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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…

Looking beyond graduation to an exciting future, an expected 1,605 students will receive degrees as Stony Brook University holds its 19th annual December commencement ceremony, taking place in the Island Federal Credit Union Arena on December 22. Stony Brook’s newest undergraduate, graduate and doctoral alumni, ranging in age from 20 to 65, will join more than 175,000 fellow Seawolves who are living and working around the globe. During his commencement address, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., will highlight key elements of the Stony Brook experience, congratulate the accomplished graduating class, and celebrate the university’s forward trajectory and diverse landscape. Ceremonies…

Enhancing its efforts to provide lifelong learning opportunities to the surrounding community, Stony Brook University has received a $1 million endowment grant from The Bernard Osher Foundationin support of programs for seniors at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Stony Brook’s OLLI program is the only such program in the New York City/Long Island area. Formerly known as “The Round Table,” OLLI at Stony Brook University is organized as a program within the School of Professional Development. It is open to mature adults who are interested in expanding their intellectual horizons in a university setting. The peer-taught workshops, which carry no credits or…

Reaffirming Stony Brook’s commitment to maintaining a safe, civil and equitable community, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, hosted a Town Hall meeting on the University’s Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity on November 30. Along with University administrators and other community members, President Stanley outlined progress toward implementing the plan, which arises out of a University-wide effort to enhance the campus community and in consideration of the persistent issues of inequality in our society. Moderators also responded to questions and heard feedback from an overflow audience. The meeting included updates from several diversity working groups, including Human Resources, Undergraduate Students,…

Giving to Stony Brook is an impactful way to observe #GivingTuesday, November 29, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following American Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. A great education at Stony Brook is a gift for today and the future. Alumni, students, faculty, staff and other members of the Stony Brook community can help make it possible by giving back on #SBUGivingTuesday. Your gift, large or small, will make an impact on the program that you choose…

Two special Town Hall Meetings on the University’s Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Initiative are scheduled for November 30 and December 14, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD has announced. All community members are encouraged to attend to hear an update and discuss progress on implementation of the University’s Diversity Plan. “I hope you will join me at these discussions and share your views as we work together to make our campus equally welcoming for all,” President Stanley said. The meetings are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, November 30 • 1 pm Charles B. Wang Center CLICK HERE to submit questions. Wednesday, December 14 • 1 pm…

Underscoring our commitment to diversity and social mobility, Stony Brook University is the lead institution for a new $4 million five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant designed to increase undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in underrepresented minority (UREP) student populations. The grant supports the SUNY Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, a synergistic collaboration and alliance of 14 SUNY schools with a diverse mix of academic strengths and capabilities. Since 1996, SUNY LSAMP has been an instrumental program to shape STEM education and forge new opportunities for UREP students to pursue and…

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