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American historian Nancy Tomes has been awarded Columbia University’s 2017 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy, one of the most distinguished academic awards in the field of history. Tomes, Distinguished Professor in the Department of History at Stony Brook University, received this prestigious honor for her book, Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers (University of North Carolina Press, 2016). In the book, which spans the 20th century, Tomes questions the popular and largely unexamined idea that in order to receive quality health care, people must learn to shop for it. Understanding where…

Three faculty members from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences have received Google Faculty Research Awards, one-year awards given to support the work of world-class faculty members at top universities around the world. This honor highlights Stony Brook’s competitive presence among other top engineering universities on Google’s 2017 winners list, which includes MIT, Stanford University and University of California – Berkeley. Each year, Google announces an open call for PhD students and faculty at accredited Universities to submit proposals on computer science-related topics. Those chosen gain the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with Google researchers and engineers to develop their research.…

A Stony Brook University-led study on the history and spelling of English suffixes demonstrates that the spelling of English words is more orderly and self-organized than linguistics have previously thought. The finding, details of which are published in the journal Language, is an indication that the self-organization of English occurred even though the language has never been regulated or governed through the centuries. Unlike France, Italy and other countries where national academies oversee the written language, no English-speaking country has such an academy. Yet, in the paper, “Self-Organization in the Spelling of English Suffixes: The Emergence of Culture out of Anarchy,” the research…

As lead institution for the U.S. ATLAS collaboration, Stony Brook University has received additional National Science Foundation (NSF) funding toward the project. This recent $5.4M award for U.S. ATLAS Operations: Discovery and Measurement at the Energy Frontier will stimulate development of a scientific and technically educated workforce, advancing the multidisciplinary application of technology and the popularization and dissemination of science to the general public. Stony Brook Physics Professor John Hobbs is principal investigator for U.S. NSF operations of ATLAS, which has received a total amount of over $54M in funding to date. This ongoing project provides the U.S. contribution to the international ATLAS experiment at…

Extending Stony Brook University’s commitment to global gender equality, an SBU delegation shared experience and vision with leaders in the education field at SXSWedu, the prestigious annual conference devoted to fostering innovation and learning. In a March 8 presentation anchored by President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., Stony Brook students and administrators discussed “A Gender Lens: Evolving Equality in Education.” The case study highlighted our equality and diversity initiatives, shared the lessons we’ve learned and opened the floor to a discussion about gender and human rights at all levels of education. “I was excited to have this ​unique ​opportunity to share…

Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, has been selected by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) to receive the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2017 Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award. The award recognizes one individual each year who has made outstanding contributions to hydraulics and waterways. Sotiropoulos was recognized for his leadership in waterways research and application, and for generating a quantum leap forward in the development and application of computational fluid dynamics for waterways. “Sotiropoulos’ groundbreaking research in hydraulics has set the standard for how people will treat…

Charles Taber, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, has received the 2017 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Giving Back Award honors college and university administrators who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties and give back to their campuses and communities. Giving Back Award recipients were nominated by their colleagues and selected by INSIGHT Into Diversity based on their outstanding demonstration of social responsibility; involvement with students, faculty, staff and the community; and commitment to serving underrepresented populations. Taber…

Traditional academic silos mean little to Phillip Baldwin, an associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts in the College of Arts & Sciences who guides his students toward innovative thinking that merges science, technology, engineering and mathematics with music, film, theater and art. “What I see in a lot of STEM students is this thirst to get beyond sheer memorization because the human mind loves a healthy diet of innovation, novelty, curiosity and things that aren’t quite in the scientific method,” Baldwin said. Some call it “STEM to STEAM” – adding an “A” for art to the STEM curriculum -…

Department of Computer Science Professor Long Lu has received a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office for his latest work on web-mobile integration and security. The professor’s research aims to develop tools and techniques that will enable these integrations to be more secure, and eventually create hardware-assisted protection that will be used in situations involving high-level sensitive information. Despite the fact that web-mobile integration is one of the most widely used and quickly growing models, there have been very few studies done on its security implications. That lack of comprehensive understanding has thus far made it very difficult to…

BY ERIC SCHMID The American Physical Society, or APS, elected two scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory as 2016 APS fellows. Peter Petreczky and Michiko Minty were among the nearly 300 researchers and scientists honored in the 2016 nomination process. “It’s a recognition by your peers throughout the United States that the work you’ve done is impactful as it has been seen and known about outside of your immediate circle of colleges,” Minty, who works in accelerator physics, said. This recognition is not given just any member of the APS. Fellows are nominated by their peers and are elected by society…

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