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Tune in to CNN’s Emmy Award winning travel and food show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on Sunday, May 17, at 9 pm to find out what happens when the show’s host and Stony Brook University’s Patricia Wright participate in a Madagascar village ceremonial zebu sacrifice. Bourdain, a world-renowned chef and bestselling author, travels around the world to uncover little-known destinations and diverse cultures. He was in Madagascar last December to film the show and visited Distinguished Service Professor Patricia Wright at the Centre ValBio research center that she founded and directs. For the past few years Dr. Wright has been discussing with the local…

When Peter Small, MD, deputy director of the Tuberculosis Delivery Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a global expert in some aspects of tuberculosis epidemiology, biology and control, steps into the role of inaugural director of the Stony Brook University Global Health Institute later this year, he will be heading up a health science research center tasked with leveraging the unique opportunity afforded by the complex ecosystem of Madagascar and its connection with the Malagasy people. Spearheaded by scientists and philanthropists Jim and Robin Herrnstein, the Global Health Institute will join forces with Stony Brook’s Centre ValBio…

The University in hosting World Cup Day on campus Tuesday, July 8, as the semi-finals get underway in Brazil. Wear your gear and come to the following photo sessions to showcase Stony Brook University diversity: West Campus, Staller Terrace Photo Opportunity at 12:30 pm East Campus, HSC Galleria Photo Opportunity at 4:30 pm Then you can watch the game at the following locations: HSC Galleria, Campus Recreation Center Multipurpose Room, West Commons (sponsored by USG) and in the SAC Commuter Lounge, Lower Level. Game time is at 5 pm.

Herrnsteins Donate $3M to Establish Global Health Institute, Simons Match Raises Total Impact to $6M On one of Jim Herrnstein’s early visits to Centre ValBio, a frantic mother rushed into the Madagascar research station carrying her four-year-old daughter. The little girl was burning with fever. It wasn’t malaria, but, beyond that, the cause of her sickness was anyone’s guess. A staff member sped the child to the nearest hospital, hours away, but the little girl didn’t survive the trip. Jim, having watched the events unfold, was deeply struck by the loss of the little girl. “There’s just an enormous need,…

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