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When 144 of Stony Brook University’s alumni and friends arrived at Huntington Country Club on June 25, they were aiming for low scores. At the end of the day, though, it was record highs that were celebrated at the Stony Brook Alumni Association’s Scholarship Golf Classic, as the outing raised more than $130,000. History was made on the golf course as well, though. The Classic saw its first-ever hole-in-one, resulting in a whirlpool of excitement among golfers and adding to the thrill of an already fun-filled day. It was not the hole-in-one, though, that led to a standing ovation at…

Stony Brook’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) will play a key role in a nationwide research and development consortium for the offshore wind industry. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority was awarded a $18.5 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to establish the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week. New York State, through NYSERDA, has committed an additional $20.5 million to fund the consortium supporting Gov. Cuomo’s initiative Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). “As a major international research university, Stony Brook is deeply committed to applying the results of its…

In recognition for leading the healthcare industry in sustainability and environmental stewardship, Stony Brook University Hospital received the Greenhealth Emerald Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the healthcare sector. The Greenhealth Emerald Award recognizes healthcare facilities that are setting the standard in eliminating mercury, reducing and recycling waste, sustainable sourcing, and other areas. Winning hospitals have demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability and shown leadership in the local community and in the healthcare sector.…

In recognition for standard-setting innovation and environmental stewardship, Stony Brook University Hospital received this year’s Greening the OR Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector. The Greening the OR Award recognizes the facility demonstrating the most success in reducing the environmental impact of its surgical suites. Operating rooms are large contributors to a healthcare facility’s environmental footprint, creating opportunity for significant cost savings and sustainability improvements. “We are proud to be recognized as a leader…

Polymer plastic solar cells remain an industry priority because of their light weight, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Now scientists from Stony Brook University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have demonstrated that these types of solar cells can be more efficient and have more stability based on new research findings. Led by Miriam Rafailovich, PhD, a Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook University, and Chang-Yong Nam, PhD, a scientist at BNL and Adjunct Professor at Stony Brook, the research team discovered that by adding a common inert polymer, called polystyrene, these solar cells undergo an optimized internal morphology, resulting…

Seawolves fans can now easily access their favorite teams’ merchandise through the new online team shop: SeawolvesTeamShop.com.   With just the click of a button, fans from anywhere in the world are now able to buy their favorite team’s branded merchandise and show their Seawolf pride.    Customers can also customize their gear with their favorite logos and colors with the “Select-a-Sport” option for all sports on campus, no minimum quantities required. If you would like to order something that is not presently available, you can request a quote for your special item at customerservice@advanced-online.com or call 877-471-5410. In addition,…

Stony Brook University has received notification from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that two proposals directed by SBU faculty to expand or develop Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) designed to accelerate scientific breakthroughs needed to strengthen U.S. economic leadership and energy security will receive funding totaling $21.75 million. The two Stony Brook EFRCs are the Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties (m2M), led by renowned energy storage researcher, Esther Takeuchi, PhD, which will receive a four-year $12 million grant for the existing center; and the creation of a new EFRC, A Next Generation Synthesis Center (GENESIS) led by John Parise, PhD, which…

On August 28, 2018, the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine will provide free dental screening, cleanings, fluoride treatment and oral health education to hundreds of underserved children at their annual Give Kids A Smile® event. Sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA), Give Kids A Smile events are part of a national campaign to provide dental care and promote the importance of oral health to children who might not have ready access due to their economic status. Many families on Long Island do not have adequate dental insurance or the means to provide for proper preventive care for their…

Looking for something to do on Long Island this summer? Head to the Hamptons and visit the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, run by the Stony Brook Foundation. The museum is open from May through October, Thursday to Saturday, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Reservations are not required unless you want to do a guided tour at noon on those days, reserve your ticket here. Admission for Pollock-Krasner House members and for SUNY/CUNY faculty, staff and students is free. All other adults are $5 and children under 12 are free. Visit the website or call (631) 324-4929 for more information. Special Events…

“It’s an amazing experience just to understand how the research process in academia works,” says English major Alexandra Rivera ’19. “[You] understand the process by looking into books that scholars have written, to find out what dissertations are being written, and to discuss with colleagues these materials in depth.” Rivera, a student in the combined BA/MA English Teacher preparation program, is majoring in English with a minor in Japanese Studies. She is working on an honors thesis, Literary Fraudulence in Allegory and Fanfiction through Dante’s Divine Comedy, under the direction of Douglas Pfeiffer and is a participant in the English Honors Program as well…

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