Stronger Together Update (March 29, 2022) |

In this Stronger Together update, we’re focusing on some of the exciting events and fun things to do around campus that you can participate in, followed by updates on public COVID vaccination sites and masking, and a testing reminder.


Wednesday March 30 | 12:00-14:30

Visit the FSA Street Fair outside in SAC Plaza (or SAC Ballroom A in inclement weather) for: smoothies, tea, empanadas, barbecue, student performances, plant sales, sustainable activities, wellness tables, local produce from the Stony Brook Incubator, complimentary snacks and beverage samples , games, prizes and more!

Thursday March 31 | 12-1 p.m

How resilient are you and how can you make resilience work for you? Find out at an Ombuds workshop on Thursday!

Monday April 4 | 4 p.m

Why does chocolate cake taste “yummy” before your fork reaches your mouth? Find out what your brain processes taste like in our latest Mind/Brain lecture series… live at the Staller Center or on our live stream.

Wednesday April 6 | 3 pm

The Institute of Globalization Studies presents: Policy Applications of Climate Migration Research (part of the Spring 2022 Lecture Series on Climate Change and Global Migration Patterns) with Susana Adamo, Columbia University.

Wednesday April 6 | 19 o’clock (Meet and Greet starts at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of Wang Center Theater)

The Provost’s Lecture Series hosts entrepreneur/author Rob Basso as he shares his personal story, effective approaches to taking calculated risks, and becoming an effective leader and communicator. Use the triple threat of ambition, faith, and conviction to succeed on your own terms. It takes place at the Charles B. Wang Center Theater; Seats are limited and subject to availability. Visit [email protected] for more information.

Thursday April 7 | 4 p.m

Welcome to author Yunte Huang, Professor of English Studies at the University of California, for a presentation on his award-winning book, Transpacific Imaginations and Charlie Chan, at the Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1. Reception to follow.

Thursday April 7th – Friday April 8th

The two-day conference – The Global Sixties in the Global South – brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to explore multiple dimensions of the Global Sixties in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It will be held in-person at the Humanities Institute, no registration required, with keynote address April 7 at 4:40 p.m.: Sex and Science in the Global Sixties: Contraceptive Revolutions.

Friday April 8 | 19 o’clock

A Poetry Reading by Joy Harjo, US Poet Laureate at Stony Brook Southampton, Avram Theatre

Tuesday April 12 | 4-6 p.m

The panel discussion Celebrating Science in a Fractured Society will feature renowned theoretical physicists, the President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Register here for this free, public event taking place at the Staller Center.

Wednesday April 13 | 1:30 p.m (with additional programs at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.)

The campus-wide Art Crawl features free tours of various art galleries at the Simons Center, the Melville Library, the Staller Center’s Zuccaire Gallery, and the Wang Center, as well as a lecture on Power, Protection, Prestige: Tribal Blankets of Southern China and an evening reception. The full schedule can be found here.

Wednesday April 20 | 1pm-2pm

Author Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen talks about her viral New York essay America Ruined My Name for Me – how it came about, what it means to have a “difficult” name, what it means to be an Asian American today be , and the political nature of names. See and hear them at the Wang Center Theater; Free entry; Please reply here.

week of 04/18

See what we have planned to celebrate and protect the environment at this year’s EarthStock: A Celebration of Earth Day! Activities begin on Monday April 18th and culminate on Friday April 22nd (nationally recognized Earth Day) with events like the duck race on the creek! Find out all about Earthstock and how to participate here (website will be updated soon).

Friday April 22 | 19 o’clock

Join us at the Island Federal Arena for the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band’s 4th Annual Spring Concert of music, spirit and fun. Tickets are now available

Wednesday April 27 | starts at midnight, lasts 24 hours!

From cures and treatments to help us live longer, healthier lives, to living sustainably, to embracing the arts and more, every donation of any amount brings us one step closer to a world of opportunity. Mark your calendar and plan to contribute, if you can, on the University’s annual Giving Day, this year on April 27th!

Friday April 29 | 12pm-5pm (Boats depart at 1:00 p.m.)

Yay! The Roth Regatta returns, with the chance to ‘speed through the sands of time’ in our annual cardboard boat race across Roth Pond! Learn more here and click SB Engaged for more exciting student activities this spring.

Thursday May 5 | 7pm-11pm

Join the School of Nursing as it celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special gala recognizing the achievements of the school and honoring alumni who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the nursing profession. Tickets are now available.



On March 21, the NYS Department of Health closed the COVID-19 vaccine site at Stony Brook University Research and Development Park. Last Thursday, March 24, a walk-in vaccination facility opened at 181 N. Belle Mead Road, Suite 2 in East Setauket. The Pfizer vaccine will be administered to adults and children 5 years and older at this site through Friday, April 15 as follows:

Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m

Fridays, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m


Please note: In addition to the recent lifting of our mask requirement for most indoor areas on West Campus, face coverings are also no longer required when riding Stony Brook University vehicles, buses and shuttles.


Please remember that on-site COVID surveillance tests are still monitored and required – weekly for those who have not reported full vaccination and monthly for those who are fully vaccinated. As always, details can be found on the Testing/Screening page of our Stronger Together website.

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