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How to clean a reusable water bottle, according to experts

NBC New Select

While you may think that your bottle looks and smells clean, you should empty and clean it daily, says Dr. Sharon Nachman, chief of division of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook University’s Renaissance School of Medicine. “[This] means taking it apart, dumping the water and cleaning all the pieces of it every day,” says Nachman. “Standing water is never good in a water bottle.” If water sits in a bottle for a long time at the right temperature, it can start to grow bacteria, according to Nachman.

Stony Brook, Hofstra summer programs help produce Regeneron semifinalists

Newsday

When officials announced the semifinalists in the nation’s top competition for high school seniors, there was reason to celebrate at both Stony Brook and Hofstra universities…..At Stony Brook University, 10 of the nation’s 300 semifinalists are alumni of the school’s Simons Summer Research Program, which teaches teens how to conduct college-level research. For decades, Stony Brook professors have mentored hundreds of semifinalists — including five named earlier this month.

SBU’s Jin Koda, Amanda Lee discover star formation on outskirts of distant galaxy

Times Beacon Record

About 18 years ago, a NASA satellite called GALEX discovered numerous newly formed stars at the edges of a spiral galaxy M83, which is 15 million light years from Earth. Leading an international team of scientists, Jin Koda, Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, together with his former undergraduate student Amanda Lee, put together data and information from a host of sources to describe how these stars on the outer edge of the galaxy formed.

Pollock-Krasner House retiring director Helen Harrison sees the Abstract Expressionist in a new light

Newsday

On Wednesday, Helen Harrison retired after 34 years as director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center at Stony Brook University, responsible for operations at the Springs home and studio barn where Pollock and his wife, Lee Krasner, created some of the most heralded, and controversial, artwork of the 20th century. During those decades, Harrison, author, curator and former art critic for The New York Times, not only brought the museum into the 21st century, earning awards and a designation as a National Historic Landmark, she came to see Pollock in new light.

Study shows possible link between artificial outdoor light pollution and eye disease in older adults

Newsday

Based on the findings in this study, Dr. Khurram Chaudhary, director of retina service at Stony Brook Medicine, said it’s too early to tell anybody to “turn off their lights” or change “my clinical practice — yet.”

Long Island’s 50-year quake forecast: slight chance, but with damage

Newsday

But William Holt, professor of geophysics at Stony Brook University, said the new model “doesn’t keep me awake at night … We’re in a plate, not in a plate boundary zone” that would yield earthquakes and volcanoes, with measures of strain smaller by orders of magnitude than they are on the West Coast, he said.

Beloved Pollock-Krasner House Director Retires: ‘Years Of Dedication’

East Hampton Patch

Helen Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center at Stony Brook University, is set to bid adieu: The acclaimed art historian is retiring after 34 years of service to the university, officials said.

A Model To Follow: Future of the Arts Programs at Stony Brook Southampton Is Bright

27east.com/Southampton Press

Much like the marine science programs, the arts at Stony Brook Southampton have demonstrated a unique ability to not only survive, but thrive, despite the uncertainty that seems to surround the future of the campus itself, in terms of what changes lie on the horizon. Talk of building a new hospital or affordable housing on the campus does not threaten, compromise, or alter the future success of the programs offered under the umbrella of the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, according to administrators. That includes three Master of Fine Arts programs — in creative writing and literature, film, and television writing — as well as other offerings, from the Podcast Fellows and Children’s Lit Conference to the Southampton Writers Conference and more.

CUNY Receives Record $75 Million Gift From Simons Foundation

Forbes

Together, the couple’s total philanthropy has been estimated at $4 billion. Last year, the Simons Foundation gave $500 million to Stony Brook University, one of the largest donations to a higher education institution in history.

NYS cancer deaths cases, projected to dip as national cases top 2 million

Newsday

“This is a major issue identified in a number of studies and I’m glad the cancer society is stressing it,” said Dr. Paolo Boffetta, associate director for Population Sciences at the Stony Brook Cancer Center. He said one theory is that obesity could be leading to more cases of colorectal cancer in younger people.

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