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Apply for 2018 Perkins Prize through Feb. 26

Applications are being accepted through Feb. 26 for the annual James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial and Intercultural Peace and Harmony, established and endowed by Trustee Thomas W. Jones ’69.

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Student Child Care Grant funding to increase $100,000

The annual budget for Cornell’s Student Childcare Grant Program benefiting students with families will increase by $100,000 for fiscal year 2019, Dean of Students Vijay Pendakur announced.

Visiting scholar’s opera premieres in Hong Kong

“Mila,” a chamber opera with music by Eli Marshall, visiting music faculty member, premiered in Hong Kong.

Things to Do, Feb. 9-16, 2018

Events this week include jazz concerts by Alicia Olatuja and campus and Ithaca ensembles; Darwin Days talks; Valentine's Day films, Oscar nominees and a documentary on Bill Nye '77. 

Laura Lewis speaks of tug of two worlds

Laura Lewis, Ithaca Common Council, spoke of the influence in her life of two worlds – of the family she grew up in and of the career in student and community service she has pursued since her undergraduate years – Feb. 1 at Soup & Hope.

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Smart herbs, weather app among Engineering Innovation winners

Thirty-three teams entered the Cornell Engineering Innovation Award Competition; prizes were awarded in three categories.

Cornell launches new disability awareness campaign

Using campuswide postering and social media, the ADA Coordinator Team is launching a new campaign to build awareness around disability issues and help Cornell develop an inclusive and accessible environment for individuals with disability.

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Hockey associate coach receives national award

Ben Syer, Cornell men’s hockey associate head coach, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Terry Flanagan Award. This award is given by the American Hockey Coaches Association.

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Peggy Stevens nominated as a sustainability champion

Peggy Stevens, administrative assistant in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE), has been nominated as a sustainability champion for engaging faculty, staff and students for input on and participation in increasing office sustainability practices in Riley Robb Hall.

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New grad housing is living lab for heat pump study

At the Maplewood Apartments project, now under construction, Cornell engineering students will deploy heat-pump monitors to study the system viability in a severe winter climate.

Concert, contest highlight February CARE Fund drive

This month two events are raising money to support the Emergency Cornellians Aiding and Responding to Employees (CARE) Fund, which helps Cornell employees experiencing an unexpected major financial crisis.

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Students have eye-opening experiences on Cuba trip

Eleven Cornell students traveled to Cuba over winter break, getting a glimpse of the island nation from the inside.