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Economics food fight joins sciences and Shakespeare

Salt Lake City Tribune: Op-ed

In 1959, British physicist C.P. Snow gave a lecture called "The Two Cultures," in which he lamented the cultural divide between literary intellectuals and scientists. Having been a research assistant in a physics lab and a published novelist, he knew a thing or two about both. The upshot of his argument was that literary types tend not to know anything about science or technology, while science types tend not to know anything about high culture, to the detriment of the nation as a whole.

Expect the Unexpected

Long Island Pulse

Changes are happening at Stony Brook University’s Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery. This September, the new curator and director presents the first glimpse of her vision for the art space and it’s more youthful and risky than audiences might be used to. The gallery will still be presenting four to five shows each year–a combination of student shows and those of nationally recognized contemporary artists. Karen Levitov says she’s not afraid to mount exhibitions that may be "unexpected and challenging." If visitors come hoping to see impressionistic paintings in gilded frames, the experience might be surprising, shocking even.

Stony Brook University leases dorms in Shirley at Dowling College’s former student housing space


Stony Brook University is leasing dormitories at Dowling College’s Shirley aviation school as part of a plan to address a chronic shortage of on-campus beds.

Brookhaven’s Cedar Beach shellfish hatchery is helping rebuild a dying industry


Since 1980, the number of full-time baymen working Island waters has declined from about 7,000 to a few dozen, said Christopher Gobler, a Stony Brook University marine sciences professor. Landings of clams, mussels, oysters and scallops have dropped 70 to 95 percent during the same period, he said. He said the Cedar Beach hatchery can help spark a comeback.

Talk Less, Listen More to Be the Friend of a Person With Depression

Wall Street Journal

Robert Schwartzman was despondent after he lost a loved one several years ago. "You’ve lost your spark," several well-meaning friends pointed out. "People are talking about it."
But instead of feeling comforted by their concern, Mr. Schwartzman says he felt "awful." His friends’ words struck him as insensitive and judgmental. "I really felt kicked when I was down," says Mr. Schwartzman, a toy inventor in New York City.

Giving your college-bound kids their space

Fox 5 News

NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University. Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman

Long Island Sound becoming more acidic, scientists say


Dr. Christopher Gobler, of the Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, with a CTD device, an instrument that measures pH levels in depths of water, on board the Paumanok in Southampton.

Leukemia patient bumps up wedding, gets married at Long Island hospital

NY Daily News

James Lauricella, 37, wed 41-year-old Kimberly Mikucki at the chapel at Stony Brook University Hospital on Saturday. The couple originally planned to say ‘I do’ in December, but changed their plans after Lauricella found out he had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

A Lemur Rescue Mission in Madagascar

New York Times

Lemurs, which live only on the island nation of Madagascar, are long-tailed, long-legged primates with an astonishingly graceful leap. They are also in serious peril: Of the 103 species of lemur, 90 percent are endangered, critically endangered or threatened, and several are on the brink of extinction, according to the primatologist Patricia C. Wright of Stony Brook University.

Leukemia patient, fiancĂ© say ‘I do’ in ‘incredible’ hospital chapel wedding


James Lauricella and Kimberly Mikucki were married on Saturday in an intimate ceremony at Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island, but if you’d asked them three weeks ago about their wedding, they’d have described a very different plan.