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Things to Do, Feb. 22-March 1, 2019

Cornell News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:02
Events this week include a town-gown collaboration performed with Latina/o community members, silent comedy and Middle Eastern cinema, songs for Jim Henson, a book talk on creativity and intelligence, and the Digital Agriculture Hackathon.

ILR study: Workplace sexual harassment impacts 1 in 10 in NY

Cornell News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 13:02
A study by the ILR School’s Worker Institute reveals that more than 1 in 10 New Yorkers, including 12.2 percent of women, experience quid pro quo workplace sexual harassment.

Barbara Mix receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Cornell News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 13:02
In recognition of the cumulative and consistent impact of her veterinary and volunteer work in and around her hometown, Barbara Mix, CVM ’82, was named the newest recipient the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award.

Cornell offers new ways to express appreciation

Cornell News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 13:02
The new Cornell Appreciation Portal gives supervisors, faculty and staff an online venue for congratulating each other, recognizing a milestone or achievement, and showing their appreciation to one another.

Caring for the best: Cornell at the Westminster dog show

Cornell News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:02
The College of Veterinary Medicine made its debut earlier this month as the official veterinary care provider of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City.

Apply for Perkins Prize, new diversity awards by March 13

Cornell News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:02
The deadline is March 13 to apply for the annual James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial and Intercultural Peace and Harmony, endowed by trustee Thomas W. Jones '69.

Cornell Tech Dean Dan Huttenlocher to step down

Cornell News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:02
Dan Huttenlocher, dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech, who positioned the campus as one of the most forward-thinking and interdisciplinary in the nation, will step down Aug. 1 to become dean of MIT’s new college of computing.

Leonard Topoleski, vegetable crop expert, dies at 83

Cornell News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:02
Leonard D. Topoleski, professor emeritus of vegetable crops and horticulture, died Feb. 8 in Sayre, Pennsylvania. 

Record 3,560 enjoy Winter Employee Celebration dinner

Cornell News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 08:02
About 3,560 employees, retirees and family members enjoyed the chicken parmesan and pasta dinner Feb. 16 in the Ramin Room, Bartels Hall.

Serendipity reveals sex bias in embryo development

Cornell News - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:02
New research by professor of genetics John Schimenti shows that heightened levels of genomic instability can prove fatal to female embryos in mice.

Atkinson Center postdoc fellows address global sustainability

Cornell News - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:02
The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future is welcoming five new postdoctoral fellows, who will study global food systems, health and energy transitions.

Workshop offers training on ‘Liberating Structures’

Cornell News - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:02
Productive and playful new ways to disrupt conventional patterns in learning, leading and working together will be explored in a two-day workshop on campus. 

New minor track focuses on inequities in health

Cornell News - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:02
A new option for study within the inequality studies minor gives students a chance to explore the social causes and consequences of inequities as they relate to health.

Health care issues tackled at Weill Cornell Hackathon

Cornell News - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:02
The third annual NYC Health Hackathon, hosted Feb. 8-10 by Weill Cornell Medicine, brought teams together in an attempt to solve myriad medical challenges.
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