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How Students Can Adapt To The Loss of Internships Amid COVID — Interview With Dr. Marianna Savoca from Stony Brook University

The University Network (TUN)

In N.Y.C.’s Spring Virus Surge, a Frightening Echo of 1918 Flu

New York Times

Indeed, people today are conditioned by the “medical industrial complex” to think that all diseases can be conquered, said Nancy Tomes, a historian of American health care at Stony Brook University.

Shark Patrols Increase At Long Island Beaches After Spike In Sightings


Sharks have always come to our beaches. Their arrival is inspired by water temperatures. “Temperature is a big driver, it triggers their migrations, so it’s possible that animals are moving earlier in the spring and possibly staying later in the fall,” said Dr. Michael Frisk, of Stony Brook University.

SBU’s Klaus Mueller uses AI to find counties with viral vulnerabilities

Times Beacon Record

About 40 percent of the counties in the United States are at high risk for COVID-19 and related death rates, according to a new computer program created by Stony Brook University Computer Science Professor Klaus Mueller. Putting together data from the over 3,000 counties throughout the United States, Mueller used a computer program he created with a start up company he co-founded, called Akai Kaeru LLC, to search for counties that present factors that would put them at greater risk for an increase in COVID-19 deaths.

New Book ‘You Talkin To Me?’ Delves Into New York Accent


A new book from a Stony Brook University professor explores what makes the New York dialect special. It’s called “You Talkin’ To Me?: The Unruly History of New York English.” WSHU’s Davis Dunavin spoke with the author, Elyse Graham, who writes under the pen name E.J. White.

Experts say virus protections helping prevent other contagious illnesses


Dr. Susan Donelan, medical director of health care epidemiology at Stony Brook Medicine, said although it’s unclear how much of the decline was from less flu testing and how much was from fewer actual cases, “There are a whole host of different pathogens that hopefully will be transmitted less readily if people follow the precautions they need to use to avoid the coronavirus.”

What should parents consider before sending their children to school? Dr. Sharon Nachman answers viewers’ questions

News 12

News 12’s Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Dr. Sharon Nachman to discuss what parents need to consider as they decide whether or not to send their children back to school buildings.

Plummeting Renewable Energy, Battery Prices Mean China Could Hit 62% Clean Power And Cut Costs 11% By 2030


But as the new paper from Stony Brook University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers points out, even these optimistic analyses fail to capture just how dramatically renewable energy and storage prices have dropped in recent years. The global weighted-average levelized costs of electricity (LCOE) of utility-scale solar panels, onshore wind, and battery storage have fallen by 77%, 35%, and 85%, respectively, between 2010 and 2018

SBU’s Nachman Offers Health Advice for Returning College Students

Times Beacon Record

People are using too much hand sanitizer. That’s one of several observations from Sharon Nachman, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

Cuomo: School districts can reopen in the fall, must implement their plans and work with parents and teachers

News 12

Stony Brook Medicine Dr. Sharon Nachman says districts should use labs that are near their schools for testing (minute 1:40).




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