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“Worm lab” provides unique opportunities for undergraduate research

Matt Venezia March 9, 2023
The path to finding research experience at Stony Brook, especially without prior training, is often a difficult one for undergraduates. In 2015, Stony Brook professor Sharon Pochron hoped to change that with the "worm lab." Now, eight years later, her lab continues to have a positive impact on student growth.
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Susan Deaver has conducted the Stony Brook Orchestra since 2000. STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

Susan Deaver: A conductor’s journey through the music industry

David Pepa March 27, 2017
Susan Deaver had to go through many rehearsals, practices and auditions in order to get where is today and she proves that finding work in the arts after college can be done.
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In the next five years, there will be an increase in tuition for all four State University of New York (SUNY) research universities, including Stony Brook University, by 30%.

What the Princeton Review study fails to represent

Courtney Kidd October 26, 2016
A good teacher prepares you for more than class; igniting your yearning for more knowledge, even if it is outside a topic of interest to you.
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Common Core initiative fails both students and educators

Matthew Boose April 3, 2014
The United States, despite having a military capable of destroying the Earth 35 times over, is notoriously behind the times on a number of social issues. One of these areas of concern is education. American public school students are simply not being challenged enough. To address this problem, education officials have drafted a number of reforms in the last decade or so - most notably, No Child Left Behind - with the aim of improving education in the country. While most of these reforms have good intentions, many would argue they have created a bureaucratic quagmire that makes an incentive of “teaching to the test.”
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Confessions of a professor who only cares about research

Sophie Carr February 13, 2014
The commencement of a new semester is always an exciting time of year. It is interesting to meet fascinated students, most of whom are all determined to continue their field of study through the sciences. Yet, what proves to be even more fascinating is just how susceptible they are to flunking.
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SB Connect helps TLT connect

Caithlin Pena September 26, 2013
SINC sites are one of the most helpful aspects of Stony Brook. Students have a quota of free printing each week and they have access to the web for whatever they wish in between classes. But sometimes, printing or accessing the web may not be smooth sailing.
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Spring Semester Provost Lecture Series Kicks Off

David O'Connor February 3, 2011

The United States has the wrong focus on how to improve education, according to John Ewing, who thinks good teaching is critical. “For education, you need teachers,” Ewing explained. “Teachers...

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Teacher Evaluations Get a Modern Upgrade

Rachel Chinapen November 6, 2010

For the past 20 years, Stony Brook students have stared at the same teacher evaluation sheets at the end of every semester. They filled in comments, bubbled in numbers and then raced out of the classroom...

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