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Their Nominations for the Prize – Which Was Awarded in 2014 to Stony Brook University Professor Patricia Wright – Underscores the University’s Extraordinary Leadership in Animal Conservation in the United States and around the World Stony Brook University faculty members Carl Safina and Russell Mittermeier have been named nominees for the 2016 Indianapolis Prize, which celebrates “true heroes in the field of animal conservation.” Carl Safina, PhD, was cited for having “brought ocean conservation into the environmental mainstream by using science, art and literature to inspire a ‘sea ethic’.” Russell Mittermeier, PhD, was cited as a “visionary leader able to…

During Fall semester the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery will present the Faculty Exhibition 2015, featuring new work by Stony Brook University’s acclaimed Art Department faculty and affiliated faculty and staff. The 2015 Faculty Exhibition includes painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, video installation and digital media. The 16 artists represented engage a broad range of media, crossing boundaries in creative, challenging and sometimes playful ways. The Faculty Exhibition includes the work of internationally renowned faculty artists such as Howardena Pindell, who will show recent prints, and Nobuho Nagasawa, who is creating a new installation of sculpture and video’ Also featured are Toby Buonagurio’s brightly…

FinPrint is the first-ever global survey to inform shark and ray conservation About one quarter of the world’s sharks, rays and skates are threatened with extinction. The lack of comprehensive and up-to-date data on species abundance and distribution hinders efforts to protect and replenish these important and dynamic marine animals. ​ Demian Chapman, PhD, assistant professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and a multi-institutional team have kicked off the Global FinPrint initiative, the first-ever global survey to inform shark and ray conservation. The largest of its kind, FinPrint is a three-year survey of sharks and rays in…

David O. Conover, PhD, Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University and a Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), has been named the 2015 recipient of the Oscar E. Sette Award by the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Dr. Conover will receive the award from the AFS’s Marine Fisheries Section at the AFS annual meeting in Portland, Ore., on August 16. The award is given to an outstanding marine fishery biologist each year. According to the AFS, the criteria for each recipient is “sustained excellence in marine fishery biology through research, teaching, administration, or a combination…

April Masten, an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Stony Brook University, has been selected as a Fellow at the National Humanities Center. Professor Masten joins 36 other distinguished international scholars who were selected as the 2015-16 Fellows. For more about the selection of the Fellows and the National Humanities Center, see this announcement. Professor Masten, whose scholarship explores the interplay between cultural production and political economies, is the author of numerous scholarly works. As a National Humanities Center Fellow in the coming academic year, she will complete the research and writing of her book project and share…

Matthew Barnson and Rowan Ricardo Phillips join the prestigious ranks of more than 80 Guggenheim Fellows emanating from Stony Brook Two Stony Brook University scholars in the College of Arts and Sciences — Matthew Barnson and Rowan Ricardo Phillips — have been named 2015 Guggenheim Fellows based on “distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for the future.” Guggenheim fellowships are intended for faculty who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” Barnson and Phillips were selected as part of a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists and scientists on the…

Kathleen Finnegan, Clinical Associate Professor, and Chair of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences in the Stony Brook University School of Technology and Management, has been named to a national list of the “25 Top Phlebotomy Professors.” The ranking was developed according to a survey analysis by MedicalTechnologySchools.com. Professor Finnegan, also Program Director of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program and Phlebotomy Training Program at Stony Brook, is recognized as a clinician, educator, and industry speaker with expertise in hematology, coagulation and phlebotomy. For more details and the complete top 25 phlebotomy professor listing, see this webpage.

Stanislaus S. Wong, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, is the 2015 recipient of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Inorganic Nanoscience Award. Sponsored by the University of South Carolina NanoCenter, the annual award recognizes “sustained excellence, dedication, and preservation in research in the area of inorganic nanoscience.” Dr. Wong’s research at Stony Brook focuses on carbon nanotube chemistry and inorganic nanostructure synthesis, two areas that will potentially broaden the impact and practical applications of nanostructures. As a joint appointee with Brookhaven National Laboratory, he collaborates widely with scientists at both institutions in multiple disciplines…

Award will support Stony Brook computer scientist’s work in anomaly mining with applications to security, surveillance, and healthcare Leman Akoglu, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Akoglu will receive NSF CAREER funding of $507,000 over the next five years to support her project titled “A General Framework for Methodical and Interpretable Anomaly Mining.” According to the NSF, the CAREER Award is given to promising young university faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding…

Married Couple Harvey Aronson and Irene Virag Teach Classes Together By Brian Harmon It was all about preservation. When professors Harvey Aronson and Irene Virag set out to establish a scholarship for narrative journalism at Stony Brook University, the married couple was intent on two things: preserving the art of narrative storytelling and preserving their legacy. “I care about writing. I really care about the written word, and I want it to carry on,” said Aronson, 85, who has taught journalism classes at Stony Brook in tandem with his wife since the creation of the University’s School of Journalism eight…

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