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President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. led a team of key university personnel on a strategic trip to China, where they presented to admitted students and their families. The team described the unique benefits of a Stony Brook education at events held in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou during the weekend of April 6 – 8. “Telling our story to the best and brightest prospective students worldwide is critical to our academic mission,” President Stanley said. “Internationalization provides diversity of perspectives and cultures as well as access to global research opportunities.” “Smart, targeted recruitment efforts of this kind are central to our strategy as…

Stony Brook University has teamed up with Follett as its new official bookstore and campus store provider, bringing new products and services to campus. Beyond course materials, Follett will refresh the stores’ general merchandise offerings making it a one-stop shop for class and campus life essentials. There will be a custom product assortment that reflects local interests as well as national trends in supplies, technology, clothing, gifts and more. Exciting brands carried include Apple®, 47® Brand apparel, Columbia® Sportswear, Under Armour®, NIKE®, Moleskin®, Hydro Flask® and socially responsible brands like Alta Gracia. “Our goal is to always provide the best…

Earlier this March, the Service Awards celebration for employees marking 25 years or more of service to the University was held. More than 170 of the honorees celebrating a milestone from 2017 filled the Student Activities Center Ballroom A with joy and conversation as they reconnected with colleagues and shared memories of their years at Stony Brook. For the first time in its 20-plus year history, the Service Awards recognized six honorees who were celebrating more than 50 years of service, the most ever honored in one year: Fu-Pen Chiang, Mechanical Engineering; Alfred Goldhaber, Physics and Astronomy; Erlend Graf, Physics and…

As the scientific world mourns the passing of the man many consider a modern-day Einstein, Stony Brook University faculty remembered and reflected on the world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who died peacefully at his home in Cambridge on March 14. Martin Roček, a Stony Brook professor of theoretical physics and a member of the C. N. Yang Institute, first met Hawking in the late 1970s, when he was a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University. In 1979, Hawking hired Roček to teach him about the concept of supergravity, a significant extension of Einstein’s theory of relativity developed at Stony Brook by Roček’s colleague…

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…

An estimated 225 members of the Stony Brook University community marched outside of the Student Activities Center on Wednesday, Feb. 28 in support of the national #MeToo movement and raised their voices in solidarity with the cause of ending sexual harassment. The campus gathering, organized by the local Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA), was designed as an opportunity for the community to show it stands strong on the issue of gender-based violence. The University showed support, with several administrators walking joining the marchers as they made their way around campus, shouting from bullhorns and holding placards. “It’s 2018, it’s time…

Stony Brook University officially opened its brand new LGBTQ* Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Friday, March 2. The center, located on the second floor of West Side Dining, is a 1,967 square-foot facility aimed to provide an open workspace for students, areas for private conversations, all-gender restrooms, and spaces and technologies that support collaborative learning. “This day has been on my mind for 15 years,” said Chris Tanaka, Assistant Director of LGBTQ* Services, who was visibly moved by the emotion of the moment. “This is a space for people to explore who they are and find…

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…

Each spring, the Stony Brook Foundation hosts the Stars of Stony Brook Gala to benefit student scholarships and a select academic program of excellence, generating nearly $50 million since 2000. This year, the 19th Annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala will be held on April 11, 2018, and honor Dorothy Lichtenstein, President of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and a Stony Brook Foundation Board Trustee. The Gala will celebrate our renowned Stony Brook Southampton Creative Writing and Film program and feature special guests, CBS Sunday Morning anchor Jane Pauley and “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau (illustration pictured here). Lichtenstein joins a distinguished roster of…

 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…

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