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Stony Brook University Recognized For Retention and Increased Graduation Rates in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges


Stony Brook University  is once again ranked within the top 100 among U.S. colleges and universities (#97) and ranks as #41 among public universities according to the  U.S. News & World Report ’s 2018 Best Colleges. Stony Brook also fared much better than expected in the category of 6-year graduation rate by achieving a 72 percent graduation rate vs. the expected rate of 69 percent. “While these new data are reason for optimism, Stony Brook has become a world-class institution not by managing toward rankings but rather by managing toward mission -- exemplary academics, cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art health care, economic vibrancy, and celebrating diversity,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “Where rankings align with the mission to achieve outcomes, they can be a valuable tool.”

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A clinical trial of an innovative e-mental health tool led by a Stony Brook University psychiatry professor to help address stress, anxiety and/or depression will begin on September 18.  The trial is designed to inform the delivery of mental health treatments for astronauts on long duration space missions. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)-funded study involves “astronaut-like” individuals and is being developed in conjunction with researchers from the  Black Dog Institute  in Australia. 


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Fusion power – created by two or more atomic nuclei – is a clean and powerful form of energy, most notably created by the sun, a natural fusion reactor. But harnessing the right materials to develop a clean, large-scale fusion power source has alluded engineers for decades. With DOE support, Professor Jason Trelewicz  and colleagues are testing tungsten alloys to find ways to develop the best materials to build a fusion reactor. This image shows a cascade event after the impact of a high energy atom in tungsten, displacing atoms that in turn produce a pressure wave propagating through the material. The experiments are designed to test the radiation effects and other properties in novel materials that have potential for use in future fusion reactors.

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