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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…

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…

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