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“Treading Across the Precarious Present: Music, Pilgrimage and Healing in Kazakhstan,” by Dr. Margarethe Adams, Nov. 8

        On Thursday, November 8, Dr. Margarethe Adams will give her presentation, “Treading Across the Precarious Present: Music, Pilgrimage, and Healing in Kazakhstan.”  Kazakhstan’s shrine pilgrimages are widely varying in scope and kind, including sites dedicated to traditional

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2018 Antonija Prelec Memorial Lecture to be held 10/16

Tuesday, October 16th 3pm-4:30pm  – Lecture Hall 6, Health Sciences Center Antonija Prelec (1961) Antonija Prelec accepted the challenge of creating a Health Sciences Library at Stony Brook University in 1974.  She worked passionately over the next 26 years to

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Publications of Conductor and Verdi Scholar David Lawton (with Update!)

Congratulations to Dr. David Lawton, a Music Department faculty member since 1969, on his recent retirement.  Lawton served as Artistic Director of Stony Brook Opera, and as Chairman and Director of Graduate Studies.  He conducted the Stony Brook Symphony and

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Professor Benjamin Tausig presents “Bangkok is Ringing,” Tuesday, October 2

Professor Benjamin Tausig will talk about the ethnographic fieldwork he conducted during the antigovernment Red Shirt protests of 2010-2011 in Bangkok, Thailand.  This movement foreshadowed the sonic and media tactics which would soon be employed by the Arab Spring, Occupy

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SBU Hacks

University Libraries teamed up with the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences to host the first all-campus and intercollegiate, space-themed hackathon–the hugely successful SBU Hacks–in the Central Reading Room of Melville Library, September 14-15, 2018.  For 24 hours, over 300 students

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An Accidental Corpse

We kicked off the fall Art in Focus series in Southampton this past Tuesday with a murder mystery. What if you took one of the most iconic accidents in Long Island history and wove it into a larger plot –

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Digging in the Southampton Stacks, Book 3: A. A. Milne’s First Plays

A.A. Milne (1882-1956) is an English author who is best known as the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. Deep in the Southampton Stacks, however, hides an example of Milne’s earlier work. Milne’s First Plays was published in 1919, a transitional period of

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Music Library Collection Highlight: Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16

Edvard Grieg’s (1843-1907) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, op. 16 is one of the most popular works of its kind in the history of classical music.  Composed in 1868, it is his only completed concerto (there are sketches for a

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Librarians Recognized for Outstanding Service to SBU Senate

Librarians Claudia McGivney, Head of Academic Engagement, and Bob Tolliver, Head of Science & Engineering, were recently recognized for their outstanding service to the Stony Brook University Senate committees.   Claudia McGivney serves as a library representative on the SPD

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Charles Rosen’s Recordings

Charles Rosen (1927-2012) was a pianist, author and educator.  He was a faculty member of Stony Brook University’s Music Department from 1971-1985.  Among his many books, the most famous, The Classical Style (1971; updated by Rosen in 1997), received the

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