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Famed fossil discoverer Richard Leakey confirmed Africa was humanity’s birthplace

Newsday

A scientist at heart, Leakey was a prodigious fundraiser, a mesmerizing lecturer, a fine chef, winemaker and host, his friends and colleagues said. Yet he always found time for them — and students — at Stony Brook University, where in 2002 he became a visiting anthropology professor.A scientist at heart, Leakey was a prodigious fundraiser, a mesmerizing lecturer, a fine chef, winemaker and host, his friends and colleagues said. Yet he always found time for them — and students — at Stony Brook University, where in 2002 he became a visiting anthropology professor.

The New Normal: Debate over mask mandates, new COVID-19 vaccine for new variants

News 12

News 12’s Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Sharon Nachman to discuss the battle of the mask mandate in New York and a new vaccine being tested right now to protect people against new COVID-19 variants. Nachman is also the director of the Office of Clinical Trials at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

Debate over masking Long Island school children: No panacea so far

Newsday

Masking has become a symbol for both parties’ most hard-core supporters, said Stony Brook University political science professor John Barry Ryan. “And so there will be some Democrats who will insist on masking even when cases are quite low and there will be some Republicans who will refuse masking even when cases are surging,” Ryan said. “The vast majority of people, in our data at least, respond to the actual conditions on the ground. But the loudest members of both parties want to win these symbolic fights.”

Growth Hormone Tests: What You Need to Know

Healthline

Jennifer Osipoff, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist with Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, says that growth hormone is secreted from the pituitary gland mainly during sleep. Still, this secretion also occurs in small spurts throughout the day.

CEWIT, Major League Hacking Set Sights On Metaverse

Innovate LI

Blockchain, NFTs and virtual reality will take center stage next month, when Stony Brook University’s Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology hosts its sixth-annual “Hack@CEWIT” hackathon.

Dr. Harold Paz: Seeing a Decline in Omicron Cases and the Importance of Booster Shots

Bloomberg Radio

Dr. Harold Paz, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences at Stony Brook University, discusses seeing a decline in omicron cases in the New York area and the importance of booster shots (starts at minute 1:22)

Stony Brook accepts invitation to join CAA, source says

Newsday

Stony Brook has accepted an invitation to join the Colonial Athletic Association, according to a university official, and the move will be announced by conference commissioner Joe D’Antonio on Tuesday morning. The official requested anonymity because the formal announcement had not been made.

COVID Pandemic: Hopeful signs emerge as infections slow

Fox 5 New York

“The hope is omicron will not be replaced by yet another variant,” said Dr. Sharon Nachman, the chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

Yale names Maurie McInnis and Marta Lourdes Tellado successor trustees

Yale News

President Peter Salovey has announced the appointments of Maurie McInnis ’90 M.A. ’96 Ph.D., president of Stony Brook University, and Marta Lourdes Tellado ’02 Ph.D., president and CEO of Consumer Reports, as successor trustees to the Yale Corporation, the university’s governing body.

Penguin colony found in Antarctic sign of climate change

BBC

The penguin colonies, which have not previously been studied, were discovered by researchers from Stony Brook University, in New York.

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