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The School of Journalism will present a conversation with legendary TV journalist Ted Koppel, longtime anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, on Wednesday, November 15, at 7:30 pm at Staller Center. Doors open at 7 pm. Mr. Koppel has personally covered some of the most consequential news stories of our time, from the assassination of President Kennedy to the fall of the Soviet Union. He will talk about the state and future of American news media, and of the country. A member of the Broadcasting Hall of Fame, Koppel’s iconic broadcasting career spans radio and television and includes every major professional recognition including eight…

Although filled with tropical life today, the Caribbean islands have been a hotspot of mammal extinction since the end of the last glaciation, some 12,000 years ago. Since people also arrived after that time, it has been impossible to determine whether natural changes or human influence are most responsible for these extinctions. A new study by an international team of scientists, including Stony Brook University Professor Liliana M. Dávalos, reports an analysis of the incredibly diverse “lost world” of Caribbean fossils that includes giant rodents, vampire bats, enigmatic monkeys, ground sloths, shrews and dozens of other ancient mammals. The study, published today in the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, reveals that the arrival of humans…

At an investiture ceremony on the Stony Brook University campus, three new endowed chairs were formally appointed; two leading pediatric clinical research physicians at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and a renowned materials scientist and chemical engineer at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The three new endowed faculty positions were funded by philanthropic gifts from the Knapp family through the Knapp Swezey Foundation, Island Outreach Foundation, and Jane and William Knapp respectively. “From the start of my tenure at Stony Brook, it has been my goal to create 100 endowed faculty positions across a wide range of disciplines to…

Thirteen alumni have returned to campus to sit on four panels this month. Wolfie Tank:  Earlier this month, four alumni convened to sit on a panel as judges for Wolfie Tank, a Shark Tank styled event which gave the Stony Brook community the opportunity to make their Social Entrepreneurial pitch. The alumni panel was made up of: Derek Peterson ’88, CEO/Founder of Digital Fly, James Keane ’08, Global Director of Disruptive Growth Exploration at Anheuser-Busch InBev, Jonathan Bernard ’16, Founder of Street Leafs, and Youn Jung Chung ’15, Founder of Dal Entreprises. Alumni support extended beyond the panel – sponsors…

When the Stony Brook University women’s soccer season came to a close on November 10 in the first round of the NCAA playoffs against tenth-ranked Penn State, with a 7-0 loss, it felt more like a beginning than an end. It marked just the second time that the Seawolves women’s soccer team advanced that far — they last achieved that milestone in 2012. This time they did it with a 2-1 win over Vermont in the America East Finals. All season long the Seawolves were energized by second-year head coach Brendan Faherty, who helped propel the Washington Huskies to NCAA…

As representatives from around the world meet in Bonn, Germany this month to discuss a way forward on the Paris Agreement and decarbonization, a new book on energy transitions by Kathleen Araújo, assistant professor in the Department of Technology and Society in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, sheds light on the experiences of countries managing the transition to low carbon technologies. Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation (Oxford University Press) draws on over 120 interviews with scientists, governmental employees, academics, and members of civil society. Araújo focuses on four unique cases: Brazilian biofuels, Danish wind power,…

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of a comprehensive energy efficiency project at Stony Brook University that will save the campus more than $832,000 in annual energy costs while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3,800 tons a year – the equivalent of taking more than 730 cars off the road. The project supports Governor Cuomo’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, which is part of the Governor’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to build a statewide energy system that is clean, resilient and affordable for all New Yorkers.  “We are taking aggressive action…

There were hugs and happy tears all around, when 23 Stony Brook Medicine staff members returned home on November 8 after more than two weeks of treating patients in Puerto Rico. Family and friends were waiting in the hospital lobby as the group bounded off the bus from Newark Airport. Holding up handmade “Welcome Home” signs, loved ones let loose with applause and cries of “I missed you!” and the more generic but equally heartfelt “Woo-hoo!” Puerto Rico has been crippled since Hurricane Maria slammed into the island. Some people were left homeless by the storm. Others searched in vain…

Stony Brook women’s soccer grabbed its second-ever America East title, downing Vermont, 2-1 on Sunday afternoon and advancing to the NCAA Tournament. Alyssa Francese and Manuela Corcho  both scored in the Seawolves victory, which enhanced their record to 11-10-0 (4-4-0 AEC). Kimmy Chavkin, Sydney Vaughn, Manuela Corcho and Franki Priore were all named to the America East All-Championship Team; Vaughn earned the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player Award. “I’m just super excited for our student-athletes, that they get to continue playing and represent Stony Brook University in the NCAA Tournament,” said a jubilant head coach Brendan Faherty. “We have a great staff…

James Mallinson ‘16 | Where Is He Now? James Mallinson graduated from Stony Brook University in 2016 with a B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Marketing. He currently works in the Marketing Department at American Institute of Physics (AIP) Publishing while pursuing his MBA from Long Island University. Company: AIP Publishing Degree Type: BA in Psychology with concentration in Marketing What’s your 30-60 second elevator pitch? I’m a marketing professional currently pursuing my MBA from LIU Post. I earned my B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Marketing from Stony Brook University. As a CampusTap mentor who was…

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