Browsing: Leadership

To mark National Mentoring Month, Stony Brook’s video series “5 Questions With …” is releasing four new video interviews highlighting the importance of mentoring in higher education and career success. Paleoanthropologist Meave Leakey, conservationist Carl Safina, social psychologist Amy Cuddy, and author Roger Rosenblatt are the four latest luminaries giving thoughtful, compelling interviews, featured on a browsable website as well as a Youtube playlist. The ongoing series, part of the “In The Know” offerings created by SBU’s Office of Marketing and Communications,  spotlights the university’s role in global thought leadership. Interview subjects are affiliated with or have visited the campus…

As part of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC), Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, joined other LIREDC representatives on November 2 in Albany as the group made its annual presentation of priority project proposals to the State Implementation Assessment Team (SIAT). It is SIAT’s job to review the ten Regional Councils’ annual progress reports and proposals as each council competes for state funding. In addition to President Stanley, LIREDC was represented at the hearing by Council Co-Vice Chair Kevin Law, President of the Long Island Association; Patricia Edwards, Vice President for Community Development, Citigroup;…

Leaders from every field share ambitious ideas and imaginative solutions for education and the global future in SBU’s new video series “5 Questions With …” Billy Joel, Alan Alda, Eric Holder, and Richard Leakey are among the initial set of luminaries giving thoughtful, compelling interviews, featured on a browsable website as well as a Youtube playlist. The ongoing series, part of the “In The Know” offerings created by SBU’s Office of Marketing and Communications,  spotlights the university’s role in global thought leadership. Interview subjects are affiliated with or have visited the campus for student and community enrichment events and activities.…

Stony Brook University will be hosting the 2016 RA Conference on Saturday, October 22, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Student Activities Center. RAs from Stony Brook and other schools from the region will learn about ways to enhance their skills as resident assistants and to grow as student leaders. A pre-conference social will be held Friday at 7:30 pm in the Center for Leadership and Service. The conference is themed “Finding Res Life” and will focus on finding or evolving your RA identity working through challenges, self-care, transferable skills, creating a community in the residence halls, networking skills and motivational leadership.…

Politics has become a transatlantic phenomenon in today’s interconnected world, acknowledged Britain’s former Leader of the House of Lords and Minister for Women Margaret Jay in an October 11 Presidential  Lecture entitled “The New Populism in America and Britain: What Has Happened to Our Politics?” Jay, the Right Honorable the Baroness Jay of Paddington, Labour politician and former broadcast journalist, is a pioneer of women’s issues and has longstanding interests in health and constitutional affairs. In her lecture, Jay compared Britain’s recent vote to leave the EU, popularly known as “Brexit,” to the populist upsurge reflected in the current US Presidential…

Three Stony Brook University graduate students — Tiffany Victor, Joseph Verardo and Vahideh Rasekhi — met with the staff members of Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Lee Zeldin and Congresswoman Nita Lowey as part of the NAGPS Graduate Students Legislative Action Day in Washington, D.C., on September 12. Twice a year, the Graduate Student Organization partners with the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) for the NAGPS’ Advocacy Summit and Legislative Action Days. The Summit gathers student leaders from across the country for a two-day seminar and a day on the Hill meeting with policymakers about issues in…

As director of a groundbreaking Simons Foundation grant, Leonardo Rastelli, a professor in the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics and Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, will lead the “Collaboration on the Non-Perturbative Bootstrap,” a four-year, $10M project that includes 14 principal investigators at institutions in the United States, Canada and Europe. Quantum field theory (QFT) is a universal language for theoretical physics, describing phenomena ranging from the Standard Model of particle physics and early universe inflation to phase transitions and superconductivity in terrestrial materials. Physicists understand weakly coupled QFTs, but the challenge for the future…

Promising bold new academic leadership and commitment to excellence, Michael A. Bernstein has been named Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, has announced. Bernstein, the John Christie Barr Professor of History and Economics and Provost of Tulane University from 2007 through July 2016, will join SBU as the University’s chief academic officer effective October 31, 2016. “I’m very excited that Dr. Bernstein has decided to join Stony Brook University,” said President Stanley. “Under Dr. Bernstein’s leadership as Provost at Tulane both the STEM disciplines and the liberal arts flourished, benefiting from his…

Dr. Minghua Zhang, Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), has been appointed Editor in Chief of the prestigious academic journal JGR-Atmospheres. Atmospheres is a publication of the American Geophysical Union, the leading organization for geophysicists, focusing on the organization and dissemination of scientific information in the field. Dr. Zhang received his PhD at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and then joined Stony Brook in 1988 as a postdoctoral scholar. He later became an assistant and associate professor, then professor and director of the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres. He also served as associate…