Campus Announcements for the week of 04/19/2004



Table of Contents


01. Administrative (dept moves/closes, employee info, Admin announcements)
1. State employees - Salary Factor Change information

2. Volunteers needed for May Commencement

3. You got Inkjet? Laser Cartridges?

4. Professional Employee Elections - PEG Board

5. The Arts & Sciences Senate meets today at 3:30 in the Javits Room of the Library

03. Workshops/Courses/Training (work related; HR, EAP, DoIT, etc...)
1. Employee Assistance Program Supervisory Training, Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace (3 hrs.) - (2 sessions - Part I & II)

2. Employee Assistance Program Lunchtime Learning, Empty Nest Syndrome

3. Employee Assistance Program Lunchtime Learning, Adult Children Living at Home (2 Sessions)

4. New Lotus Notes users: Learn how to send and receive mail.

5. Are you using the Notes 6.5 Calendar? How about the To Do List? Learn how to use this powerful tool!

6. Apple Computers Tech Update

7. OSX Tips and Tricks

8. The Insight Inventory (Conducted by HRS, Training & Organizational Development)

04. Conferences/Seminars/Lectures
1. Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium, April 23, 2004

2. Laurence Baxter Memorial Lecture

3. Deans Lecture Series, UNIVERSITIES, THE INTERNET,AND THE INTELLECTUAL COMMONS, Tuesday, April 27, 2004, 1:00PM,Student Activities Center Auditorium

4. Zhigang He, PhD, will give a Seminar for the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior on 4/22.

5. Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Seminar

6. Eating Chinese, Dreaming American: The Culture Of Chinese Cuisine In America, Wednesday, April 21, 12:45 P.M. Free To All.

7. Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology Seminar

8. EMERGING DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH ASIA Thursday, April 21, 4 pm, Wang Center Lecture Hall 2, Reception to follow

9. Philosophy As A Sacred Traditon: Peter Kingsley Thursday, April 22, 7:00 P.M., Wang Center Lecture Hall 1

10. YOUNG ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN SPEAK OUT! Saturday, April 24. Advance registration strongly suggested: www.aasquared.org/AURA

11. GROWING UP ASIAN AMERICAN IN THE 21ST CENTURY Monday, April 19, 4:30 pm, Wang Lecture Hall 1. Free to all.

12. The Repetition Of Past Imperialisms: Hegel, Historical Difference And The Theorization Of Indic Religious Phenomena

13. Ecology and Evolution

14. Ecology and Evolution Seminar

15. Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series Lecture, Wednesday, April 21, 2004

16. A Roadmap to Where? Prof. Yoav Peled presents his analysis on the peace process in the Middle East.

17. Doctoral Defenses this week

18. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Join the Wo/Men's Center in several events educating and collectively healing from sexual assault.

19. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Young Children: A Discussion of Reactive Airway Disease & Asthma

20. Department of Asian and Asian American Studies Colloquium Series: "The Challenge of the 'Model Asian': Rethinking Ethnic Assimilation"

21. Parents as Problem Solvers: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Young Children: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

22. "REFRAMING INEQUALITIES in Latin America" at Stony Brook Manhattan on April 23, 2004

23. Interested in Teaching with Technology? Don't miss CIT 2004 at Stony Brook, 6/1-6/4/2004

05. Hosp/HSC Conferences/Seminars/Lectures
1. The Institute for Medicine in Contemporary Society is pleased to present:

2. 2003/2004 Pfizer Visiting Professorship Program in Diabetes

3. Psychiatry Grand Rounds

06. Charitable (Habitat, Blood drives, Cats, etc...)
1. El Vecindario: Spring Garage Sale

2. Habitat For Humanity, It's That Time Of Year Again When Spd Begins Our Habitat For Humanity Fund-Raising Activities.

3. Mindful Awareness Workshop: Staying Focused at Work, Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

4. Golf auction to benefit the Shirley Strum Kenny Student Arts Festival

5. Limited Edition Shs Cookbook! All Proceeds Go To Habitat For Humanity.

07. Entertainment (Sports, Movies, Events, etc...)
1. 11th Annual Strawberry Festival and Diversity Day 2004, Wednesday, April 28 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

2. Earthstock 2004

3. 2004 Stony Brook Girls Soccer Camp - July 19th to 23rd

4. LONG ISLAND RIVALS COLLIDE! Stony Brook Battle Hofstra in Men's Lacrosse for the First Time Ever

5. 18 MIGHTY MOUNTAIN WARRIORS, Tuesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m., Wang Center Theatre. Free to students; $10.00 general admission.

6. Annual Campus Life Awards For Excellence In Leadership And Involvement

7. Chick Flick Fest: The Second Annual Asian American Film Series April 22 To April 24, 7:00 P.M., Wang Center Theatre.

8. HAI-TIEN CHORUS IN CONCERT, Sunday, April 25, 3:00 p.m., Wang Center Theatre. Students free; $10 general admission.

9. Paul Basler, horn player and composer with Margaret Kampmeier, piano, and Stony Brook Choirs, Thursday, 4/22

10. Sweet Honey in the Rock, Staller Center, Saturday, April 24, 8pm. (American Sign Language interpreter accompanies group.)

11. Movies/Staller Center, Friday, April 23: The Station Agent, 7pm; Lord of the Rings Return of the King, 9pm

12. Faculty member's new Electronica CD "Overload" released

13. URECA Celebration of Undergraduate Research & Creativity

08. For-Pay Workshops/Courses (SPD, etc...)
1. Spring Registration is Open for The Community School of Dance and Movement Studies at SUSB

2. Spring May Be Here Now, but Summer at Stony Brook Starts on June 1

3. Need Help Selecting Summer Sessions Classes?

4. "PATENTS, TRADEMARKS & COPYRIGHTS - Protecting Intellectual Property" presented by The Small Business Development Center

09. Research (Studies, Testing, etc...)
1. MRI Study of Flow in the Brain and Spine

2. Free Help For Mothers Of 2-3 Year Olds

10. Miscellaneous
1. Job Posting - Office Administrator

2. Summer Job Fair

3. Career Week: April 19 - 22

4. Retirement Party




01. Administrative (dept moves/closes, employee info, Admin announcements)

1. State employees - Salary Factor Change information

Please see the memo to State employees under "In the Spotlight" on the HRS home page.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/hr

Submitted by: Rick Sadetsky/Admin

2. Volunteers needed for May Commencement

Conferences and Special Events is currently looking for volunteers to help at May Commencement on May 20 and 21. If you would like to participate in this grand celebration by volunteering, contact Margaret Abbatiello at ext. 26320, or on lotus notes.

Submitted by: Margaret Abbatiello/Pres

3. You got Inkjet? Laser Cartridges?

Did you know that well over 200 million inkjet and laser cartridges go to landfills and incinerators each year? Is this necessary? Not any longer...
Join the Dept. of Recycling/Resource Management in helping to reuse and/or recycle old inkjet and laser cartridges. Let's help Stony Brook University capture these cartridges and make a difference.
For Inkjet Recycling --> look for the clear acrylic "got inkjets?" Counter Stands around campus. Use the white and green envelopes to mail the Inkjet cartridges. It's simple...and it's FREE. Want your own counter stand to promote this program in your Department? Call the Recycling Hotline at 632-1514.
For Laser Cartridge Recycling --> Contact the Recycling Hotline at 632-1514 to request a brochure, or better yet...go to the website: www.stonybrook.edu/recycling and download the brochure yourself.
Thank you.
Michael Youdelman, Dept. of Recycling/Resource Management

http://www.stonybrook.edu/recycling

Submitted by: Michael Youdelman/Admin

4. Professional Employee Elections - PEG Board

Attention all Professional Employees. Elections will shortly be held for our representatives to the SUNY Senate, University Senate, Arts & Sciences Senate and committees. This year we are joining the other campus governance groups, including University Senate and Arts & Sciences Senate, in holding elections electronically. You will receive an email from Brent Lindquist, President of the University Senate, advising you of the dates the elections will be open. You will be asked to log in to your Solar System account and click on the word "Vote", which will take you to your ballot.
Further information will be posted on our website, www.stonybrook.edu/pegboard, as it becomes available. You may contact asavitt@notes.cc.sunysb.edu with any questions.

Submitted by: Anne Savitt/UHMC

5. The Arts & Sciences Senate meets today at 3:30 in the Javits Room of the Library

Tentative Agenda
I. Approval of Tentative Agenda
II. Approval of Minutes from March 15, 2004
III. Report of Arts & Sciences Senate President (J. Kuchner)
IV. Report of the Promotion and Tenure Committee (G. Sprouse)
V. Report by the Dean of Libraries (C. Filstrup)
VI. Old Business
VII. New Business

Submitted by: Laurie Theobalt/Prov



03. Workshops/Courses/Training (work related; HR, EAP, DoIT, etc...)

1. Employee Assistance Program Supervisory Training, Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace (3 hrs.) - (2 sessions - Part I & II)

Your role as a supervisor is a critical one in assisting your employees to seek professional help and consequently improve their level of functioning on the job and in their personal lives. Through knowledge and practice participants will be able to achieve the following workshop objectives:
a. To identify specific behavioral and job performance problems
b. To review the myriad of problems that may be the cause of deteriorating job performance (e.g. depression, substance abuse, family crisis, death of a loved one, etc.)
c. To understand the possible dynamics in the supervisor/supervisee relationship when faced with poor performance
d. To role-play techniques to ensure a successful workplace intervention
4/23/04, 4/30/04 - 11:30 - 1:00 HSC, Level 2, Seminar Room 2B
To Register: Contact the EAP at 632-6085.

http://www.sunysb.edu/eap

Submitted by: Linda Tatem/Pres

2. Employee Assistance Program Lunchtime Learning, Empty Nest Syndrome

The term empty nest syndrome refers to the time of adjustment for parents when their children leave home, especially when the last child leaves home. This time is typically associated with stress, anxiety, identity crisis and heartache. This workshop will look at the top issues and challenges in the empty nest years. It will also give information and resources to help couples through the empty nest passage.
May 4, 2004, 11:30-12:30, HSC, L2, Seminar Room 2B
To Register: Contact the EAP at 632-6085.
Please feel free to bring your lunch.

http://www.sunysb.edu/eap

Submitted by: Linda Tatem/Pres

3. Employee Assistance Program Lunchtime Learning, Adult Children Living at Home (2 Sessions)

You have a responsibility as a parent. But when does it end? How do you draw the line? Many parents are catering to adult children who won't leave home until their expectations for the "good life" are guaranteed. This workshop will address this issue with information and helpful suggestions.
Part I: May 6, 2004, 12-1:30, Women's Studies Colloquium Center
Part II: May 13, 2004, 12-1:30, Women's Studies Colloquium Center
To Register: Contact the EAP at 632-6085.
Please feel free to bring your lunch.

http://www.sunysb.edu/eap

Submitted by: Linda Tatem/Pres

4. New Lotus Notes users: Learn how to send and receive mail.

Register for "Welcome to Lotus Notes: You Have Mail!". In this intro level class you will learn how to navigate Notes 6.5 and use the basic functions to send and receive mail.

http://clientsupport.stonybrook.edu/training/Notes_training.shtml

Submitted by: Kim Rant/DoIT

5. Are you using the Notes 6.5 Calendar? How about the To Do List? Learn how to use this powerful tool!

Register for this training session offered by Client Support (W. Campus) and learn how to use all of the features of the Notes 6.5 Calendar and To Do List to manage your time more effectively.

http://clientsupport.stonybrook.edu/training/Notes_training.shtml

Submitted by: Kim Rant/DoIT

6. Apple Computers Tech Update

A representative from Apple will come and discuss Apple's new technology product line-up. Location is in the Library 1st floor CELT. Time 10am-12 noon.

Submitted by: Jennifer Adams/DoIT

7. OSX Tips and Tricks

Apple will demostrate a large number of Tips and Tricks for the Apple OSX operating system and software. Join us in CELT (Melville Library 1st floor) from 1:30-3:30pm.

Submitted by: Jennifer Adams/DoIT

8. The Insight Inventory (Conducted by HRS, Training & Organizational Development)

This is a self-assessment class that helps you obtain an understanding of your work style and personal style. Despite assessing personal styles, this session will spend most of its time focusing on your work style. Descriptions include: Direct versus Indirect in "Getting Your Way," Outgoing versus Reserved in "Responding to People," Steady versus Urgent in "Pacing Activity," and Precise versus Unstructured in "Dealing With Details." Included in this assessment is: Identifying your style descriptions, Examining the differences between your work style and personal style, Understanding and anticipating your reactions to stress, flexing your style to communicate better with opposite styles, How to chart the profiles of your team members and Pitfalls of same-style profiles.
DATE: Tuesday, May 25, 2004, TIME: 9:30-12:30
TO REGISTER: Contact Pat Lore @ 2-4501 or click on the link below to complete a registration form.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/hr/training

Submitted by: Cindy Brodsky/Admin



04. Conferences/Seminars/Lectures

1. Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium, April 23, 2004

Dr. Jeff Buckel from North Carolina University, will present a seminar entitled "Predator-Prey Interactions between Striped Bass and Alosine prey in Western Albermarle Sound, North Carolina" at 12:30pm on April 23, 2004.
The seminar will take place at the Marine Sciences Research Center, in the Endeavour Hall 120. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please call 632-8781.

http://www.msrc.sunysb.edu/news.oac.html

Submitted by: Katerina Panagiotakopoulou/MSRC

2. Laurence Baxter Memorial Lecture

Friday, April 30, 2004, 1:00 p.m. Student Activites Center Room 304.
Guest Speaker Donald R. Rubin, Ph.D., John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics, Chairman, Department of Statistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Plus the first Poster Session to be held in conjunction with the Laurence Baxter Memorial Lecture. The session offers an opportunity for alumni, post docs and grad students to share their work and exchange ideas in a collegial setting in the area of statistics. Sponsored by the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/CEAS/amsweb.nsf/pages/Baxterlecture

Submitted by: Pamela Wolfskill/CEAS

3. Deans Lecture Series, UNIVERSITIES, THE INTERNET,AND THE INTELLECTUAL COMMONS, Tuesday, April 27, 2004, 1:00PM,Student Activities Center Auditorium

CEAS Deans Distinguished Lecture Series and Dept. of Technology & Society present Hal Abelson, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science @ MIT, Co-Director of the MIT-Microsoft Council on Educational Technology and Co-Head of the MIT Council on Educational Technology. Universities have a mission to create, preserve, and disseminate knowledge. In addressing that mission, we should take care to preserve and strengthen the intellectual commons - - the shared wellspring of ideas and innovation from which all may freely draw.
This talk describes initiatives aimed at bolstering the intellectual commons, both at MIT and elsewhere.

http://www.sunysb.edu/est/news/events.html

Submitted by: Rita Reagan-Redko/CEAS

4. Zhigang He, PhD, will give a Seminar for the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior on 4/22.

On Thursday, April 22nd, Dr. Zhigang He, of Children's Hospital, Boston, will give a Seminar for the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. Dr. He's talk is titled: "Inhibitory Mechanisms in Axon Regeneration". It will take place at 12 Noon in Room 038 of theLlife Sciences Building.

Submitted by: Kathleen Delaney/CAS

5. Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Seminar

Dennis Hartmann from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, will present a seminar entitled, "Tropical Cloud-Climate Feedback Processes and the Fixed Anvil Temperature Hypothesis" on Friday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. The seminar will take place on South campus at the Marine Sciences Research Center, Endeavour Hall 120. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres at 632-8009.

http://atmos.msrc.sunysb.edu

Submitted by: Gina Gartin/MSRC

6. Eating Chinese, Dreaming American: The Culture Of Chinese Cuisine In America, Wednesday, April 21, 12:45 P.M. Free To All.

Potstickers. Chow Mein! Chop Suey? What do they mean to Americans? Chinese cuisine scholar Jacqueline Newman, historian Jack Tchen, Shirley Cheng, Chef extraordinaire of Culinary Institute of America, and SB’s own William Arens enlighten us on the significance of producing, cooking, and creating a taste for Chinese cuisine in the history of the Chinese in America, as well as in contemporary American society.
Chinese food tasting to follow, using recipes from the Jacqueline Newman Cookbook Collection in Special Collections. Co-sponsored by the Special Collections Department of the University Libraries.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/wang

Submitted by: Sunita Mukhi/Pres

7. Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology Seminar

On Thursday, April 22, 2004, Dr. Guenter Schwarz from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany,hosted by Dr. Hermann Schindelin, will holding a seminar entitled "Molybdenum Cofactor Biosynthesis: Structure-Function-Relation Between Basic Metabolism, Wilson's Desease and Neuro-Receptor Clustering" in Room 038, Life Sciences Building at 4:00 p.m.

Submitted by: Lizandia Perez/CAS

8. EMERGING DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH ASIA Thursday, April 21, 4 pm, Wang Center Lecture Hall 2, Reception to follow

Sushil Panday, Professor of Political Science, Central University of Nepal, and currently a Fulbright scholar in the U.S., presents an overview of political developments in South Asia and an assessment of democratic trends, with an in depth coverage of the problems and prospects for democracy in Nepal. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/wang

Submitted by: Sunita Mukhi/Pres

9. Philosophy As A Sacred Traditon: Peter Kingsley Thursday, April 22, 7:00 P.M., Wang Center Lecture Hall 1

This talk will introduce the extraordinary spiritual tradition, drawing from shamanistic practices originating in Central Asia, India, and Tibet, that lies forgotten right at the origins of our Western world, and explore its crucial significance for us today. Sponsored by Center for Religious Studies, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/wang.

Submitted by: Sunita Mukhi/Pres

10. YOUNG ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN SPEAK OUT! Saturday, April 24. Advance registration strongly suggested: www.aasquared.org/AURA

All-day conference for high school and college students, featuring workshops and info sessions on partner violence protection, safe sex and sex choices, leadership skills, depression and suicide, college life (for high school students), and career choices (with alumni professionals for college students). Meet representatives from LI/metro NY service organizations. Buffet dinner with special guest speaker followed by an evening of entertainment. Co-sponsored by Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library, AURA-[AA]2, aKDP, ESP, KPL & SBU AA E-Zine. Funded by [AA]2 with a grant from the Long Island Fund for Women and Girls, Melville Memorial Library.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/wang.

Submitted by: Sunita Mukhi/Pres

11. GROWING UP ASIAN AMERICAN IN THE 21ST CENTURY Monday, April 19, 4:30 pm, Wang Lecture Hall 1. Free to all.

A panel of students and faculty share their experiences of growing up as an Asian American, exploring the clash of traditional Asian values with more liberal American culture. Co-sponsored by Asian and Asian American Studies Department and Asian American Staff And Faculty Association

http://www.stonybrook.edu/wang

Submitted by: Sunita Mukhi/Pres

12. The Repetition Of Past Imperialisms: Hegel, Historical Difference And The Theorization Of Indic Religious Phenomena

Tuesday, April 20, 2004, 3:30 P.M., Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture hall 1
Why is it that despite the recent proliferation of post-colonial critiques of Indology, disciplines such as the history of religions and area studies continue to reconstitute past imperialisms such as the hegemony of theory as specifically Western and/or the division of intellectual labor between universal and particular knowledge formations? Arvind Pal-Singh Mandair, Hofstra University answers this question by engaging seemingly divergent discourses: (i) the philosophy of religion (ii) the history of South Asian religions (iii) post-colonial theory. Reception follows.
Sponsored by the Center for India Studies in collaboration with Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, and Humanities Institute

http://www.stonybrook.edu/wang.

Submitted by: Sunita Mukhi/Pres

13. Ecology and Evolution

Dissertation Defense, 9:00a.m., Monday, April 19, 2004, Life Sciences Building, Room 038
"THE OVERCROWDED STAGE AND THE EVOLUTIONARY PLAY: RESISTANCE OF BRASSICA RAPA L. (BRASSICACEAE) TO MULTIPLE ENEMIES"
Andre Levy, Department of Ecology and Evolution, SUNY at Stony Brook
If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call: The Department of Ecology and Evolution at (631) 632-8600

Submitted by: Marilyn Pakarklis/CAS

14. Ecology and Evolution Seminar

3:30p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2004, Life Sciences Building, Room 038
"NATURE READ IN TOOTH: FROM ECOLOGICAL TO MOLECULAR INTERACTIONS (AND BACK)"
Dr. Jukka Jernvall, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki
Host: Dr. Michael Bell
If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call: The Department of Ecology and Evolution at (631) 632-8600

Submitted by: Marilyn Pakarklis/CAS

15. Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series Lecture, Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series Lecture "Synthetic Cross-linked Extracellular Matrices in Wound Repair and Tissue Engineering"
Glen Prestwich, Ph.D., Presidential Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Utah, Wednesday, April 21, 2004, 4:00 PM, Health Sciences Center, Level 3, LH 5

Submitted by: Anne Marie Dusatko/UHMC

16. A Roadmap to Where? Prof. Yoav Peled presents his analysis on the peace process in the Middle East.

As part of the colloquia series in the Sociology department, Prof. Yoav Peled from the Department of Political Science at Tel Aviv University will be presenting his analysis of the Middle East Peace process.
A Roadmap to Where?
When: Wednesday April 21st at 12:45. Where: SBS N-403

Submitted by: Daniel Levy/CAS

17. Doctoral Defenses this week

Please click on the URL below to see this week's Doctoral Defences http://www.grad.sunysb.edu/ddd/weekly.html

Submitted by: Yordanos Beyene/GST

18. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Join the Wo/Men's Center in several events educating and collectively healing from sexual assault.

April 19th: TAKE BACK THE NIGHT - Join the campus community in reclaiming the night with a march around campus and a speakout to follow. Meeting point will: Student Union lobby at 7:30 and the speakout will be held in Gray Lounge.
April 21st: CLOTHESLINE PROJECT - The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to violence against women. Join us in decorating shirts, which will be displayed throughout the month of April. All shirts and materials will be provided. Held in Wo/Men's Center Library, Student Union 221, campus lifetime (12:40 - 2:10 pm).
April 28th: DATING VIOLENCE SPEAKER SERIES - The Wo/Men's Center is sponsoring speakers from the community to discuss sexual assault in intimate relationships, date rape, and date rape drugs. All are invited and food will be served. Held in Wo/Men's Center Library, Student Union 221, at 7:00 pm.
Call 2-9666 for more information.

http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/wom/events

Submitted by: Diana Milillo/OSA

19. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Young Children: A Discussion of Reactive Airway Disease & Asthma

Child & Family Studies and Stony Brook Child Care Services (SBCCS) are hosting a conversation with Dr. Rebecca Slaunwhite on April 22, 2004, 12:40-2PM at SBCCS acorss from South P-lot. This discussion is part of the Parents as Problem Solvers Series. Upper respiratory tract infections in young children will be explored with an emphasis on the signs and symptons of reactive airway disease and asthma, as well as a consideration of when to seek medical attention. The workshop will provide opportunities to ask questions and share information with other parents and professionals. For additional information or disability related accomodations, please call Joan F. Kuchner,Ph.D. Director, Child and Family Studies at 632-7695

Submitted by: Joan Kuchner/CAS

20. Department of Asian and Asian American Studies Colloquium Series: "The Challenge of the 'Model Asian': Rethinking Ethnic Assimilation"

Etsuko Maruoka-Ng, Adjunct Lecturer of the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University will present her talk "The Challenge of the 'Model Asian': Rethinking Ethnic Assimilation" on Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 at 12:50 p.m. at Lecture Room 305, Student Activity Center. Open to public. Admission free. For further information, contact Eriko Sato (632-9477, esato@notes.cc.sunysb.edu, zip=4343).

Submitted by: Eriko Sato/CAS

21. Parents as Problem Solvers: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Young Children: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

Child & Family Studies and Stony Brook Child Care Services (SBCCS) are hosting a conversation with Dr. Rebeca Slaunwhite, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University Hosptial on April 22, 2004, 12:40-2PM at SBCCS across from South P-lot. The discussion will focus on the signs and symptoms of reactive airway disease and asthma in young children. It will also include information about when you need to seek medical attention with this age group. There will be opportunities to ask questions and exchange information with parents and other professionals. For further information or if a disability accomodation is needed, please call Joan F. Kuchner, Ph.D., Director, Child & Family Studies at 632-7695.

Submitted by: Joan Kuchner/CAS

22. "REFRAMING INEQUALITIES in Latin America" at Stony Brook Manhattan on April 23, 2004

Stony Brook Manhattan, 401 Park Ave. South at 28th St., 2nd Floor
Free Registration at 9:00 am
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LACS) of Stony Brook University presents Reframing Inequalities in Latin America. Guest speakers include, Jeanine Anderson, Javier Auyero, Manuel Chiriboga, Michéle Lamont, Sonia Montaño, Janice Perlman, Luis Reygadas, Fulvia Rosemberg and Mary Weismantel. Latin America, historically and currently, the world's most unequal region. This conference interrogates the how's and whys of persisting inequalities in the Americas. For additional information contact the LACS office at (631) 632-7517 or visit our website.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/lacc

Submitted by: Domenica Tafuro/CAS

23. Interested in Teaching with Technology? Don't miss CIT 2004 at Stony Brook, 6/1-6/4/2004

CIT (SUNY's 13 Annual Conference on Instructional Technology) will be at Stony Brook from June 1st-June 4th.
This is the first time this event is being held on Long Island!
Register before May 3rd for $125.00, between May 4th and May 14th, the cost increases to $150.00. Tracks include: This year's Track themes include:
Preparing Tomorrow's teachers with Technology (PT3)
Learning Outcomes: Raising the Bar with Technology
Information Literacy & Research
Emerging Technologies
Building Bridges among Educators
Professional Education - Health Sciences & Policy
For more information & to register, visit: http://www.cit.suny.edu/cit2004/index.html
If you would like a brochure or have questions, you can reach the CIT Stony Brook team at: cit2004@notes.cc.sunysb.edu or call 631-632-1565 or 631-632-8050.

Submitted by: Diana Voss/DoIT



05. Hosp/HSC Conferences/Seminars/Lectures

1. The Institute for Medicine in Contemporary Society is pleased to present:

A Reading by Danielle Ofri, Physician Writer and a Presentation of Awards to the Winners of the 2004 IMCS Creative Competition.
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD is Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review and author of "Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue." Her second book, Tools of the Trade, is forthcoming in 2005.
Tuesday, May 4, 2004, Health Sciences Center, Level 4, Atkins Center
ALL WELCOME
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT IMCS 444-8029

Submitted by: Elisa Nelson/UHMC

2. 2003/2004 Pfizer Visiting Professorship Program in Diabetes

Dr. Stephen O'Rahilly, an internationally known leader in basic/ clinical/translational research working at the forefront of diabetes, insulin resistance and obesity, will present a seminar entitled, "Human Obesity and Insultin Resistance: Lessons from Experiments of Nature". The lecture will take place at 9:30 am on Monday, April 26, 2004, in Health Sciences Center Lecture Hall 2, Level 2. Also presenting are Drs. Marie Gelato (Medicine), Irwin Kurland (Medicine), Craig C. Malbon (Pharmacology), and Todd Miller (Physiology and Biophysics).

http://www.pharm.sunysb.edu

Submitted by: Rosalind Perdomo-Ayala/UHMC

3. Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Psychopharmacology in the Elderly: Risk Reduction Strategies
Lory Bright-Long, MD, CMD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, SUNY at Stony Brook, Director of Maria Regina Residence, Psychiatry Consultant at LISVH
Tuesday, April 20, 2004, 11:30 am, HSC L3 LH5
All are welcome to attend

Submitted by: Linda Hans/UHMC



06. Charitable (Habitat, Blood drives, Cats, etc...)

1. El Vecindario: Spring Garage Sale

Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the SAC Plaza
All Items have been contributed for sale as donations on behalf of SBU students, faculty, & staff
TO DONATE ITEMS IN ADVANCE FOR SALE CONTACT JUDY JAQUEZ @ 632-4885
(No clothing or food items accepted)
Proceeds go toward the inclusive celebration of Hispanic Heritage
Sponsored by Union Universitaria Latino-Americana (UUL)

Submitted by: Judy Jaquez/OSA

2. Habitat For Humanity, It's That Time Of Year Again When Spd Begins Our Habitat For Humanity Fund-Raising Activities.

SPD is hosting on-going 50/50 drawings every two weeks beginning with the first drawing on January 16th. Drawings will be on Friday - the pot will be split - 50% going to the ticket holder and 50% going to the Habitat for Humanity Fund. Drawings will be held on 4/23, 5/7, and 5/21.
Tickets are $1.00 each, 6 tickets for $5.00, and 13 tickets for $10.00. Tickets may be purchased from Marlene Brennan through each Thursday afternoon prior to the Friday drawing.
We hope everyone will help us support Habitat and share in the fun with us here at SPD.
Marlene Brennan, Director, School of Professional Development, SBS, N249, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4314, E-mail: Marlene.Brennan@sunysb.edu, ph: 631-632-7068 fax: 631-632-5794

Submitted by: Frank Esposito/Prov

3. Mindful Awareness Workshop: Staying Focused at Work, Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

Stressed out by deadlines and too much to do?
Try Mindful Awareness: Staying Focused at Work
This workshop will teach techniques to increase concentration and attention while reducing the stressful responses that interfere with concentration and productivity at work. Participants will become acquainted with the practice of mindfulness meditation and have an opportunity to experience new ways to deal with distractions and stress.
Taught by Dr. JoAnn Rosen and Dr. Cheryl Kurash, both of whom have over 20 years of training experience in Mindfulness Meditation.
The cost is $15 per person. Proceeds go directly to Habitat for Humanity.
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2004, Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Chapel at Wang Center

Submitted by: Iwona Perkowski/OSA

4. Golf auction to benefit the Shirley Strum Kenny Student Arts Festival

Round of golf with cart for four people. Good Monday through Thursday after 1:00 P.M. at the Hamlet Wind Watch Golf & Country Club. Retail value $276.00. Please e-mail Donna at dodiaz@notes.cc.sunysb.edu. One bid per person. All bids due by May 10th. All proceeds to benefit the Shirley Strum Kenny Student Arts Festival.

Submitted by: Donna Diaz/OSA

5. Limited Edition Shs Cookbook! All Proceeds Go To Habitat For Humanity.

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE 1ST EDITION COOKBOOK..." A Collection of Favorite Recipes" including Maureen Pavone's AWARD WINNING, SUMMER CELEBRATION RECIPES, COUNTRY CHIP COOKIES & WINTER FRUIT SALAD. The cookbooks are $10.00...all proceeds go to Habitat For Humanity. Order now for delivery in May--June. This is a limited edition & includes family favorites & hard to get original recipes that have been handed down. Contact Liz @632-6803 or email ehoos@notes.cc.sunysb.edu. Thank you for your support of Habitat For Humanity.

Submitted by: Elizabeth M. Hoos/OSA



07. Entertainment (Sports, Movies, Events, etc...)

1. 11th Annual Strawberry Festival and Diversity Day 2004, Wednesday, April 28 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Located in front of the Student Activities Center
Visit all 10 stations for $7.25
You can save $0.50 when you buy your ticket at the Administration Cart, Student Activities Center Food Court, Kelly Dining Center, Campus Connection at H-Quad or Roth Food Court from April 19-27 for only $6.75
For more information, visit www.campusdining.org

http://www.campusdining.org

Submitted by: Angela Agnello/FSA

2. Earthstock 2004

Join us at Earthstock 2004, an Environmental Awareness Fair in celebration of Earth Day, on April 22, 2004 at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. The day-long event features a concert at noon by Grammy-award winning soprano saxophonist Paul Winter and a lecture at 3:00 p.m. by paleoanthropologist Dr. Richard Leakey.
The area's foremost authorities on environmental issues will present and participate in a variety of workshops throughout the day. Topics such as Residential Solar Power; Organic Lawn Care; Marine Sciences Issues in NY Coastal Waters; Sustainability and Business; and Preserving the Pine Barrens will be presented.
All events are free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call (631) 632-6320. For a complete listing of the day's events, visit our Web site at www.stonybrook.edu/earthstock.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/earthstock.

Submitted by: Karen Keeley/UAff

3. 2004 Stony Brook Girls Soccer Camp - July 19th to 23rd

The Stony Brook Women's Soccer Staff and Team would like to invite girls between the ages of 7 and 16 to their summer soccer camp. There will be two sessions that will run the week of July 19th to 23rd. The day session will run from 9:00am to 3:30pm for players between the ages of 7 to 16. The evening session will run from 4:30pm to 7:30pm for players between the ages of 11 and 16. We have three separate programs to meet the needs of players of all ages and abilities. The players will have two training sessions per day as well as one small-sided and one full-sided game, daily. The players will receive a camp T-shirt and an official SBU soccer ball. If you would like more information about the camp or would like to receive a brochure, please contact Megan Mills at 632-3286 or mmills@notes.cc.sunysb.edu.

Submitted by: Megan Mills/Pres

4. LONG ISLAND RIVALS COLLIDE! Stony Brook Battle Hofstra in Men's Lacrosse for the First Time Ever

It's been 40 years in the making, and you don't want to miss this one! For the first time ever, your Stony Brook Seawolves and the Hofstra Pride will face off in men's lacrosse NEXT TUESDAY, APRIL 27th, at 7:00 PM, under the lights at Stony Brook's beautiful LaValle Stadium. Tickets are just $7 for adults, $4 for Stony Brook faculty/staff, non-Stony Brook students, and senior citizens, and free for children 5 and under.
Get your tickets today by calling 632-WOLF, or at the Seawolves web site, at www.goseawolves.org

http://www.goseawolves.org

Submitted by: Timothy Eilbes/Pres

5. 18 MIGHTY MOUNTAIN WARRIORS, Tuesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m., Wang Center Theatre. Free to students; $10.00 general admission.

Funny, brazen, and edgy, this razor-sharp comedy sketch group from San Francisco tackles the madness and delights of being Asian American. The Warriors perform in the tradition of Monty Python, Culture Clash, SNL, and Kids in the Hall. Their irreverent style of skit comedy ranges from slapstick to political and takes no prisoners. Followed by by a talk on the use of humor in activism.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/wang.

Submitted by: Sunita Mukhi/Pres

6. Annual Campus Life Awards For Excellence In Leadership And Involvement

Wednesday, May 5th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Student Activities Center Auditorium. Reception to follow.
Honors Stony Brook's student leaders, student clubs & organizations, and advisors to student groups for their outstanding contributions to building our campus community. Awards will be presented for excellence in leadership, campus programming, and advisement.
Admission is free & open to the campus community. Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office, Student Union and Activities, Commuter Student Services, Campus Recreation, Interfaith Center, Undergraduate Student Government, Health Sciences Center Student Association and the Graduate Student Organization.

Submitted by: Cheryl Chambers/OSA

7. Chick Flick Fest: The Second Annual Asian American Film Series April 22 To April 24, 7:00 P.M., Wang Center Theatre.

Featuring the films of pioneering Asian American screen siren Anna May Wong, once all but forgotten but now in the midst of an enthusiastic rediscovery. Also, indie chick flicks Chutney Popcorn, Puff, The Red Thread, performances, and more. For more information log on to http://ws.cc.stonybrook.edu/sb/wang/chickcinema.shtml

http://www.stonybrook.edu/wang.

Submitted by: Sunita Mukhi/Pres

8. HAI-TIEN CHORUS IN CONCERT, Sunday, April 25, 3:00 p.m., Wang Center Theatre. Students free; $10 general admission.

Award-winning mixed-voice Chinese championship chorus with the longest and most distinguished history in New York performs a lively repertoire of Chinese traditional songs.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/wang

Submitted by: Sunita Mukhi/Pres

9. Paul Basler, horn player and composer with Margaret Kampmeier, piano, and Stony Brook Choirs, Thursday, 4/22

Paul Basler will be performing at Staller Center Recital Hall on Thursday, April 22 at 8 pm. Program will include horn and piano compositions as well as choral music by Paul Basler with Prof. Timothy Mount conducting. Program includes premiere of a composition by Prof. Peter Winkler, "Returning to the Root," for piano and horn . Tickets: $29; $26 faculty, staff, seniors; $14.50 children 12 and under. Call 632-ARTS for tickets or order online at stallercenter.co.m

http://stallercenter.com

Submitted by: Julie Greene/CAS

10. Sweet Honey in the Rock, Staller Center, Saturday, April 24, 8pm. (American Sign Language interpreter accompanies group.)

Sweet Honey in the Rock entertains and inspires. They are a group of five African American women singing a cappella--sprituals, hymns, jazz and blues. Every song is accompanied by American Sign Language interpretation. Tickets: $29, $26 for faculty, staff and seniors, $14.50 children 12 and under. Call 632-ARTS or order online at stallercenter.com

http://stallercenter.com

Submitted by: Julie Greene/CAS

11. Movies/Staller Center, Friday, April 23: The Station Agent, 7pm; Lord of the Rings Return of the King, 9pm

7pm-The Station Agent, 90 minutes, Rated R. Won Dramatic Audience Award at 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Tickets: $5, $4 students, seniors.
9pm-Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, 210 minutes, Rated PG-13. Tickets: $5, $4 students, seniors and children.

http://stallercenter.com

Submitted by: Julie Greene/CAS

12. Faculty member's new Electronica CD "Overload" released

Overload: The Sonic Intoxicant" is an electronica/new age CD generated by integrating cutting edge electronic music composition with auditory neuroscience algorithms. Seth Horowitz, a research scientist in the Dept of Psychiatry, is one of the composers and producer of the new CD, available through the label's website (www.neuropop.com) or CDBaby.

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/neuropop2

Submitted by: Seth Horowitz/UHMC

13. URECA Celebration of Undergraduate Research & Creativity

URECA's Celebration of Undergraduate Research & Creativity on Wednesday, April 21st will feature undergraduate research posters & oral presentations, musical performances, and art exhibits. Join us in recognizing the accomplishments of undergraduates working with faculty in all disciplines. All welcome to attend!
10am-3pm, Research Posters/Exhibits, SAC Ballroom A
CEAS Senior Design Presentations, SAC Ballroom B, 10am-12pm
English, History& Psychology Conferences, SAC 303, 305 & 302
12:40pm, Provost's Welcome and Remarks on Mentoring, SAC Ballroom A
7pm, Musical Recital Performances, Wang Center Theater (please use east entrance)
Art Exhibits, SAC Gallery, April 15-21

http://www.stonybrook.edu/ureca/celebration.htm

Submitted by: Karen Kernan/Prov



08. For-Pay Workshops/Courses (SPD, etc...)

1. Spring Registration is Open for The Community School of Dance and Movement Studies at SUSB

Classes are being posted for online registration for the next session of the Community School. Join us for Weekday classes in Flamenco, Koga, Pilates, Children's Performance, African, and Ballet. Saturday classes coming soon: City Tap and Hip Hop.
Charge is: $12 per class/for eight to ten week registrations. Open to all. Come dance your way into spring and summer.

http://www.celt.sunysb.edu/SullivanDance/

Submitted by: Amy Yopp Sullivan/CAS

2. Spring May Be Here Now, but Summer at Stony Brook Starts on June 1

Summer Session I classes begin on Tuesday, June 1. More than 350 undergraduate courses are scheduled in two sessions and are open to visiting as well as Stony Brook students. Students may select day and evening classes in both sessions. High-achieving high school students may enroll in one 100-level course in Session II, which starts July 12. Visit the Summer Sessions Website (www.stonybrook.edu/summer) for details about class schedules, online registration on the SOLAR System, and summer student services. Visiting students submit the undergraduate visiting student application electronically on the Summer Sessions Website.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/summer

Submitted by: Megs Shea/Prov

3. Need Help Selecting Summer Sessions Classes?

Visit the Summer Sessions table at the Academic Advising Fair under the Big Top on the academic mall, Wednesday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details about Summer Sessions class schedules, registration procedures, and student services are available on the Summer Sessions Website: www.stonybrook.edu/summer

http://www.stonybrook.edu/summer

Submitted by: MShea/Prov

4. "PATENTS, TRADEMARKS & COPYRIGHTS - Protecting Intellectual Property" presented by The Small Business Development Center

Do you have a product or idea you would like to protect? Learn the legal issues involved and gain an understanding of the process of applying for a patent. Speaker: Gerald T. Bodner Esq. partner in the patent law firm of Bodner & O'Rourke, L.L.P. 4/22/04 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM at the Center for Emerging Technologies, Great River, NY FEE: $20. Call 631-632-9070 for additional info.

Submitted by: Ronni Rosen/CEAS



09. Research (Studies, Testing, etc...)

1. MRI Study of Flow in the Brain and Spine

Volunteers are needed to participate in an MRI study to investigate new methods for imaging flow patterns of blood and cerebrospinal fluid in the brain and spine. The goal of the study is to understand flow patterns in healthy individuals in order to compare these results with the abnormal flow patterns seen in individuals with diseases such as hydrocephalus and spinal cysts. For the current phase of studies, we are seeking healthy individuals with no previous history of head or spinal trauma, arachnoid or spinal cysts, hydrocephalus, brain tumors or any contraindication for an MRI exam. The study will involve 1 hour of your time and be completely non-invasive. No injections will be given. You will not be paid for this study.
If interested, please contact Mark Wagshul, PhD at 4-9563, or mwagshul@notes.cc.sunysb.edu.

Submitted by: Mark Wagshul/UHMC

2. Free Help For Mothers Of 2-3 Year Olds

The Point of Woods Laboratory and Parenting Clinic at Stony Brook University is seeking volunteers for a research study that offers free help for mothers who are having difficulty managing their challenging 2-3 year old toddlers. To obtain more information and to find out if you may qualify, call the Parenting Study at (631) 632-7874.

Submitted by: Susan O'Leary/CAS



10. Miscellaneous

1. Job Posting - Office Administrator

Faculty Student Association seeks a dynamic individual to serve as the primary communication coordinator for the Undergraduate Student Government office. Minimum 3 years of related office management or secretarial experience is essential, together with excellent customer service and communication skills. Must be an organized self-starter who is detail oriented, but flexible and is able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks. Good follow-through, organizational and computer skills are also required. The successful candidate will interface well with students and staff in a diverse, multi-cultural environment. Interested parties must send resume with cover letter and salary requirement by 4/4/04 to Chris Oster, HR Manager, FSA, Stony Brook University, 250 Stony Brook Union, Stony Brook NY 11794-3209 or fax to 631-632-6573. AA/EEO

Submitted by: Christine Oster/FSA

2. Summer Job Fair

Summer Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at the Charles B. Wang Center from 11am to 2pm. (This is for Stony Brook Students and Alumni only) Log onto our website below to view the companies attending.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/career

Submitted by: Karen Clemente/OSA

3. Career Week: April 19 - 22

Listen to SBU alumni talk about the work they do and hear their advice to you as you consider pursuing different career paths. All events run from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.
Monday 4/19: Career Paths for People Who Want to Make Money - SAC 305
Tuesday 4/20: Career Paths in Helping Professions - SAC 305
Wednesday 4/21: Career Paths for English Majors - SAC 305
Thursday 4/22: Career Paths in Forensic Science - SAC 304
For more information, visit the Career Center (located at the foot of the zebrapath or view our website below).

http://www.stonybrook.edu/career

Submitted by: Guo Cao/OSA

4. Retirement Party

After 31 years of service Detective Jeanette Hotmer is retiring from SUNY Stony Brook Police Department. Please join us in wishing her a long, happy and healthy retirement at a party being held in her honor. The party will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2004 at the Bavarian Inn, 422 Smithtown Blvd., Lake Ronkonkoma from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The cost is $50.00 per person which includes buffet, unlimited wine, beer, soda, DJ & gift. If you cannot attend, but would like to give a gift the cost is $10.00. Your name will be put on the gift card. Please respond by Friday, May 21, 2004 by contacting Rosemary Famiglietti 632-6350 or rfamiglietti@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Submitted by: Rosemary Famiglietti/Admin