Then, in the beginning years of college, women have the impression that stereotypes are not going to hurt them, not going to stop them in any way. Yet year after year women come back to me later and say, “You will not believe what happened.” Male professors are framed as idiosyncratic, quirky, authentic, singular, working against the grain. It’s not the same for women in science.
The street level Education Lab, which is designed to resemble Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute’s research laboratories, will offer a variety of hands on brain science programs year round. These programs include: a Public Lecture Series and Teacher Scholar Program that introduces middle and high school science teachers in New York City to cutting edge brain science; Brain Research Apprenticeships in New York at Columbia (BRAINYAC), a program that provides an immersive science research experience in which high school students primarily from upper Manhattan and the Bronx train and work in Columbia neuroscience laboratories; Community Brain Expo featuring scientific activities for all ages. These exciting programs are intended to provide the next generation of scientists and people of all ages with an understanding of brain science and how it applies to their everyday lives..
Jittery, she smoked and bit her nails until safely in the air when she removed the wig revealing blonde curls.It was Marilyn Monroe, then 28, en route to New York in the company of Look magazine photographer, Milton Greene, writes Elizabeth Winder writes in her upcoming book, Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy.Hollywood’s sex kitten was leaving behind her broken marriage to baseball legend, Joe DiMaggio, her contract with Twentieth Century Fox, her agent, her acting coach, and a closet full of merry widow corsets that cinched in the waist and pushed up the breasts.She was chasing a dream to escape the Hollywood studio system and become a real actress.New York City and Milton Greene promised to fulfill the sought after dream with the creation of her own independent film company, Marilyn Monroe Productions (MMP).Look magazine photographer Milton Greene (left with Monroe in 1956) helped her get settled in New YorkMonroe fell in love with the city and it was her last chance to escape what was inevitable if she returned to Los Angeles: simply being a movie star.All the while she studied with the method acting master Lee Strasberg at his Actor’s Studio, surrounded by supportive friends.It was the first time in the actress’s life that she discovered personal fulfillment. Strasberg took her under his wing and coached her privately. ‘Far from Hollywood’s glitterati in a cold little [acting studio] room on West 46th Street, Marilyn had finally found her Shangri La.’Long walks throughout the city, visits to art galleries and theaters, and the close camaraderie of supportive friends, Monroe vowed never to return to Hollywood.When Monroe discovered Brooklyn with playwright, Arthur Miller, it became her Nirvana, ‘her true home’.’It’s my favorite place in the world,’ Monroe raved at the time.