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President Stanley’s Statement on the NYSUNY 2020 Initiative

May 2, 2011

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, today applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s announcement of the NYSUNY 2020 Program.

“NYSUNY 2020 is exciting for SUNY, for Stony Brook University and for our region,” said President Stanley. “We applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership and Chancellor Nancy Zimpher as well, for her commitment and support; together they are advancing the role of SUNY’s research institutions and the future of the State’s prospects for economic development.

“The Governor’s plan calls for an infusion of capital dollars for construction keyed to research and requires long term economic and academic plans which Stony Brook has finalized recently and will promptly submit for consideration,” said Dr. Stanley. “This visionary plan presents the opportunity for Stony Brook to increase tuition resulting in additional operating revenue while helping us generate the necessary private funding that will enable us to populate new facilities with leading research faculty and staff, and provide opportunities for the most exceptional students. In so doing, the plan will further our mission of education, research, and discovery of cutting edge technology and new medical treatments.

“As a top-tier research university and member of the prestigious AAU, Stony Brook University is poised to be the engine of a dynamic, interconnected and entrepreneurial regional network for economic innovation and will help NY excel under NYSUNY 2020. SBU accounts for 97% of all SUNY royalties; its average royalty income is $10 million – $15 million per year, and SBU’s gross royalty income for FY 09 was $17,220,322.57. In addition, SBU researchers have filed approximately 1,400 invention disclosures and have been awarded more than 800 patents.

“It is exceptional that the Governor and the Chancellor have recognized the track record of Stony Brook and the other University Centers for their leadership and ability to have a positive and productive impact on regional economic development. We look forward to working with the entire Long Island delegation, the Long Island Association and other key business leaders on Long Island to get their full support, which is critical for NYSUNY 2020 to succeed.


SUNY Technology Conference 2011 – Keeping IT Real: Effective Solutions for Teaching and Learning

Conference Date: June 20 -22, 2011

Location: Hilton Rye Town, Rye Brook NY

The STC Planning Committee is pleased to announce that Registration and Presentation Submittal is now open for STC 2011. This year’s conference will again be held at the Hilton Rye Town in Rye Brook, New York. We encourage all of you to share your challenges and accomplishments.  All session proposals are welcome!

Your participation is what makes this conference a great success.  Together, by sharing our vast array of knowledge, we will make this conference another very successful event.  If you have any questions regarding registration, presentations, or accommodations please feel free to contact anyone of the committee members.

The STC web site is now ready to accept your online registration, accommodations, and presentation submittal, please visit: for all current conference information and needs 

To Register: under “Attendees” click on “Registration”, this is where you will be able to register for the conference.

To Submit a Presentation: under “Attendees” click on “Presentation Submittal”. Please note you will be asked to create a login account, this is NOT a conference registration account, it is only used for the presentation submittal system.  If you have something on your campus you’d like to brag about, by all means, submit a presentation idea and you can be accommodated.

For Hotel Accommodations: under “Attendees” click on “Accommodations”, the hotel rate for this year is $119 at the Hilton Rye Town. The link will take you to Hilton’s official reservation site, if asked for a “Group Code” please use:  SUNYT2 

Further details about the SUNY Technology Conference 2011 can be found at

SUNY STEM Conference

SUNY Office of Diversity and Educational Equity 

November 3-4, 2011, the Albany Crown Plaza, Albany, New York

Several SUNY Institutions are New York State and national leaders in enhancing the participation of underrepresented students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).  Much of the diversity work is done with the support of New York State, federal, business/industry, and private foundation support. 

The SUNY STEM conference will showcase successful programs dedicated to educating diverse students in SUNY and beyond.   The conference will include workshops and posters on best practices in diversity in STEM education–as well as two keynote speakers:  Dr. Irving McPhail, President and CEO, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME), and Dr. Lorelle Espinosa, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). 

Participants will have the opportunity to explore partnerships that include schools and higher education (SUNY and beyond), business/industry, and government.  The conference is being organized by the SUNY Office of Diversity and Educational Equity (ODEE) – led by Mr. Carlos Medina, Associate Provost/Associate Vice Chancellor for ODEE.  The co-chairs of the conference are Dr. David L. Ferguson, Distinguished Service Professor and Chair, Department of Technology and Society in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, and Dr. Letitia Thomas, Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Center for Academic Development Services in the Cora P. Maloney College at the University at Buffalo. 

Call for Proposals:

There will be two types of opportunities for presentations: workshops and posters. All confirmed workshop presenters should also be prepared to share a poster of their workshop. Submissions for “poster session only” proposals are also welcomed. The poster session will provide an opportunity for all conference attendees to be exposed to the wide variety of programs that exist across SUNY.

We seek 500-1,000-word proposals that demonstrate effective efforts at increasing the number of diverse students for STEM disciplines and professions. Proposals that incorporate partnerships with schools or industry with demonstrated success in increasing access, retention and graduation of historically underrepresented student populations in STEM majors are particularly encouraged.

Workshops will be approximately 75 minutes in length. Presentation proposals that outline one or more of the following strands are invited.

  • Recruiting – what are the most effective methods for recruiting diverse students into the STEM disciplines?
  • Retaining – what are the best practices and strategies for acquiring funding for retaining diverse students in the STEM disciplines?
  • Releasing – how do we best prepare diverse students for their futures, including but not limited to, graduate schools, professional schools, or their careers?
  • Partnering – what programs model the best practices between academia and some other group (for example: an outside industry, such as technology companies, businesses, or post-graduate and professional training programs; another school, such as a high school, community college, college/university, or graduate school) in the recruiting, retaining or releasing of diverse students in the STEM disciplines?

Posters are encouraged if they include elements of any of the strands discussed above. Posters will be on display throughout the meeting, with a specific time set aside for their presentation and discussion.

Deadline to submit proposals is June 1, 2011. 

The conference committee strongly encourages the participation of administrators, faculty, staff, business/industry professionals, and governmental leaders. Visit further information.

Registration is expected to open in July 2011.