Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Receives $25M
The recent gift by Drs. Jim and Marilyn Simons ’84 brings their total investment in the Simons Center to $105M. The gift will buoy the Center’s investigation of string theory, its quest to quantify gravity and its search for a better understanding of the fundamental nature of the universe. Read more.
Join us for a day of reconnecting with old friends, a delicious barbecue, fun entertainment and a Grucci Fireworks show. Click here to get your tickets to come back to the Brook and cheer on the Seawolves when they take on the William & Mary Tribe.
Click here to participate in our Wolfstock Faculty Lecture "Are You Getting The Truth From The News Media?" by Dean Howard Schneider at 1 pm in the Wang Center.
President Stanley Gives Annual State of the University Address on 9/17
Couldn't make it to campus? Watch here.
Stony Brook Names New Assistant Vice President for Medical Advancement
Ann Boyd-Stewart is the new Assistant Vice President for Medical Advancement, where she leads a Medical Advancement team of seven fundraising professionals. Read more.
Journey into Medicine Launched by 128 New Students
The Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2018 officially began with the School’s annual White Coat Ceremony. Each of the 128 new Stony Brook medical students received a physician-in-training white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time. More than 75 percent of the incoming students are from New York State, a high percentage that will help to address the significant shortage of physicians in the state. Read more.
Click here for photos from the ceremony.
Making it to the Major Leagues
Former Stony Brook baseball All-American Nick Tropeano is headed to the big leagues. His contract has been selected by the Houston Astros, making him the third Seawolves player all-time to be on an active Major League roster. Read more.
Stony Brook Recreation Center Named for Campus Builder and Avid Race Walker, Walter J. Hawrys
Marilyn Hawrys Simons, Linda Hawrys Berenberg and Walter Hawrys, Jr. joined Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and campus community members to honor their father’s memory and celebrate the dedication of the newly named Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center. Read more.
Stony Brook Salutes:
- Scott Laughlin, PhD, Department of Chemistry, was awarded an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research by the National Science Foundation for his proposal on the use of synthetic molecules for mapping the connections between neurons in the brain. This research could accelerate the development of new neurotechnologies that promise to help researchers answer fundamental questions about how the brain works. Read more.
- Gabrielle Carlson, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Stony Brook Medicine, has been elected to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) governing Council. Her three-year term begins in October 2014, during which she is also responsible for the scientific content of the annual AACAP meeting. Read more.
- Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer, a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program at Stony Brook Southampton, received an outstanding review on the front page of Sunday’s New York Times Book Review for his first graphic novel, Kill My Mother. Read more.
Making Sense of Career Exploration
Determining career fit requires a combination of
reflecting on past experiences and learning
accurate career knowledge. Career exploration is a life-long process of learning about yourself and careers; therefore, your experiences enable interests to evolve and grow. Lack of career-related experiences greatly contributes to indecision, partly due to the inability to reflect on concrete experiences in the workplace.
Click here for three tips to help you navigate your career exploration process and to register for a free What is Career Exploration Anyway? workshop.
Donor Wall Unveiled by College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
During a September 2 ceremony in Stony Brook University’s Engineering Building lobby, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences presented its new Donor Wall, dedicated to donors who have given $10,000 or more in lifetime gifts and to those who donate $1,000 or more annually. Read more.
SBU Ranked in Top 100 Universities in Nation
Stony Brook University has been ranked 88th among the nation's colleges and universities in the "2015 Best Colleges Rankings" by U.S. News & World Report. Read more.
Thank You for Volunteering!
Experience Stony Brook, Part 2 - August 22 and 23, 2014
Thank you to our alumni volunteers who helped kick off the new school year with Seawolves Spirit.
Catherine Young '13 and Yanika Reid '13.
For additional photos from the event above and from other events, please click here.
Join us for the Grand Opening of the Newly Renovated Stony Brook Arena on Friday, October 3, 2014
For more information about the event and to RSVP, click here.
- The Seawolves basketball schedules have been announced for the heavily anticipated season.
Click here to see the women's basketball schedule.
Click here to see the men's basketball schedule.
- New 5,000 square foot hitting facility will serve the indoor practice needs of the baseball and softball teams. Read more.
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Charles B. Wang Center
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