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Cornell Orchards Store to close Jan. 31

The Cornell Orchards Store – long a retail outlet for the university’s apples, fresh cider and other fruit grown at the Cornell Orchards, along Route 366 – will close Jan. 31.

Faculty, staff, retirees enjoy Winter Employee Celebration

The annual Winter Employee Celebration drew more than 2,300 employees, retirees and relatives to campus Jan. 25 for dinner, athletics events and family activities.

Staff News

‘Ithaca Sounding’ celebrates homegrown experimental music

Cornell’s Department of Music is collaborating with performers from Ithaca College and the community to offer Ithaca Sounding 2020, a multi-day, multi-venue event Jan. 30-Feb. 2.

Essentials

Downturn looms, but may not swing election

Steven Kyle, associate professor of applied economics and management, offered his annual national forecast Jan. 17 at the Dyson School's 2020 Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference.

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.

Music, kindness and poetry inspire a ‘hope-filled life’

Father Daniel McMullin, director of the Cornell Roman Catholic Community, revealed his personal sources of hope and resilience, despite crushing disappointments and setbacks, in his talk at the first Soup & Hope event of the year, Jan. 16 in Sage Chapel.

Staff News

Brooklyn Brewery co-founder named Entrepreneur of the Year

Steve Hindy ’71, MAT ’75, a former English teacher and international journalist who co-founded Brooklyn Brewery more than 30 years ago, has been named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2020.

Genetic marker discovery could ease plant breeders’ work

Transferring genetic markers in plant breeding is a challenge, but a team of grapevine breeders and scientists at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, has come up with a powerful new method.