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President Pollack, Ava DuVernay will highlight Cornell’s 150th Commencement

Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack’s Commencement address and film director Ava DuVernay’s Senior Convocation address will highlight Cornell’s 150th Graduation and Commencement Weekend, May 26-27.

President endorses consensual relationship policy

President Martha E. Pollack on May 21 endorsed the consensual relationship policy outlining constraints on romantic and sexual relationships between faculty members and students.

Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity selects first students

The first students have been chosen for the new Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity and will begin as first-year students at Cornell this fall.

We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Jyoti Mathad

Dr. Jyoti Mathad strives to improve pre-natal care in India.

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Register for Cornell’s first Web Accessibility Camp, Aug. 6-8

Cornell University will hold its first Web Accessibility Camp, “Universal Design for Any Person, Any Study,” Aug. 6-8, with sessions to be hosted by such groups as WebAIM, Siteimprove and Cornell Information Technologies.

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Things to Do, May 18-25, 2018

Events this week include Bike to Work and School Day, a United Way fundraiser, a talk on gender equity and equal pay; and a Mann Library exhibit on Sri Lankan identity in fashion and film.

Julie Parsons: event manager par excellence

The facilities event coordinator for Cornell, Parsons is responsible for making it easier for Commencement, Reunion and all other campus event planners to focus on the details of their event.

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CLASP celebrates courage of students, staff learners

The Community Learning and Service Partnership program, which partners Cornell students with staff learners for mentoring in computer literacy, English and basic job skills, held its year-end celebration May 11.

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Trash to treasure: Cornell’s pyrolysis kiln opens May 24

Cornell's new pyrolysis kiln opens May 24, when Johannes Lehmann, professor of soil science, will hold an open house 2-4 p.m., at the Leland Laboratory building.

Staff graduates recognized for completing degrees

Fourteen staff members were recognized at the 22nd annual Staff Graduate Reception May 16 for receiving a master’s degree, six for receiving a bachelor's degree, and two for receiving an associate’s degree.

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2018 Biennial on 'Duration' to feature major artists

The Cornell Council for the Arts' 2018 Biennial begins in September, with invited artists including Carrie Mae Weems and Xu Bing joining student and faculty participants.

New book focuses on impact of online content moderators

In his new book, Tarleton Gillespie investigates how social media platforms police what we post online and the large societal impact of these decisions.