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Honoring diversity and emphasizing technology and comfort, Stony Brook’s newest state-of-the-art student facilities were officially opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 22, 2017. Chávez and Tubman Residence Halls and the East Side Dining facility are fully equipped to provide a modern and convenient student life experience, as well as a safe and inclusive environment. “Stony Brook strives to create an environment that welcomes all,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “This new complex was designed not simply to house and feed students, but to give them a space where they can engage as part of the…

A notable and national expert in training physicians, Latha Chandran, MD, has been named the inaugural Miriam and David Donoho Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Medicine. “This professorship will serve as the catalyst for developing the next generation of medical leaders, whose careers will change lives,” said President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “No one is better suited for that role at Stony Brook Medicine than Dr. Latha Chandran.” The professorship was made possible thanks to Long Islanders Miki and David Donoho whose generosity also established the Donoho Academy of Clinical and Educational Scholars (ACES) in 2012, which funds…

The National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early-career faculty (CAREER) has been awarded to Fan Ye, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He will receive an award of $450k over the next five years to build the foundation for a future smart environment. “The idea of a smart environment is to embed all kinds of computing, communication, storage, and sensing resources into common objects around you,” Ye explained, sharing examples such as lights, desks, appliances, and other everyday physical objects. “Once you embed such resources into it, you’ll be surrounded by…

As every Biology 101 student knows, symbiosis is a mutually beneficial relationship between two different entities. That’s a good definition of the ties between the Quogue Wildlife Refuge and Stony Brook University. Two of the refuge’s seven staff members are former Stony Brook students and the Refuge’s employees have participated in the University’s annual Earthstock celebration since 2012, educating Stony Brook students about Long Island’s natural world and its inhabitants. The refuge actively recruits its interns at Earthstock because of Stony Brook’s focus on sustainability. The unpaid intern position is for 10 to 20 hours per week for a college…

Stony Brook University’s more than 175,000 alumni are a relentless group of innovators who are determined to make a difference. Perhaps none more so than those honored during the third annual 40 Under Forty celebration on January 31. Representing bio-entrepreneurs, professional athletes, acclaimed authors, journalists, politicians, lawyers, researchers, healthcare providers and teachers, scientists, veterans, activists and more, these remarkable Stony Brook grads have produced the latest big ideas in their respective fields. More than 200 alumni, former honorees, family and friends joined Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. to celebrate the event at THREE SIXTY° in New York…

At Stony Brook University, Matthew Henninger ’16 took great risks and found big rewards. Matthew, who grew up in Farmingville, only 20 minutes away from the University, moved to Brookfield, Connecticut with his family when he was eight years old. He grew to love the relative seclusion and natural beauty of his new surroundings and vowed he would never return to densely populated central Suffolk County. His academic interests, however, lured him back. “The friends I remained close to on Long Island who attended Stony Brook raved about the immense opportunities and impeccable education they were getting there,” he says. “At…