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Defying conventional wisdom and the polls, Stony Brook University Political Science Professor Helmut Norpoth predicted Donald Trump’s victory using a model with a remarkable record of predicting election outcomes. Based on his analysis of primary voting, Norpoth gave Trump an 87%-99% chance of beating Hillary Clinton nearly one year ago. He stuck by his model in press interviews despite an overwhelming consensus of pollsters and pundits promising a Clinton victory. Norpoth’s projection is based on a statistical model that relies on presidential primaries and an election cycle as predictors of the vote in the general election. Under the model, winning the early primaries…

As part of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC), Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, joined other LIREDC representatives on November 2 in Albany as the group made its annual presentation of priority project proposals to the State Implementation Assessment Team (SIAT). It is SIAT’s job to review the ten Regional Councils’ annual progress reports and proposals as each council competes for state funding. In addition to President Stanley, LIREDC was represented at the hearing by Council Co-Vice Chair Kevin Law, President of the Long Island Association; Patricia Edwards, Vice President for Community Development, Citigroup;…

Politics has become a transatlantic phenomenon in today’s interconnected world, acknowledged Britain’s former Leader of the House of Lords and Minister for Women Margaret Jay in an October 11 Presidential  Lecture entitled “The New Populism in America and Britain: What Has Happened to Our Politics?” Jay, the Right Honorable the Baroness Jay of Paddington, Labour politician and former broadcast journalist, is a pioneer of women’s issues and has longstanding interests in health and constitutional affairs. In her lecture, Jay compared Britain’s recent vote to leave the EU, popularly known as “Brexit,” to the populist upsurge reflected in the current US Presidential…

Those who proclaimed the end of infectious diseases spoke too soon. The words of Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, resonated with a group of 250 primary care providers who gathered online and in person at the Stony Brook Medicine Campus on Sept. 29 to hear an update for medical professionals on the Zika virus. Titled “From A to Zika: An Update on Zika Virus for Primary Care Providers,” the event was hosted by New York State Department of Health Commissioner Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD, as part of the Commissioner’s Medical Grand Rounds series. A panel…

Three Stony Brook University graduate students — Tiffany Victor, Joseph Verardo and Vahideh Rasekhi — met with the staff members of Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Lee Zeldin and Congresswoman Nita Lowey as part of the NAGPS Graduate Students Legislative Action Day in Washington, D.C., on September 12. Twice a year, the Graduate Student Organization partners with the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) for the NAGPS’ Advocacy Summit and Legislative Action Days. The Summit gathers student leaders from across the country for a two-day seminar and a day on the Hill meeting with policymakers about issues in…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, is featured in a newly released video from The Science Coalition, an organization supporting federal funding for research institutions. Dr. Stanley is a strong advocate for federal funding of basic research and the role of university research in innovation and discovery. In the video he discusses the critical importance of young researchers, their role in discovery and ensuring that they opportunities to participate in America’s research enterprise. He previously penned an op-ed on this topic for Scientific American. The Science Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of the nation’s leading public…

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 2016 – Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, gave an overview of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) working paper on gain-of-function research at the Gain-of-Function Research Symposium, hosted by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Stanley is chair of the NSABB, a federal advisory committee that addresses issues related to biosecurity and dual use research at the request of the United States Government. Dr. Stanley presented the overview with Harvey Fineberg, the Symposium Planning Committee Chair, and also responded to public comments and questions. The public symposium,…

Putting the Science in Super Tuesday  As voters in 14 states on Super Tuesday answer the question of who they want to be their party’s nominee for president of the United States, The Science Coalition (TSC) asked students, researchers and faculty at four universities — including Stony Brook — a different question. Why should science matter to our presidential candidates? TSC and its 64-member universities are focusing on the need to maintain America’s leadership in scientific discovery and innovation. The initial answers reflect the challenges facing the nation, as well as what people hope for the future. The presidential candidates’…

Support for higher education is a key part of the agenda set forth by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in his 2016 State of the State and Executive Budget Address, delivered January 13. Gov. Cuomo called for an extension of the NYSUNY 2020 and NYCUNY 2020 program to keep tuition increases low and predictable while providing additional resources to New York’s public colleges and universities. “On behalf of Stony Brook University, I am grateful to Governor Cuomo for his leadership and vision in proposing to extend NYSUNY 2020 for five more years,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel…

Stony Brook University, long devoted to fostering diversity and equality, has furthered its commitment to worldwide gender equality, hosting the first face-to-face meeting of the HeForShe solidarity movement IMPACT 10x10x10 University champions. Stony Brook is one of 10 universities around the world — and only two in the United States — that have committed to the United Nations Women’s HeForShe movement to take bold game-changing action to achieve gender equality within and beyond their institutions. During the two-day IMPACT meeting, held November 30 and December 1, representatives from seven of the other nine universities flew in from across the globe to…