A roundup of works to guide and inspire.
BY HELANA DARWIN
Helana Darwin ’16, ’20 released her first book last year and it became the #1 new release in gender studies on Amazon. Redoing Gender: How Nonbinary Gender Contributes Toward Social Change is based on her dissertation within the Department of Sociology at Stony Brook. Redoing Gender analyzes the labor of nonbinary outness and advances efforts to theorize social change. Written for a general readership, the book aims to increase cisgender readers’ empathy for nonbinary people and willingness to engage as allies in the so-called “gender revolution.” Darwin is using her writing/editing skills as a Senior User Researcher at JP Morgan Chase.
BREAK OUT OF BOREDOM
BY ROBBIE SAMUELS
Robbie Samuels ’97, ’02 has recently released his third book, Break Out of Boredom: Low-Tech Solutions for Highly Engaging Zoom Events. Here, Samuels uses his years of experience as a public speaker, event design consultant and executive Zoom producer to show how to use the latest features and online facilitation techniques to structure events, so “everyone feels welcomed instead of merely invited.” To read more about this book or to check out Samuels other works, visit his website at robbiesamuels.com.
AI-ENABLED ANALYTICS FOR BUSINESS
BY ROBERT ZWERLING
Robert Zwerling ’76 — a high-tech entrepreneur and co-founder of the Finance Analytics Institute, which teaches how to implement analytics through papers, surveys and benchmarks — published his latest guide in 2022, AI-Enabled Analytics for Business. This “roadmap for becoming an analytics powerhouse” was written to help executives gain a solid understanding of AI and analytics so they can integrate them into their business models to increase business performance.
BY HEIDI HUTNER
Heidi Hutner, an associate professor of English at Stony Brook University, recently wrote and directed her first film, the award-winning documentary, RADIOACTIVE: The Women of Three Mile Island, which recounts the worst commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history. The film covers the stories of four homemakers/two lawyers who took the local community’s case all the way to the Supreme Court and a young female journalist who was caught in the radioactive crossfire. The film also breaks the story of a radical new health study (in process) that may finally expose the truth of the meltdown. For more about the film, visit radioactivethefilm.com.
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