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Class of 2013 Athletics Special Offer & Football Game 4/28/13


Congratulations on completing your upcoming degree here at Stony Brook, however your journey is just beginning!  Become a Seawolf for life! Stony Brook Athletics is excited to offer discounted 2013 Stony Brook Football Season Tickets to all graduating seniors.

For just $13 down and $13 a month throughout the summer ($65 total), you will receive:

  • A ticket to every Stony Brook Football Game
  • First opportunity for playoff game tickets
  • Never Waste A Ticket Program
  • Exclusive raffles and prizes
  • Annual Season Ticket Holder Gift

Much, much more! Special $13 for ’13 season tickets will be available at the Stony Brook Football Spring Game on Sunday, April 28th at 2:00PM.

For more information contact Christina Rondeau at 631-632-7933 or at

4/20/13 MBA Association Annual Spring Dinner


MBA Association Annual Spring Dinner

Saturday April 20, 7pm

Where: The Meadow Club, Port Jefferson

Three course meal and open bar.

Alumni are invited and encouraged to attend.

$40 for students; $55 for faculty, staff, and alumni.

Connect with the MBA Association on LinkedIn or Facebook

Location: The Meadow Club 1147 New York 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Stony Brook University School of Nursing New Bylaws & Distinguished Alumni Awards Nominations

School of Nursing
Distinguished Alumni Nominations Requested and New Nursing Bylaws Proposed


In an effort to continue to improve our engagement of the Alumni and in concert with the current bylaws, we are asking that you approve the February 7, 2013 proposed amendments to the School of Nursing Alumni Chapter bylaws.

To vote to approve or not approve the amendments, please contact   

In addition, the School of Nursing Alumni board would like to honor one of our outstanding and distinguished alumni this year during the graduation ceremonies in May.  If you know of an alumnus who is a leader in his or her nursing profession, made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of excellence of Stony Brook School of Nursing, please let us know.

We encourage you to submit your nomination for this year’s School of Nursing Distinguished Alumnus by completing this form.

Thank you for your support of the School of Nursing Alumni Board. We look forward to hearing from you.


Patricia Jacobowitz BS ’79, MS ’86, DNP ’09

School of Nursing Alumni Board

Stacy L. Heuschneider BSN ’06, MS ’10

Bylaws Committee

Margaret Culhane MS ’81

Nominating Committee


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

SBU Alumni and Friends Banner

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

“2012 and the End of Times: Myth, Fiction, and Fact” – 12/11/12

Stony Brook University Alumni and Friends

Is December 21 the End of the World?
Find the answers at this intriguing talk by a Stony Brook astrophysicist 

Professor Metchev

“2012 and the End of Times: Myth, Fiction, and Fact”
by Stanimir Metchev, PhD, Assistant Professor of
Physics and Astronomy

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
6 PM – 8 PM
The SUNY Global Center,
116 East 55th Street NY, NY 10022

Professor Metchev’s talk will cover the history, speculations, and science behind the last day of the Mayan calendar and will present recent developments in archaeoastronomy, planetary astronomy, and geology for an up-to-date factual context.

Stanimir Metchev has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Stony Brook University since 2008. Prior to his arrival at Stony Brook, Professor Metchev earned a BA and a PhD in Astrophysics from Harvard and the California Institute of Technology and was a Spitzer Space Telescope Post-doctoral Fellow at UCLA between 2005-2008.

Professor Metchev’s research interests include extrasolar planets, brown dwarfs, and novel astronomical instrumentation techniques that enable new studies of these fascinating objects. He has served as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals and agencies, including Science, the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Hubble, and the Spitzer space telescopes among others. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the New York Astronomy Consortium.

RSVP online or e-mail

Defensive Driver Training Course 11/28 & 11/29


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 II: Wednesday, November 28th & Thursday, November 29th (must attend both)

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 e-mail: 

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:


               Auto – Home – Life

Location: Stony Brook University, Charles B. Wang Center, Brook Alumni
Fees: $22.00 per person
Contact: Edward Beekman, Executive Sales Representative, via 

NCAA 1ST Round Playoffs – Stony Brook Football vs. Villanova 11/24/12

Sat, 24 Nov, 2012 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM 
Stony Brook to host Villanova in FCS first round game

Seawolves-Wildcats to play at 3 p.m. on ESPN3 Saturday

Senior captain Dominick Reyes

 Senior captain Dominick Reyes


Nov. 18, 2012 Source: Stony Brook Athletics

Stony Brook, N.Y. – The Stony Brook football team will host Villanova on November 24 in a first-round game at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, the Division I Football Championship committee announced on Sunday. The Seawolves (9-2, 5-1 Big South) received one of 10 at-large berths to the 20-team playoff and their first-ever Division I at-large bid in any sport.

Saturday’s game is scheduled for 3 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

Stony Brook tied for the Big South title, its fourth consecutive conference championship, but based on conference road wins, Coastal Carolina received the conference’s automatic bid.

The Seawolves have wins over Army and fellow playoff teams Colgate and Coastal Carolina.

Villanova (8-3, 6-2 CAA) shared the conference title with New Hampshire, Richmond and Towson, but received the automatic bid based on a tiebreaker. Saturday’s match-up will be the first meeting between the two schools, but not the last. Stony Brook will move to the CAA after this season is complete. The Wildcats won the national championship in 2009.

The winner will travel to face No. 3 seed Montana State on December 1.

Tickets for Saturday’s game are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at any time on Reserved chairbacks are $20. General admission seats for adults are $14 and youths and senior citizens are $10. Stony Brook faculty/staff are $10 with ID.

The Stony Brook ticket office is open Monday-Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and 12 p.m.-5 p.m. on Friday. Offices will be closed on Thanksgiving. Gameday sales will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Gates 2 and 6.

For more information, please call (631) 632-WOLF.




Ashoke Sen, PhD ’82: Stony Brook Alum Wins Inaugural $3M Physics Prize

Stony Brook Alum Wins Inaugural $3M Physics Prize

Filed under: Alumni . Posted by editor on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 @ 10:03 am

Image from Infosys Science Foundation

Indian physicist Ashoke Sen, who earned his doctorate at Stony Brook University, received the first-ever Fundamental Physics Prize for his contribution to string theory. The prize, founded in July 2012 by Russian physicist and Internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner, awards Sen $3 million, the world’s most lucrative prize in physics. Eight other scientists from the United States and France also won the award in its inaugural year.

Sen is a particle physicist who works at a laboratory in the Harish-Chandra Research Institute in Allahabad, which is located in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He earned his bachelor’s of science degree in 1975 from the Presidency College, University of Calcutta, and his master’s in 1978 from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur before completing his doctoral work in physics at Stony Brook.

Sen has made a number of major original contributions to the subject of string theory, including his landmark paper on strong-weak coupling duality or S-duality, which was influential in changing the course of research in the field. He pioneered the study of unstable D-branes and made the famous Sen conjecture about open string tachyon condensation. He has also co-authored many important papers on string field theory. His current research interests are centered around the attractor mechanism and the precision counting of microstates for black holes in string theory. Of his nearly 200 research papers, as many as 47 papers have more than 100 citations each.

Source: Stony Brook University Happenings

Game Watch: Stony Brook Seawolves at Liberty University Flames 11/10/12

Dear Seawolves Fans,

Wish you could watch Stony Brook’s last regular season game Football game?  Well, now you can!
Please join us Saturday, November 10th at 3pm, for a Watch Party at The Bench Bar & Grill as Stony Brook takes on the Liberty Flames.  Our Seawolves are looking to capture our fourth Big South Conference Championship and clinch a playoff spot in the 2012 FCS playoffs.  Kickoff is at 3:30pm and the game is not available in the homes of Cablevision subscribers.  So please, come out and join us at The Bench where they will be offering:
  • Special Seawolves Fan Menu
  • Drink Specials
  • Raffle Prizes and Giveaways- Courtesy of The Bench Bar and Grill and Stony Brook Athletics.
Also, don’t forget to come out to Pritchard Gymnasium this Friday, November 9th at 7pm, for our Women’s Basketball home opener.  And on Sunday come see our Men’s team take on Mount Ida in their home opener at 4pm, followed by the Women’s game at 6:30pm.
Be sure to celebrate this fun-filled Seawolves weekend with all our your friends and family.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
See you this weekend!
Vincent Accardi
Director of Corporate Sales & Ticketing Operations
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