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False assumptions made by employers about gender roles, and women’s inclination to avoid conflict in negotiations, are key factors contributing to the longstanding pay gap between men and women, according to a business professor who studies organizational behavior at Stony Brook. “Furthermore, it’s going to take increased awareness of these factors across industries if that gap is ever going to disappear,” said Julia Bear, an assistant professor of organizational behavior in the College of Business  at Stony Brook University. “The research I have conducted shows that assumptions about men’s and women’s roles in their families contribute to wage discrimination and…

Stony Brook University has released the first set of matching grant funds for vital research laboratory equipment to Nassau and Suffolk Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awardees. The matching State funds will allow Long Island companies to leverage the federal SBIR research funds to accelerate technology and manufacturing commercialization to create jobs and economic impact in the region. This $1.2 matching grant program is funded by an incentive package offered by Empire State Development and administered by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and The Research Foundation. Startups face daunting challenges raising capital to develop and commercialize emerging technologies, many locally conceptualized at Stony Brook…