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Rockefeller University

(Encyclopedia) Rockefeller University, philanthropic organization in New York City, founded 1901 as the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research by John D. Rockefeller for furthering medical…

Barbara Ehrenreich Biography

Barbara Ehrenreichwriter, political activistBorn: 8/26/1941Birthplace: Butte, Montana A social activist and a feminist, Ehrenreich has written on the subjects of healthcare, class, families, and sex…

2002 National Medal of Science Recipients

Leo L. Beranek, retired engineer, for designing communications and noise-reduction systems for World War II aircraft. He has also written about the acoustics of concert halls. John I.…

John Davison Rockefeller Biography

John Davison Rockefellerindustrialist, philanthropistBorn: 7/8/1839Birthplace: Richford, N.Y. An American business icon, Rockefeller made his first business transaction at age 12. His…