Stony Brook Matters

August 14, 2014    Vol. 08, Issue 8



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Olivia Burne '14 of the Stony Brook women's cross country and track and field teams was named the 2013-14 America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Susan Carty, PhD ’70 published a book “Freshwater Dinoflagellates of North America."

Richard Murdocco ’10 wrote an article “Long Island Needs Regionalism” which was published on New Geography, a national urban planning and policy site.

Lynda Nicolino, Esq. ’88 was appointed Corporate General Counsel for Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

Peter D. Pecere ’90 gave the world premiere of Daria Semegen’s work “Bargello” for computer and piano at Stony Brook University in April.

Alumni & Friends Events

August 16, 2014
Transitioning from College to Career Workshop

August 17, 2014
Northern California Alumni Chapter New Student Welcome

August 29, 2014
Come Visit SBU at the New York State Fair in Syracuse

September 6, 2014
Stony Brook Seawolves Football at UCONN

September 6, 2014
NYC and Stony Brook Seawolves Game Watch

September 9, 2014
Great Minds with Professor Frederick Walter in Tucson, Arizona

September 9, 2014
'What is Career Exploration Anyway?' - Webinar

September 13, 2014
College of Business Alumni & Friends Tailgate and Game

September 14, 2014
A Stony Brook Day at the Ballpark - Oriole Park Baltimore/DC Area

September 16, 2014
SUNY Alumni Day at the Ballpark - Citi Field in Queens

September 27, 2014
Wolfstock 2014

October 2, 2014
'Job Search Secrets: Avoiding the Black Hole' - Workshop


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University Events

September 7, 2014
CPR Training Event

September 11, 2014
Commemoration of September 11 - Volunteer Service Day

September 12, 2014
Computer Science and Technology Day

September 19, 2014
Science & Technology Job & Internship Fair

October 10, 2014
Business & Political Affairs Job & Internship Fair

October 17, 2014
Health & Human Services Job & Internship Fair

October 29, 2014
CEWIT 2014 11th International Conference


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Stony Brook Establishes Professorship in Nephrology with $750,000 Gift from Dialysis Clinic, Inc.

Dialysis Clinic, Inc. established a permanent endowed professorship in nephrology research at Stony Brook Medicine with a $750,000 gift. The new professor—expected to be appointed by January 1—will lead research efforts on how to better treat and prevent kidney disease, which kills over 90,000 Americans every year. Read more.

Stony Brook Salutes:

- Israel KleinbergDr. Israel Kleinberg with the School of Dental Medicine received the International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Dental Caries, the association's highest honor. Kleinberg, DDS, PhD, DSc, earned the distinction for his pioneering work on factors in saliva, which has led to novel and effective approaches to prevent the initiation and progression of dental decay. Read more.


- Jared FarmerJared Farmer, PhD, an Associate Professor of History at Stony Brook University, received the 2014 Hiett Prize in the Humanities, a national honor given by The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. The Hiett Prize seeks to encourage future leaders in the humanities by recognizing their early accomplishments and potential and assisting their ongoing work through a cash award of $50,000. Read more.



Stony Brook University Professors Establish Narrative Journalism Scholarship

Aronson and Virag

Aronson and Virag, husband and wife professors of journalism at the University’s School of Journalism, donated $27,000 to start a scholarship for narrative journalism. Read more.

Alumni Spotlight:

A Tale of Two Alumni Writers 
Carrie Miller

Two recent Stony Brook graduates have been putting their writing talents to good use. Carrie Miller ’12, a multi-media reporter with the Riverhead News Review, earned Rookie of the Year honors from the New York Press Association.

Steven Licardi

Steven Licardi ’13 is a versatile published poet who can be seen performing at a slam in Greenwich Village one week and doing a more conventional reading from his first book of verse, “Death By Active Movement, The Certainty of Life Through Poetry” (Local Gems Press), the next. Read more.

Stony Brook Alum Finds Her Voice

Christine GoerkeChristine Goerke '94 began studying for her vocal career at Stony Brook as an undergraduate student after transferring in as a clarinet student. The faculty—including then Performing Artist in Residence Elaine Bonazzi, a renowned mezzo-soprano—were blown away by her raw talent and worked to mentor her and shape her natural ability into skill. Since her days at Stony Brook, Goerke's vocal career has skyrocketed with captivating performances in boroque and classical operas. Read more.

Save the Date!

BNL Scientists Discover New System to Convert
CO2 to Ethanol

BNL TeamScientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a new catalytic system for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) to methanol—a key commodity used to create a wide range of industrial chemicals and fuels. With significantly higher activity than other catalysts now in use, the new system could make it easier to get normally unreactive CO2 to participate in such reactions. These catalysts could even help mitigate the accumulation of this greenhouse gas by capturing CO2 emitted from methanol-powered combustion engines and fuel cells and recycling it to synthesize new fuel. Read more.

Nikki BarnettNavigate Transition Successfully

The transition from student to professional can present unique challenges. College has expectations and norms that are very different from the workplace. The first year in a new job requires adjustment to expectations, attitudes and behaviors.

Click here for three tips to help you jump start your career and to register for a free Transitioning from College to Career workshop.

Thank You for Supporting the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program

Clams for Clams - July 11
The event raised more than $70,000 to create seven additional clam sanctuaries in Shinnecock Bay

Clams for Clams

For additional photos from the event above and from other events,
click here.

Help Set a Record for the
Largest CPR Training Event in the U.S.

CPR Event
Sunday, September 7 at LaValle Stadium. Click here for more information about the event.

Seawolves Athletics

Stony Brook Alum Leads Team Canada to Win World
Lacrosse Championship

Kevin Crowley

Kevin Crowley '11 scored five goals to lead Team Canada to an 8-5 win over the United States in the gold medal game of the FIL World Championships. Read more.

- The Seawolves football team kicks off its season at home on Thursday, August 28 against the Bryant Bull Dogs. Season tickets and individual game tickets are available now and can be purchased here

Harlem Globetrotters open Stony Brook Arena with
Two Shows October 4

Harlem Globe Trotters

The games with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will be the first in the arena since March 2012 when the facility closed to begin the renovation project. To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.

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Stony Brook University
Stony Brook Alumni Association
University Advancement
Staller Center
Seawolves Athletics
Charles B. Wang Center

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