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Stony Brook University president Samuel L. Stanley attends President Barack Obama’s “Call to Action.” Stanley was joined by 100 other university presidents at the White House. (GAVIN STERN/SHFWIRE)

Stony Brook promises support at White House ‘Call to Action’

Gavin Stern January 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – Troy Simon grew up poor in New Orleans. He could not read until he was 14. But with a little help, he is now a student at Bard College in New York—and got to introduce Michelle Obama at...

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Q/A with Nobel Laureate Robert H. Grubbs

Gavin Stern February 19, 2013

Robert H. Grubbs, winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2005 and chemist at California Institute of Technology, came to SBU to present the Distinguished Lecture Series in Science and Engineering,...

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Nobel laureate finally spoke after hurricane postponed event

Gavin Stern February 17, 2013
More than 100 days after Superstorm Sandy forced a postponement, Grubbs finally presented the Distinguished Lecture in Science & Engineering, “Catalysis: Green Chemicals and Materials” on Feb. 15, 2013.
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Professor evolves with his research and teachings

Gavin Stern December 4, 2011

Ecology and Evolution Professor Michael Bell, 64, wears a Hawaiian shirt to work every day. “My wife likes them,” he said, “and I love my wife.” Stacks of books nearly reach to the ceiling...

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Circle Road’s circle breaks

Gavin Stern November 5, 2011

The north entrance to the university will be shuttered from Monday, Nov. 7 until Friday, Nov. 11, to complete a $1.4 million construction project at the intersection of Circle Road and North Entrance Road....

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Paranormal activities on Long Island

Gavin Stern October 30, 2011

Michael Cardinuto is a supervisor at Wendy’s and team leader at The Sports Authority. But late at night, he is “Colonel Cardinuto,” co-founder and leader of the Long Island Paranormal Investigators,...

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Construction begins on hotel

Gavin Stern October 15, 2011
Bare dirt replaces 3.7 acres of forest that once stood near the main entrance to the university. By the fall of 2012, a Hilton Hotel will peek over the row of trees that line Shirley Strum-Kenny Drive and Nicolls Road.
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