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How Stony Brook Pays Off its Promise to Transform Lives Finding ways to enable upward income mobility, one of the defining issues of our time, is a pinnacle of achievement for many institutions of higher learning. Removing the obstacles to a quality education isn’t just a moral mandate for colleges and universities — it’s become a necessity. A Stony Brook University education provides a proven path toward upward income mobility for students from low-income households, according to a new study led by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Entitled Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility,…

Stony Brook University made College Choice’s 50 Best Online Master’s Degrees in Nursing ranking, placing eighth on the list. Several MS programs are available through the School of Nursing — mental health, nursing leadership, midwifery and more — and all can be completed via online distance learning. For more information about academic programs in nursing, please visit the website. Stony Brook’s nursing graduates are distinguished by their critical thinking skills, leadership ability and excellence in clinical practice. They move on to positions where they shape and influence the future of healthcare both nationally and internationally. College Choice is an independent…

To mark Black History Month, Stony Brook’s video series “5 Questions With …” is releasing two new video interviews highlighting the importance of African-American Studies in higher education. Scholars John H. Bracey, Jr and James E. Smethurst are the two latest luminaries giving thoughtful, compelling interviews, featured on a browsable website as well as a Youtube playlist. The ongoing series, part of the “In The Know” offerings created by SBU’s Office of Marketing and Communications,  spotlights the university’s role in global thought leadership. Interview subjects are affiliated with or have visited the campus for student and community enrichment events and…

Professor Ellen Pikitch, executive director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, is part of a research team led by Stanford University, that published its perspective piece, “Opportunity for Marine Fisheries Reform in China,” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. As global fish stocks continue to decline, this study found that China’s most recent fisheries conservation plan can achieve a real shift in marine fisheries management, but only if the Chinese government embraces major institutional reform. The researchers examined…

Stony Brook University is on BestColleges.com’s list of 51 Colleges with the Best Radio Stations. WUSB 90.1 FM is Long Island’s largest non-commercial, freeform radio station, featuring reggae, polka, punk, folk, and more, plus interviews, news reports, commentary, and live recordings. A group of more than 160 volunteers — including students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members — lead the station with 24/7 programming, providing something for everyone. WUSB also has a separate web-based station to cover Seawolves athletic events. Every semester, WUSB holds a training class for students and local community members who want to volunteer or learn more about radio and broadcasting. Contact…

At Stony Brook University, one of 62 research universities in the American Association of Universities, we’ve focused on attracting and supporting economically disadvantaged students who have great potential but who may not have excelled at a low-performing high school. And we’ve built an array of programs to assist them in a comprehensive way. (See: Stanford Study: Stony Brook Creates Upward Income Mobility For Low Income Students) First, our Educational Opportunity Program/Advancement on Individual Merit (EOP/AIM) offers services to economically disadvantaged students with potential to succeed in college but didn’t receive adequate academic preparation in high school. In addition to extra tutoring,…

A Stony Brook University education provides a proven path toward upward mobility for students from low-income households, according to a new study led by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Entitled Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility, the report ranks Stony Brook among the top 10 colleges and universities in the nation whose students begin college at the bottom fifth of income distribution and then go on to earn in the top three-fifths of income distribution. According to the study, “51% of students from the bottom quintile reach the top quintile at Stony Brook. Because 16%…

Behind every great university is a network of successful and active alumni. More than 170,000 strong, your alumni community is larger than many cities in the United States. You’re a virtual metropolis spread around the globe, sharing in a common desire to succeed and bound together by one common place: Your alma mater. Even more impressive; your peers include world renowned scientists, athletic powerhouses, famous artists, tech innovators, civic heroes and so many more. You’re living proof in the value of a Stony Brook degree, and to say we’re proud of you and your fellow alumni is an understatement. The…

NOTE: Due to the weather, this event was cancelled on February 9 and will be rescheduled soon. Four scholars are competing for the 2017 Discovery Prize, a $200,000 award given to a Stony Brook University faculty member in the STEM disciplines whose research project embraces risk and innovation and embodies the potential of discovery-driven research. The Discovery Prize was established in 2013 with a generous donation from the Stony Brook Foundation’s Board of Trustees as a way to advance pioneering scientific breakthroughs. In keeping with the University’s goal of supporting early-career faculty, eligibility is open to faculty members who have a…

It will take at least eight million years to restore species recently lost to extinction, according to research on New World leaf-nosed bats by Stony Brook’s Liliana Dávalos. In the Caribbean alone, more than half of the mammal species went extinct after human colonization. Bats are the most diverse group of surviving mammals. Can nature restore the numbers of species on islands to levels that existed before human arrival? How long would it take for nature to regain this lost mammal diversity? To answer these questions, a research team led by Luis Valente at the Berlin Natural History Museum (Germany) and…

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