A professor of psychology at Barnard, Alexandra Horowitz is the director of that school’s Dog Cognition Lab. What we particularly admire about her: she is one of a very few scientists who can write about current ideas in her field in a way that a lay audience finds not only comprehensible – dayanu – but intriguing, which she did to great effect in her book Inside of a Dog: What dogs see, smell and know, and more recently in On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes.
- PERSON: Jakob von Uexküll, a German biologist and pioneer in animal cognition
- PLACE: "Glycol to go-devil," a box of 3x5 cards of word citations she worked with as a lexicographer—"definer"—for the 10th edition of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
- THING: 1964 Volvo 122
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Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to Covid-19. From now through June 30, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by an anonymous donor—going twice as far in supporting 92Y. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community. Thank you for anything you can do to help.