Browsing: Diversity

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…

International energy delivery company National Grid has awarded a sustainable grant to the Next Generation Engineering Programs at Stony Brook University, which promote engineering among diverse and high-needs populations and meet the requirements of the Next Generation Science Standards. These programs offer after-school, hands-on engineering activities for high school students as well as professional development for in-service teachers on engineering learning and workshops on STEM for school counselors. The program focuses on high-needs schools and underrepresented groups, and is led by Mónica Bugallo, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Angela Kelly, an associate professor…

On October 10, the Stony Brook Council unanimously confirmed the official names of two new state-of-the-art residence halls that are located between Mendelsohn Quad and Toll Drive, and once complete, will house 759 students: César Chávez Hall and Harriet Tubman Hall. As explained by President Stanley, Stony Brook University’s mission is grounded in the pursuit of knowledge and access to excellence within a diverse global community. As such, it strives to create a campus environment that welcomes all. Seeking to reflect the diversity of our community and to honor those who have had an indelible impact on civil liberties enjoyed…

Disability Mentoring Day: Access and Innovation  L. Scott Lissner is the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator and 504 Compliance Officer for Ohio State University, where he is also an associate of the John Glenn School of Public Policy and a lecturer for the Moritz College of Law Knowlton School of Architecture and Disability Studies. His teaching and public service inform his work as the university’s disability compliance officer; energize his role in creating seamless access to the full range of the university’s programs and opportunities; and guide his efforts as a catalyst for disability related initiatives. Engaged in community and professional…

Stony Brook University’s first Native American Heritage Awareness Program features a wide range of cultural, educational and social demonstrations, including performing artists, an exhibit, historians, community activists, governmental officials and graduate student researchers — all highlighting the diverse and rich history and culture of Native America while also educating about current contemporary issues facing Native people today. Participants will highlight the need for research, preservation and the advancement of Native peoples. Events October 20: Opening Event – A Musical Performance by Laura Ortman October 27: NASO Dreamcatcher Social November 2: Native American Display and Education Exhibit November 9: Native American Heritage Awareness Program Lecture…

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