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New York Citys Dirt Could Contain Medicinal Microbes The soil in New York City parks contains genetic evidence of bacteria that could potentially be used in new antibiotics anti-cancer treatments and other natural therapeutics according to new research from Rockefeller University. Photo: Rockefeller University

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See Rockefeller University's modular expansion as it's lowered into place

Rockefeller University’s FRD-topping expansion is happening. This week the first of its modular components started being lowered into place.

John D. Rockefeller(1839 - 1937) raised himself up to become the richest man in the history of the world. At one point, he possessed the equivalent of $1 trillion dollars today's money -- and there were no income taxes then. He started as a bookkeeper, went into groceries and eventually bought refineries & oil wells, which became Standard Oil. For awhile he owned almost all the oil fields & facilities in America. He spent the last 40 years of his life supporting charities and good causes.

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1977 Report On A Visit To The People’s Republic Of China The Rockefeller University

1977 Report On A Visit To The People's Republic Of China The Rockefeller University

Along the F.D.R. Drive, a Cliffhanger for a Darkly Romantic Wall

In 1973, a Rockefeller University building sliced into the wall for half a block over the drive at East 64th Street; another expansion over the drive is proposed to the north.

Nothing Smells Rotten in Leslie B. Vosshall’s Compost Pail

Leslei B. Vosshall: Scientist and roll model for Women in science. She works at the Rockefeller University in New York City. Read the article: Nothing Smells Rotten in Leslie B. Vosshall’s Compost Pail - The New York Times

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See how Rockefeller University's modular expansion took shape over the FDR

The Rafael Viñoly-designed expansion will stand two-stories tall and stretch three blocks, standing adjacent to the university’s current campus. It will be known as The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Research Building.