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Academic Greatness Updates

During its first 50 years, Stony Brook University established itself as one of the country’s top research universities. The driving principle of Academic Greatness is to propel the University to the next level—into the ranks of the Association of American Universities’ top 20 public research universities.

May 20, 2014:
Four Stony Brook Professors Appointed to SUNY Distinguished Ranks 

May 16, 2014:
Stony Brook Receives $3.5 Million to Establish ‘Bahl Molecular Imaging Laboratory’ 

May 15, 2014:
Stony Brook University Ranks in Top Cluster Worldwide in Research and Knowledge Transfer

May 15, 2014:
11 SBU Faculty and Staff Honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

May 13, 2014:
Patricia C. Wright Named 2014 Indianapolis Prize Winner

April 30, 2014:
James H. Simons Elected to the National Academy of Sciences 

April 28, 2014:
Two SBU Professors Elected into American Academy of Arts & Sciences 

April 23, 2014:
Four SBU Professors Named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows 

April 17, 2014:
Stony Brook Southampton’s Annie Baker Wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

April 17, 2014:
Stony Brook Raises $4M at Gala Honoring Conservationist and Lemur Expert Patricia C. Wright 

April 9, 2014:
Stony Brook University Launches Discovery Fund to Attract and Invest Private Dollars in Basic Research

April 2, 2014:
Alexander Orlov Named National Academy of Sciences’ Kavli Fellow 

April 1, 2014:
New Coastal Research Organization Launched at Stony Brook University 

March 19, 2014:
Stony Brook Often Cited in 2015 Edition of US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 

March 18, 2014:
Grant to Create Energy Science Minor at Stony Brook

March 13, 2014:
Engineering & Medicine Cited in 2015 US News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools

March 12, 2014:
Stony Brook University Shark Researcher Demian Chapman Awarded 2014 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation 

March 7, 2014:
Stony Brook University Ranks 4th in Kiplinger’s New Best College Values Regional Edition 

March 4, 2014:
Stony Brook University Senior Neha Kinariwalla Receives Gates Cambridge Scholarship

February 28, 2014:
Daniel Moloney Receives $1.6M NIH Award to Train Underrepresented Students in Science

February 26, 2014:
Stony Brook Professor Wins Prestigious “Prose” Award for Book Moral Evil 

February 26, 2014:
Stony Brook University Ranked as Best ROI in the Northeast by 

February 21, 2014:
Zadok & Kaufman Receive NSF Award for Computer Storage Architecture Research 

February 20, 2014:
Iris Cohen Fineberg Honored for Dedication to Palliative Social Work

February 18, 2014:
Song Sun Awarded Prestigious Sloan Fellowship for Mathematics 

January 30, 2014:
Mittermeier, Safina, Wright Named Finalists for 2014 Indianapolis Prize

January 24, 2014:
William Worek Receives 2013 ASME Church Medal 

December 13, 2013:
IceCube Awarded the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year 

November 25, 2013:
Three SBU Professors Elected AAAS Fellows

November 15, 2013:
SBU Professors Mitchell and Schwartz Appointed to SUNY Distinguished Ranks

October 29, 2013:
English Professor Rowan Ricardo Phillips Receives Whiting Writers’ Award 

October 28, 2013:
$1.4M NSF Grant to SBU-BNL to Help Underrepresented Minority Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Advance into STEM Faculty Research Careers

October 22, 2013:
James and Robin Herrnstein Donate $3 Million to Stony Brook University to Establish Global Health Institute 

October 21, 2013:
Stony Brook Shares in $5 Million National Science Foundation Grant for STEM Education 

October 17, 2013:
SBU Receives $1.5 Million from the Della Pietra Family to Endow Biomedical Imaging Chair 

October 3, 2013:
SBU Sociology Professor Arnout van de Rijt Awarded NSF Grant for Big Data
Research to Get to the Bottom of An Age-Old Assumption

September 30, 2013:
James and Marilyn Simons to Receive Most Celebrated Award in Global Philanthrophy 

September 26, 2013:
Two Stony Brook Researchers Among Those Selected to Receive SUNY RF
Collaboration Fund Awards Announced by Governor Cuomo

September 25, 2013:
President Stanley Announces $2.25 Million in Funding Initiatives for Humanities, Underrepresented Minorities in State of the University Address 

September 16, 2013:
SBU Receives $375,000 Gift from Peter V. Tsantes to Create Professorship in Hellenic Studies

September 5, 2013:
SBU Career Center Secures Competitive AmeriCorps Scholarship Funding

September 3, 2013:
SBU Faculty and Staff Honored for Excellence by SUNY

August 13, 2013:
Stony Brook’s Program in Public Health Joins Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health

August 7, 2013:
Stony Brook Among Top 100 Schools That Embrace Social Media

August 5, 2013:
$5 Million in Gifts Usher in New Era for Center for India Studies at Stony Brook University

July 26, 2013:
Stony Brook University Continues to Improve Graduation Rates for Underrepresented Students

July 23, 2013:
Stony Brook Places Eighth Among Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report

July 12, 2013:
Stony Brook Cardiothoracic Surgeon Receives American Heart Association’s Distinguished Service Award

July 2, 2013:
19 SBUH Doctors among New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” for 2013

June 25, 2013:
School of Dental Medicine Dean Receives Harvard Dental Medicine’s Highest Award

June 17, 2013:
Preeminent Psychiatrist Recognized for Advancing the Prevention of Mental Illness in Children

June 12, 2013:
SBU School of Nursing Associate Dean Receives NSHC Nurse of Excellence Award

May 22, 2013:
SBUH Opens New Cardiovascular Wellness and Preventive Research Center

April 24, 2013:
Stony Brook CTICU Earns Silver Beacon Award for Excellence

March 11, 2013:
Stony Brook Medicine Receives $750,000 Pledge for Endowed Chair in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging

March 5, 2013:
Physics Professor Rouven Essig Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

March 4, 2013:
Stony Brook University Secures $200 Million in 12 Months 

January 22, 2013:
Dr. John Pomeroy receives 2013 MLK Public Service Award

January 3, 2013:
Kiplinger Names SBU at Top Value Public College

December 19, 2012:
Stony Brook Receives Major Gift and Matching Simons Grant to Advance
Cardiovascular Imaging Research

December 12, 2012:
Robert Wood Johnson Grant and Simons Match Helps Stony Brook Address Nursing Shortage, Diversity

December 4, 2012:
AAAS Elects Nine New Fellows from SBU 

November 20, 2012:
SBU Will Hire 25 New Faculty in Round One of Interdisciplinary Cluster Hire Initiative

November 19, 2012:
Stony Brook University Hospital Nurse Residency Program 10th Program Nationally to
Achieve Accreditation

November 19, 2012:
Stony Brook Professor Receives International Award for Lifetime Achievement in Infectious Diseases Research

October 18, 2012:
Drs. Charles and Maria Ryan Establish School of Dental Medicine Scholarship with Gift

October 5, 2012:
Gloria and Mark Snyder Make $150,000 Gift in Support of Stony Brook University Cancer Center

September 24, 2012:
SBU Makes US News & World Report Top 100 National Universities

August 27, 2012:
Stony Brook University Receives $3 Million for Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program

May 23, 2012:
SBU-Led Research Team Receives US Department of Energy Award 

April 17, 2012:
Stony Brook Receives $2.5 Million Gift from Robert and Lisa Lourie to advance research and clinical care at the National Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center

April 2, 2012:
Cancer Center Earns Outstanding Achievement Award

January 26, 2012:
President Stanley, wife Ellen Li, Make Six Figure Donation to Support Economically Disadvantaged Students at University's School of Medicine



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