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In Money magazine’s annual list of the Best Colleges for Your Money, Stony Brook University ranked #54 overall and #32 among public universities in the nation. With the goal of identifying schools that provide the best education at the most reasonable price, Money evaluated 711 schools on 27 factors in three categories — quality of education, affordability and student outcomes. According to Braden J. Hosch, Assistant Vice President of the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness, social mobility is the primary reason our ranking jumped significantly from #125 in 2016 to #54 in 2017. The biggest change to this year’s methodology was…

The State University of New York Council for Advancement (SUNYCUAD) Annual Conference was held June 7 through June 9 in Tarrytown, NY. Awards for Excellence, which reward the very best of SUNY’s talented and creative professionals, are bestowed each year at the educational conference. This year, Stony Brook University’s Office of Communications and Marketing won SUNYCUAD 2017 Awards for Excellence in: Best Total Advertising: Far Beyond Advertising Campaign Best Magazine: Stony Brook University Magazine Best Group of Photos: Judges’ Citation for Photography by Pete Thompson, Far Beyond Campaign Best Student Recruitment Publication: Stony Brook University Viewbook Best Website: Stony Brook…

Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has been awarded two grants totaling $4.5 million from SUNY’s Empire Innovation Program. The funding will be used to recruit and retain world-class faculty and researchers that strengthen Stony Brook’s research productivity in two high economic opportunity areas of state and national significance — artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity. These hires will also accelerate the development of the emergent Institute for AI-Driven Discovery & Innovation. The initiative for the institute involves a collaboration between the CEAS and Stony Brook University School of Medicine, as faculty in these two high-tech areas encompass experts in multiple areas…

Stony Brook University once again made the College Choice 50 Best LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities list. The ranking highlights universities like Stony Brook that have a strong history of creating quality programming for the LGBTQ community and committing time and resources to equipping students, faculty and staff with tools that encourage education, support, safety and inclusion campus wide. Stony Brook’s LGBTQ* Services staff provides meaningful programs to help students thrive and to ensure inclusion in every aspect of the University. In addition to these services, the University also has many all-gender restrooms on campus, gender-inclusive housing options, the soon-to-come LGBTQ* Center and…

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…

It was a perfect June morning on the East End of Long Island. Breeze flowing off the water, clouds providing a slight scrim for the sun trying to push through. Sitting at a remote picnic table (although not quite remote enough to keep away several “Hi Bobby, I love your new show” fans) with television star and celebrity chef Bobby Flay, I shared our plans and set-up for the opening night keynote address he would be delivering for the 3rd Annual Food Lab Conference. It would be delivered that evening on the water’s edge at the School of Marine and Atmospheric…

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…

SUNY ranked 38th in the “Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2016,” according to the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, which publishes the ranking annually based on U.S. Patent and Trademark Office data. SUNY campuses overall were awarded 57 U.S. utility patents. Among those from Stony Brook University is a redesigned a catheter developed by a multidisciplinary team led by Annie Rohan from the School of Nursing. The catheter incorporates LED lights to reduce the likelihood of infection after the device is inserted into a patient’s body. “Catheter-related infections are a multibillion-dollar-a-year problem,” says Rohan. “Healthcare providers have…

“Without energy, a ball won’t roll, a car won’t drive and a babysitter won’t get off the couch. Energy is what get things moving.”  Those were just some of the examples used to tackle the question “What is Energy?” in the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science’s  sixth annual Flame Challenge.  This year’s question was posed to scientists by 11-year olds from around the world. After reviewing hundreds of written and visual submissions from scientists based in the United States, Germany, Australia and beyond, Alan Alda, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University and intermediate school…

Historian Paul Kelton has been named the first Robert David Lion Gardiner Chair in American History by the College of Arts and Sciences. The endowed chair was established in the Department of History in February 2016, thanks to a major gift from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Kelton, a leading scholar of Indigenous North American and Colonial American history, is the author of numerous published works that have made important revisions to our understanding of the biological processes involved in the European takeover of the Americas. He continues his in-depth research on Indigenous experiences with European-introduced diseases and has…

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