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Things to Do, April 20-27, 2018

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:04
Events this week include Harry Potter Night in Risley Hall; Our Place in Space on the Arts Quad, celebrating aerospace engineering and astronomy; Dairy Day at Stocking Hall; a debate on North Korea and a lecture with piano accompaniment on music, math and mortality.

Fellowship supports MFA creative writing student Yessica Martinez

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:04
Yessica Martinez has received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans that will fund her Cornell MFA in creative writing.

Corporate, business law scholar Lynn Stout dies at 60

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:04
Lynn Stout, an internationally recognized corporate law scholar, died April 16 after a long struggle with cancer. She was 60.

Students recognized for addressing challenges where people live

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:04
More than 100 students presented their work in local and global communities April 16, and discussed the impact those projects have had on the community and their learning.

Rovers and robots and beats, oh my! BOOM celebrates 20th year

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:04
The 20th annual Bits on our Minds technology showcase brought together approximately 140 students and their cutting-edge projects, from a city bus tracking app to a robot that serves cocktails.

Bretscher, Lord elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:04
Anthony P. Bretscher, professor of cell biology, and Catherine Lord, professor of psychology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, join Barack Obama, Tom Hanks and 209 others as newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Good planning results in accessible campus events, ADA coordinator says

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:04
Web resources and university officials can assist with event planning to help ensure that events are accessible to all.

Law/economics initiative takes on big questions at kickoff conference

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:04
The inaugural conference of the Cornell Research Academy of Development, Law and Economics was held April 12 in New York City.

Colleagues celebrate A.R. Ammons in Temple of Zeus

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:04
Poet and legendary faculty member A.R. Ammons was remembered by colleagues and friends with a plaque reinstalled in the Temple of Zeus at a reception April 9 in Klarman Hall.

Cornell Tech, Ithaca campus host high school programming contest

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:04
For the first time, the Annual Cornell University High School Programming Contest teamed up with Cornell Tech to host simultaneous events on each campus.

Use 'alt text' for images to improve web accessibility

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:04
Learn about best practices when adding 'alt tags' to your images and graphics.

One-day sale on Apple products for Cornell staff and faculty

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:04
Cornell staff and faculty get an additional eight percent off education pricing during this one-day sale, April 26 at The Cornell Store.

Call for Slope Day volunteers

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:04
Volunteer training begins May 7 for Slope Day, May 10. All staff and faculty are encouraged to sign up.

Save the date: Annual supplier show June 1

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:04
Procurement Services will host its annual supplier show Thursday, June 1, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in Barton Hall.

McComas named vice provost for engagement and land-grant affairs

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:04
Provost Michael Kotlikoff has appointed Katherine McComas, Ph.D. ’00, professor of communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as vice provost for engagement and land-grant affairs, effective July 1.

Radcliffe honored for wildlife preservation community partnerships

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:04
Robin Radcliffe, senior lecturer in wildlife and conservation medicine, won the 2018 George D. Levy Faculty Award in recognition of his work with community partners.

Eleven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:04
Eleven assistant professors from Cornell's Ithaca and New York City campuses have received five-year awards from the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development program.

A first for quantum physics: electron orbitals manipulated in diamonds

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:04
Applied physicists have demonstrated a technique for engineering key optical properties of diamond defects, providing a new tool to explore quantum mechanics.

Novo Nordisk commits nearly $7 million for Minglin Ma's diabetes research

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:04
The lab of Minglin Ma, associate professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will receive up to nearly $7 million from Novo Nordisk for research into a Type 1 diabetes implant device called NEED.

Media Studies lecture on networks and proxy politics is April 25

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:04
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, professor of modern culture and media at Brown, will speak on “Critical Data Studies: The Case of Proxy Politics” April 25.