Stony Brook Matters

October 17, 2014    Vol. 08, Issue 10



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Alex Bard ’96 has joined Campaign Monitor as CEO.

Dr. Erika Balfour ’98 published a new book “Being An Empowered Patient: An Advocacy Guide.”

Vincent Costa ’09 has joined the law firm of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick as an associate in the firm’s Corporate and Private Equity departments.

Matt Larsen ’96 has been named the new Director of Athletics for North Dakota State University. 

Melanie Rosenblatt, MD ’91 discussed pain management and addiction on the Aug. 20 broadcast of Sirius XM Doctor Radio.

Lawrence Sherlock, Esq. ’72, shareholder with the firm of Chamberlain Hardlicka, has been selected for inclusion among the  ‘Best Lawyers in America’ in the "2015" Edition.

Patricia Marcin, Esq. ’81Domenique Camacho Moran, Esq. ’90 and Eric W. Penzer, Esq. ’93, all of Farrell Fritz, P.C., have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 New York Super Lawyers list.

Reeta Wolfsohn '92 created Financial Social Work, which is now in the New Oxford Online Encyclopedia of Social Work.  

Farooq Zafar ’11 presented a TEDx talk on the theme “What Makes You, You?” at his alma mater, Stuyvesant High School in New York City.  

Alumni & Friends Events

October 18, 2014
Liberty Mutual Defensive Driver Training Class

October 25, 2014
EOP/AIM Alumni Student Networking Mixer

October 25-26, 2014
School of Medicine Class of 1999 Reunion

October 29, 2014
Careers in Medicine

October 29, 2014
Why Should YOU Make the Switch to Solar Energy?  A Seminar for Alumni & Friends

October 29, 2014
New York City Alumni Chapter Fall Social

November 1, 2014
Liberty Mutual Defensive Driver Training Class

November 8, 2014
School of Dental Medicine Class of 1984 30th Reunion

November 13, 2014
'Resume Reconsidered: A New 'Way of Thinking' - Webinar

November 14, 2014
TEDxSBU: Connect the Dots

December 2, 2014
Greater New York Dental Meeting Alumni Reception


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University Events

October 24, 2014
Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Ceremony

October 25, 2014
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra

October 25, 2014
9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

October 27, 2014
New York State 1st Congressional District Debate

October 29, 2014
CEWIT 2014 11th International Conference

November 3 - 5, 2014
Implant Dentistry: Diagnostic, Surgical and Prosthetic Keys to Success

November 6, 2014
Marcum Technology Career Day

November 11, 2014
The Entrepreneurs' Edge: Richard Gelfond '76, CEO of IMAX Corporation

November 12, 2014
New Horizons in Endodontics



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Professor Wins International Math Prize for Research That Could Predict Hurricanes

Dennis SullivanDennis Parnell Sullivan, PhD, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Balzan Prize for Mathematics, which recognizes new or emerging fields of study or research that may have been overlooked by other international awards. Sullivan hopes to test theoretical algorithms that if applied numerically, "might predict successfully where hurricanes hit our southern coastline or the efficiency of dispersion of pollutants that turbulent winds achieve or the scale of vortex swirls created behind tips of airplane wings." Read more

STEM Scholarships for Riverhead High School Grads

Dexter Bailey

A local philanthropist has stepped in to create a scholarship fund that will benefit students underrepresented in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines. The recipients are selected from a talented pool of Riverhead High School graduates and two classes of scholarship recipients have enrolled at Stony Brook, thus far. Read more

Excitement Builds for New Stony Brook Children's Hospital 

Children's Hospital Groundbreaking

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, was joined by public officials, generous donors, young patients and their families, as well as hundreds of administrators, physicians and staff for a Sept. 24 ceremony showcasing the construction progress of the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital facility. Slated to open in 2016, the facility will have 100 beds and occupy two stories of a 10-story Hospital Pavilion. Read more.

Why a Children's Hospital?
"Kids Are Not Little Adults!" 

Dexter Bailey Appointed Senior Vice President for University Advancement

Dexter Bailey

Dexter A. Bailey Jr. has been appointed Senior Vice President for Advancement as the University prepares to launch the “most comprehensive fundraising campaign in the history of Stony Brook University,” according to University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. During Bailey's three-year tenure as Vice President, the Advancement Department has generated $357 million in philanthropic activity. Read more.

Alumni Spotlight:

Chris Algieri '07 Named Wolfstock Alumni Fan of the Game

Undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri ’07 was recognized by the Alumni Association as Alumnus Fan of the Game at this year's Homecoming. During halftime, Algieri presented a replica of his WBO Jr. Welterweight Championship belt to his alma mater, which President Stanley accepted on behalf of the University. Algieri also announced that he is establishing the "Chris Algieri Championship Lifestyle Scholarship" at Stony Brook.
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New State-Funded Arena Will Be a Long Island Hub for 
Athletics and Entertainment

Arena Ribbon Cutting

The doors opened to the newly renovated 4,000-seat Stony Brook Arena, the new home of the Seawolves men's and women's basketball teams, on Oct. 3. Join your fellow Seawolves for the men's and women's home openers during "Tip-Off Weekend" Nov. 14-15. Get your tickets now for 2014-15 Seawolves Hoops!  

Check out the video below and share with friends
to get pumped up for the new season!


Nikki Barnett

Join Us to Review the Latest in Career Books

We are excited to introduce our new SBU Alumni Career Book Review workshops! Each year, we will select two popular career-related books to provide you with insight into latest techniques and advice to advance your career.

This year, we selected two excellent books: "Before Happiness: The Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change" and "Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities." 

Read along with us and join us on campus to discuss important takeaways. For more information about Alumni Career Services, visit our website.

Six Alums to Give Talks at TEDxSBU Event - Nov. 14


Watch as Stony Brook's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives at TEDxSBU on Nov. 14. The second annual event aims to “Connect the Dots,” with 16 talks by students, faculty, staff and alumni. Buy tickets and join the conversation on Twitter with @TEDxSBU! 

Thank You for Joining Us!

Wolfstock - September 27, 2014

Wolfstock 2014

Thanks to everyone who came out for Wolfstock 2014! It was great to see so many familiar faces when Dean Howard Schneider presented the 2014 Wolfstock Faculty Lecture "Are You Getting The Truth From The News Media?" and during our fun-filled barbecue and Homecoming football game. For additional photos from Wolfstock and from other events,
please click here. 
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