A COMMUNITY
COMING TOGETHER

We compete. We connect. We celebrate.

INVEST IN AN ENGAGING COMMUNITY

We are more than a university—we are a community. The close, formative relationships between our students and faculty is one of the most important barometers of the impact of the Stony Brook experience. So is the pride and camaraderie around our NCAA Division 1 Seawolves athletic program, the success of which translates to wider visibility and an enhanced reputation for the University. By investing in facilities that support our community, we ensure its continued growth and strength.

RAISED TO DATE

$113.5m

25,272

Students

425+

Student-interest clubs and organizations

2,600

Faculty

11,750

Staff

PRIORITY INITIATIVES

MELVILLE LIBRARY KNOWLEDGE CENTER

Melville Library Knowledge Center

President Stanley approved $3.5 million plans to refurbish the Melville Library Knowledge Commons area, which will be completed before the spring semester begins on January 25. The Stony Brook Foundation committed $1 million to this transformative project. The remodel is designed to optimize both collaboration and study opportunities between students and between faculty.

THE BEST IDEAS IN MEDICINE FOR CHILDREN - THE NEW LONG ISLAND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

The Best Ideas In Medicine For Children – The New Long Island Children’s Hospital

The expanded Stony Brook Children’s Hospital will be housed in a new 10-level Hospital Pavilion adjacent to Stony Brook University Hospital. The new building will feature a pediatric intensive care unit, adolescent unit, procedure suite, hematology/oncology unit, medical/surgical units, and modern patient and family amenities.

The Knapp Swezey Foundation has pledged a dollar-for-dollar match as part of The Knapp Swezey Foundation Children’s Challenge, a $2.5 million matching challenge pledge designed to raise the $5 million needed to complete the $25 million Children’s Hospital Building fund philanthropic goal.

ADVANCING CANCER RESEARCH AND IMAGING DIAGNOSTICS

Advancing Cancer Research and Imaging Diagnostics

Devoted to imaging, neurosciences, cancer care and cancer research, the eight-level 240,000-square-foot Medicine and Research Translation (MART) Building and 225,000-square-foot new Bed Tower will enable scientists and physicians to work side by side to advance cancer research and imaging diagnostics.

The MART will include cancer biology oriented wet laboratories for cell, tissue and other cancer biology research, dry labs for statistical research, biomedical informatics and clinical study, as well as a chemistry research lab, conference center and educational space.

As the site of the new outpatient Cancer Center, the MART will allow Stony Brook to deliver cutting-edge cancer care more efficiently and effectively, while doubling its capacity to provide cancer treatment to the people of Long Island.

ADDRESSING THE GROWING HOUSING AND DINING NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS

Addressing the growing housing and dining needs of our students

The new 759-room student housing facilities and 60,000-square-foot dining center, scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2016, will offer additional residential options for upperclassman and bring the total on-campus housing inventory to more than 10,300 beds, making Stony Brook University the largest campus housing program in SUNY.

BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS

Building a foundation for research and development partnerships

The Research and Development Park at Stony Brook University covers 246 acres containing three existing buildings. The University has started developing the Research and Development Campus, anchored by the Center for Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and the Advanced Energy Center. The Research and Development Campus will be an extension of the University’s world-renowned research arm.

CONSERVING OUR OCEANS AND CLEAN WATER

Conserving our oceans and clean water

Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) is on the forefront of marine research on the east end of Long Island with its new 15,000-square foot, two-story Marine Sciences Center located on its Southampton campus.

Already home to cutting edge and internationally recognized research on harmful algal blooms, ocean acidification, seagrasses, shellfish and ocean acoustics, this new facility has greatly expanded the research capabilities of SoMAS in Southampton.

These expanded abilities ultimately benefit Long Island and its coastal ecosystems as a majority of the research in Southampton focuses on our local bays, harbors and estuaries.

TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF STUDENT-ATHLETES

Transforming the lives of student-athletes

A new state-of-the-art indoor practice facility will allow all Stony Brook intercollegiate athletic teams to have a place to practice and train all year round. The $5 million Dubin family pledge in the form of a 1:1 matching challenge grant sets the stage for meeting the $10 million fundraising goal toward this facility.

The facility will feature a 100-yard indoor multi-purpose synthetic turf practice field, and the design includes innovative lighting, filming equipment, sound and video systems, and a 90-foot ceiling clearance height; it will also contain support facilities including restrooms and storage.

ENGAGING FACULTY AND ALUMNI

Engaging faculty and alumni

The relationships formed between students and faculty are profound for everyone involved. But how can we extend that creative, collaborative spirit beyond the classroom experience?

The University Center for Faculty and Alumni will give faculty a place outside the classroom for sharing ideas with colleagues across departments, and alumni will also gain a home base on campus to encourage ongoing engagement with the Stony Brook community.

TRANSFORMING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH WITH HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

Transforming education and research with high-performance computing

Supercomputers play an ever increasing role in cross-disciplinary research, and the use of high-performance computers is changing the way science gets its answers, industry develops products and society analyzes its needs. The interdisciplinary Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), working closely with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and the Computational Science Center, will further cultivate cutting-edge academic and industry collaboration and pool the power of its computer resources together to transform research in many fields of society.

The IACS will install a second high-performance computer system during the first half of 2016, building upon the University’s computational capacity and big data analyses in research and education initiatives encompassing all fields. The first was completed in October 2015 and unveiled during the IACS grand opening.

The new high-performance computer cluster will primarily be used to support education and research at Stony Brook University, although a portion of its capacity (up to 30 percent) will be made available for users across the SUNY educational system and regional industries.

RENOVATING THE PRITCHARD POOL

Renovating the Pritchard Pool 

The comprehensive $12 million renovation of the Pritchard Pool has begun and is scheduled for completion spring 2016. The renovation will include improvements for safety, and new features for competitive and recreational swimmers, and spectators. The project was supported by an anonymous $2 million gift to Stony Brook University.

STONY BROOK STORIES

Library Ribbon Cutting

From Library to Learning Hub

A recent $3 million modernization of the North and Central Reading Rooms has transformed the Library into a centralized, interdisciplinary learning environment: a model for the 21st century university campus.

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Supporting Athletic Excellence

Glenn Dubin (’78, ’12) and his wife Eva, announced in October 2015 a $5 million pledge toward the construction of a new state-of-the-art multi-purpose indoor practice facility and complex, featuring a 100-yard indoor multi-purpose synthetic turf practice field.

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Dubin Photo
The installation of the final beam for the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital was celebrated at a ‘topping off’ ceremony attended by Stony Brook Medicine leaders Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, L. Reuven Pasternak, MD and Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD; Knapp Swezey Foundation representatives Danielle Knapp-SanGiovanni and Jesse SanGiovanni, Dave and Michele Knapp, and Foundation board member John J. Roe, III; Island Federal Credit Union CEO Bret Sears; as well as elected officials, donors, Stony Brook Children’s patients and family members. The beam was signed by them and others instrumental in supporting the construction of the new building. Credit: Stony Brook Medicine.

The Final Beam

On July 28, 2015, Stony Brook Children’s installed the final steel beam at a ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony, marking a major construction milestone and launching the $2.5m Knapp Swezey Foundation ‘Children’s Challenge’.

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