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Cornell Orchards Store apple bake-off, Nov. 3, benefits United Way

The Cornell Orchards Store, at 709 Dryden Road, Ithaca, is holding its inaugural Apple Bake-off Nov. 3, open to the public, to benefit the United Way of Tompkins County.

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‘Be a voice for change,’ Sotomayor tells Cornellians

Success did not come easy to Sonia Sotomayor. She knows how much pain there is in life. But hard work, a determination to fight for her beliefs and an “innate optimism” helped propel her from a childhood in a Bronx housing project to her role as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Things to Do, Oct. 19-26, 2018

Events this week include music for experimental instruments, whales and chimes; architect and A.D. White professor Brinda Somaya; artist and fashion designer Ruby Chishti; and author Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Conversations explore staff connectedness at Cornell

Employees are asked to share their sense of belonging and connectedness at Cornell through a series of informal “Staff Conversations” being held this fall.

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New transgender guide helps plan transitions, support gender affirmation

A new guide to gender transitioning and affirmation in the workplace is available online for Cornell’s transgender employees. The guide also is useful for human resource professionals, managers, hiring managers, allies and others.

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Faculty receive funding to study organic foods

Researchers have been granted nearly $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for research to bolster the success of organic farmers.

UN climate report author: ambitious actions needed to slow global warming

Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, discusses her role as a lead author of the U.N. “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius.”

Political and cultural theorist Bonnie Honig to lecture Oct. 25

Brown University scholar Bonnie Honig will lecture on feminist theory of refusal Oct. 25.

Mobile communication lab lets any person participate in any study

Cornell’s mobile communication lab, one of a handful in the country, is changing the face social sciences research. It enables scholars to study the socio-economic, racial and geographic groups hardest hit by society’s problems.