Alice Major is a distinguished poet of Western Canada who has published nine award-winning and highly praised collections of poetry. She also has a life-long interest in science, triggered when she was given a book on the theory of relativity at the impressionable age of ten. Her most recent book is a collection of essays, Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science. The book has received high praise in publications such as American Scientist and received several awards, including a National Magazine Award for one of its essays, “The Ultraviolet Catastrophe.”
Abstract: Popular stereotypes (which hardened throughout the last century) assume there are profound differences in the ways artists and scientists think. But poets and math majors both use the same basic brain set-up that has been evolving for billions of years, and share the same equipment for processing data from the world and creating meaning out of it. Human cognition can be thought of as a superposition of states, in which ‘artistic’ and ‘scientific’ are hopelessly entangled. Can we identify the differences?
Tuesday, September 17, 4:30 pm, Humanities 1006
A reception will follow the lecture.
Thomas Angelo is Assistant Provost, Founding Director of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence, and Professor of Higher Education at Queens University of Charlotte, NC. He has directed six university teaching and learning centers, four of which he also designed and founded. He will present his lecture entitled “Deeper Learning by Design: Seven Key Lessons from a Quarter Century of Research” Thursday, August 8, at 4:00 PM, at the Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2.
In honor of 2013 National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Stony Brook University Postdoctoral Association are hosting the Second Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium. This event will be held on September 19, 9:30 am until 3:00 pm, in the Charles B. Wang Center. Registration is now open to postdocs and graduate students at SBU and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Present a poster or give an oral presentation to showcase your important research. For event information and registration: https://sites.google.com/site/sbupostdocs/
October 22, 2013
Register by October 1, 2013
National Science Foundation
and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Featuring extramural scientific and education program leaders
of the National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will convene a one-day workshop at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, on October 22, 2013. The workshop is intended to assist new faculty and others beginning a research career from the New York and the northeast region to learn more about the full scope of NSF supported research programs and priorities and to better understand the NSF proposal and merit review process. A Tentative Agenda is available.
The anticipated concurrent breakout sessions include:
Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Education and Human Resources
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has been secured by CSHL to help defray participant costs so that registration fees can be held to a minimum.
This event is specifically designed for new research faculty, focusing on scientific issues and challenges in securing independent research and education program funding. The conference is targeting faculty and will not cover grants management or administrative compliance related issues.
Cold Spring Harbor Lab has limited funds to partially offset attendance costs for those in real financial need. Apply in writing to Dana Lynn-Swenson by stating your need for financial support.
For general inquiries, please contact Dana Lynn-Swenson by email or by phone at (516)367-8360.
Provost’s Lecture Series: Deeper Learning by Design: Seven Key Lessons from a Quarter Century of Research
Dr. Thomas Angelo is Assistant Provost, Founding Director of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence, and Professor of Higher Education at Queens University of Charlotte, NC. Over the past twenty-five years, Tom Angelo has served, often concurrently, as a faculty member, faculty developer, academic administrator and/or researcher at several institutions, including: Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley, California State University, Long Beach, Boston College, the University of Miami, the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and La Trobe University (Australia). He has directed six university teaching and learning centers, four of which he also designed and founded. Throughout, he has continued to teach undergraduate courses in political science, freshman composition, teacher education, and introductory statistic, as well as postgraduate courses in applied linguistics, assessment and evaluation, and higher education. His research interests focus on formative assessment, curriculum renewal and redesign, and research-led teaching. His best-known publication is Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd Edition (with K. Patricia Cross, 1993), with more than 100,000 copies in print. A substantially revised 3rd edition will be published later this year. Other publications include Classroom Research: Early Lessons from Success,Classroom Assessment and Classroom Research: An Update on Uses, Approaches, and Research Findings, and more than thirty-five articles and chapters. Co-Sponsors: Teaching, Learning & Technology Faculty Center; College of Arts and Sciencs; Program in Undergraduate Biology; Center for Science and Mathematics Education; Center for Inclusive Education.
Abstract: Over the past 25 years, research in cognitive science, psychology and higher education has advanced dramatically. Yet other than new technological tools in use, and some changes to teaching practice, how significantly has the design of most courses and programs changed as a result? In this highly interactive lecture, we’ll consider seven potentially transformative “lessons” and their implications for promoting deeper learning through research-informed curriculum design. Topics will include: metacognition, critical thinking, distraction/multi-tasking, self-assessment, stereotype threat, studying, and feedback. In each case, we’ll identify relevant, practical applications to curriculum design and teaching and even try out a few ourselves. Whatever your discipline, you can expect to take away at least three research-based strategies/techniques to apply to your own work, as well as resources and references for future use.
Thursday, August 8, 4:00 pm, Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2
Originally known as the International Conference on Cutting-Edge Wireless & Information Technologies, this conference is organized by the New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) located at Stony Brook University in New York. CEWIT 2013 is the premier international forum on the applications of emerging technologies in infrastructure, healthcare, and energy, which are three of the most critical components of a smarter global environment. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
|Area 1 – Research on Emerging Technologies- Wireless Sensor Networks
- Intelligent Sensors/Devices
- Pervasive Computing
- Intelligent Service Robots
- Cyber Security
- Collaborative Signal/Image Processing
|Area 2 – Cloud Computing- Cloud Infrastructure Management
- Cloud Infrastructure Security
- Cloud Interoperability
- Trust and Policy Management in the Clouds
- Cloud Efficiency and Energy
- Cloud-Centric Regulatory Compliance
| Area 3 – Visual Computing
- Immersive Interface
| Area 4 – Big Data Analytics
- Model Driven Data Analysis
| Area 5 – Health Management and Technologies
- Advanced Medical Imaging
| Area 6 – Medical Devices and Implantable Sensors
- Personal Medical Devices
Area 8 – Smart Grid & Smart Energy
- Distributed Sensor Networks for Smart Grid
| Area 7 – Smart Urban Systems/Ubiquitous Cities
- Securing the Transportation Infrastructure
CEWIT2013 is primarily interested in serving as a venue for the discussion of technical contributions highlighting end-to-end technical solutions, applications and systems, even if available only in prototype form. Therefore, we strongly encourage authors to submit abstracts describing their contributions in an application-oriented context.
We cordially invite you to submit your contribution to the 10th International Conference & Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World (CEWIT2013) to be held at the Melville Marriott in Long Island, New York, on October 21 and 22, 2013.
Abstracts will be evaluated by conference program committee members and external reviewers. Submissions will be judged on validity, originality, technical strength, practical significance, quality of presentation, and relevance to the conference topics. We encourage submissions from a variety of fields where in-depth application-centric ideas addressing important challenges related to the conference theme are discussed. Authors of accepted oral presentations may submit a full paper to be included in the conference proceedings.
In addition to the oral presentations, we encourage participation in the poster session to present ongoing research and innovative application projects. A judging panel of industry and academic experts will evaluate the posters and determine the winners of Best Poster and Best Student Poster Awards. Please submit your abstract electronically at www.cewit.org/conference2013. Submission guidelines and other information will be provided on the conference website.
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 1, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: August 1, 2013
Camera-Ready Paper & Presentation Materials: September 1, 2013
For more information about CEWIT2013 and further details on the Call for Papers, please visitwww.cewit.org/conference2013 or contact the conference general chair Dr. Shmuel Einav or the program committee chair Dr. Rong Zhao at +1 631-632-4633 or via email at email@example.com
We very much look forward to submissions and participation in this exciting event.
An informative on-going series for Long Island entrepreneurs to learn as they network and connect.
This network aims to support entrepreneurs in achieving their vision of building successful new ventures.
Listen and ask questions as these successful entrepreneurs offer insight and inspiration through their stories.
Panel to Include
Dr. James A. Hayward
(Chairman, President, and CEO of Applied DNA Sciences)
Online registration to close soon for Entrepreneurs’ Network At Brookhaven National Laboratory
Click here to register online before Wednesday January 9, 2013