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AS holds student forum on new curriculum proposal

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:04:19 EDT

Students offered feedback and asked questions about the College of Arts and Sciences' proposed curriculum changes at a student-led forum in Uris Hall auditorium April 19.

President Pollack stops by Student Assembly for a QA

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:04:20 EDT

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack stopped by the Student Assembly meeting in Willard Straight Hall April 20, her fourth day in office, making brief remarks before taking questions for about a half hour on a multitude of topics.

Things to Do, April 21-28, 2017

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:04:56 EDT

Events on campus this week include a celebration of poetry and languages, Yamatai's Pulse concert and Rhythms of China, avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs and a lecture on the history of Polish Jews.

Symposium to cover advances in wearable tech, sustainability

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:04:00 EDT

On Saturday, April 22, the Cornell Institute for Fashion and Fiber Innovation will host its 2017 symposium, a conversation on the most recent advances and developments in wearable technology.

Conference to focus on work of trauma scholar Cathy Caruth

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:04:03 EDT

The Theory Reading Group is hosting a conference at Cornell, Listening to Trauma, April 27-28, on Cathy Caruth's influential book, Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative, and History.

Adam Shelepak '17 receives town-gown leadership award

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:04:01 EDT

Senior Adam Shelepak has been named the 2017 winner of the Cornell University Relations' Campus-Community Leadership Award to a graduating senior who has shown exceptional town-gown leadership.

Students tag Arts Quad trees, touting their benefits

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:04:01 EDT

Students placed price tags on about 80 trees April 18 to demonstrate the dollar value of the ecosystem services the trees provide, such as energy savings and intercepting storm water runoff.

18 graduate and professional students lobby on Capitol Hill

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:04:25 EDT

Cornell sent 18 graduate and professional students from the Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City to Capitol Hill for Cornell Advocacy Day April 5.

Prestigious postdoc program to launch for research disciplines

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:04:10 EDT

A new Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows Program encompassing all research disciplines at the university will appoint its first six fellows during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Scholars, artists convene to discuss black girls, women

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:04:00 EDT

On/By Black Women/Black Girls, a symposium April 21-22 at the Africana Studies and Research Center, gathers scholars, artists, activists and youths for discussion, poetry and films.

Hemp Summit looks at New York's next big cash crop

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:04:36 EDT

The first-ever Industrial Hemp Summit on April 18 at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences looked at industrial hemp as a lucrative addition to New York agriculture.

Four Cornell students win 2017 Truman, Udall scholarships

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:04:41 EDT

Four Cornell juniors were selected for prestigious Truman and Udall scholarships this week.

Kappa Alpha Psi placed on interim suspension

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:04:27 EDT

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life announced that Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity has been placed on on interim suspension status.

Collaboration evident during Asia-Pacific alumni conference

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:04:50 EDT

The Ninth Annual Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference drew more than 160 university faculty, leaders and alumni to Hong Kong April 7-8. Fifteen Cornell Clubs and communities were represented.

Bikes on demand go anyplace, on campus or off

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:04:19 EDT

On-demand bike sharing – commonplace in major metropolitan areas – became a reality at Cornell April 14 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside Kennedy Hall, with about 50 onlookers eying the Zagster bikes.

Alumni, industry leaders celebrate Don Greenberg

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:04:27 EDT

Industry leaders, academics and former students gathered April 12 in San Francisco to celebrate Donald P. Greenberg ’55, Cornell’s Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Graphics.

Big Idea Competition finalists prepare to pitch

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:04:10 EDT

The 11 finalists for this year's Big Idea Competition are honing three-minute pitches in preparation for the April 28 event, part of Entrepreneurship at Cornell's two-day Celebration conference.

Artist Pepón Osorio's CCA Biennial project opens April 20

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:04:46 EDT

Multimedia artist and educator Pepón Osorio will unveil Side by Side, his installation for the Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial, April 20 in Rand Hall.

QA with President Martha E. Pollack as she takes the helm

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:04:05 EDT

President Martha E. Pollack recently spoke to the Chronicle about how universities innovate, the critical importance of free speech and academic expression on campus, and what has surprised her most about Cornell so far.

President Pollack sends message to Cornell community

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:04:00 EDT

President Martha E. Pollack sent a message to the entire Cornell community April 17, her first day as the university's 14th president.

Conference explores inequality, social mobility April 20-22

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:04:00 EDT

The Center for the Study of Inequality will host the Social Mobility in an Unequal World: Evidence and Policy Solutions conference April 20-22.

Joe Biden to deliver Senior Convocation address May 27

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:04:00 EDT

Vice President Joe Biden, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in January, will give the keynote address at this year's Senior Convocation, during Cornell's 149th Commencement Weekend.

Things to Do, April 14-21, 2017

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:04:00 EDT

Events on campus this week include The Last Waltz and Metropolitan at Cornell Cinema; Indonesian art; original drama at the Schwartz Center, Pao Bhangra, and ESPN's Sarah Spain '02 and Kate Fagan.

Conference will explore bodies and conversion

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:04:00 EDT

Transforming Bodies, an interdisciplinary conference April 21-22, will explore the centrality of bodies to concepts and practices of conversion in the early modern world.

Nolans' gift endows scholarship fund for veterans at Johnson

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:04:00 EDT

With an $8 million investment to establish the Peter and Stephanie Nolan Veterans Professional Scholarship Fund, Cornell Trustee Emeritus Peter Nolan ’80, MBA ’82, and his wife, Stephanie Nolan ’84 are ensuring support for generations of U.S. military veterans enrolled as Johnson MBA students.