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Symposium to mark 50th anniversary of ‘Earth Art’

Designers and scholars will discuss contemporary environmental concerns related to the legacy of the landmark 1969 Earth Art exhibition at Cornell at a symposium Nov. 7-8.

Things to Do, Nov. 1-8, 2019

Events this week include the Alloy Orchestra returning to campus to score “Metropolis,” a concert with singer-songwriter Naomi Sommers and a minimusical that combats stereotypes in representations of mental illness.

Cornell group takes second place in student design competition

The Cornell student chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects was recently awarded second place in the annual student design competition.

Cornell partners in NSF grant for astrophysics institute

The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing is among 10 collaborators awarded a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a new astrophysics institute.

New endowed dental, vision plans offered for 2020

Benefits open enrollment for endowed faculty and staff begins Friday, Nov. 1, and ends at 4 p.m. EST, Friday, Nov. 29, for coverage effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Staff News

Student works for global change through Fulbright program

Tony Zhou ’19 is working with colleagues at the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research on his third stint in Zambia.

NIH grant will fund non-pharmacological pain research

A team of Cornell researchers and scientists focused on pain management has received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Experimental band Henry Cow challenged itself, audiences

Associate professor of music Benjamin Piekut’s new book is an exhaustive study of an experimental British group that blurred the lines between genres as it created captivating music.

Political scientists to discuss data around election myths

Two political scientists will discuss their research on the impact of redistricting, voter identification laws, and election fraud and voter rights Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall’s Call Auditorium.

Fils-Aimé delivers inaugural Leaders in Residence lecture

Intellectual curiosity, communication and courageous decision-making are among the principles behind effective leadership, said Reggie Fils-Aimé ’83 in a talk Oct. 21 in Call Alumni Auditorium.

Women’s entrepreneurship program doubles in size

W.E. Cornell, a campus program that aims to even the playing field by providing women with networking, mentoring and training opportunities, has accepted 40 new participants – nearly double the size of last year’s cohort.

Fresh produce earns ‘halo effect’ under new GMO-labeling laws

Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified” in a new Cornell study that comes two months before a new federal food-labeling law goes into effect.