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Things to Do, Sept. 22-29, 2017

Events this week include faculty authors discussing careers and new ways of giving, a panel on world development, guest filmmakers showing their work, and a song cycle based on female characters in Greek tragedy.

President will address staff Oct. 10

President Martha E. Pollack will deliver her first address to staff Oct. 10, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Klarman Hall Auditorium. Pollack's remarks will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

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‘Moving toward harmony’: Yasin Ahmed, Cornell’s first Muslim chaplain

Yasin Ahmed became Cornell University's first Muslim chaplain when he arrived on campus in August thanks to the efforts of the Diwan Foundation for Cornell Muslim Life and a group of private donors.

TechTalk: Tech Training Spotlight

TechTalk: Tech Training Spotlight. In early October Cornell email will change and it will be directly routed to Office 365 and Tech Training Spotlight.

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Cornell United Way campaign will be shorter, more intense

The 2017 Cornell United Way Campaign launched Sept. 20, with Andy Noel, campaign co-chair, announcing a goal of $750,000 and a shorter, more intense campaign, concluding at the end of November.

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Center for Materials Research’s NSF funding extended, increased

The Cornell Center for Materials Research has been approved for a six-year, $23.2 million extension of funding from the National Science Foundation to continue its mission of research, education and outreach.

To create efficiency, startup OR Link joins McGovern incubator

OR Link – a cloud-based software company that aims to save lives, reduce surgical supply waste and make operating rooms more efficient – joined Cornell’s business incubator, the Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, Sept. 1.

Nicholas Kristof to give Bronfenbrenner Centennial Lecture Oct. 2

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, known for his work exposing social injustice, will speak Monday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. in Call Auditorium.

Metastatic breast cancer affects bone mineral before spreading

An interdisciplinary study led by biomedical engineering professor Claudia Fischbach-Teschl connects breast cancer metastasis to the nanocrystal structure of certain bone regions where metastasis occurs.

Beneficial soil bacteria face a weed-killing threat from above

Cornell researchers, led by Ludmilla Aristilde, have found an agricultural conflict: negative consequences of the weed-killing herbicide glyphosate on Pseudomonas, a soil-friendly bacteria.

A new kind of influenza vaccine: One shot might do the trick

Engineering professors David Putnam and Matt DeLisa have teamed up to create a method for a quick-acting, long-lasting single-shot influenza vaccine that could work quickly and effectively during a pandemic outbreak.

Asteroid that killed dinosaurs may have sped up bird evolution

A new study considers whether the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs led to a temporary acceleration in the rate of genetic evolution among its avian survivors.