Samuel Stanley Jr.


As ransomware attacks multiply, SUNY steps up

By GREGORY ZELLER // With fresh ransomware attacks spreading chaos around the globe, Stony Brook University is stepping up its cybersecurity game. Leveraging $4.5 million in grants issued this week by the SUNY Empire Innovation Program, SBU is engaging an intensive recruitment effort to attract major minds in the fields of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The stipend from the EIP, a state-funded competitive grant program focused on recruiting and retaining top faculty throughout the SUNY…


Major ASCE honor for Stony Brook engineering dean

By GREGORY ZELLER // A Stony Brook University researcher working to put tide-powered electricity turbines in New York City’s East River has earned a prestigious award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Fotis Sotiropoulos, who was named dean of SBU’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences in September 2015, has received the 2017 Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award from the ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resource Institute. The annual award recognizes an individual who has…


With federal funding in doubt, SBU Charity Gala scores

By GREGORY ZELLER // The Stony Brook Foundation’s message on scientific research: If you want it done, do it yourself. With scientists around the nation marching against President Donald Trump’s plans to eliminate federal funding for thousands of laboratory-research programs, the foundation – a registered 501(c)3 and the university’s philanthropic backbone – took matters into its own hands this week. In recognition of his dedication to cancer research, former Vice President Joseph Biden was the…


Hey, Biff … that’s DOCTOR McFly to you

At long last, teen hero Marty McFly will go degree-for-degree with his partner in time, Dr. Emmett Brown: Stony Brook University will confer an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree upon Canadian-American actor Michael J. Fox during its 2017 commencement ceremony. Fox – whose award-winning, three-decade entertainment career also includes stints as a producer, author and voice performer – is a respected advocate for several important causes, and one in particular: With the exception, perhaps,…


Huge gifts take cancer fight to tiniest levels

Consecutive gifts by philanthropists Kavita and Lalit Bahl totaling $13.75 million will fund a new Stony Brook Medicine center dedicated to understanding cancer on the most complex cellular levels. The Kavita and Lalit Bahl Center for Metabolomics and Imaging “advances the family’s vision to elevate Stony Brook Medicine to the cutting edge of personalized cancer research, diagnostic imaging breakthroughs and evolving individualized cancer care,” the Stony Brook University School of Medicine said in a statement….


Stony Brook Medicine, Mount Sinai Health team up

Academic synergies and accelerated discoveries are the promise of a new research collaboration pairing Stony Brook Medicine and the Mount Sinai Health System. Stony Brook University and New York City-based Mount Sinai announced the new affiliation Thursday, with officials from both institutions highlighting the partnership’s superior research potential and innovative clinical-care initiatives. Effective immediately, Stony Brook Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will begin developing new research programs – including medical-education…