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Married Couple Harvey Aronson and Irene Virag Teach Classes Together By Brian Harmon It was all about preservation. When professors Harvey Aronson and Irene Virag set out to establish a scholarship for narrative journalism at Stony Brook University, the married couple was intent on two things: preserving the art of narrative storytelling and preserving their legacy. “I care about writing. I really care about the written word, and I want it to carry on,” said Aronson, 85, who has taught journalism classes at Stony Brook in tandem with his wife since the creation of the University’s School of Journalism eight…

Matching gift from anonymous donor yields total impact of $164,000 January 11, 2013 – Stony Brook University has received an $82,000 gift from Mark S. Eghrari & Associates, PLLC, of Smithtown, NY, to support the expansion of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. The gift will be matched by an anonymous donor, providing a total impact of $164,000. Eghrari’s gift will be used toward a major expansion of Stony Brook Children’s. Established in 2010, Stony Brook Children is the only children’s hospital in Suffolk County. With 100 pediatric beds, more than 140 full-time pediatric physicians and surgeons in 30 different specialties, and…

Suffolk Federal Credit Union and its members proudly contributed $15,000 to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, helping to make a difference in the pediatric healthcare community. Stony Brook Children’s offers comprehensive care for childhood illnesses by providing unique physician expertise, the latest technology and equipment, and support staff 24/7. “At Suffolk Federal, we are proud to come together with our members to support such a worthy cause,” said William J. O’Brien, President & CEO of Suffolk Federal. “It’s important to families across Long Island to know that children have access to such exceptional care through Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. We will…

Throughout his career as a business leader, attorney and television commentator, Matt Crosson was a passionate defender of the truth. As a New York City assistant district attorney, he was deputy chief of the Frauds Bureau where, in addition to investigating and prosecuting complex cases of bank fraud, securities fraud, embezzlement and international arms trafficking, he created what is now the national White Collar Crime Center. As chief administrator for management support of the New York State Unified Court System, he conceived and authored the Court Facilities Act, which led to the largest justice-related construction program in the nation outside…

Last winter, 16 Stony Brook University students traveled to Kenya where they tested their skills as foreign correspondents. The trip was sponsored by the University’s Journalism Without Walls program supported in part by the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting, which was established at the Stony Brook University School of Journalism to honor fallen foreign correspondent Marie Colvin, who lost her life reporting on the Syrian conflict in February 2012. The Journalism Without Walls program brought the students to the Turkana Basin Institute in Northern Kenya where they reported, wrote and produced original multimedia and broadcast pieces. “I’ve never had…

Throughout his career as a business leader, attorney and television commentator, Matt Crosson was a passionate defender of the truth. As a New York City assistant district attorney, he was deputy chief of the Frauds Bureau where, in addition to investigating and prosecuting complex cases of bank fraud, securities fraud, embezzlement and international arms trafficking, he created what is now the national White Collar Crime Center. As chief administrator for management support of the New York State Unified Court System, he conceived and authored the Court Facilities Act, which led to the largest justice-related construction program in the nation outside…

Stony Brook Medicine has received a major gift from Stony Brook University alumni Eugene ’97, and Carol Cheng ’97, to support cardiovascular imaging research that advances non-invasive techniques to diagnose and treat heart disease. The gift will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant to establish the Carol and Eugene Cheng Cardiovascular Imaging Research Endowment. The gift will also be used to purchase additional technology for the clinical research team of renowned cardiologist and cardiovascular imaging specialist Michael Poon, MD, a professor of medicine, emergency medicine and radiology, and director of Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, a program within the Department of…

Stony Brook University School of Nursing (SON) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) which will be used to fund scholarships designed to expand enrollment to help address the nationwide nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. The grant will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant for a total impact of $200,000. The RWJF’s “New Careers in Nursing Program” grant enables the SON to provide ten $10,000 individual scholarships in 2013 to college graduates without nursing degrees who will enroll in the Accelerated Baccalaureate Program next June. The $100,000 Simons…

Stony Brook University School of Nursing (SON) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) which will be used to fund scholarships designed to expand enrollment to help address the nationwide nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. The grant will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant for a total impact of $200,000. The RWJF’s “New Careers in Nursing Program” grant enables the SON to provide ten $10,000 individual scholarships in 2013 to college graduates without nursing degrees who will enroll in the Accelerated Baccalaureate Program next June. The $100,000 Simons…

Simons gift helps elevate nursing education and develop educators December 17, 2012—Stony Brook University School of Nursing (SON) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) which will be used to fund scholarships designed to expand enrollment to help address the nationwide nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. The grant will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant for a total impact of $200,000. The RWJF’s “New Careers in Nursing Program” grant enables the SON to provide ten $10,000 individual scholarships in 2013 to college graduates without nursing degrees who will enroll in the Accelerated Baccalaureate Program next…

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