Stony Brook University received a $1 million donation from Dr. Deng Wei to establish the Yang Chen Ning – Deng Wei Endowed Chair in Physics and Astronomy. The gift was announced at a formal donation ceremony that took place in Beijing, China on May 17, 2013, attended by Nobel Laureate Dr. C.N. Yang. Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Hong Chen, Dr. Yang's wife FanFan Weng, Dr. Yang, Dr. Deng Wei and President Stanley.
Dr. Basil Rigas, center, was formally installed as the William and Jane Knapp Chair in Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook on May 8, 2013. Also pictured, from left: Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine; Jane and William Knapp, and President Stanley.
President Stanley congratulates Stony Brook juniors and seniors at the 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony on May 6, 2013.
On May 6, 2013, the Stony Brook Council recognized Stony Brook senior Kevin Sackel, an Honors College student double-majoring in Mathematics and Physics with a minor in Music, for being selected as a Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States. Pictured from left to right: Stony Brook Council Chairman Kevin Law, Kevin Sackel and President Stanley.
President Stanley welcomed student artists and their work to the Sunwood Estate on April 29, 2013.
President Stanley welcomed Stony Brook University PhD Alumni at the Frontiers of Philosophy event on April 26, 2013.
President Stanley speaking with Eduardo Mendieta, Professor and Department Chair, at the Frontiers of Philosophy event on April 26, 2013.
President Stanley (left), Senior Vice President for Administration Barbara Chernow and NYS Senator Kenneth P. LaValle with students from the EcoLeaders and Environmental Clubs at Stony Brook University on April 26.
President Stanley with Alan Alda, honoree of the Stars of Stony Brook Gala in New York City, April 24, 2013.
President Stanley (left) and Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences and current Dean of the School of Medicine (right) join Richard N. Fine, MD, former Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, at the April 17 unveiliing of Dr. Fine's portrait in the Health Sciences Library on the campus of Stony Brook University Hospital.
President Stanley hosted a luncheon with undergraduate students on April 10, 2013. Attendees from left to right: Dean of Students Jerrold L. Stein, Philomena Bubaris, Derek Cope, Peter Millien, Grace Drewes, Dana Angelo, Paola Diaz, Jay Patel, Cooper Swenson, President Samuel Stanley, Peter Sheh, Laura Drapkin, Ariana Warner, Kirolos Ibrahim, Saira Afzal, Sugandha Gupta, Alexandra Santiago, Matthew Nebrija, and Steven Licardi.
On March 19, 2013, Stony Brook University held the Research Your Future: Career and Networking Symposium at the Charles B. Wang Center. This full-day event was run by graduate students and postdocs, and included a series of panel discussions by professionals in the areas of academia, finance, patent law, government, and industry. Keynote speaker Roy Vagelos, MD (former CEO of Merck) is seated left, and President Stanley is seated right. The back row features organizers and participants.
On March 18, 2013, the Stony Brook Council recognized former Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet, for his outstanding football career. Pictured from left to right: President Stanley, Miguel Maysonet and Stony Brook Council Chairman Kevin Law.
On March 11, 2013, an alumni networking reception with Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. was held in Seoul, Korea. Pictured from left to right: President Stanley, Stony Brook alumnus Dr. Myung Oh and SUNY Korea President Dr. ChoonHo Kim.
On March 11, 2013, an alumni networking reception with Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. was held in Seoul, Korea. Pictured seated in the middle of the front row from left to right: Stony Brook alumnus Dr. Myung Oh, President Stanley and SUNY Korea President Dr. ChoonHo Kim.
On March 9, 2013, a dinner with Stony Brook University Distinguished Professor Emeritus C.N. Yang was held in Beijing, China. Pictured from left to right: Hong Chen, FanFan Weng, Dr. C.N. Yang, Wei Deng, and President Stanley.
President Stanley greets Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the occasion of his "State of the State" address,
delivered at Stony Brook University on February 28, 2013.
Gov. Cuomo, center, with Jim Simons, left, and President Stanley, Feb. 28, 2013.
President Stanley introduces Governor Cuomo on the occasion of his "State of the State" address,
delivered at Stony Brook University on February 28, 2013.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan stands with leaders from across the nation, including Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. (pictured far right), at a press conference to call for an end to gun violence on February 4, 2013. The press conference was organized by College Presidents for Gun Safety and Mayors against Illegal Guns, and included Association of American Universities (AAU) President Dr. Hunter Rawlings, college presidents, administrators, students, and mayors. (Source: The Washington Post)
President Stanley and his Chief of Staff, Dr. Tonjanita Johnson (left), attend the Black History Month Opening Ceremony Jan. 30, 2013.
David Award honoree Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University, is joined on Jan. 17 by Christine Conniff Sheahan, Founder, Publisher & CEO of Networking Magazine (left) and presenter Barbara Chernow, Senior Vice President for Administration, Stony Brook University. (Photo credit: Miranda Gatewood, Networking Magazine).
On Dec. 20, 2012, Sen. John Flanagan (R-Northport), left, accepts two letters for President Obama from Anthony Hinds-Adams, age 9, of Amityville. A fourth grader at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School in Amityville, Anthony's correspondence included a proposed "Toy Law" requiring Toys R Us to offer free toys for all children with a toy license. Looking on, left to right, are L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, Vice President for Health Systems, Stony Brook Medicine, and Chief Executive Officer, Stony Brook University Hospital; Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr.; and Kenneth Kaushansky MD, MACP: Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
At Stony Brook University’s inaugural Investiture Ceremony on Nov. 16, 2012 are, from left: Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine; Vincent Yang, MD, PhD, Simons Chair of Medicine; Jim Simons, and President Stanley.
President Stanley honored the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award at a Nov. 13, 2012 ceremony. Pictured back row, left to right: Dr. Joseph L. Tromba, DAA recipient; Andrez S. Carberry, DAA recipient; President Stanley; Robert Lourie, Distinguished Service Award recipient; David Gelernter, DAA recipient; and Vito A. Cannavo, DAA recipient. Front row, left to right: Suzanne Johnson, DAA recipient; Lisa Lourie, Distinguished Service Award recipient; and Dr. Sherry Sussman, Stony Brook Alumni Association President.
At the dedication of the Umbilic Torus sculpture to the SBU community on Oct. 25, 2012, are (left to right): Claire and Helaman Ferguson, Jim and Marilyn Simons, and President Stanley.
Students, University and elected officials celebrate the opening of the new Campus Recreation Center on Oct. 19, 2012. Pictured from left to right are Susan DiMonda, Associate Dean and Director of Student Life; Fred Preston, former SBU Vice President for Student Affairs; NYS Senator Kenneth P. LaValle; Jerrold Stein, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students; Derek Cope, Vice President, Undergraduate Student Government; Peter Baigent, Vice President for Student Affairs; Anna Lubitz, President, Undergraduate Student Government; President Stanley; NYS Assemblyman Steven Englebright; and Suffolk County Legislator Karah Hahn.
President Stanley and Assemblyman Steven Englebright (right) test out the Campus Recreation Center's three-court gymnasium while Dean Stein and Senator LaValle look on at the Oct. 19, 2012 grand opening.
Celebrating the Oct. 16, 2012 grand opening of the Agriculture Consumer Science Center at the Calverton Incubator are (left to right) Joseph Gergela III, Exec. Director, LI Farm Bureau; Riverhead Town Councilman James Wooten; Suffolk County Legislator Ed Romaine; Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter; Riverhead Town Councilman John Dunleavy; President Stanley; Riverhead Town Councilman George Gabrielsen; NY State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle; Yacov Shamash, VP, Economic Development and Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook; Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio; Janet Jensen, owner, N.O.A. Bars; Andrea Lohneiss, Regional Director, Empire State Development; Rebecca Castellano, owner, Rachel Lu; Monique Gablenz, Executive Director, Calverton Incubator.
President Stanley and his wife, Dr. Ellen Li, (left) at the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation 2012 "Take Steps" Walk at Stony Brook University on Oct. 14, 2012. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant)
President Stanley's wife, Dr. Ellen Li, cuts the ribbon marking the start of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation 2012 "Take Steps" Walk at Stony Brook University on Oct. 14, 2012. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant)
President Stanley receives the shingles vaccine from Jordana Rothschild, M.D., at Stony Brook University Hospital on Oct. 12, 2012. President Stanley urges everyone over 50 to talk to their doctor about the benefits of the vaccine.
A reception was hosted on October 10, 2012 at the Three Village Inn to welcome Stony Brook Medicine’s new leaders. Pictured from left to right: Todd Griffin, MD, Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine; Basil Rigas, MD, DSc, Vice President for Business Development, and Dean for Clinical Affairs; Harold A. Fernandez, MD, Co-Director, Stony Brook University Heart Institute; James R. Taylor Jr., MD, Co-Director, Stony Brook University Heart Institute; Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, Stony Brook University President; Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine; Reuven Pasternak, MD, Vice President for Health Systems, and Chief Executive Officer, Stony Brook University Hospital; Ramin V. Parsey, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science; Dennis Choi, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Neurology, and Director, Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute; and Vincent W. Yang, MD, PhD, Simons Chair of Medicine.
President Stanley, Provost Assanis, Interim Dean of the Graduate School Charles Taber, Director of the Turner Fellowship Program Ms. Nina Maung-Gaona and Frances A. Colon, Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State at the US Department of State joined the 2012 incoming class of Turner Fellows and members of the Turner Advisory Committee at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Dr. W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship Program on Oct. 5, 2012. Left To right (Top Row) Toni Sperzel, Luisa Torres, Carla Neckles, Francisco Delgado, Yesenia Miranda Daphne Meza, Lyl Tomlinson, Carrie Mongle, Patrick Bynum, Jesse John, Vanessa Lynn, Mel Pilar Espaillat, Alexis Santana, Diana Orozco, Elizabeth Hershman Maria Paz Dominguez, Frances Colon. Left to Right (Bottom Row) Cindy Thomas, Usmanu Salisu, Nina Maung-Gaona, Samuel L. Stanley, Dennis N. Assanis, Charles S. Taber, Ursula Izquierdo, and Felicia Jackson.
President Stanley hosted an Oct. 2, 2012 dinner at Sunwood to celebrate the recent election of Professor Eckard Wimmer into the National Academy of Sciences. First row, left to right are Jorge Benach, Dmitri Kharzeev, Dennis Assanis, Thomas Shenk (Princeton University), Douglas Futuyma, President Stanley, Eckard Wimmer and Jeff Segal. Second row, left to right are James Glimm, Esther Takeuchi and Peter Stephens. Third row, left to right are Benjamin Hsiao, Barbara Jacak and Richard Gambino. Fourth row, left to right are John Milnor and Dusa McDuff (Emerita).
Announcing the Oct. 1, 2012 signing of a non-binding letter of intent to strengthen an affiliation between Stony Brook University, State University of New York, and Southampton Hospital in which Southampton Hospital would join the Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system are, left to right: New York State Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton); New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. (I-Southampton); New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson); Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine; Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD; Robert S. Chaloner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southampton Hospital; Peter M. Larsen, Southampton Hospital Chair, Board of Directors; and L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, Vice President for Health Systems and Chief Executive Officer, Stony Brook University Hospital.
Stony Brook University hosted a groundbreaking dedication event for its new 70,000-square-foot Computer Science building on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Pictured from left to right: Dennis N. Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Rob Kelly, Associate Chair, Computer Science Department; Kenneth P. LaValle, New York State Senator, 1st District; Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University; Russel Artzt, Vice Chairman and Founder, CA Technologies; Steven Dietz, Partner, Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, LLP.; Yacov Shamash, Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
President Stanley (left) and Director of Athletics Jim Fiore (right) celebrate the 10th anniversary of LaValle Stadium with New York State Senator Kenneth LaValle at the Seawolves' homecoming game on Sept. 22, 2012. President Stanley presented Senator LaValle with a framed news article from September 15, 2002, the day after the first-ever game at the stadium.
President Stanley delivers the annual Convocation and State of the University Address at the Staller Center on September 19, 2012.
The Italian Consul General of New York, Ministro Natalia Quintavalle, visited the University’s Center for Italian Studies on Sept. 13, 2012, and also delivered a lecture entitled "Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Euro and the EU: The Role of Italy." Pictured left to right are Provost Dennis Assanis; President Samuel L. Stanley Jr.; Ministro Natalia Quintavalle; Center for Italian Studies Director Mario Mignone; SBU Foundation Board member Rick Nasti; Yacov Shamash, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Vice President for Economic Development; and Vice President for Research Benjamin Hsiao.
President Stanley joins others alongside 19th and early 20th Century medical instruments at the Sept. 13, 2012 opening of “Healthcare Instruments – Past and Present,” a new exhibit at the Stony Brook University Health Sciences Library. Also pictured, from left: Carla C. Keirns, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, and Medicine & History, Stony Brook University School of Medicine; Andrew White, PhD, Interim Dean of Libraries, Stony Brook University Libraries; Barbara Russell, daughter of Dr. Mills and Brookhaven Town Historian; Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine; and Kathryn Curran, Director, Suffolk County Historical Society.
President Stanley welcomes All The Way and Native American Peoples students to the 2012-2013 academic school year on September 12, 2012.
President Stanley welcomes students to Stony Brook University during move-in day on Aug. 24, 2012.
Wolfie joined President Stanley and the Stony Brook cheerleaders in welcoming students to Stony Brook University on move-in day, Aug. 24, 2012.
President Stanley helps a student move into Mendelsohn Quad during move-in day on Aug. 24, 2012.
President Stanley helps students move into Mendelsohn Quad during move-in day on Aug. 24, 2012.
President Stanley attended the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council's Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Workshop, held June 20, 2012, at Stony Brook's Center for Global Studies and Human Development. The workshop was the third in a series of forums that teach business owners how to go through the state’s new Consolidated Funding Application process. Also pictured at right is Bill Wahlig, Executive Director of the Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT).
President Stanley and Christian Villacci, a young Seawolf fan, joined the campus community in giving the Stony Brook baseball team a rousing send-off June 13, 2012, as the Seawolves departed for the College World Series in Omaha.
President Stanley addresses the crowd at the welcome reception for the College World Series-bound Seawolves baseball team on June 11, 2012.
President Stanley greets Stony Brook baseball coach Matt Senk as the Seawolves baseball team arrives back on campus on June 11, 2012, after clinching a berth in the College World Series.
President Stanley joined Dr. Glenn Dubin '78 and his family at the opening of the Dubin Family Athletic Performance Center on June 6, 2012. Pictured with President Stanley and Dr. Dubin at the ribbon cutting ceremony were (left to right) Dr. Dubin's children, Jordan and Celina, his wife, Eva Dubin, and Stony Brook University Director of Athletics Jim Fiore.
Richard Nasti (third from left), a member of the Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees, received the prestigious Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, Cavaliere (Knight) at a decoration ceremony held at the Italian Consulate in New York City on June 2, 2012. Consul General Natalia Quintavalle bestowed the award on behalf of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. Pictured are (left to right) Stony Brook University Provost Dennis Assanis, Italian Consul General Quintavalle, Mr. Nasti, President Stanley and professor Mario Mignone.
President Stanley welcomes Intel semi-finalist Samantha Garvey at the Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees meeting, March 11, 2012. Left to right: Stanley; Board chair emeritus James Simons; Garvey; Garvey's Stony Brook mentor Dr. Dianna Padilla, Professor of Ecology and Evolution; Garvey's high school science research teacher, Rebecca Grella; Board chair Richard Gelfond.
President Stanley with America East conference commissioner Amy Huchthausen at the America East men's basketball title game, March 10, 2012.
President Stanley and Stony Brook University students meet with Senate Higher Education Committee Chair Senator Kenneth LaValle in the Senate lobby as part of SUNY Day 2012. Pictured (left to right): Kekelly Ketemepi, Sen. Lavalle, Yaseen Eldik, Pierre Albert, Sean Hoffman, Anna Cheng, Pres. Stanley, Aimee Pomeroy, and Robert Drago.
President Stanley (left) presents the Ron LaValle Memorial Scholarship to its first recipient, senior Jared LaVerne (center) along with Athletics Director Jim Fiore (right). Stony Brook Athletics named a men's lacrosse scholarship in honor of the late Ron LaValle, an ardent lacrosse supporter on Long Island and former Seawolves men's lacrosse assistant coach.
President Stanley (right) with LaValle family during presentation of the Ron LaValle Memorial Scholarship.
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. and his wife, Ellen Li, M.D., Ph.D., meet with a group of current Stony Brook University EOP/AIM students to tell them about the new scholarship endowment they have created to support EOP-graduates who are aspiring physician-scientists to continue their education in the School of Medicine at Stony Brook. Standing (left to right): Robinson Collado (EOP student and tutor), Lobsang Lobsang, Yogeeta Mangal, Deborah Akinbowale, Kirolos Abdel-Sayed (EOP student and tutor), Guadalupe Gutierrez, Melissa Espinal, Xin Yu Wang (EOP student and tutor), Sudley Perez; seated (left to right): Dr. Ellen Li, Dr. Samuel Stanley, Sandy Hu, Amy Lin, and Stony Brook University EOP/AIM Director, Cheryl Hamilton.
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