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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:…

Thanks to pioneering work at Stony Brook Medicine, digital solutions are in development for Pathology slide specimens — the last major frontier in digitizing medical images. Dr. Joel Saltz, Chair of Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook Medicine and a board-certified clinical pathologist with a PhD in Computer Science, is at the forefront of this major breakthrough. For more than 20 years, Dr. Saltz and his team, which includes physicians and technologists from Johns Hopkins, Ohio State, Emory and Stony Brook, have been developing digital solutions for pathology slide specimens. His groundbreaking work in digital image viewing and archiving systems for…

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…

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Students shared the best study spots around campus. Following are the top 10 gems ideal for cramming, reviewing and brainstorming.

1. Wang Center
Probably the best kept secret on campus, the Wang Center offers serene and vast study locations with outlets galore and Wi-Fi throughout the building. It also provides access to Jasmine, ideal for students looking to refuel or get that added caffeine boost at the Tea House. Bubble tea, anyone? Open 8 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday, noon to 8 pm Saturday and Sunday.  

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The influence of Native American cuisine on dishes around the world, from Italy to Russia, is something that’s severely underrated, according to Chef Lois Ellen Frank. Frank is a Native foods historian, culinary anthropologist and educator from the Kiowan nation who visited Stony Brook University for Native American Heritage Month. She was joined by fellow chef, Walter Whitewater from the Navajo nation. The duo hosted an Open House on Wednesday, November 29, in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A that included an educational seminar, food sampling and book signing. The program was hosted by Stony Brook’s Chief Diversity Officer Lee…

Two student teams that were mentored by Stony Brook University faculty took first and second place in the prestigious nationwide 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. The first-place team, mentored by Associate Professor Ken-Ichi Takemaru from the Department of Pharmacological Sciences, was awarded a $100,000 scholarship to be divided among team members Arooba Ahmed of Melville, NY; Jiachen Lee of Dix Hills, NY; and Jillian Parker of Dix Hills, NY, all from the Half Hollow Hills school district. The team discovered that a specific protein not previously recognized in cell division plays a crucial role in the process and could be…

The Faculty Student Association (FSA) hosted its annual Thanksgiving Day meal on November 23 from 11 am to 2 pm. All were invited to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with the trimmings in the Student Activities Center Food Court. This was the inaugural year in which the dining area was set up as a restaurant, providing students with a homestyle-like experience.   CulinArt, Stony Brook’s foodservice provider, prepared a special menu that included mashed sweet potatoes, country stuffing, yams, sautéed green beans, quinoa stuffed acorn squash, seasonal vegetables, dinner rolls, and of course, hand-carved roasted turkey. Apple cider was also…

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.…

Was it violence or pathogens that took the greatest toll on Native Americans? Should historians refer to the loss of life as genocide or an accidental consequence of epidemics? Or perhaps, it was a combination of factors. Newly arrived Department of History Professor Paul Kelton presented his audience with the academic evidence to draw their own conclusions and spark their own dialogue at the University Libraries lecture “Germs, Genocides and American’s Indigenous Peoples” on November 27. In 2015, Kelton read about a classroom incident between a Native American student and a professor at California State University at Sacramento in which…

Live burns, smoke-outs and a community-wide Campus Fire Prevention Day held at Stony Brook University provided students with first-hand experience in how to react to fire emergencies throughout September, October and November.     The safety awareness initiative was led by Residential Risk Management, a Division of the Student Affairs department, in partnership with Environmental Health and Safety. Students that attended both a live burn event and Campus Fire Prevention Day not only gained valuable safety knowledge, they were also put in the running to win a Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 laptop as part of a random drawing. During live burnings, students observed…

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