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Things to Do, Nov. 17-Dec. 1, 2017

Events this week include the Mini Locally Grown Dance Festival, a lecture by Constitutional law scholar Erwin Chemerinsky and a concert by Boston singer-songwriter Amanda McCarthy.

State-supported entrepreneurship launches businesses, creates jobs

Tom Schryver, executive director of Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement, testified Nov. 10 to state legislators, saying state-funded entrepreneur programs are an effective way to support economic growth.

Entrepreneurs present beehive monitoring technology to D.C. policymakers

The founders of Combplex, a startup run by two Cornell doctoral students, presented their bee colony monitoring technology in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14.

New B.F.A. curriculum prepares artistic and intellectual leaders

A new Department of Art curriculum will combine studio work with academic electives across Cornell for undergraduate students developing as artists and scholars.

Lt. Gov. Hochul announces $15M from state for CHESS upgrade

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $15 million in Upstate Revitalization Initiative funding for the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, for storage ring and X-ray beam upgrades and job creation.

Upcoming Cornell Cooperative Extension programs

Upcoming Cooperative Extension events: Press Bay Holiday Market, Leadership in Our Midst: Cultivating Leader-full Organizations, Parents Apart® and more.

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Ithaca Garden Club to hold holiday gala Dec. 6

The Ithaca Garden Club invites anyone interested to an “Innkeeper’s Holiday Gala,” Dec. 6, beginning at 3 p.m. at the John Joseph Inn, 813 Auburn Road, Groton NY. The inn is 7.5 miles north of the Shops at Ithaca Mall on Route 34.

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Tech Talk: Administering a SCCM site

Tech Talk: Administering a System Center Configuration Manager site? In this four-day hands-on course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks.

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Cornell collaboration reports unique property of bilayer graphene

A group led by physics professor Paul McEuen reports clear visualization of excitons in bilayer graphene, the unique properties of which make the material of potential interest in the development of optoelectronic devices.

New York City day trip Dec. 9

The Cornell Recreation Connection has organized a New York City day trip for Dec. 9, 2017. Sign up early to ensure that these trips continue.

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‘Special edition’ of Cornell Town-Gown Awards Dec. 2

Demonstrating the importance they place on town-gown relations, the presidents of Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College will speak at the annual town-gown awards event Dec. 2.

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Cellular signaling pathway contributes to cancers

A signaling pathway in cells that regulates fat production could become a new target for cancer drugs, according to Weill Cornell Medicine researchers.