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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…

Stony Brook postdoc receives $200,000 to unravel mysteries of movement within molecules  How do electrons move within molecules? Thomas Allison, an assistant professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics at Stony Brook University, posed this fundamental question on the way to winning the 2017 Discovery Prize. In a presentation delivered April 13 at the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre, Allison convinced a panel of three distinguished judges that his project deserved a $200,000 cash prize to help fund his postdoctoral research. The award will finance equipment that will help scientists see how molecules move and behave in real time. The winner was…

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…

Kristina M. Johnson has been named as 13th chancellor of SUNY, the State University of New York Board of Trustees announced April 24. Dr. Johnson is the current founder and chief executive officer of Cube Hydro Partners, LLC, which develops hydroelectric generation facilities that provide clean energy to communities and businesses throughout the country. She was appointed by President Barack Obama as U.S. Under Secretary of Energy and served as Johns Hopkins University provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, and professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder. “I am excited…

Students joined forces with the University Police Department (UPD) on April 19 to fight false perceptions of cops on campus through healthy competition and hearty barbecue. The event, Field Day with UPD, builds on a Stony Brook tradition that started three semesters ago, when the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) pitched an idea to build a more positive relationship between students and police amid national news involving police and the use of lethal force. “This is an effort for students to meet our officers as individuals outside of their enforcement duties in non-negative situations,” Assistant Chief of Police Eric Olsen said.…

47th Vice President Joe Biden honored for cancer research advocacy In recognition of his dedication to the fight against cancer, Joseph R. Biden Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States of America, was honored at the Stars of Stony Brook, Stony Brook University’s annual fundraising gala at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan on Wednesday, April 19. Hosted by the Stony Brook Foundation, the Gala generates funds for student financial aid and a select academic area of excellence.  This year, the University raised $6,946,000 in gifts and pledges including $2,051,000 for scholarships and $4,895,000 to support the Stony Brook University Cancer…

Stony Brook kicks off spring tour of Diversity Town Halls, invites and answers questions No question was left unanswered as Stony Brook University began its second tour of Diversity Town Hall events on Wednesday, April 12 at the Charles B. Wang Center. Students, faculty and staff were invited to voice their questions, comments and concerns regarding diversity on campus as part of implementing, and continuing to improve, Stony Brook’s Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. After providing a brief update about campus-wide progress since the prior Diversity Town Hall last December 12, and outlining the recently released 2017 Implementation Work…

Nearly 16 years have passed since the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, but emergency responders and other victims continue to suffer health consequences. That’s why the Stony Brook University WTC Wellness Program, which helps to track and serve nearly 10,000 patients affected by the tragedy, has received a new five-year federal grant totaling more than $60 million. Awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the grant comes at a time when the WTC Wellness Program continues to expand its medical services to patients and is relocating later this month to a larger clinical space in Stony Brook Medicine’s new specialty…

Stony Brook’s video series “5 Questions With …” has released four new video interviews highlighting the importance of the arts and humanities in higher education. This month’s luminaries include distinguished poet Billy Collins, Native American performer Ty Defoe, award-winning actor Julian Sands and acclaimed novelist Meg Wolitzer. 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 in global thought leadership. Interview subjects are affiliated with or have visited the campus for student…

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