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Support for higher education is a key part of the agenda set forth by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in his 2016 State of the State and Executive Budget Address, delivered January 13. Gov. Cuomo called for an extension of the NYSUNY 2020 and NYCUNY 2020 program to keep tuition increases low and predictable while providing additional resources to New York’s public colleges and universities. “On behalf of Stony Brook University, I am grateful to Governor Cuomo for his leadership and vision in proposing to extend NYSUNY 2020 for five more years,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel…

Stony Brook University, long devoted to fostering diversity and equality, has furthered its commitment to worldwide gender equality, hosting the first face-to-face meeting of the HeForShe solidarity movement IMPACT 10x10x10 University champions. Stony Brook is one of 10 universities around the world — and only two in the United States — that have committed to the United Nations Women’s HeForShe movement to take bold game-changing action to achieve gender equality within and beyond their institutions. During the two-day IMPACT meeting, held November 30 and December 1, representatives from seven of the other nine universities flew in from across the globe to…

The Center for Corporate Education and Training (CET) at Stony Brook University has partnered with Suffolk County to implement a new and innovative training program for employees. In order to identify issues and create the new program, CET launched focus groups with four teams made up of department heads and managers to develop the new curriculum. The program began in July and will run through March 2016. So far CET staff members have trained 75 county senior executives including commissioners, and they are now training 250 project leaders and later 75 facilitators. Training will eventually be rolled out to more than…

With summer on the way, United States Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) (right) met with Ya Wang, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (center) and Jeffrey Ge, PhD, professor and interim department chair, for an update on Dr. Wang’s research on air conditioning vents capable of 30 percent energy savings. The vent would be able to control airflow distribution, velocity, and temperature in both commercial and residential settings. Dr. Wang is funded through a $2,049,260 three-year grant from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects (ARPA-E). Stony Brook University is only one of three institutions in…

New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul recently visited Stony Brook University for a briefing by researchers from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) about the serious problem of nitrogen pollution in Long Island’s groundwater and surface water.  The problem has resulted in faster growth of harmful algae resulting in a loss of wetlands and seagrass – a critical habitat for fish and shellfish.  Funding was added in this year’s state budget for a Long Island nitrogen management and mitigation plan. Lt. Governor Hochul was also updated on the Center for Clean Water Technology.  A collaboration of Stony…

Rob Trotta is a life-long resident of the 13th Legislative District. He grew up in Commack with his two brothers and graduated from Commack High School in 1979. He currently lives in Fort Salonga with his wife, two children and dog, Buddy. He graduated from C.W. Post in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and from Stony Brook University in 1993 with a Master’s Degree in Labor Management Relations. In 1988, he became a Suffolk County Police officer. His hard work and passion for the job were recognized on several occasions by his superiors, including “Cop of the…

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced nearly $15 million in funding to SUNY campuses in Round III of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, a key component of the Governor’s transformative approach to State investment and economic development. As part of this initiative, Stony Brook University was awarded $2 million to build a new Innovation and Discovery Facility designed to enhance the business recruitment power of START-UP NY and stimulate a public-private partnership for building construction.
 The University also received funding for several smaller-scale projects as follows: $50,000 for Health Careers Academic Readiness and Excellence: The SUNY Research Foundation, on behalf of Stony…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D. today attended Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Long Island bill signing of “START-UP NY,” a bold initiative to boost the state’s economic development, attract out-of-state businesses to New York and create jobs by capitalizing on the unique assets of SUNY and higher education institutions across the state. The ceremony held at SUNY College at Old Westbury and hosted by President Calvin Butts, was also attended by Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen, Nassau Community College Acting President Kenneth Saunders and local and state elected officials. At the ceremony Governor Cuomo provided an overview…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD has issued a statement in support of START-UP NY, legislation that will implement Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Tax Free NY” initiative. “Stony Brook University enthusiastically applauds START-UP NY,” Stanley said. “It is the most important University-based economic development initiative undertaken, and another example of how Governor Cuomo and the leadership in Albany are taking the necessary actions to boost New York’s economy. This groundbreaking legislation empowers business owners to capitalize on higher education’s unique assets to help create jobs, foster entrepreneurial initiatives, spark new business and strengthen industry in our local communities.”…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley joined Long Island SUNY presidents W. Hubert Keen, Calvin O. Butts III and Shaun L. McKay in a Newsday op-ed endorsing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Tax-Free NY initiative. “Tax-Free NY offers a plan as innovative and exciting as the ideas it is designed to turn into economic growth,” according to the op-ed, which appeared in the June 18 edition of the Long Island newspaper. “We welcome the challenge it offers: Keep producing great innovations, and the state will help them grow and prosper on and near SUNY campuses.” Tax-Free NY will entice companies to…