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10/6/2015 (The Conversation) The campus experience is changing all over the worldStony Brook University Professor Karen Sobel Lojeski writes: "According to the National Center for Education Statistics, as of 2012, approximately 12.5% of the 21 million or so enrolled undergraduates attended online classes exclusively - meaning they missed a "real-life" campus experience altogether."
10/6/2015 (International Business Times) Early human ancestors 'more efficient' at walking upright than previously thoughtResearchers from the Stony Brook University in New York used kinematic analysis to look at the independent motions of the hips, lumbar and thorax in humans and two chimpanzees - Leo and Hercules - that had been trained to walk upright. The findings showed that Hercules and Leo's upper bodies do a small twist when they walk.
10/6/2015 (Smithsonian Magazine) Walking Chimps Move in Surprisingly Similar Ways to Humans Using kinematic analysis, a team of researchers from Stony Brook University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine found that chimp and human locomotion share more similarities than previously thought. That suggests our chimp-like human ancestors, such as Australopithecus afarensis, might have been some of the first hominins to stand on their own two feet.
10/5/2015 (WABC-TV) Suffolk County Police Officer, Good Samaritans Save Cop Who Suffered Heart Attack During Hockey Game"Time is critical," Dr. William Lawson said. "I mean, the heart and the head and the other vital organs are very sensitive to the effects of no circulation."
10/5/2015 (Newsday) Millennials pitch factory jobs on Long IslandThe initiative, backed by business groups, colleges and politicians, comes as a study by the Center for Corporate Education at Stony Brook University found that plants are having difficulty filling jobs and attracting skilled employees because of negative stereotypes of factory work.
10/2/2015 (Wisconsin Public Radio) Women Underrepresented In The MediaA recent study shows that men are mentioned in media coverage five times more than women. One of the study's authors joins us to discuss the results, and offers advice on how media can be more representative. Stony Brook University researcher Arnout van de Rijt interviewed.
10/4/2015 (27east.com/Southampton Press) Jennifer Garvey To Lead New Water Quality Research Center At Stony BrookHampton Bays native Jennifer Garvey has been chosen as the associate director of the newly created New York State Center for Water Quality Technology, a research center based at Stony Brook University that will focus on developing septic treatment technology and water quality improvement strategies.
10/3/2015 (Newsday) Giants sign Stony Brook's Will TyeStony Brook is in the house! Finally. Will Tye became the first product of Stony Brook University to be signed to the active roster of an NFL team when the Giants promoted the tight end from their practice squad on Saturday. He is expected to make his pro debut Sunday against the Bills.
10/1/2015 (Nature) US plan to assess risky disease research takes shapeNational Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity chairman Samuel Stanley, president of Stony Brook University in New York, praises the Gryphon group's work so far. "They're setting boundaries on a tough set of questions," he says.
10/2/2015 (Discover Magazine) The Evolutionary Timeline Retooled (November 2015 Issue)Thanks to a wrong turn, a stroke of luck and keen eyes, husband and wife research partners Sonia Harmand and Jason Lewis of Stony Brook University could rewrite our understanding of tool use among hominins.
9/30/2015 (Times Beacon Record) Stony Brook honors those who protect preserveTo begin, two Stony Brook undergraduate students were awarded the 2015 Ashley Schiff Scholarship Awards. Alexandrea Van Loo and Andrew Fiorenza participated in a yearlong project where they installed cameras throughout the nature preserve to detect foot traffic patterns from both humans and animals to determine how much the preserve is used.
10/1/2015 (Newday) As Hurricane Joaquin bears down on Bahamas, impact on Long Island uncertainA key issue of uncertainty involves the potential for a weak trough stretching from the Great Lakes down to Florida to be strengthened, as another trough drops down from the upper Midwest, said Brian Colle, professor in Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. That could help guide the storm more toward the North or South Carolina coast, he said.
9/28/2015 (New12) Water on Mars?There was a blockbuster announcement from NASA scientists today -- that mars has flowing water on it. scientists once thought the red planet was dry, but they now say "under certain circumstances" liquid water has been found on mars. the source of salty water is a mystery. experts say it could be melting ice, or water vapor. geology professor - timothy glotch of suny stony Brook says this is exciting news
9/29/2015 (CNN) Grand Cayman's coral reefs must not be destroyedDr. Carl Safina holds the endowed chair for nature and humanity at Stony Brook University on Long Island, where he runs the Safina Center. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
9/29/2015 (Long Island Pulse) Caring for Aging Parents"If the parents are aging and they're in good health, it's important to support that," said Geoffrey O'Connell, LCSW, a Geriatric Care Planner for Stony Brook Medicine. "In cases where mom and dad begin to slow down or they become diagnosed with Alzheimer's, they begin to have heart disease or other medical problems, those are the challenges where children need to step up the plate and the challenge becomes, 'How do we do that?'"
9/28/2015 (Wall Street Journal) New Devices Take the Pain Out of Hospital Visits"If we are the ones inflicting pain, we need to do something proactively to minimize it," says Sergey Kunkov, director of the pediatric emergency department at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, part of Stony Brook Medicine in New York.
9/28/2015 (Wall Street Journal-Video) New Tech Tries to Take Sting Out of Health CareNew approaches are making it easier to avoid pain, including needle-less blood draws and inhaled pain medications. WSJ's Laura Landro joins Tanya Rivero and includes Stony Brook Medicine as a location where eliminating pain for childhood patients is a priority.
9/29/2015 (BBC) Why are we the only human species still aliveSeveral million years ago, when a great many hominin species lived side-by-side, they mainly ate plants. "There is no evidence they were systematically preying on large animals," says John Shea of Stony Brook University in New York, US.
9/28/2015 (Newsday) Life on Mars? NASA says planet appears to have flowing water"The evidence is certainly provocative, but there is still need for further study," said Deanne Rogers, an assistant professor of geosciences at Stony Brook University.
9/25/2015 (Health Cast) Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries"The biggest problem right now is that many children and teens are not taking time off from their sports activities," said Dr. James Penna, an orthopedic surgeon at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, N.Y.More News