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2019

mayor hayashi visit

The Honorable Fumiko Hayashi (fourth from left), Mayor of the City of Yokohama, Japan, met with interim President Bernstein prior to her lecture, "Empowering Empathy and Grace in Leadership," at the Charles B. Wang Center on Nov. 25, 2019.

 

gaughran visit

State Senator James Gaughran visited campus on Nov. 22, 2019 and met with Interim President Bernstein and Senior Vice President for Government and Community Relations/Chief Deputy to the President Judith Greiman.

 

student affairs lunch 2019

Interim President Bernstein met with Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Rick Gatteau (center) and several students at the annual Student Affairs lunch on Nov. 20, 2019.

 

center for digital humanities

The Center for Digital Humanities at the Melville Library held its ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 7, 2019. From left to right: Patricia Aceves, Assistant Provost/CELT; Chris Kretz, Head of Academic Engagement, SBU Libraries; Heath Martin, Associate Dean for Collection Strategy & Management, Libraries; Interim Provost Minghua Zhang; Interim President Bernstein; Shafeek Fazal, Interim Dean of Stony Brook University Libraries; Kathleen Kasten-Mutkus, Head of Humanities & Social Sciences, Libraries; Victoria Pilato, Digital Projects Librarian; and Claire Payne, Web Services and Data Librarian.

 

CEWIT 2019 conference

Interim President Bernstein speaks at the CEWIT2019 Conference on Nov. 6, 2019.

 

jelani cobb lecture

Interim President Bernstein welcomed journalist and author Jelani Cobb for the latest installment of the Presidential Lecture Series, "Microaggressions and the Pursuit of Equity," held Oct. 29, 2019 at the Student Activities Center.

 

stony brook road improvements

State Senator John Flanagan, Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Dan Losquadro, Interim President Bernstein and State Assemblyman Steven Englebright pose near the traffic and safety improvements on Stony Brook Road on Oct. 28, 2019.

 

simons economics visit

Interim President Bernstein, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Nicole S. Sampson, and Marina Azzimonti, Chair of the Department of Economics, with Marilyn Simons on Oct. 25, 2019. 

 

wright investiture

Interim President Bernstein (right) presided over the Investiture Ceremony for Dr. Patricia Wright as the Herrnstein Family Chair in Conservation Biology on Oct. 19, 2019. From left: Nicole Sampson, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Minghua Zhang,  Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Wright; and Robin and James Herrnstein.

 

childrens hospital

Attending the ribbon cutting for the Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Oct. 17, 2019, left to right: New York State Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick; Kevin Law, President of the Long Island Association and Chair of the Stony Brook Council; Kenneth Kaushansky MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University; New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle; SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson; Michael Bernstein, PhD, Interim President, Stony Brook University; David and Michele Knapp from the Knapp Swezey and Island Outreach Foundations; New York State Senator John Flanagan; Peg McGovern, MD, PhD, Knapp Professor of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital; Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Valerie Cartwright; and Lisa Santeramo, Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, representing New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

 

childrens hospital johnson

SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson joined Interim President Bernstein at the ribbon cutting for the Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Oct. 17, 2019.

 

childrens hospital wolfie

Wolfie was on hand to help SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson and Interim President Bernstein at the ribbon cutting for the Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Oct. 17, 2019.

 

state of the university address

Interim President Bernstein delivers the 2019 State of the University Address on the Staller Center main stage on Oct. 16, 2019.

 

janet mock visit

Author and transgender rights activist Janet Mock spoke to a group of 50 students at a Breakfast Meet and Greet in the Goldstein Family Student-Athlete Development Center on Oct. 16, 2019. Welcoming her were Interim President Bernstein (right) and Charles Robbins, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of the Undergraduate Colleges.

 

senator stavisky visit

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky visited campus on Oct. 10, 2019 and met with Interim President Bernstein and Senior Vice President for Government and Community Relations/Chief Deputy to the President Judith Greiman. 

 

hispanic Heritage month opening

Interim President Bernstein (right) attended the Hispanic Heritage Month 30th annual Opening Ceremony on Oct. 9, 2019, in the Student Activities Center. Joining him were Matilde Orlich, Jarvis Watson, Christina Vargas, and Lynda Perdomo-Ayala.

 

homecoming royalty 2019

Interim President Bernstein (center) and Vice President of Student Affairs Rick Gatteau (far right) congratulated the 2019 Homecoming Royalty at the Homecoming football game on Oct. 5, 2019.

 

homecoming royals

Interim President Bernstein with three members of the 2019 Homecoming Royalty at the Homecoming football game on Oct. 5, 2019.

 

ferguson memorial

Interim President Bernstein (left) attended the memorial tribute celebrating the life and work of Distinguished Service Professor David L. Ferguson on Oct. 2, 2019, at the Center for Leadership and Service. Also attending were (l-r) Dr. Ferguson's nephew Kevin Harris and his sister, Kathern Harris; Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and former Stony Brook University president Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

 

chancellors visit

Interim President Bernstein welcomed SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson to the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) students luncheon on September 27, 2019. From left to right: Doreen Aveni, WISE Program Administrator; Monica Bugallo, WISE Faculty Director; WISE students Natalie Controneo, Maggie Shata and Samantha Madray; Chancellor Johnson; Interim President Bernstein; and WISE students Ekta Rayna, Mykaela Reilly, Emily Heller, Kellie Snyder, Olivia McLernon, and Waleska Arias.

 

CommUniversity Day 2019

Interim President Bernstein (right) enjoyed CommUniversity Day on the Stony Brook campus on September 21, 2019.

 

CommUniversity Day 2019

Interim President Bernstein (second from left) enjoyed CommUniversity Day on the Stony Brook campus on September 21, 2019.

 

CommUniversity Day 2019

Interim President Bernstein (center) enjoyed CommUniversity Day on the Stony Brook campus on September 21, 2019.

 

elected officials meeting

Interim President Bernstein met with local elected officials on September 20, 2019. From left to right: Senior Vice President for Government and Community Relations/Chief Deputy to the President Judith Greiman; Irene Donohue, aide to Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming; Brookhaven Councilwoman Valerie Cartright; Interim President Bernstein; Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn; State Senator Ken LaValle.

 

italian studies meeting

Interim President Bernstein and New York State Comptoller Thomas DiNapoli with students who attended the Center for Italian Studies Student Forum, "Today's Migrations in Europe and the United States," held on September 18, 2019.

 

bernstein at LISVH

Interim President Bernstein (back row, third from right) visited the Long Island State Veterans Home on August 27, 2019. To his right is LISVH Executive Director Fred Sganga.

 

michael bernstein and football team

Interim President Bernstein visits with the Seawolves football team during morning practice August 26, 2019, at LaValle Stadium.

 

sunset convocation August 2019

Interim President Bernstein welcomes incoming students at the annual New Student Sunset Convocation on August 23, 2019, at LaValle Stadium.

 

sunset convocation gatteau and bernstein

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Rick Gatteau joined Interim President Bernstein for a selfie at the annual New Student Sunset Convocation on August 23, 2019, at LaValle Stadium.

 

move in day with cheerleaders

Interim President Bernstein welcomes incoming students with the Stony Brook University cheerleaders on Move-In Day, August 23, 2019.

 

move-in day with campus residences

Interim President Bernstein celebrates Move-In Day with the staff of Campus Residences on August 23, 2019.

 

move in day with campus residences

Interim President Bernstein and Assistant Vice President for Campus Residences Dallas Bauman prepare for Move-In Day on August 23, 2019.

 

michael bernstein meet and greet

Interim President Bernstein at a Meet & Greet with local community leaders in the Wang Chapel, August 19, 2019.

 

hochul energy upgrades

Interim President Bernstein welcomed Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul to an August event announcing $79 million 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 Kathy Hochul; Interim President Bernstein; Tod Laursen, SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor and Provost.

 

eop closing

 

elih ribbon cutting

The ribbon cutting ceremony for Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital took place July 23, 2019 at Peconic Landing. From left to right: New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.; Paul J. Connor III, Chief Administrative Officer, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital; Greenport Mayor George Hubbard; Thomas E. Murray Jr., ELIH Board Chairman; Scott Russel, Supervisor, Town of Southold; Michael A. Bernstein, PhD, Interim President-Designate, Stony Brook University; Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University; Al Krupski, Suffolk County Legislator; Margaret M. McGovern, MD, PhD, Vice President for Health System Clinical Programs and Strategy, Stony Brook Medicine; and New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle. 

 

 

michael bernstein

Dr. Michael Alan Bernstein was appointed Interim President of Stony Brook University, effective on or about August 1, 2019.  Bernstein’s appointment was codified on June 20, 2019, via a resolution passed during a SUNY Board of Trustees public session.