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Beyond the Expected

21 EpisodesProduced by Stony Brook UniversityWebsite

SBU leaders and personalities host guests whose stories exemplify the diversity of our community and thought, and the global impact of our scholarship. Brought to you by the University's Office of Marketing and Communications, “Beyond the Expected” offers compelling interviews and insightful perspec… read more

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An Interview with Stony Brook's Naturalist

September 11th, 2020


Christopher Paparo has been exploring the wilds of Long Island’s marine estuaries for over 30 years, and in this episode of "Beyond the Expected," guest host Alan Inkles speaks with Chris as he shares his experiences …

Coming Back Safe and Strong: Welcoming Back Students

August 22nd, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unimaginable, unprecedented, and highly unpredictable challenges for all of us in the world ... across the country … on Long Island … and here at Stony Brook University … where we are …

Bridging the Racial Divide: Being an Ally

July 30th, 2020


In the workplace, in the classroom, in personal relationships and in everyday life, being an ally means being in tune with the people around you. Respecting their views. Listening to them. Empathizing and caring. It …

Stony Brook’s Diversity Plan in Action

June 26th, 2020


The killing of George Floyd and similar tragic incidents have widened the racial divide in America and caused national unrest. At the same time, they’ve opened up a bigger conversation across the country about …

Coming Back Safe and Strong: Pursuing a Cure

May 28th, 2020


With the world turning its attention more to treatment solutions and even potential COVID-19 cures, Stony Brook University has been leading antibody …

The Coronavirus Effect: Class of 2020 Response

May 13th, 2020


With graduation, commencement and impending job searches in the air, Stony Brook University is bringing to bear the full breadth of its resources to …

The Coronavirus Effect: Cross-Campus Response

May 6th, 2020


Ingenuity, innovation and cross-campus collaboration have been keeping patients more comfortable, care providers better protected and, bottom line, …

The Coronavirus Effect: Nursing Response

April 30th, 2020


Stony Brook University Hospital has cared for more than 5,000 potential coronavirus patients. For 59 days, and counting, the Hospital has drawn on …

The Coronavirus Effect: Research Response

April 23rd, 2020


Saving lives today and looking for solutions for tomorrow. Facing the biggest healthcare challenge of the past century head-on, feverishly searching …

The Coronavirus Effect: Health and Safety of Medical Personnel

April 16th, 2020


In literally minute-by-minute, life and death situations, healthcare providers around the world are putting their own lives at risk as they answer the call to treat overwhelming numbers of Coronavirus patients. The …

Mobile Stroke Unit Saving Long Island Lives | Dr. David Fiorella

April 15th, 2020



Interim President Michael Bernstein

About Dr. Fiorella:

Dr. David J. Fiorella, Director of the Stony Brook Cerebrovascular Center, Co-Director …

"The Coronavirus Effect: Telehealth Response"

April 9th, 2020


Across the country and around the world, an increasing number of people are being evaluated and treated online, both physically and emotionally, to help keep them healthy and safe, and stop the spread of the COVID-19 …

The Coronavirus Effect: Remote Learning Response

April 1st, 2020


Host: Michael Bernstein

Episode Notes:

In this episode of “Beyond the Expected,” Interim President Michael Bernstein delves into what it takes to …

The Coronavirus Effect: Medicine Response | Carol Gomes and Dr. Josh Miller

March 25th, 2020


Stony Brook University Hospital is a part of the Stony Brook University community that upholds the values and ideas of excellence for which Stony …

The Coronavirus Effect: Campus Response

March 18th, 2020


In this episode of Beyond the Expected, “The Coronavirus Effect: Campus Response,” Interim President Michael Alan Bernstein talks to three Stony Brook University administrators who are deep in the trenches of emergency …

Special Report: The Coronavirus Effect

March 13th, 2020


In this episode of Beyond the Expected -- “The Coronavirus Effect” -- Interim President Michael Alan Bernstein has gathered the diverse expertise of …

We Are Still Here! Be Counted in 2020 | Dr. Carolyn Peabody & MSW student Meesha Johnson

March 11th, 2020


Funded by a grant from the New York Community Trust Equity Fund, “We Are Still Here! Be Counted in 2020! Indigenous Suffolk 2020 Census Project” was …

The Humanity of Communicating Science | Alan Alda

February 25th, 2020


In this episode of “Beyond the Expected,” Alan Inkles, Director of the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, sits down with American actor, director, screenwriter, and author Alan Alda, visiting …

In Search of the Origins of the Universe | Professor Abhay Deshpande

February 7th, 2020


In this episode of Beyond the Expected, Michael Bernstein is talking with Stony Brook University Physics Professor, Abhay Deshpande, who, in addition …

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate | Dr. Sharon Nachman

February 7th, 2020


Beyond the Expected host, Michael Bernstein, sits down with Sharon Nachman MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Children's Hospital and Associate Dean for Research in the Renaissance …

Jazzing Up the Neighborhood | Professor Thomas Manuel

February 6th, 2020


Jazz Artist-In-Residence, Thomas Manuel, may have been at a crossroads the year he completed his D.M.A. at Stony Brook in 2016; if not for an unexpected intervention by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization in Stony …

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