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Hometown Alumni Award winners connect at Homecoming

The first six recipients of the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award were honored at a special recognition ceremony Oct. 4 during Homecoming Weekend.


Panel: For tech in higher ed, humanity is the key ingredient

Higher education has been transformed by computing, but technological advances must incorporate human needs, according to university administrators at a panel on the role of technology in education.

Digital book gives a taste of Venezuelan performance artist

“Deborah Castillo: Radical Disobedience” is a new collection of critical texts on the Venezuelan performance artist’s work, co-edited by Irina R. Troconis, assistant professor of Romance studies.

Superhero program calms children in preparation for MRIs

Turning an MRI exam into a superhero adventure helps prepare children for the test and reduces the need for sedation, according to research by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.

Hatfield fellow to address 21st century leadership in lecture

Natarajan “Chandra” Chandrasekaran will talk with President Martha E. Pollack on “Leadership in the 21st Century” in this year’s Hatfield Lecture, Oct. 16 in Mentors Lecture Hall, G01 Gates Hall.

Student, landscape architects create 1967 fire memorial

A new memorial in the center of campus serves as a contemplative reminder of eight students and a professor who died in a tragic fire in 1967.

Cornell dedicates memorial to nine lost in 1967 fire

Survivors, victims’ family members, friends, university officials and others gathered Oct. 4 on the grounds between Day Hall and Sage Chapel to dedicate a new memorial to those who perished in a 1967 residence hall fire and to remember their lives.

Pundits: Illiberalism poses threat to democracy

Journalists Andrew Sullivan and Ezra Klein discussed whether illiberalism is corroding democracy in the second installment of The Peter ’69 and Marilyn ’69 Coors Conversation Series.

Sharon McMullen named assistant VP leading Cornell Health

McMullen, an expert in campus and public health with more than a decade of experience leading university health programs, will join Cornell to oversee its student health services, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

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Students have ‘eye-opening’ experiences at Climate Week NYC

Cornell students participated in a weeklong kaleidoscope of climate change-awareness that involved strikes, symposia and meeting world leaders in New York City.

Cornell tackles ‘migrations’ global challenge

Researchers from every corner of Cornell are mobilizing to tackle one of the grand challenges of the modern era – migration – with a new initiative that launched Oct. 1.

‘Belonging at Cornell’ initiative aims to see diversity thrive

Belonging at Cornell, the university’s new guiding framework around diversity and inclusion, was launched and celebrated Oct. 2 with a reception and networking event.

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