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Certificate program teaches how to leverage blockchain technology

The new Blockchain for Business certificate program helps learners explore blockchain’s cryptographic roots, demystify the technology and use blockchain to solve business problems.

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Freshman recognized for irrigation project with Nepalese women

For her work on color-powered irrigation with Nepalese women, Cornell freshman Isabella Culotta received the 2018 Elaine Szymoniak Award at the 2018 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony in Des Moines, Iowa.

Speaker series looks at contemporary Japanese thought

The Contemporary Japanese Thought Initiative speaker series kicked off this week, and will continue Oct. 22 with Thomas Lamarre.

Cornell Orchards Store Apple Bake-off, Nov. 3, benefits United Way

The Cornell Orchards Store, at 709 Dryden Road, Ithaca, is holding its inaugural Apple Bake-off Nov. 3, open to the public, to benefit the United Way of Tompkins County.

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‘Be a voice for change,’ Sotomayor tells Cornellians

Success did not come easy to Sonia Sotomayor. She knows how much pain there is in life. But hard work, a determination to fight for her beliefs and an “innate optimism” helped propel her from a childhood in a Bronx housing project to her role as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Things to Do, Oct. 19-26, 2018

Events this week include music for experimental instruments, whales and chimes; architect and A.D. White professor Brinda Somaya; artist and fashion designer Ruby Chishti; and author Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Conversations explore staff connectedness at Cornell

Employees are asked to share their sense of belonging and connectedness at Cornell through a series of informal “Staff Conversations” being held this fall.

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New transgender guide helps plan transitions, support gender affirmation

A new guide to gender transitioning and affirmation in the workplace is available online for Cornell’s transgender employees. The guide also is useful for human resource professionals, managers, hiring managers, allies and others.

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Faculty receive funding to study organic foods

Researchers have been granted nearly $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for research to bolster the success of organic farmers.

Spend a day in New York City

The next Cornell Recreation Connection trips to New York City are Nov. 10, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8; discounted tickets are $54 per person for Cornell employees and up to four guests.

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First fall meeting of CU Women Lead is Oct. 29

CU Women Lead will start the fall meetings with a talk from Pat Wynn, on “Demystifying the Art of Networking,” Oct. 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Garden Room in Willard Straight Hall.

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UN climate report author: ambitious actions needed to slow global warming

Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, discusses her role as a lead author of the U.N. “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius.”