Browsing: Leadership

Actor and philanthropist Michael J. Fox will be among the luminaries receiving honorary degrees at Stony Brook University’s 2017 Commencement. Fox is known for his tireless work on behalf of Parkinson’s research and is beloved worldwide for his acting in Family Ties, the Back to the Future series, and numerous award-winning roles in movies and on television. Fox will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, recognizing a career that has brought international acclaim with many honors and awards, as well as a dedication to charitable endeavor best exemplified by the founding and stewardship of the Michael J. Fox…

Naomi Wolf returns to the College of Arts and Sciences this semester to present “The Public Intellectual” workshops, designed to enable students and faculty to articulate their expertise when in public settings. These workshops reprise the first Public Intellectual series, adding more hands-on coaching and writing in-session. Through an invitation from Dr. Sacha Kopp, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Wolf first came to the Stony Brook campus in 2015, beginning an experiment in educating academics on how to communicate in such a way that their research can inform a broad audience — but without “dumbing down” their arguments. The collaboration…

Red Watch Band, the organization formed at Stony Brook University in 2009 to combat toxic drinking on colleges throughout the United States, continues to gain recognition for its accomplishments. At the start of the 2016-17 academic year, the 30-person Red Watch Band CARE Team  — formed by a group of student leaders working to change social norms surrounding alcohol use by having conversations with their peers about toxic drinking — set a goal to train 1,000 students, which had never been done before in one semester. The CARE team exceeded that goal by 284 students, smashing Stony Brook’s single-semester record…

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…

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