Prof. Carl Safina’s writes, “I first saw that climate was changing in 2000, when I went to Antarctica to study penguins. A senior scientist showed me how much a glacier near the research station had shrunk during his 20 years there.”
The Independent Agents and Brokers Foundation is working with Stony Brook University to create a bachelor’s degree program in insurance and risk management, in an effort to bring more young people into an industry that is facing a talent shortage.
“Activities like [permitting] tend to take a lot of time after disasters, and those are the things that are bottlenecks of disaster recovery,” says Sara Hamideh, an Assistant Professor of Coastal Resilience.
Stony Brook, one of the nation’s top public universities, continues to extend its impact far beyond New York, to the global stage. With the University continuing to attract prominent researchers, it is playing an increasingly important role in expanding efforts in conservation, biodiversity, and sustainability across continents and oceans — solidifying its standing as a worldwide leader in advancing efforts to better understand this planet’s past in order to protect its future.
Stony Brook has been ranked No. 105 in the prestigious Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings for 2020, representing an increase of 30 places over last year. The higher ranking reflects particularly strong showings in the areas of campus environment and student outcomes.
A drug developed by researchers at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University that targets enzymes involved in the development of pancreatic cancer cells is showing promise for improved treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Kevin Reed’s research interests include understanding the capability of global climate models to simulate extreme weather events and the impact of model design choices on the simulation of such extremes in a global context. One specific area of his research has focused on the ability of the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) to simulate tropical cyclones at high-resolutions. Additionally, he studies how extreme events, including tropical cyclones, may change as a result of a changing climate.