Current Issue: March 23, 2007

Announcements

New support group available. The Employee Assistance Program Consortium is offering a support group this spring for parents of infants and toddlers. The group will meet on consecutive Mondays beginning April 2; all sessions will meet from 12 to 1 p.m. at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. EAPC counseling services are free to all Rockefeller employees and their dependents. To register for a group or to schedule an individual appointment, call (212) 746-5890.

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Fundraising campaign passes $400 million mark

by ZACH VEILLEUX

After a record-setting year ending in June 2006, new gifts recorded in the past few months have pushed Rockefeller’s seven-year Campaign for Collaborative Science closer to its goal of bringing in $500 million to pay for initiatives outlined in the strategic plan. At present, $418 million has been contributed to the campaign, which was officially launched July 1, 2003. More

Five new trustees elected to Board

by TALLEY HENNING BROWN

Trustees
The Rockefeller Board of Trustees elected five new members in 2006, increasing the total number of trustees and trustees emeriti to 54. The new constituents include one lawyer, two chartered financial analysts, a private equity professional and — slightly unusual for Rockefeller — one musicologist who was also an academic administrator. More

Funding our laboratories

The Rockefeller University is unusual — in fact almost unique amongst U.S. universities — in providing ongoing significant direct support to individual laboratories as part of its routine annual operating budget. Much of this direct support is quantified by the application of a formula. Over the past few years, the university has worked to make the funding allocation process transparent and more readily understandable to the community. More

Mike Rossner takes the helm at The Rockefeller University Press

Managing editor of the JCB assumes responsibility for the university’s scientific publishing unit

by TALLEY HENNING BROWN
Mike Rossner
Mike Rossner, who has served as managing editor of the Journal of Cell Biology since 1997, was promoted to executive director of The Rockefeller University Press, effective December 1, 2006. Dr. Rossner had served as acting director of the press since July, when the previous director, Michael Held, accepted a position at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Rossner will continue as managing editor of the JCB, in tandem with his new position, until a replacement is found. More

Paul Nurse co-hosts new PBS show with Charlie Rose

The ‘Charlie Rose Science Series’ brings current research, and researchers, into the public eye

by TALLEY HENNING BROWN

Paul Nurse on Charlie RosePaul Nurse is taking his views on science and society, well known in the Rockefeller community, to a wider forum: a new public television series. Dr. Nurse is co-host, with Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Charlie Rose, of “The Charlie Rose Science Series,” a 12-part, 12-hour series begun last fall as a part of Mr. Rose’s regular PBS talk show. The new series, partially sponsored by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, aims to examine the relationship between scientific research and human health through the medium of expert interviews and roundtable discussions. More

McKinney to head new lab at EPFL

by TALLEY HENNING BROWN

John McKinney, associate professor and head of Rockefeller’s Laboratory of Infection Biology, has accepted a new appointment at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Switzerland, as a professor in the recently established Global Health Institute within EPFL’s School of Life Sciences. More

Milestones

Awarded:

Science Outreach students Theodore Drivas (2006, Gadsby Lab, mentor Attila Gulyas Kovacs) and Christopher Loo (2005–06, Chua Lab, mentors Rafael Catala-Rodriguez and Nam-Hai Chua), semifinalists in the 2007 Intel Science Talent Search.
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