Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements

New perks, health and wellness events unveiled. Rockefeller students and employees are now eligible for a discount on Verizon FiOS service, special banking deals from Apple Bank and on mortgage rates at Chase, and car rental deals with Enterprise CarShare. For more information on perks, visit inside.rockefeller.edu/hr/perks. Human resources will also offer stress reduction meditation sessions starting in September, along with health and wellness lectures, fitness classes, nutritional counseling, and individual financial counseling sessions with TIAA-CREF. Check the university calendar for details and times.

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Kids welcome. 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 23. Children must be registered by April 17 and must be accompanied by an adult to attend. Space is limited. For more information, call x8300.

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Tri-I TDI makes modeling software available. The Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc. (Tri-I TDI) has signed an agreement to provide access to Schrödinger’s materials science, biologics and small‑molecule drug discovery suites to researchers within Tri-I TDI’s member institutions. The software simulation tools, which perform virtual screening, analyze potential compounds for suitability and model chemical systems, are designed to advance early-stage research toward new therapeutics. The contract includes open access to key industry-leading tools of drug discovery as well as training. For more information, visit www.tritdi.org/schrodinger.

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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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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.