Join Us! Stars of Stony Brook Gala
Featuring Jane Fonda April 22
Michael Kimmel on the "Guy Code"
The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, which opened in 2013, hosted the International Conference on Masculinities, the first-ever conference of its kind in the United States, March 5-8. The Center will also be the focus of the 2015 Stars of Stony Brook Gala. Michael Kimmel, SUNY distinguished professor of sociology and gender studies and director of the Center, gave a pre-conference interview in which he talked about the Center, how his students view gender equality and the rules governing masculinity known as the ‘Guy Code.’ Read more.
Cheer Your Seawolves on to Victory this Weekend!
If we win, we go to the Big Dance — for the first time in program history. Join us at a Game Watch near you as the Stony Brook Seawolves take on the Albany Great Danes for the America East Conference Championship title Saturday, March 14. Click here to sign up for a Game Watch.
SBU Cited in US News "Best Grad Schools"
Stony Brook is named frequently in a listing of highly ranked programs in graduate education, according to the 2016 US News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools." The rankings reflect data from surveys of more than 1,500 schools and more than 12,000 graduate programs. The publication focuses on programs in Business, Education, Engineering, Law, and Medicine. The School of Nursing had the highest jump in ranking, as it rose 76 spots from being ranked 166th in 2011 to 90th in 2015. Read more.
Carl Safina Installed as Inaugural Safina Endowed Research Professor
Professor Carl Safina, PhD, one of the nation’s most respected environmental writers, was formally installed as the inaugural holder of the Carl Safina Endowed Research Chair for Nature and Humanity at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) during an Investiture Ceremony March 6. Building on the SoMAS faculty’s expertise in atmospheric sciences and oceanography, the Safina Chair will work to show that scientific information is crucial to ethical decision making. Read more.
Alum Donates Kidney to Fellow Alum and Best Friend
HBO executive Robert Roth '77 received a life-saving kidney transplant in December, a donation from his best friend Stuart Zeitlin '77. The friends, along with Kenney Cohen '77 — who was instrumental in paving the way for Stuart to donate his kidney — met during their first week as freshmen in 1973 and are still close over 40 years later. After the successful surgery, the three Stony Brook alums hope their kidney transplant story will inspire others to volunteer to be living organ donors. Read more.
Stony Brook Alum Rocks — as Author and Sports Agent
New York Times best-selling author Burton Rocks ’94 began to cultivate his writing talents as a student in Stony Brook’s Honors College. He has written books with retired Major League Baseball greats, as well as the late actor Jack Klugman of “The Odd Couple” fame. These days, armed with his law degree, he is a sports agent representing professional baseball managers, coaches, players and broadcasters. Reflecting on his experience at Stony Brook, Rocks said, "The Honors College was truly a catalyst for my writing career. Stony Brook was the perfect fit for me.” Read more.
Stony Brook Salutes:
• Lukasz Fidkowski, PhD, Department of Physics and Astronomy, was selected as a 2015 Sloan Research Fellow for his research in theoretical condensed matter physics. Read more.
• Steve Marsh, director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Theatre Arts, has been chosen as one of six members for this year’s nominating committee for the 60th annual Drama Desk Awards in New York City.
Read the Winter 2015 Issue of SBU Magazine here.
The Art of Networking
Since roughly 85% of jobs are obtained through personal contact, it seems your “resume” doesn't deserve as much attention as it often gets. Rather, more time should be spent on crafting the core message you’d like to send to your network, while building and maintaining authentic relationships.
Here are four ways to make networking work for you:
- Know your message: Think of three words that might best describe you. Write them down. Those three words are going to serve as a foundation in everything you do.
- Be real: In sales, there is a saying, "People do business with those they know, like and trust." Be someone who others will seek to know and like. The trust will follow when you are authentic in your relationships.
- Give before you get: Consider ways you can help others in your network before thinking what your network can do for you.
- Participate in alumni and professional association activities: Newsletters, magazines, blogs and more can be a great resource to catch up and see what fellow alumni are doing in the workforce. Getting connected with a regional or national professional association will increase your career knowledge and your chances of impressing your future network.
Take advantage of a great networking opportunity and attend the upcoming 5th Annual Students and Alumni Networking Mixer on Thursday, March 26 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Stony Brook. Feel free to view other Alumni Career Services 'Archived Webinars' or visit our website.
Alumni Author Book Signing
Thank you to Alumni Author S. Jane Gari '96 for returning to campus on February 25 and signing copies of her memoir Losing the Dollhouse in the Stony Brook University Bookstore.
Stony Brook Research:
• New Technology Tracks Cell Lineage To Watch Evolution at Work: Sasha Levy, the Marsha Laufer Endowed Assistant Professor of Physical and Quantitative Biology, and colleagues have developed a new technology, called high-resolution lineage tracking, that lets scientists monitor the evolution of populations of cells with unprecedented granularity and study cell processes more quantitatively. This technology has the potential to help us understand many processes important to infection and disease in order to optimize treatment to slow the rates of progression. Read more.
Join us for Reunion Weekend June 5-7, 2015, celebrating the 50th Anniversary for the Class of 1965 and the 25th Anniversary for the Class of 1990. Register now and nominate a fellow classmate from the Class of 1965 or 1990 for the Distinguished Alumni Award.
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.
SBU Students Worked on Oscar-Winning "Still Alice"
Three Stony Brook film students and MFA in Film Director Christine Vachon were credited participants in the full-length film Still Alice, which was honored with a 2015 Academy Award. Read more.
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Student Ambassador Alumni Get-Together - February 21, 2015
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