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Stony Brook University has been awarded a prestigious 2018 Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Named after the late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, the award recognizes outstanding innovation and accomplishment in integrating international education throughout all facets of university and college campuses. “Internationalization supports the University’s ethos of excellence. It provides diversity of perspectives and cultures, access to global research opportunities and promotes academic idea exchange, while enhancing the University experience for students, faculty and staff,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “It is an honor to be recognized by NAFSA…

Stony Brook University School of Medicine has created a new medical training curriculum that enables students to complete their MD degree in three years instead of the traditional four years. The new MD program is the first of its kind on Long Island and only the second one in New York State. Medical schools nationwide are interested in developing optional three-year degree programs for two reasons — such programs would graduate MDs sooner and help fill the national physician shortage more quickly, and the shorter termed program would help reduce significant student debt from tuition costs. The Stony Brook program…

Former Stony Brook men’s basketball standout Jameel Warney will get his long-awaited chance at NBA stardom, reports say. Warney ’16 will sign a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. He would be the Seawolves’ first NBA player. Warney is the all-time leader in points (2,132), rebounds (1,275) and blocks (276) at Stony Brook, where he helped the program to its first America East Tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance. He was named the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year in 2017. Previous winers of the award include LeBron James, Kyrie…

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…

For almost 20 years, Dr. Peter Small has built his career on advocacy, innovation and stewardship for the poorest of the poor. He combines the latest research with cutting-edge technology to help struggling populations around the world fight back against tuberculosis, which killed 10.4 million people in 2016. And while he’s received plenty of accolades for his work, Small’s most recent achievement is proof that hard work literally pays off. The founding director of Stony Brook’s Global Health Institute (GHI) and Jim and Robin Herrnstein Chair was recently recognized for his commitment to the organization and its ongoing development of…

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…

For the first time in program history, Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse is ranked No. 1 in a national Division I poll. The ranking, released by the Cascade Women’s Division I Media Poll follows the Seawolves’ decisive 16-3 triumph over Denver, as well as an upset victory by North Carolina over previous No. 1 Maryland. On Feb. 25, the Seawolves won their third-straight contest over a nationally-ranked opponent to begin the 2018 season, topping No. 20 Denver in a lopsided contest at the Seawolves’ home opener at LaValle Stadium. Redshirt senior Courtney Murphy led all scorers, tallying six goals and one assist for…

STAT Madness is an annual competition that selects the nation’s best biomedical research taking place at universities and research institutions. This year Stony Brook University Professor Ken Dill and colleagues have been selected as finalists in the competition for their research published in PNAS about a computational model that may explain the origins of life. STAT Madness operates similar to the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament where winners move through the brackets before the finalists face off. Professor Dill’s research will be placed in a voting bracket of 64 at the start of the competition. Your voting determines a winner! Stony Brook…

Stony Brook University is deeply committed to maintaining an all-inclusive community that is nondiscriminatory and safe for all. The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE) serves the University, Stony Brook Medicine and the Long Island State Veteran’s Home and Stony Brook Southampton — including all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, contract employee’s working at Stony Brook, and visitors, patients, and guests. The office is dedicated to preventing and eliminating all forms of discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct. “We have a process in place that we expect everybody here to be good citizens of our campus community and…

When the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC), a New York State-designated Center of Excellence, was founded several years ago at Stony Brook University, its goal was to foster collaboration between the brightest minds in academia and industry leaders in energy. Its interdisciplinary research program and state-of-the-art laboratories have since kept the University at the leading edge of discovery, resulting in new technologies that impact residential and commercial energy use worldwide. Stony Brook recently took another step in its commitment to a future that protects the environment with efficient, sustainable energy management. The University announced on Friday, Feb. 16,…

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