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Taking Lead In Music

The National Tribune

The National Tribune: Taking Lead In Music

In a new study, a team of scholars of cultural evolution from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, the Max Planck Institute for Geoanthropology, Stony Brook University, and PSL University addressed this topic from a new angle. They tested the hypothesis about the role of first-mover advantage in music. In business, companies that enter new market niches early on, enjoy various first-mover benefits: think of Apple, which was the first mover into the emerging niche of smartphones. Is there first-mover advantage in the arts too?

Pediatric Transgender Care and the Contentious Rise of SEGM

Undark

Other critics of the group point out there isn’t much evidence to back up psychotherapy. SEGM, citing guidelines in Finland and elsewhere in Europe, has described this as the preferred treatment for younger people. “As a researcher invested in evidence-based mental health practices, I’m concerned that SEGM has promoted untested alternatives to gender-affirming care,” Briana Last, a clinical psychologist at Stony Brook University, wrote in an email to Undark. Others have accused people affiliated with SEGM of using inflammatory language. “It’s just pure bigotry, and really gives the game away of what they’re aiming to do,” said Alejandra Caraballo, a clinical instructor at Harvard University’s Cyberlaw Clinic who has written about the role of medical experts in court cases.

Long Island child poverty rates among New York’s lowest, but state rates poorly nationwide

New York Times

Sanford Schram, who teaches political science at Stony Brook University and has studied poverty rates for decades, said Long Island is not immune to poverty, although its residents typically fare better than others across New York, particularly upstate. “On average, people are better off financially out here,” Schram said. “But there’s still a lot of low-income people here. It’s just not as high as elsewhere.”

Martha Stansbury named director of the Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook University

Newsday

A resource center at Stony Brook University for small businesses in Suffolk County will have a new leader, effective Tuesday, officials told Newsday. Martha M. Stansbury has been named director of the Small Business Development Center, also known as the Stony Brook SBDC. She succeeds Bernie Ryba who is retiring after 20 years, including eight years as director.

Assembly speaker Heastie tells Stony Brook University grads they got an Ivy League education ‘at a fraction of the cost’

Newsday

Stony Brook University’s graduation ceremony went off Friday without disruption as the university saluted its most generous benefactor, James Simons, who died exactly a week ago. Before some 7,700 graduates seated on the field at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, the university flashed photographs of Simons and his wife, Marilyn, on large video screens as the school’s president, Maurie McInnis, lauded him.

Environmental experts come together to address water concerns on Long Island

News 12

The annual Clean Water Symposium was held at Long Island University’s Post campus on Thursday. The event brought together environmental experts to discuss ways to address water quantity and quality issues on Long Island. Speakers included experts from University of California, Berkeley and Stony Brook University.

SBU medicine celebrates 50 years since first graduating class

Times Beacon Record

On May 14, the Renaissance School of Medicine celebrated 50 years since its first graduating class, as 125 students entered the ranks of medical doctor. The newly minted doctors completed an unusual journey that began in the midst of Covid-19 and concluded with a commencement address delivered by former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci.

As sea levels rise, Long Island faces slow-moving crisis, experts say

Newsday

For all these grim forecasts, Long Island is not going to be swallowed whole by the Atlantic Ocean, said Henry Bokuniewicz, a professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. “Even with the worst-case scenarios, the immedi,ate impacts of sea-level rise are confined to a fairly small band around the shore,” Bokuniewicz said.

D. None of the Above: In a well-received commencement speech, Dr. Fauci reviews lessons learned

Times Beacon Record

Speaking in a front of a receptive, appreciative and celebratory audience of 125 graduates of the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University who gave him a standing ovation before and after his commencement address, Dr Anthony Fauci, former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, shared some thoughts on the hard lessons learned from the last four years.

As sea levels rise, Long Island faces slow-moving crisis, experts say

Newsday

For all these grim forecasts, Long Island is not going to be swallowed whole by the Atlantic Ocean, said Henry Bokuniewicz, a professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University.

Also features SoMAS Professor Kevin Reed in video.

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