This class was very challenging for me, but I am very happy I took it. For other graduate students I would recommend taking it either before your master’s project or during it, particularly if you are doing a broadcast piece. Learning illustrator and motion were vital to my final project. Having a place to present your work is also beneficial.
Advice I would give to fellow classmates is to start early. Know within the first month of the class what aspects you want to include in your website- videos, infographics and words, because it will help you when designing the website. Your one print or video piece and an infographic are not going to cut it. Knowing going in that you are going to have to create more than is actually required to make a good website.
Hurricane Sandy, a category 1 hurricane, tore through the Mid-Atlantic Coast this past week. One of the worst storms that the area had ever seen, Sandy wreaked havoc throughout the Tri-state Area. While New Jersey and New York City were hit the hardest, Long Island was hit hard as well.
This gallery shows the effects of the hurricane in neighborhoods surrounding Stony Brook University.
A fallen tree knocked down telephone wires and blocked the way on Pond Path in East Setauket on Oct. 30, the morning after Hurricane Sandy tore through Long Island. The storm knocked down thousands of trees and more than 800,000 Long Islanders lost power. As of Thursday night, many Setauket residents were still without power. Photo by Catie Curatolo.
Hurricane Sandy knocked a tree on this house at 29 Cornwallis Rd. in East Setauket. Because many homes were destroyed during the hurricane, the brunt of which hit New York on the night of Oct. 29, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that homeowners whose houses were damaged will not have to pay hurricane deductibles on insurance claims. Photo by Catie Curatolo.
Shore Road in East Setauket was still flooded on the morning of Oct. 30, despite the worst of Hurricane Sandy having passed. Boats from Setauket Harbor had lost their moorings and were floating onto the street. Flooding damaged many waterfront homes on Long Island, but an announcement by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday that homeowners won’t need to pay hurricane deductibles means that those whose houses were damaged from flooding will not need to pay high fees. Photo by Catie Curatolo.
Crews work to pull a fallen tree off a van on Maple Road in East Setauket. Crews began working to remove debris almost as soon as Hurricane Sandy left the area the morning of Oct. 30. It is estimated that the storm could cost insurance companies up to $20 billion. Photo by Catie Curatolo.
Drivers were forced to go off the road to avoid a fallen tree on Old Field Road in East Setauket the morning after Hurricane Sandy swept through Long Island. In the aftermath of the storm, Long Island is quickly running out of gasoline. Refineries were dried in preparation for the storm, and oil tanks are now struggling to get through. Due to these issues, long lines could be seen at the few open gas stations on Nov. 1, as residents started to venture out two days after the storm. Photo by Catie Curatolo.
A car braves the salt water on the flooded road going towards West Meadow Beach. West Meadow Road in Stony Brook, NY was still flooded on the afternoon of Oct. 30, a day after Hurricane Sandy’s wrath had subsided. The Category 1 hurricane caused storm surges of nearly 14 feet around Long Island. Photo by Catie Curatolo.
Chairs were balanced on tables inside the Old Field Club, presumably to avoid destruction during flooding from Hurricane Sandy. On the afternoon of Oct. 30, the entire front parking lot of the club, a popular wedding spot for locals, was still flooded. Water from West Meadow Creek, which the club overlooks, was still surging towards West Meadow Road. The building, however, did not look like it sustained much interior damage. Photo by Catie Curatolo.
Power lines were down on the corner of Stony Brook Avenue and Hollow Road in Stony Brook on Oct. 30, the day after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Tri-state Area. In the aftermath of the storm, most schools were unable to open due to the lack of electricity that 90 percent of Long Island faced. Many school children celebrated the unplanned fall break but were unable to celebrate Halloween; most places postponed festivities, feeling that the darkened streets and destruction would make trick-or-treating unsafe. Photo by Catie Curatolo.
A Suffolk County police officer drops flares on the corner of Nicolls Road and 25A in Stony Brook. Policemen monitored the major roadways around Stony Brook University after Hurricane Sandy caused power outages that left traffic lights dark. Officers remained there until the afternoon of Nov. 1, when power was finally restored to traffic lights in the area. Photo by Catie Curatolo.
Stony Brook University student John Boone roots from the front row of the Red Zone student section in Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium.
Over 10,000 attendees flooded Stony Brook University’s Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium and its surrounding area on Saturday, September 22 for Wolfstock, a series of homecoming events at the university.
While Wolfstock officially kicked off on Wednesday, September 21 with the annual homecoming kick-off carnival and several events took place during the week, it wasn’t until Saturday that the crowds came out in droves for the homecoming football game and an event billed as “Long Island’s Biggest Backyard BBQ,” taking place in a temporary tent-laden area behind the stadium dubbed “Wolfie’s Village” for the festivities. The village contained a variety of barbecue-style dining options, as well as attractions like a rock wall and a mechanical bull-style ride. Continue reading →
On Sunday Sept. 23rd the Center for Italian Studies hosted its seventh annual Concorso d’Eleganza at Stony Brook University, a car show and homecoming weekend event open to the public.
The event featured 53 cars and two motorcycles ranging from 1969 Alfa Romeo’s to a 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo, displayed by a variety of people from original owners to hobbyists to official Facebook competition winners.
A close up of an Alfa Romeo engine. Taken at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Stony Brook University, Sept. 23, 2012.
This is not an ordinary car show, explained Dr. Mario B. Mignone, Director of the Center for Italian Studies. “When you are dealing with cars you talk about beauty, technology, elegance and aesthetics. So we called it the Concorso d’Eleganza, a contest of elegance. And I believe that the event was elegant in every sense.” Continue reading →
The Stony Brook Seawolves defeated the Buffalo Bulls in their third straight win with a score of 4-0 on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Stony Brook University’s Kenneth P. LaValle stadium.
Senior mid-fielder Leonardo Fernandes scored a pair of goals, one in the 18th minute and one in the 33rd. The first goal was scored on a free kick from about 25 yards away and the second went right over Buffalo’s goalkeeper and just under the crossbar. The third goal was scored by senior mid-fielder Berian Gobeil Cruz from about four yards away, giving the Seawolves a 3-0 lead at the half.
The final goal was scored in the 68th minute by freshman mid-fielder Martin Giordano from about 10 yards away. He struck the ball off of a defenders rebound and scored. This was the first goal of Giordano’s career.
Goalkeeper Stefan Manz made three saves, making this his second shutout of the season.
After this win, head coach Ryan Anatol told Stony Brook athletics, ”I thought today was a convincing performance by our players. We moved the ball well, created chances, and today, we took those chances and turned them into goals, and that was a positive for us.”
The Seawolves went on to defeat Sacred Heart on Wednesday, Sept. 19. With a record of 6-2-0, Stony Brook will take on Central Connecticut on Sunday, Sept. 23 in New Britain, Connecticut.
Buffalo’s Marek Albert fights to gain possession of the ball from Stony Brook’s Marius Krathe, left, and Antonio Crespi, right. The Buffalo Bulls and the Stony Brook Seawolves faced off on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook, N.Y. The Seawolves defeated the Bulls, 4-0. Photo by Philly Bubaris.
Stony Brook’s goalkeeper, Stefan Manz, clears the ball, preventing a goal by Buffalo. This was Manz’ second shutout of the season. The Buffalo Bulls and the Stony Brook Seawolves faced off on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook, N.Y. The Seawolves defeated the Bulls, 4-0. Photo by Philly Bubaris.
Both teams huddle together before the start of game play in the second half. Stony Brook’s Kyle Schlesinger, right, fixes his shoelaces. The Buffalo Bulls and the Stony Brook Seawolves faced off on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook, N.Y. The Seawolves defeated the Bulls, 4-0. Photo by Philly Bubaris.
Buffalo’s goalkeeper Jonathan Viscosi grabs the ball and stops a goal with the help of fellow defenders. The Buffalo Bulls and the Stony Brook Seawolves faced off on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook, N.Y. The Seawolves defeated the Bulls, 4-0. Photo by Philly Bubaris.
Stony Brook’s Myles Bent, right, tries to snatch the ball from Buffalo’s Patrick Ryan (7), left. The Buffalo Bulls and the Stony Brook Seawolves faced off on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook, N.Y. The Seawolves defeated the Bulls, 4-0. Photo by Philly Bubaris.
Buffalo’s goalkeeper Jonathan Viscosi cringes after he fails to stop a shot from Stony Brook’s Martin Giordano in the 68th minute of the game. The Buffalo Bulls and the Stony Brook Seawolves faced off on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook, N.Y. The Seawolves defeated the Bulls, 4-0. Photo by Philly Bubaris.
The question to publish or not to publish graphic images is one that interests me highly.
I find myself repeating one question. How are people more and more at ease with violence in movies, video games and on television (Saving Private Ryan, Call of Duty and CSI for example), but the second people see the consequences of a real life gunshot, the image it is too much to handle? How is one graphic, but okay and the other “too much”?
One of his all-important-obligations is next Wednesday: convocation and State of the University Address. Stanley kicks off each year by welcoming the students and telling everyone what amazing and wonderful things the university is currently doing.
This year’s address will be held in the Staller Center at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Continue reading →
“Demonstrations from local volunteer fire departments, Underwriters labs, Simplex Grinnell, SBVAC, University Police, EH&S and the LIRR. Guests will also have the opportunity to practice using a fire extinguisher to extinguish a fire.”
When:9/19/2012, 9a.m. to 3p.m.
Where: Academic Mall, Stony Brook University. (In front of the Student Activities Center)
“Wolfstock 2012 features homecoming activities designed for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and their families, as well as for the extended Stony Brook community.” Followed by the Homecoming footbal game, in which the Stony Brook Seawolves take on Colgate University at the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
When and Where: 9/22/12, Schedule of the days events and locations . Football game kickoff at 6p.m. at the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook University.