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L’Afrique Dance Team performs at the 19th Annual Multicultural Show and Food Tasting event on Nov. 14, 2019. AMAYA MCDONALD

African Student Union cancels fashion show after months of planning

Claudia Motley March 17, 2020

All of Stony Brook University’s on-campus events during March were canceled after state universities announced that they’d be going remote on March 11. The African Students Union (ASU) Fashion...

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The Staller Center Gala hosted by Kelli O’Hara and Sutton Foster was a success despite coronavirus concerns

Rabia Gursoy March 11, 2020
The 2020 Staller Center gala was packed on March 7 despite Gov. Cuomo’s declaration of a state emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. The crowd laughed and the night went on with jokes and touching moments.
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Stony Brook University Orchestra Has Triumphant Performance

Paul Broderick March 1, 2020
No one moved. They couldn’t clap. Everyone is caught in a grip of tension from the journey they had just been on. Respect and reverence hovered over the crowd that did not break.
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The Waves movie official  poster. The movie premiered on Nov. 15, 2019 and was screened at Stony Brook University during Black History Month. ThePUBLIC DOMAIN

“Waves” starts off dizzy and leaves viewers in a trance

Rabia Gursoy February 23, 2020
“Waves” is uncomfortable with its wild range of emotions and its way of showing us modern psychological terrors through the main characters’ perspectives.
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The Tao Drummers in rehearsal hours before their performance on Saturday, Feb. 15, on the Staller Center Main Stage. The modern performance showcased the high-energy art of Japanese drumming. MATTHEW YAN/THE STATESMAN

TAO drummers perform at Staller Center

Patrick Tuminski February 23, 2020
TAO, a group known for their powerful performances that mix music and athleticism, showcased their newest act Saturday, Feb.15 at the Staller Center, simply called DRUM TAO.
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Stony Brook University Orchestra keeps up with symphonies from great composers

Lajiere Blake November 18, 2019
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Stony Brook University Orchestra performed renditions of Claude Debussy’s “Fetes” from “Trois Nocturnes” and Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No. 2” led by conductor Susan Deaver at the Staller Center for the Arts. Winner of the 2019 Stony Brook University Undergraduate Concerto Competition, Thomas Lei, was the featured soloist and he performed Aram Khachaturian’s “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra” with the orchestra.
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Pianist Gilbert Kalish, left, and baritone singer Randal Scarlata, right, presented music from Schuberts final year at the Staller Center on Wednesday, Nov. 6. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

Gilbert Kalish and Randall Scarlata Perform songs from Schubert’s final year at the Staller Center

Alek Lewis November 11, 2019
Baritone Randall Scarlata and pianist Gilbert Kalish presented “Triumph and Tragedy: Songs from Schubert’s Final Year” at the Staller Center for the Arts Recital Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
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“Take a Stand: Walk with Me” march preaches message of awareness for domestic violence

Alek Lewis October 27, 2019
Students, faculty and domestic violence prevention organizations marched together in “Take a Stand: Walk With Me” on Oct. 23 to raise awareness about domestic and relationship violence.
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Campus improv group raises awareness about mental health

Campus improv group raises awareness about mental health

Samantha Robinson October 16, 2019
Glenn McKay quietly sat on a chair and took a moment to himself. Four of McKay’s peers and his supervisor waited for him to perform his monologue, but he had just spent the last few minutes laughing about an old improv memory, and his monologue was serious. He had to get into character.
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Stony Brook professor heads rising economic movement

Stony Brook professor heads rising economic movement

Cindy Mizaku October 6, 2019
Stephanie Kelton, professor of public policy and economics at Stony Brook University and economic advisor to Bernie Sanders, is a leading figure in the rising economic movement called Modern Monetary Theory (MMT).
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Staller Center brings Shakespeares Hamlet to Stony Brook University

Staller Center brings Shakespeare’s Hamlet to Stony Brook University

Patrick Tuminski September 24, 2019
The Staller Center for the Arts brought the Royal National Theatre's production of "Hamlet" to Stony Brook University.
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Dr. Giulio Tononi giving a lecture on consciousness 
 on Monday, April 1. He is an expert researcher on neuroscience and consciousness. AMEYA KALE/THE STATESMAN

Neuroscientist speaks on consciousness at Staller Center

Ameya Kale April 4, 2019
Stony Brook University's department of neurobiology and behavior hosted Dr. Giulio Tononi, an expert on neuroscience and consciousness, for its annual Mind/Brain Lecture on Monday, April 1 at the Staller Center for the Arts.
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