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Prince William's International Leadership on Animal Conservation

Richard Leakey | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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 12.18.2014 | 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 12.10.2014 | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 11.05.2014 | 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
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 | 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...

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...