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Stony Brook University junior Christine Publik joined New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on January 17 as he presented the fourth part of his “2015 Opportunity Agenda” – a legislative proposal to protect the safety and rights of all of New York’s college and university students. The proposal would codify a sexual assault prevention and response policy previously adopted by the State University of New York, applying the provisions to all colleges and universities – public and private – in New York State. Speaking in support of the proposal at New York University in Manhattan, Publik, an advocate for victims of…

Mariel Hemingway — the Oscar-nominated actress, healthy lifestyle and mental health advocate and granddaughter of literary luminary, Ernest Hemingway — is this year’s keynote speaker for Stony Brook Medicine’s second annual Women’s Health Day on Saturday, October 18, from 8:30 am to 2 pm at the Melville Marriott Long Island. The morning kicks off with 16 Stony Brook Medicine experts who will share the latest information, research and thinking about topics that concern women most. After each session, Stony Brook experts will also be available to answer questions and connect you with helpful resources. Then at noon, the buffet luncheon begins…

As proof of its continued commitment to sexual assault prevention and response, Stony Brook University was recently chosen by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to serve as one of the locations for its national campus tour that coincided with the April release of the report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault called “Not Alone.” The recommendations included launching NotAlone.gov, a website containing information for students, schools and anyone interested in finding resources on how to prevent and respond to sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools. On Wednesday, April 30, Bea…

Join Healthier U for “Walk on Wednesdays,” a series of summertime walks to be held at 12 noon each Wednesday. Meet at the fountain on the Academic Mall starting on Wednesday, August 1, for a brisk midday walk, weather permitting. Just look for the walk leader wearing a Healthier U T-shirt. Walking routes are posted on the Healthier U website. In case of inclement weather, meet in the Administration Building Lobby near the Academic Mall for an indoor walk. As an added incentive, Healthier U T-shirts will be given to those who participate in at least four “Walk on Wednesdays” sessions, while supplies last.

There’s still time to get your flu shot before the worst of influenza season sets in, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. reminds the community. “Getting the flu vaccine is one of the easiest yet most important steps you can take for your health,” President Stanley said in a message to University faculty, staff, and students. “Influenza can be a deadly virus, and the CDC states that influenza and pneumonia kill more than 50,000 people each year,” Stanley said. “That’s why I get vaccinated every year to protect myself against the flu, and I hope you will all do the…

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