Project Type: Profile Clips

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Visionary Approach

A cutting-edge technique provides hope for myopic children and those who want freedom from corrective lenses. 

Imagine waking up one day and your child’s myopia had stopped progressing. Though this may sound far-fetched, there’s a little-known, cutting-edge non-surgical process called orthokeratology (Ortho-K) that’s offering parents some hope in stopping the progression of myopia in their children and freeing those with poor vision from their dependence on corrective lenses. 
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The Smith Family Business Initiative

Cornell University’s forward-thinking program educates and connects students, alumni, and business leaders from family-owned enterprises. Globally, family-owned businesses (the family either has control or influence over the direction of the business) make up almost 90% of all businesses. They include a broad range of businesses from the more familiar mom and pop stores at the smaller end of the spectrum to some of the … Read More The Smith Family Business Initiative

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The Science Of Love

How Relationship Science Can Help You Find Love And Make It Last!

Finding a career path that you love in college isn’t easy. There are a lot of false starts disguised as love at first sight. And then there’s the heartbreak when you realize your desired career path isn’t working out. But if you keep following your curiosity, you’ll stumble onto a career path you love. That’s exactly what Dr. Marisa Cohen did.
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Grooving To The Beat

Joshua Fried Creates Dance Music That Makes You Shake Your Booty.

Born with an ear for music and to a family of musicians, Joshua Fried (class of 1981) fell in love with music at an early age. One of his earliest memories, which he vividly recalls, was obsessing about the melodic sequence of As Time Goes By; he repeatedly asked his mother to sing it so he could dissect how it was composed. Fried would later explore various roles in the music industry: He became a drummer, played the piano, and was even a member of several orchestras.
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Rock On!

At Preschool Of Rock, Every Student Is With The Band

Picture this: The stage is set for the band. The audience is in their seats. The emcee says, “Presenting…the Preschool of Rock Band.” Then the curtain opens revealing your little superstar and the other tiny bandmates. To thunderous applause, the children begin their “mini” show. Michael Napolitano, the band’s founder, begins playing live music. The kids then join in by beating their drums: some play air guitars, others sing. They dance, and, of course, they shake.
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Four Worthy Local Charities Showcase The Joy & Necessity Of Giving Back

Here are the stories of four inspiring local charities that make it their mission to make life better for local children and families.

New York City is full of impactful charities that strive to create change in our local communities, our country, and the world. From creating safe spaces for LGBT youth, to helping children raised in low-income families get into competitive schools, to influencing the next great innovators in Africa, there is seemingly an organization for every needy cause. Here are the stories of four inspiring local charities that make it their mission to make life better for local children and families.
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Music, Movement & Bubbles—Oh My!

Creative Play For Kids Offers A Dynamic Developmental Program For Growing Minds

In a multiuse building in the Financial District, a plain white walled space has been transformed into a lively room with bright mats, a crawl tunnel, and a table filled with colorful toys and books. Six babies, all roughly 1 year old, have gathered here at Creative Play for Kids to be transported into a world of non-stop fun and learning. While they wait for their friends to arrive for class, some of the babies are “reading” books and others are having a “conversation” with Eileen Levine, the founder of the organization.
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Flossing With Dr. Alina Lane

A Healthy Smile Is A Beautiful Smile

Most 5-year olds run away from the dentist—far, far away. Not Dr. Alina Lane! At just 5-years old, she knew she wanted to be a dentist. She admired her grandfather; his passion for improving his patients’ lives extended his dental career until his 90s. Fascinated by his stories, her grandfather’s enthusiasm for dentistry left an indelible imprint on her that would never be erased.
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President #40: Ronald Reagan

Meet the only movie star elected into office!
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Dining With Cornell

Cornell Alumni Bring A Taste Of Greece To New York City

James Mallios is not your traditional restaurateur. Prior to opening Amali, a sustainable Mediterranean restaurant in Manhattan, Mallios was a successful corporate lawyer. While on a sabbatical from practicing law, one of Mallios’ friends, a fellow Cornellian, who owned a number of hotels and commercial and residential real estate asked him if wanted to help open a restaurant in Wilmington, Delaware. Mallios boldly seized the opportunity. He fell in love with the business and never looked back.
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