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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 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 York, New…

With literary works dating as far back as 300 BCE, the Tamil language is nearly as old as Hebrew (335 BCE), and stands next to Chinese as the most enduring classical language still spoken today. Yet remarkably, while dozens of U.S. colleges and universities have Hebrew or Chinese language and cultural studies programs, only a handful offer Tamil. Bala Swaminathan and his wife, Prabha, are determined to change that. The couple has created the Anandavalli and Dr. G. Swaminathan Endowed Research Professorship in Tamil at Stony Brook University in honor of Bala’s mother and father.  Studying an ancient yet still…

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…

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.…

Connect with alumni and friends over light food and wine. Then, hear Stephen Rabeno PhD, LCSW-R discuss methods to enrich intimate relationships while balancing work responsibilities. Within his discussion, Dr. Rabeno will incorporate mindfulness, vulnerability and the effect of feeling loved that expands relationship satisfaction. Question and answer session to follow. Thursday, February 8, 2018 Harmony Vineyards 169 Harbor Road St. James, NY 11780 5:30 pm Reception 6:30 pm “Life as a Partner in a Two Career Couple Lecture by Stephen Rabeno ’91, PhD, LCSW-R Register today » Tickets are $15 per person and include light food and two glasses…

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, PhD 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 50-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…

I graduated in Computer Science at SBU in the class of Dec 2014. Research & Education, on-campus hands-on development and other career opportunities in my domain helped me position myself better to land a full-time offer and grow my career. I specifically remember my conversation with Prof. Himanshu Gupta who mentored me when I needed a coach regarding long-term career trajectory. I believe Stony Brook University was there when I needed them most, and now as an alumnus, it is my time to give back. —Pathik Sharma ’15, Technical Account Manager, Amazon Inspired by Pathik’s story? Click here to make your gift…

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…

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