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Stony Brook University 50 Forward

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
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/medical/140520SUNYdistinguished.php 

May 16, 2014:
Stony Brook Receives $3.5 Million to Establish ‘Bahl Molecular Imaging Laboratory’
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/medical/140516bahl.php 

May 15, 2014:
Stony Brook University Ranks in Top Cluster Worldwide in Research and Knowledge Transfer
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/2014-05-15-sbu-ranks-in-top-cluster-
worldwide-in-research.php


May 15, 2014:
11 SBU Faculty and Staff Honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/facultystaff/11-sbu-faculty-and-
staff-honored-with-suny-chancellors-award-for-excellence/

May 13, 2014:
Patricia C. Wright Named 2014 Indianapolis Prize Winner
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/2014-05-13-patricia-wright-
named%202014-indianapolis-award.php?=marquee1
 

April 30, 2014:
James H. Simons Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/140430JamesSimon.php 

April 28, 2014:
Two SBU Professors Elected into American Academy of Arts & Sciences
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/140428awardssbuprof.php 

April 23, 2014:
Four SBU Professors Named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/140422Guggenheim.php 

April 17, 2014:
Stony Brook Southampton’s Annie Baker Wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/140417Baker.php

April 17, 2014:
Stony Brook Raises $4M at Gala Honoring Conservationist and Lemur Expert Patricia C. Wright
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/140418_Gala2014_Fundraiser.php 

April 9, 2014:
Stony Brook University Launches Discovery Fund to Attract and Invest Private Dollars in Basic Research
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/140409_LaunchesDiscoveryFund.php

April 2, 2014:
Alexander Orlov Named National Academy of Sciences’ Kavli Fellow
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/140402Orlov.php 

April 1, 2014:
New Coastal Research Organization Launched at Stony Brook University
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/CoastalResearchLaunched.php 

March 19, 2014:
Stony Brook Often Cited in 2015 Edition of US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/20140319_US_NewsWorldReport.php 

March 18, 2014:
Grant to Create Energy Science Minor at Stony Brook
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/featuredpost/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
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/03132014USworldgrad.php

March 12, 2014:
Stony Brook University Shark Researcher Demian Chapman Awarded 2014 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/20140312_PEW_Fellowship.php 

March 7, 2014:
Stony Brook University Ranks 4th in Kiplinger’s New Best College Values Regional Edition
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/03072014Kiplinger.php 

March 4, 2014:
Stony Brook University Senior Neha Kinariwalla Receives Gates Cambridge Scholarship
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/140304Kinariwalla.php

February 28, 2014:
Daniel Moloney Receives $1.6M NIH Award to Train Underrepresented Students in Science
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/homespotlight/daniel-moloney-
receives-nih-bridges-to-the-baccalaureate-award/
 

February 26, 2014:
Stony Brook Professor Wins Prestigious “Prose” Award for Book Moral Evil
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/140227.php 

February 26, 2014:
Stony Brook University Ranked as Best ROI in the Northeast by BestValueSchools.com
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/20140226_BestROI.php 

February 21, 2014:
Zadok & Kaufman Receive NSF Award for Computer Storage Architecture Research
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/02212014ZadokKaufman.php 

February 20, 2014:
Iris Cohen Fineberg Honored for Dedication to Palliative Social Work
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/facultystaff/iris-cohen-fineberg-
honored-for-her-dedication-to-palliative-social-work/
 

February 18, 2014:
Song Sun Awarded Prestigious Sloan Fellowship for Mathematics
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/2182014SongSun.php 

January 30, 2014:
Mittermeier, Safina, Wright Named Finalists for 2014 Indianapolis Prize
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/01292014_Finalists_2014_Indianapolis_Prize.php

January 24, 2014:
William Worek Receives 2013 ASME Church Medal
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/01242014_Worek.php 

December 13, 2013:
IceCube Awarded the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/breakthrough.php 

November 25, 2013:
Three SBU Professors Elected AAAS Fellows
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/131125_AAAS_Fellows.php

November 15, 2013:
SBU Professors Mitchell and Schwartz Appointed to SUNY Distinguished Ranks
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/facultystaff/sbu-professors-mitchell-
and-schwartz-appointed-to-suny-distinguished-ranks/


October 29, 2013:
English Professor Rowan Ricardo Phillips Receives Whiting Writers’ Award
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/facultystaff/rowan-ricardo-phillips-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
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/131028STEMcareeradvancement.php

October 22, 2013:
James and Robin Herrnstein Donate $3 Million to Stony Brook University to Establish Global Health Institute
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/October_22_2013_Herrnsteins_Donate.php 

October 21, 2013:
Stony Brook Shares in $5 Million National Science Foundation Grant for STEM Education
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/stem.php 

October 17, 2013:
SBU Receives $1.5 Million from the Della Pietra Family to Endow Biomedical Imaging Chair
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/stephenandVincentDell%20Pietra%20.php 

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
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/General_University_News_2/Does_
Success_Breed_Success_SBU_Sociology_Professor_Arnout_van_de_Rijt_Awarded_
NSF_Grant_for_Big_Data_Research_to_Get_to_the_Bottom_of_An_Age-Old_Assumption.shtml#sthash.XEopqoTh.dpuf

September 30, 2013:
James and Marilyn Simons to Receive Most Celebrated Award in Global Philanthrophy
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/facultystaff/james-and-marilyn-simons-to-receive-most-celebrated-award-in-global-philanthropy/ 

September 26, 2013:
Two Stony Brook Researchers Among Those Selected to Receive SUNY RF
Collaboration Fund Awards Announced by Governor Cuomo
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/General_University_News_2/Two_Stony_
Brook_Researchers_Among_Those_Selected_to_Receive_SUNY_RF_Collaboration_Fund_
Awards_Announced_by_Governor_Cuomo.shtml#sthash.JDSiwiOT.dpuf
 

September 25, 2013:
President Stanley Announces $2.25 Million in Funding Initiatives for Humanities, Underrepresented Minorities in State of the University Address
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/2013stateofuniversityaddress.php 

September 16, 2013:
SBU Receives $375,000 Gift from Peter V. Tsantes to Create Professorship in Hellenic Studies
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/GiftFromPeterTsantesCreate
ProfessorshipInHellenicStudies.php


September 5, 2013:
SBU Career Center Secures Competitive AmeriCorps Scholarship Funding
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/facultystaff/career-center-americorps-funding/

September 3, 2013:
SBU Faculty and Staff Honored for Excellence by SUNY
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/facultystaff/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 
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_Health_Care_4/
Stony_Brook_s_Program_in_Public_Health_Joins_Association_of_Schools_and_Programs_in_
Public_Health_ASPPH.shtml
 

August 7, 2013:
Stony Brook Among Top 100 Schools That Embrace Social Media
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/oncampus/stony-brook-among-top-100-schools-t
hat-embrace-social-media/

August 5, 2013:
$5 Million in Gifts Usher in New Era for Center for India Studies at Stony Brook University
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/IndiaStudiesAtStonyBrookUniversity.php


July 26, 2013:
Stony Brook University Continues to Improve Graduation Rates for Underrepresented Students
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/ContinuesToImproveGraduationRatesFor
Underrepresented%20Students.php
 

July 23, 2013:
Stony Brook Places Eighth Among Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_Health_Care_4/Stony_
Brook_Places_Eighth_Among_Online_Graduate_Nursing_Programs_by_U_S_News_World_Report.shtml

July 12, 2013:
Stony Brook Cardiothoracic Surgeon Receives American Heart Association’s Distinguished Service Award
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_Health_Care_4/Stony_
Brook_Cardiothoracic_Surgeon_Receives_American_Heart_Association_s_Distinguished_
Service_Award.shtml
 

July 2, 2013:
19 SBUH Doctors among New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” for 2013
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_Health_
Care_4/19_SBUH_Doctors_Among_New_York_Magazine_s_Best_Doctors_for_2013.shtml
 

June 25, 2013:
School of Dental Medicine Dean Receives Harvard Dental Medicine’s Highest Award
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_Health_Care_4/School_of_
Dental_Medicine_Dean_Receives_Harvard_Dental_Medicine_s_Highest_Award.shtml
 

June 17, 2013:
Preeminent Psychiatrist Recognized for Advancing the Prevention of Mental Illness in Children
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_Health_Care_4/reeminent_
Psychiatrist_Recognized_for_Advancing_the_Prevention_of_Mental_Illness_in_Children.shtml
 

June 12, 2013:
SBU School of Nursing Associate Dean Receives NSHC Nurse of Excellence Award
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/General_University_News_2/SBU_School_of_
Nursing_Associate_Dean_Receives_NSHC_Nurse_of_Excellence_Award.shtml#sthash.GtbEpziQ.dpuf

May 22, 2013:
SBUH Opens New Cardiovascular Wellness and Preventive Research Center http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/General_University_News_2/SBUH_Opens
_New_Cardiovascular_Wellness_and_Preventive_Research_Center.shtml#sthash.JtYdKsHu.dpuf
 

April 24, 2013:
Stony Brook CTICU Earns Silver Beacon Award for Excellence 
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_Health_Care_4/Stony_
Brook_CTICU_Earns_Silver_Beacon_Award_for_Excellence.shtml#sthash.MTKZQOj9.dpuf
 

March 11, 2013:
Stony Brook Medicine Receives $750,000 Pledge for Endowed Chair in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging 
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/facultystaff/stony-brook-medicine-receives-
750k-pledge-from-charles-gargano/

March 5, 2013:
Physics Professor Rouven Essig Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/facultystaff/
physics-professor-rouven-essig-awarded-sloan-research-fellowship/
 

March 4, 2013:
Stony Brook University Secures $200 Million in 12 Months
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/awards/untitledtest.php 

January 22, 2013:
Dr. John Pomeroy receives 2013 MLK Public Service Award 
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_
Health_Care_4/Dr_John_Pomeroy_receives_2013_MLK_Public_Service_
Award.shtml#sthash.YcGdfVDn.dpuf
 

January 3, 2013:
Kiplinger Names SBU at Top Value Public College
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/featuredpost/kiplinger-names-sbu-a-top-value-
public-college/
 

December 19, 2012:
Stony Brook Receives Major Gift and Matching Simons Grant to Advance
Cardiovascular Imaging Research
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_Health_Care_
4/Stony_Brook_Receives_Major_Gift_and_Matching_Simons_Grant_to_Advance_
Cardiovascular_Imaging_Research.shtml#sthash.gH7r56AC.dpuf

December 12, 2012:
Robert Wood Johnson Grant and Simons Match Helps Stony Brook Address Nursing Shortage, Diversity
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_Health_Care_4/
Robert_Wood_Johnson_Grant_and_Simons_Match_Helps_Stony_Brook_Address_
Nursing_Shortage_Diversity.shtml#sthash.Eb6Hex8V.dpuf
 

December 4, 2012:
AAAS Elects Nine New Fellows from SBU
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/facultystaff/aaas-elects-eight-new-fellows-from-sbu/ 

November 20, 2012:
SBU Will Hire 25 New Faculty in Round One of Interdisciplinary Cluster Hire Initiative
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/General_University_News_2/
Stony_Brook_Announces_Results_of_Interdisciplinary_Cluster_Hire_Call_for_Proposals.shtml 

November 19, 2012:
Stony Brook University Hospital Nurse Residency Program 10th Program Nationally to
Achieve Accreditation
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_Health_Care_4/
nurseaccreditation.shtml#sthash.dbBG3pUy.dpuf
 

November 19, 2012:
Stony Brook Professor Receives International Award for Lifetime Achievement in Infectious Diseases Research 
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_Health_Care_4/
wimmer.shtml#sthash.HtKxsQAh.dpuf
 

October 18, 2012:
Drs. Charles and Maria Ryan Establish School of Dental Medicine Scholarship with Gift
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/General_University_News_2/
Drs_Charles_and_Maria_Ryan_Establish_School_of_Dental_Medicine_Scholarship_with_
Gift.shtml#sthash.NqCXlWqD.dpuf
 

October 5, 2012:
Gloria and Mark Snyder Make $150,000 Gift in Support of Stony Brook University Cancer Center
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_Health_Care_4/
snydergift.shtml#sthash.U8KricCw.dpuf
 

September 24, 2012:
SBU Makes US News & World Report Top 100 National Universities
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/happenings/oncampus/sbu-makes-u-s-news-
world-report-top-100-national-universities/
 

August 27, 2012:
Stony Brook University Receives $3 Million for Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/General_University_News_
2/Stony_Brook_University_Receives_3_Million_For_Shinnecock_Bay_Restoration_Program.shtml
  

May 23, 2012:
SBU-Led Research Team Receives US Department of Energy Award
http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/research/SBULed.php 

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
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/General_University_News_2
/Stony_Brook_Receives_2_5_Million_Gift_from_Robert_and_Lisa_Lourie.shtml#sthash.NbUsA2Bz.dpuf
 

April 2, 2012:
Cancer Center Earns Outstanding Achievement Award
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/Medical_Center_Health_Care_4
/Cancer_Center_Earns_Outstanding_Achievement_Award.shtml
 

January 26, 2012:
President Stanley, wife Ellen Li, Make Six Figure Donation to Support Economically Disadvantaged Students at University's School of Medicine
http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/General_University_News_2/President_
Stanley_wife_Ellen_Li_Make_Six_Figure_Donation_to_Support_Economically_Disadvantaged_
Students_at_University_s_School_of_Medicine.shtml#sthash.x9YeKuY3.dpuf

 

 

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