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Undergraduate Student Government president-elect Shaheer Khan poses for a headshot. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

USG President’s letter to the student body

Shaheer Khan April 4, 2020
"My Fellow Students, I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health. It is safe to say that we are in uncharted territory; it is a confusing and challenging time for us all."
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COVID-19’s impact on Stony Brook University Hospital

Matina Douzenis March 24, 2020
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) — Long Island’s first academic medical center — is taking proactive measures against coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University Hospital requests medical equipment donations from the community

Meenu Johnkutty March 24, 2020
Stony Brook University Hospital is accepting community donations for personal protective equipment (PPE), including face shields, N95 3M 1860 masks, protective eyewear, goggles, disinfectant wipes or hand sanitizer. 
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The home of the Stony Brook University basketball teams, Island Federal Arena. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University will be used as a temporary hospital, Cuomo says

Alek Lewis March 22, 2020
Stony Brook University will host one of four temporary hospitals to help increase the capacity to treat COVID-19 patients in New York State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed in a press briefing on March 22.
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The fate of restaurants in the face of COVID-19

Sarah Tantawy March 22, 2020
My father moves between the kitchen, bar and dining area with an ease earned through years of work. He jokes that the pub is his fourth child. This all changed overnight. 
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It’s our civic responsibility to do our part in containing COVID-19

Alek Lewis March 22, 2020
This is a war; people must recognize that this fight is only winnable as a community. Everybody has a common enemy and we, as citizens, must take the responsibility of the foot soldiers on the front lines.
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SBU hosts live panel on the coronavirus

Rabia Gursoy March 14, 2020
Interim President Michael Bernstein hosted a panel on the coronavirus, streamed live on Stony Brook University’s Facebook page, on March 13.
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World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic

Alek Lewis March 11, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) classified COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, a global pandemic in a press conference on Wednesday.
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Editorial: Stony Brook University needs to communicate with the campus community

The Statesman March 10, 2020
The one thing we do know for sure is that the piling weight of uncertainty is unfair to SBU’s faculty and students. Simply addressing the rumors and telling us what they are just as unsure of what to do would suffice.
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Professor Turhan Canli speaks at a Tedx talk that asks the question Is depression an infectious disease? (PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTUBE.COM/TEDx TALKS)

SBU researcher: new study suggests infections could be a cause of depression

Zach Rowe January 27, 2015
Stony Brook psychology professor Turhan Canli has a radical idea on the cause of depression, a condition that is estimated by the CDC to affect one in 10 Americans.
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Growing number of children in New York diagnosed with respiratory virus

Elsie Boskamp October 6, 2014
Children in New York State and across the country have recently been diagnosed with a respiratory virus, known as enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68), which continues to result in hospitalizations and panic.
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Under the microscope: New brain cells important for memory retrieval

Mallory Locklear November 7, 2013
For many years it was believed that the human brain did not produce new neurons after birth, a process called neurogenesis. However, in the past few decades, researchers have discovered that distinct areas of the adult brain do produce new cells.
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