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Summer Scoop is hard to top – unless it’s with sprinkles

Summertime means sunshine, warmth and outdoor fun. And for the staff, faculty and students of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, it means free ice cream at Summer Scoop.

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Construction projects earn LEED gold, silver honors

Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine has earned gold and silver glory, all in the name of green.

Education, interaction with older people reverses ageism

A Cornell-led team has shown, for the first time, that intergenerational contact and education about the aging process and its misconceptions can reduce ageist attitudes, prejudices and stereotypes.

Four on faculty receive Carpenter Advising Awards

Four faculty members have received Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Awards, which recognize contributions of professorial faculty and senior lecturers to undergraduate advising.

Alexander Colvin named dean of ILR

Alexander Colvin, Ph.D. ’99, has been named the Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 20. The five-year appointment is effective July 1.

Robot circulatory system powers possibilities

Cornell engineers have created a synthetic vascular system for soft robots capable of pumping an energy-dense hydraulic liquid that stores and deploys energy in an integrated design.

Program expands to help Latin American growers

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Produce Safety Alliance has recently expanded its efforts in order to help Latin American growers adhere to U.S. federal safety regulations.

Partnership aims to improve food security in Latin America

Cornell University and the Core Foundation have signed a five-year Memorandum of Agreement to explore new ways to promote food security and agricultural innovation in Latin America.

Machine learning unlocks mysteries of quantum physics

A Cornell-led team has developed a way to use machine learning to analyze data generated by scanning tunneling microscopy, yielding new insights into how electrons interact and showing how machine learning can be used to further discovery in experimental quantum physics.

Synthetic joint lubricant holds promise for osteoarthritis

A new type of treatment for osteoarthritis, currently in canine clinical trials, shows promise for eventual use in humans.

Miniatures of Temple of Zeus take their place in namesake cafe

Annetta Alexandridis, associate professor of history of art and of classics, is on the hunt for the rest of the plaster cast replicas of Temple of Zeus pediments installed in the Klarman Hall cafe.

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Henry Crans retires after 50 years with facilities at Cornell

Henry Crans, a mainstay in facilities at Cornell for 50 years, retires on June 30. The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a drop-in retirement reception for Crans June 25, 1-4:30 p.m. in Klarman Atrium.

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