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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.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 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 by Monday, February 20. 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.

The second Stony Brook Discovery Prize Competition — a $200,000 award for basic research — will take place on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre. The program includes finalists’ presentations followed by a reception and the announcement of the winner. If you would like to attend the event, RSVP by Friday, February 3 to Click here for more information about the Discovery Prize Competition and past winners.

The 19th Winter Commencement ceremony was held at Stony Brook University on Thursday, Dec. 22, where 835 Bachelors degrees, 620 Masters, 120 Doctoral and Professional degrees, and 55 certificates were conferred to more than 1,600 of the world’s future leaders. “In these tumultuous times, I hope you will use your Stony Brook education, not just the remarkable academic components, but your experiences in working and living side by side with some amazing people, to help create a welcoming, inclusive, and productive environment wherever you go,” President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD said as he addressed the class. It’s the support of alumni and friends that makes 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.

Alumni and friends are invited to light up the holidays at the annual Lighting of the Windmill celebration at Stony Brook Southampton. Friday, December 2, 2016 5 pm to 7 pm, Chancellors Hall Stony Brook Southampton New this year is the “Ice Melodies” showcase, where guests can watch an expert carver make a windmill out of ice and listen to carolers sing holiday favorites. Back by popular demand are family-friends activities like balloon twisting, hot cocoa and holiday treats, a photo booth, and guided tours of the Windmill. A special staff lecture with Chris Paparo of the School of Marine and Atmospheric…

Stony Brook students met up with alumni employees at Google’s New York office on Friday, October 28, to learn more about the company, tour the facilities and network with senior level professionals. The meetup gave students the opportunity to learn more about life at Google — and hear alumni employees’ stories and advice firsthand. “As a Computer Science major, I thought the Google Tour was a great exposure to the workforce,” said freshman Shweta Sankaranarayanan. “After talking to the Stony Brook alumni, I feel more inspired and enthusiastic for the next 4 years of college.” Alumni employees were impressed by the…

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