Nicole Hixon, a second-year student in Stony Brook’s Master of Fine Arts program, turns useless, recycled trash into meaningful sculpture, installation and public art. Hixon, a native New Yorker, first started her higher education at Nassau Community College and continued her studies at California State, San Francisco. She moved back to Long Island and came to Stony Brook for graduate school.
If Stony Brook University were a Steinway concert grand piano, professors Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl would be among the most resonant strings within it. Both professors of piano have seen prosperous careers as solo and ensemble performers and, after transitioning to teaching, have shared their years of musical wisdom with Stony Brook students.
New to Stony Brook University’s campus and Long Island, New York, Assistant Professor Joseph Pierce drinks his mate (pronounced ma-tay), an Argentinian herbal tea, from a small gourd at his desk. He is well dressed in a tailored-to-fit houndstooth suit and his tame shoulder-length hair makes him the ideal subject of hair envy. But he is more than perfect hair.