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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, fiancé say ‘I do’ in ‘incredible’ hospital chapel wedding

8/18/2014

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.

Couple moves up wedding ahead of leukemia treatment

8/16/2014

James Lauricella, 37, and Kimberly Mikucki, 41, of Holtsville, were married on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the Stony Brook University Hospital’s chapel. Their Dec. 6 ceremony was canceled so the couple could marry before the groom undergoes a series of treatments for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Man diagnosed with leukemia gets married at Stony Brook University Hospital

8/16/2014

37-year-old James Lauricella and 41-year-old Kimberly Mikucki of Holtsville said their wedding vows Saturday in Chapel at Stony Brook University Hospital.

LI council asks state for $41M in development funds

Newsday

The council has requested the largest state award, $4 million, go to Stony Brook University for research into protecting the electric grid from terrorist attacks.

Finding Freedom in Long Island’s Summer Schools

Times Beacon Record

The two schools, located at Faith Baptist Church in Coram and Stony Brook University, are modeled after the Freedom Schools in Mississippi in the 1960s during the civil rights movement and are part of Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School Program.

Zeller: Stony Brook leading the way

Long Island Business News

Let’s have a nice round of applause, dear readers, for our friends at Stony Brook University, who continue to mold their institution into a world-class research facility, a major-league business hub and a top-shelf gem of Long Island’s economic engine.

How to Get Through a Workday on No Sleep

New York Magazine/Science of Us

And you get bonus points for an a.m. jog, says Lauren Hale, a sleep researcher at Stony Brook University and a spokesperson for the National Sleep Foundation. "The evidence is mixed, but there are theoretical reasons that you should exercise earlier in the morning, especially if you’re going to be outside doing a run," she said. "You want the light effects, which are the alerting effects." If that’s not going to happen, though, and you live and work in New York City, your morning walk to the train will suffice.

Should You Fear the Pizzly Bear?

New York Times

Javier Monzon, an evolutionary biologist at Stony Brook University, has found that Eastern coyotes living in areas with the highest densities of deer also carry the greatest number of wolf genes.

Teen’s lab experience benefits her mentor, too

Student Science

"We all improve through teaching," says Yuanyuan Si, a graduate student at Stony Brook University in New York. "Sometimes, Courtney asks me questions, and in trying to come up with the answers, I end up understanding my own work better," she says.

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