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Markus Library Reopens with new Study Areas and New Staff Member

By John Borghi To walk into the Rita and Frits Markus Library today is to enter both an elegant space for members of the Rockefeller community to research and study and an establishment ready to meet the information needs of … Continue reading

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PDA Corner

By Alessia Deglincerti and Bryan Utter Much of the pda efforts over the past few months focused on the launch of a new Student/Postdoc Summer Seminar Series. The Summer Seminar Series provided postdocs and graduate students the opportunity to present … Continue reading

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Football (The American Kind)

By Aileen Marshall Have you ever wondered what your lab mates are talking about when they discuss Sunday’s football game every Monday morning? Or have you seen a game on television and tried to follow it? Have no fear, football … Continue reading

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Life on a Roll

September 2013

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An American in Athens

By Christina Pyrgaki Since the news of the financial crisis in Europe reached the us, whenever I meet someone for the first time, I have to emotionally prepare for the inevitable discussion that usually follows my answer to the question … Continue reading

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New York State of Mind

This month Natural Selections interviews Jim Keller, Grants Management Specialist in the Department of Sponsored Research & Program Development. Country of origin: United States. 1. How long have you been living in New York? I moved here from Buffalo, NY … Continue reading

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Culture Corner: A Visit to the National Gallery (London)

By Bernie Langs I sometimes joke that the value of world currency should not be pegged to the dollar or to gold but to something truly valuable: paintings, drawings, and sculpture. And the arts of greatest value, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration – Ones to Watch Vol. 2 Edition

By Jim Keller Last year around this time, I covered the Supporting Actor and Actress races in this column in order to save the Best Actor race for last, since it’s generally much more exciting. The trouble is the Supporting … Continue reading

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The University is Getting All the Ducks in a Row to Fight Mosquitoes

by Melody Li Although this summer in New York City has proven extremely rainy and stormy, Rockefeller University has declared drought for its fountains this year. A recent petition addressed to the University community (although the University staff did not … Continue reading

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The Fourth of July

by Aileen Marshall This month we celebrate the Fourth of July. But do you know what we are really celebrating? It’s not just a day of picnics and fireworks. The holiday is also known as Independence Day. It marks the … Continue reading

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Academic Governance: A Model

by Daniel Briskin An unfortunately high proportion of our elected officials are highly opinionated, but irrational people who let their guts drive their politics; many more of them are voters. With the same concerns in mind as the architects of … Continue reading

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New York State of Mind

This month Natural Selections interviews Marisa Cerio, Laboratory Administrator in the Laboratory of Chromatin Biology & Epigenetics. Country of origin: United States. 1. How long have you been living in New York? My whole life—thirty three years! 2. Where do … Continue reading

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Skulls and Specimens: The Mütter Museum is Weird and Worth It

by Claire Warriner A similar version of this article appeared in The Incubator In April, I found myself in Philadelphia as a guest at the wedding of two people I’d never met. In addition to stuffing myself with Crab Rangoon … Continue reading

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The Comic Strip

Contributed by Daniel Briskin “Understocked” reproduced from xkcd – a web comic of romance, sarcasm, math and language.  xkcd.com My biology grad student friends tell me that different types of alcohol don’t actually have different effects.  I trust their expertise, … Continue reading

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CULTURE DESK — Book reviews: Inferno, by Dan Brown & The Inferno of Dante (translated by Robert Pinsky)

by Bernie Langs When I heard that best-selling author Dan Brown had written a book centering around a mystery involving Dante’s Inferno, I came up with a scheme to read the original Inferno section of Dante Alighieri’s famous poem, Commedia … Continue reading

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Infographic: A World Map of Rockefeller University

by Alessia Deglincerti Ever wondered how international RU is? Take a look at the map below, the countries colored in black are all represented among the RU population (based on country of citizenship; students and employees with an academic appointment … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration – Ones to Watch Vol. 1 Edition

by Jim Keller First, an apology to the one or two of you who read this column regularly and who don’t mind that it’s virtually devoid of science, for my hiatus since May. But luckily, I’ve returned in time to … Continue reading

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Life on a Roll

All photos contributed by Elodie Pauwels, http://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com July/August 2013

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A Spin through the Past: Early Centrifuges and Microtomes in Flexner Hall’s Historic Lab

by Claire Warriner When learning about the accomplishments of past scientists, it seems natural to focus on their moments of discovery. Less often told are the stories of the arduous processes by which those discoveries were made and the technology … Continue reading

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Summer in the City

by Aileen Marshall New York City has been called the “Capital of the World.” There are so many exciting things to see and do here. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most expensive cities to live in or … Continue reading

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