Stony Brook announced the winners of its inaugural 40 Under Forty alumni recognition awards. The group of recent alumni will be celebrated during a ceremony and reception on December 2 in New York City. The honorees include groundbreaking researchers, leaders in social media and highly accomplished professional athletes. Among them are Shutterstock founder and CEO Jon Oringer ’96, professional boxing champ Chris Algieri ’07 and National Geographic wildlife correspondent Mireya Mayor ’08. Read more.
SBU and Island Federal Ink 10-Year, $7 Million Partnership Deal
Stony Brook and Hauppauge-based Island Federal Credit Union announced a 10-year, $7 million corporate advertising sponsorship agreement. The long-term arrangement, facilitated by the Faculty Student Association, includes two retail banking branch sites and ATMs across campus; title sponsorship for the renovated 4,000-seat Stony Brook Arena and the Stony Brook Film Festival; and partnership in banking education through Stony Brook’s College of Business. Read more.
Boxing Champ Chris Algieri ’07 to Fight Manny Pacquiao for Welterweight Title Nov. 22
Chris Algieri ’07 quickly climbed the ranks as a professional kick boxer, going undefeated and winning two world titles before graduating from Stony Brook with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare science. Algieri switched to boxing in 2008 – and still hasn’t lost a professional bout. Cheer on Algieri at one of several fight watches as he vies for the WBO welterweight title November 22. Algieri is also featured in the HBO documentary, 24/7 Pacquiao vs. Algieri, which is available via HBO On Demand. The program includes scenes recorded at Stony Brook University during Wolfstock in September. Read more.
Stony Brook Announces Four Finalists for Inaugural Discovery Fund Award
The Discovery Fund, which supports pioneering scientific breakthroughs with philanthropic giving in response to declining federal grants for basic research, is a means to champion Stony Brook faculty who dare to tackle the biggest ideas in science. Four finalists were selected to compete for the inaugural Discovery Fund Award of up to $200,000. The winner will be announced immediately following TEDx style presentations on Thursday, December 11 in New York City. Read more.
President Stanley and Dr. Ellen Li Give $50,000 to Stony Brook Children's Hospital
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and his wife Dr. Ellen Li, a renowned gastroenterologist and research scientist at Stony Brook Medicine, announced a $50,000 donation to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital in honor of Dr. Li’s parents, Mary and Henry Li. An anonymous donor has matched the gift, bringing the total impact to $100,000, which will go toward the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital facility. Read more.
Dr. Iacono Installed as the Tarrson Family Professor of Periodontology
Vincent J. Iacono, DMD, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Chair of the Department of Periodontology, and a nationally recognized leader in periodontology research and education, was formally installed as the School of Dental Medicine’s first Tarrson Family Professor of Periodontology. The professorship will strengthen Stony Brook’s position as a leader in the field of Periodontology. Read more.
Dental School Alum Gives Back to SBU School of Dental Medicine
Jimmy Kilimitzoglou ’02, a Stony Brook professor and dentist who made the decision to pursue dental medicine when he was just 6 years old, has donated $100,000 to establish three student scholarships and awards at the dental school. As a student, Kilimitzoglou worked tirelessly to increase his knowledge and to add to his skillset, said his mentor, former Stony Brook dental professor Dr. Mark Wolff ’81 and ’97. Now, Kilimitzoglou is an inspiration to his patients and to Stony Brook dental students with his approach to work and life, and through his generosity. Read more.
Stony Brook Salutes:
• SUNY Distinguished Professor James Lattimer has been selected to receive the prestigious 2015 Hans A. Bethe prize, sponsored by the American Physical Society. Lattimer was picked “for outstanding theoretical work connecting observations of supernovae and neutron stars with neutrino emission and the equation of state of matter beyond nuclear density." Read more.
• Rouven Essig, PhD, an assistant professor at the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was selected to receive the American Physical Society’s 2015 Henry Primakoff Award for Early-Career Particle Physics. Essig was picked “for seminal contributions to theoretical models of dark matter with new gauge interactions, and for leadership of the APEX experiment at the Jefferson Laboratory." Read more.
Resume Writing Revisited
If you’re applying for jobs that you qualify for and are not getting the interview, your resume could be the problem. Your resume isn’t the only thing that will land you a job; however, there are ways to write your resume that will get you noticed for the right reasons. Resume advice will vary from person to person, which leaves many people confused about what's needed (or not needed). There is no right or wrong way of writing a resume. Writing an effective resume requires a person to showcase skills and accomplishments based on the needs of the employer.
Here are three tips to help your resume go from good to GREAT:
1) There's no need to include all of your past experiences; your resume should only include experiences and/or skills that are relevant to the position you are applying for.
2) Take time to develop bullets that move beyond your job description, show measurable results and speak to the skills the employer is looking for.
3) Use keywords and industry buzz words that will show your depth of knowledge and make your resume easily searchable in a database.
View our latest Alumni Career Services webinar titled "Resume Reconsidered: A New Way of Thinking” within our 'Archived Webinars' or visit our website.
Research at Stony Brook:
• Newly Discovered Fossil is a Clue to Early Mammalian Evolution—Stony Brook paleontologist David Krause, PhD, led a research team that unexpectedly discovered a nearly complete cranium of a fossilized mammal that may be up to 70 million years old. Massive in size compared to other mammals of its era, the discovery in Madagascar provides new and important insights into early mammalian evolution. Read more.
• Scientists Map Key Moment in Assembly of DNA-Splitting Molecular Machine—A team of scientists from Stony Brook University, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Imperial College in London have pinpointed crucial steps in the beginning of the DNA replication process. Seeing this specific moment at the molecular level helps scientists understand the most fundamental process of life, and how the process might go wrong. Read more.
SBU Alumni Caring for Our Heroes
With Veteran's Day being celebrated this month, we would like to say thank you to the eight Stony Brook alumni pictured above who are caring for America's heroes at the Long Island State Veterans Home and all our alumni supporters who play an important role in serving our veterans right here on the Stony Brook campus. For more information,
please visit www.listateveteranshome.org.
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School of Dental Medicine Class of 1984
30th Reunion - November 8, 2014
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Seawolves Men's Basketball at Hofstra: A Rivalry Reignited!
An old rivalry will be reignited when Seawolves Men's Basketball takes on the Hofstra Pride on November 21 at Hofstra's Sports and Exhibition Complex. Join us for pre-game festivities at Champions Sports Bar - and cheer on your Stony Brook Seawolves as they pick up the strong rivalry that left off in 2009.
Alumni Volunteers Needed!
We invite you to share a special day with our graduates as they celebrate December Commencement on December 18 and embark on their post-college careers. Volunteers are needed to help greet students, assist with check-in and act as ushers. Click here to learn more.
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