The past four months have been a bit of a whirlwind for Michael Bernstein, the former Stony Brook University provost who was named the school’s interim president on Aug. 1. Now the fall semester is nearly over, with commencement on Friday, and Bernstein is preparing for another annual ritual — asking Albany for budget help.
Recently, the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, which offers treatment to more than 15,000 patients a year, officially opened a state-of-the-art center for digital dentistry on the SBU campus, the Center for Implant and Digital Technology.
On December 9, 2019, Stony Brook was recognized for the fourth consecutive year as the number one college/university enrollment site in New York State for organ donor registration. LiveOnNY, an organ registry, presented the award Student Health, Wellness and Prevention Services, and SBU student volunteers.
Jin Koda’s primary interest is the evolution of galactic disks and star formation. Galaxies are concentrations of more than billions of stars, gas, and dust in the Universe, and galactic disks are thin, circular distributions of stars, gas, and dust in the galaxies. Recently, by scouring archival data captured by the Subaru Telescope, he and his collaborators discovered 854 “ultra-dark galaxies” in the Coma Cluster, a region in deep space 330 million light-years from Earth. These galaxies have an unusual amount of dark matter, which is one of the unresolved mysteries of the origin and development of the universe.