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5/25/2016 (New York Times) Women From Venus, Men Still From Mars on Facebook, Study FindsWomen used warmer, gentler words in their status updates on Facebook compared to men, who were more likely to swear, express anger and use argumentative language, a study of 10 million postings released on Wednesday found. In a bit of a surprise, the study showed that women used slightly more assertive language, said H. Andrew Schwartz, an assistant professor of computer science at Stony Brook University and one of its authors.
5/24/2016 (Washington Post) Sparking fears of a zombie apocalypse: Controversial study aims to 'reanimate' the brain deadSam Parnia, a researcher at Stony Brook Medicine who in 2014 led a groundbreaking study published on people's state of mind and consciousness at the time of death, has theorized that death may not be a specific moment but a process that can last hours or even days. If that's the case, he says, efforts such as Bioquark's to intervene and reverse this process hold "a potentially very exciting promise for the future."
5/25/2016 (Today Show/NBC) A pregnant pause: artist paints while bed rest puts her life on holdAfter seven years of infertility, Kristen Somody Whalen finally has a viable pregnancy. Unfortunately, Whalen's third trimester has been another long wait, as she struggles through over three weeks of bed rest at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York.
5/25/2016 (Lateline/ABC/Australia) Interview with Dr. Michael KimmelThese are the kinds of statistics that intrigue tonight's guest. Sociologist Dr Michael Kimmel was recently dubbed "the world's pre-eminent male feminist". He's the executive director of the Centre for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University, where he is also distinguished professor of sociology and gender studies.
5/24/2016 (Newsday) 'Screenagers' film offers parents tips on teen phone rulesWhen Setauket mom Delaney Ruston was deciding when and whether to get her daughter a smartphone -- and what the rules for use should be -- she went public with her thought process, making a film called "Screenagers." That movie is now being shown to parents and students at hundreds of schools, religious and community organizations and other venues on Long Island and across the United States. Ruston, 49, a physician, is currently filmmaker in residence at Stony Brook Medicine; she and her husband, Peter Small, 56, also a physician, moved from Seattle to Long Island in August with Tessa, now 14, and son Chase, now 17.
5/24/2016 (Boston Globe) Bob Dylan's relentless reinventionThis article is written by Jon Friedman, a professor at the Stony Brook University School of Journalism and the author of "Forget About Today: Bob Dylan's Genius for (Re)Invention, Shunning the Naysayers, and Creating a Personal Revolution."
5/23/2016 (Southold Local) Second Stony Brook first responder vehicle now serving the North ForkAnother Stony Brook first responder vehicle is now on the road on the North Fork to help supplement local EMS and fire departments.
5/21/2016 (New York Post) 70% to 90% of cancer is your own damn faultIntrinsic factors accounted for just 10% to 30% of people's lifetime risk of getting cancer, while extrinsic risks accounted for 70% to 90% for most common cancer types, the study showed. "Cancer risk is heavily influenced by extrinsic factors," the study researchers, who work at Stony Brook University in New York, concluded.
5/23/2016 (New York Post/"Page Six") Soledad O'Brien and Eric Holder Speak at Stony Brook University CommencementSoledad O'Brien, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at Stony Brook's 56th commencement on Friday.
5/20/2016 (3D Printing Industry) The right workflow for medical modelsThere is one major issue that a new paper by James Shin of Stony Brook University and Jacob Kaufman of the University of Neurology addresses. We need models, not scans.
5/20/2016 (New York Daily News) What made Morley Safer great: Understanding the '60 Minutes' legend's unique talentSteve Reiner is an associate professor in the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island and writes, "Morley Safer would not have been sentimental about his death this week."
5/20/2016 (Newsday) Stony Brook University 2016 commencementStony Brook University held its 56th commencement Friday at the school's campus in Stony Brook.
5/19/2016 (Next Avenue) Thanks for All Those Minutes, Morley SaferSteven Reiner, an associate professor of journalism at Stony Brook University, worked with Safer at 60 Minutes for more than a decade beginning in 1996 on profiles of the late neurologist, author Oliver Sacks and conductor Michael Tilson-Thomas, and traveling with him to the kingdom of Bhutan, thought to be the happiest place on Earth. What stands out, Reiner says, is Morley's "inimitable persona, his style, his affect, his extraordinarily quirky, unpredictable and brilliant wit, his sense of the absurd, playfulness, irony. He was a wonderful artist, pen and ink. Morley had a lot of passions -- racecar driving in the country -- a very full and rich life outside of 60 Minutes. I don't think 60 Minutes ever became his identity per se the way it was for others. But the great irony is he survived Mike Wallace, Ed Bradley, Bob Simon and founding executive producer Don Hewitt."
5/19/2016 (Newsday) 124 Stony Brook grads become MDsStony Brook University School of Medicine held their commencement exercises on Thursday, May 19, 2016 in which 124 graduates received their doctorates, along with the right to add the letters "MD" to the end of their names.
5/18/2015 (Newsday) Top NY education officials push for teacher training reformsDorit Kaufman, director of the professional education program at Stony Brook University, applauded the report for addressing the need to add diversity in its recruitment of teachers and create more student-teaching experiences for those going into the profession. "It's a visionary report," she said.
5/18/2016 (WABC-TV) Could Implanted Balloons Help You Lose Weight? Could Implanted Balloons Help You Lose Weight?Dr. Aurora Pryor did the procedure at Stony Brook University Hospital and says the balloons are for people like Rodriguez who are trying to lose 30 to 50 pounds. At the same time, patients undergo a rigorous dietary program with nutritionists.
5/17/2016 (Times Beacon Record) Stony Brook University offers all-gender restrooms to studentsStony Brook University is steps ahead of the nation on its public restroom policies. Last week, U.S. President Barack Obama required all public schools to provide restroom facilities for all students, including those who identify as transgender. But at Stony Brook, plans are already in place to accommodate students of any identification, making it the first school in the SUNY system to offer up all-gender restrooms and changing rooms.
5/16/2016 (KFBK-FM-Sacramento) If You Could Erase Your Memory, Would You? It Might Be a PossibilityWell, this idea may no longer be fiction. Researchers at Stony Brook University have begun experimenting with the brains of mice and have found the procedure could work on humans.
5/15/2016 (Exit 10/55 with Richard Rose) Long Island WaterwaysRichard Rose interviews Dr. Christopher Gobler about Long Island's waterways.
5/13/2016 (FiOS1) Stony Brook is first SUNY school to offer transgender restrooms, changing roomsBut at least one university on Long Island already has that covered. One has urinals; the other, traditional toilets, but both of these multi-stall bathrooms at Stony Brook University are open for anyone to use regardless of their gender identity.More News