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Stony Brook PhD student’s work with recycled planetary dust brings context to the international scientific team’s finding published in Science The simulated fly-by of the 51 Eridani star and planet system begins with the view of the sky showing the location of the star near the constellation Orion visible in the northern hemisphere winter. The young star 51 Eridani is 100light-years from the Sun and a Jupiter-like planet is directly imaged in the infrared in an orbit similar in size to the Sun-Saturn distance. The star also has indirect evidence of belts of rocky debris orbiting closer and farther to…

Their Nominations for the Prize – Which Was Awarded in 2014 to Stony Brook University Professor Patricia Wright – Underscores the University’s Extraordinary Leadership in Animal Conservation in the United States and around the World Stony Brook University faculty members Carl Safina and Russell Mittermeier have been named nominees for the 2016 Indianapolis Prize, which celebrates “true heroes in the field of animal conservation.” Carl Safina, PhD, was cited for having “brought ocean conservation into the environmental mainstream by using science, art and literature to inspire a ‘sea ethic’.” Russell Mittermeier, PhD, was cited as a “visionary leader able to…

White Coat Ceremony launches medical school for first-year students from New York, eight other states and from around the world The 132 first-year students of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2019 — the largest ever in the school’s history — officially began their training with the School’s annual White Coat Ceremony. At the August 23 event, the incoming medical students received their first physician-in-training white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time. The Class of 2019 is a talented and diverse group coming from New York State, eight other states, and from around…

On August 20, 2015, Stony Brook University Hospital celebrated the 100,000th birth since the hospital’s Labor & Delivery program began in May 1980. Luca Michael Picarella, born at 8:09 am on August 17 weighing 8lbs., 9 oz., and 20 ¾ inches in length, was feted along with his parents Katie and Mike Picarella, and big sister Gianna (5) who was also born at Stony Brook. He was also presented with scholarships and other gifts inspired by community residents who caught wind of the delivery countdown — either from Stony Brook announcements, social media, or local news — and reached out…

Meryl Cosentino, Senior Director of Gift Planning in Stony Brook University’s Advancement Department, was elected President of the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York (PPGGNY). She has 30 years of legal and gift planning background including prior experience as Director of Planned Giving for St. Francis Hospital and philanthropic work at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on Long Island as TNC’s Donor Relations Manager. “I am truly grateful to the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York (PPGGNY) for continuing to strengthen my professional knowledge,” said Meryl.. “As a gift planning professional, it is especially important for me to stay…

MIT Technology Review revealed its annual list of Innovators Under 35. For over a decade, the global media company has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. For his work in the field of computer accessibility, Stony Brook University’s Yevgen Borodin has been recognized as a humanitarian in the Internet and Web category. Dr. Borodin is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and his innovations have pushed the envelope in computer accessibility research and, today he is regarded as one of the leading researchers in the field…

Come back to Wolfstock: A Homecoming Tradition! If you’ve been to Wolfstock before, you know it just keeps getting better and better every year. And if you haven’t, make this the year you bring your friends and family along to the Barbecue Before the Game and best college football fan experience! At Wolfstock, you’ll enjoy a delicious barbecue buffet, meet up with old friends and make new ones. The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band and spirit squads will be by to pump you up and lead you all to the game. Saturday, October 17 Barbecue Before the Game Stop…

Through Stony Brook University’s Mobile/Digital Now (MDN) initiative, 185 EOP/AIM freshmen received iPads this July as they began their four-year journey at the EOP/AIM Pre-Freshman Summer Academy, a five-week program of intense academics to help prepare them for the upcoming academic year. The iPads are part of the University’s commitment to the EOP/AIM program, which provides educationally related support services and supplemental financial assistance to students whose educational and economic circumstances have limited their post-secondary educational opportunities. Additionally the iPads support Stony Brook faculty in the appropriate utilization of technology to enhance their teaching, control the costs of learning materials…

Come Back to Campus for Your 25th Anniversary! Explore all that’s new at Stony Brook, meet up with old friends and favorite professors – and then kick off Wolfstock (a Homecoming tradition!) at this exclusive Class of ’90 Reunion Brunch. Saturday, October 17, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM Stony Brook University Charles B. Wang Center RSVP Today! Must RSVP by Friday, October 9. Register for reunion updates and to discover all of the other Wolfstock activities planned for you! Questions? Contact Kristin Matthews at (631) 632-6130 or alumnievents@stonybrook.edu. #WOLFSTOCK  

Imagine arriving in a country as a six-year-old with no knowledge of the native tongue or culture. Compound this with the ridicule of other children who label you “slow.” Stony Brook University biomedical engineering major Kunal Agarwal ’15 remembers learning of these grade-school taunts from his one Indian friend, who spoke both English and Kunal’s native language, Hindi. Kunal could have allowed the epithets to destroy his self-esteem and hinder his progress, but instead, Kunal vowed not only to learn English, but also to excel in it. “I was very fortunate to have a teacher who not only understood my problem,…

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