Campus Announcements

Welcome to Campus Announcements

The guidelines for submitting a Campus Announcement can be found on the Instructions page.

  • Your announcement must be related to a campus activity and that relationship must be present in your text.
  • You can submit an announcement for a maximum of two consecutive weeks or every other week.

Use the link above (Submit an Announcement) and log in with your NetID credentials.

Latest Issue: January 2103. Workshops/Courses/Training (work related; HR, EAP, DoIT, etc…)
Octagon (Javits 105) Orientation: Active Learning Micro-Credential and Use of "The Octagon"

This orientation will provide an in-depth understanding of how we use active learning and provide training for the equipment in the Octagon (Javits 105). After attending a 1.5 hour session, participants will receive a Credly micro-credential in Active Learning, as well as the ability to request the Octagon to use for class activities, projects and more. Full semester booking is available in certain circumstances. Join 72 faculty and staff who have participated! See dates & register below.

https://stonybrookuniversity.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8v7KOGL1ErLPlb
Spring 2020: ADHD-Executive Skills Training Group @ KPC

Krasner Psychological Center’s ADHD Group treatment program

 Master study habits to improve functioning, learn new skills like time management and prioritizing tasks, learn to manage inattention/hyperactivity.
 $120 total, includes
1 60-minute face-to-face initial comprehensive individual assessment
10 90-minute group sessions
 Tuesdays 2:00-3:30 PM (starting as soon as the group is filled and ending before finals)

TO SIGN UP CALL 631-632-780

Do you want to be more Tech Fit in 2020?

Contact DoIT Training doit_training@stonybrook.edu to coach your team on better use of technology that includes cybersecurity awareness, spreadsheets, remote collaboration (Google Drive and Office 365), web-conferencing, creating your own online training and solutions for digitizing tasks for higher efficiency and reducing paper. We can provide in person and online training.
Free, On-Demand Training Resources listed here:
-Our YouTube Channel
-Google
-Microsoft Office

https://it.stonybrook.edu/services/training-and-development
Research-Based Practices of Online Teaching Workshop: Save the Date!

CELT is offering a free, four-week facilitated workshop intended for faculty scheduled to teach online. Faculty taking this workshop should already have experience with Blackboard. Priority will be given to faculty that are teaching in the upcoming summer sessions.

Course Dates:
Summer I: February 18-March 14
Summer II: March 23-April 26

Registration links will be available soon.

Please contact CELT with any questions:
(631)632-2780
CELT@stonybrook.edu

NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training - Spring 2020 Skills for Success

The NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education & Training is pleased to announce the Spring 2020 Skills for Success courses. These courses provide CSEA-represented employees with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to meet their personal and professional development goals. There are 100 classes in 52 topic areas scheduled statewide from February through June 2020. For further information, contact the Partnership at (518) 486-7814 or email learning@nyscseapartnership.org.

https://www.nyscseapartnership.org/Sfs/Spring2020/CourseList.cfm
"Using Clickers To Engage Student Learning" - Drop-In Session With Turning Technology

Turning Technology will be available to demonstrate and answer questions on how to use Clicker technology in the classroom. Clickers can be used to formatively assess, engage students, and take attendance. January 28th 11-1 in the CELT Faculty Commons (Melville Library E-1332)


04. East Campus/Hosp/HSC Workshops/Training
Join us for Diversity Dining and Conversation on January 29th!

The goal of the Diversity Dining meeting scheduled for January 29, 2020 is to engage in a discussion among colleagues about ways to foster diversity across our campus and to promote cultural competency and inclusion throughout Stony Brook for the purpose of achieving the University’s educational purpose, goal, and mission.
Lunch will be begin at 11:00 am and conclude at 1:00 pm. RSVP to Tina at 631-638-8508 or email maria.manning@stonybrook.edu.

https://renaissance.stonybrookmedicine.edu/hscdiversity
05. Conferences/Seminars/Lectures
Technology Commercialization Conference ~ March 12, 2020 ~ 9am-12:30pm

SBU Economic Development is hosting a Technology Commercialization Conference that will showcase potentially commercializable technologies created by SBU faculty, staff and graduate students. The audience will include: potential investors/investor groups; companies that are potential licensees or strategic partners; and individuals with experience or a strong interest in innovation. Go to our website to submit for consideration by Feb. 7, 2020.

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/ecodev/Conferences/Commercialization%20Conference%202020.php
Neuroscience SPECIAL Seminar

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 12:00 noon in Life Sciences Bldg - Room 038, the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior will be hosting a SPECIAL seminar entitled: "Cognitive Performance and Hippocampal Circuit Function Reflect Neurobiological Aging in Rats "speaker is Dr. Sarah A. Johnson, Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Florida.

Faculty Host: Dr. Joshua Plotkin- 632 3573

Neuroscience SPECIAL Seminar

On Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 12:00 noon in Life Sciences Bldg - Room 038, the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior will be hosting a SPECIAL seminar entitled: "Zombie Cells in the Midbrain: The Role of Senescence in Dopamine Neurons" speaker is Dr. Markus Riessland, Sr. Research Associate at Rockefeller University.

Faculty Host: Dr. Howard Sirotkin- 632 3573

Physics of Neural Circuits and Network Dynamics Workshop Lectures

January 27-31, 2020: Join the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior and the Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics as they host a week of talks during the Physics of Neural Circuits and Network Dynamics Workshop at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics. View the Schedule and attendees at the below link. All talks are open to the public.

http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/archives/29302
06. East Campus/Hosp/HSC Conferences/Seminars/Lectures
Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Grand Rounds-Tues., January 21, 2020, Dr. Kate Fitzgerald, Univ. of Michigan

"Childhood Anxiety and OCD: Can Brain Guide Treatment?", 11-12 pm, HSC, Level 3, Lecture Hall 5.


07. Charitable (Habitat, Blood drives, Cats, etc…)
Buy a brick, leave a legacy on Stony Brook’s campus

Legacy Way is a symbolic representation of individuals who have paved the way for the next generation of Stony Brook students, faculty and staff. Now is your chance to leave your mark on Stony Brook.

Reserve a personalized brick on Legacy Way with a $150 tax-deductible contribution. Make your purchase by February 7, 2020 to be included in the spring installation.

Visit www.stonybrook.edu/legacyway to reserve your brick today!

http://www.stonybrook.edu/legacyway
09. For-Pay Workshops/Courses (SPD, Weight Watchers, Craft Center, etc…)
Stony Brook Toastmasters Club – Join Us to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills!

Do you want to practice public speaking, improve your communication and build leadership skills in a fun and supportive environment? Visit our next Toastmasters meeting on January 23rd from 5:15-7:00pm in Social & Behavioral Sciences Room N101 and see what we’re all about! Guests are always welcomed! For more info, please visit the web site below or contact brian@lispeakers.com

https://stonybrookspeechwolves.toastmastersclubs.org/
12. Miscellaneous
Spring 2020 OVPR Seed Grant Program

The Spring 2020 OVPR Seed Grant Program competition is open!

The seed grant program aims to give Stony Brook University faculty a competitive edge in securing external research funds by supporting and fostering innovative scientific and scholarly activities that will lead to the development of highly competitive proposals for extramural funding.

Letter of Intent (LOI) strongly encouraged, due February 12, 2020.
Full proposals due March 4, 2020.

https://research.stonybrook.edu/ovprseedgrantprogram#ovpr-seed-grant-program-overview
NYS/UUP 2019-2020 Individual Development Awards

The NYS/UUP Joint Labor-Management Committees (NYS/UUP JLMS) is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Individual Development Awards (IDA) Program application period. Funding is intended to assist eligible UUP represented employees (full & part-time) in developing their full professional potential & in preparing for advancement. The IDA Application portal is for both UUP represented employees from the Stony Brook Center Chapter or Stony Brook HSC Chapter. Deadline:2/28/2020 (end of business day).

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4RPxVcda0i2qALHzPCXOGEmnGiZy6L2nfJ4yCburt99-2ew/viewform
CafeNova: high school students meet Stony Brook Professors

SchoolNova invites high schoolers to the 1st evening in CaféNova in 2020 on Thursday, January 23 from 6 to 9 pm in S240 (basement of Math building). High school students will meet Prof. Abhay Deshpande and Prof. Joanna Kiryluk and their postdocs and graduate students in informal setting. Special bonus: enjoy free snack, play board games and connect with interesting people, all while enjoying the unique evening atmosphere at the CaféNova.

https://schoolnova.org/nova/cafenova
, 2020

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

Last Call for Nominations: Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Classified Service

For award guidelines and the nomination form please visit the Provost Office website. The nominee for this award must meet all of the eligibility requirements; the nominator must complete the nomination form and write a narrative statement (less than 500 words) in support of the nominee. Both the nomination form and the narrative statement must be emailed to maureen.wozniak@stonybrook.edu in the Provost Office no later than Thursday, January 16, 2020.

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/provost/resources/nomination_forms.php
EOP/AIM Seeking Residential Graduate Assistant for Summer Academy 2020

The EOP department is looking for a graduate assistant (GA-RA) to manage and work with the RA team during the 2020 EOP Summer Academy. What will you do as a GA? Manage a great team of motivated Residential Assistants. Plan events for pre-freshmen students. Practice communication and problem-solving skills. We are looking for a graduating senior or currently enrolled graduate student who is personable with leadership skills. A driver's license is required for the position.

https://forms.gle/UFcz8eBUCmVbxsvv6
Are you ready to lose weight-permanently? Join Target Fitness!

A professional nutrition therapy program!
This 10-week comprehensive and innovation nutrition education, wellness and lifestyle program is led by Registered Dietitians who will empower you to reach your target weight!
Program starts:
• In-person - Tuesdays 1/21-3/31 (no class 2/28), 5:45pm – 6:45pm; 181 Belle Mead Rd. E. Setauket
• Virtual – Thursday 2/6- 4/9, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
$190 per person for the 10-week program payable before start of classes.
Payments are non-refundable and non-transfer

https://stonybrookuniversity.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8ivn1FDY8ZEeEUB
03. Workshops/Courses/Training (work related; HR, EAP, DoIT, etc…)

Faculty Writing Group: Spring 2020

Writing regularly is an extremely important task for faculty in a research institution. The Faculty Writing Group program could be your tool for tackling challenges, using accountability mechanisms. Organized by the Program in Writing and Rhetoric and the Faculty Commons, the program is designed to help you do collaborative planning, review sessions, checking in/out, and mutual support. The group will meet at 11am for 10 Fridays, starting Friday, February 7th. Register by January 15th.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUj0kDzDJwlIK77Ecaij_EVa5Np4hL-1Ma1x0DiAvdrAM5Vw/viewform
Blackboard - What's New? January 2020

Stony Brook University’s Blackboard system was upgraded on 12/30/19. Changes include: attendance tracking, new TA privileges, additional attempt options for anonymous grading, and improvements to the self and peer assessment tools. For details, click on the optional URL.

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with our team, please contact us at: 631.632.2358 or e-mail: academictechnologies@stonybrook.edu

https://it.stonybrook.edu/news/articles/stony-brooks-blackboard-system-has-been-updated-whats-new
Instructors - Interested in recording your lecture?

ECHO360 provides two tools instructors can use to record lectures:

1. Universal Capture from your personal device.
2. Lecture Capture in some Lecture halls** including audio, screen capture, on-screen notations, and/or a video feed of the lecturer.

**If you would like Echo to record your lectures in a classroom, CELT staff need to schedule recordings for you. Please submit your request online at: go.stonybrook.edu/recordmylecture

https://it.stonybrook.edu/services/echo360-lecture-capture
Octagon (Javits 105) Orientation: Active Learning Micro-Credential and Use of "The Octagon"

This orientation will provide an in-depth understanding of how we use active learning and provide training for the equipment in the Octagon (Javits 105). After attending this 1.5 hour sessions, participants will receive a Credly micro-credential in Active Learning, as well as the ability to request the Octagon to use for class activities, projects and more. Full semester booking is available in certain circumstances. Join 72 faculty and teaching staff who have participated! Register below.

https://stonybrookuniversity.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8v7KOGL1ErLPlb
Faculty Writing Group 2020

Writing regularly is an extremely important task for faculty in a research institution. The Faculty Writing Group program could be your tool for tackling challenges, using accountability mechanisms. Organized by the Program in Writing and Rhetoric and the Faculty Commons, the program is designed to help you do collaborative planning, review sessions, checking in/out, and mutual support. The group will meet at 11am for 10 Fridays, starting Friday, February 7th. Register by January 15th.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUj0kDzDJwlIK77Ecaij_EVa5Np4hL-1Ma1x0DiAvdrAM5Vw/viewform
05. Conferences/Seminars/Lectures

Neuroscience Special Seminar

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 12:00 noon in Life Sciences Bldg - Room 038, the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior will be hosting a SPECIAL seminar entitled: "Building a Synapse: Cell-contact Mediated Assembly of Excitatory Synapses" speaker is Dr. Martin Hruska, Postdoctoral Fellow, Thomas Jefferson University.

Faculty Host: Dr. Qiaojie Xiong - 632 3573

Neuroscience SPECIAL Seminar

On Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 12:00 noon in Life Sciences Bldg - Room 038, the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior will be hosting a SPECIAL seminar entitled: "Modeling Neurological Disorders with Human iPSCs Derived Neurons & Brain Organoids" speaker is Dr. Rodrigo Lopez Gonzalez, Instructor at University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Faculty Host: Joshua Plotkin - 632 3573

Department of Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series

Please join Dr. Patrick Hearing who will be hosting seminar speaker and faculty candidate Dr. Renfeng Li from Virginia Commonwealth University today Monday 1/13 at 12 noon in Room 038 of the Life Sciences Building! Dr. Li will present “Antagonizing Host Restriction Factors for Herpesvirus Replication: A Tale of Multiple Strategies”.


06. East Campus/Hosp/HSC Conferences/Seminars/Lectures

MMTI Lab Seminar Series

Please join us for MMTI Lab Seminar Series presentation
Diana Martinez, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University
"Medical Marijuana: the Evidence and the Promises"
Thursday, January 16th
2:30pm – 4pm
HSC-T10-085B Conference Room (located in the MMTI 087 quadrant)

https://www.mmtilab.org/
Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Grand Rounds-Tues., January 14, 2020, Dr. Roscoe Brady, Harvard Univ.

"Seeing the Trees for the Forest: What Can Neuroimaging Tell Us About Individuals?", 11-12 pm, to be held in the HSC, Level 2, Lecture Hall 1.


07. Charitable (Habitat, Blood drives, Cats, etc…)

Buy a brick, leave a legacy on Stony Brook’s campus

Legacy Way is a symbolic representation of individuals who have paved the way for the next generation of Stony Brook students, faculty and staff. Now is your chance to leave your mark on Stony Brook.

Reserve a personalized brick on Legacy Way with a $150 tax-deductible contribution. Make your purchase by February 7, 2020 to be included in the spring installation.

Visit www.stonybrook.edu/legacyway to reserve your brick today!

www.stonybrook.edu/legacyway
09. For-Pay Workshops/Courses (SPD, Weight Watchers, Craft Center, etc…)

Proposal Development Workshop - NIH SBIR/STTR Program

Wednesday 1/15 & Thursday 1/16 (1.5 days)
Long Island High Technology Incubator - 25 Health Sciences Drive - Stony Brook

Engaging in research that has the potential for commercialization and looking for funding? The SBIR and STTR programs award over $3 billion in high-risk, non-diulted R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses. Learn more about SBIR/STTR funding at this 1.5-day session focused on the NIH. Registration Fee: $60 More info here: https://tinyurl.com/yz8phouj

https://centerforbiotechnology.org/proposal-development-workshop-sbirsttr-for-nih/
12. Miscellaneous

Buying or Selling a Home in 2020? The Alumni Association Can Help

Thinking of buying or selling your home? The Alumni Association partnership with Meyer and Associates has expanded with a Real Estate Benefits Program that provides special perks including up to a 20% rebate! And that's not all! With the alumni perks program, alumni, faculty and staff can take advantage of home financing options with Island Federal, insurance options with Liberty Mutual and more!

https://www.stonybrook.edu/alumni/perks/home-and-auto/
Nominations Are Now Open for the Student Employee of the Year Awards!

Do you have an extraordinary undergraduate or graduate student working in your department? Then recognize them for all of their hard work by sending in a nomination for the 2020 Student Employee of the Year Awards! Awards will be given to the top ten nominees, with three grand prize winners and seven distinction of excellence awards. For more details and nomination forms, please visit the link provided and submit by 2/15! Please save the date for our awards ceremony on 4/15 from 1-2!

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/student-employment/recognition/index.php
Spring 2020 OVPR Seed Grant Program

The Spring 2020 OVPR Seed Grant Program competition is now open!

The seed grant program aims to give Stony Brook University faculty a competitive edge in securing external research funds by supporting and fostering innovative scientific and scholarly activities that will lead to the development of highly competitive proposals for extramural funding.

Letter of Intent (LOI) strongly encouraged, due February 12, 2020.
Full proposals due March 4, 2020.

https://research.stonybrook.edu/ovprseedgrantprogram#ovpr-seed-grant-program-overview
Early Camp Registrations Have Started – Is Your Camp In?

Each year the SBU Community Relations Office promotes available campus camps to our employees as well as to our neighbors in the community.

If you would like to be included in this year's promotion, please respond no later than Wednesday, January 22, 2020. It is imperative that we keep the information on the website current.

For questions, contact Joan Dickinson, Community Relations Director at joan.dickinson@stonybrook.edu
View the Camps pages below.

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/neighborsguide/camps.

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