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Huge stinky corpse flower to bloom – outdoors

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:07:29 EDT

One of Cornell’s Titan arums – a rare plant also known as a corpse flower for the deathly odor it produces at flowering – has broken dormancy and is preparing to bloom this summer on campus.



Citi signs on as tenant in The Bridge at Cornell Tech

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:07:03 EDT

Citigroup Inc. has leased 10,900 square feet in The Bridge at Cornell Tech. Citi employees will engage with Cornell Tech students, faculty, researchers, startups and other companies.



Alumnus returns to Cornell as Tisch University Professor

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:07:16 EDT

Lorenzo Alvisi, M.S. '94, Ph.D. '96, and Cornell's newest Tisch University Professor, has found that all doors eventually lead back to Cornell.



CHESS imaging reveals how copper affects plant fertility

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:07:00 EDT

Technological advances making it possible to image micronutrients in plant tissues are giving Cornell scientists additional tools to develop crops that thrive in marginal soils.



Emmanuel Giannelis named vice provost for research

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:07:00 EDT

Professor Emmanuel Giannelis has been named vice provost for research and vice president for technology transfer, intellectual property and research policy. His five-year appointment begins July 20.



Conference explores best practices in intergroup dialogue

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:07:49 EDT

Cornell hosted a recent conference where students, faculty and staff from various institutions shared experiences, practices and research in the growing field of intergroup dialogue.



Backpack program begins to collect school supplies

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:07:21 EDT

The Cornell Elves Backpack Program is accepting new backpacks and supplies for the local area’s neediest children through Aug. 24.



BEAR Walk is Aug. 17 in Collegetown/Belle Sherman areas

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:07:00 EDT

Register for dinner by Aug. 10 for the fourth annual BEAR (Being Engaged And Responsible) Walk through the Collegetown and Belle Sherman neighborhoods, Aug. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.



Volunteers needed to help new students as they arrive Aug. 18

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:07:28 EDT

Volunteers are needed for Cornell Opening Day, Aug. 18, to help assist new students and their families during New Student Check In and in finding their way around campus.



Weekly faculty rental apartments available at Cornell Tech

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:07:49 EDT

Weekly apartment rentals in The House at Cornell Tech, the residential building on Roosevelt Island in New York City, will be available beginning Aug. 20 for Cornell faculty and researchers.



Cuomo signs bill, invests in industrial hemp at Cornell event

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:07:14 EDT

New legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on July 12 removes legal obstacles impeding access to hemp seed in a bid to streamline research and farming opportunities in New York.



McNair scholars advocate on Capitol Hill for TRIO programs

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:07:28 EDT

McNair scholars from Cornell and Upward Bound students visited the Capitol Hill offices of lawmakers from eight states to advocate for the educational access programs.



Modified academic calendar to include longer summer break

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:07:00 EDT

A modified academic calendar that lengthens summer break by a few days while continuing to hold Commencement over the Memorial Day weekend will go into effect for the 2018-19 academic year.



Stewards help visitors enjoy Ithaca's gorges – safely

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:07:00 EDT

Cornell's gorge stewards take to the trails each summer to inform visitors about everything Ithaca's gorges have to offer.



Cornell ends licensing contract with Nike, BCS

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:07:00 EDT

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack in a July 7 letter notified apparel-maker Nike and Branded Custom Sportswear, Nike's exclusive licensee for collegiate apparel, that Cornell is ending its licensing relationship with them.



4-H event boosts youth confidence in future studies

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:07:13 EDT

Middle and high school students from 45 New York state counties came to Cornell June 27- 29 to attend the 4-H Career Explorations conference.



Cornell hosts Camp PALS NY for adults with Down syndrome

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 10:07:25 EDT

Thirty-eight young adults with Down syndrome came to Cornell June 25 through July 1 for the second annual Camp PALS New York, which gives campers and counselors a chance to build relationships.



Thanks to Student Assembly, syllabi are now available online

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 09:07:00 EDT

A Student Assembly resolution has led to a substantive improvement for students: Faculty can now make course syllabi available online before students enroll in classes. The syllabi are on Cornell's official Class Roster website.



Greg Poe honored posthumously for his work in economics

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:06:00 EDT

Gregory Poe, professor of applied economics and management, who died March 11 at age 56, was honored posthumously June 12 by the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association for his contributions to the field.



Glowing and misting, Jenny Sabin's 'Lumen' installation opens

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:06:00 EDT

Architect Jenny Sabin has created a temporary outdoor installation that functions as a work of art and provides shade, seating and cooling for visitors to the Museum of Modern Art PS1 in Long Island City.



Grad student earns fellowship for work on cucumbers

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:06:00 EDT

Lauren Brzozowski's work with organic breeding systems earned her a fellowship from the Seed Matters Initiative of the Clif Bar Family Foundation.



Pollack recognizes staff for service, contributions

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:06:01 EDT

More than 380 staff were honored by Cornell President Martha E. Pollack and Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Mary Opperman at the 62nd annual Service Recognition Dinner June 21 in Barton Hall.



Cornell dedicates telescope in honor of James Houck

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:06:56 EDT

Cornell astronomers gathered atop Mount Pleasant June 25 at sunset to honor one of their own. The 25-inch reflecting telescope at the university's Hartung-Boothroyd Observatory was named in memory of the late James R. Houck.



Christopher Dunn honored by national gardens association

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:06:00 EDT

Christopher Dunn, executive director of Cornell Botanic Gardens, received the Award of Merit from the American Public Gardens Association for his service to public horticulture.



Kaushik Basu leads International Economic Association

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:06:00 EDT

Kaushik Basu, the C. Marks Professor of International Studies and professor of economics, began his three-year term as president of the International Economic Association June 23.