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"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
NYC-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 | Food

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...

Where Public Education Produces Winners

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 01.17.2012 | College
Sarwar Kashmeri

If media headlines on the declining quality of students being produced by America's public education system ever get you down, take a trip to the Binghamton University campus of the State University of New York.

Mother, Daughter Fight Deportation To Bangladesh

AP | By MEGHAN BARR | Posted 11.29.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The deportation letter arrived just as Nadia Habib was starting her junior year at Stony Brook University, its message straightforward and...

University To Study Rape Kit Backlog

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 11.19.2011 | College

WEST SAYVILLE, N.Y. — A recently formed organization that contends there is a nationwide backlog of untested rape kits told The Associated Press...

Southampton Sun, Fun & KidLit Stars

Rocco Staino | Posted 10.12.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

For 32 potential children's authors a recent visit to the Hamptons, the famed summer resort, was spent hobnobbing not with the likes of Alec Baldwin o...

Astoria Characters: The Fencing Beekeeper

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.26.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As Mike Barrett fearlessly approaches, a bunch of bees surrounds him. Although these guys are a little agitated, they're not up in arms -- yet. "I'm not afraid of the bees," Mike says.

Stony Brook Math Prof Wins Prestigious Math Prize

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

OSLO — Professor John Milnor of Stony Brook University in New York has won the 6 million kroner ($1 million) Abel Prize for mathematics. The aw...

Cuomo's Budget Would Cost Stony Brook $67 Million In State Funding

thinksb.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Stony Brook University is reeling from Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget for 2011-2012. ...

Republican Congressional Candidate Challenges Stony Brook Students' Votes

thinksb.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The counting of absentee and affidavit ballots is now over in the first congressional district, and Republican candidate Randy Altschuler has issued c...

Serious Mental Health Needs Seen Growing At Colleges

nytimes.com | TRIP GABRIEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Rushing a student to a psychiatric emergency room is never routine, but when Stony Brook University logged three trips in three days, it did not surpr...

Arianna's "Crowdsoucred" Book Tour: First Stop, Stony Brook

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Earlier this month, Arianna invited readers to send in nominations for extra stops on her Third World America book tour. Over 200 people from all over...

No More Sea Shells by the Seashore -- New Evidence of the Impacts of Rising CO2 Levels

Robin Madel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robin Madel

In a new study, clams and scallops that were grown in pre-industrial conditions displayed significantly faster growth and development and had higher survival rates compared to those grown in today's conditions.