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Editorial: Introducing “Just Ask”: an advice column

The Editorial Board August 25, 2019
"Advice and Beyond," The Statesman's new advice column, will be used to offer a second perspective to issues students may be facing and answer questions they may have — whether it be academic or personal.
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Semester at Sea: An island nation’s struggle reflects wider problem

Semester at Sea: An island nation’s struggle reflects wider problem

Paula Pecorella April 12, 2016
The world is currently on track to have more plastic than fish by weight in its oceans by 2050, according to a study published by the World Economic Forum.
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From left to right, Mana Chandhok, a PhD student; Ivan Chavez, a Master’s student; Wan Zhang, laboratory technician and seated is David Q. Matus, PhD in his Stony Brook laboratory. In this lab researchers study cells and cancer processes. PHOTO CREDIT: STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Under the Microscope: study opens doors for cancer treatment

Kenneth Wengler December 3, 2015
Assistant professor David Q. Matus studies the process of cell invasion and its misregulation in diseases such as cancer metastasis.
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Under the Microscope: tooth analysis shows how bat diet evolved

Brianna O'Neill November 24, 2015
The “whispering” bats are a diverse population that eat a variety of different foods. But what led to this amount of diversity in their diet?
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Stony Brook wide reciever Donavin Washington (No.5, above) rushes after a punt served by Howard University during Saturdays non-conference football game.  CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/STATESMAN FILE

4th and Goal: Stony Brook ends its five-game losing streak

David Vertsberger November 9, 2015
Every week, our Sports staff will take a deeper look at Stony Brook’s football games and what the team did well and where it went wrong.
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Under the Microscope: Researchers receive grant to improve engine tech

Under the Microscope: Researchers receive grant to improve engine tech

Brianna O'Neill November 5, 2015
Researchers at Stony Brook have received a $1 million grant to study Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition, an alternative type of combustion technology for engines.
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4th and Goal: Stony Brook Football losing streak continues

4th and Goal: Stony Brook Football losing streak continues

Chris Gaine November 1, 2015
2015 has been the worst season in head coach Chuck Priore’s decade-long tenure with the Stony Brook Football team. The Seawolves have now lost five consecutive games.
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Projected light patterns can control the electrical activity of the heart with unprecedented precision. Dr. Entcheva directs the COOL lab at Stony Brook and teamed up with Dr. Gil Bubs group at Oxford for their recent Nature Photonics publication.

Under the Microscope: new insight on controlling heart waves with light

Ruchi Shah October 30, 2015
Electrical waves are crucial to heart cell communication and maintaining rhythm. Scientists have found that light can be used to intricately control these electrical waves.
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4th and Goal: Another game, same struggles for Stony Brook

Chris Gaine October 26, 2015
The Seawolves have lost their last four games, after winning their first two of the season.
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Campus Briefing: campus policy changes explained

Campus Briefing: campus policy changes explained

Chereen James October 23, 2015
Judith Greiman, Marjolie Leonard and Timothy Ecklund spoke at the USG senate meeting to deliver a clearer understanding about the recent changes to university policies.
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Under the Microscope: Sea spray may cause ice formation in atmosphere

Brianna O'Neill October 19, 2015
“The ocean is still so mysterious,” professor Daniel Knopf said. “Something in there may create something that has effects 10 kilometers away. We are filling a gap in knowledge.”
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From left, Arnout van de Rijt, Vivek Kulkarni, and Steven Skiena form an interdisciplinary faculty research team from Stony Brook University to assess that women are significantly underrepresented in media coverage.

Under the Microscope: Women underrepresented in printed news

Ruchi Shah October 11, 2015
A project between the computer science and sociology departments at SBU has helped quantify and define the gender disparity in the media called the “paper ceiling.”
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