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Dr. Carl Safina discusses synergy among humans and animals

Jess Stoneburner November 16, 2016
Dr. Safina's series explored the interconnectedness between animals and humans and their similarities in empathy, consciousness, self-awareness and imitation.
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Professor John J. Shea stands in front of what he calls the anthropology rock. The hand prints on the rock belong to his students from the past three years. KRYSTEN MASSA/THE STATESMAN

Primitive technology professor takes hands-on approach to teaching

Paula Pecorella November 30, 2015
Today, Stony Brook University remains the only college in the United States to offer a hands-on course in creating and using stone tools.
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Dr. Gabrielle Russo, above, focuses on researching the functional morphology and evolution of the locomotor skeleton.

Under the Microscope: Professors compare ape, panda spine adaptations

Kenneth Wengler November 13, 2015
A study by associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook, Gabrielle Russo, explores when and why our ape ancestors developed upright trunk posture.
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Medical anthropologist studies perception of disabilities in India

Medical anthropologist studies perception of disabilities in India

Mahreen Khan February 5, 2015
In her new book called Stony Brook University medical anthropologist Michele Friedner explores not only the ways in which deafness and disability are perceived.
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The SUNY Oswego program offers a semester abroad at the oldest university in Cuba, the Universidad de La Habana. McCLATCHY DC / TNS

New US-Cuba relations opens doors for more travel

Kelly Frevele February 3, 2015
New diplomatic relations with Cuba are going to mean more than fancy cigars and chocolates for United States citizens.
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National Geographic explorer talks about her life

Michaela Kilgallen October 27, 2014
Trendy black and white striped pants and long blonde hair is hardly what someone pictures when imagining a world-renowned Ph.D. anthropologist, but Mireya Mayor is not the average explorer.
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Seawolves show their spirit before Homecoming

Krysten Massa September 25, 2014
Stony Brook homecoming court got to show off their Seawolf spirit this past Tuesday night at the “Creative Explosion” in the SAC auditorium.
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Campus Spotlight: Patricia Wright brings lemurs to IMAX

Elizabeth Morgan February 10, 2014
We have all seen at least one of the Madagascar movies portraying comical cartoon animals struggling for a home in the wild. However, this spring, a new movie titled “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” will be released about the real fight for survival of lemurs in Madagascar. Spearheading the production of this movie, not to mention the entire conservation effort it represents, is Stony Brook anthropology professor Dr. Patricia Wright.
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Digging to Uncover SBU Anthropology

March 20, 2002

John Shea has been at Stony Brook University for ten years, as a member of the renowned Anthropology Department. Shea is the Assistant Professor as well as the Director of the Undergraduate Studies for...

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