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Inside the adult coloring book craze

Yahoo News

"Far more people are looking for things that are unplugged," said Ann Garbarino, an advisor at the Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook University. "And it’s something that a lot of generations can agree on."

Barbara Chapman, a pioneer in computer science, joins Stony Brook

Times Beacon Record

Dr. Barbara Chapman, who grew up in New Zealand, said she left the more temperate region of Houston driven, in part, by the intelligence and personality of Robert J. Harrison, Stony Brook’s director for the Institute for Advanced Computational Science. Additionally, Chapman sees opportunities to work with local collaborators.

Selden teen returns home after 8-month hospital stay

News12

A large gathering of community members and loved ones helped welcome home a Selden teenager who spent the last eight months in the hospital. Erika Gottlieb, 13, had been at Stony Brook University Hospital since the beginning of the year with bone cancer.

Construction workers send ‘get well’ note to girl with cancer at Missouri hospital

Today

It’s not the first time construction workers have left messages for hospital patients: The same thing happened earlier this summer at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital in New York.

Be generous: It’s a simpler way to stay healthier

Detroit Free Press

"Volunteering moves people into the present and distracts the mind from the stresses and problems of the self," said Stephen G. Post, founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York. "Many studies show that one of the best ways to deal with the hardships in life is not to just center on yourself but to take the opportunity to engage in simple acts of kindness."

Stony Brook athletic director Shawn Heilbron’s goal: Raising $100 million

Newsday

From the moment he first set foot on Stony Brook’s campus to take over as athletic director in May 2014, Shawn Heilbron said his vision was to build a football program powerful enough to drive the fundraising necessary to put the New York state school with the funny name on the major-college athletic map.

Stony Brook’s Tannenbaum uses math to tackle cancer

Times Beacon Record

Allen Tannenbaum, a professor of computer science and applied mathematics and statistics at Stony Brook University, has added a field called graph theory to some of the tools he knows well from his work in medical imaging and computer vision. A normal, healthy cell is like a factory, with genes sending signals through proteins, enzymes and catalysts, moving reactions forward or stopping them, and the genetic machinery indicating when and how hard the parts should work.
Cancer, however, is like a hostile takeover of that factory, producing the factory equivalent of M16s that damage the cell and the individual instead of baby toys, Tannebaum suggested.

New Research Finds Rise in Injuries Caused by Walking and Texting

Good Morning America

Stony Brook University researchers examined texting and distractions. They created a test/obstacle course as part of their study to show how hard it is to concentrate on anything else while you are on your phone including walking.

Be generous: It’s a simple way to stay healthier

Albany Democrat Herald-Oregon

"Volunteering moves people into the present and distracts the mind from the stresses and problems of the self," said Stephen G. Post, founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York. "Many studies show that one of the best ways to deal with the hardships in life is not to just center on yourself but to take the opportunity to engage in simple acts of kindness."

Stony Brook University Helps Prepare Next Generation of Farmers by Introducing a Hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ on Campus

Robotics Tomorrow

Cited as 4th most environmentally responsible university* in 2015,Stony Brook University is first higher ed campus to get a Freight Farm. This fall, Stony Brook University is introducing a fresh new technology – a hydroponic Freight Farm – where student farmers can grow crops year-round in an indoor environment. Created in a discarded shipping container converted into a fully operational hydroponic farm known as the Leafy Green Machine, the Freight Farm will be primarily managed by Stony Brook students.

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