Skip to main content


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

Lewis Thomas Prize ceremony on June 5. Kay Redfield Jamison, Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2012 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science. Her award lecture, “Touched with Fire: Mood Disorders and Creativity,” will be held in Caspary Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., and will be preceded by a reception in Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Lounge at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Lindsey Cole at x8183 or

Convocation is June 13. Eighteen students will receive Ph.D.s at this year’s Convocation. In addition, four honorary degrees will be awarded, to Rockefeller professors Günter Blobel and Paul Greengard and university benefactors James and Marilyn Simons. Events include: 2:30 p.m. Academic Procession from Weiss to Caspary Auditorium; all are encouraged to gather along the route. 3 p.m. Convocation, Caspary Auditorium. 5 p.m. Reception, Peggy Rockefeller Plaza; all are welcome. For more information, contact Lindsey Cole at x8183 or

Take advantage of new perks. Human Resources has added a number of new items to their list of employee perks: Big Bear Ziplines, Central Park Sightseeing, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and Asphalt Green are among the organizations offering discounts of 10 to 50 percent. For a complete list, visit