The lemon-sized fossil skull of an infant ape nicknamed “Alesi” that inhabited a Kenyan forest about 13 million years ago is offering a peek at what the long-ago common ancestor of people and all modern apes may have looked like. The research was done by an international team led by Isaiah Nengo of the Stony Brook University-affiliated Turkana Basin Institute.
College application crunch time is just around the corner, and the number of rankings that compare post-secondary institutions nationwide has grown exponentially. “We don’t change a lot based on the rankings,” said President Samuel L. Stanley. “Having said that, there are some measures we look at, particularly on outcomes, and we pay attention to them to the extent that they give us independent validation.”
The W. M. Keck Foundation – established in 1954 by its namesake, founder of the Superior Oil Co. – has awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to Stony Brook University researchers studying the nutrition of brain neurons and how it affects cognition in older populations.
With a background in biomedical research, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. is keen on evidence-based practices. So naturally, when he learned of an opportunity to speak at the G7 University conference in June, sharing discoveries with six other nations, he was intrigued and accepted.
Dr. Lee Bitsóí, who recently joined Stony Brook University, shares his thoughts about the importance of diversity in education, and his plans to further enhance the equity, inclusivity and diversity of our campus community.
Stony Brook is among 29 universities chosen to participate in a collective effort to gather and use data about the careers of PhD students and alumni in STEM and humanities fields. PhD Career Pathways is a best practice project of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), a national organization that supports graduate education and research.
Michael S. Kimmel is one of the world's leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity. He is the author of more than 20 books, including Manhood in America: A Cultural History and Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, and Angry White Men. He is the founding editor of Men and Masculinities, an interdisciplinary scholarly journal and in 2013 he founded the world's first Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities