The lighting of the Southampton Campus' 300-year-old Windmill — a literary landmark. As Kristen Nyitray said in this article she authored,"Landmark status was granted to the windmill based on playwright Tennessee Williams
having lived there during the summer of 1957 while he was writing his experimental
play, The Day on Which a Man Dies, in response to the death of his friend Jackson
Pollock the summer before."
University Police Officer lending his hand print to create a time-lapse video featuring students and staff placing
painted hand prints to form the word PEACE. Our University Police Department has been
continuosly re-accredited since 2010 and this year was no different — reaching, at minimum, 111 of the DCJS' standards... bravo!
Dr. Michael Frohman, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Pharmacological Sciences, recently co-led a
team of scientists from around the world in connecting a gene mutation to congenital
heart disease. PLD1 Gene is Causal to Congenital Heart Disease
Ellen Driscoll, Student Support Team —the first full time Substance Abuse Counselor at Stony Brook University, trains the new Red
Watch Band Members, a two-hour course that provides students with the knowledge, awareness,
and skills to prevent toxic drinking deaths.
Curtis Charles, MBA, Assistant Director of Campus Residences Information Systems is pictured here with a graduating student at LaValle Stadium 2019 Commencement.
Cheryl Chambers, MHRM, Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs, Chair, Women's History Month Committee; Co-Chair, Black History Month Committee; Founder and Coordinator of SBU Student African
American Brotherhood Chapter, Founder and Coordinator of SBU Student African American
Sisterhood Chapter, collaborator on campus diversity initiatives and Conference Chair
for SBU'svery firstdiversity and inclusion conference!
Dr. Rick Gatteau, Vice President for Student Affairs. Dr. Gatteau leads the University's efforts to
support student success outside the classroom, while greatly enriching student success
inside the classroom — not only as the founding Director of the Higher Education
Administration master's program, but also a trailblazing professor within the program as well. Dr. Gatteau is at the forefront of helping to shape the future leaders of Higher Education.
Dr. Jarvis M. Watson, Stony Brook University Adjunct Professor in the Department of Africana Studies and
stout advocate of multiculturalism, inclusion, and diversity — Read More
“Otto F. Ege: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts” is a digital collection
published by Stony Brook University Libraries in December 2017. View the Collection
David Ecker, MSTM, Director of iCREATE, models a 3D Plastic face mask in response to the COVID-19 personal
protective equipment shortage — touching at the very "freedom to innovate" core of
what the iCREATE Lab is all about. Stony Brook Ingenuity Takes on Coronavirus.
Dr. Mark Aronoff, Distinguished Professor in Linguistics, Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The American Association for
the Advancement of Science, and The Linguistic Society of America, and Past President
of the Linguistic Society. Dr. Aronoff and an international team have spent the last
two decades studying a newly-created sign language, Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language.
Dr. Matthew Lerner,Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology, Director of the Social Competence and Treatment
Lab, which focuses on helping those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Dr. Lerner
is also Research Director of the Stony Brook Autism Initiativeand Co-Director of the Stony Brook LEND Center, both of which facilitate collaboration and training among researchers, clinicians,
families, self-advocates, and other stakeholders in improving the lives of those with
For some years, Dr. Aronoff and Dr. Lerner have been working together on a framework
for investigating autistic communication in the light of what we know about deafness
and sign language.
Students displaying their Stony Book Red seawolves winter swag with a snowy campus background!
Judith Burke-Berhannan, M. Ed., Dean of Admissions. Under the direction of Judith Burke -Berhannan, Stony Brook University obtains well
recognized success in reaching low-income students years before they are ready to
apply — a bridge for social mobility.
Ruth Bottigheimer is a Research Professor in the Department of English. She is a leading historian
of European fairy tales and one of America’s foremost Grimm scholars.
A seahorse found while conducting research on Stony Brook Southampton's research boat. Semester by the Sea allows students to spend an entire semester learning about our varied marine habitats
while in residence at the Stony Brook Southampton campus, which has direct access
to the Atlantic ocean via the Shinnecock Bay.
Dr. Arie Kaufman, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, developed the 3D Virtual Colonoscopy, a "technique for colon cancer screening that has been licensed, FDA approved, commercialized,
and has already saved thousands of lives."
Dr. Christopher Gobler, Endowed Chair of Coastal Ecology and Conservation in Stony Brook’s School of Marine
and Atmospheric Sciences has made Long Island's water quality a top priority — most
recently by working with oyster farmers in kelp cultivation as a way to off-set the nitrogen caused by our outdated sewage systems — something
meant to be an in-between solution while we slowly upgrade to more advanced septic
Alyson Hallenvironmental/biology undergraduate student currently working on her Honors Thesis
with Professor Bradley Peterson and Ph.D. candidate Alyson Lowell. They are conducting
their research on the assessment of climate change conditions, copper treatment, and
infection virulence on germination of the eelgrass species in the Shinnecock Bay and Peconic Bay on the South and North Fork of Long Island.
The Staller Center for the Artsis a unique hub of activity offering world-class live performances and outstanding
entertainment conveniently located in the center of campus. Take in dance, music,
theatrical performances, movies, and shows you won’t see anywhere else.
As part of the Together We Transform plan, the Dubin Family donated $5 million towards building a new Indoor Training Center with a 100 yard
synthetic turf field — so our student athletes have a place to practice year round.
Younette Backer, Personnel Assistant and Verification Specialist, University Human Resources. With
well over fifteen years of HR experience, Younette also has a Bachelor's of Science
in Organizational Management as well as numerous certifications including as a Global
Mobility Specialist. Younette has also completed seminars in "Leadership & Management
Skills for Women" and "Business Writing for Results" just to name a few.
During the global pandemic our incredible Campus Dining created a Heat Map — giving visitors the ability to get a real-time sense of the density within a dining
facility at any given time.
Summertime! It is summertime and a music student walks by a water fountain on campus carrying
her bass guitar in a white case covered with stickers.
Andi — LISVH's the Pet Therapy Dog helped countless veterans for many years until his retirement. From soothing anxieties
to walking alongside depression, the benefits of pet therapy cannot be understated
— and the years of service Andi provided will never be forgotten.
Robbye Kinkade, MPH, CHES, DrPh(c), Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Health, Director of Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion for the School of Health Technology and Management. Robbye is
the creator and served as Director of the R.E.D.I. Program from 2016 - 2018. R.E.D.I. was a full day workshop which served as a means to encourage important dialogue about
differences for faculty and staff.
Dr. Brian Colle, Professor, Division Head, Atmospheric Sciences Division at SoMAS, Faculty Director
for the University Scholars Honors Program, and leader of the Coastal Meteorology
and Atmospheric Prediction Group (COMAP) in SoMAS in front of a satellite image of Hurricane Sandy.
Judith B. GreimanisChief Deputy to the President of Stony Brook University and Senior Vice President
for Government and Community Relations. In these dual roles, among other things, she provides strategic guidance to the leadership
team, acts on behalf of President McInnis managing high level relationships with internal and external constituenciesand oversees the government and community relations efforts of the institution. For more
on this role, visit Judy's bio. For a full appreciation of just how far-reachingher positive influence has been here at SBU, read how in March of 2020, at the height
of the COVID-19 pandemic when it was becoming clear that there was a shortage of PPE, Dr. Greiman asked a question and ingenuity took over...read more!