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Without social mobility — the ability to rise from a low-income background to a financially secure future — the American Dream is at risk. In an era of growing income inequality, families have fewer opportunities to better their children’s future. Meanwhile, we endanger a national tradition of innovation and discovery when many of our best and brightest minds are left by the wayside. For many lower-income and first-generation students, attending college can seem like a pipe dream, with few people guiding them toward higher education. At Stony Brook University, a committed community of scholars, administrators and students is igniting social…

At Stony Brook University, a committed community of scholars, administrators and students is achieving exceptional results in the area of social mobility — the ability to rise from a low-income background to a more financially prosperous and secure future. This week, an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education reflects SBU’s impressive ranking among colleges with the highest student mobility rates. Based on data recently published by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, the ranking shows Stony Brook in fifth place nationally among four-year public institutions. The Stanford study provides conclusive evidence that a Stony Brook education creates exceptional…

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President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. showcased a range of achievement and challenges facing the community of students, faculty and staff at Stony Brook in his eighth State of the University Address on Wednesday, September 27, at the Staller Center for the Arts.

The hour-long speech covered everything from the budget to the importance of philanthropy as a driver of innovation and discovery. Here are the top 12 takeaways from the big event:

12. Distinguished Faculty Set Stony Brook Apart

Showcasing 60 years of innovation and bold achievement as the driving force behind Stony Brook University, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. delivered his eighth State of the University Address on Wednesday, September 27. In the face of budget and political challenges, President Stanley said the University would be undeterred in its mission to invest in tomorrow. “Every time we faced a deficit, we came out of it stronger, and I anticipate that will happen again,” he said. Speaking to students, administrators, faculty and staff in the Staller Center for the Arts, President Stanley highlighted statistics and stories exemplifying the growth and…

Never underestimate the ability of one individual to impact great change. Steven Adelson is a recent Stony Brook graduate and current Residence Hall Director for the Stimson College. The charismatic young man helped to build the Vote Everywhere organization, which has institutionalized and revolutionized voter registration at the University. Adelson, 23, has continuously demonstrated an inspirational level of drive and determination. While on an accelerated track at Stony Brook to earn his bachelor’s degree in Political Science (2015) and master’s degree in Higher Education Administration (2017), Adelson also co-coordinated the University’s voter registration initiatives through Vote Everywhere. The effect on voter…

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As fall approaches and the Halloween season draws near, Seawolves delight in haunted houses, pumpkin-spice-everything and classic horror movies. However, for some college students, the biggest spook of all — finding a job after graduation — can be scarier than Pennywise the Clown jumping off the screen of a midnight showing of Stephen King’s IT.

Luckily, Stony Brook’s Career Center hosts a variety of job and internship fairs across departments to help students conquer their fears and connect with employers. The Career Center has 10 tips for navigating and acing your career fair experience.

1. Make sure your resume is in top shape
If you do not have a resume, begin by creating a rough draft. (Consult the resume writing guide for some advice on this initial step.) Once you have a resume, visit the Career Center to have it reviewed by a staff member. You should have your resume critiqued early. This will give you time to polish and review it. Remember, the closer it gets to the job fair, the longer the wait to have it reviewed. Resume review appointments are scheduled in Handshake.

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, will deliver the annual State of the University Address on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, beginning at 1:00 pm at the Staller Center Main Stage. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. By tradition, each year the president addresses the assembled University community, summarizing the events and accomplishments of the previous year while looking forward to future milestones. New faculty and key administrators are introduced and welcomed. This year’s address will also highlight 60 years of accomplishments since the University’s founding and discuss challenges and goals of the coming years. Last year’s…

It’s time to get ready for the flu season. That means making sure you and your loved ones have been vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months of age and older should get the flu vaccine annually. For more information, see Stony Brook Medicine’s Influenza Information site. Watch as Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, gets his seasonal flu shot and reminds us of the importance of getting the influenza vaccine.

Stony Brook University is once again ranked within the top 100 among US colleges and universities (#97) and ranks as #41 among public universities according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges. Stony Brook also fared much better than expected in the category of 6-year graduation rate by achieving a 72 percent graduation rate vs. the expected rate of 69 percent. “While these new data are reason for optimism, Stony Brook has become a world-class institution not by managing toward rankings but rather by managing toward mission — exemplary academics, cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art health care, economic vibrancy,…

Stony Brook Medicine has opened a fully-operational cardiac catheterization laboratory at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, making it the only facility on the East End of Long Island capable of providing clinically complex care to critically ill heart patients. Services offered include cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, stenting, intravascular ultrasound, and Impella®, a treatment to improve blood flow in heart failure patients requiring care in the lab. Dr. Reuven Pasternak, Vice President for Health Systems for Stony Brook Medicine, noted that “This cath lab brings extended care to a population who previously could not access potentially life saving care within the recognized critical…

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