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Leveraging Social Media to Increase Campus Awareness, Encourage Dialogue Across Universities

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology
Ashley Wren Collins

In the spring of 2007, Seung-Hui Choi killed 32 people and injured 25 more in what is now known as the Virginia Tech Massacre. College campuses ac...

The Sleep Position That Best Protects Against Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.07.2015 | Fifty

Whether you sleep on your back, your stomach or you toss and turn all night,  you'll want to take note of this new study. Researchers say there's...

Research Institutions Are a Vital Economic Engine on Long Island

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 06.10.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Long Island's research institutions are key to the region's economic activity and potential growth. We should see them not as ivory towers but as vital parts of the engine that powers the region -- and its future prosperity.

The Changing Politics and Consistent Science of Vaccinations

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Science
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

It's fascinating how anxiously we await cures to the most horrible diseases like cancer, and yet how easily we dismiss cures to diseases when they exist.

How Best to Hold Federal Scientific Research Accountable

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 04.01.2015 | College
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

The surest route to success in scientific research is to foster a robust environment of scientific investigation and engage the finest minds in that pursuit.

Long Island Needs a Broader Mix of Housing

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 03.08.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Long Island is world-renowned for its single-family suburban lifestyle, yet it needs a broader mix of housing. A recent public opinion survey shows that a majority of Long Islanders agree, and that's good news.

Prince William's International Leadership on Animal Conservation

Richard Leakey | Posted 02.18.2015 | Green
Richard Leakey

The fight to save the world's wildlife is about much more than the beauty of the animals or the illegal activity that would destroy them. Our wildlife is essential to preserving the biodiversity of our world and to expanding our understanding and appreciation of human and animal life and evolution.

Investing in America's Dazzling Scientific Talent

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 02.17.2015 | Science
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

Our nation needs to increase its commitment to the intellectual pursuit of scientific discovery - and to the "dazzling" talent in our midst. That's a proven strategy to produce the jobs that Americans want and deserve -- not directly but indirectly.

Protect and Maintain America's Scientific Preeminence

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Science
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

America is leading the world in scientific discoveries and technological advances, and key to that is the independence of the scientific process that has served American innovation so well in the past. It's essential to protect that process and ensure that scientific merit is determined by scientific peers.

Carolyn Gregoire

Could Depression Be Caused By A Virus? | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living

We know that the brains of people with depression are different from the brains of healthy people in both their chemical balance and structure, but de...

My Conversation With Alan Alda

Cathy Chester | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment
Cathy Chester

Alan Alda has always been like a cauldron packed tight with ingredients of passion, ideas and deep thought that would burst wide open if he couldn't keep moving forward. Although our conversation lasted only a few minutes it will leave an indelible impression on my heart.

"Do the Right Bling"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a guy whose only piece of jewelry is a wedding ring that I got 35 years ago and who thinks karats are what rabbits eat, I have nev...

Indie Film Festival at Stony Brook

NYC-ARTS | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts

The Stony Brook Film Festival launches its 18th season on Thursday, July 18, with world, U.S. and East Coast premieres. For ten days through July 27, ...

Stony Brook Police Cruiser Hits, Pins Student

Posted 03.20.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK -- A campus police officer's cruiser hit a Stony Brook University student late Thursday night when the officer lost control of the car while ...

Move Over, James Franco

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Professor Alan Alda has a homework assignment for scientists. Yes, that Alan Alda. The actor known for portraying Capt. Benjami...

Going Beyond a Blind Date With Science, According to Alan Alda

Jeanne Garbarino | Posted 01.27.2013 | Science
Jeanne Garbarino

Bringing in his experiences as an actor, Alan Alda is challenging scientists to leave their comfort zones and truly become scientific translators for both the pubic and policy makers. Alda has borrowed a concept widely used by many comedians: improvisation.

Stony Brook Student Killed In Sandy Crash

Posted 11.02.2012 | College

An aspiring medical student was killed this week when the SUV she was riding in was broadsided by a police car at anLong Island intersection made dark...

New York Professor Contracts Potentially Deadly Hantavirus In The Adirondacks

AP | Posted 10.22.2012 | New York

STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Lab tests have confirmed that a New York professor contracted the potentially deadly hantavirus during a hiking trip in the Adiro...

Stony Brook Student Magazine's Funny Football Tweets Lead to Censorship Threat

Dan Reimold | Posted 12.05.2012 | College
Dan Reimold

Late last month, athletics officials at Stony Brook University threatened the press credentials of a student magazine in response to a staffer's comedic live-tweeting of a football game.

The Global Search for Education: We Will Remember

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

We will remember the 2,977 people from more than 90 nations who were killed as a result of the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. More than 400 of them were people who responded first to the attacks.

Threatened Species Used In Shark Fin Soup Across U.S.

Posted 08.10.2012 | Home

A recent study discovered that several species of sharks classified as endangered or threatened are being used to make shark fin soup served in U.S. r...

From M*A*S*H to Math

Agnes Gund | Posted 09.16.2012 | Arts
Agnes Gund

Alan Alda -- yes, that Alan Alda -- has recently made the news as a science educator. PBS News Hour, the New York Times, and numerous blogs and other ...

Epic College Baseball Upset

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 08.10.2012 | Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Coach Matt Senk and his unflappable band of ballplayers from upstart Stony Brook invaded the most hostile territory in colle...

Second is the Best

Jennifer Islam | Posted 07.14.2012 | Teen
Jennifer Islam

I was so depressed when I didn't get into NYU that I Googled "how to deal with a college rejection." But then I realized that I didn't get accepted because it wasn't the right fit for me, and I'm OK with that.

Alan Alda Seeks 11-Year-Olds For Science Contest

Posted 03.03.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/02/2012 03:30 PM EST on LiveScience As an 11-year-old, future actor Alan Alda asked his...