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For Eboné Carrington ’01, going “Far Beyond” meant taking a trip across the street. After years of overlooking Harlem Hospital from her balcony — and after earning her BS in Business Management at Stony Brook in 2001 — the Harlem native and 40 Under Forty honoree made history in 2016 when she became the Hospital’s youngest-ever CEO at the age of 37. Today, Eboné manages over 2,400 employees and a $200 million budget.  Still, her ties to Harlem Hospital go beyond her own work as CEO. Both of her parents have held positions in the Hospital, making for over 80…

The power of choice was the common theme during the Black History Month opening ceremony — the choice to achieve, to persevere, to love and to rise up — coinciding with Stony Brook’s overarching theme for the month, “Sankofa: Still I Rise.” The opening ceremony is part of an annual program of Black History Month events throughout the month of February, coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black History Month Committee and Department of Africana Studies. This year, the Department of Africana Studies is also celebrating their 50th anniversary as a department at Stony Brook. “At Stony Brook, we’re…

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Jameel Warney ‘16

Jameel Warney

1. Seawolves are present in the NBA! Three-time American East Player of the Year Jameel Warney ’16 was the first Stony Brook basketball player to sign a National Basketball Association contract. The 2017 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year is presently a member of the Dallas Mavericks Developmental League affiliate, the Texas Legends.

The Black History Month Opening Program at Stony Brook University takes place on Wednesday, January 31. Various campus organizations will be hosting a range of educational, social and cultural programs that focus on the campus’ dual theme for the month, Sankofa! Still I Rise.    Sankofa is an Akan language of Ghana that translates in English to “return and get it,” and has been the enduring theme over the years for Black History Month at Stony Brook. Sankofa is used throughout the pan-African world to promote the idea that African people must go back to their roots in order to…

Professor Todd Pittinsky, from the Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University, has been selected as a founding member of the Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) Corporate Social Responsibility External Advisory Board. UCI is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The External Advisory Board (EAB) will provide strategic advice, thought-leadership, best practices, and insights to inform Univision’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Internal Council. The EAB will advance community empowerment platforms to build strong minds, promote healthy habits and celebrate diversity, as well as other focus areas. “The creation of a Corporate Social Responsibility External Advisory Board is an…

Students at Stony Brook got the chance to learn about diverse holiday celebrations at the 17th annual Festival of Lights, held in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A on November 29. The festival is an “intercultural program were our diverse campus community can further appreciate the cultural significance of our most widely observed holidays,” according to the Festival of Lights Committee, which includes representatives across campus administration and club organizations. “Every year, the goal of the festival is to bring people together to celebrate and to learn about other people’s traditions,” Cheryl Chambers, Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs, said. “Our…

The influence of Native American cuisine on dishes around the world, from Italy to Russia, is something that’s severely underrated, according to Chef Lois Ellen Frank. Frank is a Native foods historian, culinary anthropologist and educator from the Kiowan nation who visited Stony Brook University for Native American Heritage Month. She was joined by fellow chef, Walter Whitewater from the Navajo nation. The duo hosted an Open House on Wednesday, November 29, in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A that included an educational seminar, food sampling and book signing. The program was hosted by Stony Brook’s Chief Diversity Officer Lee…

Josefina Gallardo Salguero, a lead preschool teacher at Stony Brook Child Care Services, has been awarded a mini grant from the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) mini grant. Salguero received the funding for the project “All About Me, All About You,” which will help build tolerance and acceptance in the preschool classroom environment. Children will be engaged in a variety of activities that will help expand their knowledge of diversity, build on self-awareness and foster social tolerance. With activities that touch on various curriculum areas such as dramatic play, social studies, technology and literacy,…

From new approaches to student recruitment to workshops on equity and gender awareness, Stony Brook is tackling the issue of diversity head-on. At the most recent in a series of town hall meetings, University officials offered an update on implementation of the Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. “We’re interested in improving the diversity of the Stony Brook community through enhanced recruitment and retention and to expand educational research, healthcare and other efforts to ensure Stony Brook students have the ability to thrive,” President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said in his introduction to the November 7 event. The forum was…

Stony Brook celebrates Native American Heritage Month throughout November with a variety of events and performances, but acknowledgement of the history and issues surrounding indigenous peoples is a year-round commitment on campus. Perhaps most prominent of the Native American influencers at Stony Brook are Jay Levenson, an interlibrary loan clerk in the Access Services Department at University Libraries, and Timothy Long, a professor, conductor and pianist with the Department of Music. They remain key figures in promoting and furthering a fuller understanding of Native American culture, art and history on campus. It was Levenson who, with the help of a…

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