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This year Stony Brook will host its first SENCER Summer Institute, which will be held on campus August 3 through August 6. This is the 17th Summer Institute for SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) — the signature program for the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, which is housed in the Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook. This national program focuses on curricular innovation and professional development in STEM education. Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. will give the welcome address. Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences,…

The first Polysomnographic Technology Bachelor of Science program in the Northeast is approved for accreditation at Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management. Polysomnographic technologists are healthcare practitioners who use high-tech equipment to diagnose and treat patients with sleep disorders. They work with a wide variety of patients and provide services in many settings including hospitals, clinics and physician offices. The 23-month, 79-credit program — accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs — incorporates more than 950 clinical hours, as well as courses in management, dental sleep medicine, therapeutic modalities, research methods, and various other…

Stony Brook Linguistics PhD candidate Paola Cepeda has been recognized with a 2017 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her thesis research entitled “Negation and Time. Against expletive negation in temporal clauses.” Cepeda is an international student from Peru. Scholars previously thought that this type of negation, which is present in a variety of natural languages, had no meaning (e.g., a speaker saying, “I missed not seeing you last summer” when he/she actually missed was “seeing you” and not “not seeing you”). Cepeda’s groundbreaking research suggests otherwise. In addition to addressing an open question in her…

Stony Brook University has received a five-year, $1 million grant to support diversity and inclusion in STEM education. The funding will be used to create faculty learning communities focused on developing inclusive practices in the classroom and laboratory. The grant, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence Initiative, is intended to help increase the capacity of higher education institutions to engage students from diverse ethnic, family and economic backgrounds and nontraditional students such as military veterans, to be successful in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. “Stony Brook University has an unwavering commitment to diversity – anchored in our strong…

In collaboration with the Stony Brook University College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Naomi Wolf presented “The Public Intellectual,” a series of workshops presented in Spring 2017 and designed to help students and faculty articulate their expertise when in public settings, at Stony Brook University. In this workshop, Dr. Wolf coaches students and faculty on how to dynamically present and interactively engage with live, non-academic audiences. Dr. Wolf is the author of eight New York Times nonfiction bestsellers, including The Beauty Myth, called “one of the most important books of the 20th century.” Her journalism has appeared in numerous major…

The summer enrichment program is opening doors to higher education for children from low-income families — and their parents Stony Brook University’s Freedom School will be back in session for the fifth summer next month, and if the past four years are any indication, children from the Longwood and Wyandanch school districts taking part in the program will come to campus eager to jump into the daily activities centered around the program’s perennial theme: “I can make a difference in myself, my family, my community, my country and my world.” About 30 of the 50 children — called scholars in…

The QS World University Rankings 2018 places Stony Brook among the top 1.4 percent of all universities in the world. More than 950 of the world’s best universities were included in the rankings. This year’s QS World University rankings were compiled by assessing institutions on six different indicators (the full methodology can be found here). More than 75,000 academics and 40,000 employers contributed this year, while 12.3 million papers and 71.5 million citations were analyzed to measure the impact of the research produced by each university. These six metrics were used in evaluating each school: Academic Reputation Employer Reputation Faculty/Student Ratio Citations per faculty International…

Stony Brook University and the School of Health Technology and Management have announced a new Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program at Stony Brook Southampton. The program, beginning with a cohort of students in August, will be delivered in a blended format, to include online coursework complimented by face-to-face programs and networking events held in Southampton two times each year.  This flexible structure is meant to accommodate a variety of busy schedules while maintaining a highly rigorous health management course of study. The program welcomes applications from members of the community who may be considering a first time professional opportunity…

Rebecca Anderson ’17 found her academic calling the hard way — losing her father to lung cancer after a three-year battle, when she was only nine. Less than a decade later, as an undergraduate researcher at Stony Brook, she acquired hands-on experience in the search for less toxic cancer drugs. “I spent a lot of time as a young child in hospitals and doctors’ offices with my family,” Rebecca says. “From then on, I knew I wanted to be a doctor and I have put myself on that path.” In middle school, Rebecca had an affinity for biology, so she…

Stony Brook history professor Nancy Tomes recently won the prestigious Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy for her book challenging the notion that health care should be bought and sold. Nancy Tomes, distinguished professor in the Department of History, was honored with Columbia University’s 2017 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy for her book, Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers. (Read excerpt.) The Bancroft Prize, announced March 13, is considered one of the most prestigious honors in the field of American History writing. It is awarded each year by the…

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