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SUNY leadership and all 64 campus presidents today issued an open letter in support of Tax-Free NY. The signed letter is available online. Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, is among the signatories. “As the leadership of SUNY’s 64 campuses, we enthusiastically support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Tax-Free NY initiative. This innovative proposal has tremendous promise to strengthen the knowledge economy that is steadily building across our regions and state through the many partnerships between the State University and the business community. “Our campuses are located within 30 miles of virtually every home, school, and existing business in…

In a June 3 meeting with college presidents and members of the Regional Economic Development Councils, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo outlined details of the Tax-Free NY initiative that would transform SUNY campuses into tax-free communities intended to attract start-ups, venture capital, new business, and investments from across the world. Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD praised the Governor’s plan as “his most important economic development initiative with SUNY, and yet another example of how he is leading the way to boost New York’s economy.” “The Governor’s vision empowers business owners to capitalize on SUNY’s unique assets to help create…

Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson ’78, MD, MPH, served as the Acting Surgeon General of the United States from 2007 to 2009. He fondly recalls his undergraduate student years at Stony Brook University. “My time at Stony Brook played a key role in my professional growth,” he said. “The dedication of the faculty and their interest in teaching undergraduates made a huge difference in my ability to grow and learn.” While acting as Surgeon General, Dr. Galson’s job was to communicate the best science, evidence, and data to Americans in order for them to make healthy choices that impact their health,…

Former American Major League baseball player and manager Bucky Dent recently recognized the red Stony Brook baseball cap worn by New York State Senator Kenneth LaValle at an event the two attended at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, during the Republican National Convention. Read the Newsday article

Nearly one year after announcing the open bidding process for the construction of a new Agriculture Consumer Science Center (ACSC) at the Stony Brook University Calverton Incubator, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. was joined by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and other local dignitaries on Monday, October 24, to celebrate the groundbreaking and construction advancement of the planned Center. The project is expected to be completed by summer 2012. The ACSC is being developed to help regional wine and agricultural producers and local entrepreneurs develop new, marketable consumer items and enhance their product lines through access to state-of-the-art…