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Early Schizophrenia Treatment Doesn’t Slow the Disease

Futurity

People with schizophrenia who receive early intervention eventually experience the same declines as those whose treatment starts later, Stony Brook Universityresearchers report.

Stony Brook University Hospital appoints new CEO

Times Beacon Record

Carol A. Gomes has been appointed chief executive officer of Stony Brook University Hospital. The announcement was made on Feb. 4. Gomes has been serving as chief operating officer for SBUH for the past six years and recently took on additional responsibilities as interim chief executive officer.

Hundreds of students work around the clock at SBU ‘Hack-a-thon’

News 12

Hundreds of college students were working around the clock this weekend in a 48-hour Hack-a-thon at Stony Brook University. Designers, programmers and engineers put their heads together to brainstorm new product ideas. The students came up with a wide variety of projects by creating websites, building robots, and even working on self-driving cars.

Teams compete for up to $1,500 in computer hackathon at Stony Brook University

Newsday

Software that makes your laptop scream “I’m being stolen” if it’s taken from its owner. An algorithm that will predict the next Most Valuable Player in the NBA. A visual representation of how cases of coronavirus increase or decrease over time with a feature that compares it to previous outbreaks of coronaviruses such as SARS. These are the types of projects hundreds of students from across the country were collaborating on at Stony Brook University’s 48-hour hackathon this weekend.

Stony Brook University Launches First-Ever Official Podcast

Three Village Patch

Stony Brook University is launching its first-ever official podcast. “Beyond the Expected” will highlight the expertise and contributions from “outstanding” members of the Stony Brook University community, the school announced.

Local Cardiac Arrest Survivor Reunites with Samaritans Who Saved His Life

Times Beacon Record

“The kindness and compassion in these people’s heart is why I’m here [today],” Dennis Dillon, 62, said of the group of good Samaritans who he said rushed to his aid after he went into cardiac arrest during a boating trip at Port Jefferson Harbor Aug. 31 over Labor Day weekend. The Mount Sinai native, along with his family, reunited Feb. 8 with the rescuers for the first time since the incident. The 10 individuals were presented with the Stony Brook University Heart Institute’s Heart Saver Community Award.

The real ‘paleo diet’ may have been full of toxic metals

Science

You’ll be healthier if you ate as your ancestors did. At least that’s the promise of some modern fads such as the “caveman” or paleo diet—characterized by avoiding processed food and grains and only eating things like meat, fish, and seeds. But a new study suggests the food some early humans in Norway ate may have not only been unhealthy, but downright toxic. In some cases, these people may have consumed more than 20 times the levels of dangerous metals recommended for humans today. “This study raises interesting ideas,” says Katheryn Twiss, an archaeologist at Stony Brook University who was not involved in the work. But, she notes, the findings are limited to a small number of animal remains from just a few sites, and therefore may not fully represent the diets of Norwegians from thousands of years ago.

LI museums give women artists a brush with fame

Newsday

For Karen Levitov, director of Stony Brook University’s Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, inclusivity is a priority. “All the solo shows I’ve presented have featured women,” she says. “I hope that becomes more and more normal, and that eventually things will just even out, without there being an effort on the part of curators.” In the gallery’s current exhibition, “Artists as Innovators,” more than half the works are by women and it features prominent contemporary artists including the feminist collective, The Guerrilla Girls. On Tuesday, Cuban-American performance artist Carmelita Tropicana humorously skewers the concept of “a woman’s place.” March 9 brings a film and talk with artist Howardena Pindell about the all-female cooperative, A.I.R. Gallery. In the 1970s, when she and other women artists wanted to exhibit, no New York City galleries opened their doors, so they launched their own. It’s still operating.

Looking for an inclusive student body? These 25 colleges are among the most diverse

USA Today

9. Stony Brook University

• Located in: Stony Brook, NY

• Chance two random students are a different race, ethnicity, or citizenship: 79%

• Largest racial/ethnic group: White (37.5% of U.S. students)

• Undergraduate enrollment: 17,522

• Avg. cost of attendance: $23,915

Stony Brook University is one of just nine American colleges at which there is at least a 79% chance two randomly selected students will have a different race, ethnicity, or U.S. citizenship status. The school, located on Long Island, has an American undergrad population comprising 37.5% white students, 30% Asian students, 14.1% Hispanic students, and 8.2% black students, among others.

Many of the colleges on this list are also among the most expensive. At the 25 most diverse schools, the average cost for one year is just over $47,000. At Stony Brook, it costs nearly half that amount, at just under $24,000.

Maybe Not What You ‘Expected’ From SBU’s Pod People

Innovate LI

Cast off: Featuring Interim President Michael Bernstein (left) and music instructor Thomas Manuel, the first episode of “Beyond the Expected” — Stony Brook University’s first official podcast — is “live” in cyberspace.

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