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A headshot of Stony Brook alum Leonard Steinbach along with The Statesman group photo in 1974. Steinbach passed away at 71 on Jan. 19. Courtesy of Ruth Bonapace.

Leonard Steinbach, a man of purpose and many passions, dead at 71

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2024

Shortly after graduating from Stony Brook University in 1974, Leonard Steinbach, who also went by “Lenny” and “Len,” threw a party on the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway with his friends....

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The Center for News Literacy office, located on fourth floor of the Frank Melville Memorial Library. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

SBU School of Journalism spreads news literacy curriculum

Jocelyn Cruz December 8, 2019
Stony Brook University’s curriculum from the Center for News Literacy is spreading to other schools and universities across the globe.
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A shark in Maldives. TANAKA JUUYOH/FLICKER VIA CC BY 2.0

SBU researchers find illegal shark fin trade is still thriving despite regulations

Sara Ruberg September 28, 2018
A team of researchers from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) concluded that many endangered species of sharks are still commonly found in the shark fin trade despite international protection.
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Semester at Sea: Life lessons from a tai chi master in Hong Kong

Semester at Sea: Life lessons from a tai chi master in Hong Kong

Paula Pecorella February 17, 2016
When students signed up for William Ng’s class, they expected to learn about traditional Chinese tai chi, but were surprised when they received a lesson on life instead.
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SBU professor goes to Brazil to enforce shark trade regulations

Rachel Siford November 11, 2014
Assistant Professor Dr. Demian Chapman of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences went to Brazil to teach a workshop on international regulations on the shark fin trade.
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Community Developer of Yik Yak shares the ins and outs of the app

Rebecca Anzel November 10, 2014
SBU students have adapted to a new social media application called YikYak, quickly putting Stony Brook University on the company’s radar as one of the most active regions in New York.
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Chang-Jin Lees project looks to shed light on the stories of comfort women, who were enslaved by the Japanese army during WWII and forced to engage in sexual activities with enlisted men.  (BRIDGET DOWNES / THE STATESMAN)

Behind the scenes of the Comfort Women Exhibition

Krysten Massa October 6, 2014
The “COMFORT WOMEN WANTED” art project by artist Chang-Jin Lee is now being displayed on the first floor of the Wang Center until Jan. 10.
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