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Taiko Tides performs at the alumni barbecue on Oct. 15 for Homecoming. Alumni, old and young, came from all over to celebrate and reminisce about their years at Stony brook. SARAH STEIL/THE STATESMAN

Homecoming festivities bring out Stony Brook school spirit

Antonia Brogna October 16, 2016
Seawolves Town in the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium parking lot was the home of traditional pre-homecoming game tailgating and alumni festivities on Saturday.
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Erica Ferer performing at Creative Explosion. EVAN YUSON/THE STATESMAN

Homecoming Court members showcase their talents at Creative Explosion

Lazaro Rivera October 16, 2016
The annual Stony Brook Creative Explosion was held on Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. in the Student Activities Center auditorium and showcased this year’s homecoming court’s talents.
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Under The Microscope: Study finds that shark scales increase drag

Under The Microscope: Study finds that shark scales increase drag

Ruchi Shah April 16, 2016
A team led by Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos, used computer modeling to visualize how water flows around the sheets of denticles found on shark skin.
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Under The Microscope: Scientists discover new type of particle

Under The Microscope: Scientists discover new type of particle

Ruchi Shah March 31, 2016
An international collaboration of scientists recently discovered a new particle, a type of tetraquark.
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Senior students company wins $10,000 prize

Senior student’s company wins $10,000 prize

Kelly Saberi and Nikita Ramos March 24, 2016
Senior biology major Ruchi Shah is the founder and CEO of Mosquitoes Be Gone LLC, but she has not even graduated yet.
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Under the Microscope: Researchers identify link between oxidation and aging

Under the Microscope: Researchers identify link between oxidation and aging

Ruchi Shah February 18, 2016
A research team at Stony Brook University identified that many proteins associated with aging are damaged and destabilized by a process called oxidation.
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Sex Issue 2016

Under the Microscope: Romantic competence

Ruchi Shah February 10, 2016
A research team led by Joanne Davila, Ph.D., identified a factor called “romantic competence” that plays a crucial role in creating and maintaining healthy relationships.
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Under the Microscope: low oxygen, dispersants may harm fish survival

Under the Microscope: low oxygen, dispersants may harm fish survival

Ruchi Shah November 19, 2015
A Stony Brook research team found that some methods used to mitigate oil spills could have negative effects on fish, especially when coupled with other environmental changes.
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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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The Stony Brook Cheerleaders amped up the crowd in the Academic Mall right outside the Melville library with the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band behind them. PHOTO CREDIT: BRIDGET DOWNES

Homecoming & Hoopla Carnival Gallery

Bridget Downes October 15, 2015
On Wednesday, October 14, the Academic Mall bustled with energy as the Homecoming candidates introduced themselves to their voting student body. The pre-Homecoming festivities included performances by the Stony Brook cheerleaders, the dance team and the marching band.
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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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Under the Microscope: Blankets convert solar energy to hydrogen fuel

Ruchi Shah September 20, 2015
“The expected outcome from this project is that anybody who has a pool or a body of water can use his photocatalytic blanket to convert solar energy,” Gouma said.
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