Author Archives: Audrey Goldfarb

March Cover

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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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Natural Expressions: Digital

Bernie Langs and Mary Jane Folan of The Rockefeller University Development Office announce the re-release of the novella, The Isle of Souls. The book, written by Langs with new edits provided by Folan, follows the pursuit of the mysterious “Isle … Continue reading

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February 2021 Cover

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Support for Students Did Not Waver in 2020

Audrey Goldfarb Flexibility and individualized support are major strengths of Rockefeller’s graduate program and have been especially beneficial to students in 2020. The Dean’s Office is one of Rockefeller’s most valuable resources for students. Dr. Emily Harms, the Senior Associate … Continue reading

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The Last Mass Vaccine Campaign in New York City

Aileen Marshall There has been much news coverage lately about the distribution of the new COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Anthony Fauci mentioned a previous campaign to inoculate New Yorkers against smallpox in 1947, which supposedly covered six million people in just … Continue reading

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2021 Fitness Resolutions

Anna Amelianchik In the pre-COVID world, if you had seen me running down the street, it would have almost certainly meant that someone was chasing me down with a machete. As an avid dancer, I took my cardiovascular fitness for … Continue reading

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The Curious Appeal of “The Innocent” in Film: Benjamin Button and Forrest Gump

Bernie Langs The 1994 film Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis, focuses on the life of a supposedly simple-minded man who manages to constantly find himself in the center of many historically turbulent moments during the 1960s and 1970s. Along … Continue reading

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Pets of Tri-I

Audrey Goldfarb Happy 2021! 2020 saw a surge in pet adoption and foster care, emptying shelters across the country. You may have noticed new furry faces around campus, or maybe you yourself are enjoying the company of a recently adopted … Continue reading

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New York Rhymes

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Natural Selections: Digital

This month, Bernie Langs of The Rockefeller University Development Office announces the release of his latest song, “Arms Aloft.” Originally written and recorded by Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros for their 2003 album Streetcore, Langs lends his voice and musical … Continue reading

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December/January Cover

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Culture Corner: An Interview with Jonathan Klein, former President, CNN/U.S.

Bernie Langs Jonathan Klein is the former President of CNN/U.S., having filled the position from 2004 to 2010. A 1980 graduate of Brown University, his interest in media and news started at the respected student-run commercial radio station in Providence, … Continue reading

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Pets of Tri-I

Audrey Goldfarb As loyal fans may have noticed, Pets of Tri-I was absent from our November issue. Pooja Viswanathan is moving on to a postdoctoral position at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and sadly must leave this column … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

Aileen Marshall New Year’s Eve is coming up. Along with the fun of going to parties and drinking champagne, many observe the tradition of making resolutions. Why do we feel we need to vow to improve our lives at the … Continue reading

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Life on a Roll: Kokopelli

Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com/ The least we can say is that 2020 has been quite hectic…for better or worse! A little silhouette has been watching over me all this time: a metallic blue-painted Kokopelli, a present a friend brought me back … Continue reading

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Life on a Roll: An American in Tehran

Nan Pang Tehran was the city where my two-week long journey in Iran started and ended. The modern day capital city left a different impression on me on my first day versus my last day, since the year I visited … Continue reading

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