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A laptop sitting next to some notebooks. AMY CHEN/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University launches laptop loan program for on-campus students

James Bowen September 27, 2020
Stony Brook University Libraries and Division of Information and Technology have partnered to initiate the Laptop Loan Program which allows up to 200 students in need of computers to rent laptops from the Melville Library.
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The Provost lecture JAMES BOWEN/THE STATESMAN

University of Manchester Professor describes The Innocence Project

James Bowen February 9, 2020
Ian Burney, a history professor at the University of Manchester, visited the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University on Feb. 6 to raise awareness about the Innocence Project and “put our present-day understanding of the forensic pursuit of innocence in historical perspective.”
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The Center for News Literacy office, located on fourth floor of the Frank Melville Memorial Library. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

News consumers need to freshen up their news literacy skills

James Bowen January 26, 2020
The internet is an abyss of information which can serve as a helping hand for its younger users, but a Rubix cube for older ones.
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Swedish physicist Mats Larsson JAMES BOWEN/THE STATESMAN

Chair of Nobel Prize breaks down the Dirac equation — and how it can detect cancer

James Bowen December 1, 2019
The Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium welcomed Swedish physicist Mats Larsson to discuss the historical buildup and lasting impact of the Dirac equation in physics and medicine on Nov. 22.
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It’s time to give it up for Cyber Monday — and give up on Black Friday

James Bowen November 24, 2019
The glass doors are the ring, the customers are the bull and the employees pointing to the 50% off signs are the bullfighters waving their red flags. But instead of getting impaled by horns — it's the heels of a stampede of customers that will deliver the killer blow — literally.
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Students protesting for climate policy action on the academic mall on Sept. 26, 2019. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

The 2020 U.S. presidential election will make or break our planet

James Bowen November 18, 2019
With a climate change skeptic in office, and older generations apathetic to the consequences of global warming, young climate change advocates find their cries for climate change reform falling on deaf ears.
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