Stories from the Greene Team

Rooftop garden teaches healthy habits to children

For the second summer, Dr. Sotiria Everett, assistant clinical professor in Stony Brook Medicine’s Nutrition Division, is focused on educating children, ages five to eight, in healthy eating and lifestyle choices through a cooking workshop at Stony Brook’s rooftop garden.

For the second summer, Dr. Sotiria Everett, assistant clinical professor in Stony Brook Medicine’s Nutrition Division, is focused on educating children, ages five to eight, in healthy eating and lifestyle choices through a cooking workshop at Stony Brook’s rooftop garden.

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‘Never-ending fight’ for diversity, equity and inclusion

Stony Brook University is ramping up its efforts to increase the diversity of its faculty, but this time with the financial help of a new state-wide program that SUNY said is intended to increase “the representation of faculty members who understand, and have overcome, race and gender-based barriers and biases.”

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The Long Island Ducks play against the New Britain Bees at Bethpage Ballpark on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 during their 20th anniversary season. Fans came out in teal to support the team. Photo by Candace Morgan.

Celebrating 20 years of home runs and family fun

It’s a hot and humid day at the end of July. A young child dances in the stands, enjoying her cotton candy. A man in a Ducks jersey waits eagerly for a hot dog. A group of young friends enjoy drinks as they cheer on their favorite players. Moments like these have been the hallmarks of Ducks baseball as an institution on Long Island for 20 years.

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A young Ducks fan plays in the bouncy house at the Long Island Ducks game on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. At Bethpage Ballpark, a new kids zone was created to entertain children. Photo by Olivia Mintz.

Fun Zone Boosts Families’ Game Day Experience

At Bethpage Ballpark, there’s action everywhere you turn: on the field, at the concession stands, and especially in the new Fun Zone for kids. For kids who may not find baseball as fascinating as their parents do, there are now brightly-colored bounce houses filled with beaming kids.

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Saxophonist Chet Doxas performs at the Simons Center for the Tuesday Concert Series. (Photo by Cielo Castaneda)

Arts alive in summer

In the middle of July, when many college students are back home for summer vacation, one might expect there’s not much to do on campus. But here at Stony Brook University, there are multiple possibilities. From music ensembles to a film festival and an art gallery, students and community members are still able to enjoy themselves on campus.

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Overpopulation of resident Canadian Geese are causing problems on Stony Brook University's campus. The droppings from the animals can cause health problems. Here a Canadian Geese is seen in Roth Pond on Thursday, Jul 25, 2019. Photo by Alexandra Weldon

Something fowl is afoot

It’s messy, squishy, and you can see it everywhere on campus. The resident geese that inhabit the grounds of Stony Brook University, leaving their droppings in plain sight, may not run afoul of specific campus regulations, but their human counterparts are not too thrilled at their presence on campus.

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Construction workers work on a new indoor practice facility on Stony Brook University's campus on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The facility is designed for outdoor sports to be able to continue practicing even in inclement weather, according to Associate Athletics Director Adam McLeod. The facility is due to be complete in December 2019. (Photo by Kiana Wright)
Long Island Ducks Outfielder Ezequiel Carrera hits a pitch while the umpire watches carefully at Bethpage Ballpark on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Traditionally, the umpire decides whether the play is a ball or a strike, but starting on July 25, 2019, they will start using Trackman Radar technology to make the calls, which will be communicated to the umpire via earpiece. The home team was winning 6-0 at the time. Photo by Kiana Wright.

Construction begins on new indoor turf facility

In another step toward being among the elite, Stony Brook Athletics marshaled the construction of a new indoor turf facility to accommodate all outdoor teams year-round.

The 65-foot-high indoor facility will have 80 yards of turf, including the end zones. It will be the same type of turf that is used in LaValle Stadium. The facility will also have 360-degree netting, a scoreboard and a dropdown net at center field. This will allow the facility to be split into two separate areas for simultaneous practices. It will be available to all Stony Brook outdoor teams, such as football, lacrosse and soccer.

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Tech support in the ballpark

A major change has been occurring within minor league baseball. Traditional baseball in the Atlantic League is transforming to fit in with new technologies as an Automated Ball-Strike System will be calling strikes and balls instead of umpires.

Umpires behind the plate will now wear an earpiece that relays whether a pitch is a ball or a strike based on a reading from the ABS system. It generates the call via a solar-like panel hanging towards the top of the ballpark. Fans have dubbed it “robo-ump.”

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