Author Archives: Sarah Baker

March Cover

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Saint Patrick’s Day in New York City

Gretchen M. Michelfeld The New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the oldest, largest, and most famous Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in the world. It began when a group of homesick Irish expats and military members stationed … Continue reading

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New York Rhymes

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Good for Your Waist – Good for the Environment

Anna Amelianchik and Glenis George-Alexander Veganuary is long over, and you may need a little push to continue to reduce your meat consumption. Sustainability science is here to help. A recent study published by researchers at the University of Oxford … Continue reading

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Culture Corner

Films of Exploration and Adventure: The Lost City of Z and The Lighthouse Bernie Langs Spoiler alert below! In the time of movies featuring a multitude of superhero comic book stories, cliched comedies, and explosive action adventures with mindless plots … Continue reading

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Natural Expressions

Performance On Friday, March 6th at 8 p.m., Collette Ryder of The Rockefeller University Office of Sponsored Programs Administration will be performing The Hidden Mass at St. Bartholomew’s Church on 51st Street and Park Avenue. Ryder will accompany the New … Continue reading

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February Cover

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Sustainability at Multiple Levels

Audrey Goldfarb Individual action to fight climate change and habitat destruction is important. Plastic waste from just one person can have devastating consequences on wildlife, as exemplified by viral footage of a sea turtle with a straw stuck in its … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras, or Let the Good Times Roll

Aileen Marshall Mardi Gras this year is Tuesday, February 25th. What is Mardi Gras, you ask? Some of you readers may know Mardi Gras as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday. While it has religious origins, it has become synonymous with … Continue reading

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Health: On Mindful Meditation and The Skill of Being Present

Anna Amelianchik If you are determined to make 2020 your healthiest year yet, now might be the time to add one more item to your list of New Year’s resolutions. While better nutrition and exercise can bring you closer to … Continue reading

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Natural Expressions

Performance This February, Santa Maria Pecoraro Di Vittorio of the Rice Laboratory will be performing as a violist in  several events: On Friday, February 14th at 7:30 p.m., Di Vittorio will perform as an orchestral musician with the Chamber Orchestra … Continue reading

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Culture Corner

Comparing Ancient and Contemporary Ideas of Time: The Writings of Plotinus and Carlo Rovelli Bernie Langs Plotinus (A.D. 204-270) founded the school of Neoplatonism and selections of his work, The Enneads, reveal his ideas which blend the thoughts of Aristotle, … Continue reading

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Aftrican Americans and the Year of the Vote

Tracy Adams It is without doubt or hesitation that African Americans have deep-seated roots in the cultivation, development, design, and fabric of this blessed country, the United States of America. Carter Godwin Woodson, the “Father of Black History,” expressed his … Continue reading

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RGroove

Nick Indorf Hello Natural Selections readership, I am somewhat new to the Rockefeller community and very new to this publication, so I thought it might be a good idea to at least briefly introduce this column before jumping into the … Continue reading

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Pets of Tri-I

Pooja Viswanathan For this issue, I interview Astérix, the guinea pig who lives with Amélie Cornil (Laboratory Administrator, Strickland lab, The Rockefeller University) and her husband, John. I hope I meet Astérix. Pooja Viswanathan: How old are you? In human … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration – And They’re Off! Edition

Jim Keller The Oscar race is like a horse race in that each studio pins their hopes on their respective films hoping to place. In such an analogy, the studio is the horse’s owner, public relations is the jockey, and … Continue reading

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Life on a Roll

New York City, Angoulême and the Comics Festival Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com/ Did you know there is a close relationship between New York City, U.S.A. and Angoulême, France? When Giovanni da Verrazzano discovered the New York Bay area, he named it … Continue reading

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December/January Cover

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CRISPR In Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Rocks the Boat

Audrey Goldfarb Dr. Jeremy Rock heads the Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Biology located on the south side of the River Campus Research Building. Rock studies Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), a bacterium that exclusively parasitizes humans. Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of … Continue reading

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Giving during the Season of Giving

Natalia Ketaren Fall has broken, the nights are getting chillier and the holiday season is fast approaching. For many of us, this is a time for family, giving, and quality time with loved ones. The words “Joy,” “Merry,” and “Spirit” … Continue reading

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