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President Stanley Recognizes Young Alumni for Representing Excellence On January 26, over 200 alumni, former honorees, family, and friends joined Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. at the second annual “40 Under Forty” celebration at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square, New York City. The “40 Under Forty” program honors forty of the most innovative and entrepreneurial spirited Stony Brook University alumni age forty or younger who are making significant contributions to their professions and communities. This year’s honorees were recognized for their achievements in medicine, the arts, public service, business, and academia, among other fields. [For LI…

Stony Brook University alumni Yufei Ren has been selected the winner of the 2015 Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) Distinguished Dissertation Award, which is given each year to a doctoral dissertation that exemplifies scientific significance, impact and originality. He was chosen from among 15 phenomenal dissertations from institutions worldwide. Ren earned his PhD from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is a member of the Institute of Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook. Ren’s thesis advisor Dantong Yu nominated his dissertation, Scalable End-to-End Data I/O over Enterprise and Data-Center Networks, for the SPEC honor. Ren’s thesis committee also…

There are about one million bacteria, thousands of species and untold genetic diversity in just one drop of seawater. This amazing fact and the powerful roles played by marine microbes in shaping the health of the ocean’s ecosystem and our climate has led Gordon T. Taylor, a Professor of Oceanography at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), to focus his research on uncovering the wonders of marine microbial life. Now, a new $800,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will enable Professor Taylor and colleagues to develop new microscopy-based technologies to probe this environment…

Alumni and enrolled juniors and seniors in good standing are eligible to participate in one of the University’s most prestigious traditions — The Official Stony Brook University Ring. A Balfour ring representative will be on campus this month to assist with ring selection, sizing, purchasing and to answer questions. Tuesday, February 9, to Thursday, February 11, 2016 12 pm to 5 pm Stony Brook University Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library Atrium Click here to learn more about the Stony Brook University Ring Tradition. You can also order yours online at Balfour.com/stonybrook or by phone at (866) 225-3687.

Stony Brook University Hospital pulls together to get patient into surgery during a blizzard January 27, 2016 – A powerful nor’easter pummeled Long Island on Saturday, January 23rd, which forced emergency travel bans, created flooding in some areas and buried the region with nearly 30 inches of snow. But it didn’t stop Stony Brook University Hospital’s Transplant Kidney Team and Paramedics from getting Melanie Chirichella to the operating room once a kidney was identified at the peak of winter storm Jonas. Friday evening, the Stony Brook University Hospital Department of Transplant received a called that a kidney was coming their…

Alumni and friends from the Philadelphia area are getting together this February to connect with their Alumni Association—and each other. Saturday, February 6, 2016 Seawolves Happy Hour 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm City Tap House – Logan Square 2 Logan Square Philadelphia, PA 19103 Monday, February 8, 2016 Alumni Business Lunch 12 pm to 1 pm Marathon Grill at 19th and Market 1818 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 Register for one event (or both events!) here.

Recognize this Jeopardy! contestant? It’s Colin West from Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Colin is a PhD student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He works as a teaching assistant for the Alda Center and has been a presenter at the Science Unplugged series for young scientists. Colin appeared on Jeopardy! Wednesday, January 27, and was in the lead going into Final Jeopardy. Although he didn’t win, he had an excellent experience on the show and attributes his success to the Alda Center. “I want to emphasize how much I think my training from the…

The National Academy of Sciences is presenting its 2016 Public Welfare Medal to actor Alan Alda, a visiting professor at Stony Brook University, who played a major role in creating the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. The medal recognizes his “extraordinary application of the skills honed as an actor to communicating science on television and stage, and by teaching scientists innovative techniques that allow them to tell their stories to the public.” This is the Academy’s most prestigious award, established in 1914 and presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good. “Through so many different…

Tropical forests play a major role in regulating Earth’s climate, but it is unclear how they will respond during the next 100 years as the planet’s climate warms. Research scientist Kolby Jardine has been working in Brazil’s Amazon Basin for the past two years researching how the “smells of the forest” (or volatile organic compounds) can be used to better understand tropical forest response to a changing climate. Jardine earned his PhD in Atmospheric and Marine Sciences from Stony Brook in 2008 and now works in the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division division at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley…

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