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Continuing its mission of serving as a leader and mentor in the area of higher education, diversity and inclusiveness, Stony Brook University held its first Preparing Future Faculty Workshop, June 27 to 29, on campus. The conference, organized through the efforts of the SBU Faculty Working Group inspired by the University’s 2016 Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity and the administration of Chief Diversity Officer Lee Bitsóí, attracted roughly 70 senior graduate students and early postdoctoral students from institutions as far away as Tuskegee University in Alabama, the University of Mississippi, Florida International University, Purdue University in Indiana and the University of…

Tick-borne infectious diseases are an epidemic on Long Island, and Stony Brook Medicine is leading efforts to understand and treat them. To share scientific data and educate the public, Stony Brook Medicine hosted a recent symposium about the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases. Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, an infectious disease specialist, said insect-borne illnesses are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. “The University has actively been engaged in combatting these illnesses,” he told a packed lecture hall filled with clinicians and researchers at Stony Brook University Hospital. “When we think…

Stony Brook University honored the largest graduating class in its history, granting degrees to 7,350 of the world’s brightest minds in a May 18 Commencement ceremony at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The Class of 2018 joins the ranks of more than 185,000 Seawolves worldwide, united by a vision of a bold new future. Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. affirmed his confidence in the graduates and the value of their education in his address to the Class of 2018. “The data shows that employers and graduate schools recognize the value of your degree, and that helps explain why…

Redoubling its strategic commitment to global engagement, Stony Brook University is ramping up its outreach and recruitment efforts, aided by a battery of tools and tactics now in place to achieve even greater internationalization. Five years ago, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. laid out a strategic vision aimed at enhancing the University’s engagement with the world: “Stony Brook University will have a global impact through focused and well-resourced engagements with select international partners in critical areas of education and research, and by increasing the number of students who engage in international programs.” That vision was triggered by three key factors:…

Tick-borne illnesses are a growing problem on Long Island, and a new season is about to begin. To prepare for this and inform the public, Stony Brook Medicine experts are tackling the topic head on at an April 12 symposium. They will detail the status of the tick borne disease epidemic on Long Island, talk about the spread of the Lone Star tick and Ehrlichiosis, and address the problem with double Lyme/babesia infections. Speakers will include Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University, as well as Stony Brook Medicine experts Jorge Benach, PhD; Luis Marcos, MD; Christy Beneri, DO;…

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…

All over the world, conversations about the environment and the state of our planet are intensifying. We are dryer, hotter, more crowded and disaster-prone than ever before. Climatologists and others in the scientific community have stressed a need for immediate, far-reaching action. On February 6, 2018, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. announced his participation on behalf of the SUNY system in a North American initiative of universities designed to help save our planet . See: Top Research Universities Announce Coalition to Accelerate Local Climate Action at 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit From Feb. 4-6, President Stanley…

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, questioned the importance of arbitrary college rankings in an op-ed published in Inside Higher Ed January 8. Instead, President Stanley argued, high school students and their families should consider opportunities for social mobility when applying to college. “It is at the very heart of American values that if you work hard and get a good education, you can achieve more than what your parents or their parents dreamed,” he wrote. “While social mobility is one of the most transformative purposes of a college education, traditional rankings don’t tell us much about it,” he added. President…

In observation of United Nations Human Solidarity Day, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. MD issued a challenge to prominent men to join the movement to end sexual harassment. In a video posted to social media December 20, President Stanley called for an end to sexual violence and abuse, challenging actor Edgar Ramirez, NCAA president Mark Emmert and University of Buffalo president Satish Tripathi to join him in his advocacy. Stony Brook and President Stanley are standing up to end sexual harassment; join us today by doing the same. Are you #heforshe, @edgarramirez25, Mark Emmert @NCAA & Satish Tripathi…

The influence of Native American cuisine on dishes around the world, from Italy to Russia, is something that’s severely underrated, according to Chef Lois Ellen Frank. Frank is a Native foods historian, culinary anthropologist and educator from the Kiowan nation who visited Stony Brook University for Native American Heritage Month. She was joined by fellow chef, Walter Whitewater from the Navajo nation. The duo hosted an Open House on Wednesday, November 29, in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A that included an educational seminar, food sampling and book signing. The program was hosted by Stony Brook’s Chief Diversity Officer Lee…

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