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Richard Savino, a Stony Brook University alumnus (Doctor of Musical Arts ‘92, Guitar Performance), who also completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Stony Brook, has been nominated for a second consecutive Grammy Award. This year’s nomination is in the Best Small Ensemble Performance category for conducting El Mundo’s The Kingdoms of Castille, the only nominated work representing Latin/Hispanic music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Winners will be announced at the 54th Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Savino is a professor of music at California State University, Sacramento, and is a lecturer…

The Stony Brook University Alumni Association honored five Stony Brook University graduates as recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards, the highest honor given by the Stony Brook University Alumni Association, at a special ceremony and reception held at Flowerfield in St. James on November 9. The event was emceed by Craig Allen (BS ’79), WCBS 880 radio meteorologist and a Stony Brook University Distinguished Alumnus. Each year since 1983, the Stony Brook University Alumni Association recognizes prominent SBU graduates for their career and community achievements, extraordinary commitment to Stony Brook, and for reflecting “the highest values embraced and promoted by the University and…

Carole came to Stony Brook University at the beginning of the 1970’s and began studying political science. She enjoyed the collegiate environment of Stony Brook, finding a great sense of community that allowed her to be the best she can be. Graduating Magnum Cum Laude, Carole wanted to make an impact on the world around her and pursued a Juris Doctor at the New England School of Law. She graduated with numerous academic achievement awards including the Deans Award and the Colin W. Gillis Medal of Achievement. With her Juris Doctor in hand and admission into the New York State…

The donation will be matched, bringing gift to $500,000 July 8, 2011 – The Stony Brook University Hospital Auxiliary has donated $250,000 to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Presented during the Auxiliary’s annual luncheon, held at Lombardi’s on the Sound in Port Jefferson, the gift will be matched by an anonymous donor and therefore total $500,000. Stony Brook Children’s provides patients with state-of-the-art technology and world-class specialty physicians, nurses and researchers. It serves the needs of the children of Suffolk County as a community hospital for local residents, a tertiary hospital for complex, chronic or congenital conditions, and a safety net…

2011 Alumni Scholarship Golf Classic honoree, Larry Roher ’79 was the first – and is the longest-running – title sponsor of the Alumni Association’s Annual Golf Outing, which has over the years raised more than $1 million for student scholarships and alumni programming. Larry has also personally funded two annual student scholarships – the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award Association Scholarship and the Andrea Roher Stony Brook Scholarship Fund. In addition to his active support as an alumnus, Larry has also served the University in other important capacities. In 1979 he was appointed Adjunct Professor by then Stony Brook President Dr. John…

Balaji Sitharaman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, is a 2010 recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award. Only a select group of early-career biomedical researchers nationwide receive this award, which includes a 5-year $1.5 million grant. Dr. Sitharaman is engineering a nanotechnology-based theranostic (integrating therapeutic and diagnostic) technology for combined non-invasive imaging and targeted treatment of bone loss, a major health problem worldwide due to trauma, disease, and aging, including menopause. The NIH Director’s New Innovative Award was created as part of the NIH’s commitment to increasing opportunities for new…

If you tried to describe the perfect candidate for the inaugural Creative Arts Semester by the Sea program at Stony Brook Southampton, you would likely come up with a person bearing a very strong resemblance to Gareth Burghes, Stony Brook University class of 2012. The inaugural Creative Arts Semester by the Sea is a project-based 10-week term that will allow students interested in filmmaking or playwriting to work with MFA in Theatre and Film professors at the Southampton campus in the creation of a film or a play that will be completed and produced by the end of the term.…

Using smaller vessels that allow access to shallow, nearshore waters, researchers from Stony Brook University and the Southwest Fisheries Science Center conducted the first multi-year survey of the population of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) in coastal waters near Livingston Island and discovered that nearshore waters had significantly higher krill biomass density than offshore waters. They also found that the nearshore waters had less interannual variation than offshore waters. These findings were published in the July 2010 issue of the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Antarctic krill are tiny shrimp-like organisms that are an integral part of the Southern…

Fossils of an ancient crocodile with mammal-like teeth discovered in the Rukwa Rift Basin of Tanzania is changing the picture of animal life at 100 million years in what is now sub-Saharan Africa. The new species, found by an international team of scientists, including Joseph Sertich of Stony Brook University, is named Pakasuchus. “Paka” is the Ki-Swahili name for “cat” and “souchos” is Greek for crocodile.The scientists analyze the anatomical structure and evolution of the new species in the August 5 issue of Nature. The scientists describe the new species of notosuchian crocodyliform as a small animal whose head would…

by Dr. Kerry Forrestal, MD ’01 Late January 2006: A Month Before Departure Why Haiti? It is a question frequently asked as word gets out that I’ve signed up for a medical mission to Cap Haitian, Haiti. Elections are upcoming and violence is escalating. Many point out that there are kidnappings; I am aware of this fact, and don’t add that there are some 30 a day. I am comforted somewhat by the fact that there is a 5,000-foot mountain range between my group and Port-au-Prince. At 200-plus pounds, I’m a fair amount of person to lug over a 5,000-foot…

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