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For four decades, writers have made the summer pilgrimage to the Southampton Writers Conference to hone their craft, and while the proximity to the ocean and the presence of literary luminaries like Roger Rosenblatt, Jules Feiffer and Billy Collins have certainly been a draw, what has set the popular conference apart has been its knack for helping attendees achieve their goal. They get work done. “Writers write, and so our first, best hope is that our writers will come away from the conference with fresh work that they’re proud of, new friends with whom to share the writer’s life, and new…

Roger Rosenblatt, professor in the Southampton MFA program and a Stony Brook University Distinguished Professor of English and Writing, has been awarded the President’s Medal by the Chautauqua Institution. Given for one’s body of work, other recipients include Sandra Day O’Connor, David McCullough, E.O. Wilson, and Rita Moreno. Chautauqua Institution president Tom Becker presented Professor Rosenblatt with the medal on June 28 in front of a standing ovation of 7,000 people. Dr. Rosenblatt is the author of six off-Broadway plays and 15 books, published in 13 languages. His published works include Kayak Morning, Unless It Moves the Human Heart, Making Toast, Beet,…

Empowered to build a bold new future, 6,570 students celebrated their graduation at the University’s 56th Commencement ceremony May 20 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. They became Stony Brook’s newest alumni, joining more than 160,000 of their forerunners around the globe whose lives and work advance the mission and spirit of Stony Brook. See Storify “We are committed to excellence, committed to seeing this young University achieve greatness,” said President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD in his address to the Class of 2016. “I hope your journey at Stony Brook University has empowered you to make a real difference as you go out to…

Stony Brook University will launch 6,570 students into a future far beyond the ordinary as the University’s 56th annual commencement ceremony takes place Friday, May 20, beginning at 11:00 am in Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Honorary degrees will be conferred upon two distinguished professionals who have made lasting contributions in their respective fields. Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, will receive a Doctor of Law; and award­-winning journalist  Soledad O’Brien, will receive a Doctor of Letters. “This is a remarkable distinction for the class of 2016, to be joined by individuals who personify what…

Exemplifying the momentum that is captured in Stony Brook’s new brand strategy, FAR BEYOND, the newly redesigned Stony Brook University Magazine arrives in mailboxes beginning this week, accompanied online by a state-of-the-art new digital version. “Stony Brook Magazine provides a dynamic and visually engaging platform for communicating the scholarship, accomplishments and real-world impact of our students, alumni, faculty and staff. Its pages reflect the aspirations, pride and excitement we feel as the University continues to move into the global spotlight and FAR BEYOND,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. The Magazine’s content is built around Stony Brook’s  driven,…

If you experience sexual or interpersonal violence, our Complainant Navigator is here to help. As Complainant Navigator, Samantha provides confidential advocacy and support to students, faculty and staff who experience any kind of sexual or interpersonal violence, including domestic and dating violence, and stalking. At Stony Brook, we refer to these individuals as complainants, or survivors. The Complainant Navigator is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide crisis support and emergency response immediately following an incident, and can assist survivors with obtaining medical care and reporting an incident. Reporting an incident Reporting an incident to Stony Brook…

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:

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