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Stony Brook University has been named the 34th best college in the US, as well as the 22nd best public institution, in an annual ranking released by MONEY Magazine. In the 2018 list of “Best Colleges For Your Money,” SBU ranks  No. 34 overall this, a 20-place increase from its 2017 ranking, and No. 22 among public universities, a 10-place jump from last year. Stony Brook’s rise in the rankings reflects an increase in graduation rates alongside a slower growth in tuition rates compared to other institutions. Social mobility is also an important factor behind the improvement. SBU scored highly…

Stony Brook University, iCell Gene Therapeutics and the University of Louisville have received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for an Investigational New Drug (IND) for the treatment of relapsed and refractory T-cell leukemia and lymphoma. The approach is the first to use chimeric antigen receptor engineered T-cells directed against the target protein CD4 (CD4CAR). Together, Stony Brook University, the University of Louisville, and iCell Gene Therapeutics expect the first in-human Phase I clinical trial to begin accruing patients before the end of 2018. “We are excited to partner with the University of Louisville and iCell Gene Therapeutics to offer this…

Before she started her first corporate job, Anna Goldberg ’09, ’12 said she didn’t recall experiencing gender bias. All that changed when at age 24 she participated in a meeting with predominantly male co-workers and realized she wasn’t being taken seriously. “We were talking about a project that wasn’t working out and when I suggested a solution they just brushed it off. Then a man suggested the same thing and was told it was a good idea,” said Goldberg, who has a bachelor’s in chemical engineering and a master’s in chemistry, both from Stony Brook University. “Another time I proposed…

In an op-ed published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD and SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson issue a clarion call for higher education to leverage research, resources and minds to help avert catastrophic climate change. The op-ed, titled “How to Help Combat Global Warming, Campus by Campus,” sets forth the responsibilities of higher ed institutions in light of sharp increases in extreme weather and climate-related events and the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Solutions to global warming must come from the country’s 334 research universities because, Stanley and Johnson write, “at no other place in…

A prestigious Soros fellowship has been awarded to Stephanie Dinkins, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Art. Dinkins was recently named to the Open Society Foundation’s  2018 class of Soros Equality Fellows, a program intended to help incubate innovators and risk-takers striving to create and develop new ways of addressing the challenges of racial disparity and discrimination in the United States. Through this fellowship, Professor Dinkins is developing Not the Only One (NTOO), a multigenerational memoir of one black American family told from the perspective of an artificial intelligence with an evolving intellect. According to Professor Dinkins,…

“This whole environment, which is one big learning tank to discover more about particle physics, has been one of the most thought–provoking experiences I’ve ever had in my education,” says URECA (Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities) summer researcher Gregory Matousek ’20. A physics major in the Honors College, Gregory has had the opportunity this summer to participate in full-time immersive research in particle physics. He works under the direction of Dr. Abhay Deshpande and Dr. Nils Feege on a simulation study that explores the feasibility of measuring a heavy quark composite particle called the J/Psi, which is made of Charm and…