Browsing: Diversity

On Wednesday, December 7, the Stony Brook campus community will come together for the 16th Annual Festival of Lights, an intercultural program that celebrates the diversity of religions through holiday traditions. The program highlights various faiths, including Christmas/Advent/Three Kings Day (Christian), Hanukkah (Jewish), Ramadan/Eid-ul Fitr/Eid-Adha (Muslim), Diwali (Hindu), Winter Solstice (Native American) and Kwanzaa (African American). Beginning at 6 pm, holiday displays and ethnic food will be featured in the Student Activities Center, Sidney Gelber Auditorium. Participants can make a variety of holiday crafts as part of the Festival’s “Make It, Take It” activities. Then the focus will turn to the main…

Gender-based violence remains a serious challenge to campus safety — and educational opportunity — for students across the globe. As part of Stony Brook’s role as a HeForShe IMPACT University Champion, the University is hosting an Ideathon to generate solutions to help end gender-based violence. The student-run event will be held on Tuesday, December 6, from 5 pm to 8 pm in the LDS Center. All students — undergraduate and graduate — are encouraged to attend and brainstorm ideas. Faculty and staff are also invited to participate and help facilitate discussions. During the event, collaborative teams or individual students will work on…

Two special Town Hall Meetings on the University’s Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Initiative are scheduled for November 30 and December 14, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD has announced. All community members are encouraged to attend to hear an update and discuss progress on implementation of the University’s Diversity Plan. “I hope you will join me at these discussions and share your views as we work together to make our campus equally welcoming for all,” President Stanley said. The meetings are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, November 30 • 1 pm Charles B. Wang Center CLICK HERE to submit questions. Wednesday, December 14 • 1 pm…

Members of the Stony Brook community gathered on the Academic Mall November 14, expressing love and support for one another by reaffirming the University’s Community Pledge. Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students, the “ Reflect. Love. Act.” program invited community members to reflect on the values we should embrace as a community now and moving forward. Over 500 students, faculty and staff took the Community pledge and recorded their responses on Post-It notes, which were brought together as a heart-shaped display in the lobby of the Student Activities Center. Also, hundreds of Community Pledge t-shirts, provided by the Division of Campus Residences,…

From the time she was a young girl running around her father’s medical practice wearing a stethoscope around her neck, Jean Adomfeh ’16, ’18 has aspired to be a physician. Stony Brook’s Women’s Leadership Council is helping to make her dreams a reality. “Both of my parents were working, so sometimes I would be brought along for the day,” she says. “My mother is a nurse and at that time she was helping my father in his office.” As a first-generation American whose family has roots in Ghana, the Clifton Park, New York, native could gauge how fulfilling her father’s…

Underscoring our commitment to diversity and social mobility, Stony Brook University is the lead institution for a new $4 million five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant designed to increase undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in underrepresented minority (UREP) student populations. The grant supports the SUNY Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, a synergistic collaboration and alliance of 14 SUNY schools with a diverse mix of academic strengths and capabilities. Since 1996, SUNY LSAMP has been an instrumental program to shape STEM education and forge new opportunities for UREP students to pursue and…

The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University is hosting a seminar series that starts at Stony Brook Manhattan on November 18, featuring writers Richard Jeffrey Newman and Tim Fredrick.The second lecture will be held on Monday, November 21, with José Armengol, Fulbright Visiting Scholar. Both lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, call (631) 632-7739. November 21: Aging Masculinities in US Culture and Literature 10 am, Social and Behavioral Sciences N403 Register: José Armengol This lecture will focus on the intersections between masculinity and aging studies. After an overview of the…

When the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) created a new faculty director position for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) honors program, Mónica Bugallo was appointed to serve in the inaugural role. An associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, she will help support WISE’s strong commitment to STEM diversity. Working hand-in-hand with WISE Director Carrie-Ann Miller-Engel, the aim of this new role will “build upon the success of WISE and take it to the next level, with the goal of advancing STEM professions by increasing the participation of women,” according to Associate Dean Robert Kukta.…

The Guerrilla Girls, a group of provocative, anonymous female artists on a mission to fight sexism and racism in the art world drew a crowd of more than 200 people to Stony Brook University on Thursday, October 13 for an Artist Talk at the Charles B. Wang Center. The talk complemented their current exhibition, “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond,” at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery located in the Staller Center for the Arts. The exhibition is a major presentation of both their past and present works, including very large billboard prints and interactive…

A panel from Stony Brook University, led by President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, will deliver a presentation outlining the University’s experience with the UN HeForShe initiative at the SXSWedu Conference, taking place March 6-9, 2017, in Austin, Texas. SXSWedu, an outgrowth of the famous SXSW conference on music, film and media, aims to foster innovation in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders across a variety of backgrounds in education. Joining President Stanley on the panel will be SBU undergraduate Bridget Foley, a member of the university’s HeForShe Steering Committee, and graduate student Tayisha R Saint…

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