Author Alysha Bullock

New Endowed Chair in Coastal Ecology and Conservation helps advance impactful research at School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences As a professor in Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Christopher Gobler trains the next generation of marine scientists to tackle the challenges that face coastal ecosystems on Long Island and around the world. And, as he works with students and colleagues on answers to those challenges, Gobler often recalls his own days as a student, when there were no answers, just questions. “One summer, I worked for an environmental group on Long Island,” Gobler said, “and they had…

Growing up in Queens in the 1950s and 60s, John Warkentin ’70 knew one constant in his parents’ house: an emphasis on education. “Education was the most important aspect of our lives growing up,” Warkentin recalled. “We were encouraged to read, to go to the library, to do our best in school. We didn’t have to get the highest grades if it wasn’t possible, but effort was looked upon very carefully.” Still, when the time came for John and his siblings to go to college, the cost was a concern. “My parents were traditional middle-class for the era,” Warkentin replied,…

Each spring, the Stony Brook Foundation hosts the Stars of Stony Brook Gala to benefit student scholarships and a select academic program of excellence, generating nearly $50 million since 2000. This year, the 19th Annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala will be held on April 11, 2018, and honor Dorothy Lichtenstein, President of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and a Stony Brook Foundation Board Trustee. The Gala will celebrate our renowned Stony Brook Southampton Creative Writing and Film program and feature special guests, CBS Sunday Morning anchor Jane Pauley and husband Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau (illustration pictured here). Lichtenstein joins a distinguished roster…

We are living in a fast-paced world, with a strong need for immediate gratification. External expectations to achieve career success are high and your available energy for remaining focused and motivated is often low. Even if we have some time to think about our next career step, our minds are swarming with the many other things we need to do, which makes it hard to focus and engage with the task at hand. The latest studies show that mindfulness improves focus, emotional regulation, relationships, and decision-making; all of these skills are required and essential to making strategic career decisions. Mindfulness…

The Stony Brook softball program is excited to launch a new partnership with Triton Bay Wealth Advisors, an independently owned financial consulting firm located in Patchogue, New York working to provide high net worth individuals with expert financial advice. The partnership is highlighted by Triton Bay’s sponsorship of the 2018 Home Run Promotion which will see $100 donated back to the softball program for every home run hit by the Seawolves this season. Among the many benefits this donation will provide is special commemorative artwork for late Stony Brook softball player, Danni Kemp, who lost her battle with cancer last…

Dominick Reyes ‘13 brings lessons he learned at Stony Brook into the UFC These days, Dominick Reyes is best known as “the Devastator,” but he’ll always be a Seawolf. Reyes, a three-year starter for the Stony Brook football team who graduated as the program’s all-time leader in tackles, is 8-0 in his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career, with his last two wins coming in the sport’s top promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Turning pro in 2014, Reyes supported himself as a technical support specialist at a California high school while fighting in regional promotions. Now, he’s making a…

“Thanks to Dexter’s vision and tireless enthusiasm, the University brand has grown in leaps and bounds resulting in our ability to attract excellent students as well as hire and retain excellent staff. Dexter and his team’s work has resulted in direct impacts that have supported student success and enriched student life in countless ways.” —Matthew Whalen, in his remarks from the January 30, 2018 Student Life Award Ceremony.  

Stony Brook graduates distinguish themselves with an empowered spirit and passionate engagement with the world’s great issues, empowering them to reach across boundaries and break through expectations. On January 9, Stony Brook honored a group of alumni who embody those ideals during the University’s fourth annual 40 Under Forty celebration. In a wide range of fields that spans business, health care, law, science, athletics, the arts and beyond, these remarkable Stony Brook grads are challenging previous norms and boundaries, with wildly successful results. Nearly 200 alumni, former honorees, family and friends joined Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr.…

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. will be visiting seven cities on the East Coast this year. Join fellow alumni and friends for a conversation with President Stanley about how Stony Brook has emerged as a national leader among public research universities. Suffolk County, New York Thursday, February 1, 2018 6 pm Reception Wind Watch Golf & Country Club 1715 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788 Please RSVP to advancementevents@stonybrook.edu or (631) 632-4466 by Monday, January 29. New York, New York Thursday, February 15, 2018 6 pm Reception Pryor Cashman LLP 7 Times Square (entrance between 41st & 42nd Street on Broadway) New…

The shape of Long Island is instantly recognizable to its nearly 8 million inhabitants, from the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens to the North and South Forks of Suffolk County. Twenty thousand years ago, however, what we know today as Long Island would have been unrecognizable to modern eyes. The prehistoric Long Island’s shoreline was hundreds of miles further out, with the landmass that we know today buried under a continental glacier. That glacier dumped tons of sand, rock, and other sediment into the region over thousands of years, until melting water began to outpace ice renewal.…

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