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President Pollack touts agricultural innovation at Cornell AgriTech

President Martha E. Pollack toured Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, Aug. 13.

Orientation offers peer-led guidance, welcomes families

Cornell welcomes more than 4,000 first-year and transfer students to campus Aug. 17-22 with a slate of peer-led Orientation programs and events.

Things to Do, Aug. 17-24, 2018

Events on campus this week include the annual Dump and Run sale, new exhibits at the Johnson Museum and the College of Architecture, Art and Planning; and free films at Cornell Cinema.

Intergroup Dialogue Project broadens students’ worlds

Intergroup Dialogue Project has become one of the main programs on campus to offer peer-facilitated courses and workshops on communication and collaboration across social, cultural and power differences.

Class of 2022 boasts business owners, researchers and a rodeo champ

Before they’ve taken their first class, Cornell’s 3,325 incoming freshmen could fill a book – or several – with their accomplishments, experiences and interests.

Donald Holcomb, emeritus physics professor, dies at 92

Donald F. Holcomb, emeritus professor of physics and former chair of the Department of Physics and university trustee, died Aug. 9 at Kendal at Ithaca, at age 92. 

Levitsky, Putnam, Quake elected professors-at-large

Political scientist Steven Levitsky, the Sundance Institute’s Keri Putnam and biomedical engineer Stephen Quake have joined the ranks of leading scholars and public intellectuals at Cornell as Andrew Dickson White Professors-at-Large.

Cryo-electron microscopy sheds new light on batteries

A collaboration involving researchers from physics and engineering used a new cryogenic microscopy technique to study the solid-liquid interface in lithium-metal batteries.

Campaign aims to bring climate science to every US high school

The Paleontological Research Institution and the university’s Sea Grant program raising funds to bring climate change science to every U.S. high school.

Certificate program teaches critical thinking, problem solving

Cornell has launched of a new certificate program in Critical Thinking, available online through eCornell, to help learners develop skills to deeply analyze problems, assess solutions.

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Former Cornell Provost Robert Plane dies at 90

Robert Plane, a professor emeritus of chemistry who served as the university’s provost during the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s, died Aug. 6 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 90.

Donate backpacks for needy kids by Aug. 24

The deadline for donating backpacks and supplies for the area’s neediest children through the Cornell Elves Summer Backpack Program is Aug. 24.

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