Upcoming Events

The Rockefeller University's Parents & Science initiative hosts numerous events throughout the academic year. We welcome you to read about past events, enjoy our photo galleries, and learn about upcoming programs.

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Epigenetics Changes Everything:
Revisiting the Nature vs. Nurture Debate

Speaker: C. David Allis, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics
The Rockefeller University

Join Rockefeller University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and special guest Alan Alda for this annual event that will honor James and Marilyn Simons for their roles in transforming math and science education and advancing biomedical research. The evening will feature a lecture by renowned Rockefeller scientist C. David Allis, a recipient of a 2015 Breakthrough Prize. He will discuss how the revolution in epigenetics is reshaping the nature vs. nurture debate.




Thursday, November 5, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Special Evening Program
Sleep: Why Our Brains and Our Bodies Need It


Speakers:
Michael W. Young, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor
Laboratory of Genetics
The Rockefeller University

Ana C. Krieger, M.D., MPH
Medical Director
Weill Cornell Center for Sleep Medicine

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Departments of Medicine, Neurology and Genetic Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Register Online



Wednesday, March 2, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Spring Evening Program
Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success

Speaker:
Angela Duckworth, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania

Panelist:
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology
The Rockefeller University

Moderator:
Paul Tough
Author, "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character"

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Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Science Saturday
Hosted by Parents & Science and the Science Outreach Program

Join us for a fun-filled day of scientific talks, demonstrations, and hands-on activities designed to engage and inspire children grades K-8, and their families and teachers. Rockefeller scientists will be on hand throughout the day to guide and educate families at more than 25 learning stations.

Lunch will be served.

Tickets will go on sale in spring 2016.

For videos, pictures, and to learn more, please visit our website:
parentsandscience.rockefeller.edu/sciencesaturday

PREVIOUS EVENTS

2015 Science Saturday
General event information
Once Upon a Time There Was a Tadpole
Ali H. Brivanlou, Ph.D.
[Video]
Our Shocking Nervous System
A. James Hudspeth, M.D., Ph.D.
[Video]

2015 Spring Evening Program
The Origins of Morality: How Biology and Culture Shape Us
[Event Photos]
[Video]

2014 Fall Evening Program
The Pink and Blue in Gray Matter: Hormones, Gender, and the Developing Mind
[Event Photos]
[Video]

2014 Celebrating Science Benefit
Speech and the Social Brain: Insights into How Children Learn and Continue to Thrive Throughout Adulthood
[Event Photos]

2014 Science Saturday
General event information
Ants and their Pets
Daniel Kronauer, Ph.D.
[Video]
Cooperation and Conflict in Ants
Daniel Kronauer, Ph.D.
[Video]

2014 Spring Evening Program
The Challenges of Adolescence: Balancing Risk, Novelty and Self-Control
[Event Photos]
[Video]

2014 Winter Evening Program
Sun Exposure, Genetics and Melanoma: A Worldwide Health Challenge
[Event Photos]
[Video]

2013 Fall Evening Program
Science 101 For Parents An Ounce of Prevention: Vaccines and Your Child’s Immune System
[Video]

2013 Fall Celebrating Science Benefit
Your Child’s Medical Future in the 10X Genetic Revolution
[Event Photos]

2013 Spring Evening Program
Welcome to Your Child's Brain: How the Mind Grows From Conception to College
[Event Photos]
[Video]

Inaugural Celebrating Science Benefit
Darwin, Diet, Disease and Dollars: How the Sugar in Processed Foods Has Changed Society
[Event Photos]

2012 Fall Evening Program
Illuminating Resilience: How Stress and Trauma Can Transform Us

2012 Spring Evening Program
Intelligence and How to Get It:Why Schools and Cultures Count
[Video]

2012 Winter Evening Program
Science 101 for Parents
The Biology of Sensory Perception: How Children Discover the World

[Video]

2011 Fall Evening Program
The Dynamic Childhood Brain: Preparing for a Lifetime
[Event Photos]
[Video]

2011 Spring Evening Program
Science 101 for Parents: How Epigenetics is Revolutionizing the Understanding of Heredity
[Event Photos]
[Video]

2011 Winter Evening Program
The First Big Love: Exploring the Neurobiology of Parent-Child Bonding
[Event Photos]
[Video]

2010 Fall Evening Program
Body Image, Nutrition, and Eating Disorders: Insights from Neuroscience and Psychiatry
[Event Photos]
[Video]

2010 Spring Evening Program
A Parent's Guide to Boys and Girls: How Hormones Shape the Brain and Influence Behavior [Event Photos]
[Video]

2010 Winter Evening Program
The Biology of Substance Abuse: What Parents of Teens Need to Know
[Event Photos]
[Video]

2009 Fall Evening Program
Germs, Genes, and Immunity:
Addressing Swine Flu and Other Infections in Children

[Event Photos]

2009 Spring Evening Program
Science 101 for Parents: Or 20 Years of the Genetic Revolution in One Hour
[Event Photos]
[Video]

2009 Winter Evening Program
Intelligence: It's Not Just IQ
[Event Photos]
[Video]

2008 Fall Breakfast Program
The Autism Enigma
[Event Photos]
[Video]

2008 Spring Evening Program
It's Not Just Talk: How Children Learn and Acquire Language*
*please note: due to technical issues, footage from this program was lost and has been replaced by video from a similar talk Dr. Kuhl gave at Rockefeller in 2002. 
[Event Photos]
[Video]

2007 Fall Evening Program
Children Under Stress: Vulnerability and Resiliency in the Developing Brain
[Event Photos]
[Video]

All events are complimentary, but an RSVP is required.

To register please click here,
call (212) 327-8698,
or email adurnin@rockefeller.edu

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D.
President
The Rockefeller University

Parents & Science
Faculty Advisor

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

Parents & Science Leadership

Chairs

Daniella Lipper Coules
Talbott Simonds

Steering Committee

Rebecca Anikstein
John Bernstein
Charles W. Caulkins
Karen de Saint Phalle
Blair Pillsbury Enders
Wendy Ettinger
Kathy Heinzelman
Tania Neild, Ph.D.
Ilona Nemeth
Marean Pompidou
Courtney Smith Rae
Kimberly Kravis Schulhof
Roxy Zajac

Scientific Advisory Council

Evelyn Attia, M.D.
BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Myron Hofer, M.D.
Ilene Sackler Lefcourt
Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D.
Richard Nisbett, Ph.D.
Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

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