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As International Women’s Day is celebrated at UN headquarters in New York City today, leading expert on men and masculinities Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, has been named one of UN Women’s 2018 Champions of Change. UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women. Kimmel received this distinction for his many significant contributions to women’s empowerment and gender equality. He is founder and executive director of the Center for Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook, as well as an author, speaker and advocate…

Dr. Crystal Marie Fleming, associate professor of Sociology and Africana Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of a new breed of public intellectuals who are harnessing the power of social media to share their research with a broader audience.  A thought leader and expert on global racism, Dr. Fleming first gained extensive media experience when completing her dissertation fieldwork in France, where she often appeared on international TV and radio to provide commentary on race and politics. More recently, her trenchant and provocative takes on the 2016 US elections made her something of a social media celebrity. Her personal Twitter account now boasts more than 33,000…

As Kathleen Wilson surveyed her last semester of a four-year term as director of the Humanities Institute within the College of Arts and Sciences, she spoke with excitement about the Institute’s history, programming and changes she has implemented. Wilson, a SUNY Distinguished Professor with an appointment in the Department of History, is aided by Program Coordinator Adrienne Unger, a supporting staff and an advisory board composed of 15 faculty members who endeavor to keep Stony Brook at the crossroads of critical thinking and aligned with the social, cultural and political issues of the world. The Institute has striven for social…

Stony Brook University salutes Women’s History Month with educational and social programs that commemorate the historical achievements of women and address the contemporary issues that affect them. Below are some program highlights. For a complete list of Women’s History Month events and locations, please visit stonybrook.edu/womenshistory. Thursday, March 1 Diversity Film Series: Miss Representation, 6 pm to 7:15 pm, West E Commons Join a discussion about gender roles as you watch clips from the documentary Miss Representation, a film that explores how media sells the idea that women’s value lies in their youth, beauty, and sexuality, and that men learn that their…

Student group Taiko Tides welcomed drum groups from across the country as Stony Brook University hosted the 2018 East Coast Taiko Conference (ECTC), February 9 through February 11. This marked not only the first year that Stony Brook hosted the conference, which started in 2011 at Cornell University, but also the first time ECTC was hosted by a public university. “I love performing for people, and while the practicing is very long and intense, at concert time I just light up and I love seeing the people’s faces,” said Vice President of Taiko Tides Grace Zhen, a Stony Brook senior…

For Eboné Carrington ’01, going “Far Beyond” meant taking a trip across the street. After years of overlooking Harlem Hospital from her balcony — and after earning her BS in Business Management at Stony Brook in 2001 — the Harlem native and 40 Under Forty honoree made history in 2016 when she became the Hospital’s youngest-ever CEO at the age of 37. Today, Eboné manages over 2,400 employees and a $200 million budget.  Still, her ties to Harlem Hospital go beyond her own work as CEO. Both of her parents have held positions in the Hospital, making for over 80…

The power of choice was the common theme during the Black History Month opening ceremony — the choice to achieve, to persevere, to love and to rise up — coinciding with Stony Brook’s overarching theme for the month, “Sankofa: Still I Rise.” The opening ceremony is part of an annual program of Black History Month events throughout the month of February, coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black History Month Committee and Department of Africana Studies. This year, the Department of Africana Studies is also celebrating their 50th anniversary as a department at Stony Brook. “At Stony Brook, we’re…

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Jameel Warney ‘16

Jameel Warney

1. Seawolves are present in the NBA! Three-time American East Player of the Year Jameel Warney ’16 was the first Stony Brook basketball player to sign a National Basketball Association contract. The 2017 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year is presently a member of the Dallas Mavericks Developmental League affiliate, the Texas Legends.

The Black History Month Opening Program at Stony Brook University takes place on Wednesday, January 31. Various campus organizations will be hosting a range of educational, social and cultural programs that focus on the campus’ dual theme for the month, Sankofa! Still I Rise.    Sankofa is an Akan language of Ghana that translates in English to “return and get it,” and has been the enduring theme over the years for Black History Month at Stony Brook. Sankofa is used throughout the pan-African world to promote the idea that African people must go back to their roots in order to…

Professor Todd Pittinsky, from the Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University, has been selected as a founding member of the Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) Corporate Social Responsibility External Advisory Board. UCI is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The External Advisory Board (EAB) will provide strategic advice, thought-leadership, best practices, and insights to inform Univision’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Internal Council. The EAB will advance community empowerment platforms to build strong minds, promote healthy habits and celebrate diversity, as well as other focus areas. “The creation of a Corporate Social Responsibility External Advisory Board is an…

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