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Bring your child to work. In celebration of national Take Your Child to Work Day, Human Resources will host activities for 8- to 12-year-olds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 25. Children must be registered by April 19 and must be accompanied by an adult to attend. Space is limited. For more information, call x8300 or e-mail Brittany Regis at bregis@rockefeller.edu.

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Annual holiday party is December 20. Celebrate the season with friends and colleagues: this year’s holiday party will showcase the diversity of New York City with food, drinks, music, dancing and entertainment, in Abby Lounge and Dining Room and throughout the CRC, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Anne Debassac, Human Resources, at x8379 or adebassac@rockefeller.edu.

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Bring your child to work. In celebration of national “Take Your Child to Work Day,” Human Resources is hosting activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. Children between the ages of 8 and 12 who are accompanied by an adult are welcome. The registration deadline is Friday, April 13. For information or to register, contact HR at x8300 or hr@rockefeller.edu.

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Holiday party is December 8. After a two-year hiatus, the universitywide holiday celebration is back. All are invited to Weiss Café from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for food and beverages.

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Convocation is June 16Twenty-three students will receive Ph.D.s at this year’s Convocation. In addition, honorary degrees will be awarded to Richard Axel of Columbia University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Linda Buck of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The schedule of events is as follows: 2:30 p.m. Academic Processional from Weiss Lobby to Caspary Auditorium. All are welcome to gather along the route. 3 p.m. Convocation, Caspary Auditorium. Tickets are required. 5 p.m. Reception, Peggy Rockefeller Plaza. All are welcome.

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University Web site is redesigned. Communications and Public Affairs and Information Technology have launched phase one of the university’s new Web site design, including the new home page as well as the Scientists & Research, Newswire and About sections. The design overhaul will continue through the spring, with rollouts of the Graduate School, Hospital, Featured Events, Departments and Resource Centers sections. The new site design is specifically geared toward external audiences, including the general public, the media, fellow scientific institutions, donors and prospective donors/students/faculty/staff. Inside Rockefeller, the university’s intranet originally launched in fall 2008, will soon take over as the primary site for all internal department news, announcements and applications within the Rockefeller network. For more information or to provide feedback on the new site or Inside Rockefeller, please contact Alyssa Gelbard at x7080 or gelbara@rockefeller.edu.

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Feeding holiday hunger. In conjunction with the student-initiated holiday food collection drive, which ran from December 1 to 18, Restaurant Associates has provided several turkeys and traditional holiday side dishes to City Harvest for its holiday dinners served to the homeless and hungry at soup kitchens across the five boroughs. City Harvest personnel will pick up the birds and fixings next week. For information on how to donate food or volunteer with City Harvest, visit www.cityharvest.org. More

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Short sharp science. Communications and Public Affairs has added a Twitter feed to the university’s social media presence (see Rockefeller’s Facebook profile and YouTube channel). To stay up-to-date on the latest findings from Rockefeller labs, visit twitter.com/RockefellerUniv.

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Coming soon, to The David Rockefeller Graduate Program Plans for Convocation kept many offices busy this spring, but behind the scenes, another group was already planning for the fall. Rockefeller’s application screening committee pored over 675 applications of potential new students, eventually winnowing the list down to 67 acceptances. Of those, 22 have enrolled to begin The David Rockefeller Graduate Program this fall. More

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Convocation is June 11. With 41 graduates, the class of 2009 is Rockefeller’s largest yet. Due to the large number of graduates, this year’s Convocation has been divided into a morning presentation ceremony and an afternoon hooding ceremony. The schedule of events: More

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Pearl Meister Greengard Prize awarded to three women scientists. The 2008 award goes to Elizabeth H. Blackburn of the University of California, San Francisco; Carol W. Greider of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Vicki Lundblad of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. These three scientists have made major contributions to the understanding of telomeres — special DNA structures that cap and protect chromosome ends. The award, given annually to one or more women in the biomedical sciences, will be presented Thursday, March 26 in Caspary Auditorium. For information or to RSVP, contact Amanda Martinez at x7728 or martina@rockefeller.edu.

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Flu shots are available. Occupational Health Services is administering flu shots free of charge to all interested members of campus, including employees of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Population Council who work on the Rockefeller campus. Shots are available in room 118 of The Rockefeller University Hospital, daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call x8414. More

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The next generation Many of this year’s graduates are moving on to new pursuits outside of Rockefeller University, but this fall, 29 new scientist-scholars will fill the ranks. The university’s screening committee — overseen by the Dean’s Office and including Sean Brady, Hironori Funabiki, Charles Gilbert, Magda Konarska, James Krueger, Stanislas Leibler, Marcelo Magnasco, F. Nina Papavasiliou, C. Erec Stebbins and Leslie Vosshall — vetted applications from 558 prospective students over the winter months and pared them down to 84. More

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Convocation is June 12. This year’s 26 graduates commemorate 50 years of degree-granting excellence. Honorary degrees will go to Rockefeller alumni: Gerald M. Edelman, class of 1960, Nina V. Fedoroff, 1972, and Bertil Hille, 1967. The schedule of events:
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Employee recognition events scheduled. Human Resources will honor employees who reach major milestones with two events in April. The employee recognition reception, to recognize employees who have worked at The Rockefeller University for 10 and 20 years, will be Thursday, April 3; the anniversary retirement dinner, which honors employees celebrating 25 or 45 years with the university as well as those recently retired, will be Thursday, April 17. Also this spring, the employee art show will be held Monday, March 31 to Friday, April 18, and “take your child to work day” will be Thursday, April 24. For more information, contact Human Resources at x8300. More

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Rockefeller Archive Center makes downtown Manhattan historical records available. The Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association (DLMA) archives, acquired by the Rockefeller Archive Center in 2000, have been fully processed and are now open for public research. Founded in 1958 by Rockefeller University Life Trustee David Rockefeller, the DLMA is a nonprofit association established to study and address issues of business, cultural and community development in Lower Manhattan and foster collaboration among the public and private sectors and government agencies to achieve cooperative urban renewal. Among the many city landmarks that the DLMA helped to plan and build in its first 50 years are Battery Park City, the South Street Seaport and the World Trade Center. The DLMA collection, for anyone interested in the modern history of New York City, encompasses 85.5 cubic feet of archival material and about 2,000 accompanying photographs. Questions about the collection can be addressed to Senior Archivist Robert Battaly, battalb@rockefeller.edu; more information is available at archive.rockefeller.edu. More

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Holiday party is December 20. Highlights this year include Italian food and traditional Italian music performed by Richard Stillman on the 17th floor of Weiss Research Building, French food in Café East and Spanish tapas and music by Spanish guitarist Shan Kenner in Café South.

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Visiting Scholars Program seminars begin next week. During their stay, Rockefeller’s visiting scholars, Peter Goodfellow and Philip Campbell, will give special seminars, together and separately. The schedule, along with their campus contact information, is below. More

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Music room has new piano. Minor renovations made to the music room over the summer include the purchase of a new Kawai K6 upright piano, which replaces the damaged Steinway model previously available there. A Dampp-Chaser climate-control system has also been installed. The music room is accessible with a specially coded Rockefeller ID card, and the room can be reserved at www.rockefeller.edu/calendar. For more information, contact Kacey Koeppel, 212-327-8971 or koeppek@rockefeller.edu.

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The next generation
In September, twenty new scientist-hopefuls will fill the gap left by this year’s graduates. Of an initial pool of 590 applicants, 12.5 percent were accepted, a number whittled down over the winter months by a screening committee overseen by the Dean’s Office and including Sean Brady, Hironori Funabiki, Charles Gilbert, Magda Konarska, James Krueger, Christian Münz, Eric Siggia, Erec Stebbins and Leslie Vosshall. More

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Convocation is June 21. The Rockefeller community will celebrate the presentation of Ph.D. degrees to 28 graduate students at the 2007 Convocation on Thursday, June 21. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and naturalist Edward O. Wilson will receive honorary degrees. The David Rockefeller Award will be presented to Frederick A. Terry Jr., who has served on the Committee for Trust and Estate Gift Plans since 1982 and the Board of Trustees since 1992. More

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Reset your password. As part of new Information Technology security measures, all members of the Rockefeller community are required to change the password that logs them into e-mail, Oracle Calendar, VPN and other IT services. The rules for the new password, devised to stay ahead of advanced hacking technologies, include using a minimum of nine characters. IT has been working with labs and offices individually to reset passwords and each group will receive advanced notice from IT of when to reset. Password resets are expected to be completed by the end of summer. For more information, go to www.rockefeller.edu/it/password.

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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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