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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.

Name the penguin contest

Environmental Health and Safety and the Grounds Department are sponsoring a fun “Name the Winter Safety Penguin” contest to help promote the principles for preventing winter falls.

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Essentials

Land gift expands old-growth forest natural area

Cornell Botanic Gardens has expanded the Fischer Old Growth Forest Natural Area with a gift of 42 acres from Lenore and David K. Bandler.

ILR researchers demystify disability stats

Researchers at the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability released the Disability Statistics Status Report Jan. 30, revealing 41 million noninstitutionalized people are living with disabilities.