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Global Health and Environmental Specialist Dr. Timothy Bouley will be the first speaker in the Global Health Institute’s Precision Planetary Health Lecture Series. He will discuss “World Banking on Climate and Health: Trade-offs or Synergies in Madagascar” on Thursday, October 26, at 3:30 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. Dr. Bouley is leading the World Bank’s efforts to integrate health and environmental considerations into their global investments. His technical expertise focuses on climate change, ocean science, sustainable fisheries, infectious disease, satellite remote sensing, Earth observation, data science and new financial mechanisms. Dr. Bouley holds degrees in biology, bioethics, geography and medicine from Tufts, Harvard, Oxford…

The Office of Global Affairs, International Academic Programs and Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) invite you to a Global Forum on the Turkana Basin Institute on Wednesday, October 11, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm at the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. Famed paleoanthropologist, politician, explorer and environmentalist Richard Leakey will be joined by a panel including Lawrence Martin, TBI Director; Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Isaiah Nengo, TBI Associate Director; and Jason Lewis, TBI Assistant Director. Hear from TBI’s Founder and Stony Brook Professor Richard Leakey, as well as TBI professors and researchers. Learn about the TBI sites in…

Stony Brook University is part of a statewide collaboration involving 10 SUNY campuses and five not-for-profit organizations to establish a sustainable village and learning community in Akayè, Haiti. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded SUNY a nearly $800,000 grant to support the project, which will develop educational, economic and social programs, resources, and other needed services on 40 acres of land donated by a Nassau Community College professor emeritus. Stony Brook faculty and staff, under the direction of PI Dr. Christina Maxis, will bring expertise to the project in the area of health sciences. The other SUNY campuses involved include:…

Alda Center Conducts International Workshops and Expands Capacity with New Faculty and Staff The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University is responding to an ever-growing global demand for improvisation-based science communication training by building its instructional team and research capacity to serve more scientists via the Alda Method™. Since 2009, the Alda Center has served nearly 10,000 scientists and medical professionals in its workshops worldwide, with additional graduate students and faculty trained in courses and workshops on campus at Stony Brook University. Among more than 70 traveling workshops conducted for nearly 1,800 scientists from January 2017…

Being arrested is not something most people would list on a résumé. Yet doing just that yielded a positive result for Paula Pecorella ’18. As the managing editor of her West Islip High School newspaper, Paw Prints, she and feature editor Nicholas Krauss spent time in the slammer, and in court, in 2013 while trying to conduct an investigative journalism piece for an article on school security following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Their plight was covered by The New York Times. When Bruce Stasiuk, a workshop leader for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Stony Brook University,…

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, told a group of leaders in combating gender bias worldwide that he has a critical goal for Stony Brook University: to use the power of scientific research to create true gender equality and build a campus free of gender-based violence. Alongside heads of state, top ranking corporate executives and other university presidents from around the globe, President Stanley shared bold strategies and ambitious goals for the University in support of gender equality at UN Women’s HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Parity Report Launch event in New York City on Sept. 20. “It’s our goal to create…

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, will represent Stony Brook University at the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Parity Report Launch event in New York City on September 20. Created by UN Women — the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women — HeForShe began in September 2014 as a global effort to engage men and boys in support of gender equality. In January 2015, HeForShe’s IMPACT 10x10x10 program launched, which convenes 10 heads of state, 10 global CEOs and 10 university presidents to fast-track gender equality in boardrooms, classrooms and world capitals. Stony Brook University is one of the 10 universities…

Ancient DNA recovered from fossils is a valuable tool to study evolution and anthropology. Yet fossil DNA has not been found yet in any part of Africa, where it’s destroyed by extreme heat and humidity. In a potential first step at overcoming this hurdle, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Stony Brook University-affiliated Turkana Basin Institute. have discovered a new kind of glycan — a type of sugar chain — that survives even in a 4 million-year-old animal fossil from Kenya, under conditions where ancient DNA does not. While ancient fossils from hominins are…

With a background in biomedical research, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. is keen on evidence-based practices. So naturally, when he learned of an opportunity to attend the G7 University conference in June, sharing discoveries with six other nations, he was intrigued. The event was a follow-up to the 43rd G7 summit, held in May, in which leaders of the seven G7 nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) gathered to discuss world affairs. “G7 meetings in the past have been primarily about global financial, economic and trade issues, or international security,”…

Stony Brook journalism student Mike Adams ’19 and his classmates put their journalistic principles to the test when they traveled to report on issues confronting in the jungles of Ecuador. The 500 remaining members of the once-populous Sápara nation live in the Amazon rain forest atop land believed to be rich in petroleum. The Ecuadorean government wants to let foreign oil companies explore those potential reserves. But exploratory drilling generally leads to deforestation, which would threaten the Sápara’s way of life. It would be easy to see this issue as a war of good versus evil, but journalists are trained…

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