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A map of Stony Brook University marked with the locations of crimes that occurred on campus from Friday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 29. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

SBU Crime Watch: March. 25 – March. 31

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor April 9, 2024

All reports are taken directly from the University Police Department and cannot be independently verified by The Statesman.  On Monday, March 25, there was a report of missing groceries in Hand...

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The interior of Staller Center for the Arts painting studio. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Fine Arts Organization unleashes creativity and empowers expression

Elizabeth O'Connell April 5, 2024

Every Friday, Stony Brook University students gather in room 4218 of the Staller Center for the Arts with their easels and artistic visions, eager to create in this calm space and express themselves...

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Dr. Judith Brown Clarke at The Unique Challenges of Reporting on the 2024 Election talk on Thursday, Feb. 22. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

The state of campus diversity and inclusivity efforts — where do we go from here?

Sarah Chaudhry February 25, 2024

Stony Brook University has made several strides toward diversifying its campus and promoting inclusivity in recent years. According to Vice President for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity...

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The Japanese performance group DRUM TAO returned to the Staller Center for the Arts for a sold-out show on Feb. 3. wearing black, white and silver clothing for their encore performance. PHOTO COURTESY OF AMBER LEWIS/STALLER CENTER

Japanese group DRUM TAO mesmerizes a full house at the Staller Center

Emily Chao and Christina Marie Mariani February 25, 2024

Fusing taiko drumming and martial arts, the dynamic Japanese performance group DRUM TAO returned to the Staller Center for the Arts for a sold-out show on Feb. 3 as a part of their North American tour,...

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LeAnn Rimes performed at Stallers Main Stage on ADRIENNE ESPOSITO/THE STATESMAN

Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes graces the Staller Main Stage

Adrienne Esposito December 3, 2023
On Nov. 18, iconic country singer LeAnn Rimes performed for a packed house on the Staller Center’s main stage. Rimes won her first Grammy Award at age 14 and remains the youngest Grammy winner to date. 
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Carl Lejuez and Frances Haugen at the Staller Center Photographed by Lori Saxena

2023 presidential lecture: A conversation with Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen

Lori Saxena January 29, 2023
Frances Haugen, an algorithmic expert and Facebook whistleblower, discussed misinformation and more issues during the first Stony Brook Presidential Lecture of 2023.
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Looking back at the 2022 State of the University

Daniel Wu October 20, 2022
Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis gave the annual State of the University speech at the Staller Center for Arts on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. The auditorium was filled with nearly 1,000 attendees. Viewers could also watch the event from a livestream on Stony Brook’s website. 
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Carol Wincenc performing in the Staller Center on GRACE HUANG/THE STATESMAN

Carol Wincenc: It’s Golden! Music as a conduit of change

Grace Huang May 4, 2022
As the lights went dim, the stage light shot through the darkness to illuminate a figure in a gleaming floral gown with a silver flute winking in the light. On stage was Carol Wincenc, the Grammy-nominated and critically acclaimed American flutist.
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SBU Department of Music celebrates Earfest with Judy Dunaway

Sydney Riddle February 11, 2022
On Tuesday, Feb. 1, the Department of Music welcomed eccentric performer Judy Dunaway to “Earfest” at the recital hall in the Staller Center for the Arts.
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A map of Stony Brook University marked with the locations of crimes that occurred on campus from Thursday, Nov. 18 to Thursday, Dec. 2. GRAPHIC BY KAT PROCACCI

SBU Crime Watch: Nov. 18 – Dec. 2

Sonya Gugliara December 5, 2021
Search and explore the crimes between Nov. 18 and Dec. 2, logged by the University Police Department.
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BalletX contemporary ballet performed at the Staller Center Nov. 20.  The performance proved that world of dance can be much more inclusive and creative.

BalletX makes ballet fun for all at the Staller Center

Amaya McDonald November 22, 2021
Philadelphia’s BalletX contemporary ballet took to the Staller Center stage on Nov. 20 and showed the audience that ballet does not have to be boring.
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Stony Brook University campus in the fall of 2019.  SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

To arts and humanities majors: we aren’t outnumbered

John Neri October 10, 2021
#OPINION: I do not think SBU is tough for arts and humanities majors in terms of STEM bias. I think we can network and fit in using our classes, clubs, apps or the internet.
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