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How Stony Brook Pays Off its Promise to Transform Lives Finding ways to enable upward income mobility, one of the defining issues of our time, is a pinnacle of achievement for many institutions of higher learning. Removing the obstacles to a quality education isn’t just a moral mandate for colleges and universities — it’s become a necessity. A Stony Brook University education provides a proven path toward upward income mobility for students from low-income households, according to a new study led by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Entitled Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility,…

Suffolk County businesses are invited to a presentation explaining how they can connect with Stony Brook University and enhance their bottom line. “How to Tap University Resources” will take place Thursday, March 9, 2017 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Stony Brook University Incubator at Calverton, located on 4603 Middle Country Road in Calverton. The event is presented by the Stony Brook University Incubator, Stony Brook University and the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce. Businesses will learn how to bid on business with the University, hire students for internships, recruit SBU students and alumni for full-time jobs or consulting work,…

To mark Black History Month, Stony Brook’s video series “5 Questions With …” is releasing two new video interviews highlighting the importance of African-American Studies in higher education. Scholars John H. Bracey, Jr and James E. Smethurst are the two latest luminaries giving thoughtful, compelling interviews, featured on a browsable website as well as a Youtube playlist. The ongoing series, part of the “In The Know” offerings created by SBU’s Office of Marketing and Communications,  spotlights the university’s role in global thought leadership. Interview subjects are affiliated with or have visited the campus for student and community enrichment events and…

The impact that Professor Alexander Zamolodchikov has had on the field of physics can be measured by a simple metric: 18,000. It’s the number of times his published research has been cited; one of the highest in physics to date. A pioneer in modern theoretical physics and member of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Zamolodchikov is known internationally for his contributions to the study of condensed matter physics, conformal field theory and string theory. Adding to an extensive list of titles and awards, Dr. Zamolodchikov became the inaugural Chen Ning Yang – Wei Deng Endowed Chair in Physics and…

At Stony Brook University, one of 62 research universities in the American Association of Universities, we’ve focused on attracting and supporting economically disadvantaged students who have great potential but who may not have excelled at a low-performing high school. And we’ve built an array of programs to assist them in a comprehensive way. (See: Stanford Study: Stony Brook Creates Upward Income Mobility For Low Income Students) First, our Educational Opportunity Program/Advancement on Individual Merit (EOP/AIM) offers services to economically disadvantaged students with potential to succeed in college but didn’t receive adequate academic preparation in high school. In addition to extra tutoring,…

A Stony Brook University education provides a proven path toward upward mobility for students from low-income households, according to a new study led by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Entitled Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility, the report ranks Stony Brook among the top 10 colleges and universities in the nation whose students begin college at the bottom fifth of income distribution and then go on to earn in the top three-fifths of income distribution. According to the study, “51% of students from the bottom quintile reach the top quintile at Stony Brook. Because 16%…

Stony Brook University is the recipient of 10 2017 Accolades Awards, including a prestigious Gold Award, honoring achievements in the areas of communications, alumni relations, and philanthropy. The Accolades Awards are granted annually by CASE District II, the leading regional organization of advancement and communications professionals covering the Eastern seaboard, the northeast US and parts of Canada. Stony Brook’s 10 awards, a record for the school, include a Gold Award in the category of Institutional Home Page and a Silver Award for the rebranded and reimagined Stony Brook Magazine, the highest award granted in this category. This success reflects the…

To mark National Mentoring Month, Stony Brook’s video series “5 Questions With …” is releasing four new video interviews highlighting the importance of mentoring in higher education and career success. Paleoanthropologist Meave Leakey, conservationist Carl Safina, social psychologist Amy Cuddy, and author Roger Rosenblatt are the four latest luminaries giving thoughtful, compelling interviews, featured on a browsable website as well as a Youtube playlist. The ongoing series, part of the “In The Know” offerings created by SBU’s Office of Marketing and Communications,  spotlights the university’s role in global thought leadership. Interview subjects are affiliated with or have visited the campus…

Launching more than 1600 students toward a bright future,  President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, presided over the 19th Winter Commencement ceremony at Stony Brook University on Thursday, Dec. 22. Graduates included recipients of 835 Bachelors degrees, 620 Masters, 120 Doctoral and Professional, and 55 certificates. Amid the traditional pomp and circumstance at Island Federal Credit Union Arena, President Stanley paid tribute to the diversity and welcoming climate of Stony Brook, where “we celebrate … diversity because it makes us stronger.” “In these tumultuous times, I hope you will use your Stony Brook education, not just the remarkable academic components, but your experiences in working and living…

Stony Brook University’s REDI Project has scheduled the first of a series of three-day Training of Facilitators (TOF) sessions, taking place Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25, 2017.  The REDI Project, an extension of the the Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, provides the opportunity for administrators, faculty and staff to attend a six-hour diversity seminar, geared toward increasing the understanding and celebration of the cultures that contribute to our diverse campus community.  The TOF will enable members of the campus community to learn to co-facilitate future REDI seminars.  Those interested in attending the TOF must have participated in…

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