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Panel offers faculty perspectives on presidential election

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:10:00 EDT

Faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences will discuss this year's presidential election and what it means for the future of our country, Nov. 1.

$3 million gift names the Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:10:00 EDT

Trustee Emeritus Martin Tang ’70 – a longtime Cornell volunteer and ambassador – and his family have made a gift to name the Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center, renovating and repurposing Noyes Lodge, which overlooks Beebe Lake.

Rawlings applauds ICSD superintendent on state recognition

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:10:00 EDT

Interim President Hunter Rawlings issued a statement Oct. 26 congratulating Ithaca City School District's Luvelle Brown on being named the 2017 New York State Superintendent of the Year.

Knuth updates GPSA on strategic progress and student debt

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:10:46 EDT

Senior Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Barbara Knuth updated the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Oct. 24 on progress on the Graduate and Professional Community Initiative.

CARE Fund online auction begins Nov. 1

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:10:00 EDT

About 150 items were donated to the annual online auction, Nov. 1-3, to support the Emergency CARE Fund. They are now posted online for preview.

Campus collaboration reveals bloody truth of a 16th-century text

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:10:06 EDT

Following a rumor that a 16th-century document, part of the Witchcraft Collection in Cornell University Library, was written in blood, a father and daughter investigated.

Robert F. Smith School dedicated in inspiring ceremony

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:10:00 EDT

In recognition of a $50 million gift aimed at enriching the diversity of undergraduate engineering, the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was formally dedicated Oct. 21.

National labor board, in its 81st year, adapts to the times

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:10:45 EDT

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Pearce '75 spoke on Change and Challenges: The NLRB after 81 Years at Cornell Law School Oct. 24.

$2M gift to drive Weill Cornell advances in immunotherapy

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:10:00 EDT

To advance a powerful cancer treatment strategy that uses immune cells to fight the disease, Ellen and Gary Davis '76 have made a $2 million gift to Weill Cornell Medicine to drive ongoing research in immunotherapy.

Into the Streets celebrates 25 years of community service

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:10:34 EDT

Nearly 500 Cornell students will go Into the Streets (ITS) for the 25th annual Day of Service, Oct. 21 and 22, to help local nonprofit agencies and public organizations through volunteer projects.

Students gather for final debate in 'crazy' election season

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:10:00 EDT

Cornell students gathered in Carl Becker House Oct. 19 to watch discuss the final presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

3 grad students win Fulbright-Hays fellowships

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:10:00 EDT

Three graduate students have received Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education to support their international research.

United Way co-chairs encourage online giving

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:10:38 EDT

Cornell United Way campaign co-chairs Andy Noel and Kathy Zoner have produced a short video and sent an email to members of the Cornell community encouraging their participation.

Howarth outlines carbon neutrality report options at UA

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:10:00 EDT

Robert Howarth spoke to the University Assembly Oct. 18 about the recently released Senior Leaders Climate Action Group report on options and their associated costs for achieving a carbon-neutral campus by 2035.

Thousands expected for First-Year Parents Weekend, Oct. 21-23

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:10:00 EDT

First-Year Parents Weekend is an opportunity for parents to experience Cornell life with other new families, while meeting their student's friends, faculty, academic deans and administrators.

Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:10:19 EDT

The Frank H.T. Rhodes Symposium will celebrate the emeritus president's 90th birthday by bringing two noted scholars to discuss his contributions to paleontology and Darwin studies.

Things to Do, Oct. 21-28, 2016

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:10:02 EDT

Events on campus include Walking with 'Trane at the Schwartz Center, SPARK Talks by emerging scholars, a new teen film on Korean identity and talks on game design and endangered foods.

Cornell Dairy to launch campus co-op

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:10:49 EDT

The Cornell Dairy Cooperative provides a new way to buy ice cream, milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products made on campus at wholesale prices.

Masten to give Gottschalk Lecture on Marlowe play

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:10:00 EDT

Jeffrey Masten of Northwestern University delivers the annual Paul Gottschalk Memorial Lecture Oct. 27, on Christopher Marlowe’s Queer Reformations: Heresy, Theory, Book History.

3 faculty elected fellows of American Physical Society

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:10:00 EDT

Astronomer Rachel Bean, physicist Csaba Csaki and biologist Mingming Wu are among 248 fellows elected by the American Physical Society this year.

Lecture to tackle link between politics, religion in U.S., Nov. 3

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:10:00 EDT

Princeton historian Kevin Kruse will deliver the LaFeber-Silbey Lecture, Make America Born Again: Religion and Politics in the 2016 Campaign,” Nov. 3, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 165 McGraw Hall.

Stucky's opera 'The Classical Style' to be staged Oct. 30

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:10:00 EDT

The Ithaca premiere of The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts), the last large-scale work by the late professor emeritus of composition Steven Stucky, will be staged Oct. 30 by Triphammer Arts.

Lindseth Climbing Center unveiled in rededication event

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:10:28 EDT

Following an $850,000 upgrade and expansion, the Lindseth Climbing Center and new Sklar Lead Wall were reopened to the public in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 16 in the Ramin Room.

Police commanders and officers honored for achievements

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:10:31 EDT

The Cornell University Police recognized the promotions of five officers and the return of one former officer to its ranks, Oct. 12.

Faculty tout benefits of living-learning communities

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:10:00 EDT

Faculty in Cornell's North and West Campus residential communities cite mentorship, interaction with students and teaching Learning Where You Live courses among the benefits of their roles.