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Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, will deliver the annual State of the University Address on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, beginning at 1:00 pm at the Staller Center Main Stage. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. By tradition, each year the president addresses the assembled University community, summarizing the events and accomplishments of the previous year while looking forward to future milestones. New faculty and key administrators are introduced and welcomed. This year’s address will also highlight 60 years of accomplishments since the University’s founding and discuss challenges and goals of the coming years. Last year’s…

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, told a group of leaders in combating gender bias worldwide that he has a critical goal for Stony Brook University: to use the power of scientific research to create true gender equality and build a campus free of gender-based violence. Alongside heads of state, top ranking corporate executives and other university presidents from around the globe, President Stanley shared bold strategies and ambitious goals for the University in support of gender equality at UN Women’s HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Parity Report Launch event in New York City on Sept. 20. “It’s our goal to create…

It’s time to get ready for the flu season. That means making sure you and your loved ones have been vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months of age and older should get the flu vaccine annually. For more information, see Stony Brook Medicine’s Influenza Information site. Watch as Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, gets his seasonal flu shot and reminds us of the importance of getting the influenza vaccine.

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, will represent Stony Brook University at the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Parity Report Launch event in New York City on September 20. Created by UN Women — the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women — HeForShe began in September 2014 as a global effort to engage men and boys in support of gender equality. In January 2015, HeForShe’s IMPACT 10x10x10 program launched, which convenes 10 heads of state, 10 global CEOs and 10 university presidents to fast-track gender equality in boardrooms, classrooms and world capitals. Stony Brook University is one of the 10 universities…

With a background in biomedical research, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. is keen on evidence-based practices. So naturally, when he learned of an opportunity to attend the G7 University conference in June, sharing discoveries with six other nations, he was intrigued. The event was a follow-up to the 43rd G7 summit, held in May, in which leaders of the seven G7 nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) gathered to discuss world affairs. “G7 meetings in the past have been primarily about global financial, economic and trade issues, or international security,”…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD joined hundreds of college and university presidents, business leaders, investors, governors and mayors from across the United States in signing an open letter to the international community, endorsing actions being taken at the state and local levels to address climate change in support of the Paris Agreement. Those signing the Grand Coalition Statement on the Paris Agreement declare that they “will continue to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement,” and vow “to take forceful action and to ensure that the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing emissions.” “Climate…

As part of the University’s commitment to creating a strong and united campus community, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. will be hosting two Town Hall Meetings on the Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Initiative. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend one of the Town Hall Meetings to hear an update and discuss our progress on implementation of the Stony Brook University Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Initiative. Wednesday, April 12• 1 pm 
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Wednesday, May 3 • 2:30 pm
 Health Sciences Lecture Hall 2 If you have feedback about the Diversity Plan, please submit your questions and comments online by April 10 using…

Issuing a call to resist anti-immigration rhetoric in a Scientific American guest blog, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. argues that immigration is essential to the pursuit of knowledge and the health of American research universities. “Our embrace of international students and faculty has given the U.S. a leg up on all other countries in the race to lead in innovation and discovery,” Stanley writes. In a strongly worded piece, Stanley states that xenophobic rhetoric and restrictive immigration policies “are undoing the compact between the United States and those seeking opportunity from around the world.” “Policy needs to be…

Extending Stony Brook University’s commitment to global gender equality, an SBU delegation shared experience and vision with leaders in the education field at SXSWedu, the prestigious annual conference devoted to fostering innovation and learning. In a March 8 presentation anchored by President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., Stony Brook students and administrators discussed “A Gender Lens: Evolving Equality in Education.” The case study highlighted our equality and diversity initiatives, shared the lessons we’ve learned and opened the floor to a discussion about gender and human rights at all levels of education. “I was excited to have this ​unique ​opportunity to share…

Looking beyond graduation to an exciting future, an expected 1,605 students will receive degrees as Stony Brook University holds its 19th annual December commencement ceremony, taking place in the Island Federal Credit Union Arena on December 22. Stony Brook’s newest undergraduate, graduate and doctoral alumni, ranging in age from 20 to 65, will join more than 175,000 fellow Seawolves who are living and working around the globe. During his commencement address, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., will highlight key elements of the Stony Brook experience, congratulate the accomplished graduating class, and celebrate the university’s forward trajectory and diverse landscape. Ceremonies…

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