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Things to Do, Aug. 23-30, 2019

Events at Cornell include a Glee Club and Chorus concert, free films for students, a sustainability scavenger hunt and exhibits highlighting the natural world.

White Coat Ceremony sends Class of ’23 on to medical school

Weill Cornell Medicine’s 106-member Class of 2023 was sent off to medical school Aug. 20 with the annual White Coat Ceremony that officially marks the beginning of graduates’ medical education. 

Sustainable polymers center gets NSF renewal grant

Geoffrey Coates is leading a team of Cornell researchers working on the next generation of environment-friendly plastics as part of the Center for Sustainable Polymers, which received a five-year, $20 million grant renewal from the NSF.

New to campus? Discover Cornell’s rich history

New Cornell University students, faculty and staff are entering a campus forged by history.

Students hunt for maple seedlings in the name of science

Two CALS students worked with local landowners and conservationists in the forests of central New Hampshire this summer, helping communities cope with the decline of sugar-maple populations.

Cornell welcomes talented Class of 2023

The 3,218 first-year students arriving on campus Aug. 23-24 bring a diversity of experiences, backgrounds and accomplishments to Cornell.

Murray’s Stockinghall cheese tops national competition

Murray’s Stockinghall cheese – a bright, lemony, cloth-bound cheddar named for Cornell’s Stocking Hall – won best in show at the 36th American Cheese Society competition.

Linguist Carol Rosen dies at 79

Carol Gilson Rosen, professor emerita of linguistics, died Aug. 19 in Ithaca. She was 79. She taught at Cornell from 1978 to 2010.

Two doctoral students selected for Liebmann fellowships

Doctoral students Stephen Roblin, in the field of government, and Laura Leddy, in the field of anthropology, have been selected as recipients of the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship.

Global partnership plots path forward for Egyptian agriculture

An Egyptian delegation that included that country’s minister of agriculture gathered on campus in early August as part of the Cornell-led Center of Excellence for Agriculture in Egypt.

Kids can test drive social media safely with new simulations

Educators across the country can now use Cornell-designed interactive tutorials to teach elementary and middle schoolers how to participate positively in social media – while simultaneously learning to navigate some of its potential perils.

Atmospheric winds carry nutrients from Africa to Amazon

Buoyed by an atmospheric “superhighway,” smoke from lightning-sparked African savanna and forest fires deposit unexpectedly large amounts of nutrient-rich phosphorus in a river basin an ocean away.