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Noah Smith: Best tool to fight poverty also encourages work

Commercial Appeal

Noah Smith is an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University. He wrote this for Bloomberg View. He writes, "Economists have been debating this for centuries, and the debate isn’t about to end soon. But one solution in the U.S. has stood out in recent decades as the most efficient method: the earned income tax credit, or EITC."

Uncle Sam wants YOU to read ‘popular’ scholarly books

Washington Post

If all goes as planned, there’s a fascinating book about Diderot in your future — and one about the history of photographic detection and another one about the economics of addiction. James Rubin, State University of New York, Stony Brook, N.Y., "Why Monet Matters, or Meanings Among the Lily Pads," received $50,400.

Stony Brook School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacy Times

Stony Brook’s pharmacy school is still pending, but prospective students may want to keep an eye on this option for 2017.

Impress Campus Tour Guides With These Questions

U.S. News and World Report

Practical questions, such as asking about the hours for the dining halls and libraries, tend to be very popular among students, says Judith Berhannan, dean of admissions at Stony Brook University–SUNY. But in her opinion, students would be better served by asking about how to get involved on campus. "Being an engaged and active student is one of the key things that will add to their success and satisfaction," she says.

Stony Brook Cancer Center on QVC’s Super Saturday


QVC’s Super Saturday fundraiser for gynecological cancers visits Stony Brook Cancer Center and interviews survivors/mentors.

SBU Researchers Win Health Grants

Innovate LI

Three Stony Brook Medicine researchers have received financial backing from the SUNY Health Network of Excellence.

Scientists must woo the public to get past the awkward "blind date" stage

AGU Blogosphere

Alan Alda wants to change that. Alda, an award-winning actor best known for his portrayal of Hawkeye Pierce on the T.V. show "M.A.S.H.," has always been attracted to science. On July 15 Alda spoke at The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., about his experiences hosting the PBS "Scientific American Frontiers" T.V. series and his work with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.

Lake in Turkey turns blood red


Christopher Gobler, a marine ecology research professor for Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in Stony Brook, New York, told ABC News that a species of algae called Dunaliella salinas is responsible for the lake’s ruddy color.

At Low Pay, Government Hires Immigrants Held At Detention Centers

NPR/"Morning Edition"

It’s illegal to hire immigrants without legal status. Yet the federal government employs thousands of undocumented workers. They prepare food and clean detention facilities where they are held. Stony Brook University’s Nancy Hiemstra’s speaks to this.

Stony Brook University among 19 early warning weather detection system sites, officials say


Stony Brook University is among the first 19 sites named in New York State’s new early warning weather detection system, state officials said Monday.

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