Browsing: Diversity

A teach-in on immigration issues will be held on Tuesday, March 21 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in the Wang Center Room 201. “Immigration, Labor, and Deportation: A Teach-In on Changing Policies and Their Impacts,” presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Steering Committee for the Study of Inequality and Social Justice, will focus on changing immigration policy and enforcement practices under the new administration, changes within Congress and to the Supreme Court. Featuring faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, students, and representatives of local community organizations, discussions will consider possible political, social, and economic implications for Stony Brook University students, faculty, staff, and…

Extending Stony Brook University’s commitment to global gender equality, an SBU delegation shared experience and vision with leaders in the education field at SXSWedu, the prestigious annual conference devoted to fostering innovation and learning. In a March 8 presentation anchored by President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., Stony Brook students and administrators discussed “A Gender Lens: Evolving Equality in Education.” The case study highlighted our equality and diversity initiatives, shared the lessons we’ve learned and opened the floor to a discussion about gender and human rights at all levels of education. “I was excited to have this ​unique ​opportunity to share…

Stony Brook University is recognizing Women’s History Month with a series of events on campus throughout the month. Saturday, March 4: Women in Science Symposium Saturday, March 4: Women in Science Symposium The Brookhaven Women in Science Symposium — “Girl Power in STEM: Be Bold for Change!” — celebrates the accomplishments of women in STEM fields. The day-long symposium will be held at the Center for Global Studies and Human Development from 9 am to 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public, but does require online registration. Monday, March 6: Diversity Film Series Presents Miss Representation The Media…

Charles Taber, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, has received the 2017 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Giving Back Award honors college and university administrators who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties and give back to their campuses and communities. Giving Back Award recipients were nominated by their colleagues and selected by INSIGHT Into Diversity based on their outstanding demonstration of social responsibility; involvement with students, faculty, staff and the community; and commitment to serving underrepresented populations. Taber…

Honoring diversity and emphasizing technology and comfort, Stony Brook’s newest state-of-the-art student facilities were officially opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 22, 2017. Chávez and Tubman Residence Halls and the East Side Dining facility are fully equipped to provide a modern and convenient student life experience, as well as a safe and inclusive environment. “Stony Brook strives to create an environment that welcomes all,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “This new complex was designed not simply to house and feed students, but to give them a space where they can engage as part of the…

The Office of Global Affairs and the Center for Multilingual and Intercultural Communication invite you to a Global Forum, Intercultural Communication: Understanding Our Global Campus, on Wednesday, March 1, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm at the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. The Global Forum offers a venue for Stony Brook faculty, staff and students to debate and comment on contemporary global issues. This forum will feature keynote remarks from Agnes He, Professor and Chair of Asian and Asian American Studies and Director of the Center for Multilingual and Intercultural Communication. Jun Liu, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, will moderate a cross-disciplinary panel including…

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,…

As she completes the finishing touches on her honors thesis, Diana Hernandez remarks: “It’s the first big paper that I’ve ever done like this. And it was a really incredible experience!” On track to graduate with honors in Comparative Literature in May 2017, Diana is completing an honors thesis that focuses on a 1933 work written by Salvadoran author Salarrué called Cuentos de Barro (Tales of Clay), a collection of folktales about the everyday lives of El Savador’s “campesinos” or impoverished farmers. Working under the mentorship of Professor Timothy August of the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Diana…

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…

Gender-based violence remains a serious concern for students across the globe. As part of Stony Brook’s commitment to fostering gender equality, the university hosted a HeForShe Ideathon in December 2016 for students to brainstorm solutions to end gender-based violence on college campuses. In 2015, Stony Brook joined with UN Women’s HeForShe solidarity movement as one of 10 University IMPACT Champions committed to taking bold game-changing action to achieve gender equality within and beyond their institutions. The Ideathon is one of many ways in which the University has engaged students to talk about the issues and share ideas. At the student-run…

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