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Leakey: Can we pull elephants back from brink?

KSPR-TV, Springfield, MO

Dr. Richard Leakey writes, "the global effort to stop the slaughter of elephants received a major boost when Angelina Jolie announced recently that she will direct and produce a feature film about my efforts to stop the poaching of elephants in Kenya in the 1990s."

Stony Brook Medicine Hosts the Great American Smokeout Event


Stony Brook Medicine hosts the Great American Smokeout–turn in a pack of cigarettes as part of the Great American Smokeout event and receive a fresh cold turnkey sandwich and invitation to a free program how to quit smoking.

Can we pull elephants back from the brink


Editor’s note: Richard Leakey, a world-renowned anthropologist, is professor and chair of Stony Brook University’s Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya…."I am an African — a lifelong resident and citizen of Kenya, where I previously ran the Kenya Wildlife Service and now chair the Turkana Basin Institute as a professor at Stony Brook University."

Tears, superstitions and busted eyes with Chris Algieri’s parents

New York Post

"I told him he could continue boxing, but that he needed to do something else," Chris Algieri’s mother said. "All I wanted was for him to get a degree, so he gets one in nutrition [undergraduate from Stony Brook, master’s from New York Institute of Technology], which only helps him for what he’s doing now.

Long Island Boxer Chris Algieri Says He’s Set for Manny Pacquiao

New York Times

Chris Algieri’s rise from unknown boxer to a champion worthy of fighting the superstar Manny Pacquiao on Saturday in Macau began when he saw another boxer beaten nearly to death…Algieri remains focused, unchanged by his new celebrity. He used the $100,000 he earned against Provodnikov to satisfy student loans, to pave his parents’ driveway and install a new roof, and to establish a scholarship fund at Stony Brook.

Letter: Lloyd aquifer must remain protected


Editor’s note: The writers, Danica Warns, Katie Flowers, are master’s candidates in the marine conservation and policy program at Stony Brook University.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation acknowledges that the potential effect of pumping from the Lloyd aquifer is not well understood, as noted in "Bid to pump from the purest water underlying LI prompts worries about contamination, saltwater intrusion" [News, Nov. 3].

Ebola outbreak: Are we failing our medical heroes?


Upon returning to the United States from Liberia early last month, physician and anthropologist Paul Farmer described the shallow response in the West to the current Ebola outbreak as a "terrorism of poverty."

Ask the Experts: How Do We Make Batteries More Powerful, Cheaper and Safer?

Scientific American

In June the Energy Department awarded $100 million to 32 EFRCs, $10 million of which is funding complex battery system research at Stony Brook University, S.U.N.Y. led by materials scientist and chemical engineer Esther Takeuchi. A distinguished professor at Stony Brook with a long list of engineering accolades, Takeuchi is best known for developing an improved battery for powering implantable defibrillators. She also holds more patents than any other woman in the U.S.

Meet the 100 Most Significant Americans of All Time


In a culture so saturated with information and so fragmented by the search possibilities of the Internet, how do we measure historical significance?
Steven Skiena and Charles B. Ward have come up with a novel answer. Skiena is the Distinguished Teaching Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University and a co-founder of the social-analytics company General Sentiment.

Editorial: Suffolk gets serious about water quality


Suffolk also is making progress on an equally knotty problem: how to reduce nitrogen emanating from inefficient and often-failing septic systems in the thousands of homes that never can be sewered in a cost-effective way. The county will begin a pilot program in March to install new high-tech systems in a handful of homes. Some models will be approved and a financial mechanism devised to get them into as many residences as possible. Complementing that will be a new research center at Stony Brook University, spearheaded by Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and started with $2 million in state seed money, to develop the next generation of even more efficient septic systems.