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Connect with the Alumni Association from home with our robust calendar of Virtual Programming. Catch up on past discussions and mark your calendar with upcoming programs!

Health Equity & Social Justice in a Pandemic: Examining COVID-19 Vaccine Disparities in Diverse Communities

Presented by Assistant Professors Héctor E. Alcalá, PhD, MPH, CPH and Sana Malik, MSW, MPH, DrPH.

Process Risk Management: Enhancing Performance through the Systematic Identification and Management of Risk

An AMS Alumni Spotlight Series discussion with Wayne Penello ’79, President and founder of Risked Revenue Energy Associates. Brought to you by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Stony Brook Career Center and the Alumni Association.

Conversation Series: The Dead Are Arising, The Life of Malcolm X
A discussion about the life of the late Pulitzer Prize winner, Les Payne and the new book by Les Payne and Tamara Payne, “The Dead Are Arising, The Life of Malcolm X.”
Special guests: Violet Payne, Tamara Payne and Jamal Payne.
Moderators: Dr. Charles Robbins, Director, Center for Changing Systems of Power; Zebulon Miletsky, PhD, Associate Professor, Africana Studies

Heroines in Politics: A Black History Month Event
A Black History Month Panel Discussion with the Black and Latino Alumni Network and the Department of Africana Studies.

A Bird’s Eye View of the Massive Upheaval of the Media and Advertising Ecosystems
An AMS Spotlight Series discussion with  Howard Shimmel ’79, President of Janus Strategy and Insights, LLC. Brought to you by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Stony Brook Career Center and the Alumni Association.

A Quantum Leap: Peg DiOrio’s Journey from Math Teacher to Quantitative Financial Expert
An AMS Spotlight Series discussion with Peg DiOrio ’89, Head of Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management, Voya Investment Management.  Brought to you by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Stony Brook Career Center and the Alumni Association.

AMS Spotlight Series: Analytics & Technology in the Music Industry
A discussion with Howie Singer ’74, Adjunct Professor in the NYU Music Business Program and Former Chief Strategic Technologist for Warner Music Group. Brought to you by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Stony Brook Career Center and the Alumni Association.

Alumni Career Services Presents: Advice from Alumni that Successfully Landed Jobs During COVID-19
A discussion with alumni panelists that landed jobs during COVID-19. Hear about their process and the steps that they took to lead them to success during a difficult job market.

From Batteries to Drugs: Stony Brook Chemistry in 2020
A discussion led by Dr. Peter Tonge, distinguished professor and chair, to hear more about the past, present and future of the Department, including research highlights and our response to COVID-19. Brought to you by the Stony Brook Alumni Association and the College of Arts and Sciences. 


STAY HOMEcoming: Micro-Mentoring Program Kick-Off
Alumni Career Services is excited to roll out our 2020 Micro-Mentoring Program Kick-Off. Join us to learn about how to volunteer to be a mentor or sign-up as a mentee.

STAY HOMEcoming: Election Predictions from Stony Brook Experts

Hear from an expert panel as they discuss the 2020 presidential election and share their predictions. Special thanks to our moderator, Professor Leonie Huddy, chair of the Department of Political Science, as well as our expert panelists from the Department, Professors Helmut Norpoth and Stanley Feldman and Associate Professor Yanna Krupnikov. This event was hosted by the Stony Brook Alumni Association and the College of Arts and Sciences.

“Surviving My First Decade In Corporate America”
An Exclusive Interview with Alumni Author Stephanie Hayman ’12, ’18

An energizing interview with alumna and former career center intern, Stephanie Hayman (Marketing Manager at Global Payments Integrated). Kimberly Dixon (Director of Employer Engagement and Diversity Recruitment) was her mentor. Together, they have open conversation to discuss Stephanie’s recently published first book. Brought to you by the Career Center, College of Business and the Stony Brook Alumni Association.

Inaugural Globalization Studies and International Relations Virtual Forum

An inaugural event in celebration of the College of Arts and Sciences new BA in Globalization Studies and International Relations major! Hear from distinguished alumni who will share their career trajectories, global contributions, and some of the grand challenges their particular industry is facing at this time, as well as how people in their respective fields are making a difference in the world. They will also provide valuable insight for students and those in our community who are interested in global studies careers, fields or topics. Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Institute for Globalization Studies 

Undergraduate Biology and the Life Sciences: Living and Learning in the Times of COVID-19

Peter Gergen, PhD, Director of the Undergraduate Biology Program is joined by a student and alumni panel to share information about the program and the life sciences at Stony Brook today. You’ll be inspired by student and alumni stories of resilience in overcoming the pandemic’s impact on research and education. Brought to you by the Stony Brook Alumni Association and the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Biology Program.

Business & COVID 19: You’ve Opened, Now What?
Associate Professor Stacey Finkelstein of the College of Business joins a Newsday panel to provide critical information for small businesses during coronavirus.

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Ethics, Values and Changes within Public Health During a Pandemic
Professor Andrew Flescher, PhD discusses why the Humanities are critical to STEM, public health, biomedical ethics and medical humanities at Stony Brook University. Presented in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences

FAQ of Social Media
A panel discussion with a concrete toolkit to solve common business problems. Presented in partnership with the College of Business.

Pandemics Then and Now: What the Cholera Pandemic of the 1830s Can Teach Us
Can we learn not to forget? Join Professor Paul Kelton as he discusses how Cholera shocked the United States in the 1830s, then was forgotten, and now should be remembered. Presented in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences.

COVID-19 and Support for the Autism Community
Professor Matthew Lerner introduces the extraordinary work of The Autism Initiative, followed by a discussion on what Stony Brook University is doing in response to COVID-19 for the ASD community.  Presented in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences.

A History of Pandemics: Modern Lessons from the Influenza of 1918
Is history repeating itself? Join us for a virtual discussion and hear from Professor Nancy Tomes as she shares the modern lessons that we can learn from the Influenza of 1918. Learn how this and the COVID-19 pandemic compare in terms of symptoms, economic impact and national response. Presented in Partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences.

Parents (and) Educating During COVID-19
A discussion with Nicole Galante, Ph.D about the changing needs of parents, teachers, parents-as-teachers, and everyone in between in the changing tide of education. Together, we can help our children and ourselves navigate this moment and whatever comes. We will discuss social and emotional learning and mental health, the academic implications of long-term remote learning, and much more. Presented in Partnership with the School of Professional Development.


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  • […] Alumni could also tap into academic resources on campus for an even broader range of enriching learning opportunities. Topics included the effects of COVID-19 on individuals’ mental health; parenting during the pandemic; election predictions from Stony Brook experts; and industry-specific programs co-sponsored by colleges and schools throughout the university. Many of these programs have been recorded and can be found on the university’s website. […]


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