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President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, will represent Stony Brook University at the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Parity Report Launch event in New York City on September 20. Created by UN Women — the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women — HeForShe began in September 2014 as a global effort to engage men and boys in support of gender equality. In January 2015, HeForShe’s IMPACT 10x10x10 program launched, which convenes 10 heads of state, 10 global CEOs and 10 university presidents to fast-track gender equality in boardrooms, classrooms and world capitals. Stony Brook University is one of the 10 universities…

In 2017, Stony Brook graduate student and ethnomusicologist Jay Loomis and assistant professor of computer science Roy Shilkrot teamed up to secure a grant to create 3D printed replicas of ancient wind instruments. The goal? To give museum-goers an opportunity to interact with rare instruments rather than merely viewing them through a glass enclosure. Loomis had been interested in wind instruments since he was a boy in Wisconsin, when he was struck deeply by flute music wafting from his car radio. After he moved to Long Island, his thirst for playing dovetailed with an insatiable curiosity about indigenous musical instruments. He hoped…

Ancient DNA recovered from fossils is a valuable tool to study evolution and anthropology. Yet fossil DNA has not been found yet in any part of Africa, where it’s destroyed by extreme heat and humidity. In a potential first step at overcoming this hurdle, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Stony Brook University-affiliated Turkana Basin Institute. have discovered a new kind of glycan — a type of sugar chain — that survives even in a 4 million-year-old animal fossil from Kenya, under conditions where ancient DNA does not. While ancient fossils from hominins are…

Stony Brook University is once again ranked within the top 100 among US colleges and universities (#97) and ranks as #41 among public universities according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges. Stony Brook also fared much better than expected in the category of 6-year graduation rate by achieving a 72 percent graduation rate vs. the expected rate of 69 percent. “While these new data are reason for optimism, Stony Brook has become a world-class institution not by managing toward rankings but rather by managing toward mission — exemplary academics, cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art health care, economic vibrancy,…

NASA recently joined forces with Stony Brook University students and researchers to venture onto other-worldly terrain in the New Mexico desert as part of a program designed to prepare future astronauts for their potential journeys into space — to the moon and even Mars. A small group of Stony Brook journalism students, research faculty and NASA experts collaborated on this mission through a program called RIS4E (Remote, In Situ and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration). RIS4E is a five-year, $5.5-million project led by Stony Brook faculty and packed with out-of-this-world lab and field research, including the exploration of environments…

On Saturday, September 23, Stony Brook is inviting the local community, friends, families and neighbors to experience CommUniversity Day, an afternoon of fun exploration, good food, hands-on activities and captivating performances highlighting the very best the University has to offer. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. All activities will be centered around the University’s main Academic Mall for easy access. “We’re excited to invite our neighbors and the campus community to explore and experience the many facets of Stony Brook. From the arts to medicine and sports to science, we welcome visitors to participate, to learn and to…