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Stars of Stony Brook Gala April 19, 2017 Pier Sixty, NYC Since its inception in 2000, the  Stony Brook Foundation Stars of Stony Brook Gala has generated more than $42 million for Stony Brook University academic programs of excellence and scholarships for the most talented students. This year we are honoring former Vice President Joe Biden for his leadership in America’s “Cancer Moonshot” and its mission to accelerate research and collaborations that will ultimately eradicate the disease that affects over 8 million lives every year. We are fortunate that he will join us at this year’s Gala, where we will showcase the Stony Brook Cancer Center, its enterprising…

The Students and Alumni Networking Mixer allows students, recent graduates and alumni looking to make a career switch to connect with alumni and friends who are seasoned professionals in their fields. It’s an opportunity to connect and network, and to give and receive career advice. Thursday, March 30, 2017 6 pm to 8 pm Hilton Garden Inn at Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY TO GET CAREER ADVICE Click here to register. (You’ll have to log in to Handshake to register.) TO SHARE CAREER ADVICE Click here to register. For questions, email or call (631) 632-6330. Looking for an…

New Jersey Chapter Alumni Social This is your chance to connect and network with fellow alumni in the New Jersey area! Thursday, March 9, 2017 PURE Restaurant & Lounge Parsippany, New Jersey Click here to RSVP today. Questions? Contact Janet Masini at or (631) 632-6212

Join fellow classmates, Statesman writers of 2017, and some of your favorite professors for a memorable evening back at the Brook this spring! Saturday, April 1, 2017 6 pm to 9 pm Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY $45 per person/cash bar Includes: 3 hour reception with food and soft drinks, 60th Anniversary gift, Statesman archives exhibit, music and more! Click here to register today To get into the spirit, we invite you to share your favorite Statesman memories and stories with us through this online form, and while we’re on your mind, enjoy flipping through archived…

“Never Eat Alone: Put Your Network to Work in 2017” Successful people leverage the power of relationships. Learn tips for making meaningful connections at this networking event! Thursday, March 9, 2017 Stony Brook Southampton Chancellor’s Hall 39 Tuckahoe Road Southampton, NY 11968 8:30 am Networking breakfast 9 am to 10 am Presentation Ten years ago, Joe Campolo was months away from launching the law firm that would become Campolo, Middleton & McCormick when Keith Ferrazzi’s bestseller Never Eat Alone and Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time was first published. Trying to broaden his focus from the very…

Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism presents its latest My Life As Speaker Series featuring Dean Baquet, Pulitzer Prize-winning Executive Editor of The New York Times, on Thursday, February 23, at Staller Center. Baquet will talk about covering the White House, the future of journalism and fake news. Doors open at 7 pm, and the discussion begins at 7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. General admission tickets will be available starting Tuesday, February 7. For more information, visit or call (631) 632-1179.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 **new date** 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Midtown Executive Club 40 West 45th Street New York, NY 10036 This alumni panel, organized by the Black and Latino Alumni Network, will focus on social responsibility within our communities, and how we educate ourselves and others on the importance of establishing sustainability and consistency in our efforts to impact the issues that challenge society. Click here to RSVP Questions? Contact the Alumni Office at (631) 632-6330 or

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Black History Month is an annual tradition that celebrates the African American experience. Here at Stony Brook, we have a rich and diverse African American history that ranges from notable alumni, government officials, artists, athletes and guest speakers to hosting some of the top African American musicians.

Following is a list of some fascinating facts you might not know about Stony Brook’s Black History:


Sonia Sanchez

1. Last year’s Black History Month celebration included influential leaders of the African American movement. Poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez delivered the opening statement at the 2016 Black History Month ceremony. She has received countless accolades such as the PEN Writing Award, the Langston Hughes Poetry Award and the Robert Frost Medal. Social justice leader Yusef Salaam was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Closing Ceremony. He is one of the “Central Park Five,” a group of five teenagers who spent years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit before the truth about what really happened became clear. 

Distinguished political science professor Dr. Jeffrey Segal will examine the role of ideology in Supreme Court decision-making, and the corresponding absence of “law” as a significant determinant of the justices’ decisions. Tuesday, February 7, 2017 City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill 1080 Corporate Drive Westbury, NY 11590 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Networking reception 6:30 pm to 8 pm Presentation and question and answer session (followed by more networking) Click here to register for this event. ($10 per person. Refreshments will be served.) If you have questions or an interest in becoming more involved with the Nassau County Alumni Chapter,…

The New Jersey alumni chapter will host a discussion on alumni career paths, and share advice about breaking into and getting ahead in certain fields. Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:30 pm to 8 pm Appliedinfo Partners (Business owned by alumnus John Lau ’70, ’73) 28 Worlds Fair Drive Somerset, NJ 08873 Click here to RSVP today! ($10 per person; includes refreshments) For questions, contact Janet Masini at or (631) 632-6212.

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