President Stanley in Africa

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. traveled to Madagascar and Kenya this summer to experience Stony Brook University’s commitment to improving lives around the world. During his two-week adventure, he visited three sites that feature some of Stony Brook’s most far-reaching research and development efforts.

Final Day - Making a Difference

What an extraordinary experience. I am filled with awe at the beauty and diversity of the places we visited, and I could not be more proud of the outstanding research and inspiring humanitarian outreach of Stony Brook University faculty and staff.

Through the efforts of Pat Wright, David Krause, and Richard, Meave and Louise Leakey and all of their colleagues and local partners, we are really making a meaningful difference in Madagascar and Kenya. We are improving, enhancing, and in many cases, saving the lives of thousands of men, women and especially children. We are preserving the future for a generation of young people as well as for several endangered species. Our researchers are also creating new knowledge in several fields, literally rewriting the textbooks on human evolution and vertebrate paleontology.

Though there is still much work to be done, I am gratified at the immense progress we have made so far. I encourage you to learn more about the groundbreaking work we are doing in Africa by visiting the following websites:, and

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