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Chronology

January 2006 to April 2014 

The first comprehensive timeline was compiled by Kristen J. Nyitray, Ann M. Becker (graduate student assistant), and Deborah Dolan (graduate student intern) between 1998 and 2000. Entries from the book Stony Brook: State University of New York  (Arcadia Publishing, 2002, 2007) by Kristen J. Nyitray and Ann M. Becker have been added. Press releases issued by the university's Office of Media Relations were consulted for the most recent additions to the timeline.

Last update: April 2014.
Website by Kristen J. Nyitray, Head, Special Collections and University Archives, and University Archivist.

JANUARY TO APRIL 2014

Stony Brook University to Lease Commercial Kitchen Space on Southampton Campus as Incubator Facility to Amagansett Food Institute (AFI)

Stony Brook University to Host Earth Day Tweet-Up Honoring Three Indianapolis Prize Finalists

Stony Brook University Named a Groundwater Guardian Green Site

Stony Brook University Grad Student from Brooklyn Wins National Science Communication Contest

Stony Brook University Launches Discovery Fund to Attract and Invest Private Dollars in Basic Research

Stony Brook University Gets Nod and $60M to Build Innovation and Discovery Center in R&D Park

Alexander Orlov Named National Academy of Sciences' Kavli Fellow

Wolfie Unplugged: SBU Set to Participate in Campus Conservation Nationals to Focus on Conserving Electricity

New Coastal Research Organization Launched at Stony Brook University

"Perceiving and Deciding" Brain Function Dynamics Explored at SBU

Conservationist & Lemur Expert Dr. Patricia C. Wright to be Honored at 'Stars of Stony Brook Gala 2014' April 16 at Chelsea Piers

Stony Brook Often Cited in 2015 Edition of US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools

Engineering and Medicine cited in 2015 U.S.News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools

Stony Brook University Shark Researcher Demian Chapman Awarded 2014 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation

SCIENCE ON TAP ASKS "WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER?"

Stony Brook University Ranks 4th in Kiplinger's New Best College Values Regional Edition

Stony Brook University and Brookhaven Lab Host Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

Stony Brook's Ken Dill Looks Into New Ways of Exploring Evolution

Stony Brook Protégés Vie for Distinguished Prize

Boron, Discovered in 1808, Gets a Nano Refresh

Stony Brook Professor Wins Prestigious "Prose" Award for book Moral Evil

Stony Brook University Ranked as Best ROI in the Northeast by BestValueSchools.com

Big Chill Sets in as RHIC Physics Heats Up

Climate Change Causes High, but Predictable, Extinction Risks

Zadok & Kaufman Receive NSF Award for Computer Storage Architecture Research

Saving Lemurs from Extinction: An Emergency Three Year Action Plan amid Madagascar's Political Crisis

Study Shows New Conservation Approaches Needed for Endangered Black-Footed Ferret and its Plague-Impacted Prey

Song Sun Awarded Prestigious Sloan Fellowship for Mathematics

Sneak Preview of IMAX Film Raises $30,000 for Stony Brook's Centre ValBio, Madagascar

Stony Brook Gears Up for 2014 'RecycleMania' Competition with Ambitious End Game: Zero Percent Landfill Impact

Mittermeier, Safina, Wright, Named Finalists for 2014 Indianapolis Prize

The Better to Bite Fruit with: Natural Selection Shapes Mechanical Advantage in Bats

William Worek Receives 2013 ASME Church Medal

Suffolk County Bus Service Now Rolls for Students on Sundays

 

DECEMBER 2013

Stony Brook Mentors 22 Intel Semi Finalists from All Over the United States

Ocean Dead Zones More Deadly for Marine Life than Previously Predicted

Stormy Stars? NASA's Spitzer Probes Weather on Brown Dwarfs

Stony Brook Computer Science Professor Quantifies Some Elements of Writing Style That Differentiate Successful Fiction

Joel Foundation Donates $250,000 Concert Grand Piano to Stony Brook University Music Department

Memorial Scholarship Established in name of CBS News Producer Michael Rosenbaum

Joe Nathan, '97, Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Stony Brook University During Winter Commencement Ceremony

SBU Team Discovers New Compounds that Challenge the Foundation of Chemistry

SBU Materials Science & Engineering Professor Receives Fulrath Award for Work in Ceramic Sciences and Materials

IceCube awarded the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year

Alan Alda's 'Flame Challenge' for 2014: What is Color?

Stony Brook University Basketball Team Spreads Holiday Cheer around the Hallways of Pediatric Units

Stony Brook Geosciences Professors Co-Author Papers That Shed More Light on Possibility of Life on Mars

Alan Alda's 'Flame Challenge' for 2014 To Be Revealed Dec. 11

SBU Astronomy Professor Leads International Team in Hawaii to Capture Intricacy of Comet Lovejoy's Tail

7Bus to Provide SBU-to-NYC Transportation Service

Research Two Decades in the Making Shows Mother Sharks 'Home' to Their Birthplace to Give Birth

Study Reveals an Early Tree-Dwelling Bipedal Human Ancestor was Similar to Ancient Apes and "Lucy" but not Living Apes

Study Reveals Buildup of Amyloid in Brain Blood Vessels Promotes Early Cognitive Impairment


NOVEMBER 2013

Stony Brook Physicist Part of International Team That "Broke the Ice" In Observing Neutrinos from Outside Our Solar System
STONY BROOK, NY November 22, 2013-The Universe is always talking to us, but we have to be clever to hear what it's saying. That was the thinking behind the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a unique astrophysical telescope deployed deep in the Antarctic ice to detect neutrinos--very small, nearly massless particles--coming from the outer reaches of our galaxy and beyond.

Stony Brook Southampton to Host Lighting of the Windmill on Fri., Dec. 6 at 5p.m.
SOUTHAMPTON, NY, November 20, 2013 -In conjunction with the ongoing observance of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Shinnecock Hills campus, Stony Brook Southampton will host the traditional holiday lighting of the windmill and reception in Chancellors Hall on Friday, December 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Breaking Ground on New Medical Research Building to Break New Ground in Medical Research at Stony Brook University
STONY BROOK, N.Y., November 14, 2013 -Stony Brook University broke ground to showcase the start of construction on its new Medical and Research Translation (MART) Building on the Stony Brook Medicine campus. The ceremony took place with hundreds of physicians, administrators and staff on hand to celebrate the start of the new project, and where President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., with help from those who made it possible, Jim Simons, Governor Andrew Cuomo, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, along with Kevin S. Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association, and chair of the Stony Brook Council, unearthed the first shovels full of dirt to get the $194 million MART building project officially underway.

President Stanley Joins AAU, APLU & TSC in Washington to Announce how Sequestration is Eroding America's Research Capabilities
WASHINGTON, DC - As congressional budget leaders continue negotiations over Fiscal Year 2014 spending levels, three organizations representing the nation's leading public and private research universities today released the results of a new survey looking at sequestration's impact on research across the country. The survey is a bellwether of the devastating impact that sustained cuts to research and higher education will have on the economy and the United States' role as a global innovation leader.

Long Island State Veterans Home Receives $12.5 Million in Funding from VA Construction Grant Program
STONY BROOK, NY, November 8, 2013 - The Long Island State Veterans Home is the recent recipient of a $12.5 million VA Construction Grant Award as announced by VA Secretary Erik K. Shinseki. Congressman Timothy Bishop (1st Congressional District) and State Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined Long Island State Veterans Home Executive Director Fred S. Sganga and Frank Demarco, Chairman of the LISVH Veterans Advisory Board to formally announce the joint effort between the New York State Senate, the Long Island Congressional Delegation and the Veterans Administration...
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author Carl Bernstein to Deliver Stony Brook University Presidential Lecture on Nov. 18
STONY BROOK, NY, November 8, 2013 -- On Monday, November 18, at 4 pm at the Staller Center for the Arts Main Stage, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Carl Bernstein will deliver the Stony Brook University Presidential Lecture, "Why Isn't Our Government Working -- and Can It?"

Stony Brook Interdisciplinary Team Plays Lead Role in NASA "Expedition" to Explore Space Virtually
STONY BROOK, NY, November 7, 2013 - Stony Brook is headed to outer space--virtually. The University has been selected as the lead institution for one of NASA's nine new Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) teams that will bring researchers together in a virtual setting to focus on space science and human space exploration.

SBU Scientists Develop a New Cancer Targeting Technique to Improve Cancer Drugs
STONY BROOK, NY, November 6, 2013 - Cancer drugs work because they're toxic, but that's also why they afflict healthy cells, producing side effects that can compromise their efficacy. Nobuhide Ueki thinks he may have found a way to get the drugs to selectively target only the cancer cells, and his team's patent-pending research is the subject of a paper entitled "Selective cancer targeting with prodrugs activated by histone deacetylases and a tumour-associated protease," to be published on November 5 in Nature Communications.

Stony Brook University Named Regional Hub for NYS Master Teacher Program
STONY BROOK, NY, November 1, 2013 - The Professional Education Program at Stony Brook University is now encouraging applications from experienced Long Island-based science and mathematics teachers from grades 6 to 12 for the New York State Master Teacher Program. Applications are being accepted by SUNY from November 1 through January 3, 2104 with final selections being made in spring 2014.

Interdisciplinary NSF- Funded Effort to Develop Dynamical and Decision Support Models to Improve Hurricane Evacuation and Sheltering
In the wake of Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, ubiquitous wildfires and other natural disasters,the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded 12 new grants totaling $32 million through its Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters solicitation. The effort, part of NSF's Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) investment, will enable scientists to study ways of predicting and responding to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and wildfires. See more at: http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/#sthash.uHaePdCN.dpuf

OCTOBER 2013

Governor Cuomo Announces the Launch of the New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms & Emergencies
STONY BROOK, NY, October 31, 2013--Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms & Emergencies (NYS RISE), a new "applied think tank" led by New York University and Stony Brook University that will serve as a hub of research and education on emergency preparedness, as well as a clearinghouse of information regarding extreme weather and natural disasters

Expansion of Stony Brook Dental Care Center Fills Need to Reach Underserved Populations
STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 30, 2013 - The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated and expanded multimillion dollar Dental Care Center at an event on October 24. The Dental Care Center provides care to more than 13,000 patients annually and is the largest provider of oral health care services on Long Island. In 2012 the Dental Care Center had 65,000 patient visits. The new wing will enable the School to provide primary oral health care services and specialty treatments to approximately 20 percent more patients, including many who are underserved.

Stony Brook Establishes New Department of Biomedical Informatics
STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 29, 2013 - Stony Brook University has established a new Department of Biomedical Informatics and appointed Joel Saltz, MD, PhD, formerly Chair of Biomedical Informatics at Emory University, to lead the new department as its inaugural Cherith Chair of Biomedical Informatics, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. As the Cherith Chair, Dr. Saltz will have dual appointments in the School of Medicine and in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) under the respective leadership of Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine, and Dr. Yacov Shamash, Dean of CEAS. The new department was created to integrate University-wide research across disciplines to advance biomedical research and health care delivery.

$1.4M NSF Grant to SBU-BNL to help Underrepresented Minority Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Advance into STEM Faculty Research Careers
STONY BROOK, NY, October 28, 2013 - Stony Brook University's (SBU) Center for Inclusive Education (CIE) in the Graduate School and the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the competitiveness of underrepresented minority (URM) PhD students and postdoctoral trainees who are US citizens advancing into STEM careers. This Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate- Transformation (AGEP-T) initiative is called FRAME (Frontiers of Research and Academic Models of Excellence). In the three-year grant period, the project will train 30 graduate students and 12 postdoctoral fellows by providing comprehensive professional preparation that will permit FRAME fellows to compete for and succeed in faculty positions at top research intensive institutions.

Stony Brook Medicine Chief Human Resources Officer Receives SUNY Lifetime Achievement Award
STONY BROOK, NY, October 18, 2013 - Elizabeth McCoy, Chief Human Resources Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital, has received the Lifetime Achievement in Human Resources Award from the State University of New York Human Resources Association (SUHRA) in recognition of her career contributions to the field of human resources and her impact on the Stony Brook campus community. See more at: http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/#sthash.uHaePdCN.dpuf

James and Robin Herrnstein Donate $3M to Stony Brook University to Establish Global Health Institute
STONY BROOK, NY AND RANOMAFANA, MADAGASCAR, October 22, 2013 - James and Robin Herrnstein have launched an ambitious new effort to bring healthcare resources to Madagascar with their recent gift of $3 million to help establish a new Global Health Institute at Stony Brook University's Centre ValBio. The Institute will drive cutting-edge health research in the region while working closely with the Herrnsteins' new nongovernmental organization (NGO) PIVOT, which, beginning September 2013, will commence its ambitious mission to establish an evidence-based model health system for Madagascar.

Stony Brook Shares in $5 Million National Science Foundation Grant for STEM Education
STONY BROOK, NY, October 21, 2013 - Stony Brook University is one of six recipients of a $5 million grant from the Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop tools that will change the way STEM students are assessed. The five-year grant, which will help catalyze the national movement to better test and evaluate the knowledge, abilities, performance and competence of STEM students, is one of the largest science education grants ever awarded.

Stony Brook Psychiatry Invites Award-Winning Filmmaker to Talk about the Making of "Kings Park"
STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 18, 2013 - The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science invited a former patient receiving psychiatric treatment later turned filmmaker Lucy Winer to conduct a departmental Grand Rounds on the making of her award-winning documentary Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution. The educational forum, held at the Wang Center, sparked discussions about the progress and shortcomings of the country's mental health care system. The event was also a return to Stony Brook for Winer, a Stony Brook University alumna (BA in English and Theater, 1973).

Stony Brook Medicine among first clinical sites in U.S. for simultaneous PET/MRI
STONY BROOK, NY, October 16, 2013 - Stony Brook Medicine, where MRI technology was first developed, is among the first sites in the United States to offer simultaneous PET/MRI technology for clinical use. The new technology will benefit patients by providing exceptional image quality and diagnostic capabilities, and greater efficiency by having two significant imaging procedures performed at the same time with low-dose radiation.

SBU Receives $1.5 Million from Stephen and Vincent Della Pietra to Endow Biomedical Imaging Chair
STONY BROOK, NY, OCTOBER 17, 2013--Stephen and Vincent Della Pietra along with their wives Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra and Barbara Amonson have channeled their professional success and lifelong love of science into a leadership gift that will create the Della Pietra Chair of Biomedical Imaging at Stony Brook University. Their $1.5 million gift, matched by a grant from the Simons Foundation, will have a total impact of $3 million. The University is recruiting a nationally-renowned researcher to fill the positioN. See more at: http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/#sthash.uHaePdCN.dpuf

Damaging Brown Tide Re-emerges across entire South Shore of Long Island
An intense and damaging brown tide has re-emerged across most of Great South Bay, Moriches Bay, and Shinnecock Bay. Monitoring by the Gobler Laboratory based in the Marine Science Research Center in the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University's Southampton Campus has revealed that a brown tide that began to develop during September and has intensified this month to nearly 1,000,000 cells per milliliter in central Great South Bay as of October 8. Densities exceeding 200,000 cells per milliliter were also present in western Great South Bay, Moriches Bay, Quantuck Bay, and Shinnecock Bay.

Jinyoung Jin Appointed Associate Director for Cultural Programs at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University
Jinyoung Jin has been appointed Associate Director for Cultural Programs at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, announced Diana Hannan, Director of Conferences and Special Events. For the past ten years Jinyoung Jin was the Gallery Director in the Arts Department of The Korea Society located in Manhattan. She brings to Stony Brook's Charles B. Wang Center a wide range of academic training and institutional experience in cultural and artistic matters. See more at: http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/#sthash.uHaePdCN.dpuf

SEPTEMBER 2013

Stony Brook University's Fundraiser Raises Over $55,000 for Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program
Stony Brook, NY., September 25, 2013 -More than 50 friends of Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) took part in the first annual "Clams for Clams" fundraiser on September 7 to support its Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program (ShiRP), launched with a $3 million gift in 2012 from the Laurie Landeau Foundation and the Simons Foundation.

President Stanley Announces $2.25M in Funding Initiatives for Humanities, Under Represented Minorities in State of the University Address
STONY BROOK, N.Y., September 25, 2013 - During the 2013 State of the University Address held at the Staller Center for the Performing Arts, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, welcomed new faculty and outlined for them the meteoric rise of Stony Brook University and transformation from a modest teachers college to a University that has global impact in the areas of education, research, and healthcare and economic opportunity. He spoke of Stony Brook's important role in educating economically disadvantaged students, and how it ranks fourth among all AAU member institutions for the highest percentage of Pell grant eligible students, and how Stony Brook has the second lowest in-state tuition and fees among all AAU peers.

Two Stony Brook Researchers Among Those Selected to Receive SUNY RF Collaboration Fund Awards Announced by Governor Cuomo
STONY BROOK, N.Y., September 26, 2013 - In an announcement released today by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, seven research projects involving 10 SUNY campuses will each receive up to $100,000 from the SUNY Research Collaboration Fund, which supports research collaborations among campuses as part of the SUNY system's strategic plan, The Power of SUNY. The projects involve two Stony Brook University researchers who are among SUNY faculty selected to receive the SUNY and Research Foundation (RF) 2013 Research Collaboration Fund Awards - Orlando Scharer, PhD, Professor of Pharmacological Sciences and Chemistry, and Joanne Davila, PhD, Professor of Psychology.

Shayna Stahl Named Director of Athletic Bands; Will Lead 200-Member 'Spirit of Stony Brook' Marching Band Program
STONY BROOK, NY, September 18, 2013 -- After a three-month national search, Shayna Stahl has been appointed as the new Director of Athletic Bands at Stony Brook University, a position left vacant by the retirement of the founding director and legendary Long Island music educator, Mr. John J. Leddy.

Marie Colvin Center Distinguished Lecture Series: CBS News' Clarissa Ward: Reporting in a War Zone
STONY BROOK, NY, September 17, 2013 - CBS Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward has been named the second speaker in the Marie Colvin Center Distinguished Lecture Series at the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. The lecture will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013 in the Student Activities Center Auditorium at 8 p.m.

SUNY Distinguished Librarian Constantia Constantinou Selected as Dean of University Libraries at Stony Brook University
STONY BROOK, NY, September 17, 2013 - After a competitive national search, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dennis N. Assanis has announced that Constantia Constantinou has been named the Dean of University Libraries at Stony Brook University, effective October 1, 2013. The SBU Libraries are comprised of a number of branches, including the Melville, Health Sciences, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, and Southampton Libraries.

Stony Brook University Receives $375,000 Gift from Peter V. Tsantes to Create Professorship in Hellenic Studies
STONY BROOK, N.Y., September 16, 2013--Stony Brook University has received $375,000 from Peter V. Tsantes to advance academic excellence in teaching, education and research in Greek Language and Literature through the establishment of the Peter V. Tsantes Professorship in Hellenic Studies. The gift was matched by George J. Tsunis, Esq. and his family, creating a total impact of $750,000 and fully endowing the Professorship within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Nancy Goroff Appointed Associate Provost for the Integration of Research, Education, and Professional Development and Associate Dean of the Graduate School
STONY BROOK, NY, September 13, 2013 - Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dennis N. Assanis, has announced that Dr. Nancy S. Goroff has been selected to serve as the Associate Provost for the Integration of Research, Education, and Professional Development, and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, effective September 9, 2013.

Famous Science Documentary Film Maker Joins the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
STONY BROOK, NY, September 10, 2013 - Graham Chedd, an acclaimed science documentary film producer, editor and writer, has joined the faculty as a Visiting Professor for the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science in the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University. Chedd, who helped found NOVA in 1974, has worked with actor and science advocate, Alan Alda, producing PBS' Scientific American Frontiers, and in creating the series The Human Spark, which won the 2010 AAAS/Kavli Prize for in-depth television science reporting.

SBU Jumps 10 Spots in Latest 'US News & World Report ' National Ranking; Moves Up 6 Spots in the Top Public Universities Ranking
STONY BROOK, NY, September 10, 2013 -- Stony Brook University achieved its best ever ranking - 82nd - in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report survey of "Best National Universities in America," published in the annual rankings report released today. US News & World Report defines the best national universities in America as universities that "are typically large institutions that focus on research and grant bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees." Stony Brook achieved another best ranking ever in the annual US News survey by ranking 34th in the category of Top Public National Universitie. See more at: http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/#sthash.uHaePdCN.dpuf

AUGUST 2013

Three from Stony Brook Included Among Nominees for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize; "True Heroes" to Vie for $250,000 Prize in World's Leading Award for Animal Conservation
STONY BROOK, NY, August 29, 2013 - Three prominent conservationists on the Stony Brook University faculty have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. The winner of the Prize will receive an unrestricted $250,000 cash award and the Lilly Medal. Five other finalists will each receive $10,000. The nominees' work spans the globe and represents a broad range of species including chimpanzees, snow leopards, sea turtles, giant pandas, bats, swans and many more. An international Nominating Committee composed of renowned professional conservationists and local representatives reviews all nominations and selects six finalists, who will be revealed in the spring of 2014.

Dr. Charles Taber Appointed Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Stony Brook, NY., August 27, 2013 - After a competitive national search, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dennis N. Assanis has announced that Dr. Charles (Chuck) Taber has been selected to serve as the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School at Stony Brook University, effective September 1, 2013.

Stony Brook University Taps Michigan's Dr. Eric Rabkin as Senior Administrator to Oversee Online Education Initiatives
STONY BROOK, NY, August 22, 2013 -Eric Rabkin, PhD, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English Language and Literature, and of Art and Design at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will join Stony Brook University in the newly created position of Associate Provost for Online Education (APOE) effective September 1, announced Dennis N. Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Stony Brook Computer Science Professor Awarded ICCM's Prestigious Morningside Gold Medal
STONY BROOK, NY, August 22, 2013 - Prof. David Gu, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, was selected to receive the prestigious 2013 Morningside Gold Medal of Applied Mathematics during the International Congress of Chinese Mathematician (ICCM) in Taipei, Taiwan. Prof. Gu was recognized for his work in computational mathematics and was the only scholar in applied mathematics to receive the award this year. During the ceremony, in addition to the gold medal, he received a certificate and a cash award of $25,000.

From Watergate to Stony Brook: Carl Bernstein to Join Faculty as Visiting Presidential Professor
STONY BROOK, NY, August 22, 2013 - Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Carl Bernstein will join the faculty at Stony Brook University as Visiting Presidential Professor beginning September 1, announced Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., and Provost and Sr. Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dennis N. Assanis. Bernstein will co-teach and guest lecture with an interdisciplinary focus in courses for the School of Journalism and departments of English, History, Political Science, Sociology and Writing and Rhetoric as well as give lectures for the campus and local communities. As part of the responsibilities associated with his appointment, Bernstein will also engage in development and fundraising initiatives on behalf of Stony Brook University.

What Was Old is New Again: SBU Commemorates the Opening of Frey Hall - A High Tech-Dedicated Classroom Building
STONY BROOK, NY, August 16, 2013 - Stony Brook University cut the ribbon of Frey Hall, commemorating the opening of the first building dedicated solely to classroom space on the Long Island campus. Stony Brook President Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. was joined by Dr. Robert Frey and his wife Kathryn, academic leadership, faculty and staff from across the University, and elected officials including Sen. John Flanagan and Assemblyman Steve Englebright, to celebrate the $31M, 95,000 square-foot renovation project that began in March 2011. The project, designed by architectural firm EwingCole to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver Certification, converted one of the oldest buildings on the campus known as "Old Chemistry" (construction for which began in 1962) into a modern new teaching facility with 1,971 seats (including three new 250 seat lecture halls), 27 new classrooms and creative new teaching space, which, combined, will host nearly 240 courses this fall.

Stony Brook University Incubator at Calverton Welcomes Burgeoning Start-Up, Buncee, LLC, as New Tenant
STONY BROOK & RIVERHEAD, NY, August 7, 2013 - buncee® an award-winning start-up company based in Riverhead that provides digital creative content to those who do not have the tech savvy to develop their own, is relocating from its Riverhead office into 1,230 square-feet of space at the Stony Brook University Incubator at Calverton. At the new location, buncee's current staff of eight will have space and resources to grow to the next level, including user training facilities, networking opportunities, and strategic planning support.

$5M In Gifts Usher In New Era For Center for India Studies at Stony Brook University
STONY BROOK, NY, August 6, 2013 -- Stony Brook University is the recipient of the largest gift ever made to a U.S. public university for India Studies. A donation of $1.25 million from Dr. Nirmal K. Mattoo, a leading nephrologist and Chairman of Stony Brook's Center for India Studies Executive Committee, together with a $1.25 million permanent endowment from members of the Indian American community, is raising the profile of the Center for India Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences to become one of the most pre-eminent resource centers in the nation for the study of Indian culture and civilization. Coupled with matching funds of $2.5 million from the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, the gift has a total impact of $5 million. See more at: http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/#sthash.uHaePdCN.dpuf

JULY 2013

Planting a New Perspective on Climate Research
A study on the mechanisms of how plants respond and adapt to elevated levels of carbon dioxide (C02) and higher temperatures has opened a new perspective in climate research. Lead researcher Qiong A. Liu (Alison) of the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University found that elevatedC02 and higher temperatures affect the aspect of gene expression in plants that control flowering time and cell proliferation.
Jul 31, 2013 - 5:00:00 PM

Study Shows Bird Brains Came Before Birds
New research published in Nature and led by Amy Balanoff, a Research Instructor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, provides evidence that dinosaurs evolved the brainpower necessary for flight well before they actually took to the air as birds. “Evolutionary origins of the avian brain” takes a comprehensive look at the so-called “bird brain.” Contrary to the cliché, the term describes a relatively enlarged brain that has the capacity required for flight and was present in one of the earliest known birds, Archaeopteryx.
Jul 31, 2013 - 2:02:35 PM

Study Shows Coronary CT Angiography Useful for Triaging Patients with Chest Pain
A study of two sets of 894 matched Emergency Department (ED) patients presenting with chest pain revealed that the use of coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) led to fewer hospital admissions and shorter ED stays. According to lead researcher Michael Poon, MD, of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, the findings provide evidence that CCTA offers an alternative means of improving the triage of chest pain patients. The paper, “Associations Between Routine Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography and Reduced Unnecessary Hospital Admissions, Length of Stay, Recidivism Rates, and Invasive Coronary Angiography in the Emergency Department Triage of Chest Pain,” is published online in the August 6 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 
Jul 31, 2013 - 1:38:24 PM

Raúl M. Sánchez Named Senior Director for Title IX and Risk Management at Stony Brook University
Raúl M. Sánchez, Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, Washington, will join Stony Brook University in September to begin his role as Senior Director for Title IX and Risk Management, announced Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., President. Sanchez will be located in the President’s Office and will be responsible for serving as the designated agent of the University for implementing and coordinating all aspects of its Title IX compliance efforts. In this position he will oversee the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action and is also responsible for developing and implementing a University-wide risk management program.
Jul 30, 2013 - 11:30:00 AM

Dr. Mark Talamini of UCSD Named Chair of Surgery at Stony Brook
Effective September 1, 2013, Mark Talamini, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery and the M.J. Orloff Family Endowed Chair in Surgery at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, has been named Chair of the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook University School Medicine, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Talamini will also take the helm as the Founding Director of the Stony Brook Medical Innovation Institute, where he will be charged with developing and testing new techniques and devices to solve challenges in surgical and procedurally based medical, pediatric and radiological specialties.
Jul 26, 2013 - 11:20:10 AM

Stony Brook University Continues to Improve Graduation Rates for Underrepresented Students
Stony Brook University has again been cited by The Education Trust for its success in improving graduation rates -- this time specifically for improved graduation rates among Hispanic students -- in a national report, 'Intentionally Successful: Improving Minority Student College Graduation Rates.'
Jul 26, 2013 - 8:45:31 AM

Stony Brook University Names New Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement
Greg Duyck, Vice President and Assistant Dean for Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine, was named Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement at Stony Brook University, announced Dexter Bailey Jr., Vice President of University Advancement. In his role at Stony Brook, Mr. Duyck will manage the staff and operations for principle and major gifts and annual giving for Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine. 
Jul 25, 2013 - 2:30:00 PM

New Study Shows Inbreeding in Winter Flounder in Long Island’s Bays
Research conducted in six bays of Long Island, NY, and led by scientists from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University (SBU) showed that local populations of winter flounder are inbred, which is a situation that is not usually considered in marine fisheries management. The scientists also determined that the effective number of breeders in each bay was below 500 fish, suggesting that the spawning populations of this historically common fish are now relatively small in the area.
Jul 24, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM

Stony Brook Children's Patients Become the Stars during Bedside Musical Performances
Patients at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital became the stars when they joined professional musicians from the Songs For Kids Tour during bedside performances that included folk, pop, and even jazzed up nursery rhymes. Part of a national tour to enrich the lives of children suffering from illness and hardship, the July 22 visit to Stony Brook Children’s brought smiles to patients and their families alike.
Jul 24, 2013 - 4:19:39 PM

Cracking the Blue-Green Code
If your local pond, lake, or watering hole is looking bright green this summer, chances are it has blue-green algae and it may be dangerous to you or your pets. A newly published study has used a novel approach to better understand why these algae form blooms and what makes them toxic. 
Jul 23, 2013 - 10:00:00 PM

Stony Brook Ranked Among the World’s Top 100 Universities by 'Center for World University Rankings'
Stony Brook University ranks 89th among the world’s top 100 institutions according to the 2013 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). The CWUR publishes the only global university performance tables that measure the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty and quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.
Jul 23, 2013 - 4:30:00 PM

Stony Brook Places Eighth Among Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S.News & World Report
Stony Brook University has been ranked eighth on U.S.News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs list for 2013. The rankings recognized the best online graduate nursing programs based on factors such as faculty credentials, academic support services, technologies offered to students, graduation rates and admissions selectivity. 
Jul 23, 2013 - 10:40:44 AM

Carol Gomes Named 2013-2014 Stony Brook Alumni Association President 
Carol Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ, ’90, ’97 was elected President of the Stony Brook Alumni Association for the 2013-2014 academic year. A twice graduate of Stony Brook University, she is also currently employed by the University as Chief Operating Officer at Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) and Associate Director for Neurosciences. 
Jul 23, 2013 - 9:30:00 AM

New Results from T2K Conclusively Show Muon Neutrinos Transform to Electron Neutrinos
Today at the European Physical Society meeting in Stockholm, the international T2K collaboration announced definitive observation of muon neutrino to electron neutrino transformation. In 2011, the collaboration announced the first indication of this process, a new type of neutrino oscillation, then; now with 3.5 times more data this transformation is firmly established. The probability that random statistical fluctuations alone would produce the observed excess of electron neutrinos is less than one in a trillion. Equivalently the new results exclude such possibility at 7.5 sigma level of significance. This T2K observation is the first of its kind in that an explicit appearance of a unique flavor of neutrino at a detection point is unequivocally observed from a different flavor of neutrino at its production point.
Jul 19, 2013 - 8:30:00 AM

Dorothy Lichtenstein Donates $1 Million to Southampton Graduate Arts at Stony Brook Southampton
Southampton resident and Stony Brook Foundation Trustee Dorothy Lichtenstein has made a $1 million gift to Stony Brook Southampton Graduate Arts programs. The gift was announced on July 17 during the annual Southampton Writers Conference opening night, which featured a conversation about writing with former PBS News Hour anchor and novelist Jim Lehrer and his wife, novelist Kate Lehrer.
Jul 18, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM

SBU Materials Science Professor Selected for Prestigious Engineering Symposium
Alexander Orlov, PhD, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, is among 81 of the nation’s brightest young engineers chosen to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 19th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium in September. Orlov’s major research and teaching focus is on the design of novel materials for energy generation, structural applications and environmental protection to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
Jul 17, 2013 - 6:55:30 AM

High Tooth Replacement Rates in Largest Dinosaurs Contributed to Their Evolutionary Success
Rapid tooth replacement by sauropods, the largest dinosaurs in the fossil record, likely contributed to their evolutionary success, according to a research paper by Stony Brook University paleontologist Michael D’Emic, PhD, and colleagues. Published in PLOS ONE, the study also hypothesizes that differences in tooth replacement rates among the giant herbivores likely meant their diets varied, an important factor that allowed multiple species to share the same ecosystems for several million years.
Jul 16, 2013 - 9:44:20 AM

Stony Brook Cardiothoracic Surgeon Receives American Heart Association's Distinguished Service Award
James R. Taylor Jr., MD, Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Co-Director of Stony Brook University Heart Institute, received the Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to improving the heart health of Long Islanders at the American Heart Association’s 17th annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball on June 29.
Jul 12, 2013 - 3:16:31 PM

Center for Biotechnology Names Two New Bioentrepreneurs-in-Residence
The Center for Biotechnology at Stony Brook University has appointed Reinhard Warnking and Joseph Scaduto as the Center’s BioEntrepreneurs-In-Residence (B-EIR). The role of the B-EIRs will be to launch new bioscience ventures in the Long Island region based upon commercially promising biomedical technologies developed by Stony Brook University with the goal to spur economic development in the region. 
Jul 12, 2013 - 1:34:12 PM

Stony Brook Enters into Ecopartnership with Tongji University
Stony Brook University and Tongji University have established a cooperative relationship for sharing technologies to promote the global use of biogas at the EcoPartnership Signing Ceremony at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 11. The ceremony was part of the two-day Fifth U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialog. The EcoPartnership, officially signed before U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, involves landfill biogas control and reutilization, which will ultimately promote the use of biogas worldwide. 
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:45:00 AM

Stony Brook University Heart Institute Offers New Approach for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Stony Brook University Hospital is performing a new FDA-approved minimally invasive procedure to replace the aortic heart valve through a small chest wall incision without open-heart surgery, as an alternative for patients with limited access to the aorta through their femoral arteries.
Jul 11, 2013 - 12:49:41 PM


One More Homo Species? 
Ever since the discovery of the remains in 2003, scientists have been debating whether Homo floresiensis represents a distinct Homo species, possibly originating from a dwarfed island Homo erectus population, or a pathological modern human. The small size of its brain has been argued to result from a number of diseases, most importantly from the condition known as microcephaly.
Jul 10, 2013 - 5:00:00 PM

When it Comes to Trauma, Being at the Right Place at the Right Time Makes a Difference
It is difficult to call it lucky, but when 17-year-old Doris Quigley of East Hampton, NY, dove into a sandbar at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett last August and sustained a spinal cord injury, luck was the one thing she had on her side that day. Now she is back to swimming again after the near-fatal accident.
Jul 9, 2013 - 3:18:55 PM

SoMAS Faculty and Students Among Oyster Gardener Volunteers for SBU’s Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program
Stony Brook University Professor Ellen Pikitch, a renowned expert in marine biology and conservation; Christopher Scott and Elyssa Hopkins, currently students in the Marine Conservation and Policy program in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook, were among the volunteer oyster gardeners gathered at the Tiana Beach Community Oyster Garden, where each received 1000 baby oysters (spat), which they will nurture to maturity.
Jul 9, 2013 - 4:45:00 PM

Stony Brook University Leads DOE-Funded Windmapping and Forecasting Project 
Brian Colle, a Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University is leading a project entitled Improving the Mapping and Prediction of Offshore Wind Resources (IMPOWR), a three-year $675,219 Department of Energy-funded project to improve atmospheric modeling of low-level wind fields using a combination of aircraft and tower observations. IMPOWR has the ability to improve meteorological forecasts over the ocean, which will benefit navigation, offshore wind operations and day-ahead power sales. 
Jul 9, 2013 - 12:00:00 PM

$125,000 Gift from Stony Brook University Alumni Association Creates Scholarship Fund for Undergraduates 
The Stony Brook University Alumni Association will donate $125,000 to establish the ‘Seawolves for Life Alumni Scholarship Fund’ to benefit scholarship support for undergraduate students at the University. The gift was matched in full by the Simons Foundation Challenge, creating a $250,000 philanthropic impact. The scholarship was created for the highest performing students who show the greatest financial need.
Jul 3, 2013 - 12:30:00 PM

19 SBUH Doctors Among New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" for 2013
New York Magazine’s 2013 “Best Doctors” issue features 19 full-time and voluntary physicians from Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH). The “Best Doctors” list represents the top two percent of physicians in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. Practicing in a wide range of specialties, the Stony Brook physicians were selected from a region that includes more than 60,000 physicians. 
Jul 3, 2013 - 11:06:05 AM

Suffolk County Firefighters Honor SBUH Burn Center Staff
Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters honored the staff of the Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) Burn Center for their devotion, skill and compassionate care of burn patients at the annual Burn Center Recognition Day on May 19. 
Jul 3, 2013 - 9:28:35 AM

Remembering Stony Brook's Visionary Health Sciences Founder
Stony Brook mourns the passing of Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, a physician world-renowned as a founder of the field of bioethics and an innovator in medical and health science education. As the founder of Stony Brook University’s Health Sciences Center and the first Dean of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Dr. Pellegrino put Stony Brook on a course more than 40 years ago to become a leading academic medical center. Dr. Pellegrino was active until his death in June, a week shy of his 93rd birthday.
Jul 2, 2013 - 9:51:48 AM

Teaching and Learning with Technology Expert from the Pennsylvania State University Appointed Chief Information Officer at Stony Brook University
Cole W. Camplese, Senior Director for Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) at The Pennsylvania State University, has been appointed Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Stony Brook University, effective August 12, 2013, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. In this position, Camplese will report directly to the President and oversee the Division of Information Technology which provides, operates and maintains computing and telecommunication facilities, equipment and services that meet the needs of the educational, research and administrative programs of the University. He will also collaborate with the CIO of Stony Brook University Hospital in the development of information systems between the main academic campus and the medicine campus.
Jul 2, 2013 - 8:30:00 AM

Stony Brook Southampton Appoints Director for New Marine Sciences Center
Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) has appointed Christopher Paparo, former Senior Aquarist of the Long Island Aquarium, as the Director of its new 15,000-square-foot, $8.5 million Marine Sciences Center in Southampton which will be completed this summer. Mr. Paparo has strong connections to the campus and the community, having attended Southampton College and received his Bachelors of Science in Marine Science there in 1999. Paparo worked for the Long Island Aquarium for more than 14 years where he was engaged in the building stages of the aquarium and ascended to the position of Senior Aquarist.
Jul 1, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM

JUNE 2013

SBU Study Published in PLoS ONE Shows Rate of Temperature Change Along World’s Coastlines has Itself Changed Dramatically Over the Past Three Decades
Locally, changes in coastal ocean temperatures may be much more extreme than global averages imply. New research published in the June 18 edition of Public Library of Science (PLoS ONE) entitled “Decadal Changes in the World's Coastal Latitudinal Temperature Gradients,” is highlighting some of the distinct regional implications associated with global climate-change.
Jun 28, 2013 - 4:30:00 PM

Brookhaven Science Associates Donates $20,000 for Weekly Delivery of Organic Vegetables to Local Food Pantry
Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), the company that manages Brookhaven National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, has donated $20,000 to provide weekly deliveries of fresh, organic vegetables for families served by the Mastics and Shirley Community Emergency Food Center. The donation comes from BSA’s two partners—Stony Brook University and Battelle—and is part of a $50,000 commitment to local disaster relief efforts for people who are still displaced and recovering from the effects of Superstorm Sandy.
Jun 28, 2013 - 2:45:00 PM

Stony Brook Ranked Among Nation’s Top ROI Schools for Computer Science
Stony Brook University has been named a top school for return on investment for computer science majors in PayScale.com’s 2013 ROI report. Among colleges and universities nationwide that offer computer science majors, Stony Brook ranked 10th in ROI for a computer science degree, ahead of institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, Rutgers University, University of California (San Diego), University of Maryland (College Park) and University of Washington. 

Jun 28, 2013 - 9:45:00 AM

SBU Ecology and Evolution Professor Named a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America
Jessica Gurevitch, PhD, Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, has been named a fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). The ESA’s Fellows program, established in 2012, recognizes members for their contributions to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and to management and policy. Dr. Gurevitch was recognized for her work on plant ecology and statistical applications in ecology.
Jun 27, 2013 - 4:00:00 PM

SBU PhD Student Selected to Attend 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate-Young Researcher Meeting
Kevin Hauser, a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University, has been selected to attend the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, from June 30 through July 5.
Jun 27, 2013 - 3:45:00 PM

Stony Brook University Hosts NSF Funded Storm Chasing Project
Stony Brook University in collaboration with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, CO, is hosting and participating in the DREAMS (Doppler Radar for Education And Mesoscale Studies) project, a three-week National Science Foundation-funded endeavor to study storms, sea breezes and other weather phenomena around the New York City (NYC) and Long Island area. The project, led by Dr. Brian Colle, a Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook, is utilizing the Doppler on Wheels 6 (DOW 6), a truck equipped with a Doppler weather radar and a set of weather instruments that can be deployed in the field (a “pod”).
Jun 26, 2013 - 9:30:00 AM

School of Dental Medicine Dean Receives Harvard Dental Medicine's Highest Award
Ray C. Williams, DMD, Professor and Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded the prestigious Paul Goldhaber Award by the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The annual award honors a scientist or educator of distinction whose work in dentistry and medicine has gained international recognition. Dr. Williams was selected for his leadership career in dentistry which has included research, education and patient care.
Jun 25, 2013 - 1:25:29 PM

SBUH Kidney Transplant Recipient Gets Father's Day Surprise on National TV
It would be quite an understatement to say that Frank Furia had a memorable Father’s Day. Three months after receiving a lifesaving kidney transplant from his 21-year-old son at Stony Brook University Hospital, he went on national TV, where he learned from New York Yankee Robinson Cano that he had tickets to a Yankees game. Then he learned from Steven Tyler of Aerosmith that he had backstage passes to the band’s July 13 concert on Randall’s Island.
Jun 25, 2013 - 9:49:26 AM

Thomas Hartman Center for Parkinson's Research Dedicated at SBU
The Thomas Hartman Center for Parkinson’s Research in the Stony Brook University Department of Neurobiology and Behavior was dedicated during a ceremony in the Center on June 13, and named in honor of Monsignor Thomas Hartman, beloved priest, Emmy Award-winning television and radio personality, and champion for countless good causes.
Jun 24, 2013 - 4:00:00 PM

Day One Foundation Gift Supports Expansion of Stony Brook Children's Hospital
Stony Brook University has received a $35,000 gift from the Day One Foundation based in Hauppauge, NY, to support the expansion of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, home of the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. The gift will be matched by an anonymous donor for a total impact of $70,000.
Jun 24, 2013 - 9:31:31 AM

An Interview with Christine Vachon
Stony Brook University’s Howard Gimple spoke with Christine Vachon, legendary "Indie" film producer of Killer Films and faculty member at Stony Brook Southampton recently about launching the new program at Stony Brook Southampton this July, the Career Achievement Award she will accept at the Stony Brook Film Festival, and other miscellaneous and sundry things related to today’s indie film-making industry.
Jun 21, 2013 - 3:30:00 PM

Stony Brook Film Festival Presenting Career Achievement Award to Christine Vachon
The 18th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival presents an exciting mix of new independent features, documentaries and shorts coming to Staller Center for the Arts for ten days from Thursday, July 18 to Saturday, July 27. The complete program of films will be announced at www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com on Monday, June 3rd.
Jun 21, 2013 - 9:00:00 AM

Southampton Arts Graduate Level Film Program Gets a Running Start with 20/20/20 Program
The Southampton Arts graduate level film program is taking a giant step forward this summer, as 20 filmmakers make 20 short films in 20 days. The program is directed by new faculty member Christine Vachon, a co-founder of Killer Films, the indie films producing powerhouse.
Jun 21, 2013 - 9:00:00 AM

Study Reveals Link Between Sleep Deprivation in Teens and Poor Dietary Choices 
Well-rested teenagers tend to make more healthful food choices than their sleep-deprived peers, according to a study led by Lauren Hale, PhD, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The finding, presented at SLEEP 2013, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, may be key to understanding the link between sleep and obesity.

SBUH Names New Chief Medical Officer
Joseph H. Laver, MD, Executive Vice President at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has been named Chief Medical Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) and Professor of Pediatrics in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, effective Sept. 3. The announcement was made on June 19 by L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, Chief Executive Officer at SBUH.
Jun 19, 2013 - 3:57:17 PM

Stony Brook University Physics Professor Awarded Prestigious Humboldt Research Award
Dmitri “Dima” Kharzeev, a Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, with a joint appointment as a Senior Scientist in the Physics Department at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), has been awarded the Humboldt Research Award, a prestigious international award issued by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany, for scientific excellence in his respective field. The award comes with a prize of €60,000 – nearly $80,000 USD – and the opportunity to collaborate with German researchers at Goethe University in Frankfurt and elsewhere. 
Jun 19, 2013 - 12:00:00 PM

Patricia Wright Elected to the American Philosophical Society
One of the world’s preeminent conservationists and primatologists, Patricia Wright, PhD, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States which was started by Benjamin Franklin in 1743 for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” 
Jun 18, 2013 - 3:00:00 PM

SBU Radio Personality Brings Music to Stony Brook Children's Hospital
Every Friday afternoon, one of the best shows in town has been held not at Jones Beach Theater or the Nassau Coliseum, but on the 11th floor of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. That’s when 47-year-old Mark Klein of West Babylon turns the Pediatric Oncology and Hematology unit into both a stage and a wandering minstrel show.
Jun 18, 2013 - 9:17:43 AM

Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. Foundation Donates $50k to SBU to Support Next Generation of Overseas Reporters
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, has donated a $50,000 gift to Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism to further the development of the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting through the News Corporation Foundation. Mr. Murdoch’s donation will help to expand the Marie Colvin Center’s overseas reporting program, Journalism Without Walls, which has already sent student journalists to Russia, Cuba, China and Kenya.
Jun 17, 2013 - 2:00:00 PM

Preeminent Psychiatrist Recognized for Advancing the Prevention of Mental Illness in Children
Stony Brook University’s Gabrielle Carlson, MD, a renowned child psychiatrist, received the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) prestigious Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention at the APA’s annual meeting last month. Dr. Carlson, a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and Director of Stony Brook Children’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, received the award in recognition of her outstanding work in advancing the mental health of children and adolescents.
Jun 17, 2013 - 12:07:56 PM

National Grid Sponsors Summer Engineering Camp for HS Students at Stony Brook University
National Grid, an international energy delivery company, has awarded $15,000 to the Stony Brook University Engineering Summer Camp, a two week residential camp for students interested in computer and electrical engineering, for materials and the financial assistance of students. 
Jun 13, 2013 - 12:00:00 PM

Stony Brook Surgeon First on Long Island to Implant Device to Aid Breathing for ALS Patients
Stony Brook Surgeon Dana Telem, MD, has implanted the first diaphragm pacing system for an ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient on Long Island. Famed chef Gerry Hayden, co-owner of the North Fork Table and Inn of Southold, NY, received the implanted device on March 8 at Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH). Called the NeuRx Diaphgram Pacing System (DPS), the device assists the breathing of individuals who develop chronic hypoventilation from ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), allowing them to breathe for a longer period without the assistance of mechanical ventilators.
Jun 13, 2013 - 9:26:53 AM

Stony Brook University Professor Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
Erich R. Mackow, PhD, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been elected as a Fellow into the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy is the prestigious leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the world’s oldest and largest life science organization.
Jun 12, 2013 - 1:29:19 PM

SBU School of Nursing Associate Dean Receives NSHC Nurse of Excellence Award
Lori Escallier, PhD, RN, CPNP, Associate Dean for Evaluations and Outcomes at Stony Brook University School of Nursing, has received the Nurse of Excellence Award from the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC) for outstanding leadership and clinical practice.
Jun 12, 2013 - 9:59:33 AM

Hundreds Celebrate Cancer Survivorship with their Caregivers at Stony Brook
Nearly 300 cancer survivors, their families, friends and the doctors, nurses and other professionals who cared for them at Stony Brook University Cancer Center celebrated Stony Brook’s 9th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) on June 9. Ethan Zohn, Survivor: Africa TV show winner, former professional soccer player, and a two-time cancer survivor, brought a message of perseverance to cancer patients. 
Jun 11, 2013 - 3:49:53 PM

School of Dental Medicine Renames Simulation Laboratory in Honor of Thomas and Nicolina Nasti
The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) on June 3, 2013, renamed its simulation laboratory the Thomas and Nicolina Nasti Simulation Laboratory in memory of the parents of Stony Brook University alumnus and Foundation Board Member Richard Nasti ’78. The event was held inside the SDM’s J. Howard Oaks Learning Center, where nearly 75 friends and members of the Nasti family joined Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences; SDM Dean Ray C. Williams; and SDM faculty and staff at a dedication ceremony. 
Jun 11, 2013 - 10:14:09 AM

Radiologic Tech Student Visualizes Reform for Medical Imaging in Uganda
Johnson Bakalikwira dreams big. The Uganda native and Radiologic Technology student in the School of Health Technology and Management at Stony Brook University has set three ambitious goals for himself: develop leadership skills, get a world-class education, and reform medical imaging technology in a third-world nation. 
Jun 10, 2013 - 4:12:35 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Marine Lab Finds Brown Tide Has Emerged in Moriches, Quantuck and Shinnecock Bay -- Not in Great South Bay
A brown tide has emerged within some, but not all, of Long Island’s south shore estuaries. Monitoring by the Gobler Laboratory in the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences has revealed that a brown tide has developed in eastern Moriches Bay, Quantuck Bay, and western Shinnecock Bay. 
Jun 10, 2013 - 10:59:45 AM

Governor Cuomo Announces $12 Million For 36 SUNY Campuses to Train Students in High Needs Fields
Stony Brook University received $2.45M in funding for eight areas of study from the SUNY High Needs Program, announced yesterday by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. In a June 6 press release, Governor Cuomo announced that 63 programs from 36 SUNY campuses will receive more than $12 million in funding over the next three years to support workforce development in high-need career fields throughout New York State. Stony Brook will receive a total of $2.45M in funding for its programs.
Jun 7, 2013 - 2:38:22 PM

Stony Brook University Student Selected for National Leadership Program
Stony Brook University student Richard Shelton (’14) has been selected as one of the nation’s top rising young leaders in the sustainable energy sector by national non-profit organization Focus the Nation. Shelton will spend one week at the Recharge! Retreat in August exploring Mt. Hood in Oregon, an area where energy is accelerating toward renewables. He is among only 20 students nationwide selected for his dedication, passion and unique contribution to advancing sustainable energy in America.
Jun 6, 2013 - 9:00:00 AM

36 Receive DDS Degrees at Dental Medicine Convocation
Thirty-six graduates of the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine received their DDS degrees at the School’s 37th Convocation on May 24. Family members, friends, and the School’s faculty celebrated the milestone with the Class of 2013, new dentists who have chosen to enter a General Practice Residency Program or a post-doctoral residency program in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or Dental Anesthesiology.
Jun 5, 2013 - 10:07:14 AM

SBU Physics Experiment Featured in Editorial
How can classical behavior emerge from the quantum world? An experimental investigation of this question by the Ultracold Atomic Physics group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University was featured in a May 24 editorial, “Experiment investigates how classical physics may emerge from quantum physics,” by the technology news website phys.org.
Jun 5, 2013 - 9:00:00 AM

Stony Brook's Carl Safina of the Blue Ocean Institute is Lead Scientist for the Gyre Expedition, Southwest Alaska 
On June 7, an international team of scientists, artists and educators will launch an expedition to study the global marine debris crisis from one of the most breathtaking places on the planet: southwest Alaska. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center, in partnership with several national and Alaska-based organizations. 
Jun 4, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM

Fukushima-Derived Radioactivity in Seafood Poses Minimal Health Risks, Experts Say
In 2012, Nicholas Fisher a distinguished professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University and postdoctoral scholar Zosia Baumann, working with a colleague at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, reported that they had detected radioactivity in Pacific bluefin tuna swimming off the California coast. The source of the radioactivity was Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi powerplants, which were damaged by the strong earthquake and subsequent tsunami on 11 March 2011 and released large quantities of radioactivity into the Pacific Ocean. The news prompted widespread media interest and speculation as to the possible risks to seafood consumers posed by the levels of radioactivity found in the tuna. 
Jun 3, 2013 - 3:46:26 PM

Alan Alda Announces Winners of SBU's Flame Challenge
Alan Alda today announced the winners of Stony Brook University’s Flame Challenge contest, in which scientists had to explain “what is time?” in a way that would interest and enlighten 11-year-olds. 
Jun 2, 2013 - 4:00:00 PM

MAY 2013

Dr. Sabine Brouxhon Receives SUNY Research Foundation TAF Award to Help Accelerate Development of a Novel Cancer Agent
Sabine Brouxhon, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been selected to receive a 2013 SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) award of $50,000 from the SUNY Research Foundation. The award supports innovation by SUNY faculty and students by providing funding to accelerate development and commercialization.
May 31, 2013 - 2:47:39 PM

Stony Brook School of Medicine Graduates 130 New Doctors
Taking the Hippocratic Oath for the first time as physicians, Stony Brook University School of Medicine’s Class of 2013 will launch their careers in medicine and begin residency training at institutions such as Columbia, Yale, Cornell, Duke, and Stony Brook Medicine in July. A packed house filled the Staller Center at Stony Brook University during the School’s 39th Convocation Ceremony to congratulate the 130 graduates – the largest graduating class to date.
May 30, 2013 - 3:33:39 PM

Innovative New Nanotechnology Stops Bed Bugs in Their Tracks - Literally
Bed bugs now need to watch their step. Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a safe, non-chemical resource that literally stops bed bugs in their tracks. This innovative new technology acts as a man-made web consisting of microfibers 50 times thinner than a human hair which entangle and trap bed bugs and other insects. This patent-pending technology is being commercialized by Fibertrap, a private company that employs non-toxic pest control methods.
May 30, 2013 - 2:50:00 PM

SBUH Hand Surgeons Reattach Severed Hands After Accident
A team of hand surgeons at Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) successfully reattached the hands of a 53-year-old sheet metal worker from Staten Island, NY, after an accident on May 16 nearly severed them.
May 29, 2013 - 3:51:11 PM

Martin Schoonen Named Chair of Environmental Sciences at BNL, Heidi Hutner to Serve as Interim Director of SBU’s Sustainability Studies 
Martin Schoonen, a Stony Brook University geochemistry professor and director of the Sustainability Studies Program, has been named chairman of the Environmental Sciences Department at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), effective June 1, 2013. 
May 29, 2013 - 3:30:00 PM

Teen Brain Injury patient: It Pays to Wear a Helmet
Arielle Budnick, 18, from Queens, N.Y., has a message for other teenagers and those bicycling and skateboarding this summer – wear a helmet. 
May 29, 2013 - 10:43:03 AM

Long Island State Veterans Home Nursing Scholarships Keep Vacancy Rates Low
Ten employees of the Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH) who are enrolled in nursing school have received Virgie Bowie Nursing Vision Awards and scholarships for $1,000 each in recognition of their educational pursuits, as part of an innovative approach that helps the Veterans Home maintain a nurse vacancy rate below one percent.
May 24, 2013 - 4:16:10 PM

Stony Brook University Celebrates 53rd Commencement Ceremony
At Stony Brook University’s 53rd annual commencement today at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, more than 5,600 students received their degree and the right to turn their tassels to the left becoming the University’s newest alumni. They joined more than 145,000 of their forerunners around the globe whose lives and work personify the mission of Stony Brook.
May 24, 2013 - 3:00:00 PM

NYSCHA Honors SBU Student Health Advisory Committee & Graduate Chair
Stony Brook University student Krishna Satish has been selected to receive the New York State College Health Association (NYSCHA) Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2012-2013) for her efforts leading the Stony Brook University Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) as Graduate Chair. She is recognized for the success of outreach efforts including the coordination of campus dental screenings and oral health information workshops for her peers. Additionally, Stony Brook University SHAC received the Outstanding Student Group Award for promoting health through various screenings and for their vast efforts promoting Tobacco Free SUNY 2014.
May 24, 2013 - 9:30:00 AM

Novel Endoscopy Technique Proves Critical to Quick and Complete Recovery of Patient With Bile Duct Stones
Diana Zorilla-Fetherston will never forget when she was taken by ambulance to the Stony Brook University Hospital Emergency Department one day in August 2012, experiencing severe pain in her upper abdomen and chest area. The diagnosis: Her bile duct was blocked with stones. The 55-year-old nurse expected to have surgery, a long hospital stay, and endure a long recovery. Instead, she was back at work two days later because Stony Brook Medicine gastroenterologist Juan Carlos Bucobo, MD, used a novel endoscopic technique called double balloon endoscopy to gain access to portions of her gastrointestinal (GI) tract previously excluded by surgery and remove the bile duct stones. 
May 24, 2013 - 1:16:17 PM

From GED to Fulbright Scholar
Stony Brook University undergraduate student Samuel Katz (’13) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to conduct biomedical research at the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) in Germany, announced the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Katz is one of approximately 1,800 chosen worldwide for this prestigious honor from all fields of study and the only one from Stony Brook University for 2013.
May 23, 2013 - 10:45:00 AM

SBUH Opens New Cardiovascular Wellness and Preventive Research Center
Stony Brook University has opened a new Center for Cardiovascular Wellness and Preventive Research at Stony Brook Medicine to conduct groundbreaking research into cardiovascular health and to identify and develop new options for treatment and prevention of coronary artery disease, heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease.
May 22, 2013 - 3:30:25 PM

Ride for Life Ceremony Honors ALS Patients and Families
Greeted by their families, supporters and a shining display of 6,000 pinwheels, Christopher Pendergast, a 20-year ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient and advocate, and other ALS patients, rode onto the Stony Brook University Campus for the annual “Ride for Life” Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony, marking the halfway point of the ride from Southold to Manhattan, which concluded May 18. The pinwheels represented the American lives lost each year to ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. During the ceremony, Pendergast presented a check on behalf of the Ride for Life for $150,000 to Stony Brook University to support ALS research at Stony Brook Medicine and the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, the only ALS Association-certified center on Long Island.
May 21, 2013 - 1:30:59 PM

Stony Brook University to Create Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities
Stony Brook University will receive a two-year $300,000 start-up grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to establish a new Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities. Led by Michael Kimmel, PhD, a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University and one of the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today, the Center will focus on the emerging and integral discipline of men and masculinities, an important component of gender studies. The Center will open in the fall of 2013.
May 20, 2013 - 2:00:00 PM

Huntington HS Sophomore Wins Essay Contest Sponsored by Japan Center at Stony Brook
The Japan Center at Stony Brook University (JCSB) recently held their eighth annual essay competition, a writing contest designed to promote awareness and understanding of Japan in the United States and to help young Americans broaden their international horizons. The competition, co-sponsored by JCSB and Canon U.S.A, Inc., is separated into a high school and college division, and open to students enrolled in high school or college (undergraduate) in the New York metropolitan area. This year’s competition brought in 199 entries from 32 different high schools and two colleges.
May 17, 2013 - 9:45:00 AM

Dr. Deng Wei Donates $1 Million for Endowed Chair in Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University received a $1 million donation from Dr. Deng Wei to establish the Yang Chen Ning – Deng Wei Endowed Chair in Physics and Astronomy. The gift was announced at a formal donation ceremony that took place in Beijing, China on May 17 attended by Nobel Laureate Dr. C.N. Yang, Dr. Deng, founder and chairman of Bright Oceans Corporation based in Beijing, Dr. Hong Chen (’91), founder of the Hina Group, and Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., President of Stony Brook University.
May 17, 2013 - 9:00:00 AM

Stony Brook University Student Wins Boren Scholarship
Stony Brook University student Sidra Mahfooz will study Arabic at American University in Cairo, Egypt under a scholarship that enables undergraduates to study languages in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests.
May 16, 2013 - 10:22:04 AM

Investiture Ceremony Honors New Knapp Chair in Pharmacological Sciences
Basil Rigas, MD, DSc, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacological Sciences, Dean for Clinical Affairs, Vice President of Business Development, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention at Stony Brook Medicine, and a physician-scientist specializing in gastroenterology and cancer prevention, was formally installed as the William and Jane Knapp Chair in Pharmacological Sciences during an Investiture Ceremony at Stony Brook Medicine.
May 14, 2013 - 10:06:31 AM

Hilton Garden Inn Celebrates Grand Opening on Stony Brook University Campus
The newly opened Hilton Garden Inn at Stony Brook University hosted a grand opening celebration. Festivities included a ribbon-cutting ceremony; brief remarks by Barbara Chernow, Stony Brook University Senior Vice President for Administration; Robert Frey, Stony Brook Research Professor and the Director of the Program in Quantitative Finance in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and the president and CEO of Harbor Construction Management, the company that developed the property and Frank Toner, COO of Harbor Construction Management and a Stony Brook alumnus.
May 13, 2013 - 9:33:48 PM

Lyme Disease Vaccine Shows Promise in Clinical Trials
The results of a phase 1/2 clinical trial in Europe of an investigational Lyme disease vaccine co-developed by researchers at Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and at healthcare company Baxter International S.A., revealed it to be promising and well tolerated, according to a research paper published online in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The vaccine was shown to produce substantial antibodies against all targeted species of Borrelia, the causative agent of Lyme disease in Europe and the United States. Baxter conducted the clinical trial of the vaccine. 
May 13, 2013 - 1:24:41 PM

SBU Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship
Stony Brook University student Peter Giattini has been named a Goldwater Scholar, one of the most prestigious honors given nationally to college undergraduate students. Presented by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in Education Foundation for the 2013-2014 academic year, the award will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year for up to two years. Giattini is the 32nd Stony Brook University student to be named a Goldwater Scholar since 1992.
May 13, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM

World-Renowned Anthropologist Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Anthropologist Meave Leakey, a research professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) at Stony Brook University, has been named a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. She is among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries that were elected in recognition for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
May 9, 2013 - 12:30:00 PM

Two SBU Professors Inducted into American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Two Stony Brook University Distinguished Professors have been elected to the 233rd class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. Mark Aronoff, a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Linguistics, and H. Blaine Lawson, Jr., a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics, will be formally inducted at a ceremony at Academy headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 12, 2013. 
May 9, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM

SBU Mathematics Professor Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
H. Blaine Lawson Jr., PhD, a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Stony Brook University, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. He will be formally inducted at a ceremony at Academy headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 12, 2013.
May 9, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM

Stony Brook University Establishes Children’s Defense Fund ‘Freedom School’ 
Stony Brook University is to be the site of a new Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School announced University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, alongside Marian Wright Edelman at the University’s Presidential Lecture Series, at which she was the lecturer. Mrs. Edelman is founder and president of the CDF, the preeminent non-profit child advocacy organization under which the Freedom Schools program was established in 1992.
May 7, 2013 - 1:00:00 PM

SBUH Upgrades CT Imaging Technology
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) has enhanced its CT imaging capabilities with an advanced reconstruction technology that enables clinicians to capture high-quality images while reducing patient radiation exposure by up to 40 percent.
May 7, 2013 - 10:04:01 AM

Stony Brook Medicine Appoints Ellen Li as Chief of GI Division
Ellen Li, MD, PhD, a gastroenterologist and research scientist investigating digestive diseases, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, announced Vincent Yang, MD, PhD, the Simons Chair of Medicine at Stony Brook University. Dr. Li will oversee the clinical, research and training of a Division that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver. 
May 6, 2013 - 4:04:28 PM

SBUH Forms New Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) has formed a new Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care to reflect its expert capacity to provide around-the-clock care for trauma and emergency surgery patients as a regional Level 1 Trauma Center. Stony Brook Trauma Surgeon James A. Vosswinkel, MD, was appointed Chief of the division in an announcement by Alexander B. Dagum, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, Interim Chair of the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Chief of the Department of Plastic Surgery at SBUH.
May 6, 2013 - 1:03:52 PM

Two SBU Professors Named 2013 Guggenheim Fellows
Two Stony Brook University professors - Leonardo Rastelli, PhD and Sheila Silver, PhD - have been named 2013 Guggenheim Fellows based on distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for the future. The fellowships, often called "midcareer" awards, are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
May 2, 2013 - 11:00:00 AM

SBU Music Professor Named 2013 Guggenheim Fellow
Sheila Silver, PhD, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Professor, Department of Music at Stony Brook University, has been named a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Often called midcareer awards, the Guggenheim Fellowship is based on distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for the future. She was chosen among a group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists from a pool of nearly 3,000 candidates.
May 2, 2013 - 11:00:00 AM

SBU Physics and Astronomy Professor Named 2013 Guggenheim Fellow
Leonardo Rastelli, PhD, Associate Professor in the Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, has been named a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Often called midcareer awards, the Guggenheim Fellowship is based on distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for the future.
May 2, 2013 - 11:00:00 AM

Game On: Stony Brook's 10th Annual Game Programming Competition on May 17
On Friday, May 17, at 5 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater, the Stony Brook University Computer Science Department is hosting its 10th Annual Game Programming Competition.
May 1, 2013 - 4:00:00 PM

APRIL 2013

SBU Professor Receives NSF Award to Study Antarctic Seabird Populations
Heather Lynch, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University was selected to receive the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program award for her work entitled, "The Use of Quantitative Geography to Predict Population Tipping Points for Colonial Seabirds." The project, a five-year $782,839 award, is being jointly funded by Geography and Spatial Sciences and the Office of Polar Programs. Professor Lynch joins four other Stony Brook University professors that have been award NSF CAREER Awards in 2013.
Apr 30, 2013 - 4:30:00 PM

Stony Brook Vascular Surgeons Perform Long Island's First Fenestrated Endografts
Two vascular surgeons at Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) are the first on Long Island to successfully implant custom-made fenestrated endografts in patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). The new procedure is the latest advance in AAA treatment, enabling experienced vascular surgeons to treat patients with very complex aortic anatomy in a minimally invasive way.
Apr 30, 2013 - 2:38:14 PM

Green From the Ground Up
At Stony Brook, green is more than a color - it's a way of life. Through an ambitious tree and bush planting program, vegetable and herb growing efforts, recycling measures and campaigns, and an environmentally themed celebration, students, faculty and staff come together in helping the University to minimize its carbon footprint, beautify its 1,454-acre campus and commit to a sustainable future.
Apr 26, 2013 - 5:00:00 PM

Stony Brook Southampton's Brian Abrams Wins SUNY-Wide Thayer Fellowship
Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing student Brian Abrams has been awarded $4,000 as a winner of the Thayer Fellowship for 2013. The annual fellowship is given to outstanding candidates applying from all the campuses of the State University of New York, funded through an endowment established in honor of Jeanne C. Thayer, Trustee of SUNY from 1974-1984.
Apr 26, 2013 - 3:15:00 PM

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University Announced at 'Stars of Stony Brook' Gala
Stony Brook University's Center for Communicating Science - the first of its kind in the United States - was renamed today in honor of Alan Alda, the renowned actor, director, and writer who has made communicating science to the public an art form.
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:00:00 PM

Stony Brook CTICU Earns Silver Beacon Award for Excellence
The Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) at Stony Brook University Heart Institute has earned the silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Stony Brook is one of only eight hospitals in New York State that have units with the Beacon designation.
Apr 24, 2013 - 3:30:30 PM

Stony Brook Pharmacology Professor Receives Feldstein Medical Foundation Grant
Markus Seeliger, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has received a $60,000 grant from the Feldstein Medical Foundation to fund a project titled “New tools to hit moving targets in cancer therapy.” The purpose of the project is to use new computer technology to speed up the creation yet reduce the development cost of targeted cancer therapies.
Apr 23, 2013 - 4:11:56 PM

SBU Geoscientists Predict New Compounds Could Change Our View of What Planets are Made of
A team of researchers led by Artem R. Oganov, a professor of theoretical crystallography in the Department of Geosciences, has made a startling prediction that challenges existing chemical models and current understanding of planetary interiors - magnesium oxide, a major material in the formation of planets, can exist in several different compositions. The team's findings, "Novel stable compounds in the Mg-O system under high pressure," are published in the online edition of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. The existence of these compounds - which are radically different from traditionally known or expected materials - could have important implications.
Apr 23, 2013 - 2:45:00 PM

SBU Presidential Lecture to Feature Marian Wright Edelman
Marian Wright Edelman, the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), will deliver the Stony Brook University Presidential Lecture on Tuesday, May 7 at 4:00 PM at the Staller Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public. Mrs. Edelman, leader of the preeminent non-profit child advocacy organization, has worked tirelessly over the past four decades to ensure a level playing field for all children.
Apr 22, 2013 - 11:00:00 AM

Help Install 6,000 Pinwheels for Stony Brook "Ride for Life' Event
Volunteers are needed to assist Stony Brook University staff on May 4, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, when 6,000 pinwheels will be installed in a field at South P Lot on the Stony Brook University Campus. The pinwheels represent the lives lost annually to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The pinwheels will serve as a powerful backdrop at Stony Brook University's annual "Ride for Life" Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony, which will take place on May 11 starting at 2:00 PM.
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:33:26 AM

SBU Students Sign Up Classmates During Organ Donor Registration Drive
A group of Stony Brook University students helped register 118 of their fellow classmates to become organ donors in conjunction with Organ Donor Awareness Month at the annual Earthstock festival on the Stony Brook University campus on April 19.
Apr 19, 2013 - 4:10:16 PM

SBU Earns 'Green College' Designation by Princeton Review
Stony Brook University has been selected by The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as one of the nation’s most environmentally friendly or “green” colleges for the fourth year in a row in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition.” Stony Brook also just received good news in the RecycleMania 2013 competition; the University recycled the most total pounds of e-waste of all colleges and universities in the nation, and captured the coveted prize of recycling the most bottles, cans, cardboard and paper out of all SUNY colleges and universities.
Apr 19, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM

Statement on Re-Compete of Brookhaven Lab Management Contract
Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) — a company established as a partnership between Battelle Memorial Institute and the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University — affirmed its intention to re-compete for the contract to manage and operate Brookhaven National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. BSA has held the contract since 1998.
Apr 18, 2013 - 3:00:00 PM

SBU-Led Study Reveals Nanoparticles Found in Everyday Items Can Inhibit Fat Storage
New research reveals that pure gold nanoparticles found in everyday items such as personal care products, as well as drug delivery, MRI contrast agents and solar cells can inhibit adipose (fat) storage and lead to accelerated aging and wrinkling, slowed wound healing and the onset of diabetes. The researchers, led by Tatsiana Mironava, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Molecular Engineering at Stony Brook University, detail their research, “Gold nanoparticles cellular toxicity and recovery: Adipose Derived Stromal cells,” in the journal Nanotoxicology.
Apr 18, 2013 - 2:45:00 PM

SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share Program Up and Running in Time for Earthstock Celebration
The Office of Sustainability at Stony Brook University has officially launched “SBU Wolf Ride,” a state of the art campus bike share program. The new “Wolf Ride” program replaces Stony Brook’s previous bike share system originally launched in 2011. By partnering with the Public Bike System Corporation, Stony Brook is now able to bring SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share to the entire University community.
Apr 18, 2013 - 12:30:00 PM

SBU Heart Institute's Echocardiography Laboratory Earns Three-Year Reaccreditation
The adult Echocardiography Laboratory of Stony Brook University Heart Institute has been granted a three-year reaccreditation in echocardiography for adult transthoracic, adult transesophageal and adult stress by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The accreditation also extends to Stony Brook’s echocardiography outpatient facilities in Hauppauge and East Setauket. It is effective through 2016.
Apr 17, 2013 - 9:36:13 AM

SBU Recycles Most E-Waste Among All U.S. Colleges and Universities in RecycleMania 2013
Stony Brook University outperformed the competition in RecycleMania 2013 by recycling the most total pounds of e-waste of all colleges and universities in the nation, and capturing the coveted prize of recycling the most bottles, cans, cardboard and paper out of all SUNY colleges and universities.
Apr 17, 2013 - 5:30:00 PM

“Survival of the Fittest” Now Applies to Computers
Darwin’s theory of "survival of the fittest" originally referred to natural selection in biological systems, but new research from Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University scientists shows that this evolutionary theory also applies to technological systems.
Apr 16, 2013 - 4:30:00 PM

Clinical Trials for Cellulite Treatment on the Horizon
Projected to start in the second half of 2013, researchers at Stony Brook University plan to begin phase IIa placebo-controlled clinical trials using a drug treatment method developed here to treat cellulite. The treatment method is licensed to BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (“BSTC”), sublicensed to Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (“Auxilium”), and uses clostridial collagenase histolyticum (“CCH”), an injectable form of the enzyme collagenase.
Apr 16, 2013 - 10:38:51 AM

Stony Brook Specialist Freezes Nerves to Knock Pain Out Cold
For the millions of Americans who rely on pain medications for neuralgia, a condition where nerves damaged by surgery, traumatic injury, or diseases such as diabetes cause chronic pain, an emerging non-pharmacological treatment may offer relief. By placing a tiny ball of ice on damaged nerves by way of a minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment called cryoneurolysis, William Moore, MD, a thoracic interventional radiologist at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, is able to safely short circuit chronic pain caused by nerve damage.
Apr 15, 2013 - 4:10:23 PM

SBU Professors Collaborate on NSF-Funded 'Materials Genome Initiative"
Three Stony Brook University researchers have been selected to receive an $800,000 Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The MGI is a multi-agency White House supported initiative whose goal is to reduce by half the current time and cost for transitioning breakthroughs from the laboratory to the marketplace – a process that can take as long as two decades.
Apr 15, 2013 - 2:00:00 PM

Advanced Energy 2013, Premier Conference of its Kind, Serves as Showcase for High Tech Energy Entrepreneurs April 30th - May 1st in New York
Dozens of cutting edge technology energy entrepreneurs from across New York State and the country have the unique opportunity to be mentored, learn about development opportunities and pitch their business plan to venture capitalists, business leaders, “angel” investors, and legal and financial advisors when they convene at Advanced Energy 2013 April 30 to May 1 in New York City.
Apr 12, 2013 - 4:00:00 PM

"Living Book Project" Brings Bioethics Issues to Life for Area High School Students
More than 230 Suffolk County high school students from eight school districts learned about bioethics, disparities in healthcare, patient advocacy and related topics from Stony Brook University faculty, educators from the Three Village Central School District and other healthcare professionals at the first annual “Living Book Project: A Day of Conversation, Exploration and Reflection Inspired by Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Stony Brook University in partnership with the Three Village Central School District hosted the educational event on April 5 at the Charles B. Wang Center.
Apr 12, 2013 - 1:09:30 PM

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYS Energy and Finance Chair Richard Kauffman Among Keynote Speakers at Advanced Energy 2013 April 30 - May 1 at Javits Center in New York
Six months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Eastern Seaboard and its energy grids, hundreds of the nation’s foremost experts from academia and industry, as well as a number of prominent elected officials and government policy makers, will convene for Advanced Energy 2013 April 30 to May 1 in New York City.
Apr 10, 2013 - 10:18:26 AM

SBU Art Gallery Newly Dedicated in Memory of Paul W. Zuccaire
The Stony Brook University Art Gallery was newly dedicated as the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery on April 4, 2013, to coincide with the anniversary of the late Paul Zuccaire’s birthday, and in appreciation of the past support as well as recent commitments of daughter Alice Jean Zuccaire and the Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation, the latter of which will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant.
Apr 9, 2013 - 2:30:00 PM

Stony Brook University's Earthstock 2013 is a Weeklong Celebration of Earth Day
Earthstock 2013, Stony Brook University’s annual weeklong celebration of Earth Day, culminates with a day of free activities featuring an exciting lineup of musical acts and entertainment as well as food, refreshments and educational booths and displays.
Apr 9, 2013 - 10:30:00 AM

Hellenic Studies Receives $3M in Gifts from George Tsunis, NY Hellenic Community and Simons Foundation
Stony Brook University received a total of $3 million in donations to enhance course offerings in Greek language and culture, with the immediate goal of creating curricula leading to a baccalaureate degree and graduate program. The gift, which includes $1.25 million gift from George Tsunis, $500,000 from members of the Long Island and New York Hellenic Community, and matching funds from the Simons Foundation, will establish the George and Olga Tsunis Center in Hellenic Studies and The James and Eleni Tsunis Chair in Hellenic Studies at Stony Brook University, in honor of Tsunis’ parents.
Apr 8, 2013 - 2:00:00 PM

Stony Brook Reduces Elective Early-Term Deliveries By 75 Percent
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) has reduced its rate of elective early-term deliveries by 75 percent to lower the risk of serious health problems and deaths for newborns in their first year of life. SBUH is among a group of hospitals nationwide that have significantly reduced their rates, as reported in a study in today’s edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Apr 8, 2013 - 9:48:18 AM

14 SBU Students Honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher presented 14 students from Stony Brook University with the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence on April 4 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.
Apr 5, 2013 - 10:28:06 AM

Hospital Auxiliary Reaches $2 Millon Milestone, Fulfilling Pledge from 'Promise to Give' in 2008
The Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) Auxiliary on April 1 presented a check for $2 million to the hospital’s leadership team, representing the culmination of a pledge made in 2008 through its “Promise to Give.”
Apr 5, 2013 - 8:31:37 AM

Six-Year-Old Says "Thanks" With Donation of Coloring Books to Stony Brook Children's
Six-year-old Jake June knew what he wanted to do after he was well cared for by the doctors and staff in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital last December. “Because they took care of me, it’s time for me to pay them back,” said Jake, the son of Scott and Karen June of Bayport, NY.
Apr 2, 2013 - 1:11:41 PM

Stony Brook Chemistry Awarded $400,000 to Fund Graduate Education and Research and Professional Development
Stony Brook University received a $400,000 gift from an anonymous donor to support graduate education in the Department of Chemistry matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, creating a total impact of $800,000. The gift will be targeted to creating more fellowships to help recruit and retain the nation’s brightest students, and provide funding for student research and professional development to broaden today’s chemistry graduates’ career opportunities.
Apr 2, 2013 - 9:00:00 AM

MARCH 2013

SBU Led Research Finds That Most Fame Isn't Fleeting
Contemporary scholarship has conceptualized modern fame as an open system in which people continually move in and out of celebrity status. However, according to new research, “Only 15 Minutes? The Social Stratification of Fame in Printed Media,” published in the April issue of the American Sociological Review, researchers led by Arnout van de Rijt, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Stony Brook University, reveal that most fame isn’t fleeting after all.
Mar 29, 2013 - 3:00:00 PM

Brookhaven Science Associates Names Doon Gibbs Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory
The Board of Directors of Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) today named Interim Laboratory Director Doon Gibbs as the next Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective immediately. BSA manages and operates Brookhaven Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science.
Mar 29, 2013 - 1:45:00 PM

Stony Brook's Dental School Provides Free Preventive Services to Riverhead Elementary School Students
Stony Brook University’s School of Dental Medicine (SDM) has launched a comprehensive School-Based Dental Health program through which it is providing free preventive oral healthcare services to all elementary school students in the Riverhead Central School District. In December, the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) donated $25,000 to develop and build a sustainable dental care community outreach program targeting at-risk child populations across Long Island.
Mar 29, 2013 - 10:18:28 AM

SBU Mechanical Engineering Professor Invents Portable Mobility Assist Device
Five years ago, Anurag Purwar, a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University, received a request to fashion a medical device to help the mobility of a friend and retired physician suffering from the debilitating effects of post-polio syndrome. The physician had a walker, but unless another person was around to help, he couldn’t raise himself out of a chair to use it.
Mar 29, 2013 - 9:00:00 AM

Port Jefferson Family Makes Major Gift to Stony Brook Children's
Both parents of Stony Brook alumna Dawn Okst ’91 and two of her siblings earned degrees at Stony Brook University – an institution that Dawn considers a local treasure.
Mar 28, 2013 - 3:25:39 PM

SBU students bring "Project Sunshine" to patients at Stony Brook Children's
Mohammed Naeem could easily be known as Mr. Sunshine. As Leader of the Stony Brook University chapter of Project Sunshine, that’s his mission: to bring sunshine into the lives of children who are hospitalized at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital.
Mar 27, 2013 - 3:59:24 PM

The Connection Between Genetics and Autism
he possible link between genetics and the development of autism will be the topic of the 17th Annual Swartz Foundation Mind/Brain Lecture at Stony Brook University on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm on the Main Stage of the Staller Center for the Arts. Guest lecturer Michael Wigler, Professor of Genetics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and a trailblazer in the field of biomedical research, will present his findings on the connection.
Mar 26, 2013 - 2:30:00 PM

Primary Care Specialties are Top Choice for Stony Brook Medical Students Matching to Residencies
A jubilant scene unfolded as fourth-year Stony Brook University School of Medicine students and their families learned about their residency matches at the School’s annual “Match Day,” held on March 15 in the Health Sciences Tower. All 127 students matched to residency training programs in New York and 17 other states. The successful Stony Brook match will bring an influx of physicians into the workforce come July. One-third of the Stony Brook students will enter primary care disciplines.
Mar 20, 2013 - 12:41:42 PM

Stony Brook University Presents ‘Hamlet’ this April
The Stony Brook University Department of Theatre Arts is running a student production of “Hamlet” April 11-14 and April 18-21 (Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm) in Theater One at the Staller Center for the Arts.
Mar 20, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM

Four Stony Brook Professors Receive NSF CAREER Awards Totaling Nearly $2 Million
Four faculty members at Stony Brook University were selected to receive the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program award. The award, which includes a substantial grant to support research over a five-year period, is given to promising young faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of both education and research.
Mar 18, 2013 - 1:00:00 PM

Family of Girl Recovering from Cancer Sings the Praises of Stony Brook Surgery Team
For 11-year-old Veronica Franco, music has always been a passion. The Rocky Point, N.Y., native loves playing cello and singing in the choir at Rocky Point Middle School. Her outstanding singing ability has garnered her recognition: Veronica earned a coveted spot in the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO) children’s chorus and performed at Carnegie Hall on March 16.
Mar 18, 2013 - 11:45:24 AM

SBU Computer Science Chair Inducted into Long Island Technology
Arie E. Kaufman, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, was inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame (LITHF) for his vast accomplishments and contributions to information technology and specifically to visualization and computer graphics.
Mar 15, 2013 - 1:00:00 PM

SBUH Vascular Screening Saves the Day for Riverhead Man
When Robert Rouge of Riverhead, NY, signed up for what he thought would be a routine vascular screening at Stony Brook University Hospital on July 16 last summer, he didn’t expect the results to show any problems. What actually happened was far from routine: the screening ultrasound revealed a dangerously large abdominal aortic aneurysm, which needed immediate surgical intervention.
Mar 13, 2013 - 1:03:04 PM

Agreement Reached Between Stony Brook University and Three Village Soccer Club
Stony Brook University and the Three Village Soccer Club (3VSC) have reached an agreement on the usage of the athletic fields near the South P lot that satisfies the ongoing athletic needs of both students and the community.
Mar 11, 2013 - 4:30:00 PM

SBU Nursing School Dean Honored for Community Service by VIBS
Lee Xippolitos, RN, PhD, CARN, CS, NPP, CNAA, BC, Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Nursing, has received the Community Service Award from the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk County (VIBS) in recognition of her efforts to establish the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Center at Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH).
Mar 11, 2013 - 3:58:49 PM

Stony Brook Medicine Receives $750,000 Pledge for Endowed Chair in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging
Charles A. Gargano, former U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago and long-time friend of Stony Brook University, has agreed to establish the Ambassador Charles Gargano Chair in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging at Stony Brook Medicine.
Mar 11, 2013 - 3:52:27 PM

SBU Cancer Center Uses Breakthrough Procedure for Liver Cancer
Stony Brook University Cancer Center is the only cancer program in Nassau/Suffolk Counties using a new minimally invasive infusion system to treat patients with liver cancer. The new procedure, approved by the FDA in June 2011, delivers cancer-fighting agents directly to tumors, without surgery.
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:42:50 AM

Snowmobilers help transport Setauket man to SBUH for emergency cardiac procedure after heart attack shoveling snow
Thomas Monaghan had only gone about 10 feet in clearing his driveway of snow the morning after Blizzard Nemo when he felt enormous crushing chest pain. As someone who had experienced a heart attack previously, he knew what was happening. He was having another one.
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:16:02 AM

Carol Gomes Named SBUH Chief Operating Officer
Carol Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ, has been named Chief Operating Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. The announcement was made on Feb. 12 by L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, Chief Executive Officer for SBUH.
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:11:52 AM

Stony Brook Heart Surgeon Honored by Hispanic Counseling Center
Stony Brook Heart Surgeon Harold A. Fernandez, M.D., has been honored by the Hispanic Counseling Center of Hempstead, NY., for his inspirational success story as an undocumented immigrant who came to America, attended Harvard and became a cardiothoracic surgeon.
Mar 7, 2013 - 11:06:28 AM

SBU Heart Institute's VAD Program Earns Reaccreditation
Stony Brook University Heart Institute’s Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program has earned reaccreditation from The Joint Commission after an intensive two-day review. The two-year reaccreditation extends from Jan. 31, 2013, through Jan. 31, 2015.
Mar 7, 2013 - 10:58:45 AM

Stony Brook Opera, Stony Brook Baroque Players Present Handel's Orlando
The Stony Brook Opera and the Stony Brook Baroque Players will present a fully-staged production of George Frideric Handel’s opera Orlando (1733) on the Main Stage of the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University. Two performances, complete with 18th century costumes and a 25-piece orchestra, are planned for Saturday April 13, 2013 at 8 pm, and Sunday April 14 at 3 pm. Although Handel is most famous today for such greatly beloved works as The Messiah and Water Music, during his lifetime he was the foremost composer of Italian opera.
Mar 7, 2013 - 9:30:00 AM

Stony Brook Children's Emergency Physician Named To NY State EMS Panel
Sergey Kunkov, MD, MS, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, has been appointed to the New York State Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Advisory Committee. The appointment, effective through Jan. 31, 2017, was announced on Feb. 5 by Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, New York State Commissioner of Health.
Mar 6, 2013 - 4:41:42 PM

Fast Break from South Africa
Growing up in a poverty-stricken village in South Africa, Lesego Andrew Goba, 27, never imagined that his journey to the United States and eight years at Stony Brook University — which began in 2005 with an athletic scholarship — would be life-altering. A former Stony Brook Seawolves Men’s Basketball star, the 6-foot-9-inch, 245-pound Goba hopes to reach new heights, not on the basketball court but at Stony Brook University Hospital, where he recently secured a full-time nursing position in the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP).
Mar 6, 2013 - 9:06:29 AM

Stony Brook University Secures $200 Million in 12 Months
Stony Brook University has long been known for providing opportunities for talented, high achieving students who want a quality, affordable, public higher education experience and the better future that goes with it. Now, a multitude of friends and former students have given to the University in historic fashion – helping to raise a staggering $200 million in 12 months.
Mar 4, 2013 - 11:00:00 AM

Scientists Estimate More Than 100 Million Sharks Killed Annually
The number of sharks killed each year in commercial fisheries is estimated at 100 million, with a range between 63 million and 273 million, according to the research “Global Catches, Exploitation Rates and Rebuilding Options for Sharks,” published in the journal Marine Policy on February 28, 2013. The article was co-authored by Dr. Demian Chapman, assistant professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and assistant director of science at the Institute for Ocean Conservation at Stony Brook University.
Mar 1, 2013 - 6:00:00 PM

Stony Brook University Physics Professor Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship
Rouven Essig, PhD, an Assistant Professor at the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, has been selected to receive a Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is one of 126 awardees from 61 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada chosen for this prestigious honor, which comes with a $50,000 two-year fellowship.
Mar 1, 2013 - 1:45:00 PM

FEBRUARY 2013

Scientists Discover a New Understanding of Why Female Primates Outlive Males
Are females the safer sex? Yes, according to researchers studying aging in an endangered lemur in Madagascar known as the Milne-Edwards’ sifaka. After observing these animals for more than two decades in the wild in Madagascar, co-author Patricia Wright, Director at the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments, a Professor of Biological Anthropology at Stony Brook University and Executive Director of Centre ValBio, had a hunch that females were living longer than their male counterparts. The findings, "Risky business: Sex differences in mortality and dispersal in a polygynous, monomorphic lemur," have been published online in the February 28 issue of Behavioral Ecology.
Feb 28, 2013 - 5:00:00 PM

Stony Brook University Campus Welcomes New Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn® the award-winning brand of upscale, yet affordable, hotels, today announced the opening of the 135-room Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook, representing an addition to the brand’s growing portfolio of more than 550 hotels worldwide. The Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook is operated and managed by Crescent Hotels and Resorts and is located at 1 Circle Road in Stony Brook, NY, at the entrance to the Stony Brook University campus — about 60 miles east of New York City.
Feb 27, 2013 - 2:24:20 PM

Student-Led Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps Receives National Honor
The Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SBVAC), a 90-member all-volunteer student-led emergency response unit, was honored as the Collegiate EMS Organization of the Year for 2012-2013 at the 20th Annual National Collegiate EMS Foundation (NCEMSF) conference held in Washington, DC, from February 22-24, 2013. SBVAC was selected from more than 100 collegiate EMS organizations across the nation.
Feb 26, 2013 - 4:00:00 PM

SBU Women's Hoopsters Bring Cheer to Kids at Stony Brook Children's
Fresh from a hard-fought win over Maine on Saturday, the Stony Brook University women’s basketball team put victories on the basketball court into perspective on Monday with a visit to hospitalized children at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital.
Feb 26, 2013 - 10:27:39 AM

New Clot Removal Devices Show Promise for Treating Stroke Patients
Specialists at Stony Brook Medicine’s Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center (CVC) are treating patients with a new generation of blood clot removal devices that show promise in successfully revascularizing stroke patients, including those with large vessel blockages. The Solitaire Flow Restoration Device and the Trevo device, approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012 to treat stroke caused by the sudden obstruction of a brain blood vessel (acute ischemic stroke) showed improved results over a previous standard and first generation clot-removal device in clinical trials.
Feb 25, 2013 - 3:56:25 PM

Actor and Visiting Professor Alan Alda to be Honored at 'Stars of Stony Brook Gala 2013’ April 24 at Chelsea Piers
Stony Brook University’s 2013 "Stars of Stony Brook" Gala will honor one of its own this year, actor-director-writer-educator and six-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Alan Alda, on Wednesday, April 24 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Mr. Alda is being honored for his central role in creating and growing the Center for Communicating Science (CCS) at Stony Brook University.
Feb 25, 2013 - 12:30:00 PM

Scientists Find Way to Image Brain Waste Removal Process Which May Lead to Alzheimer's Diagnostic
A novel way to image the entire brain’s glymphatic pathway, a dynamic process that clears waste and solutes from the brain that otherwise might build-up and contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, may provide the basis for a new strategy to evaluate disease susceptibility, according to a research paper published online in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Through contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other tools, a Stony Brook University-led research team successfully mapped this brain-wide pathway and identified key anatomical clearance routes of brain waste.
Feb 22, 2013 - 11:00:11 AM

New Research on Migratory Behavior of Endangered Oceanic Whitetip Sharks Can Help Shape Conservation Strategies
As the nations of the world prepare to vote on measures to restrict international trade in endangered sharks in early March, a team of researchers has found that one of these species – the oceanic whitetip shark – regularly crosses international boundaries. Efforts by individual nations to protect this declining apex predator within their own maritime borders may therefore need to be nested within broader international conservation measures.
Feb 20, 2013 - 5:00:00 PM

Stony Brook University Materials Science Professor Named Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry
Alexander Orlov, PhD, Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Stony Brook University, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Britain. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon researchers who have made outstanding contributions to either the advancement or application of chemical science. With approximately 48,000 members worldwide, the Royal Society of Chemistry is Europe’s largest professional and academic society for chemistry and traces its roots to the Chemical Society of London, established in 1841.
Feb 20, 2013 - 9:00:00 AM

Time Running Out on Scientists to Answer Stony Brook University Challenge
With less than two weeks remaining, Alan Alda and the Stony Brook University Center for Communicating Science (CCS) are challenging scientists to explore a fundamental question asked by 11-year-olds: What is time? Scientists have until midnight (EST) March 1 to submit written, graphic or video entries that discuss the nature of time in ways that would interest and enlighten an 11-year-old.
Feb 19, 2013 - 4:00:00 PM

Chernow and Farber Family Establishes Carol Chernow Memorial Scholarship in Journalism at Stony Brook University: Honoring an Educator who Stressed Writing and Effective Communication
The Stony Brook University School of Journalism has received the pledge of a $25,000 gift from Stony Brook Senior Vice President of Administration Barbara Chernow and her husband, William Farber, to establish The Carol Chernow Memorial Scholarship in Journalism. This gift will endow a scholarship to support the development of young writers – a life-long goal of the late Carol Chernow’s professional career.
Feb 15, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM
Nurse Practitioner Joins Effort to Teach Midwives in Sudan Importance of Baby's First Breaths
Lisa Clark, DNP, CPNP-AC, PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, visited Khartoum, Sudan, in January with one overarching goal in mind: teaching the importance of a baby’s breathing during the first minute of his or her life.
Feb 11, 2013 - 10:01:21 AM

Christiane Amanpour Donates $50K to Stony Brook University to Inspire and Support Budding Journalists
CNN Chief International Correspondent and ABC News Global Affairs Anchor Christiane Amanpour pledged a $50,000 gift to Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism in support of the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting, which will be matched by a special grant from Jim and Marilyn Simons and the Simons Foundation for a total impact of $100,000. Amanpour’s generous gift will exponentially expand the Center’s ability to send student journalists on overseas reporting trips and assist in inspiring, training and nurturing the next generation of foreign correspondents. The School of Journalism hopes this gift will raise awareness for the need to increase international news coverage and help establish an endowment in Marie Colvin’s name.
Feb 7, 2013 - 3:00:00 PM

Placental Mammal Diversity Exploded After Age of Dinosaurs
An international team of researchers has reconstructed the common ancestor of placental mammals—an extremely diverse group including animals ranging from rodents to whales to humans—using the world’s largest dataset of both genetic and physical traits. In research published today in the journal Science, the scientists reveal that, contradictory to a commonly held theory, placental mammals did not diversify into their present-day lineages until after the extinction event that eliminated non-avian dinosaurs, and about 70 percent of all species on Earth, some 65 million years ago. This finding, and the visualization of the placental ancestor—a small, insect-eating animal— was made with the help of a powerful cloud-based and publicly accessible database called MorphoBank. The Science article is the result of a multi-year collaborative project funded by the National Science Foundation’s Assembling the Tree of Life program.
Feb 7, 2013 - 2:00:00 PM

Stony Brook University Senior Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarship
Stony Brook University senior, Kevin Sackel, an Honors College student double-majoring in Mathematics & Physics with a minor in Music, has been selected as a Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States to study at the University of Cambridge where he will spend the 2013-2014 academic year pursuing a one-year Master of Advanced Study degree in Mathematics.
Feb 6, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM

Study Shows One in Three Children with MS has Cognitive Impairment
Data from the largest multicenter study accessing cognitive functioning in children with multiple sclerosis (MS) reveals that one-third of these patients have cognitive impairment, according to a research paper published in the Journal of Child Neurology. Led by Lauren B. Krupp, MD, Director of the Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, the study indicates that patients experience a range of problems related to cognition.
Feb 5, 2013 - 4:05:48 PM

Stony Brook University Named Best Value By Princeton Review
Stony Brook University is one of the nation’s “Best Value" colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review, a Massachusetts-based education services company that profiled Stony Brook in its just-published book, The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition and on a special area on its website.
Feb 5, 2013 - 3:00:00 PM

Stony Brook Professor Receives Award for Lifetime Achievements in Cardiovascular Biomedical Engineering
Stony Brook University’s Shmuel Einav, PhD, has received one of the most prestigious annual awards given to an Israeli scientist for his lifetime achievements in cardiovascular biomedical engineering. Dr. Einav, a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, and the Herbert J. Berman Chair for Vascular Bioengineering at Tel Aviv University, received the 2012 Mifal Hapayis Landau Prize for Scientific Research at a ceremony in Israel on January 27, 2013.
Feb 4, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM

JANUARY 2013

CNN Correspondent Christiane Amanpour to Speak at Stony Brook University

On Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 8 pm in the Student Activities Center at Stony Brook University, CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour will serve as the inaugural speaker of the School of Journalism’s Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture Series. The event marks the opening of the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting, which aims to nurture and grow the next generation of overseas reporters while raising public awareness about the need for more robust international coverage. (THE EVENT HAS BEEN FILLED TO CAPACITY - TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Jan 31, 2013 - 4:00:00 PM\

Stony Brook University Announces Collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. on New Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine
Stony Brook University has reached a research collaboration agreement with Janssen for the development of a new inactivated polio vaccine based on novel highly attenuated polio viral seed strains. These strains, when inactivated, have the potential to be as effective and as safe as the current inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV).
Jan 31, 2013 - 9:00:00 AM

Stony Brook University Announces Collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. on New Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine
Stony Brook University has reached a research collaboration agreement with Janssen for the development of a new inactivated polio vaccine based on novel highly attenuated polio viral seed strains. These strains, when inactivated, have the potential to be as effective and as safe as the current inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV).
Jan 31, 2013 - 9:00:00 AM

Stony Brook University Internships Help Launch Careers
Stony Brook University students conducting off-campus internships have tremendous opportunities to launch careers in their chosen fields upon graduation. Such is the case with Janice Tsang, a December 2012 graduate with a BS in Business Management, who conducted her internship as a financial reporting and analysis intern with Duke Energy Corporation, a Fortune 250 company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a result of this internship, Janice has been offered a job with a Big Four public accounting firm.
Jan 28, 2013 - 3:30:00 PM

World Renowned Computer Scientist, Dr. Jon Kleinberg to Speak at Stony Brook
On Tuesday, February 26th and Wednesday, February 27th celebrated Tisch University Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Information Science at Cornell University, Dr.Jon Kleinberg will deliver three talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University.
Jan 25, 2013 - 2:56:21 PM

Stony Brook University Mentors Four Intel Finalists
Stony Brook University faculty have mentored four of the 40 high school students chosen as finalists in the prestigious 2013 Intel Science Talent Search which accounts for 10 percent of the 40 finalists announced by Intel. All four finalists participated in the Simons Summer Research Program at Stony Brook where they worked in Stony Brook University labs with Stony Brook faculty members and graduate students.
Jan 25, 2013 - 8:30:00 AM

Stony Brook Looks to Shred the Competiton in "Recyclemania 2013"
Stony Brook University is one of 600+ universities internationally to participate in “RecycleMania 2013,” which pits colleges and universities to compete for stewardship bragging rights over which institution can reduce, reuse and recycle the most waste. Over an eight-week period from February 3 to March 30, participating schools compete in various categories measuring the success of their recycling, waste reduction and sustainability efforts.
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:45:00 PM

Stony Brook Physician Educator to Receive ACGME Award for Residency Training Leadership
Stony Brook University’s Dr. Frederick Schiavone, has been selected to receive the 2013 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award, a national honor given by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to outstanding Designated Institutional Officials (DIO) who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in overseeing their institution’s residency programs. Dr. Schiavone, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, will receive the award at the ACGME’s Annual Education Conference in Orlando, Fla., on March 1.
Jan 22, 2013 - 1:59:21 PM
Dr. John Pomeroy receives 2013 MLK Public Service Award
Stony Brook University autism expert John C. Pomeroy, M.D, received the 2013 Public Service Award from the New York Suffolk County Martin Luther King Jr. Commission at its 22nd annual awards luncheon on Jan. 18 at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge, NY.
Jan 22, 2013 - 10:25:32 AM

Martian Underground Could Contain Clues to Life's Origins
STONY BROOK, NY, January 20, 2013 – Minerals found in the subsurface of Mars, a zone of more than three miles below ground, make for the strongest evidence yet that the red planet may have supported life, according to research “Groundwater activity on Mars and implications for a deep biosphere,” published in Nature Geoscience on January 20, 2013.
Jan 20, 2013 - 1:00:00 PM

Stony Brook University Presents Gilbert Kalish and Philip Setzer in Concert Feb. 1
Emerson String Quartet violinist Philip Setzer and pianist Gilbert Kalish will perform in concert on February 1 at 8 pm at the Stony Brook Staller Center Recital Hall. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Gilbert Kalish Endowed Scholarship Fund, which supports Stony Brook music students. Setzer and Kalish, who are on the faculty at Stony Brook University, have 10 Grammy Awards and 20 Grammy nominations between them.
Jan 18, 2013 - 9:00:00 AM

SBUH doctors perform lifesaving kidney transplant
Lenore Bzdyk and Dan Sullivan have stayed in touch since their days attending Bay Shore Middle School in the 1970s. Both married, had families and stayed in Bay Shore, attending periodic school reunions over the years. Never did they dream that their childhood relationship might lead to a lifesaving kidney donation.
Jan 11, 2013 - 1:17:37 PM

Stony Brook Children's receives $82,000 gift from Smithtown attorney
Stony Brook University has received an $82,000 gift from Mark S. Eghrari & Associates, PLLC, of Smithtown, NY, to support the expansion of Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital. The gift will be matched by an anonymous donor, providing a total impact of $164,000.
Jan 11, 2013 - 1:05:46 PM

Stony Brook University Faculty Mentors 35 Semifinalists in 2013 Intel Science Competition
Stony Brook University mentors have guided 35 high school students into the semifinals of the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search Competition, one of the two national competitions in which budding high school researchers conduct and present their research to nationally recognized professional scientists. This number accounts for more than 10 percent of the 300 semifinalists nationally and more than 50 percent, 27 of 53 semifinalists from Long Island.
Jan 10, 2013 - 12:00:00 PM


SBU Receives Four "Best of LI 2013" Designations
Stony Brook University has earned four “Bethpage Best of LI 2013” designations by readers of the Long Island Press in the newspaper’s eighth annual Best of LI competition. Winners in the Education category were announced in the January 10 issue.
Jan 10, 2013 - 9:00:00 AM

New Research Method to Identify Brain Tumors Could Enhance Neurosurgery
The use of a new brain tumor-targeting contrast agent that differentiates between normal and cancer cells in conjunction with a high-powered microscopy system could potentially lead to a method of more precise neurosurgery for brain tumors, according to research paper published as a cover story in the December issue of Translational Oncology. Developed by researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Stony Brook University, the contrast agent adheres to a molecular marker of medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer, and can be seen by the optical microscope system, also developed by the research team.
Jan 9, 2013 - 2:04:40 PM

Port Jefferson couple makes $787,000 gift to Cody Center, Stony Brook Children's
The estate of the late Phillip and Carolyn McGrath of Port Jefferson, NY, has bequeathed $787,712 to Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital and The Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Through the couple’s bequest, Stony Brook Children’s and The Cody Center will each receive $393,856, for a total contribution of $787,712. The couple’s gifts are being matched, respectively, by The Simons Foundation and an anonymous donor, for a total of $1.57 million; it is the largest gift to The Cody Center since its founding in 2001.
Jan 7, 2013 - 4:05:23 PM

SBU Named Top Value Public College by Kiplinger
Stony Brook University was named the 22nd best value in public colleges and universities for in-state students and the 9th best value for out-of-state students for combining "outstanding education with economic value" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance in its top 100 rankings of public four-year institutions. Last year, Kiplinger ranked Stony Brook as the 35th best value for in-state and 29th for out-of-state. The rankings are posted on the Kiplinger website and will appear in the February 2013 issue of Kiplinger.
Jan 3, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM

January to December 2012

DECEMBER 2012

President Stanley, Four Faculty Members, Baseball Team Named Village Times Herald "People of the Year"
The Village Times Herald has named Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, "Man of the Year" for 2012 and four faculty members as "People of the Year," including Josephine Connolly Schoonen in Health; Dr. Henry Woo in Medicine; Dr. Lawrence Hurst and Maria Badalamente in Science; and the Stony Brook Seawolves baseball team as "People of the Year in Sports." Stony Brook University employee Charlie McAteer was also recognized as "Man of the Year in Civics." Stories on their impact on the University and community are featured in the December 27, 2012 edition of The Village Times Herald.
Dec 28, 2012 - 10:30:00 AM

Stony Brook University's Top 12 Stories of 2012
A recap of the top 12 stories for 2012 at Stony Brook University.
Dec 27, 2012 - 12:30:00 PM

Crosson Family Establishes Matthew T. Crosson Memorial Scholarship in Journalism at Stony Brook to Honor Legacy of Long Island's Staunchest Advocate
The Stony Brook University School of Journalism received a $50,000 gift from Elaine Crosson and her son Daniel, to establish The Matthew T. Crosson Memorial Scholarship in Journalism which will endow a scholarship to support young journalists who wish to carry on the pursuit of public affairs journalism and advance public discourse for which the late Matt Crosson was so well known. A portion of the funding comes from donations from family and friends, and the full $50,000 will be matched by a special grant to Stony Brook University by Jim and Marilyn Simons and the Simons Foundation, resulting in an impact of $100,000. The endowment will continue to be funded with additional donations from the community.
Dec 23, 2012 - 12:01:56 AM

Stony Brook University Celebrates 15th Annual Winter Commencement
Nearly 2,200 students received a degree and became Stony Brook University's newest alumni at the 15th annual Winter Commencement ceremony held today in the Pritchard Gymnasium located in the Intercollegiate Athletic Sports Complex. They join more than 150,000 predecessors world-wide whose lives and work personify the Stony Brook University mission.
Dec 21, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

Stony Brook Athletes "Stuff a Bus" and Play Santa with Delivery of Toys to Kids at Cancer Center
A group of Stony Brook University athletes set out to bring joy to pediatric patients being treated at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center. So they took on a holiday season mission to "stuff" an Athletics bus with toys of all kinds and deliver the donated items directly to the kids. A few days before Christmas they delivered more than 100 toys and gifts, such as dolls, board games, lego kits, coloring sets, footballs, and a box full of lacrosse sticks.
Dec 21, 2012 - 3:25:08 PM

Stony Brook Receives Major Gift and Matching Simons Grant to Advance Cardiovascular Imaging Research
Stony Brook Medicine has received a major gift from Stony Brook University alumni Eugene '97, and Carol Cheng '97, to support cardiovascular imaging research that advances non-invasive techniques to diagnose and treat heart disease. The gift will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant to establish the Carol and Eugene Cheng Cardiovascular Imaging Research Endowment.
Dec 19, 2012 - 4:24:00 PM

Study Shows Vibrations May Provide Same Benefits as Exercise for the Obese
Low-intensity vibrations led to improvements in the immune function of obese mice by restoring B and T-cell populations and thereby diminishing consequences of obesity, according to a study published online in The FASEB Journal. Professors Ete Chan and Clinton Rubin in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University believe if the same effect can be found in people, daily exposure to such vibrations could have clinical benefits for people suffering from a wide ranges of immune problems related to obesity.
Dec 18, 2012 - 2:35:16 PM

Robert Wood Johnson Grant and Simons Match Helps Stony Brook Address Nursing Shortage, Diversity
Stony Brook University School of Nursing (SON) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) which will be used to fund scholarships designed to expand enrollment to help address the nationwide nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. The grant will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant for a total impact of $200,000.
Dec 17, 2012 - 3:28:38 PM

New Remote Laundry Tracker Service Now Available for SBU Student Use
Stony Brook University students can now remotely check the availability of washers and dryers on campus before going to the laundry room with LaundryView, a new service provided by the Faculty Student Association (FSA).
Dec 17, 2012 - 3:00:00 PM

SBUH Offers New TAVR Procedure for Severe Aortic Stenosis
Stony Brook University Hospital has become the first hospital in Suffolk County to offer a new FDA approved procedure to treat severe aortic stenosis by replacing the aortic valve with a prosthetic valve, without the need for open-heart surgery.
Dec 12, 2012 - 10:09:07 AM

Alan Alda, SBU Challenge Scientists to Answer 11 Year Olds' Timeless Question: What is time?
Alan Alda and the Stony Brook University Center for Communicating Science are challenging scientists to answer a fundamental question asked by 11-year-olds around the country: What is time? That is the question for this year's edition of the Flame Challenge, an international contest that asks scientists to communicate complex science in ways that would interest and enlighten an 11-year-old. The Flame Challenge began last spring with actor and science advocate Alan Alda's childhood query: What is a flame?
Dec 11, 2012 - 12:01:00 AM

Stony Brook President Sam Stanley Appointed to APLU Board; Nation's Oldest Higher Ed Association
Stony Brook University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., has accepted an appointment to a three year term on the Board of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), a Washington DC-based research and advocacy organization of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems.
Dec 10, 2012 - 1:09:40 PM

President Stanley Urges Long Islanders to Get Flu Vaccination
With the CDC announcement on Monday, Dec. 3, indicating an early start to the flu season with a particularly severe primary strain; "It is now more important than ever for people to protect themselves and others by getting the flu vaccination," said Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University and an infectious disease specialist by training.
Dec 5, 2012 - 4:30:00 PM

SBU Commissions Original Work with Prolific Theatrical Triumvirate for Staller [Off] Center Performance
For the first time in its 54-year history, the Stony Brook University Theatre Department will commission a new work and it does so with a powerful triumvirate of seasoned professionals lead by John Moran, a contemporary theatre director and composer whose work has achieved national and international acclaim. This interdisciplinary residency will couple Moran with leading international artists, Adrienne Kapstein (movement expert), and Ken Weitzman (playwright and devised theatre specialist), as well as scholars and students from the departments of Theatre Arts, Literature, History, and Music in order to create a devised performance to be presented at the conclusion of the residency.
Dec 5, 2012 - 4:21:40 PM

Stony Brook University Receives $100,000 Gift From Dr. Krishna Gujavarty for India Studies
Dr. Krishna R.S. Gujavarty, Chairman of Psychiatry at Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center, donated $100,000 to establish the "Dr. Gujavarty Family Seminar Fund in India Studies" in the Center for India Studies at Stony Brook University. The Fund will underwrite an annual seminar hosted by the Center on developing Asian Indian leaders. The gift will be matched dollar for dollar by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant for a total impact of $200,000.
Dec 5, 2012 - 3:40:25 PM

Next Science on Tap to Discuss the "Science of Taste"
"Science on Tap," a live event and web show created by the Stony Brook University School of Journalism's Center for Communicating Science, is back at The Bench in Stony Brook on December 12 at 6:30 pm with featured topic, "Savory Science: food, flavor and feelings."
Dec 5, 2012 - 12:00:25 PM

Painless Painkiller Research Nets SBU-Mentored HS Student $10,000 Scholarship in Siemens Competition
Raghav Tripathi, a high school student from Oregon who conducted research at the Simons Summer Research Program at Stony Brook University under the tutelage of Distinguished Professor Iwao Ojima, PhD, earned a $10,000 scholarship with a sixth place finish in the individual category of the 2012 Siemens Competition National Finals in Washington, D.C.
Dec 4, 2012 - 10:00:00 AM


NOVEMBER 2012

American Association for the Advancement of Science Elects Nine Fellows from Stony Brook University
Nine Stony Brook University scholars have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and will be honored for their contributions to science and engineering at the Fellows Forum held during the AAAS Annual Meeting on February 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Stony Brook's nine recipients are among 701 newly elected members who will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette pin as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.
Nov 30, 2012 - 1:00:00 PM

Stony Brook Researchers Look Back on Scientific Advances Made as a Result of a 50-Year Old Puzzle
Fifty years after scientists first posed a question about protein folding, the search for answers has led to the creation of a full-fledged field of research that led to major advances in supercomputers, new materials and drug discovery, and shaped our understanding of the basic processes of life, including so-called "protein-folding diseases" such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and type II diabetes. At the Louis and Beatrice Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology at Stony Brook University, Ken Dill and Justin MacCallum take a look back in a new review published in the journal Science.
Nov 22, 2012 - 2:00:00 PM

SBU Will Hire 25 New Faculty In Round One of Interdisciplinary Cluster Hire Initiative
Stony Brook University recently announced the results of its first interdisciplinary faculty cluster hiring initiative, part of Stony Brook's NY SUNY 2020 plan to add more than 250 faculty over the next five years. Of the 36 proposals received in response to the first round of this initiative, five clusters were selected for funding, which will result in the hiring of 25 new faculty each in the areas of Behavioral Political Economy; Biomolecular Imaging; Coastal Zone Management and Engineering; Photon Science at the Joint Stony Brook-Brookhaven National Laboratory Photon Science Institute (JPSI); and Smart Energy Technology.
Nov 20, 2012 - 4:00:25 PM

SBU-Led Research Reveals Nanotechnology Simplifies Hydrogen Production for Clean Energy
In the first-ever experiment of its kind, researchers have demonstrated that clean energy hydrogen can be produced from water splitting by using very small metal particles that are exposed to sunlight.
Nov 20, 2012 - 3:30:00 PM

Stony Brook's Inaugural Investiture Ceremony Honors First Simons Chair of Medicine and Benefactor
Nationally recognized physician-scientist and cancer researcher Vincent Yang, MD, PhD, was formally installed as the first Simons Chair of Medicine during Stony Brook University's inaugural Investiture Ceremony.
Nov 20, 2012 - 12:41:42 PM

SBU Student Wins SUNY Emerging Leader Award
tony Brook University student, Samuel Rosner (senior, biology major) was one of only 17 SUNY students to receive the inaugural SUNY Emerging Leader Award, which is designed to acknowledge students who have demonstrated significant leadership within their campus and/or community.
Nov 19, 2012 - 4:00:00 PM

More than 800 Sign Up at Student-Run Bone Marrow Registry Drive
More than 800 Stony Brook University students, faculty and other individuals participated in a Bone Marrow Registry Drive on November 14 to help those with leukemia or lymphoma who are in need a bone marrow transplant to beat their disease.
Nov 19, 2012 - 3:57:25 PM

Stony Brook Professor Receives International Award for Lifetime Achievement in Infectious Diseases Research
Eckard Wimmer, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at Stony Brook University was selected to receive the 2012 Robert Koch Gold Medal, a prestigious international scientific award by the Robert Koch Foundation under the patronage of the German Minister of Health.
Nov 19, 2012 - 1:01:53 PM

SBU Honors 2012 Distinguished Alumni Recipients
The Stony Brook University Alumni Association honored five Stony Brook University graduates and two philanthropists at the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and reception held at Flowerfield in St. James on November 13.
Nov 16, 2012 - 4:00:00 PM

SBU Demonstrates Largest Resolution Immersive Visualization Facility Ever Built
Stony Brook University unveiled its latest engineering feat, a 1.5 billion pixel Reality Deck, at a demonstration held at the University's Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) on November 15. The Reality Deck, a 416 screen super-high resolution virtual reality four-walled surround-view theater, is the largest resolution immersive display ever built driven by a graphic supercomputer. Its purpose and primary design principle is to enable scientists, engineers and physicians to tackle modern-age problems that require the visualization of vast amounts of data.

Nov 15, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

SBU Team Wins National Award for Railroad Energy Harvesting
Stony Brook University engineers have won a national award for an innovative energy harvester that has the potential to save millions of dollars in energy costs for railroads while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The team's work, "Mechanical Motion Rectifier (MMR) based Railroad Energy Harvester," was awarded "Best Application of Energy Harvesting" at the Energy Harvesting and Storage USA 2012 conference, held in Washington, DC on November 7-8, 2012.
Nov 15, 2012 - 12:27:27 PM

Energy Innovator Esther Takeuchi Elected Fellow of Electrochemical Society
Esther Takeuchi, a SUNY Distinguished Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, and the Chief Scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory's Global and Regional Solutions Directorate, has been selected as a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS).
Nov 12, 2012 - 9:00:00 AM

SBU Geosciences Professor Predicts Stable Compounds of Oxygen and "Inert" Gas Xenon
An international team led by Artem R. Oganov, PhD, a professor of theoretical crystallography in the Department of Geosciences and Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, has established stability of several oxides of normally inert xenon.
Nov 11, 2012 - 7:00:00 PM


Newborn Neurons - Even in the Adult Aging Brain - Are Critical for Memory
Newly generated, or newborn neurons in the adult hippocampus are critical for memory retrieval, according to a study led by Stony Brook University researchers to be published in the November 11 advanced online edition of Nature Neuroscience.
Nov 11, 2012 - 1:00:00 PM

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Receives $100,000 from Sachem Dental Group for Endowed Scholarship
The partners at Sachem Dental Group with five offices on Long Island announced the dental practice's newest gift of $100,000 to the Sachem Dental Group Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. Their gift will be matched by the Simons Foundation for a total impact of $200,000.
Nov 8, 2012 - 3:25:39 PM

Former Marine and White House Honor Guard Member
Eugene Roach of Lake Ronkonkoma served as a Marine, a member of the White House honor guard, and a New York City police officer, with a decorated career spanning nearly four decades. But nothing was as difficult as caring for his wife, Jeanie, the love of his life, after she was diagnosed with dementia in 2000. Fortunately, the Long Island State Veterans Home, part of Stony Brook University, offered a service that would prove not only helpful for his wife, but also a lifesaver for Eugene: Adult Day Health Care. Now, the ex-Marine is paying back his enormous debt of gratitude by volunteering three times a week to help others at the home.
Nov 7, 2012 - 2:52:19 PM

Rising Seas Caused by Glacial Melting Linked to Caribbean Extinction of Bats
In a new study published in the journal Ecology and Evolution, researchers show that rising sea levels produced by deglaciation, or the melting of glaciers, caused the extinction of most bats in the Caribbean Islands, including the Cuban vampire and Puerto Rican flower bats. The article, entitled, "Deglaciation explains bat extinction in the Caribbean," led by Assistant Professor Liliana M. Dávalos, PhD, from the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, shows that deglaciation drowned vast expanses of low-lying islands.
Nov 7, 2012 - 11:00:00 AM

Stony Brook Seawolves Football Players Lift Spirits of Hospitalized Kids with Monday Visit to Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital
Fresh off their 7th straight win on Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook Seawolves star football players including senior Miguel Maysonet (RB), senior Kyle Essington (QB), senior Kevin Norrell (WR), senior Chris Fenelon (FB) and junior Marcus Coker (RB), visited young hospitalized patients at Stony Brook Children's today to lift their spirits and hand out team treats...
Nov 5, 2012 - 8:29:10 PM

SBU Professor Inducted into American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Stony Brook University Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science, Jeffrey Segal, was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Nov 5, 2012 - 4:30:00 PM

Chancellor Zimpher Commends SBU's Emergency Response on LI
State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today commended Stony Brook University's emergency response on Long Island. Stony Brook University's Emergency Operations Center was activated on Friday, October 26, in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, operated with 24/7 staffing throughout the storm, and is aiding in local efforts as the crisis and recovery phase of the operation continues.
Nov 2, 2012 - 2:30:00 PM

OCTOBER 2012

Study Shows Inhaled Anesthesia Affects Children's Brains More Than Intravenous Anesthetic
Stony Brook University School of Medicine researchers have found that children's brains are more affected by an inhaled anesthetic than an intravenous anesthetic with increased levels of brain lactate. Lactate increases brain activation and may lead to metabolic changes associated with anxiety and delirium. Reported in the November issue of Anesthesiology, the findings provide new clues to metabolic changes within the brains of children undergoing anesthesia and could help researchers understand why general anesthesia may be potentially harmful to the developing brain.
Oct 26, 2012 - 4:29:14 PM

Simons Foundation Dedicates Umbilic Torus to SBU Community
On Thursday, October 25, celebrated sculptor and mathematician Dr. Helaman Ferguson joined President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and Jim and Marilyn Simons for the dedication of his piece, Umbilic Torus, at Stony Brook University. A celebration of the fusion of mathematics and art, Umbilic Torus was suggested to the Simons by Anthony Phillips of the Mathematics Department (interestingly enough serving at the time as interim Chair of the Art Department). The donors Jim and Marilyn Simons, who are longtime active supporters of the University, established the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics in 2010.
Oct 26, 2012 - 3:30:00 PM

Stony Brook Surgeons Transform Lives With Mission to Ecuador
A team of surgeons from Stony Brook Medicine participated in a medical mission this month to Guayaquil, Ecuador, where they completed 75 life-transforming procedures for both adults and children. The procedures included hernia repairs, gallbladder removals, and repairs of cleft lips, palates, and burn scars. The team joined the 80-plus healthcare volunteers who work at a mission in Ecuador sponsored by Blanca's House that provides free care to those in need.
Oct 26, 2012 - 3:26:22 PM

Traditional Fisheries Management Approach Jeopardizes Marine Ecosystems Worldwide
In a Perspectives article, "The Risks of Overfishing," published in the October 26 issue of the journal Science, Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch, executive director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science and professor at Stony Brook University, cautions against continuing traditional fisheries management. According to Dr. Pikitch, current and recent studies demonstrate the need for "a more precautionary approach to fisheries management, in which fishing is restricted to those places and amounts where it can be conducted safely and with minimal risk of jeopardizing the integrity of marine ecosystems."
Oct 25, 2012 - 2:00:00 PM

Pay Attention! Science on Tap Returns
"Science on Tap," a live event and web show created by the Stony Brook University School of Journalism's Center for Communicating Science, returns to The Bench in Stony Brook on Nov. 7 at 6:30 pm with featured topic, "Pay Attention! ADHD and the Brain."
Oct 25, 2012 - 11:30:00 AM

Stony Brook University Mentors 26 Semi/Regional Finalists in Siemens Competition
Three regional finalists and 23 semifinalists in the 2012 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology – one of the top nationwide research competitions for high school researchers – were mentored at Stony Brook University, a leader in mentoring high school researchers.
Oct 24, 2012 - 4:00:00 PM

Simons Foundation to Dedicate Umbilic Torus to Stony Brook University Community
On Thursday, October 25th, celebrated sculptor and mathematician Dr. Helaman Ferguson will join President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. and Jim and Marilyn Simons for the dedication of his piece, Umbilic Torus, at Stony Brook University.
Oct 23, 2012 - 5:30:00 PM

SBU School of Journalism Exports News Literacy to Asia
Students at Hong Kong University are now learning how to judge the reliability of news and information, thanks to Stony Brook University's School of Journalism and a ground-breaking course in news literacy. The landmark partnership with Hong Kong University's Journalism and Media Studies Centre, part of an initiative to teach news consumers in China and other areas of Asia how to distinguish reliability of the news and information they read, watch or hear, is being funded by an anonymous, three-year, $500,000 grant to the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, intended to bring news literacy curriculum overseas, particularly to areas of the world that have not traditionally supported news transparency or a free press. The initiative with Hong Kong University is the first program to be funded under this grant.
Oct 22, 2012 - 3:10:52 PM

Students on Hand as Eagerly Anticipated Campus Rec Center Opens
Stony Brook University celebrated the opening of the eagerly anticipated Campus Recreation Center, a brand new, state-of-the-art 85,000-square-foot health, fitness and well-being hub, at a commemorative ceremony held on October 19. Located between the Student Union and the Sports Complex, the Campus Recreation Center is a three-floor facility devoted entirely to the health and well-being of Stony Brook students, faculty and staff.
Oct 19, 2012 - 3:00:00 PM

Drs. Charles and Maria Ryan Establish School of Dental Medicine Scholarship with Gift
The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) has announced a $37,500 gift from alumni Maria Ryan, DDS '89, PhD'98, and Charles Ryan, JD, PhD '90, of Laurel Hollow, NY, to establish the "Ryan Endowed Scholarship for Future Academicians" at the SDM. Their gift will be matched dollar for dollar as part of the Simons Foundation matching gift program, yielding a total impact of $75,000.
Oct 18, 2012 - 10:23:18 AM

New Study Reveals the Causes of Extinction from Global Warming
A new study, published online today in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, reviewed 136 case studies to determine the underlying causes of why many populations have gone extinct due to changing climate.
Oct 16, 2012 - 7:00:00 PM

Two SBU Researchers Reveal Independent Findings Associated with Climate Change
Out of Stony Brook University, two independent studies published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals show the effects of climate change on differing aspects of the earth's ecosystem. Both researchers, Gordon Taylor, Professor of Oceanography, and John Wiens, Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, had their findings published in two prestigious peer-reviewed journals.
Oct 16, 2012 - 7:00:00 PM

Long-Term Observations in the Tropics Linked to Global Climate Change
Reports of declining ice coverage and drowning polar bears in the Arctic illustrate dramatic ecosystem responses to global climate change in Earth's polar regions. But in this first-ever account of a long-term project in the southern Caribbean, a Stony Brook professor and his colleagues report in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. that tropical ecosystems are also affected by global climatic trends - and with accompanying economic impacts.
Oct 16, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

Starting the Start-Ups on the East End of Long Island and Beyond
Stony Brook University officially opened the doors to its new Agriculture Consumer Science Center (ACSC) at the Stony Brook University Incubator at Calverton during a commemorative event held on October 16. Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and other officials instrumental in bringing this new facility to fruition were joined by local entrepreneurs and members of the East End business and agriculture communities for the commemorative ceremony.
Oct 16, 2012 - 3:30:00 PM

Slam Dunk: First Stony Brook LVAD Patient Gets New Heart and Fulfills Hoops Dream with Invite from Seawolves
Arthur Plowden, 45, of Amityville, N.Y., says he is "living a dream every day and feeling better than ever." In April, 2010, Plowden became the first patient at a Long Island hospital and at the Stony Brook University Heart Institute to receive a life-saving left ventricular assist device (LVAD). The device transformed his life, which dramatically changed again in July 2012 when Plowden received a new heart at one of Stony Brook's heart transplantation partners, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y. When Stony Brook Seawolves Men's basketball Head Coach, Steve Pikiell, heard Plowden's story and about his dream to play on a basketball court again, he invited him to a pre-season shooting session.
Oct 16, 2012 - 3:00:26 PM

Stony Brook awarded asthma monitor grant (Newsday)
Researchers at Stony Brook University have been awarded a nearly $600,000 federal grant to help develop a low-cost, handheld device that can monitor asthma at home. (Perena Gouma) (Newsday, Oct 16, 2012 - 8:00:00 AM)

Stony Brook University seeks 75,000 votes for Pink Glove Dance video
Stony Brook Medicine has entered the second annual national Pink Glove video competition, sponsored by MedLine Industries Inc., with a four-minute video capturing the spirit of Stony Brook physicians and staff, as well as the broader Stony Brook community, in their dedication to fighting breast cancer. On Friday, Oct. 12, voting opened nationwide to determine which videos will receive the most votes, with prize money donated for breast cancer research.
Oct 15, 2012 - 11:13:24 AM

SBU's Perena Gouma and Team Work to Beat Asthma (Times Beacon Record)
Researchers from Stony Brook are working to let children (and their parents) breathe a little easier, at least in terms of knowing the severity of an asthma or breathing attack. (Times Beacon Record, Oct 11, 2012 - 12:10:12 PM)

SBU Undergrad Receives Biomedical Engineering Award
Stony Brook University Biomedical engineering (BME) student Vihita Patel was selected as one of four undergraduate recipients of the international 2012 Research and Design Awards by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).
Oct 11, 2012 - 11:30:00 AM

Stony Brook Researchers Develop Neuroimaging Technique Capturing Cocaine's Devastating Effect on Brain Blood Flow
Researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University have developed a high-resolution, 3D optical Doppler imaging tomography technique that captures the effects of cocaine restricting the blood supply in vessels – including small capillaries – of the brain. The study, reported in Molecular Psychiatry, and with images on the journal's October 2012 cover, illustrates the first use of the novel neuroimaging technique and provides evidence of cocaine-induced cerebral microischemia, which can cause stroke.
Oct 10, 2012 - 2:21:37 PM

SBU Marching Band Participates in 68th Annual Columbus Day Parade
For the second consecutive year, The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band participated in New York City's Annual Columbus Day Parade. The Parade took place on Monday, October 8, 2012, and was broadcast live from Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on WABC-TV.
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:00:00 PM

Harvest Sunset Dinner Benefits Pediatric MS Research at Stony Brook Children's Hospital
The Third Annual Harvest Sunset Dinner to raise funds for pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) research conducted through the Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital will take place at Lombardi's on the Sound at the Port Jefferson Country Club, on Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

New Rehabiliation Research Demonstrates Significant Functional Improvements in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries
A series of rehabilitation studies published in the September 2012 issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation demonstrate that innovative treatments for individuals with spinal cord injuries can lead to significant functional improvements in patients and a higher quality of life.
Oct 8, 2012 - 2:31:55 PM

Stony Brook Teams With Peer Institutions for Student Health Forum
A team of students, faculty, staff and administration from Stony Brook University joined similar teams from 31 other colleges and universities from across the country for three days in Washington D.C., to learn from and share with one another about improving the health of their students by reducing harms associated with high-risk drinking.
Oct 5, 2012 - 9:00:00 AM

Stony Brook University Cancer Center Announces Breast Cancer Awareness Month Programs
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Stony Brook University Cancer Center is offering numerous opportunities for patients, families and the community to come together to honor survivors and patients, raise funds, and learn more about prevention and treatment offered at Stony Brook.
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:10:55 PM

Gloria and Mark Snyder Make $150,000 Gift in Support of Stony Brook University Cancer Center
Stony Brook Medicine has received a $150,000 gift from Stony Brook alumni Gloria Snyder '72 and Mark Snyder '69 of Belle Terre, NY, to establish the "Gloria and Mark Snyder Symposium" for Cancer Medicine, hosted by the Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Their gift will be matched as part of the Simons matching gift program, for a total impact of $300,000.
Oct 5, 2012 - 11:41:05 AM

SBU Biologist Douglas Futuyma Wins Joseph Leidy Award
Douglas Futuyma, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, has been selected to receive the prestigious Joseph Leidy Award for Research Achievement presented by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The award, recognizing creative research and experimental tenacity in the natural sciences will be presented at the Bicentennial Symposium of the Academy of Natural Sciences held on October 11.
Oct 4, 2012 - 11:00:00 AM

SBU Researchers Receive NSF Award For Big Data Storage
A collaborative team of computer scientists from Stony Brook University and Rutgers have been chosen by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as one of eight projects to receive a share of $15 million in funding in the White House's Big Data fundamental research initiative.
Oct 3, 2012 - 3:30:00 PM

SBU Researchers Win NSF Award for Asthma Breath Analyzer
An interdisciplinary team of Stony Brook University researchers have been selected to receive a three year National Science Foundation (NSF) award for the development of a personalized asthma monitor that uses nanotechnology to detect known airway inflammation biomarkers in the breath.
Oct 2, 2012 - 9:30:00 AM

Stony Brook Medicine and Southampton Hospital Take Major Step Toward Stronger Partnership
Leadership at Stony Brook University, State University of New York, and Southampton Hospital have signed a non-binding letter of intent to strengthen an affiliation in which the 125-bed facility would join the Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system as the two hospitals work more closely to improve healthcare quality and access, coordination of care and efficiency for their patients.
Oct 1, 2012 - 3:08:40 PM

SEPTEMBER 2012

Stony Brook Commemorates Groundbreaking For New Computer Science Building
Stony Brook University hosted a groundbreaking dedication event for its new 70,000-square-foot Computer Science building on Friday, Sept. 28, continuing the expansion of the school's nationally ranked Department of Computer Science and adding to its reputation as a rising star in the cutting edge research, education and industrial interaction essential to the innovation economy.
Sep 28, 2012 - 11:14:34 AM

Stony Brook University Celebrates 25 Years of Underrepresented Graduate Student Achievement
The Graduate School at Stony Brook University will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Dr. W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship program at Stony Brook University on October 5, 2012. Part conference, part reunion, the celebration will be comprised of several presentations by alumni and current fellows in a variety of formats including panel discussions, research symposia, reflection talks, a networking fair, and a diversity exhibition.
Sep 27, 2012 - 11:00:00 AM

Stony Brook University to Receive $270,000 Violence Against Women Prevention Grant
Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Congressman Tim Bishop announced that Stony Brook University has been awarded a $270,000 grant from the Department of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women for campus programs focused on the reduction of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Sep 27, 2012 - 9:00:00 AM

Stony Brook Receives Federal Grant To Advance HIV/AIDS Care For Women And Children
Stony Brook University School of Medicine, through the SUNY Research Foundation, has received a three-year $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help advance and expand comprehensive medical care for HIV-infected women, children, youth, and HIV-exposed infants living in Suffolk County, N.Y. The grant is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which helps people who lack sufficient health care coverage or financial resources to manage HIV.
Sep 26, 2012 - 3:37:28 PM

Stony Brook University Unveils Wolfie Wallet
The Stony Brook University Faculty Student Association (FSA) has introduced Wolfie Wallet, a new debit card program that students, faculty and staff can use with their Stony Brook ID card. Wolfie Wallet can be used at more merchants than the now discontinued Campus Cash and Faculty Staff Debit Plans.
Sep 25, 2012 - 5:00:06 PM

Renowned Neuro-Oncology Surgeon Appointed Co-Director of the Neuro-Oncology Center at Stony Brook
Yu-Hung Kuo, MD, PhD, a renowned neuro-oncology surgeon, has been appointed Co-Director of the Neuro-Oncology Center at Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, announced Raphael Davis, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery.
Sep 25, 2012 - 9:42:07 AM

Stony Brook WTC Health Program Explores Genetic Link Between PTSD and Respiratory Illness in 9/11 Responders
Benjamin J. Luft, M.D., Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Medical Director of the Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence (LI-CCE), part of the World Trade Center Health Program, and colleagues, have received a two-year $1 million grant from the WTC Health Program, which is administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), to study the role genetics may play after exposure to environmental toxins in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and respiratory illness in 9/11 WTC responders.
Sep 24, 2012 - 2:17:06 PM

New Education Trust Reports Highlight Increased Graduation Rates for Underrepresented Students at Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University was mentioned in two reports released today by The Education Trust, spotlighting colleges and universities that have been narrowing the graduation-rate gaps of underrepresented students. In the reports, Stony Brook was recognized for increased graduation rate among Hispanic students and for its continued success with African-American students.
Sep 21, 2012 - 8:30:00 AM

Stony Brook University Hospital Rooftop Farm Helps Supplement Nutrition for Patients
The official opening and benefit for the Stony Brook Heights Rooftop Farm served up a tantalizing mix of fresh vegetable plates and other delights for attendees at the September 10 event. A collaborative effort of the Nutrition Division, Department of Family Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital Food Service, and Stony Brook University's Sustainability Studies Program, the farm supplements the nutrition and food offerings to hospital patients. This year's crop has produced more than 400 pounds with 33 varieties of vegetables and herbs harvested.
Sep 19, 2012 - 10:18:11 AM

New Study Reveals Evolution of Lizards and Snakes
A new study, published online in Biology Letters on September 19, has utilized a massive molecular dataset to reconstruct the evolutionary history of lizards and snakes. The results reveal a surprising finding about the evolution of snakes: that most snakes we see living on the surface today arose from ancestors that lived underground.
Sep 18, 2012 - 7:00:00 PM

Three Stony Brook Professors Named National Academies Fellows
Three Stony Brook University professors have earned the distinction of Education Fellow in the Life Sciences by the National Academies for the 2012-2013 academic year. This honor was bestowed upon them by virtue of their selection and participation in the 2012 National Academies Northeast Regional Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology, held this past summer at Harvard University.
Sep 18, 2012 - 11:00:00 AM

Doctors Sherry and Howard Sussman Donate $25,000 to Stony Brook University's Scholars for Medicine Program
Stony Brook Medicine has announced a $25,000 gift from two Stony Brook University alumni, Doctors Sherry and Howard Sussman, to establish the "Sussman Scholarship" for incoming students participating in the "Scholars for Medicine" program. The gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Simons Foundation for a total impact of $50,000.

Sep 14, 2012 - 4:07:31 PM

Dr. Robert Kirshner to Speak at Stony Brook University
On Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2-3, Dr. Robert Kirshner, celebrated Clowes Professor of Science at Harvard University, will deliver three talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University.
Sep 14, 2012 - 4:00:00 PM

SBU Named Among Top 100 National Universities and Top 40 Public Universities by US News & World Report
Stony Brook University ranks among the top 100 National Universities in America and among the top 40 Public National Universities in the country according to the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report survey.
Sep 12, 2012 - 4:00:00 PM

SBU Grad Wins SUNY Arts Honor
Stony Brook University alumnus Mario Gotoh (Doctor of Musical Arts '12) received the 2012 Patricia Kerr Ross Award for exemplary student achievement in the arts. The award is given annually by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher to students who have demonstrated excellence, originality and promise in the arts. It is accompanied with $1,000 and is intended as a bridge between SUNY study in the arts and entry into a professional arts career.
Sep 12, 2012 - 12:00:00 PM

Study Provides First-Time Analysis of Three Distinct Contributions of Forage Fish Worldwide
A just-published study provides a first-time analysis of the value of forage fish, which are small, schooling species such as sardines, herring, and anchovies. Three kinds of contributions of forage fish were estimated: as direct catch, as food for other commercially important fish, and as an important link in the food web in marine ecosystems. The analysis showed these small fish contribute a total of $16.9 billion, as both direct catch and food for larger fish, to global fisheries annually, representing 20 percent of the global catch values of all marine fisheries combined.
Sep 10, 2012 - 11:13:24 AM

SBU Study Finds Surprises in Evolution of Frog Life Cycles
All tadpoles grow into frogs, but not all frogs start out as tadpoles, reveals a new study on 720 species of frogs to be published in the journal Evolution. The study, "Phylogenetic analyses reveal unexpected patterns in the evolution of reproductive modes in frogs," led by John J. Wiens, an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, and colleagues Ivan Gomez-Mestra from the Doñana Biological Station in Seville, Spain, and R. Alexander Pyron from George Washington University, uncovers the surprising evolution of life cycles in frogs.
Sep 10, 2012 - 10:35:46 AM

Stony Brook University Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Showing of Dr. Benjamin Luft's "9/11: An American Requiem"
In commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, Stony Brook University will show "9/11: An American Requiem," a documentary film produced by Benjamin J. Luft, M.D., Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Medical Director of the Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence, part of the World Trade Center Health Program. The film features responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks telling their own gripping and heartbreaking stories, which captures their journeys from the hellish disaster to renewal 10 years later.
Sep 7, 2012 - 2:56:24 PM

SBU Psychology Chair Receives Highest Honor From Society of Clinical Psychology
Daniel N. Klein, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department at Stony Brook University, received the 2012 Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology at the Society of Clinical Psychology's annual meeting held in Orlando, Florida. This award is the Society's highest honor presented to those who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to psychology throughout their careers.
Sep 6, 2012 - 2:00:00 PM

Esther Takeuchi Selected to Receive 2013 E.V. Murphree Award
Esther Sans Takeuchi, a SUNY Distinguished Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, as well as the Chief Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.
Sep 6, 2012 - 9:00:00 AM

Heart Surgeons Assume Leadership Role at Stony Brook University Heart Institute
James R. Taylor Jr., MD, FACS, and Harold A. Fernandez, MD, have joined Stony Brook Medicine as Professors of Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Co-Directors of Stony Brook University Heart Institute effective Sept. 4. Dr. Taylor will also serve as Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Dr. Fernandez will serve as Deputy Chief of the Division.
Sep 5, 2012 - 11:21:37 AM

SBU Student Named NASEA Employee of the Year
Carla Kentoffio, a senior at Stony Brook University double majoring in psychology and English, was named the "Student Employee of the Year" for New York State by the Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators (NASEA). She was recognized for her hard work and extraordinary accomplishments as student manager of Student Staffing Resources for the Faculty Student Association (FSA).
Sep 4, 2012 - 4:00:00 PM

AUGUST 2012

Renowned Brain Imaging Expert Named Chair of Department of Psychiatry and Behaviorial Science at Stony Brook University
Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD, has been appointed Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Director of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Research, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
Aug 31, 2012 - 9:15:22 AM

Stony Brook University Appoints New Chair Of Obstetrics, Gynecology And Reproductive Medicine
Todd Griffin, MD, FACOG, Chief Medical Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital, has been appointed Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
Aug 30, 2012 - 2:32:07 PM

Stony Brook Names Dennis Choi As Chair Of Neurology and Director Of Neurosciences Institute
Dennis Choi, MD, PhD, Executive Vice President of the Simons Foundation, has been appointed Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Director of Stony Brook University's Neurosciences Institute, effective October 1, 2012, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He succeeds Patricia K. Coyle, MD, Professor of Neurology, and Medical Director of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Adult Care Center, who served as Acting Chair.
Aug 29, 2012 - 3:14:32 PM

Researchers Confirm Decline in Breeding Chinstrap Penguins in Antarctic Peninsula
In a paper published this week in the journal "Polar Biology", researchers from the Antarctic Site Inventory confirm significant declines in the breeding population of chinstrap penguins in the vastly warming Antarctic Peninsula, where it's warming faster than, or as fast as, any other place on Earth. In the paper entitled "First direct, site-wide penguin survey at Deception Island, Antarctica, suggests significant declines in breeding chinstrap penguins", these results and analyses stem from fieldwork conducted in December 2011 at Deception Island, one of the most frequently visited locations in Antarctica.
Aug 28, 2012 - 4:52:58 PM

Stony Brook University Featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013
Stony Brook University has been included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 based on a broad range of subjects including academics, affordability, financial aid, quality of student life on campus, extracurricular activities, food, housing and more. The Fiske Guide to Colleges provides a selective, subjective and systematic look at more than 300 of the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
Aug 28, 2012 - 2:09:47 PM

SBU School of Medicine Names Douglas S. Katz 2012 Distinguished Alumnus
Stony Brook University School of Medicine recognized Douglas S. Katz, MD, FACR., '90, a leader in the field of clinical radiology and medical education, as its 2012 Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Katz received his award during the School's traditional "White Coat" ceremony.
Aug 28, 2012 - 10:05:13 AM

124 Incoming Medical Students Receive Symbolic "White Coat"
The Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2016 officially entered the world of medical training on August 19 at the School's traditional "White Coat" ceremony. All 124 students with varied educational and professional backgrounds and from 61 colleges and university nationwide put on their new physician-in-training white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time.
Aug 28, 2012 - 9:32:29 AM

Stony Brook University Receives $3 Million For Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program
The once rich shellfish beds of Shinnecock Bay may thrive again thanks to an ambitious environmental restoration project funded in part by a philanthropic gift from the Laurie Landeau Foundation matched by a gift from the Simons Foundation for a total impact of $3 million. These targeted funds will be used by Stony Brook's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) over five years to restock shellfish, expand existing eelgrass beds, harvest seaweeds to absorb nutrients and inhibit harmful algal blooms, monitor restoration efforts and share the project's goals and results with stakeholders and the public.
Aug 27, 2012 - 11:00:00 AM

SBU President Samuel L. Stanley Appointed Chair of National Biosecurity Board
Stony Brook University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., has been appointed Chair of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), a group of 25 experts who advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the heads of all Federal departments and agencies that conduct or support life sciences research.
Aug 24, 2012 - 9:00:00 AM

Two Stony Brook University Chemistry Professors Honored With National Prizes From American Chemical Society
Stony Brook University Chemistry Professors Iwao Ojima, PhD, and Nancy Goroff, PhD, have been selected to receive 2013 American Chemical Society (ACS) Awards for pioneering work in their respective specialties.
Aug 20, 2012 - 12:00:00 PM

SBU Research Reveals Bats Evolved More Than One Way to Drink Nectar
A team of evolutionary biologists compared the anatomy and genes of bats to help solve a persistent question in evolution: Why do analyses of different features of an organism result in conflicting patterns of evolutionary relationships? Their findings, "Understanding phylogenetic incongruence: lessons from phyllostomid bats," appear in the August 14 edition of Biological Reviews.
Aug 17, 2012 - 1:30:00 PM

Stony Brook Joins National Study to Improve Care for Lung Cancer Patients
Stony Brook University Cancer Center is among six healthcare institutions to recently join a national study to promote an evidence-based evaluation and treatment standards model for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSMLC). A total of 12 healthcare institutions are participating in the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer (CoC) National Pilot Study for the ProvenCare Lung Cancer Collaborative, based on Geisinger Health System's ProvenCare® model.
Aug 15, 2012 - 3:03:36 PM

Muslim Chaplain of the Interfaith Center at SBU Attends White House Dinner
Sister Sanaa Nadim, the Muslim Chaplain for The Interfaith Center at Stony Brook University, attended the annual Iftar dinner hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House. Iftar is the meal when Muslim families and communities gather together after sunset to break a day of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Aug 15, 2012 - 1:51:55 PM

Leading Battery Innovator Joins Stony Brook University
Professor Esther Takeuchi, an electrochemist and one of the world's leading energy storage researchers, has been appointed Professor of the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry, announced Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD.
Aug 10, 2012 - 4:20:12 PM

Stony Brook Receives $3.3 Million NIH Grant to Train Fellows Toward Careers in Research and Education
Stony Brook University School of Medicine through the SUNY Research Foundation has received a five-year $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to launch a training program that prepares postdoctoral fellows to develop careers centered on research and education.
Aug 9, 2012 - 3:16:51 PM

New Kenyan Fossils Shed Light On Early Human Evolution
Exciting new fossils discovered east of Lake Turkana confirm that there were two additional species of our genus – Homo – living alongside our direct human ancestral species, Homo erectus, almost two million years ago. The finds, announced in the prestigious scientific journal Nature on August 9th, include a face, a remarkably complete lower jaw, and part of a second lower jaw.
Aug 9, 2012 - 11:13:33 AM

Large Private Donation Launches Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University
A transformational $10 million anonymous donation plus matching funds of equal value from the Simons Foundation has enabled Stony Brook University to establish a world-class Institute for Advanced Computational Science. The core mission of the Institute is to advance the science of computing and its applications to solving complex problems in the physical sciences, the life sciences, medicine, sociology, industry and finance. In this endeavor, the Institute will cooperate closely with the new Computational Science Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory, which specializes in large-scale data analysis.
Aug 6, 2012 - 1:30:00 PM

Researchers Find Substantial Water Pollution Risks From "Fracking" To Recover Natural Gas
Stony Brook University scientists have found that the disposal of contaminated wastewater from hydraulic fracturing – commonly known as "fracking" – wells producing natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region poses substantial potential risks of river and other water pollution that suggests additional regulation to reduce the potential of drinking water contamination.
Aug 6, 2012 - 9:04:39 AM

Stony Brook University Receives Motorola Foundations Grant for STEM Education
Stony Brook University announced that the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc., has once again funded the Long Island STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Collaborative with a $100,000 grant as part of their Innovation Generation National Partnership program. Through the grant, the STEM Collaborative will provide resources and facilitators for the creation of four STEM Tech clubs and the continuation of the successful TechPREP program. This past year the grant served more than 300 students from high-needs school districts.
Aug 2, 2012 - 4:48:42 PM

Stony Brook Children's Physician Promotes Passage of Pertussis Vaccine Law
A New York State law will soon require hospitals across the state to offer the pertussis vaccine to parents of newborns, thanks to legislation that resulted from advocacy efforts by Shetal Shah, M.D., a neonatologist at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital who published research demonstrating that the approach can boost immunization rates.
Aug 2, 2012 - 12:39:24 PM


JULY 2012

SBU Alum to Work on NASA "HEROES" Project
Steven Christe, a Stony Brook University alumnus (BA '01, Physics and Mathematics) and a researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is co-principal investigator along with Jessica Gaskin on NASA's new "High Energy Replicated Optics to Explore the Sun" or HEROES project. His team's project has been chosen as the recipient of the Hands-On Project Experience (HOPE) training award designed to promote achievement and accelerate career advancement among scientists and engineers with no previous flight-project experience.
Jul 31, 2012 - 10:32:10 AM

Stony Brook University Residence Halls Certified LEED Gold
The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Stony Brook University's Nobel Halls a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
Jul 27, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

Stony Brook Scientists Detect Immune Response of a 500-year-old Mummy
A team of scientists that used a method of analyzing proteins from samples is the first to detect an immune response from a 500-year-old Incan mummy. Completed at the Proteomics Center, Stony Brook University, the process led to the first positive evidence of active pathogenic infection in an ancient sample of a 15-year-old girl who exhibited an immune response consistent with chronic respiratory infection. Their findings are reported in the PLoS One article "Detecting the Immune System Response of a 500 Year-old Inca Mummy."
Jul 25, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

SBU Physics Professor Wins Prestigious Department of Energy Early Career Award
Rouven Essig, PhD, Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University's C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy has been selected for a Department of Energy Early Career Award. The prestigious award is given to junior faculty at universities and for staff at national laboratories. Dr. Essig, one of 68 awardees nationwide for fiscal year 2012 chosen from among 850 proposals, was cited for his research in "Particle Physics at the Cosmic, Intensity, and Energy Frontiers."
Jul 25, 2012 - 4:00:00 PM

Stony Brook University Alumni Association Names Five Recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award
Five prominent graduates of Stony Brook University have been named recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award, which represents The Stony Brook Alumni Association's highest honor. All will be honored at an awards dinner on November 13, 2012 at Flowerfield in St. James, NY.
Jul 23, 2012 - 12:30:00 PM

SBU Embarks on Korean Language Teacher Certification Program
Stony Brook University has received a $457,000 grant from the Korean Education Center of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York to help establish a Teacher Certification Program for Korean language in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS) pending final approval from SUNY and the New York State Department of Education.
Jul 19, 2012 - 5:30:00 PM

Hot Nuclear Matter Featured in Science
A review article appearing in the July 20, 2012, issue of the journal Science describes groundbreaking discoveries that have emerged from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, synergies with the heavy-ion program at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe, and the compelling questions that will drive this research forward on both sides of the Atlantic. With details that help enlighten our understanding of the hot nuclear matter that permeated the early universe, the article is a prelude to the latest findings scientists from both facilities will present at the next gathering of physicists dedicated to this research — Quark Matter 2012, August 12-18 in Washington, D.C.
Jul 19, 2012 - 2:00:00 PM

Stony Brook Children's Names New Chief of Neonatology
Dennis Davidson, MD, has been appointed Professor of Pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and will serve on the medical staff at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital as Chief of Neonatology-Perinatal Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, announced Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.
Jul 18, 2012 - 12:14:07 PM

SBU Study Reveals Harmful Effects of CFL Bulbs to Skin
Inspired by a European study, a team of Stony Brook University researchers looked into the potential impact of healthy human skin tissue (in vitro) being exposed to ultraviolet rays emitted from compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. The results, "The Effects of UV Emission from CFL Exposure on Human Dermal Fibroblasts and Keratinocytes in Vitro," were published in the June issue of the journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology.
Jul 18, 2012 - 10:30:00 AM

Titan Supercomputer Hours Awarded to Collaborative Protein Project
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have been awarded processing time on a new supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study how proteins fold into their three-dimensional shapes.
Jul 17, 2012 - 2:23:37 PM

"Killer" On Campus
Legendary producer and indie film powerhouse Christine Vachon of Killer Films has joined the Stony Brook Southampton faculty, announced Associate Provost Robert Reeves, moving the vibrant and emerging campus a giant step closer to the goal of establishing a new, innovative graduate program in film.
Jul 17, 2012 - 9:13:12 AM

17th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival - Behind The Orange Curtain
The 17th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival presents the East Coast premiere of Behind the Orange Curtain, a documentary that explores the tragedy of prescription drug addiction. The film screens on Friday, July 20 at 7:00 pm, the second day of the ten-day Festival, at Staller Center for the Arts Main Stage. Brent Huff, the director of the film along with Executive Producer Natalie Costa and others will be on hand for a question and answer period after the screening.
Jul 12, 2012 - 9:14:52 AM

Stony Brook Medical Students Investigate Access to Healthcare in Global Health Settings
This summer three Stony Brook University School of Medicine students are researching access to healthcare and contributing to other medical research and services in developing areas of Peru and India. The students are 2012 recipients of the Barry Coller International Research Scholarship, which provides select students with the opportunity to live and work for two months or more in developing countries.
Jul 10, 2012 - 3:21:55 PM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand at Stony Brook University to Announce "America Innovates Act"
On Friday, July 6, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Long Island High Technology (LIHTI) incubabor at Stony Brook University to announce new federal legislation to spur the growth of new science and technology jobs on Long Island and across New York State. The bill is designed to help scientists and researchers secure valuable resources and training to turn their discoveries into marketable products, new high-tech companies and jobs.
Jul 6, 2012 - 3:30:00 PM

SBU, Centre ValBio Inaugurate New Building in Madagascar
World-renowned primatologist, Dr. Patricia Wright, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, the Madagascar Minister of Higher Education, Members of the Transitional Congress and Chief of the Region, officially inaugurated NamanaBe Hall (NamanaBe means "big friendship" in the Malagasy language), the new 15,000-square-foot building designed to enhance the conservation, research and community outreach capabilities of the Centre ValBio (CVB) research campus.
Jul 2, 2012 - 5:30:00 PM

JUNE 2012

SBU Co-Led Study Finds Parasitic Plants Steal Nutrients, Genes From Their Hosts
Joshua Rest, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, has co-authored an article appearing in BMC Genomics, "Horizontal transfer of expressed genes in a parasitic flowering plant," detailing the first evidence of substantial horizontal gene transfer from a host to the parasitic flowering plant Rafflesia cantleyi. Professor Rest was co-leader of the project along with Professor Charles Davis from Harvard University.
Jun 29, 2012 - 9:00:00 AM

President Stanley Travels to Africa to Visit SBU-Affiliated Research, Educational and Community Outreach Programs
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, is making his first visit to Africa to visit Stony Brook-affiliated research institutes, centers and community outreach programs and to see first-hand the work being done, research conducted and relationships that have developed in each unique location.
Jun 28, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

SBU Geosciences Professor Establishes Structure Of A New Superhard Form Of Carbon
An international team led by Artem R. Oganov, PhD, a professor of theoretical crystallography in the Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University, has established the structure of a new form of carbon. The results of their work, "Understanding the Nature of Superhard Graphite," were published June 26 in Scientific Reports, a new journal of the Nature Publishing Group.
Jun 26, 2012 - 12:00:00 PM

Sen. Chuck Schumer at Stony Brook to Support SBU-BNL Energy Hub Application
On Monday, June 25, 2012, Senator Chuck Schumer made a trip to the Stony Brook University Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at the University's Research and Development Park to show his support for the merits of a joint application submitted by Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University in response to a call for entries to a competition for Department of Energy funding for a new Energy Innovation Hub.
Jun 25, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

SBU Names New Executive Director of Alumni Relations
Matthew Colson has been appointed to the position of Executive Director of Alumni Relations at Stony Brook University, announced Dexter A. Bailey Jr., Vice President for Advancement at Stony Brook University.
Jun 25, 2012 - 2:00:00 PM

Stony Brook Medicine Appoints New Co-Directors of Stony Brook University Heart Institute
James R. Taylor Jr., MD, FACS, Vice Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at St. Francis Hospital and Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, and Harold A. Fernandez, MD, Director of the Division of Heart Failure Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, have been appointed Professors of Surgery in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and named Co-Directors of Stony Brook University's Heart Institute effective Sept. 1, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
Jun 25, 2012 - 11:12:29 AM

SBU Geosciences Professor Receives NSF Award to Study Celestial Bodies
Timothy Glotch, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University whose research has been featured in the journals Science, Nature and more, was selected to receive the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program award for his research in identifying the mineral composition of planetary bodies using infrared spectrometers on orbiting spacecraft.
Jun 25, 2012 - 9:00:00 AM

Study Shows Most Commonly Mutated Gene in Cancer may have a Role in Stroke
The gene p53 is the most commonly mutated gene in cancer. p53 is dubbed the "guardian of the genome" because it blocks cells with damaged DNA from propagating and eventually becoming cancerous. However, new research led by Ute M. Moll, M.D., Professor of Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and colleagues, uncovers a novel role for p53 beyond cancer in the development of ischemic stroke. The research team identified an unexpected critical function of p53 in activating necrosis, an irreversible form of tissue death, triggered during oxidative stress and ischemia. The findings are detailed online in Cell.
Jun 22, 2012 - 11:00:00 AM

Stony Brook Researchers Tap International Markets for Xiaflex; New Applications for Frozen Shoulder, Cellulite Possible
Two years after receiving FDA approval as the U.S.'s first non-surgical treatment of Dupuytren's disease, a drug called XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH), developed at Stony Brook University has already been administered to over 20,000 patients in the U.S. as treatment for the debilitating hand disorder. XIAFLEX, marketed and distributed in the U.S. by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Malvern, PA), is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with Dupuytren's contracture with a palpable cord. Now, the drug is being marketed internationally to patients who are afflicted and it is in early-stage testing for potential new applications – including treatment of cellulite as a cosmetic procedure – according to researchers at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
Jun 21, 2012 - 1:00:00 PM

Stony Brook School of Journalism to Create Center for International Reporting in Memory of Marie Colvin
The Stony Brook University School of Journalism has launched a fundraising campaign to establish a Center for International Reporting in memory of Marie Colvin, the acclaimed war correspondent and Long Island native who was killed last February while reporting in Syria.
Jun 20, 2012 - 12:30:00 PM

Stony Brook Physician Selected as Co-Editor of Leading Medical Journal
Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Co-Director of the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been selected to serve as Co-Editor of Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, a leading national medical journal and an official publication of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS). Dr. Rosengart will serve a three-year term as Co-Editor of Seminars that begins January 13, 2012.
Jun 18, 2012 - 3:15:15 PM

SBUH Auxilian Elected President of Nassau-Suffolk Council of Hospital Auxiliaries
Uta Dee of the Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) Auxiliary has been elected President of the Nassau-Suffolk Council of Hospital Auxiliaries. The Setauket, N.Y., resident will serve a one-year term through June 2013.
Jun 15, 2012 - 3:01:06 PM

Survivors "Parade" with Pride at Stony Brook's National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration
Hundreds of cancer survivors, their families and friends, came to the Stony Brook University Cancer Center on June 10 to celebrate Stony Brook's 8th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD). The crowd connected with the day's Inspirational Speaker Ted Kennedy, Jr., activist and cancer survivor, who told fellow survivors to turn their disease into a "transforming experience" in their lives.
Jun 14, 2012 - 9:59:08 AM

Health Behavior Scientist Appointed New Director of Stony Brook's Public Health Program
Lisa Benz Scott, Ph.D., has been appointed Director of Stony Brook University's Graduate Program in Public Health (GPPH), announced Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Benz Scott also is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM), and in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
Jun 13, 2012 - 2:37:17 PM

SHOCK THE WORLD! Baseball Advances to College World Series after Beating LSU 7-2
June 10, 2012

Stony Brook Southampton Campus To Get State-Of-The-Art Marine Science Center
The Southampton Campus of Stony Brook University is set to begin construction on a new state-of-the-art Marine Sciences Center for the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), which will replace and expand the current waterfront marine sciences research and teaching facilities.
Jun 8, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Campus To Get State-Of-The-Art Marine Science Center
The Southampton Campus of Stony Brook University is set to begin construction on a new state-of-the-art Marine Sciences Center for the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), which will replace and expand the current waterfront marine sciences research and teaching facilities.
Jun 8, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

SBU Researchers Develop Groundbreaking New Graphene-Based MRI Contrast Agent
Dr. Balaji Sitharaman, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, and a team of researchers developed a new, highly efficacious, potentially safer and more cost effective nanoparticle-based MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) contrast agent for improved disease diagnosis and detection.
Jun 7, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

Stony Brook to Collaborate with "NextStep" to Build a Rehabilitation Facility for People with Paralysis
Stony Brook University, through its School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM), is collaborating with Los Angeles-based NextStep Fitness with the intention to build the organization's first fitness and wellness facility in New York State for people with paralysis and spinal cord injuries. NextStep founder Janne Kouri, a former Georgetown University star football player paralyzed in a swimming accident in 2006, and Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., will announce the plan at NextStep's "Help Make a Difference" Benefit at the Tribeca Cinemas in Manhattan on June 7.
Jun 7, 2012 - 3:02:14 PM

Stony Brook University Hospital Names New CEO
L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, has been named Vice President for Health Systems and Chief Executive Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) effective Sept. 1, announced Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., and Sr. Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine, Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D.
Jun 6, 2012 - 3:30:00 PM

Christopher Pendergast "Rides for Life" and Battles ALS With Generous Donation to Stony Brook
Christopher Pendergast, a 19-year ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient and advocate, along with ALS patient Steve DePascale, their families friends and other supporters, led the charge as they rode onto the Stony Brook University campus on June 2 to a display of 6,000 flickering pinwheels. The pinwheels represented the American lives lost each year to ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. During Stony Brook's "Ride for Life" Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony, Pendergast presented a check for $1 million from the Ride for Life organization to Stony Brook. He also received a gift from Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., President Stony Brook University – a Seawolves baseball jersey with Pendergast's name and Lou Gehrig's number 4 on it. The Remembrance Ceremony was held on the same day that Yankee great Lou Gehrig passed away from ALS in 1941 shortly before turning 38.
Jun 6, 2012 - 1:37:32 PM

SBU Names André Gorgenyi Senior Director of Planned Giving for University Advancement
André Gorgenyi has been appointed Senior Director of Planned Giving at Stony Brook University. Prior to joining Stony Brook University, Gorgenyi served eight years as the Planned Giving and Donor Relations Representative for the Salvation Army in the Boston area, where he raised more than $12 million in legacy and major gifts.
Jun 6, 2012 - 10:00:00 AM

Stony Brook University's Flame Challenge Winner Announced
The Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University and famed actor Alan Alda have announced Ben Ames, 31, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, currently pursuing his PhD in quantum optics at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, as the winner of the inaugural Flame Challenge, a worldwide competition aimed at scientists to explain a flame to an 11-year old in a clear, engaging and meaningful way. Alda presented the trophy to Ames at the World Science Festival in New York City on Saturday, June 2.
Jun 2, 2012 - 3:00:00 PM

MAY 2012

SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Two SBU Professors to Distinguished Ranks
Two Stony Brook University professors – Ken A. Dill and Eugene Feinberg – have been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professorship by the State University of New York Board of Trustees as recommended by campus colleagues and SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. Distinguished Professorship is the University's highest faculty designation. All distinguished faculty in active service within SUNY are also members of the SUNY Distinguished Academy, established in March 2012.
May 30, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

Women in Medicine: Promoting Research and Collaboration
Since Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive an M.D. degree in the United States in 1849, women have had a long yet progressive road to equality and success in medicine. At the Stony Brook University School of Medicine's 6th Annual Women in Medicine (WIM) Research Day, some of the school's women faculty came together to share their successes as women physician-scientists and discuss continued challenges.
May 29, 2012 - 1:08:43 PM

Pacific Bluefin Tuna Carry Radioactivity from Japanese Power Plants Accident to California Coast
Bluefin tuna exposed to radioactivity that leaked into the Pacific Ocean after Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi power plants were damaged by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11, 201l, carried that radioactivity to the waters off California, a new study by scientists from Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station has revealed.
May 28, 2012 - 7:00:00 AM

Winner of The Flame Challenge to be Announced at World Science Festival
Six finalists have been announced for "The Flame Challenge," a month-long contest spearheaded by Alan Alda and the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University to answer the question, "What is a flame?" in a way that is clear, engaging and meaningful to an 11-year-old. The winning entry, chosen by 11-year olds from around the world, will be announced at the World Science Festival in New York City on Saturday, June 2 at 1 pm at an event at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.
May 25, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

Stony Brook University Celebrates 52nd Commencement Ceremony
At Stony Brook University's 52nd annual Commencement ceremony held on Friday, May 18, 2012, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium at Stony Brook, nearly 6,500 students turned their graduation tassels to the left, joining more than 140,000 proud alumni around the world whose lives and work personify the mission of Stony Brook University.
May 23, 2012 - 5:30:00 PM

SBU Led Research Team Receives US Department Of Energy Award
Jon Longtin, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University and his team have been awarded a Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) 2012 R&D award from the United States Department of Energy for research entitled "Thermoelectric-Driven Sustainable Sensing and Actuation Systems for Fault-Tolerant Nuclear Incidents." This award is part of America's commitment to promote higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
May 23, 2012 - 1:30:00 PM

6,000 Pinwheel Display Symbolizes Lives Lost to ALS at Ride for Life Event
A display of 6,000 pinwheels – symbolizing lives lost annually to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig's disease – located on the Stony Brook University Campus will be a powerful reminder and backdrop at Stony Brook's "Ride for Life" Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony. The event is a cornerstone of the 15th annual ALS Ride for Life and takes place on June 2, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., on the Campus' South P Lot.
May 23, 2012 - 10:50:26 AM

SBU Researchers Develop a Novel Probe for Ultracold Quantum Matter
In a paper published in the May 20, 2012 edition of the journal Nature Physics, a research group from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University reports the development and demonstration of a novel probe for atomic quantum matter. The paper, "Probing an Ultracold-Atom Crystal with Matter Waves," describes a proof-of-principle experiment on the diffraction of atomic de Broglie waves from a strongly correlated gas of atoms held in an optical lattice.
May 22, 2012 - 2:30:00 PM

SBU Receives $100,000 Gift from Tsantes Family to Support Hellenic Studies
Peter Tsantes, the treasurer of the New York chapter of the American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture (AFGLC), along with Despina, his wife, and their children Vasilios and Sophia, donated $100,000 to strengthen the Hellenic studies program at Stony Brook University. The gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, providing a total impact of $200,000.
May 21, 2012 - 9:30:00 AM

Carl Safina Wins 2012 Orion Book Award
Professor Carl Safina, founding President of the Blue Ocean Institute who teaches in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, and is a visiting professor in the Center for Communicating Science there, has been named the winner of the 2012 Orion Book Award for "The View From Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World."
May 16, 2012 - 12:00:00 PM

SUNY Medical Campuses Team to Expand WTC Health Program Services in Clinical Center of Excellence
Stony Brook University's Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence (LI-CCE), which is part of the World Trade Center Health Program, has expanded to SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The new clinic site enables a dedicated team of healthcare professionals to care for thousands more non-FDNY 9/11 responders living or working in Brooklyn (Kings County). On May 14, an official opening celebration will take place at the satellite location to mark its opening.
May 14, 2012 - 4:10:11 PM

Medical Schools at SBU, NYU Announce Collaboration with Nostrum Pharmaceuticals on New Pulmonary Treatment
Medical schools at Stony Brook and NYU, announced an exclusive license agreement with Nostrum Pharmaceuticals for the development of aerosolized interferon gamma for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
May 10, 2012 - 9:30:00 AM

Overuse Injuries, Rehab Techniques, Among Topics at Stony Brook Sports Medicine Symposium
With thousands of children and teens participating in sports year-round, overuse injuries are commonplace. Healthcare experts in sports medicine will tackle this issue and other topics at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associate's Sports Medicine Update: Controversies in Sports Medicine. The continuing medical education (CME) symposium for healthcare professionals is also open to the community. It takes place on May 11, from 7:00 a.m., to 2:30 p.m., at the Student Activities Center on the Stony Brook University Campus.
May 9, 2012 - 4:43:19 PM
SBU Researchers Discover Significant Water Anomaly
A team of researchers from the Stony Brook University Department of Physics & Astronomy along with colleagues from the Department of Condensed Matter Physics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in Spain, explain a puzzling water anomaly in a paper published in the May 9 edition of Physical Review Letters entitled, "Anomalous Nuclear Quantum Effects in Ice."
May 9, 2012 - 12:00:00 PM

Laufer Family and Dignitaries Join SBU Officials and Faculty to Commemorate Opening of New Physical and Quantitative Biology Academic and Research Center
The new home of the Louis and Beatrice Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology at Stony Brook University was officially dedicated at a celebratory event on May 7. Nearly 40 extended members of the Laufer family from across the United States joined Stony Brook officials, research faculty and staff, and local elected representatives for the commemorative ceremony.
May 7, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

This Breathalyzer Reveals Signs of Disease (Science Nation)
This invention could give new meaning to the term "bad breath!" It's the Single Breath Disease Diagnostics Breathalyzer, and when you blow into it, you get tested for a biomarker—a sign of disease. As amazing as that sounds, the process is actually very simple thanks to ceramics nanotechnology. All it takes is a single exhale. (Science Nation, May 7, 2012 - 2:00:00 PM)

World-Renowned Scientist and Stony Brook Professor Named to National Academy of Sciences
Eckard Wimmer, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and internationally recognized for his poliovirus research, has been named to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
May 4, 2012 - 5:12:00 PM

SBU Partners with SC Transit to Expand Saturday Bus Service for Students
A new sustainable partnership between SBU Transit and Suffolk County Transit will soon provide Stony Brook University students expanded Saturday bus service to more off-campus locations for shopping, dining and leisure activities between Stony Brook University, Smith Haven Mall, Port Jefferson Village and points in between. The new Saturday service is being made available at no additional cost to students and requires only a student identification card for access.
May 4, 2012 - 12:01:00 AM
Is Eating Seafood Good or Bad?
Is eating seafood a good or bad thing? The answer could be both from the information that will be presented at a public lectured sponsored by Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS). "Public Health Implications of Seafood Consumption," presented by Dr. Jaymie R. Meliker, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, Department of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, on May 4. The lecture is open to all and a reception follows. It will be held at 7:30 PM on SBU's Southampton Campus in the Duke Lecture Hall-Chancellors Hall.
May 3, 2012 - 2:15:58 PM

Martian Rover 'Opportunity' Finds Evidence Of Water Flows At Ancient Impact Crater Endeavour
Evidence of ancient water at a Martian crater is the latest in a long series of discoveries by a surprisingly long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, according to a paper published in the May 4 edition of the journal Science entitled, "Ancient Impact and Aqueous Processes at Endeavour Crater, Mars." The latest discovery was made at the rim of the Endeavour Crater, a large ancient impact crater on Mars measuring 14 miles in diameter.
May 3, 2012 - 2:00:00 PM

Stony Brook Medical Student Receives Prestigious AMA Seed Grant for Junior Investigators
Muath Bishawi, a second year student at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, is a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation's 2012 Seed Grant Research Program. The $2,500 award is given to outstanding junior investigators for their basic science or clinical research projects. Only 43 individuals nationwide received the grant, which includes medical students, residents, and fellows. Muath is researching health-related quality of life as a predictor of long-term survival of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
May 1, 2012 - 12:41:24 PM

APRIL 2012

SBU Center for Survey Research Conducts Innovative Small Business Survey
The Center for Survey Research at Stony Brook University polled Long Island small businesses on behalf of Bethpage Federal Credit Union and found small business owners believe that the benefits of business ownership continue to be strong, despite difficult times for national and local economies. Of the business owners who participated in the survey, fifty-eight percent reported that "being one's own boss" left them satisfied with their ownership decisions.
Apr 26, 2012 - 4:00:00 PM

Stony Brook University Launches New Multi-Media Advertising Campaign
Stony Brook University has launched a regional multi-media marketing campaign of television, radio, newspaper, magazine and online advertisements to raise awareness of Stony Brook Medicine's role in providing high-quality patient care, renowned medical research and healthcare education as Long Island's premier academic medical institution. The message and media outreach is designed to reach Stony Brook Medicine's core consumer audience in Suffolk County through June 30.
Apr 24, 2012 - 12:01:00 AM

SBU Professor Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Jeffrey A. Segal , PhD, a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University, is one of 220 newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and the leading center for independent policy research.
Apr 20, 2012 - 2:00:00 PM

Stony Brook Gets Good News On Earth Day
Stony Brook University has been selected by The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as one of the nation's most environmentally friendly or "green" colleges for the third year in a row in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition." Additionally, Stony Brook put forth a strong showing in the 12th annual RecycleMania Tournament, recycling more than three million pounds of material in the eight-week competition against more than 600 colleges and universities in the nation. As part of its commitment to sustainability, Stony Brook is also celebrating the Earthstock Festival on Friday, April 20 in honor of Earth Day on April 22.
Apr 20, 2012 - 10:17:57 AM

Fourteen Stony Brook University Students Receive SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher honored 14 Stony Brook University students with the 2012 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence at an awards reception held earlier this month at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence is the highest honor that SUNY bestows upon its students and is given to those who have best demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement or career achievement. Stony Brook had the second most honorees recognized among 257 students from all 64 SUNY campuses.
Apr 18, 2012 - 11:02:26 AM

Stony Brook Receives $2.5 Million Gift from Robert and Lisa Lourie
Stony Brook University has received a $2.5 million gift from Robert and Lisa Lourie to advance research and clinical care at the National Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital and to establish a new state-of-the-art imaging center at Stony Brook Medicine. The gift will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, providing a total impact of $5 million. The Pediatric MS Center will be renamed the Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis.
Apr 17, 2012 - 3:21:01 PM

Stony Brook Children's Names New Chief of Pediatric Cardiology
James C. Nielsen, M.D., has been appointed Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology for Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, announced Margaret McGovern, M.D., Ph.D., Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Children's, and Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
Apr 16, 2012 - 11:42:43 AM

Michael Arens Appointed Assistant Vice President of Government and Community Relations at Stony Brook University
Michael Arens, Manager, State and Local Government Affairs, for Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY, has been appointed to the position of Assistant Vice President of Government and Community Relations for Stony Brook University effective April 23, announced Elaine Crosson, Vice President for External Relations at Stony Brook University.
Apr 12, 2012 - 8:30:00 AM

Restoring Function by Merging Brain and Technology
Can a paralyzed person with a tiny electrode array implanted in the brain operate a robotic arm simply by thinking? Find out on Monday, April 16 at 4:30 pm in the Staller Center at Stony Brook University when the Swartz Foundation Mind Brain Lecture Series presents guest lecturer John P. Donoghue, PhD, who will discuss BrainGate™, a groundbreaking human neural interface that is designed to restore useful functions for people with paralysis.
Apr 11, 2012 - 4:40:00 PM

Stony Brook-Led Study Links Toxin in Herbal Remedies to Kidney Failure/Cancer
Aristolochic acid (AA), a component of a plant used in herbal remedies since ancient times, leads to kidney failure and upper urinary tract cancer (UUC) in individuals exposed to the toxin. In a study of 151 UUC patients in Taiwan – where the incidence of UUC is the highest reported anywhere in the world and where Aristolochia herbal remedies have been widely use – Arthur Grollman, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacological Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and an international team of scientists, conclude that exposure to AA is a primary contributor to the incidence of UUC in Taiwan.
Apr 9, 2012 - 4:03:00 PM

"Ride for Life" Organization Donates $500,000 for ALS Clinical Trials Program at Stony Brook
– Christopher Pendergast, who has battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for 19 years, is donating $500,000 through proceeds from the Ride for Life organization he founded, to support the development of an ALS Clinical Trials Program at the Stony Brook ALS Center of Excellence named in his honor in 2010. The Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence is the only ALS Association certified center on Long Island. The gift will be matched by the Simons Challenge Grant, providing a total impact of $1 million to help fund clinical research in hopes of finding a cure for ALS, a fatal disease.
Apr 9, 2012 - 2:06:47 PM

Benjamin S. Hsiao Named Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University
Following a nationwide search that began last September, Benjamin S. Hsiao, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University has been appointed to the position of Vice President for Research at Stony Brook effective May 1, 2012, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD.
Apr 9, 2012 - 10:35:02 AM

Stony Brook University Is Serious About Safety
To focus on the overall safety of members of the campus community whether on or off campus, Stony Brook University has launched "Serious About Safety," a wide-ranging campaign to promote and cultivate a safe and responsible environment for personal, traffic and pedestrian safety.
Apr 9, 2012 - 9:00:00 AM

New MFA in Theatre at SB Southampton has Impressive Bloodlines
Stony Brook University's Master of Fine Arts in Theatre may be new, but it has impressive bloodlines thanks to two existing programs at the university's Southampton Campus.
Apr 5, 2012 - 4:00:00 PM

Stony Brook-Led Study: Public Less Willing to Pay to Avoid Mental Illnesses
An analysis of a nationally representative sample of 710 adult respondents reveals that the public is less willing to pay to avoid mental illnesses compared to paying for treatment of medical conditions. The study, led by Dylan M. Smith, Ph.D., of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, also found that participants recognized mental illnesses as burdensome, in fact more burdensome than some general medical illnesses, yet were willing to pay 40 percent less than what they would pay to avoid medical illnesses. The research results are published in the April issue of Psychiatric Services.
Apr 5, 2012 - 3:01:28 PM

Dr. Margaret McGovern Elected Chair Of Clinical Practice Management Plan
Margaret M. McGovern, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, has been elected Chair of the Governing Board of the Clinical Practice Management Plan (CPMP) at Stony Brook Medicine.
Apr 5, 2012 - 2:52:17 PM

Stony Brook University to Receive Share of $2.4 Million New York Sea Grant
Stony Brook University researchers in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and the Department of Ecology and Evolution are receiving a share of the $2.4 million awarded by the New York Sea Grant (NYSG) program for fiscal years 2012-2013 to fund research and education about issues important to coastal New Yorkers such as seafood safety, flooding due to storm surges, water quality and habitat restoration.
Apr 5, 2012 - 11:15:00 AM

Expert Task Force Recommends Halving Global Fishing for Crucial Prey Species
Fishing for herring, anchovy, and other "forage fish" in general should be cut in half globally to account for their critical role as food for larger species, recommends an expert group of marine scientists in a recently released report.
Apr 4, 2012 - 2:00:00 PM

SBU Sociology Professor Named Top 300 Professor by Princeton Review
Catherine Marrone, Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, has been named among the top 300 college and university professors in the nation by The Princeton Review in the newly released book, The Best 300 Professors.
Apr 3, 2012 - 5:45:00 PM

MARCH 2012

Crocodiles Trump T.Rex as Heavyweight Bite-Force Champions
Paul M. Gignac, Ph.D., Instructor of Research, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and colleagues at Florida State University and in California and Australia, found in a study of all 23 living crocodilian species that crocodiles can kill with the strongest bite force measured for any living animal. The study also revealed that the bite forces of the largest extinct crocodilians exceeded 23,000 pounds, a force two-times greater than the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. Their data, reported online in PLoS One, contributes to the understanding of performance in animals from the past and provides unprecedented insight into how evolution has shaped that performance.
Mar 30, 2012 - 9:14:30 AM

SBU Study Finds Informal Awards Contribute to Higher Wikipedia Participation
When Stony Brook University Sociology Professor Arnout van de Rijt and graduate student Michael Restivo decided to find out what makes Wikipedia work, they knew they faced quite a challenge. After all, neither monetary compensation nor formal work relations explain the success of this all-volunteer online encyclopedia. The team reasoned that expressions of appreciation by other Wikipedia contributors, including awards, helped to fuel what they called a "spirit of generosity."
Mar 29, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

SBU Mathematics Professor Elected Informs Fellow
Eugene A. Feinberg, PhD, Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook University, has been named a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), an award reserved for distinguished individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and exceptional accomplishments and experience in operations research and the management sciences.
Mar 28, 2012 - 11:54:15 AM

SBU Spring Dance Ensemble: Closed Body/Safe Heart
The Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning at Stony Brook University presents Closed Body/Safe Heart, the Stony Brook Performance Dance Ensemble's Spring Performance opening on Thursday night, April 12 at 8 pm in Nassau Hall at Stony Brook University.
Mar 27, 2012 - 4:38:45 PM

Grad Student Receives Environmental Chemistry Award
Shen Zhao, a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, was recently awarded a 2012 Graduate Student Award from the American Chemical Society's Division of Environmental Chemistry.
Mar 27, 2012 - 12:00:00 PM

Stony Brook Professor Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
James B. Bliska, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been elected into the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy is the honorific leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the world's oldest and largest life science organization.
Mar 26, 2012 - 4:10:23 PM

MacArthur Foundation Awards $285,000 to Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University School of Journalism today announced that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded a $285,000 grant to the Center for News Literacy to fund the creation and delivery of digital materials demanded by the rapid spread of News Literacy courses.
Mar 26, 2012 - 11:14:26 AM

American Library Association Honors Barry Coller for Supporting Health Sciences Library
Dr. Barry Coller, a former Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Stony Brook School of Medicine, and Trustee, Stony Brook Foundation, received a Major Benefactor Award sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) in recognition of his continuous financial support of the Health Sciences Library at Stony Brook University. Dr. Coller was presented with the honor on March 13 at a Stony Brook Foundation meeting.
Mar 22, 2012 - 4:49:32 PM

Stony Brook Medical Students Meet Their "Match"
Cheers, smiles, and congratulatory hugs were everywhere during Stony Brook School of Medicine's "Match Day," held on March 16 in the Health Sciences Tower. This year 120 fourth-year medical students – the largest Stony Brook class ever – learned where they will begin their residency training. They matched to residency training programs around the country. Most will begin their residencies this July.
Mar 22, 2012 - 2:04:36 PM

SBU Professor Tracks Antarctic Penguin Breeding Cycles
Three penguin species that share the Western Antarctic Peninsula for breeding grounds have been affected in different ways by the higher temperatures brought on by global warming, according to Stony Brook University Ecology and Evolution Assistant Professor Heather Lynch and colleagues.
Mar 21, 2012 - 11:30:00 AM

Two Faculty Members Named Indianapolis Prize Finalists
Two Stony Brook University faculty members, Patricia Wright and Russell Mittermeier, have been named among six finalists for the $100,000 biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation.
Mar 20, 2012 - 8:00:00 AM

SUNY Korea Welcomes Inaugural Class of Graduate Students
A delegation led by State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, SUNY Vice Chancellor Mitch Leventhal and Stony Brook University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dennis Assanis, arrived in South Korea this week to join with Officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in South Korea to celebrate the commencement of the inaugural semester and the students who comprise the historic incoming class of SUNY Korea.
Mar 19, 2012 - 8:00:58 AM

Humanities Institute to Host Interdisciplinary Conference
The Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University is hosting "Memory, Emotion and the Disciplines," an interdisciplinary conference on the subject of memory and emotion. The conference takes place on March 22 and 23, from 9 am to 6 pm in the Humanities Building, beginning in Room 1009.
Mar 15, 2012 - 2:10:34 PM

Students, Faculty, Administrators Team Up To Create SBU Transit GPS System
Last year when the Stony Brook University Transportation & Parking Student Advisory Committee made the suggestion that students would benefit from a real-time tracking system for transit buses and shuttles, University administrators wanted to help. They reached out to the research scientists at the University's Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and issued the challenge. This month, the solution to that challenge, SBU Smart Transit, a global positioning system (GPS) that tracks real-time SBU Transit bus and shuttle locations and passenger occupancy is being introduced campus wide.
Mar 12, 2012 - 2:30:45 PM

Actor-Director Ed Harris and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation to be Honored at 'Stars of Stony Brook Gala 2012' Benefiting Pollock-Krasner House on April 25 at Chelsea Piers
The Stony Brook University 2012 'Stars of Stony Brook' Gala will honor actor-writer-director and four-time Academy Award nominee Ed Harris and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation on Wednesday, April 25 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Mar 12, 2012 - 1:31:00 PM

SBU Faculty Conduct Archaeological Excavations in Iraq
A team headed by two Stony Brook professors, Elizabeth Stone and Paul Zimansky, found evidence of an ancient settlement during the first archaeological excavation in Iraq outside of Kurdistan by any foreign team in a decade and the first by an American team in more than 20 years.
Mar 12, 2012 - 11:00:00 AM

Stony Brook University SBDC/NYSERDA Highlight Entrepreneurial Opportunities
A comprehensive, three-year-long program conducted by the Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in coordination with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is providing a platform for Long Island energy businesses to grow and prosper.
Mar 9, 2012 - 1:37:47 PM

Counting Sharks with Cameras: "Chum Cam" Underwater Video Survey Shows that Reef Sharks Thrive in Marine Reserves
A team of scientists, led by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, used video cameras to count Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) inside and outside marine reserves on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in the Caribbean Sea.
Mar 8, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM

The Festival of the Moving Body
Stony Brook University is hosting the "Festival of the Moving Body" on Saturday, March 17 from 10 am to 4:30 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center.
Mar 7, 2012 - 4:11:59 PM

Stony Brook University Plans Historic Reunion for 1961-1981 Alumni
More than 32,000 Stony Brook University alumni have been invited to return to campus for an April 28 reunion that will celebrate the school's first generation of graduates, those who attended from 1961 to 1981. The so-called "Generation One" reunion will take place in the University's Pritchard Gym (previously known as "the Gym") and will feature cocktails, dining and dancing along with sights and sounds of life on the campus during Stony Brook's first 20 years.
Mar 7, 2012 - 1:32:36 PM

SBU Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award
Thomas Cubaud, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University, was selected to receive the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award for his work in combining educational and research activities designed to expand the scientific foundations for new and improved manipulations of highly viscous fluids at the microscale level.
Mar 6, 2012 - 4:50:29 PM

Stony Brook University March Madness: Sustainability Edition
Stony Brook University, one of more than 600 North American colleges and universities participating in the 12th annual RecycleMania Tournament, is already knee-deep in the eight-week competition designed to increase recycling participation and raise awareness of the importance of waste reduction in campus communities.
Mar 5, 2012 - 11:15:17 AM

Professor Joseph Mitchell Named ACM Fellow
Joseph S.B. Mitchell, PhD, Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Research Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, was among only 46 fellows selected by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for 2011.
Mar 2, 2012 - 1:00:30 PM

The Flame Challenge: How Well Can a Scientist Answer a Child's Question?
Famed actor Alan Alda, founding member of the Stony Brook University Center for Communicating Science and a Visiting Professor in the School of Journalism, is challenging scientists to answer an 11-year-old's "not-so-simple" question, "What is a flame?"
Mar 1, 2012 - 2:00:00 PM

FEBRUARY 2012

Feeding Your Mind & Quenching Your Thirst
Paul Gignac, PhD, a Research Instructor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University who specializes in crocodiles, is the featured speaker for the next Science on Tap, a series of informal chats about scientific topics designed to engage the public and demystify science. Gignac's chat is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, from 6:30-8:30 pm at The Bench, 1095 Route 25A in Stony Brook.
Feb 22, 2012 - 11:10:32 AM

Lynn Johnson Appointed Vice President of Human Resource Services
Lynn Johnson, formerly Assistant Vice President of Human Resource Services at Stony Brook University, has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Human Resource Services at Stony Brook University.
Feb 21, 2012 - 9:15:28 AM

Barbara Chernow Named Senior Vice President for Administration
Barbara Chernow has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President for Administration at Stony Brook University announced Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
Feb 15, 2012 - 10:00:30 AM

SBU Researcher Finds Surprisingly Low Fish Biodiversity in the Earth's Oceans
A Stony Brook University researcher has found that, contrary to popular belief, there are not plenty of fish in the sea.
Feb 10, 2012 - 10:36:20 AM

‘Writers Speak Wednesdays' Returns to Southampton Arts
'Writers Speak Wednesdays,' the popular free and open to the public series of readings and author talks sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program at Stony Brook Southampton, returns for the spring semester on Wednesday, February 15, at 7 pm with a reading by Helen Schulman in the Radio Lounge at the Stony Brook Southampton campus.
Feb 9, 2012 - 10:32:35 AM

SBU Named "Best Value College" by Princeton Review
Stony Brook University is one of the nation's "Best Value" colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review, a Massachusetts-based education services company that profiled Stony Brook in its just-published book, The Best Value Colleges: 2012 Edition and on a special area on its website.
Feb 8, 2012 - 1:44:07 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Offers School Break Writing Workshops for Gifted Young Writers
The Young American Writers Project (YAWP), created and sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, has announced that it will offer weeklong School Break Writing Workshops for teens during the winter and spring school breaks.
Feb 7, 2012 - 5:59:35 PM

SBU Computer Science Professor Receives Prestigious CAREER Award
Donald E. Porter, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, was selected to receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award
Feb 6, 2012 - 8:30:00 AM

SBU's Journalism Without Walls Program Sends Student Journalists to Cuba for a Week of Hard News Reporting
A team of student journalists from Stony Brook University spent a week in Cuba chipping away at long-standing barriers between Cuban officials and the American press as part of the school's "Journalism Without Walls" program.
Feb 2, 2012 - 5:25:24 PM

SBU PhD Student Chosen for Prestigious Museum Internship
Stony Brook University PhD student Suzanne Swartz has been chosen to participate in the Lipper Intern School Partnership Program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in lower Manhattan.
Feb 2, 2012 - 11:16:16 AM

JANUARY 2012

Quenching a Thirst for Knowledge
The Stony Brook University Center for Communicating Science and the School of Journalism present "Science on Tap," a free evening of enticing scientific conversations at the University Café.
Jan 27, 2012 - 11:15:44 AM

President Stanley, wife Ellen Li, Make Six Figure Donation to Support Economically Disadvantaged Students at University's School of Medicine
Stony Brook University President, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., a nationally prominent expert in infectious diseases, and his wife Dr. Ellen Li, a renowned gastroenterologist and researcher who holds a joint faculty appointment at Stony Brook and at Washington University in St. Louis, announced today that they are making a $125,000 donation to establish the Ellen Li and Samuel L. Stanley Jr. Endowed Scholarship in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
Jan 26, 2012 - 11:10:00 AM

Stony Brook's Intel 8: SBU Mentors Intel Finalists from all over United States
Stony Brook University has mentored a record eight of the 40 high school students chosen as finalists in the prestigious 2012 Intel Science Talent Search which accounts for twenty percent of the nation's total.
Jan 25, 2012 - 1:33:48 PM

Four SBU Professors Elected AAAS Fellows
Four Stony Brook University professors – Ben Hsiao, Lorna Role, Peter Stephens and George Sterman – have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and will be honored for their contributions to science at the February 18, 2012, Fellows Forum during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Jan 23, 2012 - 5:35:38 PM

SBU Faculty Mentors 30 Semifinalists in National Intel Science Talent Search Competition
Stony Brook University mentors have guided 30 more high school students into the semifinals of the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search competition, one of the two national competitions where high school students spend countless hours conducting research under the direction of Stony Brook faculty members and graduate students.
Jan 20, 2012 - 5:29:41 PM

SBU Announces Collaboration with Sanofi on Pioneering Tuberculosis Drug
The Institute of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery (ICB&DD) at Stony Brook University announced a multi-year research collaboration with Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company, on a potential treatment for Tuberculosis (TB) and other bacterial infections.
Jan 19, 2012 - 8:30:40 AM

Walking and Texting at the Same Time? Stony Brook Study Says Think Again
Talking on a cell phone or texting while walking may seem natural and easy, but it could be dangerous and result in walking errors and interfere with memory recall. Researchers at Stony Brook University found this to be the case in a study of young people walking and using their cell phones. The study is reported in the online edition of Gait & Posture.
Jan 18, 2012 - 4:15:44 PM

SBU Receives Three "Best of LI 2012" Designations
Stony Brook University has earned three "Best of LI 2012" designations by readers of the Long Island Press in the newspaper's seventh annual Best of LI competition.
Jan 18, 2012 - 9:43:13 AM

Stony Brook's WTC Health Program Expands to Winthrop-University Hospital
The Stony Brook University World Trade Center Health Program is expanding its clinical Center of Excellence to Winthrop-University Hospital which enables care and treatment for thousands more who were exposed to toxic chemicals and who continue to suffer from upper and lower respiratory ailments, mental health symptoms, and other conditions related to the environment at Ground Zero.
Jan 13, 2012 - 3:41:46 PM

New SBU Study Finds Fish Offspring Grow Best at Same Temperature as Parents
Fish parents can pre-condition their offspring to grow fastest at the temperature they experienced, according to research published in the February 2012 edition of Ecology Letters.
Jan 10, 2012 - 5:30:15 PM

SBU Faculty Member Sanjay Sampath Named Distinguished Professor
Dr. Sanjay Sampath, a faculty member at Stony Brook University, has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees as recommended by campus colleagues and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.
Jan 5, 2012 - 12:20:02 PM

SBU Named a 2011-2012 Best Value Public College by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Stony Brook University was named the 35th best value in public colleges and universities for in-state students and the 29th best value for out-of-state students by Kiplinger's Personal Finance in their top 100 rankings of public four-year institutions for combining "outstanding education with economic value."
Jan 4, 2012 - 3:32:06 PM

January 2011 to December 2011

DECEMBER 2011

Stony Brook Faculty Named "People of the Year"
The Village Times Herald has named four Stony Brook University faculty members as People of the Year for 2011. These include Margaret M. McGovern, M.D., Ph.D., as Woman of the Year; Eckard Wimmer, Ph.D., as Man of the Year in Medicine; Carl Safina, Ph.D., as Man of the Year in Science; and Charlie Backfish, as Man of the Year in the Arts. Stories on their respective impact in their fields and in the community are featured in the newspaper's December 29, 2011, edition. Also selected as People of the Year in Education is The School of Professional Development's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Dec 30, 2011 - 2:22:36 PM

Stony Brook University's Top 11 News Stories of 2011
In case you missed some of the most exciting stories at Stony Brook University over the course of the past year, here is a sampling of the top 11 for 2011.
Dec 30, 2011 - 1:30:29 PM

Study of WTC Responders: PTSD and Respiratory Illness Linked
More than 10 years after 9/11, when thousands of rescue and recovery workers descended on the area surrounding the World Trade Center in the wake of the terrorist attacks, a research team led by Benjamin J. Luft, M.D., the Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine, and Medical Director of Stony Brook's World Trade Center Health Program, and Evelyn Bromet, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, and Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has published results of a study examining the relationship between the two signature health problems among WTC first responders—respiratory illness and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dec 22, 2011 - 10:27:06 AM

It's Good to be Good: Dr. Stephen Post on the Scientific Evidence
Giving during the holidays, or at any time, not only helps others but helps ourselves and appears to lead to a happier and healthier life. This conclusion by Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., Professor of Preventive Medicine, Head of the Division of Medicine in Society, and Director, Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, is based on a review of scientific and medical studies covering several decades on the benefits experienced by individuals who act sincerely for the benefit of others.
Dec 21, 2011 - 11:04:36 AM

Stony Brook University Collaborative Experiment Named a Top 10 Breakthrough of 2011 by Physics World Magazine
Chang Kee Jung, a Professor of Physics at Stony Brook University along with an international team of physicists working on the Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) collaboration were recently named seventh in a list of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2011, according to Physics World magazine for their experiment that appears to have measured, for the first time, muon neutrinos changing into electron neutrinos.
Dec 20, 2011 - 11:18:33 AM

Google Visits Stony Brook University Computer Science Class
Stony Brook University students enrolled in the Department of Computer Science "Principles of Database Systems" course (CSE 305) welcomed representatives of Google as judges in a course project competition to develop the best overall social networking system.
Dec 15, 2011 - 3:48:06 PM

Stony Brook University Receives $150 Million Gift from Jim and Marilyn Simons and the Simons Foundation
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., announced today that the University has received a $150 million gift from Dr. James and Dr. Marilyn Simons, and from the Simons Foundation. It is the largest gift in the history of Stony Brook University or to any one of the 64 institutions in the SUNY system, as well as one of the largest to any institution of public higher education. Present for the historic announcement, in addition to the Simons, were New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, and a number of elected representatives.
Dec 14, 2011 - 1:05:17 PM

SBU Marine Science Researchers Release Study Suggesting Ocean Acidification May Directly Harm Fish
In a new article published in the December 11, 2011, online edition of the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers from Stony Brook University demonstrate that "the fish are okay" belief ignores an important knowledge gap – the possible effects of CO2 during the early development of fish eggs and larvae.
Dec 12, 2011 - 9:52:00 AM

Three SBU Faculty Members Nominated for the 2012 Indianapolis Prize
Poachers, disease, civil wars, heat, cold, rain, drought, pollution, ignorance, indifference. Those are just some of the challenges faced by the 29 conservationists, three of whom are Stony Brook University faculty members, who have devoted their lives to saving the Earth's endangered species and have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation.
Dec 5, 2011 - 11:42:00 PM

Stony Brook School of Medicine Granted Full Accreditation Status
Stony Brook University School of Medicine has been granted continued full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the U.S. and Canada. An LCME survey team, which completed a site visit to the School of Medicine in April 2011, voted this fall for full reaccreditation and recognized Stony Brook with five commendations representing the School's "institutional strengths."
Dec 5, 2011 - 1:09:00 PM

SBU Prof. Don Weidner selected to receive Inge Lehmann Medal for 2011
The American Geophysical Union has announced that the 2011 Inge Lehmann Medal will be awarded to Stony Brook University's Donald J. Weidner, Ph.D., a distinguished professor in the Department of Geosciences. Awarded once every two years, the medal recognizes "outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core." The award will be presented to Dr. Weidner next week at the annual AGU meeting in San Francisco.
Dec 2, 2011 - 3:59:05 PM

NOVEMBER 2011

Stony Brook Medical Faculty Receive Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice
Frank S. Darras, M.D., Professor of Urology, and James A. Vosswinkel, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, were selected by their faculty peers as the recipients of this year's Stony Brook University Physicians Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice.
Nov 30, 2011 - 10:06:36 AM

SBU-Led Research Team Receives INCITE Award
A team of researchers led by James Glimm, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook University, has been awarded 35 million hours of supercomputing time on the IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory, one of only 60 projects chosen for the 2012 U. S. Department of Energy's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) awards.
Nov 29, 2011 - 11:35:55 AM

Stony Brook University Professor Selected for Jefferson Science Fellowship
Devinder Mahajan, PhD, a Professor in the Materials Science & Engineering Department and Co-Director of the Chemical and Molecular Engineering Program at Stony Brook University who holds a joint appointment with Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been named a 2011-2012 Jefferson Science Fellow, an honor given to only 13 individuals this year and 66 since its inception in 2003. He is the first Jefferson Science Fellow recipient from Stony Brook University.
Nov 28, 2011 - 4:50:37 PM

Studying Bat Skulls, Stony Brook Evolutionary Biologist & International Team Discover How Species Evolved
A new study involving bat skulls, bite force measurements and fecal samples collected by an international team of evolutionary biologists is helping to solve a nagging question of evolution: Why some groups of animals evolve scores of different species over time while others evolve only a few. Their findings appear in the current issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
Nov 23, 2011 - 12:30:39 PM

Stony Brook Receives Science Education Grant from Astellas USA Foundation
Stony Brook University's Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME), received a $15,700 grant from the Astellas USA Foundation to support the Protein Modeling Challenge, an annual high school science competition that allows high school students to demonstrate their knowledge of a specific topic in biomedical research by constructing a protein model.
Nov 21, 2011 - 10:45:50 AM

Christopher Pendergast Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from ALS Association
Christopher Pendergast, the Ride for Life founder who has battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for 18 years, and was the major force behind the 2002 opening of a comprehensive ALS clinic at Stony Brook University Medical Center – renamed the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence in 2010 – received the Jacob K. Javits Lifetime Achievement Award from the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter.
Nov 18, 2011 - 4:28:57 PM

Doctoral Students and Faculty from SBU Center for Science and Mathematics Education Make Various Presentations at ASTE Regional Conference
At the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) Northeast Regional meeting held last month in Black Rock Forest, NY, more than 50 scholars presented their work and discussed challenges and opportunities in K-12 science education.
Nov 17, 2011 - 8:30:00 AM

SBU Students Awarded HHMI Science Journalism Fellowships
Stony Brook University graduate students Matthew Gerardi, Marta Lora Reina, and Ansa Varughese have been awarded Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Journalism Fellowships for the 2011-12 academic year. The $3,000 fellowships are given to students who have outlined a strategy for communicating some aspect of science to the public and who, under the mentorship of a faculty member, will make their proposal a reality.
Nov 15, 2011 - 11:13:49 AM

"How 'Thinks' Work": An Exhibition Exploring the Human Thinking Process
The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University will showcase "How ‘Thinks' Work," an exhibition designed to explore the human thinking process in relation to mathematics, human perception, philosophy, language and nature. The title alludes to the common phrase, "How Things Work," and suggests the treatment of the thinking process as a universal mechanism.
Nov 14, 2011 - 5:35:07 PM

Stony Brook University Honors 2011 Distinguished Alumni Recipients
The Stony Brook University Alumni Association honored five Stony Brook University graduates as recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards, the highest honor given by the Stony Brook University Alumni Association, at a special ceremony and reception held at Flowerfield in St. James on November 9.
Nov 10, 2011 - 2:15:00 PM

Stony Brook Physician Named to SNIS National Leadership Position
David Fiorella, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Radiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been named a Member at Large of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS). This distinction makes Dr. Fiorella part of the SNIS's panel of officers, which includes only three Members at Large nationwide.
Nov 3, 2011 - 11:45:02 AM

OCTOBER 2011

Smithtown Company's Edge: Stony Brook Student/Alum Employees
Hiring Stony Brook University students is essential for one local business owner, who this semester alone has added five more to a staff that consists of more than 25 Stony Brook students and alumni. Eduware, a Smithtown-based educational software company, recruits SBU students through the Stony Brook University Career Center for a variety of roles, including, computer programming, graphic design, office management, customer support, social media advertising and more. Owner William Stevens actually relocated his business from Huntington to Smithtown three years ago to accommodate employees traveling from the University.
Oct 31, 2011 - 9:30:24 AM

42 Siemens Competition Regional/Semi Finalists Mentored at Stony Brook
Eleven regional finalists and 31 semifinalists in the Siemens Competition — one of the top nationwide research competitions for high school researchers — were mentored at Stony Brook University, ranking among the leaders in universities nationwide who mentor high school researchers from Long Island and out of state.
Oct 27, 2011 - 11:19:17 AM

Stony Brook University and East End Agri Community Celebrate Groundbreaking and Construction Progress of Agriculture Consumer Science Center
Nearly one year after announcing the open bidding process for the construction of a new Agriculture Consumer Science Center (ACSC) at the Stony Brook University Calverton Business Incubator, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., was joined by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and other local dignitaries on Monday, October 24 to celebrate the groundbreaking and construction advancement of the planned Center.
Oct 24, 2011 - 3:23:22 PM

Time to Eat Real at National Food Day
It's time to eat real, America. Celebrate the national program of Food Day locally at Stony Brook University on October 23 and 24. The event places a lens on healthier eating habits, expanding access to food, alleviating hunger, and sustaining the environment. Sponsored by the Nutrition Division, Department of Family Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, the event includes cooking demonstrations, discussions on local farming, a farmer's market, documentary films on where food comes from, and garden planting activities.
Oct 21, 2011 - 9:47:02 AM

Distinguished SBU Professor to Present Inaugural Rohlf Medal
On Thursday, October 24, at 4:30 pm in Lecture Hall 2 of the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, Dr. F. James Rohlf, a John S. Toll Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, will present the inaugural Rohlf Medal for Excellence in Morphometric Methods and Applications to Dr. Fred L. Bookstein, professor of morphometrics at the University of Vienna and professor of statistics at the University of Washington.
Oct 20, 2011 - 2:58:46 PMHeart Failure Specialist Joins Stony Brook
Michelle Weisfelner Bloom, M.D., has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, announced Luis Gruberg, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Interim Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases.
Oct 18, 2011 - 11:04:24 AM

Life Sciences Summit Maps Out Next-Generation Medicines
The Center for Biotechnology at Stony Brook University, in collaboration with Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors, and key opinion leaders from the biotech and biopharmaceutical industries, academia, medical research foundations, and investment community, has organized a two-day event to forge partnerships to accelerate the development of new treatments for some of the world's most devastating diseases affecting millions.
Oct 17, 2011 - 1:37:24 PM

Diana Hannan named SBU Director of Conferences and Special Events
Diana Hannan has been appointed to the position of Director of Conferences and Special Events. for Stony Brook University, announced Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University.

Oct 12, 2011 - 2:35:43 PM

SBU Chemistry Department Ranked 9th in Nation for R&D Funding by NSF
The Stony Brook University Department of Chemistry has recently been named ninth on the list of academic research and development (R&D) spending at universities and colleges throughout the nation, according to data recently released by the National Science Foundation for the fiscal year 2009.
Oct 11, 2011 - 4:30:10 PM

Minghua Zhang Named Dean of Stony Brook University SoMAS
Stony Brook University has named Dr. Minghua Zhang to the position of Dean of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), announced Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University and Dennis N. Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Oct 11, 2011 - 12:50:41 PM

SBU Center for Study of Working Class Life Releases Study on U.S. Military Casualties in Afghanistan
Oct 7, 2011 - 2:49:57 PM

Stony Brook University Receives NSF Grant for Water Remediation Technology
Stony Brook University has been selected among the first 21 teams for the inaugural class of the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps (I-Corps) awards, announced today by the National Science Foundation. I-Corps is a program designed to guide promising university research with commercial potential into the marketplace.
Oct 6, 2011 - 5:10:02 PM

SBU Campus Residences Supports Haitian Orphanage
The Stony Brook University Division of Campus Residences Haiti Relief Ad Hoc Committee has raised $10,000 to assist children at the Maison Fortuné Orphanage, an organization that provides housing, schooling and medical care to more than 200 orphans in Haiti.
Oct 6, 2011 - 2:48:33 PM

Decline and Recovery of Coral Reefs Linked to 700 Years of Human and Environmental Activity, Study Finds
Changing human activities coupled with a dynamic environment over the past few centuries have caused fluctuating periods of decline and recovery of corals reefs in the Hawaiian Islands, according to a study sponsored in part by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University.
Oct 4, 2011 - 10:56:37 AM

SEPTEMBER 2011

Advanced Energy Conference to Focus on Clean Energy Initiatives, Latest Developments
The future of clean and renewable energy technology will be showcased at the Advanced Energy 2011 conference on October 12-13 at the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo, NY, where a broad range of speakers and attendees will discuss and present some of the latest developments in advanced energy technology, policy and workforce issues.
Sep 30, 2011 - 3:30:11 PM

McCormick Foundation Gives $330,000 to Stony Brook University to Accelerate National Expansion of News Literacy Program
Stony Brook University School of Journalism today announced that the Robert R. McCormick Foundation is providing a $330,000 grant to the Center for News Literacy to fund the delivery of training and materials demanded by the rapid spread of News Literacy courses.
Sep 29, 2011 - 3:28:13 PM

World Renowned Physicist, Brian Greene to Speak at Stony Brook
On Tuesday, October 4th, noted Physicist Brian Greene will deliver the inaugural talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University.
Sep 27, 2011 - 9:46:38 AM

SBU Biomedical Researcher Receives Prestigious Presidential Early Career Award
Dr. Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and the Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Emotion and Cognition (LSEC), has been named by President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers. She is one of 94 researchers in the nation to receive the award this year, and the third from Stony Brook University in the past three years.
Sep 26, 2011 - 5:13:56 PM

Stony Brook University Graduate Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Andréa Nesteruk has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship for English Teaching Assistantship in Italy, announced the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. She is one of approximately 1,600 U.S. citizens, and the only one from Stony Brook University, who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Sep 26, 2011 - 10:44:22 AM

Stony Brook University Utilizing New Tool in Campus Safety
To further enhance the SB Alert Emergency Notification System provided for all students, faculty and staff associated with the University's Main, Southampton and Medical Center campuses as well as the Manhattan location, and Research and Development Park, University Police have unveiled "SB Guardian," a new system that allows members of the Stony Brook University community to utilize their personal mobile phones to instantly contact or alert police of any safety concerns.
Sep 21, 2011 - 10:12:11 AM

Recycling & Reincarnation - An International Mixed Media Art Exhibition
From Oct. 4 through Nov. 6 at the Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University will showcase Recycling & Reincarnation: Exhibition of Public Art , Image Communication and Industrial Design, featuring the work of artists affiliated with East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
Sep 16, 2011 - 9:47:07 AM

Stony Brook University Hosts IBM Centennial Lecture
As part of IBM's centennial celebration, Stony Brook University is hosting the multinational technology leader on Oct. 6 at 2:30 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre for part of their Centennial Lecture Series, a series of conversations and lectures held at leading universities around the globe to discuss technology's role in shaping the past and guiding the future.
Sep 14, 2011 - 9:37:57 AM

SBU Researchers Develop Algorithm to Predict New Superhard Crystals
Stony Brook University researchers, Artem R. Oganov, Professor of Geosciences and Physics and Dr. Andriy O. Lyakhov, Research Fellow, have developed an algorithm capable of predicting new superhard materials.
Sep 13, 2011 - 4:33:25 PM

Dr. Benjamin Luft's 9/11 Oral History Project at Stony Brook to be Featured on "60 Minutes"
On Sunday, September 11, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, "60 Minutes" will feature "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley's report on Stony Brook University Professor Dr. Benjamin Luft's oral history project, Remembering 911, documenting the experiences of 9/11 first responders in their own words.
Sep 8, 2011 - 4:16:01 PM

Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center to Assist in Hispanic Business Growth
The Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has opened a new office for Hispanic business owners designed to assist Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs succeed with start-up and existing businesses in New York State.
\Sep 7, 2011 - 3:30:10 PM

Stony Brook University Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation STEM Grant to Support Math and Science Education
Stony Brook University today announced that Motorola Solutions is funding a brand new collaborative program at Stony Brook for high school students on Long Island called "STEM Tech."
Sep 2, 2011 - 10:19:40 AM

AUGUST 2011

"New York Remembers" Exhibition at Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University has been selected as one of 30 statewide locations to host the "New York Remembers" exhibition commemorating the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center.
Aug 26, 2011 - 3:25:24 PM

124 Incoming Stony Brook Med Students Start Journey Into Medicine and Get "White Coat" at Traditional Ceremony
Stony Brook University School of Medicine welcomed the 124 men and women who make up the Class of 2015 at the School's annual "White Coat Ceremony." The Class, which matches Stony Brook's largest incoming class, is a diverse group from 64 different undergraduate colleges and universities in New York and 20 other states and provinces in North America. The ceremony was held at the Stony Brook University Student Activities Center on August 21.
Aug 23, 2011 - 10:30:06 AM

New Technique to Stimulate Heart Muscle by Light Offers a Cardiovascular Disease Research Tool and May Lead to Light-Controlled Pacemakers
By employing optogenetics, a new field that uses genetically altered cells to respond to light, and a tandem unit cell (TCU) strategy, researchers at Stony Brook University have demonstrated a way to control cell excitation and contraction in cardiac muscle cells, the details of which are published in the early online edition of Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology: "Stimulating Cardiac Muscle by Light: Cardiac Optogenetics by Cell Delivery." The team of scientists, led by Emilia Entcheva, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Physiology & Biophysics, and the Division of Cardiology in Medicine, Stony Brook University, includes members of the inter-departmental Institute of Molecular Cardiology at Stony Brook.
Aug 17, 2011 - 10:53:56 AM

Stony Brook's Anthropologist "Rock Star," Professor John J. Shea To Speak At Theatre Three Screening Of Cave Of Forgotten Dreams, A 2011 New York Times Film Critics' Pick
On Monday, September 26 at 7 PM, Stony Brook University Anthropology Professor John J. Shea, a recognized expert on stone tools and early humans, will lend an insightful perspective as the guest speaker at the Port Jefferson Documentary Series showing of Werner Herzog's ground-breaking documentary film, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, sponsored by the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council.
Aug 17, 2011 - 9:32:29 AM

Dennis N. Assanis Appointed Provost And Senior Vice President For Academic Affairs At Stony Brook University, VP For Brookhaven Affairs
Dennis N. Assanis, the Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Professor of Engineering and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan, as well as Director of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute, Founding Director of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center for Clean Vehicles and Director of the Walter E. Lay Automotive Laboratory, has been appointed Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stony Brook University.
Aug 3, 2011 - 12:01:00 AM

JULY 2012

Katie Stockhammer Joins Stony Brook University As Director Of Development For The Arts
Katie Stockhammer has been appointed Director of Development for the Arts at Stony Brook University, announced Dexter Bailey, Vice President for Advancement.
Jul 28, 2011 - 12:46:53 PM

World-Renowned Scientist And SBU Professor Receives Top International Award In Virology
Eckard Wimmer, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and internationally recognized for his poliovirus genome research, has received the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Jul 26, 2011 - 9:22:22 AM

Stony Brook Researchers Discover Mechanism Of Action Behind Novel Cancer Agents Targeting Tumor Cell Metabolism
The discovery of the mechanism of action behind a novel class of anticancer drugs designed to disrupt cancer cell mitochondrial metabolism may be a major step toward furthering clinical trials of the agents.
Jul 25, 2011 - 12:02:20 PM

Stony Brook University Named To Princeton Review 2011 Guide To 311 "Green Colleges"
Stony Brook University's commitment to sustainability has earned it a place in The Princeton Review's 2011 Guide to 311 Green Colleges.
Jul 22, 2011 - 5:41:02 PM

Stony Brook University Campus Response Team Raises Over $26,000 For Earthquake Victims In Japan
The devastating earthquake and tsunamis struck northeastern Japan on March 11. Seeing the scale of the destruction and the loss, it took no more than one day for the Japan Center at Stony Brook (JCSB) to explore the possible ways to help the victims and initiate a relief effort.
Jul 19, 2011 - 12:06:06 PM

World Premiere of '9/11: An American Requiem" Featured at Stony Brook Film Festival
9/11: An American Requiem," a film featuring first responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks telling their own gripping, moving, and heartbreaking stories, will make its world premiere at the Stony Brook Film Festival on July 24, 3:00 P.M., at the Staller Center, Stony Brook University. Admission is free and open to the public. Early arrival is recommended.
Jul 18, 2011 - 6:08:47 PM

Stony Brook University Hospital Named Third Most Beautiful Hospital In America
Stony Brook University Hospital was named as one of America's Most Beautiful Hospitals, ranking third in a list of 50 healthcare facilities around the country. Soliant Health, a leading specialty healthcare provider, released the results this month of the 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals 2011, a contest developed by Soliant Health.
Jul 12, 2011 - 10:21:23 AM

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Addresses Graduates Of Stony Brook University Credentialing Program for Displaced Workers
Last spring, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko addressed new graduates of the credentialing program for displaced workers at Stony Brook University's Corporate Education and Training program. The Graduation/Round Table event celebrated the initiative and achievement of the individuals who sought out training funded through the Long Island Workforce Boards to help them transition into new careers.
Jul 11, 2011 - 4:20:02 PM

JUNE 2011

SBU Advanced Energy Team Wins 2011 'R&D 100' Award for Energy Harvesting Shock Absorber Technology
A team headed by Lei Zuo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering working through the Advanced Energy Technology & Research Center at Stony Brook University has won a prestigious R&D 100 Award—dubbed the "Oscar of Invention"—for the development of an energy-harvesting shock absorber that converts vibration, bumps, and motion experienced by the suspension of a vehicle or train into electric power. The regenerative shock absorber for cars can harvest over 100 watts from the vehicle vibrations under normal driving conditions.
Jun 28, 2011 - 3:50:23 PM

Information Session July 17 On MFA Programs At Stony Brook Southampton
On July 17, during the 36th annual Southampton Writers Conference at Stony Brook Southampton, the MFA in Writing and MFA in Theatre programs based at the campus will hold an information session in Chancellors Hall from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jun 28, 2011 - 9:15:42 AM

Majority of Americans Think They Pay More Toward Social Security and Medicare Than They Do; 80% Think They'll Pay Enough to Cover Their Own Retirement Costs
According to a newly released Stony Brook Poll conducted in association with Left Right Research, a Long Island based Marketing Research supplier, more than 81 percent of approximately 7,000 people surveyed believe that they had contributed enough to Social Security to support themselves in retirement, or more than they will receive during their lifetime. The numbers were similar for Medicare; nearly 80 per cent of those surveyed believed that their total contribution to Medicare would carry them through their retirement years.
Jun 24, 2011 - 5:38:22 PM

Using New Technology Developed at the SBU Center of Excellence for Wireless and Information Technology, Brooke Ellison will Address SHTM 2011 Grads
Brooke Ellison, paralyzed from the neck down after a 1990 car accident as a girl, the first quadriplegic to graduate from Harvard University, author, advocate of stem cell research, and a nationally recognized inspirational public speaker, will address 223 graduates from Stony Brook University's School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM) during the graduation ceremony.
Jun 23, 2011 - 1:56:34 PM

Theatre Directing and Digital Filmmaking Added to Southampton Writers Conference July 6-24 Stony Brook Southampton
Building on the success of its offerings in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's literature, the Southampton Writers Conference, which author Tom Wolfe called "the best in the country," is offering additional conferences and workshops in theatre and film this July for screenwriters, filmmakers, playwrights and directors.
Jun 17, 2011 - 10:21:00 AM

Actress Ann Jillian Inspires fellow Survivors With Optimism At Stony Brook's National Cancer Suvivors Day
Cancer survivors, with their families and friends, came to the Cancer Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center to celebrate survivorship in a festival-like atmosphere during Stony Brook's National Cancer Survivors Day. The crowd was inspired by Golden Globe-winning actress Ann Jillian, who spoke about her 25-year journey battling then beating breast cancer.
Jun 16, 2011 - 2:11:05 PM

Indications Of A New Type Of Neutrino Oscillation At The T2K Experiment
The international T2K collaboration announced today that they have observed an indication of a new type of neutrino transformation or oscillation from a muon neutrino to an electron neutrino. Neutrinos come in three types, or "flavors"; electron, muon, and tau.
Jun 15, 2011 - 12:50:02 PM

Trading Places: Two of the 2011 American Council of Learned Societies 'New Faculty Fellows' Select the Other's Respective Institution
In a coincidental and ironic twist, two 2011 ACLS fellows will effectively "switch places" between Stony Brook University in New York and Brown University in Rhode Island.
Jun 14, 2011 - 8:48:11 AM

Governor's NYSUNY 2020 Legislation Lauded by President Stanley, LI Business Leaders, Others
Today Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a bill to implement the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program – "a joint program between the Governor and State University of New York (SUNY) that will incentivize bottom-up, individualized long-term economic development plans on SUNY campuses and the surrounding communities. The NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program will enhance SUNY's academic mission while maintaining affordability and placing college campuses across New York at the center of the state's regionally-based economic revitalization strategy."
Jun 9, 2011 - 4:14:14 PM

Long Island Business, Labor, And Community Leaders Gather To Demonstrate Support For Stony Brook University's NYSUNY 2020 Plan
A number of high-profile Long Island business, labor, and community leaders joined together at a press conference today with leaders of Stony Brook University's administration, faculty and student body to demonstrate their support for the University's SUNY 2020 plan that increases student access to the University, creates thousands of well-paying jobs and enhances health care services on Long Island.
Jun 8, 2011 - 12:15:35 PM
Stony Brook Scientists Study Ocean Impacts Of Radioactive Contamination From Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Scientists from Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) are joining colleagues from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, several other U.S. academic institutions and laboratories in Japan and Spain on the first international, multidisciplinary assessment of the levels and dispersion of radioactive substances in the Pacific Ocean off the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
Jun 8, 2011 - 10:01:23 AM

Researchers at Stony Brook University Predict Material 'Denser than Diamond'
Stony Brook University graduate student Qiang Zhu, together with Professor of Geosciences and Physics, Artem R. Oganov, postdoc Andriy O. Lyakhov and their colleagues from the University de Oviedo in Spain, have predicted three new forms of carbon, the findings of which were published in a paper entitled "Denser than diamond: Ab initio search for superdense carbon allotropes," in the June 7, 2011 online edition of Physical Review B.
Jun 7, 2011 - 4:13:41 PM

Stony Brook University Presents Its NYSUNY 2020 Plan To Governor, Legislative Leaders
The president of Stony Brook University, together with a number of high-profile Long Island business, labor, and community leaders, presented a comprehensive plan today to Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the State Legislature that would increase student access to the University, while creating thousands of well-paying jobs and enhancing health care services on Long Island.
Jun 1, 2011 - 4:53:10 PM

MAY 2011

Turning Scientific Potential Into Realized Biomedicine: Stony Brook University And Brookhaven Lab Hold First Clinical Research Day
The first Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Clinical Research Day, held on May 13 at Stony Brook University Medical Center, kicked off a gathering of scientists with the purpose of fostering future research collaboration in the development of new biomedical discoveries and technologies between the two institutions.
May 27, 2011 - 2:16:54 PM

2011 Sigma XI Northeastern Research Symposium At Stony Brook University A Success
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Stony Brook University recently hosted the 2011 Sigma Xi Northeastern Research Symposium at the Stony Brook University's Center of Excellence for Information & Wireless Technology (CEWIT), to showcase the work of top undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from across the country in various fields of science.
May 25, 2011 - 9:49:26 AM

Bringing New Biomedical Technologies To Market: SBU Center For Biotechnology Launches Commercialization Fund
The Center for Biotechnology (CFB) at Stony Brook University has established the Biotechnology Commercialization Fund to accelerate the development of promising biomedical technologies emerging from Stony Brook University. Created with support from the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR) and the Office of the Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University, the Fund will immediately help develop six technologies in partnership with researchers University-wide.
May 20, 2011 - 2:52:43 PM

Stony Brook University Professor, Jeffrey A. Segal, Ph.D., Awarded a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship
Jeffrey A. Segal, Ph.D., a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University, has been named a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.
May 18, 2011 - 10:23:14 AM

Stony Brook University Professor, Agnes Weiyun He,Ph.D., Awarded a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship
Agnes Weiyun He, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies, and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University, has been named a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.
May 18, 2011 - 10:05:41 AM

Stony Brook University Professor Sachiko Murata, Ph.D., Awarded a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship
Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Program in Japanese Studies in the department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University, has been named a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.
May 18, 2011 - 9:53:21 AM

Researchers from Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab Explore Existing And Potential Bench to Bedside Collaborations at First Clinical Research Day
The first Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory Clinical Research Day will be held on May 13 at Stony Brook University Medical Center. The day kicks off a gathering of scientists with the purpose of fostering future research collaboration in the development of new biomedical discoveries and technologies between the two institutions.
May 12, 2011 - 2:10:00 PM

Stony Brook University Receives National Recognition For Community Service
As colleges across the country honor their graduates this commencement season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored Stony Brook University as a leader among institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
May 27, 2011 - 4:35:16 PM

Stony Brook University Names Dexter A. Bailey, Jr. Vice President for Advancement
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, announced today that Dexter A. Bailey Jr. will join the university's leadership team as the Vice President for Advancement effective June 8.
May 11, 2011 - 10:33:31 AM

Stony Brook University Launches Campus Bike Share Program To Promote Healthier Habits While Minimizing Carbon Footprint
The Environmental Stewardship Office at Stony Brook University has purchased bicycles to be shared by students on campus.
May 9, 2011 - 12:43:41 PM

Stony Brook University Medical Center Receives Two National Patient Safety Awards
Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) was recognized by the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH) as a recipient of the 2011 NAPH Safety Net Patient Safety Award.
May 4, 2011 - 10:51:10 AM

Nationally Recognized Physician-Scientist Joins Stony Brook as Chair of Medicine
Vincent W. Yang, M.D., Ph.D., has joined Stony Brook University School of Medicine as Chair of the Department of Medicine, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., M.A.C.P., Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, School of Medicine. A nationally recognized physician-scientist and gastrointestinal (GI) cancer investigator, Dr. Yang comes to Stony Brook from Emory University, where he was the R. Bruce Logue Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Digestive Diseases.
May 3, 2011 - 10:48:27 AM
New Research By Stony Brook University Scientist Explains Why More Species Live In The Amazon Rainforests
For more than two hundred years, the question of why there are more species in the tropics has been a biological enigma. A particularly perplexing aspect is why so many species live together in a small area in the tropics, especially at some sites in the rainforests of the Amazon Basin in South America.
May 3, 2011 - 9:14:53 AM

APRIL 2011

Scientists Can Track Origin Of Shark Fins Using 'Zip Codes' In Their DNA

An international team of scientists, led by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, has used DNA to determine that groups of dusky sharks (Carcharhinus obscurus) and copper sharks (Carcharhinus brachyurus) living in different coastal regions across the globe are separate populations of each species.
Apr 27, 2011 - 2:47:15 PM

Three Stony Brook University Professors Awarded 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships By The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Three Stony Brook University Professors — Agnes Weiyun He, Ph.D., Sachiko Murata, Ph.D., and Jeffrey A. Segal, Ph.D.— have been named 2011 Guggenheim Fellows.
Apr 20, 2011 - 12:33:22 PM

Researchers At Stony Brook University Find That Recycling On Long Island Has Decreased From 29% To 24% From 1998 To 2009
Recycling on Long Island has seen a marked decrease of some 20 percent over the past decade, according to a study conducted by Stony Brook University's Department of Technology and Society and the Waste Reduction and Management Institute in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook (SoMAS).
Apr 19, 2011 - 10:32:49 AM

Stony Brook University And Rutgers University Awarded National Science Foundation Grant For New Research Center
The National Science Foundation has designated the Center for Dynamic Data Analytics (CDDA)—a partnership between Stony Brook University and Rutgers University—as a new Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC).
Apr 11, 2011 - 4:36:03 PM

Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., MACP, Elected To Council Of The Association Of American Physicians
Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, has been elected as a Council Member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
Apr 4, 2011 - 11:09:18 AM

Stony Brook University President Visits China To Expand And Strengthen Academic Partnerships, Connect With Alumni
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D., and his wife, Ellen Li, M.D., Ph.D., will travel to China April 16 through April 23, 2011 with a Stony Brook University delegation to explore the possibility of new and expanded cooperating relationships with Chinese academic institutions and reconnect with Stony Brook Alumni living and working in China.

MARCH 2011

Stony Brook University Junior Yaseen Eldik Wins Prestigious Truman Scholarship
Yaseen Eldik, a Stony Brook University student from Kings Park, has been named a 2011 Truman Scholar. This prestigious award is given each year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation to college juniors with "exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service."
Mar 31, 2011 - 9:54:48 PM

Hit The Pavement To Fight Pediatric Cancer Third Annual 5K Runwalk and 1K Fun Run To Benefit the Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital
The third annual 5K run/walk and 1K fun run to help fight pediatric cancer and benefit patients being treated at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital will take place in Stony Brook on May 7. The 1K fun run starts at 8:45 AM and the 5K run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m., at The Bench Bar & Grill, located at 1095 Rt. 25A. This year's run will also include a wheelchair division.
Mar 28, 2011 - 8:52:02 AM

Stony Brook University Professor Wins $1 Million Abel Prize From The Norwegian Academy Of Science And Letters
John Milnor, Professor of Mathematics and co-director of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Stony Brook University has been awarded the $1 million Abel Prize by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters "for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra." Oyvind Osterud, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, made the announcement in Oslo on March 23.
Mar 24, 2011 - 3:17:28 PM

American Chemical Society Designates Development of the MRI at Stony Brook's Chemistry Department a National Historic Landmark
On Friday, March 11, the American Chemical Society (ACS) commemorated via national historic landmark designation the first construction of an image by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) by Professor Paul Lauterbur 30 years ago in Stony Brook University's Department of Chemistry. This work led to the Lauterbur's 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Mar 14, 2011 - 3:29:24 PM

Engineering Summer Camp At Stony Brook University Receives Sponsorship Support From National Grid
National Grid, an international energy delivery company, has awarded ten thousand dollars to the Stony Brook University Engineering Summer Camp, a two week residential camp for students interested in doing research in computer and electrical engineering, for materials and financial assistance to students.
Mar 9, 2011 - 2:56:06 PM

Researchers Have Discovered the First Direct Evidence for a Superfluid at the Core of a Neutron Star
Scientists at Stony Brook University, and colleagues, have discovered evidence for a superfluid state of neutrons in the neutron star at the center of the supernova remnant, Cassiopeia A. Neutron stars are the compressed remnants of supernova explosions—and are among the most inexplicable objects in the universe.
Mar 1, 2011 - 2:54:13 PM

FEBRUARY 2011

Stony Brook University to Expand Existing Programs Currently Offered on the Southampton Campus
Stony Brook University today announced that plans are underway to introduce expanded programs in graduate creative arts and undergraduate marine sciences at the Stony Brook University Southampton campus in the fall of 2011. This expansion, which follows several productive Advisory Committee meetings and continuing discussions among University administration and faculty, also includes plans to offer an undergraduate residency program in creative arts to begin in the Fall of 2012.
Feb 28, 2011 - 4:35:59 PM

Chris Kielt Appointed Chief Information Officer at Stony Brook University Following a 23-Year Career at Yale University
Chris Kielt, Deputy Chief Information Officer at Yale University, has been appointed Chief Information Officer at Stony Brook University, effective May 2, 2011, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
Feb 25, 2011 - 7:31:25 AM
Stony Brook University Professor Leads Team that Publishes On First Genome of a Harmful Algal Blooms Species
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are caused by single-celled plants, or phytoplankton, in coastal waters and have a negative impact on coastal ecosystems worldwide, costing the U.S. economy alone hundreds of millions of dollars annually. The impact of harmful algal blooms have intensified in recent decades and most research has focused on chemical nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus as causative agents of these blooms.
Feb 22, 2011 - 9:00:00 AM

Stony Brook University and Subsea Oil Technologies, Inc., Announce Technical Collaboration for Deepwater Oil Spill Containment Solutions
Stony Brook University today announced that a technical collaboration agreement has been established with Subsea Oil Technologies, Inc., of Houston, Texas, for research and development in, but not limited to, subsea oil and/or gas spill (blowout) containment methods and apparatus configurations.
Feb 20, 2011 - 10:47:07 PM

Stony Brook University Geoscientists Use Numerical Model to Better Forecast Forces Behind Earthquakes
Stony Brook University researchers have devised a numerical model to help explain the linkage between earthquakes and the powerful forces that cause them, according to a research paper scheduled to be published in the journal Science on Feb. 17. Their findings hold implications for long-term forecasting of earthquakes.
Feb 17, 2012 - 12:00:01 AM

Humans Living in East Africa 200,000 Years Ago Were as Complex in their Behavior as Humans Living Today
In a paper recently published in Current Anthropology, SBU Professor John Shea disproves the myth that the earliest humans were significantly different from us. The idea that human evolution follows a progressive trajectory is one of the most deeply-entrenched assumptions about Homo sapiens evolution. In fact, archaeologists have long believed that modern human behaviors emerged tens of thousands of years after our species first evolved. And while scientists disagreed over whether the process was gradual or quick, they have agreed that Homo sapiens once lived who were very different from us.
Feb 16, 2011 - 10:23:08 AM

Stony Brook University Professor Shows Re-Evolution Of Lost Teeth In Frogs After More Than 200 Million Years
A new study by a Stony Brook University professor shows that structures that have been evolutionarily lost for hundreds of millions of years can be regained.
Feb 7, 2011 - 1:23:57 PM

Elaine Crosson Appointed Vice President for External Relations at Stony Brook University
Elaine Crosson, former General Counsel and Vice President for Legal Services at Long Island University, has been appointed Vice President for External Relations at Stony Brook University, effective February 14, announced President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D. In this newly established position, Crosson will be Stony Brook's primary liaison for state and federal legislative matters, and will oversee the offices of Communications, Community Relations, Governmental Relations and Media Relations.
Feb 1, 2011 - 11:37:36 AM

JANUARY 2011

Cocaine Production Increases Destruction Of Colombia's Rainforests According To Stony Brook University Researchers

Scientists from Stony Brook University are reporting new evidence that cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal diversity.
Jan 27, 2011 - 10:21:41 AM

New Painkiller with No Apparent Side Effects or Addictive Qualities Near to Market
A powerful new painkiller, which was developed on the basis of the research conducted at Stony Brook University and with no apparent side effects or addictive qualities, may now be only a year or two from the consumer market.
Jan 25, 2011 - 8:25:19 AM

SBU Scientist Recognized Worldwide For Lyme Disease Research Named To Largest International Science Association
Jorge Benach, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Director, Center for Infectious Diseases, Stony Brook University, has been named a 2010 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Benach joins leading scientists worldwide as a Fellow in the Medical Sciences Section. He and other new fellows will be honored in Washington, D.C., on February 19.

Jan 19, 2011 - 5:40:49 PM

Stony Brook University Physics Professor Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Dmitri E. Kharzeev, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University and a Senior Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been named a Fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science for his "distinguished contributions to the field of theoretical nuclear physics, specifically the understanding of relativistic heavy ion physics."
Jan 19, 2011 - 5:21:51 PM

Three Stony Brook University Professors Named American Association For Advancement Of Science Fellows
Three Stony Brook University professors – Jorge L. Benach, Jessica Gurevitch, and Dmitri E. Kharzeev – have been named 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows, and will be recognized for their contributions to science at the Fellows Forum to be held on 19 February 2011 in Washington, D.C.
Jan 19, 2011 - 5:16:08 PM

Stony Brook Professor Named a Fellow of the American Assocation for the Advancement of Science
Jessica Gurevitch, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the Biological Sciences. Dr. Gurevitch was honored "for influential research in both ecology and statistics, including pioneering the application of meta-analysis and spatial statistics in ecology and evolution."
Jan 19, 2011 - 5:05:46 PM

Stony Brook University Mathematics Professor Recognized with Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement by the AMS
John W. "Jack" Milnor, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics and Co-director of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Stony Brook University, has been awarded The American Mathematical Society's prestigious Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement. The award, presented during the recent AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans, is among the world's most important honors given for outstanding contributions to mathematics. The award includes a $5,000 prize.
Jan 18, 2011 - 4:11:57 PM

Passionate Cancer Patient Advocate At Stony Brook Named Co-Chair Of National Survivorship Committee
Linda Bily, Supervisor and Patient Advocate at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center , has been named Co-Chair of the Survivorship Committee of the national Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN).
Jan 18, 2011 - 3:03:04 PM

SBUMC Dedicates Name For ALS Clinic:Honors Christopher Pendergast, Advocate And 17-Year ALS Survivor
Hundreds came out to support 17-year amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) survivor and Ride for Life founder, Christopher Pendergast, at a ceremony marking the renaming of Stony Brook University Medical Center's ALS clinic to the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, an ALS Association Certified Center. The rousing celebration took place on December 16, in the Charles B. Wang Center theatre at Stony Brook University. Pendergast, nationally recognized for his patient advocacy, declared that ALS would one day be beaten and expressed his hopes that new research leads to a cure of the fatal degenerative neuromuscular disease.
Jan 18, 2011 - 1:14:21 PM

Stony Brook Faculty Mentor 32 Semifinalists in National Intel Science Talent Search Competition
Thirty-two (32) high school students who worked with Stony Brook University faculty were named among the 300 semifinalists in the national 2011 Intel Science Talent Search competition. Mentors come from a range of departments and disciplines throughout Stony Brook, including: Anatomical Sciences, Anesthesiology, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Ecology & Evolution, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacological Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology, and the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences.
Jan 13, 2011 - 11:01:40 PM

Senator Schumer Comes to Stony Brook University to Announce Partnership that will "Boldly Build the Economy of the Future"
On Monday, January 11, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer, joined by Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., Dr. Samuel Aronson, Dr. Bruce Stillman, Dr. Jim Simons and Leo Guthart, announced the creation of a major partnership between Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, to establish a regional innovation cluster on Long Island that would create high-paying jobs focused on the development of advanced technologies.
Jan 13, 2011 - 10:40:31 AM

Stony Brook University Receives Highly Selective 'Community Engagement Classification' From Carnegie Foundation
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has granted Stony Brook University the highly selective 2010 Community Engagement Classification for Curricular Engagement and Community Outreach. This voluntary classification, a designation shared by only 311 institutions of higher education, provides national acknowledgement for Stony Brook's institutional commitment to, and support of its surrounding community.
Jan 12, 2011 - 9:17:50 AM

Love Can Last: SBU Imaging Study Shows Brain Activity Of Those In Love Long Term Similar To Those Newly In Love
Can science prove that romantic love can last? A new study led by Bianca Acevedo, Ph.D., and Arthur Aron, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University, and colleagues, compared the neural correlates of long-term married and in love individuals with individuals who had recently fallen in love.
Jan 7, 2011 - 1:58:48 PM

Scientists At Stony Brook University Develop Breakthrough Method For Crystal Structure Prediction
Stony Brook University Professor of Geosciences and Physics, Artem Oganov, along with several colleagues, appears to have solved the long-standing mystery of excessive heat on the planet Neptune.
Jan 5, 2011 - 9:56:06 AM

Stony Brook University is Top 25 in 'Kiplinger's 100: Best Value in Public Colleges'
Kiplinger's Personal Finance today announced the 100 best values in public colleges and universities, ranking Stony Brook University 25th among four-year institutions that deliver a "stellar education at an affordable price" – an elevation of 14 spots from SBU's ranking of 39th last year. The annual public school rankings appear on the Kiplinger website and in the Kiplinger's February 2011 issue.
Jan 4, 2011 - 9:00:00 AM

2010

January 2010

SBUMC Surgeons Offer Free Innovative CME's For Community Physicians
Faculty from Stony Brook University Medical Center's Department of Surgery are running a new program offering community physicians and surgeons free continuing medical education (CME) opportunities.
Jan 4, 2010 - 2:38:02 PM

Stepping Back In Time To Teach Medicine: WMHO And SBUMC Launch Interactive Educational Program
Beginning this January, Stony Brook University medical students will step out of their 21st Century medical training into the garb and ways of the 18th Century to teach elementary students about the history of American medicine from the late 1700's to today.
Jan 5, 2010 - 9:56:35 AM

NYPA Provides Financial Support To Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center At Stony Brook University
New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel today announced funding for the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University to support efforts to advance innovative energy research, education and technology deployment with a focus on efficiency, conservation and renewable energy that will establish New York State as a leader in the clean energy economy. Kessel was joined by Robert B. Catell and Dr. Yacov Shamash from the Advanced Energy Research Technology Center at Stony Brook University, and Stony Brook University President, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.
Jan 7, 2010 - 5:07:00 PM

Urban Environmentalist Majora Carter to Kick Off Black History Month at Stony Brook Southampton
Jan 8, 2010 - 12:34:02 PM

Free Dental Clinic for Kids to Be Hosted at Stony Brook Southampton
Jan 8, 2010 - 1:31:30 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Names Valerie M. Scopaz Community Relations Specialist
Jan 8, 2010 - 1:34:22 PM

Stony Brook University President "Tremendously Excited" about Governor's Executive Budget Proposal
Stony Brook University President, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., today said he was “tremendously excited†about Governor David Paterson's announcement that the Executive Budget would include one of the most sweeping reforms to SUNY system for public higher education. President Stanley was joined by SUNY Trustees Michael Russell, Stony Brook Foundation President, Richard Gelfond, and Stony Brook University Council Member, Diana Weir, in the thorough endorsement of the new Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act,†indicating that it categorically provides high-impact, zero-cost solutions that will create jobs, build the foundation for tomorrow's economy and strengthen public higher education while saving millions of taxpayer dollars.
Jan 15, 2010 - 5:43:40 PM

EDITORIAL: Is tuition flexibility coming for SUNY? (Newsday)
The state's tuition policy for public higher education is perfect. Perfectly wrong. In good times, when families have money, tuition doesn't go up at all. In bad times, when families are hurting, the tuition rises sharply. Some students get through their entire undergraduate education with no increases. Some absorb crushing hikes. This is irrational and unfair, and it has to stop.
Jan 18, 2010 - 7:39:02 AM

EDITORIAL: Stony Brook's new energy center needs dedicated funding (Newsday)
The whiz-bang new energy technologies of the future, which will light our Island more inexpensively and reliably, will likely emerge from an advanced energy center in a hyper-green building soon to open at Stony Brook University. The building is paid for, but not the staffing - until now. The New York Power Authority will provide first-year operating funds. But a future funding stream is still needed.
Jan 18, 2010 - 8:50:29 AM

Stony Brook Faculty Mentor 34 Of 300 Semifinalists In Nationwide Intel Science Research Competition
Thirty-four high school students who worked with Stony Brook University faculty and in Stony Brook laboratories were selected as semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search, the prestigious nationwide research competition.
Jan 19, 2010 - 3:10:06 PM

Stony Brook University Offers New Doctoral Program In Science Education
The Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME) at Stony Brook University is pleased to announce that it will soon begin accepting applications for its new Ph.D. Program in Science Education.
Jan 20, 2010 - 11:06:57 AM

Dr. Steven Strongwater, SBUMC CEO, Honored By Networking Magazine As An Ideal "Renaissance Man"
Steven L. Strongwater, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Stony Brook University Medical Center, was among eight Long Island men honored by Networking magazine at the 2010 David Awards breakfast. The award is named after Michelangelo's statue of David, representing the ideal Renaissance man.
Jan 20, 2010 - 3:29:03 PM

Community Displays Outpouring Of Support For SBUMC Pediatric Patients Through Child Life Program
Pediatric patients at Stony Brook University Medical Center, along with their families, received an outpouring of gifts, including toys, games, and monetary contributions, in what was a banner year and holiday season in 2009 for the Child Life Program at SBUMC.
Jan 25, 2010 - 11:23:53 AM

Study of Shark Virgin Birth Shows Offspring Can Survive Long Term
Shark pups born to virgin mothers can survive over the long-term, according to new research published Jan. 25, 2010 in the Journal of Heredity.
Jan 25, 2010 - 12:19:28 PM

e-Health Network of Long Island Assisting Community Physicians in Obtaining Up to $44,000 in Stimulus Funding
The e-Health Network of Long Island, a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) with participating partners throughout Long Island, is hosting its second set of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Vendor Fairs this week starting at Stony Brook University Medical Center on January 26, Southampton Hospital on January 27 and Winthrop-University Hospital on January 28. The EHR Vendor Fairs will provide area doctors with a venue to speak with various representatives and test their products.
Jan 26, 2010 - 3:57:16 PM

SBU Computer Science Professor Was Part of College Team that Designed an Early Version of Apple's iPad Tablet Computer
If Stony Brook University Computer Science Professor Steven Skiena was a bit more excited than most people about today's announcement about Apple's new iPad tablet computer, it was understandable. He's been waiting for it for 22 years.
Jan 27, 2010 - 4:33:49 PM

Apple's New Device Looks Like a Winner. From 1988. (NY Times)
The contest, in 1988, was to describe and design a computer for the year 2000. Steven Skiena, who lives in Manhattan and is a now a professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, was on the team that won for suggesting a tablet computer. Oh, and the contest was sponsored by Apple Computer. (Everyone knows what Apple unveiled on Wednesday.)
Jan 28, 2010 - 12:31:55 PM

Stony Brook University-BNL Research Team Receives DOD Grant To Develop Botulism Antidote
The Institute of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (ICB&DD) at Stony Brook has been awarded a $1.4 million grant by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the Department of Defense to develop an antidote to botulism, a rare but potentially fatal disease that could potentially be used in biowarfare.
Jan 29, 2010 - 3:31:36 PM

Stony Brook tests stem cells on heart patient (Newsday)
Until his recent heart attack, David Kenney of East Moriches was running six miles daily. Now he's a pioneering patient in a clinical study that will determine whether 100 million stem cells infused into his body can fix his ailing heart.
Jan 31, 2010 - 9:13:10 AM

February 2010

Four Long Island Finalists In Intel Science Talent Search Mentored By Stony Brook University Faculty
Four of the Long Island finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search, the prestigious nationwide research competition, worked with scientists at Stony Brook University and in Stony Brook laboratories. The four high school seniors were among nine finalists from Long Island and represent 10 percent of all the national finalists.
Feb 1, 2010 - 4:37:31 PM

73 Year-Old Center Moriches Resident Receives Watch To Commemorate 200th Blood Platelet Donation At Stony Brook On Tuesday, Feb. 2
Stony Brook University Medical Center Blood Bank presented frequent donor George Wybenga of Center Moriches, New York, with a Bulova "Marine Star" watch, in honor of his dedication and commitment to giving the gift of life, following his 200th blood platelet donation today.
Feb 3, 2010 - 11:23:32 AM

FDA Approves Drug Discovered By SBUMC Orthopaedic Researchers For Debilitating Hand Disorder Affecting Millions
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xiaflex, a new drug to treat Dupuytren's contracture (or disease) that was discovered and developed by Marie A. Badalamente, Ph.D., and Lawrence C. Hurst, M.D., in the Department of Orthopaedics at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
Feb 3, 2010 - 4:29:57 PM

SBU Resident Ensemble, The Emerson String Quartet Wins Grammy For 'Best Chamber Music Performance'
The Emerson String Quartet, Stony Brook University's resident ensemble, won its ninth GRAMMY Award for Best Chamber Music Performance for its May 2009 recording "Intimate Letters," released by Deutsche Grammophon. The recording, honored at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards Sunday, is an exploration of the works of two great Czech composers: Leos Jancek's String Quartet No. 1 "after Leo Tolstoy: The Kreutzer Sonata"; String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters"; and Bohuslav Martinu's Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola.
Feb 4, 2010 - 3:55:26 PM

FDA approves Dupuytren's drug from LI team's research (Newsday)
A drug under development for 15 years by a team of Long Island researchers has been approved by federal drug regulators for an unusual hand deformity, the first nonsurgical treatment for the condition, doctors said Thursday.
Feb 5, 2010 - 10:05:37 AM

Dinosaur Fossil Exhibit to be Unveiled in Lobby of Stony Brook University Hospital
Feb 5, 2010 - 2:15:00 PM

Stony Brook University Business Student Who Supports Himself As An Oil Painter Wins A Semester's Tuition, Courtesy Of Roslyn Savings Bank Foundation
Sergey Moseyenko, 36, of Port Washington is the winner of Stony Brook's News Literacy essay competition for the fall semester.
Feb 5, 2010 - 3:28:47 PM

Stony Brook University Alumna Named Commissioner Of New Jersey Department Of Health And Senior Services
Stony Brook alumna Dr. Poonam Alaigh has been named commissioner of the New Jersey Health and Senior Services Department by Gov. Chris Christie.
Feb 8, 2010 - 4:23:37 PM

Lazy bureaucrats, burden or blessing? (The Guardian)
The lazy bureaucrat problem is ancient, as old as bureaucracy itself. In the 1990s, mathematicians decided to look at the problem. They have since made progress that, depending on your point of view, is either impressive or irrelevant. Four scientists at the State University of New York, Stony Brook issued the first formal report.
Feb 9, 2010 - 10:02:30 AM

The croc will see you now (Newsday)
Starting Tuesday, visitors entering the lobby of Stony Brook University Medical Center will be face-to-face with a crocodile. And not just any crocodile: This one, though just 2 1/2 feet long, has a super-tough armored skin and it's been dead for 65 million years. It's a life-size model.
Feb 9, 2010 - 10:40:48 AM

Stony Brook University Professor Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize In Mathematics
Stony Brook University Mathematics Professor Dennis Sullivan, Ph.D. has been awarded the prestigious Wolf Prize in Mathematics for his innovative contributions to algebraic topology and conformal dynamics.
Feb 9, 2010 - 3:30:12 PM

Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series Returns with El Diario La Prensa Publisher Rossana Rosado
Feb 9, 2010 - 3:41:15 PM

"Writers Speak" Returns with David Rakoff
Feb 9, 2010 - 3:46:03 PM

"Ancient Frog 'On Steroids' and Mark Knopfler Dinosaur" Among Prehistoric Fossils Unveiled at Stony Brook University
A life-sized reconstruction of the devil frog, the largest frog known to ever exist; a cast of the complete skeleton of a small meat-eating dinosaur named after Mark Knopfler, the lead singer from the rock band Dire Straits; a skeleton and life-sized reconstruction of a rare, 2.5 foot long pug-nosed vegetarian crocodile; and a pristinely preserved skull of a large dinosaur predator still partially entombed in sandstone are among the 65 million year old fossils from Madagascar that were publicly unveiled for the first time at Stony Brook University on Tuesday, February 9, 2010.
Feb 9, 2010 - 5:57:22 PM

Stony Brook now has home-court advantage (Newsday)
Given a choice between having a shot at a big game or a big arena, the Stony Brook men's basketball team believes there is no contest. It finally has a genuine big game on campus Wednesday night. Maine will come in to play for first place in the America East conference, and it will come to the small gym that has become one of Stony Brook's best weapons.
Feb 10, 2010 - 10:05:37 AM

A Report on Election Fraud
Feb 11, 2010 - 4:26:57 PM

Former Mayor And Local Publisher Frank Trotta Appointed To Stony Brook University Council
Frank C. Trotta, II, a successful publisher, entrepreneur and lifelong resident of the Village of Bellport, has been appointed to the Stony Brook University Council, a board appointed to serve as an oversight and advisory body to the campus and to Stony Brook's president and senior officers.
Feb 12, 2010 - 12:21:03 PM

Portion Control Reality Check (Good Day New York-FOX)
Dr. Sapna Parikh is taking a look at recommended portions versue what the average American eats. The Food And Drug Administration is discussing changing serving sizes on foods. Many serving sizes on packages are much smaller than how Americans really eat. Stony Brook University's Josephine Connolly Schoonen, PhD, RD, provides expert commentary.
Feb 15, 2010 - 11:50:13 AM

This King-Size Frog Hopped With Dinosaurs (NY Times)
Now appearing in the lobby of Stony Brook University Medical Center: a frog that lived in the era of the dinosaurs and is as big as a beach ball. Scientists believe it to be the largest frog ever.
Feb 15, 2010 - 5:29:44 PM

Stony Brook University Hosts First Engineering Fair For Girl Scouts; Ages 11-15
Stony Brook University Collegiate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the NY Section of SWE and the Women in Science and Engineering Program (WISE) at Stony Brook University will present their first Girl Scout Engineering Fair on March 13, 2010, from 9 AM 3 PM at Stony Brook University's Student Activities Center.
Feb 16, 2010 - 2:21:43 PM

Stony Brook Team's Study of "The Lazy Bureaucrat" Problem Cited in Guardian (U.K) article
How do you develop schedules for workers whose goal is to complete the least amount of work possible?
It's an age-old problem and the question behind a study by four Stony Brook University professors, which was cited in a recent article of the United Kingdom newspaper The Guardian.
Feb 17, 2010 - 9:55:47 AM
Stony Brook University Provost Eric W. Kaler Elected to National Academy of Engineering
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected Stony Brook University's Eric W. Kaler, Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President of Brookhaven Affairs, as one of 68 new members and nine foreign associates.
Feb 17, 2010 - 7:57:01 PM

Meigan Aronson Named Department Of Defense Security Fellow
Meigan Aronson, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to be one of 11 distinguished scientists and engineers forming the 2010 class of its National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship program. The fellows were chosen from an initial pool of 800 nominees.
Feb 18, 2010 - 9:45:20 AM

Stony Brook University And Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaborate To Offer Scholarships And Internships To Students In The Women In Science And Engineering Program (WISE)
Stony Brook University And Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaborate To Offer Scholarships And Internships To Students In The Women In Science And Engineering Program (WISE)
Feb 18, 2010 - 3:16:49 PM

Winter White: 200 Plus Children In Need Receive Free Dental Care At SBUMC
The School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook University provided free oral health education, dental screening, exams and cleanings to more than 200 children at the annual “Give Kids a Smile†Day on February 5.
Feb 19, 2010 - 11:09:17 AM

"Writers Speak" Continues With Daniel Menaker
Feb 19, 2010 - 4:04:42 PM

EDITORIAL: Time to let SUNY soar (Newsday)
At the huge but malnourished State University of New York, two facts describe its sorry health in this distressed economy: Its enrollments are up, but state funding is sharply down. So SUNY proposes a sweeping change, to extricate itself from a state budget process that has been starving it - and to loosen the grip of a regulatory system that keeps it from flourishing independently.
Feb 21, 2010 - 12:20:22 PM

NYSERDA Awards $1.5 million to Establish Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook University
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced it is providing $1.5 million to establish a Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) on the campus of Stony Brook University. The Long Island High Technology Incubator, Inc. (LIHTI, www.LIHTI.org), which will receive this funding over the next four years, will provide business support to accelerate the successful development of early-stage, clean energy technology companies on Long Island.
Feb 23, 2010 - 6:12:56 PM

Understanding The Recovery Of Consciousness In Patients Who Suffer Traumatic Brain Injuries - Topic Of 14th Annual Swartz Foundation Mind/Brain Lecture
The recovery of consciousness following traumatic brain injury and recent advances in neuroimaging and deep brain stimulation will be discussed at the 14th Annual Swartz Foundation Mind/Brain Lecture at Stony Brook University on Monday, March 15, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in the Staller Center for the Arts.
Feb 24, 2010 - 10:13:25 AM

The First T2K Neutrino Event Observed At Super-Kamiokande
Physicists from the Japanese-led multinational T2K collaboration announced today that they had made the first detection of a neutrino which had travelled all the way under Japan from their neutrino beamline at the J-PARC facility in Tokai village (about an hour north of Tokyo by train) to the gigantic Super-Kamiokande underground detector near the west coast of Japan, 295 km (185 miles) away from Tokai. Stony Brook University has been the leading US institution in the T2K experiment.
Feb 24, 2010 - 10:00:00 PM

New Research Shows Fishery Management Practices For Beluga Sturgeon Must Change
A first-of-its-kind study of a Caspian Sea beluga sturgeon (Huso huso)fishery demonstrates current harvest rates are four to five times higher than those that would sustain population abundance. The study's results, which will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Conservation Biology, suggest that conservation strategies for beluga sturgeon should focus on reducing the overfishing of adults rather than heavily relying upon hatchery supplementation.
Feb 25, 2010 - 3:37:56 PM

Marine Science Lecture Looks Bay Scallop Biology and Restoration in Local Bays
Feb 25, 2010 - 5:02:22 PM

March 2010

Senator Ken LaValle Secures $3.5 Million State Grant For Agriculture Consumer Science Center At SBU Business Incubator
Through the support and efforts of New York State Senator Ken LaValle, Stony Brook University (SBU) will receive a $3.5 million state grant from the New York State Economic Development Assistance Program (NYS EDAP) for the construction of an approximate 8,500 square foot Agriculture Consumer Science Center at SBU's Calverton Business Incubator.
Mar 2, 2010 - 1:14:46 PM

Nationally Recognized Pathologist Specializing In Diagnosis Of Leukemia and Lymphoma Joins SBUMC
Yupo Ma, M.D., Ph.D., a hematopathologist nationally recognized for his research in the diagnosis of leukemia and lymphoma, as well as the potential of using adult stem cells in treating hemophilia and other diseases, has joined Stony Brook University Medical Center.
Mar 3, 2010 - 11:25:00 AM

Understand The Advantages Of Robotically Assisted Surgery For Urologic Cancers At SBUMC Community Update
Stony Brook University Medical Center physicians specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate, bladder, kidney and other urologic cancers will participate in the first Stony Brook University Cancer Center Community Update.
Mar 3, 2010 - 11:32:04 AM

New Breast Surgeon Joins The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center At SBUMC
Christine Rizk, M.D., has joined Stony Brook University Medical Center as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Breast Division. Dr. Rizk will practice at SBUMC's Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center and will help to further develop the High-Risk Surveillance Program.
Mar 4, 2010 - 12:25:55 PM

SBUMC Advances Non-Invasive Cancer Surgery With First-Ever Use Of Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) On A Pancreatic Tumor
A new procedure for treating pancreatic and liver cancers using electrical fields to poke holes in tumors was used for the first time anywhere to fight pancreatic cancer at Stony Brook University Medical Center by Kevin Watkins, M.D., Chief of the Upper Gastrointestinal and General Oncologic Surgery Group.
Mar 4, 2010 - 3:49:44 PM

Local Students Pen Scripts and Take the Stage in the Young American Writers Project (YAWP)
Mar 5, 2010 - 1:47:14 PM

"Writers Speak" Continues With Richard Panek: Writing Science for the Non-Specialist
Mar 5, 2010 - 4:30:09 PM

SBUMC Study: Investigating Body Fat Loss In Older HIV-Positive Patients
Researchers at Stony Brook University Medical Center's General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) are conducting a study to understand more about the impact of peripheral fat tissue loss on the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in HIV-positive patients age 50 and older.
Mar 8, 2010 - 12:28:52 PM

New Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Patients (WPIX.com)
A new procedure for treating pancreatic and liver cancer using electrical fields to poke holes in tumors was used at Stony Brook University Medical Center, hospital officials say it was the first time this type of procedure was used anywhere. SBUMC Kevin Watkins, M.D., Chief of the Upper Gastrointestinal and General Oncologic Surgery Group.
Mar 8, 2010 - 12:44:37 PM

Mount Sinai High School Wins 9th Annual Bay Scallop Bowl At SBU; Will Represent NY State In National Competition For Second Year in a Row
Mount Sinai High School defeated Bronx High School of Science to win the 9th Annual Bay Scallop Bowl held at Stony Brook University on March 6, 2010.
Mar 9, 2010 - 9:37:02 AM

Allergy Alert: SBUMC Physician Instructs Kids On Peanut Allergies, EpiPen Use
Anthony Szema, M.D., Head of the Allergy Diagnostic Unit at Stony Brook University Medical Center, had a receptive and interactive audience on February 25 during “Health Day†at Eugene Auer Memorial Elementary School in Lake Grove, N.Y.
Mar 9, 2010 - 12:26:05 PM

Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series Continues With Mutual Life President Vikki Pryor
Mar 9, 2010 - 4:55:13 PM

Internationally Recognized Epidemiologist Named Emeritus Professor At SBUMC
M. Cristina Leske, M.D., M.P.H., DSc (hon), Distinguished Professor of Preventive Medicine and Ophthalmology at Stony Brook University Medical Center, has been named Emeritus Professor after 30 years of service to the institution.
Mar 12, 2010 - 4:25:31 PM

Young Philanthropists Hold "Lemonade and Brownie" Fundraiser For SBUMC Haitian Relief Efforts
Two fourth grade students from Holbrook Road Elementary School in Centereach, N.Y., were moved during the winter when they read the story about the earthquake in Haiti and the outpouring of concern for that nation and their people. Emily Dwyer and Leandra Whalen, who ride to school together on the bus, were so inspired they decided to do something on their own.
Mar 12, 2010 - 4:56:22 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Hosts Long Island Comedy Tour
Mar 12, 2010 - 5:03:27 PM

Emerging Therapies, Pain Management And Depression: Featured Topics At SBUMC MS Patient Education Series
The Department of Neurology and the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center will hold a free eduational series this spring geared toward MS patients and their families.
Mar 17, 2010 - 11:04:24 AM

The Institute For Ocean Conservation Science Applauds IUCN'S Reclassifcation Of Beluga Sturgeon As "Critically Endangered"
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) today formally announced the reclassification of beluga sturgeon in the Caspian Sea as “critically endangered†on its Red List, providing strong evidence that fishing and international trade should be halted and a stock-rebuilding plan should be initiated immediately.
Mar 18, 2010 - 10:25:41 AM

NEACURH Names Stony Brook University Residence Hall Assoc. Regional School of the Year for 2009-2010
The North East Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (NEACURH) has named the Stony Brook University Residence Hall Association (RHA) as the regional School of the Year for 2009-2010, out of the 45 affiliated schools within the New York and New England region. NEACURH has also awarded the title of Outstanding Chapter of the Year to the Stony Brook University National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH): Gina M. Vanacore Chapter for the year of 2009-2010, their second year in a row.
Mar 19, 2010 - 11:14:20 AM

Stony Brook University Researcher and Colleagues Find Income and Education are Likely to Affect Everyday Health
Researchers have identified a link between socioeconomic status and common symptoms of disease, prompting new questions about the causal connections between them, the findings of which are reported in the March 22, 2010 issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine by Arthur Stone, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Vice Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University and colleagues at Princeton University, University College - London, and the Gallup Organization.
Mar 25, 2010 - 11:57:53 AM

Marine Science Lecture Probes Local Waterways
Mar 25, 2010 - 3:59:41 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Windmill Goes Dark for Earth Hour
Mar 25, 2010 - 5:16:12 PM

SBUMC Cardiologists Chief Editors Of Only Textbook On Cardiac Intensive Care Medicine
A new edition of Cardiac Intensive Care, the only textbook dedicated to cardiac intensive care medicine, chronicles the progress made in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with critical cardiac illness during an era in which clinical cardiology has become a progressive and interventional field. Edited by Stony Brook University Medical Center cardiologists Allen Jeremias, M.D., MSc, and David L. Brown, M.D., the edition is scheduled to be published by Elsevier Health Sciences on March 28, 2010.
Mar 26, 2010 - 11:19:57 AM

112 SBU Med Students Assigned Residencies In New York And Nationwide
Cheers and congratulations could be heard everywhere at the 2010 Stony Brook University School of Medicine Match Day, when 112 medical students learned where they will start their residency training.
Mar 29, 2010 - 4:27:29 PM

SBU School of Dental Medicine Holds Free Oral Health Evaluation Day
The School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook University will hold free dental evaluations and oral health screenings on April 15, from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM, at the SBU Dental Care Center on the South Campus of the University.
Mar 30, 2010 - 1:01:38 PM

SBU Med Students Provide Screenings, Care For Long Islanders At Health Fair
Dozens of students from Stony Brook University School of Medicine provided health education, as well as hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes and other health screenings to Long Islanders living in the Islip area at the 2nd Annual Working Towards Wellness Health Fair.
Mar 30, 2010 - 1:08:10 PM

April 2010

Researchers Find Differences In How The Brains Of Some Individuals Process The World Around Them
People who are shy or introverted may actually process their world differently than others, leading to differences in how they respond to stimuli, according to Stony Brook researchers and collaborators in China.
Apr 2, 2010 - 10:02:06 AM

Proposed Wind Power Grid To Make Offshore Wind Power More Reliable
The energy needs of the entire human population could potentially be met by converting wind energy to electricity by means of wind turbines. While offshore wind power resources are abundant, wind turbines are currently unable to provide steady power due to natural fluctuations in wind direction and strength.
Apr 2, 2010 - 12:30:06 PM

Severe State Funding Reductions Force Stony Brook University to Make Strategic Cuts
Faced with a 20% reduction, amounting to nearly $55 million, in New York State financial support over the past two years, Stony Brook University announced today that it has been forced to make strategic cuts and streamline operations at its various locations.
Apr 7, 2010 - 10:22:58 AM

SBUMC Celebrates Opening Of New Pediatric Emergency Department That Addresses Unique Needs Of Youngest Patients
Stony Brook University Medical Center on April 7 celebrated the opening of its new state-of-the-art Pediatrics Emergency Department designed to offer child-centered emergency services in a warm and comforting atmosphere.
Apr 7, 2010 - 2:26:31 PM

SBU Professor Receives NIH Funding To Test New Phone-Based System To Help Patients Manage Arthritis Pain
Joan Broderick, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stony Brook University, has received a $606,000 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Apr 9, 2010 - 3:40:59 PM

Stony Brook Poll Documents Strong Support Among University Faculty for the PHEEIA Legislation as a Solution to the University's Budget Woes
At the request of the Stony Brook University Senate, the Center for Survey Research at Stony Brook University polled university faculty and non-teaching professionals on their opinions concerning the Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act (PHEEIA). Roughly 330 faculty and 116 non-teaching professional staff were surveyed for the study.
Apr 13, 2010 - 10:22:14 AM

Internationally Recognized Cancer Biologists Discuss Stem Cells, Metastatic Disease At SBU Symposium
On Tuesday, April 27, Stony Brook University Cancer Center and the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at Stony Brook University will hold a one-day symposium titled “Cancer Stem Cells, Differentiation, and Metastasis.
Apr 13, 2010 - 2:41:27 PM

Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series Continues With Jorge Benach on New East End Tick Findings
Apr 13, 2010 - 4:16:47 PM

HANDS FOR HAITI Spring Arts Festival
A Student-Inspired Benefit for Injured Children
Matinee 2pm
Original Plays and Poetry
Evening 7pm
Song, Dance, Art Auction, Music and Comedy
Apr 13, 2010 - 4:25:03 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Unveils the Summer of 2010 Writers Conference Roster
Summer Writing Conferences More Vibrant Than Ever
Stony Brook Southampton Unveils The Summer of 2010 Roster
Apr 13, 2010 - 4:40:06 PM

New CT Scanner Enhances SBUMC's Non-Invasive Diagnosis Technologies And Provides Greater Accuracy
A new state-of-the art computed tomography (CT) scanner that provides physicians with precise images of internal organs with a single rotation of the gantry is now in operation at Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC), adding to the hospital's advanced scanner technology.
Apr 14, 2010 - 2:45:26 PM

SBU Research On Lengthening Time A Drug Remains Bound To A Target May Lead To Improving Diagnostics, Therapy
Research conducted at the Stony Brook University Institute for Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery that enhances the time a drug remains bound to its target, or residence time, may prove to be an important step in developing better diagnostic and therapeutic agents based partly on longer drug residence time.
Apr 14, 2010 - 3:18:56 PM

Step Out For Those With Autism And Developmental Disabilities At SBU'S Annual Cody Walk
The fifth annual Cody Center Walk for Autism and Developmental Disabilities will take place Sunday, April 25, at Stony Brook University. For the first time, this year's event will feature music and dance performances by the FREE Players, a talented group of adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. The walk will kick off at 9:30 a.m., at the Wang Center on the West Campus of Stony Brook University.
Apr 15, 2010 - 5:07:14 PM

SBUH Chief Nursing Officer Appointed School of Nursing Dean at Stony Brook University
Lee Anne Xippolitos, RN, PhD, CARN, CS, NPP, CNAA, BC, has been appointed Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Nursing effective May 1, 2010, announced Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. M.D., President. Dr. Xippolitos has been serving as Interim Dean since July 1, 2009 following the retirement of Dr. Lenora McClean, who served for 27 distinguished years as Dean of the School. Xippolitos will retain her position as Chief Nursing Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital.
Apr 21, 2010 - 9:08:29 AM

Thousands Of Pinwheels - A Cure 'Blowin In The Wind' For ALS At SBUMC's ALS Ride For Life Celebration
On May 15, a field of 6,000 pinwheels will be on display at Stony Brook University as part of the University's annual ALS Ride for Life Celebration & Remembrance Ceremony.
Apr 26, 2010 - 3:40:38 PM

SBU Dean of the School of Marine Sciences Appointed NSF Director, Division of Ocean Sciences
Dr. David O. Conover, Dean of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University, has accepted a position as the Director of the Division of Ocean Sciences with the National Science Foundation (NSF), effective July 19, 2010. Dr. Conover has served with distinction as Dean of SoMAS for the past seven years, and will remain a faculty member with SoMAS during his service to the NSF.
Apr 28, 2010 - 10:25:29 AM

Stony Brook University Receives Fourth Consecutive Science Education Grant From OSI Pharmaceuticals Foundation
OSI Pharmaceuticals Foundation has recently awarded a grant to Stony Brook University to support the High School Protein Modeling Challenge. The Challenge is centered on teams of high school students that use information from scientific databases and current research literature to build a model of a protein. They then come to Stony Brook where the models are assessed by teams of judges from OSI and the University. For the past three years the program has been led by Joan Kiely, Director of the Stony Brook Biotechnology Teaching Center, who is also the principal investigator of this award.
Apr 28, 2010 - 12:37:46 PM

SBUMC Kidney Transplant Program Donates $10,000 To Summer Camp Program For Kids On Dialysis
After several years of collecting soda can tabs from many area companies and organizations, the Kidney Transplant Program at Stony Brook University Medical Center is using the money from the recycled tabs to donate $10,000 to The Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation's Summer Camp for Children with Kidney Disease.
Apr 28, 2010 - 2:39:22 PM

SBU Students Blow Off Steam Before Finals at the Annual Roth Pond Regatta
The Roth Pond Regatta, a Stony Brook tradition since 1988.
Apr 29, 2010 - 12:05:57 PM

Stony Brook University Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Dedicates New Vehicle on May 1
Stony Brook University Volunteer Ambulance Corp. (SBVAC) will dedicate new ambulance to the University community. Through fund-raising and grants SBVAC has raised $80,000 towards the purchase of this vehicle.
Apr 29, 2010 - 12:46:28 PM

Dan Rather Interviews SBUMC's Dr. Anthony Szema For HDNET Story On Burn Pits In Iraq & Afghanistan
Dan Rather, anchorman for HDNet and "Dan Rather Reports," and former CBS News Anchorman and 60 Minutes correspondent, interviewed Anthony M. Szema, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, and Head, Allergy Diagnostic Unit at Stony Brook University Medical Center, for a HDNet television and iTunes program titled 'Where There's Smoke.' The program is scheduled to air May 4, 2010.
Apr 30, 2010 - 2:49:14 PM

SBUMC Conducts Training Study Designed To Help Amputees Walk
Many people with lower extremity limb loss (amputation) have difficulty walking, even after rehabilitation. To further assist amputees, the Department of Physical Therapy at Stony Brook University Medical Center is conducting a training study that involves amputees walking on a treadmill and charting their progress.
Apr 30, 2010 - 3:23:32 PM

May 2010

SBU Brain Study: Sensitive Persons' Perception Moderates Responses Based On Culture
Building on previous brain imaging research that revealed cultural influences play a role in neural activation during perception, Arthur Aron, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University, and colleagues, completed a study that suggests individuals who are highly sensitive have cognitive responses that appear to not be influenced by culture at all. Reported in advance online in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, and scheduled for print in the June issue, the study could serve as a foundation for the direction of study in the emerging field of cultural neuroscience.
May 3, 2010 - 10:22:39 AM

Director Of SBU's Center For Public Health And Health Policy Research Named To NYS Minority Health Council
Melody S. Goodman, M.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Stony Brook University Graduate Program in Public Health (GPPH), and Director of the GPPH's Center for Public Health and Health Policy Research at Stony Brook University Medical Center, has been named to the New York State Minority Health Council by Governor David Patterson.
May 3, 2010 - 2:33:35 PM

Professor Of SBU Biomedical Engineering Elected Into AIMBE's College Of Fellows
Danny Bluestein, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, was elected into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering's (AIMBE) College of Fellows.
May 3, 2010 - 2:48:49 PM

First LI patient gets new 'heart' at Stony Brook (Newsday)
Arthur Plowden has become a pioneering patient on Long Island for a new kind of heart pump that his doctors say offers lifesaving technology for people running low on options.
Doctors at Stony Brook University Medical Center a week ago attached to Plowden's heart a left ventricular assist device - an LVAD - that assumes the pumping role of his heart's left chamber.
May 4, 2010 - 4:55:01 PM

Stony Brook's new CT scanner faster (Newsday)
Marie DeGenova told her daughter Barbara when she finished getting a CT scan at Stony Brook University Medical Center: "I'm not doing that again." But the new state-of-art machine, the first of its type in downstate New York, probably saved her life.
May 4, 2010 - 5:00:24 PM

Learn About New Minimally Invasive Approaches To Treat GI Cancers, Plastic Surgery Techniques, At SBUMC Seminars
Faculty from Stony Brook University Medical Center's Department of Surgery continue to run an innovative and free program offering community physicians and surgeons continuing medical education (CME) opportunities.
May 5, 2010 - 9:46:52 AM

SBUMC Symposium On Dupuytren's Disease Brings Worldwide Leaders In Hand Surgery Together
Physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Plastic Surgery, and other specialties attended a Dupuytren's Disease Symposium at Stony Brook University Medical Center that included the world's foremost specialists in hand disease and hand surgery.
May 6, 2010 - 3:20:26 PM

Stony Brook University Announces New Funding To Study Mercury In Seafood
The Gelfond fund for Mercury Related Research and Outreach, established by Richard Gelfond, CEO and Director of IMAX Corporation and Chairman of the Stony Brook Foundation, will advance scientific understanding of methylmercury accumulation in human diets and its effects on human health.
May 7, 2010 - 10:54:22 AM

SBUMC Stroke Program Runs Prevention Lecture And Support Program During National Stroke Awareness Month
The Stroke Program at Stony Brook University Medical Center will hold and participate in a series of community events in May to commemorate National Stroke Awareness Month.
May 10, 2010 - 12:43:19 PM

The Advanced Energy Center Teams With The New York State Labor Department, SUNY And CUNY To Identify Where Are New York State's 'Green' Jobs And What Skills Are Required?
The Advanced Energy Center today announced a partnership with the New York State Department of Labor, The New York City Labor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS) at the CUNY Graduate Center, the State University of New York at Albany, and SUNY in the first comprehensive New York State research project to measure employer demand for “green jobs†against the capacity of educational and training resources to address these needs.
May 12, 2010 - 4:19:31 PM

SBU President Says Public Colleges And Universities Need The Reforms Included In Governor's Budget Proposal
Stony Brook University President, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., joined New York State Governor David Paterson and SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher on Tuesday as the Governor urged the New York State Legislature to pass the Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act.
May 13, 2010 - 9:01:22 AM

PNAS Report: Kudzu Invasion Doubles Q:1 Emissions of Nitric Oxide and Increases Ozone Pollution
Kudzu, "the vine that ate the South," is not just swallowing landscapes and altering ecosystems in the southeastern U.S., it is also increasing ozone pollution according to a new report published in the May 17, 2010 on line edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
May 13, 2010 - 4:11:12 PM

EDITORIAL: Legislature should let SUNY power up (Newsday)
Now that the State University of New York has an ambitious strategic plan - six big, blue-sky ideas for its future - all it needs is the tuition and governing flexibility to bring the plan to life. In New York, of course, that's the hard part.
May 17, 2010 - 9:57:08 AM

Weston students help group that takes aim at toxic drinking (Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel)
A magazine ad for the Red Watch Band movement inspired Cypress Bay High School students Brianna Schechter and Karli Rosen to spread its message to fellow college-bound teens in their Weston neighborhood.
May 17, 2010 - 2:49:36 PM

SBUMC First To Implant New Life-Saving Device That Takes Over Heart Pumping
Arthur Plowden, 42, of Amityville, N.Y., calls himself “half man, half amazing.†He invented the phrase a few weeks after he became the first patient ever at a Long Island hospital to receive a HeartMate II left ventricular assist device (LVAD).
May 18, 2010 - 3:02:58 PM

Positivity And Life At 50 Plus -- SBU Scientist And Colleagues Find Patterns In Perceptions Of Well-Being Across The Life Span
Arthur Stone, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Vice Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University and colleagues at Columbia University, Princeton University, and the Gallup Organization have produced a detailed analysis of how Americans perceive well-being at various ages.
May 19, 2010 - 11:47:29 AM

First Woman 'Biggest Loser' Winner Comes To SBUMC Tours NICU With Nurses And March Of Dimes Reps
Ali Vincent, the first woman to win The Biggest Loser competition that airs on NBC, came to Stony Brook University Medical Center to tour the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on May 6. The NICU visit was part of Ali's a 20-city Mind Body Sole Tour with Famous Footwear, which sponsors the "Random Acts of Kindness" program.
May 20, 2010 - 2:24:15 PM

Local Cub Scout Pack Gives Toys To Hospitalized Children At SBUMC
Cub Scout Pack 294 of Farmingville, N.Y., wanted to do something special for hospitalized children being cared for at Stony Brook University Medical Center. They decided to donate dozens of toys, including popular games such as Candyland and Battleship, to the children.
May 20, 2010 - 2:39:51 PM

OPINION: LI needs new approach to stroke care, stat (Newsday)
Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, and every four minutes someone dies of one. Despite these staggering statistics, which distinguish stroke as the leading cause of disability and third leading cause of death, and despite the fact that stroke affects the U.S. economy to the tune of roughly $70 billion annually, stroke remains the most underserved field in medicine.
May 24, 2010 - 11:57:59 AM

SBU Researchers And Colleagues Find That In The Brain, Early-Stage Intense Passionate Love Seems To Be Universal
Close relationship researchers have previously found that Easterners (those from collectivistic cultures such as China) seem to regard love differently from Westerners (those from individualist cultures such as the United States).
May 28, 2010 - 11:31:59 AM

Stony Brook University Receives $1.5 Million Award To Enhance Science Education
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded Stony Brook University a four year, $ 1.5 million dollar grant to enhance science education.
May 28, 2010 - 12:45:49 PM

Local Pediatric Hematology Nurse Practitioner Receives Distinguished Honor from Nassau/Suffolk Hospital Council
Nesconset resident, Debra Giugliano RN, MS, PNP, a pediatric nurse practitioner specializing in caring for children with hematologic and oncologic illnesses at Stony Brook University Medical Center, received the top honor of Long Island's “Nurse of Excellence†from the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC). This hardworking, innovative professional was selected from a field of more than 500 nurses at hospitals all across Long Island. "I am truly honored to receive the Nurse Excellence Award. I have spent the past 20 years caring for children and their families, said Giugliano. “They inspire me and make me proud to be a nurse practitioner."
May 28, 2010 - 1:33:19 PM

June 2010

SBU Cited 16 Times in The US News & World Report Rankings of "America's Best Graduate Schools"
Stony Brook University is home to 16 of the highest ranked programs in graduate education in the nation, according to US News & World Report's 2011 "America's Best Graduate Schools". The annual rankings focus on programs in Business, Education, Engineering, Law, and Medicine, and reflect data from surveys of more than 1,500 schools and more than 12,000 graduate programs.
Jun 2, 2010 - 1:29:04 PM

SBU School Of Medicine Vice Dean For Undergraduate Medical Education Appointed to National Board of Medical Examiners
Latha Chandran, M.D., M.P.H., Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and Professor of Pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, was appointed a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners as a Test Committee Representative.
Jun 2, 2010 - 4:37:55 PM

My Toughest Case: Telling a Patient He Has Six Months to Live (New York Magazine)
(Written by a SBUMC Internist, this is one of only eight selected features in New York Magazine's 2010 "Best Doctors" issue):
"One of my first patients at Stony Brook was a man I'll call Mr. M. He was a retired schoolteacher in his late sixties who had moved from New Hampshire to be closer to his grandchildren. For ten years, Mr. M. and his wife would come in together."
Jun 8, 2010 - 10:14:36 AM
Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., Appointed School of Medicine Dean and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences at Stony Brook University
After a national search, Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., M.A.C.P., the Helen M. Ranney Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine at University of California, San Diego, has been appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences for Stony Brook University, announced President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D.
Jun 8, 2010 - 11:08:42 AM

Widely Used Cancer Drug May Increase Risk For Proteinuria In Patients
Cancer patients treated with the chemotherapy agent bevacizumab (Avastin) may be at an increased risk of severe loss of protein from the kidney into the urine that can lead to significant kidney damage and can compromise the efficacy of cancer treatment. This conclusion stems from a study of more than 12,000 patients by Shenhong Wu, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator, and colleagues at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
Jun 10, 2010 - 3:56:12 PM

SBUMC Employs Use Of New Precise And Fast External Beam Radiotherapy System For Cancer Patients
A breakthrough external beam radiotherapy technology that is fast, precise, and has optimal dose delivery to targeted tumors while limiting damage to surrounding normal tissue, is the latest radiotherapy weapon that cancer specialists are using at Stony Brook University Medical Center to treat patients.
Jun 10, 2010 - 4:07:23 PM

Stony Brook University Medical Center Breaks Ground on New Comprehensivve Psychiatric Emergency Program Annex
With more than 150 in attendance including faculty, staff and community members, Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) broke ground on its new Comprehensive Emergency Psychiatric Program (CPEP) Annex, a 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art patient care facility that will replace 2,050 square feet of outdated space.
Jun 14, 2010 - 9:23:40 AM

Four SBU School Of Medicine Faculty Recognized For Outstanding Efforts In Medical Education
Stony Brook University School of Medicine Professors and physicians Drs. Roy Steigbigel, David Cohen, Michael Pearl and Feroza Daroowalla are the 2010 recipients of the Aesculapius Award, the most prestigious award given to faculty by the School of Medicine for outstanding teaching accomplishment.
Jun 15, 2010 - 4:26:19 PM

SBU Team Creates Computer-Aided Influenza Virus Vaccine Method Could Lead To Effective And Safe Seasonal Vaccines
A team of molecular biologists and computer scientists at Stony Brook University have used a novel method to weaken (attenuate) influenza virus by way of designing hundreds of mutations to its genetic code to create an effective vaccine.
Jun 16, 2010 - 2:40:28 PM

Stony Brook Faculty Member Named To Rank Of Distinguished Professor By SUNY Board Of Trustees
John Parise, Professor in the Departments of Geosciences and Chemistry at Stony Brook University, has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the State University of New York
Jun 21, 2010 - 11:36:24 AM

Stony Brook University Alumni Association Appoints Four New Board Members
Stony Brook Alumni Association is pleased to announce the appointment of four new board members to its board of directors: Kevin Abrams, M.D. '86, Ernest G. Canadeo '77, Errol A. Cockfield '94 and Gail S. Hackett '85, announced Christina Vargas Law '90 '93 co-chair of the Nominating Committee. The new appointments are effective June 19, 2010.
Jun 22, 2010 - 12:51:49 PM

Stony Brook University Receives $5.5 Million NY State Grant To Create A Core Stem Cell Education/Research Facility
Stony Brook University School of Medicine, through the SUNY Research Foundation, received a $5.5 million grant from the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to support stem cell research, training and biomedical research infrastructure.
Jun 23, 2010 - 3:09:52 PM

Stony Brook University To Offer New Master Of Arts Program In Marine Conservation And Policy Beginning In Fall 2010
A new master's program in Marine Conservation and Policy will be offered by Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) beginning with the fall 2010 semester.
Jun 25, 2010 - 10:50:46 AM

Stony Brook University Marks One-Year Anniversary Of CEWIT Building With Open House On June 28
Stony Brook marked the first anniversary of its Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) facility with an Open House Celebration on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 1 p.m. During the open house, building tours were offered, during which
researchers demonstrated their inventions and applications developed over the past year at the 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility.
Jun 28, 2010 - 4:51:27 PM

Internationally Renowned SBUMC Pediatric Nephrologist And Outgoing Med School Dean Honored For Excellence In Field
Richard N. Fine., M.D., a renowned pediatric nephrologist and outgoing Dean of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been honored by his peers in Pediatric Nephrology with the 2010 Jose Strauss Visiting Professorship Award.
Jun 29, 2010 - 12:43:00 PM

Nationally Recognized Biomedical Engineer Joins Growing Cerebrovascular Center At SBUMC
Baruch Barry Lieber, Ph.D., a nationally recognized biomedical engineer who has pioneered the development of minimally invasive devices in the treatment of stroke and aneurysms, has joined Stony Brook University Medical Center's Cerebrovascular Center.
Jun 30, 2010 - 12:51:38 PM

Stony Brook Alumni Association Golf Outing Benefits Student Scholarships
On Monday, June 21, 2010, the Stony Brook Alumni Association hosted its annual Scholarship Golf Classic at the Hamlet Willow Creek Golf and Country Club in Mt. Sinai, New York.
Jun 30, 2010 - 1:07:31 PM

Stony Brook Children's Joins National Network of Children's Hospitals
The National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions has accepted Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital for associate membership.
Jun 30, 2010 - 6:57:45 PM

Stony Brook University Medical Center Launches Children's Hospital
Stony Brook University Medical Center today launched Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, a clinical, academic, and financial commitment to the development of a unique regional resource dedicated to delivering expanded, specialty and tertiary healthcare needs of children and adolescents in Suffolk County.
Jun 30, 2010 - 7:18:53 PM

July 2010

Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist Joins SBUMC Advancing Diagnostic Capabilities For Children
Jeffrey C. Hellinger, M.D., FACC, a specialist in Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging, has joined Stony Brook University Medical Center as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Radiology.
Jul 1, 2010 - 2:18:56 PM

Son Of Late Actor Christopher Reeve Addresses SBU Health Sciences Graduates
Matthew Reeve, son of the late actor Christopher Reeve and Gae Exton, delivered the keynote address to 180 graduates of the Stony Brook University School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM) during a June 25 commencement ceremony at the Staller Center on the SBU campus.
Jul 1, 2010 - 4:41:31 PM

SBU's Institute for Ocean Conservation Science Workshop Results In A Book That Provides First Comprehensive Synthesis Of Trophic Cascades
A compendium on trophic cascades and how they operate in the world's major ecosystems has been published for the first time. The term 'trophic cascades' refers to the follow-on effects of top predator removal from an ecosystem, and, until now, there has not been a comprehensive synthesis of this phenomenon.

SBU School Of Medicine Educator And Anesthesiologist Named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
Stephen A. Vitkun, M.D., M.B.A., Ph.D., Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor by the State University of New York.
Jul 9, 2010 - 2:30:15 PM

SBU Public Health Professor Receives Yale Distinguished Alumni Award
Steven Jonas, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., Professor of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, Stony Brook University, received the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award in June from the Yale School of Public Health.
Jul 13, 2010 - 12:04:41 PM

Stony Brook University Receives NSF Grant to Design Revolutionary "Reality Deck"
Stony Brook University received a $1.4 million National Science Foundation grant to build what its creator described as the closest thing in the world to Star Trek's "holodeck."
Jul 13, 2010 - 5:52:34 PM

Stony Brook University Student Selected For NASA Internship
Jean Paul Duperval II, a student at Stony Brook University, is gaining valuable experience during the summer session of the Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) program at NASA Langley Research Center.
Jul 16, 2010 - 5:01:48 PM

SBUMC Physician: Reform Of Primary Care Could Reduce Costly Diagnostic Errors
Errors in diagnosis place a heavy financial burden on an already costly health care system and can be devastating for affected patients. Strengthening certain aspects of a new and evolving model of comprehensive and coordinated primary care could potentially address this highly relevant, but underemphasized safety concern, say Mark Graber, M.D., of Stony Brook University Medical Center, and Hardeep Singh, M.D., M.P.H., of Baylor College of Medicine, in a commentary published in the July 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Jul 20, 2010 - 1:10:04 PM

Stony Brook University Hospital Volunteer Wins President's Call To Service Award At National Conference
Rita Byrne, a dedicated, hard-working Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) volunteer, has won the President's Call to Service Award at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. The meeting is the world's largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the non-profit, government, and corporate sectors.
Jul 21, 2010 - 1:25:48 PM

Anguish Of Romantic Rejection May Be Linked To Stimulation Of Areas Of Brain Related To Motivation, Reward And Addiction
Breaking up really is hard to do, and a recent study conducted at Stony Brook University found evidence that it may be partly due to the areas of the brain that are active during this difficult time.
Jul 21, 2010 - 3:21:25 PM

SBU Neurobiology And Behavior Chair Wins NIH Award To Conduct Research On Optogenetic Stimulation Of Cholinergic Circuits In The Brain
Lorna W. Role, Ph.D., Chair of the Stony Brook University Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, and member of Central Nervous System Disorders center in the Centers for Molecular Medicine at Stony Brook, has been named a winner of the prestigious Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her proposal for light induced deep brain stimulation of cholinergic neurons that are involved in degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Jul 22, 2010 - 12:20:46 PM

SBU 'TechPREP' Program And The Motorola Foundation Collaborate To Empower Youth To Excel In Math And Science
TechPREP, an outreach program for middle school girls run by the Women in Science and Engineering program and the College of Engineering and Applied Science's Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University, today announced it has received $50,700 as part of the Innovation Generation grant program from the Motorola Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Inc. Through the grant, TechPREP will continue its program of providing educational outreach programs for young girls from the Brentwood and Longwood school districts.
Jul 22, 2010 - 3:04:48 PM

Stony Brook University Establishes Advisory Committee to Develop Business Plan For Usage of Southampton Facilities
Stony Brook University has established an Advisory Committee to help guide best practice academic and functional utilization opportunities for the 82-acre property and facilities at Stony Brook Southampton.
Jul 23, 2010 - 6:27:30 PM

Stony Brook University To Offer Master Of Science Degree In Journalism Beginning June 2011, First In SUNY System
Stony Brook will offer a new Master of Science degree in journalism beginning in June 2011, the first in the SUNY system. The program will focus on coverage of health, science, the environment and technology while preparing students to thrive as all-around journalists in the rapidly changing media landscape.
Jul 26, 2010 - 2:42:43 PM

August 2010

Stony Brook University And WMHO Give Historic Grist Mill New Life Producing Electricity
The historic Stony Brook Grist Mill has been given a new life by Stony Brook University faculty and students, in concert with the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO), owners and operators of Mill, c. 1751, as part of a demonstration project on the untapped potential of New York State's renewable energy sources.
Aug 2, 2010 - 4:48:19 PM

Stony Brook University Alum Have Among The Highest Earning Potential In The Nation
Stony Brook graduates rank among the highest in the nation when it comes to earnings potential, according to a recent national ranking.
Aug 3, 2010 - 10:38:52 AM

SBU Professor Performs Live Piano Music Bimonthly In SBU Hospital Lobby For Patients, Visitors
Twice each month patients at Stony Brook University Hospital, along with visitors and staff, can enjoy live piano music in the hospital lobby. Pianist Andrew M. Flescher, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Medical Humanities, bangs out popular rock, pop, show tunes, and other songs upon request.
Aug 3, 2010 - 11:50:08 AM

Prostate Care Program At SBUMC Recognized With NY State Proclamation For Outstanding Community Outreach
The Prostate Care Program at Stony Brook University Medical Center received a New York State Proclamation from Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney in recognition of the Program's continuous prostate cancer screening efforts in Suffolk County.
Aug 4, 2010 - 9:23:15 AM

Stony Brook University Offers Advanced Certificate In Health Communications
Stony Brook University has created an Advanced Graduate Program in Health Communications to provide both health care and media professionals as well as graduate students in related fields the necessary skills to communicate health-related issues to the public directly or through the press.
Aug 4, 2010 - 11:23:33 AM

First Multi-Year Nearshore Survey Of Antarctic Krill Reveals High Density, Stable Population In Shallow, Coastal Waters
Using smaller vessels that allow access to shallow, nearshore waters, researchers from Stony Brook University and the Southwest Fisheries Science Center conducted the first multi-year survey of the population of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) in coastal waters near Livingston Island and discovered that nearshore waters had significantly higher krill biomass density than offshore waters. They also found that the nearshore waters had less interannual variation than offshore waters.
Aug 4, 2010 - 12:59:06 PM

Mammal-Like Crocodile Fossil Found In East Africa Changes Picture Of Animal Life 100 Million Years Ago
Fossils of an ancient crocodile with mammal-like teeth discovered in the Rukwa Rift Basin of Tanzania is changing the picture of animal life at 100 million years in what is now sub-Saharan Africa. The new species, found by an international team of scientists, including Joseph Sertich of Stony Brook University, is named Pakasuchus.
Aug 5, 2010 - 2:35:45 PM

Open New Career Doors As A Certified EMT: SBU School Of Health Technology And Management Runs Fall Course
The School of Health Technology and Management at Stony Brook University is offering certification course for anyone interested in becoming a certified emergency medical technician.
Aug 10, 2010 - 12:01:49 PM

SBUMC Pediatric Imaging Specialist Creates Protocols For Lowest Possible CT Radiation Doses
Ensuring the safety of pediatric cardiovascular and vascular patients who require computed tomographic angiography (CTA) for diagnostic purposes means that employing methods of low dose CTA is essential, according to Jeffrey C. Hellinger, M.D., a pediatric imaging specialist at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
Aug 10, 2010 - 12:09:05 PM

SBU Student Awarded A Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship
Stony Brook University Ph.D. student Travis W. Holloway has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Germany in Philosophy, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
Aug 10, 2010 - 12:09:43 PM

Stony Brook University Students' First 'Real Job' is One They Created Themselves
Financial prizes totaling $50,000 have been awarded to two Stony Brook University student teams that submitted the most promising and persuasively developed business ideas in the 2010 "Dare to Risk Entrepreneurship" (DARE) competition. Students working together as "Freedom TeleWorkers, Inc.," took the first place award of $30,000 for their business concept a remote telemarketing staffing solution. Second place, and $20,000 went to "Travel Portabout," an online retail business selling travel size toiletries and related items packaged to meet Transportation Security Administration regulations, shipped to home, office or destination.
Aug 11, 2010 - 2:04:52 PM

SBUMC Cancer Researchers Awarded 'LILAC' Grant For Laboratory Equipment To Simulate Tumor Formation
Cancer researchers in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University Medical Center received a $7,185 grant from the Long Island League to Abolish Cancer (LILAC) to purchase new laboratory equipment that will enhance their investigations of brain, breast and pancreatic cancers.
Aug 17, 2010 - 2:27:02 PM

'A Summer Night at Sandcastle,' the $52 Million Bridgehampton Estate Draws More Than 400; Appearance by 'The Mayor'
Rudy and Judith Giuliani were special guests and co-hosts with Joe and Kristen Farrell at "A Summer Night at Sandcastle," a soiree attended by more than 400 benefiting the new Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital at Stony Brook University. Sandcastle, the $52 million Bridgehampton estate of real estate developer Joe Farrell and his wife Kristen, has the distinction of netting the highest two-week rental in the Hamptons, listing for $500,000 for two weeks.
Aug 17, 2010 - 9:06:40 PM

Attend SBU Seawolves home football opener to help tackle childhood cancer
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and individuals who purchase tickets for the Stony Brook University Seawolves home opener football game on September 11 will help to tackle childhood cancer. A portion of the ticket sales will support the Play Fit-Stay Fit! program sponsored by the Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook University Medical Center. The program is a comprehensive physical therapy and fitness/wellness program for childhood cancer survivors and their families.
Aug 24, 2010 - 10:09:49 AM

National Science Foundation Awards More Than $1.7 Million In Grants To Stony Brook Faculty
Researchers at Stony Brook have been awarded more than $1.7 million in grants from the National Science Foundation.
Aug 26, 2010 - 12:19:40 PM

Learning The Skills Of Med Students At SBUMC'S First “Project Medical Education"
Local and New York State government officials, as well as healthcare industry representatives, immersed themselves in the working life of an academic medical center during Stony Brook University Medical Center's first Project Medical Education (PME). During the two-day program, attendees became “medical students†and took a fast-track med school path learning via lectures and hands-on training about medical education, clinical initiatives, and the importance of research. PME took place throughout SBUMC, including a hospital tour and visits to School of Medicine labs in the Health Sciences Center.
Aug 27, 2010 - 10:45:01 AM

15-Year Blood Donor To SBUMC Is First To Mark 300 Platelet Donations
When the staff of the Stony Brook University Medical Center Blood Bank see Rey Nimons, 63, of Hampton Bays, there are smiles all around and fun conversation begins. This happens not only because Mr. Nimons is a positive character with a perpetual smile, but also because they know him for 15 years and recognize his special gift to SBUMC. Nimons donates blood platelets about every two weeks, every year. On August 30, he gave his 301st donation. Nimons is the first SBUMC Blood Bank donor to reach 300 platelet donations in the bank's 30 years of operation.
Aug 31, 2010 - 10:59:19 AM

SBUMC Imaging Specialist Advocates Use Of Three-Dimensional MRI As Helpful Tool For Displaying Fetal Anatomy
Three-dimensional MRI is an emerging and useful technique for displaying fetal anatomy and diagnosing problems in the womb in a wide spectrum of clinical applications, according to Jeffrey C. Hellinger, M.D., a pediatric imaging specialist at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
Aug 31, 2010 - 4:37:20 PM

Parade Magazine's "College A-List" Ranks Stony Brook University as One of Nation's Top Universities
Stony Brook University is ranked three times in the August 22, 2010 edition of PARADE Magazine's "College A-List" highlighting schools that often "fly under the radar."
Aug 31, 2010 - 5:10:38 PM

September 2010

Sixty-Four Year-Old San Jose Man with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer Travels Across Country to SBUMC for NANOKNIFE Procedure
Life was good for 64 year-old Jerry Gates, a San Jose plant rental company owner. He had two grown children, Tyler 32 and Jessica, 29, who adored him, a wife with whom in August this year he celebrated his 40th year of marriage, and a thriving business that allowed them to live a very comfortable lifestyle in the self-proclaimed capital of Silicon Valley. A non-smoker, non-drinker, Jerry could not recall experiencing any health trouble except for an occasional awareness of tinnitus in his ear. He was 5' 11" and 225 lbs.
Sep 3, 2010 - 3:33:09 PM

Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue, Understanding Medicare, SBU Sponsors Geriatric Care Ministry Program
The School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University is sponsoring an innovative Geriatric Care Ministry Program that is designed to help clergy of all faiths and other spiritual leaders improve the quality-of-life for older people in their congregations and communities. The program takes place at the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University on October 4.
Sep 7, 2010 - 3:14:16 PM

Computer Science Major Named Recipient Of New York Community Bank Foundation Scholarship For News Literacy Essay On Lucero Trial Coverage
Justin Somerville of Medford is the winner of Stony Brook University's News Literacy essay competition for the spring semester.
A senior and computer science major, Somerville's essay was written in the form of a letter to Newsday and selected as the most thoughtful, well written as well as the best critique using The Center for News Literacy's key points.
Sep 7, 2010 - 3:31:42 PM

Take Strides Against Heart Disease With SBUMC Staff and Community At Suffolk County's Only AHA Heart Walk
Gear up for the only American Heart Association (AHA) Start! Heart Walk in Suffolk County, N.Y., to be held on October 16 on Stony Brook University's West Campus. The AHA-sponsored event, held each fall in hundreds of communities nationwide, promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun environment. The Stony Brook event is organized by the AHA and staff at Stony Brook University Medical Center, with Stony Brook University-wide support.
Sep 9, 2010 - 3:50:20 PM

Stony Brook Southampton's Acclaimed "Writers Speak" Series Opens On September 22 With Renowned Author James Salter
Stony Brook Southampton's MFA Program in Writing and Literature will inaugurate its Fall 2010 " Writers Speak " series in the new Chancellors Hall Radio Lounge on Wednesday, September 22, at 7 pm with renowned author James Salter, who will be reading from the just-released Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps (Counterpoint).
Sep 13, 2010 - 3:46:07 PM

Stony Brook Names Nationally Recognized Cancer Expert To Head Hospital's Growing Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Program
Michael W. Schuster, M.D., a renowned hematologic cancer expert known for spearheading the development of two of New York's largest bone marrow and stem cell transplantation programs, has been named Professor of Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Director of Hematologic Malignancies and Director of Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Transplantation at Stony Brook University Hospital.
Sep 14, 2010 - 10:23:40 AM

Stony Brook University's Center For Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, And Bioethics To Offer Masters Track Beginning Spring 2011
Stony Brook University is now accepting applications for its Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics track in the Master of Arts in Biological Sciences. Courses begin in the spring 2011 semester. Named for the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics founded in 2008, the new MA track will serve students from a wide range of disciplines and professions.
Sep 14, 2010 - 4:35:11 PM

SBU President to Give State of the University Address at Annual Convocation
The annual University Convocation includes the President's State of the University Address and the introduction of new faculty.
Sep 15, 2010 - 8:45:49 AM

Stony Brook University Opens First "Center For Communicating Science" In United States
Noted actor and long-time host of PBS' Scientific American Frontiers, Alan Alda, will go head-to-head with world-renowned physicist Brian Greene in a conversation entitled, "Why Communicating Science Matters," to commemorate the establishment of the Center for Communicating Science, the first of its kind in the United States, developed with funding from the US Department of Education by the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University.
Sep 15, 2010 - 9:01:22 AM

SBU Lifesciences Summit Brings "Bench-To-Bedside" Scientists With Bioscience Execs, Educators, To Plan Next Generation Medicines
The Center for Biotechnology at Stony Brook University has organized a summit that will bring some of the world's top bioscience companies together with entrepreneurs and academic innovators to explore the next generation of biomedical solutions that will bring groundbreaking medicines to patients worldwide. The Life Sciences Summit will take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Island in Hauppauge, New York, on September 22-23, 2010.
Sep 15, 2010 - 2:57:45 PM

Media Advisory for Thursday, September 16 at 2 pm EDT
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 16 to discuss compelling new research results from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission; Timothy Glotch, assitant professor of Geosciences at Stony Brook University is a panelist.
Sep 16, 2010 - 10:03:35 AM

Government, Business, And Non-Profit Leaders Come Together To Discuss Energy Opportunities And Challenges At 2010 Advanced Energy Conference
With the Gulf oil spill continuing to create headlines and command answers, while bringing smart energy use to the forefront among elected officials, urban planners, business leaders, and others, the foremost energy experts from the public, private and non-profit sectors will convene to explore new ideas and solutions at the 2010 Advanced Energy Conference in New York City on November 8 and 9.
Sep 16, 2010 - 10:15:48 AM

New Types Of Rock Found On Moon By Researchers At Stony Brook University And NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Using data from the Diviner Lunar Radiometer, an instrument uniquely capable of identifying common lunar silicate minerals, scientists at Stony Brook University in New York and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found previously unseen compositional differences in the crustal highlands of the Moon, and have confirmed the presence of anomalously silica-rich material in five distinct regions.
Sep 16, 2010 - 12:36:52 PM

Taking Swings to Beat ALS: “Ride For Life†Holds LI Educators And Healthcare Professionals Cup
Teachers and healthcare professionals will take a break from classes and clinics and take hold of their golf gear to participate in the 8th Annual Long Island Educators & Healthcare Professionals Cup Golf Tournament. The event is sponsored by the Ride for Life, an organization that raises awareness of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and funds to help find a cure for the disease. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the ALS Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center, the only ALS Association Certified Center on Long Island. The event takes place on Columbus Day, October 11, at the Spring Lake Golf Course in Middle Island.
Sep 16, 2010 - 4:14:08 PM

Walk for Beauty To Benefit Patients, Support Breast and Prostate Cancer At SBUMC
Breast and prostate cancer survivors, along with their families, the physicians and staff of Stony Brook University Medical Center, and the entire community, will once again ban together on October 3 to participate in the 17th annual “Walk for Beauty, Walk for Life.†Co-sponsored by SBUMC and the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, the Walk raises funds for breast and prostate cancer research and supports the purchase of wigs, prosthetics and other products for patients in need. The Walk has raised more than $1 million since its inception in 1994.
Sep 17, 2010 - 12:11:21 PM

Stony Brook University Professor Receives International Award For Work In Women's Periodontal Health Care
Maria Ryan, D.D.S., Ph.D. Professor of Oral Biology and Pathology in the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine was recently named the winner of an international award that recognized her work in advancing women's health care by focusing her research efforts on the development of risk assessment strategies and biochemical testing for early identification of periodontal disease.
Sep 20, 2010 - 4:32:10 PM

Stony Brook Earns Prestigious 'Gold Seal' From the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
Following two years of preparation, Stony Brook University's Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) was awarded full accreditation status by the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), at the September meeting of its Council on Accreditation, announced President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D. As the "gold seal," AAHRPP accreditation offers assurances to research participants, researchers, sponsors, government regulators, and the general public that Stony Brook's HRPP is focused first and foremost on excellence.
Sep 23, 2010 - 10:30:35 AM

Stony Brook Employees Band Together For Haiti 2010 Events Target Three Charities Helping Earthquake Victims
Culminating eight months of fundraising initiatives for Haitian Relief and victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Stony Brook University Hospital CEO, Dr. Steven Strongwater, and Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Health Technology and Management, Dr. Craig Lehmann, invited representatives from three relief organizations to accept donations from the employees and students of Stony Brook University Medical Center.
Sep 24, 2010 - 10:32:58 AM

Acidification Of Oceans May Contribute To Global Declines Of Shellfish, Study By Stony Brook Scientists Concludes
The acidification of the Earth's oceans due to rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) may be contributing to a global decline of clams, scallops and other shellfish by interfering with the development of shellfish larvae, according to two Stony Brook University scientists.
Sep 27, 2010 - 11:45:48 AM

Stony Brook University "Fall Classic" Benefits Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital
Stony Brook University students from 12 Greek organizations and two campus life organizations will be swinging for the fences at the 3rd Annual Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity Charity Softball Tournament on October 2. This year's tournament benefits the Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, the only university-based children's hospital on Long Island. The games will be played on University recreation fields throughout the event, from 2:00 pm to 9 pm.
Sep 28, 2010 - 9:59:00 AM

Grateful Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients "Celebrate Life" With Stony Brook Cancer Specialist, Their Physician, and Staff
When Gene Travers, an avid golfer, spent 14 days in an isolation room following his bone marrow transplant at Stony Brook University Medical Center last spring, he brought a putting green with him. And upon release from the hospital, Travers, of Port Washington, immediately took off for a golf vacation in North Carolina.
Sep 28, 2010 - 3:27:56 PM

Program Aims to Increase Number of Minority College Graduates (PBS NewsHour)
This fall, about a million-and-a-half students started out at four-year colleges and universities. Unfortunately if patterns hold, six years from now, only about half will have graduated. It's much worse for black and Latino students. Only 40 percent graduate. But some colleges do better. This is one of them, the State University of New York at Stony Brook. A diverse school with 16,000 undergrads, Stony Brook graduates 65 percent of its Latino students and 70 percent of its black students, more than almost any other public university in the country.
Sep 29, 2010 - 7:56:23 AM

New Sensor Nanotechnology Developed by Stony Brook University Researchers Simplifies Disease Detection
Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a new sensor nanotechnology that could revolutionize personalized medicine by making it possible to instantly detect and monitor disease by simply exhaling once into a handheld device.
Sep 29, 2010 - 4:52:28 PM

October 2010

Academy Street Elementary School Students Collect Funds For Long Island's Children
Oct 1, 2010 - 10:53:36 AM

PINK LIMO AND BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS LEAD WAY AT SBUMC'S WALK FOR BEAUTY, WALK FOR LIFE
Oct 1, 2010 - 2:22:37 PM

ABC News highlights Red Watch Band as powerful resource in report on CDC's study of binge drinking
A CDC report about kids and alcohol says one in four high school students and young adults engaged in binge drinking within the past month. At Stony Brook University, a groundbreaking program is educating teens about the dangers of binge drinking. The program, called Red Watch Band, originated at Stony Brook two years ago and is already being implemented at over 100 other colleges and high schools across the country.
Oct 6, 2010 - 12:15:29 PM

Stony Brook University's Humanities Institute To Hold Interdisciplinary Conference
The Humanities Institute at Stony Brook (HISB) is planning an interdisciplinary conference on the subject of memory and emotion. These two words memory and emotion we use every day with confidence. Yet, research in the cognitive sciences and the humanities is throwing into question received notions of how and what we remember and feel. The conference takes place on Friday, October 22, 2010 from 10 AM 6 PM in the Humanities Building, Room 1006.
Oct 6, 2010 - 2:48:57 PM

Supervisor Lesko and Stony Brook University President Stanley Announce Partnership Between the Town and the University's NSF Center for BioEnergy Research and Development
Supervisor Mark Lesko and Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D., announced that the Town of Brookhaven has become the newest member of the University's National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for BioEnergy Research and Development (CBERD).
Oct 7, 2010 - 4:49:36 PM

Brookhaven teams with Stony Brook on energy research (Newsday.com)
The Town of Brookhaven and Stony Brook University announced on Thursday a partnership with scientists from the university to trap gas emissions from the town's landfill.
Oct 7, 2010 - 6:04:37 PM

Study Provides Data That Can Inform Atlantic Sturgeon Recovery Efforts
A first-of-its-kind study that tracked the oceanic migrations of adult Atlantic sturgeon that were caught and tagged in the Hudson River discovered that these fish move vast distances in the Atlantic Ocean, traveling as far south as Georgia and as far north as Nova Scotia, Canada.
Oct 8, 2010 - 10:09:46 AM

NOVEMBER 2010

SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Stony Brook University Professor Mark Aronoff to Distinguished Rank
The State University of New York Board of Trustees approved the appointment of faculty member at Stony Brook University – Mark Aronoff, Professor in the Department of Linguistics – to distinguished rank, as recommended by campus colleagues and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. The rank of Distinguished Professor is the University's highest faculty designation.
Nov 30, 2010 - 8:30:00 AM

New Distance Learning Option Opens Masters Program To Physician Assistants Around The World
Now Physician Assistants around the country and around the globe can obtain an advanced degree and further their careers with a new distance learning option at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
Nov 29, 2010 - 10:37:11 AM

Stony Brook University and NY Workforce Investment Boards Recognized for Success of Certificate and Training Programs
Stony Brook's Corporate Education and Training (CET) group and its partners have been recognized once again for the success of their professional certificate and training programs that have helped hundreds of displaced workers return to productive professional jobs.
Nov 24, 2010 - 3:31:50 PM

Stony Brook University Professor Contributes To Pivotal Red List Study Of Endangered Species
As chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List Standards and Petitions Subcommittee, Professor H. Resit Akçakaya, of the Department of Ecology and Evolution and a member of the Consortium for Inter-Disciplinary Environmental Research, helped develop guidelines for the application of rules used in assessment of threatened species.
Nov 24, 2010 - 9:59:19 AM

Institute For Ocean Conservation Science Helps Launch Stony Brook University's Master Of Arts Program In Marine Conservation And Policy
Scientists from the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University (SBU), who also are members of the university's faculty, are teaching the first course offered through the new graduate program, M.A. in Marine Conservation and Policy. SBU's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) launched the new program at the start of the 2010 fall semester. It is the first program of its kind in New York State and one of only a few such programs in the country.
Nov 22, 2010 - 10:36:24 AM

Stony Brook University College of Business Launches First Public Interest Poll to Focus Solely on America's Understanding of Money, Finance
Stony Brook University College of Business announced the launch of 'The Stony Brook Poll' today. This new Poll, to be conducted jointly with Left Right Research, a Long Island based marketing research concern, will focus on how well Americans understand money, financial systems and financial math.
Nov 19, 2010 - 10:17:34 AM

President Stanley Invited to Participate on Cuomo Transition Team for Health & Education
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D., has been invited to participate on Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo's Health and Education Transition Committee. According to a press release issued by the Governor Elect's press office, Health & Education "is one of three final transition committees appointed to fill top-level personnel" for the Cuomo Administration. The committees will recruit, review and recommend talented candidates for key positions.
Nov 16, 2010 - 5:21:32 PM

SBU Neurobiology And Behavior Professor Receives Presidential Early Career Award For Scientists And Engineers
Alfredo Fontanini, M.D., Ph.D., an Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior at Stony Brook University, has been named by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor given by the United States government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Nov 10, 2010 - 11:03:17 AM

Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center and Hydro-Quebec Announce Partnership for Clean Energy
The Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) located at Stony Brook University, and Hydro-Quebec (HQ) today announced that they have agreed upon a memorandum of understanding under which they will look at ways to coordinate resources for advancing new clean energy technologies with an eye toward enhancing their respective electric power systems.
Nov 8, 2010 - 11:28:00 PM

Stony Brook University To Offer Master Of Arts In Higher Education Administration
Stony Brook University will offer a new Master of Arts degree in higher education administration beginning in September 2011. The 30-credit program is designed to provide the academic preparation and credential necessary for college and university professionals to enhance their expertise and advance their careers.

Nov 5, 2010 - 11:51:13 AM

Advanced Energy Conference To Illuminate Latest Technologies For 21st Century Clean Energy Economy
New York State's leading energy organizations will highlight ambitious policies and initiatives for enhancing the state's clean energy future at the Advanced Energy 2010 Conference scheduled for Nov. 8-9 at the New York Hilton in New York City.
Nov 4, 2010 - 12:10:01 PM

Stony Brook University Creates Green Map To Showcase And Raise Awareness Of Campus Sustainability Initiatives
As part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability awareness and reducing the overall carbon footprint on the 1,450 acres that comprise Stony Brook University, the Environmental Stewardship Department has unveiled a web-based, interactive "Green Map," which highlights dozens of University initiatives.
Nov 3, 2010 - 4:30:08 PM

DECEMBER 2010

Jim Morgo Appointed to the Stony Brook University Council
Jim Morgo, a business consultant, former Suffolk Chief Deputy County Executive and a long-time affordable housing developer has been appointed by New York State Governor David A. Paterson to the Stony Brook University Council. The Stony Brook Council is an advisory body to the institution and to the President and Senior Officers of Stony Brook University.
Dec 17, 2010 - 9:19:04 AM

Stony Brook Physician Elected Governor Of American College Of Cardiology For Downstate New York
Smadar Kort, M.D., FACC, FASE, Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging and Director of Echocardiography at Stony Brook University Medical Center, has been elected as the next Governor of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for Downstate New York for a three-year term from 2012-2015.
Dec 15, 2010 - 8:38:58 AM

Stony Brook University Medical Center To Dedicate ALS Clinic For Long Island Man 17 Years After His Diagnosis
For Chris Pendergast, every Christmas he has been alive to celebrate with his family for the past 17 years has been a gift unto itself. Indeed, in 1993 the then 44-year-old elementary school teacher from Miller Place on Long Island was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – ALS – the always fatal degenerative neuromuscular disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was told that he had, at best, three to five years to live.
Dec 14, 2010 - 12:12:55 PM

Stony Brook Celebrates New Expanded Clinical and Research Center for Acute Stroke, Brain Aneurysms, AVMs and Other Vascular Anomalies
Stony Brook University Medical Center will unveil this Friday a one-of-a-kind neuroendovascular simulator that recreates vasculature in the brain, including scenarios of damaged vessels from acute stroke, brain aneurysms, and other cerebrovascular anomalies. Affectionately known in the lab as "Headley," the simulator – co-invented by B. Barry Lieber, PhD, a nationally recognized biomedical engineer and one of the world's foremost authorities on brain vasculature and Director of the Cerebrovascular Research Center at SBUMC – will profoundly impact research, teaching, diagnosis and treatment of neurovascular disease. Stroke is the number three cause of death behind heart attack and cancer in the U.S. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke and every four minutes, someone dies of one.
Dec 14, 2010 - 10:35:28 AM

New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council Approves Stony Brook University Police Department As Accredited Agency
The Stony Brook University Police Department, under the leadership of Chief Robert Lenahan, recently received accreditation status from the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council, announced University President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., MD.
Dec 8, 2010 - 2:12:48 PM

Bizarre Crocodile Fossil Discovered by Stony Brook University Researchers Dispels Notion That These Reptiles are Static and Unchanging
We all know that crocodiles are reptiles with long snouts, conical teeth, strong jaws and long tails. But according to researchers at Stony Brook University in New York, we don't know what we thought we knew. Rather, some crocodiles possessed a dazzling array of adaptations that resulted in unique and sometimes bizarre anatomy, including blunt, pug-nosed snouts, pudgy bodies and short tails.
Dec 8, 2010 - 10:52:09 AM

Stony Brook University Faculty Again Mentor Young Researchers Who Earned Siemens High School Competition Scholarship Awards
The individual and team regional finalists in the 2010 Siemens High School Competition in Math, Science & Technology who were mentored by two distinguished Stony Brook University professors during summer research programs were awarded a combined $80,000 in scholarships yesterday at the National Finals in Washington, DC.
Dec 7, 2010 - 7:40:50 AM

Stony Brook University Is Ranked Among The Top-10 Institutions Worldwide For Hadron Collider Research
In a new ranking by ScienceWatch.com, Stony Brook University has been named one of the top 10 institutions worldwide for Hadron Collider research. SBU was named 8th best overall—which includes national laboratories—and the 3rd best university in the world.
Dec 6, 2010 - 3:16:43 PM

Bioethics Professor Receives Award For Neuroimaging Research On Generosity As Related To Parental Instincts
Stephanie Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University, is one of nine researchers from the United States and Great Britain to receive the 2010 Science of Generosity Award, issued by the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Brown received the award for her research that will use neuroimaging to test whether generosity is related to parental instincts. The award includes a two-year $150,000 grant, effective December 1, 2010.
Dec 6, 2010 - 11:36:27 AM

Stony Brook University Honors Outstanding Faculty Achievements at Annual Event
More than 50 Stony Brook University faculty members were honored at the annual Faculty Achievement dinner at Watermill Caterers on November 3. Established in 1992, the event recognizes those who received prestigious national and international fellowships, honors, and awards during the previous academic year.

2009

Stony Brook study backs claims of undying love (Newsday)
Suzanne Bernstein said she and her husband, Sidney, eat side-by-side when they go out, always walk hand-in-hand, and begin and end each day with "I love you." The couple from Weehawken, N.J., have been married 18 years and Suzanne said the relationship is as passionate as when they first met. Now research exists to support her claim. Stony Brook University researchers looked at the brains of Bernstein and 16 other people who had been married an average of 20 years and claimed to be still intensely in love. They found that their MRIs showed activity in the same regions of the brain as those who had just fallen in love.
Jan 6, 2009 - 12:45:38 PM

"Hobbit" fossil a new species LI anthropolist says (Newsday)
An analysis of an 18,000-year-old fossil, described as the remains of a diminutive humanlike creature, proves that genuine cave-dwelling "hobbits" once flourished in Southeast Asia, according to a Long Island anthropologist who conducted X-ray studies of a skull.
Jan 6, 2009 - 12:48:59 PM

Northport students raise $1M for ALS research (Newsday)
Sometimes charity begins at home, or at least that's what Stony Brook University Medical Center officials figured when they learned of a Northport High School group's fundraising to support research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Jan 11, 2009 - 9:51:21 AM

Stony Brook Southampton Expands Its Writing Programs
Jan 12, 2009 - 3:19:25 PM

Black History Celebration With Artist Richard Mayhew at Avram Gallery
Jan 12, 2009 - 3:38:21 PM

Top News : General University News
3rd Place Winner In National Siemens Competition Was Mentored At Stony Brook University
Nityan Nair, a senior at Hastings High School in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, was awarded 3rd place and a $40,000 scholarship by the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for his individual project "Diffraction With A Twist: Forming Fractional Optical Vortices Using Spiral Zone Plates." Nair spent this past summer at Stony Brook University conducting research on optical vortices under the mentorship of Dr. John Noe, Executive Director of the Laser Teaching Center in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Jan 13, 2009 - 2:56:31 PM

World-Renowned Organic Chemist and SBU Professor Named Fellow Of Largest International Science Association
Eckard Wimmer, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at Stony Brook University, and an internationally recognized virologist, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Jan 16, 2009 - 2:08:16 PM

Surgical Jeopardy: What Is...Building Surgical Knowledge at SBUMC
On January 15, Stony Brook University Medical Center surgical residents (surgeons in training) and attending surgeons faced off in “Surgical Jeopardy,†a game modeled in format after the popular TV show and in content by a game created by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to test and increase surgeons’ knowledge.
Jan 20, 2009 - 4:54:07 PM

Team Of SBUMC EMS And Manorville First Responder Volunteers Help Save Breech Baby, Mom In Manorville Home Birth
It was all over the news…on January 6, Dolores Guidice, a 20-year-old Manorville woman went into premature labor in her home. When her mother, who was with her at the time, called 911, a heroic dispatcher from Suffolk County (who was pregnant herself) talked her through the difficult breech delivery. Yes, it was a deed worthy of the attention it received, but the heroics did not stop with delivery of the baby. The outcome may have been much different had first responders from Manorville EMS and first responders from Stony Brook University Medical Center not been on hand.
Jan 23, 2009 - 10:47:27 AM

Enlightening The Mind -- SBUMC Pediatric Patients Receive 700+ Books Donated By Borders To Child LIfe Program
Borders Books in Stony Brook delivered more than 700 books to Stony Brook University Medical Center on January 21 to help enlighten the minds, touch the heart, and entertain many patients cared for through the Child Life Program at SBUMC.
Jan 23, 2009 - 5:25:05 PM

Enlightening The Mind - SBUMC Pediatric Patients Receive 700+ Books Donated By Borders To Child Life Program
Borders Books in Stony Brook delivered more than 700 books to Stony Brook University Medical Center on January 21 to help enlighten the minds, touch the heart, and entertain many patients cared for through the Child Life Program at SBUMC.
Jan 27, 2009 - 11:14:03 AM

Long Island Comedy Tour Kicks Off at Stony Brook Southampton
Jan 27, 2009 - 11:30:25 AM

"Addicted to Plastic" to Kick Off New Environmental Film Series
Jan 27, 2009 - 12:25:42 PM

Excessive Discussion Of Problems Between Adolescent Friends May Lead To Depression And Anxiety
Excessive discussion of problems between adolescent friends may lead to depression and anxiety, according to research published in the February issue of the Journal of Adolescence.
Jan 27, 2009 - 2:03:00 PM

Element of Split Personality - Theoretical And Experimental Studies Find New Superhard Phase Of Boron
Scientists have found the first case of an ionic crystal consisting of just one chemical element â€" boron.
Jan 27, 2009 - 4:39:29 PM

SBUMC Appoints Expert in Neurobiology, Pain Research, As Chair of Children's Dentistry
Stephanos Kyrkanides, D.D.S., Ph.D., an orthodontist and neuroscientist, has joined Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine as Professor and Chair of the Department of Children’s Dentistry.
Jan 28, 2009 - 11:24:45 AM

SBUMC Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory Secures ICAEL Accreditation Designation
The Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory at Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) has been accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) for Pediatric Transthoracic and Fetal Echocardiography.
Jan 28, 2009 - 4:36:53 PM

Does Your Metabolism Put You At Risk For Diabetes?
The General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) at Stony Brook University Medical Center is seeking volunteers to take part in a clinical trial to evaluate if a common dietary supplement is effective in decreasing insulin resistance, thereby improving metabolic health, in obese individuals. The study tests Chromium Picolinate in a population that may be at risk of developing diabetes.
Jan 29, 2009 - 3:19:57 PM

Little Angel Fund Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of Service
On Friday, March 6, the Little Angel Fund will celebrate its many milestones throughout 25 years of service.
Jan 30, 2009 - 4:46:11 PM

February 2009

Hobbit feud: scientists argue over mysterious bones (USA Today)
The setting was a hidden island filled with pint-size men who feasted on pygmy elephants and battled dragons. The story of paleontology's "Hobbits," the extinct human species called Homo floresiensis, packs plenty of drama.
Feb 2, 2009 - 9:07:13 AM

Nursing school applications multiply as job market slumps (Newsday)
Noopa Kurian already had a degree in travel management and a job in her field when she applied to the nursing program at Stony Brook University. What she says she didn't have was job security.
Feb 2, 2009 - 9:47:35 AM

Theory and Experiment Meet, and a New Form of Boron Is Found (New York Times)
Boron is a simple atom: five protons, five or six neutrons, five electrons. It is not as ubiquitous as hydrogen. It does not, as helium does, make your voice sound like Donald Duck. It is not as famous as carbon, its neighbor to the right on the periodic table.
Feb 3, 2009 - 7:39:49 AM

SBU Graduate Program In Public Health Receives National Accreditation
The Stony Brook University Graduate Program in Public Health (GPPH) received accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools and programs in public health.
Feb 3, 2009 - 8:54:27 AM

Noted Neuroscientist Larry F. Abbott To Speak On Controlling The Dynamic Networks Of The Brain
Can a state of chaos actually be a good thing for the human mind? Find out on Monday, March 2 at 4:30 pm when the Swartz Foundation Mind/Brain Lecture series presents guest lecturer, Professor Larry F. Abbott at the Staller Center for the Arts Main Stage, Stony Brook University.
Feb 4, 2009 - 4:08:26 PM

Stony Brook University Faculty Mentor 3 Of 40 Finalists In Nationwide Intel Science Talent Search Competition
Three of the 40 high school students selected nationwide as finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search, also known as the "junior Nobel Prize" research competition, conducted their research at Stony Brook University under the mentoring of Stony Brook faculty.
Feb 5, 2009 - 12:03:05 PM

Green Film Series Continues With "Weather the Storm"
Feb 10, 2009 - 4:10:56 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Hosts Environmental Talk With Dr. Scott Carlin
Feb 10, 2009 - 4:28:14 PM

Internationally Renowned Conservationist Named Dean Of Stony Brook Southampton
Mary C. Pearl, PhD, an internationally known and respected conservationist who has been president of Wildlife Trust since 1994, has been named the first Dean and Administrative Vice President for the Stony Brook University Southampton campus, President Shirley Strum Kenny announced today. She starts March 9.
Feb 11, 2009 - 11:42:44 AM

Internationally Renowned Conservationist Named Dean Of Stony Brook Southampton
Mary C. Pearl, PhD, an internationally known and respected conservationist who has been president of Wildlife Trust since 1994, has been named the first Dean and Administrative Vice President for the Stony Brook University Southampton campus, President Shirley Strum Kenny announced today. She starts March 9.
Feb 11, 2009 - 12:23:16 PM

Study: Foraging Behavior Of Key Antarctic Predators Unchanged After Storms That Alter Prey Distribution
Chinstrap penguins and fur seals showed persistent preferences for particular foraging areas even after a storm reduced the availability of food of choice in those areas, according to a study by Dr. Joseph Warren, Assistant Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University and colleagues, published in the January issue of Marine Biology.
Feb 11, 2009 - 2:20:59 PM

Biologist Named Dean (Newsday)
An internationally known wildlife biologist and conservationist will become the first dean of Stony Brook University's Southampton campus, which is reinventing itself by focusing on environmental sustainability. Mary Pearl, executive director and president of the Wildlife Trust, a nonprofit conservation group involved in projects in more than 20 countries, will start on March 9.
Feb 12, 2009 - 10:55:24 AM

Long Island is at the center of a new frontier (Newsday Editorial)
The science frontier was once a simpler place. It was often compared with the American West, where small bands of hardy pioneers pushed into the unknown, leaving behind civilization. In the same way, it was said, scientists used new instruments to open up unexplored regions of knowledge, without worrying about real-world applications.

BY ROBERT P. CREASE | Robert P. Crease is chairman of the Philosophy Department at Stony Brook University and the author, most recently, of "The Great Equations: Breakthroughs in Science from Pythagoras to Heisenberg."
Feb 12, 2009 - 3:43:08 PM

Mt. Sinai High School Wins 8th Annual Bay Scallop Bowl At SBU; Will Represent NY State In National Competition
Mt. Sinai High School defeated rival Churchville-Chili High School to win the 8th Annual Bay Scallop Bowl held at Stony Brook University.
Feb 18, 2009 - 12:24:54 PM

Stony Brook University Humanities Institute Presents "Point of View Cinema"
The Humanities Institute at Stony Brook, now in its twenty-first year, has inaugurated the “Point of View Cinema†project, a film and discussion series.
Feb 18, 2009 - 2:00:14 PM

New Ultrasound Device Created By SBU Researcher May Lead To Early Prediction Of Bone Loss, Accelerate Healing
A new form of ultrasound that assesses multiple parameters of hard tissue like bone may lead to early prediction of bone loss, a hallmark of osteoporosis, a disease affecting millions of Americans. Developed by Yi-Xian Qin, Ph.D., Director of the Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory at Stony Brook University, and colleagues at Stony Brook and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) in Houston, the technology will first be used to assist astronauts during long-duration space flights.
Feb 19, 2009 - 10:51:47 AM

"Writers Speak" Returns With Jules Feiffer
Feb 20, 2009 - 1:36:20 PM

Marine Science Lecture Series Continues at Stony Brook Southampton
Feb 20, 2009 - 2:48:09 PM

Stony Brook Southampton's First Annual Green Film Series Continues
Feb 20, 2009 - 3:24:32 PM

SBU Joins Recyclemania Contest Where Students, Faculty, And Staff Compete For Reduce, Reuse And Recycle Crown
Stony Brook University is one of 514 universities internationally and the only one on Long Island to participate in RecycleMania, which pits colleges and universities nationwide in a contest to see who can reduce, reuse, and recycle the most campus waste. For the first time, Stony Brook Southampton has joined the main campus in this collaborative effort.
Feb 20, 2009 - 3:39:16 PM

Hospitals depending on computer records more (Newsday)
Dr. Thomas Lee doesn't use much paper at work anymore. When the chief of pediatric surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center wants to order a prescription, he goes to one of the hospital's 422 computers on wheels -- COWS is the industry acronym -- and types it in. Concerned that patients might not like the sound of "COWS" in their rooms, Stony Brook prefers the acronym RICS -- roaming interactive computers.
Feb 21, 2009 - 9:40:28 AM

SBU Center For Public Health And Literacy Suffolk Receive NIH Grant to Address Minority Community Health Needs
The Center for Public Health and Health Policy Research (CPHHPR) at Stony Brook University, in collaboration with Literacy Suffolk, received a $100,000 two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to work with communities throughout Suffolk County to promote a better understanding of health disparities and community health needs, as well as increase health literacy.
Feb 23, 2009 - 12:48:49 PM

SBU School Of Journalism Partners With PIX 11 On XIP NEWS, PIXS Flip Ultra Video Camera News Collection Program
This month, PIX 11, Tribune Broadcasting's New York CW affiliate, introduced XIP NEWS, a student journalism program, with Stony Brook University School of Journalism signing on as the station's first program participant.
Feb 23, 2009 - 2:02:04 PM

Women's Initiative for a Sustainable Earth: WISE
Feb 26, 2009 - 2:24:28 PM

Stony Brook Southampton's First Annual Green Film Series Continues
Feb 27, 2009 - 4:16:51 PM

March 2009

News Literacy: Setting a National Agenda
A select group of internationally respected journalists and media figures, including Ted Koppel, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Andrew Heyward, Alexandra Wallace, and Vivian Schiller, will join university presidents, journalism school deans, and professors from some three dozen institutions across the country to examine, discuss and provide a strategy on how to teach News Literacy to undergraduate and high school students during the nation's first-ever conference on the topic at Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY, March 11 to 13.
Mar 2, 2009 - 9:14:10 AM

TV news outlets seeking out youthful eyes and ears (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) After talking to journalism students at Stony Brook University recently, John Houseman of New York's WPIX-TV left behind 18 new video cameras.
Mar 2, 2009 - 9:24:41 AM

LI doctors testing heated chemo for rare cancer (Newsday)
Long Island cancer doctors have borrowed a page from medicine's past to write a new chapter on how to address a rare malignancy by infusing heated chemotherapy directly into the abdomen using a heart-lung machine. The treatment is being tested at Stony Brook University Medical Center as a therapy for cancer of the appendix, a malignancy so rare it is known as an orphan cancer. The American Cancer Society has no statistics on its prevalence.
Mar 2, 2009 - 9:39:20 AM

Stone Tool Making 101: The Mind of a Modern Knapper (Science)
A recent Science essay suggested that symmetrically shaped hand axes are precursors to symbolic behavior because making one requires holding a mental image of the finished product in your head. Origins asked a modern knapper, Steven Goldstein, an undergraduate anthropology major at Stony Brook University in New York state, to describe his thoughts as he created a stone tool.
Mar 4, 2009 - 9:01:23 AM

Slow Recovery for Shrinking Fish (Scientific American)
As people continue to go after the biggest fish in the sea, global fisheries are shrinking both in number and the actual body size of their catches. But that rapid evolution can be reversed, according to a new 10-year study published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Mar 4, 2009 - 9:22:32 AM

Undesirable†Evolution Can Be Reversed In Fish, Stony Brook University Scientists Show
Undesirable evolution in fish which makes their bodies grow smaller and fishery catches dwindle -- can actually be reversed in a few decades’ time by changing our “take-the-biggest-fish†approach to commercial fishing, according to groundbreaking new research published today by Stony Brook University scientists in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Mar 4, 2009 - 10:40:41 AM

Stony Brook University Hosts The Fourth Annual Long Island College Art Competition
On Thursday March 19, 2009, the Long Island College Art competition opening reception and awards ceremony will take place, in the gallery of the Student Activities Center at Stony Brook University from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Mar 5, 2009 - 4:28:50 PM

Stony Brook University To Host First SAAB Northeastern Regional Conference
On March 20 â€" 21, 2009, the Stony Brook University Chapter of the Student African American Brotherhood National Organization (SAAB) will host the first SAAB Northeastern Regional Conference titled "Embracing Excellence: Realizing the Vision of Success," at the Student Activities Center.
Mar 9, 2009 - 11:03:56 AM

Stem Cell Research: The Science, The Ethics, The Promise A Scientific Symposium At Stony Brook University
On Wednesday, March 25, from 4:30-6:30 pm, the Brooke Ellison Project and Stony Brook University will present a scientific symposium, Stem Cell Research: The Science, the Ethics, the Promise. Held in the Student Activities Center Auditorium, and open to community members, the symposium will provide an educational framework by which to better understand the basic science, ethical considerations, and legislative factors inherent in the issue of stem cell research.
Mar 9, 2009 - 2:50:25 PM

Developing Fruit Fly Embryo Is Capable Of Genetic Corrections
Animals have an astonishing ability to develop reliably in spite of variable conditions during embryogenesis. New research, published in parallel this week in PLoS Biology and PLoS Computational Biology, addresses how living things can develop into precise, adult forms when there is so much variation present during their development stages.
Mar 10, 2009 - 9:47:01 AM

NSF Awards Stony Brook University More Than $500K In Scholarships For Students Majoring In Science And Mathematics
Stony Brook University received a $520,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for undergraduate scholarships in science and mathematics. Funds will be used to support outstanding students with high financial needs pursuing majors in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Mar 10, 2009 - 1:16:56 PM

NY Islander Bruno Gervais Boosts Spirits Of Pediatric Patients During SBUMC Visit
During New York Islander Bruno Gervais visit to the Pediatric Units at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Jacqueline Guevara, 10, of West Babylon, told him she wants to be a hockey player when she grows up. Though Gervais came on a cold February day, he warmed the hearts of approximately 20 patients as he talked hockey and sports with them, autographed pictures, and wished each patient a speedy recovery.
Mar 12, 2009 - 9:40:03 AM

Bright Smiles In Winter: Hundreds Of Kids Receive Free Dental Care At SBU's "Give Kids A Smile" Day
Dental students, residents, hygienists, and faculty of the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine provided free dental screening and care to approximately 225 children during this year’s “Give Kids a Smile†Day.
Mar 12, 2009 - 9:56:07 AM

Team Discovers Metal that Becomes Transparent Under High Pressure
An international team of scientists have discovered a transparent form of the element sodium (Na). The team, led by Artem Oganov, Professor of Thoretical Crystallography at Stony Brook University, and Yanming Ma, the lead author and professor of physics at Jilin University in China, was able to demonstrate that sodium defies normal physical expectations by going transparent under pressure. The results are published in the March 12 edition of the journal Nature.
Mar 12, 2009 - 4:12:40 PM

Stony Brook University to Participate Exclusively in the Federal Direct Loan Program for Academic Year 2009-2010
Beginning with the 2009 Summer Session, Stony Brook University on Long Island will participate exclusively in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program for the administration of federal student loans. With direct lending, all students will be borrowing directly from the Federal Government.
Mar 13, 2009 - 10:49:06 AM

Stony Brook Southampton's First Annual Green Film Series Continues With "Black Diamonds"
Mar 13, 2009 - 3:38:04 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Continues Its Sustainability Speaker Series
Mar 13, 2009 - 3:53:21 PM

"Writers Speak" Continues With Steve Hamilton, Emma Walton Hamilton and Guests
Mar 13, 2009 - 4:06:23 PM

Freud Conference At Stony Brook Manhattan Presented By Humanities Institute
On Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook will present a one-day conference Remembering Freud: Psychoanalysis Today at Stony Brook Manhattan, 401 Park Avenue South, New York.
Mar 16, 2009 - 10:13:20 AM

First-Ever Casts Of Hobbit To Be Unveiled At 7th Annual Human Evolution Symposium At Stony Brook University
Prototype casts of a Hobbit skeleton will be publicly displayed for the first time ever at Stony Brook University's 7th Annual Human Evolution Symposium on Tuesday, April 21, courtesy of the National Research and Development Centre for Archaeology in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Mar 20, 2009 - 10:00:51 AM

Historian's New Study Of Cocaine: U.S. Drug Plague Of 1980s Was Spurred By Earlier Interventions In Andes
Paul Gootenberg, Professor of History and Co-Director of Latin American Studies at Stony Brook University in New York, published a controversial new book on the history of modern cocaine, the illicit drug that menaced U.S. cities during the 1980s and prompted an Andean "War on Drugs" which is now in its third decade.
Mar 20, 2009 - 3:14:28 PM


Stony Brook Southampton's First Annual Green Film Series Continues with "Water First"
Mar 20, 2009 - 3:29:40 PM

Marine Science Lecture Series Continues at Stony Brook Southampton
Mar 20, 2009 - 3:40:15 PM

"Writers Speak" Continues with Julie Sheehan
Mar 20, 2009 - 4:22:34 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Students Lead the Charge for "Earth Hour"
Mar 20, 2009 - 4:36:11 PM

Jack Macrae and Paula Cooper Donate Forge River Property In Support of SBU School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Stony Brook University today announced that Jack Macrae and Paula Cooper have donated a four-acre residential property on the banks of the Forge River to support the programs of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS).
Mar 24, 2009 - 7:52:07 AM

Stony Brook University School of Health Technology & Management Starts Five-Week Basic EMT Certification Course
The School of Health Technology and Management (HTM) at Stony Brook University will hold a full-time certification course for anyone interested in becoming a certified emergency medical technician (EMT). The five-week program will run from the end of June through the beginning of August, and can accommodate a maximum of 50 students.
Mar 24, 2009 - 10:40:48 AM

Teen Desperate for Bone Marrow Match (NBC-4)
A Long Island family needs your help. They are searching for a bone marrow match for their 15-year-old son who has a rare and aggressive form of leukemia.
Mar 24, 2009 - 1:06:09 PM

Bone marrow drive set for Longwood High student (Newsday)
Longwood High School sophomore Alex Mele has set his goals for June: He will be well, having eluded the grasp of the leukemia that has taken over his life since November, and he will be well enough to suit up and play for the Brentwood Bandits, his summer baseball league.
Mar 25, 2009 - 9:16:05 AM

Stony Brook Poll Documents Deep-Rooted Economic Concerns on Long Island; Majority Think Recovery will Take More Than Two Years
The Center for Survey Research at Stony Brook University polled Long Islanders on their opinions about the economy in February and early March, 2009, and uncovered widespread concern about economic conditions amidst beliefs that an economic recovery is not imminent. Roughly 800 Long Islanders were interviewed for the study.
Mar 25, 2009 - 9:33:45 AM

SBU Finding Of A Mechanism That Processes A "THC" Type Brain Compound May Lead To New Medicines For Pain, Addiction
Dale Deutsch, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University and colleagues discovered a new molecular mechanism for the processing of endocannabinoids, brain compounds similar to THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and essential in physiological processes such as pain, appetite, and memory. Reported online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the finding could pave the way for new medicines for pain, addiction, appetite control and other disorders.
Mar 25, 2009 - 9:53:12 AM

Support SBUMC Breast Cancer Research With A Toast: Lieb Cellars Donates Sales Of New White Merlot
The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc., has teamed up with Lieb Cellars of Mattituck, N.Y., to support research at Stony Brook University Medical Center investigating the causes, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer.
Mar 25, 2009 - 10:35:57 AM

SBU Orthopaedic Research Team Wins National Award For A New Treatment Of Debilitating Hand Disorder, Frozen Shoulder
A team of Othopaedic faculty researchers at Stony Brook University Medical Center are the recipients of the 2009 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Clinical Research Award, a prestigious award sponsored by the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) and Kappa Delta Sorority.
Mar 25, 2009 - 11:00:01 AM

Don't Foreclose On Our Future: Invest In Public Higher Education (Huffington Post)
President Barack Obama declared in his first speech before a Joint Session of Congress that the answers to America's economic crisis "exist in our laboratories and our universities..." Yes, but.... Higher education is itself jeopardized by the recession, and its ability even to cope with the next few years is threatened.
Mar 26, 2009 - 3:01:16 PM

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Exhibition "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" to Open at Stony Brook University
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, makes its debut at Stony Brook University on Monday, April 6 at the Charles B. Wang Center. The exhibition examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, used science to help legitimize persecution, murder and, ultimately, genocide. This traveling version of Deadly Medicine is based on the acclaimed exhibition of the same name that originally opened at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. in April 2004.
Mar 26, 2009 - 3:06:03 PM

Stony Brook Southampton to Host Blood Drive
Mar 27, 2009 - 11:49:30 AM

Stony Brook Southampton's First Annual Green Film Series Concludes
Mar 31, 2009 - 2:51:08 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Co-hosts 1st New York Women's Conference on Sustainability
Mar 31, 2009 - 4:06:33 PM

April 2009

New SBU High-Tech Rehabilitation Research Laboratory To Help Individuals With Spinal Cord Injuries, Major Diseases
Administrators and faculty from the Stony Brook University School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM) gathered in the center of what will be a high-technology laboratory dedicated to rehabilitation research at a March 11 groundbreaking ceremony.
Apr 1, 2009 - 12:50:27 PM

114 SBU Med Students Meet Their Match: Residency Assignments Span 17 U.S. States
Shouts of joy were commonplace at the 2009 Stony Brook University School of Medicine Match Day, when 114 SBU medical students learned where they will spend their first year of residency training beginning in July. On March 19, more than 24,000 medical students nationwide learned of their residency match.
Apr 2, 2009 - 12:55:57 PM

SBUMC Receives Three-Year ACS Accreditation And Highest Approval Rating As A Teaching Hospital Cancer Program
Stony Brook University Medical Center received the highest approval rating from the American College of Surgeon's (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) for a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program.
Apr 2, 2009 - 1:35:02 PM

Stony Brook Southampton to Host its First-Ever 5k Run/Walk
Apr 2, 2009 - 3:40:46 PM

Roar With Laughter From the Puns Of Top Comics At SBU's Cody Comedy Festival
On May 13, 2009, at 8:00 PM, at the Staller Center stage at Stony Brook University, three top comedians in television entertainment will perform at the annual Cody Comedy Festival.
Apr 3, 2009 - 1:15:05 PM

Stony Brook University And The Medical Center Spearhead Environmental Initiative To Be Modeled By Others
On April 18, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook University Medical Center, and the surrounding community are sponsoring a special pharmaceutical recycling event where residents can safely dispose of unwanted/expired medicines.
Apr 6, 2009 - 12:27:17 PM

Stony Brook University Professional One Of 11 Honored At Annual Women's Recognition Celebration
Vanessa J. Herman, Assistant Director, Governmental Relations at Stony Brook University, was honored by the Town of Brookhaven at the 23rd Annual Women's Recognition Night. One of 11 women honored at the ceremony for demonstrating excellence in a variety of areas, Herman was recognized for outstanding work in the field of Government.
Apr 6, 2009 - 3:08:35 PM

SBU Earthstock Festival Kicks Off On Earth Day With Sustainability & Global Climate Change Themes
Earthstock, Stony Brook University’s 8th annual week long awareness-raising celebration of Earth Day, kicks off at 10 am on Friday, April 17 with a full day of entertainment, food, refreshments, environmentally-oriented activities and visual displays situated all around the Academic Mall.
Apr 9, 2009 - 11:33:43 AM

At. Stony Brook University: Remembering the Nazi's War on the 'Genetically Unfit' (NY Times)
BEFORE the Nazis began the mass murder of Jews, they started to sterilize or kill hundreds of thousands of their own â€" non-Jewish Germans, including children, who were considered mentally or physically defective. They even issued a “Ten Commandments for Choosing a Mate that advised against marrying a person with an undesirable characteristic, or the possibility of inheriting one: “Never marry the one good person from a bad family.
Apr 10, 2009 - 8:25:38 AM

CUNY and SUNY students are facing a taxing education issue (NY Daily News)
Public higher education in New York suffered two major blows under the new state budget: first came the draconian cuts sustained by the State University of New York, and now the hijacking of tuition paid by students at SUNY and City University of New York schools in order to pay down the state deficit.
Apr 13, 2009 - 8:08:38 AM

Stony Brook Southampton's Inaugural Manhattan Workshop
Apr 14, 2009 - 3:05:45 PM

Stony Brook Southampton's Inaugural "YAWP" Middle School Playwrights Performance
Apr 14, 2009 - 3:09:31 PM

"Writers Speak" Continues With Jones, Maazel and Wray
Apr 14, 2009 - 3:11:13 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Opens Several Earthstock Events to the Public
Apr 14, 2009 - 3:12:36 PM

Stony Brook Southampton's Avram Gallery to Host Glaser Exhibit
Apr 14, 2009 - 3:38:06 PM

Stony Brook Professor Named Recipient Of Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship
STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 16, 2009 Stony Brook University professor Alice C. Harris has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, one of the most prestigious honors in academia. Edward Hirsch, President of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, announced the results of the 85thannual U.S. and Canadian competition earlier this month.
Apr 16, 2009 - 3:06:41 PM

Marine Science Lecture Probes Local Waterways
Apr 17, 2009 - 4:27:21 PM

Important International Climate-Change Symposium at Stony Brook Southampton
Apr 19, 2009 - 2:22:14 PM

SBU Professor Named President Of International Association For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Fred Friedberg, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University, has been elected President of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (IACFS).
Apr 20, 2009 - 3:09:54 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Continues its Sustainability Speaker Series
Apr 21, 2009 - 2:59:27 PM

First Annual Green Film Series Concludes
Apr 21, 2009 - 3:09:21 PM

Ancient "hobbits" may have met humans (USA Today)
"Hobbits", the pint-sized primitive human species discovered on an Indonesian island, may have interacted with humans, suggest researchers at a scientific conference. At the "Seventh Human Evolution Workshop" at Stony Brook (N.Y.) University, researchers also unveiled a fossil casting of the vanished hobbits, Homo floresiensis.
Apr 22, 2009 - 7:12:22 AM

A First Look at the Bones of a 'Hobbit' (NY Times)
A hobbit will be making its public debut on Tuesday at Stony Brook University on Long Island. A cast of the skull and bones of the hominid Homo floresiensis, its diminutive size inspiring the hobbit nickname, will be displayed for the first time at a public symposium on human evolution, titled "Hobbits in the Haystack."
Apr 22, 2009 - 7:15:11 AM

College Choices - An Interview with Shirley Strum Kenny (WNYC Radio)
As students and their parents decide which college to attend in the fall, Dr. Shirley Strum Kenny, retiring president of Stony Brook University, says SUNY and CUNY students are being hit with unfair tuition hikes.
Apr 22, 2009 - 7:32:57 AM

SBU Research Team: Boredom In Marriage Today Leads To Reduced Satisfaction Even Nine Years Later
Feeling bored in marriage leads to substantially less marital satisfaction even nine years later, according to a study published in the April 14, 2009 issue of Psychological Science.
Apr 22, 2009 - 1:10:54 PM

Two Stony Brook University Students Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships
â€" Two Stony Brook University students have been named Goldwater Scholars, one of the most prestigious honors given nationwide to college undergraduates. Kevin Knockenhauer (21), a junior Biochemistry major from Bayshore, New York, and Yan Leyfman (19), a sophomore Biology major from Brooklyn, will each receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
Apr 22, 2009 - 4:48:54 PM

Success for Stony Brook Southampton's First Annual 5k Run/Walk
Apr 23, 2009 - 2:49:46 PM

Discovery Of A Group Of Proteins Associated With Pediatric MS Could Lead To New Disease Diagnostics
A group of 12 proteins associated with pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) have been discovered for the first time by a team of neurology and pathology researchers at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
Apr 24, 2009 - 10:56:18 AM

Sponsored by "Alternatives Counseling" and in Conjunction With Southampton Town Agencies, Stony Brook Southampton Hosts a Seminar on Teen Drinking and Parental Hosting Laws
Apr 24, 2009 - 3:06:31 PM

A Tiny Hominid With No Place on the Family Tree (NY Times)
STONY BROOK, N.Y. Six years after their discovery, the extinct little people nicknamed hobbits who once occupied the Indonesian island of Flores remain mystifying anomalies in human evolution, out of place in time and geography, their ancestry unknown. Recent research has only widened their challenge to conventional thinking about the origins, transformations and migrations of the early human family.
Apr 27, 2009 - 11:12:12 PM

Stony Brook University Professor Recipient Of The Sir Bernard Katz Award
Stony Brook University Professor Gary G. Matthews was recently honored by the Biophysical Society in Boston where he received the Sir Bernard Katz Award for Excellence in Research in Exocytosis and Endocytosis.
Apr 28, 2009 - 12:25:32 PM

United States Department of Energy to Establish Frontier Research Center at Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University will be home to the new Northeastern Chemical Energy Storage Center (NOCESC), which involves a team of experimentalists and theorists including Director, Clare P. Grey, Associate Director of The Center for Environmental Molecular Science and Peter Khalifah, Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at Stony Brook University; Jason Graetz and Xiao-Qing Yang of Brookhaven National Laboratory; and additional collaborators from Rutgers University, Binghamton University, MIT, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of Michigan, Argonne National Laboratory, and University of Florida.
Apr 30, 2009 - 11:53:42 PM

May 2009

Stony Brook University Displays First-Ever Cast Of Hobbit at 7th Annual Human Evolution Symposium
Prototype cast of a Hobbit skeleton was publicly displayed for the first time ever at Stony Brook University's 7th Annual Human Evolution Symposium on Tuesday, April 21, courtesy of the National Research and Development Centre for Archaeology in Jakarta, Indonesia.
May 1, 2009 - 4:25:49 PM

World Renowned Biomedical Researcher And University Administrator Named New President Of Stony Brook University
The Board of Trustees of the State University of New York voted unanimously today to name Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., Vice Chancellor for Research and professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University in St. Louis, as the new President of Stony Brook University.
May 5, 2009 - 1:10:56 PM

The "Hobbit" Foot Like No Other In Human Fossil Record SBU Researchers Detail Its Ape And Human-Like Features
An international team of paleoanthropologists, anatomists and archeologists have published the first scientific analysis of the foot of Homo floresiensis, the fossil found in Indonesia in 2003 and popularly referred to as the Hobbit.
May 6, 2009 - 1:55:03 PM

The Society For Industrial And Applied Mathematics Names Stony Brook University Mathematician To Initial List Of Fellows
A Stony Brook University mathematician was named by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) as one of the nation's leading applied mathematicians to be named in the initial list of Fellows.
May 7, 2009 - 12:58:10 PM

Feet Offer Clues About Tiny Hominid (NY Times)
The extinct hominids commonly known as hobbits may have been small of body and brain, but their feet were exceptionally long, and they were flat. Scientists, completing the first detailed analysis of the hominid's foot bones, say the findings bolster their controversial interpretation that these individuals belonged to a primitive population distinct from modern humans that lived as recently as 17,000 years ago on the Indonesian island of Flores.
May 7, 2009 - 7:18:33 PM

Hobbit Foot, Hippo Skulls Deepen Ancestral Mystery (U.S. News & World Report)
Fossil hobbits followed a simple motto: Walk, don't run. That's the implication of a new analysis of foot bones from an 18,000-year-old partial skeleton assigned to the controversial species Homo floresiensis, or hobbits.
May 7, 2009 - 7:24:49 PM

Hobbits DID belong to a new species - just check out their feet, say experts (Daily Mail, UK)
Hobbits did exist as a separate race and not just in Middle Earth, a scientific study of their feet has concluded. Debate has raged in the scientific community about where they came from after the remains of Homo floresiensis were first discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003.
May 7, 2009 - 7:29:57 PM

Stony Brook students learn to prevent alcohol deaths (Newsday)
When Stony Brook University junior Samsad Pavel found a friend nearly passed out in a dorm room after a party, he wasn't sure what - or how much - the boy had drunk. But he was certain what to do: Call 911.
May 8, 2009 - 9:11:14 AM

Stony Brook professor's tragedy raises awareness (Newsday)
In a condolence letter to Dr. Suzanne Fields, Stony Brook president Shirley Strum Kenny made this offer: "If there's anything I can do to help you through this . . ."
May 8, 2009 - 9:36:48 AM

The four "Ts" to aid alcohol poisoning victims (Newsday)
What Stony Brook University tells students in the Red Watch Band program to do when someone appears to be suffering alcohol poisoning:
May 8, 2009 - 9:40:19 AM

National Red Watch Band Movement Launches At Stony Brook U. To Combat Toxic Drinking And Change Culture About Helping Fellow Students Passed Out From Drinking
Stony Brook University has launched the Red Watch Band Movement, a national grassroots educational and intervention program designed to teach students to recognize the signs of toxic drinking, provide them with necessary tools to take action in cases where someone is at risk for acute alcohol poisoning, and to actually step in when help is needed.
May 8, 2009 - 10:25:04 AM

Stony Brook Alumni Association Announces Recipients Of 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Awards
The Stony Brook Alumni Association announced today that it has selected four Stony Brook University graduates as recipients of the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Awards, the Association's highest honor. The recipients will be honored at a special ceremony and dinner on Friday, November 20, 2009 at the University's Charles B. Wang Center.
May 8, 2009 - 1:01:37 PM

Hobbit's Big Feet Offer Clues To Its Origin (NPR)
Talk of the Nation, May 8, 2009 · Homo floresiensis, the mysterious hominid uncovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, continues to raise questions about human evolution. Ira Flatow and anthropologists discuss two new studies in Nature that support the idea that the "hobbit" fossils represent a new species.
Guests:William L. Jungers , professor and chairman, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY; Daniel E. Lieberman, professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
May 11, 2009 - 11:50:43 AM

Stony Brook University Campus Dining Service Contract Awarded To Lackmann Culinary Services, Inc.
The Stony Brook University Faculty Student Association (FSA) Board of Directors has contracted Lackmann Culinary Services, Inc. (LCS), of Woodbury, Long Island, to operate West Campus Dining Services at Stony Brook University.
May 11, 2009 - 12:40:26 PM

Meet The Kernel: Stony Brook University's First Vegetable Oil-Powered Bus Gets A Name
The Stony Brook University Department of Transportation & Parking Operations randomly selected Nicole Hadley’s winning entry to Earthstock’s “Name This Bus†contest. Nicole submitted the name “The Kernel†for the University Bus Service’s first vegetable oil powered bus, which is utilized on various routes on campus.
May 14, 2009 - 11:48:21 AM

Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center At SBUMC First In New York State To Receive National Accreditation
The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center has been granted three-year/full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
May 14, 2009 - 2:17:53 PM

The Southampton Writer's Conference Gears Up for a High-Profile Summer
May 15, 2009 - 10:27:55 AM

Stony Brook University's College Of Engineering & Applied Science TechPREP Program Sparks Awareness Of Technology And Engineering Among Middle School Girls From Brentwood And Longwood School Districts
The TechPREP program, funded through a $50,000 Innovation Generation grant from the Motorola Foundation, was inaugurated on March 21st. TechPREP is a collaborative effort between the Liberty Partnership, the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), the Department of Technology and Society and the Outreach Program for Long Island Technology Education (OPLITE).
May 15, 2009 - 12:17:24 PM

Frozen Finger Fix (Foxnews.com)
The segment features a patient treated at Stony Brook University Medical Center for Dupuytren's Disease by Drs. Lawrence Hurst and Marie Badalamente.
May 18, 2009 - 12:45:46 PM

SBU Distinguished Professor And Internationally Renowned Nuclear Physicist Elected To The National Academy Of Sciences
Barbara V. Jacak, (pronounced yacht-sock) Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
May 18, 2009 - 4:58:01 PM

Three Stony Brook Faculty Members Named To Rank Of Distinguished Service And Teaching Professor
Three faculty members from Stony Brook University have been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Service and Distinguished Teaching Professor, the State University of New York has announced. Henry Bokuiewicz was among the ten SUNY professors approved for appointment to Distinguished Service Professor. SUNY also approved the appointment of Steven Skiena and Joseph Lauher to Distinguished Teaching Professors. The honor is one of the highest that SUNY bestows and is awarded for exemplary teaching.
May 20, 2009 - 10:29:51 AM

Marine Science Symposium Dissects Bivalves
May 22, 2009 - 10:45:43 AM

Retiring SBU President Shirley Strum Kenny Confers Degrees At Her Final Commencement Ceremony
Shirley Strum Kenny conferred the final 5,421 degrees of her 15 year career as President of Stony Brook University at the annual University Commencement ceremony today. The Commencement, Long Island's largest, will conferred 3,391 undergraduate degrees, 1,290 Masters, 294 doctoral, 223 Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Dental Surgery/Doctor of Physical Therapy, and 223 certificates.
May 26, 2009 - 12:34:27 PM

SBU Post-Doctoral Research Fellow In Ecology And Evolution Publishes First Book Detailing Life Of Prairie Dogs
Jennifer L. Verdolin, a postdoctoral research fellow at SBU, has published her first book--Prairie Dogs: Communication and Community in an Animal Society. Verdolin co-authored the book along with Con Slobodchikoff, a professor of biology at Northern Arizona University, and Bianca S. Perla, who has a doctorate in ecology from the University of Washington.
May 28, 2009 - 9:43:33 AM

Summer Workshops for Teen Writers at Stony Brook Southampton
May 29, 2009 - 10:47:41 AM

Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force Launched
The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University has launched the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force, a team of 13 preeminent scientists from around the world that will develop management plans to tackle the unprecedented depletion of forage fish from our oceans.
May 29, 2009 - 10:54:04 AM

June 2009

Connecting Delta Cities: International Workshop Focuses on Strategies for Adapting and Mitigating Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Cities at Stony Brook Manhattan
By 2040, more than 50% of the global population is expected to live in urban coastal areas. Yet climate change and sea level rise have made many coastal cities even more vulnerable to flooding due to rising sea level, storm surges and extreme weather-related river floods. On June 9-10, 2009, an international group of 75 scientists, engineers, city planners, port, transportation and emergency managers will convene at Stony Brook Manhattan to discuss common challenges and innovative strategies for protecting coastal populations, port facilities, industrial centers, transportation corridors, water systems, telecommunications facilities, hospitals, schools and financial businesses in flood-prone coastal urban areas.
Jun 4, 2009 - 5:12:47 PM

Research Team Including Jin Koda at SBU's Department of Physics and Astronomy Discover New Tidal Debris from Colliding Galaxies
Astronomers are announcing today that they have discovered new tidal debris stripped away from colliding galaxies. The research will be being presented during a press conference at the 214th annual American Astronomical Society meeting in Pasadena, California by Drs. Jin Koda at Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York; Nick Scoville of California Institute of Technology; Yoshiaki Taniguchi of Ehime University, Ehime, Japan; and, the COSMOS survey team.
Jun 8, 2009 - 9:40:47 AM

Stony Brook University Center For Science And Mathematics Education Receives Toyota USA Foundation Award
Stony Brook University received a $493,000 grant from the Toyota USA Foundation to provide workshops and laboratory opportunities for secondary school teachers and students in biology, chemistry, earth science, physics and mathematics.
Jun 10, 2009 - 11:57:47 AM

Stony Brook University Breaks Ground On Campus Recreation Center
Inclement weather could not put a damper on the celebratory event that was the official ground breaking ceremony for the new Campus Recreation Center (CRC) at Stony Brook University on June 5. The $37.5 million 85,000 square-foot CRC is a student-oriented facility featuring contemporary work out space, space for a quality intramural program and for sports club team practice and competition.
Jun 10, 2009 - 3:55:33 PM

Opinion: Reinventing science at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Newsday)
Laboratories, like many cultural institutions, periodically have to reinvent themselves to stay vital. New discoveries and social needs constantly threaten to render labs that stick to the same path obsolete. One remarkable reinvention is being commemorated on Monday, when Brookhaven National Laboratory is celebrating the start of construction of a new energy research facility, the $1 billion National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II).
Jun 11, 2009 - 7:45:24 AM

Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Writing Student Named Suffolk County Poet Laureate
Jun 12, 2009 - 12:39:05 PM

Red Watch Band friends don't let friends get too drunk (USA Today)
When Suzanne Fields' son died of an alcohol overdose last year, a few days after completing his first year of college, she decided she wanted to keep other students from suffering the same fate. "I thought at the time my son died that his death was preventable, that I wanted to do something to prevent other students from dying the way he did," she says.
Jun 15, 2009 - 7:39:01 AM

Red Watch Band drinking program keeps growing (Northwest Arkansas Times)
She wanted some information. Nothing more. Nothing less. The intent of Mindy Campbell was not to officially register the University of Arkansas with the Red Watch Band, a national drinking education program - but that's what happened about three weeks ago.
Jun 15, 2009 - 7:45:08 AM

Stony Brook Southampton Windmill Reopens to Fanfare and a Special Dedication
Stony Brook Southampton's iconic Windmill reopened with a special celebration and dedication.
Jun 15, 2009 - 4:30:50 PM

SBU Scientist Participates In First U.S. Lunar Mission In More Than A Decade
The launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) on June 18 marks the first step in NASA's return to the Moon, and the first U. S. lunar mission in more than a decade.
Jun 22, 2009 - 3:37:30 PM

Stony Brook University Mourns the Passing of Edward G. Carr, Ph.D., Leading Professor in the Department of Psychology
It is with great sadness that the University learned of the passing of Edward (Ted) Carr, Ph.D., 61, Leading Professor of Psychology, and his wife, Ilene Wasserman, Ph.D., 58, following an automobile accident in Wading River, N.Y., on Saturday, June 20, when they were returning from a nature drive.
Jun 23, 2009 - 2:54:37 PM

Stony Brook University President Shirley Strum Kenny Announces Capital Campaign Raises Nearly $360 Million
Stony Brook University President Dr. Shirley Strum Kenny announced today that the University has received gifts and pledges totaling nearly $360 million in its first-ever capital campaign, The Emergence of Stony Brook. The seven-year campaign, with an original goal of $300 million, is the largest ever of any campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The campaign officially ends on June 30, the end of the University's fiscal year and also the effective date of Dr. Kenny's retirement, following 15 years as Stony Brook's fourth president.
Jun 24, 2009 - 8:29:15 AM

Climate Change Report: Warming Causes Rain (ABC World News)
U.S. Goverment says extreme weather and global warming linked. (Malcolm Bowman, Professor of Oceanography and Distinguished Service Professor, SBU School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), comments.)
Jun 24, 2009 - 8:41:08 AM

Southampton Writers Conference Opens Several Events to the Public
Jun 25, 2009 - 11:26:34 AM

Summer Workshops for Young Writers at Stony Brook Southampton
Jun 25, 2009 - 11:35:08 AM

Cody Walk At SBU Continues Success In Raising Awareness, Funds For Autism And Developmental Disabilities
The 4th annual Cody Center Walk for Autism and Developmental Disabilities took place Sunday, May 3, at Stony Brook University. The event raised more than $28,000 for the Matt and Debra Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at SBU, which will be used to support research, education and community programs at the Cody Center.
Jun 26, 2009 - 11:47:01 AM

Stony Brook University Hospital Wins National Award For Environmental Achievement
Stony Brook University Hospital was honored today with a “Partner for Change Award†from Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization for health care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations.
Jun 26, 2009 - 12:03:56 PM

SBUMC Opens New Lab For Neonatal Research Named In Honor Of Patient Brady William Russell
On June 19, Stony Brook University Medical Center held a dedication of the Brady William Russell Laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics that is devoted to research in neonatal lung development.
Jun 26, 2009 - 12:16:46 PM

SBUMC Patient Receives A Special Birthday Gift: A New Kidney And Restored Health
After suffering for years with diabetes and high blood pressure, Charlie Wright was not sure if he would ever feel healthy again. But the Central Islip, N.Y., resident received a unique gift a few days shy of his 69th birthday â€" a new kidney. On May 23, 2009, Dr. Frank S. Darras, a renal transplant surgeon at Stony Brook University Medical Center, performed the kidney transplantation.
Jun 26, 2009 - 12:50:46 PM

Little-Known Marine Decomposers Attract The Attention Of Genome Sequencers
The Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (JGI) announced today that they will sequence the genomes of four species of labyrinthulomycetes.
Jun 26, 2009 - 2:40:18 PM

Southampton Writers Conference Kicks Off With Amazing Adaptations and Two Events for the Whole Family
Jun 29, 2009 - 10:21:27 AM

SBUMC Cancer Investigators Receive "Lilac" Grant For DNA Imager To Advance Research
Cancer researchers in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University Medical Center received a $9,995 grant from the Long Island League to Abolish Cancer (LILAC) to purchase an essential piece of laboratory instrumentation.
Jun 29, 2009 - 3:49:39 PM

July 2009

Stony Brook University president begins tenure (Newsday)
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. was wandering down a quiet hallway in Stony Brook University's newest research center Wednesday when a man walked by, stopped and did a double take. "Hey, you're the new president," said 2005 graduate Tal Eidelberg, pumping Stanley's hand as he launched into the story of his start-up software company, Intrigma, which was moving into an office nearby.
Jul 2, 2009 - 12:39:18 PM

Avram Gallery to Host an Evening With Milton Glaser
Jul 2, 2009 - 12:45:47 PM

New SUNY chancellor advocates boost for Stony Brook (Newsday)
The state's four public university centers and two medical campuses "are the flagships of SUNY" and should be allowed to charge higher tuition, new SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher said Monday during a visit to Stony Brook University.
Jul 6, 2009 - 10:30:04 AM

Playwriting Conference Brings Top Names and Exciting New Works to the Avram Stage
Jul 6, 2009 - 10:48:16 AM

SBUMC Clinical Study Evaluates Ways To Treat Aggression in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stony Brook University Medical Center are conducting a study of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and severe problems with aggressive behavior.
Jul 7, 2009 - 12:18:02 PM

SBU Receives Three Awards From National Association Of College And University Residence Halls (NACURH)
Stony Brook University’s Residence Hall Association and the SBU Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary received three awards from the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) at an annual conference at the University of Arizona
Jul 8, 2009 - 3:43:33 PM

Regional Perinatal Outreach Coordinator For SBUMC Receives Highest Honor From NYS Perinatal Association
Adriann Combs, RNC, Regional Perinatal Outreach Coordinator for Stony Brook University Hospital, has received the L. Stanley James Award from the New York State Perinatal Association (NYSPA), which is the association’s highest honor.
Jul 9, 2009 - 1:52:32 PM

Dr. Henry Woo Of Stony Brook University Medical Center Honored By Lombardi family For Saving Patriarch
When Angela and Filomena Lombardi of Lombardi restaurant fame noticed their father Filippo was losing dexterity and strength, and he requested a nurse assistant to help him with his daily routine, they urged him to see a doctor, which he shrugged off, attributing his loss of mobility to old age. As his strength and dexterity continued to deteriorate, they felt it was something much more serious, and decided to bring him to Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC).
Jul 9, 2009 - 2:13:58 PM

Influenza Immunization Bill Passed For Families Of Babies In NICU
In early June, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed the Influenza Immunization Bill (Bill A. 876-A) which requires hospitals with a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to offer flu vaccine shots to parents and family members of newborns being treated in NICU.
Jul 10, 2009 - 8:45:19 AM

Avram Gallery to Host an Evening of Milton Glaser
Jul 13, 2009 - 2:42:11 PM

Stony Brook University Hospital Receives Most Improved Award For 2009 As Part Of Hospitals And Health Networks 'Most Wired' Survey
Stony Brook University Hospital has received Most Wired Survey’s 2009 Most Improved Award. This marks the first time that the hospital has received this award, which is sponsored by Hospitals and Health Networks.
Jul 14, 2009 - 4:04:36 PM

Stony Brook University Professor Receives Prestigious White House Award for Young Scientists and Engineers
Stony Brook University Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Elizabeth M. Boon, has been selected by Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). In addition to receiving an invitation to the White House to receive her award from President Obama, Dr. Boon will receive $200,000 per year for up to five years to continue her research.
Jul 14, 2009 - 6:06:52 PM

Camp Adventure: Fun In The Sun For SBUMC Pediatric Cancer Patients And Siblings
From August 15 to August 21, on the grounds of Camp Quinipet on Shelter Island, 21 pediatric cancer patients treated at Stony Brook University Medical Center, along with 24 of their siblings and SBUMC physicians and staff of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, will gather for a week of summer fun and activities.
Jul 16, 2009 - 11:22:43 AM

MFA in Writing and Literature Program's First-Time Author Signs Immediate Deal; to Address Esteemed Writers Conference
Jul 16, 2009 - 11:48:42 AM

SBUMC Department Of Urology Ranked As Top National Program In US News & World Report 'America's Best Hospitals' Listing
The Department of Urology at Stony Brook University Medical Center is again ranked among the top 50 in the “America’s Best Hospitals†August 2009 issue of U.S. News & World Report.
Jul 16, 2009 - 4:54:13 PM

Stony Brook University's Lifelong Learning Program Receives $1M Endowment
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Stony Brook University has received a $1M endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI is a peer-led learning network devoted to retired and semi-retired adults and sponsored by the School of Professional Development (SPD).
Jul 20, 2009 - 12:06:43 PM

The Southampton Review Honors Frank McCourt, Award-Winning Writer, Teacher, Humanitarian
Jul 21, 2009 - 11:26:20 AM

Stony Brook Southampton Screenwriting Conference Features Hedges, Baitz, Baldwin
Jul 22, 2009 - 2:27:40 PM

Researchers At Stony Brook University Show Warmer Environment Means Shorter Lives For Cold-Blooded Animals
Temperature explains much of why cold-blooded organisms such as fish, amphibians, crustaceans, and lizards live longer at higher latitudes than at lower latitudes, according to research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) online.
Jul 27, 2009 - 2:23:55 PM

August 2009

Stony Brook University's College Of Engineering & Applied Science TechPREP Program Receives Second Motorola Foundation Grant
The University’s TechPREP program has received a second Innovation Generation grant from the Motorola Foundation.
Aug 3, 2009 - 1:34:41 PM

SBU Dental School Reaches Out To Native Americans
A group of faculty and students from the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine completed their 10th consecutive trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota where they provided free dental care to members of the Lakota Sioux Tribe.
Aug 3, 2009 - 3:48:33 PM

SBUMC Appoints Heart Arrhythmia Expert
Sei Iwai, M.D., an electrophysiologist, has joined Stony Brook University Medical Center as Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of the Complex Arrhythmia Ablation Program and Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program.
Aug 3, 2009 - 4:01:40 PM

14th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival Announces Winners: For My Father Takes Grand Prize
The Stony Brook Film Festival closed with the New York premiere of The Little Traitor, with writer and director Lynn Roth hosting a Q&A after the film, followed by an Awards Reception on the Staller Center Main Stage. John Anderson, film critic, who was master of ceremonies for the evening, announced Stony Brook’s Audience and Jury awards for best features and shorts.
Aug 5, 2009 - 11:41:58 AM

SBU Faculty Member Shares Prestigious Emmy Nomination For Historical Research On Slave Trade Documentary
Jennifer L. Anderson, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Stony Brook University, has received a coveted Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research as part of the research team for Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North that aired on the PBS series, Point of View.
Aug 6, 2009 - 12:05:45 PM

Prostate Care Program At SBUMC Receives NY State Proclamation For Screening Outreach in Suffolk County
The Prostate Care Program at Stony Brook University Medical Center received a New York State Proclamation from Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney in recognition of the Program's prostate cancer screening efforts throughout Suffolk County.
Aug 6, 2009 - 4:44:29 PM

Small Business Development Center At Stony Brook University Receives NYSERDA Grant For Energy Company Initiative Proposal
The Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook University has successfully competed in a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Program Opportunity and was awarded $247,000 for its proposal entitled the Stony Brook Energy Company Initiative.
Aug 7, 2009 - 10:18:38 AM

"Summer Soiree" Raises $175,000 For National Pediatric MS Center At SBUMC
The 2009 “Summer Soiree, presented by the National Pediatric MS (multiple sclerosis) Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center, raised $175,000 to benefit research at Center, the only one of its kind in the region.
Aug 7, 2009 - 10:55:55 AM

Baldwin Brothers, Other Celebs Take Swings Against Breast Cancer At Golf Outing
The Baldwin brothers and other acting, music and sports stars took part in the Annual Celebrity Golf Outing benefitting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, which supports research at Stony Brook University Medical Center investigating the causes, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer.
Aug 7, 2009 - 1:07:49 PM

Innovation: Merck's AIDS Triumph (Forbes)
Fifteen years ago, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, Merck researcher Daria Hazuda started work on a new drug to block the HIV virus from infiltrating people's DNA...Hazuda joined Merck in 1989 after finishing her doctorate at the State University of New York, Stony Brook...
Aug 7, 2009 - 9:57:50 PM

SBUMC Orthopaedics Faculty Establish Endowment For Department, Add Proceeds From National Award
The Department of Orthopaedics at Stony Brook University Medical Center has established an endowment to advance research and support musculoskeletal education.
Aug 12, 2009 - 2:44:12 PM

Become A Certified EMT: SBU School Of Health Technology
The School of Health Technology and Management (HTM) at Stony Brook University will hold a certification course for anyone interested in becoming a certified emergency medical technician (EMT).
Aug 14, 2009 - 12:21:51 PM

New Trauma Surgeon Joins SBUMC
Jared M. Huston, M.D., has joined the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center in the Division of General Surgery, Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Burns.
Aug 14, 2009 - 12:27:10 PM

Kids Cared For At SBUMC Get A Kick Out Of LI "Rough Riders" Hospital Visit
Some players from The Long Island Rough Riders, which includes men's and women's traveling soccer teams, spent time at Stony Brook University Medical Center to visit with patients in each of the pediatric units at the hospital.
Aug 19, 2009 - 12:36:32 PM

Pediatric Patient Comes Back To SBUMC With Plasma TV For Kids
Kaitlyn Suarez (front left) donated a Plasma TV, Wii system, Blue Ray DVD system, dvds, and Wii games to the Stony Brook University Medical Center Pediatrics Unit.
Aug 19, 2009 - 12:48:29 PM

Sweat May Give Off Stress Signals, Study Says (CNN)
A new study published in the online journal PLoS One reveals changes in brain activity when people are exposed to sweat from others who have been in a stressful situation. Researchers found that people may become more alert to potential threats when inhaling this "stress" sweat.
Aug 19, 2009 - 3:04:40 PM

Stony Brook Manhattan Now Offers Comprehensive Project Management (PMI) And Business Analysis (IIBA) Certificate Programs Designed For Professionals In Transition
Stony Brook University, Corporate Education and Training (CET) Professional Certification Programs are now being offered at the Stony Brook Manhattan campus. Project Management and Business Analysis classes will begin in September.
Aug 20, 2009 - 12:35:15 PM

Dr. Todd K. Rosengart appointed Chairman Of Surgery Stony Brook University Medical Center
Dr. Todd K. Rosengart, Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center, was appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery, effective immediately, announced Dr. Richard N. Fine, Dean of the School of Medicine. He had been interim Chair of the department since August 2008.
Aug 20, 2009 - 2:02:38 PM

Stony Brook University Part Of $10 Million NSF Grant For Computational Modeling And Analysis Of Complex Systems
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.86 million to three Stony Brook University professors to develop computational techniques for analyzing models of complex systems arising from a wide array of application domains.
Aug 21, 2009 - 10:51:16 AM

Local Teen Donates To Pediatric Patients At SBUMC As Part Of Girl Scout Gold Award Project
While other kids her age were lounging at the beach and by the pool, 18 year-old Girl Scout Gold Award candidate, Kimberly McCoy of Centereach decided to spend a good part of her summer stitching handmade fleece “quillos†(a cuddly combination between a quilt and a pillow) to donate to pediatric patients at Stony Brook University Hospital.
Aug 21, 2009 - 3:35:03 PM

Team-Color Bud Cans Leave Colleges Flat (Wall Street Journal)
Dozens of colleges are up in arms over a new Anheuser-Busch marketing campaign that features Bud Light beer cans emblazoned with local schools' team colors.
Aug 21, 2009 - 10:53:15 PM

Stony Brook University Receives National Recognition; Named One Of Top 100 Universities And Top 50 Publics
Stony Brook University ranks among the top 100 national universities in America and among the top 50 public national universities in the country in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey.
Aug 24, 2009 - 12:52:39 PM

Stony Brook University Announces Formal Partnerships With Atlantis Marine World And The Riverhead Foundation
Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS,) Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, and the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation today announced a public-private partnership that will promote collaboration between the three institutions.
Aug 24, 2009 - 1:11:33 PM

Scientists Shed New Light On Behavior Of Shark "Tweens" And "Teenagers"
A long-term field and DNA study by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, University of Miami, Field Museum of Chicago and others has shown that young lemon sharks born at the Bimini islands, Bahamas, tend to stay near their coastal birthplace for many years.
Aug 24, 2009 - 4:16:22 PM

Distinguish Fact From Fear When It Comes To The Flu and Learn Why Falls Can Be Fatal To The Elderly
From the facts about influenza to the science of acupuncture and health conditions that predispose elderly to falls, the 2009 Stony Brook University School of Medicine Mini-Med School will appeal to a wide audience.
Aug 25, 2009 - 5:23:44 PM

Stony Brook University announces partnership with Riverhead Foundation, Atlantis Marine World (Southampton Press)
Tagging a sea turtle or feeding a bottlenose dolphin are not activities that marine science students can do in a classroom. But Stony Brook University marine science students will soon get the chance to handle live marine animals due to a new partnership forged between the college's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlantis Marine World Aquarium and the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, officials announced on Tuesday, August 25, during a press conference at the aquarium.
Aug 25, 2009 - 9:38:43 PM

Stony Brook University Hospital Goes Green: First Hospital Nationwide To Sign Agreement With EPA
The signing today of a comprehensive green “Memorandum of Understanding†(MOU) between Stony Brook University Hospital and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marks a first for any hospital in the United States.
Aug 28, 2009 - 3:32:20 PM

Local Teen Makes Children's Stay at SBUMC more Fun
When Shannon Epsky, a 17 year-old senior at Patchogue-Medford H.S., was a patient at Stony Brook University Medical Center, she experienced first hand the boredom that comes with a hospital stay. That's when she came up with the idea for her Girl Scout Gold Award project to make pediatric patient activity packets.
Aug 28, 2009 - 3:44:09 PM

SBU School Of Nursing Receives Top Grant To Grow Accelerated Degree Program, Diversify Student Body
For the second year in a row, the Stony Brook University School of Nursing received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) "New Careers in Nursing" Scholarship Program to build upon Stony Brook's efforts to increase the number of students enrolled in its one-year accelerated nursing program and diversify the student base. T
Aug 31, 2009 - 4:38:47 PM

September 2009

Marine Science Lecture Looks at Environmental Policy
The Politics and Policy of Climate Change†with Prof. Sultan Hameed of Stony Brook University will take place on Friday, September 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Duke Lecture Hall.
Sep 2, 2009 - 2:50:45 PM

SBUMC Study Reveals Children From Disadvantaged Household Have Fewer Bedtime Routines, Possibly Affecting Health
A study led by Stony Brook University Medical Center finds that preschool age children from socioeconomically disadvantaged families are less likely to have consistent bedtime routines than their more advantaged counterparts. The authors say this pattern may contribute to later disparities in sleep quality and may be linked to various mental and physical health outcomes, such as the capacity to learn, school readiness and childhood obesity.
Sep 2, 2009 - 4:37:00 PM

Discovery of New Treatment for Hand Disorder Affecting Millions Shown Promising
Researchers in the Department of Orthopaedics at Stony Brook University Medical Center have developed an injectable form of the enzyme, collagenase, that significantly improves outcomes of Dupuytren's contracture (or disease), a debilitating disorder caused by progressive accumulation of collagen that deforms fingers and limits motion.
Sep 3, 2009 - 12:00:15 AM

Stony Brook develops drug for disfiguring disorder (Newsday)
A disfiguring disorder that contorts hands and makes even simple movements impossible can be cured with an injectable drug developed by medical investigators at Stony Brook University Medical Center, ending centuries of research for a painless treatment, doctors say.
Sep 3, 2009 - 9:43:43 AM

Stony Brook Medical Center, EPA eye green initiatives (Newsday)
Stony Brook University Medical Center will look at installing solar panels, composting kitchen scraps and using rainwater to irrigate its landscaping under a new agreement with the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Sep 4, 2009 - 9:41:19 AM

Stony Brook University Announces Dean Miller As Director, Center For News Literacy
Stony Brook University's School of Journalism announced today that veteran news reporter and executive editor and former Nieman Fellow, Dean Miller has been named Director of the Center for News Literacy.
Sep 8, 2009 - 12:37:24 PM

"Writers Speak" Returns With Information Session
Provocative and entertaining "Writers Speak" talks continue on September 16 at Stony Brook Southampton with MFA program Associate Director Carla Caglioti.
Sep 8, 2009 - 2:30:32 PM

Stony Brook University and Island Harvest Bring Food and School Supplies to Long Island Students
In honor of opening weekend at Stony Brook University, 400 incoming freshman from the Undergraduate College of Leadership and Service hosted Island Harvest, Long Island's largest hunger relief organization, on Saturday, August 29, 2009.
Sep 10, 2009 - 4:45:29 PM

Internationally Renowned Latina Environmentalist Visits Stony Brook Southampton as part of Hispanic Heritage Month
Sep 14, 2009 - 2:44:11 PM

Last Chance to see Milton Glaser's "Seeing Things" at Avram Gallery; Show Extended to Sept. 17th
Sep 14, 2009 - 2:50:16 PM

"Writers Speak" Continues with Scott Snyder
Sep 14, 2009 - 3:06:47 PM

Tee Off Against ALS: "Ride For Life" Hosts Long Island Edcators And Healthcare Professionals Cup
Teachers and healthcare professionals will put down the books and stethoscopes and pick up the golf clubs to participate in the Seventh Annual Long Island Educators & Healthcare Professionals Cup Golf Tournament.
Sep 15, 2009 - 1:27:25 PM

Taking Strides To Beat Breast And Prostate Cancer "Walk For Beauty" Supports SBUMC Research
Hundreds of breast and prostate cancer survivors, many clad in pink shirts, bandanas, or hats, along with the physicians and staff of Stony Brook University Medical Center, will participate in the "Walk for Beauty, Walk for Life."
Sep 15, 2009 - 2:59:20 PM

Enforcing bedtimes improves kids' health (CNN.com)
When Genevieve and Brian Skory were new to parenting, they allowed their two young kids to read or watch TV until they fell asleep.
Sep 15, 2009 - 4:52:18 PM

Stony Brook professor Lawrence Slobodkin dies at 81 (Newsday)
Lawrence B. Slobodkin, founding chairman of Stony Brook University's Department of Ecology and Evolution and a key figure in the field's development as a modern science, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 81.
Sep 16, 2009 - 7:32:05 AM

SBUMC Child Life Program Meet Mets "Pitcher Of The Month" Starlight Foundation Donates Fun Center At Ceremony
On September 8 at Citifield, home of the New York Mets, representatives of the Child Life Program at Stony Brook University Medical Center joined the Mets Pitcher of the Month, Brian Stokes, along with members of the Starlight Children's Foundation and Sharp Electronics for an on-field ceremony.
Sep 16, 2009 - 12:33:15 PM

Stony Brook University Professor Receives Funding From National Nuclear Security Administration
Baosheng Li, a research professor in the Mineral Physics Institute, will serve as principal investigator for a project titled "Thermoelasticity of SSP Materials: An Integrated Acoustic and Diffraction Study at High-P and High-T."
Sep 17, 2009 - 2:28:11 PM

Marine Science Lecture Series Looks at Evolution, the Seas and Global Climate Change
Sep 23, 2009 - 2:12:51 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Students Honor International Beach Cleanup Day
Sep 23, 2009 - 2:31:15 PM

"Sunflowers" Sculpture, A Symbol Of Hope, Donated By Artist To SBU Cancer Center In Honor Of Wife's Care
To symbolize hope and new life, the Stony Brook University Cancer Center unveiled a large and colorful sculpture depicting sunflowers, which stands near the entrance of the outpatient center, during a ceremony honoring gynecologic cancer patients on September 21.
Sep 25, 2009 - 2:54:41 PM

Stony Brook University Professor Co-Authors New Comprehensive Analysis Which Sheds Light On The Origin Of Cetaceans
When the ancestors of living cetaceans whales, dolphins and porpoises "first dipped their toes into water, a series of evolutionary changes were sparked that ultimately nestled these swimming mammals into the larger hoofed animal group. But what happened first, a change from a plant-based diet to a carnivorous diet, or the loss of their ability to walk?
Sep 28, 2009 - 4:06:38 PM

Avram Gallery Will Discuss Southampton's Sustainable Future
Sep 30, 2009 - 2:36:33 PM

SBU President, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. Gets Seasonal Flu Vaccine At Stony Brook Student Health Services
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., President, Stony Brook University, got a seasonal influenza vaccine from Maureen Pavone, RN, at Student Health Services on campus, demonstrating that seasonal flu vaccine is now available to students.
Sep 30, 2009 - 4:29:51 PM

October 2009

SBU Center For Infectious Diseases Receives $7.4 Million From NIH To Research Emerging Pathogens
The Center for Infectious Diseases (CID) at Stony Brook University received a $7.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue a research program focused on investigating emerging organisms causing bacterial and viral infections in humans.
Oct 1, 2009 - 2:37:05 PM

Stony Brook University Opens New High-Tech Center Devoted To Discovery Of Next Generation Diagnostics And Therapeutics
Stony Brook University celebrated the opening of the new Center for Biomolecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics, commemorating 25 years of translational research and biotechnology development at the SBU Center for Biotechnology.
Oct 2, 2009 - 11:04:32 AM

Gala To Celebrate Carol M. Baldwin's Life And 80th Birthday Proceeds Support Breast Cancer Research At SBUMC
The 2009 Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund Gala will honor the life and work of Carol M. Baldwin, breast cancer survivor, advocate, and founder of the Fund, as she nears her 80th birthday.
Oct 2, 2009 - 3:21:26 PM

"A Nation Underwater?" U.N. Island Ambassadors Address a Very Real Threat
Oct 2, 2009 - 3:51:07 PM

"Writers Speak" Continues With Jules Feiffer
Oct 2, 2009 - 4:20:39 PM

Stony Brook University Announces Undergraduate Research And Creative Activities (URECA) Researcher Of The Month
Stony Brook University has announced its Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URECA) Researcher for the month of August is Jeffrey Fei.
Oct 6, 2009 - 12:02:36 PM

Stony Brook Southampton to Host Two Events for Prospective Students
Oct 7, 2009 - 2:27:06 PM

The Greening of Universities: A Discussion at Southampton
Oct 7, 2009 - 2:34:23 PM

Stony Brook University Hosts Charity Tournament To Benefit Sunrise Fund
Dealing with cancer is an overwhelming experience for anyone. Imagine going through it as a child.
Oct 7, 2009 - 2:59:21 PM

Anatomy of a Dying Star (Discovery News)
A computer program that simulates the final hours of a star's life has been developed by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California and Stony Brook University in New York.
Oct 8, 2009 - 6:58:10 AM

A Presidential Inaugural Celebration At Stony Brook University Created With Something For Everyone
In honor of the inauguration of Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. as its fifth president, Stony Brook University is hosting an eight-day celebration on both the Stony Brook and Southampton campuses.
Oct 8, 2009 - 9:56:37 AM

"Red Watch" friends don't let pals drink and die (MSNBC.com)
Health advocates are hoping that a cheap red watch worn by college students like Alicia Nelson at Stony Brook University will become the new fashion trend on campus this fall. The watches are part of the latest effort to counter the toll of binge drinking, a deeply entrenched problem at many colleges nationwide that appears to be getting worse.
Oct 9, 2009 - 12:24:19 PM

Kids' weight a factor in hospital admission (Reuters Health)
Overweight or underweight children who are seen in the emergency department are more likely to be admitted to the hospital, and to stay longer, than normal-weight youngsters, according to a study reported Monday by Dr. Adam Singer from the State University of New York at Stony Brook at the American College of Emergency Physicians' annual meeting in Boston.
Oct 9, 2009 - 1:17:58 PM

Team Finds Unexpected Hydrides Become Stable Metals at Pressure Near One Quarter Required to Metalize Pure Hydrogen Alone
From detailed assessments of electronic structure, researchers at the University at Buffalo, Cornell University, Stony Brook University and Moscow State University discovered that unexpected hydrides violating standard valence rules, such as LiH6 and LiH8, become stable metals at a pressure approximately one quarter of that required to metalize pure hydrogen itself; findings that were published in an October 5, 2009 early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Oct 9, 2009 - 10:23:30 PM

Ribbon-Cutting for the First LEED-Certified Library on Long Island
Oct 10, 2009 - 3:26:36 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Debuts New, Green Library (Newsday)
In Saturday's debut of its library, Stony Brook Southampton heralded the campus' first new building - and the first to meet stringent energy and environmental standards.
Oct 11, 2009 - 9:34:00 AM

Pulitzer-Winner Jonathan Weiner Leads Environmental Forum at Stony Brook Southampton
Oct 12, 2009 - 1:59:07 PM

An Evening Featuring Major New Works by Stony Brook Southampton MFA Faculty and Alumni
Oct 12, 2009 - 2:49:36 PM

Help Beat Leukemia And Lymphoma By Donating Marrow SBUMC Holds Drive For Patients In Need
Stony Brook University Medical Center will hold a bone marrow registry drive in November with hopes that patients with leukemia or lymphoma in need of a bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant will receive a match.
Oct 13, 2009 - 4:56:05 PM

Rip Currents Pose Greater Risk To Swimmers Than To Shoreline
Rip currents. powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from the shore, represent a danger to human life and property.
Oct 14, 2009 - 9:54:03 AM

SBUMC Appoints Assistant Chief Quality Officer To Focus On Patient Safety, Performance And Surgical Quality
Marc J. Shapiro, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care and Burns at Stony Brook University Medical Center, has been named Assistant Chief Quality Officer.
Oct 14, 2009 - 3:22:42 PM

International Fisheries Task Force Met in Portland, ME, to Develop Smart Management Plans for Forage Fish, a Growing Target of Commercial Fishing Operations
The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force met from October 12-14 in Portland, ME to continue developing critical management recommendations for forage fish, small prey fish like sardines, anchovies and menhaden that are caught by commercial fisheries on a massive scale, almost always without consideration of their essential role in oceanic food webs.
Oct 15, 2009 - 12:26:17 PM

Who's Who In Smart Energy Convene For New York's Largest And Most Comprehensive Advanced Energy Conference
The Who's Who of Energy will generate some natural heat at the third annual Advanced Energy Conference on Long Island next month. Entitled "America's Energy: New Thinking, New Initiatives, the conference is set for November 18 & 19 at the Hyatt Wind Watch hotel in Hauppauge, and will bring together leading researchers, government officials, policy makers and environmentalists along with leaders from the business, education and non-profit sectors, to what has rapidly become the premiere energy conference in the Northeast.
Oct 19, 2009 - 10:02:05 AM

Helping Children With Cancer Go Back To School SBUMC Experts "Educate The Educators"
A one-day free conference dedicated to educating teachers, nurses, social workers, guidance counselors, and other educators about the medical and educational issues that children with cancer encounter when returning to school, will take place on November 3, 2009, at the Wang Center at Stony Brook University.
Oct 19, 2009 - 1:04:48 PM

New Hotel Planned for Stony Brook University Campus
We have reached an agreement with Harbor Construction Management, a local developer, to build a 135-guest room facility on a parcel of land east of the University Administration building parking garage, announced Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D.
Oct 19, 2009 - 6:23:55 PM

Hundreds of Stony Brook students line up for H1N1 shots (Newsday)
Even though Jessica Diamond, 18, would have rather gotten dinner, she listened to her father's advice and waited on line for almost an hour to get vaccinated for H1N1 at Stony Brook University Wednesday night.
Oct 22, 2009 - 12:09:29 AM

SBU-Led Study Of An Ancient Primate Counters Recent "Darwinius" Discovery As Possible "Missing Link"
A scientific analysis of a recently discovered adapiform, an ancient primate, reveals that the fossil, called Afradapis, is not on the evolutionary lineage of anthropoids (Old World Monkeys and higher primates, including humans) but instead more closely to lemurs and lorises.
Oct 22, 2009 - 4:47:59 PM

Stony Brook University Celebrates Inauguration of President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D.
The Stony Brook University community will come together to celebrate the inauguration and investiture of President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D., a renowned biomedical scientist and former Vice Chancellor for Research at Washington University in St. Louis.
Oct 23, 2009 - 9:38:43 AM

Stony Brook Southampton Hosts Second Suffolk County Minority Health Summit

Oct 26, 2009 - 2:19:05 PM

Ocean Acidification May Contribute To Global Shellfish Decline
Relatively minor increases in ocean acidity brought about by high levels of carbon dioxide have significant detrimental effects on the growth, development, and survival of hard clams, bay scallops, and Eastern oysters, according to researchers at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. In one of the first studies looking at the effect of ocean acidification on shellfish, Stephanie Talmage, PhD candidate, and Professor Chris Gobler showed that the larval stages of these shellfish species are extremely sensitive to enhanced levels of carbon dioxide in seawater.
Oct 26, 2009 - 3:07:07 PM

"Our Blue Planet -- Will It Survive Until Tomorrow?" Stony Brook Southampton Hosts Important Musical from International Troupe
Oct 26, 2009 - 3:24:27 PM

The Humanities Institute At Stony Brook University Presents Exhibition And Lecture On New York City Community Murals
The Humanities Institute at Stony Brook presents Images of the African Diaspora in New York City Community Murals, a traveling exhibition that explores how African and Caribbean art, history, religion and myth have influenced mural themes and content.
Oct 27, 2009 - 1:51:56 PM

Senator Flanagan Recognizes SBUMC Prostate Care Program For "Incomparable Outreach" To Community
The Prostate Care Program at Stony Brook University Medical Center received a New York State Proclamation from Senator John J. Flanagan (Second District) for the program's incomparable outreach†in providing prostate cancer screening, education, state-of-the-art technology, and innovative treatment throughout Long Island.
Oct 28, 2009 - 12:12:37 PM

SBUMC Expands Treatment For Stroke, Aneurysm Patients With Appointment Of Interventional Neuroradiologist
David Fiorella, M.D., Ph.D., has been named Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Radiology at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Appointed by Raphael Davis, M.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Fiorella specializes in Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiology and joins the Cerebrovascular Center at SBUMC.
Oct 29, 2009 - 12:56:02 PM

SBUMC Study Investigates Stem Cell Treatment For Tissue Repair In Heart Attack Patients
The Division of Cardiology at Stony Brook University Medical Center is participating in a clinical trial on the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat individuals who have had a first heart attack, or myocardial infarction (MI).
Oct 29, 2009 - 3:00:47 PM

Finished with chemo, LI man to run NY Marathon (Newsday)
Gary Resnick knew he had a few hours after chemotherapy before he would feel sick. So he ran the 4 miles to and from his treatment center. The East Setauket resident was training for Sunday's ING New York City Marathon. "It was unbelievable to me," he said. "How can I feel so good and have this cancer inside of me?" In July, Resnick, 47, completed his chemo sessions. Last month, he learned he's cancer-free. On Sunday, he hopes to finish the marathon in under four and a half hours.
Oct 30, 2009 - 7:09:42 AM

Kevin Law Takes Helm at Stony Brook Council; Appointed Chairman of Campus Oversight Board
Kevin Law, President and CEO of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), loved his undergraduate years as a Political Science major at Stony Brook University. Now, more than 25 years later, he is coming back to campus in a very different capacity. The St. James, New York resident has been appointed Chairman of the Stony Brook Council by Governor David A. Paterson, a board that serves as an oversight and advisory body to the campus and to Stony Brook's president and senior officers. Law succeeds Richard T. Nasti (SBU Class of 78), who served as Council Chair from 1995 through June 2009.
Oct 30, 2009 - 11:23:46 AM

Dr. Stanley inaugurated (Village Times Herald)
The sports complex at Stony Brook University was filled Friday to celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Samuel Stanley, the fifth president in the university's five-decade history. With SBU Senate President Michael Schwartz facilitating the inaugural ceremony, members of the university community and elected officials offered greetings to the new president.
Oct 30, 2009 - 11:57:56 AM

Marine Science Lecture Looks at Toxic Metals in Marine Organisms
Oct 30, 2009 - 12:17:22 PM

SBU Senior from Central Islip Takes a Bite Out of Tuition with Winning Essay on News Literacy
Meghan Shalvoy, a Stony Brook University fourth year Women’s Studies major from East Islip, NY, won the School of Journalism's second annual Center for News Literacy Spring 2009 essay contest with an essay addressed to the president of a fictional college, encouraging the college to keep News Literacy in its curriculum.
Oct 30, 2009 - 1:25:44 PM

November 2009

Internationally Renowned Environmentalist Visits Stony Brook Southampton
Nov 2, 2009 - 3:13:08 PM

Avram Gallery Maps Out Southampton's Sustainable Future
Nov 2, 2009 - 3:26:05 PM

International Conference "Migrations and Transnational Identities" Co-presented by Humanities Institute and D'Amato Chair in Italian Studies
The Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University, in collaboration with the Alfonse M. D'Amato Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, presents an international conference, "Migrations and Transnational Identities: Crossing Borders, Bridging Disciplines." The event will take place on the campus of Stony Brook University, in the Charles B. Wang Center and the Humanities Building on Thursday, November 12 from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, November 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Nov 3, 2009 - 12:31:06 PM

Multi-Center VA Research Trial Reveals No Advantage to CABG Patients with Off-Pump Procedure
A study of 2,203 cardiac surgery patients from Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers nationwide revealed that coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) completed off-pump, meaning without a heart-lung machine, had no advantages in patient outcomes compared to the traditional “on-pump†procedure. A. Laurie Shroyer, Ph.D., Professor of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University and the Northport VA Medical Center, and colleagues from 18 VA medical centers conducted by the VA Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center in Perry Point, reported their findings in the November 5 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
Nov 5, 2009 - 5:43:25 PM

Stony Brook Southampton to Host Red Watch Program for its Students
Innovative Nationwide Training Teaches to Watch Out for Toxic Drinking
Nov 6, 2009 - 12:17:10 PM

Stony Brook University's Small Business Development Center Has Moved To Research And Development Park
After more than 20 years on Stony Brook University’s Main Campus, the NYS Small Business Development Center has moved to its new offices in the Research and Development Park. The Stony Brook SBDC, funded by the US Small Business Administration, the State of New York, and Stony Brook University has been assisting small businesses since 1989.
Nov 9, 2009 - 1:17:11 PM
Stony Brook University's Confucius Institute Welcomes Award-Winning Chinese Choir To Wang Center
On December 1st, 2009, at 7:00 P.M. the Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University (CISBU) will host China's award-winning Student Choir of Nankai University at the Charles B. Wang Center. Having performed at top concert venues around the world, the Student Choir of Nankai will present Stony Brook University and the surrounding community with a diverse repertoire of Chinese and Chinese minority folk classics.
Nov 10, 2009 - 3:48:31 PM

First Director Of Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy To Keynote At New York's Premiere Energy Conference
Energy Secretary Steven Chu's recently appointed advisor, Arun Majumdar, will make his first major appearance as the keynote speaker at the 2009 New York Advanced Energy Conference. Majumdar will deliver his remarks at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge, New York, on Wednesday, November 18 at 11:30 am.
Nov 12, 2009 - 10:28:55 AM

"Rising Stars"-SBUMC Pediatric Cancer Patients Express Themselves Through Theater And Art At Talent Show
Instrumentalists, vocalists, and dancers will take center stage at the 5th “Rising Stars†Talent Show and Art Exhibit, which features pediatric cancer patients, their family members, and Stony Brook University Medical Center staff as the performers.
Nov 12, 2009 - 1:27:55 PM

Annual Windmill Lighting at Stony Brook Southampton
Nov 13, 2009 - 3:59:46 PM

Presentation on Genetically Modified Foods in Avram Theater
Nov 16, 2009 - 2:23:23 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Continues its Sustainability Speaker Series
Nov 16, 2009 - 2:55:08 PM

Stony Brook University Educational Leadership Program Awarded $900K Grant
Stony Brook University’s Educational Leadership Program has been awarded a $900,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation and the New York State Education Department to help high-needs Long Island school districts develop effective school leaders.
Nov 17, 2009 - 10:47:15 AM

SBU Among Three In New York To Receive Funding For Undergraduate Internship In Stem Cell Research
The Center for Science and Mathematics Education, in conjunction with the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, are slated to receive a three-year New York State grant that will annually award eight top undergraduate students nationwide a 10-week paid internship in areas of stem cell research beginning in summer 2010.
Nov 18, 2009 - 3:19:19 PM

SBUMC Appoints New Surgeon Specializing In Treatment Of Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Tumors
Philip Bao, M.D., has been named Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Appointed by Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., Chair of Surgery, Dr. Bao specializes in the treatment of malignant and benign tumors of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract including liver, pancreas, esophagus and stomach.
Nov 18, 2009 - 4:07:48 PM

Tips from a masterful teacher from Stony Brook (Newsday)
To Roger Rosenblatt, the story's the thing. "We start with the story because it is basic to human nature," Rosenblatt said Wednesday to a lecture hall at Stony Brook University packed with more than 120 students, faculty and the curious who came to his talk, "You Can't Teach Writing? Nonsense." (Subscription required.)
Nov 19, 2009 - 7:01:33 AM

LI professor finalist for nation's best college teacher (Newsday)
To this day, Roger Rosenblatt - accomplished writer and teacher of writing for nearly five decades - can still wrestle with the meaning of a text, still struggle over a concept in a work he has read and taught for many years. (Subscription required.)
Nov 19, 2009 - 7:04:32 AM

Conference eyes green energy driving LI economy (Newsday)
Can green energy become the driver of Long Island's economy? Maybe, but there's little doubt about the intense interest in the topic. More than 1,000 people turned out Wednesday at the Hyatt Wind Watch Hotel in Islandia for the opening day of a two-day meeting, the 2009 Advanced Energy Conference, hosted by IBM, Stony Brook University, National Grid and the New York Power Authority.
Nov 19, 2009 - 7:21:32 AM

Stony Brook University Names 2009 Distinguished Alumni
The Stony Brook Alumni Association has named four Stony Brook University graduates as recipients of the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Awards, the Association's highest honor. The recipients will be honored at a special ceremony and dinner tomorrow Friday, November 20, 2009 at the University's Charles B. Wang Center.
Nov 19, 2009 - 3:36:27 PM

Cancer doesn't stop Setauket marathon runner (Village Times Herald)
Just four months after completing six months of chemotherapy, Gary Resnick of East Setauket ran the New York City Marathon on Nov. 1. Resnick, 47, said he began running to lose weight after retiring in June 2008 from the New York Mercantile Exchange. In five months, Resnick, who weighed 202 pounds at the time, lost 53 pounds by running and dieting. While he concentrated on trimming down, however, another health concern loomed ahead: stage three pancreatic cancer.
Nov 19, 2009 - 5:50:30 PM

Marince Science Lecture Looks at the Secret Lives of Worms
Nov 20, 2009 - 2:37:56 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Taps Atlantic Ocean, LI Waterways as Living Laboratory Resources for Innovative New Major
Using its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean as a living laboratory resource, Stony Brook Southampton has established a Coastal Environmental Studies major -- the only program of its kind in the country. The Coastal Environmental Studies major, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, recently earned approval from the New York State Department of Education.
Nov 23, 2009 - 5:58:01 PM

With 1st Neutrino Events, Multinational Team In Japan Takes 1st Step To Answering Why Only Matter In Universe
Physicists from the Japanese-led multi-national T2K neutrino collaboration announced today that over the weekend they detected the first neutrino events generated by their newly built neutrino beam at the J-PARC accelerator laboratory in Tokai, Japan.
Nov 23, 2009 - 10:00:00 PM

Stony Brook University Students Win Prestigious SC09 Student Cluster Competition
A team of six computer-savvy Stony Brook University undergraduates won first place honors in the SC09 Student Cluster Competition during the annual, internationally-acclaimed Supercomputing Conference held at Portland, Ore., November 14-20, 2009.
Nov 24, 2009 - 12:36:46 PM

December 2009

Future Doctors Reach Out To Long Islanders In Need SBU Med Students Donate Food, Clothing, Cash
Amidst the late semester pressures of classes and clinical work, students from Stony Brook University School of Medicine gathered their resources to run a food and clothing drive for PRONTO, a Long Island-based non-profit human service agency that provides services to the homeless, unemployed, immigrants, uninsured, and others in need.
Dec 1, 2009 - 5:03:37 PM

Stony Brook University Medical Center Mobilizes Staff and Faciltiy to Combat H1N1 Influenza
With the H1N1 influenza outbreak in the U.S., Suffolk County and most of the Northeast accelerating, Stony Brook University Medical Center and hospitals throughout the region are adopting enhanced measures to help protect patients, staff, visitors and the community from the spread of this highly contagious illness. Specifically, SBUMC is doing the following:
Dec 2, 2009 - 9:21:06 AM

SBUMC Opens New State-of-the-Art Facility Dedicated to Comprehensive Care of 9/11 First Responders
Media Advisory/ Photo Op:SBUMC Opens Expanded Facility to Care for 9/11 First Responders
Dec 2, 2009 - 10:42:37 AM

Scientists Trace Shark Fins Back to their Geographic Origin for the First Time using DNA Detective Work
Millions of shark fins are sold at market each year to satisfy the demand for shark fin soup, a Chinese delicacy, but it has been impossible to pinpoint which sharks from which regions are most threatened by this trade.
Dec 3, 2009 - 2:14:21 PM

Using DNA to map shark fin trade (Reuters)
Scientists are using DNA maps to better understand the link between shark fin soup and the diminishing populations of certain shark species.
Dec 3, 2009 - 2:47:51 PM

Poached Hammerhead DNA Traced to Endangered Populations (U.S. News & World Report)
Demand for shark fin soup has pummeled hammerhead shark populations. And some of those sharks are taken from already decimated stocks, finds a new analysis that uses DNA to pinpoint the origins of hammerhead fins sold at market.
Dec 3, 2009 - 2:53:28 PM

HK markets selling endangered shark fins: US study (Yahoo News)
High-tech forensic methods show that some shark fins on sale in Hong Kong markets come from endangered shark populations, proving the need for stronger trade regulations, a new study said Tuesday.
Dec 3, 2009 - 2:58:32 PM

SUNY Appoints SBU's Evelyn Bromet To Distinguished Professor Rank
The State University of New York Board of Trustees approved the appointment of faculty member at Stony Brook University, Evelyn Bromet, Professor, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science to distinguished rank, as recommended by campus colleagues and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. The rank of Distinguished Professor is the University's highest faculty designation.
Dec 4, 2009 - 11:34:03 AM

Long Island's Native American Languages Addressed at Stony Brook Southampton
Dec 4, 2009 - 3:17:29 PM

Area High School Students Pen Scripts and Take the Stage
For First Annual High School Playwrights Festival
of the Young American Writers Project (YAWP)
Dec 4, 2009 - 3:50:43 PM

SUNY Appoints SBU's Eva Feder Kittay To Distinguished Professor Rank
The State University of New York Board of Trustees approved the appointment of faculty member at Stony Brook University, Eva Feder Kittay, Professor, in the Department of Philosophy â€" to distinguished rank, as recommended by campus colleagues and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. The rank of Distinguished Professor is the University's highest faculty designation.
Dec 7, 2009 - 2:59:53 PM

Stony Brook Special Collections And University Archives Wins State Archives Award
Stony Brook's Special Collections and University Archives has received the 2009 Annual Archives Award for Program Excellence in a Historical Records Repository. The Board of Regents and the New York State Archives present this award annually to an organization in the state that exemplifies excellence in an archival program.
Dec 8, 2009 - 12:16:47 PM

Ruoyi Jiang Of Ward Melville H.S., Mentored At SBU, Named Individual Grand Prize Winner In 2009 Siemens Competition
Ruoyi Jiang, a senior at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket was named the individual Grand Prize winner in the prestigious nationwide 2009 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology.
Dec 8, 2009 - 3:15:04 PM

SBUMC Opens New And Expanded Facility Dedicated To Comprehensive Care Of 9/11 First Responders
Stony Brook University Medical Center has opened a new and expanded World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program (WTCMMTP) facility to care for thousands of 9/11 first responders who continue to suffer from asthma, pulmonary conditions, post-traumatic stress disorders, and other conditions related to their work at ground zero.
Dec 9, 2009 - 12:39:42 PM

POWER PLAY: FOUR ISLANDER PLAYERS VISIT PEDIATRIC PATIENTS AT SBUMC
NY Islanders come to SBUMC
Dec 9, 2009 - 3:04:43 PM

Dr. John H. Marburger, III, Appointed Interim Vice President For Research At Stony Brook University
President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D. announced today that John H. Marburger, III has agreed to serve as the Interim Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University effective January 21, 2010.
Dec 10, 2009 - 4:23:33 PM

Annual Windmill Lighting at Stony Brook Southampton
Dec 11, 2009 - 11:41:49 AM

Discovery Of A New North American Dinosaur Provides Insight To Early Dinosaur Evolution
A newly discovered dinosaur that lived approximately 215 million years ago (Triassic Period) in the region of New Mexico in the United States is providing a team of paleontologists new information on early dinosaur evolution.
Dec 11, 2009 - 1:08:44 PM

School District Donates Decorated Tree to SBUMC for Saving Teacher's Life
School District Donates Decorated Tree to SBUMC for Saving Teacher's Life
Dec 11, 2009 - 1:55:04 PM

Governor Paterson Names Stony Brook University to Lead New York State Energy Policy Institute
Governor David A. Paterson today announced that the State University of New York at Stony Brook has been named to lead the New York Energy Policy Institute (NYEPI), a key initiative from the Governor's State of the State address. Working in partnership with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Syracuse University, this consortium will coordinate the work of New York's leading energy research centers and experts and serve as a resource for the State's policymakers.
Dec 14, 2009 - 4:45:17 PM

Stony Brook University Hospital Auxiliary Uses Funds To Purchase High-Resolution Ultrasound Units For Emergency Department
Funds raised by the Stony Brook University Hospital Auxiliary were used to purchase two new GE Healthcare LOGIQ TM P5 mobile ultrasound systems for use in the Hospital's busy Emergency Department (ED).
Dec 16, 2009 - 3:08:28 PM

Stony Brook University Residence Halls Raise Over $17,000 For Charity
Stony Brook University Residence Halls raised $17,075.27 during a 5 week fund raising campaign, taking place from October 29th, 2009 through December 4th, 2009. The annual fund raising effort is known at Stony Brook University as Tis the Season.
Dec 16, 2009 - 3:23:06 PM

SBUMC Celebrates Year One Of Ground Breaking National Quality Improvement Effort To Reduce Waiting Time In The ED
As hospitals across the United States strive to operate efficient and effective emergency departments (EDs) in the face of today's increasingly strained health care environment, Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) celebrated its early successes in Urgent Matters, a ground breaking effort to reduce ED overcrowding, which involves just six hand-selected hospitals across the country, including SBUMC.
Dec 17, 2009 - 3:14:49 PM

Governor Paterson Names Stony Brook University Advanced Energy Center To Lead New York State Energy Policy Institute
Stony Brook University has been designated by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) under the direction of New York State Governor David Paterson, to lead the New York Energy Policy Institute (NYEPI), a state-wide consortium of energy research centers and experts that will advise the state on energy policy.
Dec 17, 2009 - 4:27:01 PM

Surgeon Specializing In Minimally Invasive Valve Repair Surgery Joins SBUMC
Sandeep Gupta, M.D., has joined the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center as Assistant Professor of Surgery. He comes to SBUMC from the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, where he completed his General Surgery Residency, Transplant Immunology Fellowship and Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship.
Dec 18, 2009 - 12:33:50 PM

American Association For The Advancement Of Science (AAAS) Names Three Stony Brook University Faculty 2009 Fellows
Three Stony Brook University professors, Philip B. Allen, Barbara V. Jacak, and Alan Tucker, have been named 2009 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows, a designation that will be officially announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on 18 December 2009.
Dec 22, 2009 - 10:24:07 AM

Woman gets special honors at Stony Brook graduation
By the time Sumaira Zammurad received her bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University Tuesday, she'd lived through more than most college students: She'd left her parents and sisters in Pakistan. She'd been married. She'd become a widow.
Dec 23, 2009 - 8:00:37 AM

Zach's Holiday Special: SBUMC Radiation Oncology Team Fulfills Pediatric Patient's Christmas List
Zach Sheikh, 8, was overjoyed when the doctors, nurses and staff of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stony Brook University Medical Center surprised him on December 22 with a special party and gift, his Christmas list fulfilled.
Dec 23, 2009 - 1:10:28 PM

2008

January 2008

Three Sets of LI Twins Arrive Early for New Year (Newsday)
Three sets of twins apparently wanted to see 2007 firsthand, so they all arrived fashionably early yesterday at Stony Brook University Hospital -- all delivered by the same pair of hands.
Jan 1, 2008 - 1:07:02 PM

Long Island 's first New Year baby is a girl (Newsday)
Erin Keegan had painted the nursery blue and purchased Michael Jordan baby clothes. After all, an ultrasound test a month ago had indicated that his companion, Amanda Gonzalez, was going to have a boy around Jan. 30. But the baby didn't wait. The 12:01 a.m. birth yesterday at Stony Brook University Medical Center of what is Nassau 's and Suffolk 's apparent first child of 2008 held another surprise.
Jan 2, 2008 - 1:22:41 PM

Stony Brook University Medical Center Welcomes Long Island's First Newborn Infant Of 2008
Stony Brook University Medical Center welcomed Jes Keegan at 12:01 am on New Year's Day morning as Long Island's first newborn baby of 2008. The 4-lb., 14-ounce, 16 inch baby girl was born to Amanda Gonzalez 20, and Erin Keegan, 19, of Mastic Beach. It is the couple's second daughter.
Jan 2, 2008 - 5:04:47 PM

Staller Center for the Arts to Present "Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD"
Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University will bring the Metropolitan Opera's innovative program, "Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD," to its Main Stage Theater, starting with "Macbeth" on January 12 2007.
Jan 4, 2008 - 1:34:13 PM

SBUMC Evaluates A Dietary Supplement To Improve Glucose Metabolism In Overweight Patients With Pre-Diabetes
The Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, at Stony Brook University Medical Center is sought overweight individuals who are insulin resistant to participate in a clinical trial investigating the safety and effectiveness of chromium picolinate, a dietary supplement, to improve glucose metabolism.
Jan 4, 2008 - 5:02:33 PM

Stony Brook Hillel Honored For Strategic Alliance With University
At its annual gathering of professionals from around the world, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life presented the Vision and Values Award to Stony Brook Hillel for being an indispensable partner to the university it serves.
Jan 7, 2008 - 12:36:56 PM

An Enchanted Evening of Chocolate Delights: "Sweet Dreams" Benefits The Cody Center At SBU
The delectable scenes at a chocolate and dessert-tasting event to benefit the Matt and Debra Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Stony Brook University will be a dream come true for chocolate lovers. The fairy tale-themed "Sweet Dreams" took place Monday, January 28, 2008, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Watermill Caterers in Smithtown.
Jan 8, 2008 - 9:02:28 AM

Stony Brook University And Junior Scientist Collaborate And Secure NSF Fellowship To Further Pursue LHC Theory
Dr. Alexander Mitov, a researcher in the Department of Theoretical Physics at Liverpool University, UK, joined Stony Brook University's C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics (the YITP) for the spring semester as the first winner of a National Science Foundation Large Hadron Collider Theory Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Jan 8, 2008 - 3:41:55 PM

Spitzer: Stony Brook should be "flagship" school (Newsday)
Gov. Eliot Spitzer proposed designating Stony Brook University and the University at Buffalo as "flagship" institutions and called for funding to support "cutting-edge" research at public and private universities -- both of which he said would propel economic development -- at Wednesday's State of the State address.
Jan 10, 2008 - 11:19:48 AM

Governor Spitzer Sees Stony Brook University as 'Flagship' Institution in SUNY System
Governor Eliot Spitzer issued the second State of the State address of his administration. The theme of his remarks on Higher Education proved an important event for Stony Brook University in many ways, but in particular, his speech brought the first recognition in many years that SUNY should establish flagship campuses as other prominent state institutions do. He cited two SUNY campuses that are poised for that distinction; Stony Brook University was one; University of Buffalo the other.
Jan 10, 2008 - 3:57:38 PM

Stony Brook Southampton to Host Transfer Day; Adds Two New Majors
Prospective students have two more majors to choose from at Stony Brook Southampton's Transfer Day.

On Wednesday, January 23, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Chancellors Hall, Stony Brook Southampton admissions staff will be on hand to review college transcripts and in most cases give instant decisions as to whether students qualify to attend the new, sustainability-focused campus this spring or fall. Registration was available on the spot that day. For further information, visit stonybrook.edu/southampton or call 631-632-5035.

Along with the B.A. in Environmental Studies major, students may now also pursue two new B.S. majors in Marine Sciences and Marine Vertebrate Biology.
Jan 14, 2008 - 3:34:52 PM

SBU School Of Dental Medicine Offers Free Dental Care To Children During "Give Kids A Smile" Day
On February 1, 2008, the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook University will provided free dental exams to children ages 1 to 17 years. Called "Give Kids a Smile" Day the services provided at the Dental Care Center, located on the West Campus of Stony Brook University, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Jan 15, 2008 - 10:20:44 AM

SBU School Of Marine And Atmospheric Sciences Partners With Blue Ocean Institute for Ocean Protection
Two of Long Island's premier ocean conservation and science institutions announced a partnership today to jointly conduct marine research, education, and public campaigns for ocean protection.
Jan 16, 2008 - 4:37:48 PM

Stony Brook Faculty Mentor 28 of The 300 Semifinalists in National Intel Science Research Competition
Twenty-eight high school students who worked with Stony Brook University faculty were named Semifinalists in the 67th Intel Science Talent Search, the prestigious nationwide research competition.
Jan 17, 2008 - 4:42:10 PM

Does Culture Effect Brain Function? SBU Joint Imaging Study Suggests Cultural Influences Play a Role In Neural Activation
People from East Asian cultures use their brains differently than people from American culture when solving the same mental task based on simple visual perception. This finding was based on the results of a brain imaging study by researchers from Stony Brook University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University. The finding showed for the first time that the culture one is raised in and the extent to which one identifies with that culture influences brain activity patterns. The study appeared in the January issue of Psychological Science in a research report titled "Cultural Influences on Neural Substrates of Attentional Control."
Jan 18, 2008 - 1:46:06 PM

Linkup for Science (Newsday)
Gov. Eliot Spitzer urged labs at Stony Brook, Cold Spring Harbor and Brookhaven to join in a peerless "research engine." How might this work? A stem cell study published recently in Science came from just such collaboration. Here, the scientists tell their story.
Jan 20, 2008 - 9:45:03 AM

World Population Will Age With Increasing Speed Over The Next Few Decades Then Slow Down, Says SBU Researcher & Colleagues
The world will experience a significant acceleration in the speed of population aging over the coming years but slow down by mid-century, according to a study by Warren Sanderson, Professor and Co-Chairman of the Department of Economics, Stony Brook University; and colleagues from the World Population Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria.
Jan 21, 2008 - 9:17:10 AM

Stony Brook University Receives $871,000 Grant From New York State For Stem Cell Research
The State University of New York at Stony Brook was awarded a one-year $871,000 development grant for stem cell research. The funding is part of New York State 's new $600 million, multi-year stem cell research initiative.
Jan 22, 2008 - 5:17:51 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Adds Two New Faculty Members
As the new Stony Brook Southampton continues to grow and take shape, Dean Martin Schoonen announced two more full-time faculty hires. Alan Rice will teach Chemistry, Physics and Mineral Resources, and Elizabeth Newman will teach Anthropology and Archeology courses starting this spring semester. Classes begin January 28.
Jan 25, 2008 - 5:03:22 PM

ALS Clinic At SBUMC Receives $50,000 From ALSA of Greater NY
The ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Comprehensive Care Clinic at Stony Brook University Medical Center received a $50,000 grant from the ALS Association, Greater New York Chapter, made possible by "Ride For Life, Inc.," to expand its multi-faceted care for patients with the progressive neurolomuscular disorder, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Jan 28, 2008 - 5:01:27 PM

New skin disorder drawing attention (Newsday)
When federal health officials announced earlier this month they would begin looking into a relatively new, unexplained illness, biochemist Vitaly Citovsky of Stony Brook University had been studying the unusual condition for a year.
Jan 29, 2008 - 4:08:34 PM

Stony Brook University Faculty Mentor a Record Five Finalists In Nationwide Intel Science Talent Search Competition
A record five of the 40 high school students selected nationwide as finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search, also known as the "junior Nobel Prize" research competition, conducted their research at Stony Brook University under the mentoring of Stony Brook faculty. Four of the five finalists participated in the elite Simons Summer Research Fellowship program, founded in 1984 and sponsored by the Simons Foundation.
Jan 30, 2008 - 5:45:25 PM

SBU Researcher Identifies A Novel Gene In The Cell-Fate Process
A team of research scientists led by Robert S. Haltiwanger, Ph.D., Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, identified a novel gene in flies that if mutated shuts off the Notch receptor. Notch initiates an essential cell-signaling pathway involved in cell differentiation during animal development.
Jan 31, 2008 - 2:23:57 PM

February 2008

Student Activity Center Sponsors LICA- Long Island College Art Competition for 2008
The Student Activities Center (SAC) Gallery at Stony Brook University is proud to have sponsored the third annual Long Island College Art (LICA) Competition of 2008.
Feb 4, 2008 - 3:58:55 PM

Geriatric Education Center At Stony Brook Establishes Island-Wide Consortium, Expands Geographic Access To Enhance Health Care Training
To help address the specific medical needs and improve clinical assessment of more than 375,000 senior citizens on Long Island, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued a $1.27 million, three-year grant awarded to the Research Foundation of the State University of New York to educate a myriad of medical professionals through an Island-wide Consortium of the Long Island Geriatric Education Center (LIGEC) at Stony Brook University.
Feb 6, 2008 - 2:07:45 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Welcomes Prince Cedza Dlamini
As a part of its Black History Month presentations and Distinguished Lecture Series, Stony Brook Southampton welcomed Prince Cedza Dlamini at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, in Duke Lecture Hall. The events were free and open to the public.
Feb 6, 2008 - 4:49:21 PM

Casting Call: Showcase Your Inner- Performance At "Rising Stars" Talent Show Benefiting SBUH Pediatric Oncology Program
The organizers of the 2008 "Rising Stars' Talent Show " where children treated for cancer or blood disorders sing, dance, and display other talents" were looking for talented students, faculty, and others to join the children on stage. The show will took place on Sunday, April 27, starting at 2:00 pm at the Student Activity Center on the main campus of Stony Brook University.
Feb 7, 2008 - 2:27:36 PM

Stony Brook Only University On Long Island To Participate In Collegiate "Recycle mania"
Stony Brook University is one of only 400 universities in the U.S. "and the only one on Long Island" to participate in Recycle Mania, which pits colleges and universities nationwide in a contest to see who can reduce, reuse, and recycle the most campus waste.
Feb 7, 2008 - 4:09:12 PM

SBUMC Study Explores the Effect of Mindful Meditation on Asthma in Conjunction with Standard Treatment
The Department of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center conducted a clinical trial that may help asthma patients reduce their symptoms and dependence on medications. The trial tested the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation techniques on asthma.
Feb 7, 2008 - 5:27:41 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Pioneers Sustainable Eating in Modern Cafe
In only its first year of existence, Stony Brook Southampton is the only campus location in the SUNY system and perhaps the country that does not fry anything, providing not only a healthier menu but also requiring less energy and resulting in less waste.
Feb 8, 2008 - 4:32:59 PM

Top Neuroscientist Patricia Churchland To Speak On Decisions, Responsibility And The Brain
On Monday, March 10 at 4:30 pm, the Swartz Foundation Mind/Brain Lecture Series presented guest lecturer, Professor Patricia Smith Churchland at Staller Center for the Arts Main Stage.
Feb 12, 2008 - 11:56:47 AM

New Stony Brook University Endowment To Benefit Graduate Students In Music
Stony Brook University expects to increase its ability to compete for outstanding graduate students interested in its internationally renown Department of Music, thanks to a newly endowed scholarship and fellowship fund established by Long Island philanthropists and community leaders Erwin and Freddie Staller and their family.
Feb 12, 2008 - 4:40:16 PM

SBU Researcher Receives NIH Grant To Develop A "Self-Help" Program For Patients With Chronic Fatigue
Fred Friedberg, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University Medical Center, through the State University of New York Research Foundation, received a $920,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to test a behavioral self-management program for people with chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Feb 12, 2008 - 5:45:20 PM

Writers Conference Debuts Children's Lit and Screenwriting
Two new conferences will premiere this summer, joining the much-heralded Southampton Writers Conference (July 16 th & 27 th), now in its 33rd year. The Southampton Children's Literature Conference, July 9th - 13th, and The Southampton Screenwriting Conference, July 30th & August 3rd, is firsts for the East End, given their comprehensiveness and the quality of their faculties.
Feb 18, 2008 - 11:21:02 AM

Stony Brook Southampton Students Take Sustainable Energy Tour
Stony Brook Southampton students ventured to Laurel on Long Island's North Fork for their first annual Renewable Energy Tour.
Feb 19, 2008 - 12:34:32 PM

A Fourth Stony Brook Professor Named Co-Winner of Nobel Prize Shared with Al Gore
Professor Marv Geller, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), became the fourth Stony Brook Professor sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore for his participation in the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Feb 19, 2008 - 12:52:58 PM

SBU Researcher Discovers "Giant Frog From Hell' -- Fossil Evidence Of South America/Madagascar Link
A team of researchers, led by Stony Brook University paleontologist David Krause, Ph.D., has discovered in Madagascar the remains of what may be the largest frog ever to exist. Moreover, the 16-inch, 10-pound ancient frog, scientifically named Beelzebufo, or devil frog, links a group of frogs that lived 65 to 70 million years ago to some types living today in South America.
Feb 19, 2008 - 4:55:40 PM

Surgery after brain injuries give kids new start (Newsday)
Danielle Spiciati ran around her parents' feet yesterday, happily playing with a couple of helium-filled balloons that threatened to float away from her. With a bronze-colored medal dangling from her neck, the 5-year-old Manorville girl looked like she'd won a balloon-wrangling contest.
Feb 22, 2008 - 1:47:53 PM

Paleontologists Reconstruct a Giant Frog (New York Times)
When David Krause first discovered fossil bones from a frog that lived in Madagascar in the time of dinosaurs, he could not tell much except that it was big. He and his co-workers called it the "frog from hell."
Feb 22, 2008 - 1:55:27 PM

Scientists unearth fossil of primordial frog (Newsday)
Skeletal fragments of a primordial frog that lived millions of years ago are so big, and so imposing, that its Stony Brook University discoverer has dubbed it the armored "frog from hell."
Feb 22, 2008 - 2:02:55 PM

Giant "Frog from Hell" Fossil Found in Madagascar (National Geographic)
Scientists working in Madagascar have found what may be the largest frog that ever lived.
Feb 22, 2008 - 2:32:06 PM

Scientists Find 'Devil Toad' Fossil (Associated Press)
A frog the size of a bowling ball, with heavy armor and teeth, lived among dinosaurs millions of years ago" intimidating enough that scientists who unearthed its fossils dubbed the beast Beelzebufo, or Devil Toad.
Feb 22, 2008 - 2:26:55 PM

Kenny, Simpson: "Top schools should lead the way for SUNY" (Albany Times Union)
We believe strongly it is in the interest of both SUNY and the state to chart a new course, one that unleashes the enormous potential of our two largest and most comprehensive research campuses to create a modern knowledge-based economy for New York.
Feb 24, 2008 - 9:40:00 AM

Pearly White Winter Smiles -- SBU School of Dental Medicine Gives Hundreds Of Kids Free Care At "Give Kids A Smile" Day
More than 500 Suffolk County school age children received free dental exams and cleanings at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine Dental Care Center and other locations during "Give Kids A Smile" Day.
Feb 25, 2008 - 10:38:42 AM

Local Fish Gender Switch Is Topic of Talk at Stony Brook Southampton
Dr. Anne McElroy, an Associate Professor in Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, will discuss "The Feminization of Fish in Urban Estuaries" at Stony Brook Southampton on March 7.
Feb 26, 2008 - 9:47:24 AM

Novelist Catherine Creedon to Kick off MFA Lecture Series
Catherine Creedon will offer useful advice for writers at Stony Brook Southampton on March 5. Her discussion is titled, "Needle in a Haystack: How to Find What You Want When You Want It."
Feb 26, 2008 - 10:04:45 AM

March 2008

Senator Flanagan helps bring a "Splash of Hope" to Stony Brook University Medical Center Pediatric Department
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined some of the youngest patients at Stony Brook University Medical Center to welcome Splashes of Hope to the 11th Floor Pediatric Unit. The nonprofit organization, which brings inspirational artwork to hospitals across the world, "splashed" the pediatric unit with the aid of a grant secured by Senator Flanagan.
Mar 20, 2008 - 4:14:14 PM

Stony Brook researchers eye gene's role in autism (Newsday)
A key gene involved with how brain cells "talk to each other" may be disrupted in some people with autism spectrum disorders, according to medical investigators who discovered the DNA flaw in a group of Long Island children.
Mar 21, 2008 - 1:06:16 PM

Glaucoma raises risk of death in blacks: study (Reuters)
Black people treated for glaucoma are at increased risk of dying from heart and vascular disease, particularly those treated with timolol maleate eye drops, according to data from the Barbados Eye Studies.
Mar 21, 2008 - 1:10:51 PM

New Analysis Suggests Earlier Start for Upright Walking (New York Times)
As early as six million years ago, apparently close to the beginning of the human lineage, an ancestral species had already developed the transforming ability for upright walking, scientists reported on Thursday.
Mar 21, 2008 - 1:16:18 PM

Acting like a doctor; Medical students learn their craft in dramatic skills (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
In a state-of-the-art video studio at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Sean Cavanaugh spoke quietly into a microphone. Before him on 10 monitors, 10 dramas are developed "each playing out in a gleaming white exam room" as if 10 episodes of Grey's Anatomy were being taped at once. Cavanaugh, a technology specialist, gave the characters five minutes to finish their scenes.
Mar 21, 2008 - 1:42:29 PM

Three SBU Women Honored by Town of Brookhaven at the 2008 Women's Recognition Night
T hree Stony Brook University professionals received the highest recognition by the Town of Brookhaven Office of Women's Services during its 22nd Annual Women's Recognition Night. Honorees Kathryn A. Koshansky, M.S., ATC, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Education Program Director, Nanci Rice, Ph.D., Vice Chair, School of Health Technology and Management, and Kanokporn (Noy) Rithidech, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Research Pathology, were among 15 Brookhaven residents recognized for excellence in their professional endeavors at an awards ceremony, held at Brookhaven Town Hall on March 13.
Mar 25, 2008 - 2:13:19 PM

Renowned Stony Brook Dinosaur Hunter Visits Southampton
Paleontologist David Krause discussed the dinosaur he discovered in Madagascar at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 31, in Duke Lecture Hall at Stony Brook Southampton.
Mar 25, 2008 - 2:33:40 PM

Newly Appointed Distinguished Professor Roger Rosenblatt to Read on April 2
Newly appointed State University of New York Distinguished Professor and Quogue resident Roger Rosenblatt will read from his work at Stony Brook Southampton on April 2. The event is part of Southampton's MFA in Writing and Literature program and its ‘Writers Speaks' series of literary events, which all take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Duke Lecture Hall and are free and open to the public. For further information, call 631-632-5030.
Mar 25, 2008 - 2:46:18 PM

Environmental Writer Derek Owens to Read From His Work
The Writers Speak reading series will present Derek Owens, St. John's University Professor and Director of the Institute for Writing Studies on March 26. The event was part of Southampton 's MFA in Writing and Literature program and its Writers Speak series of literary events, which all take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Duke Lecture Hall and are free and open to the public.
Mar 25, 2008 - 3:41:14 PM

Stony Brook "Match Day" - Med Students Get Into Top Residency Programs Around the Country
Expectations turned into many thrills at Stony Brook University School of Medicines annual Match Day ceremony, where fourth year medical students assembled on March 20 to find out where they will be assigned for their residency training following graduation in May. In total, 111 students matched to programs at major hospitals and healthcare facilities in New York, 14 other states, and Canada.
Mar 26, 2008 - 12:29:45 PM

Exhibit Highlights Sicilians' Journey (Suffolk Life)
A number of people on Long Island can trace their heritage back to Italian roots. In recognition of the contributions Italians - particularly Sicilians - have made to the area, the traveling exhibit, "Sicilian Crossings to America and the Derived Communities" will be arriving at Stony Brook University 's Wang Center this April. The pieces have been on display at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and spent the past two months at a public library in Boston.
Mar 26, 2008 - 1:14:56 PM

SMUMC Tests Experimental Vaccine To Prevent MRSA And Related Infections Post Open-Heart Surgery
Open-heart surgery patients are at risk of developing various types of infections post-surgery. Staphylococcal aureus, bacteria frequently resistance to antibiotics, specifically MRSA ( Methicillin -Resistant S. aureus), is one cause of infection. Stony Brook University Medical Center conducted a clinical trial of an experimental vaccine designed to prevent S. aureus bacteremia and/or deep sternal wound infections following cardiothoracic surgery.
Mar 27, 2008 - 12:35:03 PM

Stony Brook Jazz Conference (Newsday)
Academic conferences can be a snore for anyone who isn't called professor. But a conference on jazz? One that includes three live performances dissects sexy revues and features an exhibit of classic photos of such icons as Billie Holliday, Charlie Parker and Count Basie? That sounds more like a celebration.
Mar 30, 2008 - 1:12:59 PM

Interdisciplinary Study (NY Times)
THEY may seem like strange academic bedfellows, but the names of Tom Cruise, Herman Melville and Toussaint L'uverture, the 18th-century Haitian independence fighter, are likely to pop up" along with performances by the tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, the pianist Vijay Iyer and the trombonist Ray Anderson" at the three-day jazz conference and festival that starts Thursday at Stony Brook University. All events are open to the public, some at no charge.
Mar 30, 2008 - 1:21:44 PM

New Music Series Continues at Southampton With Flying Forms
The second part of Stony Brook Southampton's new, intimate Southampton Sunday Music Series will take place in the Avram Gallery with Flying Forms on Sunday, April 6. The series continues on April 20 with the Stony Brook Chamber Music Cooperative. All shows are on Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20/$10 for seniors/students. For ticket information, call 631-632-8000.
Mar 31, 2008 - 10:47:53 AM

April 2008

Siv Cedering Memorial Reading at Stony Brook Southampton
In recognition of National Poetry Month, Stony Brook Southampton hosted a special Memorial Poetry Reading from the works of the late poet Siv Cedering, an Eastern Long Island favorite who passed away in November 2007 at the age of 68.
Apr 1, 2008 - 2:56:25 PM

Stony Brook University 's 2008 Stars Of Stony Brook Gala To Honor Dr. Nancy Rauch Douzinas, President, Rauch Foundation
The annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala honored Dr. Nancy Douzinas, president of the Rauch Foundation, on Wednesday, April 9 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The Gala begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 PM and dinner will be served at 7:30 PM.
Apr 2, 2008 - 11:58:53 AM

Earthstock 2008, A Week-Long Celebration Of Earthday With The Feel Of Woodstock, Will Culminate With A Day-Long Extravaganza Featuring Live Music, Entertainment, Food, Educational Booths And Vendor Displays
EarthStock 2008, Stony Brook University's fifth annual celebration of Earth Day, culminated with a free, day-long festival complete with a great lineup of musical acts and entertainment as well as food, refreshments and educational booths and displays, on Friday April 18th starting at 10 a.m. on the Stony Brook University Academic Mall.
Apr 2, 2008 - 2:06:30 PM

SBU Springs Into Step To Raise Awareness Of Autism at Cody Center Walk for Developmental Disabilities
The third annual Cody Center Walk for Developmental Disabilities took place Sunday, April 27, at Stony Brook University. The purpose of the walk was to raise awareness of autism and other developmental disabilities. All proceeds from the walk supported education, research and programs at the Matt and Debra Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Stony Brook University.
Apr 3, 2008 - 12:49:17 PM

Belly Laughs and Knee Slapping Moments to Rule the Evening at SBU's Annual Cody Comedy Festival
On May 14, 2008, at 8:30 PM, on the Staller Center stage at Stony Brook University, three hot comedians on the national circuit performed stand-up at the annual Cody Comedy Festival. The event will benefit the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, the primary resource for information and research on autism and related disorders for Long Island.
Apr 4, 2008 - 12:56:05 PM

Stony Brook Cited Eight Times In US News & World Report Rankings
Stony Brook University was cited eight times as being among the best in the nation in the current rankings of professional schools in US News & World Reports 2009 edition of Americas Best Graduate Schools.
Apr 7, 2008 - 4:33:37 PM

Stony Brook University Researcher Achieves Breakthroughs In Mid-Infrared Diode Lasers
Stony Brook University's NYSTAR-designated Center for Advanced Sensor Technology today announced the achievement of record-breaking output performance by new electrically pumped semiconductor lasers emitting in the mid-infrared spectral region.
Apr 8, 2008 - 10:07:20 AM

Elementary Students and SBUMC Join to Help Kids With Cancer at Annual Walk-A-Thon Benefitting the Sunrise Fund
Students at the W.S. Mount Elementary School teamed up with faculty and staff from Stony Brook University Medical Center and the community to host the 6th Annual Walk-A-Thon to benefit the Sunrise Fund at SBUMC. The event was part of a Children Helping Children Campaign for the Sunrise Fund (www.sunrisefund.org), which supports the Pediatric Oncology program at SBUMC.
Apr 8, 2008 - 12:01:25 PM

Cavities In Children Reduced More Than 60 Percent by New Experimental Chewable Mint Invented by SBU Dentist
Ortek Therapeutics, Inc., and Stony Brook University announced today that new data published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Dentistry demonstrate the effects of a new chewable mint in preventing cavities in children. This investigational product, called BasicMints, contains Navistar, an innovative, fluoride-free, cavity-fighting complex. Cavistat is designed to mimic the profound cavity fighting benefits of saliva, by neutralizing harmful plaque acids and simultaneously promoting the remineralization of the tooth structure. The results showed the children who were administered BasicMints had 62 percent fewer cavities in their molars after one year compared to children in the placebo group.
Apr 8, 2008 - 4:11:56 PM

Free Melanoma Screenings and Information Sessions by SBUMC Physicians to Heighten Skin Cancer Awareness
Physicians from Stony Brook University Medical Center Departments of Dermatology and Surgery teamed up during Melanoma Awareness Month in May to provide free melanoma screenings and lectures about this most deadly form of skin cancer. An event was held on Saturday, May 10th, at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center off of Edmund D. Pellegrino Road on the Medical Center campus.
Apr 9, 2008 - 2:21:47 PM

SBU Med Student Selected By American Association For Thoracic Surgery for Intern Scholarship to Gain Exposure to the Field
Stony Brook University first-year medical student Aryeh Keehn was selected by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) to receive the 2008 Summer Intern Scholarship in Cardiothoracic Surgery. The program introduces the field of cardiothoracic surgery to first and second year medical students. Aryeh will work under the direction of Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, at Stony Brook University Medical Center during the scholarship period.
Apr 9, 2008 - 2:36:36 PM

Cavity-fighting candy helped cut tooth decay: study (Reuters)
Most children are told to stay away from chewy candies to keep their teeth cavity-free, but children in Venezuela who ate a special cavity-fighting candy had 62 percent fewer cavities than those who brushed their teeth regularly, researchers report.
Apr 9, 2008 - 2:49:50 PM

Long Island: A National Hot Spot for the Convergence of Technologies (Networking Magazine)
In 2006, co-chairs of the Advisory Board of AERTC, Robert Catell, Chairman, National Grid U.S., and Dr. Shirley Strum Kenny, President, Stony Brook University joined Dr. Yakov Shamash, Vice President for Economic Development and State Senators Kenneth LaValle and Dean Skelos announced the opening of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook. The building is expected to be completed by spring/summer 2010.
Apr 10, 2008 - 10:42:14 AM

Southampton Sunday Music Series Concludes With the Works of Beethoven, Dohnanyi and Martinu
This years final installment of Stony Brook Southampton's new, intimate Southampton Sunday Music Series took place in the Avram Gallery with the Stony Brook Chamber Music Cooperative at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 20.
Apr 10, 2008 - 11:57:55 AM

Multi-Day Sustainability Symposium at Stony Brook Southampton
Stony Brook Southampton hosted a multi-day Sustainability and Global Change Symposium on April 11-13 and April 22. The public could attend any or all events, which are free. Apr 10, 2008 - 2:46:30 PM

Children's School to Celebrate 30th With Gala
One of Eastern Long Islands longest-standing early childhood education programs " The Children's School at Stony Brook Southampton will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with a special Party and Auction. Tickets to the Party, which included both Silent and Chinese Auctions, are $75. The event took place from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at Hampton Hall on Elm Street in Southampton.
Apr 10, 2008 - 3:35:54 PM

Stony Brook University Arena to Undergo $20 Million Renovation & Expansion
The University has hired two architectural firms to prepare renovation and design plans for the current home of the Seawolves basketball teams. The project is scheduled to begin in early Fall 2008. In addition to the arena renovation, Stony Brook athletics has two other basketball enhancement related phases that are currently underway.
Apr 14, 2008 - 3:07:21 PM

A New Artificial Material Shows the Pathway To Improved Electronics Reported in April 10 Issue Of Nature
STONY BROOK, NY, April 15, 2008 - In the 10 April issue of Nature, a new artificial material is revealed that marked the beginning of a revolution in the development of materials for electronic applications. The discovery results from collaboration between the theory group of Professor Philippe Ghosez ( Belgium) and the experimental group of Professor Jean-Marc Triscone ( University of Geneva, Switzerland). One of the lead researchers on this project, Matthew Dawber, who recently joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, was at the forefront of the continued effort to make and understand these revolutionary artificial materials in his new lab.
Apr 15, 2008 - 2:25:58 PM

Dean of SBU School of Medicine Honored At Spring Gala Of Organization Providing Homes For Medically Fragile Children
Richard N. Fine., M.D., Dean of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, was honored by Angelas House, a Long Island-based organization that provides special homes for medically fragile children at its Spring Gala.
Apr 16, 2008 - 12:50:10 PM

SBU Cancer Center Symposium: Top Cancer Biologists Discuss Latest In Tumor Microenvironment And Disease
On Tuesday, April 29, the Stony Brook University Cancer Center and the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at Stony Brook University held a one-day seminar to take close look at how tumor cells interact with other cells around them.
Apr 16, 2008 - 4:43:54 PM

Bush shifts stance on global warming (Newsday)
Shifting his long-held stance on global warming, President George W. Bush yesterday laid down a new goal - the year 2025 - for halting growth in greenhouse gases, but a local climate expert who last year shared a Nobel Prize said the proposal is far too vague.
Apr 17, 2008 - 11:50:48 AM

A pacemaker without wires or batteries (Wall Street Journal)
For people with slow or irregular heartbeats, pacemakers have become lifesavers. Doctors have implanted millions of the devices to take over the metronomic chores for malfunctioning hearts since the 1970s. But even after decades of improvement, the devices aren't perfect. They require a surgical procedure, their batteries wear out and sometimes the wires that carry their electrical signals to the heart go bad.
Apr 17, 2008 - 11:53:05 AM

SBU Radiation Oncology Researcher Receives Top Award From Long Island Technology Hall of Fame
F. Avraham Dilmanian, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Research, Department of Radiation Oncology at Stony Brook University Medical Center, along with colleagues from Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), won the 2008 Long Island Technology Hall of Fame award for Innovation for the Individual.
Apr 17, 2008 - 4:16:52 PM

Stony Brook University Holds Final Event Of Humanities Institute 20th Anniversary Celebration
On Monday, May 5, 2008, at 4:30pm, the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University (HISB) hosted a lecture by Jay Semel, Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Iowa.
Apr 23, 2008 - 10:23:32 AM

6,000 Pinwheels -- One Per Life Lost To ALS Each Year -- Highlight "Ride For Life" Check Point On SBU Campus
On May 6 in the mid-afternoon, wheelchair bound ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patients will ride through Stony Brook University on their ‘Ride for Life,' an annual event to raise awareness of ALS and funds for ALS research.
Apr 23, 2008 - 5:15:56 PM

SBUMC Neonatologist Honored By AMA Foundation With Outstanding Leader Of Medicine Award
Shetal Shah, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Stony Brook University Medical Center, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundations 2008 Outstanding Leader of Medicine Award.
Apr 25, 2008 - 11:50:47 AM

Stony Brook University 's Assistant Chief Honored By Asian American Cultural Festival Of LI
The Asian American Cultural Festival of Long Island, honored Stony Brook University Assistant Chief of Police, Douglas F. Little, at a celebration at the Charles B. Wang Center on March 29.
Apr 28, 2008 - 11:56:53 AM

Gifted Indian Leader And Humanitarian To Be Honored At Stony Brook University Commencement
Dr. Karan Singh received an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Stony Brook University at its annual Commencement on May 23. Dr. Singh, who holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Delhi University, resides in New Delhi, India. He has provided regional and national cabinet level leadership in his native country throughout his long and distinguished career, and is an internationally acknowledged scholar, educator, humanitarian and diplomat.
Apr 28, 2008 - 1:49:17 PM

Stony Brook Southampton's First Annual Spring Carnival Set to Take Place May 10
Stony Brook Southampton's First Annual Spring Carnival, sponsored by the Residence Life Council, happened on campus on Saturday, May 10 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Apr 29, 2008 - 11:34:52 AM

Stony Brook Southampton's Everyday Changes Contest Winners Announced
On Earth Day, Tuesday, March 22, 2008; the winners of Stony Brook Southampton's Everyday Changes Contest were announced. The project was sponsored by the Student Sustainability Project Fund with a $100 prize.
Apr 29, 2008 - 1:12:40 PM


Earth Day Celebration and Greenhouse Ribbon Cutting at Stony Brook Southampton
Stony Brook Southampton hosted an Earth Day Celebration and Ribbon Cutting for the new campus Greenhouse on Earth Day, April 22, with a presentation by Environmental Studies Professor James Hoffmann in Duke Lecture Hall.
Apr 29, 2008 - 2:21:56 PM

May 2008

"Survivor Stony Brook" Comes To SBU Cancer Center
On Sunday, June 1, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Stony Brook University Medical Center will host its fourth annual National Cancer Survivors Day at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center and Center for Outpatient Services. Called Survivor Stony Brook, the event uses the popular Survivor television show theme to bring hundreds of cancer survivors together to celebrate with their physicians, SBUMC staff, and their families.
May 1, 2008 - 11:06:58 AM

SBUMC Celebrates Hospital Week With Valuable Information For Your Health
On Wednesday, May 21, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Smith Haven Mall, Center Court, Stony Brook University Medical Center celebrates National Hospital Week and its theme, Where Healing Happens Every Day. Get free screenings from healthcare professionals, valuable information about your health and well-being, and learn about the many innovative services available at Stony Brook.
May 1, 2008 - 1:57:07 PM

SBUMC Offers Free Stoke Screening To Raise Awareness During National Stroke Alert Month
On Monday May 5 from 10am-2:30pm, nurses from the Stony Brook University Medical Center Neurology Unit will conduct free stroke risk assessment screenings on Level 5 of the Hospital. Nurses conducted another free screening session on Wednesday, May 21 from 10am-3pm at the Center Court of the Smithaven Mall, Lake Grove during National Hospital Week.
May 1, 2008 - 2:13:50 PM

SBUMC Researcher: More Than 25 Percent Of Americans Experience Pain, Based On Novel Community- Based Diary-Survey
Based on a random survey of nearly 4,000 respondents in the United States, Arthur A. Stone, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University, and Alan Krueger, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, reported than more than 25 percent of American men and women experience daily pain.
May 2, 2008 - 9:45:22 AM

SBU Biochemist Wins Prestigious Award For Innovative Research From National Pharmacology Society
Craig C. Malbon, Ph.D., Leading Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases Research Center (DMDRC) at Stony Brook University Medical Center, is the recipient of the 2008 Goodman and Gilman Award by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).
May 7, 2008 - 12:03:57 PM

One in four Americans have daily pain (Reuters)
More than a quarter of Americans have daily pain, a problem that costs the country more than $16 billion a year in pain remedies and about $60 billion a year in lost productivity, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.
May 8, 2008 - 4:52:06 PM

U.S. Surgeon General, A SBU Alumnus, Addresses University
Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Surgeon General of the United States, and a Stony Brook University alumnus, Class of 1978, returned to SBU on May 1 and delivered an address titled "Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future."
May 12, 2008 - 9:44:18 AM

Farmingdale man avoids leg amputation after crash (Newsday)
Not long before dawn on July 5 of last year, Mardin Altinay was driving east on the Long Island Expressway, heading to the Stony Brook home of friends. Altinay's car hydroplaned out of control, slamming into the median, skidding back into traffic lanes before abruptly coming to rest on the shoulder.
May 12, 2008 - 11:02:40 AM

Stony Brook Southampton Hosts Trailblazer Leadership Awards
Dr. Martin Schoonen and several students, faculty and staff were honored on Thursday, May 8, at Stony Brook Southampton at the first-annual Trailblazer Leadership Dinner honoring the end-of-academic-year achievements of the campus' first class.
May 12, 2008 - 1:25:00 PM

Frey Family Foundation Establishes $1.5M Endowed Chair In Quantitative Finance At Stony Brook University
"Robert J. and Kathryn B. Frey, on behalf of the Frey Family Foundation, announced today a gift of $1.5 million for establishment of the "Frey Family Endowed Chair in Quantitative Finance" in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at Stony Brook University.
May 12, 2008 - 3:03:09 PM

Two SBU Faculty Receive Grants From Top International Breast Cancer Organization For Promising Research
Emily Chen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, and Wei-Xing Zong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at Stony Brook University Medical Center, have been awarded Susan G. Komen for the Cure® breast cancer research grants for 2008.
May 14, 2008 - 10:51:41 AM

6,000 "Ride for Life" Pinwheels Meet Champion ALS Patients
Christopher Pendergast and several other wheelchair bound patients battling ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) rode through Stony Brook University on May 6th to raise awareness of ALS and funds for ALS research. Their "Ride for Life" was met with enthusiasm by Stony Brook University faculty, students, and friends around a display of 6,000 pinwheels.
May 14, 2008 - 11:06:19 AM

Fourteen Stony Brook University Students Among Those Honored With Chancellor's Award For Excellence
SUNY Interim Chancellor Dr. John B. Clark honored 275 college students from SUNY campuses throughout the state with the 2008 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, on Monday, April 7. Stony Brook University has 14 students who were honored.
May 15, 2008 - 11:41:21 AM

Congressmen Visit Stony Brook's Center For Science And Mathematics Education
On Monday, May 5, Congressmen Tim Bishop (New York, Member of the House Education and Labor Committee) and Bart Gordon ( Tennessee, Chair of the House Committee on Science and Technology) visited Stony Brook University to learn about the Center for Science and Mathematics Education.
May 15, 2008 - 2:23:40 PM

Director of SBUMC Pediatric Cancer Program Honored By American Cancer Society With National Award
Robert I. Parker, M.D., Director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Stony Brook University Medical Center, received the 2008 American Cancer Society (ACS) Lane Adams Quality of Life Award. He received the award at a ceremony in Los Angeles on May 9.
May 16, 2008 - 4:48:55 PM

$10,000 National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarships Awarded To 13 Stony Brook University Students
Thirteen Stony Brook University students each received a $10,000 National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship for 2008, announced Professor David Bynum, Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education.
May 19, 2008 - 2:18:05 PM

NY State Commissioner Of Health To Address SBU Med School Grads At 2008 Convocation
Richard F. Daines, M.D., the 14th Commissioner of Health for New York State, delivered the keynote address at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2008 Convocation. This year 104 graduates received M.D. degrees and will soon be attending residency programs at major health care institutions around the United States and Canada.
May 19, 2008 - 5:29:30 PM

Stony Brook Southampton Professor Matthew Klam Wins Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship
Matthew Klam, acclaimed short-fiction writer and faculty member of Stony Brook Southampton's esteemed annual Summer Writers Conference, was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.
May 23, 2008 - 3:22:26 PM

Important Marine Science Talk: "Where Have All the Flounder Gone?"
Dr. Michael J. Frisk, Assistant Professor of Stony Brook University's School of Marine And Atmospheric Sciences, addressed: "Dynamics of Long Island's Fish Populations: Where Have All the Flounder Gone?"
May 23, 2008 - 3:59:11 PM

SB and SBS Professors Present "Breakthrough Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture, Land, Drought and Rural Development" at UN
Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Southampton professors and administrators were invited to present at the United Nations prestigious Commission on Sustainable Development 16 conference on Friday, May 16.
May 23, 2008 - 4:28:41 PM

Sustainable Treasures Music Series Returns to Stony Brook Southampton
Summer Concert Series Doubles Number of Events and Sets All Events on Thursday Nights in July and August
May 23, 2008 - 4:58:20 PM

104 SBU Med School Grads Join The Ranks of U.S. Physicians
Beyond the choices that the Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2008 graduates will make during their medical careers, chance and charity will play major roles in the course of their careers. This message, delivered by Richard F. Daines, M.D., Commissioner of Health for New York State, was embraced by the 104 graduates, who will soon embark on residency training at institutions nationwide.
May 27, 2008 - 5:47:40 PM

Stony Brook Professor Elected To Leadership Role Of American Philosophical Association
Edward S. Casey, Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook University, is elected to a one-year term as Vice President/President-Elect, followed by a one-year term as President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association (APA).
May 28, 2008 - 11:49:32 AM

New Stony Brook University Endowment Benefits College Of Engineering And Applied Sciences
The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at Stony Brook University received a $500,000 endowment from Long Island business leader and philanthropist, Dr. Leo Guthart. The Leo Guthart Endowed Fund for Excellence in Engineering and Applied Sciences will fund scholarship awards for students as well as support innovative faculty teaching and research programs in CEAS beginning in the fall semester of 2009.
May 29, 2008 - 10:14:14 AM

Neurology Nurse Practitioner Nominated "Nurse of Excellence" by Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center nurse practitioner Ann Marie Byers, RN, MSN, CRNP, and CNRN was selected as the Nurse of Excellence candidate to represent Stony Brook University Medical Center at the annual "Nurse of Excellence" awards ceremony hosted by the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council.
May 29, 2008 - 2:04:15 PM

SBU Researchers First To Create A "Molecular Snapshot" Of A Virulence Factor On The Bacterial Surface
David G. Thanassi, Ph.D., and co-investigators from Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Washington University, and University College in London, are the first to capture a view of proteins during translocation across the bacterial outer membrane.
May 29, 2008 - 4:33:15 PM

SBUMC Conducts Trial of Novel Treatment for Patients with Severe Crohn's Disease
Many patients with Crohn's disease develop advancing disease and no longer respond to therapy. To help patients' refractory to treatment, Stony Brook University Medical Center conducted a clinical trial that infuses cells derived from adult bone marrow into patients to induce disease remission.
May 30, 2008 - 12:23:12 PM

June 2008

Stony Brook University Student Named First Place Recipient Of The 2008 Benjamin And David Scharps Award
Charlotta ‘Lottie' Beavers, a summa cum laude graduate majoring in Africana Studies & Comparative Literature and minoring in Latin American & Caribbean Studies at Stony Brook University, was selected as First Place recipient of the 2008 Benjamin and David Scharps Award, announced SUNY Chancellor Dr. John B. Clark today.

Jun 2, 2008 - 9:58:56 AM
Free Chamber Concert with Emerson String Quartet Chamber Music Workshop Finalists
Stony Brook Southampton hosted a free, public concert in Duke Lecture Hall with the finalists of the very prestigious Emerson String Quarter Chamber Music Workshop.

Jun 2, 2008 - 4:56:49 PM
Living Well with MS (Montel Williams Show)
Today's show deals with a topic of great personal significance to Montel himself. Viewers will be introduced to several brave individuals whose lives have been directly affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Show featured Dr. Lauren Krupp, a professor of neurology & psychology at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Jun 3, 2008 - 11:54:01 AM
Hampton's Green Drinks Organic and Local Wine Tasting June 5th
Hampton's Green Drinks, the Sierra Club Long Island Chapter and Stony Brook Southampton today announced the scheduling of a special Hampton 's Green Drinks Gathering. The event, featuring an organic and local wine tasting, was held on June 5th 6-9 pm in the lobby and patio of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton.

Jun 5, 2008
Stony Brook University Student Named First Place Recipient Of The 2008 Benjamin And David Scharps Award
Charlotta "Lottie" Beavers, a summa cum laude graduate majoring in Africana Studies & Comparative Literature and minoring in Latin American & Caribbean Studies at Stony Brook University, was selected as First Place recipient of the 2008 Benjamin and David Scharps Award, announced SUNY Chancellor Dr. John B. Clark today.

Jun 2, 2008 - 9:58:56 AM
Free Chamber Concert With Emerson String Quartet Chamber Music Workshop Finalists
Stony Brook Southampton is hosting a free, public concert in Duke Lecture Hall with the finalists of the very prestigious Emerson String Quarter Chamber Music Workshop.

Jun 2, 2008 - 4:56:49 PM
Living Well with MS (Montel Williams Show)
Today's show deals with a topic of great personal significance to Montel himself. Viewers will be introduced to several brave individuals whose lives have been directly affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Show features Dr. Lauren Krupp, a professor of neurology & psychology at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Jun 3, 2008 - 11:54:01 AM
29 BAE Systems Employees Complete First On-Site Stony Brook University Executive MBA Program
The first class of employees from the Greenlawn facility of BAE Systems, a global defense and aerospace company, has graduated from an on-site Stony Brook University Executive MBA program.

Jun 4, 2008 - 11:34:38 AM SBU Police Officer Honored By State University Of New York Police Chief Association
Officer Peter Thomson of the Stony Brook His dedication to the State-mandated Automated External Defibrillator program led him to promote the importance of this life saving program to the campus community.

Jun 4, 2008 - 3:55:28 PM
SBUMC Chairman Of Surgery Elected To Johns Hopkins University Society Of Scholars
Dr. John Joseph Ricotta, professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and program director of general surgery at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Stony Brook University, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars

Jun 4, 2008 - 4:07:31 PM
Stony Brook's Gelato, Hanson, Jungers And Myers Named To Ranks Of Distinguished Professors
The SUNY Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of 22 faculty to distinguished service professor and teaching professor ranks, as recommended by campus colleagues and SUNY Interim Chancellor Dr. John B. Clark. All of the distinguished rank appointments are effective immediately.

Jun 5, 2008 - 3:28:30 PM
Stony Brook Professor Honored With International Award
Dr. David Sayre, Adjunct Professor in Stony Brook University's Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded the eighth Ewald Prize by the International Union of Crystallography.

Jun 10, 2008 - 9:47:14 AM
American Physical Society and Stony Brook University Department of Physics & Astronomy to Hold 50th Anniversary Celebration for Physical Review Letters
The American Physical Society, jointly with the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Stony Brook University, will hold a Golden Anniversary Celebration for the APS's flagship journal, Physical Review Letters.

Jun 11, 2008 - 12:36:35 PM
SBU Launches First Doctor Of Nursing Practice Program On Long Island
The Stony Brook University School of Nursing launched its Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP), a clinical education program for nurse practitioners intended to broaden the clinical capacity of nurses and enhance patient care.

Jun 17, 2008 - 10:02:31 AM
"Witness Walk" And Summer Programs Expand Breast Cancer Awareness In African American Communities on L.I.
The Witness Project® of Long Island (WPLI), a collaborative breast health and cancer education program of Stony Brook University Cancer Center and the Town of Babylon, continues to educate African American communities about breast cancer.

Jun 17, 2008 - 11:15:39 AM
Stony Brook University Hospital Receives National Award For Environmental Achievement
Stony Brook University Hospital received the "Partner for Change Award" at the 2008 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards. Practice Greenhealth is the result of the merger of two leading organizations - Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) and the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) - with a new clean energy and energy efficiency program - Healthcare Clean Energy Exchange (HCEE). The Practice Greenhealth Awards were presented in Pittsburgh in conjunction with CleanMed 2008, a global conference for environmental leaders in health care.

Jun 17, 2008 - 11:53:56 AM
Stony Brook University Medical Center Echocardiography Expert Appointed to National, Regional Organizations
Smadar Kort, M.D., FACC, FASE, Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology, Cardiovascular Imaging and Echocardiography within SBUMC's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was recently nominated to the Board of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) for which she will serve as leader for its activities and initiatives relating to public education.

Jun 17, 2008 - 4:10:54 PM
Researchers to test stem cells to treat Crohn's (Newsday)
Stem cells may force Crohn's disease into retreat, say Long Island medical investigators who are embarking on a pioneering analysis that targets patients who've failed other therapies. Dr. Robert Richards, director of clinical research in the gastroenterology division at Stony Brook University Medical Center, is embarking on a clinical study involving the infusion of adult stem cells, which he and other researchers theorize may force the condition into retreat.

Jun 18, 2008 - 10:09:50 AM
Shirley Strum Kenny, Who Transformed Stony Brook University Into a Flagship Of SUNY And National Leader In Public Higher Education, Announces Retirement At End Of 2008-9 Academic Year
Stony Brook University President Dr. Shirley Strum Kenny, who, during a tenure of 14 years, has guided the institution to national and international acclaim as one of the top public institutions and who has similarly helped transform undergraduate education across the country as chairman of the landmark Boyer Commission on Educating Undergraduates in the Research University, has announced that she will retire from Stony Brook at the end of the 2008-9 academic year.

Jun 19, 2008 - 1:54:41 AM
Stony Brook Southampton Adds "Green" BA/BS-MBA Program
"Green businesses will be the wave of the future, and I am learning all I can to make sustainability something that's both environmentally feasible and business smart," said Helen Gifford, an East Hampton resident who is working toward her BA in Environmental Studies at Southampton.

Jun 19, 2008 - 2:19:51 PM
Elementary Students Raise $14,000 At Sunrise Fund Walk
Plenty of music, games, and perfect June weather accompanied hundreds of students from the W.S. Mount Elementary School in Stony Brook during the annual walk-a-thon to benefit the Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Jun 19, 2008 - 2:25:10 PM
Stony Brook Southampton Adds Three Cutting-Edge, Sustainability-Focused Majors
"The approval of these new majors is an important milestone for Stony Brook Southampton," Dr. Schoonen said. "We have worked hard on developing a truly inter-disciplinary, 21st century curriculum that closely addresses all the complicated facets of sustainability, offering students not only a world view of the issues that the planet now faces, but also hands-on experience in solving these issues."

Jun 19, 2008 - 2:38:37 PM
Shirley Strum Kenny, Who Transformed Stony Brook University Into a Flagship Of SUNY And National Leader In Public Higher Education, Announces Retirement At End Of 2008-9 Academic Year
Stony Brook University President Dr. Shirley Strum Kenny, who, during a tenure of 14 years, has guided the institution to national and international acclaim as one of the top public institutions and who has similarly helped transform undergraduate education across the country as chairman of the landmark Boyer Commission on Educating Undergraduates in the Research University, has announced that she will retire from Stony Brook at the end of the 2008-9 academic year.

Jun 19, 2008 - 2:52:52 PM
Stony Brook University Motorsports Team Places 2nd In Baja SAE International Design Competition
The Stony Brook University Motorsports team took 2nd place out of an international field of 120 collegiate teams at the 2008 Baja SAE competition in Montreal, Canada.

Jun 20, 2008 - 10:56:40 AM
SBUMC Researchers Link Low Level Urinary Cadmium Concentrations To Osteoporosis In U.S. Women
Researchers from Stony Brook University Medical Center have found that women in the United States who have urinary cadmium levels that are below the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration safety standard are at risk for osteoporosis.

Jun 20, 2008 - 3:40:50 PM
A Stony Brook University First: Students Receive $15,000 Carroll And Milton Petrie Foundation Awards To Teach In NYC
On June 2, five Stony Brook students each received a $15,000 Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation Scholarship-Loan. These awards, funded by a grant from the Carol and Milton Petrie Foundation, are designed to support outstanding Stony Brook students pursing graduate degrees in teaching mathematics, science or TESOL, and who will teach in New York City.

Jun 25, 2008 - 3:21:37 PM
Discovery Of A Lyme Disease Bug Clone May Explain Disease Spread
Benjamin Luft, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Stony Brook University Medical Center, and colleagues discovered that a certain clone of Borrelia burgdorferi, the spirochete that causes Lyme disease, appears to be the most common strain causing Lyme disease in North America and Europe, and may account for the increase in cases for the past 20 years.

Jun 25, 2008 - 3:31:45 PM
Long Island Wine Industry Plans Major International Conference; Cool Climate/Maritime Winemaking Explored
The Stony Brook University Center for Wine, Food, and Culture announces that it is hosting a major international symposium titled "The Art of Balance: Cool Climate/Maritime Wines in a Global Context," at its Southampton campus on August 5-6, 2008.

Jun 25, 2008 - 3:49:31 PM
SBU Team Designs Customized "Wimpy" Polioviruses, A Method That Could Be A New Path To Vaccines
A team of molecular biologists and computer scientists at Stony Brook University has designed and synthesized a new class of weakened polioviruses. They used their synthesizing method with computer software to systematically re-code the poliovirus genome. In doing so, the team is the first to demonstrate that a synthetic weakened virus can immunize an animal.

Jun 26, 2008 - 3:58:33 PM
Stony Brook University Medical Center Receives NSHC's Inaugural "Excellence In Patient Safety Award"
Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) received the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC) selected to receive its inaugural "Excellence in Patient Safety Award," recognizing Stony Brook's distinguished achievements in patient safety and quality improvement in decreasing sepsis mortality. The award was presented to SBUMC at the NSHC annual meeting for its submission entitled: "Increasing Detection and Standardizing Care for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis."

Jun 26, 2008 - 4:32:32 PM
Fake virus could make safe new vaccines (Reuters)
A "wimpy" artificial virus protected mice against polio, and the approach might be used to make a range of safer new vaccines against viruses, Stony Brook University researchers reported.

Jun 27, 2008 - 10:40:31 AM
Graduate Of SBU Public Health Program Wins National Award For Public Service
Samia Omar, M.P.H., a 2008 graduate of the Stony Brook University Graduate Program in Public Health, received an award that will enable her this summer to implement an oral health education program to children living in select villages in remote areas of Madagascar.

Jun 30, 2008 - 4:32:41 PM
New Avram Theater and Gallery Open With "Sustainable Treasures" and the Works of James McMullan
The new Avram will be officially christened next week on Thursday, July 10, from 2-6 p.m. with a special art opening in the Avram Gallery featuring the works of James McMullan, one of America's foremost illustrators, best known for the memorable theater posters he creates, and at 8 p.m. in the Avram Theater with the opening of the "Music at Southampton: Sustainable Treasures" concert series.

Jun 30, 2008 - 4:43:41 PM
SBU School of Medicine Dean Receives Top Award From The American Society of Transplantation
Richard N. Fine., M.D., a renowned pediatric nephrologist and Dean of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, received the Ernest Hodge Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Society of Transplantation (AST).

Jul 2, 2008 - 2:48:18 PM
Clue to Lyme disease seen in single bacterial strain (Newsday)
Medical investigators have identified a single bacterial strain that causes Lyme disease in patients on two continents and may be responsible for a growing number of severe, invasive cases in the United States and Europe since the 1980s.

Jul 2, 2008 - 6:14:51 PM
Southampton Children's Literature Conference Hosting Hamptons Musical Premiere of "The Phantom Tollbooth"
"The Phantom Tollbooth" features Milo, who comes to realize that life is more exciting than his wildest dreams. As Milo heads toward Dictionopolis he embarks on an Alice in Wonderland-style adventure.

Jul 3, 2008 - 5:06:51 PM
Stony Brook University Receives Additional $18M For Campus Recreation Center
Stony Brook University has received the additional $18 million dollar allocation needed for the construction of the new Campus Recreation Center (CRC) on the main campus, announced President Shirley Strum Kenny.

Jul 7, 2008 - 2:42:42 PM
Avrams Feted at Grand Reopening of Avram Theater
"This is a true Lincoln Center in the Hamptons!" Mike Avram said.

Jul 14, 2008 - 2:21:47 PM
Alan Alda and Sigourney Weaver Star in Sold-Out Roger Rosenblatt Staged Readings
After a very successful, inaugural Children's Literature Conference, Stony Brook Southampton begins its 33rd annual Summer Writers Conference with two very special events this week in the newly renovated Avram Theater.

Jul 14, 2008 - 2:29:08 PM
SBU Scientist Receives "LILAC" Instrumentation Grant To Further Molecular Research On Breast Cancer
Wei-Xing Zong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at Stony Brook University Medical Center, was awarded a grant from the Long Island League to Abolish Cancer (LILAC) to purchase a powerful instrument to aide his research analyzing the molecular components of breast cancer cell metabolism.

Jul 17, 2008 - 3:28:31 PM
New York Dragons Support SBU Athletic Bands With $25,000 Scholarships Award
The Stony Brook University Athletic Bands -the official band of Arena Football League's (AFL) New York Dragons - has received $25,000 to support scholarships from the Dragons.

Jul 21, 2008 - 3:41:58 PM
Stony Brook University Professor Named Fellow Of Executive Leadership In Academic Medicine (ELAM)
Dr. Maria Emanuel Ryan, a tenured Professor in the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology at the School of Dental Medicine and Director of Clinical Research, has been accepted as a member of the 2008-2009 class of Fellows in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. Dr. Ryan is also a member of the medical staff at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Jul 22, 2008 - 2:22:51 PM
Analysis Of Hudson River Fish By SBU Research Team Shows Strong Drop In Mercury
Jeffrey S. Levinton, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University and the senior author of the study done with Sharon T. Pochron, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University, found that mercury in common Hudson River fish including striped bass, yellow perch, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and carp, has declined strongly over the past three decades.

Jul 23, 2008 - 1:52:44 PM
SBU Collaborative Study of New HIV Drug Shows Significant Viral Load Reduction For Patients Resistant To Therapy
A study led by Roy T. Steigbigel, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University Medical Center, and colleagues worldwide demonstrated that raltegravir, a new medication to treat HIV infection, combined with other anti-HIV medications, provided superior suppression of HIV-1 in patients with highly resistant virus compared to placebo used with other anti-HIV medications.

Jul 23, 2008 - 5:02:48 PM
Mercury declining in Hudson's fish (Newsday)
Mercury levels in several varieties of Hudson River fish have declined significantly over the past three decades, Stony Brook researchers have found in an analysis that points to dramatically decreasing concentrations of industrial pollution.

Jul 24, 2008 - 1:15:11 PM
29 MDs from Stony Brook University Medical Center Included In New York Magazine's Best Doctors Issue
New York magazine's annual "Best Doctors in New York" issue features 29 full time and voluntary physicians from Stony Brook University Medical Center. Boasting a wide range of specialties, they were selected from more than 50,000 physicians in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area.

Jul 24, 2008 - 1:56:55 PM
Former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins Helps Kick Off Southampton Review Literary Journal
Stony Brook Southampton continues its 33rd annual Summer Writers Conference with a gala launch of the heralded literary magazine The Southampton Review and an evening with former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins in the newly renovated Avram Theater on Friday,
July 25 at 7 p.m.

Jul 24, 2008 - 1:59:50 PM
Sylvia McNair to Feature the Songs of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andre Previn, and Others
The Wall Street Journal specifically recognized Sylvia as one of only two of today's first-rank, American classical artists who "proved adept at jazz vocals" and The Chicago Tribune hailed her cabaret show as "a stylistic breakthrough."

Jul 24, 2008 - 2:07:01 PM
SBUMC Awarded High-End Instrumentation Grant From NIH To Advance Biomedical Research Of Diseases
Stony Brook University Medical Center received a 2008 High-End Instrumentation Grant from the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for the purchase of a mass spectrometer with extremely high resolving power.

Jul 25, 2008 - 12:01:59 PM
Stony Brook doctors optimistic about new HIV drug (Newsday)
A drug that zeros in on a novel HIV target and disables a key link in the infection process can successfully treat patients who have failed other therapies, Stony Brook University doctors have found.

Jul 26, 2008 - 1:12:24 PM
The Sustainable Hampton (New York Times)
AN old stone and shingle windmill, atop a bluff near the breezy far end of Long Island, is the symbolic heart of the State University of New York's newest campus. Built around 1713, the mill once harnessed wind to generate power. Later, it was a guest house where Tennessee Williams spent a summer in the 1950s. Now it is undergoing reconstruction, its rotting beams replaced and huge blades rebuilt, as the campus takes shape around it. Aptly, Stony Brook Southampton is dedicated mind and body to the pursuit of sustainability.

In recent years, just about every campus has made some commitment to learn anew how to co-exist with the natural world, to use less energy and to reduce the carbon emissions it contributes to global warming. But Stony Brook Southampton is building not only an environmentally friendly campus but also a curriculum in which nearly every course deals with sustainability. It is a public-education experiment being watched across the country.

Jul 27, 2008 - 11:48:33 AM
SBU Researchers And Colleagues Worldwide Use CT Technology To Virtually Reconstruct Skull Of A Large Extinct Lemur
Fossils recovered in a remote cave in the Southeast corner of Madagascar by William L. Jungers, Ph.D., a paleoanthropologist at Stony Brook University Medical Center, and his colleagues in Hawaii, Oregon, Massachusetts and Madagascar have been reunited and reconstructed via computed tomography (CT) technology by collaborators at Pennsylvania State University.

Jul 29, 2008 - 10:35:08 AM
"Sustainable Treasures" Continues With Jill Grove
Grove's distinctive dramatic mezzo soprano and passionate artistry has won critical raves throughout America and Europe for her distinguished portrayals of the heroines of German and Italian opera.

Jul 30, 2008 - 2:39:51 PM
Important Wine Symposium Comes to Southampton
For two days of talks, tastings, and networking, participants will focus on wines with the unique balance, finesse, and energy fostered by cool and maritime climate viticulture.

Jul 30, 2008 - 3:04:54 PM
Southampton Screenwriting Conference Offers Two Special Events
On Friday, August 1, "A Master Class with Screenwriter and Director Robert Benton" will present an evening with the award winning director and screenwriter. Then on Saturday, August 2, "A Tribute to Director Alan J. Pakula" will also take place.

Jul 30, 2008 - 3:17:11 PM
SBU Researchers Show How Advances In High-Resolution Modeling Will Help Improve Storm Surge Forecasts
A report just released in the most recent issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society offers hope that a new high-resolution storm surge modeling system developed by scientists at Stony Brook University will better be able to predict flood levels and when flooding will occur in the New York metropolitan area.

Jul 31, 2008 - 4:10:24 PM
SBU has $4.65 billion annual impact on Long Island Economy
Stony Brook University is more than a "flagship campus" of the SUNY system, it's also a driving force of the Long Island economy. In fact, Stony Brook's annual economic impact on Long Island is a staggering $4.65 billion, and the University generates 59,859 jobs. Furthermore, Stony Brook accounts for nearly four percent of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.

Aug 5, 2008 - 11:06:33 AM
The Omnicon Group Establishes New Scholarship For Undergrads In The College Of Engineering And Applied Sciences At SBU
The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at Stony Brook University has received a $50,000 gift commitment from The Omnicon Group, Inc, announced Dr. Yacov Shamash, Vice President for Economic Development and Dean of CEAS.

Aug 8, 2008 - 11:13:31 AM
FDA Approves Clinical Trial Of new Anti-Cancer Agents Developed By SBU Researchers
The lead product from a new class of agents called Altered Energy Metabolism Directed (AEMD) compounds developed by Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from technology licensed from The Research Foundation of the State University of New York, on behalf of Stony Brook University, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for evaluation in Phase I/II clinical trials to treat cancer.

Aug 12, 2008 - 12:04:40 PM
Nathan donates $500,000 to SBU (Newsday)
Stony Brook still was in Division III when Nathan arrived as a scrawny shortstop in 1993. He pitched less than two innings in college. Now the Twins' elite closer - who struck out the side against the Yankees in the ninth last night - has donated $500,000 to his alma mater to support the construction of a new baseball field for the successful Division I program.

Aug 12, 2008 - 12:06:55 PM
SBUMC Appoints New Director Of Endoscopy Expanding Program To Meet Growing Patient Needs, Referrals
Jonathan M. Buscaglia, M.D., an expert in advanced endoscopic procedures to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal (G.I.) diseases, has been named Director of Endoscopy in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Aug 14, 2008 - 2:33:16 PM
Grand "Player" Piano in SBUMC Outpatient Center Brings Joy and Excitement to Patient Care Experience
When Stony Brook University Medical Center opened its state-of-the-art 65,000-square-foot Center for Outpatient Services 18 months ago, the goal has been to continue to enhance the atmosphere inside the center. The most recent enhancement was the addition of a player piano in the Center lobby.

Aug 14, 2008 - 5:29:32 PM
SBU Cancer Reseacher One Of Six Nationally To Receive Fellowship Grant From The Lymphoma Research Foundation
Alice Nemajerova, Ph.D., a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Pathology, Stony Brook University Medical Center, is one of six cancer researchers nationwide selected by the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) as a 2008 Post-Doctoral Fellowship winner.

Aug 15, 2008 - 3:01:09 PM
Celebrating the Inaugural Exhibit in the Avram Gallery at Stony Brook Southampton McMullan's Theater Posters: First Sketches to Final Art
Gallery Talk by Jim McMullan at 6:30 pm. Following the reception there will be a performance by New Jazz Generation in the Avram Theater.

Aug 19, 2008 - 2:50:46 PM
The Avram Theater Welcomes Rebecca Martin on 8/21
Rebecca Martin's acclaimed vocals will be on display with Bass player Chris Higgins, Frank LoCrasto on piano and Greg Ritchie on drums.

Aug 19, 2008 - 3:24:12 PM
New Institute For Ocean Conservation Science At SBU To Tackle Pressing Threats To Marine Ecosystem
Stony Brook University announced the establishment of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science within its School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) on Long Island, New York. This world-class Institute will conduct scientific research that will provide the foundation for smarter ocean policy by increasing knowledge about critical threats to oceans and their inhabitants.

Aug 21, 2008 - 10:26:00 AM
New Institute For Ocean Conservation Science At SBU To Tackle Pressing Threats To Marine Ecosystem
Stony Brook University announced the establishment of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science within its School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) on Long Island, New York. This world-class Institute will conduct scientific research that will provide the foundation for smarter ocean policy by increasing knowledge about critical threats to oceans and their inhabitants.

Aug 21, 2008 - 12:47:17 PM
Stony Brook launches marine science initiatives (Newsday)
Ellen Pikitch seems at home aboard the R/V Peconic, a Stony Brook University research vessel. As the pontoon makes its way across Shinnecock Bay, the marine biologist picks up a stubborn hermit crab housed in the ship's on-deck tank and carefully tries to coax it out of hiding.

Aug 23, 2008 - 9:54:20 AM
Stony Brook University Students Give Back To Local And National Community Organizations
Stony Brook University students have gone above and beyond in their efforts to give back to their communities and campus life, giving over 40,000 hours of their time this year to organizations, events, causes and fundraisers.

Aug 25, 2008 - 2:19:02 PM
World Renowned Scholar Named Director Of New SBUMC Center For Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics
Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., a pioneering scholar who has conducted landmark studies in the relationship between altruism, happiness and health, as well as in ethics, religious thought and behavioral medicine, has been named Director of the new Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Aug 26, 2008 - 1:50:37 PM
CEWIT Awarded $870K Grant From NSF To Develop Secure Regulatory-Compliant Database Management Systems
Researchers from Stony Brook University's Center of Excellence in Wireless & Information Technologies (CEWIT) have just secured $870,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project entitled, "III-COR Medium: Collaborative Research: Achieving Compliant Databases."

Aug 26, 2008 - 2:50:28 PM
Stony Brook Again Receives National Recognition; Named One Of Top 100 Universities And Top 50 Publics
Stony Brook University has been ranked among the top 100 national universities in America and among the top 50 public national universities in the country in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey released today.

Aug 27, 2008 - 11:57:53 AM
Marine Science Lecture: The Effects of Global Warming in the Arctic
Stony Brook University Professor J. Kirk Cochran will discuss "The Arctic Ocean: Canary in the Global Warming Coal Mine" on Friday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Stony Brook Southampton's Duke Lecture Hall. A reception will follow. For further information, call 631-632-5046.

Aug 28, 2008 - 6:35:17 PM
Liz McCartney Returns to the Avram Theater at Stony Brook on August 28th
Currently a member of the cast of the triumphant Broadway revival of South Pacific, Liz McCartney is a Broadway veteran who has appeared in Mama Mia, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Taboo, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables.

Aug 28, 2008 - 6:54:15 PM
Score two for Stony Brook (Newsday)
Every time Stony Brook University takes another step into the big leagues, it's a good day for Long Island. So it's hard to overstate the importance of two events that will help its Southampton campus and the whole university.

Sep 2, 2008 - 9:52:08 AM
Ovarian Cancer Survivors Group Donates $25,000 To SBUMC
Long Island OCEANS (Ovarian Cancer Education Advocacy Network & Support), an organization made up of gynecologic cancer survivors, donated $25,000 to Stony Brook University Medical Center to support research on the early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer and other gynecologic cancers.

Sep 2, 2008 - 11:03:28 AM
SBU School of Nursing Awarded Grant From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation To Expand Accelerated Degree Program
The Stony Brook University School of Nursing received an $80,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's "New Careers in Nursing" scholarship program to provide eight scholarships for students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree Program.

Sep 2, 2008 - 12:34:06 PM
SBUMC Mini-Med School: Understand The Aging Brain, Powerful Links Between Positive Psychology and Health, And More
The human brain, bones, and circulatory system take center stage at the 2008 Stony Brook University School of Medicine Mini-Med School this fall. The popular six-week education series, in which anyone can become a "med student" and learn first-hand from top physicians, researchers, and other healthcare professionals at SBUMC, begins October 16 and runs to November 20.

Sep 3, 2008 - 10:57:21 AM
Stony Brook University Medical Center Opens Playground For Child Psychiatry Patients
The young patients in Stony Brook University Medical Center's Child Psychiatry Unit can now enjoy an outdoor playtime experience on a newly installed, state-of the art playground.

Sep 3, 2008 - 11:31:51 AM
Stony Brook to Present Public Forums on Mental Health
Stony Brook University will host "Healthy Minds Across America," a national day of free public forums on mental health, on Sunday,
September 14, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Wang Center 301.

Sep 3, 2008 - 12:31:43 PM
Stony Brook Hospital Opens Center for Women, Infants (Newsday)
Ronni Schultz said she can't wait to begin seeing patients at Stony Brook University Medical Center's new women and infants center. "I am totally excited," said Schultz, the associate director of nursing for women and children, as she gave tours yesterday of the new center.

Sep 5, 2008 - 8:48:59 AM
Sons of Italy Honors SBUMC Physician For Outstanding Contributions In The Field Of Radiation Oncology
Allen G. Meek, M.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stony Brook University Medical Center, was honored by the New York Grand Lodge Foundation, Order Sons of Italy in America, for his leadership and outstanding work as a physician and researcher in the field of radiation oncology.

Sep 5, 2008 - 4:45:51 PM
Stony Brook University Medical Center Opens Phase I of $300M Modernization Project
Stony Brook University Medical Center celebrates the public opening of Phase I of its Major Modernization Project on Thursday, September 4, commemorating a new era in medical services provided at Long Island's only academic medical center.

Sep 8, 2008 - 12:55:11 PM
SBU Medical School Class of 2012 Is Largest In History
Stony Brook University School of Medicine continues to increase enrollment to help meet a growing need for physicians nationwide. For the second straight year, the School of Medicine enrolled its largest incoming class ever.

Sep 10, 2008 - 10:25:22 AM
Student Media Briefings Online
The University's Media Relations Department holds weekly briefings intended to keep student journalists fully informed on issues of current interest. The hour-long sessions are available in podcast form and can be accessed by clicking on the link above.

Sep 12, 2008 - 10:49:39 AM
Don't Worry About the Teeth, Sharks Still Need a Hug (NY Times)
In the nick of time, just when it seemed to make sad sense to change the name of the Great South Bay to the Great Brown Bay, it seemed a stretch to find a healthy clam or scallop harvest in the North Shore fishing fields or an iffy proposition to take a post-storm swim at the beach, Ellen Pikitch has brought her world-class Institute for Ocean Conservation Science to Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. That's the school with the 50-foot cabin cruiser hogging the parking lot.

Sep 14, 2008 - 2:51:23 PM
Stony Brook University's College Of Engineering & Applied Science Receives $50K Grant From Motorola
Stony Brook University announced today it will receive a $50,000 Innovation Generation grant from the Motorola Foundation.

Sep 15, 2008 - 11:48:09 AM
"Writers Speak" Continues With a Novelist and Magazine Writer
Novelist Zachary Lazar and The New Yorker magazine writer Adam Green will read from their work at Stony Brook Southampton on September 24.

Sep 15, 2008 - 3:51:17 PM
Stony Brook Southampton Grows With More Students, Classes and Majors
The student body has almost doubled in size to over 300 full-time students and approximately 400 students overall while maintaining the same rigorous admissions standards as parent Stony Brook University.

Sep 15, 2008 - 4:39:40 PM
SBU-Led Study To Examine Ways To Optimize Treatments For Children With Aggressive Forms of ADHD
Joseph C. Blader, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and colleagues, received a $4 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to launch a study to compare treatment options for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and severe behavioral problems.

Sep 15, 2008 - 4:45:29 PM
New Co-Director Of Translational Research Laboratory To Build Cancer Biomarker Discoveries At SBUMC
Jingfang Ju, Ph.D., an expert in the field of cancer genomics, has been named Co-Director of the Translational Research Laboratory in the Department of Pathology at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Appointed by Kenneth R. Shroyer, M.D., Ph.D., Marvin Kuschner Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, Dr. Ju will spearhead research using integrated technology to identify some of the most promising cancer biomarkers and develop them into clinical diagnostics or therapeutics.

Sep 16, 2008 - 1:35:06 PM
SBUMC Sunrise Fund Receives Historic Grant From The Bank of America Charitable Foundation To Help Kids With Cancer
The Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook University Medical Center, which benefits pediatric cancer patients and their families, received a $100,000 donation from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The challenge grant is the largest corporate grant received by the Sunrise Fund to date.

Sep 18, 2008 - 11:01:10 AM
The New York Marine Sciences Consortium Founded At Event Hosted By Stony Brook University
Today representatives from 26 New York colleges, universities, and degree-granting institutions with expertise and interest in marine and/or coastal science convened at Stony Brook University to found the New York Marine Sciences Consortium, a collective association that will be the voice for the marine science community and contribute through research and education to reshaping the state's policies for stewardship of aquatic environments.

Sep 19, 2008 - 10:04:30 AM
Stony Brook University Heart Center, Emergency Department Attain Two Major Patient Safety Achievements In Cardiac Care
Cardiac services offered at the Stony Brook University Heart Center feature prominently alongside the nation's top academic medical centers according to recent data from the University Health System Consortium (UHC).
In related news, Stony Brook University Medical Center is the first on Long Island, sixth in the State of New York, to be Accredited as a Chest Pain Center the by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (CPC).

Sep 19, 2008 - 3:28:49 PM
Helping Children With Cancer Go Back To School At The 7th Annual Back To School Conference
On Tuesday, November 4, the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Stony Brook University Medical Center is offering a free, one-day conference for school teachers, nurses, counselors, social workers, psychologists, other educators, and parents to educate the educators about childhood cancer, the effects of treatment and preparation for school re-entry following treatment.

Sep 22, 2008 - 12:23:03 PM
SBUMC Docs, Staff Take To The Runway For Cancer Patients 2008 Fall Fashion Festival Celebrates Survivorship
On Thursday, October 16, Stony Brook University Medical Center physicians, nurses, and staff will take off their white coats and scrubs to model some of the best fall fashions, from sporty clothes to formal wear, at the 8th Annual Fall Fashion Festival at Villa Lombardi's in Holbrook.

Sep 22, 2008 - 12:35:32 PM
Little Miracles: Kids Surviving Cancer Star In Their Own Fashion Show To Benefit Fellow Patients
On Thursday, November 19, children and young adults who are recovering from cancer will be the stars of a fashion show to benefit the Sunrise Fund. The Sunrise Fund benefits pediatric oncology services and research at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Sep 22, 2008 - 12:55:47 PM
Joining Forces Against Breast Cancer And Prostate Cancer At The 15th Annual Walk For Beauty, Walk For Life
Stony Brook University Medical Center physicians and staff will join forces with the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) to raise money and awareness for breast cancer and prostate cancer on October 5 at the 15th annual "Walk for Beauty, Walk for Life."

Sep 22, 2008 - 1:05:31 PM
SBU Administrative Professional Receives First Shirley Murray Award For Distinguished Service
Heidi Campani, Senior Staff Assistant, Vice Dean's Office, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, received the 2008 Shirley Murray Award for Distinguished Service.

Sep 22, 2008 - 1:37:10 PM
SBU Experts, DOH, Community Leaders Hold First Suffolk County Minority Health Summit
The Center for Public Health and Health Policy Research at Stony Brook University, in conjunction with the Suffolk County Minority Health Action Coalition (SMHAC), the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, and community members/leaders will gather on October 20 at the first Suffolk County Minority Health Summit.

Sep 24, 2008 - 12:08:27 PM
SBUMC Appoints Chief Of Pediatric Surgery To Expand Services In Trauma, Cancer And Infant Care
Thomas K. Lee, M.D., a specialist in performing minimally invasive surgery in children and infants, has been named Chief of Pediatric Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Sep 24, 2008 - 2:34:25 PM
Final Stony Brook convocation for Shirley Strum Kenny (Newsday)
New York's public universities are "essential to the well-being of the state" and should be a target of investment, not budget cuts, during times of economic crisis, retiring Stony Brook president Shirley Strum Kenny said in her final campus convocation yesterday.

Sep 25, 2008 - 2:24:42 PM
Report: Nearly Twenty-Three Million American Households - Twice U.S. Poverty Rate - Are Economically Distressed
A new groundbreaking study from the Center for Study of Working Class Life at Stony Brook University (the Center) reveals that an astonishing number of households are in economic distress, and proposes economic policies that will improve their lives while strengthening the overall economy in the long run.

Sep 29, 2008 - 4:03:40 PM
Two October Events Planned for Prospective Students

Sep 30, 2008 - 4:16:47 PM
Long Island Housing Issues Discussed in Stony Brook Southampton Library

Sep 30, 2008 - 4:23:24 PM
Suffolk County Water Authority CEO to Speak in Dean Schoonen's Class

Oct 1, 2008 - 4:25:20 PM
Hundreds Attend Marmion Tribute at Stony Brook Southampton

Oct 6, 2008 - 5:00:03 PM
Stony Brook University Medical Center Palliative Care Program Selected To Receive 2008 National Quality Leadership Award
Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) has just received a Quality in Palliative Care Leadership Award from the National Consensus Project (NCP). SBUMC is one of nine first-ever recipients of the award.

Oct 7, 2008 - 3:36:45 PM
Scientists Confirm Second-Ever Case Of Virgin Birth By Shark
Scientists have confirmed the second-ever case of a "virgin birth" in a shark, indicating once again that female sharks can reproduce without mating and raising the possibility that many female sharks have this incredible capacity.

Oct 7, 2008 - 4:48:19 PM
Nation's Lead Federal Agency For Research On Health Care Issues Report That Places SBUMC's Trauma Service In Top 4 Percent
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - the Nation's lead Federal agency for research on health care quality, costs, outcomes, and patient safety - issued a new report entitled "Survival Measurement and Reporting Trial for Trauma (SMARTT) that puts Stony Brook University Medical Center's Trauma Service in the top 4 percent of trauma centers nation-wide, with the lowe