Monthly Archives: March 2012

Generation One Reunion – A Full Day of Events

Dear Alumni:

Alumni from every year between 1961-1981 are registered for the Reunion. Let your college friends know that you are going to the Generation One Reunion and invite them to join you at this historic celebration. Here’s the full schedule of events.

“Generation One Day” Events – April 28

1:00 pm –
4:00 pm
Gen One Acoustic Café
Enjoy bands from fellow Generation One alumni play at the University Café located in the Union
4:00 pm Tours of Stony Brook
See how the campus has changed! General tours are available as well as a special tour of the School of Journalism.
A Conversation with President Stanley

Come and learn about the future of Stony Brook with a special reception and presentation with President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. at the new Simons Center.
7:00 pm Generation One Reunion
Don’t miss the main event in the Pritchard Gym with a delicious dinner reception and open bar, dancing and entertainment, and a trip down memory lane with a special Gen One video. Favorite Professors who taught the first generation will be on hand. Let us know what music you would like to hear.

Planning on staying for the weekend?
Enjoy the legendary Annual Roth Pond Regatta races on Friday 4/27 and a Reunion Brunch on Sunday 4/29. Check the reunion site for more updates in the coming days.

Special Reunion Discounts for local hotels and restaurants are available.

Need help finding classmates to attend or classmates already registered? Please contact Russell Malbrough toll-free at 1-877-SEA-WOLF or email  Russell will be happy to provide available alumni contact information.

Questions about the event? Please call Julia Tripodes at 631-632-4466.

Haven’t registered yet? Want to win the new iPad? Please visit

Vote for Stony Brook LIVESTRONG Cancer Care Grants

We need your help!

Stony Brook University Hospital is competing for two grants through the LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project. Both of these grants will bring needed services to support families fighting cancer in our community:

(1)    Offered through the LIVESTRONG’s Pillars4Life program, this grant will support our Social Work Department, allowing us to offer a “virtual” support and education group, in order to reach as many cancer patients as possible. 

(2)    Offered through the LIVESTRONG’s Certification for Advanced Palliative Care, this grant will support the Stony Brook Survivorship and Supportive Care Program to help patients and their families cope with the difficult symptoms and other problems related to serious life-threatening illness. 

Visit these two sites through March 23 — voting is permitted only once per day — to help bring these programs to our community: 

Vote to help patients and families cope with life-threatening illness through LIVESTRONG’s Certification for Advanced Palliative Care:

Vote to provide “virtual” support and education to patients through

LIVESTRONG’s Pillars4Life program:

Your votes matter!


Alum Writes About Her Life in Alaska

Filed under: Alumni . Posted by editor on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 @ 10:58 am

Midnight Sun Artic MoonStony Brook alumna Mary Albanese (BA, ’77) went to Alaska to become a school teacher after graduation and ended up becoming an arctic geological explorer instead, mapping areas of Alaska that were uncharted at the time. Her new book, Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon:Mapping the Wild Heart of Alaska, tells the story of her adventure. Epicenter Press will release the book on May 15, 2012.

“It was during my Stony Brook undergraduate years (science teaching) that I came up with my plan to go north to Alaska,” said Albanese. She was inexplicably drawn to Alaska. After applying for teaching positions and not receiving any job offers, she bought a one-way ticket to Fairbanks anyway and found herself becoming a geological explorer.

Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon is the story of a life lived in extremes set against the beauty and harshness of Alaska. More than a memoir, it takes place during an important period in Alaska’s history, as the young state was still discovering itself.

A former geologist for the state of Alaska, Albanese is an author, artist and screenwriter. She has won numerous awards for her writing in a wide range of genres and has had one of her short films screened at Cannes Film Festival. A native of New York, Albanese resides in England with her husband Tom Albanese, who she met in Alaska.

For more information about her and to view the Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon book trailer,

Source: Stony Brook University Happenings 

Men’s hoops draws Seton Hall in the NIT 7:15PM Tues 3/13

March 11, 2012 

The Seawolves are making their second NIT appearance in the last three seasons.

The Seawolves are making their second NIT appearance in the last three seasons.

Stony Brook, N.Y. – The Stony Brook men’s basketball team, making its second national postseason tournament appearance in the last three years, has drawn Seton Hall in the first round of the 2012 Postseason NIT. The Seawolves will take on the Pirates Tuesday night at Walsh Gymnasium in South Orange, N.J., at 7:15 p.m., live on ESPN3 and WUSB 90.1 FM.

For more information visit:

JumpStart NYC a FREE educational program to help unemployed

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: JumpStart NYC is a FREE educational program to help unemployed, experienced business professionals find new career paths by re-tooling them to work at smaller firms, as consultants and/or in new industries.  The next JumpStart NYC bootcamp begins on April 16 – 27, 2012, (Monday – Friday) including a “green/sustainability” track providing supplemental information on the “green/sustainable” businesses in New York City for participants who are interested in joining New York City’s exciting “green/sustainable” community.  A key element of the program matches participants for a ten to twelve-week pro-bono consulting project (referred to as a “consulting fellowship”).  The project enables you to develop new skills, while enabling the project companies to leverage talent and gain insights from an extremely experienced pool of talent.  

DATES: The dates for the next JumpStart NYC classroom session are Monday – Friday, April 16-27, 2012, with the projects commencing in the middle of May, and continuing for ten to twelve weeks (half-time).  The bootcamp takes place at the SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th Street (between Park and Lexington), New York, NY.  Please apply on line at: 

We know – based on our experience – that the program has demonstrated benefit to those who have participated; particularly for those who realize that retraining to work in different businesses could be helpful to them.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012: Information Session @ the SUNY Global Center in mid-town from 6-8 p.m.  RSVP to attend

Monday, March 26, 2012: Participant applications are due by 5 p.m. (seats are limited, so please apply early). 

Monday, April 16 -27, 2012: “Boot camp” starts (10 days – Monday through Friday); Projects follow the middle of May.

For more information, visit our website at or email 

The JumpStart NYC Team


Long Island: Seawolves Basketball Game Watches


Watch the Stony Brook Seawolves take on University of Vermont Catamounts this Saturday, March 10 for the America East Championship! NCAA Tournament berth is at stake!

Game watches start at 11:00 a.m.


Stony Brook –

The Bench Bar and Grill

1095 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790,

Reservations (631) 675-1474

Stony Brook Alumni Association Visa Rewards Discount



Miller Place –


355 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764

Reservations (631) 473-0008


Stony Brook Alumni and Friends Specials

  • $13.99 Sangria pitcher special

Hosted by the Stony Brook Alumni Association

RSVP form

Please wear RED and Go Seawolves!

Television:    ESPN2         Radio:   90.1 FM WUSB   Online:

Stony Brook Alumni world-wide, let us know if your local business or home is a game watch location and check-in #BeatUVM

Questions? Contact 1-877-SEA-WOLF or

New York City: Seawolves Basketball Game Watch


Watch the Stony Brook Seawolves take on University of Vermont Catamounts this Saturday, March 10 for the America East Championship! NCAA Tournament berth is at stake!


Location: Public House NYC – 140 East 41st Street, New York, NY 10027 (Map & Directions)

Doors open at 10:00 a.m.              Game watch starts 11:00 a.m.

Stony Brook Alumni and Friends Specials

  • $35 Bud/Budlight & Unlimited wings for the duration of the game
  • $4 Domestic Beer, $5 House Wine, $6 Mixed House Drinks

For restaurant reservations call: (212) 682-3710 and mention Stony Brook Game Watch

Alumni Ambassador Stu Sharoff ’81

RSVP here

Please wear RED and Go Seawolves!

Television:    ESPN2         Radio:   90.1 FM WUSB   Online:

Can’t attend let us know if your local business or home is a game watch location and check-in #BeatUVM

Questions? Contact 1-877-SEA-WOLF or


#151: Buzzer Beater Win & Seawolves on ESPN!

What could be more AWESOME than an epic buzzer beater win for Stony Brook against Albany in the 2012 America East Tournament? Well, a few things:1. The win means that Stony Brook will bring the championship game home to our arena on Saturday when we will play Vermont at 11am (the game will be broadcast on ESPN 2, but there is nothing like being there! ticket info here)2. Dallis Joyner’s amazing game winning shot was the number one play on ESPN’s top ten plays of the week! Watch it – it is truly a sight to behold!Click to watch!3. Apparent in the proud Facebook statuses, tweets, and in conversations with students, staff and faculty alike, this is a huge moment for Stony Brook. Though we may not have been on the court playing, this is a win for our Stony Brook community, and the pride it has inspired in the community is readily apparent.Congratulations to the Men’s Basketball team on the amazing season! That being said, get ready to gear up for Saturday – get your tickets, and GET YOUR RED ON!

via #151: Buzzer Beater Win & Seawolves on ESPN!.

SUNY Korea Invitation – Monday, March 19, 2012


SUNY Korea Invitation March 19, 2012

Dr. Nancy ZIMPHER, Chancellor, The State University of New York

Dr. Dennia ASSANIS, Provost, Stony Brook University,


Dr. Choon Ho KIM, President, SUNY Korea

Invite You to Celebrate the Grand Opening of

SUNY Korea 

The First American University Established in Korea

Monday, March 19, 2012, 17:00 – 20:00

Download PDF

SUNY_Korea_2012_03_19.pdf Download this file

One of Stony Brook’s Great Minds Visiting Ft. Lauderdale

If you’re in the Ft. Lauderdale area on March 8…

Please join us for this special talk by Wall Street Journal
bestselling author Stephen Post, PhD on the
intriguing ideas behind his book
“The Hidden Gifts of Helping”

Stephen G. Post, PhD is a Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director/Founder of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University

Professor Post has been a guest on Oprah, 20/20, and The Daily Show.


Thursday, March 8, 2012
Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Club
1725 Southeast 12th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

5:30 PM cocktail reception
followed by Professor Post’s Talk

Seating is limited!

Please RSVP by March 6 online or by contacting Janet Masini at
631-632-6212 or

Presented by the Stony Brook University Alumni Association



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