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The State University of New York is working collaboratively with the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW) to offer exciting scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants. Approximately 70 women have received the scholarship at Stony Brook alone since the program’s 2011 inception. The JFEW-SUNY International Relations and Global Affairs Program, funded by JFEW, is a two-year program for students from Stony Brook, Binghamton and Geneseo universities. It provides recipients with two years of scholarship support (up to $5,500 each year), a monthly seminar series for two academic years and, perhaps best of all, a paid internship in a New York-based global…

The courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces were honored on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Stony Brook University’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony. The event in the Students Activities Center was attended by approximately 165 members of the campus community, roughly 80 were veterans of foreign wars ranging from Afghanistan and Iraq vets, all the way back to World War II. The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band began the ceremony with a medley of the various marching songs for each branch of the military. Osbert Orduña, who honorably served the United States Marine Corps during Operation…

Building on one of the best regular seasons in school history, Stony Brook football enters the postseason as an at-large team in the 2017 NCAA Division I Football Championship. The Seawolves (9-2, 7-1 CAA Football) will host Lehigh on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET in Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium in the opening round. Tickets are available online or by calling 631-632-4513. Stony Brook closed out the regular season with a thrilling 20-19 victory at Maine on Saturday with a “Hail Mary” as time expired. That win secured the Seawolves as the second place team in the conference behind unbeaten and No.…

The study of objects less than a billionth of a meter, also known as “nanometers,” is a special research discipline that Materials Science and Engineering Professor Alexander Orlov has been working on for years. A major breakthrough in this field has been the emergence of a new generation of consumer products containing nanoparticles, nano-enabled biomedical devices and many other exciting developments straight out of science fiction novels. However, like many scientific breakthroughs, there is hesitation in the implementation of nanotechnology. “It is a very difficult area to describe, as you cannot see nanoparticles with the naked eye,” Orlov explained. “People…

New York Sea Grant Director Bill Wise participated in a legislative briefing, “Using Science and Outreach to Assist State and Local Decision Makers in Disaster Preparedness and Public Safety,” on November 8 in Washington, DC, which was sponsored by Congressmen Lee Zeldin (NY) and Joe Courtney (CT). Wise and others on the panel conveyed the importance of the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) to Congressional leaders. Specifically, he discussed the Coastal Storm Awareness Program (CSAP), funded with $1.8 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This program was initiated after Superstorm Sandy to help understand the factors that influenced…

The School of Journalism will present a conversation with legendary TV journalist Ted Koppel, longtime anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, on Wednesday, November 15, at 7:30 pm at Staller Center. Doors open at 7 pm. Mr. Koppel has personally covered some of the most consequential news stories of our time, from the assassination of President Kennedy to the fall of the Soviet Union. He will talk about the state and future of American news media, and of the country. A member of the Broadcasting Hall of Fame, Koppel’s iconic broadcasting career spans radio and television and includes every major professional recognition including eight…

Although filled with tropical life today, the Caribbean islands have been a hotspot of mammal extinction since the end of the last glaciation, some 12,000 years ago. Since people also arrived after that time, it has been impossible to determine whether natural changes or human influence are most responsible for these extinctions. A new study by an international team of scientists, including Stony Brook University Professor Liliana M. Dávalos, reports an analysis of the incredibly diverse “lost world” of Caribbean fossils that includes giant rodents, vampire bats, enigmatic monkeys, ground sloths, shrews and dozens of other ancient mammals. The study, published today in the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, reveals that the arrival of humans…

Josefina Gallardo Salguero, a lead preschool teacher at Stony Brook Child Care Services, has been awarded a mini grant from the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) mini grant. Salguero received the funding for the project “All About Me, All About You,” which will help build tolerance and acceptance in the preschool classroom environment. Children will be engaged in a variety of activities that will help expand their knowledge of diversity, build on self-awareness and foster social tolerance. With activities that touch on various curriculum areas such as dramatic play, social studies, technology and literacy,…

Charles Robbins, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of the Undergraduate Colleges at Stony Brook University, participated in Connected 2017, the Education Advisory Board (EAB) Student Success Collaborative Summit held in Washington, DC, in October. EAB helps education leaders by finding best practices to address education’s top challenges with research forums dedicated to presidents, provosts, chief business officers, and many other key academic and administrative leaders. Connected is a two-day event designed to bring the most relevant, actionable, and inspired ideas in student success to administrators responsible for positively inflecting student outcomes. At the summit, Robbins spoke about “The Missing Men at…

At an investiture ceremony on the Stony Brook University campus, three new endowed chairs were formally appointed; two leading pediatric clinical research physicians at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and a renowned materials scientist and chemical engineer at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The three new endowed faculty positions were funded by philanthropic gifts from the Knapp family through the Knapp Swezey Foundation, Island Outreach Foundation, and Jane and William Knapp respectively. “From the start of my tenure at Stony Brook, it has been my goal to create 100 endowed faculty positions across a wide range of disciplines to…

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