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President Maurie Mcinnis speaks at the State of The University Address at Staller Center for The Arts on Oct. 14. STANLEY ZHENG

President Maurie McInnis gives annual State of the University address

Sky Crabtree October 17, 2023
On Wednesday, Oct. 11, Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis gave the annual State of the University address, her second since being appointed president of the University. McInnis opened her speech by praising the progress and achievements made by Stony Brook in the past year.
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Dr. Haresh Gurnani will be serving as the next Dean of the College of Business.IMAGE PROVIDED BY STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Haresh Gurnani selected as new dean of College of Business

Sky Crabtree April 3, 2023
On March 20, Stony Brook University announced the appointment of a new dean, Haresh Gurnani, to the University’s College of Business (CoB), effective this summer. 
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A headshot of Dennis Sullivan. PHOTO PROVIDED BY DENNIS SULLIVAN

Stony Brook professor named Abel laureate

Jeremy Portnoy April 18, 2022
Professor Dennis Sullivan, 71, has been named the Abel Prize's 25th laureate, commonly regarded as the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel Prize. He has worked at ten universities over the course of six decades.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Petition to ban Turning Point USA unsuccessful, chapter is approved

Viola Flowers December 5, 2021
Turning Point USA has been officially recognized as an organization on campus, despite the Stony Brook Progressive Coalition’s online petition to bar the chapter from being recognized by the University.
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Outside the Classroom, Ep. 2

Outside the Classroom, Ep. 2

Tim Giorlando and Justin Kenny November 24, 2021
We're back with another episode of Outside the Classroom. This week, Justin Kenny sits down with Barbra Selvin, an associate professor from the School of Communications and Journalism, who has been with the school since its inception in 2007.
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Outside the Classroom, Ep. 1

Outside the Classroom, Ep. 1

Tim Giorlando and Justin Kenny November 11, 2021
Welcome to the first episode of Outside the Classroom, the Stony Brook University podcast where we sit down with faculty around campus and get to learn a little bit more about them.
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A headshot photo of Professor Peng Zhang.  PHOTO COURTESY OF PROFESSOR PENG ZHANG.

SBU professor leads statewide research “AI-Grid” to improve power infrastructure

Lori Saxena October 27, 2021
A Stony Brook University-led statewide research team received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop the world’s first microgrid, fully operated by artificial intelligence, to improve power infrastructure.
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Diversity has become the topic of conversation on college campuses across the United States in recent years. Stony Brook has a variety of affinity groups, two of which represent European culture.  WONDER WOMAN0731/FLICKR VIA CC-BY-2.0

Stony Brook students of color recognize lack of representation in faculty

Amaya McDonald and Melanie Navarro October 10, 2021
While the majority of the student body is composed of people from various ethnic and racial communities, the staff and faculty do not reflect the diversity the school is so well known for.
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Professor Shoshana Hershkowitz sends a masked-up selfie after her choral practice on Thursday night, September 1, 2021. AMY SHELDON / THE STATESMAN

As in-person teaching resumes, Stony Brook faculty harbor safety concerns

Amy Sheldon October 10, 2021
Stony Brook University’s almost 2,000 faculty members returned to campus this semester with all the back-to-school teaching essentials: lesson plans, books and masks. For those returning, this transition has generated an array of feelings.
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Dean Sampson showcasing the Book Howardena Pindell: What Remains to be Seen, a book about five decades of Pindells art.  JOCELYN CRUZ / THE STATESMAN

College of Arts and Sciences commits to diversifying faculty after internal review

Lori Saxena October 10, 2021
Stony Brook University is known for its success in recruiting and educating underrepresented minority undergraduate students. However, the increasing diversity in the student body is not mirrored by the faculty.
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SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras joined the Stony Brook Union ribbon cutting celebration.Maya Brown/THE STATESMAN

SUNY Chancellor comments on vaccination requirements during Union ceremony

Maya Brown August 27, 2021
On Wednesday, Aug. 25, the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Jim Malatras came to Stony Brook University for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly-rebuilt Student Union.
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A headshot of Justin Fincher. PHOTO COURTESY OF Stony Brook University News

Justin Fincher appointed VP of Advancement and executive director of Stony Brook Foundation

Niki Nassiri June 13, 2021
Stony Brook President Maurie McInnis appointed Justin Fincher as vice president of advancement and executive director of the Stony Brook Foundation after a year-long national search, according to a letter from her office on June 8. 
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