Stony Brook Offers Top Value Among Public Universities
Stony Brook has been ranked #5 most valuable public university by Consumers Digest out of 100 colleges and universities, based on attributes that validate or define the institution’s academic prowess factored against annual cost of tuition, fees, and room and board. Read more.
Campus Celebrates Grand Opening of New Computer Science Building
University administrators, elected officials, faculty, staff and students gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, July 1, to celebrate the opening of the state-of-the-art, 70,000-square-foot Computer Science Building. Click here for more information about the building.
Get Your Tickets for the Stony Brook Film Festival
This year's film festival is showing 19 feature-length films and 14 short films, with multiple East Coast and U.S. premieres. Get your tickets today.
Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Hong Zhang ’91 and Liya Liang ’94 Establish Fellowship at College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Hong Zhang ’91 and Liya Liang ’94, in appreciation of Stony Brook’s personal and financial support when they moved from Beijing nearly three decades ago and in thanks to the success of their business, have donated $300,000 to establish the “Liya Liang ’94 and Hong Zhang ’91 Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Materials Science.” Read more.
Eric Engoron ’15 Exemplifies the “Ability” in “Disability”
Eric Engoron ’15, a computer science major who just earned his master’s degree, wants to change people’s perceptions about disabilities and has been using his time at Stony Brook to do so. Read more.
Call for Nominations!
To celebrate our brightest, most innovative and entrepreneurial-spirited young graduates, the University is excited to announce our second annual 40 under Forty alumni recognition program.
Visit our new 40 under Forty website to endorse a Stony Brook graduate who has already been nominated or to nominate your own graduate (who fits the 40 under Forty criteria). Endorsements and nominations will be accepted until August 31, 2015.
Stony Brook Takes Action for Gender Equality, Joins "We Are HeforShe"
President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, announced he has joined the UN Women’s HeForShe solidarity movement, which aims to mobilize one billion men and boys in support of gender equality. Stony Brook is one of 10 universities around the world committed to take bold game-changing action to achieve gender equality within and beyond their institutions. Read more.
PSEG Scholars Begin Summer Research
Thanks to a nearly $300,000 donation from the utility company PSEG, student scholars can take part in The Explorations in STEM Research Summer Program. The 10-week paid summer research opportunity at Stony Brook University matches freshmen and sophomores with STEM research faculty in laboratories across campus. Read more.
URECA Researcher of the Month: Ioana Soaita
Ioana Soaita is the recipient of this year’s Chhabra-URECA Fellowship, an annual award that recognizes an undergraduate researcher with tremendous potential and who has a passion and talent for science. To learn more about Ioana and read an interview about her research experiences, click here.
Thank you to Ashvin B. Chhabra, PhD for supporting students like Ioana.
Stony Brook Parents Fund Innovative Classroom
Over $200,000 in gifts to the Stony Brook University Parent Fund for Excellence generated a new innovative learning lab based on an MIT design. Read more.
Southampton Writers Conference Celebrates 40th Year
The Southampton Writers Conference celebrated its 40th year July 8-19 at Stony Brook’s Southampton campus. The conference is the heart of the Southampton Arts Summer, which also includes a Children’s Literature Conference and the Southampton International Theatre Workshops and Festival. Read more.
Nominations for TEDxSBU are open from April 1 to September 13.
Click here for more information.
NEW Career Speaker Webinar Series
Alumni Career Services is thrilled to announce our partnership with TalentMarks, an online career management system, which will help you manage and enhance your career. This online community offers a lineup of the nation’s top career authors to give you the knowledge needed to transition into any stage of your career.
Participate in any of the five webinar series, live or recorded: CareerDiscussions helps individuals and organizations thrive; CareerSkills helps enhance your soft skills; CareerSearch provides job search advice from the world’s top authors; CareerEncores supports retirement planning, and CareerCamp helps graduates transition to the world of work. Check out the networking, on demand career advice and additional resources available.
Click here to create your career plan and access your alumni career management community.
Discoveries at Stony Brook:
- Astronomers Discover 854 Ultra-Dark Galaxies in the Famous Coma Cluster: A team of SBU researchers and colleagues have discovered 854 “ultra-dark galaxies” in the Coma Cluster, surpassing the 2014 discovery of 47 mysterious dark galaxies and suggesting that galaxy clusters are the key environment for the evolution of these mysterious dark galaxies. Read more.
- Climate and Ecosystem Instability Delayed Dinosaur Success: Climate and plant community instability may have hampered the success of dinosaurs in the tropics during the Late Triassic Period (235-201 million years ago), according to a study co-authored by SBU's Alan H. Turner, PhD. Read more.
Thank you for joining us!
2015 Scholarship Golf Classic - June 22, 2015
With your help, we raised over $60,000 for student financial aid.
To see more photos from this event and others, click here.
Stony Brook Athletics:
- Seawolves United was launched as part of the new Together We Transform 5-year strategic vision for Stony Brook Athletics. Click here to learn more about the campaign.
- Members of the Stony Brook volleyball team represented the United States July 12-16 in Croatia for the 2015 European Global Challenge. Read more.
Save the Date - October 17, 2015
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