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Long before Boko Haram, Dissenters were Driven to the Brink in Northern Nigeria

London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr. Shobana Shankar, assistant professor of history at Stony Brook University writes: "No simple explanation for Boko Haram–its opposition to western education, gruesome acts, and territorial aims within Nigeria and in neighbouring Chad and Cameroon–is entirely convincing."

Let’s Revisit Helms-Burton

Huffington Post

Eric Zolov, Associate Professor of History at Stony Brook University writes: "The establishment of full diplomatic ties is a win-win for Cuba and the United States. Cuba will finally return fully into the community of American nations, and the United States has cut its strategic losses with a failed strategy designed to bring about democratic change to the island. In the eyes of Latin American diplomats and public opinion, President Obama’s actions have brought a sigh of relief and exaltation."

Algae may help support heart after severe attacks, researchers say


Doctors at Stony Brook are testing a compound partially composed of algae to prevent heart failure in patients who have had a massive heart attack. Photo shows (left to right) Ruth J. Tenzler Stein, RN; Luis Gruberg, MD; Zenon Mandryk, patient; Melissa Ramgadoo, BS, CCRC. (photo received Jan. 15, 2015) (Credit: Stony Brook University)

State’s 10-Year Plan Tackles Ocean Resource Monitoring


The report is frank in its assessment of issues that have long plagued the area, said Christopher Gobler, a professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University.

Can you fall in love with someone by asking these 36 questions

CBS This Morning

One of the most popular articles on, "To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This," poses that idea. The author relies on the research of psychologist Arthur Aron. He brought together pairs of strangers who were told to ask each other a series of increasingly personal questions. He found that, afterwards, the pairs felt greater closeness than strangers who engaged in small talk.

Board approves merger between 2 LI hospitals

News 12

The board of SUNY trustees has approved the plan to allow Stony Brook University Hospital to become affiliated with Southampton Hospital.

The Shortcut to Bonding with a Romantic Partner on a Deeper Level


Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is interested in how people form romantic relationships,

Committee OKs merger of two Long Island hospitals

Wall Street Journal

A merger between Stony Brook University Hospital and Southampton Hospital has been unanimously approved by a SUNY trustees committee.

University Research: SBU Mapping of Silver Matrix Formation in Batteries Will Enhance Efficiency

U.S. Department of Energy

Scientists at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory are using pioneering x-ray techniques to map internal atomic transformations of the highly conductive silver matrix formation within lithium-based batteries that may lead to the design of more efficient batteries.

What College Professors Can Learn from Alan Alda

Time Magazine

Stony Brook University has established an entire center for communicating science, named for the actor and director Alan Alda, who inspired it out of frustration with the scientists he met as host for 13 years of the public-television series Scientific American Frontiers.