SoMAS Alum Celebrates Release of First Book

SoMAS Alum Celebrates Release of First Book

Laurie Zaleski has found a way to communicate her science to new audiences and published her first book. A graduate from the lab of Dr. Roger Flood, she earned her M.S. degree from the Marine Sciences Research Center (now SoMAS) at Stony Brook University in 2002. A...
SoMAS MCP Program Prepares Grad for Influencer Role

SoMAS MCP Program Prepares Grad for Influencer Role

Photo above: Alan Alda, center, with Rachael Coccia, left, and her graduate advisor Kate Fullam. From Master’s Program Prepares Grad for Influencer Role by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook University News, May 27, 2020. Helping to clear our shores of unsightly and...
Saving the Sharks by way of Biological Research

Saving the Sharks by way of Biological Research

From Saving the Sharks by way of Biological Research on Stony Brook News on June 3, 2019. Global shark populations have experienced exponential declines for decades due to marine pollution, fisheries exploitation and coastal development. Oliver Shipley, a PhD student...
SoMAS Convocation 2019

SoMAS Convocation 2019

Photo above: Dean Shepson welcomes the Class of 2019 at the SoMAS Convocation. Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Center for Leadership and Service. Students gathered with their friends and family...
Sydney Bell ‘22 Makes a Splash with Sustainable Designs on Campus

Sydney Bell ‘22 Makes a Splash with Sustainable Designs on Campus

From Sydney Bell ‘22 Makes a Splash with Sustainable Designs on Campus on Stony Brook News on March 25, 2019 March is Women’s History Month and an ideal time to celebrate the brave, bold and fearless women who have influenced history. Freshman Sydney Bell is making...
Do Animals Think and Feel?

Do Animals Think and Feel?

Photo above: Carl Safina with Erica Cirino and friends. From Do Animals Think and Feel? on Stony Brook University News by Glenn Jochum on February 22, 2019 What, if anything, are your pets thinking? Do they value you beyond your reliability as a source of food? What...
SoMAS MCP Students Spend Winter at Cape Eleuthera

SoMAS MCP Students Spend Winter at Cape Eleuthera

Photo above: Marine Conservation and Policy Students at Cape Eleuthera Institute during a two-week field research class in Eleuthera Over Winter Break, Marine Conservation and Policy students participated in a field course held in collaboration with The Cape Eleuthera...
Erika Lanfranchi

Erika Lanfranchi

Picture above: SoMAS MCP Students Jennifer Lopez (left) and Erika Lanfranchi (right). Hello, my name is Erika Lanfranchi I am currently a Marine Conservation and Policy graduate student. My love for the ocean started at a young age, growing up in Brooklyn N.Y. I loved...
Endowed Professorship Boosts SBU’s Conservation Leadership

Endowed Professorship Boosts SBU’s Conservation Leadership

Photo above: Ellen Pikitch is the inaugural Endowed Professor in Ocean Conservation Science in Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. From Endowed Professorship Boosts SBU’s Conservation Leadership on Stony Brook News by Elliot Olshansky ...
Stony Brook University Achieves Highest-Ever US News Ranking

Stony Brook University Achieves Highest-Ever US News Ranking

From Stony Brook Achieves Highest-Ever US News Ranking on Stony Brook News on September 10, 2018 Stony Brook University has been ranked No. 80 among U.S. colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report, the highest ranking in the university’s history and up...
SoMAS Study Shows Threatened Sharks Still Common in Fin Trade

SoMAS Study Shows Threatened Sharks Still Common in Fin Trade

Photo above: These are randomly selected shark fin scraps derived from fin processing being prepared for DNA testing in the laboratory. This step is essential in order to determine if the fin parts are CITES listed endangered species. Credit Diego Cardeñosa From Study...
SoMAS Convocation 2018

SoMAS Convocation 2018

Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Student Activities Center auditorium. Students gathered with their friends and family and SoMAS faculty and staff to celebrate the completion of their journey at...
Ryan Wallace Awarded 2018 Nuria Protopopescu Memorial Teaching Award

Ryan Wallace Awarded 2018 Nuria Protopopescu Memorial Teaching Award

Above: Nuria Protopopescu Memorial Teaching Award Winner Ryan Wallace accepts his award at the SoMAS Convocation from Interim Dean Larry Swanson and Professor Bob Aller. After consideration of several outstanding nominees, Ryan Wallace has been selected as the...

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