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A Distinguished Quartet

From the beginning of their partnership in 1976, the Emerson String Quartet understood that it was going to take more than musical talent to bring them to stardom. That year, founding members Philip Setzer and Eugene...

Peter Baigent

Class Notes Winter 2018

1960s JAY ROSENBERG ’67 and WAQIDI FALICOFF ’69 reconnected 50 years after producing music together as students and completed a recording of their song “Heaven Release Her,” which is being considered for the 2017...

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Empowering Underfunded Overachievers

There will be 9 million new STEM job openings between now and 2022, and Shane Ford ’17 wants one of them — preferably as a medical researcher, maybe even a doctor. The student from Riverhead, New York, concedes it’s an...

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Q & A

Rick Gatteau, associate provost for academic success, spoke to us about Stony Brook’s commitment to helping students of all socioeconomic levels succeed and to increasing the University’s four-year graduation rates...

Computing for social good

Computing for Social Good

When a local domestic violence organization needed a new way to reach teens in potentially abusive relationships, and a crisis intervention hotline wanted to optimize call response, they found willing partners in a...

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Transforming Cancer Care

There are few words one can hear that are as devastating as “You have cancer.” Tonya Lafler received that life-changing diagnosis in June 2015 at age 41, shortly after finding a lump in her breast. But she said from the...

Tanya Lafla

Leading the Way to Social Mobility

Without social mobility — the ability to rise from a low-income background to a financially secure future — the American Dream could be at risk. In an era of growing income inequality, families have fewer opportunities...

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News & Notes

THOMAS ALLISON WINS 2017 DISCOVERY PRIZE Postdoc receives $200,000 to unravel mysteries of movement within molecules How do electrons move within molecules? Thomas Allison, an assistant professor in the Departments of...

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President’s Letter

America’s economic pre-eminence is built on a history of scientific and technological breakthroughs, and the key role of higher education in driving innovation is indisputable. The discoveries that make us great rest in...

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