|Last Thursday, the Women & Science Initiative of The Rockefeller University held their annual Women & Science Lecture and Luncheon in the Caspary Auditorium on the campus, attended by a record crowd. The subject of the lecture was "Understanding Addictions; Genes, Molecular Neurobiology, Behavior, and New Treatment Insights." Mary Jeanne Kreek, Patrick E. and Beatrice M. Haggerty Professor Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases, was interviewed by Laura Landro, Assistant Managing Editor and columnist of the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Kreek spoke about her trailblazing career in medicine and some of her latest findings in addiction research.
Chairmen of the event were Judith Roth Berkowitz, Beth Kojima, Samantha Boardman Rosen, MD, Patricia Rosenwald and Lulu C. Wang. Founding Chairs of the lecture and luncheon are Lydia A. Forbes, Isabel P. Furlaud, Nancy M. Kissinger, and Sydney R. Shuman.
|On May 8th at the Plaza Hotel, the French-American Aid For Children (FAAFC) held its 74th annual Bal des Berceaux. The Bal des Berceaux is an annual fundraiser that raises money for seven children charities in the US and France.
FAAFC honored Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club for its 100th Anniversary, a charity directed by Daniel Quintero, that FAAFC has been supporting since 1983. About 40 talented children from this after-school center as well as Gérard Chambre, a renowned French singer and comedian and ardent supporter of work that helps underprivileged children worldwide, performed at the Bal. The Master of Ceremonies was Mark Ellwood, Television broadcast journalist and author.
|All funds raised from the event will be dispersed to charities in the US and France. The US charities include:
• Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club: an after-school activity center in the Bronx where teens and youngsters learn to recognize and develop their potentials;
• Storefront Academy Harlem: a private, tuition-free school in Harlem with programs from pre-school to 8th grade;
• The Children's Village: a residential care and treatment center for neglected, battered and abused children in judicial care, reeducating families to reintegrate their children back into a safe home life.
|The ball was held under the patronage of Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States, François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United Nations and the Consul General of France in New York, Bertrand Lortholary.
Corporate supporters included Adlers Jewelers, Adore Me, Air France, Bacardi, Baccarat, Bally, Bernardaud, Cartier, Chanel, Clarins, Colgate-Palmolive, Comité des Associations Françaises, Crédit Agricole CIB, Crédit Industriel et Commercial, Dassault Falcon, Delta Air Lines, Dior, Ecole Internationale de New York, Estée Lauder, Givenchy, Hermès, L’Oréal, La Maison du Chocolat, Lalique, Le Financier, Logfret, Longchamp, Lycée Français de New York, Metrowine, Nars, P.E. Guerin, Piaget, Stribling, US Trust, Van Cleef & Arpels, Wildenstein & Co. and Zilli.
|On Monday, May 4, 2015, over 400 supporters of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) gathered in New York City to celebrate the 34th annual Arthur Ross Awards for Excellence in the Classical Tradition.
The 2015 award recipients were ADAM Architecture (Architecture); Moule & Polyzoides (Community Design/Civic Design/City Planning); Merchant Ivory Productions and James Ivory (Fine Arts); Elizabeth White and Samuel G. White (Writing/Editing); and Léon Krier (Board of Directors Honor).
|ICAA Chairman Mark Ferguson presented awards to each of the five recipients, while highlighting images from their key projects.
Honorary Chairs for the evening were Mrs. Janet Ross and Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel.
Serving on the Dinner Committee were Co-Chairs Suzanne Santry, Suzanne Tucker, and Bunny Williams, along with Tim Barber, Courtney Coleman, Thomas Jayne, and Nicholas S.G. Stern.
|Established in 1982, the Arthur Ross Awards further the educational mission of the ICAA by recognizing the achievements and contributions of architects, painters, sculptors, artisans, landscape designers, educators, publishers, patrons, and others dedicated to preserving and advancing the classical tradition. Visit classicist.org for more information about the ICAA.|
|Photographs by Billy Farrell Agency (Bal de Berceaux & Rockefeller University); Mia McDonald (Arthur Ross)|