The coiner of the phrase “Think globally, act locally,” French microbiologist, environmentalist and humanist Rene Dubos from the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, gave the Gussie and Israel Matz Fund Lecture, entitled "Biological Advantages of Urban Life."  Dubos’s book, So Human and Animal: How We Are Shaped by Surroundings and Events won the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction in 1968.