Category Archives: Campus Life

This month Natural Selections interviews Jazz Weisman of the Scientific Computing Users Group

Juliette Wipf Picture: Jason Banfelder, Director of the RU High Performance Computing Systems, talking about the most commonly used computing tools at the inaugural meeting of the SciComp group. On April 12, Scientific Computing Users Group (SciComp) of The Rockefeller … Continue reading

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The New Second Avenue Line. Is the Q the A to your Q?

Johannes Buheitel First, there were horse-drawn wagons. Then, during the industrial revolution, the steam engine took over and ultimately helped to win the West. But all of these achievements seem to pale in comparison to what the venerable Metropolitan Transport … Continue reading

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Postdoc Retreat 2016

Juliette Wipf This year’s Rockefeller Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Retreat was held from September 21 to 22 at the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville, CT. The Interlaken Inn is a charming country resort with great facilities and over 130 Rockefeller postdocs came … Continue reading

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Interview with Sohail Tavazoie

  Senior Attending Physician Leon Hess Associate Professor Elizabeth and Vincent Meyer Laboratory of Systems Cancer Biology Interview by Fernando Bejarano Imagine that you are just out of graduate school and about to embark on a biomedical science post doc … Continue reading

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Twenty-four visits to Stockholm: A Concise History of the Rockefeller Nobel Prizes

Part XX: Paul Greengard, 2000 Prize in Physiology or Medicine Joseph Luna Of the 37.2 trillion cells in the human body (excluding microbes), there are about 100 billion, or about 0.2%, that are a breed apart. These supercharged cells are … Continue reading

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Dear NYC, I Love You: Why I Decided to Run the New York City Marathon

By Nan Pang July 23, 2012—that’s the oldest record that I can find in the running app on my phone. Distance: just under two miles. Back then, I could probably never have imagined that I would be running the 26.2 … Continue reading

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New York State of Mind

Features, Isaiah Curry from The Laboratory Safety and Environmental Health department By Melvin White How long have you been living in the New York area? All my life. 63 years “young.” Where do you currently live? Yonkers, New York. But … Continue reading

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RU Ready for Halloween?

Dedicated to the memory of Moses Malone By George Barany George Barany is a Rockefeller alum (1977) currently on the faculty at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. At a 1974 Halloween party at Rockefeller, he dressed up as Moses Malone, … Continue reading

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Who was Lila Magie?

By Aileen Marshall Who was Lila Magie? During the summer months, I try to use the campus walkways to go between buildings, rather than the tunnels. Recently I was walking along the East Walkway, behind the Student’s Residence, near Bronk. … Continue reading

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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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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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Twenty-four visits to Stockholm: a concise history of the Rockefeller Nobel Prizes. Part I: Alexis Carrel, 1912 Prize in Physiology or Medicine

By Joseph Luna If there were an epicenter for a fascination with the Nobel Prize, The Rockefeller University, with 24 such awards, would be it. For its size, the university has the greatest density of Nobel prizes of any place … Continue reading

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

By Aileen Marshall It’s springtime in New York, and that means the start of baseball season. There is still hope in the air for the Mets, and great expectations for the Yankees, the two New York teams. Baseball is known … Continue reading

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Ten Years of Natural Selections

By Daniel Briskin The first issue of Natural Selections was published in February of 2004. In these past ten years, much has happened, on campus and off. For all that has happened, however, much has stayed the same, including the … Continue reading

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Midday Melodies

By Derek Simon What makes great art? This is a question that thinkers have been pondering ever since civilization’s infancy and I dare not attempt to answer it in less than a page. Instead, I’ll posit what makes a great … Continue reading

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Ten Years of Natural Selections

By Daniel Briskin This month’s issue marks the tenth anniversary of Natural Selections; issue one was published in February of 2004. In these past ten years, much has happened, on-campus and off. For all that has happened, however, much has … Continue reading

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Midday Melodies

By Derek Simon A friend of mine, who despises classical music, once sniped to me that “the background of movies” is the only fit place for “that kind of music.” Ironically, she hit upon a truth about music, but not … Continue reading

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New York State of Mind

Olof Dallner, Post-doctoral Associate in the Friedman Lab by May Dobosiewicz From: Stockholm, Sweden Been in New York: 4 years Lives in: Upper East Side What was the first thing you did when you moved here? Went to IKEA. I thought, … Continue reading

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