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Stronger Together Update (March 29, 2022)

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Stronger togetherIn this Stronger Together Update, we focus on some of the exciting events and interesting offerings around campus for you to partake in, followed by updates on public COVID vaccine sites and masking, and a testing reminder.


Wednesday, March 30 | 12 pm-2:30 pm
Come to the FSA Street Fair outside on the SAC Plaza (or SAC Ballroom A if inclement weather) for: smoothies, tea, empanadas, barbecue, student performances, plant sales, sustainable activities, wellness tables, Stony Brook incubator local products, free snack and beverage samplings, games, prizes and more!

Thursday, March 31 | 12-1 pm
How resilient are you and how can you make resilience work for you? Find out at an Ombuds workshop this Thursday!

Monday, April 4 | 4 pm
Why does chocolate cake taste ‘yummy’ before your fork reaches your mouth? Find out how your brain processes taste at our latest Mind/Brain lecture series session … it’s live at the Staller Center or can be viewed on our livestream.

Wednesday, April 6 | 3 pm
The Institute of Globalization Studies presents: Policy Applications of Climate Migration Research (part of the Spring 2022 Climate Change and Global Migration Patterns Lecture Series) featuring Susana Adamo, Columbia University.
Register for this Zoom presentation | Details

Wednesday, April 6 | 7 pm (meet and greet begins at 6 pm in the Wang Center Theatre lobby)
The Provost’s Lecture Series hosts entrepreneur/author Rob Basso, who will share his personal story, effective approaches for taking calculated risks, and discuss how to become an effective leader and communicator in his lecture, Apply the Triple Threat of Ambition, Confidence and Conviction for Success On Your Own Terms. It will take place at the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre; seating is limited and on a first-come basis. Visit for more information.

Thursday, April 7 | 4 pm
We welcome author Yunte Huang, professor of English at the University of California, to talk about his award-winning book, Transpacific Imaginations and Charlie Chan, at the Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1. Reception to follow.

Thursday, April 7 – Friday, April 8
Two-day conference – The Global Sixties in the Global South – brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to explore multiple dimensions of the Global Sixties across Africa, Asia and Latin America. It’s in-person at the Humanities Institute, no registration required, with keynote address April 7 at 4:40 pm: Sex and Science in the Global Sixties: Contraceptive Revolutions.
Find full program information here

Friday, April 8 | 7 pm
A poetry reading by Joy Harjo, U.S. Poet Laureate at Stony Brook Southampton, Avram Theater
Click here for the livestream | Details

Tuesday, April 12  | 4-6 pm
Panel discussion Celebrating Science in a Fractured Society features renowned theoretical physicists, the President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Register here for this free, open-to-the-public event taking place at the Staller Center.

Wednesday, April 13 | 1-3:30 pm (with additional programs 4 and 5 pm)
The campus-wide Art Crawl features free guided tours of diverse art galleries at the Simons Center, Melville Library, Staller Center’s Zuccaire Gallery and Wang Center, as well as a lecture on Power, Protection, Prestige: Tribal Blankets of Southern China, and an evening reception. View the full schedule here.

Wednesday, April 20 | 1-2 pm
Author Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen talks about her viral New Yorker essay, “America Ruined My Name for Me” – how it came to be, what it means to have a ’difficult’ name, what it means to be an Asian American today, and the political nature of names. See and hear her at the Wang Center Theatre; admission is free; please RSVP here.

Week of April 18
See all we’ve got planned to celebrate and help preserve the environment at this year’s EarthStock: A Celebration of Earth Day! Activities start Monday, April 18, and culminate Friday, April 22 (nationally recognized Earth Day) with events including the duck race on the Brook! Find out all about Earthstock and how you can participate here (site to be updated soon).

Friday, April 22 | 7 pm
Join us at Island Federal Arena for the ‘Spirit of Stony Brook’ Marching Band’s 4th annual spring concert featuring music, spirit and fun. Tickets are on sale now

Wednesday, April 27 | starts at midnight, lasts 24 hours!
From cures and treatments that help us live longer and healthier lives, to sustainable living, to embracing the arts and more, every gift of any amount gets us one step closer to a world of opportunities. Mark your calendar and plan to contribute, if you can, on the university’s annual Giving Day, this year April 27!

Friday, April 29  | 12-5 pm (boats launch at 1 pm)
Yay! The Roth Regatta returns, with the chance to ‘race through the sands of time’ on our annual cardboard boat race across Roth Pond! Find out more here and click onto SB Engaged for more exciting student activities this spring.

Thursday, May 5  | 7-11 pm
Join the School of Nursing as it celebrates its 50th anniversary at a special Gala recognizing the accomplishments of the School and honoring alumni who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the nursing profession. Tickets are now available.


On March 21, the NYS Department of Health closed the COVID-19 vaccine site located at Stony Brook University’s R&D Park. Last Thursday, March 24, a walk-in vaccine site opened at 181 N. Belle Mead Road, Suite 2 in East Setauket. The Pfizer vaccine will be administered to adults and children ages 5 and older at this site through Friday, April 15 as follows:

Thursdays, 9 am to 1 pm
Fridays, 1 pm to 5 pm
Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit the New York State vaccination website.

Please note: In addition to the recent lifting of our mask mandate for most indoor locations on West Campus, face coverings are also no longer required when riding in Stony Brook University vehicles, buses and shuttles.

Please remember that onsite COVID surveillance testing continues to be monitored and required – weekly for those who have not reported full vaccination and monthly for fully vaccinated individuals. As always, find details on the Testing/Screening webpage of our Stronger Together site.

Visit our Stronger Together website for the latest updates and information.

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