Stony Brook University: Chronology
January 2006 through December 2015
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: March 2015.
Website by Kristen J. Nyitray, Head, Special Collections and University Archives,
and University Archivist.
12/18/2015 From Students to Alumni: Nearly 1,500 Degrees Conferred at 2015 Winter
Commencement Stony Brook University held its 18th annual December commencement ceremony today in
the Island Federal Credit Union Arena, where 1,495 students* had their degrees conferred.
Stony Brook's newest undergraduate, graduate and doctoral alumni range in age from
19 to 73, join more than 150,000 fellow Seawolves who are living and working around
the globe. About Stony Brook University Part of the State University of New York system,
Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,450 acres. Since welcoming its
first incoming class in 1957, the University has grown tremendously, now with more
than 25,000 students and 2,500 faculty. Its membership in the prestigious Association
of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions
in North America. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 100 universities
in the nation and top 40 public universities, and Kiplinger names it one of the 35
best values in public colleges. One of four University Center campuses in the SUNY
system, Stony Brook co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, putting it in an elite
group of universities that run federal research and development laboratories. A global
ranking by U.S. News & World Report places Stony Brook in the top 1 percent of institutions
worldwide. It is one of only 10 universities nationwide recognized by the National
Science Foundation for combining research with undergraduate education. As the largest
single-site employer on Long Island, Stony Brook is a driving force of the regional
economy, with an annual economic impact of $4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000
jobs, and accounts for nearly 4 percent of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk
counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.
12/16/2015 Study Reveals Environment, Behavior Contribute to Some 80 Percent of Cancers A team of researchers from Stony Brook University, led by Yusuf Hannun, MD, the Joel
Strum Kenny Professor in Cancer Research and Director of the Stony Brook University
Cancer Center, have found quantitative evidence proving that extrinsic risk factors,
such as environmental exposures and behaviors weigh heavily on the development of
a vast majority (approximately 70 to 90 percent) of cancers. The finding, reported
in the December 16 online issue of Nature, in a paper titled "Substantial contribution
of extrinsic risk factors to cancer development," may be important for strategizing
cancer prevention, research and public health.
12/9/2015 Daniel Chae, Alan Tan and Sidharth Bommakanti, Mentored at Stony Brook,
Awarded $30,000 Scholarship in 2015 Siemens Competition Three high school students mentored at Stony Brook University were awarded a $30,000
scholarship today for their research presented at the Siemens Competition in Math,
Science & Technology, one of the nation's premier research competitions for high school
students. All three students participated in Stony Brook's Garcia Research Scholar
Program for High School Students during the summer of 2015.
12/8/2015 New Technology Means Fewer Surgeries for Kids with Scoliosis Scoliosis - typically defined as the curvature of the spine-- affects around 3 out
of every 100 people. While most cases of scoliosis are mild, some children develop
spine deformities that continue to get more severe as they grow. An especially severe
spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest, making it difficult
for the lungs to function properly.
12/8/2015 Dr. Jun Liu to Join Stony Brook as Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Dean
of International Academic Programs and Services After a competitive national search, Dr. Jun Liu, Associate Provost for International
Initiatives, Chief International Officer, Director of the Confucius Institute, and
a Professor of Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University, has been selected
as the next Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Dean of International Academic Programs
and Services at Stony Brook University, effective January 25, 2016.
12/3/2015 Four Stony Brook University Professors Elected AAAS 2015 Fellows Four Stony Brook Professors - Michael Bell, David Conover, Michael Frohman, and Ellen
Pikitch - have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science (AAAS) for their work toward the advancement of science and/or its applications.
The journal Science will formally announce the new AAAS Fellows on November 27, 2015.
The fellows will be honored on February 13, 2016, at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington,
12/1/2015 Four Siemens Competition Winners Mentored at Stony Brook Head to National
Finals Four high school students from around the country mentored by Stony Brook University
faculty have been named national finalists in the 2015 Siemens Competition in Math,
Science & Technology, one of the nation's leading research competitions for high school
students. These four students will be competing in Washington, DC, December 4-8, for
additional scholarship awards, including a top team prize of $100,000.
11/24/2015 Stony Brook Southampton will host the traditional holiday lighting of
the Windmill and reception in Chancellors Hall on Friday, December 4 Stony Brook Southampton will host the traditional holiday lighting of the Windmill
and reception in Chancellors Hall on Friday, December 4, from 5 to 7 pm.
11/23/2015 Will troubleshooting a Quantum Systems-Based Computer be Easy for a Technician?A Stony Brook University research team has developed new tools to test the fundamental
constituents of a quantum information processor, a device that manipulates data based
on quantum mechanics rather than classical physics and therefore would have computing
power well beyond the capabilities of a classic computer. Their findings are published
in the journal Scientific Reports.
11/23/2015 Stony Brook University Announces $600 Million Capital Campaign, The Largest
In SUNY HistoryOn November 21, Stony Brook University launched the public phase of a seven-year,
$600 million comprehensive campaign. The capital campaign, led by the Stony Brook
Foundation, is the largest in the history of the State University of New York. More
than 30,000 individuals have already donated a total of $426 million and the Foundation
expects to raise the remaining $176 million by July 2018.
11/17/2015 Stony Brook Researchers Confirm Information Is Contagious Among Social
ConnectionsA new study using advanced computer modeling, conducted by researchers from Stony
Brook University, found that the memory of one individual can indirectly influence
that of another via shared social connections --- shedding light on the mechanisms
that drive real-world contagious phenomena, including smoking, obesity, eyewitness
testimony and even fads and fashion. The findings are published in Psychological Science,
a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
11/16/2015 Seven Stony Brook Faculty Appointed to SUNY Distinguished RanksSeven Stony Brook University faculty have been approved by the State University of
New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees for appointment to the distinguished ranks as recommended
by campus colleagues and SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. Appointed to the rank of
Distinguished Professor are: Lawrence Dutton, a Professor of Viola and Chamber Music
in the Department of Music; Benjamin Hsiao, Professor in the Department of Chemistry;
Chang Kee Jung, a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy; Daniel Klein,
a Professor in the Department of Psychology; Phillip Setzer, a Professor of Violin
in the Department of Music; and Allen Tannenbaum, a Professor in the Institute for
Advanced Computational Science. Appointed to the rank of Distinguished Teaching Professorship
is Nancy Hollingsworth, a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.
11/12/2015 Advancing Science Communications with Art, Stony Brook Playwriting Competition
Changes the "T" in "S-T-E-M" to TheatreStony Brook University Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, C. N. Yang Institute
for Theoretical Physics, and Department of Theatre Arts announce their third annual
Science Playwriting Competition. The winning entries, submitted by University faculty,
current and former students and a freelance writer from California, were inspired
by the lives of real people, common pop culture references and more.
11/11/2015 Single Tooth Analysis of Oldest-Known Plant-Visiting Bat Fossil Suggests
it was OmnivorousA Stony Brook University-led team of evolutionary biologists has discovered that the
oldest known nectar-drinking bat fossil, Palynephyllum antimaster, was probably omnivorous.
They determined this by analyzing only a single molar of the fossil, which helped
estimate the bat's skull length and infer its eating habits. Their findings are published
in the Royal Society's journal Biology Letters.
11/5/2015 Big Data Research at Stony Brook Gets Big Boost with NSF Funding for Computer
ClusterThe National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Stony Brook University Institute
for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) a $1.4 million Major Research Instrumentation
(MRI) grant to acquire an additional high-performance computer system that will further
build the University's computational capacity and big data analyses in research and
education initiatives encompassing all fields. Total funding for the computer cluster
will reach $2 million, based on $600,000 in matching grants from internal University
sources and the Empire State Development's NYSTAR program ($300,000).
11/4/2015 Robert L. Megna, M.P.A., M. SC., Appointed Senior Vice President For Finance
And Administration At Stony Brook UniversityAfter a comprehensive national search, Robert L. Megna, M.P.A., M.SC., Executive Director
of the New York State Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation, has been appointed
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration at Stony Brook University, effective
January 19, 2016, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D
11/2/2015 Research Team Achieves First Image of Molecular Machinery that Copies DNAThe molecular mechanisms behind DNA replication, an element essential to maintaining
life, remain difficult for scientists to define or image. But now a team of researchers
from Stony Brook University, the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory,
and Rockefeller University, has taken a major step to better understand the "replisome"
- a block of proteins that act as molecular machinery to duplicate DNA. Their findings
are published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology.
11/2/2015 Alan Alda's 2016 'Flame Challenge': What Is Sound?After reviewing hundreds of questions submitted by children from around the world,
the 2016 Flame Challenge will ask the burning question, "What is sound?" The Alan
Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University is challenging scientists
to answer that resounding question in video or written form.
10/30/2015 Stony Brook Medicine Opens New Vascular Center Stony Brook Medicine celebrated the opening of the new Vascular Center at Nicolls
Professional Park on South Howell Avenue in Centereach, NY, on Wednesday evening.
This new, spacious 6,000-square-foot building will facilitate the growing clinical
practice of Stony Brook Medicine's Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
Patients can expect clinical evaluations with the most advanced diagnostic tests,
complete with state-of-the-art on-site procedure rooms for minimally invasive office-based
treatments, plus an angiography/operating room suite. This new facility will serve
as the home to Stony Brook Medicine's Aortic Center, Center for Vein Care, Hemodialysis
Access Center, and Limb Preservation Center.
10/27/2015 Group Living: For Baboons Intermediate Size is Optimal Living with others can offer tremendous benefits for social animals - including primates,
but these benefits could come at a high costs. New research by a team of scientists
led by Catherine Markham, PhD, a Stony Brook University anthropologist, reveals that
intermediate-sized groups provide the most benefits to wild baboons.
10/15/2015 Stony Brook University Appoints Four New Alumni Association Board Stony Brook University Alumni Association Board of Directors has appointed four new
board members, announced Robert W. Stafford '72, '82, Association President. The new
board members, appointed to three-year terms, include two local business owners, a
clinical forensic specialist working with domestic abuse cases and an early career
10/6/2015 Chimpanzees Shed Light on Origins of Human Walking A research team led by Stony Brook University investigating human and chimpanzee locomotion
have uncovered unexpected similarities in the way the two species use their upper
body during two-legged walking. The results, reported in Nature Communications, indicate
that our early human ancestors, including the famous fossil 'Lucy' (a species known
as Australopithecus afarensis), may have been able to use their torsos to increase
walking efficiency in the same way as modern humans.
10/1/2015 Stony Brook Opens New $20-Million Supported Institute for Advanced Computational
Science Stony Brook University held a grand opening for the Institute for Advanced Computational
Science (IACS), a $20-million supported 6,000 square-foot facility with the mission
to make sustained advances in the science of computation and its applications to complex
problems in many fields.
9/28/2015 "Forget the Stereotypes: It's a New World of Aging" On Wednesday, September 30 at 4:00pm, a conversation with Jeannine English, President
of AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) entitled, "Forget the
Stereotypes: It's a New World for Aging" will take place at Charles B. Wang Center
Theatre, Stony Brook University (101 Nichols Road, Stony Brook, New York 11794). Ms.
English, President of AARP, will speak to the Stony University community about the
new face of aging. A reception will follow.
9/18/2015 President Stanley Gives Sixth State of the University Address In delivering his sixth State of the University Addresson Wednesday, Stony Brook University
President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, expressed his most optimistic view of the University's
future since becoming president in 2009. He highlighted the growth of capital projects
on both main and Medicine campuses, and brought attention to the faculty research
that received attention around the world; reinforced the importance of continued federal,
state and philanthropic support; and announced a new plan to renovate and update the
Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library.
9/17/2015 Stony Brook Enters Licensing Agreement with OncoGenesis for Use of Cancer
Biomarker Stony Brook University has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with molecular
diagnostics company OncoGenesis Corporation, on the use of the protein biomarker Keratin
17 (K17) for diagnostic and prognostic applications for cervical cancer. These applications
will be developed based on the research of Kenneth Shroyer, MD, PhD, Professor and
Chair of the Department of Pathology, and colleagues at Stony Brook University School
9/15/2015 Stony Brook University Secures NYSTAR CAT Awards Stony Brook University received two Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) awards from
NYSTAR, Empire State Development's (ESD's) Division of Science, Technology and Innovation,
including a new grant for the Center for Advanced Technology in Integrated Electric
Energy Systems (CIEES), and a renewal grant for Stony Brook's existing Center for
Biotechnology. ESD is New York State's chief economic development agency.
9/14/2015 Stony Brook Research Team Receives NSF Grant to Create "Ceramic Cloth" Blankets A Stony Brook University research team has been awarded a $935,056 grant from the
National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop the continuous production of three-dimensional,
self-supported, ceramic nano-fibrous materials that will act as photocatalysts for
new energy production using water ponds as reactors. This project is led by Principal
Investigator Pelagia Gouma, PhD, Professor in the Department of Materials Science
9/9/2015 Stony Brook University Among Top 100 National Universities and Top 40 Public
Universities in US News & World Report's 2016 Best College Rankings Stony Brook University has been named the #89th best national university and the #37th
best public university by US News & World Report. The rankings are based on a formula
that uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators
of academic quality. It compares colleges based on a number of common quality indicators,
such as retention, graduation rates, faculty strength and more.
9/9/2015 Sea Spray Aerosols May Affect Ice Cloud Formation and Global Climate Scientists believe that the thin film on the ocean's surface, which is involved in
the formation of sea spray, holds many mysteries that impact our atmosphere and world.
A team of Stony Brook University and international researchers may have discovered
one key role of this thin layer. They found that biogenic materials in the layer may
affect ice cloud formation and thus climate on a global scale, particularly when other
known ice forming particles such as mineral dust are scarce or absent. Their findings
are detailed in a paper published in Nature.
9/3/2015 Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos Selected Dean of Stony Brook University College of
Engineering and Applied Sciences Following a competitive national search, Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos has been appointed
Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at Stony Brook University,
effective October 15, 2015. Dr. Sotiropoulos is the James L. Record Professor of Civil,
Environmental and Geo-Engineering, and Director of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMN). Prior to his appointment at UMN,
Dr. Sotiropoulos was on the faculty of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a joint appointment in the G. W. Woodruff
School of Mechanical Engineering.
9/2/2015 Stony Brook University Begins Innovative Study of Communication Between Native
And Non-Native English Speakers In The Classroom A major issue on college campuses is that American undergraduates report that they
have difficulty understanding the non-native English speaking instructors who teach
sections of their introductory courses. Now, thanks to a $1M National Science Foundation
grant, a new study called Communication in the Global University: A Longitudinal Study
of Language Adaptation at Multiple Timescales in Native- and Non-Native Speakers at
Stony Brook University will address this issue. Researchers in the Psychology, Linguistics,
and Asian & Asian-American Studies Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences
will look at communication between native English-speaking undergraduates and non-native
English-speaking international PhD students newly arrived in the US, who serve as
International Teaching Assistants (ITAs).
9/1/2015 Research Team Creates Model to Predict Cellular Evolution Scientists have not been able to understand and predict how cells evolve in our bodies,
and this process is important because evolving cell populations are at the core of
drug-resistant infections and cancer development. Now a research team led by Gábor
Balázsi, PhD, of Stony Brook University, has developed a synthetic biological model
that validates computational predictions of how quickly and in what manner cells change
in the presence or absence of a drug. Their findings are published in a paper in Molecular
9/1/2015 Stony Brook University's School of Professional Development Offers Digital
University Badges to Showcase Workplace Skills Students in the Stony Brook University School of Professional Development (SPD) may
now earn "University Badges" - digital icons that demonstrate achievement of a particular
skill or set of skills, and which are designed to help the student make academic progress
toward achieving another credential such as a graduate certificate or master's degree.
8/26/2015 Two Stony Brook University Faculty Members - Carl Safina and Russell Mittermeier
-Nominated for 2016 Indianapolis Prize, the Most Prestigious in Animal Conservation Stony Brook University faculty members Carl Safina and Russell Mittermeier have been
named nominees for the 2016 Indianapolis Prize, which celebrates "true heroes in the
field of animal conservation." Carl Safina, PhD, was cited for having "brought ocean
conservation into the environmental mainstream by using science, art and literature
to inspire a 'sea ethic'." Russell Mittermeier, PhD, was cited as a "visionary leader
able to motivate every level of conservationist to support the greater good of many
species." The Prize, the most prestigious in the field of animal conservation, is
awarded every two years by the Indianapolis Zoo; the winner receives an unrestricted
cash award of $250,000.
8/20/2015 It's a Boy! 100,000th Birth Milestone Reached at Stony Brook University
Hospital Stony Brook University Hospital today celebrated the 100,000th birth since the hospital's
Labor & Delivery program began in May 1980. Luca Michael Picarella, born at 8:09 am
on August 17 weighing 8lbs., 9 oz., and 20 ¾ inches in length, was feted along with
his parents Katie and Mike Picarella, and big sister Gianna (5) who was also born
at Stony Brook. He was also presented with scholarships and other gifts inspired by
community residents who caught wind of the delivery countdown -- either from Stony
Brook announcements, social media, or local news -- and reached out to Stony Brook
to volunteer their gifts of support.
8/18/2015 Stony Brook University's Yevgen Borodin is Recognized as an Honoree of MIT
Technology Review's Annual INNOVATORS UNDER 35 List Today, MIT Technology Review reveals its annual list of Innovators Under 35. For over
a decade, the global media company has recognized a list of exceptionally talented
technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. For his work
in the field of computer accessibility, Stony Brook University's Yevgen Borodin has
been recognized as a humanitarian in the Internet and Web category.
8/14/2015 Stony Brook University Helps Prepare Next Generation of Farmers by Introducing
a Hydroponic 'Freight Farm' On Campus This fall, Stony Brook University is introducing a fresh new technology - a hydroponic
Freight Farm - where student farmers can grow crops year-round in an indoor environment.
Created in a discarded shipping container converted into a fully operational hydroponic
farm known as the Leafy Green Machine, the Freight Farm will be primarily managed
by Stony Brook students. Using the latest in farm-management technologies such as
cloud-synced growth data, live camera feeds and a smartphone app that monitors and
controls light levels inside the container anytime, anywhere, the students will get
hands-on experience planting and harvesting lettuce, and Campus Dining will use the
fresh produce to feed the student body. Stony Brook University is the first higher
education campus to offer students a hydroponic Freight Farm.
8/13/2015 Astronomers Discover 'Young Jupiter' Exoplanet The first planet detected by the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) from an international
team of astronomers, which includes two scientists from the Department of Physics
& Astronomy at Stony Brook University, is one outside earth's solar system at 100
light years away. The exoplanet is being called a "young Jupiter" by the researchers
because it shares many characteristics of Jupiter. A paper outlining the full findings
is published in Science.
8/4/2015 Could Body Posture During Sleep Affect How Your Brain Clears Waste? Sleeping in the lateral, or side position, as compared to sleeping on one's back or
stomach, may more effectively remove brain waste and prove to be an important practice
to help reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological
diseases, according to researchers at Stony Brook University.
8/3/2015 32 Babies Born at Stony Brook This Past Weekend... We're now just 194 births
away from the 100,000th delivery! Stony Brook Medicine has launched a countdown towards the upcoming 100,000th birth
of a baby (or babies, if a multiple birth) at Stony Brook University Hospital. The
first delivery at Stony Brook was in May 1980 and today nearly 4,000 babies are born
each year at Stony Brook University Hospital.
7/31/2015 Stony Brook Professor Receives Cyber Research Institute Grant to Tackle
Tech Support Scams Tech Support Scams appeared first in 2008 and since then, despite various crackdowns
by the Federal Trade Commission, there have been thousands of individuals who have
fallen victim and lost hundreds of millions of dollars. Nick Nikiforakis, an Assistant
Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University and member of the National
Security Institute, has been awarded a $67K grant from the Cyber Research Institute
(CRI) to continue his research and work in technical support scams to help this ongoing
issue. The grant will fund his research project, Tools and Techniques for Understanding
and Detecting Technical Support Scams, which investigates the techniques used by scammers
and designs effective defense systems against those scams.
7/23/2015 Stony Brook University Named 3Rd Best College in the U.S. for Applied Mathematics
Degree Stony Brook University has been named the 3RD best college for a degree in applied
mathematics among all public and private colleges and universities in the U.S. Ranked
by College Factual, and reported by USA Today College, the ranking is based on overall
quality, and recognizes programs that challenge students and prepare graduates to
become leaders in their field. College Factual's rankings system is based on a series
of algorithms that include information from the Department of Education, nationally
mandated data reporting for institutions and PayScale.
7/9/2015 Stony Brook University Receives 4th ARPA-E Grant in Six Months Stony Brook University has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a small, highly efficient
and clean natural gas generator designed for use in homes to provide electric and
heating. Sotirios Mamalis, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical
Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, will lead the research,
which is the fourth Stony Brook University energy-related research project this year
to receive a prestigious ARPA-E award from the DOE.
7/9/2015 Stony Brook Receives $2.5 Million DOE Grant for Transformational Energy Technology A Stony Brook University research team has been awarded $2.5 million from the U.S.
Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to
develop a system that condenses water vapor from power plants in order to provide
supplemental cooling for the plant and reduce water use. Led by Professor Jon Longtin,
PhD, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University, the
goal of the research is to condense water out of flue gas to provide additional cooling
that may enable power plants to be built in dry and land-locked areas, not located
near a large body of water, at a time when using open bodies of water for cooling
has become a national and global concern.
7/8/2015 Stony Brook University's Demian Chapman Leads Global Shark Data Initiative- About one quarter of the world's sharks, rays and skates are threatened with extinction.
The lack of comprehensive and up-to-date data on species abundance and distribution
hinders efforts to protect and replenish these important and dynamic marine animals.
Demian Chapman, PhD, assistant professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences,
and a multi-institutional team have kicked off the Global FinPrint initiative, the
first-ever global survey to inform shark and ray conservation. The largest of its
kind, FinPrint is a three-year survey of sharks and rays in coral reef ecosystems
designed to provide fundamental data essential to building effective conservation
programs. FinPrint is funded by Vulcan Inc. which was founded by Paul G. Allen.
7/7/2015 Stony Brook University's Marine Sciences Center Hosts Fundraiser to Restore
Shinnecock Bay: "Clams for Clams" Marine Sciences Center will host "Clams for Clams"
cocktail reception fundraiser and tour to raise funds to restore Shinnecock Bay and
strengthen the local clam population. Guests can adopt/sponsor clam spawner sanctuaries
at various donation levels.
7/7/2015 Advancing Research to Fight GI Cancer, Lyme Disease and Pediatric Health
Disparities Three Stony Brook University School of Medicine faculty have received SUNY Health
Network of Excellence awards to further clinical investigation of critical areas in
medicine affecting populations nationally and globally. The grants total $450,000,
and each award is for one-year and $150,000, effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
7/2/2015 New Computer Science Building Is Open for Business, Education and Infinite
Innovation Stony Brook University's state-of-the-art, 70,000-square-foot Computer Science
Building is open for business as University administrators, elected officials, faculty,
staff and students gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon. The
celebratory event featured remarks from Stony Brook leadership and community leaders,
tours of the facility and its five research centers and live lab demonstrations that
included virtual colonoscopy screenings, immersive head mounted displays which allowed
attendees to tour the building virtually in 360 degrees, and cyber security demonstration
projects in the building's National Security Institute.
6/23/2015 Evolutionary Feeding Advantages of "Warm Fish" Now Affected by Human Impacts Scientists have commonly thought that fish which evolved to become endothermic, or
warm-blooded, may allow them to be more active in colder waters and thus exploit more
food sources. But a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy
of Sciences (PNAS) by Daniel Madigan, PhD, a Stony Brook University marine biologist,
and colleagues nationally, reveals that this is not the case and that combined effects
of overfishing and environmental changes can impact the performance of these fish.
6/22/2015 Astronomers Discover 854 Ultra-Dark Galaxies in the Famous Coma Cluster A team of researchers from Stony Brook University and the National Astronomical Observatory
of Japan (NAOJ) have discovered 854 "ultra-dark galaxies" in the Coma Cluster by analyzing
data from the 8.2-meter Subaru Telescope. The new discovery, published in the June
2015 edition of the Astrophysical Journal Letters, surpasses the 2014 discovery of
47 mysterious dark galaxies by more than 800 and suggests that galaxy clusters are
the key environment for the evolution of these mysterious dark galaxies.
6/18/2015 "We Are HeForShe": Stony Brook University Commits to Take Action for Gender
Equality Following IMPACT 10x10x10's launch earlier this year, Stony Brook University President
Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., MD today announced that he has joined UN Women's HeForShe
solidarity movement as an IMPACT 10x10x10 champion, making Stony Brook University
one of 10 universities around the world committing to take bold game-changing action
to achieve gender equality within and beyond their institutions. This work will be
done in partnership with UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality
and the empowerment of women. On Sept. 20, 2014, UN Women introduced HeForShe, which
aims to mobilize one billion men and boys in support of gender equality.
6/17/2015 Consumers Digest Names Stony Brook University the #5 Most Valuable Public
University Stony Brook University has been named the #5 most valuable public college and university
by Consumers Digest, a magazine committed to providing practical advice, factual evaluations
and specific recommendations that lead consumers to exceptional values in today's
complex marketplace. The rankings are based on attributes that validate or define
the institution's academic prowess factored against annual cost of tuition, fees,
and room and board. Stony Brook is among 100 colleges and universities, out of some
2,000 U.S. schools, that have been identified.
6/16/2015 Climate and Ecosystem Instability Delayed Dinosaur Success Climate and plant community instability may have hampered the success of dinosaurs
in the tropics during the Late Triassic Period (235-201 million years ago), according
to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
This finding was reached by co-author Alan H. Turner, PhD, of Stony Brook University,
and an international team of scientists by examining the sedimentary rocks and fossil
record preserved in the Chinle Formation in northern New Mexico to investigate the
environment in tropical latitudes during the Late Triassic.
6/15/2015 Stony Brook Enters Licensing Deal to Bring Anti-Cancer Technology to Market Stony Brook University has entered into a licensing agreement with a startup company,
CadheRx Therapeutics, to develop and market an anti-cancer technology discovered by
Sabine Brouxhon, MD, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine
at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The technology involves use of an antibody-based
cancer therapy that down-regulates a plethora of pathways associated with resistant
disease. The approach could advance treatment for patients with many forms of cancer,
including breast, colorectal, lung, skin, and other epithelial-derived cancers.
6/8/2015 Stony Brook Among 8 Universities Selected to Test-drive NSF Funded PULSE
certification of Undergraduate Biology Education Stony Brook University has been selected to test-drive the PULSE (Partnership for
Undergraduate Life Science Education) certification process, an ambitious endeavor
designed to motivate important changes in life sciences education nationwide. More
than 70 life science departments applied to be part of the pilot certification project,
funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, and eight were selected based
on initial evidence of transformed and innovative educational practices. The programs
chosen represent a wide variety of schools, including two-year colleges, liberal-arts
institutions, regional comprehensive colleges, research universities and Minority
Serving Institutions. In addition to Stony Brook, schools selected include Gaston
College, Whatcom Community College, Davidson College, Georgia Southern University,
the University of Wyoming and Morgan State University.
6/5/2015 Beam It Up Densely: Transporting Quantum Information Without Moving Matter A team of scientists have taken quantum teleportation - a method of communicating
information from one location to another without having to physically move it - to
a higher level by using certain high-dimensional states (which they dubbed "donut"
states) for teleportation. Stony Brook University physicist Tzu-Chieh Wei, PhD, and
colleagues nationally demonstrated that their method works, is more reliable than
previous teleportation schemes, and could be a stepping stone toward building a quantum
communications network. Their findings appear in Nature Communications.
6/1/2015 Stony Brook History Professor Named a National Humanities Center Fellow April Masten, an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Stony Brook University,
has been selected as a Fellow at the National Humanities Center. Professor Masten
joins 36 other distinguished international scholars who were selected as the 2015-16
Fellows. For more about the selection of the Fellows and the National Humanities Center,
see this announcement.
6/1/2015 Critically Endangered Ocean Giant is Reproducing Without Sex in the Wild Are males truly essential for reproduction? Female birds, reptiles and sharks living
in captivity have sometimes surprised their keepers by giving birth even though, as
far as anyone can remember, they have never been housed with a male. Scientists used
DNA analysis to solve this mystery some time ago, showing that these offspring were
produced by asexual reproduction, a process called parthenogenesis, or "virgin birth."
Although these events have captured tremendous public interest, it was unknown if
this ever occurred in wild populations of these animals.
6/1/2015 Alan Alda Announces Winners of Stony Brook University's Flame Challenge:
Scientist Explained Sleep to 11-year-olds It's like a superpower, a TV with static, a brain-cleaning system, a study hall, a
practice session for video games. Those were just some of the metaphors used to explain
sleep by the winners of Stony Brook University's Flame Challenge contest, announced
today by Alan Alda.
5/28/2015 Study Suggests that Dinosaurs were Warm-Blooded Dinosaurs grew as fast as your average living mammal, according to a research paper
published by Stony Brook University paleontologist Michael D'Emic, PhD. The paper,
to published in Science on May 29, is a re-analysis of a widely publicized 2014 Science
paper on dinosaur metabolism and growth that concluded dinosaurs were neither ectothermic
nor endothermic--terms popularly simplified as 'cold-blooded' and 'warm-blooded'--but
instead occupied an intermediate category.
5/26/2015 Removing Mutant p53 Significantly Regresses Tumors, Improves Cancer Survival Removing accumulated mutant p53 protein from a cancer model showed that tumors regress
significantly and survival increases. This finding, by an international team of cancer
researchers led by Ute Moll, MD, Professor of Pathology at Stony Brook University
School of Medicine, is reported in a paper published advanced online May 25 in Nature.
5/22/2015 Stony Brook University Celebrates 55th Commencement Ceremony Honoring Billy
Joel and Charles B Wang with Honorary Degrees At Stony Brook University's 55th commencement ceremony today at Kenneth P. LaValle
Stadium, 6,298 students had their degrees conferred, becoming the University's newest
alumni. They joined more than 155,000 of their forerunners around the globe whose
lives and work personify the mission of Stony Brook.
5/22/2015 Five Brooklyn Women Embody the Success of Stony Brook University's EOP/AIM
Program As a prestigious AAU flagship of the SUNY system, Stony Brook University prides itself
on access to excellence for economically disadvantaged students by maintaining competitive
in-state tuition, merit-based scholarship opportunities and a highly successful Educational
Opportunity Program/Advancement on Individual Merit (EOP/AIM) program. Just ask these
five women: Lyncia Bertil, Kamala Moore, Deronna John, Natalie Fordjour and Shanice
Richards. Three are first-generation Americans, and all of their families settled
in the Flatbush and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods of Brooklyn after traveling from
Barbados, Grenada, Haiti and Ghana. Some grew up together, others met on day one as
freshmen enrolled in the EOP Summer Academy, and on Friday, May 22, they will together,
as great friends, receive four-year degrees - with honors - from Stony Brook, with
majors that include biology (pre-med), health science, clinical laboratory science,
psychology, women's gender studies and sociology.
5/21/2015 Media Advisory: Stony Brook University to Confer 6,298 Degrees at 55th Commencement
Ceremony Stony Brook University's 55th May commencement ceremony will award 6,298* degrees
and three honorary degrees to luminaries who have established remarkable legacies
in their respective field. The degrees awarded include: 3,823 Bachelors 1,761 Masters
473 Doctoral 199 Certificates 121 MDs 39 DDS
5/20/2015 Stony Brook Archaeologists Find the Earliest Evidence of Stone Tool Making
in Cradle of Humankind Stony Brook, N.Y., May 20, 2015 - Our ancestors were making stone tools even earlier
than we thought--some 700,000 years older. That's the finding of the West Turkana
Archaeological Project (WTAP) team--co-led by Stony Brook University's Drs. Sonia
Harmand and Jason Lewis--who have found the earliest stone artifacts, dating to 3.3
million years ago, at a site named Lomekwi 3 on the western shore of Lake Turkana
in northern Kenya.
5/20/2015 Stony Brook University Set To Launch Georgica Pond Research Project Stony Brook University has partnered with a group of homeowners from the Georgica
Pond community, and the East Hampton Town Trustees, to form a public-private partnership
to address water quality issues on the east end of Long Island. Local residents have
raised $359,000 to support the research project, which will investigate the causes
of environmental degradation and the toxic algae blooms observed in Georgica Pond
over the last several years. Research will be led by Dr. Chris Gobler, a professor
at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Based on the
research findings, the partnership will work closely with the Nature Conservancy to
develop a plan of action to remediate the Georgica Pond eco-system. This plan will
also help inform other communities in Long Island facing similar water quality issues.
5/20/2015 Researchers to Create "CyberCardia" Platform for Advanced Medical Device
Development A virtual-heart platform proposed by Stony Brook researchers and colleagues to improve
and accelerate medical-device development and testing has received funding from the
National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $4.2 million over five years.
5/19/2015 Stony Brook University School of Journalism Awarded National Accreditation Stony Brook University's School of Journalism has been awarded national accreditation
by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications in recognition
of the school's outstanding program.
5/15/2015 Four High School Seniors Inspired by HOPE to Attend Stony Brook Sixteen high school seniors from underserved communities on Long Island who completed
Stony Brook's Health Occupations Partnership for Excellence (HOPE) Program celebrated
their "graduation" from HOPE and are on their way to college. A ceremony took place
at Stony Brook Medicine to honor their accomplishment on May 12. The students are
from the Brentwood, Longwood and Wyandanch school districts. Four students will be
attending Stony Brook University in the fall.
5/8/2015 Department of Chemistry Wins Safety Award The Stony Brook University Department of Chemistry is the 2015 recipient of the Council
for Chemical Research (CCR) University Safety Award. The award is presented to an
academic department engaged in chemical research that has demonstrated significant
progress in creating a culture of safety. The Department was presented with the award
at the CCR Annual Meeting on May 6 in Alexandria, Va.
5/8/2015 Stony Brook's Simons Center "Iconic Wall" dedicated Friday, May 8 at 4:00pm; The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics will host the unveiling of the "Iconic
Wall," a site-specific permanent 25.25' x 20' x2" installation/sculpture depicting
significant equations and diagrams from mathematics and physics that span several
5/7/2015 Stony Brook Biological Anthropologist Named Chair of Anatomical Sciences Randy Susman, PhD, an expert in Biological Anthropology and a Professor in the Department
of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University for more than 25 years, has been
named Chair of the Department, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President,
Health Sciences, and Dean of the School of Medicine. Dr. Susman's tenure as Chair
of Anatomical Sciences begins on May 10.
5/7/2015 Stony Brook University Hospital-led Suffolk Care Collaborative Launches New
Website The Suffolk Care Collaborative (SCC) today launched its new website dedicated to providing
information and fostering communication on behalf of the more than 500 organizational
partners in the Stony Brook University Hospital Performing Provider System (PPS) for
Suffolk County. Known as the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP),
this federal program represents an historic opportunity to change how healthcare is
delivered in Suffolk County, particularly for Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured
patients. Under DSRIP, the SCC has evolved as a result of the recent partnership of
thousands of healthcare delivery partners across Suffolk County, NY.
5/6/2015 Stony Brook Athletes and Community Salute ALS Patients "Riding for Life" A chorus of cheers and bagpipers could be heard as patients with ALS (amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease) rode onto the Stony Brook University Campus
in their power wheelchairs at the annual Ride for Life event. Stony Brook University
athletes escorted the Riders who rode to Stony Brook to take part in the Pinwheel
Remembrance Ceremony on May 2, the cornerstone event of the 12-day power wheelchair
Ride for Life trek across Long Island that ends in Manhattan on May 9.
5/4/2015 2014-15 Stony Brook Online Learning Development (S-BOLD) Initiative Awards Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr, MD, and Dennis N. Assanis,
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, in support of the continuing
evolution of educational excellence, have established the Stony Brook Online Learning
Development Initiative (S-BOLD), funded initially for four years at a level of $250,000
per year. This initiative sought new and innovative proposals to develop both online
and blended-learning courses and tools that would offer special opportunities for
learners at Stony Brook University and beyond. A successful proposal must have had
significant curricular impact and advance understanding of effective practices for
5/4/2015 Two Faculty from Stony Brook University Selected 2015 Guggenheim Fellows Two Stony Brook University scholars in the College of Arts and Sciences -- Matthew
Barnson and Rowan Ricardo Phillips -- have been named 2015 Guggenheim Fellows based
on "distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for the future."
Guggenheim fellowships are intended for faculty who have already demonstrated exceptional
capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts."
Barnson and Phillips were selected as part of a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists
and scientists on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. They were
chosen from among more than 3,100 applicants.
4/29/2015 $2.2 Million Raised for Scholarships at the 16th Annual Stars of Stony Brook
Gala More than $2.2 million was raised to support scholarships at the 16th annual Stars
of Stony Brook Gala on Wednesday, April 22. The gala, held at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan,
honored legendary actress and activist Jane Fonda for her support as a member of the
Board of Directors of Stony Brook University's Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities
(CSMM). The event also marked the 50th anniversary of the Stony Brook Foundation
4/22/2015 Report: Single Stream Recycling Leads to 25 Percent Increase in Recyclables
Recovered Researchers at the Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University
released a report today that analyzed the 2014 Town of Brookhaven switch from dual
stream recycling (separating the collection of paper and containers) to single stream
recycling (paper and containers collected together). The report revealed that the
change led to a 25 percent increase in recyclables recovered from 2013 to 2014, and
significantly fewer recyclable materials mixed in with the disposable trash.
4/21/2015 Stony Brook Chemistry Professor Wins Inorganic Nanoscience Award Stanislaus S. Wong, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook
University, is the 2015 recipient of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Inorganic
Nanoscience Award. Sponsored by the University of South Carolina NanoCenter, the annual
award recognizes "sustained excellence, dedication, and preservation in research in
the area of inorganic nanoscience."
4/21/2015 New Mathematical Model to Predict Pharmacodynamic Activity May Improve Drug
Discovery A new mathematical model that uses drug-target kinetics to predict how drugs work
in vivo may provide a foundation to improve drug discovery, which is frequently hampered
by the inability to predict effective doses of drugs. The discovery by Peter Tonge,
a Professor of Chemistry and Radiology, and Director of Infectious Disease Research
at the Institute for Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (ICB & DD) at Stony Brook
University, along with collaborators at Stony Brook University and AstraZeneca, is
published advanced online in Nature Chemical Biology.
4/20/2015 Billy Joel, Charles Wang and Prof Ben Shneiderman To Address the Class of
2015 at Stony Brook University Commencement Ceremonies Stony Brook University will confer honorary degrees this year upon three luminaries
who have established remarkable legacies in their respective fields. Long Island's
Piano Man, William Martin Joel, will receive a Doctor of Music; world renowned computer
scientist Professor Ben Shneiderman, a two-time Stony Brook alumnus who pioneered
the human-computer interaction and the highlighted textual link, will receive a Doctor
of Science; and one of Long Island's most prolific businessmen and philanthropists,
Charles B. Wang, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters. All three will don academic
regalia along with nearly 6,000 students as they join in the University's 55th Commencement
ceremony. Mr. Joel and Mr. Wang will speak at the Friday, May 22 Commencement Ceremony
that begins at 11 am at LaValle Stadium; Prof. Shneiderman will speak at the prestigious
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 21 at 1 PM in the Island Federal Credit Union Arena.
4/20/2015 60 = 50: New Study Reveals Increases in Life Expectancy Reflect Slower Population
Aging Everyone knows that 60 is the new 50. But now, Warren Sanderson, a Professor of Economics
at Stony Brook University, and Sergei Scherbov, a project leader at an Austrian research
institute, have written an article about future population projections for Europe
up to the year 2050 published in PLOS ONE, which shows that, counterintuitively, population
aging is slower when life expectancy increase is faster - 60 really is the new 50.
4/17/2015 Stony Brook Named the #4 "Environmentally Responsible University" in The
Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges As Stony Brook University readies for its annual week-long “Earthstock” celebration
leading up to Earth Day on April 24, The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges:
2015 Edition announced that the University ranked the #4 most environmentally responsible
“green” college. The Guide to Green Colleges is the only free, comprehensive resource
identifying colleges with exemplary commitments to sustainability based on their academic
offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives and activities.
Schools were also ranked based on their 2014 Green Rating score (of 60 to 99), which
Stony Brook ranked 99 – the highest score possible.
4/14/2015 Leman Akoglu Receives NSF CAREER Award Leman Akoglu, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at
Stony Brook University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development
(CAREER) program award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Akoglu will receive
NSF CAREER funding of $507,000 over the next five years to support her project titled
"A General Framework for Methodical and Interpretable Anomaly Mining."
4/10/2015 Billy Joel, Charles Wang, And Prof. Ben Shneiderman To Address The Class
Of 2015 At Stony Brook University Commencement Ceremonies Stony Brook University will confer honorary degrees this year upon three luminaries
who have established remarkable legacies in their respective fields. Long Island's
Piano Man, William Martin Joel, will receive a Doctor of Music; world renowned computer
scientist Professor Ben Shneiderman, a two-time Stony Brook alumnus who pioneered
the human-computer interaction and the highlighted textual link, will receive a Doctor
of Science; and one of Long Island's most prolific businessmen and philanthropists,
Charles B. Wang, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters.
4/8/2015 Stony Brook Receives NIH Award to Develop a Bioscience Hub The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Stony Brook University's Center
for Biotechnology a three-year $3 million grant through the SUNY Research Foundation
to establish the Long Island Bioscience Hub (LIBH). The grant is part of the NIH's
Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) program and one of only three
awarded nationwide. It is a collaboration between Stony Brook University, Cold Spring
Harbor Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory and is designed to help accelerate
the translation of biomedical discoveries into new drugs, devices, and diagnostics
to improve patient care and enhance health.
4/3/2015 Neurosurgery Leaders Endorse Interventional Thrombectomy to Treat Acute Stroke Henry Woo, MD, Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Neurological Surgery,
Director of the Cerebrovascular Center and Co-Director of the Cerebrovascular and
Stroke Center at Stony Brook Medicine's Neurosciences Institute, along with other
national leaders in neurosurgery, strongly endorse interventional thrombectomy in
the treatment of acute ischemic stroke secondary to emergent large brain vessel occlusions
in a paper published online in the Journal of Neurosurgery.
3/31/2015 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month -- Stony Brook "Stands Up" In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a national campaign facilitated
annually by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the Center for Prevention
and Outreach (CPO), student groups and administration at Stony Brook University are
launching a month-long calendar of events that will address issues ranging from healthy
sexuality to empowering survivors to bystander intervention. A VIP Workshop titled
Bystander Basics workshop, held during campus lifetime, will kick off the awareness
and prevention campaign on April 1. Other events, held through April 30, will include
the Monument Quilt Event on April 3, Green Dot on April 25 training, Take Back the
Night on April 29, and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Resources workshops and
3/26/2015 Gates Foundation's Peter M. Small, MD, Appointed Founding Director of the
Stony Brook University Global Health InstitutePeter M. Small, MD, Deputy Director of the Tuberculosis Delivery Program for the Bill
& Melinda Gates Foundation, has been appointed as Founding Director of the Stony Brook
University Global Health Institute (GHI) effective August 1, 2015, announced President
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. Established in 2013 with a $10 million philanthropic commitment
to endow the Institute based on Stony Brook's main campus, the Global Health Institute
was conceived as a university-wide interdisciplinary research center to drive cutting-edge,
health-improvement-oriented research in Madagascar, an island country located in the
Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa with which Stony Brook University has
a near 30-year history and deep ties. Madagascar is a vital research site for initiatives
that will benefit the world because of its rich biodiversity.
3/25/2015 Toward Mentoring Excellence, Stony Brook University Commits Resources to
SU2CStony Brook University is the first higher education institution committed to providing
cancer researchers as mentors to high school students under a program run by "Stand
Up To Cancer" (SU2C) and PBS LearningMedia. Called the EMPEROR Science Award Program,
the education initiative encourages students from economically disadvantaged high
schools to pursue careers in science, with a particular emphasis on cancer research
through a year of mentorship with a scientist from a leading research institution
3/25/2015 Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Hosts NASA FameLab CompetitionThe Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University is hosting
a regional heat of the NASA FameLab Competition, April 16 and 17, 2015 at the Charles
B. Wang Center on the Stony Brook campus. Entry into the competition, and reservations
to attend the public event, which is free of charge, can be made through the Alan
3/23/2015 Judith B. Greiman Named Chief Deputy to the President of Stony Brook University Judith B. Greiman, President of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges
(CCIC) has been appointed Chief Deputy to the President of Stony Brook University
effective July 1, 2015 announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
3/18/2015 Stony Brook Professor Selected for China`s High-end Foreign Experts Program Energy and environmental issues are both national and transnational in scope, and
as such require the cooperation of experts and countries on a global scale. Stony
Brook University is playing an important role in worldwide eco-partnership efforts,
one research expert at a time, as Materials Science Professor Devinder Mahajan was
selected by China to participate in its High-End Foreign Experts program. His first
trip to China will be in April; he will travel there up to four times a year over
the next three years.
3/18/2015 Stony Brook University Lauds SUNY BOT Vote to Advance New School of Pharmacy
and Pharmaceutical Sciences Stony Brook University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, lauded the State University
of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees for voting to adopt a resolution endorsing the
University's effort to confer the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, subject to approval
by the New York State Board of Regents. The vote is a major step forward establishing
the Stony Brook University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS).
The SPPS would be the first School of Pharmacy on Long Island and adds to the existing
Health Science Schools at Stony Brook University, joining the Schools of Dental Medicine,
Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing, Social Welfare and the Program
in Public Health.
3/17/2015 Scientists Find Tropical Cyclone Size Controlled By Relative Sea-Surface
Temperatures A team of scientists including Minghua Zhang, Dean and Director of Stony Brook University
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), have found that the size of tropical
cyclones is controlled by their underlying sea-surface temperatures (SST) relative
to the conditions of the mean SST within the surrounding tropical zone of the storms.
Their findings, published early online in Nature Communications, imply that under
a warmer climate, the size of tropical cyclones (including hurricanes), are not based
on the absolute value of SST alone.
3/16/2015 Bioscience Company Licenses Stony Brook Discovery to Treat Canine Periodontal
Disease Traverse Biosciences has signed an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with the
Research Foundation for the State University of New York to develop a drug to treat
canine periodontal disease. The potential therapy would fulfill an unmet medical need,
as periodontitis affects approximately 80 percent of dogs by the age of three and
leads to tooth loss. The drug candidate comes from a discovery by Stony Brook University
scientists who have developed a library of proprietary agents designed to treat inflammation.
3/12/2015 Patrick Hearing Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology Patrick Hearing, PhD, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Stony Brook
University School of Medicine, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy
of Microbiology. The Academy is the prestigious leadership group of the American Society
of Microbiology (ASM), the world's oldest and largest life science organization.
3/10/2015 Wide Range of Stony Brook Programs Cited in 2016 Edition of US News & World
Report Best Graduate Schools Stony Brook University is named frequently in a listing of highly ranked programs
in graduate education, according to the 2016 edition of US News & World Report's "Best
Graduate Schools" publication. The rankings reflect data from surveys of more than
1,500 schools and more than 12,000 graduate programs. The publication focuses on programs
in Business, Education, Engineering, Law, and Medicine. The Stony Brook University
School of Nursing had the highest jump in ranking, as it rose 76 spots from being
ranked 166th in 2011 to 90th in 2015.
3/6/2015 Michael Ferdman Receives NSF CAREER Award Totaling $500K Michael Ferdman, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony
Brook University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER)
program award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Ferdman will receive NSF
CAREER funding of $500,000 over the next five years to support his project titled
"Leveraging Temporal Streams for Micro-Architectural Innovation in Data Center Servers."
3/5/2015 Rapid Changes in Lovejoy Comet's Tail Observed A team of astronomy researchers from Stony Brook University, the National Astronomical
Observatory of Japan, and Tsuru University are the first to reveal clear details about
the rapidly changing plasma tail of the comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy). The observation
and details behind the discovery are published in a paper in the March 2015 edition
of the Astronomical Journal.
3/4/2015 The International Conference on Masculinities Explores Gender Activism and
Gender Justice: Jane Fonda, Sheryl Sandberg, Gloria Steinem to Headline The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities (CSMM) at Stony Brook University
will host the International Conference on Masculinities: Engaging Men and Boys for
Gender Equality, a four-day symposium to encourage men's activism in support of gender
justice and increase cooperation between feminist activists and academic researchers
who address these issues. The event will be held from March 5-8 at The Roosevelt Hotel
in New York City.
3/3/2015 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.
3/3/2015 Fresh from Covering the Nuclear Arms Talks in Geneva, Ann Curry to Deliver
Colvin Lecture at Stony Brook University, March 10 at 8 p.m. On Tuesday, March 10 at 8 p.m., Stony Brook University welcomes five-time Emmy Award-winning
NBC News anchor and correspondent, Ann Curry, who will deliver the Marie Colvin Distinguished
Lecture at Staller Center for the Arts. The talk is free and open to the public.
2/25/2015 New Technology Tracks Cell Lineage To Watch Evolution at Work Evolution is change, and not always for the better. Evolution, in fact, is at the
core of many of the diseases that are hardest to treat. Pathogens such as bacteria
and parasites evade their host's defenses or antimicrobial drugs through evolution.
Cancer itself in an evolutionary process, whereby "rogue" cells evolve to grow beyond
their normal barriers, migrate to distant locations in the body, and ultimately evade
2/25/2015 Stony Brook Holds "Girl Power in STEM: Make it Happen!" On March 7, the Stony Brook University Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program
in conjunction with Brookhaven National Laboratory's Brookhaven Women in Science will
hold "Girl Power in STEM: Make it Happen!" a symposium to celebrate the accomplishment
of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. The event brings
together women who are Stony Brook faculty in the Sciences, Brookhaven Laboratory
scientists, and other science professionals to educate students, aspiring scientists
and engineers, and the community about women's careers in STEM.
2/23/2015 New Building Dashboard Provides Real-time Consumption Data and Sustainability
Initiatives The Stony Brook University Office of Sustainability, Department of Energy Management
and Division of Campus Residences have taken another step forward in the field of
energy conservation and sustainability by implementing the Building Dashboard system.
Available for review online, the new system allows the campus community to track energy
utilization through real-time information fed from more than 120-building energy meters.
Energy consumption data provided by the system includes electricity, solar electricity,
steam, chilled water, natural gas, recycling statistics and information on sustainability
2/23/2015 Family Concert "Musical Excursions!" Features Winner of Pre-College Concerto
Competition, 14-Year Cellist Yasmine KocanThe University Orchestra at Stony Brook University will present "Musical Excursions!,"
its annual Family Concert, featuring 14-year-old cellist Yasmine Kocan, winner of
the 2014 Stony Brook University Pre-College Concerto Competition. Kocan is currently
a freshman at Riverhead High School. "Musical Excursions!" comes to the Staller Center
for the Arts' Main Stage Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
2/23/2015 Stony Brook Physics Professor Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship Lukasz Fidkowski, PhD, an assistant professor of physics in the Department of Physics
and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, has been selected to receive a 2015 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 to further his research.
2/20/2015 Stony Brook University Science on Tap Presents Shark Night, Feb. 24 Science on Tap, a live event and web show created by the Stony Brook University School
of Journalism's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, presents Shark Night on
Tuesday, February 24 at 7 p.m. at the Stony Brook Yacht Club.
2/13/2015 Stony Brook University Named Top Public University By The Business Journals Stony Brook University has been named one of the top public universities by The Business
Journals (TBJ), the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the
United States. Stony Brook ranked #34 out of 484 four-year public institutions.
2/6/2015 Actor and Visiting Professor Alan Alda Hosts a "Getting Beyond a Blind Date
With Science" Discussion at Stony Brook University Alan Alda - actor, writer, science advocate and visiting professor at Stony Brook
University - will share his passion for science communication in a public talk entitled,
"Getting Beyond a Blind Date With Science." Held on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at
Stony Brook University, Alda will explore the following questions: Why is it so important
for scientists, engineers and health professionals to communicate effectively with
the public? And how can they learn to do it better?
2/6/2015 Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates the World's Brightest Synchrotron Light
Source U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz today dedicated the world's
most advanced light source, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The NSLS-II is a $912-million DOE Office of
Science User Facility that produces extremely bright beams of x-ray, ultraviolet,
and infrared light used to examine a wide range of materials, including superconductors
and catalysts, geological samples, and biological proteins to accelerate advances
in energy, environmental science, and medicine.
2/3/2015 Stony Brook's Morgan DiCarlo Named New Face of Engineering BY ASCE Stony Brook University civil engineering student Morgan DiCarlo '16 has been named
one of 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering - College Edition by the American Society
of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This program recognizes young and talented engineering
students who through their academic achievements demonstrate strong analytical skills,
practical ingenuity, creativity, good communication skills, business and management
knowledge, leadership, high ethical standards, professionalism and flexibility.
2/2/2015 Study Finds Transgender Children Are Clear About Their Identity A visible and growing number of transgender children in North America live in alignment
with their gender identity rather than their natal sex, yet scientific research has
largely ignored them. No longer, says Nicholas Eaton, PhD, an Assistant Professor
of Psychology at Stony Brook University. Dr. Eaton and his colleagues at the TransYouth
Project have started the first large-scale, national study of socially-supported transgender
2/2/2015 Alan Alda Elected an American Physical Society Fellow Alan Alda, renowned actor, director, writer, and a founding board member of Stony
Brook University's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, has been elected a
Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Alda will be recognized with other
new fellows in the March issue of APS News.
1/28/2015 Stony Brook U's Emergency Operations Center Debuts on "The Weather Channel"
"SBU's Emergency Operations Center, staffed by 15-20 employees at the storm's peak
on Tuesday morning was also thrust into the Weather Channel's Wake Up with Al's limelight
early this morning as TWC reporter Raegan Medgie dropped in for a live interview with
UPD Assistant Chief and Emergency Management Director, Larry Zacarese. The two minute
segment highlighted the Center's facility and systems in place to help the Emergency
Management team prepare for and respond to major incidents on the campus.
1/21/2015 Four High School Students Mentored at Stony Brook Among 40 Intel STS Finalists
to Compete for More than $1.6 Million in Scholarship Awards Four high school students who conducted their summer research projects at Stony Brook
University and who were mentored in the labs of distinguished faculty at Stony Brook,
were named among 40 finalists in the prestigious 2015 Intel Science Talent Search.
Finalists were selected from a group of 300 semifinalists after Intel received more
than 1,800 original entries, the highest number since 1998.
1/16/2015 Shamash Takes New Role as Special Advisor to SUNY Chancellor on STEM-ED;
Steps Down As CEAS Dean to Focus on VP for Economic Development Stony Brook University Provost Dennis N. Assanis announced that Yacov A. Shamash will
step down as Dean of the Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied
Sciences (CEAS) upon the appointment of his successor. Shamash will continue to serve
as Stony Brook University's Vice President for Economic Development. In parallel,
he has been asked to work with SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher as a Special Advisor
to the Chancellor for STEM Education and Research. He will also play a key role in
the promotion of SUNY's SPIR programs.
1/15/2015 SBU Students Credited Participants in Feature Film Still Alice, nominated
for an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Winning Film Performance for "Best Actress"
for Julianne Moore Three Stony Brook University film students were credited participants in the full-length
film Still Alice, nominated today for a 2014 Academy Award® for "Best Actress in a
Leading Roll" and winner of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe
Award for "Best Actress," for Julianne Moore.
1/15/2015 President Stanley Appointed to NCAA Division I Board of Directors Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., has been appointed to
a four year term on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I
Board of Directors. Dr. Stanley was selected by the America East to be put forward
to the NCAA as a nominee following the conclusion of his tenure as chairman of the
America East Board of Presidents. The Division I Board represents nearly 350 NCAA
Division I schools.
1/14/2015 Global communications strategist Nicholas Scibetta Appointed Vice President
for Communications at Stony Brook University After a comprehensive national search, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. has appointed
Nicholas Scibetta, Partner and Global Director of Ketchum Public Relations in NYC,
as Vice President for Communications at Stony Brook University, effective January
1/14/2015 David O. Conover Named Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University Following a nationwide search, David O. Conover, Interim Vice President for Research
and Professor of Marine Science in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at
Stony Brook University, has been appointed to the position of Vice President for Research
at Stony Brook announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. Dr. Conover has been
serving as Interim VP for Research for 13 months while the search was underway.
1/13/2015 Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital Can Move Forward
with Affiliation Agreement Following Unanimous SUNY BOT Vote Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital can move forward with a proposed
affiliation agreement following a unanimous vote today at the State University of
New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees meeting in Albany. The affiliation will enable the
two hospitals to work more closely to improve healthcare quality and access, coordination
and efficiency for patient care.
1/9/2015 Online Nursing and Business Graduate Programs Take a Leap in U.S. News &
World Report's 2015 Best Online Programs Ranking The Stony Brook University Online Graduate Nursing and Business (Human Resources)
Programs are being recognized in the 2015 Best Online Programs ranking by U.S News
& World Report. Stony Brook's Online Graduate Business (Human Resources) Program increased
in the ranking to 45, representing a jump of 54 places from 2014's ranking. The Online
Graduate Nursing Program also saw an increase and was recognized as the 13th overall
best program for 2015.
1/8/2015 19 SBU Summer Research High School Students Named Intel Semifinalist Nineteen (19) Stony Brook University summer research high school students were named
semifinalists in the prestigious 2015 Intel Science Talent Search. These young researchers
were selected for the research they did while participating in various Stony Brook
University summer programs where they worked in labs with renowned faculty, graduate
and undergraduate student mentors. Winners were chosen from more than 1,800 entries,
the highest number since 1998.
1/7/2015 High School Senior Working in Stony Brook Lab Takes Fifth in Siemens Competition,
and Selected as a 2015 Intel Semifinalist Jay Zussman is a striking example of the scientifically minded youth of today who
are tackling our most intractable problems. The high school senior spent last summer
working in the lab of Nancy Hollingsworth, professor in the Department of Biochemistry
and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University. His findings won him 5th place and a $20,000
prize in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology and landed him a semifinalist
spot in the prestigious 2015 Intel Science Talent Search.
1/5/2015 Two Long Island High School Students Among Team that Files Patent Application
for New Highly Effective, Eco-Friendly Flame Retardant Fire consumes wood ferociously, in a deadly blaze--but the substances used to treat
wood to resist burning can also be noxious and toxic. A Stony Brook University Materials
Science Professor guided an undergraduate and two Long Island high school students
as they developed a patent-pending, environmentally sustainable way to render the
wood used in construction flame retardant--and 5x stronger--using natural materials.
12/4/2014 Alan Alda's 'Flame Challenge' for 2015: What Is Sleep?The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University is challenging
scientists to answer an eye-opening question: What is sleep?
12/3/2014 DR. MICHAEL POON INSTALLED AS AMBASSADOR GARGANO CHAIR IN ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR
IMAGING AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITYMichael Poon, MD, FACC, FSCCT, Professor of Radiology, Medicine, and Emergency Medicine
at Stony Brook Medicine and a world-renowned cardiologist and imaging specialist,
was formally installed as the inaugural Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Chair in Advanced
Cardiovascular Imaging during a Stony Brook University Investiture Ceremony.
12/2/2014 Stony Brook Leadership Signs Last Beam to Make Phase 1 of MART Construction
CompleteIn honor of the last piece of structural steel being erected on the newly constructed
Medical and Research Translation (MART) Building at Stony Brook Medicine, leadership
from the institution and elected officials from the area joined in a beam signing
event yesterday morning.
12/1/2014 Two Stony Brook Surgeons Honored by Blanca's HouseStony Brook Medicine surgeons Alexander Dagum, MD, and Henry Woo, MD, were honored
for their volunteerism and commitment to Blanca's House at its 2014 Gala.
11/26/2014 Thankful Long Island Toddler Gives Back to Stony Brook Children's Hospital Former patient, 4-yr-old Bobby Volk, who came through the Pediatric Emergency Department
at Stony Brook Children's Hospital in September and needed emergency surgery, presented
a giant check to Dr. Richard Scriven, a pediatric surgeon, today in the lobby of Stony
11/25/2014 Two SBU Professors Elected AAAS Fellows Two Stony Brook University Professors - Erwin London and Clinton Rubin - have been
elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
for their efforts advancing science or its applications. Professors London and Rubin
are among the 401 AAAS members elevated to the rank of Fellow who will be honored
at the Fellows Forum held during the AAAS Annual Meeting in February 2015 in San Jose,
Calif. This year's AAAS Fellows will be formally announced at the AAAS News & Notes
section of the journal Science on the November 28, 2014.
11/24/2014 Dr. Sharon Nachman Leads Network Involving NIH-Sponsored Study that Identifies
Superior Drug Regimen for Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission The results of an international clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) has found that taking a three-drug regimen during pregnancy prevents
mother-to-child HIV transmission more effectively than taking a single drug during
pregnancy, another during labor, and two more after giving birth.
11/24/2014 Nationally Recognized Breast Cancer Physician Named Associate Director
for Translational Research at Cancer Center Alison T. Stopeck, MD, a breast cancer physician and researcher, has been appointed
Associate Director for Translational Research at Stony Brook University Cancer Center,
announced Yusuf Hannun, MD Director of the Stony Brook Cancer Center.
11/21/2014 Needleless Vaccination Developed at Stony Brook Takes 1st Place at Inventors
Competition Three-time Stony Brook University graduate, Katarzyna (Kasia) M. Sawicka, PhD ('04,
'05, '14), won first prize in the graduate division of the national Collegiate Inventors
Competition for her invention of "Immuno-Matrix," a needless vaccination that is as
simple as putting on a Band-Aid®. The first of its kind, Immuno-Matrix is a non-invasive
skin patch that uses nanofibers to hold and effectively deliver a vaccine through
the skin; it's painless, self-administered, and doesn't produce bio hazardous waste.
11/21/2014 Don't Let Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Ruin Your Thanksgiving The holiday season is upon us and most of these days and nights, are full of delicious
festivities! However, there are millions of Americans who anticipate these celebrations
with the fear of heartburn.
11/21/2014 Translational Cancer Researcher Named Director of Outpatient Medical Oncology Minsig Choi, MD, an expert in gastrointestinal cancers and translational oncology
research, has been selected as Director of Outpatient Medical Oncology and Director
of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, two newly created positions at Stony Brook University
Cancer Center, announced Yusuf A. Hannun, MD, Director of the Cancer Center and Vice
Dean for Cancer Medicine.
11/20/2014 Stony Brook Scientists Unveil First Structure Measurements of Molten Uranium
Dioxide Nuclear power is part of the worldwide energy mix, accounting for around 10% of global
electricity supply. Safety is the paramount issue. Uranium dioxide (UO2) is the major
nuclear fuel component of fission reactors, and the concern during severe accidents
is the melting and leakage of radioactive UO2 as it corrodes through its protective
containment systems. Understanding--in order to predict--the behavior of UO2 at extreme
temperatures is crucial to improved safety and optimization of this electricity source.
11/20/2014 Robert Lazarsfeld to Receive 2015 AMS Steele Prize for Exposition Robert Lazarsfeld, PhD, professor of Mathematics specializing in Algebraic Geometry
at Stony Brook University will be awarded the 2015 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical
Exposition at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January in San Antonio, Texas. He
is honored for his two-volume work Positivity in Algebraic Geometry I and II (Springer,
2004). The prize citation notes that these books were "instant classics" that have
profoundly influenced and shaped research in algebraic geometry over the past decade.
Algebraic geometry, a major branch of modern mathematics with connections to many
other areas of mathematics and also to physics, investigates the geometric properties
of solutions to polynomial equations.
11/17/2014 Stony Brook Researchers Receive Two-Year INCITE Award of 50 Million Supercomputing
Hours for Modeling Astrophysical Explosions A team of Stony Brook University researchers has been awarded 50 million hours on
the Titan Cray XK7 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the world's fastest supercomputers,
to advance their research on modeling of astrophysical explosions. The two-year project,
titled, "Approaching Exascale Models of Astrophysical Explosions," led by Astronomy
Professor Michael Zingale in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, stems from the
U.S. Department of Energy's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and
Experiment award (INCITE), which provides the supercomputing hours.
11/13/2014 Recipients of the 2015 Breakthrough Prizes In Fundamental Physics and Life
Sciences Announced The Breakthrough Prize Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2015 Breakthrough
Prizes in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences. These distinguished winners, along
with previously announced recipients in the Mathematics category, each receive a $3
11/13/2014 Could Depression Actually be a form of Infectious Disease? Major depressive disorder (MDD) should be re-conceptualized as an infectious disease,
according to Turhan Canli, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Radiology at
Stony Brook University. In a paper published in Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders,
Dr.Canli suggests that major depression may result from parasitic, bacterial, or viral
infection. He presents examples that illustrate possible pathways by which these microorganisms
could contribute to the etiology of MDD.
11/13/2014 Hundreds Celebrate Cancer Survivorship with their Caregivers at Stony Brook STONY BROOK, NY, June 11, 2013 - 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
11/12/2014 Brookhaven Science Associates Awarded Brookhaven Lab Management Contract Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (BSA) has been selected by the U.S. Department
of Energy (DOE) to continue managing and operating Brookhaven National Laboratory
under a new five-year base contract. Established as a partnership between Battelle
and Stony Brook University, BSA has managed Brookhaven Lab since 1998.
11/10/2014 SBU Music Department Celebrates 27 Years of World Premieres with Concert
Series The Music Department at Stony Brook University presents its 27th annual Stony Brook
Premieres! concert on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Staller Center for the Arts
in Stony Brook, NY and on Friday, Nov. 16 at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY at 7:30 p.m.
11/10/2014 SBU Appoints Dr. Stella Tsirka as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Dr. Stella Tsirka has been appointed as the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (VPFA)
at Stony Brook University (SBU), effective immediately announced Dennis N. Assanis,
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
11/7/2014 Stony Brook's James Lattimer Receives Prestigious 2015 Bethe Prize SUNY Distinguished Professor James Lattimer has been selected to receive the prestigious
Bethe prize, which is sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS). Professor
Lattimer is a member of the Astronomy Group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
11/7/2014 Stony Brook's Rouven Essig Receives 2015 Henry Primakoff Award for Early-Career
Particle Physics 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 the 2015 Henry Primakoff Award for Early-Career Particle
Physics which is sponsored by the American Physical Society.
11/6/2014 President Stanley And Dr. Ellen Li Donate $50,000 To Stony Brook Children's
Hospital STONY BROOK, NY, November 6, 2014 - Stony Brook University President, Samuel L. Stanley
Jr., MD, a nationally prominent expert in infectious diseases, and his wife Dr. Ellen
Li, a renowned gastroenterologist and research scientist at Stony Brook Medicine,
announced they are making a $50,000 donation to Stony Brook Children's Hospital in
honor of Dr. Li's parents, Mary and Henry Li.
11/6/2014 News Coverage of "Vintana" Discovery Goes Global News coverage about the discovery of a new fossil mammal by Stony Brook University
paleontologist and Distinguished Professor Dr. David Krause and his team has gone
global. The discovery of Vintana, published on Nov. 5 in the journal Nature, has grabbed
headlines and captivated the news media from around the world.
11/5/2014 Newly Discovered Fossil is a Clue to Early Mammalian Evolution A newly discovered 66-70 million-year-old groundhog-like creature, massive in size
compared to other mammals of its era, provides new and important insights into early
mammalian evolution. Stony Brook University paleontologist David Krause, PhD, led
the research team that unexpectedly discovered a nearly complete cranium of the mammal,
which lived alongside Late Cretaceous dinosaurs in Madagascar. The findings, which
shake up current views on the mammalian evolutionary tree, will be published in the
journal Nature on November 5.
11/4/2014 SBU Launches Entrepreneur Interview Series - IMAX CEO Booked As First Guest Stony Brook University (SBU) College of Business today announced the launch of a new
series of interviews with highly successful entrepreneurs who hail from Long Island.
Richard Gelfond, CEO of IMAX Corporation - the billion-dollar movie technology company
- will be the series first guest interview on November 11, 2014 at 6 p.m. in SBU's
11/4/2014 Stony Brook Announces Four Finalists for Inaugural Discovery Fund Award Sometimes you just have to do it yourself. That's what the Stony Brook Foundation
did in establishing The Discovery Fund, which supports pioneering scientific breakthroughs
with philanthropic giving in response to declining federal grants for basic research.
Now, the finalists for the inaugural Discovery Fund Award have been selected and will
compete for up to $200,000; the recipient(s) of which will be announced immediately
following their presentations which will take place on Thursday, December 11 in New
10/31/2014 People Change Their Moral Values to Benefit Themselves Over Others According to an old adage, if someone tells you "it's not about the money but the
principle," chances are it is about the money. A new study published in the Proceedings
of the Royal Society B finds that people are quick to change their moral values depending
on which rule means more cash for them instead of others.
10/30/2014 Stony Brook Children's Hospital Gets a Special Visit with a Few Tricks
and Treats from Seawolves Football players STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 30, 2014 - Just in time for Halloween, members of the Stony
Brook University Football team took some time off the field yesterday to lift the
spirits of the young patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
10/30/2014 Dr. Vincent J. Iacono Installed as the Tarrson Family Professor of Periodontology Stony Brook, NY - October 30, 2014 - Vincent J. Iacono, DMD, SUNY Distinguished Service
Professor, Chair of the Department of Periodontology, and a nationally recognized
leader in periodontology research and education, was formally installed as the inaugural
Tarrson Family Professor of Periodontology in the School of Dental Medicine during
a Stony Brook University Investiture Ceremony.
10/28/2014 Stony Brook University and Island Federal Credit Union Announce 10-Year,
$7 Million Campus-Wide Corporate Partnership Agreement Stony Brook University and Hauppauge-based Island Federal Credit Union ("Island")
today announced a 10-year, $7 million corporate advertising sponsorship agreement
that reaches across multiple areas of the University community including athletics,
arts, academics, medicine, the Veteran's Home and alumni relations.
10/27/2014 Timothy Ecklund Named Dean of Students and Assistant VP for Student Affairs
at SBU STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 27, 2014 - Timothy R. Ecklund, Ph.D., has been appointed
Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs effective immediately,
announced Stony Brook University Vice President for Student Affairs, Peter Baigent,
10/24/2014 Expert in Heart Failure Named Co-Director of Heart Institute STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 24, 2014 - Javed Butler MD, MPH, a physician and researcher
who specializes in management and treatment of patients with heart failure, has joined
Stony Brook Medicine as Co-Director of the Heart Institute and Chief of the Division
of Cardiology, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President of Health
Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine.
10/24/2014 Stony Brook Medicine Updates Long Island Elected Officials on Ebola Preparedness STONY BROOK, NY, OCTOBER 24, 2014-- Leadership from Stony Brook Medicine briefed Long
Island elected officials yesterday on the hospital's readiness to combat Ebola. As
one of eight hospitals designated statewide by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to treat potential
patients who are infected with Ebola, Stony Brook University Hospital is playing a
crucial role as a leader in New York State regarding this pivotal public health issue.
10/21/2014 Stony Brook Scientists Disprove Theory That Reconstructed Boron Surface
is Metallic STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 21, 2014 - Scientific inquiry is a hit and miss proposition,
subject to constant checking and rechecking. Recently, a new class of materials was
discovered called topological insulators--nonmetallic materials with a metallic surface
capable of conducting electrons. The effect, based on relativity theory, exists only
in special materials--those with heavy elements--and has the potential to revolutionize
10/21/2014 Stony Brook University Partners with Zipcar to Offer Car Sharing on Campus STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 21, 2014 - Stony Brook University is now offering the "Zipcar"
car sharing program on its Main campus in Stony Brook. The convenient transportation
option is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty, and
staff ages 18 and older with a valid drivers' license, as well as to licensed drivers
in the local community ages 21 and over.
10/20/2014 Heidi Hutner Appointed As Director of Sustainability Studies at Stony Brook
University STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 20, 2014 - Dr. Heidi Hutner, Director of Environmental
Humanities and Associate Professor of Sustainability and English at Stony Brook University,
has been appointed Director of the Sustainability Studies Program announced Dennis
N. Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Hutner's announcement
comes after serving as the Interim Director of the Sustainability Studies Program.
10/17/2014 Praise for Stony Brook Trauma Center as Police Officer is discharged from
Hospital STONY BROOK, NY, October 17, 2014 - The Suffolk police officer who was critically
injured by a hit-and-run driver in Huntington on September 22nd was discharged from
Stony Brook University Hospital today. Officer Nicholas Guerrero, 36, was escorted
out of the hospital front lobby with applause from more than one-hundred fellow officers
along with physicians, nurses and other medical staff as he made his way into an ambulance
that would transport him to a local rehabilitation facility.
10/15/2014 Scientists Map Key Moment in Assembly of DNA-Splitting Molecular Machine Stony Brook, NY, October 15, 2014 --The proteins that drive DNA replication--the force
behind cellular growth and reproduction--are some of the most complex machines on
Earth. The multistep replication process involves hundreds of atomic-scale moving
parts that rapidly interact and transform. Mapping that dense molecular machinery
is one of the most promising and challenging frontiers in medicine and biology.
10/10/2014 First HealthDay Scholarship for Journalism Awarded to Alex Kramer STONY BROOK, NY, October 10, 2014 -- Health news service HealthDay has awarded its
first annual scholarship to Alex Kramer, a student enrolled in the School of Journalism's
Master of Science Program at Stony Brook University.
10/10/2014 Stony Brook University Hosts Second Annual TEDxSBU Event STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 10, 2014 - Stony Brook University will host its second
TEDxSBU event on Nov. 14, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Charles B. Wang Center
Theater. The theme of this year's event is "Connect the Dots," and will feature 16
speakers and performers from Stony Brook's student, faculty, staff, and alumni populations.
10/9/2014 New, Expanded Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit Opens at Stony Brook Medicine STONY BROOK, NY, October 9, 2014 - A new 15-bed unit in the Cardiothoracic Intensive
Care Unit (CTICU) at Stony Brook University Heart Institute was unveiled on Monday
at Stony Brook Medicine.
10/9/2014 Stony Brook Professor Leads World's Largest Medical Study on the State of
Mind and Consciousness at the Time of Death Stony Brook, NY, October 9, 2014 - The results of a four-year international study
of 2,060 cardiac arrest cases across 15 hospitals worldwide concluded that there is
a unique experience of death for humans that appears far broader than what has been
referred to as so called near-death experiences (NDEs). Dr. Sam Parnia, Assistant
Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Director of Resuscitation Research at Stony
Brook Medicine is lead author of the study, which is published in the journal Resuscitation.
10/9/2014 New Mobile Solar Unit is Designed to Save Lives When the Power Goes Out STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 9, 2014 - Brooke Ellison draws her own power from will,
but the ventilator that keeps her alive requires uninterrupted electricity. Dr. Ellison,
Director of Education and Ethics at Stony Brook University's Stem Cell Research Facility
and Associate Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Leadership Development,
is allowing scientists to field-test, at her home, the Nextek Power Systems STAR,
a mobile solar generator with battery storage. The testing focuses on potential equipment
changes needed to secure FDA approval as a medical-grade, uninterrupted, clean-energy
power resource for emergency situations like Superstorm Sandy or other disastrous
events when power outages are rampant.
10/7/2014 Science on Tap Returns with Dr. Matthew Lerner on Autism: What Works and
Why STONY BROOK, NY, October 7, 2014 - Science on Tap, a live event and web show created
by the Stony Brook University School of Journalism's Alan Alda Center for Communicating
Science, makes its debut at the Hilton Garden Inn on the Stony Brook Campus on Wednesday,
October 26 at 6:00pm with featured topic, "Autism: What Works and Why?
10/6/2014 Graduate Student in Chemistry Wins Scholarship for Protein Structural Research STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 6, 2014 - Meng Yang, a graduate student in the Department
of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, has won the tenth annual Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship.
The Asian Pacific American Association at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven
National Laboratory sponsors the scholarship, which consists of $1,000 and a plaque,
to honor the distinguished late Brookhaven Lab scientist for whom it was named.
10/6/2014 Social Entrepreneur Kicks Off Provost Lecture Series by Talking About Education
and Job Creation at SBU Kicking off The Office of the Provost's Lecture series at Stony Brook University is
social entrepreneur Bill Drayton, where he will speak on the topic of Education and
Job Creation in a World of Accelerating Change. On Thursday, October 9 at 4 p.m. at
the Tabler Arts and Humanities Center, Drayton will share his insightful view of a
"changemaker world" where:
10/3/2014 Stony Brook University Arena Ribbon Cutting a Slam Dunk Long Island's new athletic and entertainment destination is open for business as university
administrators, elected officials, faculty, staff, students and student-athletes gathered
for the Stony Brook University Arena grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony held
10/3/2014 Nationally Recognized Researcher and Educator Named Chair of Stony Brook
Medicine's Department of Anesthesiology STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 3, 2014 - Tong Joo (TJ) Gan, MD, MHS, FRCA, an award-winning
researcher in post-operative recovery and educator, has been named Chair of the Department
of Anesthesiology at Stony Brook Medicine, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior
Vice President of the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine.
10/3/2014 Can Diet Alter the Progression of Prostate Cancer? STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 3, 2014 - The Prostate Care Program at Stony Brook Medicine
is seeking men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer to participate in a study
to see if diet affects disease progression. Called the Men's Eating and Living (MEAL)
Study, sponsored nationally by the Alliance for Clinical Trials Oncology, part of
a clinical trials network of the National Cancer Institute, the trial involves altering
one's diet to include more vegetables, whole grains, fruit and fiber. Stony Brook
is one of the sites participating in New York State, and the only one in Suffolk County.
10/3/2014 Iconic Journalists Woodward and Bernstein at Stony Brook October 16 STONY BROOK, NY--October 3, 2014--Few journalists in American history have had the
impact on their era and craft that Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have. Pulitzer-winning
journalists, Woodward and Bernstein will speak at Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD's Presidential
Lecture entitled "Looking at the Presidency: from Nixon to Obama" at Stony Brook University's
Staller Center for the Arts Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:00pm. The lecture is free
and open to the public
10/1/2014 Turning the Town Pink for Breast Cancer STONY BROOK, NY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 - Yusuf Hannun, MD, Director of the Stony Brook Cancer
Center, received a proclamation yesterday from Town of Brookhaven Supervisor, Ed Romaine,
and Town of Brookhaven officials in recognition of "Turn the Town Pink," a month-long
community health education initiative. The proclamation helped kick off Breast Cancer
10/1/2014 First diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S., What now? A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person to be diagnosed with
Ebola in the United States, health officials announced yesterday. According to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the unidentified man left Liberia
on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20. At that time, the
individual did not have symptoms, but several days later, he began to feel ill. He
went to a local emergency department, but was discharged and went home. As he continued
to be symptomatic, he went to the emergency department of Texas Health Presbyterian
Hospital where is was admitted and isolated on Sunday.
10/1/2014 Health Risk: Childhood Obesity STONY BROOK, NY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 - Today, one in three children can be classified
as overweight or obese, which puts them at risk for serious health problems. Rosa
Cataldo, DO, MPH, Director of the Healthy Weight & Wellness Center at Stony Brook
Children's Hospital, discusses what parents can do now to keep their child at a healthy
weight and get them on the road to a healthy life.
9/30/2014 Biomedical Informatics Receives $3.2 Million from NCI to Study Tumor Makeup STONY BROOK, N.Y., September 30, 2014 - Stony Brook Medicine's Department of Biomedical
Informatics has received a five-year $3.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute
(NCI) to develop a suite of informatics tools that will enable basic researchers to
study tumors, including their structures, genetics, and protein expression patterns.
The project will involve massive biomedical quantitative analyses of tumors to better
understand how and why they grow.
9/29/2014 TIP SHEET: Breast Cancer Awareness Events with Stony Brook Cancer Center October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the annual campaign to increase awareness
of the disease. Learn more about breast health, breast cancer treatment options, the
latest research and more at Stony Brook University Cancer Center's free breast health
educational seminars taking place throughout the month. Stony Brook Medicine experts
are also available for additional interviews and insight on breast cancer related
9/29/2014 Do We Have Time to Save Species from Climate Change? STONY BROOK, NY, September 29, 2014 - Climate change is expected to result in heightened
risk of extinction for many species. Because conservation scientists are just starting
to understand this threat, many have concluded that current risk assessment protocols,
such as the International 'Red List' published by the International Union for Conservation
of Nature (IUCN) and based on rules established in the 1990s, will fail to identify
many species at risk from climate change. However, an international team of researchers,
including Professor Resit Akçakaya of Stony Brook University's Department of Ecology
and Evolution, counter that current assessment methods are able to identify such species.
Their findings are published in the journal Global Change Biology.
9/29/2014 Stony Brook Professor Dennis Sullivan Receives Balzan Prize for Mathematics Dennis Parnell Sullivan, PhD, Professor of Mathematics at Stony Brook University and
the Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Distinguished Professor of Mathematics
at the City University of New York Graduate School and University Center, is the recipient
of the 2014 Balzan Prize for Mathematics (pure or applied). He was selected by the
International Balzan Prize Foundation for his "major contributions to topology and
the theory of dynamical systems, opening new perspectives for generations to come.
For his exceptional results in many fields of mathematics, such as geometry, the theory
of Kleinian groups, analysis and number theory." The Prize comes with a financial
award of 750,000 Swiss Francs ($800,000 USD), half of which must be used to support
to research projects.
9/28/2014 Stony Brook University Celebrates Chris Algieri at This Year's Wolfstock
Homecoming For the first time since graduating with a BS in Health Care Management in 2007, undefeated
WBO junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI returned to his alma mater for Stony
Brook's homecoming football game and Wolfstock Festival, where he was recognized by
the Stony Brook University Alumni Association as Alumnus Fan of the Game.
9/26/2014 "Woman to Woman" Program to Pair Gynecologic Cancer Survivors with New Patients STONY BROOK, N.Y., September 26, 2014 - Stony Brook University Cancer Center has received
a $50,000 grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) to establish "Woman to
Woman," a patient support program that pairs new gynecologic cancer patients with
trained and supervised survivor volunteers to provide mentoring and support. Stony
Brook is one of only four institutions nationwide to receive the 2014 funding.
9/26/2014 Stony Brook Children's Hospital Project is Well on its Way: Building a Foundation
for Children's Healthcare on Long Island through Private Donations and Public Support STONY BROOK, NY, September 26, 2014 - Stony Brook University showcased the construction
progress of its new Stony Brook Children's Hospital facility during a ceremony yesterday
where President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., was joined by public officials, generous
donors, young patients and their families, and hundreds of administrators, physicians
and staff. The new facility, which will have 100 beds and occupy two stories of a
new 10-story Hospital Pavilion, is slated to open in 2016.
9/26/2014 New Book Connects Quantum and Culture, Finds Deep Meaning and Lots of Laughs Quantum mechanics is not for the faint of heart--or mind, and yet the notion has been
embraced by modern culture. A new book by two Stony Brook University professors, THE
QUANTUM MOMENT: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty,
tells the story of how the quantum passed from physics into everyday life.
9/26/2014 Deepwater Wind, Stony Brook University and AWS Truepower Launch Research
Initiative Focused on Offshore Wind Energy Deepwater Wind announced a collaborative study of Long Island's offshore wind resources
with Stony Brook University (SBU), New York's top-ranked public university, and AWS
Truepower (AWS), an Albany, NY-based wind energy consultant. Already underway, this
collaboration will provide SBU with tools and resources that will strengthen their
atmospheric research in the growing renewable energy industry and support the development
of the Deepwater ONE project - a 210 MW offshore wind farm to be located approximately
30 miles east of Montauk, proposed by Deepwater Wind in response to a Long Island
Power Authority request for proposals for renewable energy.
9/24/2014 Stony Brook Researchers Quantify Underlying Landscape of Cancer The cellular and genetic hallmarks of cancer development are multiple, and a team
of researchers in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics at Stony Brook University
have developed a pictorial yet quantitative landscape theory to explore cancer cellular
development that could form the foundation to new anticancer tactics.
9/24/2014 President Stanley Presents State of the University Address In his sixth annual State of the University Address, Stony Brook University President
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, talked about the growth of the University, the importance
of continued federal support of research, and announced its new Finish in Four fund
and Online Learning program, both student initiatives created to increase four-year
graduation rates, aid in individual college costs, and alleviate education debt.
9/22/2014 Stony Brook University Rec Center Named for Campus Builder and Avid Race
Walker Marilyn Hawrys Simons, Linda Hawrys Berenberg and Walter Hawrys, Jr. joined Stony
Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and campus community members
to honor their father's memory and celebrate the dedication of the newly named Walter
J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center.
9/18/2014 Dexter Bailey Appointed Senior Vice President for University Advancement Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., announced that Vice
President for Advancement, Dexter A. Bailey Jr., has been appointed Senior Vice President
for Advancement effective immediately. Bailey's promotion comes after much success
during his three year tenure as Vice President, and in advance of the soon to be launched
"most comprehensive fundraising campaign in the history of Stony Brook University,"
according to Dr. Stanley.
9/16/2014 NSF Awards $1.91 Million Dimensions of Biodiversity Grant to Stony Brook-led
International Scientific Team Stony Brook, NY, September 16, 2014 - Liliana M. Dávalos, PhD, Assistant Professor
in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University and colleagues
internationally have received a $1.91-million Dimensions of Biodiversity grant from
the National Science Foundation (NSF) to discover how bats sense their environment
and other individuals, including potential mates, thus ensuring survival and reproduction.
9/16/2014 Elusive Quantum Transformations Found Near Absolute Zero Stony Brook, NY - September 16, 2014 - Heat drives classical phase transitions--think
solid, liquid, and gas--but much stranger things can happen when the temperature drops.
If phase transitions occur at the coldest temperatures imaginable, where quantum mechanics
reigns, subtle fluctuations can dramatically transform a material.
9/16/2014 Study of 87,000 Men Identifies Those with a Six-Fold Increase for Prostate
Cancer Stony Brook, NY - September 16, 2014 - Cancer and genetic researchers can now explain
one-third of the inherited risk for prostate cancer, after a large study identified
23 new genetic variants associated with an increased risk for the disease. Published
in Nature Genetics, the study involved nearly 100 medical institutions internationally,
including researchers from the Department of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University
School of Medicine.
9/15/2014 Stony Brook Researchers Develop New Method to Measure Cerebral Blood Flow STONY BROOK, N.Y., September 15, 2014 - One thing leads to another, especially in
research. When Stony Brook University School of Medicine scientists developed a new
method to measure how cocaine disrupts blood flow in the brains of mice, doctors and
researchers got a way to form a clearer picture of how drug abuse affects the brain.
But the quantitative imaging technique can also be applied to other disease diagnoses
and treatments as well, including cancer.
9/10/2014 PTSD and Respiratory Illness: A Signature Long-Term Problem of 9/11 Responders STONY BROOK, N.Y., September 10, 2014 - According to the findings from research conducted
over the past several years at Stony Brook Medicine's World Trade Center Health Program,
as many as 60 percent of 9/11 World Trade Center responders continue to experience
clinically significant symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and lower
9/10/2014 Marjolie Leonard Named Director for Title IX and Risk Management at Stony
Brook University STONY BROOK, N.Y., September 10, 2014 - Marjolie Leonard had been appointed as Director
for Title IX and Risk Management effective immediately, announced Stony Brook University
President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. In this role, Leonard serves as the designated
agent for implementing and coordinating all aspects of its Title IX compliance efforts
for Stony Brook University. Leonard will also oversee the Office of Diversity and
Affirmative Action and is responsible for implementing the risk management program.
Leonard's announcement comes after serving as the Interim Director for Title IX and
Risk Management for three months.
9/10/2014 Simons Foundation Gifts $25 Million to Stony Brook University's Simons Center
for Geometry and Physics STONY BROOK, N.Y., September 9, 2014 - Stony Brook University received a $25 million
donation from the Simons Foundation to bolster groundbreaking interdisciplinary research
and programming at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, announced President
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
9/9/2014 Raising Awareness for Atrial Fibrillation STONY BROOK, NY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014-- Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart
arrhythmia in the United States, affecting between 3-4 million people and numbers
are expected to increase by the year 2050 to 12 million to 14 million. Although widely
unknown to the general public, atrial fibrillation or AFib needs to be taken seriously.
It increases the risk of stroke by as much as five times and can contribute to heart
failure and other heart conditions. Because of this reason, Dr. Eric Rashba, Director,
Heart Rhythm Center, Stony Brook University Heart Institute, is raising awareness
about this condition in hopes to get patients' hearts back in rhythm.
9/8/2014 Stony Brook CPR Event Preps People to Save Lives Stony Brook, NY - September 8, 2014 - Less than one-third of sudden cardiac arrest
victims do not receive pre-hospital CPR, a vital step that can save a life. That startling
American Heart Association statistic is one reason Stony Brook Medicine held a hands-only
CPR training day at Stony Brook University's LaValle Stadium on September 7. Nearly
1,000 individuals, from children to seniors, attended to learn CPR.
9/4/2014 What is Keeping Your Kids Up at Night? STONY BROOK, NY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 - Sleep, or lack thereof, and technology often
go hand in hand when it comes to school-aged kids. Nearly three out of four children
(72%) between the ages of 6 and 17 have at least one electronic device in their bedrooms
while sleeping, according to a National Sleep Foundation survey. Children who leave
those electronic devices on at night sleep less--up to one hour less on average per
night, according to a poll released by the foundation earlier this year.
9/3/2014 Charles Taber Appointed Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education Charles Taber, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Political Science
at Stony Brook University, has been appointed Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional
Education effective September 1, 2014, announced Dennis N. Assanis, Provost and Senior
Vice President for Academic Affairs.
9/3/2014 Drug Therapies and Parent Training Help Children with ADHD and Severe Aggression STONY BROOK, NY, September 3, 2014 - Prescribing both a stimulant and an antipsychotic
drug to children with physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD), along with teaching parents to use behavior management techniques, reduces
aggressive and serious behavioral problems in children, according to a study conducted
by researchers in the Department of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University School of
Medicine. The findings are published in the September issue of the Journal of the
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
8/29/2014 128 New Students Launch Journey into Medicine Stony Brook, NY, August 29, 2014 - The Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class
of 2018 officially began with the School's annual White Coat Ceremony, an event that
is designed to emphasize the professionalism inextricably linked to the practice of
Medicine. Each of the 128 new Stony Brook medical students received a physician-in-training
white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time.
8/29/2014 SBU Wins $1.4 Million NIH Grant to Support Underrepresented Undergrad and
Doctoral Researchers STONY BROOK, N.Y., August 29, 2014 - Stony Brook University's (SBU) Center for Inclusive
Education (CIE) has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) for its Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program.
The grant will help increase the number of underrepresented individuals completing
undergraduate and doctoral degrees in the biomedical sciences, further supporting
SBU's efforts in expanding and diversifying its undergrad and graduate programs. This
grant marks the fifth high visibility, and competitive, award received by the CIE
totaling $8.5 million in funds and support for 165 students and postdoctoral scholars.
8/29/2014 Stony Brook Medicine Provides Emergency Medical Services at Hampton Classic
for 8th Year STONY BROOK, NY, AUGUST 29, 2014 - Since 2006, Stony Brook Medicine has been providing
emergency medical services for The Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton, one of the most
prestigious and largest horse shows in the nation. Emergency Medical Services for
the event include everything from small first aid needs like bee stings to ankle sprains
to larger medical issues like severe fractures to head concussions.
8/28/2014 SBU Receives Highest Score in Princeton Review's 2015 Green Honor Roll Stony Brook University has been named in Princeton Review's 2015 Green Honor Roll,
an annual list that offers a measure of how environmentally friendly universities
are on a scoring scale of 60 to 99. Stony Brook, one of 24 universities to receive
a score of 99 (the highest possible score), is among 861 colleges reviewed this year.
Selection is based on data collected in its 2013-14 surveys of schools concerning
their sustainability-related practices, policies, and academic offerings.
8/28/2014 Online Degree in Electrical Engineering Rated Best in Four Categories STONY BROOK, N.Y., August 27, 2014 - Stony Brook University's (SBU) Bachelor of Science
in Electrical Engineering online (BSEEOL) degree has been recognized as one of the
best by OnlineCollege.org, a blog featuring the latest news in higher education and
online learning. Taking top honor in four categories, SBU is recognized as offering
the highest: - See more at: http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/140827onlinecourses.php#sthash.iR2ujCkL.dpuf
8/26/2014 Back-to-School Physicals, The First Exam of the Academic Year STONY BROOK, NY, AUGUST 26, 2014 - Between buying new backpacks and pencils, sneakers
and jeans, parents should start thinking about getting their children into the pediatrician
for a back-to-school medical exam.
8/25/2014 SBU Professor Receives NSF EAGER Award for BRAIN Initiative Research The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Stony Brook University's Scott Laughlin,
PhD, an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER). The EAGER awards are
part of the foundation's support of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative
Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a multi-agency research effort that seeks to
accelerate the development of new neurotechnologies that promise to help researchers
answer fundamental questions about how the brain works.
8/22/2014 Stony Brook Names New Assistant Vice President for Medical Advancement STONY BROOK, NY August 22, 2014 - Stony Brook University has named Ann Boyd-Stewart
as its Assistant Vice President for Medical Advancement, announced Dexter Bailey Jr.,
Vice President of University Advancement.
8/22/2014 Stony Brook Places Fifth as One of the Best Online Masters in Educational
Administration Programs in the Country Stony Brook University's online Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration
(HEA) has been ranked fifth in the country by TheBestSchools.org, a leading resource
for campus and online education - an impressive feat for a program introduced just
four years ago. The rankings, which recognize the best 25 in the country, were selected
based on academic excellence, range of courses provided, awards, rankings, faculty
strength, and reputation.
8/20/2014 Stony Brook University Hospital Honors Volunteers STONY BROOK, NY, AUGUST 20, 2014 - Stony Brook University Hospital held a recognition
luncheon on July 30 at the Hilton Garden Inn where all hospital volunteers were acknowledged
for the countless hours they donate to the hospital. Many volunteers received awards
for reaching service milestones ranging from 100 to 15,000 hours of service.
8/20/2014 Aspiring Dentists Get a Head Start at Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY, August 20, 2014 - Undergraduate students interested in entering the
field of dentistry came from 40 colleges and 15 states nationwide to participate in
Stony Brook University's Discover Dental School Summer Scholars Program. They gained
hands-on experience in an environment that simulated clinical practice and emerging
technologies. The annual one-week intensive educational program runs in August each
year at the School of Dental Medicine and is among the most comprehensive of its kind
8/20/2014 SBU's Emerson String Quartet Welcomes Calidore String Quartet as Quartet-in-Residence Stony Brook University's (SBU) Grammy® Award-winning Quartet-in-Residence, the Emerson
String Quartet have selected the Calidore String Quartet, hailing from the Colburn
School, as SBU's Quartet-in-Residence for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic terms.
The Emerson String Quartet will coach members of the quartet as will David Finckel,
the former cellist with the Emerson String Quartet. This residency is made possible
through the generosity of Erwin and Freddie Staller.
8/19/2014 Nationally Recognized Physician Scientist Named Chief of Infectious Diseases STONY BROOK, N.Y., August 19, 2014 - Bettina Fries, MD, a nationally recognized physician-scientist
in the field of microbiology, has joined Stony Brook Medicine as Professor and Chief
of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, announced Vincent
Yang, MD, PhD, the Simons Chair of Medicine.
8/15/2014 Putting Ebola in Perspective, Seeking Solutions to Infectious Diseases The Ebola virus is a highly contagious RNA virus that causes a disease called hemorrhagic
fever. Patients first present with fever and other symptoms similar to those seen
in influenza. However, these symptoms rapidly progress to the point where a majority
of patients die. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals, and it spreads
in the human population through exposure to bodily fluids of infected patients.
8/15/2014 Stony Brook Professor Receives SUNY Grant to Develop Spinal Cord Blood Flow
Device Stony Brook, NY, August 15, 2014 - Thomas F. Floyd, MD, a Professor of Anesthesiology
at Stony Brook Medicine, has been awarded $50,000 through SUNY Technology Accelerator
Fund (TAF), which supports the development and commercialization of innovations by
SUNY faculty and students. The SUNY grant supports his development of a disposable
spinal cord probe designed to help measure spinal cord blood flow as a tool measure
spinal cord ischemia, which can lead to paralysis.
8/14/2014 SBU's Fu-Pen Chiang to Receive the 2015 P.S. Theocaris Award SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Stony Brook University Department
of Mechanical Engineering, Fu-Pen Chiang, PhD was selected to receive the 2015 P.S.
Theocaris Award for outstanding research by the Society of Experimental Mechanics.
The award, which includes a $5,000 prize, is to be presented at the SEM 2015 Annual
Conference in Costa Mesa, CA.
8/12/2014 Stony Brook Professor Elected to Governing Council of Child Psychiatry Organization STONY BROOK, N.Y., August 12, 2014 - Gabrielle Carlson, MD, a Professor of Psychiatry
and Pediatrics at Stony Brook Medicine, has been elected to the American Academy of
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) governing Council. Dr. Carlson will serve
a three-year term on the Council, which is the AACAP's board of directors. Her term
begins in October 2014.
8/8/2014 SBU Geosciences Secures $1.4 Million NASA Grant Dr. Joel Hurowitz and colleagues in the Stony Brook University Department of Geosciences,
were selected to receive a $1.4 million NASA grant to support the development and
testing of the "Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry" (PIXL), one of the
seven instruments just selected to be part of the scientific instrument payload of
the Mars 2020 rover mission. With PIXL, Mars researchers will be able to simultaneously
link chemistry to rock textural features that are as small as a grain of table salt.
This is the scale at which microbes leave their imprint on rocks; therefore, PIXL
will provide a first-of-its-kind look at the record of life on the Red Planet.
8/4/2014 Stony Brook Vein Center Awarded with IAC Accreditation The Stony Brook Vein Center at Stony Brook Medicine has just been granted full accreditation
by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)
8/4/2014 New Residence Halls & Dining Facility Construction Underway at Stony Brook
University Stony Brook University broke ground recently on Phase I of the new 759-room student
housing facilities and 60,000-square-foot dining center located on Toll Drive. Scheduled
to be completed by fall 2016, the new development will offer additional residential
options for upperclassman, and bring the total on-campus housing inventory to more
than 10,300 beds, making Stony Brook University the largest campus housing program
in SUNY. (Phase II is anticipated to start construction in December this year.
7/25/2014 Stony Brook Children's Expert Says ACT Now, Reduce Deaths in Hot Cars Babies and young children can sleep so peacefully that it may be tempting to leave
them alone in a car while you run a quick errand. This, however, must never be done.
It can lead to heatstroke, serious injury, and death. Heatstroke is the leading cause
of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. It has claimed the lives of more
than 600 children since 1998, and that number grows close to 40 more each year.
7/24/2014 Stony Brook Establishes Professorship in Nephrology with $750,000 Gift from
Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) has donated $750,000 to Stony Brook University to establish
a permanent endowed professorship in nephrology research at Stony Brook Medicine.
The generous gift provides Stony Brook Medicine with a golden opportunity to recruit
an accomplished researcher who can spearhead the University's efforts in studying
how to better treat and prevent kidney disease.
7/24/2014 Simple Growing Pains or Something More? Most people associate arthritis with aging, but the fact is, one in 1,000 children
is diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. Stony Brook Children's Hospital's Pediatric
Rheumatologist Dr. Julie Cherian addresses the most common questions from parents
-- and discusses what they can do if they suspect their child may have arthritis.
7/24/2014 Teaching the Internet Generation to Extract Reliable News from Onslaught
of Digital Information As the digital age began to forever change how news and information were transmitted,
Stony Brook University School of Journalism faculty members considered the following
challenge: "Could they create an educational model that would prepare the next generation
of news consumers to navigate the new, emerging information ecosystem and discover
for themselves what news was trustworthy?" They met this challenge by working with
the University to create the nation's first Center for News Literacy, which is the
subject of new paper published by "The Brookings Institution" this month.
7/23/2014 Stony Brook University Professor Receives Dental Research Association's
Highest Honor The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has awarded Stony Brook University's
Israel Kleinberg, DDS, PhD, DSc, the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Research
in Dental Caries.
7/22/2014 Stony Brook Environmental Historian to Receive National Award in Humanities Jared Farmer, PhD, an Associate Professor of History at Stony Brook University, is
the 2014 recipient of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, a national honor awarded
byThe Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. The award recognizes scholars devoted
to the humanities in the early stages of their careers whose work shows extraordinary
promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture.
7/16/2014 High School Sophomore Mentored by SBU Faculty Headed to International Computational
Linguistics Competition in Beijing At Stony Brook University, intellectual excitement is an infectious condition, but
it's something faculty like to spread, not contain. That's why professors Lori Repetti
and Yejin Choi recently established SBU as one of the sites for the National Science
Foundation-sponsored North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)--a
competition for US and Canadian middle and high school students--and inspired 37 students
to take a qualifying exam.
7/15/2014 Parents: What You Need to Know Before Your Teen Hits the Road STONY BROOK, NY, JULY 15, 2014 - The facts couldn't be clearer: Car accidents are
the number-one cause of accidental deaths in children ages 0-19 nationally. The AAA
auto club says the 100 days of summer (from Memorial Day to Labor Day) are the deadliest
for teenage drivers and their teen passengers. It's a time when schedules are looser;
trips involve friends and fun rather than school and structured activities; and curfews
may be less strict.
7/15/2014 New Feathered Dinosaur from China Sheds Light on Dinosaur Flight STONY BROOK, NY, July 15, 2014 - Research findings from an international team of scientists
including Alan Turner, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences
at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, uncovers details on how a new species
of a feathered raptorial dinosaur found in China provides evidence on how large-bodied
dinosaurs took to the air. To be published in Nature Communications, the research
hinges on understanding where within the evolutionary tree of dinosaurs this new species,
called Changyuraptor yangi, belonged.
7/15/2014 Two Faculty Awarded by NY State to Advance New Drugs for TB, Research on
Aging STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 14, 2014 - Two Stony Brook University School of Medicine faculty
will receive funding supported by the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Network
of Excellence to advance their biomedical research. The SUNY collaborative research
teams of Jessica Seeliger, PhD, who investigates new drug targets for the treatment
of tuberculosis (TB), and Suzanne Fields, MD, whose research centers on age-related
issues such as frailty, will each receive approximately $150,000 from the SUNY Research
Foundation sponsored network.
7/14/2014 SBU Adds Six Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Stony Brook University will add six new electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS)
on main campus by this summer, bringing the total number of EVCS at on campus to 10.
The new charging stations compliment the University's four existing stations, which
are located at the Advanced Energy Center in the Research and Development Park installed
approximately three years ago. These stations are being added to support a growing
number of students, faculty, staff and visitors who drive plug-in vehicles and are
seeking energy resources while on campus.
7/11/2014 Two Stony Brook Nurse Educators Named Fellows of the American Academy of
Nursing STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 11, 2014 - Two Stony Brook University School of Nursing professors
have been selected for induction as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).
Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BC, and Corrine Jurgens, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAHA, are
among an eminent group of nursing leaders selected nationally for the AAN's 2014 Class
of Fellows. This selection is considered among the highest honors in the nursing profession.
They will be formally inducted into the AAN this October.
7/9/2014 HAPPY FEET III: Adélie Penguin Population Is Actually on the Rise The first global census of the Adélie penguin, long considered a key indicator species
to monitor and understand the effects of climate change and fishing in the Southern
Ocean, has revealed its population (3.79 million breeding pairs) to be 53 percent
larger than previously estimated. By using high-resolution satellite imagery, Stony
Brook University ecologist Heather Lynch, PhD, and conservation biologist Michelle
LaRue, PhD, of the University of Minnesota, have applied a new method that permits
regular monitoring of Adélie penguins across their entire breeding range, and by extension
the health of the Southern Ocean ecosystem. Their findings are published in The Auk,
7/9/2014 New Chocolate-Flavored Soft Chews Good for Your Teeth Stony Brook, NY, and Roslyn Heights, NY; June 25, 2014 - A dream come "chew" for your
teeth? Researchers at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and Ortek Therapeutics,
Inc., have developed a chocolate-flavored soft chew that is actually beneficial for
your teeth. BasicBites(TM) is a sugar-free chewy that helps maintain healthy teeth
by supporting the normal acid-base (pH) levels that exist on tooth surfaces while
coating the teeth with a mineral source.
7/3/2014 Stony Brook Molecular Virologist Named to an NIH Panel Evaluating rDNA Research STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 3, 2014 - Patrick Hearing, PhD, Professor of Molecular Genetics
and Microbiology, has been selected to become a member of the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee, a federal advisory panel that
makes recommendations to the NIH Director regarding recombinant DNA research, which
is the use of artificial forms of DNA to investigate the causes of many diseases and
the development of novel treatments.
7/2/2014 Stony Brook Medical Experts Say Kick Off Summer with a Safe Start STONY BROOK, NY, JULY 2, 2014 - For many Americans, summer means fun in the sun; kids
are out of school, adults are on vacation and it's time for outdoor activities. But
with all these pleasures of the season comes injuries and increased visits to the
7/2/2014 Hamptons Heart Ball Honors Stony Brook University President STONY BROOK, NY, JULY 2, 2014 - The American Heart Association honored Samuel L. Stanley
Jr., MD, Stony Brook University President at the 18th Annual Hamptons Heart Ball,
which was set on the grounds of the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, NY on June
28. Nationally syndicated TV host Rita Crosby served as Master of Ceremonies.
7/2/2014 Stony Brook University Hospital Auxiliary Urges Beach-Goers to Stay Safe
in the Summer Sun STONY BROOK, NY, July 2, 2014 - It's officially summer, and after the long, cold,
snowy winter, everyone is looking forward to a day at the beach, an afternoon by the
pool or just catching a few rays in the backyard. To ensure that the community will
have a happy and safe summer, Stony Brook University Hospital Auxiliary members hit
the sand at West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook last Saturday to educate beach-goers
about sun protection and skin cancer prevention.
7/2/2014 Renowned Stony Brook Psychiatrist Receives Lifetime Achievement Award STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 2, 2014 - Max Fink, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Emeritus at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, is the recipient of the Lifetime
Achievement Award from the International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation (ISEN).
Dr. Fink is internationally renowned for his leadership in electroconvulsive therapy,
or ECT, and spearheading ECT research and advocacy over the course of his 65-year
7/1/2014 Night of Laughs with Billy Gardell Benefits Stony Brook Children's Hospital STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 1, 2014 - More than 300 people enjoyed a night of terrific
entertainment on June 18 at Stony Brook University when actor and comic Billy Gardell,
star of the hit TV series Mike & Molly, performed at the Stand-Up for Kids comedy
night, raising $200,000 to benefit Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
7/1/2014 Dr. Yusuf Hannun Receives Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 1, 2014 - Stony Brook University Cancer Center Director Yusuf
A. Hannun, MD, is among three international luminaries who received an honorary Doctor
of Humane Letters from the American University of Beirut. Dr. Hannun was recognized
with this honor for his work as an internationally renowned molecular biologist and
physician leading the charge against cancer.
6/26/2014 Awareness and Prevention are the Best Medicine to Fight Lyme Disease STONY BROOK, NY, JUNE 26, 2014--¬ With the arrival of the warmer summer weather comes
tick season, and with that, the threat of Lyme disease. Suffolk County is one of the
country's highest risk areas, so Long Island parents should be aware of the risks
of tick-borne disease in children. Saul Hymes, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department
of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Center at
Stony Brook Children's, offers some tips and advice on how to stay healthy this summer.
6/26/2014 SBU Professor Awarded Inaugural 'Breakthrough Prize' In Mathematics Sir Simon K. Donaldson, Professor of Mathematics in the Simons Center for Geometry
and Physics (SCGP) and the Department of Mathematics and Professor of Pure Mathematics
at Imperial College London, was selected to receive the inaugural Breakthrough Prize
in Mathematics, announced the Breakthrough Prize Foundation on Monday. Donaldson,
a permanent member of the SCGP, was acknowledged for "the new revolutionary invariants
of four-dimensional manifolds and for the study of the relation between stability
in algebraic geometry and in global differential geometry, both for bundles and for
6/25/2014 A Bright, New Future for Prostate Cancer STONY BROOK, NY, JUNE 25, 2014 - Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer
in males, with about 240,000 diagnoses expected this year. And there are 2.5 million
people currently living with this disease. Recently there have been some dramatic
changes in the way prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated. Wayne Waltzer, MD, Chairman,
Department of Urology, Stony Brook Medicine explains these major medical advances
and what they mean for men across the nation.
6/23/2014 Sensitive? Emotional? Empathetic? It Could be in Your Genes Stony Brook, NY, June 23, 2014 - Do you jump to help the less fortunate, cry during
sad movie scenes, or tweet and post the latest topics and photos that excite or move
you? If yes, you may be among the 20 percent of our population that is genetically
pre-disposed to empathy, according to Stony Brook University psychologists Arthur
and Elaine Aron. In a new study published in Brain and Behavior, Drs. Aron and colleagues
at the University of California, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Monmouth
University found that Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) of brains provide
physical evidence that the "highly sensitive" brain responds powerfully to emotional
6/23/2014 Stony Brook ALS Center Recognized for Meeting Highest National Standards
of Care STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 23, 2014 - The Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence,
the only ALS Association-certified center on Long Island, has successfully received
recertification as a "Treatment Center of Excellence" by the national association.
The ALS Association cited the Center as having the "highest national standards of
care in the management of Lou Gehrig's disease." To commemorate this milestone, the
association awarded the Center with a $12,500 grant and a plaque marking its designation.
6/20/2014 SBU School of Journalism Founders Tapped by Press Club of Long Island Hall
of Fame Stony Brook School of Journalism Dean Howard Schneider and Undergraduate Director
Paul Schreiber were tapped by the Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) as inaugural "Hall
of Fame" inductees this week. The PCLI, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this
month, is a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
6/20/2014 Stony Brook receives $10 Million DOE Grant for New Energy Frontier Research
Center STONY BROOK, NY, June 20, 2014 - Stony Brook University received notification from
the U.S. Department of Energy that the proposal led by renowned energy storage researcher,
Esther Takeuchi, PhD, who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry
and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University,
and is Chief Scientist in Brookhaven National Laboratory's Global and Regional Solutions
Directorate, was selected to receive a $10 million Energy Frontier Research Center
(EFRC) award. The Stony Brook led multi-institutional EFRC, known as the Center for
Mesoscale Transport Properties (m2m), will conduct basic science research to advance
and enable the deliberate design of materials and components to achieve higher performing,
longer life, and safer energy storage systems, including batteries.
6/19/2014 Stony Brook University Researcher Receives $300+K Grant from U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service for Work on Deadly Bat Disease Marianne Moore, in the Department of Ecology and Evolution in the College of Arts
and Sciences at Stony Brook University, received a $318,455 grant from the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service to study skin immune proteins as predictors of resistance against
white-nose syndrome (WNS) with her colleagues Dr. Liliana Dávalos (SBU) and Dr. Amy
Russell (Grand Valley State University, MI). WNS is a fungal infection that has killed
millions of hibernating bats in eastern North America since it was first documented
in New York in the winter of 2006-2007. It threatens at least two species with extinction.
6/18/2014 Seeds of Hope for Shinnecock Bay SOUTHAMPTON, NY, June 18, 2014 - On Saturday, June 14, East End volunteers worked
side-by-side with members of the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric
Sciences, (SoMAS) to help revitalize Shinnecock Bay. More than 40 residents, friends
and neighbors were on hand at this second annual event to help improve the Bay's condition
by restoring eelgrass habitat into areas where it has disappeared.
6/18/2014 Sacha Kopp Appointed Dean of College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook
University STONY BROOK, NY, June 18, 2014 - After a competitive national search, Provost and
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dennis N. Assanis has announced that Dr.
Sacha Kopp, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education of the College of Natural Sciences
and Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin, has been selected to
serve as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University, effective
August 11, 2014.
6/16/2014 Water Safety: The Key to a Fun and Healthy Summer STONY BROOK, NY JUNE 16, 2014 - With miles of beaches and acres of pools, Long Island
is the ideal place to enjoy the delights of the summer. But along with the fun of
swimming, body surfing or just paddling around come some real dangers -- including
the risk for drowning. Statistics show that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional
injury and death for children ages one to four, and that drowning can occur in as
little as two inches of water.
Watergate "scoops, and Mistakes" STONY BROOK, NY, June 13, 2014 - Stony Brook University congratulates Bob Woodward
and Carl Bernstein on the 40th anniversary of the publication of "All the President's
Men," a recollection chronicled in today's interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, entitled
"Woodward And Bernstein Recall Their Watergate Scoops, And Mistakes." Inskeep's interview
with iconic authors Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein -- who is now a Visiting Presidential
Professor at Stony Brook University in New York -- recalled "connecting what was originally
dubbed a 'third-rate burglary' at the Watergate complex to the president of the United
6/12/2014 Keep Outdoor Activities Fun by Playing It Safe This Summer STONY BROOK, NY, JUNE 12, 2014 - A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a bump,
blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function
of the brain. An estimated 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic
brain injury each year. And almost half a million emergency department visits for
TBI are made annually from the ages of birth to 14 years of age.
6/11/2014 Record Number of Cancer Survivors Spark Celebration at Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY, June 11, 2014 - A record number of cancer survivors came to celebrate
life and overcoming cancer with their Stony Brook doctors, nurses and other caregivers
at Stony Brook University Cancer Center's 10th annual National Cancer Survivors Day.
The more than 300 survivors, along with their families and friends, heard a message
of hope that cancer survivorship will continue to rise with 21st Century medical advances
and plans at Stony Brook Medicine to increase research on the prevention and treatment
of all forms of cancer.
6/11/2014 U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Stony Brook Children's As Top-Ranked
Pediatric Hospital for Nephrology STONY BROOK, NY, JUNE 11, 2014-- U.S. News & World Report ranked Stony Brook Children's
Hospital as a top provider of care in the specialty area of nephrology in the new
2014-15 Best Children's Hospitals rankings. Stony Brook Children's was the only Long
Island children's hospital to be ranked as a center for children with serious kidney
6/11/2014 Stony Brook University Appoints Five New Alumni Association Board Members STONY BROOK, NY, June 11, 2014 - Two award-winning wordsmiths, a healthcare executive,
a senior financial executive and a veteran research engineer with deep networking
roots in Silicon Valley comprise the June 2014 slate of new members of the Stony Brook
Alumni Association Board of Directors.
6/11/2014 Dr. Margaret McGovern Named Associate Dean for Ambulatory Operations STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 11, 2014 - Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department
of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief of Stony Brook Children's Hospital, has been
named Stony Brook Medicine's inaugural Associate Dean for Ambulatory Operations, announced
Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences, and Dean
of the School of Medicine.
6/10/2014 SBU's Francesca Campione Awarded First Michael Rosenbaum Memorial Scholarship
for Overseas Journalism Stony Brook University freshman Francesca Campione is the first recipient of the Michael
Rosenbaum Memorial Scholarship, established to support overseas student journalism,
Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting announced Tuesday.
6/10/2014 Stony Brook Graduate Student Lyl Tomlinson Wins Second Place in International
Famelab Competition Lyl Tomlinson, a PhD candidate in Neuroscience at Stony Brook University, traveled
to England last week where he won second place in the International Famelab competition,
a contest that challenges young scientists to talk about their research engagingly
for a general audience.
6/6/2014 Edward Summers, Ph.D. Named Chief Deputy to the President of Stony Brook
University Edward Summers, Ph.D., Chief of Staff and Director of the Kelly Adirondack Research
Center at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., has been appointed Chief Deputy to the
President of Stony Brook University effective August 1, 2014, announced President
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. The position reports directly to the President and will
also serve as a presidential advisor and chief of staff.
6/4/2014 Discovery of Compound May Open New Road to Diabetes Treatment STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 4, 2014 - The discovery of an inhibitor of the Insulin Degrading
Enzyme (IDE), a protein responsible for the susceptibility of diabetes because it
destroys insulin in the body, may lead to new treatment approaches for diabetes. In
collaboration with the discoverers of the inhibitor, David Liu and Alan Saghatelian,
Stony Brook Medicine scientist Markus Seeliger, PhD, and colleagues nationally, demonstrated
the efficacy of the compound in a research paper in the early online edition of Nature.
6/2/2014 19th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival, July 17-26, Features Indie Premieres
from U.S. and 15 Countries June 2, 2014, Stony Brook, NY --The 19th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival, produced
by Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, will screen ten evenings
of the best in new independent film from Thursday, July 17 through Saturday, July
26 in the Staller Center Main Stage Theatre. The popular summer festival will include
three World Premieres and four U.S. Premieres among the seventeen features and twenty
shorts and host Q&As with filmmakers and Opening and Closing Night receptions.
6/2/2014 Peconic Baykeeper Awards $10K Grant for Dedicated Shellfish Spawner Sanctuary
in Support of Shinnecock Bay Restoration Project SOUTHAMPTON, NY, June 2, 2014 - Peconic Baykeeper has awarded $10,000 to Stony Brook
University's Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program to sponsor a shellfish spawner sanctuary
in a dedicated location in the Bay. Working with the School of Marine and Atmospheric
Sciences (SoMAS) at the Stony Brook Southampton campus, the grant will fund a designated
clam sanctuary and representatives from Peconic Baykeeper will assist marine scientists
from the school in the deployment of clams in Shinnecock Bay.
6/2/2014 10 Surgeries Result in New Face and Smile for "Saline" from Kenya STONY BROOK, NY, June 2, 2013 - After one year in the United States and 10 reconstructive
surgeries at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, Saline Atieno, a 12-year-old Kenyan
girl, has returned home this June with a transformed face, a new ability to smile,
and a future with promise.
6/1/2014 Alan Alda Announces Winners Of Stony Brook University's 'Flame Challenge'
- Scientists Explained Color To 11-year-olds Alan Alda today announced the winners of Stony Brook University's Flame Challenge
contest, in which scientists had to explain "what is color?" in a way that would interest
and enlighten 11-year-olds.
5/23/2014 Stony Brook University Celebrates 54th Commencement Ceremony At Stony Brook University's fifty-fourth May commencement ceremony today at Kenneth
P. LaValle Stadium, 5,916 students had their degrees conferred, becoming the University's
newest alumni. They joined more than 150,000 of their forerunners around the globe
whose lives and work personify the mission of Stony Brook.
5/23/2014 Stony Brook Medicine at 40 Looks to the Future, Celebrates the Past Stony Brook, NY, May 23, 2014 - The Stony Brook University School of Medicine has
come a long way in 40 years - from its first graduating class of 18 in 1974 to 129
graduates this year, to its rise as an academic medical center on Long Island and
in New York State, and its evolution into a hub for collaborative medical research
involving the University and other institutions. These themes resounded during the
School's 40th convocation and anniversary celebration that took place at Stony Brook
University's Staller Center on May 22.
5/23/2014 'Operation Rejuvenation' Launches at Stony Brook University STONY BROOK, NY, May 23, 2014 - The Long Island State Veterans Home broke ground for
a new facility at a ceremony on May 2. This event kicked off 'Operation Rejuvenation',
a project that will help renovate the interior of the existing facility in order to
enhance the safety and comfort of those veterans who reside at the Home.
5/22/2014 Recipe for Health: Can Curry Cure Blood Cancers? STONY BROOK, NY, MAY 22, 2014 - Gerardo Mackenzie, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department
of Preventive Medicine, and Stony Brook University Cancer Center was awarded a $179,000
grant investigating the prevention of Hodgkin's lymphoma. Recognizing Stony Brook
Medicine's expertise related to research in this area, the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation
sponsored the grant.
5/21/2014 Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund Acknowledges Staff,
Celebrates Patients STONY BROOK, NY, May 21, 2014 - The members of the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters
Burn Center Fund honored the hard work, skill and devotion of the staff of the Suffolk
County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center at Stony Brook Medicine at the Annual Burn
Center Recognition Day on May 18. The day also celebrated and acknowledged the patients
who were treated at the Center and so bravely overcame their life-altering injuries.
5/21/2014 Are Your Kids At Risk For A Growing Health Problem? STONY BROOK, NY, MAY 21, 2014 - Hypertension is estimated to affect more than 50 million
Americans and is the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, end-stage renal disease,
and cerebrovascular accidents. And although it is more common in adults, hypertension
affects nearly 5 percent of the pediatric population. For High Blood Pressure Awareness
Month, Dr. Robert Woroniecki, Division Chief of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension,
Stony Brook Children's Hospital and Dr. Katarina Supe-Markovina, Director of the new
Pediatric Hypertension Center, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, are shedding some
light on a growing health problem among our country's youth.
5/20/2014 Four Stony Brook Professors Appointed to SUNY Distinguished Ranks STONY BROOK, NY - May 20, 2014--Four Stony Brook University faculty have been approved
by the State University of New York Board of Trustees for appointment to the distinguished
ranks as recommended by campus colleagues and SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. Appointed
to the rank of Distinguished Professor are Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., Dean of the School
of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Health Sciences; Robert Harvey, Ph.D., Chair
of the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory in the College of Arts and Sciences;
and Vitaly Citovsky, Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
in the School of Medicine. Patricia Chapple Wright, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology
in the College of Arts and Sciences has been appointed to the Distinguished Service
5/20/2014 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks Completion of $23 Million West Side Dining
Renovation Stony Brook University celebrated the $23 million renovation and revitalization of
its largest residential dining facility, West Side Dining, with an official ribbon
cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 8. The 23,000 square foot dining facility now serves
over 30,000 customers per week and approximately 1,500 more customers per day than
were served at the facility former known as Kelly Dining Center.
5/20/2014 Walk for Beauty A collaboration between Stony Brook University and the Ward Melville Heritage Organization,
the Walk for Beauty has raised more than $1.2 million for cancer research since its
inception in 1994. Funds also help pay for wigs and prostheses for cancer patients.
The event is an all-volunteer initiative with no administrative costs. All proceeds
stay in the community to benefit cancer research at Stony Brook.
5/19/2014 HOPE Leads to a Stony Brook Match for Five LI High School Grads Stony Brook, NY, May 19, 2014 - Eighteen high school seniors from underserved communities
on Long Island who completed Stony Brook's Health Occupations Partnership for Excellence
(HOPE) Program are on their way to college. Under the mentorship of Stony Brook University
faculty, the two-year program fosters the academic development of 11th and 12 graders
and preps them for future careers in the health industry. Five students will be attending
Stony Brook University with their eyes wide opened to the burgeoning field of healthcare.
5/16/2014 Stony Brook Receives $3.5 Million to Establish 'Bahl Molecular Imaging Laboratory' STONY BROOK, N.Y., May 16, 2014 - Kavita and Lalit Bahl of Stony Brook have pledged
$3.5 million to establish the Kavita and Lalit Bahl Molecular Imaging Laboratory at
Stony Brook Medicine. The high-tech laboratory will enable Stony Brook physicians
and researchers to diagnose and monitor disease at the molecular level, as well develop
new targeted treatments for cancer, neurological disorders, and other diseases. Plans
for the laboratory include Long Island's first Cyclotron, a particle accelerator that
is used in medicine to create radioactive tracer molecules to enhance diagnostic capabilities
or treat specific diseases, particularly cancer.
5/15/2014 Stony Brook University Ranks in Top Cluster Worldwide in Research and Knowledge
Transfer Stony Brook University is ranked in the highest grouping in two categories of the
newly released U-Multirank rankings. In the Research category, Stony Brook achieved
a top ranking of "A"--"very good"--for citation rates, research publications (both
absolute and normalized numbers), and top-cited publications as a percentage of total
5/15/2014 Stony Brook Medicine Earns Highest Level of Bariatric Surgery Accreditation STONY BROOK, NY, May 15, 2014 -- Stony Brook Medicine was granted full accreditation
as a comprehensive bariatric facility by the new Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation
and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) of the American College of Surgeons and
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This accreditation demonstrates
the Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center's commitment to delivering the highest-quality
care for bariatric surgery patients.
5/13/2014 A "Field of Dreams" for an ALS Cure STONY BROOK, N.Y., May 13, 2014 - The 6,000 pinwheels displayed on a Stony Brook University
field represents the annual lives lost to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or
Lou Gehrig's disease. The field of pinwheels is also symbolic of a growing theme of
the annual Ride for Life and for Christopher Pendergast, a 21-year ALS patient, advocate
and founder of the Ride for Life Organization. Pendergast, the ALS specialists at
Stony Brook Medicine, and supporters of the Ride for Life envision that like the pinwheels,
a cure for this fatal neurodegenerative disease is out there with an answer 'blowing
in the wind.'
5/13/2014 Stony Brook Children's Hospital Honored with Medical Visionary Award STONY BROOK, NY, MAY 13, 2014 - Stony Brook Children's Hospital was presented with
the Medical Visionary Award on Thursday, May 8, at Make-A-Wish Suffolk County's 20th
Annual "Bouquet of Wishes" spring dinner. The event took place at Villa Lombardi's
in Holbrook and hosted over 800 guests. The Foundation presented this award to Stony
Brook Children's for the institution's meritorious leadership in advanced and innovative
pediatric specialty care.
5/13/2014 Patricia C. Wright Named 2014 Indianapolis Prize Winner For her heroic and selfless dedication to protecting the lemurs, ecosystems and people
of Madagascar, Indianapolis Zoological Society officials today announced Dr. Patricia
Chappelle Wright as winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award
for animal conservation. As the Indianapolis Prize winner, Wright, a distinguished
professor of anthropology at Stony Brook University, will receive $250,000 and the
Lilly Medal, joining the ranks of some of the most celebrated conservationists on
5/9/2014 Oregon State's Shawn Heilbron Named Athletic Director at Stony Brook University After a nationwide search, Shawn Heilbron, Senior Associate Athletic Director for
Development at Oregon State University, has been named Director of Athletics for Stony
Brook University, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. Heilbron, who for
the past three years has been leading the OSU Athletics development program and serving
as a member of the management team for both the OSU Foundation and OSU Athletics,
rose to the top of the candidate pool that included a number of highly qualified applicants
from outstanding Division I athletic programs across the country, according to Dr.
5/7/2014 Stony Brook Researcher Develops New Tool to Measure The Speed of Aging A strong handshake can say a lot about a person--it can indicate power, confidence,
health, or aggression. Now scientists at Stony Brook University and the Institute
for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) say that the strength of a person's grasp may
also be one of the most useful ways to measure people's true age. In a new study published
today in the journal PLOS ONE, IIASA researchers Warren Sanderson, Professor of Economics
with joint appointment in History at Stony Brook and Serguei Scherbov show that hand
grip corresponds to other markers of aging such as people's future mortality, disability,
cognitive decline and ability to recover from hospital stays.
5/7/2014 Governor Cuomo Proclaims May 7 as Health Care Auxilian Day STONY BROOK, NY, MAY 7, 2014 -- Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed May 7, 2014 as
Health Care Auxilian Day in New York State to recognize the dedicated Auxilians who
annually donate more than five million hours of service to their health care facilities
and to their communities.
5/5/2014 SBU Researchers Tackle Life-Saving Issues for End-Stage Heart Failure Patients STONY BROOK, N.Y., May 5, 2014 - The 7.5 million patients in the United States suffering
from end-stage heart failure desperately need a lifeline. One option is a ventricular
assist device (VAD), which serves as a "bridge" to a heart transplant and, in long-term
use, as "destination therapy," continuing to support heart function if a transplant
is not an option. Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed an innovative
technique to evaluate VAD efficacy and safety.
5/5/2014 Nicole Bustamante '14 Awarded Prestigious Fellowship to Work and Study in
Germany Nicole Bustamante, a Stony Brook University senior majoring in Health Sciences with
a concentration in Public Health and a minor in Women's and Gender Studies, at has
been selected to participate in the prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange
for Young Professionals (CBYX), a year-long, federally-funded fellowship to study
and work in Germany.
5/5/2014 Technology Zaps Away Acid Reflux Without Surgery STONY BROOK, NY, MAY 5, 2014 -- Over 30 million Americans suffer from gastroesophageal
reflux disease (GERD) on a daily basis; experiencing symptoms like burning in the
chest or throat, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food and a sour taste in
the mouth. While many patients manage their condition by changing their diet and popping
over-the-counter and prescription medications, a new technology may help relieve the
burn for good.
5/5/2014 SBU Receives Top Tree Campus USA Designation by Arbor Day Foundation STONY BROOK, May 5, 2014 ¬-- Stony Brook University has been designated a "Tree Campus
USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation, in recognition of the university's dedicaation
to campus healthy forestry management, sustainability and environmental stewardship.
5/2/2014 Don't Get Burned This Summer, How To Keep Your Family Safe in the Sun STONY BROOK, NY, MAY 2, 2014-- After the long, cold, snowy winter, everyone is looking
forward to a day at the beach, an afternoon by the pool or just catching a few rays
in the backyard. Maribeth Chitkara, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
and Pediatric Hospitalist, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, is one of Long Island's
most committed advocates for summer safety and skin cancer prevention. She says there
is a right way and a wrong way to enjoy the summer, and is now sharing all the steps
to keep families safe.
5/2/2014 Investigative Treatment Providing Relief From Frozen Shoulder Enters Advanced
Trials STONY BROOK, N.Y., May 2, 2014 - An investigational drug developed by Stony Brook
Medicine researchers for adhesive capsulitis, a painful condition more commonly known
as "frozen shoulder," has advanced to Phase 2b Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
regulated clinical trials. Twenty-five centers across the U.S. and 10 in Australia
are conducting these trials, including at Stony Brook. The Department of Orthopaedics
at Stony Brook is seeking participants for the trial.
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
Stony Brook University Named a Groundwater Guardian Green Site
Stony Brook University Grad Student from Brooklyn Wins National Science Communication
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Stony Brook Medicine Chief Human Resources Officer Receives SUNY Lifetime Achievement
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
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
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
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
Stony Brook University's Fundraiser Raises Over $55,000 for Shinnecock Bay Restoration
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
Famous Science Documentary Film Maker Joins the Alan Alda Center for Communicating
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
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
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
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
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
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
What Was Old is New Again: SBU Commemorates the Opening of Frey Hall - A High Tech-Dedicated
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:
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
May 1, 2013 - 4:00:00 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mar 26, 2013 - 2:30:00 PM
Primary Care Specialties are Top Choice for Stony Brook Medical Students Matching
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Feb 20, 2013 - 5:00:00 PM
Stony Brook University Materials Science Professor Named Fellow of The Royal Society
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jan 3, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM
January to 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
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
Dec 21, 2012 - 5:00:00 PM
Stony Brook Athletes "Stuff a Bus" and Play Santa with Delivery of Toys to Kids at
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
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,
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
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
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]
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
Dec 5, 2012 - 4:21:40 PM
Stony Brook University Receives $100,000 Gift From Dr. Krishna Gujavarty for India
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
Dec 5, 2012 - 12:00:25 PM
Painless Painkiller Research Nets SBU-Mentored HS Student $10,000 Scholarship in Siemens
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,
Dec 4, 2012 - 10:00:00 AM
American Association for the Advancement of Science Elects Nine Fellows from Stony
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
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
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
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
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
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 &
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sep 12, 2012 - 12:00:00 PM
Study Provides First-Time Analysis of Three Distinct Contributions of Forage Fish
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
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
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
Aug 31, 2012 - 9:15:22 AM
Stony Brook University Appoints New Chair Of Obstetrics, Gynecology And Reproductive
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
Aug 30, 2012 - 2:32:07 PM
Stony Brook Names Dennis Choi As Chair Of Neurology and Director Of Neurosciences
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
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
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
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
Aug 6, 2012 - 1:30:00 PM
Researchers Find Substantial Water Pollution Risks From "Fracking" To Recover Natural
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
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
Aug 2, 2012 - 12:39:24 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jun 2, 2012 - 3:00:00 PM
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
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
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
May 3, 2012 - 2:15:58 PM
Martian Rover 'Opportunity' Finds Evidence Of Water Flows At Ancient Impact Crater
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
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
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
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
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
– 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dec 14, 2011 - 1:05:17 PM
SBU Marine Science Researchers Release Study Suggesting Ocean Acidification May Directly
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sep 2, 2011 - 10:19:40 AM
"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
Aug 3, 2011 - 12:01:00 AM
Katie Stockhammer Joins Stony Brook University As Director Of Development For The
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
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
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
SBU Advanced Energy Team Wins 2011 'R&D 100' Award for Energy Harvesting Shock Absorber
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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, 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
Stony Brook University to Expand Existing Programs Currently Offered on the Southampton
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jan 4, 2010 - 2:38:02 PM
Stepping Back In Time To Teach Medicine: WMHO And SBUMC Launch Interactive Educational
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
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
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
Stony Brook University President, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., today said he was â€œtremendously
excitedâ€ 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,â€ 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
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
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
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
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
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
Four Long Island Finalists In Intel Science Talent Search Mentored By Stony Brook
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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 â€œGive Kids a Smileâ€ 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 â€œHealth
Dayâ€ 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
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
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 â€œcritically endangeredâ€
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
Mar 30, 2010 - 1:08:10 PM
Researchers Find Differences In How The Brains Of Some Individuals Process The World
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 â€œCancer 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
Apr 13, 2010 - 4:16:47 PM
HANDS FOR HAITI Spring Arts Festival
A Student-Inspired Benefit for Injured Children
Original Plays and Poetry
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 â€œgreen jobsâ€ 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
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
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 â€œhalf man, half amazing.â€
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
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
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 â€œNurse of Excellenceâ€ 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. â€œThey inspire me and
make me proud to be a nurse practitioner."
May 28, 2010 - 1:33:19 PM
SBU Cited 16 Times in The US News & World Report Rankings of "America's Best Graduate
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist Joins SBUMC Advancing Diagnostic Capabilities
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
Aug 10, 2010 - 12:01:49 PM
SBUMC Pediatric Imaging Specialist Creates Protocols For Lowest Possible CT Radiation
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
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
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 â€œProject 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 â€œmedical studentsâ€ 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
Aug 31, 2010 - 4:37:20 PM
Parade Magazine's "College A-List" Ranks Stony Brook University as One of Nation's
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
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
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
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
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: â€œRide For Lifeâ€ Holds LI Educators And Healthcare Professionals
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 â€œWalk for Beauty,
Walk for Life.â€ 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
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
Sep 27, 2010 - 11:45:48 AM
Stony Brook University "Fall Classic" Benefits Stony Brook Long Island Children's
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
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
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
Oct 1, 2010 - 2:22:37 PM
ABC News highlights Red Watch Band as powerful resource in report on CDC's study of
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 2010SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Stony Brook University Professor Mark Aronoff to Distinguished
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 AMNew Distance Learning Option Opens Masters Program To Physician Assistants Around
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 AMStony 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
Nov 24, 2010 - 3:31:50 PM
Stony Brook University Professor Contributes To Pivotal Red List Study Of Endangered
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 AMInstitute 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 AMStony 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 AMPresident 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 PMSBU 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 an