Browsing: Awards and Honors

Prachi Chitnis, a Stony Brook University graduate student mentored by Kevin Brown, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Collider-Accelerator Department, has been awarded the 2015 Experimental Physics Control Systems Prize by the European Physical Society (EPS) for her “significant contributions to the reliability of the RHIC beam permit system.” Chitnis traveled to Australia in October to accept the award. Chitnis, a PhD candidate in electrical engineering, has focused her thesis work on machine protection systems; in particular, analyzing reliability and vulnerabilities of the beam permit and quench detector systems at Brookhaven’s Relativistic Heavy Ion…

Political Science major Laura Horvath-Roa has received the Amelio Sanchez Undergraduate Award from the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center 
and the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee. Laura is a Jewish Foundation for Education of Women Scholar and an undergraduate staff assistant at Stony Brook’s Career Center. The Amelio Sanchez Undergraduate Award recognizes Stony Brook students who have shown outstanding academic achievement, scholarly promise and service and leadership to the community. The award, with a monetary gift of $2,000, is open to Latino/Latina juniors and first semester seniors in the College of Arts and Science with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Laura…

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has named 10 SUNY faculty to the Distinguished Rank, and 7 of those 10 are Stony Brook University faculty. Professor of Music Lawrence Dutton, Professor of Chemistry Benjamin Hsiao, Professor of Physics and Astronomy Chang Kee Jung, Professor of Psychology Daniel Klein, Professor of Music Philip Setzer and Professor of Computer Science Allen Tannenbaum have been named Distinguished Professor and Nancy Hollingsworth has been named Distinguished Teaching Professor. More information about SUNY’s faculty award program is available online.                                                                                                                               The Distinguished Professorship is conferred upon individuals who have achieved national or…

Stony Brook University alumna Lonia Friedlander, who received her PhD in Geosciences in December 2014, has been chosen for a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship, which will begin in April 2016. The fellowship will take her to Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, where she will work with Israeli and Palestinian partners to understand and mitigate environmental contamination in the West Bank arising from the informal electronic waste processing industry there. She will be using remote sensing and field spectroscopic methods to evaluate environmental geochemistry in the region as well as the extent and spread of contaminants released by informal…

Jackie Collier, an associate professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University, is studying tiny organisms called labyrinthulomycetes with the hope of making a big impact on understanding how the smallest marine life in our oceans affects the global carbon cycle. Collier is principal investigator on an experimental model system that has received funding from The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s (GBMF) Marine Microbiology Initiative (MMI). Her team includes Joshua Rest, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University; Daiske Honda, Department of Biology, Konan University, Japan; and Thorsten Reusch, Helmhotlz Centre for Ocean…

A team led by Stony Brook’s Chang Kee Jung participated in the neutrino oscillation experiments honored this week with the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The prize, worth $3 million, will be awarded to five experiments investigating neutrino oscillation and will be shared equally among the five teams involved. Stony Brook is connected to this groundbreaking research through the Nucleon Decay and Neutrino (NN) physics research group led by Jung. NN team scientists are members of the the Super-Kamiokande, K2K and T2K experiments honored by the Breakthrough Foundation. Other neutrino research collaborations awarded a share of the prize were the…

Maureen Pavone, an RN at Stony Brook University’s Student Health Service, received the Susan Shearer Award from the New York State College Health Association (NYSCHA), which is made up of both private and public universities and colleges in New York State. She was honored for her leadership, dedication and service to college health both at Stony Brook and in NYSCHA. “It was a complete surprise to me that I was even nominated for this award,” said Pavone. “I feel privileged to be given this award in light of the hundreds of dedicated college health nurses I have met through this organization.” Pavone…

Daniel O’Leary, Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology at Stony Brook University, is one of ten professors in the country to be honored with a $25,000 cash tribute from the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust for motivating former students to make a difference in their community. “A professor who can motivate a student to change the world is one of the most valuable resources we have in America,” said Andrew Davidson, a Beckman Award Trust committee member. “It is an honor for the Beckman Trust Award committee to pay tribute to ten more exceptional mentors this year.” Dr. O’Leary’s career has involved…

Two faculty in the College of Business at Stony Brook University were honored with awards within their fields. Jiyin Cao, an assistant professor in the Department of Management, received the prestigious and highly competitive Student Publication Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. She will be recognized at the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego in January 2016. Paul Connell, an assistant professor in the Department of Marketing, received the Ferber Award Honorable Mention for his dissertation article at the Annual Association for Consumer Research Conference. This award recognizes the best Journal of Consumer Research article based on a doctoral…

Associate Professor of English Eric Haralson received a grant from the Empowerment Charitable Trust to oversee a thee-year project, “Global Citizenship and World Literature,” which will feature a guest-lecture series, development of model courses and teaching materials — including an expansive new anthology of international writings and a website dedicated to global consciousness-raising resources — student-organized global-activism events, and an interdisciplinary faculty/student advisory group. The project has a budget of $700,000. The goal of the Global Citizenship project is to help Stony Brook’s talented, intellectually curious students become more aware of the dynamic globalized world we inhabit and more dedicated to applying what they learn to urgent global-change efforts. Working with the…

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