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Pollack to Class of 2017: Effect change by clarifying values

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:05:00 EDT

Under warm sunshine, President Martha E. Pollack sent the Cornell University Class of 2017 into the world with a call to clarify their values as they set out to make change in a challenging world.



Smiles, selfies and ice cream fill Graduation Weekend 2017

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:05:00 EDT

Cornell's newest graduates, along with their families and friends, wore smiles, grins and pride throughout Cornell’s 149th Graduation Weekend.



Pollack: Ph.D.s can inform discourse, model expert thinking

Sun, 28 May 2017 12:05:00 EDT

President Martha E. Pollack congratulated about 300 newly minted Ph.D.s in a speech that challenged them to be an expert in your own discipline, and to model the ways in which experts think and draw conclusions in everything you do.



Dignity and respect are American ideals, Biden tells seniors

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:05:55 EDT

Former Vice President Joe Biden extolled his love of ice cream and his optimism for the future of America in his 2017 Senior Convocation Address at Cornell, May 27 at Schoellkopf Field.



MBAs mark historic day in new era of business education

Sat, 27 May 2017 20:05:54 EDT

Student speaker Tosin Adeniji talked about the power of community at Cornell Tech during Johnson's graduate recognition ceremony May 27. The event celebrated the accomplishments of MBA and Ph.D. graduates in three programs.



Warnick urges new veterinarians to be grateful in life

Sat, 27 May 2017 20:05:55 EDT

Happiness leads to success rather than the other way around, the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine told the newest graduates of the College of Veterinary Medicine.



14 ROTC graduates commissioned as officers

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:05:00 EDT

In a joyful ceremony, graduates of ROTC programs received their commissions as junior officers, launching them on military careers.



Board of trustees welcomes nine new members

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:05:00 EDT

At its May 27 meeting, the Cornell University Board of Trustees elected six new trustees to four-year terms. They will join two alumni-elected trustees and one undergrad-elected trustee beginning July 1.



Arts Sciences launches Future Faculty Initiative

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:05:00 EDT

A $10 million challenge gift from Barton and Susan Winokur, both Class of ’61, is helping to launch a fundraising campaign in the College of Arts and Sciences that will support the creation of 15-25 new endowed positions.



Cornell's Hudson River conservation work nets DEC award

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:05:00 EDT

For more than 20 years, Cornell has facilitated collaborative solutions to protect and preserve the Hudson River Estuary and its watershed, and on May 23, the university was recognized for its efforts.



2017 Merrill scholars honor their teachers and mentors

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:05:27 EDT

Thirty-three outstanding seniors were recognized May 24 at the 29th annual Merrill Presidential Scholars Convocation luncheon. They, in turn, recognize a high school teacher and Cornell faculty member who have influenced them.



Things to Do, May 26-June 9, 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:05:36 EDT

Events this week include the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club Commencement Concert; a talk on better ornithology through technology; and exhibits at the Johnson Museum and Mann Library.



President Pollack, Joe Biden will highlight Graduation Weekend

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:05:02 EDT

Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack's first Commencement address and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's Senior Convocation address highlight Cornell's 149th Commencement Weekend, May 27-28.



Staff graduates are an inspiration to others, president says

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:05:00 EDT

At the 21st annual Staff Graduate Reception May 23, President Martha E. Pollack recognized two staff members receiving a Ph.D., 23 receiving a master's degree, and one a Bachelor of Science degree.



Ahmed Ahmed's journey from refugee to Rhodes scholar

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:05:00 EDT

Ahmed Ahmed’s ’17 life story is a remarkable tale of a young man who combined hard work with inspiration and guidance from others to grow as a person, from a refugee to a Rhodes scholar.



Alpha Xi Delta put on probationary recognition

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:05:00 EDT

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life announced that Alpha Xi Delta fraternity has been placed on probationary status for a year.



Rebecca Stoltzfus tapped to lead Goshen College

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:05:00 EDT

Rebecca Stoltzfus, vice provost for undergraduate education and professor of nutritional studies, has been announced as the candidate of choice to become the 18th president of Goshen College, her undergraduate alma mater.



Cornell Tech has final Open Studio before move to new campus

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:05:26 EDT

Cornell Tech's Open Studio, held for the final time at the Google building campus, gives budding entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their ideas to several hundred people, including business leaders.



Seymour 'Sy' Smidt, expert in corporate finance, dies at 88

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:05:07 EDT

Joining Cornell's faculty in 1956, Seymour Sy Smidt was an internationally recognized expert in corporate finance, managerial economics and market microstructure. He died May 16 in Ithaca.



Seven first-generation graduates join Teach For America

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:05:00 EDT

Teach For America has accepted 33 Cornellians into its roster of teachers beginning this fall, seven of whom are first-generation graduates. Ava Ramsundar '17 and Travis Ghirdharie '17 explain why they were interested in the program.



Seniors to dish out 'Big Red, White Biden' at Convocation

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:05:00 EDT

To honor former Vice President Joe Biden when he gives the Convocation address May 27, the Cornell senior class will offer him ice cream and a spoon. Here's the scoop: It's named Big Red, White Biden.



Initiative will connect research across NYC, Ithaca campuses

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:05:00 EDT

A new initiative on academic integration will connect research across Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech and the Ithaca campus. Dr. Gary Koretzky will lead the effort, which will tie together investigation and discovery.



VP offers condolences on death of student; memorial is May 22

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:05:00 EDT

Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi informed the community that the body of electrical engineering student Aalaap Narasipura had been recovered by law enforcement search teams.



Things to Do, May 19-26, 2017

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:05:00 EDT

Events this week include a computer game design showcase; chamber music, poetry and more during the 10th annual Mayfest; films May 19-20 at Cornell Cinema and an exhibit of Dragon Day trophy heads.



Diaz's study of art collective journeys into Chicano/a culture

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:05:40 EDT

In a new book, assistant professor Ella Maria Diaz explores the Royal Chicano Air Force collective, from its murals in Sacramento, California to texts, cultural engagement, education and activism.