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A headshot of Stony Brook University professor Tom MacCarthy. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK NEWS

AMS Professor Tom MacCarthy Passes Away

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor November 8, 2023
Tom MacCarthy, an associate professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS), passed away over the weekend. His death was announced in an email sent to students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
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Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Fotis Sotiropoulos. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSTY

Fotis Sotiropoulos appointed as Interim Provost

Niki Nassiri September 20, 2020
Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will serve as interim provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, according to an announcement by President Maurie McInnis on Sept. 17.
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A wind farm off the coast of Block Island, RI.  IONNA22/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 4.0

NYS invests $20M into offshore wind training institute at SBU

Sara Ruberg January 14, 2020
New York State will invest $20 million into a new offshore wind training institute to be hosted by Stony Brook University and SUNY Farmingdale, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in his 2020 agenda on Wednesday, Jan. 8.
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A screenshot of the constitutional referendum emailed to students on Nov. 9. COURTESY OF USG

USG proposes restructured constitution in referendum

Brianne Ledda November 13, 2019
A campus-wide email announcing the referendum and elections included a link to a Google Drive folder with an annotated draft with the proposed changes, a final draft of the new constitution and a document describing major changes, in addition to the current constitution.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG to host a town hall on constitutional referendum

Maya Brown and Samantha Robinson November 13, 2019
Major proposed changes to the USG constitution include abolishing the judiciary branch, changing student representation in the senate and eliminating required office hours for USG members.
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The outside of the  engineering building. The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has a new dean, Fotis Sotiropolous. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences appoints new dean of diversity and outreach

Meenu Johnkutty October 26, 2019
Hiring Dr. Monica Bugallo to be the new Dean of Diversity and Outreach in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences was a “no brainer,” Fotis Sotiropolous, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, said.
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SBU remembers Professor David L. Ferguson in campus memorial service

SBU remembers Professor David L. Ferguson in campus memorial service

Alek Lewis October 4, 2019
Stony Brook University held a memorial service on Oct. 2 to remember the late David L. Ferguson.
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Dr. Barry Sanders speaking at the Quantum Immersion Convention on Feb. 25, 2019 in the Wang Theater. Scientists gathered at the event to discuss the future of quantum computing. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Professors discuss the future of quantum computing

Sara Ruberg February 27, 2019
Stony Brook University hosted a day-long Quantum Immersion Workshop in the Wang Center Theater on Monday.
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Alexandra Peterson, a senior biochemistry major and research assistant in the Basic Science Tower on East Campus, analyzes the finding of samples run through a mass spectrometer machine.   EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

WISE program strives to increase female enrollment in STEM majors

Maya Brown January 25, 2019
Founded in 1993, the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) honors program has drawn in more female high school graduates who have a demonstrated aptitude and interest in STEM.
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Students create and compete in first annual SBUHacks event

Emma Harris September 16, 2018
Over 300 students from across Stony Brook University and beyond gathered at SBUHacks, the university’s first official Major League Hacking (MLH) hackathon, on Friday, Sept. 14.
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Students gather outside Heavy Engineering. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

SBU receives $25M for new engineering building

Joe McQueen September 16, 2018
Stony Brook University has secured $25 million to be put toward a new $100 million engineering building, according to an Aug. 16 press release.
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Students gather outside Heavy Engineering. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Despite similar acceptance rates, more men than women enroll at Stony Brook

Andrew Goldstein February 25, 2018
Women make up a smaller percentage of Stony Brook undergraduate students than they did a decade ago, despite having higher retention and graduation rates than their male counterparts.
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