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Report in progress on admissions, financial aid policy options

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:02:00 EST

A draft report on admissions and financial aid policy options is moving forward with upcoming presentations planned to gather input from academic leaders and undergraduate students.



Things to Do, Feb. 24-March 3, 2017

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:02:21 EST

This week on campus, Cornell Chorus hosts a women's choral conference with a keynote by Maggie Wheeler; The Godfather, It and other classics at Cornell Cinema; and The Vagina Monologues.



Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service celebrates 45 years

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:02:42 EST

A new website has been launched to recognize the 45-year anniversary of Cornell’s Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service, one of the nation's oldest peer-counseling programs in higher education.



Students re-create music, vibe from jazz's earliest days

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:02:00 EST

Five undergraduates will recreate the making of the first jazz record and a performance by its creators on Feb. 26, the 100th anniversary of the recording session by The Original Dixieland Jass Band.



ILR course readies students to mediate campus disputes

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:02:00 EST

Students will be able to take a joint ILR-Cornell Law School course that trains them to mediate disputes on campus starting this fall.



Endowed scholarship challenge is launched

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:02:05 EST

At the start of this year, Cornell launched a fundraising challenge aimed at creating up to 100 new endowed scholarships, totaling an estimated $25 million, for aid-eligible students.



Ted Lowi, renowned political scientist, dies at 85

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:02:04 EST

Theodore Jay Lowi, the charismatic Cornell professor of government whose seminal books became standards in political science discourse, died Feb. 17 in Ithaca, New York. He was 85.



Jenny Sabin's 'Lumen' wins MoMA PS1 competition

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:02:13 EST

Assistant professor of architecture Jenny Sabin has won the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program design competition for Lumen, a pavilion opening this summer at PS1 in Long Island City.



Lambda Chi Alpha placed on interim suspension

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:02:13 EST

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life has announced that Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity has committed a serious violation of the University Recognition Policy and as of Feb. 16 has been placed on interim suspension status.



Kotlikoff QA: Next steps toward campus carbon neutrality

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:02:00 EST

Last fall the Cornell Senior Leaders Climate Action Group submitted its report exploring heating and energy options for the Ithaca campus to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. Here, Provost Kotlikoff discusses the university's next steps.



Things to Do, Feb. 17-24, 2017

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:02:00 EST

Events this week include The Great Dictator in a Cornell Cinema Demagogues series; Art and the Military at the Johnson Museum; a book talk by economist Eswar Prasad; and the Vida Guitar Quartet.



Sociologist joins poverty, sustainability experts at UN

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:02:20 EST

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, professor and chair of the Department of Development Sociology, joins a group of 15 experts Feb. 21 to start drafting the U.N.'s 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report.



MFA graduate earns accolades for young adult novels

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:02:00 EST

Two books by Lanre Akinsiku, a recent graduate of the Department of English's MFA program in fiction and a Cornell lecturer in English, earned top honors from the New York Public Library.



Schlom elected to National Academy of Engineering

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:02:31 EST

Darrell Schlom, the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering.



Program to train graduate TAs wins AAU support

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:02:00 EST

A project to train graduate teaching assistants in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to increase their use of active-learning classroom strategies has received a grant from the Association of American Universities.



Cornell Board of Trustees approves 2017-18 tuition rates

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:02:05 EST

At its January meeting, the Cornell Board of Trustees approved planning parameters for the university's 2017-18 budget, including tuition and housing and dining rates.



Cornell joins amicus brief in challenge to U.S. entry ban

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:02:00 EST

Cornell University has joined 16 other colleges and universities on an amicus brief in a U.S. District Court case challenging the Trump administration’s executive order on travel and immigration.



Teach-in to combat Islamophobia through education

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:02:47 EST

Cornell's Department of Near Eastern Studies will hold a teach-in to combat Islamaphobia Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. in the Groos Family Atrium in Klarman Hall.



Cornell continues to welcome applicants from all countries

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:02:54 EST

Cornell is continuing to encourage admissions applicants from all countries, including those from seven nations named in the Trump administration's Jan. 27 executive order banning entry into the U.S.



Sioux leader to speak on Dakota Access Pipeline Feb. 16

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:02:00 EST

David Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, will talk on Standing Rock: The Violation of Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30 p.m., in Room 146 Stocking Hall.



New Weiss fellows and teaching award recipients honored

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:02:12 EST

Seven faculty members were honored with Stephen H. Weiss Fellowship awards, recognizing excellence in teaching undergraduate students, at an event in Klarman Hall Feb. 9.



$2.7M grant expands Active Learning Initiative in AS

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:02:50 EST

Alex and Laura Hanson, both Class of 1987, have made a a $2.7 million gift to the College of Arts and Sciences' Active Learning Initiative.



Alum lauds Israel's water management in campus talk

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:02:28 EST

Seth M. Siegel, author of Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World, discussed spreading awareness of the global water problem before it becomes a humanitarian crisis Feb. 6.



Renowned Vatican Latinist joins classics faculty

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:02:28 EST

After eight years at the Vatican translating the pope's messages into Latin, Daniel Gallagher is bringing his expertise to Cornell as the Ralph and Jeanne Kanders Associate Professor of the Practice in Latin.



Eva Tardos receives EATCS computer science award

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:02:16 EST

Eva Tardos, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science Award.