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Indian American couple donate $3.5 million to New York university

The American Bazaar

The State University of New York’s (SUNY) Stony Brook will establish the Bahl Molecular Imaging Laboratory at Stony Brook Medicine, made possible by an enormous $3.5 million endowment given by Kavita and Lalit Bahl of Stony Brook, New York.

The Psychology Of Loves That Last A Lifetime

The Huffington Post

The trifecta of a romantic relationship — intense love, sexual desire and long-term attachment — can seem elusive, but it may not be as uncommon or unattainable in marriages as we’ve been conditioned to think.

Women in Politics: College Edition


Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on over the course of the year. Anna Lubitz has been nominated by Stony Brook University as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on campus, but in bridging the gender gap in politics.

What is Color?


what is color? i’m seeing videos of kids knowing so much more than i would have expected them to know. >> now, i want to turn to your being a proponent of science. your name is on one of the buildings at Stony brook university and basically, you’ve become a proponent of science education for a number of years now.

Some Signs of Hope in Effort to Bring Shinnecock Bay Back from Brink

Two years into a $3 million effort to boost the ability of western Shinnecock Bay to absorb the abuse of development along its shores, scientists from Stony Brook University say they are hopeful that some subtle changes in environmental patterns could be the first small successes of their labors.

Group rides with hope

Times Beacon Recod

Chris Pendergast’s doctors gave him five years to live when he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 1993, but he has somehow beaten the odds and is a 21-year survivor of the disease.

Hope for an S-Shaped Back

New York Times Blog

I wore a hard plastic brace around my torso from ages 8 to 16 to treat scoliosis, or spinal curvature. Bracing has been standard treatment in children for the past five decades, and I wore my brace diligently, if awkwardly, in the hope that it would contain my S-shaped curvature and stave off the need for spinal fusion surgery.

Patricia Wright of Stony Brook Wins Indianapolis Prize


Stony Brook University professor and primatologist Patricia C. Wright is the winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, a prestigious award given every two years to recognize global leaders in animal conservation.
Wright, 69, of Sound Beach, won for her work in protecting the endangered lemurs of Madagascar. She is the first woman to win the prize, sponsored by the Indianapolis Zoo, that carries with it $250,000 and a medal.

You’re as young as your handshake

The Washington Post

Age was always an artificial construct.
What difference, really, does it make how many times the Earth has revolved around the sun during your lifetime? A 60-year-old in a poor village in India is likely to be a lot "older" than someone the same age in an affluent community in the United States when it comes to things that matter, like how much longer and more comfortably he or she might live.
"You’re as young as you feel," while uplifting, isn’t very useful either because it’s kind of hard to measure.
Try instead: "You’re as young as your grip" — as in hand-grip.