Conferences & Events
12/21/2017 Stony Brook Launches 1,650 New Graduates in December Commencement CeremonyLaunching 1,650 talented graduates into a promising future, Stony Brook University held its 20th annual winter commencement ceremony today in the Island Federal Credit Union Arena. During his commencement address, President Samuel L. Stanley Jrâ€‹. highlighted key elements of the Stony Brook experience, congratulated the accomplished graduating class, and celebrated the University's forward trajectory and diverse landscape. "Today we mark a bright new future for our graduates," President Stanley said. "I know behind each and every one of your degrees that there is a story; a story of hard work, a passion for knowledge, but ultimately perseverance, and today its success". The commencement ceremony honored recipients of 915 Bachelor degrees, 590 Masters degrees, 110 Doctoral and Professional degrees and 55 certificates.â€‹
7/28/2017 Stony Brook University Hospital Recognizes Volunteers at Annual LuncheonOn Wednesday, July 12, Stony Brook University Hospital held its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn. All hospital volunteers were invited to attend and received acknowledgement for the countless hours they donate to the hospital. Many volunteers received awards for reaching service milestones ranging from 100 to 16,500 hours of service.
5/19/2017 Stony Brook University Celebrates 57th Commencement CeremonyWords of encouragement, wisdom and sage advice prevailed from all who addressed the class of 2017 during the 57th Commencement Ceremony at Stony Brook University today, including honorary degree recipients Michael J. Fox and Jonathan Oringer, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and student speaker, Danielle Jean.
12/29/2016 Stony Brook University's Top Stories in 2016Reflecting on all that 2016 brought our way, Stony Brook University is taking a look back at the top stories that are shaping our future. Along the way, Stony Brook experts played a role in impacting the news of the day as we followed the road to the White House, the medical miracle that gave a young Congolese boy his smile back, global health advances in Madagascar, men's NCAA basketball and more. Join us on this look back at the top stories of 2016.
9/21/2016 Stony Brook University President and Students Front and Center at UN Women's HeForShe 2nd Anniversary Celebration at the MOMAStony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. and 21 Stony Brook students, along with world leaders, activists, change-makers and celebrities recommitted to fast-tracking gender equality at UN Women's HeForShe second anniversary events on Sept. 20.
3/14/2016 SUNY-wide HeForShe Conference Creates a Roadmap for America's Largest State University System to Address Engaging Men in Gender Equality Stony Brook University, a HeForShe University IMPACT Champion, hosted the first ever SUNY-wide HeForShe Conference, welcoming representatives from 26 campuses across the state, UN Women's HeForShe leadership and gender equality advocates. The conference elevated the conversation surrounding gender equality and inclusion at SUNY and inspired a commitment to further engage the SUNY campuses throughout New York State, including:
10/21/2015 17 Siemens Competition Regional Finalists Mentored at Stony Brook Seventeen high school students mentored by faculty at Stony Brook University have been selected as regional finalists in the 2015 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology - one of the top nationwide research competitions for high school researchers. Stony Brook University mentored a total of 51 semifinalists in the competition, marking a University record.
9/28/2015 "Forget the Stereotypes: It's a New World of Aging"On Wednesday, September 30 at 4:00pm, a conversation with Jeannine English, President of AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) entitled, "Forget the Stereotypes: It's a New World for Aging" will take place at Charles B. Wang Center Theatre, Stony Brook University (101 Nichols Road, Stony Brook, New York 11794). Ms. English, President of AARP, will speak to the Stony University community about the new face of aging. A reception will follow.
3/31/2015 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month -- Stony Brook "Stands Up"In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a national campaign facilitated annually by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO), student groups and administration at Stony Brook University are launching a month-long calendar of events that will address issues ranging from healthy sexuality to empowering survivors to bystander intervention. A VIP Workshop titled Bystander Basics workshop, held during campus lifetime, will kick off the awareness and prevention campaign on April 1. Other events, held through April 30, will include the Monument Quilt Event on April 3, Green Dot on April 25 training, Take Back the Night on April 29, and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Resources workshops and more.
3/4/2015 The International Conference on Masculinities Explores Gender Activism and Gender Justice: Jane Fonda, Sheryl Sandberg, Gloria Steinem to Headline The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities (CSMM) at Stony Brook University will host the International Conference on Masculinities: Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality, a four-day symposium to encourage men's activism in support of gender justice and increase cooperation between feminist activists and academic researchers who address these issues. The event will be held from March 5-8 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.
3/3/2015 Fresh from Covering the Nuclear Arms Talks in Geneva, Ann Curry to Deliver Colvin Lecture at Stony Brook University, March 10 at 8 p.m. On Tuesday, March 10 at 8 p.m., Stony Brook University welcomes five-time Emmy Award-winning NBC News anchor and correspondent, Ann Curry, who will deliver the Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture at Staller Center for the Arts. The talk is free and open to the public.
2/25/2015 Stony Brook Holds "Girl Power in STEM: Make it Happen!"On March 7, the Stony Brook University Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program in conjunction with Brookhaven National Laboratory's Brookhaven Women in Science will hold "Girl Power in STEM: Make it Happen!" a symposium to celebrate the accomplishment of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. The event brings together women who are Stony Brook faculty in the Sciences, Brookhaven Laboratory scientists, and other science professionals to educate students, aspiring scientists and engineers, and the community about women's careers in STEM.
2/20/2015 Stony Brook University Science on Tap Presents Shark Night, Feb. 24Science on Tap, a live event and web show created by the Stony Brook University School of Journalism's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, presents Shark Night on Tuesday, February 24 at 7 p.m. at the Stony Brook Yacht Club.
2/6/2015 Actor and Visiting Professor Alan Alda Hosts a "Getting Beyond a Blind Date With Science" Discussion at Stony Brook UniversityAlan Alda - actor, writer, science advocate and visiting professor at Stony Brook University - will share his passion for science communication in a public talk entitled, "Getting Beyond a Blind Date With Science." Held on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at Stony Brook University, Alda will explore the following questions: Why is it so important for scientists, engineers and health professionals to communicate effectively with the public? And how can they learn to do it better?
11/4/2014 SBU Launches Entrepreneur Interview Series - IMAX CEO Booked As First GuestStony Brook University (SBU) College of Business today announced the launch of a new series of interviews with highly successful entrepreneurs who hail from Long Island. Richard Gelfond, CEO of IMAX Corporation - the billion-dollar movie technology company - will be the series first guest interview on November 11, 2014 at 6 p.m. in SBU's Wang Center.
10/10/2014 Stony Brook University Hosts Second Annual TEDxSBU EventStony Brook University will host its second TEDxSBU event on Nov. 14, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. The theme of this year's event is "Connect the Dots," and will feature 16 speakers and performers from Stony Brook's student, faculty, staff, and alumni populations.
10/10/2014 Stony Brook University Hosts Second Annual TEDxSBU EventSTONY BROOK, N.Y., October 10, 2014 - Stony Brook University will host its second TEDxSBU event on Nov. 14, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. The theme of this year's event is "Connect the Dots," and will feature 16 speakers and performers from Stony Brook's student, faculty, staff, and alumni populations.
10/7/2014 Science on Tap Returns with Dr. Matthew Lerner on Autism: What Works and WhySTONY BROOK, NY, October 7, 2014 - Science on Tap, a live event and web show created by the Stony Brook University School of Journalism's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, makes its debut at the Hilton Garden Inn on the Stony Brook Campus on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:00pm with featured topic, "Autism: What Works and Why?
10/3/2014 Iconic Journalists Woodward and Bernstein at Stony Brook October 16Few journalists in American history have had the impact on their era and craft that Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have. Pulitzer-winning journalists, Woodward and Bernstein will speak at Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD's Presidential Lecture entitled "Looking at the Presidency: from Nixon to Obama" at Stony Brook University's Staller Center for the Arts Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:00pm. The lecture is free and open to the public
9/29/2014 TIP SHEET: Breast Cancer Awareness Events with Stony Brook Cancer CenterOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Learn more about breast health, breast cancer treatment options, the latest research and more at Stony Brook University Cancer Center's free breast health educational seminars taking place throughout the month. Stony Brook Medicine experts are also available for additional interviews and insight on breast cancer related topics.