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Grocery Shopping During the Coronavirus: Wash Your Hands, Keep Your Distance and Limit Trips

House and Garden

The advice is the same as for any time spent outside the home: Limit contact with groups of people, wash your hands as soon as you get home and avoid touching your face, said Bettina Fries, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook University in New York.

How the telecommuting wave could expose company data

Newsday

Even a simple Google search could put a system in jeopardy, said Nikolaos Nikiforaskis, a computer science professor at Stony Brook University.

Innovation In The Age Of Coronavirus

Innovate LI

Stony Brook University’s Healthier U – a preventative-health program designed specifically for the university community – is planning daily “wellness programming” sessions for SBU employees, to be livestreamed via Facebook.

Ian Dowling is a 10-year-old cancer survivor who believes in magic.

Good Morning America

The MagicAid program at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital uses magic therapy to help calm patients.

The Oxford University professor digging for life on Mars – from a desk 140 million miles away in Oxford

Daily Mail

The distance between Stony Brook University Professor Scott McLennan’s desk at Oxford University (he’s on sabbatical there) and Mars is about 140 million miles, but it doesn’t stop him using his computer to direct Nasa‘s latest spacecraft on the Red Planet’s surface.

Toilet Paper Becomes The Icon Of Coronavirus Panic

27east/Southampton Press

“It’s a really interesting phenomenon,” said Stacey Finkelstein, Ph.D., a professor of marketing at the Stony Brook University School of Business. “When we are going through a stressful, emotional period of our lives, we may feel like we’re out of control and we try to exert control in a number of ways, like stocking up on canned foods or, in this case, hand sanitizer and, I guess, toilet paper.”

LI doctors assure expecting mothers they will survive coronavirus crisis

Newsday

Dr. Sharon Nachman, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Medical Center, suggested that pregnant women stay in close contact with their medical provider should they feel any symptoms, such as fever, cough and runny nose.

Stony Brook University: managing energy with data

Chief Sustainability Officer

Stony Brook University, a New York-based institution, has announced its receipt of a 2020 Innovation Award from Smart Energy DecisionsThe award was received in recognition for the university’s Office of Energy Management, which has an in-house data analytics platform – a sophisticated tool which pools data from 400 sensor points and utilises a visual heat map to assist visual analysis of the information.   Able to detect anomalies around the campus quickly and deal with them efficiently, the university’s programme has been in place since 2018. Although initially only configured to monitor electricity usage, the application was soon expanded to heating and cooling.

The Burden On Resources Fighting The Coronavirus

WSHU-FM/NPR

The economic impact of the coronavirus will be felt for months — if not, years — to come. States and local municipalities will have to dip into their savings to provide essential services for residents. Communities will need to prioritize resources — while needing to make budgetary cuts — to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. David Wiczer, economist and professor at Stony Brook University

The Burden On Resources Fighting The Coronavirus

WSHU-FM/NPR

The economic impact of the coronavirus will be felt for months — if not, years — to come. States and local municipalities will have to dip into their savings to provide essential services for residents. Communities will need to prioritize resources — while needing to make budgetary cuts — to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  David Wiczer, economist and professor at Stony Brook University contributes to this story

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