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Stony Brook professor James Klurfeld of the School of Journalism, right, served as the moderator for the annual Great Debate on Dec. 3rd, 2015, with this years topic on the growing threat of the Islamic State. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/THE STATESMAN

Great Debates tackles US strategy against Islamic State

Jessica Chin December 6, 2015
Two teams debated about how to defeat monsters Thursday afternoon at the Humanities Institute — the monsters to which they referred being ISIS and extremism.
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PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID SHANKBONE

Stony Brook study: Nassau sewage plants hit hardest by Sandy

Julia Marsigliano March 26, 2015
Hurricane Sandy, otherwise known as “Superstorm Sandy,” engulfed the east coast of New Jersey and New York in late October of 2012.
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Brooke Ellison, shown above center, with her family at a Reeve Foundation gala in 2004, allowed researchers to test a mobile solar generator at her home for six months (PHOTO CREDIT : MCT CAMPUS)

New mobile solar generator designed to power medical devices in blackouts

Mahreen Khan November 4, 2014
Brooke Ellison and her team of science researchers embarked on a nearly two-year long project intending to tackle the issue of long-term power outages in communities suffering from natural disasters.
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The North Shore bluffs face coastal damage. A new Suffolk County task force will address the erosion problem. (BRIDGET DOWNES / THE STATESMAN)

Suffolk County Legislature passes erosion control task force

Lilly de Bruin September 30, 2014
At a Tuesday, Sept. 9 meeting, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously passed a bill that would create a task force to address the issue of coastal erosion on the North Shore of Long Island.
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Stony Brook will host NYS RISE storm research hub

Hanaa’ Tameez November 14, 2013
Stony Brook University will serve as one of two home bases for the New York State Resilience Institute for Storms & Emergencies (NYS RISE), Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Friday, Nov. 1.
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Hurricane Sandy knocked down several trees down across Stony Brook.  DEANNA DEL CIELLO/STATESMAN FILE

A super long wait for a super storm

Katherine Kurre September 12, 2013
As the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, some are trying to predict if there will be a repeat of the devastating storm.
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SBU holds Sandy symposium

Mike Seeley April 15, 2013

On Wednesday, a Hurricane Sandy Symposium was held in the Wang Center, where a variety of speakers discussed the causes and impacts of Hurricane Sandy and ideas that could help avoid damage from future...

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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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Students have mixed reactions towards class cancellations

Lisa Setyon-Ortenzio November 4, 2012

It is clear that Hurricane Sandy has definitely caused a lot of damage all around the state of New York, but it has also prevented students all along the East Coast from attending class. For a week, thousands...

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Port Jefferson experiences record high flooding

Barbara Donlon November 4, 2012

Weeks after being named Seawolves country, Port Jefferson was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy this past week. Water levels hit record highs as water reached all the way up Main Street in Port Jefferson....

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Classes cancelled for a week due to Sandy

Nina Lin November 4, 2012

The ravaging force that was superstorm Sandy tore through Long Island last week, with damages extensive enough to keep most Stony Brook University facilities down for the week. But although five days worth...

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