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8/2/2015 (Newsday) Veterans Services Committee aims to help former soldiers return to civilian lifeTown Councilman Kevin LaValle said the volunteer committee will seek to improve communication between agencies that serve veterans and clear up scheduling conflicts that might prevent veterans from obtaining services. The committee, approved last month, includes veterans, a human resources manager and military services specialists from Stony Brook University and St. Joseph's College in Patchogue
8/3/2015 (Los Angeles Times) Paid $1 to $3 a day, unauthorized immigrants keep family detention centers runningDetainees are charged two to seven times more for most products in detention centers' commissaries than they would pay at a local Wal-Mart, according to a study by Nancy Hiemstra, assistant professor of migration studies at Stony Brook University.
8/2/2015 (Innovate LI) Debrief: Peter Donnelly, SBU Technology LicensingBridging the commercial world and SBU's world-class faculty and student research, Peter Donnelly accepts a critical (but not impossible) mission: develop markets for science and technology commercialization. The tech-licensing director has made a career of translating research into innovative consumables, including stints as entrepreneur, corporate suit, academic and government staffer.
7/30/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook Medicine counting down to 100,000th birthStony Brook Medicine has launched a countdown toward the upcoming 100,000th birth of a baby (or babies, if it's a multiple birth) at Stony Brook University Hospital -- at the current pace, that's expected to occur sometime in August.
7/29/2015 (WCBS-TV) Vigil Planned For 4 Women Killed In Long Island Limo CrashMany of the families spent days and nights at Stony Brook University Medical Center, after their critically injured daughters were airlifted from the accident scene. "It is never easy to get multiple casualties at once, however we have a system here designed to handle that. We have back up, and Stony Brook truly works as a team," Chief of Trauma, Dr. James Vosswinkel said.
7/28/2015 (Long Island Business News) Last beam placed on Stony Brook Children's Hospital The first construction phase of Stony Brook's Children's Hospital concluded on Friday when a "baby" crane place the final steel beam onto the building, accompanied by a "topping off" ceremony. Through the use of a crane machine, the act was intended as a pun on the old story about where babies come from, in which a stork - a bird similar to a crane - drops babies off at the hospital.
7/28/2015 (Washington Post) How realistic is TNT's 'Proof'? Ask a real-life near-death researcherSam Parnia, who has done similar work at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, tried to test the phenomenon by placing specific images on the ceilings of operating rooms to see if patients resuscitated after full cardiac arrest could recall them -- part of a long-term study at 15 hospitals in the United States, United Kingdom and Austria. Getting sufficient data was challenging, he acknowledged. "Most people who die don't come back, only about 10 percent," he said, and those that do generally suffer memory loss. Still, about 1.5 percent of surviving patients in the study, he said, had "explicit recall" of events going on in the room that they shouldn't have been aware of.
7/29/2015 (London Daily Mail) Life on Earth began with 'hiccups': Reproduction started slowly in primordial soup rather than with a bang Dr Sergei Maslov, a computational biologist at Brookhaven and Stony Brook University, said their model fits into the current theories for an RNA world, where life started from self-replicating RNA molecules that eventually gave rise to DNA and proteins
7/28/2015 (Washington Post) Uncle Sam wants YOU to read 'popular' scholarly booksIf all goes as planned, there's a fascinating book about Diderot in your future -- and one about the history of photographic detection and another one about the economics of addiction. James Rubin, State University of New York, Stony Brook, N.Y., "Why Monet Matters, or Meanings Among the Lily Pads," received $50,400.
7/24/2015 (Pharmacy Times) Stony Brook School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical SciencesStony Brook's pharmacy school is still pending, but prospective students may want to keep an eye on this option for 2017.
7/24/2015 (U.S. News and World Report) Impress Campus Tour Guides With These QuestionsPractical questions, such as asking about the hours for the dining halls and libraries, tend to be very popular among students, says Judith Berhannan, dean of admissions at Stony Brook University--SUNY. But in her opinion, students would be better served by asking about how to get involved on campus. "Being an engaged and active student is one of the key things that will add to their success and satisfaction," she says.
7/25/2015 (QVC) Stony Brook Cancer Center on QVC's Super SaturdayQVC's Super Saturday fundraiser for gynecological cancers visits Stony Brook Cancer Center and interviews survivors/mentors.
7/24/2015 (Innovate LI) SBU Researchers Win Health GrantsThree Stony Brook Medicine researchers have received financial backing from the SUNY Health Network of Excellence.
7/24/2015 (AGU Blogosphere) Scientists must woo the public to get past the awkward "blind date" stageAlan Alda wants to change that. Alda, an award-winning actor best known for his portrayal of Hawkeye Pierce on the T.V. show "M.A.S.H.," has always been attracted to science. On July 15 Alda spoke at The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., about his experiences hosting the PBS "Scientific American Frontiers" T.V. series and his work with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.
7/23/2015 (GPB New) At Low Pay, Government Hires Immigrants Held At Detention CentersGallejos didn't give up the job, though. He needed the money, to mail letters and make phone calls to his wife. The vast majority of detainees are like Gallejos, according to Nancy Hiemstra of Stony Brook University. They labor because they are desperate. Most don't have someone on the outside providing money so they can buy extra food, warm clothes, or phone cards--products that make their stay in detention more bearable.
7/23/2015 (C/Net) Lake in Turkey turns blood redChristopher Gobler, a marine ecology research professor for Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in Stony Brook, New York, told ABC News that a species of algae called Dunaliella salinas is responsible for the lake's ruddy color.
7/23/2015 (NPR/"Morning Edition") At Low Pay, Government Hires Immigrants Held At Detention CentersIt's illegal to hire immigrants without legal status. Yet the federal government employs thousands of undocumented workers. They prepare food and clean detention facilities where they are held. Stony Brook University's Nancy Hiemstra's speaks to this.
7/22/2015 (Newsday) Stony Brook University among 19 early warning weather detection system sites, officials sayStony Brook University is among the first 19 sites named in New York State's new early warning weather detection system, state officials said Monday.
7/22/2015 (Weather Channel) Turkey's Tuz Gola Lake Turns Red Because of Toxic Algae Bloom"Because the lake is losing water, the salinity is getting higher and higher, which kills off a lot of the plankton that normally eat this red algae," Stony Brook University marine ecology research professor Dr. Christopher Gobler told ABC News. "So now, the algae is thriving and will probably red until the lake fully evaporates, probably next month during the peak of summer heat."
7/21/2015 (ABC News) Salt Lake in Turkey Turns Red Because of Algae BloomA popular salt lake in Turkey recently turned a deep red color thanks to an enormous bloom of Dunaliella salinas algae. Saline lake Tuz Gola, the second-largest lake in Turkey, is slowly evaporating amid the summer heat, according to Stony Brook University marine ecology research professor Dr. Christopher Gobler.More News