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DNA Study Illustrates the Complex Story of Ancient Herders and Farmers in East Africa and How Food Production Entered Sub-Saharan Africa

How food production entered sub-Saharan Africa some 5,000 years ago and the ways in which herding and farming spread through the continent in ancient times has been a topic of archaeological debate. Now an international scientific team is unlocking...
29-May-2019 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Alan Alda Receives Honorary Degree at Stony Brook's Largest, Most Diverse Commencement Ceremony

Stony Brook University honored the largest graduating class in its history today at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The Class of 2019 joins the ranks of nearly 200,000 Seawolves worldwide, united by a vision of a bold new future.
24-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Finds Higher Education Linked to Later Onset Alzheimer’s-related Decline

A new study by Stony Brook University researchers reveals that higher education is associated with later onset of Alzheimer’s-related accelerated cognitive declines. Their findings will be published early online in the Journal of Gerontology.
22-May-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

International Panel of Experts Explain How Digital Media Affects Developing Minds

On Thursday May 16, a group of international experts will make up a panel at Stony Brook University that tackles the question: What effect is digital media having on the brain and even body development of children?
15-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stony Brook University Launches New Institute for Artificial Intelligence Discovery

Today, Stony Brook University officially launched the new Institute for AI-Driven Discovery and Innovation to advance AI research and apply the transformative power of innovation driven by AI across disciplines. The AI Institute will focus on four...
10-May-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Collaboration to Accelerate Clean Energy Research at Stony Brook

Stony Brook University and the Center for Sustainable Energy® (CSE) have signed a memorandum of understanding to support and accelerate the development of clean and sustainable energy research being conducted in the Research & Development Park at...
8-May-2019 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Small Dinosaur from New Mexico is a Big Piece in the Puzzle of Tyrannosaur Evolution

Tyrannosauroid dinosaurs have a long evolutionary history and include iconic giants like Tyrannosaurus rex. Now an international research team including Alan H. Turner, PhD, from Stony Brook University, have uncovered the skeleton of a small...
2-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Stony Brook to Award Honorary Degrees to Diverse Trio of Trailblazers

Stony Brook University will award an honorary degree to three trailblazers at its 2019 commencement ceremony: actor and polymath, Alan Alda; Me Too Movement founder Tarana Burke, and Crittercam inventor Greg Marshall (SBU ‘88 MS Marine Science).,...
29-Apr-2019 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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To provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality;

To carry out research and intellectual endeavors of the highest international standards that advance knowledge and have immediate or long-range practical significance;

To provide leadership for economic growth, technology, and culture for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region;

To provide state-of-the-art innovative health care, while serving as a resource to a regional health care network and to the traditionally underserved;

To fulfill these objectives while celebrating diversity and positioning the University in the global community.


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