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Stony Brook University is part of a statewide collaboration involving 10 SUNY campuses and five not-for-profit organizations to establish a sustainable village and learning community in Akayè, Haiti. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded SUNY a nearly $800,000 grant to support the project, which will develop educational, economic and social programs, resources, and other needed services on 40 acres of land donated by a Nassau Community College professor emeritus. Stony Brook faculty and staff, under the direction of PI Dr. Christina Maxis, will bring expertise to the project in the area of health sciences. The other SUNY campuses involved include:…

Eighteen of Stony Brook University’s esteemed faculty and staff were honored with 2016-17 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in five categories: Faculty Service, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, Teaching, and Adjunct in Teaching. “The strength and impact of SUNY is powered by expert faculty and staff from throughout our 64-campus university system, and the 361 individuals receiving this year’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence are the best among the best,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “They are at the top of their game in providing their institution and students with the highest quality of instruction, professionalism and support. It…

SUNY ranked 38th in the “Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2016,” according to the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, which publishes the ranking annually based on U.S. Patent and Trademark Office data. SUNY campuses overall were awarded 57 U.S. utility patents. Among those from Stony Brook University is a redesigned a catheter developed by a multidisciplinary team led by Annie Rohan from the School of Nursing. The catheter incorporates LED lights to reduce the likelihood of infection after the device is inserted into a patient’s body. “Catheter-related infections are a multibillion-dollar-a-year problem,” says Rohan. “Healthcare providers have…

The State University of New York Board of Trustees named seven faculty members from Stony Brook University as Distinguished Faculty, SUNY’s highest honor. Petar M. Djuric, Department of Electrical Engineering; Frederick E. Grine, Department of Anthropology; Mikhail Lyubich, Department of Mathematics; Scott M. McLennan, Department of Geosciences; Kathlyn A. Parker, Department of Chemistry; and Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, have been appointed Distinguished Professors and John Peter Gergen, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, has been named Distinguished Service Professor. “Each year it is an honor to review the collective work of SUNY’s outstanding faculty and…

Six students from Stony Brook University — the highest number of students among the four NCAA Division I SUNY campuses — have earned the 2016-17 Scholar Athlete Award, which recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement. A total of 77 SUNY students were honored with the award this year. “It takes a tremendous amount of dedication and hard work to achieve such a high level of academic and athletic success,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to all of the students receiving this year’s SUNY scholar athlete award, as well as the faculty, coaches and staff across SUNY who…

The partnership between SUNY and Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science will broaden its reach by offering the center’s highly acclaimed training to doctoral students at up to five additional SUNY campuses. The Alan Alda Center has received widespread recognition for its training, which provides students with skills to communicate their work effectively to the public, public officials, the media and others outside of their discipline. SUNY will take the program to scale by offering additional training and workshops and expanding access to programming through the SUNY Global Center in midtown Manhattan. “Alan Alda and his team at Stony…

Fifteen undergraduate students from Stony Brook University were recognized with the highest honor bestowed by SUNY — the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence — in a ceremony at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany on April 5. SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher presented the awards to a total of 256 students. Students chosen for the Chancellor’s Award have demonstrated that not only are they exceptional students, but they go above and beyond — developing their talents and skills to contribute the best of themselves to their campuses and communities. “It is my honor to celebrate the achievements of students…

Four Stony Brook University students — Jean-Doris Muhuza, Patrick Smith, Kayla Gogarty and Lyl Tomlinson — were on Capitol Hill at the end of March as part of “SUNY Students on the Hill Day,” advocating for increased federal support for public higher education so SUNY and Stony Brook can continue to deliver high-quality, affordable opportunities to New Yorkers. Students advocated for: Increasing the total maximum Pell Grant award to $5,920 Reducing student loan interest rates and allowing students with high-interest loans to refinance at current lower rates Advocating for a humanitarian approach to immigration reform Reinstating the year-round Pell Grant program Supporting…

Two Stony Brook University students zeroed in on the forces shaping the future of higher education as participants in the SUNYCON 2016 Student Fellows Program Conference in October 2016. Justine Finch Beringer ’17 and Greg Woody ’17, enrolled in the Higher Education Administration (HEA) program, were cited for their outstanding academic careers and extracurricular achievements and awarded SUNYCON fellowships. They are both earning Master of Arts degrees in the program. “When you consider that there are 64 SUNY schools and out of all of them only 17 students were selected for SUNYCON, it’s mind-blowing,” says Justine.  “I almost thought it…

Student teams are invited to create a technology-based platform to promote the Excelsior Scholarship Campaign  As part of his Excelsior Scholarship Campaign, Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched “Making College Possible Coding Challenge,” inviting students to create a digital prototype of a mobile app or website that will provide information about the Excelsior Scholarship and share what “making college possible” means for SUNY and CUNY students. Click here to register by the February 13 deadline. As part of the campaign, the Governor will tour SUNY and CUNY campuses in support of his plan to make college tuition free for middle-class families across…

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