PRESS CONFERENCE, DECEMBER 14, 2011
Governor Andrew Cuomo (seated right) with SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher (seated left)
approves the $35 million state grant for Stony Brook University as part of NYSUNY 2020. Standing
from left to right are: Assemblyman Charles Lavine; Jim and Marilyn Simons, who have donated
$150 million to Stony Brook; Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick; State Senator Lee Zeldin; Assembly-
man Steven Englebright; Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University; and H. Carl
McCall, Chairman, SUNY Board of Trustees. Behind Dr. Stanley is Assemblyman Daniel Losquadro.
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University, with SUNY Chancellor Nancy L .
Zimpher (center) and Jim Simons (right).
Jim and Marilyn Simons at the podium.
Members of the Stony Brook Community explain the importance of the historic gift to the University
from Jim and Marilyn Simons. Appearing: Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University; Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, School of Medicine; Dr. Dennis Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Vice President for Brookhaven Affairs; Michael Ardolino, President, Three Village Chamber of Commerce, Stony Brook University Medical Center Development Council; Evelyn Berezin, Founder (ret.), Redactron Corp, Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees; Eileen So Carpenter, MD, PhD candidate, Medical Scientist Training Program Fellow; Matthew Camiolo, MD, PhD candidate, Medical Scientist Training Program Fellow; Barry Coller, MD, David Rockefeller Professor of Medicine, Rockefeller University, Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees; Leo Guthart, Chairman & CEO, Topspin Partners, Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees; John J. Gutleber, President & CEO, Castagna Realty Co., Stony Brook University Medical Center Development Council; Carl E. Heastie, New York State Assembly, Stony Brook '90; Kevin Law, President & CEO, Long Island Association; Scott Middleton, Alumni Association President; Cary F. Staller, President, Staller Associates Inc., Secretary, Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees.
December 14 press conference announcing the Simons gift to Stony Brook University, featuring
Jim and Marilyn Simons, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Stony Brook University President Samuel L.
Stanley Jr., MD.
Jim Simons explains his formula for improving math education on PBS "Need to Know"
(April 15, 2011).
Mathematician/philanthropist James Simons and physicist C.N. Yang interviewed by Bill Zimmerman.
Jim and Marilyn Simons