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Special Events and Sales Contact Information Store Manager Boon Teo 631-632-6551

Campus Lifetime Events - Wednesdays at 1:00 pm Join us at the University Bookstore on Wednesdays during Campus Lifetime for these free events! All faculty, staff and students are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Stony Brook University

Textbook Manager Kristin Dischley 631-632-6614

Win Two Stony Brook VIP Game Tickets

General Merchandise Sue Jones 631-632-4500

Order your textbooks online from January 1st through February 15th and you could win two VIP reserved tickets to the Stony Brook Men’s Basketball game on March 3rd against Albany at 2pm. VIP tickets include food and beverages in the Club Corporate VIP Lounge 30 minutes prior and during half-time of the game.

General Books Kate Baroni 631-632-9747 Bookstore Newsletter Managing Editor Alyssa Carroll 631-632-1150 Assistant Editor Michael Cusanelli First Week of Classes 1/28-2/2

No shipping costs when you order your textbooks online from the University Bookstore’s website at whywaitforbooks.com and then pick up your order at the bookstore.

Monday-Thursday 8:15am-9:00pm Friday 8:15am-5:00pm Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm

Regular Hours (beginning Monday 2/11) Monday-Thursday 8:15am-6:00pm Friday 8:15am-4:00pm Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm Sunday CLOSED

SBUbookstore

For bookstore hours, sales, promotions, events, and more visit our website: www.stonybrook.edu/bookstore

Volume 22, Issue 1

Faculty Spotlight on Professor Jennifer Anderson Professor Jennifer Anderson has spent her entire life surrounded by a family of historians and scholars. Now, as a full-time mother and full-time professor, she can proudly say that she is able to share her knowledge with her son and her students. The Pennsylvania native gained a love of history and historical culture from her parents and grandparents, who taught her the importance of balancing research and teaching. “It’s that combination that I really love,” she explained. As an Atlantic Historian, Professor Anderson focuses her research on American, European, African and Caribbean history and how all these vastly different societies interact with one another. After spending a year in Finland with her mother’s family during high school, Anderson by Alyssa Carroll

History Professor Jennifer Anderson

returned to the United States to complete her undergraduate work at Barnard College in New York City. After graduating, she earned her master’s degree in Early American and Atlantic Histor y from the prestigious Winterthur Program at the University of Delaware. She eventually won the Nevins Prize for Best-Written Dissertation in 2007 from the Society of American Historians when complet(Continued on Page 2)

The Provost’s Liaison’s Office Student Staff Spotlight

Sophia Dang is one of the newest members of the team at the Provost’s Liaison’s Office, joining the staff in August of 2012. Sophia graduated from Stony Brook in December 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in studio art and art history, and has re-enrolled as a post-baccalaureate pre-health student. Sophia has collaborated with the Provost’s Liaison’s Office before, helping to create the gorgeous mural project on the lower level of the Melville Library, which features a total of 15 individual Stony Brook inspired panels created by different Stony Brook student artists. All orders placed online Ms. Dang’s sculptures can also be seen on disfor textbook and logo play in the Chemistry building. merchandise will be automatically entered to win! Dang first came to Stony Brook University in the fall of 2007 after graduating from New Utrecht High School. She quickly became an Winner will be active member of the Seawolves community announced on working as a Resident Assistant and as a studio Februar y 20th! monitor and Art Gallery Assistant at the Staller Center for the Arts.

You can view your course schedule in SOLAR and buy your textbooks directly though the bookstore’s website with just a few clicks. Students can even select payment options including credit, debit, Barnes & Noble gift cards, financial aid, or your Bookstore Campus Account (BCA).

Sunday CLOSED

Februar y/March 2013

Staff Assistant Sophia Dang

In the Provost’s Liaison’s Office, Sophia works on ordering complimentary desk copies for professors and assists with course material requisitions and Campus Lifetime events. She is an important member of the student staff and loves to tackle challenging new tasks with her creativity and organizational skills. When Sophia is not working or studying, she enjoys running, biking, and volunteering with children’s’ groups such as Youth for Change Revolution in New York City. Sophia plans to attend medical school and would like to work in the field of pathology.

News

News

Faculty Spotlight (Continued from Page 1)

Happy Birthday Wolfie!

The University Bookstore is celebrating Wolfie’s Birthday with style and we want you to join us!

ing her Ph.D. at New York University. Anderson’s most recent publication comes from her interest in the trade of exotic wooden furniture. Her book, Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America (Harvard University Press, 2012), focuses on the importation of fine wood for early-American furniture. Anderson’s fascination with early-American furniture originated from her time studying historic American homes. As a graduate student she studied the Winterthur Collection of nearly 90,000 American household objects including ceramics and glass, porcelain, historic clothing and textiles, and many other artifacts dating between 1640 and 1860. While working in these houses, she began to notice they were all filled with the same type of exotic, imported hardwood-mahogany. “I grew up hearing about the dangers to the rainforest,” Anderson said. “This really marks the beginning of the exploitation of the tropical rainforests by people on the other side of the globe.” Anderson began wondering why Americans were importing so many of their wood products when they had access to such beautiful

Made in the USA Products With Sustainable Themes

Get Your Red On All Stony Brook logo merchandise is 20% off February 11th February 16th! As a bonus on February 16th, if you purchase $50 or more in Stony Brook or Seawolves merchandise you will receive a Seawolf Country banner!

building materials in their own backyards. Her desire to understand the mahogany trade of the 17th and 18th centuries led her to write her award- winning dissertation. “This topic really brings together my interest in people, nature and objects,” Anderson said. Anderson’s decision to teach at Stony Brook was based on being able to live close to her family and near the areas along the coast where her research is centered. Anderson teaches classes on the History of Oceans and American Colonial Society, as well as a class which focuses on slavery’s impact in the founding of the United States. Anderson says that her favorite part of working at Stony Brook is working with students. She explained, “I teach them and I learn from them every semester.” “What makes my job fun and different is that it has a lot of variety and I don't have to go to an office everyday. My research takes me to interesting places such as Jamaica, London, and Belize. This work, in turn, feeds directly into my teaching. That keeps it fresh for me and for my students!”

Made in the USA products

The University Bookstore is now featuring a table filled with interesting and affordable products that were made right here in the United States! The Made In The USA table features lip balm, water bottles, jewelry and fashionable bottle insulators. You can shop with pride knowing that these items all carry interesting stories of earth-friendly materials and job-creating opportunities. One of the more unique products are from a North Carolina company known as Freaker. Freaker identifies itself as the global leader of preventing moist handshakes and sweaty beverages with their original one-size-fits-all

bottle insulators. With designs that range from a patriotic Baberaham Lincoln insulator to the LoveGlove, the Freak team definitely knows how to show their originality. Liberty water bottles from Yakima, Washington are BPA free and are the only American-made metal bottle on the market made from recycled materials! Show your own personal style while being sustainable as you sport a new water bottle designed by Liberty Bottleworks’ artists. A unique jewelr y company from Calabasas, California known as Whitney Howard Designs offers a collection of beautiful pendants and quotable cuffs imprinted with inspiring and positive messages from recycled lead-free pewter. Mad Gab's collection of wildly natural lip shimmers and glosses made with shea butter and mango butter are a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. Natural Life car magnets feature inspirational phrases in vibrant pastel colors and designs. Natural Life gives back to organizations that support global philanthropic efforts such as Guatemala Children’s Project and Pennies for Peache.

Romero Britto Huggable Art Plushies The University Bookstore is proud to feature new plush from pop artist Romero Britto.The Britto Pop Plush collection is the perfect way to brighten up a room while bringing some artistic flair to your home. These plushies are sure to add a splash of color wherever they go, and will bring a smile to anyone who sees them. Brazilian-American artist Romero Britto has made headlines for his colorful mix of cubism and street graffiti elements. His artwork evokes feelings of happiness and relaxation in viewers. Britto’s work has appeared in everything from BMW and Pepsi advertisements to poster art for FIFA and Disney, as well as in galleries and museums in over 100 countries. Britto was born in Brazil and moved to

Miami, Florida in 1989. As a selftaught artist, he started his art career from an early age by painting on newspaper. Britto said he draws inspiration Romero Britto Plushies for his vibrant and bold patterns from the works of Matisse and Picasso. His style has been described by The New York Times as exuding “warmth, optimism and love” and can be seen on display all around the globe. Now, you can take home a piece of huggable Britto art with the Britto Pop Plush collection at the University Bookstore.

Popular Novels Hit the Big Screen If you were one of the millions of people who enjoyed last year’s blockbuster films, chances are good that one of your favorites is based on a classic novel. From The Hobbit to Life of Pi and Les Miserables, movie goers in 2012 had a lot of great films to enjoy. Now that the new year is here, it’s the perfect time to catch up on the novels that inspired last year’s biggest Hollywood hits. J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit made it’s journey to the big screen in December. The popular novel follows the quest of shy and reserved hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he ventures into the world of Middle-Earth with a band of dwarves to defeat a terrifying dragon. The Hobbit is the prequel to Tolkien’s bestselling The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which sold an astounding 300 million copies worldwide. Hobbit fans looking for more adventure can read the entirety of Bilbo’s journey without having to wait until next year for the 2013 release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Yann Martel’s 2001 adventure novel Life of Pi has become one of this season’s most popular film adaptations. Life of Pi follows 16 year-old Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel after he survives 227 days stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. This modern fable explores issues of spirituality and practicality through vivid stor ytelling and imaginative language. The

Read the original novel then see the movie!

movie, starring Suraj Sharma, hit the big screen in November of 2012 and has earned over $304 million worldwide. For moviegoers with an interest in historical fiction, Thomas Hooper’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables is a story of love and social revolution in 19th century France. Considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century, the story begins in 1815 when convict Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), is released on parole by a prison guard (played by Russell Crowe) after serving a nineteen-year sentence. The novel follows Jean Valjean on his search for redemption and through the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris. So while you’re waiting for your favorite movies of the year to come to DVD, you can see where all the adventure started by picking up the original novels at the University Bookstore for 20% off. We promise not to make you sit through any previews.

News

News

Faculty Spotlight (Continued from Page 1)

Happy Birthday Wolfie!

The University Bookstore is celebrating Wolfie’s Birthday with style and we want you to join us!

ing her Ph.D. at New York University. Anderson’s most recent publication comes from her interest in the trade of exotic wooden furniture. Her book, Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America (Harvard University Press, 2012), focuses on the importation of fine wood for early-American furniture. Anderson’s fascination with early-American furniture originated from her time studying historic American homes. As a graduate student she studied the Winterthur Collection of nearly 90,000 American household objects including ceramics and glass, porcelain, historic clothing and textiles, and many other artifacts dating between 1640 and 1860. While working in these houses, she began to notice they were all filled with the same type of exotic, imported hardwood-mahogany. “I grew up hearing about the dangers to the rainforest,” Anderson said. “This really marks the beginning of the exploitation of the tropical rainforests by people on the other side of the globe.” Anderson began wondering why Americans were importing so many of their wood products when they had access to such beautiful

Made in the USA Products With Sustainable Themes

Get Your Red On All Stony Brook logo merchandise is 20% off February 11th February 16th! As a bonus on February 16th, if you purchase $50 or more in Stony Brook or Seawolves merchandise you will receive a Seawolf Country banner!

building materials in their own backyards. Her desire to understand the mahogany trade of the 17th and 18th centuries led her to write her award- winning dissertation. “This topic really brings together my interest in people, nature and objects,” Anderson said. Anderson’s decision to teach at Stony Brook was based on being able to live close to her family and near the areas along the coast where her research is centered. Anderson teaches classes on the History of Oceans and American Colonial Society, as well as a class which focuses on slavery’s impact in the founding of the United States. Anderson says that her favorite part of working at Stony Brook is working with students. She explained, “I teach them and I learn from them every semester.” “What makes my job fun and different is that it has a lot of variety and I don't have to go to an office everyday. My research takes me to interesting places such as Jamaica, London, and Belize. This work, in turn, feeds directly into my teaching. That keeps it fresh for me and for my students!”

Made in the USA products

The University Bookstore is now featuring a table filled with interesting and affordable products that were made right here in the United States! The Made In The USA table features lip balm, water bottles, jewelry and fashionable bottle insulators. You can shop with pride knowing that these items all carry interesting stories of earth-friendly materials and job-creating opportunities. One of the more unique products are from a North Carolina company known as Freaker. Freaker identifies itself as the global leader of preventing moist handshakes and sweaty beverages with their original one-size-fits-all

bottle insulators. With designs that range from a patriotic Baberaham Lincoln insulator to the LoveGlove, the Freak team definitely knows how to show their originality. Liberty water bottles from Yakima, Washington are BPA free and are the only American-made metal bottle on the market made from recycled materials! Show your own personal style while being sustainable as you sport a new water bottle designed by Liberty Bottleworks’ artists. A unique jewelr y company from Calabasas, California known as Whitney Howard Designs offers a collection of beautiful pendants and quotable cuffs imprinted with inspiring and positive messages from recycled lead-free pewter. Mad Gab's collection of wildly natural lip shimmers and glosses made with shea butter and mango butter are a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. Natural Life car magnets feature inspirational phrases in vibrant pastel colors and designs. Natural Life gives back to organizations that support global philanthropic efforts such as Guatemala Children’s Project and Pennies for Peache.

Romero Britto Huggable Art Plushies The University Bookstore is proud to feature new plush from pop artist Romero Britto.The Britto Pop Plush collection is the perfect way to brighten up a room while bringing some artistic flair to your home. These plushies are sure to add a splash of color wherever they go, and will bring a smile to anyone who sees them. Brazilian-American artist Romero Britto has made headlines for his colorful mix of cubism and street graffiti elements. His artwork evokes feelings of happiness and relaxation in viewers. Britto’s work has appeared in everything from BMW and Pepsi advertisements to poster art for FIFA and Disney, as well as in galleries and museums in over 100 countries. Britto was born in Brazil and moved to

Miami, Florida in 1989. As a selftaught artist, he started his art career from an early age by painting on newspaper. Britto said he draws inspiration Romero Britto Plushies for his vibrant and bold patterns from the works of Matisse and Picasso. His style has been described by The New York Times as exuding “warmth, optimism and love” and can be seen on display all around the globe. Now, you can take home a piece of huggable Britto art with the Britto Pop Plush collection at the University Bookstore.

Popular Novels Hit the Big Screen If you were one of the millions of people who enjoyed last year’s blockbuster films, chances are good that one of your favorites is based on a classic novel. From The Hobbit to Life of Pi and Les Miserables, movie goers in 2012 had a lot of great films to enjoy. Now that the new year is here, it’s the perfect time to catch up on the novels that inspired last year’s biggest Hollywood hits. J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit made it’s journey to the big screen in December. The popular novel follows the quest of shy and reserved hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he ventures into the world of Middle-Earth with a band of dwarves to defeat a terrifying dragon. The Hobbit is the prequel to Tolkien’s bestselling The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which sold an astounding 300 million copies worldwide. Hobbit fans looking for more adventure can read the entirety of Bilbo’s journey without having to wait until next year for the 2013 release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Yann Martel’s 2001 adventure novel Life of Pi has become one of this season’s most popular film adaptations. Life of Pi follows 16 year-old Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel after he survives 227 days stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. This modern fable explores issues of spirituality and practicality through vivid stor ytelling and imaginative language. The

Read the original novel then see the movie!

movie, starring Suraj Sharma, hit the big screen in November of 2012 and has earned over $304 million worldwide. For moviegoers with an interest in historical fiction, Thomas Hooper’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables is a story of love and social revolution in 19th century France. Considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century, the story begins in 1815 when convict Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), is released on parole by a prison guard (played by Russell Crowe) after serving a nineteen-year sentence. The novel follows Jean Valjean on his search for redemption and through the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris. So while you’re waiting for your favorite movies of the year to come to DVD, you can see where all the adventure started by picking up the original novels at the University Bookstore for 20% off. We promise not to make you sit through any previews.

Bookstore Newsletter

Special Events and Sales Contact Information Store Manager Boon Teo 631-632-6551

Campus Lifetime Events - Wednesdays at 1:00 pm Join us at the University Bookstore on Wednesdays during Campus Lifetime for these free events! All faculty, staff and students are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Stony Brook University

Textbook Manager Kristin Dischley 631-632-6614

Win Two Stony Brook VIP Game Tickets

General Merchandise Sue Jones 631-632-4500

Order your textbooks online from January 1st through February 15th and you could win two VIP reserved tickets to the Stony Brook Men’s Basketball game on March 3rd against Albany at 2pm. VIP tickets include food and beverages in the Club Corporate VIP Lounge 30 minutes prior and during half-time of the game.

General Books Kate Baroni 631-632-9747 Bookstore Newsletter Managing Editor Alyssa Carroll 631-632-1150 Assistant Editor Michael Cusanelli First Week of Classes 1/28-2/2

No shipping costs when you order your textbooks online from the University Bookstore’s website at whywaitforbooks.com and then pick up your order at the bookstore.

Monday-Thursday 8:15am-9:00pm Friday 8:15am-5:00pm Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm

Regular Hours (beginning Monday 2/11) Monday-Thursday 8:15am-6:00pm Friday 8:15am-4:00pm Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm Sunday CLOSED

SBUbookstore

For bookstore hours, sales, promotions, events, and more visit our website: www.stonybrook.edu/bookstore

Volume 22, Issue 1

Faculty Spotlight on Professor Jennifer Anderson Professor Jennifer Anderson has spent her entire life surrounded by a family of historians and scholars. Now, as a full-time mother and full-time professor, she can proudly say that she is able to share her knowledge with her son and her students. The Pennsylvania native gained a love of history and historical culture from her parents and grandparents, who taught her the importance of balancing research and teaching. “It’s that combination that I really love,” she explained. As an Atlantic Historian, Professor Anderson focuses her research on American, European, African and Caribbean history and how all these vastly different societies interact with one another. After spending a year in Finland with her mother’s family during high school, Anderson by Alyssa Carroll

History Professor Jennifer Anderson

returned to the United States to complete her undergraduate work at Barnard College in New York City. After graduating, she earned her master’s degree in Early American and Atlantic Histor y from the prestigious Winterthur Program at the University of Delaware. She eventually won the Nevins Prize for Best-Written Dissertation in 2007 from the Society of American Historians when complet(Continued on Page 2)

The Provost’s Liaison’s Office Student Staff Spotlight

Sophia Dang is one of the newest members of the team at the Provost’s Liaison’s Office, joining the staff in August of 2012. Sophia graduated from Stony Brook in December 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in studio art and art history, and has re-enrolled as a post-baccalaureate pre-health student. Sophia has collaborated with the Provost’s Liaison’s Office before, helping to create the gorgeous mural project on the lower level of the Melville Library, which features a total of 15 individual Stony Brook inspired panels created by different Stony Brook student artists. All orders placed online Ms. Dang’s sculptures can also be seen on disfor textbook and logo play in the Chemistry building. merchandise will be automatically entered to win! Dang first came to Stony Brook University in the fall of 2007 after graduating from New Utrecht High School. She quickly became an Winner will be active member of the Seawolves community announced on working as a Resident Assistant and as a studio Februar y 20th! monitor and Art Gallery Assistant at the Staller Center for the Arts.

You can view your course schedule in SOLAR and buy your textbooks directly though the bookstore’s website with just a few clicks. Students can even select payment options including credit, debit, Barnes & Noble gift cards, financial aid, or your Bookstore Campus Account (BCA).

Sunday CLOSED

Februar y/March 2013

Staff Assistant Sophia Dang

In the Provost’s Liaison’s Office, Sophia works on ordering complimentary desk copies for professors and assists with course material requisitions and Campus Lifetime events. She is an important member of the student staff and loves to tackle challenging new tasks with her creativity and organizational skills. When Sophia is not working or studying, she enjoys running, biking, and volunteering with children’s’ groups such as Youth for Change Revolution in New York City. Sophia plans to attend medical school and would like to work in the field of pathology.


February/March 2013 Newsletter