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Sue Ontiveros: Sometimes 60 is not the new 40

Chicago Sun Times

It seems population researchers from Stony Brook University and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis have been studying age measurements. They’ve determined that long-held beliefs about what constitutes old don’t hold up these days. We’re living longer, for one thing. That longevity means that instead of 60 being old, it’s now more like middle age, according to an article in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. What once was considered middle age -45 to 65 – should be pushed back and expanded, the researchers say.

Asian-American Heritage celebration at Stony Brook


Watch dances, hear music and enjoy the culture of China, India, Japan, Korea and more, at the Wang Center at Stony Brook University May 9.

Help Wanted on Long Island: Tick Expert


Infectious disease expert Dr. Susan Donelan of Stony Brook University Hospital sees tick-borne illnesses increase this time of year as ticks begin their assault. And not even the cold, snowy winter has slowed the bugs.
"The ticks hide in piles of leaves and the snow actually provides insulation until the ticks can head out for their first feeding in spring," Donelan said.

Skin damage from lightbulbs? One study says yes

First Coast News

Dr. Miriam Rafailovich, who conducted the study at Stony Brook, could not comment directly on Leigh’s concerns, but told First Coast News that she believes there are concerns with prolonged exposure to CFLs. "What we found was that these bulbs would emit radiation where if you were exposed to them you got your daily dose not in eight hours, but in minutes," she says. Her research found that cells exposed to close range compact fluorescent bulbs, "stopped growing and changed shape." The cause appears to be cracking or deterioration of bulb’s protective white lining, which the study found could allow UVA and UVC to escape.

: Win over any job interviewer with these 4 questions

USA Today College

You know it’s coming. At the end of every job interview, after you’ve wowed the hiring manager with your skills, experience and charm, he or she will probably ask, "Do you have any questions for me?" Don’t miss this chance to show your potential employer you’re a curious, savvy, must-hire candidate. "The act of asking questions can really set equally qualified candidates apart," says Marianna Savoca, director of the career center at Stony Brook University in New York.

Middle schoolers take part in Alan Alda’s Flame Challenge

Chicago Tribune

Sixth-graders at Prairie Middle School had the special opportunity on Tuesday to speak with actor Alan Alda and middle school students from around the world about the answer to a simple yet complex question: What is sleep? This unique gathering, conducted through Skype, was the 2015 Flame Challenge created by Alda and the New York-based Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.

More Than Skin Deep: The Value of Interior Design (April Issue)

College Planning and Management

College Planning & Management recently toured the campus of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and talked about interior design with John Fogarty, director of Capital Planning, and Yumi Yoshino-Hempel, architectural designer. The Long Island campus started 52 years ago with institutional, formulaic architecture inside and out.

The one joke we make about love may actually be true

Deseret News

Dr. Arthur Aron of Stony Brook University told Bernstein that people can fall in love instantly when there’s a willingness to open up and fall for another person. People also fall in love when they feel safe around someone and they feel commitment (which can happen on a first date, or down the road), Aron told WSJ.

Stars of Stony Brook

New York Post/Page 6

Jane Fonda and Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, president of Stony Brook University, attend the 16th Annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala on Wednesday at Chelsea Piers. The gala raised $2.8 million for scholarships and Stony Brook’s Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities.

Coyotes Are New York’s Newest Immigrants


"Coyotes can get to Long Island the same way humans get to it: via the intricate network of bridges, tunnels and rail lines," says Javier Monzón, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Coyotes can also swim.

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