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De-emphasize GREs, look broadly for new Ph.D. students: expert

A Vanderbilt University professor shared strategist to attract a broader range of student to doctoral studies in a campus talk, Oct. 2.

Helping teachers weave computational thinking into lessons

Diane Levitt, senior director of K-12 education at Cornell Tech, helped local teachers explore ways to integrate computational thinking into their classrooms in a Sept. 28 workshop, “Inspiring a Passion for Computational Thinking,” at Clark Hall. 

Grant expands undergrad offerings on Latin America and Caribbean

A three-year, $342,000 grant to Cornell’s Latin American Studies Program brings new opportunities to Cornell undergrads and area community college students.

FGSS convenes ‘The Future is Feminist’ book club

The inaugural meeting of The Future is Feminist: A Feminist Theory Book Club on Sept. 23 drew a large crowd.

Alexander Colvin named interim dean of ILR

Professor Alexander Colvin, associate dean for academic affairs, diversity and faculty development in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, has been named interim dean of the school effective Oct. 9.

Win over Harvard, BBQ highlight Employee Celebration

About 2,000 Cornell employees, retirees and their families enjoyed football and annual barbeque chicken and pasta at the fall Employee Celebration Oct. 6.

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Portal connects Pollack to Afghan girls who code

On Oct. 5, President Martha E. Pollack and other campus leaders talked to representatives of a school in Herat, Afghanistan, that teaches girls to code and create apps.

Veterinary college aids local practice following fire

Cornell made space for Jennifer Biasillo, D.V.M. ’12, to keep her veterinary practice going after a fire.

Residential Child Care Project receives $2.8M grant

The Residential Child Care Project at the Bronfenbrenner Center received a $2.8M grant to improve the quality of care for children living in group care settings.