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Things to Do, Nov. 22-Dec. 6, 2019

Cornell News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 15:11
Events at Cornell include the 32nd annual Traditional Thanksgiving Feast; “Queen of Carthage,” an opera-oratorio by Ellie Cherry ’19; a lecture on birding and nature appreciation, and Mini Locally Grown Dance concerts.

Susan Choi, MFA ’95, wins National Book Award

Cornell News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 15:11
Author Susan Choi, an alumna of Cornell’s Creative Writing Program, has won the National Book Award for fiction for her fifth novel, “Trust Exercise.” 

Yang-Tan Institute book explores disability in the workplace

Cornell News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 14:11
Progress made and challenges still to be met are discussed in a new book, “Employment and Disability: Issues, Innovations and Opportunities,” written by experts at the ILR School’s Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability.

Cornell eLab students pitch their innovations in NYC

Cornell News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:11
Members of eLab, Cornell’s student business accelerator, pitched their entrepreneurial ideas to business leaders, mentors and alumni at the annual eLab NYC Pitch Night, Nov. 7 at the World Trade Center.

Bee exhibit creates buzz at Museum of the Earth

Cornell News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:11
A museum exhibit at Ithaca’s Paleontological Research Institution – created in collaboration with Cornell experts, illustrators and students – seeks to shine a light on the vast diversity of wild bees.

New podcast episode explores racism and resilience

Cornell News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:11
“Lived Experience,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, explores global racial hierarchies and their remedies.

Bone breakthrough may lead to more durable airplane wings

Cornell News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:11
Cornell researchers have made a new discovery about how seemingly minor aspects of the internal structure of bone can be strengthened to withstand repeated wear and tear, a finding that could help treat patients suffering from osteoporosis and create durable, lightweight materials.

Town-gown awards to recognize community partnerships

Cornell News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 15:11
The ninth annual Cornell Town-Gown Awards, also known as the TOGOs, which highlight Cornell-community partnerships, will be held Dec. 7 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Ithaca High School’s Kulp Auditorium.

ILR School awards funding for Inequality and Work projects

Cornell News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:11
ILR students, staff and faculty and alumni will explore the theme Inequality and Work in 22 projects being funded by the ILR School through its annual research grant program.

Are hiring algorithms fair? They’re too opaque to tell, study finds

Cornell News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:11
New research from a team of Computing and Information Science scholars raises questions about hiring algorithms and the tech companies who develop and use them.

An unconventional quest to change the future of food

Cornell News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:11
Michelle Adelman ’89, through her company, Go Fresh!, is working to build a new sustainable food system in Africa by fostering a market for plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. 

New group supports first-generation and low-income students

Cornell News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 12:11
Doctoral students Rachel King, Taylor Brown and Felicia New have formed the First Generation and Low Income Graduate Student Association, addressing a need that had already been met for undergrads.

LGBTQ beauty vloggers draw on queer culture to stand out

Cornell News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 12:11
New Cornell research explores how racially diverse LGBTQ beauty vloggers market themselves and make marginalized people more visible.

Students pair ballet and books in Ithaca outreach program

Cornell News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 10:11
Group of students started the Ballet and Books program to boost literacy among children from pre-K through third grade.

CNN producer says government major plays key role in career

Cornell News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 10:11
Tom Goldstone ’94 says his College of Arts and Sciences education has helped him make sense of the world. That’s what he does every day at CNN as executive producer of “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” a show whose mission – and tagline – is exactly that. 

Farm to School grows NY ag, sows seeds for healthy eating

Cornell News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 09:11
Cornell Cooperative Extension has become a driving force behind a surge in New York’s Farm to School initiatives. The programs stock school cafeterias with fresh, local foods and offer farmers an expanded market for their goods.
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