Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ikal Angelei ’10 Wins Goldman Environmental Prize for Work in Africa

Alum Wins Goldman Environmental Prize for Work in Africa

Ikal Angelei

Ikal Angelei

Ikal Angelei, who earned her master’s in public policy and political science at Stony Brook, is one of six winners of theGoldman Environmental Prize for her campaign to block construction of the Gibe 3 Dam on the Omo River in Ethiopia. If completed, the dam would be the largest hydroelectric plant in Africa and provide increased electrical power to Kenya and Ethiopia. But it would also greatly reduce water levels in Lake Turkana, making survival even more difficult for struggling local communities that depend on the lake for fishing and other resources.

Angelei grew up in Kenya on the shores of Lake Turkana, the largest desert lake and a World Heritage Site where some of the oldest human fossils have been found. After attending the University of Nairobi and then Stony Brook, she returned home and began working for the Turkana Basin Institute. That is when she learned about the proposed dam from Institute Chair
 Richard Leakey, who convinced her to take on this mission.

Slowly her campaign gained momentum, and in 2009 she founded Friends of Lake Turkana. The group was able to halt construction of the dam after it demanded that financers withdraw their funding from the project.

As a result of her efforts, Angelei won the Goldman Prize in the African regional category. The prize is also awarded to a recipient in AsiaEuropean island nationNorth America and South or Central America. Each honoree receives an award of $150,000. The program was initiated in 1990 by Richard and Rhoda Goldman, civic leaders and philanthropists in San Francisco.

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Sustainability Studies, Panel & Networking Mixer

Student – Alumni Connection Event
Sustainability Studies, Panel & Networking Mixer 
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Charles B. Wang Center, 401 
Brook Alumni Room

Stony Brook University Alumni and field professionals in the area of sustainability and green industries lead a moderated discussion on careers in a dynamic and quickly growing field.

Caroline Dwyer ’11
Richard Greening ’11 
Adam Meier ’11 
Martha Weller ’11 
Reception to follow.

Hosted by the Sustainability Studies Department at Stony Brook University in collaboration with the Alumni Association and the Career Center.

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Stony Brook University Marching Band Alumni Award 2012

Stony Brook University Marching Band Alumni Award 2012.

Posted by Stony Brook University Athletic Bands Alumni Group on April 13, 2012

Once a year, we the alumni group, offer up the opportunity for current band members to win a scholarship.

You can find further information below:

Alumni Award Application

The alumni of the Stony Brook University Athletic Bands have created this award as a way of supporting and encouraging current members.  The camaraderie, musicianship, leadership, and the spirit of the band that you all experience now, has touched and changed each of our lives as well.  For this reason we would like to recognize those members of the band who exemplify these qualities and are committed to helping keep these values strong by teaching those around them . 

Student and Alumni Panel – Law Forum 2012

Friday April 13, 2012 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Peter Baik, Esq. ’95

David Cassidy, Esq. ’81 

James Keneally, Esq. ’79

Laura Shockley, Esq. ’97 

Erica Smith, Esq. ’07

Topics of Discussion:

Preparation for the LSATS

How to get into and succeed in LAW SCHOOL

The ins and outs of the LAW FIELD

Catering provided by O SOLE MIO

Hosted by Pre-Law Society, Phi Alpha Delta, Mock Trial and Stony Brook Alumni Association

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Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1 & Chapel 

100 Nichols Road 

Stony Brook, NY 11794 (Map)

Fees: Free

Contact: Sidra Mahfooz, ’13 

Future Stony Brook Alumni 

President, Pre-Law Society

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“Ennui” Book Reading Event by Deborah Hauser ’99

Catherine Marrone, PhD ’83, ’95 SBU Sociology Professor Named Top 300 Professor by Princeton Review

SBU Sociology Professor Named Top 300 Professor by Princeton Review
Professor Catherine Marrone’s success highlighted in the new book ‘The Best 300 Professors’
Apr 3, 2012 – 5:45:00 PM
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Professor Catherine Marrone

STONY BROOK, NY, April 3, 2012 – Catherine Marrone, Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, has been named among the top 300 college and university professors in the nation by The Princeton Review in the newly released book, The Best 300 ProfessorsThe Best 300 Professors was developed in collaboration with, the highest-trafficked college professor ratings site in the United States, by using qualitative and quantitative data collected from students at thousands of colleges and universities across the nation.

“Professor Marrone is well-deserved of this recognition as one of the best 300 professors in the nation,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD.  “Her dedication to our students and her drive to connect with them are just two of the many qualities that make her an outstanding educator and a true asset to this institution.”….

Professor Marrone received both her BA and PhD in Sociology from Stony Brook University and completed a two-year post-doc at the Yale School of Medicine in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health before joining the Stony Brook faculty in 1998….

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