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About Stony Brook (275 words)
Stony Brook University is one of America's most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and an essential part of the region's economy.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 100 universities in the nation, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings places us among the top 1 percent of all the universities in the world. A member of the prestigious, invitation-only Association of American Universities, Stony Brook is one of the 62 leading research institutions in North America and the co-manager of Brookhaven National Laboratory. Nobel laureates, Guggenheim fellows and MacArthur grant winners teach on our campus, making it a magnet for outstanding students. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate and 140 graduate programs and has more than 24,300 students.

Stony Brook's 1,040-acre campus on Long Island's North Shore encompasses not only the main academic areas of the University, but also Stony Brook Medicine, which includes the five health sciences schools, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, the Long Island State Veterans Home, and our major healthcare centers, programs and clinics. A Medical and Research Translation (MART) building, dedicated to imaging, neurosciences, cancer care and research, and a new Hospital Pavilion and Children’s Hospital are set for completion in 2016.

The University's reach also extends to a Research and Development Park, four business incubators, Stony Brook Manhattan, our Southampton campus on Long Island’s East End, and to SUNY Korea, a partnership between Stony Brook University, the State University of New York (SUNY) and the South Korean government. Songdo-based SUNY Korea opened its doors in March 2012 as the first American university established on Korean soil.

About Stony Brook (770 words)
Stony Brook University is one of America’s most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and an essential part of the region’s economy.

Nobel laureates, Guggenheim fellows and MacArthur grant winners teach on our campus, making it a magnet for outstanding students. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 100 universities in the nation, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings places us in the top 1 percent of universities in the world. A member of the elite Association of American Universities, Stony Brook is one of the 62 top research institutions in North America. Our faculty are leaders in significant national and worldwide projects, including uncovering the causes of lobster mortality in Long Island Sound, searching for the origins of man in Kenya's Turkana Basin, and managing the national parks of Madagascar. They also have made significant contributions to NASA initiatives, such as examining Martian minerals for evidence of life and other phenomena.

Stony Brook offers more than 200 undergraduate programs, 100 master’s programs, and 40 doctoral programs to a total student population of more than 24,300.

Our College of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers seven ABET-accredited programs, our School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences features waterfront learning, and we have the only undergraduate School of Journalism in New York at a public university. Our Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) program was included four years in a row in U.S. News & World Report’s list of academic programs to look for. Our clinical psychology, geometry and nuclear physics programs have been ranked in the top 10 graduate programs nationwide.

Stony Brook also co-manages nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, joining such prestigious schools as Princeton, Stanford and the University of Chicago on the list of major institutions that run federal research laboratories. The entrepreneurial energy and economic strength of the University bring a combined benefit of $4.6 billion to the economy of Long Island. Stony Brook has a remarkable record of fruitful collaboration with private enterprise. Through its high-technology incubators, Stony Brook has promoted the launch of 44 companies.

Our Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and two state-designated Centers for Advanced Technology — in diagnostic tools and sensor systems and in biotechnology — facilitate partnerships between New York State industry and University research. Our Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) brings together academic and research institutions, energy providers and industry to focus on innovative energy solutions.

Stony Brook Medicine — which includes the schools of Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare, as well as the Hospital, our major centers and institutes, programs, clinics and community-based healthcare settings — is Long Island's premier academic medical center and serves as Suffolk County's only Regional Trauma Center. It has the only Regional Perinatal Center in Suffolk County and is home to the Cancer Center, Heart Institute, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences Institute and Digestive Disorders Institute. A Medical and Research Translation (MART) building, dedicated to imaging, neurosciences, cancer care and research, and a new Hospital Pavilion and Children’s Hospital are set for completion in 2016.

Also part of Stony Brook Medicine is the Long Island State Veterans Home, a 350-bed skilled nursing facility that also serves as a site for the education and training of long-term care and geriatric healthcare professionals.
Stony Brook’s Staller Center for the Arts offers a rich program of theater, dance, classical music and popular entertainment throughout the year. The center hosts master classes and concerts by the world-renowned Emerson String Quartet, our resident artists. Each summer, the Stony Brook Film Festival brings leading and emerging filmmakers and fans to campus.

Stony Brook’s Department of Athletics supports 20 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA, and in world-class facilities such as the 8,300-seat LaValle Stadium and a sports complex housing our new Arena opening in Fall 2014. All of Stony Brook’s men’s and women’s programs offer athletic scholarships. In 2012–2013 the Seawolves won nine conference championships.

Stony Brook Southampton, on Long Island's East End, is home to the Southampton Arts MFA programs and summer workshops, the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences' new Marine Sciences Center, and the undergraduate residential Semester by the Sea program in marine sciences. Stony Brook Manhattan, our urban location, connects the University to New York City. Songdo-based SUNY Korea, a partnership between Stony Brook University, the State University of New York (SUNY) and the South Korean government, opened its doors in March 2012 as the first American university established on Korean soil. It is also the first university to join the Songdo Global University Campus.

About Stony Brook (2,150 words)
Stony Brook University is one of America’s most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and an essential part of the region’s economy.

Nobel laureates, Guggenheim fellows and MacArthur grant winners teach on our campus, making it a magnet for outstanding students. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 100 universities in the nation, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings places us among the top 1 percent of universities in the world. A member of the invitation-only Association of American Universities, Stony Brook is one of the 62 top research institutions in North America. Our faculty are leaders in significant national and worldwide projects, including uncovering the causes of lobster mortality in Long Island Sound, searching for the origins of man in Kenya’s Turkana Basin, reconstructing Iraq's public health systems and museums and managing the national parks of Madagascar. They also have made significant contributions to NASA initiatives, such as calculating the brightness of stellar explosions, and most recently, examining Martian minerals for evidence of life and other phenomena.

Stony Brook is home to an exceptionally diverse student body of more than 24,300 high-achieving students — including more than 16,000 undergraduates — from nearly all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Stony Brook offers more than 200 undergraduate programs, more than 100 master’s programs and more than 40 doctoral programs. Innovative programs include a combined-degree fast-track MBA program and the award-winning Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) program, which involves undergraduates in research in nearly every discipline and has produced Beckman, Goldwater, Marshall and Truman scholars. Students in all disciplines have the opportunity to enrich their education by pursuing their academic interests in an overseas location while still earning credits toward their bachelor’s degree. Stony Brook offers unique semester, academic year, and summer and winter programs in locations such as Argentina, Italy, Jamaica, Korea, Madagascar and Tanzania.

The University is divided into 12 schools and colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Graduate School, the School of Journalism, the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, the School of Professional Development, and the five health sciences schools: Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers degree programs in fine arts and humanities, in biological and physical sciences, in mathematics and in social and behavioral sciences. In addition to departmental majors, special interdisciplinary majors using the resources of two or more departments are offered, as well as programs leading to provisional certification in secondary education.

The College of Business provides comprehensive education and research for the business, public and nonprofit sectors. Our MBA program is taught by senior Stony Brook faculty and by key executives recruited as visiting professors from throughout the tri-state region — industry leaders who have built stellar careers in today’s global business world. Also included are an Executive MBA program and an MS degree in management and policy.

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which offers seven ABET-accredited programs, provides students with opportunities to find work in industry or proceed to graduate study in a variety of areas. Students are given the latitude to plan a course of study within traditional engineering disciplines or in new interdisciplinary fields.

The Graduate School offers advanced degree programs in many fields leading to the master's and doctoral degrees. Stony Brook’s advanced graduate programs are internationally recognized and consistently receive exceptionally high ratings from external evaluation agencies and scholarly studies.

The School of Journalism is the only public undergraduate journalism school in New York. All students take courses in print, broadcast and online journalism, and have the opportunity to participate in internships on Long Island and in New York City. The School established one of the nation’s first courses in news literacy, designed to educate students on how to evaluate the credibility of the news they consume; and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, which works to enhance the understanding of science by helping train the next generation of scientists and health professionals to communicate more effectively with the public. The Center is named for actor, director and writer Alan Alda, a visiting professor at Stony Brook, who played a key role in its creation.

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) is SUNY's designated school for marine and atmospheric research, education and public service. SoMAS is one of the leading coastal oceanography institutions in the world and features classrooms on the water. The School is also the focus for the study of atmospheric sciences and meteorology and includes the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres, Institute for Ocean Conservation Science, Institute for Particle-Related Environmental Processes, Living Marine Resources Institute, Waste Reduction and Management Institute and Long Island Groundwater Research Institute.

The School of Professional Development (SPD) provides part-time graduate education for working adults. Its diverse offerings include teacher training, human resource management, and the MA in liberal studies. SPD is also the largest provider of professional education certification for school administrators in New York State.

Stony Brook Southampton, on Long Island's East End, is home to the Southampton Arts MFA programs and summer workshops, the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences' new Marine Sciences Center, and the undergraduate residential Semester by the Sea program in marine sciences.

Stony Brook Manhattan, which connects the University to New York City, offers educational experiences with an urban flair, including summer and winter undergraduate classes, fall and spring graduate programs, lectures and conferences.
SUNY Korea, a partnership between Stony Brook University, the State University of New York (SUNY) and the South Korean government, opened its doors in March 2012 as the first American university established on Korean soil. It is also the first university to join the Songdo Global University Campus.

SUNY Korea, a partnership between Stony Brook University, the State University of New York (SUNY) and the South Korean government, opened its doors in March 2012 as the first American university established on Korean soil. It is also the first university to join the Songdo Global University Campus.

Stony Brook Medicine encompasses the five health sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — Stony Brook University Hospital; our major centers and institutes, programs, clinics and community-based healthcare settings; and the Long Island State Veterans Home. It is Long Island’s premier academic medical center and serves as Suffolk County’s only Regional Trauma Center. It provides the county’s only Stem Cell Transplantation and Hematologic Malignancy Program, Burn Unit and Kidney Transplantation Program. Stony Brook Medicine has the only Regional Perinatal Center in Suffolk County and is home to the Cancer Center, Heart Institute, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences Institute and Digestive Disorders Institute. A Medical and Research Translation (MART) building, dedicated to imaging, neurosciences, cancer care and research, and a new Hospital Pavilion and Children’s Hospital are set for completion in 2016.

The School of Dental Medicine (SDM) is renowned for implementing cutting-edge technology in its educational programs and in the delivery of oral healthcare services. The SDM offers the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in addition to postdoctoral education in endodontics, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics and implant dentistry, advanced education in general dentistry, dental anesthesiology and dental care for the developmentally disabled. Master's and doctoral degrees are offered through the University's Graduate School and the School’s Department of Oral Biology and Pathology. The SDM provides dental care to more than 13,000 community residents each year and is the country's leading dental school in translational research and technology transfer. SDM students participate in community outreach regionally, nationally and abroad in an effort to serve remote or impoverished regions of the world, including Kenya, Madagascar and the Indian Health Center at Pine Ridge in South Dakota.

The School of Health Technology and Management offers baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees in both clinical and non-clinical areas. The entry-level full-time programs include athletic training, clinical laboratory sciences, occupational therapy, physician assistant, physical therapy and respiratory care. Part-time graduate programs are offered for healthcare professionals in healthcare policy and management, and the post-professional physical therapy and physician assistant programs. The School also offers an undergraduate major in health science and a minor in adapted aquatics. Additionally, the School of Health Technology and Management offers non-credit certificate programs in anesthesia technology, EMT-paramedic, medical dosimetry, nuclear medicine, phlebotomy, polysomnographic technology and radiologic technology.

The School of Medicine was built on the fundamental cornerstones of excellence in education, research, patient care and community service. It consists of eight basic science and 18 clinical departments providing preclinical and clinical education of medical students including graduate, postgraduate and continuing education. Faculty, students and residents help Stony Brook Medicine — one of the leading academic medical centers in the United States — to serve more than 31,000 inpatients and 230,000 outpatients each year. As a major research university, Stony Brook works to improve health and save lives by bridging the gap between laboratory discoveries and clinical applications. The School offers research and clinical opportunities and has attracted a faculty of national and international renown. The School's eight departments in the basic science disciplines are anatomical sciences; biochemistry and cell biology; biomedical engineering; microbiology; neurobiology and behavior; pathology; pharmacological sciences; and physiology and biophysics. The 18 clinical science departments are anesthesiology; dermatology; emergency medicine; family medicine; medicine; neurology; neurological surgery; obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive medicine; ophthalmology; orthopaedics; pathology; pediatrics; preventive medicine; psychiatry and behavioral science; radiation oncology; radiology; surgery; and urology.

The School of Nursing, accredited by the State Education Department, offers full- and part-time educational opportunities in preparation for professional nursing practice. The School offers three degree programs: a Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing, a Master of Science with a major in nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice. The baccalaureate and master's programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Nurses with an associate's degree may be interested in the Registered Nurse Baccalaureate Program, and those with baccalaureate degrees may continue their education by preparing for advanced practice as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists or nurse midwives. Post Master's Certificate and Master's Completion options are available.

The School of Social Welfare is committed to a more just society based on equality, human dignity and social justice. It offers three degree programs: a Bachelor of Science with a major in social work (BSW), a Master of Social Work (MSW) and a PhD. The full-time, upper-division undergraduate BSW program provides preparation for entry-level social work positions. The MSW program prepares graduates for advanced generalist social work practice. A dual-degree program in social work and law with Touro Law Center is available. The MSW and BSW programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; and the MSW program is registered with the NYS Education Department as qualifying graduates for licensure credentialing. The School's PhD program operates under the auspices of the Stony Brook University Graduate School.

The Long Island State Veterans Home, a 350-bed skilled nursing facility located on our campus, is integrated with Stony Brook Medicine to provide honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, their spouses or widows and Gold Star Parents with a comprehensive array of services. It also serves as a site for the education and training of long-term care and geriatric healthcare professionals.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Stony Brook University co-manages nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), joining such prestigious schools as Princeton, Stanford and the University of Chicago on the list of major institutions that run federal research laboratories. In addition, BNL and Stony Brook collaborate with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory — one of the world’s pre-eminent private research institutes.

Our Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and two state-designated Centers for Advanced Technology — in diagnostic tools and sensor systems and in biotechnology — facilitate partnerships between New York State industry and University research. Our Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) is a partnership of academic institutions, research institutions, energy providers, and industrial corporations focusing on innovative energy research, education and technology deployment.

ECONOMIC IMPACT
The entrepreneurial energy and economic strength of the University bring a combined benefit of $4.6 billion to the economy of Long Island. Stony Brook has a remarkable record of fruitful collaboration with private enterprise. Through its high-technology incubators, the University has promoted the launch of 44 companies. The University is the largest single-site employer on Long Island, with more than 14,000 full- and part-time employees.

ARTS AND ATHLETICS
Stony Brook's Staller Center for the Arts offers a rich program of theater, dance, classical music and popular entertainment throughout the year. The Center hosts master classes and concerts by our world-renowned resident artists, the Emerson String Quartet. Each summer, the Stony Brook Film Festival brings leading and emerging filmmakers and eclectic audiences to campus.

Stony Brook's Department of Athletics supports 20 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. All of Stony Brook’s men’s and women’s programs offer athletic scholarships. Student-athletes compete in impressive athletic facilities, including the 8,300-seat Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Joe Nathan Field and the new Stony Brook Arena, opening in Fall 2014. The Seawolves won nine conference championships in 2012–2013.