Even though it is already the most endangered primate in the world, the greater bamboo lemur just can’t catch a break. Climate change is starving out this Madagascar native, according to a study co-authored by Professor Pat Wright and published in Current Biology.
Experts who study laughter as good medicine will deliver a lecture on the health benefits of clowns in healthcare at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The lecture will emphasize the shortage of funny-faced humorists in American health care.
At the University, a committed community of scholars, administrators and students is igniting social mobility for incoming students by offering a different progression — one that can lead to better outcomes — through a sustained, multi-pronged outreach before college; a culture of diversity and inclusivity and on-campus mentoring.
George Leibowitz is an expert on opioid addiction and the negative impact these drugs can have. He is also an expert on sexually abusive youth who are incarcerated and placed in residential treatment. He can discuss how trauma influences emotional and physical well being, and how homelessness and poverty contribute to crime and social issues.