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Julianne Moore Oscar Nod a Box Office Boon Says ‘Still Alice’ Producer

The Street

An Oscar win by Julianne Moore would be a box office blessing for a small independent film like ‘Still Alice,’ said Christine Vachon, the movie’s producer and Founder of Killer Films. Vachon said the film industry’s transition to tentpole movies is stealing attention away from story driven movies. Vachon is helping teach upcoming producers and directors about changes in the movie industry at Stony Brook University which recently introduced its first ever Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Film. The MFA program focuses on screenwriting, directing, and producing culminating in a feature screenplay, a portfolio of short films including an MFA thesis film or a final producer’s package.

Suffolk legislator wants study on warming of LI Sound


Legis. Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) has asked the county to spend $112,000 on a three-month study by Stony Brook University scientists to examine the Millstone Power Station’s impacts on the Sound and nearby Peconic Bay.

Sweet Sunday: North Fork Chocolate Company

East End Taste

North Fork Chocolate Company started in January 2013 through the Stony Brook University Incubator in Calverton, and in April 2014 won Finest Chocolatier by the Long Island Food Critic.

North Fork Chocolate Company in Aquebogue (story ran on 2/11/2015)

Newsday/Explore LI

The Aquebogue store is the first brick-and-mortar outlet for the chocolate company, which got its start in the Calverton "incubator" kitchen run by Stony Brook University. Until now, its confections and desserts have been available only through its website and at various farmers markets and special events.

Soledad O’Brien leads talk on race at Stony Brook University during Black History Month


As part of Black History Month events, journalists Soledad O’Brien and Joan Morgan appeared at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, to talk about O’Brien’s "Black in America" series and about covering racial issues.

7 Science-Based Tips to Make You Sexier on Valentine’s Day


Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, studies what makes people connect quickly and deeply and has found it can be a matter of just asking the right questions.

Disorder Rules the Universe: ‘The Quantum Moment’ Recounts the End of Determinism

New York Times

Dr. Crease is a philosopher and Dr. Goldhaber a physicist at Stony Brook University, and their book is an introduction to the brave new world we inhabit. The harmony of the Newtonian universe, they argue, began to fray in 1900, when Max Planck discovered that to correctly describe "black box" radiation, he had to make a radical and unwarranted assumption: that light radiation was not continuous, but came in discrete and irreducible packets of a fixed size, or quantum.

Nurses Play Cupid, Give Cancer Patients Romantic Dinners

ABC News

A group of oncology nurses has been playing cupid, putting together surprise romantic dinners for patients in their hospital rooms to help them forget their cancer — even if it’s just for just a little while. Stony Brook University Hospital nurse Maggie Knight, who works mostly with leukemia and lymphoma patients undergoing bone marrow transplants, came up with the idea after noticing one of her favorite patients seemed depressed after spending a few months in the hospital.

And Baby Makes 10,000: Midwifery Practice At Stony Brook Hospital Celebrates Milestone


At the midwifery practice at Stony Brook Hospital, baby number 10,000 arrived Thursday, 1010 WINS Mona Rivera reported.

Long Island Ducks hit Valentine’s Day home run for your patients


Baseball team, QuackerJack pay visit to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital