Ringing in Our 200th Year!

Ringing in Our 200th Year!


In celebration of our 200th birthday, the Academy's President and CEO, Ellis Rubenstein, rang the Closing Bell at the Nasdaq Stock Market on Friday, January 27, 2017, and Paul Horn, Chair, Board of Governors continued with the honors at the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell Ceremony, Friday, February 24, 2017.

Nasdaq is the world’s first electronic stock market and world’s second largest exchange in terms of market capitalization. The Closing Bell ceremony was promoted on Nasdaq’s electronic billboard in Times Square and highlighted the Academy’s 200th birthday. Paul Horn, Chair, Board of Governors, as well as Beth Jacobs from Excellentia Global Partners and Michael Zigman, President and CEO, NYC FIRST — both members of the Academy's Executive Committee — also participated in the ceremony. The Academy’s group was hosted by Jeffrey Larocque, Market Intelligence Desk Director at Nasdaq. As part of the Closing Bell news coverage the Academy was mentioned by CNBC and Fox News and featured on Bloomberg News and Business News Network.

The New York Stock Exchange is one of the world’s leading equities markets, and combined with the NYSE Group family of exchanges, trades more U.S. equity volume than any other exchange group. The New York Academy of Sciences’ participation in the Opening Bell Ceremony was promoted throughout the NYSE’s trading facilities. Paul Horn was accompanied by his wife Elaine, as well as Academy program officials: Dr. Douglas Braaten, Chief Scientific Officer and Editor-in-Chief of Annals, Dr. Brooke Grindlinger, Chief Scientific Officer, and Stephanie Wortel-London, of the Global STEM Alliance. The group was hosted by Jim Byrne, Head of U.S. Listings, NYSE. The Opening Bell coverage was carried by CNBC, Yahoo Finance, and MSN.

View photos and watch video of both events below.