Online trade card exhibit sheds light on Victorian food and wares

A new online exhibition from Cornell University Library offers insights into life in the Victorian era through illustrated trade cards.

Things to Do, Sept. 22-29, 2017

Events this week include faculty authors discussing careers and new ways of giving, a panel on world development, guest filmmakers showing their work, and a song cycle based on female characters in Greek tragedy.

‘Moving toward harmony’: Yasin Ahmed, Cornell’s first Muslim chaplain

Yasin Ahmed became Cornell University's first Muslim chaplain when he arrived on campus in August thanks to the efforts of the Diwan Foundation for Cornell Muslim Life and a group of private donors.

Cornell United Way campaign will be shorter, more intense

The 2017 Cornell United Way Campaign launched Sept. 20, with Andy Noel, campaign co-chair, announcing a goal of $750,000 and a shorter, more intense campaign, concluding at the end of November.

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Nicholas Kristof to give Bronfenbrenner Centennial Lecture Oct. 2

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, known for his work exposing social injustice, will speak Monday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. in Call Auditorium.

A.D. White Professor to advocate for 'shut up and calculate' in physics

Physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed, an A.D. White Professor-at-Large, will present the lecture, “Three cheers for ‘Shut up and Calculate!’in Fundamental Physics" on Sept. 25.

Cornell Council for the Arts supports 35 new projects

The Cornell Council for the Arts is supporting 35 projects in the arts on campus during academic year 2017-18 through its Individual Grant Program. Cornell faculty, departments and programs were awarded 15 grants of $2,500 each and students and student organizations received 20 grants of $1,000 each.

Employee Celebration is Oct. 7; tickets on sale through Sept. 28

Tickets are now on sale through Sept. 28 for Cornell’s Fall Employee Celebration for staff, faculty, retirees and their families, to be held Oct. 7, when Cornell Big Red football will square off against Harvard University at 1:30 p.m. The $5 per person ticket covers both football game and Cornell Community Dinner.

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New unit merges teaching excellence center with academic technology

Recent changes in the provost’s office have set the stage for better implementation of technology and teaching initiatives, blending them behind the scenes in a way that matches, and enhances, how they complement each other throughout Cornell.