Funnyman Billy Gardell's Gig Benefits Stony Brook
From parenting to marriage to America’s latest diet crazes, it was no holds barred for comedian and television star Billy Gardell during his stand-up routine June 18 at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts. The star of the hit TV series "Mike & Molly" kept a crowd of 300 people in stitches at the Stand-Up for Kids comedy night, helping to raise $200,000 for the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital building fund. Read more.
Economics Grad Creating a Smooth Ride to Success
Having created a pioneering shaving product that caters to the needs of men with coarse, curly facial hair through the launch of Walker & Company, former Stony Brook valedictorian Tristan Walker '05 is well on his way toward establishing himself as one of his generation’s most heralded young entrepreneurs. Read more.
Hamptons Heart Ball Honors Stony Brook President
President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD received the Distinguished Leadership Award June 28 from the American Heart Association during the 18th Annual Hamptons Heart Ball in Bridgehampton. Read more.
Stony Brook Salutes:
- Math Professor Sir Simon K. Donaldson received the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics for his visionary contributions to the field. Read more.
- School of Journalism Dean Howard Schneider and Undergraduate Director Paul Schreiber were among the Press Club of Long Island’s first group of “Hall of Fame” inductees last month, which recognizes 25 trailblazing Long Island journalists and media organization owners, who have produced and promoted the highest level of journalism. Read more.
- Nurse educators Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BC and Corrine Jurgens, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAHA, have been named fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. Read more.
Nominations for TEDxSBU 2014 Due July 27
There are only a few weeks left to send in your great idea for a talk or nominate one of your classmates or colleagues for the TEDx event, TEDxSBU 2014 ”Connecting the Dots,” on November 14. Submit your nomination by July 27. Learn More.
Thank you to the alums who joined us for the "Landing the Job You Want: Employer Panel, Resume Review and Networking" eventin New York City on July 10.
Couldn't attend? Get some inside tips about what employers are looking for in a successful job candidate by viewing a video of the panel discussion here.
Sensitive? Emotional? Empathetic? It Could be in Your Genes
About 20 percent of our population is genetically predisposed to empathy, according to research from Stony Brook University psychologists Arthur and Elaine Aron. Their study, published in "Brain and Behavior," examined the brains of 18 married men and women as they viewed photos of either smiling or sad faces. One set of photos included the faces of strangers, and the other set included photos of their husbands or wives. The researchers found that areas of the brain involved with awareness and emotion showed substantially greater blood flow to relevant brain areas in people classified as highly sensitive. Read more.
The 19th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival will screen 10 of the best new independent films July 17-26 on the Staller Center Main Stage. The popular summer festival will include three world premieres, four U.S. premieres and Q&As with filmmakers. Read more.
Thank You for Supporting Student Scholarships!
2014 Scholarship Golf Classic - June 23
The sold-out event raised over $55,000 for student scholarships
For additional photos from the event above and others, please click here.
- Stony Brook University Athletics will host its fifth annual free Movie Night on Tuesday, July 29 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium at 7 p.m. (rain date is July 30). The gates will open at 6:30 pm. This year’s Movie Night will feature Disney's "Frozen." Read more.
- The Seawolves football team kicks off its season at home on Thursday, August 28 against the Bryant Bull Dogs. The game, which is the start of Stony Brook's first 12-game schedule, begins at 7 p.m. Season tickets are available now and individual game tickets go on sale August 4. To purchase tickets, click here.
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