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Stony Brook University has taken another bold step in developing its international outreach and services with the creation of the China Center. On Friday, November 10, Stony Brook University celebrated the grand opening of the China Center with a festive ribbon cutting ceremony featuring student performers and special guests. Yumin Zhao, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, joined Dr. Jun Liu, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Founding Director of the China Center; Lindsi Walker, Senior Assistant Dean, International Academic Programs and Services; and President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. MD…

From new approaches to student recruitment to workshops on equity and gender awareness, Stony Brook is tackling the issue of diversity head-on. At the most recent in a series of town hall meetings, University officials offered an update on implementation of the Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. “We’re interested in improving the diversity of the Stony Brook community through enhanced recruitment and retention and to expand educational research, healthcare and other efforts to ensure Stony Brook students have the ability to thrive,” President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said in his introduction to the November 7 event. The forum was…

On October 19 Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) — an organization that supports more than 4,000 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury —honored Stony Brook University at its annual gala and at the Bourne Mansion in Oakdale. The gala is a fundraising event for FREE and pays tribute to outstanding leaders that have supported their mission and have made remarkable contributions to the community. Stony Brook’s School of Professional Development (SPD) and FREE partnered up in the fall of last year to discuss FREE’s training and organizational development needs. SPD pursued a new initiative to…

Without social mobility — the ability to rise from a low-income background to a financially secure future — the American Dream is at risk. In an era of growing income inequality, families have fewer opportunities to better their children’s future. Meanwhile, we endanger a national tradition of innovation and discovery when many of our best and brightest minds are left by the wayside. For many lower-income and first-generation students, attending college can seem like a pipe dream, with few people guiding them toward higher education. At Stony Brook University, a committed community of scholars, administrators and students is igniting social…

At Stony Brook University, a committed community of scholars, administrators and students is achieving exceptional results in the area of social mobility — the ability to rise from a low-income background to a more financially prosperous and secure future. This week, an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education reflects SBU’s impressive ranking among colleges with the highest student mobility rates. Based on data recently published by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, the ranking shows Stony Brook in fifth place nationally among four-year public institutions. The Stanford study provides conclusive evidence that a Stony Brook education creates exceptional…

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President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. showcased a range of achievement and challenges facing the community of students, faculty and staff at Stony Brook in his eighth State of the University Address on Wednesday, September 27, at the Staller Center for the Arts.

The hour-long speech covered everything from the budget to the importance of philanthropy as a driver of innovation and discovery. Here are the top 12 takeaways from the big event:

12. Distinguished Faculty Set Stony Brook Apart

Showcasing 60 years of innovation and bold achievement as the driving force behind Stony Brook University, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. delivered his eighth State of the University Address on Wednesday, September 27. In the face of budget and political challenges, President Stanley said the University would be undeterred in its mission to invest in tomorrow. “Every time we faced a deficit, we came out of it stronger, and I anticipate that will happen again,” he said. Speaking to students, administrators, faculty and staff in the Staller Center for the Arts, President Stanley highlighted statistics and stories exemplifying the growth and…

Never underestimate the ability of one individual to impact great change. Steven Adelson is a recent Stony Brook graduate and current Residence Hall Director for the Stimson College. The charismatic young man helped to build the Vote Everywhere organization, which has institutionalized and revolutionized voter registration at the University. Adelson, 23, has continuously demonstrated an inspirational level of drive and determination. While on an accelerated track at Stony Brook to earn his bachelor’s degree in Political Science (2015) and master’s degree in Higher Education Administration (2017), Adelson also co-coordinated the University’s voter registration initiatives through Vote Everywhere. The effect on voter…

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As fall approaches and the Halloween season draws near, Seawolves delight in haunted houses, pumpkin-spice-everything and classic horror movies. However, for some college students, the biggest spook of all — finding a job after graduation — can be scarier than Pennywise the Clown jumping off the screen of a midnight showing of Stephen King’s IT.

Luckily, Stony Brook’s Career Center hosts a variety of job and internship fairs across departments to help students conquer their fears and connect with employers. The Career Center has 10 tips for navigating and acing your career fair experience.

1. Make sure your resume is in top shape
If you do not have a resume, begin by creating a rough draft. (Consult the resume writing guide for some advice on this initial step.) Once you have a resume, visit the Career Center to have it reviewed by a staff member. You should have your resume critiqued early. This will give you time to polish and review it. Remember, the closer it gets to the job fair, the longer the wait to have it reviewed. Resume review appointments are scheduled in Handshake.

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…

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