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Alumnae spin global business from Cornell fiber science

Cornell graduates Gwen Whiting ’98 and Lindsey Boyd ’98 recently sold their company The Laundress, a line of premium, nontoxic laundry and cleaning products, to Unilever.

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TransportationCamp makes a pit stop on Ithaca campus

TransportationCamp – an event to engage and educate people on sustainable modes and uses of transportation – was held April 6 in Klarman and Goldwin Smith halls and streamed live.

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ILR scholar discusses automation’s impact on workers

The proliferation of driverless vehicles could result in job losses of 1.3-2.3 billion by 2051, ILR School visiting senior scholar Erica Groshen said at an April 3 event in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Aspen Institute.

Irwin Jacobs to receive Distinguished Alumni Award

Engineer, entrepreneur, innovator and philanthropist Irwin Jacobs ’54, BEE ’56, will speak at Cornell and be presented with the second Cornell Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award on Monday, April 22, at 4 p.m. in 101 Phillips Hall Auditorium.

Renowned psychologist, neuroscientist to deliver Doris Lecture

Avshalom Caspi ’83, Ph.D. ’86, will return to Cornell to deliver the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research’s annual John Doris Memorial Lecture on April 25. Caspi will discuss the implications of charting mental disorders from childhood to midlife.

Daylong ‘Odyssey’ event to feature community, campus readers

“Arts Unplugged,” sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, will kick off April 26 with “The Odyssey in Ithaca,” a community reading of a new translation of Homer’s “Odyssey.”

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Celebrities, friends and strangers: Some birds more popular than others

Cross-referencing a decade of Google searches and citizen science observations, researchers have determined which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular and which characteristics of species drive human interest.

Photographer Balog to highlight human element amid climate change April 22

Environmental photographer James Balog will attend a screening of the film “The Human Element” on Earth Day at 7 p.m. at Cornell Cinema and participate in a Q&A session.

Energy Day unites students, researchers solving biggest challenges

Students, researchers and companies working to solve some of today’s biggest challenges in the energy industry gathered April 10 for the inaugural Cornell Energy Day.