The Children’s Hospital has been awarded a $50,000 grant from St. Baldrick’s Foundation to support pediatric cancer research. The grant will provide a nurse navigator with the aim of increasing participation in clinical trial enrollment.
The $2 million purchase of a 6-acre property along Flax Pond in Old Field will preserve an environmentally sensitive area while enabling University students and researchers to study the effects of climate change.
Analysis led by History Professor Chris Sellers shows that Sandy’s destructive path across Long Island, from Brooklyn to the Hamptons, was not as even-handed as media coverage often made it seem, both in its initial impact and people’s recovery.
Professors Esther Takeuchi, Margaret M. McGovern and Christopher S. Muratore were appointed to three endowed chairs that were funded by the Knapp family through the Knapp Swezey Foundation, Island Outreach Foundation and Jane and William Knapp, respectively.
The study of objects less than a billionth of a meter, also known as “nanometers,” is a special research discipline that Professor Alexander Orlov has been working on for years. To help the general public understand and accept this new technology, Orlov began using “nanoart” to visualize nanotechnology.
Carl Safina, a marine ecologist and author of various books, including a recent bestseller about what animals think and feel, is one of the nation’s most esteemed environmental writers. As an ecologist, his achievements include leading campaigns to ban high-seas driftnets, achieve passage of a UN global fisheries treaty, and reduce albatross and sea turtle drownings on commercial fishing lines. He now writes about the troubled relationship between humanity and the living world.