Save the Date April 22, 2015 — Stars of Stony Brook Gala Honoring Jane Fonda
Stony Brook Ranks Among the Top
Stony Brook has been named one of the top public universities by The Business Journals (TBJ), the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States. Stony Brook ranked #32 out of 484 four-year public institutions. Read More.
Alumnus Carl E. Heastie '90 Elected Speaker of the New York
A graduate of Stony Brook with a BS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Heastie is an active alum who participates in University events to support the Alumni Association and current students. As speaker, Heastie is among the three top leaders of the state and will work with Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) to negotiate the state’s $142 billion budget. He is the first African-American to hold the position. Read more.
Administrators Establish Scholarship for Student-Athletes
Carol Gomes '90, '97, COO at Stony Brook University Hospital and president of the Alumni Association, and her husband Lyle Gomes, VP for finance and chief budget officer, recently donated $30,000 to establish the Carol and Lyle Gomes Endowed Scholarship. The award is open to student-athletes who are enrolled in an undergraduate program at the School of Nursing, School of Social Welfare, or School of Health Technology and Management. Read more.
Morgan DiCarlo Named New Face of Engineering by ASCE
Morgan DiCarlo '16, civil engineering student and founder of Stony Brook’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), has been named one of 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering – College Edition by the ASCE. Read more.
Online Graduate Programs Take a Leap in U.S. News & World Report
Stony Brook’s Online Graduate Nursing and Business (Human Resources) Programs were recognized in the 2015 Best Online Programs ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The Online Graduate Nursing Program was recognized as the 13th overall best program for 2015. The Business (Human Resources) program is in spot 45, representing a jump of 54 places from its ranking in 2014. Read more.
Register Now for the 5th Annual Students and Alumni Networking Mixer Thursday, March 26.
Stony Brook Salutes:
• Benjamin Hsiao, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and Co-Founding Director of the Innovative Global Energy Solutions Center, has been selected as a Fellow of the Materials Research Society for "world-renowned accomplishments in materials research...as well as contributions to community services and university administration.” Read more.
• Alan Alda, renowned actor, director, writer and a founding board member of Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his contributions to the effective communication of science in the media. Read more.
• Javed Butler, MD, MPH, Chief of Cardiology and Co-Director of the Stony Brook University Heart Institute, has been named to the newly established Cardiology Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), where he will help to define and assess the full scope of practice certification guidelines for the ABIM specialty. Read more.
• The Suffolk County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission honored Nina Maung-Gaona, Assistant Dean in the Stony Brook University Graduate School and Director of the Center for Inclusive Education, with the 2015 Public Service Award. Maung-Gaona’s work at Stony Brook over the last 15 years has focused on enhancing the academic performance, mentoring experiences and career competitiveness of underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. Read more.
Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital Moving Forward with Affiliation Agreement
Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital can now move forward with a proposed affiliation agreement after the SUNY Board of Trustees approved the deal last month in Albany. The planned collaboration will allow the two hospitals to improve healthcare quality and access, coordinate care and improve efficiency for their patients through shared resources and managing the flow of patients between the two facilities. Read more.
Building Interviewing Skills: Separate yourself from the Masses
Planning for a job interview can be an overwhelming process. What are they going to ask me? What do I say? What do I not say? How much information should I give them?
Knowing how to interview properly doesn't have to be a guessing game. Break down interviewing preparation into three easy stages: before, during and after. This will ensure order while you are collecting relevant information and practicing for your interview.
Here are a few solid techniques and tips to help you better prepare for and manage your job interview:
- Prior to the interview, reflect on your career accomplishments. Create positive "career stories" to highlight your relevant strengths.
- During the interview, manage the impressions you make — non-verbally and verbally. Make the interview feel like a conversation and end with prepared meaningful questions.
- After the interview, send a thank you note indicating anything unique that will remind the interviewer of you.
View our latest Alumni Career Services webinar titled "Interviewing Part I: Learn How to Prepare" within our Archived Webinars or visit
Stony Brook Research:
• New Design for Solar Panels Inspired by Moth Eyes: A team of SBU and Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) scientists have developed a new anti-reflective design for solar panels based on nanostructured surface textures and inspired by the structures of the eyes of moths. Their method, submitted for patent protection, can potentially streamline silicon solar cell production and reduce manufacturing costs. Read more.
• Mapping of Silver Matrix Formation in Batteries Will Enhance Efficiency: SBU and BNL scientists are using pioneering X-ray techniques to map internal atomic transformations within lithium-based batteries that may lead to the design of more efficient batteries. Read more.
Scholarship Golf Classic
June 22, 2015
Register here for a great day of golf at Indian Hills Country Club in Northport, one of Long Island's finest private courses. Proceeds go to scholarships for deserving Stony Brook University students who need your continued support now more than ever.
Dance Team places in top five at the 2015 National Championships.
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