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Tickets on sale now for Feb. 16 Employee Celebration

Tickets now are on sale through Feb. 8 for the Cornell Winter Employee Celebration for staff, faculty, retirees and their families, to be held Feb. 16. Each $5 ticket includes dinner and athletics events.

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Professors, students laud active learning physics lab course

A physics lab course redesigned as an active learning course earned praise from participating professors and students at a December poster session displaying students’ final projects.

Documentary gives voice to Tanzanian cassava farmers, scientists

The viruses ravaging cassava farms in Africa, and efforts to combat them through plant breeding, are the subject of a new Cornell University documentary film produced by International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Kent Kleinman named provost at Rhode Island School of Design

Kent Kleinman, professor of architecture and the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Architecture, Art and Planning from 2008 to 2018, has been appointed provost of the Rhode Island School of Design, effective March 1, 2019.

Sabrina Karim wins grant to study women in peacekeeping

Sabrina Karim, assistant professor of government, has been awarded a grant to assess the barriers affecting women’s participation in military and police forces involved in peacekeeping missions.

Bernard Yudowitz, Cornell Hillel benefactor, dies at 85

Dr. Bernard S. Yudowitz ’55, a forensic psychiatrist, philanthropist and a Cornell benefactor whose legacy of support impacted student life, died Dec. 11 at age 85.

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New center improves employment relations in hospitality

The ILR School and the School of Hotel Administration have strengthened their partnership by establishing the Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations, an equally shared initiative of the schools.

NEH supports faculty research, preservation projects

Faculty members Denise Green and Rachana Kamtekar have received support for preservation and research projects from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

History of Capitalism initiative takes big-picture approach

The study of the history of capitalism at Cornell is fueled by insightful, big-picture questions, many of which were raised during a Nov. 15 roundtable discussion.