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Following the passing of Dr. Peter Baigent, vice president of Student Affairs and president of the Faculty Student Association, along with the recent retirement of former Dean of Students Jerrold Stein, the university was left with the unenviable task of replacing two giants in the campus community. Rick Gatteau, PhD, recently named interim vice president for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, is well positioned to fill their shoes. “You need someone really special to succeed in that new role,” said Jeffrey Barnett, interim associate Dean of Students and longtime colleague of Gatteau. “Combining these two positions can work, but…

 Paul B. Shepson has been named Dean of Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), announced Michael Bernstein, Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Selected after a national search, Shepson is Jonathan Amy Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University, and the Division Director for Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences at the National Science Foundation. His tenure begins July 2, 2018. A native of Elmira, N.Y., Shepson obtained a BS in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Cortland and a PhD in Analytical/Atmospheric Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University.  After a short…

The 2018 Women’s Leadership Symposium, “Life, Health and Leadership: A Conversation on Women in the Workplace,” will be held on Wednesday, March 14, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the Student Activities Center. Register Now University, hospital and community members who seek inspiration, information, and networking on life, health and leadership should attend, as well as men who work with, support, and promote diversity in their organizations. The keynote speaker is Florence DiStefano Hudson, a contemporary leader and innovator with an inspiring personal story and impressive professional resume. She is an inspirational business, technical, and not-for-profit senior executive and board…

Twenty-five Stony Brook University student leaders spent three days in July meeting with global leaders and working with students from other SUNY colleges to exercise and enhance their leadership skills. The SUNY Global Leader Experience was made possible through the SUNY SAIL Global Leadership Exchange in New York City. Students were nominated to participate by a university staff or faculty member based on their leadership skills and standing in the Stony Brook community. “Honestly, I walked out a different person with different views, greater team building, patience and friends. I was in an environment where everyone was so supportive,” said…

Ernest Baptiste, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, will join Stony Brook Medicine as Chief Executive Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital effective November 27, 2017, announced Stony Brook University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD and Sr. Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, Kenneth Kaushansky, MD. As Baptiste takes on this position, he steps into the vacancy that will result from the bifurcation of the position of hospital CEO and Vice President for Health Systems at Stony Brook  held by Dr. Reuven Pasternak. Pasternak will remain at Stony Brook as Vice President for…

Representatives from the Stony Brook University Graduate Student Organization (GSO) were on Capitol Hill on October 3 along with other members of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) — a network of graduate student organizations at more than 50 universities that represents approximately 500,000 graduate and professional students nationwide. While in Washington, DC, students advocated for the interests and concerns of thousands of graduate students as they met with staff from the majority of the Long Island Congressional Delegation, including Congressman Lee Zeldin. The representative from Stony Brook included Jinelle Wint, GSO Vice President; Luigi Pesce Ibarra, GSO Secretary;…

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President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. showcased a range of achievement and challenges facing the community of students, faculty and staff at Stony Brook in his eighth State of the University Address on Wednesday, September 27, at the Staller Center for the Arts.

The hour-long speech covered everything from the budget to the importance of philanthropy as a driver of innovation and discovery. Here are the top 12 takeaways from the big event:

12. Distinguished Faculty Set Stony Brook Apart

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, will represent Stony Brook University at the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Parity Report Launch event in New York City on September 20. Created by UN Women — the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women — HeForShe began in September 2014 as a global effort to engage men and boys in support of gender equality. In January 2015, HeForShe’s IMPACT 10x10x10 program launched, which convenes 10 heads of state, 10 global CEOs and 10 university presidents to fast-track gender equality in boardrooms, classrooms and world capitals. Stony Brook University is one of the 10 universities…

Lee Bitsóí, EdM, EdD, joined Stony Brook University as our first Chief Diversity Officer on July 28, 2017. Dr. Bitsóí, proud member of the Navajo Nation, arrives with a distinguished background of more than 20 years in academia, working in leadership roles related to student diversity and recruitment at Harvard, Dartmouth, and most recently, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. As he continues his dedicated career at Stony Brook, Dr. Bitsóí shared his thoughts about the importance of diversity in education, and his plans to further enhance the equity, inclusivity and diversity of our campus community. As Stony Brook’s first…

Stony Brook’s video series “5 Questions With …” has released five new interviews with global thought leaders and celebrities, including actor-philanthropist Michael J. Fox and CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. The ongoing series, part of the “In The Know” offerings created by SBU’s Office of Marketing and Communications, spotlights the university’s role in global thought leadership. Interview subjects are affiliated with or have visited the campus for student and community enrichment events and activities. Also interviewed this month are high-tech entrepreneur Jonathan Oringer, internet pioneer Ben Shneiderman, and astrophysicist Frank Shu. More on this month’s luminaries: Michael J. Fox is an…

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