Browsing: Diversity

Stony Brook University and one of its most talented students made history on the weekend of April 21-22 as Ju Hyeon Han became the first blind singer to be cast in a leading role in an American conservatory or university opera production. The production was Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, a challenging work undertaken by Stony Brook Opera and staged at the Staller Center Main Stage on April 22 and 23. Ju Hyeon, who is in her fourth year of a Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance degree, took on the major role of Female Chorus, which “speaks”…

Strawberry Fest has been a tradition on the Stony Brook campus for over 20 years. Every spring, the campus community gathers on the Academic Mall  to enjoy a mouthwatering menu of strawberry treats and a fun-filled day of live music, dancing, and student performances. This event is traditionally held on the first Wednesday of May during Campus Lifetime in conjunction with Diversity Day, a celebration of Stony Brook’s different heritages and lifestyles through music and dance performances, creative arts, lectures and cultural offerings. The event is planned and organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, in conjunction with student representatives from…

Stony Brook kicks off spring tour of Diversity Town Halls, invites and answers questions No question was left unanswered as Stony Brook University began its second tour of Diversity Town Hall events on Wednesday, April 12 at the Charles B. Wang Center. Students, faculty and staff were invited to voice their questions, comments and concerns regarding diversity on campus as part of implementing, and continuing to improve, Stony Brook’s Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. After providing a brief update about campus-wide progress since the prior Diversity Town Hall last December 12, and outlining the recently released 2017 Implementation Work…

A National Thematic Forum — Far Beyond Recruitment: Understanding Chinese International Students and Helping Them Succeed — will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Charles B. Wang Center. Stony Brook’s Office of Global Affairs is hosting the forum in conjunction with the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) to discuss innovative ideas and best practices for helping Chinese international students succeed in US higher education. This forum is intended for Senior International Officers (SIOs), Deans, and Student Affairs leaders. During the past decade, the number of Chinese international students has exceeded 50% of all international students in…

As part of the University’s commitment to creating a strong and united campus community, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. will be hosting two Town Hall Meetings on the Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Initiative. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend one of the Town Hall Meetings to hear an update and discuss our progress on implementation of the Stony Brook University Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Initiative. Wednesday, April 12• 1 pm 
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Wednesday, May 3 • 2:30 pm
 Health Sciences Lecture Hall 2 If you have feedback about the Diversity Plan, please submit your questions and comments online by April 10 using…

Stony Brook University has been nationally applauded for providing access and upward mobility to students in need. Recently, the University offered another program to demonstrate its enduring commitment to diversity and inclusion by encouraging local high school students to achieve their full potential. On Monday, March 6, 2017, more than 240 young women and their 21 chaperones from nine Long Island high schools packed the Stony Brook University Student Activities Center to attend the 2017 Women’s Conference: “Women Leaders Paving the Way for Young Women.” The message to the students was direct and clear — education can transform your life. The…

Issuing a call to resist anti-immigration rhetoric in a Scientific American guest blog, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. argues that immigration is essential to the pursuit of knowledge and the health of American research universities. “Our embrace of international students and faculty has given the U.S. a leg up on all other countries in the race to lead in innovation and discovery,” Stanley writes. In a strongly worded piece, Stanley states that xenophobic rhetoric and restrictive immigration policies “are undoing the compact between the United States and those seeking opportunity from around the world.” “Policy needs to be…

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Stony Brook University’s Women in Science and Engineering Honors Program (WISE) held the Women in Engineering Day on March 10 in collaboration with the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, iCREATE – Division of Information Technology, Physics and Astronomy, and student organizations Women in Computer Science, Society of Women Engineers and the American Society for Civil Engineers. Women in Engineering Day inspired young middle school women from Brentwood Union Free School District and William Floyd School District to pursue STEM disciplines in a day-long event filled with hands-on workshops,…

Bergre Escorbores ‘00, ‘01 went to a tough high school in Queens, New York. While Bergre earned good grades and played varsity football, many of his classmates joined gangs, sold drugs and ended up in jail. Perhaps out of ignorance, Bergre’s guidance counselor suggested he skip college and learn a trade. But Bergre had a different plan — as a disadvantaged student who couldn’t easily afford tuition, he was determined to become the first in his family to earn a college degree, and use that degree to help his family move up in the world. Stony Brook offered the tools…

22nd Annual Leadership Symposium: Challenges in Higher Education Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: Individual Action for Change Ajay Nair is the Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life at Emory University. He is an accomplished scholar and student affairs leader whose interests include immigration, race and ethnicity. As Emory’s chief student advocate for nearly 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Nair shoulders a broad portfolio of responsibilities ranging from intercollegiate athletics and the Greek experience to student health services and residence life. He also provides leadership and strategic direction in cultivating an ethically engaged community consistent with Emory’s vision. His research interests include quality assurance in…

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