7 Facts About Stony Brook University

1. In 2013, Stony Brook University launched its own bike share system to provide a sustainable transportation alternative for students.

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2. In March 2008, the Stony Brook University received $60 million endowment from James Simons to establish the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics.

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3. On March 24, 2006, the Stony Brook University completed the purchase of the 81-acre Southampton College (on the east end of Long Island) property from Long Island University with the intent to develop it as a full college campus focusing on academic programs related to the environment and sustainability.

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4. In 2002, the Stony Brook University established a presence in Manhattan with the opening of Stony Brook Manhattan.

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5. On November 3, 2005, the Stony Brook University announced it had formally acquired 246 acres of the adjacent Flowerfield property, originally owned by the St James Gyrodyne Company of America, through eminent domain, three years after the University had expressed its desire to acquire the property.

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6. In 2005, the Stony Brook University bought the Flowerfield property adjacent to campus through eminent domain as land for the development of a Research and Development Park.

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7. In 1966, the Stony Brook University set forth initial timetables for the development of the Health Science Center, which would house the University's health programs and hospital.

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