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Immunologist Nathan wins Weill Achievement Award

Dr. Carl Nathan, chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Weill Cornell Medicine, was awarded the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award at a gala March 5.

Former Canadian prime minister cautions against ignoring populism

In a world teeming with trade and immigration controversy, Stephen Harper, the conservative former Canadian prime minister, urged a Cornell audience on March 7 not to ignore rising populist or nationalist campaigns.

Students travel to D.C. to advocate for federal financial aid

Nineteen Cornell students traveled to Washington, D.C., March 6 for the annual Student Aid Advocacy Day, where they met with congressional members and staff. 

The evolution of travel imagery explored in Kroch exhibition

An exhibition, “World Picture: Travel Imagery Before and After Photography,” will open with a reception March 21 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Kroch Library’s Hirshland Exhibition Gallery.

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In competition, people get discouraged by competent robots

A Cornell-led team has found that when robots are beating humans in contests for cash prizes, people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort – and they tend to dislike the robots, too.

Ramshaw, Lin and Baskin win Sloan fellowships

Assistant professors Jeremy Baskin, Song Lin and Brad Ramshaw have been named recipients of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellowships, supporting early-career faculty members’ original research and broad-based education related to science, technology and economic performance.

Upstate beef farm honored for efforts to keep NYC water clean

Thunder View Farms, a Catskill-region Angus beef operation founded and run by Cornell graduates, has been honored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for its efforts at keeping water that flows to New York City safe.

Robert Summers, pre-eminent legal scholar, dies at 85

Robert S. Summers, who grew up milking cows on his family’s farm in Oregon and went on to co-write the most widely cited treatise on U.S. commercial transaction laws, died March 1. He was 85.

Certificate program boosts presentation skills for career growth

The Executive Presence certificate program will help learners conquer performance anxiety and refine public speaking skills, aimed at maximizing speaker-listener connection and furthering career growth.

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With help from AI, microservices divvy up tasks to improve cloud apps

As applications grow more complex, companies such as Twitter, Amazon and Netflix are turning to microservices – scores of small applications, each performing a single function and communicating over the network to work together.

Things to Do, March 8-15, 2019

Events this week include a Cornell Symphony Orchestra concert geared to young listeners; native American writer Elissa Washuta; performance artist Holly Hughes; strange but true stories from the Yiddish press; and actor Dominique Thorne ’19 at Cornell Cinema.

Consider joining the Employee Assembly

The Employee Assembly encourages all staff members to consider running for one of the nine seats for which elections will be held this spring.

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