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Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community Claude M. Steele is an American social psychologist and Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley. He is best known for his work on stereotype threat and its application to minority student academic performance. His earlier work dealt with research on the self (e.g., self-image, self-affirmation) as well as the role of self-regulation in addictive behaviors. In 2010, he released his book, Whistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us, summarizing years of research on stereotype threat and the underperformance of minority students in higher education. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Board, the National Academy of Education, and the American Philosophical Society. He has served…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, will host two Town Hall Meetings to update the campus community on the latest news about the Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Initiative. Feedback and suggestions about the Diversity Plan are always welcomed. Please submit your questions online by November 6 using the links provided below. Those attending the meetings will also be given the chance to ask questions in person. Wednesday, November 8, 1 pm, Charles B. Wang Center, Theatre Submit Questions Here Tuesday, November 14, 3 pm, Health Sciences Center, Galleria Submit Questions Here Seating is limited; doors will open 30 minutes prior to each meeting.…

Without social mobility — the ability to rise from a low-income background to a financially secure future — the American Dream is at risk. In an era of growing income inequality, families have fewer opportunities to better their children’s future. Meanwhile, we endanger a national tradition of innovation and discovery when many of our best and brightest minds are left by the wayside. For many lower-income and first-generation students, attending college can seem like a pipe dream, with few people guiding them toward higher education. At Stony Brook University, a committed community of scholars, administrators and students is igniting social…

The campus community will come together on Thursday, November 9, 2017, for the 12th Annual “Journey Around the World Multicultural Show and Food Tasting,” an evening dedicated to celebrating different cultures with performances and foods presented by various student organizations. The event highlights different cultures spanning Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the South Pacific. Beginning at 8:00 pm, the program will incorporate performances by the Turkish American Student Association, Taiko Tides, Déjà Vu Dance, Cadence Step Team, Stony Brook Taandava, YUVA, Stony Brook Pipettes, The Greek and Cypriot Student Association, Sri Lankan Student Association, and more. Participants coming to the…

Stony Brook University kicked off its 28th annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with an opening ceremony on Wednesday, October 4. The celebration featured the traditional  proclamation from University President Samuel Stanley and the keynote address delivered by  Suffolk County Legislator Monica Martinez. Events commenced with the flag presentation, as several members of Stony Brook University Athletic Bands led campus community members into the ballroom carrying flags of various Hispanic nations and territories. Guests were welcomed to a mix of songs from popular Latin artists, such as La Sonora Dinamita, Victor Manuelle and Elvis Crespo, and were treated to some…

On Monday, September 18, Stony Brook University presented “Immigration in America,” a community dialogue in which the issue of immigration was discussed in a safe forum among students, faculty, staff and community members. The event was hosted by the Office of the Dean of Students in partnership with Vote Everywhere, the Andrew Goodman Foundation and National Issues Forums and moderated by Steven Adelson, Residence Hall Director and recent SBU alum. Given the recent national climate surrounding immigration in the United States and our undocumented immigrant communities, this community dialogue provided an opportunity to come together to better understand these complex…

The UNITI Cultural Center (UCC) held its open house on Wednesday, September 20, encouraging students to check out the space and discuss diversity on campus over coffee and cookies. “I want people to understand that this is a place where you can just ‘be,’” said Jarvis M. Watson, Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs, while addressing the crowd of students, faculty and staff attending the event. The UCC was established in 1978 by a council of representatives from Stony Brook’s Black and Latino organizations, joined by Black and Latino faculty and staff. The space promotes inclusiveness while continuing to acknowledge its…

Stony Brook undergraduates were among a diverse group of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who attended the Computational Science Initiative (CSI) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory this past summer. CIS is part of an initiative aimed at enhancing diversity in the field of computer science. “To address challenges in science, we need to bring together the best minds available,” said CSI Director Kerstin Kleese van Dam. “Great talents are rare but can be found among all groups, so we reach out to the broadest talent pools in search of our top researchers at every education level…

The Stony Brook University Responding to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion  (R.E.D.I.) Project will be holding five upcoming six-hour diversity seminars this October and is now accepting participants via registration.  Dates include October 16th, 19th, 24th, 27th and 30th. The REDI Project, an extension of the the Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, provides the opportunity for administrators, faculty and staff to attend a six-hour diversity seminar, geared toward increasing the understanding and celebration of the cultures that contribute to our diverse campus community. Please note that registration will be capped at 20 participants on a first come, first served basis. You may register…

Computer Science doctoral candidates Mahsa Torkaman, Mina Abbasi Dinani and Laraib Iqbal Malik each earned a scholarship from the Anita Borg Institute and will attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC17) — the world’s largest computing event for women. The three students will represent Stony Brook University along with eight other students who will attend GHC17 supported by funding from the Department of Computer Science. The Orlando-based event will be held October 4 through October 6. Torkaman, who hails from Iran, was recommended for the prestigious scholarship by her advisor, Professor Allen Tannenbaum. “Mahsa excels as a…

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