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    SB Pulse: Mock Interview Day, Ne-Yo, Year of the Pig, and Mind/Brain Lecture

    Mock Interview Day

    The Career Center will host a Mock Interview Day on Friday, March 9, to help prepare students for the professional world. Students will have a chance to practice their interviewing skills with representatives from a variety of companies. Students are encouraged to ask questions during the interview so that company representatives can provide feedback.
    Students will be selected based on the quality of the resumes submitted (students were expected to submit resumes a couples of weeks earlier). The event will be located at the SAC Ballrooms A and B and will last from 9 AM to 3 PM. A networking session will also be held where students will be able to meet representatives from various companies.

    Famous R&B singer Ne-Yo Performs at Stony Brook

    Ne-Yo, the R&B singer/songwriter, will perform on March 11 in the Pritchard Gym. Ne-Yo is a nationally acclaimed artist who has penned some of the biggest radio records in history, 189.5 million listeners in one week, and has been #1 on the Billboards R&B charts for several weeks. Ne-Yo has also worked with multi-platinum artists such as Mary J Blige, B2K, Faith Evans and Musiq.
    Tickets will be sold on Wednesday and Thursday for $15 to students. They will also be sold from Friday to Sunday for $20 to students and $30 to non-students. This performance is hosted by the USG and SAB.

    First Asian American Cultural Festival

    The Year of the Pig starts off with a bang, as the First Asian American Cultural Festival of Long Island will be hosted at the Stony Brook Student Activity Center on Sunday, March 11 from 1 PM to 9 PM. The festival will offer a wide variety of family oriented activities including Multi-Cultural Booths with Crafts, Live Music, Literature and Costumes, a Children’s live interactive show, a traditional Tea Ceremony and Cultural Displays by the Tzu Chi Foundation, and several small group performances and lectures. In the evening, the celebration continues with a classical stage performance by Asian artists, a VIP awards ceremony, and a delicious Asian-Fusion buffet styled dinner for guests. The Cultural Festival will end with a raffle drawing.
    The Asian American Cultural Festival, under the auspices of the Chinese Cultural Programs, Inc., a not for profit organization based in Manhattan and Long Island, was created to promote diversity and awareness on Long Island. According to Stella Shieh, one of the organizers of the event and a member of the Suffolk County Asian-American Advisory Board, as quoted from a press release, ‘I am so pleased to see a dream fulfilled…This is a milestone for all the members of the LI Asian community, as we reach out to one another and to non-Asians as well to share our traditions with each other and celebrate diversity.’
    The Cultural Festival is sponsored by a number of organizations including the Suffolk County Office of Minority Affairs, the Asian-American Advisory Board, the Taiwanese-American Association on LI, the Asian-Pacific American Association of Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Charles B. Wang Center, and the Korean-American Association of LI.

    11th Annual Mind/Brain Lecture Series Continues

    The 11th Annual Swartz Foundation Lecture, How the Brain Decides: Uncovering the Secrets of Cognition, will be held on Monday, March 12 at the Stellar Center for the Arts. Dr. Michael Shadlen, a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington, will discuss recent discoveries made in the field of neuroscience such as new behavioral, electrophysiological and computational techniques. The Swartz Foundation was established in 1994 to explore the application of physics, mathematics and computer engineering principles to neuroscience.

    The Mind/Brain Lecture Series at Stony Brook has been an annual tradition since 1997. The lecture starts at 4:30 PM and is intended for a general audience.

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