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    Cornell dedicates telescope in honor of James Houck

    Blaine Friedlander Bookmark 
    Cornell astronomers gathered atop Mount Pleasant June 25 at sunset to honor one of their own. The 25-inch reflecting telescope at the university's Hartung-Boothroyd Observatory was named in memory of the late James R. Houck.
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    Christopher Dunn honored by national gardens association

    Shannon Dortch Bookmark 
    Christopher Dunn, executive director of Cornell Botanic Gardens, received the Award of Merit from the American Public Gardens Association for his service to public horticulture.
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    Kaushik Basu leads International Economic Association

    Linda B. Glaser Bookmark 
    Kaushik Basu, the C. Marks Professor of International Studies and professor of economics, began his three-year term as president of the International Economic Association June 23.
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    Geomorphologist Arthur Bloom dies at 88

    Tom Fleischman Bookmark 
    Professor Emeritus Arthur Bloom, who taught at Cornell for 36 years and wrote what is considered the final comprehensive textbook on geomorphology, died May 31 in Ithaca at the age of 88.
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    Resort legend, Lyft founder honored with Hotel School awards

    Jon Craig Bookmark 
    The School of Hotel Administration honored a hotel industry legend and a pioneer in ride-sharing apps at its ninth annual Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards June 6 at The Pierre in Manhattan.
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    Musicologist Alejandro Madrid receives Dent Medal

    Linda B. Glaser Bookmark 
    Alejandro L. Madrid, professor of music, has been awarded the Royal Musical Association's Dent Medal. He is the first Latin American winner of the award, which has been given since 1961.
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    Hayes, Kinzler recognized by World Economic Forum

    Anna Carmichael and Linda Glaser Bookmark 
    Alexander Hayes, assistant professor of astronomy, and Katherine Kinzler, associate professor of psychology and human development, were named Young Scientists 2017 by the World Economic Forum.
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    Cornell CubeSat wins ride into space with NASA in 2019

    Tom Fleischman Bookmark 
    Cornell's Cislunar Explorers team has won the final phase of NASA's CubeSat competition and thus has earned a spot on a 2019 flight, in hope of completing its mission of a lunar orbit.
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    Clifford Earle, emeritus professor of math, dies at 81

    Tom Fleischman Bookmark 
    Clifford Earle, emeritus professor of mathematics and former department chair, who taught at the university for more than 39 years before retiring in 2004, died on June 12 at age 81.
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    Baskin, Chang win Beckman Young Investigator award

    Tom Fleischman Bookmark 
    Assistant professors Jeremy Baskin of the College of Arts and Sciences and Pamela Chang of the College of Veterinary Medicine have been named Beckman Young Investigators by the Beckman Foundation.