Author Arianna Chen

In a country of just 9 million people, Israel has quickly become one of the world’s true scientific powerhouses. The country ranked 10th in this year’s Bloomberg’s Innovation Index, ahead of the United States, and Israeli innovations in fields ranging from water desalination to cybersecurity to clean energy have been hailed as having transformative power around the world. However, while Israeli science and technology are booming, the communication of science in Israel — the capacity for the country’s scientists to share their work with the public — is still in its nascent stages. It is important that the country’s scientists…

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences announces the induction of John L. Hennessy, President Emeritus of Stanford University, into the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was established to honor alumni who have demonstrated exceptional success in their field, and served as an inspiration to past and future innovators. Hall of Fame recipients are recognized for sustained and significant leadership in engineering, technology, entrepreneurship or innovation throughout their professional lives. John L. Hennessy, the 10th president of Stanford University and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Hennessy received his…

How I Survived This Year’s Student-Alumni Networking Mixer By Taylor Ha ’18, BA in Journalism There’s nothing wrong with networking. It’s a fabulous opportunity – you meet people who might become mentors, colleagues or bosses. Even if your conversation doesn’t transcend a LinkedIn invitation, you probably learn something useful. But for people like me – shy students who are reluctant to throw themselves into a room packed with ambitious, assertive strangers – it’s the mosh pit of doom. When I first heard about the 8th Annual Students and Alumni Networking Mixer, I told myself I wouldn’t go. It’s not necessary,…

BY JOSEPH KONIG Stony Brook alumnus Mark Bridges walked away from the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday with two prizes. And one of them was an Oscar. The 1983 graduate won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for his work on the Paul Thomas Anderson film, “Phantom Thread.” By the end of the night, Bridges secured a second prize to go with his golden statuette: a jet ski. In an effort to encourage shorter speeches at the 90th Academy Awards, host Jimmy Kimmel ended his monologue by promising an almost $18,000 Kawasaki jet ski to the Oscar winner with…

Independent Agents and Brokers Foundation Create Chair in Insurance and Risk Management at Stony Brook College of Business Chris Allenger and his colleagues at the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Suffolk County (IIABSC) had been struggling with a problem faced by the insurance industry around the country: a shrinking pool of new professionals and a growing deficit in their field. Long Island’s insurance industry professionals make up an aging demographic, and it’s projected that about 30,000 plan to retire soon, leaving employers scrambling to find young talent to fill the void. As the IIABSC strategized solutions that would promote…

Of all the newborns to receive specialized care in the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), nearly 100 per year have a birthweight of 3 pounds or less. At that size, head circumference is often no larger than an orange, hands can barely grip an adult thumb and a foot — when birth weight hovers just over 1 pound — can be as small as a penny. Thankfully, Suffolk County’s smallest and most vulnerable citizens have access to technology and expert care delivered by Suffolk County’s premier neonatal team. In support of this tradition of excellence, Jim…

James A. Vosswinkel, MD, Invested as First  “Lillian and Leonard Schneider Endowed Professor in Trauma Surgery”  at Stony Brook University Ceremony Stony Brook surgeon and trauma medicine physician James A. Vosswinkel, MD, was named the Lillian and Leonard Schneider Endowed Professor in Trauma Surgery at an investiture ceremony on September 7, 2017. The new endowed professorship position was created by Mrs. Lillian Schneider in memory of her late husband Leonard Schneider and in grateful recognition of the care she received from Vosswinkel. In 2016, Schneider was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital’s emergency department after a serious automobile accident in Montauk.…

BY GREGORY ZARB Junior attacker Kylie Ohlmiller recorded her third assist on Friday after junior midfielder Samantha DiSalvo with 4:55 left in the first half. That assist gave her 150 points on the year, which broke Maryland’s Jen Adams’ 16-year record of 149 points in a single season. Ohlmiller ended her day with three goals and three assists, extending her point total to 151. “Whoever is playing her has that dream matchup,” Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse head coach Joe Spallina said. “What she’s done this year is in true Michael Jordan fashion. She makes the players around her better.” The…

BY TIM OAKES First year head coach Matt Senk began coaching Stony Brook Baseball, then a Division III program, in 1991. The program and it’s facilities were in rough shape. His team played with a large “mound” between second base and right field. Scott Schermansky was a short-statured right fielder; the team had trouble seeing if he completed catches. “The only way you knew was when the infielders confirmed, ‘yeah, it’s a good catch,’” Senk said. “You could barely see him from the dugout. That’s just kind of example of what kind of condition the field was in.” More than…

By Frank A. Loglisci ’07 Many students graduate college with a dream of being successful in their field, and while the definition of what it is to be a success is different for each person, my advice is always the same. It’s a given that you need to be smart, driven and work hard, but one of the hardest and most important things you need to be able to do is communicate. I don’t mean being able to write or speak in a professional manner (though both are important, of course). I’m talking about being able to speak to your…

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