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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…

Forbes has released its 2018 list of “Best Value Colleges,” and Stony Brook University ranks No. 41 overall among 300 schools that provide students with the most bang for their buck. Stony Brook ranks at No. 18 among public colleges and universities, and received the highest ranking out of SUNY schools. The 2018 ranking is based on data from the Department of Education’s College Scorecard, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and PayScale, which examined  alumni earnings (20%), net price (20%), net debt (20%), school quality (20%), timely graduation (10%), and population of Pell Grant recipients (10%). Forbes also considered fees,…

Stony Brook University has been identified by Forbes as one of the top large companies at which to be an employee in America. Stony Brook is one of only 25 educational organizations to make the list and was #16 of all colleges and universities. It was the only Long Island university or college named and one of two Long Island companies selected. Almost 30,000 employees at companies with at least 1,000 people were surveyed for the America’s Best Employers List. The survey was conducted with global digital data collection partners who use innovative technology and proven sampling methodologies to facilitate a deep…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD and Judy Greiman, Chief Deputy to the President and Senior Vice President for Government and Community Relations, met with members of the Long Island Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC, on May 8. Meetings were held on Capitol Hill with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Lee Zeldin, Congressman Peter King and Congressman Tom Suozzi. President Stanley urged each member to support crucial increases in funding for higher education programs, student financial aid and scientific research in the FY19 budget. President Stanley also conveyed the importance of Congress passing a permanent legislative solution for DREAMers and protecting safety-net…

On Saturday, September 22, Stony Brook is again inviting the local community, friends, families and neighbors to experience CommUniversity Day. This afternoon of fun exploration, good food, hands-on activities, entertainment and academic activities highlights the very best the University has to offer. And we want you to join us by showing off what makes your department or area awesome! The CommUniversity team is looking for employees, faculty, staff and students to share their best academic, cultural, research, health, sports and entertainment offerings through fun, interactive activities or short hot-topic lectures. Everyone across the University — in any discipline — is welcome…

Stony Brook University will launch a record 7,350 students into a future far beyond the ordinary as the University’s 58th annual commencement ceremony takes place Friday, May 18, beginning at 11:00 am in Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith  will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, recognizing the tremendous impact she has had on the world as a poet and as an educator. Degrees to be awarded to Stony Brook graduates include 4,530 bachelor’s, 2,010 master’s, 620 doctoral and professional, and 265 certificates. Graduates range in age from 18 to 77 years and represent 42…

Take a walk on campus at Stony Brook and you’ll have plenty to look at, especially in warmer months. Flowers, trees and ornamental landscaping elements are strategically placed to catch your eye. It takes hard work to keep all 1,039 acres of campus looking beautiful, but Stony Brook is committed to making choices that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but sustainable, cost effective and safe for the environment. “Sustainable landscaping is important to us on many levels, not the least of which is our responsibility to make a contribution to the larger context of the need for sustainability,” said Dallas…

CommUniversity Day 2018 — the celebration of campus and community discovery — will take place on Saturday, September 22, on the Academic Mall from noon to 4 pm. We’re looking for interactive, hands-on activities for this fun, family-friendly day showcasing some of the best academic, sports and entertainment that Stony Brook University has to offer. Activities are clustered into themed “neighborhoods” including the Arts, Health & Wellness, Technology & Exploration, Food & Culture, Find Out in 15 (mini-talks), and more. If your area is interested in offering an activity, complete the Call for Participants form by May 31, 2018. If you…

Stony Brook University has again been designated a “Tree Campus USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation, in recognition of the university’s dedication to campus healthy forestry management, sustainability and environmental stewardship. SBU earned its recognition through the implementation of five core standards that promote the health of trees and student involvement to improve their forests. The University met the standards by establishing a campus tree advisory committee that developed a plan, allotting annual expenditures and brought in community members in the observance of Arbor Day. The Tree Campus USA program recognizes college and university campuses that: Effectively manage their campus trees. Develop connectivity…

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:…

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