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The Bystander Mentality in Teenagers

WNYC-AM/"Brian Lehrer Show"

Last week a video of high school girls fighting in a McDonald’s in Brooklyn went viral. No one interfered. Alban Boucher, a social worker, activist and dean of students at New Vision High School in Brooklyn and Karen Sobel Lojeski, a professor in the department of technology and society at Stony Brook University, talk about how the "bystander effect," the "no snitching" movement and social media affect the safety and wellness of teenagers.

Long Island Police Officer Shot While on Duty, Suspect in Custody


"Officer Collins is in serious condition. He’s receiving supportive care. His overall progress is extremely favorable. We’re hoping he’ll make a full recovery," said James Vosswinkel, the surgeon at Stony Brook Hospital who is treating Collins

New York Islanders Visit Stony Brook Children’s Hospitals


The players brought gifts, signed autographs and took photos with family members and staff

Cold-cap treatment sees success preventing chemotherapy-related hair loss, report says


Dr. Jules Cohen, a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Stony Brook University Hospital, cautioned that the flip side of the data is that some women who have used the cold caps still lost their hair, which could be an even greater disappointment than it would be for women who expected to lose their hair in the first place.

Cancer rates on LI: See how your area compares

Stony Brook students ask for continued planned tuition hikes


ALBANY – A group of Stony Brook University students traveled to the State Capitol Tuesday to ask lawmakers to hike their tuition.
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New York students excel again in science competition


A number of the students have been working on their projects throughout their high school years, guided by teachers and scientist mentors in the field and attending programs like SUNY’s Stony Brook University’s summer research programs. In fact, 19 of the state’s semifinalists this year attended Stony Brook’s summer research programs.

Bhaumik: LI stagnation can be reversed

Long Island Business News

Long Island’s biomedical industry is relatively small, but growing, and includes, among others, such powerhouse resources as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Stony Brook University, and our world-class health system in North Shore-LIJ. Developing multifamily housing in downtowns – especially transit-oriented ones – would add more diverse housing options while preserving existing neighborhoods, farmland and open space. These interventions, together with enhanced connectivity within Long Island and with the rest of the metropolitan area through projects such as "Third Track," are critical to revitalizing our economy.

Michael Kimmel is out to show why feminism is good for men

Washington Post

A professor at Stony Brook University who has written more than 20 books, Kimmel travels about half of every month, lecturing and networking with everyone in this field. Who’s everyone? Well, there’s "Jane, Gloria and Eve" — that’s Fonda, Steinem and Ensler, who sit on the board of Stony Brook’s Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, which Kimmel, 64, founded two years ago. Kimmel and Steinem go back at least 20 years, she says, and she likes to recommend his books.

More Sex–and 7 Other Benefits for Men Who Help Out at Home


There is a three-day conference–the first ever to take on "masculinities studies"– in New York City the first weekend in March. There is a campaign from the United Nations, He for She, to engage men on the topic of gender equality. You may remember the rousing opening speech to the campaign, from non-man but one of that gender’s favorite people, Emma Watson.

Comet Lovejoy’s tail offers scientists a few surprises

CBS News

Scientists have snapped rare images of the comet Lovejoy’s rapidly changing tail.
Using the Subaru Telescope in Japan, researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Stony Brook University and Tsuru University in Japan found that extreme, short-term changes took place in the tail of the comet – visible shifts that occurred in just 20 minutes.