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Robert D. Hough, PhD, Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University, was awarded the David P. Robbins Prize by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Presented once every three years, the award recognizes the author of an outstanding paper in algebra, combinatorics, or discrete mathematics. Dr. Hough’s “Solution of the minimum modulus problem for covering systems,” was published in the Annals of Mathematics. Research for this problem was conducted during Dr. Hough’s tenure at the University of Cambridge. According to the MAA, “Bob Hough stunned the field by showing that for any…

Illustration by Radio With more than 2,100 inventions and 600 U.S. patents credited to our students, faculty and researchers, Stony Brook University fosters a community of innovators who are improving global science and technology every day. Take a look at eight licensed, commercialized inventions that sparked at Stony Brook. Direct-Write Thermal Spray [Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering] Sanjay Sampath and Richard Gambino, researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, developed in early 2000 Direct-Write Thermal Spray, which uses novel printing technology to integrate high-performance antennas, heaters, sensors and wiring directly onto conformal structures used in…

1960s George Krasilovsky, PhD ’66 is a professor emeritus of Rockland Community College in New York. David Sundberg, PhD ’66 is a professor emeritus of the University of Central Missouri. Howard Klein ’69 was honored with Stony Brook’s 2016 EOP/AIM Distinguished Advocate Award for his $1 million gift for scholarships. 1970s Barton Davis ’71, ’76, best-selling author, has entered into a three-book deal to publish bedtime storybooks. Allen Muchnick ’71 was elected co-chair of the Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee in January 2016. Michael Williamson ’71 composed “The Sea Venture,” which was premiered by the Williamsburg Symphony at…

In fall 2015, numerous racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri (MU) and on other campuses motivated more than 100 Stony Brook University students to rally in support of the MU students protesting racial inequality. They were joined by President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. and other administrators. Afterward, the students asked the President for a meeting to discuss race on campus. The ensuing conversation kicked off a year of ongoing dialogue coupled with the development of a multifaceted diversity plan and the beginning stages of its implementation. The Stony Brook University Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity encompasses a…

Campaign Co-Chairs Glenn R. Dubin ‘78, Hon. ’12 & Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD Richard L. Gelfond ‘76, Hon. ‘04 & Peggy Bonapace Gelfond James H. Simons, PhD, Hon. ‘92 & Marilyn H. Simons, PhD, ‘74, ‘84, Hon. ’08 Cary F. Staller, Esq. & Marisela H. Staller President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees

As energy consumption continues to rise at an alarming worldwide rate, the need to cultivate unexplored sources to meet ever-increasing demand has never been more pressing. Developing viable solutions to address the crisis has become a priority for scientists scrambling to come up with the Next Big Idea in energy. At Stony Brook University, researchers are turning their vision for a sustainable tomorrow into reality. “Stony Brook is uniquely positioned to emerge as a world leader in renewable energy research,” said Fotis Sotiropoulos, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS). “The University is situated in a renewable-energy-resource-rich…

Marianna Savoca, director of the Career Center, spoke to us about the Center’s long-running commitment to excellence and collaborations with partners on and off campus. WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT STONY BROOK? In addition to leading a team to accomplish our “Educate-Prepare-Connect” mission, I keep stakeholders informed about market and industry needs, employer feedback on student competitiveness and strategic priorities. Career development is not an office — it’s an ecosystem. It’s my job to make sure that our ecosystem is filled with committed Seawolves and our extended alumni and employer “families.” WHOM DOES THE CAREER CENTER SUPPORT? As the career service…

It was the kind of sticky, sultry mid-summer day in which everyone and everything moved in exaggeratedly slow motion, yet head coach Jeff Boals remained cool and energetic, tirelessly fielding phone calls, plugging entries into his calendar and greeting members of his new staff. Classes would resume at Stony Brook University in just a few weeks and Boals needed to assemble — or in this case, rebuild — much of the men’s basketball team. In one corner of Boal’s office sat his son Chase. Like many 10-year-old boys, Chase was glued to his smartphone, yet he looked up from his…

Collaboration is indispensable to the mission of a great research university. Teamwork enables us to reach across boundaries in search of creative solutions to the problems of our time. A good example of this is our role in the UN’s groundbreaking HeForShe initiative. As one of 10 University Impact Champions committed to leadership in support of gender equality, Stony Brook University works in collaboration with representatives of higher education, business, governments and the United Nations. In addition, the contributions of the entire University community have been essential to planning and implementing the bold, game-changing action on which the success of HeForShe depends. Through outreach to all 64…

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