Stony Brook Establishes Professorship in Nephrology with $750,000 Gift from Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
Dialysis Clinic, Inc. established a permanent endowed professorship in nephrology research at Stony Brook Medicine with a $750,000 gift. The new professor—expected to be appointed by January 1—will lead research efforts on how to better treat and prevent kidney disease, which kills over 90,000 Americans every year. Read more.
Stony Brook Salutes:
- Dr. Israel Kleinberg with the School of Dental Medicine received the International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Dental Caries, the association's highest honor. Kleinberg, DDS, PhD, DSc, earned the distinction for his pioneering work on factors in saliva, which has led to novel and effective approaches to prevent the initiation and progression of dental decay. Read more.
- Jared Farmer, PhD, an Associate Professor of History at Stony Brook University, received the 2014 Hiett Prize in the Humanities, a national honor given by The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. The Hiett Prize seeks to encourage future leaders in the humanities by recognizing their early accomplishments and potential and assisting their ongoing work through a cash award of $50,000. Read more.
Stony Brook University Professors Establish Narrative Journalism Scholarship
Aronson and Virag, husband and wife professors of journalism at the University’s School of Journalism, donated $27,000 to start a scholarship for narrative journalism. Read more.
A Tale of Two Alumni Writers
Two recent Stony Brook graduates have been putting their writing talents to good use. Carrie Miller ’12, a multi-media reporter with the Riverhead News Review, earned Rookie of the Year honors from the New York Press Association.
Steven Licardi ’13 is a versatile published poet who can be seen performing at a slam in Greenwich Village one week and doing a more conventional reading from his first book of verse, “Death By Active Movement, The Certainty of Life Through Poetry” (Local Gems Press), the next. Read more.
Stony Brook Alum Finds Her Voice
Christine Goerke '94 began studying for her vocal career at Stony Brook as an undergraduate student after transferring in as a clarinet student. The faculty—including then Performing Artist in Residence Elaine Bonazzi, a renowned mezzo-soprano—were blown away by her raw talent and worked to mentor her and shape her natural ability into skill. Since her days at Stony Brook, Goerke's vocal career has skyrocketed with captivating performances in boroque and classical operas. Read more.
Save the Date!
BNL Scientists Discover New System to Convert
CO2 to Ethanol
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a new catalytic system for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) to methanol—a key commodity used to create a wide range of industrial chemicals and fuels. With significantly higher activity than other catalysts now in use, the new system could make it easier to get normally unreactive CO2 to participate in such reactions. These catalysts could even help mitigate the accumulation of this greenhouse gas by capturing CO2 emitted from methanol-powered combustion engines and fuel cells and recycling it to synthesize new fuel. Read more.
Navigate Transition Successfully
The transition from student to professional can present unique challenges. College has expectations and norms that are very different from the workplace. The first year in a new job requires adjustment to expectations, attitudes and behaviors.
Click here for three tips to help you jump start your career and to register for a free Transitioning from College to Career workshop.
Thank You for Supporting the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program
Clams for Clams - July 11
The event raised more than $70,000 to create seven additional clam sanctuaries in Shinnecock Bay
For additional photos from the event above and from other events,
please click here.
Help Set a Record for the
Largest CPR Training Event in the U.S.
Sunday, September 7 at LaValle Stadium. Click here for more information about the event.
Stony Brook Alum Leads Team Canada to Win World
Kevin Crowley '11 scored five goals to lead Team Canada to an 8-5 win over the United States in the gold medal game of the FIL World Championships. Read more.
- The Seawolves football team kicks off its season at home on Thursday, August 28 against the Bryant Bull Dogs. Season tickets and individual game tickets are available now and can be purchased here.
Harlem Globetrotters open Stony Brook Arena with
Two Shows October 4
The games with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will be the first in the arena since March 2012 when the facility closed to begin the renovation project. To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.
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Charles B. Wang Center
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