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The U.S. has a population of more than 50 million seniors for the first time in history. As that number climbs, Stony Brook University has received a three-year $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to fund research that uses brain imaging data to understand how the nutrition of brain neurons affects cognition in aging humans. The research could provide a critical first step toward personalized medicine in neurology for aging patients. The project, “Protecting the Aging Brain: Self-Organizing Networks and Multi-Scale Dynamics Under Energy Constraints,” is led by Lilianne R. Mujica-Parodi, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook…

As a recent graduate of Stony Brook, I often think about the amazing times I had on campus, the lifelong friends I made and the opportunities I had. Much of the success I have had after graduation has been a direct result of these experiences. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to go to college because it is the most effective way to broaden your horizons. I want my gift to help students from all over the world come to Stony Brook University to get their education. One of the strengths that Stony Brook had was the…

For Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Alum Douglas Monticciolo ’84 ’85, Stony Brook was his bridge to everywhere. “Although the infamous Bridge to Nowhere is gone,” he reminisced in his speech at the spring’s commencement, “the truth is, Stony Brook was the bridge to everywhere for me.” Monticciolo’s deep-rooted partnership with the University began as an undergraduate Computer Science major in 1981. Recognizing the changing state of the industry, he asked Stony Brook to support him in pursuing an unconventional course of study, including subjects ranging from Applied Math to Metaphysics and Philosophy. “They let me break the rules,” he…

The discovery in Kenya of a remarkably complete fossil ape skull reveals what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like. The find, announced in the scientific journal Nature on August 10th, belongs to an infant that lived about 13 million years ago. The research was done by an international team led by Isaiah Nengo of the Stony Brook University-affiliated Turkana Basin Institute, Stony Brook University, and De Anza College, U.S.A. Among living primates, humans are most closely related to the apes, including chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and gibbons. Our common ancestor with chimpanzees lived in Africa 6 to 7…

It’s the little things that matter to Bilal Haider ’17 — little things that could potentially lead to big ideas that could in turn change the face of medical research. Bilal, a Biomedical Engineering major at Stony Brook, is off to pursue a PhD degree in biomedical engineering with a focus on nanotechnology at Tufts University this fall. Working in Balaji Sitharaman’s Stony Brook laboratory with graduate student Drasti Kanakia, the pair wanted to see whether graphene nanoribbons and nanoplatelets could deliver genetic material to neural cells to potentially treat Alzheimer’s disease. But their preliminary steps involved delivering these structures…

Stony Brook alumna Ruchi Shah ’16 has been named to Gov. Cuomo’s New York State Council on Women and Girls.  The Council provides a coordinated State response to issues that particularly impact the lives of women and girls, focusing on nine areas of impact:  Education, Economic Opportunity, Workforce Equity, Leadership, Health Care, Child Care, Safety, STEM, and Intersectionality. “As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York, we recognize the leadership role New York must play, and encourage other states to follow New York’s lead and recognize the responsibility they have to protect the rights of all American…

Cheer on Stony Brook Football in Tampa for their first game of the season against the University of South Florida. Join alumni and friends for a Tailgate BBQ Reception before the game. Saturday, September 2, 2017 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Florida Tailgate BBQ Reception, 1:30-3:30 pm Reception includes burgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, beer, wine and more! Football Game, 4 pm Click here to register today.

Find out what all the hype is about surrounding the total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21, 2017. To kick off the Fall 2017 Astronomy Open Nights Lecture Series this September, Professor Fred Walter will recap the eclipse, starting with a history of solar eclipses. He will highlight the important scientific discoveries that have come out of them. Even in this age of large telescopes and orbital observatories, a total solar eclipse offers the unique opportunity to probe the inner solar corona. Friday, September 1, 2017 7:30 pm ESS Building, Room 001 Stony Brook University Click here to…

Alumni, parents and friends, join us for the Stony Brook University Alumni Invitational. Enjoy a day of spectacular golf, fine dining and networking at one of the country’s most prestigious private golf clubs. Thursday, September 14, 2017 The Saint Andrew’s Golf Club 10 Old Jackson Avenue Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 Golf Enthusiast? Spend a full day participating in the invitational, then attend dinner. Still Learning? Take a group lesson with one of the pros, then join us for dinner. Just looking to network? Show your support by attending the reception and awards dinner! Register or become a sponsor. Golf package for…

With a background in biomedical research, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. is keen on evidence-based practices. So naturally, when he learned of an opportunity to attend the G7 University conference in June, sharing discoveries with six other nations, he was intrigued. The event was a follow-up to the 43rd G7 summit, held in May, in which leaders of the seven G7 nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) gathered to discuss world affairs. “G7 meetings in the past have been primarily about global financial, economic and trade issues, or international security,”…

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