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Forbes has released its 2018 list of “Best Value Colleges,” and Stony Brook University ranks No. 41 overall among 300 schools that provide students with the most bang for their buck. Stony Brook ranks at No. 18 among public colleges and universities, and received the highest ranking out of SUNY schools. The 2018 ranking is based on data from the Department of Education’s College Scorecard, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and PayScale, which examined  alumni earnings (20%), net price (20%), net debt (20%), school quality (20%), timely graduation (10%), and population of Pell Grant recipients (10%). Forbes also considered fees,…

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 2, the College of Business Dean, Manny London, and Island Federal Credit Union President and CEO, Bret Sears, formally opened the Island Federal Credit Union Business Lab. The newly outfitted space, located on the third floor of Harriman Hall, provides a functional and private lab for research. The naming comes as part of a $3,000,000 philanthropic gift made by Island Federal Credit Union in 2014. Of that gift, $750,000 established three funds at the College of Business, including an endowment for banking education and research, a dean’s fund for excellence in finance and a…

Ed Flower can only think of one reason why his friend of 60 years, the late Bernard Malberg, DDS, put him in charge of his charitable trust. For a laugh. “I suspect it was his idea of a joke,” Flower said, “to create this charitable trust, put me in charge, and not tell me what to do. He probably thought, ‘You’ll figure it out.’” That said, one of the things that Flower has “figured out” is anything but a joke for students at Stony Brook University’s School of Dental Medicine: how to distribute his friend’s money to defray the cost…

The NFL Draft has still eluded the Stony Brook football program, but following Sunday’s final day of the draft, former Seawolves Timon Parris and Chris Cooper signed FA contracts with NFL teams and Tyrice Beverette, Ray Bolden and Stacey Bedell were each invited to an NFL Camp. Parris, the All-America LT from Floral Park, N.Y., signed a contact to join the Washington Redskins, while Cooper, a DB from Mount Vernon, N.Y., signed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts. Beverette was invited to the New York Jets camp, while Bolden will head down to Philadelphia for the Eagles camp and Bedell travels west to join the San Francisco 49ers camp. Parris started the first eight…

The Stony Brook Foundation offered a match, and more than 75 members of Stony Brook University’s faculty and staff delivered the spark. During the months of March and April, the University’s faculty and staff had the opportunity for their payroll deduction contributions to the University to be matched by the Stony Brook Foundation for the remainder of 2018 through a matching challenge. The response was significant. When the challenge concluded on April 30, a total of 77 new donors had enrolled in payroll deduction, bringing the total number of employees donating through payroll deduction to more than 600 across the…

Participate in the Grad CareerFestival Massive 4-Day ONLINE career festival featuring 36 career authors June 26 – 29 from 11am- 7pm EDT daily Stony Brook students and alumni have FREE admission! Research suggests it takes the average grad 7.4 months to find a job! We want to help you find a job FAST! Each month you go without a job you are losing $3,000 to $4,000 in salary! That’s why we’ve partnered with TalentMarks and lined up 36 of the nation’s top career authors to provide you tips, tools and strategies you need to know to launch and lead a successful career. Each…

With the NBA Playoffs in full swing, and LeBron James trying to reach the NBA Finals for an inconceivable eighth consecutive season, the eyes of the basketball world are once again on Cleveland. That means that Antony Bonavita ’99, ’09 is busy making certain those like what they see…off the court, anyway. Bonavita is the senior vice president of facility operations for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena, along with the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters, the Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators and the NBA G-League’s Canton Charge. It’s been an eventful eight years in Cleveland for Bonavita, punctuated…

Four student athletes from Stony Brook University have been named recipients of the 2017-18 Scholar Athlete Award by State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. This award recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement. Congratulations, Award Winners! Vince Erdei, Soccer Annika Sisson, Women’s Cross Country Vann Moffett, Men’s Cross Country Courtney Murphy, Lacrosse “It is my pleasure to congratulate our scholar athlete awardees for their achievement in the classroom and on the playing field,” said SUNY Chancellor Johnson. “All of those honored today are committed to excellence in their athletic pursuits, sportsmanship and personal development. They balance a…

Scientist. Athlete. On May 6, 2018, Gabrielle Russo took first place in the women’s division of the Long Island Marathon with a personal best time of 2:50. Russo signed up for the race just the day before, viewing the race as an opportunity to “empty the tank” after a long racing season that included the Boston Marathon only three weeks prior and a 50K in March. Interestingly enough, her road running journey began just two years ago. An assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Anthropology since 2014, Russo moved to Long Island in 2016 after…

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s annual day of research — the Leo and Mickey Sreebny Lectureship and School of Dental Medicine Research Symposium — highlights research advancements in the field of oral health completed by members of the School of Dental Medicine (SDM) community. This year’s Research Symposium was held on May 2 at the Charles B. Wang Center and featured Yusuf Hannun, Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center, as Keynote Distinguished Lecturer. Introduced by the day’s Honorary Chair, Ira B. Lamster, Director, Global Oral Health Programs, Dr. Hannun presented on the goals, status and aspirations of the Stony Brook…

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