Category Archives: Community

Presidential Lecture Series: Marian Wright Edelman 5/7/13

Presidential Lecture Series: Marian Wright EdelmanCan’t view the image above? Click here to view in the invitation


5/3/13 Reception & Film Screening – David France’s “How to Survive A Plague”

In observance of the 20th anniversary of the 1993 March on Washington and to kick off the 40th anniversary celebration of the LGBTA, we will be hosting a screening of David France’s critically acclaimed documentary film, “How to Survive a Plague,” preface by a reception, with refreshments provided by the Alumni Association and followed by a panel discussion to help localized and share the history of the crisis here at Stony Brook. 

We hope the event will create space for a rich and powerful conversation about the history of the beginning of the AIDS epidemic here at Stony Brook, and/or in the greater Long Island/New York community. 

5pm – Reception, The Poetry Center (2nd Floor of the Humanities Building) refreshments provided by Stony Brook University Alumni Association

7pm – Screening of David France’s “How to Survive…,” Lecture Hall HUM 1006
“HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and ’90s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.” –

9pm – Post-screening Panel Discussion

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For additional information contact: 

Chris Tanaka ’07, ’10 Center for Prevention and Outreach Coordinator of LGBTQ Services Student Union, Rm. 214

Telephone: (631) 632-9666


Stony Brook University: This is Our Moment

4/14/13 Stony Brook University 21st Annual Latin Block Party

“Latin Block Party” is an annual community service event held during Stony Brook University’s spring semester that offers education, fun and entertainment through the hosting of cultural performances, games, and food.

This event also serves as a means of breaking down the ethnic barriers within our community, both on and off campus, through the unification and understanding of the Latino Culture. This year’s “Latin Block Party” marks the twenty first installment, since its creation.

This event is open for the enjoyment of the entire Stony Brook community catering to over 20,000 people and the communities that reside in the surrounding areas.

Since 1993 to present day, the Latin Block Party has been a free event for the Stony Brook Campus and community.

For additional information or to sponor contact 

Stony Brook Basketball is on the Rise by Tom Cassidy ’71

The loss to Iowa in the second round of the NIT was a heartbreaking end to the best season in the history of Stony Brook University’s basketball program.  As a longtime season ticket holder, I have been amazed to watch the basketball team climb from being the perennial underdog to three time league champion. Keep in mind that when Stony Brook moved to Division I, they were ranked last among more than 300 colleges which prompted some creative students to make posters that said ”nowhere to go but up!”


Sure, I was disappointed that the Seawolves lost a close game to Iowa, but not demoralized in any way, shape or form. The Iowa team played an incredible game on their home court in front of fifteen thousand supportive fans, but Stony Brook stayed strong and consistently came back from adversity until time ran out.


However, even more important to me as an alumnus of Stony Brook University and a Long Islander, is that the coaches, staff and especially the student athletes on the basketball team are outstanding ambassadors for the University. Win or lose they keep their composure, shake hands with their opponents and prepare for their next academic and athletic challenge.  


Intercollegiate sports are an important part of the complete college experience. According to Arne Duncan, the United States Secretary of Education, “Student athletes learn lessons on courts and playing fields that are difficult to pick up in a chemistry lab. Resilience in the face of adversity, selflessness, teamwork, self-discipline, and finding your passion are values that sports can uniquely transmit. Many of those character-building traits are every bit as critical to succeeding in life as book smarts.”


Last year the Stony Brook baseball team “shocked the world” at the College World Series. However, if the Stony Brook basketball team plays in the NCAA Tournament next year, it won’t be a shock, but rather it will be expected. After all, as Coach Steve Pikiell said about his basketball team “You can see we’re going to be good in the future.”  I can’t wait to renew my season tickets.


Tom Cassidy (1971) is a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University.

LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project Grant Voting

Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine are 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) The Creative Arts program will offer an arts program for
       our cancer patients in an outpatient setting

   (2) Camp Kesem will offer one week of sleep-away camp for
       children of cancer patients

Visit these two sites — voting is permitted only once per day per email address — to help bring these programs to our community:

Vote to provide a creative outlet for our cancer patients through
LIVESTRONG’s Creative Arts:

Vote children of cancer patients experience camp in a supportive and fun setting through LIVESTRONG’s Camp Kesem:

Your vote matters!

Clinton Weaver, Senior Director, Public Affairs and Marketing, Stony Brook Medicine 

Game Watches: Stony Brook vs. Binghamton (Quarterfinals) 3/9/13

Watch the Stony Brook Seawolves take on Binghamton this Saturday, March 9 for during the America East Tournament! 

Game watch starts 6:00 p.m.



Stony Brook –

The Bench Bar and Grill

1095 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790,

Reservations (631) 675-1474

$3.50 beer specials 

$4.00 drink specials

Stony Brook Alumni Association Visa Rewards Discount

Connect with Stony Brook Alumni Association Board of Directors


New York City–

To Be Announced

Please wear RED and Go Seawolves!

Radio: WUSB 90.1 FM
Online at

Can’t join the fun at The Bench, check-in from your game watch #BeatBinghamton 

Hosted by the Stony Brook Alumni Association

Fees: Free to attend. Cash Food and Bar

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.

Stony Brook University

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 President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD Gets Flu Shot

With the CDC announcement on Monday, Dec. 3, indicating an early start to the flu season with a particularly severe primary strain; “It is now more important than ever for people to protect themselves and others by getting the flu vaccination,” said Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University and an infectious disease specialist by training.

Source: Stony Brook University Press Release

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