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The No. 1 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse program’s record-breaking 2018 season came to a close on Saturday afternoon at Newton Campus Lacrosse Field, as the Seawolves fell in overtime to Boston College, 12-11, in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. With the loss, the Seawolves fall to 20-1 (7-0 AE) to finish the year. “I’m proud of our kids,” said head coach Joe Spallina. “I’d go to battle with that group any day of the week, I love each one of them. It stings, it definitely hurts.” “That said, you can’t ask for more, Spallina added. “Our defense responded well after a…

Forbes has released its 2018 list of “Best Value Colleges,” and Stony Brook University ranks No. 41 overall among 300 schools that provide students with the most bang for their buck. Stony Brook ranks at No. 18 among public colleges and universities, and received the highest ranking out of SUNY schools. The 2018 ranking is based on data from the Department of Education’s College Scorecard, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and PayScale, which examined  alumni earnings (20%), net price (20%), net debt (20%), school quality (20%), timely graduation (10%), and population of Pell Grant recipients (10%). Forbes also considered fees,…

On Saturday, September 22, Stony Brook is again inviting the local community, friends, families and neighbors to experience CommUniversity Day. This afternoon of fun exploration, good food, hands-on activities, entertainment and academic activities highlights the very best the University has to offer. And we want you to join us by showing off what makes your department or area awesome! The CommUniversity team is looking for employees, faculty, staff and students to share their best academic, cultural, research, health, sports and entertainment offerings through fun, interactive activities or short hot-topic lectures. Everyone across the University — in any discipline — is welcome…

Empowered by his position as a sustainability intern for the Faculty Student Association (FSA), Edward Gallagher ’18 has worked to develop a more efficient, sustainable method to compost food waste at campus dining locations. While FSA currently composts “pre-consumer” food leftovers that no one has bought or taken, resulting in more than 6,000 lbs. of food waste converted into usable compost this semester, a program to compost leftovers that students couldn’t finish was in need of development — and Gallagher was happy to help. In his research, Gallagher came across a composting process called Bokashi, a Japanese term for “fermented…

 No. 1 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse won its sixth-straight America East Conference championship on Sunday afternoon at LaValle Stadium, topping Albany by the final score of 22-14. With the win, the Seawolves (19-0, 7-0 AE) earned an automatic bid to the 2018 Women’s Lacrosse NCAA Tournament. The team  has been selected as the No. 5 national seed and will square off with the winner of Penn and Penn State on Sunday, May 13 from LaValle Stadium. Stony Brook is the only unbeaten team heading into the NCAA Tournament, going 19-0 (7-0 AE) so far this year. The Seawolves cruised past Albany, 22-14, earlier on Sunday…

Future astronauts spending long periods of time on the Moon could suffer bronchitis and other health problems by inhaling tiny particles of dust from its surface, according to new research. A new study from researchers at Stony Brook University finds simulated lunar soil is toxic to human lung and mouse brain cells. Up to 90 percent of human lung cells and mouse neurons died when exposed to dust particles that mimic soils found on the Moon’s surface. The results show breathing toxic dust, even in minute quantities, could pose a health hazard to future astronauts traveling to the Moon, Mars…

Tom MacCarthy, Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to better understand how human antibodies are generated in response to infection by using computational biology. Part of a multi-PI $3 million grant, in collaboration with the lab of immunology pioneer Matthew D. Scharff, MD at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the research will employ computational models and analysis of high-throughput DNA sequence data. “Our approach is innovative because the computational models we are proposing will test molecular mechanisms both computationally and…

No. 1 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse finished off its unbeaten 2018 regular season on Saturday afternoon at John Fallon Field, cruising past Albany, 21-8. With the victory, the Seawolves (17-0, 7-0 AE) will be the No. 1 seed in the 2018 America East Championship – earning the right to host the postseason conference tournament at LaValle Stadium on May 4 and May 6. Stony Brook’s win caps off a record-breaking 2018 campaign, as the program becomes the first team in Seawolves’ history to post an unbeaten regular-season record and to achieve a No. 1 national ranking. “It’s great for us…

As a boy, Emmy Award-winning actor Alan Alda was fascinated with the world around him. He yearned to know exactly how things worked and often developed his own makeshift experiments for fun. At age 11, he turned to his science teacher for answers to his latest conundrum: What is a flame? “[A flame] didn’t seem like anything else I’d ever seen — hot, but with no substance, full of color — I wondered how it got that way. I asked my teacher, and after thinking about it for a moment, she said it was oxidation,” Alda recalled. “Then I had…

Stony Brook student activist Emily Withers has been selected as one of international anti-poverty organization Oxfam America’s CHANGE leaders for the 2018-2019 academic year. She is one of only 30 students chosen among campuses throughout the country for this competitive program. Through Oxfam’s CHANGE Initiative, Emily will gain leadership and advocacy training to prepare her to promote social change on campus. “It is an incredible opportunity to be selected for this prestigious program,” said Emily. “I have always been drawn to Oxfam’s mission of ending poverty, and gaining the skills to help this become a reality is invaluable. I can’t…

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