepared for the protest. Graduate students may call from anywhere and need not come to the protest to participate. The Graduate Student Organization released an official statement on the proposed fees as well.

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Symposium in Neuroscience (SiN) 2019
Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

Symposium in Neuroscience (SiN) 2019

The Symposium in Neuroscience (SiN) is a scientific gathering designed to bring the SBU community together for a day of stimulating presentations that showcase the hard work and innovative research of SBU graduate students in the Program in Neuroscience (PiN). This event is planned and organized by SBU second year Neuroscience PhD students and is an opportunity for us to craft a day of neuroscience discussion in our own image. It is also an opportunity to reach out to the community about our work. The event will feature graduate student talks, poster presentations and a keynote speaker. This year, our keynote speaker is Dr. Yeka Aponte, an Assistant Professor with NIDA at Johns Hopkins University whose research focuses on neuronal basis of survival behaviors.

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Jazz Night
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz Night

  • Student Activities Center Room 221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kick back and join the Graduate Student Organization for live jazz music, free drinks, and refreshments. Attendance will be capped at 120 students, so be sure to arrive on time! There is no advanced registration this time around. Government-issued identification is necessary to receive a drink.

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Comparative Genomics and the Golden Age of Natural History
Apr
12
4:00 PM16:00

Comparative Genomics and the Golden Age of Natural History

  • Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Department of Ecology and Evolution's features Dr. Casey Dunn of Yale University. Dr. Dunn is one of the world’s foremost experts on invertebrate evolution and performs pioneering research that investigates phylogenetics, zoology, and the evolution of gene expression. Dr. Dunn will be delivering his talk titled “Comparative genomics and the golden age of natural history” in Laufer Lecture Hall 101 at 4 PM on Friday, April 12. Following the seminar, there will be a reception with refreshments in Laufer Hub 110.

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Bingo Night!
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Bingo Night!

  • Student Activities Center Ballroom B (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Graduate Student Organization hosts a relaxing night of bingo. There are prizes available to each game's winners. Alcoholic drinks will be served to the first 50 students with government-issued identification who are 21 years of age or older. Appetizers will also be served.

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When Brooklyn Was Queer
Apr
10
4:00 PM16:00

When Brooklyn Was Queer

Hugh Ryan is a Brooklyn based curator and writer. In 2010, he founded the Pop Up Museum of Queer History, a grassroots organization dedicated to helping local communities create engaging exhibitions related to their own experience. He is also the author of When Brooklyn Was Queer, the first full length LGBT history of Brooklyn, set to be published with St. Martin’s Press next month. This project was supported by the New York Public Library’s Martin Duberman Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in Nonfiction Literature, and a residency at the Watermill Center. In a talk that aligns with the Humanities Institute’s theme of “The Humanities Go Public,” Ryan will discuss his book in relation to his experience as a public historian.

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Sonic Spring 45th Anniversary
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

Sonic Spring 45th Anniversary

The Electronic and Computer Music Studios continue a long tradition of electroacoustic music at Stony Brook. These electroacoustic concerts, which are presented throughout the year, show off the latest developments in digital, analog and human-interactive performance. This particular performance celebrates 45 years of Sonic Spring, and features Synthbeats, the Stony Brook laptop ensemble, which commissioned a brand new work from composer and technologist Hannah Davis. Also on the program are works by Taylor Ackley, Eric Lemmon, Nicholas Nelson, Agata Zubel and Greg Pfeiffer. A reception will follow the concert. This concert is generously supported by the Graduate Student Organization.

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Women's Research in STEM Showcase
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Research in STEM Showcase

  • Student Activities Center Ballroom B (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Thursday, April 4 in SAC Ballroom B from 6pm to 9pm, the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering are presenting a showcase on women’s contributions to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. There will be free food and a panel discussion. All are welcome to attend. Submissions to present are due Friday, February 22.

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International Pals Social
Apr
2
8:00 PM20:00

International Pals Social

International Pals is a new program that seeks to connect domestic and international graduate students and help them navigate graduate student life at Stony Brook University. The social will start with icebreakers and continue with a brief forum on the International Pals program. There will also be plenty of time for socializing and free snacks and drinks.

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3  Minute Thesis
Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00

3 Minute Thesis

3MT not only provides SBU with an accessible snapshot of our graduate students' innovative work across programs; 3MT is also a chance for our students to gain transferable skills in distilling their scholarship and communicating with a cross-disciplinary audience. All participants will receive expert coaching on their talks within a peer-mentored cohort. Register here by February 6, 2019.

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Paint Night
Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

Paint Night

  • Student Activities Center Ballroom B (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Graduate Student Organization and Student Engagement and Activities for two hours of painting, appetizers, and alcohol. Students must bring Government-issued identification for drinks. Students must also have their Stony Brook University identification cards to check in. Please arrive promptly. Register here since space is limited.

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Jazz Night
Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz Night

  • Student Activities Center Room 221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kick back and join the Graduate Student Organization for live jazz music, free drinks, and refreshments. Attendance will be capped at 120 students, so be sure to sign up in advance through EventBrite and arrive on time! Government-issued identification is necessary to receive a drink. Located in SAC Room 221 on Thursday, February 28 from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

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Conference on the Digital Humanities
Feb
27
1:00 PM13:00

Conference on the Digital Humanities

The Conference on the Digital Humanities features a presentation and discussion of the digital project Torn Apart, “Separados.” The project is a rapidly deployed, critical data, and visualization of the United States’ 2018 “Zero Tolerance Policy” for asylum seekers at the ports of entry, and it assesses the humanitarian crisis that has since followed. Presented by the Hispanic Languages and Literature Department with numerous cosponsors.

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Graduate Research Day 2019
Feb
6
8:30 AM08:30

Graduate Research Day 2019

The registration for Graduate Research Day 2019 is now open. There will keynote speakers, posters, and a special anonymous student Q&A for faculty. There will also be awesome prizes and giveaways for all attendees. Breakfast, Lunch, and Coffee will be served the entire day!

Registration is mandatory. The complete program is available online. For questions and comments, please contact Mallesh Dasari at csgso@cs.stonybrook.edu.

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