“Peter and Nancy Richard have had a monumental impact on our Suffolk County and Long Island communities for generations,” President Stanley said. “We look forward to translating their philanthropy into a measurable impact on children’s lives throughout our region.”
When she was a graduate student at Columbia University, Prof. Liliana Dávalos published a paper speculating that peace could be worse than war for Colombia’s environment. “I wish I’d been wrong,” said Dávalos.
The funds will go toward a $300 million new state-of-the-art facility on the Stony Brook Southampton campus in Shinnecock Hills and a $35 million project to add a satellite facility in East Hampton offering an emergency room and advanced outpatient medical services.
President Stanley announced that the School will now be known as the Renaissance School of Medicine in recognition of the long-standing relationship with Renaissance Technologies, ushering in a new era of medical education at Stony Brook.
Just five days after head coach McCombs shared a career win with her team, Seawolves yet again had another big reason to celebrate - knocking off a Power Five team for the first time in program history.
Liliana Dávalos’ current research includes several projects involving bats, including analyzing groups that have evolved many specialized senses, studying the role of anti-microbial peptides on bat wings in resistance to the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, and investigating the co-evolution between fruit scents and the olfactory ability and behavioral preferences of fruit-eating bats. Her research also includes studying the impact of the illegal drugs on rain forests in the Andean region.