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Engaged Cornell Hub opens in Kennedy Hall

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:01:00 EST

The new Engaged Cornell Hub on the third floor of Kennedy Hall offers a central location and shared collaborative space for public and community service and engagement units on campus.



Things to Do, Jan. 20-27, 2017

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:01:49 EST

Events on campus include four new exhibitions at the Johnson Museum, Cornell Cinema reopening after renovations with free films for students, and the first-ever Animal Health Hackathon.



Financial squall ahead? Economic forum is Jan. 24

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:01:47 EST

Buckle up your economic seat belts: Cornell's Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management will host the annual Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference on Jan. 24.



New dean of students embraces breadth of Cornell

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:01:08 EST

Vijay Pendakur brings diverse life experiences to his role as the new Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students. Pendakur started his work at Cornell on Jan. 3.



Microbiome experts to speak at World Economic Forum

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:01:00 EST

Three Cornell University faculty will present big ideas on microbiome science to a gathering of influential thought leaders at the World Economic Forum Jan. 18 in Davos, Switzerland.



Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi named dean of Weill Cornell Medicine

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:01:00 EST

Choi unanimously was elected the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell's provost for medical affairs Jan. 17. He has served as interim dean since June 1, 2016.



Soup and Hope opens Jan. 19 with speaker Janet Shortall

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:01:37 EST

The 10th series of Soup and Hope talks will open Jan. 19 at noon in Sage Chapel with Soup and Hope's founder, Janet Shortall, associate dean of students.



Walter Relihan, former university counsel, dies at 86

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:01:03 EST

The Hon. Walter J. Relihan Jr. ’52, J.D. ’59, of Ithaca, a former Cornell University Counsel and retired New York State Supreme Court Justice, died Jan. 11, 2017. He was 86.



Alumna, activist Rosa Clemente to reflect on MLK's legacy

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:01:00 EST

Rosa Clemente, M.P.S. '02, will speak on the significance of political activism and social justice and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, Jan. 24 at the Africana Studies and Research Center.



Winter Employee Celebration is Jan. 28

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:01:31 EST

Tickets can be purchased through Jan. 19 for Cornell’s Winter Employee Celebration, to be held Jan. 28. Tickets for Cornell faculty, staff, retirees and their families include dinner and men's basketball.



Gordon Barger takes over as director at Benefit Services

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:01:34 EST

Gordon Barger was named senior director of Benefit Services in December, succeeding Paul Bursic, and has begun his work at Cornell in that role.



'Radical collaboration' sets its sights on cancer treatment

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:01:48 EST

Lewis C. Cantley and Kristy Richards are growing radically collaborative research connections between Weill Cornell Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine.



Hotel design pioneer Richard Penner dies at age 70

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:01:38 EST

Richard Penner, who served at the university for more than 40 years - from 1970 to 2012 - died Dec. 11 of progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare degenerative neurological disease. He was 70.



Final grant from Atlantic supports The Cornell Tradition

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:01:00 EST

The Atlantic Philanthropies, established by Charles F. Feeney '56, has made a $7 million grant to The Cornell Tradition, a fellowship program offering service, work and scholarship opportunities for undergraduates.



Staff celebrate 10 years of Bartels awards, scholarships

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:12:00 EST

Six custodial and housekeeping staff members received the Bartels Award for Custodial Service Excellence Dec. 20, and one staff member and 10 children of staff members received scholarships.



Paul Fleming to lead Society for the Humanities

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:12:40 EST

Paul Fleming, professor of German studies and comparative literature, will become the Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities when Timothy Murray’s term ends on June 30, 2017.



Rawlings responds to campus petition

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:12:00 EST

Interim President Hunter Rawlings sent a message Dec. 22 responding to a campus petition concerning Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students and reaffirming the university's commitment to these students.



QA: Ken Miranda pursues growth for Cornell's endowment

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:12:00 EST

Chief Investment Officer Kenneth Miranda shares his plan for securing and increasing the endowment to provide resources to advance Cornell’s educational mission for faculty, students and future scholars.



Bill Sitzabee named interim vice president for IPP

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:12:00 EST

William Bill Sitzabee, associate vice president for facilities engineering and project management, has been named interim vice president for infrastructure, properties and planning. He will begin his role Jan. 21.



Singh honored as top young investigator by biomaterials society

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:12:36 EST

Ankur Singh, assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer, will receive the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Biomaterials.



January graduates celebrated at recognition ceremony

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:12:14 EST

Cornell's 14th January graduation recognition ceremony took place at Bartels Hall Dec. 17. About 470 degree candidates were recognized.



University ensures continued funding for DACA students

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:12:00 EST

Barbara Knuth announced Dec. 12 that graduate students who hold DACA status and receive funding through the university will continue to receive funding for the complete length of time they were offered in their admissions letters.



Dr. Henry Heimlich, inventor of lifesaving maneuver, dies at 96

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:12:25 EST

Dr. Henry Heimlich '41, M.D. '43, creator of the life-saving Heimlich maneuver, died Dec. 17 in Cincinnati at the age of 96.



Composer and conductor Karel Husa dies at 95

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:12:03 EST

Influential composer and conductor Karel Husa, who taught at Cornell for 38 years and conducted major orchestras as well as campus ensembles, died Dec. 14 in North Carolina. He was 95.



CHESS facility helps scale up solar cells

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:12:26 EST

Researchers from Cornell and the University of Virginia collaborated at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source in an effort to better understand the chemistry behind solar cells.