Browsing: Giving Back

Since 1987, Stony Brook University has had the honor of helping to preserve the legacy of major 20th-century artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner in its role as steward of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, located in the Springs section of East Hampton. Now, a key figure in helping Stony Brook’s Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center reach its potential will be honored with a legacy of his own. With a gift from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Stony Brook University College of Arts and Sciences is proud to establish the Charles C. Bergman Endowed Visiting Professorship in Studio Art. This…

Tom MacCarthy, Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to better understand how human antibodies are generated in response to infection by using computational biology. Part of a multi-PI $3 million grant, in collaboration with the lab of immunology pioneer Matthew D. Scharff, MD at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the research will employ computational models and analysis of high-throughput DNA sequence data. “Our approach is innovative because the computational models we are proposing will test molecular mechanisms both computationally and…

For nearly 20 years, the Stony Brook Foundation Stars of Stony Brook Gala has celebrated centers of excellence at Stony Brook University while raising millions for undergraduate and graduate student financial aid. The 2018 Gala on Wednesday, April 11 at Chelsea Piers was no exception, securing $2.1 million in new funding for student financial aid. The funds are used to support 149 high achieving and financially deserving students with 4-year scholarships. The cohort is referred to as Foundation Trustee Scholars. Among the 700 attendees were six Foundation Trustee Scholars. These students — all of whom come from New York State…

I give back to Stony Brook University because it gave me the education to fearlessly seek a great job in publishing. I transferred to Stony Brook in 1980 after 2 semesters at Suffolk (and a semester each at two other colleges over the course of 10 years), and wound up spending four full years there, every minute of which I loved.  Yes, I graduated with around 180 credits but, they were all worth the time and effort, as I learned so much from my classes.  I was an English major but, also studied medieval history, behavioral psychology, and French.  I think, because I was in my late 20’s, I had a more mature attitude…

As a lifelong Long Islander with a love of the outdoors, David Knapp has seen more than enough to know that the face of tick-borne illness has changed since he was a child. “Growing up on Long Island,” said Knapp, the President of the Island Outreach Foundation, “we used to get bit by ticks all the time. You’d call your mom over, get a pair of tweezers, burn the tick and be done. In more recent times, you get bit by a tick, and it’s a much more serious concern. You’re instantly worried about Lyme disease, rickettsia, or something else,…

I give back to Stony Brook University because I feel gratitude for the opportunities the University has provided for me. Both personally and professionally, Stony Brook has allowed me to learn, grow and discover. I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and am also a proud alumnus of the Honors College and the Spirit of Stony Brook Athletic Bands. Throughout my time as a student I was fortunate to have wonderful experiences, from the guidance and mentorship of faculty and staff, to cheering on the Seawolves at every game I could possibly attend. As a higher…

KidOYO Donates Funding to Tutor More Long Island Children in Essential Computer Programming Skills Since Devon and Melora Loffreto started teaching Long Island kids computer programming through their nonprofit organization, KidOYO, Stony Brook University students and faculty have helped them reach more than 50,000 K-12 students across Long Island. “It’s solving the problem that no one knows how to solve,” Devon said. “How do we get qualified, capable teachers into our K-12 learning experience, so that these kids can engage this subject when there’s a shortage of teachers and there’s no CS certification process for teachers?” Now, through the Arie E.…

New Endowed Chair in Coastal Ecology and Conservation helps advance impactful research at School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences As a professor in Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Christopher Gobler trains the next generation of marine scientists to tackle the challenges that face coastal ecosystems on Long Island and around the world. And, as he works with students and colleagues on answers to those challenges, Gobler often recalls his own days as a student, when there were no answers, just questions. “One summer, I worked for an environmental group on Long Island,” Gobler said, “and they had…

Growing up in Queens in the 1950s and 60s, John Warkentin ’70 knew one constant in his parents’ house: an emphasis on education. “Education was the most important aspect of our lives growing up,” Warkentin recalled. “We were encouraged to read, to go to the library, to do our best in school. We didn’t have to get the highest grades if it wasn’t possible, but effort was looked upon very carefully.” Still, when the time came for John and his siblings to go to college, the cost was a concern. “My parents were traditional middle-class for the era,” Warkentin replied,…

Leading dialysis provider names new professorship for Dr. Martin Liebowitz In its mission to deliver world-class, compassionate care, advance our understanding of the origins of human health and disease, and educate the healthcare professionals and biomedical investigators of the future, Stony Brook Medicine has had a valuable partner in Dialysis Clinic, Incorporated (DCI). The largest nonprofit dialysis provider in the United States, DCI has contributed over $200 million since its founding to research and education initiatives at a variety of institutions, including more than $5 million at Stony Brook University, where a great deal of that research has been carried…

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