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Mascots from across New York State are competing in the fifth annual Mascot Madness competition, and it’s time to vote for Wolfie to win the title of SUNY’s favorite campus mascot in 2017. Each mascot has been randomly placed into four SUNY regions and ranked by the number of athletic teams each mascot represents; this will determine which mascots are competing against each other in each round. Last year’s competition brought out thousands of voters in support of their favorite mascot. Wolfie works hard all year cheering for Stony Brook and our student athletes. It’s time for us to show our…

Issuing a call to resist anti-immigration rhetoric in a Scientific American guest blog, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. argues that immigration is essential to the pursuit of knowledge and the health of American research universities. “Our embrace of international students and faculty has given the U.S. a leg up on all other countries in the race to lead in innovation and discovery,” Stanley writes. In a strongly worded piece, Stanley states that xenophobic rhetoric and restrictive immigration policies “are undoing the compact between the United States and those seeking opportunity from around the world.” “Policy needs to be…

Bergre Escobores ‘00, ‘01 went to a tough high school in Queens, New York. While Bergre earned good grades and played varsity football, many of his classmates joined gangs, sold drugs and ended up in jail. Perhaps out of ignorance, Bergre’s guidance counselor suggested he skip college and learn a trade. But Bergre had a different plan — as a disadvantaged student who couldn’t easily afford tuition, he was determined to become the first in his family to earn a college degree, and use that degree to help his family move up in the world. Stony Brook offered the tools…

A teach-in on immigration issues will be held on Tuesday, March 21 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in the Wang Center Room 201. “Immigration, Labor, and Deportation: A Teach-In on Changing Policies and Their Impacts,” presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Steering Committee for the Study of Inequality and Social Justice, will focus on changing immigration policy and enforcement practices under the new administration, changes within Congress and to the Supreme Court. Featuring faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, students, and representatives of local community organizations, discussions will consider possible political, social, and economic implications for Stony Brook University students, faculty, staff, and…

Revolutionizing the quality, quantity and speed of digital research, Stony Brook University became the first higher education institution in New York State to offer a 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) connection to the Internet2 Research Network on March 10, 2017. “This connection supports Stony Brook’s regional leadership position in high-performance computing, while advancing our goal as a top public research university to educate and train future generations of scientists,” said President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. “I’m looking forward to the many new possibilities this connection will offer for interdisciplinary collaboration, an essential element behind the expansion of our expertise and our success…

Honoring his tireless commitment to expanding the horizons of medical research, Stony Brook University will host the 47th Vice President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden Jr., at its annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala on Wednesday, April 19. “Vice President Biden’s determination to accelerate advances in cancer research is a beacon of hope to tens of millions across the country who are suffering from the disease,” said Richard L. Gelfond, Chair of the Board of Trustees, CEO of IMAX Corporation and Gala Co-Chair. “We look forward to recognizing his leadership as we celebrate our remarkable students and Stony Brook Cancer Center at…

Stars of Stony Brook Gala April 19, 2017 Pier Sixty, NYC Since its inception in 2000, the  Stony Brook Foundation Stars of Stony Brook Gala has generated more than $42 million for Stony Brook University academic programs of excellence and scholarships for the most talented students. This year we are honoring former Vice President Joe Biden for his leadership in America’s “Cancer Moonshot” and its mission to accelerate research and collaborations that will ultimately eradicate the disease that affects over 8 million lives every year. We are fortunate that he will join us at this year’s Gala, where we will showcase the Stony Brook Cancer Center, its enterprising…

Extending Stony Brook University’s commitment to global gender equality, an SBU delegation shared experience and vision with leaders in the education field at SXSWedu, the prestigious annual conference devoted to fostering innovation and learning. In a March 8 presentation anchored by President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., Stony Brook students and administrators discussed “A Gender Lens: Evolving Equality in Education.” The case study highlighted our equality and diversity initiatives, shared the lessons we’ve learned and opened the floor to a discussion about gender and human rights at all levels of education. “I was excited to have this ​unique ​opportunity to share…

Stony Brook Medicine has opened a new, multispecialty center in Commack called “Advanced Specialty Care,” offering the residents of Long Island more choices and flexibility when looking for the highest quality medical care. “The Stony Brook Medicine footprint continues to expand in response to growing healthcare needs of the Long Island community,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. “The Advanced Specialty Care facility is a unique ambulatory setting that can accommodate a myriad of patients and families with care close to home in a beautiful new state-of-the-art facility and highest quality of expertise — the epitome…

To mark Women’s History Month, Stony Brook’s video series “5 Questions With …” is releasing five new video interviews highlighting the importance of gender equality in higher education. This month’s luminaries include Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, and award-winning novelist Cristina Henriquez. Together with Margaret Jay, Sulma Arzu Brown and Lindsey Hilsum, they are featured in thoughtful, compelling interviews, available 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…

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