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Soup & Hope returns Jan. 16

The 13th annual Soup & Hope speaker series, which features speakers and stories of hope, with free soup and rolls provided by Cornell Dining, kicks off Jan. 16, 2020, at noon in Sage Chapel.

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Two computer science faculty named ACM fellows

Kavita Bala, professor and chair of computer science, and Claire Cardie, professor of computer science and of information science, have been named 2019 fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Cornell’s town-gown awards honor ‘community treasures’

To nurture cooperation between Ithaca’s community groups and Cornell campus organizations, the ninth Cornell Town-Gown Awards recognized key partnerships at a ceremony held Dec. 7 at Ithaca High School.

Certificate program provides road map for innovation

Cornell has launched the Innovation Strategy certificate program, which will empower participants to develop a plan and allow them to properly deploy and measure its success.

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PMA professor Jeffrey Palmer releases two short films

Jeffrey Palmer, assistant professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, has released two new short films that continue his mission to capture untold stories.

Saara Kumar ’17 named Schwarzman Scholar

Saara Shanti Kumar '17 has been selected for the 2021 class of Schwarzman Scholars, joining a worldwide network of talented young leaders.

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Veho Institute launches, establishes center at Cornell Tech

Cornell Engineering has launched the Veho Institute for vehicle intelligence, formally partnering Cornell with Italian universities and luxury automakers, and establishing a new academic center at Cornell Tech.

Grants seed social science research, conferences

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has funded 14 faculty research projects and conferences in the Fall 2019 round of its Small Grants Program.

Project adapts basic tech to give voice to patients in Africa

A new system developed by Cornell Tech researchers will allow thousands of patients of community health care workers in rural Africa to use a basic tool on their mobile phones to provide feedback about their care.

Conan O’Brien correspondence with E.B. White surfaces

Cornell University Library staffers have found a fan letter written by comedian Conan O’Brien 40 years ago to E.B. White, after O’Brien mentioned the letter on his podcast.

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George Hutchinson’s ‘Facing the Abyss’ cited by MLA

Professor George Hutchinson has been recognized by the Modern Language Association of America for his book “Facing the Abyss: American Literature and Culture in the 1940s.”

John Murray Elliot, animal nutrition expert, dies at 92

John Murray Elliot, Ph.D. ‘58, professor emeritus of animal science and former department chair, died Nov. 26 in Ithaca. He was 92.