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PhD student Qiyuan Wu has received the 2017 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the American Chemical Society (ACS). As the world’s largest scientific society, the ACS awards up to 20 students each year who show promise in research and the potential to make an impact in the field of environmental chemistry. This is Wu’s third award from the ACS, and his achievements highlight the continued excellence in environmental research taking place at Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “Qiyuan developed his research projects independently, exhibiting creativity, thoughtfulness and hard work,” said Alexander Orlov, Associate Professor of Materials Science…

The Red Watch Band CARE Team visited Comsewogue High School on January 30 and 31 to conduct Red Watch Band trainings. A total of 250 juniors and seniors attended the six training sessions offered over the two-day period. Red Watch Band is a bystander intervention program designed to inform college and high school students of the numerous ways that toxic drinking deaths can be prevented and to promote an atmosphere of respect, responsibility and kindness. The program was created after a Stony Brook Medicine doctor’s son died tragically due to alcohol poisoning, and the campus community felt compelled to create a…

Robert D. Hough, PhD, Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University, was awarded the David P. Robbins Prize by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Presented once every three years, the award recognizes the author of an outstanding paper in algebra, combinatorics, or discrete mathematics. Dr. Hough’s “Solution of the minimum modulus problem for covering systems,” was published in the Annals of Mathematics. Research for this problem was conducted during Dr. Hough’s tenure at the University of Cambridge. According to the MAA, “Bob Hough stunned the field by showing that for any…

Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism presents its latest My Life As Speaker Series featuring Dean Baquet, Pulitzer Prize-winning Executive Editor of The New York Times, on Thursday, February 23, at Staller Center. Baquet will talk about covering the White House, the future of journalism and fake news. Doors open at 7 pm, and the discussion begins at 7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. General admission tickets will be available starting Tuesday, February 7. For more information, visit stonybrook.edu/journalism or call (631) 632-1179.

To mark Black History Month, Stony Brook’s video series “5 Questions With …” is releasing two new video interviews highlighting the importance of African-American Studies in higher education. Scholars John H. Bracey, Jr and James E. Smethurst are the two latest luminaries giving thoughtful, compelling interviews, featured on a browsable website as well as a Youtube playlist. The ongoing series, part of the “In The Know” offerings created by SBU’s Office of Marketing and Communications,  spotlights the university’s role in global thought leadership. Interview subjects are affiliated with or have visited the campus for student and community enrichment events and…

NOTE: Due to the weather, this event was cancelled on February 9 and will be rescheduled soon. Four scholars are competing for the 2017 Discovery Prize, a $200,000 award given to a Stony Brook University faculty member in the STEM disciplines whose research project embraces risk and innovation and embodies the potential of discovery-driven research. The Discovery Prize was established in 2013 with a generous donation from the Stony Brook Foundation’s Board of Trustees as a way to advance pioneering scientific breakthroughs. In keeping with the University’s goal of supporting early-career faculty, eligibility is open to faculty members who have a…

The work of three experimental New York artists — Lindsay Packer, Mitch Patrick and John Ros — will be on display at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery from January 24 through February 18. An Artist Talk and Reception for ANTIFORM: Packer, Patrick and Ros will be held on Tuesday, January 31, from 5 pm to 8 pm in the Gallery, located on the first floor of Staller Center. The exhibition and events are free and open to the public. The exhibition’s title, ANTIFORM, is borrowed from an art movement of the late 1960s, in which artists’ interest shifted from strict Minimalist forms to materials and processes,…

To mark National Mentoring Month, Stony Brook’s video series “5 Questions With …” is releasing four new video interviews highlighting the importance of mentoring in higher education and career success. Paleoanthropologist Meave Leakey, conservationist Carl Safina, social psychologist Amy Cuddy, and author Roger Rosenblatt are the four latest luminaries giving thoughtful, compelling interviews, featured on a browsable website as well as a Youtube playlist. The ongoing series, part of the “In The Know” offerings created by SBU’s Office of Marketing and Communications,  spotlights the university’s role in global thought leadership. Interview subjects are affiliated with or have visited the campus…

In 2016, Stony Brook University was once again an academic hotbed of innovation, diversity, cutting-edge research and groundbreaking discoveries with real-world impact. Stony Brook experts and events were featured in the world’s news columns as we followed the road to the White House, celebrated the medical miracle that gave a young Congolese boy his smile back, advanced global health in Madagascar, and made our first appearance in the NCAA’s Big Dance. As a new year full of promise begins, browse our Top 10 website for a colorful review of Stony Brook’s biggest stories of 2016.

Philosophy PhD candidate Jessica Sims is not content to remain safely ensconced in the ivory tower. Drawing upon classic works by Aristotle and Heidegger, Jessica addresses pressing contemporary social concerns while also advancing her field. Recently, Jessica was recognized for this innovative research with a 2016-17 American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Jessica is working to develop a therapeutic approach that helps victims of domestic violence regain physical and psychological autonomy. Her research explores the nature of human consciousness from a philosophical perspective in order to determine how it can be conditioned by abuse. She develops…

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