Dean Charles L. Robbins found that male students had a four-year graduation rate 17 percent lower than that of female students. In response, he met with about 100 male students and sought to draw them out on issues that created this usually large gap.
Water scarcity affects 40 percent of the world's population, with approximately 783 million people around the world lacking access to clean water. Professor Heidi Hutner explains what's at stake when clean water becomes commoditized.
Wealth inequality increased over the past 11,000 years and was tied to the rise of animal domestication, according to an analysis by Anthropology Professor Elizabeth Stone and a team of international scientists.
Each year, students, faculty, staff and alumni share their time and talent through thousands of community service hours. The blog showcases the many ways Stony Brook University is making a difference in the community by highlighting an event or initiative from the past 12 months every day throughout the month of December.
The Tamil language is nearly as old as Hebrew and Chinese but only a handful of colleges offer Tamil programs. Bala Swaminathan and his wife, Prabha have created the Anandavalli and Dr. G. Swaminathan Endowed Research Professorship in Tamil at the University.
Nick Nikiforakis' research focuses primarily on web security and privacy. He is the director of the PragSec lab (Pragmatic Security) and, together with his students, he conducts research in domain security, online tracking, and cyber crime. He often conducts large-scale security measurements, spanning hundreds of thousands of websites and applications, allowing him to quantify the state of security across different countries and sectors. He designs pragmatic security mechanisms that can be readily adopted by users, and uncovers issues that other researchers have, for years, overlooked.