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Stony Brook University is involved in research on groundwater contamination from composting. Findings in past reports show high levels of manganese and alpha radiation. (PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

SBU researches fertile grounds for controversy

Chris Woods November 26, 2013
Joint research between Stony Brook University and New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) into the chemical reactions behind large-scale mulching contaminating groundwater could heavily affect the future of composting on Long Island, specifically in relation to an announced food waste processing plant.
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Stony Brook chosen by NASA to lead a SSERVI team

Chris Woods November 24, 2013
NASA chose Stony Brook University to lead one of nine new Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) teams, which are set to virtually explore the final frontier through multiple systems of earth, planetary and space research.
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James OConnor, Director of Sustainability and Transportation Operation (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY)

James O’Connor looks to keep Stony Brook green

Chris Woods November 12, 2013
James O’Connor works with, and through, a staggering amount of administrative tasks to maintain sustainability at Stony Brook University. As Director of Sustainability and Transportation Operations at Stony Brook University, he oversees projects ranging from electricity conservation initiatives and electric vehicle charging stations to a bike share system and solar-powered bus stops.
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Diwali burns bright and fast at Jasmine

Diwali burns bright and fast at Jasmine

Chris Woods November 5, 2013
With roughly two weeks' notice, Stony Brook University celebrated Diwali, India’s “Festival of Lights” Monday night at the Charles B. Wang Center.
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Halal food programs leave students hungry for more

Halal food programs leave students hungry for more

Chris Woods November 5, 2013
Changes to the Faculty Student Association’s halal offerings this semester have left some students struggling to find adequate food on campus. Following the recontracting of the Jasmine food court this fall, the court no longer has the proper facilities to prepare halal meals. Instead, it relies on sealed, prepackaged “Halal NY” sandwiches from the Union Commons.
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Stony Brook University’s organic garden

Chris Woods October 20, 2013
Stony Brook’s organic garden is closed for the season, but plans are already underway to reopen and expand it in 2014.
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Consul General presents ideals and limits of “Chinese Dream”

Chris Woods October 20, 2013
Ambassador Sun Guoxiang, the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in New York said that the “Chinese Dream” is “by no means a nationalist, nor an aggressive imperial dream” during a special lecture at Stony Brook University on Friday, Oct. 18.
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Campus making strides to improve energy efficiency

The Statesman October 1, 2013
Located between Circle Road and the Simons Center is a field of mud, a collection of strange-looking offices and a building that emits smoke. This area is dedicated to the Office of Sustainability’s Facilities and Services division, tasked with providing Stony Brook University with reliable power, installing sustainable technologies and initiatives and monitoring the campus’s consumption of energy. James O’Connor, the director of Sustainability & Transportation Operations, oversees this effort, making sure different divisions work together in this goal.
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Food waste, the future of recycling at Stony Brook

Chris Woods October 1, 2013
Stony Brook University may soon be converting its food waste into electricity thanks to plans for a new waste processing plant pending regulatory approval.
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Electric car stations ramp up at Stony Brook

The Statesman September 24, 2013
Five electric vehicle charging stations have been operating in relative obscurity at Stony Brook University over the past three years, and according to the Director of Sustainability & Transportation Operations, James O’Connor, the university is looking to expand.
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President Obama signs the bipartisan student loans bill in the Oval Office of the White House (PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

New legislation on student loans will help stabilize interest rates

The Statesman September 20, 2013
Stony Brook students have dodged a huge financial bullet with the passage of the Bipartisan Student Loans Certainty Act. The bill was signed into law Aug. 9, 2013 for the purpose of reforming a part of the 1965 Higher Education Act.
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