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Hunter and Elizabeth Rawlings feted at Greek-themed dinner

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:03:22 EDT

The third time was indeed the charm for Interim President Hunter Rawlings and his wife, Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings, who were feted with a celebratory reception and dinner March 23 by the Cornell Board of Trustees.



Gift funds advocate position to support student veterans

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:03:00 EDT

The Adelphic Cornell Educational Fund has committed $200,000 to enhance the Cornell experience for student veterans. The gift will support a new veterans advocate position to serve as a point of contact for all student veterans.



Gingrich delivers talk on global role of U.S. to packed house

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:03:00 EDT

Former Republican Congressman and House speaker Newt Gingrich addressed approximately 600 people in Call Auditorium on March 22 on 'America's Role in the World Under President Trump.'



Things to Do, March 24-31, 2017

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:03:00 EDT

Events on campus this week include the Cornell Business Impact Symposium, music at the Johnson Museum, Moshe Vardi on robotics and automation, photographer Rosamond Purcell, comedy and a rap concert.



Breaking Bread initiative awarded Perkins Prize

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:03:00 EDT

Breaking Bread, an initiative that brings together different communities, identities, groups and organizations for dinner and facilitated discussions, received the James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial and Intercultural Peace and Harmony.



Study to focus on breast cancer's effect on bone composition

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:03:44 EDT

A Cornell-led international research team has secured funding from the Human Frontier Science Program for a three-year study into the connection between breast cancer and bone mineralization.



Seven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:03:00 EDT

Seven assistant professors have both been recognized by the National Science Foundation with CAREER awards, which support junior faculty members' research projects and outreach efforts.



Mahowald tapped to help frame UN report on global warming

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:03:00 EDT

Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric science, has been selected by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a lead author on a special global warming report.



Undergrad curates historical exhibition of wedding gowns

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:03:00 EDT

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, an exhibition exploring the history and significance of wedding dresses, runs through July 31 in the Human Ecology Building.



Anabel's Grocery strives to stem food inequity on campus

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:03:28 EDT

Anabel's Grocery, under construction in Anabel Taylor Hall and scheduled to open in summer 2017, seeks to address student food access and food security.



Music, poetry, image will come together in Atkinson Forum

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:03:00 EDT

“Throughline,” a multimedia performance of music, poetry and image featuring four African-American women artists will be held Tuesday, March 28 in the Kiplinger Theater.



Panelists discuss immigration policy and DACA students

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:03:51 EDT

Cornell administrators, staff and faculty discussed possible changes in immigration policy and their impacts on university students with DACA status at a panel discussion March 17.



Hutchinson wins National Book Critics Circle poetry award

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:03:18 EDT

Assistant professor of English Ishion Hutchinson has won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry for his 2016 collection House of Lords and Commons.



Cornell signs letter to President Trump in support of 'Dreamers'

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:03:37 EDT

Cornell has joined more than 560 institutions of higher education in signing a letter to President Donald Trump March 16 asking that he support noncitizen students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program status.



Cornell to host carbon neutrality forum March 28

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:03:00 EDT

Cornell's Senior Leaders Climate Action Group will host a public forum March 28 to discuss Options for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca.



Harry Greene explains how to 'walk the Tree of Life'

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:03:00 EDT

Some Cornell classes are adopting the Tree of Life classification system, which explains the diversity of life by matching and mapping relationships on a branching diagram.



Kotlikoff, Lombardi discuss housing, enrollment plans

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:03:00 EDT

Provost Michael Kotlikoff and Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi discussed a plan to address student housing on the Ithaca campus while advancing investments in academic initiatives.



Weill Cornell Medicine celebrates Match Day 2017

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:03:13 EDT

Weill Cornell Medicine celebrated one of its best Match Days ever March 17, with 100 percent of the graduating medical students matching to residency positions - the next three to seven years of their medical careers.



Sigma Phi Epsilon placed on provisional recognition status

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:03:52 EDT

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life announced that Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been placed on provisional recognition status, which is a probationary status, for a period of no less than 1 year.



Giving Day 2017 plows through snow, breaks records

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:03:06 EDT

On Cornell Giving Day March 14, some 8,640 donors gave 12,209 gifts for a total of $6,321,962, surpassing each of Cornell’s two previous Giving Day totals. Gifts came from more than 45 countries.



Cornell buttons up, battens down during winter storm

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:03:00 EDT

A nor’easter, combined with a winter storm from the Great Lakes, bore down on the Northeast Tuesday and Wednesday. For the first time in three years, Cornell closed the Ithaca campus due to a snow storm.



Cornell hosts Hong Kong sustainability meeting April 6-7

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:03:01 EDT

Cornell will host Sustainability in Asia: Partnerships for Research and Implementation, a conference about sustainability research and community engagement in Hong Kong, April 6-7.



Hotel Ezra Cornell faces the future, preserves the past

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:03:00 EDT

For the 92nd year, the School of Hotel Administration invites hospitality and business professionals from around the world to a cutting-edge business conference – one that is entirely run by students.



Film explores student work at Polish estate, family's Jewish roots

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:03:12 EDT

In the documentary Reversing Oblivion, screening on campus March 21, filmmaker Ann Michel '77 searches for her roots as architecture students help reimagine her family's farm estate in Poland.



Doctoral student named Future Leader in Science

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:03:55 EDT

Ann Bybee-Finley, a second-year doctoral student at Cornell studying cropping systems resilience with a focus on Northeastern dairy producers, has been named a 2017 Future Leader in Science.