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Things to Do, Jan. 24-31, 2020

Cornell events this week include a talk with actress Vanessa Bayer; an impeachment law panel discussion; "Some Like It Hot" in a classic American cinema series; and a community concert with the Glee Club and Chorus.

Expert: Nation must improve patent diversity

Andrea Ippolito ’06, M.Eng. ’07, offered the U.S. House Committee on Small Business policy recommendations during a Jan. 15 hearing on how to enhance patent diversity.

Celebration of first female Cabinet member to screen Jan. 23

Frances Perkins, the pioneering New Deal-era U.S. labor secretary who joined the ILR School faculty in the 1950s, will be featured in a PBS film premiering at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 in 105 Ives Hall.

Essentials

Study takes on e-cigarette warning ‘paradox’

Researchers from four colleges will study potential warnings for electronic cigarette advertisements that seek to deter teen use of the products without discouraging adults who are trying to quit smoking.

Faculty committee recommends public policy college

The recommendations to refocus the College of Human Ecology and form several “superdepartments” are the latest steps in a multiyear review of how to strengthen the social sciences at Cornell.

Seven assistant professors win NSF early career awards

Seven Cornell faculty members have received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards.

Cornell joins consortium to ‘green’ business supply chains

Cornell faculty and students can now champion greener consumer products, supply chains and commercial trade, as the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability began a partnership with The Sustainability Consortium on Jan. 13.

ILR dean’s research: Noncompete agreements widespread

More than 36 million private-sector American workers have signed “noncompete” agreements, which limit workers’ ability to leave their jobs for new ones, according to research co-authored by ILR School dean Alex Colvin.

Engagement grant will help support disability advocacy

The Yang-Tan Institute’s Partners in Policymaking program will continue, even though the class will no longer be offered, thanks to help from an Engaged Opportunity Grant awarded through the Office of Engagement Initiatives.