Thanks to the persistence of Stony Brook Southampton’s established programs in fine arts and marine sciences, and the ambitious launch of new programs in the health sciences, the campus has found a new lease on life as a center for graduate studies.
Those who have been notified that they are receiving Excelsior awards say the money is vital. Jacob Zolotarevsky, a 19-year-old sophomore at Stony Brook University from Park Slope, Brooklyn, said that he had qualified for $2,500 a year — or almost half the maximum award of $5,500. (SUNY tuition is $6,670 a year.) His parents, who are divorced, make less than the $100,000 adjusted gross income ceiling from their jobs in the physical therapy field.
As thousands of first year students moved into residence halls at Stony Brook University on Friday, they were marking more than just the start of the school year. The university welcomed its largest gender inclusive housing program to date, with 200 students opting to live in housing without gender limitations.
Researchers at the Stony Brook University Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have partnered to discover more about how the basic molecules for life, proteins, DNA, and RNA, could have arisen from simpler chemicals created at the beginning of the Universe.
Stony Brook University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have partnered to establish the Center for Frontiers of Nuclear Science, bolstered by a new $5 million grant from the Simons Foundation.
Two Stony Brook University Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Professor Anja von der Linden and Assistant Professor Marilena Loverde, recently received the Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Award for their individual research projects related to the discovery of dark energy and dark matter.
PhD student Kellon Belfon has always loved science, but the wet-lab experience was not for him. Stony Brook University provided him an alternative — computational research — and that research is taking place at the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology.
Robert T. Chase is a historian of prisons, policing, and punishment. His research and teaching interests include the history of mass incarceration and the construction of what historians call "the carceral state." He is an expert in social justice, Latino/a, and civil rights movements, and political and African American history.
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