Interim President Michael Bernstein hosted the Dec. 16, 2019 Legislative Breakfast that attracted legislators and representatives from the town, state and federal levels of government. The guests received an update on the campus and a preview of Stony Brook's budget and legislative priorities.
Interim President Bernstein welcomes Stony Brook alum — Assemblyman Steve Englebright (left) and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (right) — to Homecoming on Oct. 5, 2019. Prior to the game, Speaker Heastie reviewed the progress on the Student Union and looked over designs for the UNITI Cultural Center for which he provided $3M in state funding.
Interim President Bernstein (center) meets with local elected officials for coffee to discuss his vision for the campus and listen to state and local concerns. From left to right: Senator John Flanagan, Senator Ken LaValle, Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn, and Brookhaven Councilwoman Valerie Cartright.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (right) invited Interim President Bernstein and Judy Greiman, Chief Deputy to the President and Sr. VP for Government & Community Relations, to his office to discuss Stony Brook University and Suffolk County collaborations.
State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee recently, met with Interim President Bernstein on campus to discuss upcoming legislative session priorities. She also took some time to meet with students visiting from SUNY Korea.
Interim President Bernstein had an opportunity to chat with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran at a recent Long Island Association meeting.
Stony Brook Hospital COO and Interim CEO Carol Gomes recently met with East End elected officials to provide an update on Stony Brook Hospital as well as Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook Eastern LI Hospital. From left: Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, Carol Gomes, Senator Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele.
New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul (third from right) announced $79M in comprehensive energy efficiency improvements at Stony Brook University. From left to right: Valerie Cartright, Brookhaven Town Councilwoman; Suzanne Brienza, director of customer experience and utility marketing, PSEG; Sarah Salati, NYPA EVP and chief commercial officer; Lieutenant Governor Hochul; Stony Brook University Interim President Michael Bernstein; Tod Laursen, SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor and Provost.
Stony Brook University Interim President Michael Bernstein joins with local elected officials and community leaders to cut the ribbon on the newly formed Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital.
New York State Senator Ken LaValle (right) and Assemblyman Fred Thiele (left) receive an update about the Clean Water Technology Center.
Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Chair, Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee; Senator Todd Kaminsky, Chair, Senate Environmental Conservation Committee; Assemblyman Fred Thiele and local officials cut the ribbon on the Clean Water Technology Center's Wastewater Treatment Laboratory.
Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine meets with operators of Stony Brook Medicine's new Mobile Stroke Unit.
Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi gets an overview of the newly launched Mobilie Stroke Unit.
Congresswoman Grace Meng meets with SBU Chief Deputy and Senior VP for Government and Community Relations Judy Greiman and SBU student leaders to discuss DACA, workforce development, and increased funding for student financial aid.
Congressman Zeldin meets with GSO leadership to discuss increased funding for scientific research and student financial aid.
Congressman King meets with GSO student leaders to discuss a permanent solution for DACA students and increased funding for student financial aid.
GSO leadership teams up with SBU Government Relations to advocate for increase funding for scientific research and student financial aid.
SBU Chief Deputy and Senior VP for Government and Community Relations Judy Greiman teams up with GSO leadership in a meeting with Senator Gillibrand Higher Education staffer Alexandra Lowe-Server to advocate for increased funding for student financial aid and developing a permanent legislative solution for DACA students.
SBU USG President Justas Klimavicius and Chief Deputy and Senior VP for Government and Community Relations Judy Greiman meet with Leader Schumer to discuss increased funding for student financial aid, DACA, and increased funding for scientific research.
Senator John Flanagan receives update from workers at the new Medical and Research Technology building.
Stony Brook University's world renowned researcher Esther Takeuchi & SBU Goverment Relations Summer Intern, Luigi Pesce, at the Department of Energy - Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) Meeting
Stony Brook University's Communicating Science Expert Alan Alda at the National Press Club in Washington, DC
SUNY DOD DC DAY - Professors at Stony Brook University and other SUNY schools network with the Department of Defense ( DOD ) research directors.
Matthew Fuentes (left) of Senator Schumer's office meets with SBU student and aspiring physician scientist, Michael Motley (right) to discuss health policy.
School of Professional Development's Dean Ken Lindenblom meets with Senator Schumer higher education policy staffer Morgan Brand.
Graduate Student Organization (GSO) leadership advocating for funding for scientific research, DACA and gun control. As part of the National Association of Graduate & Professional Studies (NAGPS).
Kicking off the New York State 2018 Legislative Session at the Long Island Assosciation event in Albany.
HeForShe leaders, including Judy Greiman, Chief Deputy to the President and
Senior VP of Government and Community Relations, meet in Japan to discuss global solutions
for gender equality.
Dr. Amy Cook, Associate Professor in English and Theatre Arts
and Graduate Director in the Department of Theatre Arts, participates in the
National Humanities Alliance (NHA) 2018 Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.
School of Social Welfare Leadership Briefs LI Congressional Delegation in DC.
Left to right: Professor Michelle Ballan, Professor George Leibowitz,
Congressman Peter King and Dean Jacqueline Mondros .
SBU's Graduate Student Organization (GSO) leaders head to the Hill to advocate for increased student financial aid.
Students from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine head to Washington D.C.
to participate in the American Dental Association's Dentist and Student Lobby Day
2018 SBU Federal Relations Office Summer Intern/Graduate Assistant, Luigi Pesce Ibarra,
PhD student in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program
Representative Lee Zeldin meeting with Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Doug Reid, in DC to discuss legilsative priorities.
SBU's Vote Everywhere program wins ALL IN Campus Democracy
Challenge Award in DC in October 2017
Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry sends well wishes to Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on the Lab's 70 anniversary
Senator Elaine Phillips visits campus to learn about the latest clean water technology research
Ruchi Shah, Stony Brook Alumni '16, takes a picture with other members of Governor Cuomo's Council on Women and Girls at the New-York Historical Society
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins Jorge Benach, Distinguished Toll Professor and former Chairman of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, in an effort to implement crucial Lyme Disease prevention and research legislation
Dr. Sophon Napathorn, Vice Minister of Education of Thailand, visits David Altman’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Gemology and Jewelery class at Stony Brook University
Dr. Sophon Napathorn, Vice Minister of Education of Thailand, meets with Judy Greiman, Chief Deputy to the President and Senior Vice President of Government and Community Relations, at Stony Brook University
Congressman Paul Tonko (forth from right) tours Dr. Laura Wehermann’s lab in SoMAS along with Center for Clean Water Technology staff
Dr. Ben Hsiao, Stony Brook researcher at the Center for Clean Water Technology explains his technology research for water purification to Congressman Paul Tonko
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer chats with Michael J. Fox at the 2017 Main Commencement
Vice President Biden takes selfies with Stony Brook students at the 2017 Stars of Stony Brook Gala
Iceland Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson (second from left), Chief Deputy to the President Judy Greiman (second from right) and actor Edgar Ramirez (far right) joined students in London as HeForShe University IMPACT Champions to discuss ways to achieve gender equity in a university setting
Representing Stony Brook University, Chief Deputy to the President and Vice President of Government and Community Relations Judy Greiman (second from left) joined other HeForShe University IMPACT Champions and students in London to discuss ways to achieve gender equity in a university setting
Seawolves on the Hill! (L-R) Jean-Doris Muhuza, Patrick Smith, Kayla Gogarty and Lyl Tomlinson
Graduate Students Kayla Gogarty and Lyl Tomlinson meeting with Congressman Lee Zeldin in Washington, D.C.
Victor Ochi '15 of the Kansas City Chiefs and New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie '90 met up at the Black History Month closing ceremony
Chief Deputy to the President and Vice President for Government and Community Relations Judy Greiman, Stony Brook GSO President Vahideh Rasekhi, and GSO Treasurer Joseph Verardo meet with Senator Chuck Schumer i n Washington, D.C. to advocate for Stony Brook's federal funding and legislative priorities
Stony Brook Graduate Student Organization (GSO) leaders Tiffany Victor, Joseph Verardo and Vahideh Rasekhi speak with Congressional staffers about STEM funding, funding for the social sciences, open access to federally funded research, international visa concerns, student loans and interest rates in Washington, D.C.
Senator John Flanagan visits Stony Brook Freedom School students.
Dr. James Vosswinkel provides Senator Tom Croci with a tour of the Stony Brook Trauma Center.
Elected officials, veterans and Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH) leadership join at Stony Brook on Memorial Day for a celebratory ribbon cutting of LISVH'S new wing.
Stony Brook leadership and elected officials join together to announce improved pedestrian and traffic safety on Stony Brook Road.
Graduate Student Organization and Undergraduate Student Government leaders join Chief Deputy to the President Judith B. Greiman and Vice President for Communications Nicholas Scibetta for the launch of Stony Brook's "Far Beyond" campaign.
Wolfie greeting Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan in the halls of the New York State Capitol Building.
Mascot Madness taking over the Legislative Office Building in Albany during March!
Stony Brook Graduate Student Organization (GSO) leaders Joseph Verardo and Vahideh Rasekhi in DC advocating for Stony Brook graduate student priorities.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone joining Stony Brook's Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences Dr. Ken Kaushansky for a visit with the incredible staff and patients of the pediatric division of Stony Brook Cancer Center.
Members of Undergraduate Student Government and the Graduate Student Organization meeting with Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean Pierre (Stony Brook alumna) in Albany to advocate for the extension of NYSUNY 2020.
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Senator Ken LaValle meeting with Stony Brook students to discuss NYSUNY 2020.
Stony Brook students in Albany advocating for NYSUNY 2020.
Stony Brook University joins SUNY and APLU leadership in Washington, D.C. to present the first woman to lead either party on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey, with the CGA Exemplary Member of Congress Award for her great contributions to public universities.
Stony Brook alumna Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner invites Stony Brook students into the Assembly Chamber to discuss NYSUNY 2020.
Stony Brook University leadership meeting with three members of the New York State Assembly who are all Stony Brook alumni.
New York State Assemblywoman (and proud Stony Brook alumna) Latoya Joyner encourages young women to run for elected office during "Elect Her" event.
Stony Brook students participating in "Elect Her" - the only program in the country that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office.
Chief Deputy to the President and Vice President of Government and Community Relations Judith Greiman welcomes Governor Cuomo to Stony Brook.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Stony Brook's Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Robert Megna meet with students at the Governor's Water Quality Initiatives launch event at Stony Brook.
Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone join together at Stony Brook University to support the Governor's new water quality initiatives to protect the public health and the environment.