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Lorne Golub, DMD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology & Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, has been named a recipient of the 2018 William J. Gies Award for Vision, Innovation and Achievement.  The prestigious Gies Awards, named after legendary dentist and biochemist William J. Gies, Ph.D., honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and leadership. Dr. Golub was honored in the category of “Innovation – Dental Educator.” Golub is an innovator in the development of medicines to promote oral health and to treat chronic inflammatory diseases, has been…

Stony Brook University kicked off its 28th annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with an opening ceremony on Wednesday, October 4. The celebration featured the traditional  proclamation from University President Samuel Stanley and the keynote address delivered by  Suffolk County Legislator Monica Martinez. Events commenced with the flag presentation, as several members of Stony Brook University Athletic Bands led campus community members into the ballroom carrying flags of various Hispanic nations and territories. Guests were welcomed to a mix of songs from popular Latin artists, such as La Sonora Dinamita, Victor Manuelle and Elvis Crespo, and were treated to some…

At Stony Brook University, a committed community of scholars, administrators and students is achieving exceptional results in the area of social mobility — the ability to rise from a low-income background to a more financially prosperous and secure future. This week, an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education reflects SBU’s impressive ranking among colleges with the highest student mobility rates. Based on data recently published by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, the ranking shows Stony Brook in fifth place nationally among four-year public institutions. The Stanford study provides conclusive evidence that a Stony Brook education creates exceptional…

Celebrate the Stony Brook Medicine Comprehensive Epilepsy Center’s designation as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception on Thursday, November 2, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm in the Galleria, Health Sciences Tower, Level 3. All are welcome to attend. Learn what this achievement means for the community. Hear from and mingle with Stony Brook leadership, patients, colleagues and others. A light buffet and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to danielle.pavelka@stonybrookmedicine.edu or call (631) 444-2032.

For decades, statistical agencies such as the United Nations, the U.S. Census Bureau and Eurostat have provided data and analyses of population aging, assuming that the only characteristic that was relevant to the study of population aging was chronological age. But this is not the case. Sixty-five-year-olds today have longer remaining life expectancies and score higher on tests of cognitive functioning than 65-year-olds in the past. Data on population aging that ignore the changing characteristics of people produce a distorted picture of the extent of population aging in the future. Warren Sanderson, a professor in the Department of Economics at Stony Brook…

Global Health and Environmental Specialist Dr. Timothy Bouley will be the first speaker in the Global Health Institute’s Precision Planetary Health Lecture Series. He will discuss “World Banking on Climate and Health: Trade-offs or Synergies in Madagascar” on Thursday, October 26, at 3:30 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. Dr. Bouley is leading the World Bank’s efforts to integrate health and environmental considerations into their global investments. His technical expertise focuses on climate change, ocean science, sustainable fisheries, infectious disease, satellite remote sensing, Earth observation, data science and new financial mechanisms. Dr. Bouley holds degrees in biology, bioethics, geography and medicine from Tufts, Harvard, Oxford…

Globally recognized futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor and bestselling author Ross Dawson will discuss “Leadership for the Future of Work” at the Charles B. Wang Center Theater on Monday, October 23, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend. An extraordinary array of powerful forces is transforming business and society, including the exponential growth of connectivity, data and processing power, the rise of artificial intelligence, potent demographic shifts, and heightened social expectations. Perhaps the biggest impact will be on the world of work, with the potential for both massive disruption and far greater expression of talent and human…

In front of a record crowd in newly expanded Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, the Stony Brook football team upended 12-ranked and CAA Football rival New Hampshire 38-24 on Homecoming Saturday night. 12,311 cheering Seawolves fans witnessed the Seawolves (5-2, 4-1 CAA Football) shut out the Wildcats (4-2, 2-1 CAA Football) in the second half, while posting 22 points of their own to overcome an eight-point halftime deficit. Junior RB Donald Liotine (Medford, N.Y.) scored a pair of rushing touchdowns, while senior RB Stacey Bedell (Mastic Beach, N.Y.) tallied 157 yards on the ground, including a 63-yard touchdown run. Stony Brook’s defense, that forced three turnovers and…

Do you have a passion for Italian cinema? Attend the 14th annual Center for Italian Studies Festival of New Italian Cinema. This two-day event will be held in the Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1, on Saturday, October 21, from 3 pm to 8 pm and Sunday, October 22, from 2 pm to 8 pm. It is free and open to the public. The festival is directed by Artistic Director Loredana Commonara, Associazione Culturale ArtMedia. Italian actor Francesco Andolfi will introduce the films and conduct Q & A sessions. For more information, visit stonybrook.edu/italianstudies or call (631) 632-7444. Saturday, October 21 3…

An Unexpected Journey: A Curious Career in Shape Analysis Dennis E. Slice is a professor in the Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University and Honorarprofessor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Vienna, Austria. He received his doctorate in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology at the College of Charleston. His work focuses on the development of theoretical and methodological issues in shape analysis, morphometrics, and on their application to real-world problems such as the fit and function of protective equipment and the…

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