Author Archives: Nicolas Renier

Into Africa: Spotlight on the Rockefeller University Employee Art Exhibition

By Qiong Wang Living in New York, most of us often find ourselves trapped inside concrete jungles, busy and occupied all the time. Sunshine and the view in the distance from our windows are often blocked bluntly by another building. … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Vocation

By Peng Kate Gao Work is love made visible. −Kahlil Gibran Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, in his brilliantly written book The Happiness Hypothesis, summarized three ways that people generally view their work: a job, a career, or a calling. A job … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration – Ones to Watch, Vol. 3 Edition

By Jim Keller Ah, the Best Supporting Actor and Actress races, such tenuous categories where one can know everything one week and nothing the next. Take last year’s Best Supporting Actress race for example—who could’ve guessed that frontrunner Oprah Winfrey … Continue reading

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New York State Of Mind

This Month, in closing out our Ten Years of Natural Selections celebration Natural Selections reprints an interview with Frank Schaefer, Assistant Director, Laboratory Safety and Environmental Health. Country of origin: USA. The original interview was published in the December 2004 … Continue reading

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Twenty-four visits to Stockholm: a concise history of the Rockefeller Nobel Prizes

Part IV: John H. Northrop, 1946 Prize in Chemistry By Joseph Luna So far in this series, it seems as if we’ve focused on foreigners. For a young institution like Rockefeller in the early 20th century, it took time for … Continue reading

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Checkers’ Mate!

By George Barany and Daniel Silversmith George Barany is a Rockefeller alum (1977) who currently lives in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, where he has known Daniel Silversmith, a practicing clinical psychologist, since 1999. For more about this specific puzzle, including … Continue reading

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Culture Corner

An interview with famed vocalist and vocal coach Dorian Holley (Part One of Two) By Bernie Langs Looking over the resume of Dorian Holley, one marvels at the long list of names of the biggest successes in popular music for … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas Time in the City

By Aileen Marshall Like the old song says, the “city sidewalks, busy sidewalks” are “dressed in holiday style.” Besides the hustle and bustle of this busy shopping season, New York has many time-honored holiday activities. Here are just a few … Continue reading

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Ten Years of Natural Selections

By Daniel Briskin Continuing on with our salute to the tenth anniversary of Natural Selections, here are two comics republished from 2004.

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The Peggy Rockefeller Concert Series

By Ben DiMatteo Now in its 56th year, The Peggy Rockefeller Concert Series is decidedly unknown to much of the campus community. But those familiar with the program know that some of the most accomplished musicians in the world played … Continue reading

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Life on a Roll

By Elodie Pauwels http://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com Lisbon is such a charming city! At first sight you wouldn’t guess you’re in a European capital: some parts of the city recall small villages, and no one seems stressed. In addition, colors are everywhere. This … Continue reading

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Twenty-four visits to Stockholm: a concise history of the Rockefeller Nobel Prizes

Part III: Herbert Gasser, 1944 Prize in Physiology or Medicine By Joseph Luna It started with a twitch. Sometime around 1770 in Bologna, Luigi Galvani charged his Leiden jar, an early capacitor, with static electricity using a hand cranked friction … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving’s Traditional Main Course

By Susan Russo Benjamin Franklin, an American founder, philosopher, diplomat, and bon vivant, famously wrote to his daughter Sarah, “I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the Representation of our Country; he is a bird of bad … Continue reading

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Culture Corner

Concert Review: Steve Winwood and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at Madison Square Garden, Sept. 10, 2014 By Bernie Langs Suffice it to say I expect a lot from music, including filling the need for a communal experience of substance … Continue reading

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Life’s a Parade!

By Aileen Marshall Have you ever watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and wondered who all those people under the giant balloons were? I had the privilege to find out for myself in 2002. A Macy’s employee I knew invited … Continue reading

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New York State of Mind

This Month Natural Selections interviews Fred Leon from The Darst Lab. How long have you been living in the New York area?  I was born, raised and grazed here in New York City. Where do you currently live? I currently … Continue reading

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Over the Moon

By George Barany and Ellen Ross George Barany is a Rockefeller alum (1977) and Ellen Ross is a Chicago-based writer/humorist/blogger. This puzzle, which celebrates a recent birth in a well-known American family, may be found specifically at http://tinyurl.com/moonpuz, which includes … Continue reading

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Ten Years of Natural Selections

By Daniel Briskin Continuing on with our salute to the tenth anniversary of Natural Selections, here is a comic republished from 2004.

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Life on a Roll

Photos contributed by Elodie Pauwells http://elodiephoto.wordpress.com On a Sunday afternoon, I decided to have a walk in Paris, to enjoy the city, take a few pictures, and keep an eye open: what has changed in the past years? As my … Continue reading

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Twenty-four visits to Stockholm: a concise history of the Rockefeller Nobel Prizes.

Part II: Karl Landsteiner, 1930 Prize in Physiology or Medicine By Joseph Luna “Blood is a quite peculiar juice.” When the German poet, statesman and erstwhile scientist Goethe wrote those words in the early 1800s, he might as well have … Continue reading

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