Current Issue: July 8, 2011

Convocation 2011

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This year’s Convocation celebration honored 23 graduates, bringing the total number of Rockefeller alumni to 1,070. Events included an evening reception for the graduates and their families, a luncheon, the traditional cap-and-gown procession across campus, a formal ceremony in Caspary Auditorium and a campus-wide celebration on
the Peggy Rockefeller Plaza.

Joseph Luna named David Rockefeller Fellow

josephlunaJoseph Luna, a native of El Paso, Texas and a graduate of Yale University who is exploring host-virus interactions at the RNA level, has been awarded this year’s David Rockefeller Fellowship. The David Rockefeller Fellowship has been presented annually since 1998 to an outstanding third-year student who demonstrates exceptional promise as both a scientist and a leader.

Coming soon, to The David Rockefeller Graduate Program

As the class of 2011 prepares to move on, a new batch of graduate students is set to take their place. Rockefeller’s application screening committee pored over 797 applications of potential new students this year, eventually winnowing the list down to 93 acceptances. Of those, 30 have enrolled in The David Rockefeller Graduate Program this fall and one has deferred admission until 2012.