On Wednesday, Professor Arie Kaufman and other Stony Brook officials attended a ribbon cutting at the site, celebrating a $1 million upgrade that they said makes it the largest immersive video display in the world.
Jim Simons sat in a storefront office in a dreary Long Island strip mall. He was next to a women’s clothing boutique, two doors from a pizza joint and across from a tiny, one-story train station. His office had beige wallpaper, a single computer terminal, and spotty phone service.
Hospitalization brings increased psychological discomfort to kids as well as their caregivers. This anxiety not only affects the patient-caretaker response but also the course of treatment. The researchers at the Stony Brooks Children’s Hospital who sought to evaluate the impact of a magic therapy program have found that it alleviated in-patient as well as caregiver anxiety by 25%.
Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, distinguished professor of physics, accepted a Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics at a gala awards ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. The star-studded event was broadcast live on National Geographic.
Drinking straws, shopping bags and other plastic litter contaminating our beaches and oceans are easy to see, but true microplastics – particles ranging in size from 5 millimeters to those too tiny for the unaided human eye to perceive – are entering the food chain, potentially causing damage to marine animals and human bodies.
Renowned hematologist Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Dean of the Renaissance School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the New York Genome Center.
A Professor of English and American Studies, Dr. Wertheimer is the author of Underwriting: The Poetics of Insurance in America, (Stanford University Press, 2006) and Imagined Empires: Incas, Aztecs, and the New World of American Literature, 1771-1876, (Cambridge University Press, 1998; paperback 2009). He was the founder and past Director of ASU's Center for Critical Inquiry and Cultural Studies. He is, with Monica Casper, the co-editor of a volume of essays, Critical Trauma Studies: Understanding Violence, Conflict and Memory in Everyday Life (NYU Press, 2016).