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Things to Do, March 30-April 6, 2018

Events this week include "The Wedding Singer" at Barnes Hall; new films at Cornell Cinema; and a film and reading series focusing on James Baldwin.

For Dragon Day 2018, first-year architects have transparent plans

Dragon Day, the annual spring rite celebrated by first-year architecture students at Cornell for more than a century, is March 30. The parade across campus will be live streamed.

Ying Hua appointed director of Cornell China Center

Ying Hua, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, has been named director of the Cornell China Center.

Influencing entitled people: Reframe requests, researchers say

ILR School researcher Emily Zitek found that entitled people do not follow instructions because they would rather take a loss themselves than agree to something unfair.

Students’ bus stop sign design becomes roadside reality

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit is installing nearly 560 bus stop signs, redesigned in partnership with systems engineering students and the Cornell University Sustainability Design group.

NYC visioning committee reports high interest, growth potential

Members of the President’s Visioning Committee on Cornell in New York City held an open forum and discussion March 27, sharing findings from a recent campus survey and asking for additional feedback to help shape the parameters and scope of their recommendations.

New apple disease spoils even pasteurized foods

A new study for the first time describes a new apple disease, Paecilomyces rot, caused by a little-studied fungus.

Humphreys: On social media, what’s new actually isn't

In her new book, communication professor Lee Humphreys shows how pocket diaries, photo albums and baby books are the predigital precursors of today’s digital and mobile platforms for posting text and images.

Cornell vets perform rare procedure to cure puppy’s cardiac condition

Rex the German shepherd's life was saved by an international veterinary team at Cornell.

Architecture professor Arthur Ovaska dies at 67

Associate professor of architecture Arthur Ovaska, B.Arch. ’74, died March 26 in Ithaca. He was 67. Ovaska served on the Cornell faculty for more than three decades.

Cornell touts Sustainability Month with over 80 events

Cornell goes green by celebrating Earth with Sustainability Month during April. More than 80 events are scheduled, including lectures, films, fashion, art and social justice events.

Class of 2022 selected from record number of applicants

For the third consecutive year, Cornell has posted a record-high number of applications for admission. More than 51,000 students sought a place in the Class of 2022.