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Film producer Simone Pero, a member of the MFA in Film program faculty and a Stony Brook University alumna, delivered the presidential welcome speech at the New York Women in Film and Television’s 38th annual Muse Awards gala on Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Hilton Midtown in New York. Pero, the president of the NYWIFT, spoke about the year for women in entertainment, one that has been seen a revolution against sexual harrassment in the industry. Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Hochul and Julie Menin, the commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment also addressed the gathering, both championing the…

Alumni and friends joined Stony Brook expert Professor Leonie Huddy for networking and a talk on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, as she discussed patterns of voter support for Trump and Clinton in light of the most recent presidential election. Listen to “Placing the 2016 Presidential Election in Context” here: For more information about lifelong learning experiences available to Stony Brook alumni, click here.

Empowered to build a bold new future, 6,570 students celebrated their graduation at the University’s 56th Commencement ceremony May 20 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. See Storify “We are committed to excellence, committed to seeing this young University achieve greatness,” said President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD in his address to the Class of 2016. “I hope your journey at Stony Brook University has empowered you to make a real difference as you go out to…

Stony Brook Earns First-Ever Trip to NCAA Basketball Tournament Break out your dancing shoes. The Seawolves earned their first trip to the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship Tournament, showing grit and determination in an 80-74 comeback win over a tough Vermont squad. Stony Brook survived a hair-raising challenge from the Catamounts, trailing by as many as 15 before battling back late in the second half. Judging by the scoreboard, it was Jameel Warney’s night. America East’s most dominant player poured in 43 points and kept the Seawolves afloat during cold stretches that threatened to disrupt Stony Brook’s chance to join March Madness. “Jameel has…

Stony Brook men’s basketball has a chance to dance! The Stony Brook Alumni Association has organized several game watches for alumni to cheer on the Stony Brook Seawolves as they take on the Vermont Catamounts for the America East Conference Championship title. If the Seawolves win, they go to the Big Dance—for the first time in program history! Saturday, March 12, 2016 11 am EST Long Island The Bench Bar & Grill in Stony Brook Applebees in Lake Grove Applebees in Patchogue Buffalo Wild Wings in Westbury NYC Suite 36 New Jersey Buffalo Wild Wings in Parsippany Washington, DC Redline GastroLounge/Bar Philadelphia…

The School of Journalism at Stony Brook University presents New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi on Tuesday, March 8, at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm) at the Student Activities Center Auditorium. Callimachi, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, is an exceptional journalist who has done first-hand reporting on ISIS and its activities, including the Islamic State’s use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. She will deliver the annual Marie Colvln Memorial Lecture, discussing her experiences covering international terrorist groups. The lecture series celebrates courage in foreign reporting. The event is free and open to the public. Seating…

Al Bello ’89—sports photographer for Getty Images and Stony Brook University alumnus—was recently named Pictures of the Year International’s (POYi) “Sports Photographer of the Year, First Place.” POYi is a photographic contest dating back to the 1940s. Each year, the contest receives tens of thousands of submissions, all of which are reviewed by a panel of distinguished judges. View Al Bello’s award-winning work here.

Catherine Graham, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, has been recognized by publisher Thomson Reuters as one of the most highly cited and influential researchers of 2015. She has authored and co-authored multiple highly cited articles, including “Novel Methods Improve Prediction of Species’ Distribution from Occurrence Data” in the journal Ecography, which has been cited more than 2,600 times. Highly Cited Researchers from Thomson Reuters is an annual list recognizing leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. The 2015 list focuses on contemporary research achievement. Only highly cited papers in science and…

Stony Brook Faculty Collaborate on Discovery of New Four-flavor Particle Five physicists from Stony Brook University have collaborated with scientists on the DZero experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. The group has discovered a new particle — the latest member to be added to a rare species of particle called tetraquarks. The Stony Brook faculty from the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s High Energy Physics Group include Distinguished Research Professor Paul Grannis, Professor John Hobbs, Associate Professor Dmitri Tsybychev, Professor Robert McCarthy and Research Professor Dean Schamberger. They participated in the DZero project…

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