Author Archives: Audrey Goldfarb

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A Message From The Natural Selections Editorial Board

Several recent, widely publicized attacks on the Asian American community have spotlighted the rise in anti-Asian sentiment and racism in America. This is not a sudden or new development, but the result of years of pernicious racism. We wish to … Continue reading

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RockEDU’s Remote Outreach Makes Science More Accessible

Audrey Goldfarb Science Saturday, Rockefeller’s annual campus-wide festival of science education and exploration, is a gem of RockEDU’s community outreach. Last year, as COVID cases began to spike in New York City, RockEDU was forced to pull the plug on … Continue reading

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Two of My Favorite Guitar Solos

Bernie Langs I came to musical awareness at age five in the early 1960s when my parents played records on our home “hi-fi” system featuring the mellow folk songs of The Kingston Trio and The Tarriers, as well as soundtracks … Continue reading

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Pets of Tri-I: Punxsutawney Pill

Audrey Goldfarb This month I was lucky enough to meet Punxsutawney “Punx” Pill, a pill bug who currently resides with Camila Villasante, a Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. student, and Denis Torre, a Ph.D. student at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. … Continue reading

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New York Rhymes: Unsubsidized Loanwords

Konstantina Theofanopoulou Poetry: Dr. Konstantina Theofanopoulou (instagram: @newyork_rhymes)One line art: Mikaella Theofanopoulou (instagram: @m_theta _art)

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Natural Expressions: How Babies Sleep

Sofia Axelrod of the Young Laboratory at The Rockefeller University would like to announce the release of her recently authored book, How Babies Sleep—The Gentle, Science-Based Method to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night. Axelrod combined her experience as … Continue reading

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Politics Under the Microscope

Joanna Yeung Politics Under the Microscope (PUTM) is a student-led podcast by graduate students Joanna Yeung, Ellie Thompson, Naira Abou-Ghali, and Nina Glenn. PUTM aims to capture the thought process of policy makers as they respond to complex problems and to … Continue reading

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Earth Day

Aileen Marshall April 22, 2021 will be the 51st Earth Day. What started as an educational initiative in the United States has evolved into an annual global event to advocate for the environment. The roots of Earth Day go back … Continue reading

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Mindfulness for Skeptics: Is Meditation a Waste of Time?

Sean Wallace As an enthusiastic meditator, I am delighted that mindfulness is now a household word. An increased awareness of the benefits of meditation has led more people to try mindfulness practices to help combat stress, anxiety, and other afflictions, … Continue reading

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The Plot and the Process of Writing a Novella

Bernie Langs Over the past twenty-five years, I’ve written over two dozen novellas and abandoned about a dozen others mid-creation. Each writer has their own process, and it is the process itself that is so satisfying when creating fiction. Some … Continue reading

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Pets of Tri-I: Luna

Audrey Goldfarb This month I had the pleasure of meeting Luna, the incredibly sweet English cream golden retriever. She lives with her parents Tatsuya Araki, a Ph.D. student in the Victora Lab at The Rockefeller University, and Jingwen Zhou, a … Continue reading

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Natural Expressions: Poetry

Konstantina Theofanopoulou  

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Art Jennifer Groves, Program Manager in the Research Support Department at The Rockefeller University and visual artist is offering a mixed media collage instruction class. This class in vision boarding/collage making will take place via Zoom from 1-2:30 p.m. on … Continue reading

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Vaccine FAQ: What is it like to get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Gretchen M. Michelfeld Yes, there have been bumps in the road to rollout the coronavirus vaccine, with people who are fully eligible having trouble getting vaccination appointments while refrigerators full of doses languish unused. Those of us who worry about … Continue reading

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Culture Corner: Stories of Individual Change and Redemption in Movies

Bernie Langs A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion … Continue reading

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Pets of Tri-I: Remy

Audrey Goldfarb This month, I interviewed Remy, a spunky and fashionable one-year-old French bulldog. We met for the first time on the lawn of the Graduate Student Residence on a particularly frigid February afternoon. Remy’s curious and energetic nature was … Continue reading

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Natural Expressions: Gracie

Kristina Hedbacker of the Friedman Laboratory at The Rockefeller University would like to share her artwork, “Gracie.” This piece is a 16 x18 mixed media collage.

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