Monthly Archives: November 2012
Image courtesy of Adam Peck ’11
In commanding fashion the Seawolves beat No. 18 Villanova 20-10 in the first round of the 2012 Division I Football Championship at LaValle Stadium. This win upped their record to 10-2, setting a new single-season record for wins!
Your Stony Brook team now heads west to face No. 2 Montana State on Saturday, December 1. Kickoff is 7 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. local time and can be watched on ESPN3. You could also join other Stony Brook fans at one of the Game Watch parties listed below.
Game Watch Info:
Stony Brook, NY
1095 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790
For reservations call (631) 675-1474
Connect with Stony Brook Alumni Association Board of Directors
New York, NY
366 West 46th street New York, NY 10036
For reservations “Stony Brook group” (212) 228-4200 x 7504 Paul Shapiro
Connect with Richie Richards ’07, Dan Monaco ’07, Francisco Colon ’98
1433 P Street Northwest Washington, DC 20005
Connect with Adam Peck ’11
Facebook Stony Brook Alumni worldwide and let us know if your local business or home is a game watch location and check-in during the game!
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Click here to purchase Stony Brook apparel.
Is December 21 the End of the World?
Find the answers at this intriguing talk by a Stony Brook astrophysicist
“2012 and the End of Times: Myth, Fiction, and Fact”
by Stanimir Metchev, PhD, Assistant Professor of
Physics and Astronomy
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
6 PM – 8 PM
The SUNY Global Center,
116 East 55th Street NY, NY 10022
Professor Metchev’s talk will cover the history, speculations, and science behind the last day of the Mayan calendar and will present recent developments in archaeoastronomy, planetary astronomy, and geology for an up-to-date factual context.
Stanimir Metchev has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Stony Brook University since 2008. Prior to his arrival at Stony Brook, Professor Metchev earned a BA and a PhD in Astrophysics from Harvard and the California Institute of Technology and was a Spitzer Space Telescope Post-doctoral Fellow at UCLA between 2005-2008.
Professor Metchev’s research interests include extrasolar planets, brown dwarfs, and novel astronomical instrumentation techniques that enable new studies of these fascinating objects. He has served as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals and agencies, including Science, the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Hubble, and the Spitzer space telescopes among others. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the New York Astronomy Consortium.
DEFENSIVE DRIVER TRAINING COURSE
Lower your auto insurance premium and remove up to 4 points off your driving record.
Liberty Mutual is hosting four Defensive Driver Training Courses for Stony Brook University Alumni, family & friends, for $22 a person. These 6-hour programs are approved by the NY State Dept. of Motor Vehicles and offer a 10% savings off your Liability and Collision Insurance for 3 years from the day you take the course. In addition, it can remove up to 4 points off your driving record!
Session Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: Stony Brook University, Charles B. Wang Center, Brook Alumni Room Cost: $22.00 per person – Check/Money order made payable to NTSI
Session II: Wednesday, November 28th & Thursday, November 29th (must attend both)
Session III: Monday, February 25th & Wednesday, February 27th (must attend both)
Session IV: Tuesday, April 23rd & Thursday, April 25th (must attend both)
There will be a maximum of 40 seats per session. Reserve your seat now! RSVP: Edward Beekman, Executive Sales Representative, via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that you must hold a valid NY drivers license to participate in this course. You do not need to be a Liberty Mutual policyholder to attend.
|Location:||Stony Brook University, Charles B. Wang Center, Brook Alumni|
|Fees:||$22.00 per person|
|Contact:||Edward Beekman, Executive Sales Representative, via e-mail:email@example.com|
|Sat, 24 Nov, 2012 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM|
Stony Brook Alum Wins Inaugural $3M Physics Prize
Indian physicist Ashoke Sen, who earned his doctorate at Stony Brook University, received the first-ever Fundamental Physics Prize for his contribution to string theory. The prize, founded in July 2012 by Russian physicist and Internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner, awards Sen $3 million, the world’s most lucrative prize in physics. Eight other scientists from the United States and France also won the award in its inaugural year.
Sen is a particle physicist who works at a laboratory in the Harish-Chandra Research Institute in Allahabad, which is located in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He earned his bachelor’s of science degree in 1975 from the Presidency College, University of Calcutta, and his master’s in 1978 from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur before completing his doctoral work in physics at Stony Brook.
Sen has made a number of major original contributions to the subject of string theory, including his landmark paper on strong-weak coupling duality or S-duality, which was influential in changing the course of research in the field. He pioneered the study of unstable D-branes and made the famous Sen conjecture about open string tachyon condensation. He has also co-authored many important papers on string field theory. His current research interests are centered around the attractor mechanism and the precision counting of microstates for black holes in string theory. Of his nearly 200 research papers, as many as 47 papers have more than 100 citations each.
STONY BROOK IS ON THE MOVE
Come network with your fellow alumni and participate in a
dynamic conversation with President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD,
about your alma mater.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
6 pm Cocktail Reception
6:45 pm Presentation
THE CENTURY ASSOCIATION
7 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Here’s to the future. Let’s build it together.
Click here to R.S.V.P. or call Nicole Piampiano
at (631) 632-4197. Kindly R.S.V.P. prior to November 28.
Presented by the Stony Brook University Alumni Association
Stony Brook Alum Composer Max Giteck Duykers’ String Quartet Glass Blue Cleft was selected as a winner of the Music Now Competition, and will be featured at ISU’s 46th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music, with guest composer Christopher Theofanidis. Cellist and festival chair Kurt Fowler will lead a faculty performance.
Max Giteck Duykers is a composer whose work is dedicated to unusual beauty. His music has been performed throughout the United States, in Italy, England, and Romania. He was recently commissioned by the Jerome Foundationto compose The Apricots of Andujar for his father, tenor John Duykers, electro-acoustic percussionist Joel Davel, and pierrot sextet. This is a chamber opera which is being developed with acclaimed filmmaker and playwright Philip Gotanda and veteran director Melissa Weaver. The piece was workshopped with Birds on a Wire at Western Michigan University in March 2012, and will be premiered by Fear No Music in Oregon and by Earplay in San Francisco and Petaluma in the 2013-2014 season.
Duykers has also received commissions to compose music for over 35 theatrical, dance, film, and multimedia projects in the New York City area, and with the theatre group Prototype he was an artist-in-residence at HERE Arts Center in 2002-2004. In 2000-2001 he worked for Philip Glass’ The Looking Glass Studios and Dunvagen Music Publishers, where he did studio recording, Pro-Tools post-production, music sequencing, music copying and music editing for the Philip Glass Ensemble, film scoring projects, and operatic works. He holds a BM from Oberlin Conservatory where he studied composition with Randy Coleman, and he has just finished his PhD at Stony Brook University where he studied with Sheila Silver. At Stony Brook he also taught music theory, musicianship and private composition to music majors. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Rebecca and sons Quinlan and Liev.
For for information, visit his website at www.jealousgods.com.
Dear Seawolves Fans,
- Special Seawolves Fan Menu
- Drink Specials
- Raffle Prizes and Giveaways- Courtesy of The Bench Bar and Grill and Stony Brook Athletics.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6 PM
Flowerfield, St. James
Please Join Us in Honoring Our
2012 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:
Vito A. Cannavo, Esq., BA ’75
David Gelernter, MS ’80, PhD ’83
Suzanne Johnson, PhD ’74
Joseph L. Tromba, MD, FACP, FACG, BS ’77
2012 Distinguished Recent Alumnus:
Andrez S. Carberry, BA ’00, MA ’02
2012 Distinguished Service Award Recipients:
Robert Lourie, PhD
Please register online by November 11, 2012.
Presented by the Stony Brook Alumni Association.
8:39 AM By Greg Logan
Photo credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke
Liberty University hope to “Fill The Bill,” as 19,200-seat Williams Stadium is known, for its Big South Conference game against Stony Brook at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Lynchburg, Va. If the Flames succeed, it will help fund relief efforts for superstorm Sandy.
School officials announced that $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to a Virginia-based non-profit called Gleaning for the World, which needs money to transport supplies that already have been gathered to areas affected by Sandy. Obviously, the Seawolves come from one of the areas devastated by Sandy, so, the message from both schools is one of concern for those who were displaced or damaged by the storm.
Average attendance this season at Williams Stadium is 16,698 through six home games, and if the Flames (4-5, 3-1 Big South) match that figure, it will put them over 100,000 in season attendance for the first time in school history. As part of the promotion for the game, it will be Military Appreciation Day, and the first 12,000 fans will receive “Thundersticks,” so, it will be a noisy, hostile environment for Stony Brook (9-1, 5-0).
Although the Flames have a mediocre overall record thanks to a difficult early-season non-conference schedule, they have an 18-game home winning streak in Big South play. Their last Big South loss was to Gardner-Webb on Oct. 21, 2006. During that span, the Seawolves, who are ranked No. 6 in the Sports Network FCS poll and No. 8 in the Coaches poll, have lost twice. They fell 33-0 in 2008 and 54-28 in 2010.
If Stony Brook wins, it clinches the conference’s automatic berth in the FCS playoffs. The Seawolves already are assured of a tie for the league title, but a loss to Liberty would create the possibility of a three-way tie in which the tiebreaker would go to Coastal Carolina or the possibility of a two-way tie with Liberty, which would get the bid based on head-to-head results. So, it’s a classic “win-to-get-in” scenario for SBU at tough Williams Stadium.