Inauguration of Samuel Stanley
The Stony Brook University community will come together on October 23, 2009, to celebrate the inauguration of President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., MD, a renowned biomedical scientist and former Vice Chancellor for Research at Washington University in St. Louis. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are invited to attend.
Dr. Stanley becomes only the fifth president in the University’s history, a 50-year span that has seen Stony Brook take its place among America’s most dynamic public universities, becoming an essential part of the region’s economy and a center of cultural excellence. Dr. Stanley promises to build upon this legacy to shape an energetic response to the challenges of the future.

Read text of Dr. Stanley's inaugural address»

Inauguration Week
October 21 to October 28

Inauguration Week is a multifaceted celebration of the University and its contributions to the region and the world. Focusing on the theme "Research, Education, Discovery," Inauguration Week will include academic symposia, musical performances, a football game, and special student activities including the student inaugural ball. View photos »

Inauguration Ceremony
Friday, October 23
Sports Complex Arena
Academic Procession: 1:30 pm
Ceremony: 2:00 pm
Reception: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Communiversity Day:
Seawolves Football vs. Coastal Carolina

Saturday, October 24, 3:30 pm
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium

Samuel Stanley and Student
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