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Cancer center worker dubbed an ‘angel’ for her magical ways


On or off the clock, Lauren Sharaby supports children facing hardships of being ill

Science Says: Fred Flopped

Wall Street Journal

Brazil and Croatia were tied, 1-1, in the second half of Thursday’s tournament opener. Fred had the ball at his feet in the box when Croatia’s Dejan Lovren placed a hand on his shoulder. Fred fell backward. The ref blew his whistle. Brazil’s Neymar nailed a penalty kick, giving Brazil a 2-1 lead in a game it went on to win 3-1.

The Conservative Case for Legalizing America’s Illegal Immigrants

New York Post:

The electoral upset of Eric Cantor last week — partially blamed on his squishiness about immigration, along with stories of immigrant children streaming across the US-Mexican border — have seriously dimmed the prospects of legislating immigration reform anytime soon.

Stony Brook Medicine Names McGovern Associate Dean

Long Island Business News

Dr. Margaret McGovern, chair of the department of pediatrics and physician-in-chief of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, was named to the newly created position of associate dean for ambulatory operations for Stony Brook Medicine.

Scientists offer new guidelines on fish consumption


Children, pregnant and breast-feeding women are being encouraged to dine on more fish but all consumers are being cautioned to avoid certain species — usually large predators — that are likely to harbor mercury in their tissues.

Remembering D-Day With Their Brothers in Arms

New York Times

STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Every morning, Lieutenant Michael Settanni wakes up next to his bunkmate, Cpl. Ben Gebbia, in a modest room in a home shared with about 350 other military men…These three Army men are all New Yorkers — Mr. Settanni and Mr. Gebbia are from Brooklyn, and Mr. Oleaga is from Manhattan — and they live in the Long Island State Veterans Home at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where they spoke on Thursday about their war experiences.

Alan Alda Takes on the World Science Festival

NPR/"Brian Lehrer Show"-WNYC-FM

In "Dear Albert" – a staged reading of letters written by Albert Einstein – you get the impression of a man grappling with big ideas…and a complicated lovelife. Alan Alda, actor and co-founder of the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, discusses why Einstein’s letters so moved him. He’s joined by Brian Greene, co-founder of the World Science Festival and professor of mathematics & physics at Columbia University. They are both taking part in lots of activities this week, including the announcement of the winners in the "What Is Color?" challenge.

Message in a bottle mystery: From Long Beach to Florida in 24 days


Four days before Mother’s Day, college student Brittany Wood, accompanied by her younger sister, tossed a bottle containing a message into the waters off Long Beach…Don’t look to ocean currents, which would have been "impossible" in that time frame, said Charles N. Flagg, research professor in Stony Brook University’s school of marine and atmospheric sciences. Indeed, the natural route would have taken it across the Atlantic and back in a time frame that he estimates would be around 3 to 8 years.

New York doctors reconstruct Kenyan child’s face after flesh-eating bacteria

A girl from a remote village in Africa has regained her confidence – and her smile – thanks to the charitable efforts of a group of doctors at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York.

Can Long Island Be Saved, Part VI: An Interview With Professor Christopher Gobler

Huffington Post

Christopher Gobler and his team at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences have provided much of the essential research underpinning our current efforts to diagnose Long Island’s environmental ills so that we can develop solutions to them.

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