SUNY Campuses Dance to “Happy” [POLL]
Apr18

SUNY Campuses Dance to “Happy” [POLL]

It’s taken the Internet by storm: Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 released in November 2013. The beat and rhythm are a perfect boost to a good day and put your head up high when you’re feeling a little gray. It’s not just fans and listeners across the world that have tuned into the hit song; Pharrell himself is touched by the seemingly endless positive feedback. In April 2014,...

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Texting While Walking Can Be More Dangerous Than Distracted Driving
Mar31

Texting While Walking Can Be More Dangerous Than Distracted Driving

We’ve all seen or heard public service announcements warning against the use of cell phones while driving. We’ve all become aware of tragic car accidents that could have been avoided if someone had just put their phone away. But what about the dangers of texting while walking? As it turns out, they’re often severely overlooked. In fact, more injuries per mile occur from distracted walking than distracted driving,...

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Future Cities Lit by Beautiful Bioluminescent Trees
Mar31

Future Cities Lit by Beautiful Bioluminescent Trees

A laboratory at Stony Brook University, working with designer Dann Roosegaarde, has developed a glowing plant by merging luciferin–which is the chemical that enables fireflies to glow–with a simple plant. The result is a plant, in dirt, that glows. Naturally. And it is awesome. Roosegaarde, a self-described designer/artist/architect from the Netherlands, pronounced his vision for the future of technology incorporation at...

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Med Student Shocked by Marriage Proposal on Match Day
Mar25

Med Student Shocked by Marriage Proposal on Match Day

Every medical school student dreams about ‘Match Day’. After four years of study in the classroom, students are paired with a prospective residency program, usually at another hospital anywhere in the country, where they intern side-by-side with doctors in the real medical setting for three more years before becoming a fully-licensed doctor (of course, after passing exams). At Stony Brook University in Long Island, New...

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Marine Researcher Brings Shark Conservation to Incredible New Depths
Mar17

Marine Researcher Brings Shark Conservation to Incredible New Depths

  Demian Chapman, PhD, assistant professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and assistant director for science at the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, has been awarded a 2014 Pew Fellowship in marine conservation for a new research project to determine how recently enacted international regulations affect the trade in the fins of protected shark species. Sharks have been heavily...

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4 SUNY Campuses Named Top 10 “Best College Values” by Kiplinger’s
Mar11

4 SUNY Campuses Named Top 10 “Best College Values” by Kiplinger’s

Four SUNY campuses have been named among the Mid-Atlantic’s 10 Best Public College Values for 2014 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Kiplinger’s also ranked four SUNY campuses among the United States’ 25 Best College Values Under $30,000 a Year for 2014 and one in the nation’s 30 Best Values in Small Colleges for 2014 in March 2014. In producing these rankings, Kiplinger’s looked in to schools’ academic quality,...

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Amazing New Panel Transforms Solar Rays Into Ice
Mar03

Amazing New Panel Transforms Solar Rays Into Ice

Say goodbye to those less-than-satisfying moments of having nothing but a lukewarm bottle of water to quench your thirst on a hot day! A breakthrough in solar technology that eliminates the need for ice to keep items cool has recently been picking up a lot of heat. Stony Brook University alumnus Ryan McGann has developed a cooler way to keeping your food and beverages chilled on those hot summer days at the beach. Instead of...

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Researchers Expand Potential of Cancer Drugs
Feb10

Researchers Expand Potential of Cancer Drugs

Every year neary 8 million people worldwide die from cancer. That equates to nerarly 22,000 people a day. It is estimated that by the year 2030 cancer cases will increase by nearly 80%. Now is the time that individuals need to come together to find more effective ways to treat the disease and eventually cure it. The cancer drugs used today work because they’re toxic, but that’s also why they affect healthy cells, producing side...

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