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The State University of New York Council for Advancement (SUNYCUAD) Annual Conference was held June 7 through June 9 in Tarrytown, NY. Awards for Excellence, which reward the very best of SUNY’s talented and creative professionals, are bestowed each year at the educational conference. This year, Stony Brook University’s Office of Communications and Marketing won SUNYCUAD 2017 Awards for Excellence in: Best Total Advertising: Far Beyond Advertising Campaign Best Magazine: Stony Brook University Magazine Best Group of Photos: Judges’ Citation for Photography by Pete Thompson, Far Beyond Campaign Best Student Recruitment Publication: Stony Brook University Viewbook Best Website: Stony Brook…

The QS World University Rankings 2018 places Stony Brook among the top 1.4 percent of all universities in the world. More than 950 of the world’s best universities were included in the rankings. This year’s QS World University rankings were compiled by assessing institutions on six different indicators (the full methodology can be found here). More than 75,000 academics and 40,000 employers contributed this year, while 12.3 million papers and 71.5 million citations were analyzed to measure the impact of the research produced by each university. These six metrics were used in evaluating each school: Academic Reputation Employer Reputation Faculty/Student Ratio Citations per faculty International…

Twenty-one years after earning his own Stony Brook degree, Jonathan Oringer ‘96, founder, chairman and CEO of Shutterstock, the influential New York-based global tech company, came home to where he said it all began. The tech entrepreneur returned to the University for our 57th annual commencement on May 19 to receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree and to inspire our newest class of graduates. “You are young. It gets harder and harder to take calculated risks,” he told the nearly 7,000 graduating seniors. “You will fail sometimes. You will learn things about yourself that will scare and inspire you simultaneously. Taking calculated…

Emerging from Stony Brook with the momentum to make a difference, 6,991 students celebrated their graduation at the University’s 57th Commencement ceremony May 19 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. They became Stony Brook’s newest alumni, joining more than 160,000 of their forerunners around the globe whose lives and work advance the mission and spirit of Stony Brook. “I don’t think anyone can say that graduating from Stony Brook is easy,” said President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD in his address to the Class of 2017. “You have met that challenge and you and your families should be proud of what…

*Update: Unfortunately Prince Emmanuel de Merode is unable to join us at Commencement and is planning to accept his honorary degree at a future ceremony. Stony Brook University will launch 6,991 students into a future far beyond the ordinary as the University’s 57th annual commencement ceremony takes place Friday, May 19, beginning at 11:00 am in Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Actor and philanthropist Michael J. Fox will be among the luminaries receiving honorary degrees at Stony Brook University’s 2017 Commencement.  Fox will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, recognizing a career that has brought international acclaim with many…

After an extensive renovation process, the University Pool located in Pritchard Gymnasium is now ready for use and open to the Stony Brook campus community. The revamped pool features significant upgrades including a state-of-the-art movable floor in the shallow end, an enhanced automated mechanical system that includes remote monitoring to aid in pool maintenance, and an updated HVAC system with multi-season climate control and a dehumidification system. In addition, this facility will be the new home of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team, reinstated for the 2017-18 academic year, headed by Coach Janelle Atkinson, a two-time Olympian.   All members of the campus community…

Final exams are around the corner — which means your stress levels might be rising. If you are feeling overwhelmed, here are some tips on how to study effectively, combat stress, and eat to fuel your brain for optimal performance Get some ZZZ’s: Sleeping at least six hours a night will help you rest your mind and start fresh the next day. Take breaks: Go for a walk. Explore the Zuccaire Art Gallery in the Staller Center or enjoy Finals Food Fest after 9:00 pm at the dining locations. Take a break designed to help you reboot and refocus once…

Speaking at the Stars of Stony Brook Gala on April 19, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. offered inspiring words about the ongoing battle to find a cancer cure. He revealed his sole regret in not becoming President of the United States, emphasized the “urgency of now” in finding new ways to combat the disease, and offered his vision for the future of cancer research. View the 10 most inspiring moments from his speech:

Ranging from stand-up comedy with Jay Leno to jazz with The Hot Sardines and Big Sam’s Funky Nation, as well as unique theatrical extravaganzas including the Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, China and Fela! The Concert, the upcoming 2017-18 performance season at Staller Center for the Arts offers a varied and vibrant menu. Ticket sales begin May 6th at stallercenter.com or by calling the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS [2787]. “With the season in place, we are reaching out to loyal patrons and adding programs to entice first time visitors. It’s always great to hear newcomers remark ‘I’m so glad…

Strawberry Fest has been a tradition on the Stony Brook campus for over 20 years. Every spring, the campus community gathers on the Academic Mall  to enjoy a mouthwatering menu of strawberry treats and a fun-filled day of live music, dancing, and student performances. This event is traditionally held on the first Wednesday of May during Campus Lifetime in conjunction with Diversity Day, a celebration of Stony Brook’s different heritages and lifestyles through music and dance performances, creative arts, lectures and cultural offerings. The event is planned and organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, in conjunction with student representatives from…

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