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The books that made us: Alyssa Pascocello

Alyssa Pascocello April 23, 2023
The Books That Made Us: I, for one, am an avid admirer of all things book-related. Book lovers, book nooks, book-shaped earrings, authors of books, public libraries, etc. The list is ever-growing.
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The male gaze in “Normal People” by Sally Rooney

Jenna Zaza February 14, 2023
Sally Rooney’s writing doesn’t aim to be filled with colorful prose, but rather engages in intellectual discussions that deal with Marxism, gender, art and the notion of relationships through a muted, impactful tone.  
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A book display of novels a part of BookTok.JENNA ZAZA/THE STATESMAN

Brooklyn’s 17th annual “Book Fest”: connecting authors and readers

Jenna Zaza October 17, 2022
Despite New York City facing severe rainstorms due to Hurricane Ian, crowds of people trekked out to downtown Brooklyn to attend the 17th annual Book Festival on Oct. 2. 
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Interior Chinatown: National Book Award winner Charles Yu discusses writing for Hollywood

“Interior Chinatown:” National Book Award winner Charles Yu discusses writing for Hollywood

Michelle Chen October 24, 2021
National Book Award winner Charles Yu discussed his book “Interior Chinatown” in a Q&A moderated by Associate Professor Nerissa Balce at the Staller Center Recital Hall on Oct. 6 as part of the 2021 One Book, One Community program. 
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Official cover of Surviving My First Decade in Corporate America. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Stony Brook alumni Stephanie Hayman discusses career path and book “Surviving My First Decade in Corporate America”

Julia Heming October 6, 2020
Stephanie Hayman, Hauppauge native and Stony Brook graduate, returned to campus virtually on Sept. 22 to talk about her book, “Surviving My First Decade in Corporate America."
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“Need a Break”: Quarantine Edition

Melissa Azofeifa March 25, 2020
We know being in self-isolation is hard. In case you need something to distract you or something to do in between online classes, take a break and check these out!
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Art project by professor Nobuho Nagasawa titled Emotional Treasures, Emotional Revelations: Socially Engaged Art Project,” in the Central Reading Room in the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library. Unveiled on Nov. 11, the installation is a bookcase and an area where participants can find booklets with tiny confessions.  LAJIERE BLAKE/THE STATESMAN

“Emotional Treasures, Emotional Revelations: Socially Engaged Art Project,” brings serendipity to the library

Lajiere Blake November 18, 2019
On Tuesday, Nov. 11, Stony Brook professor Nobuho Nagasawa of the Department of Art unveiled her latest art project, titled “Emotional Treasures, Emotional Revelations: Socially Engaged Art Project,” in the Central Reading Room of the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library.
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Stony Brook students studying in Melville Library. Growth mindset is a concept where  success is achieved through hard work rather than just innate talent. DESHAUN ROBINSON/THE STATESMAN

Less library funding hurts students and impoverished neighborhoods

Fanni Frankl November 10, 2019
Many of these programs will become unavailable if we fail to take advantage of these opportunities and stand up for them
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Some college students find balancing studying and socializing difficult. WOHANI/FLICKR CC BY 2.0

PSA: Textbooks are not taxed

Bryan Carroll February 9, 2018
While the operator of the campus store will change to Follett Corporation in the coming weeks, other things will stay the same in terms of the overall buying experience for textbooks on campus. Textbooks and course materials in New York are still exempt from sales tax.
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Keep your encyclopedia, Google works just fine

Keep your encyclopedia, Google works just fine

Andrew Goldstein April 27, 2016
Every advancement society makes is going to lead us away from skills we used to find important but are now either specialized skill sets or automated.
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Times of Indias first office, shown above, is opposite the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.

Semester at Sea: The Times of India stands strong

Paula Pecorella March 31, 2016
Nearly two centuries ago, the Times of India started as a single publication and has since grown into the media conglomerate known as the Times Group.
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The year of 100 books: The Slave book review

The year of 100 books: “The Slave” book review

Andrew Goldstein March 10, 2016
This week, I dove into Jewish literature with "The Slave" by Isaac Bashevis Singer translated from the original Yiddish by the author and Cecil Hemly.
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