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Two eminent Americans, former US Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. and award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, will receive honorary degrees at Stony Brook University’s 56th annual Commencement ceremony, to be held May 20, 2016. The conferral of these degrees underscores the University’s ongoing commitment to diversity, social justice and public service. “This is a remarkable distinction for the class of 2016, to be joined by individuals who personify what Stony Brook embraces — the relentless pursuit of excellence and commitment to make a real difference,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “Eric Holder embodies the progress and…

What the Stony Brook Community is saying about FAR BEYOND Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD President, Stony Brook University “Our community recognizes the groundbreaking work and outstanding scholarship that take place on our campus every day. Equally important is ensuring that people outside of Stony Brook — peers, the public, media, legislators — see the full breadth of our story and recognize the drive and growing reach and impact of our University. FAR BEYOND provides a sustainable platform to tell our story and attract the best and brightest students, faculty and staff; connect with alumni in a more meaningful way; increase philanthropic…

A redesigned homepage for stonybrook.edu, launched April 20 as a key part of FAR BEYOND, marks the beginning of an extensive overhaul of the University’s digital media platforms. Designed to meet the needs of prospective students and connect with the entire Stony Brook community, the homepage tells the Stony Brook story in a much more current, engaging way. Here’s a guide:

As Stony Brook University continues its ascent as one of the nation’s preeminent research universities, there are so many reasons to be proud. Recently, Stony Brook faculty and students have been recognized for numerous prestigious honors, including five National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awards, three Goldwater Scholarships, and 11 NSF graduate research fellowships. The University continues to be recognized for its strengths across college rankings, most recently by Money and Essence magazines as one of the top 50 colleges offering the best value for African American students. The Stony Brook men’s basketball team won a berth in the NCAA Tournament for…

On April 11 an Inaugural Dinner Gala was held in the Student Activities Center to celebrate the newly established Stony Brook University Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (SBU-NAI). Thirty Stony Brook faculty members — all of whom hold patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office — were inducted as inaugural members to the SBU-NAI. Their inventions cross into many scientific fields, such as chemistry, biomedical engineering, computer science, pharmacological science and mechanical engineering. “Stony Brook University is very good at innovation,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, during his opening remarks. “Over…

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, drew attention to UN Women’s HeForShe program, a global initiative in support of gender equality, in a Huffington Post op-ed published April 12, 2016. President Stanley is one of HeForShe’s 10 founding university IMPACT champions, charged with galvanizing momentum in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment, and in this capacity attended the World Economic Forum in Davos. President Stanley’s participation as an IMPACT 10x10x10 champion makes Stony Brook University one of 10 universities around the world committing to take bold, game-changing action to achieve gender equality within and beyond their institutions. “Universities are a key venue for discussing,…

April 12, 2016 – Stony Brook University was deemed one of the top 50 colleges to offer the best value for African-American students by Money & Essence Magazines. This determination comes after analysis of offerings from more than 1,500 colleges. ​ “Access to excellence is a vital component of the Stony Brook University mission, so being recognized by Money and Essence as one of the best among national universities for African-American students is a gratifying external validation for our faculty, students and staff,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “I believe that diversity is a key component…

Stony Brook University ranked 9th in New York State and 80th in the nation as a Best Value College by SmartAsset, a financial technology company that uses software and data to provide advice on major personal finance decisions. Top-performing schools ranked as a result of their performance in categories including scholarships provided, starting salary, tuition, living costs and retention rate.

Ranked at #82, Stony Brook University is in the Top 100 of Forbes Best Value Schools 2016. The ranking is based on tuition costs, school quality, graduation success and post-graduate earnings. “With a college degree still a near universal aspiration in this country, Forbes looks at the U.S. colleges and universities that provide students with the most value for the dollar. This is our newly reimagined Best Value Colleges ranking, an analysis of the brainiest research universities and leading liberal arts schools, both public and private, that are well worth the investment. — Forbes, The 300 Schools Worth the Investment

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