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Professor Mario B. Mignone, Director of the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University, celebrated the 50th anniversary of Forum Italicum, a journal of Italian studies for which he has served as editor for the past 25 years. The celebration was held in the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament in Rome. Mignone was presented with a special issue of the journal, Forum Italicum: Lucania within Us: Carlo Levi e Rocco Scotellaro, by a panel that included the Hon. Stefano Dambruoso, Commissioner of the Chamber of Deputies; Vito De Filippo, Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of University Education and Research; Antonio Felice Uricchio, President of the University of Bari; and guest…

The Class of 2017 doesn’t waste time. Just before they officially moved their tassels from right to left, the graduating class gave over $15,000 in support of the Stony Brook Fund for Excellence and other critical initiatives on our campus. Senior Class Senator Jonathan Rodriguez ’17, member of the Senior Legacy Council, announced the Senior Class Gift during Stony Brook University’s Commencement ceremonies on May 19. “We hope this contribution allows us to leave a living legacy at Stony Brook University and in the surrounding community,” Rodriguez said. Under the leadership of the Senior Legacy Council, more than 500 seniors…

To discover some of the amazing places our class of 2017 is going, we surveyed some of the 4,292 undergraduates who earned bachelor’s degrees at Stony Brook’s 57th annual commencement on Friday, May 19. Here’s what 20 of our newest graduates shared. From graduate school to global health research, immediate employment to confident entrepreneurship, our 2017 graduates are living out a Stony Brook mantra. If you’re a class of 2017 graduate and want to share your destination, please take our quick five-question survey. Joselin Vargas will continue the ongoing global effort to cure cancer as a Research Fellow at the National…

Emerging from Stony Brook with the momentum to make a difference, 6,991 students celebrated their graduation at the University’s 57th Commencement ceremony May 19 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. They became Stony Brook’s newest alumni, joining more than 160,000 of their forerunners around the globe whose lives and work advance the mission and spirit of Stony Brook. “I don’t think anyone can say that graduating from Stony Brook is easy,” said President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD in his address to the Class of 2017. “You have met that challenge and you and your families should be proud of what…

Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences at Stony Brook University and Dean of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, was installed as the 2017-2018 Chair of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) Board of Governors on May 16, 2017, at GNYHA’s Annual Meeting and Reception. Dr. Kaushansky follows a long line of individuals committed to GNYHA’s principles of equity in access to high-quality patient care. The GNYHA Board includes hospital CEOs from Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Hartford (CT), Hackensack (NJ), Elizabeth (NJ), Newark (NJ), and the entire New York City region. As GNYHA Chair, Dr.…

“Good Morning President Stanley, esteemed platform members, faculty, parents, family, friends and fellow students: Congratulations, Class of 2017! My name is Jonathan Rodriguez, Senior Class Senator, and I am excited to present this year’s Senior Class Gift. Since the 2004–2005 academic year, the class representatives and the Office of the Dean of Students have given students an opportunity to give back and show their support for Stony Brook University. Over the years, students have responded, raising thousands of dollars to fund meaningful initiatives on our campus. They have supported scholarships, student life, advanced the reach of the University’s research and…

In a newly established position at Stony Brook University, LeManuel “Lee” Bitsóí has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), effective July 28. As CDO, he will report to Chief Deputy to the President Judith Greiman and will serve on the University Council. Bitsóí is director of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. With more than 20 years of experience in academia, he will provide vision and leadership in promoting an institutional culture that supports diversity, equity and inclusion at Stony Brook, including efforts to conceptualize, assess and cultivate diversity as an institutional and…

Stony Brook gave me an affordable first rate education in engineering with a healthy dose of humanities and especially science. A science-based engineering curriculum is especially valuable in understanding how and why things work or don’t. During those four years, lab experiments — such as measuring the speed of light — enhanced my respect for and appreciation of the scientific method. I also learned to use computers, which led to a position as a paid undergraduate research assistant. Much of my career and graduate work involved the use of computers. My senior project was building a cardiac pacemaker circuit, a…

The Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team closed the game on a 7-2 run to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time in program history with a 13-9 win over Northwestern Sunday, May 14,  in the NCAA Second Round at LaValle Stadium. With the win – Stony Brook’s 15th-straight victory – the Seawolves improve to 20-1, while the Wildcats close their season at 11-10. The victory marks the first 20-win season in program history for the Seawolves, who went a perfect 11-0 at home this season. The Seawolves will face No. 1 Maryland Saturday at noon in College Park,…

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