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Geomorphologist Arthur Bloom dies at 88

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:06:07 EDT

Professor Emeritus Arthur Bloom, who taught at Cornell for 36 years and wrote what is considered the final comprehensive textbook on geomorphology, died May 31 in Ithaca at the age of 88.



Resort legend, Lyft founder honored with Hotel School awards

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:06:00 EDT

The School of Hotel Administration honored a hotel industry legend and a pioneer in ride-sharing apps at its ninth annual Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards June 6 at The Pierre in Manhattan.



Bronfenbrenner talk highlights inequalities in children's health

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:06:00 EDT

University of Pittsburgh professor Karen Matthews explored biological links to persistent social inequalities in childhood health during the 2017 Bronfenbrenner Lecture, held June 15 in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall.



Musicologist Alejandro Madrid receives Dent Medal

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:06:00 EDT

Alejandro L. Madrid, professor of music, has been awarded the Royal Musical Association's Dent Medal. He is the first Latin American winner of the award, which has been given since 1961.



Hayes, Kinzler recognized by World Economic Forum

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:06:00 EDT

Alexander Hayes, assistant professor of astronomy, and Katherine Kinzler, associate professor of psychology and human development, were named Young Scientists 2017 by the World Economic Forum.



WCM hackathon focuses on 3-D printing innovation

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:06:59 EDT

The Clinical and Translational Science Center, in collaboration with the medical student group Tech-in-Medicine, hosted its first hackathon, the 3-D Printing Innovation Challenge, over the course of several days in May.



Kate Walsh named dean of School of Hotel Administration

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:06:00 EDT

Kate Walsh, MPS ’90, has been named the seventh dean of the School of Hotel Administration, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 16. She is the first female dean of the Hotel School and the second alumnus to lead it.



Things to Do, June 16-Aug. 4, 2017

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:06:03 EDT

Summer events on campus this include exhibitions with local connections at the Johnson Museum; cinema under the stars on Willard Straight Terrace; and free performances, lectures and concerts.



VP for infrastructure, properties and planning appointed

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:06:00 EDT

Frederick Burgess, recently the commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Washington, D.C., has been named vice president for infrastructure, properties and planning at Cornell. His appointment begins Sept. 1.



Cornell Summer Session celebrates 125 years

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:06:12 EDT

The School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions will mark the 125th anniversary of Cornell's first formal summer session with a party for the community July 7 on the Arts Quad.



Cornell CubeSat wins ride into space with NASA in 2019

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:06:51 EDT

Cornell's Cislunar Explorers team has won the final phase of NASA's CubeSat competition and thus has earned a spot on a 2019 flight, in hope of completing its mission of a lunar orbit.



Course explores our future with robots and AI

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:06:52 EDT

A new computer science course offered last semester explored the ethical and social issues raised by the emergence of robots and artificial intelligence.



Clifford Earle, emeritus professor of math, dies at 81

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:06:26 EDT

Clifford Earle, emeritus professor of mathematics and former department chair, who taught at the university for more than 39 years before retiring in 2004, died on June 12 at age 81.



Baskin, Chang win Beckman Young Investigator award

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:06:34 EDT

Assistant professors Jeremy Baskin of the College of Arts and Sciences and Pamela Chang of the College of Veterinary Medicine have been named Beckman Young Investigators by the Beckman Foundation.



Two programs honor presidential adviser Sandy Berger '67

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:06:20 EDT

Two programs benefiting Cornell students honor the memory of Samuel Sandy Berger, an adviser to President Bill Clinton and government official.



Faculty panelists discuss immigration reform in America

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:06:00 EDT

Faculty experts discussed local, national and international perspectives on immigration and migration and potential impacts of policy changes on Cornell, at a Mosaic Forum June 10.



Wildlife Health Cornell takes new approach to natural world

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:06:03 EDT

Led by some of the world's top wildlife health experts, Wildlife Health Cornell seeks a healthier future for wildlife by promoting the well-being of animals, people and the natural world we share.



At Reunion, Pollack talks free speech, Cornell distinctiveness

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:06:00 EDT

President Martha E. Pollack gave alumni a sense of her academic background, traced her path to Cornell and gave full-throated affirmations of free speech, the value of a college education and expanding opportunities in NYC.



Bill Nye '77 assures Cornellians that they can save the world

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:06:14 EDT

Bill Nye '77, known to a generation as The Science Guy, celebrated his 40th class reunion by giving a talk in Bailey Hall titled, Everything All At Once: How Cornellians Will Save The World.



Minimalist composer Steve Reich regales alumni at Reunion

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:06:00 EDT

Steve Reich '57, whose Double Sextet won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009, spoke with self-deprecating humor about his music and his life at age 80 during the Olin Lecture June 9 at Bailey Hall. The event was a highlight of Reunion.



Workshop to bolster minority computer science Ph.D.s

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:06:54 EDT

A SoNIC (software-defined network interface) Summer Research Workshop will increase exposure to computer science for for 13 minority students on campus this June.



Linguist, architect named A.D. White Professors-at-Large

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:06:00 EDT

Linguist and vernacular language scholar John Rickford and Indian architect and educator Brinda Somaya have been elected Andrew Dickson White Professors-at-Large at Cornell for six-year terms effective July 1.



Austin Bunn's audiobook wins spoken word 'Oscar'

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:06:11 EDT

The Brink, an audiobook of short stories by Austin Bunn, associate professor in performing and media arts, was honored June 1 at the 2017 Audie Awards in New York City.



Cornell ranked No. 14 in the world, in top 1 percent of universities

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:06:00 EDT

Cornell is No. 14 among the world's universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, released June 7. That is two spots up from last year's ranking of No. 16. And it is up five rungs from its No. 19 ranking in 2015.



Davis-Manigaulte honored for NYC extension outreach

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 14:06:00 EDT

Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte '72 won the 2017 National Urban Extension Leadership Award for excellence in urban extension programming and leadership for her Cornell University Cooperative Extension-New York City work.