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Off-campus locations offer great eats for students and community

Off-campus locations offer great eats for students and community

Rachel Siford March 9, 2015
The Stony Brook area is home to a variety of locally-owned food places that students may not know about if they do not leave campus often for meals.
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SBU professor commends Attorney General’s crack down on herbal supplements

Rachel Siford March 3, 2015
The N.Y. State Attorney General delivered a cease and desist letter last month because store brands of herbal supplements did not contain the ingredients stated on the labels.
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StarRez coming in summer 2015 to revamp housing process

StarRez coming in summer 2015 to revamp housing process

Rachel Siford February 17, 2015
Stony Brook is stepping up its game when it comes to streamlining the housing process, looking to use an all-in-one system, StarRez.
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Course evaluation data now available to students

Rachel Siford December 4, 2014
Stony Brook University Teaching, Learning & Technology designed a new website for students to view previous course evaluation data.
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Research shows social media causes people to not talk anymore

Rachel Siford November 18, 2014
Karen Sobel Lojeski, Ph.D., a Stony Brook University professor in the Department of Technology and Society, fears that “virtual distance” is changing the way people interact.
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President of Bengalis Unite, Syed Abrar Hossain, rises from adversity

President of Bengalis Unite, Syed Abrar Hossain, rises from adversity

Rachel Siford November 13, 2014
Syed Hossain is an international student from Dhaka, Bangladesh, who came to the United States after both his parents died.
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SBU professor goes to Brazil to enforce shark trade regulations

Rachel Siford November 11, 2014
Assistant Professor Dr. Demian Chapman of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences went to Brazil to teach a workshop on international regulations on the shark fin trade.
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The Womens Leadership Symposium took place in the Charles B. Wang Center on Friday, Oct. 10. The symposium involved discussions on current womens issues and pathways to leadership positions in their careers. (BOREUM LEE / THE STATESMAN)

Women’s Leadership Symposium sheds light on women’s issues in the workplace

Rachel Siford October 13, 2014
Students and faculty from Stony Brook University and the community gathered in the Wang Center on Oct. 10 to discuss current women’s issues and ways to gain leadership positions in their careers.
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Joel Hurowitz, above, and his team will build an instrument called the PIXL in an attempt to prove that life once existed on Mars. (SAHER JAFRI / THE STATESMAN)

SBU chosen to build instrument to shed light on possibility of Martian life

Rachel Siford October 9, 2014
NASA awarded Joel Hurowitz, a geoscience assistant professor at Stony Brook University, and his team a 1.4 million dollar grant to build an instrument called PIXL, in order to prove past life on Mars.
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Office of Sustainability addresses app concerns

Rachel Siford September 18, 2014
The Stony Brook University Office of Sustainability is trying to improve students’ transportation experience with the SBU Smart Transit smartphone application, the office said.
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D.E.C. Curriculum overhaul targets incoming class

Rachel Siford April 10, 2014
The university will throw out the Diversified Education Curriculum (D.E.C.) we have all grown accustomed to starting next fall and replace it with the new “Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC).”
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Stony Brook’s self-promotion may be a good thing after all

Rachel Siford April 1, 2014
Stony Brook University is seeking reaccreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, more commonly known as “Middle States.” This evaluation process is questioned for causing the university to care more about its reputation than its students.
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