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Construction projects earn LEED gold, silver honors

Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine has earned gold and silver glory, all in the name of green.

Alexander Colvin named dean of ILR

Alexander Colvin, Ph.D. ’99, has been named the Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 20. The five-year appointment is effective July 1.

Reunion talk travels through time, and art

Travelers to Reunion were introduced to the origins and evolution of travel photography in a talk June 6 by Andrew Moisey, assistant professor of the history of art and visual studies. 

Nicholson wins astronomy’s 2019 Masursky Award

The American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences will honor Cornell astronomy professor Phil Nicholson with the 2019 Harold Masursky Award.

Do more for birds, not less, Rodewald tells Congress

Amanda Rodewald, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s senior director of conservation science, testified to the House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources on the importance of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Panel considers role of the press in a time of lies

Panelists discussed journalism and how news is consumed in “International Politics and the Fourth Estate: The Role of the Media in Social and Political Movements Worldwide,” a Cornell Reunion event.

Inclusive excellence: Fostering belonging at Cornell

More than 100 Cornell staff members engaged in workshops and facilitated sessions addressing diversity and inclusion at the Inclusive Excellence Summit June 11.

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Towering ‘Double Allium’ installed at Botanic Gardens

A towering new sculpture welcomes visitors to the Cornell Botanic Gardens: “Double Allium,” crafted of metal and glass, stands 12 feet tall and sits along the walkway to the Nevin Welcome Center. 

Empire apple breeder Roger Way dies at 100

Roger Way, Ph.D. ’53, professor emeritus of pomology and world-renowned apple breeder, died June 2 in State College, Pennsylvania. He was 100 years old.