- 27 August 2020 / Rockefeller Scientists Employ Coronavirus Stunt Double as a Research Expedient
It’s experimentation with a deadly virus, minus the deadly virus. Researchers at Rockefeller University have developed a way to study the potency of antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19 without the cumbersome precautions entailed in actually bringing the virus into the lab.
- 25 August 2020 / Using Tech to Connect, Young Journalists Investigate U.S.- China Tech Decoupling
Journalist alumni from the City University of New York (CUNY) weren’t able to gather in person for the latest Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) journalism bootcamp, but technology allowed them to connect for the practicum remotely.
- 19 August 2020 / Street Vendors Begin Distributing Meals to New Yorkers in Need
Street vendors in New York have been hit hard by the pandemic, but they are shut out of aid extended to other small businesses. Meanwhile, food insecurity in the city has sharply increased.
- 06 August 2020 / A Restart at the Greek National Opera this Fall
“It is better to die with honor than live in shame.” Madama Butterfly’s words may make for terrible advice, but they make for great opera. Puccini’s immensely popular work, featuring a star-studded cast, will open the new season of the Greek National Opera (GNO) in early October.
- 31 July 2020 / SNF Heath Initiative Special Advisory Committee convenes for 20th Assembly
On Thursday, July 30, the Special Advisory Committee for the SNF Heath Initiative convened for the twentieth Assembly between representatives of the Greek state, Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) staff, and other stakeholders.
- 28 July 2020 / Sophocles Starts Conversations on Frontline Medical Work and Policing
Upcoming events from Theater of War Productions, a group known for facilitating honest conversations on difficult subjects, will use plays by Sophocles as the starting point for virtual discussions on timely topics: frontline health work in the context of a pandemic and community-police relations in the context of systemic racial injustice.
- 27 July 2020 / The Historic Buildings of Athens on Your Smartphone
Wherever you live, you’ve likely passed a building and wondered about its history.
- 23 July 2020 / Verdi, Cherubini, and Meyerbeer at the Roman Agora in Athens
In recent years, the Greek National Opera (GNO) has consistently wowed audiences with its varied repertoire, rich productions, and standout artists. Its first live show following Greece’s lockdown continued this trajectory.
- 21 July 2020 / Llama Magic and Molecular Lego in Rockefeller University’s COVID Research
It’s a three-body problem: sourcing nanobodies from antibodies from llama bodies.