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How to Help a Loved One Through Sudden Loss

New York Times

Unlike a death that occurs in an older person after a long illness, with a sudden loss, “your world is turned completely and totally upside down; you’re in complete chaos,” said Camille Wortman, a retired professor of social and health psychology at Stony Brook University and author of “Treating Traumatic Bereavement: A Practitioner’s Guide.

SBU Joins SUNY Buffalo As Flagship Public University

Innovate LI

Stony Brook University has joined The University at Buffalo to split a rare distinction: They now share the mantle as New York State Flagship Public Universities.

Dry oven heat can disinfect N95 COVID masks


“Our study demonstrated that treatment of N95 face masks using dry heat was sufficient to inactivate COVID-19, while preserving the ability of these masks to filter aerosolized particles for potentially exposed workers,” says lead author Kenneth Shroyer, professor and chair of pathology at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.

What to know about Stony Brook COVID-19 testing site


Gov. Kathy Hochul is opening a COVID-19 testing site at Stony Brook University amid the huge demand for testing, but it will not be the same mass site that operated at the university when the pandemic first broke out.

Top Colleges in the Northeast for Diversity

Wall Street Journal

Among the Northeastern schools ranked highest for diversity, Stony Brook University has the highest overall national rank, at No. 125.

China’s Surprisingly Robust System of Marine Protection

Hakai Magazine

Ellen Pikitch, who studies ocean conservation at Stony Brook University in New York, first started looking into China’s marine protected areas (MPAs) after she learned of their existence at a fisheries workshop in China in 2014. “I was surprised because I have worked on ocean conservation for a long time but had never heard of them,” she says.

Richard Leakey, Kenyan Fossil Hunter and Conservationist, Dies at 77

New York Times

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya announced the death in a statement but did not specify a cause. Mr. Leakey died at his home outside Nairobi, said Prof. Lawrence Martin, director of the Turkana Basin Institute at Stony Brook University on Long Island; Mr. Leakey was its founder.

SBU’s President McInnis ‘makes big ideas happen’

Times Beacon Record

From offering insights about higher education to The New York State Senate, to presenting her academic research on slavery to the University Senate, President Maurie McInnis earned kudos and appreciation as she completes her first full year at the helm of Stony Brook University.

A loyal and knowledgeable deputy, SBU’s Greiman earns president’s praise

Times Beacon Record

It didn’t take long for chief deputy to the president of Stony Brook University, Judith Greiman, to impress her new boss.

Dr. Wilfred Farquharson IV answers your covid related questions


Stony Brook Medicine’s Dr. Wilfred Farquharson IV answers your questions about “pandemic stress” and other mental health issues that have come to light due to the pandemic.