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A headshot of Stony Brook alum Leonard Steinbach along with The Statesman group photo in 1974. Steinbach passed away at 71 on Jan. 19. Courtesy of Ruth Bonapace.

Leonard Steinbach, a man of purpose and many passions, dead at 71

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2024

Shortly after graduating from Stony Brook University in 1974, Leonard Steinbach, who also went by “Lenny” and “Len,” threw a party on the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway with his friends....

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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU planning in-person graduation in September for 2020 graduates

Brianne Ledda May 10, 2021
Stony Brook University plans to hold an in-person September commencement for its 2020 graduates. According to a new page on the university’s commencement website, the ceremony will be held on Friday, Sept. 10 in Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
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Official cover of Surviving My First Decade in Corporate America. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Stony Brook alumni Stephanie Hayman discusses career path and book “Surviving My First Decade in Corporate America”

Julia Heming October 6, 2020
Stephanie Hayman, Hauppauge native and Stony Brook graduate, returned to campus virtually on Sept. 22 to talk about her book, “Surviving My First Decade in Corporate America."
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Nick Tropeano pitching for the Seawolves.PHOTO COURTESY OF AMERICA EAST 2014

Former Stony Brook star Nick Tropeano shines in Pittsburgh Pirates debut

Ethan Tam August 27, 2020
Two days shy of his 30th birthday, the 2010 and 2011 America East Pitcher of the Year winner appeared in an MLB game for the first time in 13 months. Tropeano pitched four scoreless innings against the Chicago White Sox in his season debut.
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Footballs with the Stony Brook Seawolves logo.BRIDGET DOWNES/ STATESMAN FILE

Former Stony Brook tight end Connor Davis signs with the New York Jets

Ethan Tam August 17, 2020
On Saturday, Aug. 15, the New York Jets announced the signing of former Stony Brook Football tight end Connor Davis. Davis played a total of 41 games at Stony Brook over five seasons.
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Dr. Klaus Mueller, a Stony Brook University professor of computer science. PHOTO COURTESY OF KLAUS MUELLER

SBU professor develops algorithm predicting counties with above-average COVID-19 deaths

Meenu Johnkutty August 15, 2020
Stony Brook University alumnus and professor, cofounders of their technology startup Akai Kaeru, create an algorithm that can predict which counties will have a higher-than-average rate of deaths caused by COVID-19.
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Executive director of alumni relations leaves Stony Brook University

Alek Lewis June 12, 2020
Interim Vice President of Advancement, Deborah Lowen-Klein, wrote that “we are grateful to him for his service for our University and wish him luck in his new position at Farmingdale State, another SUNY institution.”
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Stony Brook Baseball alum Tom Koehler announces retirement

Ethan Tam March 3, 2020
On Monday, March 2, Koehler abruptly announced his retirement on social media at the age of 33, posting a picture of him hanging up his cleats on Instagram.
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Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, home to Stony Brook athletics, including football. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook Football alum Dominick Reyes takes controversial loss to Jon Jones in UFC 247

Ethan Tam February 13, 2020
More than seven years since he played his last game as the starting safety of the Stony Brook football team, Dominick Reyes stepped into the octagon to take on Jon Jones in UFC 247 for the Light Heavyweight Championship.
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Stony Brook alum Travis Jankowski traded to Reds

Stony Brook alum Travis Jankowski traded to Reds

Ethan Tam November 2, 2019
The speedy outfielder was dealt to the Cincinnati Reds from the San Diego Padres on Thursday, Oct. 31 — less than a day after the end of the 2019 World Series — in exchange for international slot money.
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