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Exercising before surgery may improve quality of life — 4 points

Becker's ASC Review

A study presented at the 2015 New York State Society of Anesthesiologists PostGraduate Assembly found that exercise programs aimed at increasing exercise tolerance before a surgical procedure may decrease morbidity and mortality, as reported by Anesthesiology News. Ruchir Gupta, MD, an anesthesiology professor at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York City, and Michael Roizen, MD, an anesthesiologist with the Cleveland Clinic, searched Medline for the terms "heart rate recovery," "exercise capacity," "maximum O2 consumption," "perioperative outcome" and "physical fitness" used in studies between 1965 and 2015. Of more than 62,000 patients total, more than 36,000 underwent only heart rate recovery testing.

Stony Brook’s Sotiropoulos shares shark tale, water expertise

Times Beacon Record

Recently,the dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, Fotis Sotiropoulos published a paper with University of Minnesota Ph.D. student Aaron Boomsma about a topic in dispute among scientists: Do the denticles on sharks enable them to move more quickly through the water or do they slow them down?

How To Make A Better Business Case For Diversity

Fast Company

Pondering the business case for diversity, Todd L. Pittinsky, a professor of technology and society at Stony Brook University, observes something isn’t quite right. "Different kinds of people will come up with different kinds of ideas, and the more variety, the better," he writes in Harvard Business Review. Multiple studies have backed this up.

Opera meets circus in ‘La Verità’ at Stony Brook’s Staller Center


Daniele Finzi Pasca, born to a family of photographers and practically raised in a darkroom in Lugano, Switzerland, was mentored in circus skills by a clown named Fery. After a stint in India, where he cared for the sick, Finzi Pasca returned home to found Teatro Sunil and develop his "teatro della carezza" techniques — "theater of the caress." Finzi Pasca now returns to Staller Center to treat audiences for a third time to the caress of his circus-as-theater hybrid. "La Verità," a visual and aural feast making its U.S. premiere, is co-inspired by the art of Salvador Dalí and the opera "Tristan and Isolde."

HeForShe Comes to Campus

HuffPost College

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. writes, "A remarkable global collaboration is underway in support of gender equality, and universities are playing a key role in it. The initiative is UN Women’s HeForShe campaign, and its 30 Founding IMPACT Champions are 10 universities, 10 corporations, and 10 heads of state."

Quantum dots for better optoelectronic devices

New Electronics

Stony Brook University researchers are part of a team of scientists who have combined the light harvesting properties of quantum dots with the electrical conductivity of semiconductors to pave the way for new materials used in optoelectronics applications.

The 50 Best Colleges for African Americans


Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions Black students will make in their lifetime. ESSENCE partnered with Money Magazine to create a definitive list of the schools that serve us most.Drawing on the federal data that Money compiles for its annual Best Colleges rankings–including graduation rates, net college costs after financial aid and graduates’ early-career earnings–plus our own criteria for racial climate on each campus, we found that these schools provide Black students with the best combination of the following: Stony Brook #46

In Reddit’s Unruly Corners, Trump Finds Support

New York Times

Recently, the group has focused on holding question-and-answer sessions — known on Reddit as AMAs, for Ask Me Anything — with figures including the conservative commentator Ann Coulter, the immigration activist Roy Beck and Helmut Norpoth, a political-science professor at Stony Brook University whose election model is favorable to Mr. Trump. (Mr. Norpoth, who did not express support for any candidate, said in an interview that he had been invited to participate by a student, but was unaware that he was speaking to a Donald Trump group. "It took me a little bit to find my bearings," he said.)

Ask An Adult: Is There Life After Death?


Dr Sam Parnia, Assistant professor of medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and lead author of the world’s largest study on Near Death Experiences
‘I do not hold a personal opinion. The results of many studies into cardiac arrest (this is a marker of the biological processes that occur at the time of death in humans) have indicated that the human mind and consciousness – the part that makes us all who we are – are not annihilated at the time of death – and continue for some time after we go beyond the threshold of death. This is the first step in scientifically investigating ‎the age old philosophical question of what happens when we die.’

Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest

The New York Times

Michael Kimmel leads the discussion on how the perceptions of masculinity have and have not changed since the 18th century, highlighting the need for more resources centers for men on college campuses.

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