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Paul Nurse receives Albert Einstein World Award of Science

President emeritus and head of the Laboratory of Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology at Rockefeller, Nurse is being honored by the World Cultural Council for his long-term work as scientific leader committed to excellence in learning, research, health and education. More »

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Marc Tessier-Lavigne becomes Rockefeller’s tenth president

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, a leading neuroscientist and the former chief scientific officer of Genentech, takes over as president of The Rockefeller University today, replacing Paul Nurse, who has left to become president of the Royal Society in London. More »

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Paul Nurse named top of the list of 100 most important people in British science

Rockefeller University President Paul Nurse has been named the top British scientist in a new list of the 100 most important contemporary figures in British science. More »

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Marc Tessier-Lavigne named Rockefeller University’s tenth president

The university’s Board of Trustees has elected Tessier-Lavigne to succeed Paul Nurse on March 11, 2011. A leader in the study of brain development, he is currently executive vice president for research and chief scientific officer at Genentech, one the world’s leading biotech companies. More »

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Paul Nurse to resign as Rockefeller president to become president of Royal Society of London in December

Paul Nurse, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist, has served as Rockefeller University’s president since 2003. More »

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Rockefeller University president applauds new U.S. policy on stem cells

Today’s executive order making federal money once again available for research on human embryonic stem cells will accelerate biomedical research and hopefully bring us closer to cures for some of our most devastating diseases, says Rockefeller University president Paul Nurse. More »

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Tom Muir, Paul Nurse honored at Science and the City Gala

The New York Academy of Sciences has honored Rockefeller University professor Tom W. Muir with a Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, and also presented Rockefeller president Paul Nurse with a Science and the City Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in New York City. More »

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World Science Festival begins May 28

The first annual World Science Festival, an unprecedented celebration of scientific discovery sponsored in part by Rockefeller University and featuring more than a dozen Nobel laureates along with researchers, technologists, educators, policy makers, artists and performers, will begin May 28 in New York City. More »

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Miles O’Brien, Susan Wood, Paul Nurse to be panelists at public ‘Science and Politics’ event

Many of the biggest problems facing our society, like global warming, dwindling oil and unaffordable health care, are at their core scientific problems. Yet the national conversation on science tends toward oversimplification and pandering — never more so than in an election year. The result: a confused public who gets neither the straight story nor good policy. “Conversations on Science and Politics” will feature panelists from science, journalism and government discussing obstacles to reasoned debate and sound policies in science. More »

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Active mechanism locks in the size of cell’s nucleus

Some say that it’s what’s inside that counts. Fission yeast begs to differ, especially when it comes to controlling the size of its nucleus. For the first time, scientists at Rockefeller University reveal that an active mechanism controls how large a cell’s nucleus grows in relation to the size of the cell. But this sensing mechanism resides within the cytoplasm, not the nucleus — a finding that dispels a long-held theory. More »

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Bloomberg, Wilson receive honorary degrees at Rockefeller commencement

The Hon. Michael R. Bloomberg, mayor of the City of New York, and Edward O. Wilson, an evolutionary biologist and naturalist, received honorary doctor of science degrees at Rockefeller University’s 49th Convocation for Conferring Degrees. More »

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Rockefller donated $10,000 to public school

The money is designated for the school’s science program and will be used to purchase equipment and supplies and pay for other costs associated with teaching science to children in grades K through five. More »

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With no plan for DNA replication, cells depend on random selection

New research in yeast from Rockefeller University shows that instead of going about DNA replication in an organized way, the cell takes a random approach, using a range of efficient and inefficient origins. The results leave scientists wondering how the cell ensures that the process is completed on time. More »

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Paul Nurse elected fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Rockefeller University’s president is among 175 newly elected members to the Academy, an independent policy research center founded in 1780 to undertake studies of complex and emerging problems. More »

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Paul Nurse to co-host Charlie Rose on avian flu

Rockefeller President Paul Nurse will make his second appearance on Charlie Rose tonight, when he co-hosts, with Rose, an hour-long discussion on the threat of avian flu. The show, which is to be the first in a series of science-themed Charlie Rose shows co-hosted with Nurse, will air on PBS television stations nationwide. More »

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‘U.S. biomedical research under seige,’ says Rockefeller University president Paul Nurse

In an editorial published this week in one of the nation’s leading biomedical journals, Paul Nurse suggests that the scientific research enterprise in the United States is in danger of suffering major damage as a result of stagnated funding and the failure of political leaders to take science seriously. More »

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Paul Nurse elected trustee of HHMI

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, one of the world’s largest philanthropies and a major funder of biomedical research, has elected Rockefeller President Paul Nurse to its board of trustees. More »

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Paul Nurse to receive Copley Medal

The Royal Society has chosen Rockefeller University President Paul Nurse to receive the prestigious Copley Medal, its premiere award, for outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science. More »

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David Rockefeller pledges $100 million to Rockefeller University

Largest gift in University’s history will support innovative science, graduate program.
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Nobel laureate Paul Nurse joined Rockefeller University as President on September 1, 2003

Paul Nurse, Ph.D., will become the ninth President of the distinguished 102-year-old Rockefeller University on Sept. 1. In January, the university’s Board of Trustees unanimously elected the Nobel laureate and British biologist to the position, following an international search. More »

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