Monthly Archives: January 2013

Call for School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Nominations 3/1/13


Is there a graduate of the Stony Brook School of Medicine whom you greatly admire for his or her professional accomplishments?

Call for Nominations for:
The “Distinguished Alumni Award” and “Outstanding Recent Graduate Award”
To celebrate leadership, service and great achievement

Deadline for Submission: March 1, 2013 


  • The Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) was established to recognize and honor graduates of Stony Brook University School of Medicine for outstanding professional achievement.
  • The recognition of outstanding, highly accomplished alumni will serve to inspire the current students and the other alumni of the school of medicine and help to instill a sense of pride in our institution.
  • Awareness of the great achievements of the recipients of the DAA will improve the public image and heighten the reputation of Stony Brook University School of Medicine. 

Definition/Criteria: The suitable candidate for the DAA:

  • should have demonstrated exceptional and superlative achievement in his or her chosen career
  • resulting in substantial positive impact on medicine and/or society, by advancing the practice of medicine, medical knowledge, access to health care, or generally improving the well-being of individuals or the community
  • with impact at the regional, national or international level.


  • The Distinguished Alumni Award is open to any graduate who has received an MD from Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
  • Any individual who has received an MD from Stony Brook University School of Medicine from 1997 through 2012 is eligible to receive The Outstanding Recent Graduate Award after demonstrating significant accomplishments during a relatively early stage of their careers and the promise of future exceptional achievements.

To Nominate an Individual for Either Award, Provide a Written Statement 
of the Following:

  • The name and graduating class of the nominee.
  • A brief explanation of why you are nominating this person.
  • Details of this individual’s achievements including, where applicable:

o    The impact of this individual’s work

§  Who has benefited and how it has helped others?

§  How it has advanced medical knowledge or improved treatment?  

o    Provision of some of the following to substantiate your assertions

§  Citations of articles or notices in news media, online reports, or community, professional or society publications.

§  Evidence of the effects of the nominee’s work.

§  Brief letters of recommendation or comments from others about the nominee.

§  Highlights of his or her most important books or journal articles.

§  The nominee’s curriculum vitae, if helpful to support the nomination.

        ·      There is no need to specify which award you are nominating an individual for; the award 
           committee will make this determination.

  • Your contact information and that of the candidate you are nominating. 

To Submit Your Nomination Statement: send an email including any other materials as email attachments to Mary Hoffmann and Dr. Tony Girardi.

For more information, please call 631-632-4995

Northern California Alumni Chapter Lunch 2/10/13

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Alumni Lunch

Hosted by 
The Stony Brook University 
Northern California Alumni Chapter 

 When: Sunday, February 10, 2013

12 PM – 2 PM

Where: Han Gen Szechuan Restaurant 
134 Castro Street 
Mountain View, CA 94041 
Phone: (650) 964-8881

Details: 12 PM: Welcome and chapter announcements

12:30 PM – 1 PM:  A Stony Brook story with triple alum, Ike Nassi, PhD, ’70, ’72, and ’74. Nassi, who has held senior technical positions at SAP AG, Cisco Systems Inc., Apple Computer Inc. and Digital Equipment Corp, and who played key roles in the design of the Ada programming language and the Mach operating system, will share his Stony Brook story as well as his career accomplishments in technology, education and research. Click here for his full bio. 

1 PM – 2 PM: Lunch and reminiscence over a montage of Stony Brook photos

Cost: $9 per person (including vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections with tea)  

Kindly RSVP to: Janet Masini at 631-632-6212 or by Febuary 6. 

              Northern California Alumni Chapter Facebook Link                  SBU Alumni Association Logo sbaa-2013-2-10

Give Kids a Smile 2/1/13

Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Dental Care Center offers:

1. FREE fluoride treatment & oral health education
2. FREE dental screening, cleaning & sealants (if provider finds it is needed)


Friday, February 1, 2013 – 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

CALL 631-632-8967 between January 21 – 29, 2013 during the hours of
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A parent/legal guardian must come with the

Walk-ins will be accepted if time permits. This is a one-time event and will not establish any child as a patient of record at the Dental Care Center.

“Give Kids a Smile Day” is part of a national campaign by the American Dental Association to promote good oral health in children who do not have access to dental care.

The American Academy of Pediatrics & American Dental Association recommend “First Tooth, First Birthday, First Dental Visit”

Directions to Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Dental Care Center:

LIE east to Exit 62 North, Nicolls Road, (approx. 8 miles)
Cross over Rte 347, 2nd light is Stony Brook entrance
Make a left at South Entrance (West Campus)
Go around the curve, parking lot is on the right (Dental Care Center)

Enter main doors and follow signs for registration table

Healthier U flyers in PDF format promoting this event are available in Spanish and English. Contact Healthier U for copies.

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2/21/13 You’re Invited to a Students & Alumni Networking Mixer

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Share Your Career Advice
at the 3rd Annual Students & Alumni Networking Mixer 

Thursday, February 21, 2013
5 PM – 7:30 PM
Wang Center (Zodiac Gallery)

Students & Alumni Networking Mixer

Stony Brook students are interested in your career path and experiences, and will ask you questions regarding their own career development.   

Please click here to REGISTER! The deadline to register is Monday, February 4, 2013. 
(Light refreshments will be served.)

Presented by the Stony Brook University 
Career Center & Alumni Association.

Stony Brook Alumni Relations Office:       Stony Brook Career Center:
Stephanie Tarantino Neidhart   Nikki Barnett
Senior Coordinator   Senior Career Counselor
631-707-3079   631-632-9855

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25th Annual Stony Brook English Graduate Conference 2/9/13

Saturday February 9, 2013

25th Annual Stony Brook English Graduate Conference

“Coming Home”

Stony Brook Manhattan
​387 Park Avenue South, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10016​

Michael Naas
Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Chair, Department of Philosophy, DePaul University

will deliver the 2013 Kahana Memorial Lecture:

“Turning Home: Literature, Deconstruction, and the Reinvention of the Wheel”

The Graduate English Society of Stony Brook University is happy to announce the 25th annual English Graduate Conference, the nation’s longest running national graduate conference.

This year’s theme,”Coming Home,” will gather graduate students from around the world to discuss the various issues concerning the concept of home, such as heteronormativity, citizenship, exile, and refuge.

Registration information can be found online at As part of the 25th anniversary celebration, the conference committee is pleased to waive the registration fee for all Stony Brook University Graduate School alumni.

The Anne P. Kahana Memorial Lecture

The annual keynote address at the Stony Brook English Graduate Conference is supported by the Anne P. Kahana Memorial Fund.  Pat Kahana was an outstanding Ph.D. student in the English Department at Stony Brook whose dissertation, Illness, Health, and the Romantic Subject: An Intergeneric Study was published, and her degree awarded, after her untimely death in 1991.

A fund in Pat’s memory was announced after her passing:

“The Kahana Lecture will commemorate Pat’s extraordinary efforts in leading the 1990 Conference as well as the many other ways her energy, dedica­tion, and compassion enhanced the English Department and Stony Brook communities.”

 Online Registeration


Location: Stony Brook Manhattan 
​387 Park Avenue South, 3rd floor 
New York, NY 10016​


Stony Brook University Career Center: STEMM Job & Internship Fair 2/15/13

Fri, 15 Feb, 2013 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

STEMM Job & Internship Fair

If you are seeking a full time job, part-time job, internship or volunteer experience in Engineering, IT, Science, Math & Medical this is the event for you!

For more information contact or 631-632-6810

Alumni Employers
Here is information on how to register your company.

Alumni Job Seekers
What to bring: Many copies of your resume!
Professional attire is REQUIRED.

What to prepare: Check out the event page on ZebraNet for the companies that will be in attendance. Research them and prepare questions for the recruiters at the companies you are interested in. It is also a good idea to become OCR-eligible BEFORE this event! Check out ZebraNet for the date/times of OCR orientations! 

Be sure to log into your ZebraNet account and REGISTER for this event! You can search for it under the ‘Events’ tab!

Alumni Career Mentors
Unable to attend but interested in assisting students in their job search process?
Sign up to be an alumni career mentor, speak on panels or have students visit your place of business
Want to assist over e-mail or telephone?  See the Career Advising Network.

Location: Stony Brook University 
Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballrooms A & B
Contact: 631-632-6810
Calendar: Event Calendar
Category: University Events

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Stony Brook University Alumni Association Scholarship Applications Due 2/15

Stony Brook University Alumni Association Scholarship Applications Due 2/15/13 5PM


The Stony Brook University Alumni Association has awarded Stony Brook University students more than $198,000 in scholarship money. This year, eight deserving students will win scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000.

Alumni and friends, please consider donations to existing scholarships or creating your own scholarship.

Celebrating 50 Years – First Basketball Team at Stony Brook 1962-63 season

First Basketball Team at Stony Brook 1962-63 season


Image courtesy of the The Specula Yearbook

Celebrating 50 Years on January 26, 2013 at Men’s Basketball Alumni Day Pritchard Gymnasium, Stony Brook University. 

Stay Defensive When Driving – Defensive Driving Course 2/25 & 2/27


Lower your auto insurance premium and remove up to 4 points off your driving record. 

Liberty Mutual is hosting four Defensive Driver Training Courses for Stony Brook University Alumni, family & friends, for $22 a person. These 6-hour programs are approved by the NY State Dept. of Motor Vehicles and offer a 10% savings off your Liability and Collision Insurance for 3 years from the day you take the course. In addition, it can remove up to 4 points off your driving record!


Session Time:  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location:  Stony Brook University, Charles B. Wang Center, Brook Alumni Room Cost:  $22.00 per person – Check/Money order made payable to NTSI

Course Dates:

Session III: Monday, February 25th & Wednesday, February 27th (must attend both)

Session IV:  Tuesday, April 23rd & Thursday, April 25th (must attend both)


There will be a maximum of 40 seats per session.  Reserve your seat now! RSVP: Edward Beekman, Executive Sales Representative, via 

Please note that you must hold a valid NY drivers license to participate in this course. You do not need to be a Liberty Mutual policyholder to attend.

Sponsored by:

Liberty Mutual Insurance & Stony Brook University Alumni Association sbaa-2013-02-25

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