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Grad students recognized at dean’s scholars pinning ceremony

The Graduate School welcomed more than 30 new and continuing Dean’s Scholars at a ceremony Sept. 26.

Speed Conference at Cornell Tech examines the pace of a digital world

The Sept. 28-29 Speed Conference, part of Cornell Tech’s new Digital Life Initiative, drew faculty from New York City and Ithaca to explore how humans can keep up with computers’ speed.

CIS partnering with Infosys to reshape the digital workforce

Computing and Information Science faculty will educate employees of Infosys in blockchain, machine learning and human-computer interaction.

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Kevin Hallock named dean of SC Johnson College of Business

Economist and compensation and labor market scholar Kevin F. Hallock, the Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, has been named dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

Arthur Ashkin, Ph.D. ’52, shares Nobel Prize in physics

Arthur Ashkin, Ph.D. '52, whose invention of optical tweezers revolutionized the way scientists can study and manipulate biological systems, has won a share of this year's Nobel Prize in physics.

Cornell’s new Sustainable Landscapes Trail opens Oct. 5

Lace up your walking shoes and head to Cornell’s new Sustainable Landscapes Trail, which opens with a ceremony Friday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., at the parking lot across from the Dairy Bar on Tower Road.

Conference explores migration, celebrates Wason Collection centennial

More than a hundred scholars and librarians from 12 countries celebrated the centennial of the Wason Collection at the seventh International Conference of the World Confederation of Institutes for Libraries and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies, Sept. 27–28.

Researchers energize effort for energy-smart solutions

A new project received a $100,000 planning grant from the NSF to create a proposal for an Engineering Research Center for sustainable energy-smart solutions.

‘Sioux Chef’ on restoring indigenous foods, bridging cultures

Sean Sherman, the James Beard Award-winning Sioux Chef, shared research and insights on indigenous food cultures at Cornell Sept. 5.

To change a catalyst’s electrochemical properties, just ‘shuffle’

The atomic makeup of a catalyst makes a big difference in its properties, according to new research from the lab of Jin Suntivich in materials science and engineering.

Cornell convenes experts on New York flood risks Oct. 11-12

Cornell convenes experts on New York flood risks Oct. 11-12 for the annual Community Development Institute.

New online course develops skills for teaching in diverse classrooms

A new online course piloted by the Center for Teaching Innovation will address challenges and offer strategies for teaching effectively in diverse classrooms.