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Stony Brook University once again has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 300 Best College Values for 2018. The University earned the #32 spot on the magazine’s list of 100 best values in public colleges. Introduced in 1998, the rankings now combine public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges into a single, comprehensive list. Kiplinger also ranks the 100 best values in each category. The analysis is based on objective measurements of academic quality and affordability, not subjective criteria. “Our rankings, which weigh affordability alongside academic quality, are a great resource for students and their parents when sorting through…

Imago Theatre will present the imaginative “La Belle, Lost in the World of Automaton” on Staller Center’s Main Stage Saturday, January 27, at 4 pm. The fairy tale is a story-within-a-story set in the engine room of a steamship. Upper deck passenger Lady Rose stumbles below deck during a storm, meeting worker Sam Stoker. Lady Rose and Sam sing, soft-shoe tap, puppeteer and provide voices for the rest of the characters. “La Belle” includes five original tunes with ukulele numbers and 90s-style songs. Imago Theatre, created by Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, has had its shows produced at Broadway’s New…

In 2017, Stony Brook University once again excelled in diversity, innovation, cutting-edge research and groundbreaking discoveries with real-world impact. A major study showed that SBU has become a nationwide leader in the area of social mobility. Meanwhile, Stony Brook experts and events were featured in the world’s news columns as we unearthed archaeological discoveries, performed pioneering surgeries, and welcomed luminaries to campus, including Michael J. Fox and Joe Biden. As a new year full of promise begins, browse our Top 10 website for a colorful review of Stony Brook’s biggest stories of 2017.

Former Stony Brook men’s basketball standout Jameel Warney was named the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year Friday morning after an impressive summer and fall with the national team. Warney is the all-time leader in points (2,132), rebounds (1,275) and blocks (276) at Stony Brook, after helping the program to its first America East Tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance. “To be mentioned with those greats who have been named (USA Basketball) athlete of the year is a tremendous feeling for me, a tremendous achievement,” Warney said. “I couldn’t have done this without my teammates, and the coaching staff putting me in…

Students at Stony Brook got the chance to learn about diverse holiday celebrations at the 17th annual Festival of Lights, held in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A on November 29. The festival is an “intercultural program were our diverse campus community can further appreciate the cultural significance of our most widely observed holidays,” according to the Festival of Lights Committee, which includes representatives across campus administration and club organizations. “Every year, the goal of the festival is to bring people together to celebrate and to learn about other people’s traditions,” Cheryl Chambers, Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs, said. “Our…

Each year, Stony Brook University students, faculty, staff and alumni share their time and talent through thousands of community service hours, and each year that effort is celebrated with ’31 Days of Giving Back.’ The blog, published by the Office of Community Relations, showcases the many ways Stony Brook University is making a difference in the community by highlighting an event or initiative from the past 12 months every day throughout the month of December. From organizing clothing drives to blood donations to bringing a smile to a veteran’s face, Stony Brook University is committed to sustained, lifelong community engagement,…

Finals are stressful. Looking over what you need to study can make the stress even worse. Where do you start? What should you focus on? Have you forgotten to eat today? To help you study and get through finals week, here are 10 tips to keep in mind. Study with friends: If you can’t understand a difficult problem, someone in your group can help — or you can figure it out together. Change up your study spaces: It will help you remember what you study. Check out some of the best (and most quiet) study spots on campus. Use flashcards:…

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has been awarded $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Led by Professor Ya Wang, the funding will be used to develop a Synchronized Low-Energy Electronically-Chopped Passive-InfraRed (PIR) Sensor for Occupancy Detection (SLEEPIR), an inventive occupancy sensing solution, for residential homes for detecting high-accuracy human presence. This non-mechanical oscillating technique, together with an advanced machine learning algorithm, is designed to address issues associated with high rates of false alarms in existing PIR sensors — a long-time complication in high-accuracy occupancy detection. This technology relies on the use…

Students from the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), Residential Safety Program (RSP) and the Department of Campus Recreation loaded 83 unclaimed bicycles onto a truck provided by the charity organization Pedals for Progress on November 1, 2017. Pedals for Progress repairs bikes to transport and donate to developing countries around the world. Residential Risk Management, an office in the Division of Campus Residences, oversees bike management for the residential population at Stony Brook University. They monitor campus bike racks and facilitate the removal and storage of abandoned bikes. In recent years, University Police began to notice an increase in the…

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of the most prestigious organizations in the American science realm. With its dedication to supporting colleges throughout the nation, the NSF continues to help advance computer science research at Stony Brook University. Professor Jie Gao is the latest Stony Brook faculty member to earn not one, but two awards from the NSF. Gao has been awarded $250,000 for the NeTS grant (Research in Networking Technology and Systems) along with $100,000 for the Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) grant. “We at the Computer Science Department are very proud of Jie for her exceptional work,” said Interim Department Chair Samir Das.…

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