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Sarah Fuller, Professor of Music History and Theory in Stony Brook’s Department of Music, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The 212 new members join one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy studies of science and technology policy, global security, social policy and American institutions, the humanities, and education. Among the 2011 class of scholars, scientists, writers, artists, civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders are winners of the Nobel, Pulitzer, and Pritzker Prizes; the Turing Award; MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships; and Kennedy Center…

Agnes Weiyun He, Sachiko Murata, and Jeffrey A. Segal have been named 2011 Guggenheim Fellows. Based on distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for the future, Stony Brook’s three new Guggenheim Fellows were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 candidates, and brings to 13 the total number of Guggenheim Fellows at Stony Brook. In announcing this year’s Fellows, Edward Hirsch, President of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, highlighted the growth and impact of the program since its establishment in 1925. “The most significant thing about the Foundation may be the continuity of our mission, a commitment…

Stony Brook University Associate Professor of Economics Eva Carceles-Poveda will discuss globalization and its impact on the business sector at an upcoming corporate networking breakfast. The lecture will take place at The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook on Thursday, April 28, from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. Continental breakfast will be served. General admission is $40; $20 for graduate students. For more visit http://www.longislandmuseum.org/calendar.asp

Helmut Strey, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Eric Brouzes, Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, have been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for their research proposal, “Microfluidics for Single Cell Genomics.” This grant will bring in approximately $450K during its two-year funding period, and complements the $97K bioscience technology development proposal they recently received from the Center for Biotechnology for their microfluidics technology. “Our NIH research grant is funding the development of high-throughput microfluidics used to measure gene expression in single cells,” said Strey. “This new approach has the potential to revolutionize how gene expression analysis…

John Milnor, Professor of Mathematics and Co-director of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Stony Brook, received the Abel Prize for Mathematics from His Majesty King Harald at an award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, on Tuesday, May 24. Milnor then delivered his prize lecture at the University of Oslo, with Curtis McMullen and Michael Hopkins giving the Abel lectures. The aim of the lectures is to give a general audience a glimpse of the mathematics of the Abel laureate and to convey to the general mathematician the importance and impact of his work. The Royal Swedish Academy of Science is…

Chris Kielt, Deputy Chief Information Officer at Yale University, has been appointed Chief Information Officer at Stony Brook University, effective May 2. In this position, Kielt will report directly to President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. and oversee the Division of Information Technology in its charge to provide, operate, and maintain 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 Medical Center in the development of information systems to foster collegial interaction across Nicolls Road. “We are pleased…

In a paper recently published in Current Anthropology, Professor John Shea from Stony Brook’s Department of Anthropology, who is also a research associate with the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya, 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…

Elaine Crosson, former General Counsel and Vice President for Legal Services at Long Island University, is now serving as Vice President for External Relations at Stony Brook University. 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. As VP for External Relations, Crosson will report directly to the President and work closely with the other vice presidents and deans and will be an important member of the President’s senior management team. “I am very pleased that Elaine…

Imagine giving up a coveted winter break for a foreign trip that didn’t include watching the world from a hammock and a white-sand beach. Take it one step further, and imagine paying $1,500 to work rather than to relax and party. That is exactly what a group of ten Stony Brook University students and Distinguished Service Professor Malcolm Bowman from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences did during their recent holiday break. Along with students from Harvard and Stanford universities, who provided medical, dental, and other forms of assistance to villagers in southwestern Honduras, students from Stony Brook and Johns Hopkins…

Distinguished Professor Jorge Benach, Chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and Director, Center for Infectious Diseases (CID); Jessica Gurevitch, Professor and Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolution; and Dmitri E. Kharzeev, Professor of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook and Senior Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The election of an AAAS fellow is awarded to individuals by their AAAS peer members. The nomination process starts with a steering group from the particular AAAS section a person is part…

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