Author Kristen Temkin

The ranks of black women leading colleges and universities in the U.S. are small, but growing. On October 27, 2017, Stony Brook alumna Barbara Gaba ‘69, Ph.D. added her name to the list when she was sworn in as president of Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey, becoming both the first African-American and the first woman to lead the 54-year-old institution.   And, in less than three months, Dr. Gaba has already made significant moves to strengthen the college, bolstering partnerships with area high schools and creating new transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities in the Garden State. “My…

Have you ever seen an athlete Tweeting late the night before a big game? Hear from Stony Brook Faculty, Dr. Lauren Hale and Dr. Jason Jones, on the impact of sleep deprivation (as evidenced through late night social media use) on next-day performance for professional basketball players. Stick around after the lecture to cheer on Seawolves Basketball and enjoy a pre-game reception. Saturday, January 27, 2018 Stony Brook University Island Federal Credit Union Arena 5 pm to 6 pm Lecture with Dr. Lauren Hale and Dr. Jason Jones Goldstein Room 6 pm to 7 pm Pre-game reception Seawolves Den 7…

Monica is a Business Development Manager at Google where she leads merchant partnerships for Android Pay. She has launched numerous integrations with national brands including Panera Bread, Dunkin’ Donuts and Walgreens; all while enabling frictionless commerce experiences for users on the Android platform. Previously Monica was a Finance Manager at American Express, where she led deal modeling and advisory on consumer co-brand programs and commerce innovation. She was a key player in driving the American Express Apple Pay partnership, enabling AmEx customers to make purchases in-store on a mobile device. It was during this time that Monica became fascinated with…

Hockey alumni, get back on the ice for an alumni game, then watch from the stands as Stony Brook Hockey takes on Colorado! Friday, January 26, 2018 The Rinx 660 Terry Road Hauppauge, NY 11788 7 pm Alumni Hockey Game 9 pm #11 Stony Brook Hockey vs. #8 University of Colorado $75 per person must be paid online through the registration link below. Includes: Ice time for alumni New commemorative alumni jersey (with your number on the back) Alumni Association gift 2 tickets to the Stony Brook Hockey game Food and drink after the alumni game Register today. For questions,…

The New Year has arrived and with it a fresh start for many who have eagerly set their New Year’s Resolutions with the hope of making a change for the better. This year, the Stony Brook Alumni Association is making a resolution of their own – to help over 180,000 alumni stick to their 2018 goals. Take a look at how the Alumni Association can help you with each of your resolutions this year: Cut down on monthly expenses by lowering your energy bills with exclusive savings from Petro Home Services and EmPower Solar. You can also get special discounts on home, renter’s…

Dear Colleagues, Despite its advantages, I commonly dislike jargon.  True, it promotes understanding among those who share a common language.  Far too often, however, jargon is shorthand replacing the complexity and detail required for shared conversation and deeper understanding.  Worse, it is often an instrument to separate insiders from outsiders, to give the impression of moral or intellectual superiority, or to confuse and obfuscate communication.  Think of your interactions with uncommunicative medical or legal personnel and you’ll have some idea about the frustrations and limitations of jargon. Yet there is one word in current usage of which I am quite…

Mallory is an Administrative Business Partner for Ads Quality. She has worked as an associate for the CEO of Henry Schein, strategy intern, marketing coordinator, co-hosted events raising breast health awareness. Company: Google Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Business Management What’s your 30-60 second elevator pitch? Hi, I’m Mallory and I’m currently an Administrative Business Partner for an Ads Team at Google. I’m passionate about empowering youth and mental health awareness so outside of work, I volunteer and partner with the organizations, Miracle Corners of the World and Crisis Text Line. There’s nothing I find more…

Celebrate the holidays and reconnect with your fellow alumni at the NYC Holiday Social. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Juniper Bar NYC 237 W. 35th Street New York, NY 10001 Enjoy light food and a cash bar. Your first drink is on us! Register today » Tickets are $20 per person and include food and your first drink. The first 30 people to register will receive an SBU branded winter beanie.  This event is sponsored by the Stony Brook Alumni Association and the Philippine United Student Organization Alumni Group. Questions? Please contact William Jimenez, Coordinator of Alumni…

Light up your holidays! Please join us in welcoming the new Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook University Incubator at Calverton at the annual Lighting of the Windmill. Enjoy music, refreshments, and family activities! Friday, December 8, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Stony Brook Southampton Student Center Cafeteria Stick around after the lighting to join us in celebrating 50 Years of SoMAS with a special lecture: “Exploring Long Island’s Underwater World” Chris Paparo, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences 7:30 pm Duke Lecture Hall Fore more information, contact Laura.Lyons@stonybrook.edu or visit stonybrook.edu/southampton. This is a free event, all are welcome…

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