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Cornell expert urges Congress to reform infrastructure policies

Testifying Sept. 25 before the U.S. House Budget Committee, Rick Geddes proposed numerous policy reforms to improve the delivery of major infrastructure projects.

Go ‘Wild at Cornell’ with artist, plant stylist Hilton Carter

Plant stylist Hilton Carter will talk about transforming living spaces into green landscapes in “Wild at Cornell,” the Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Hamilton Lecture, Oct. 9 in Statler Auditorium. A plant give-away for students is Oct. 3.

Three alumni named 2019 MacArthur fellows

Three alumni have been awarded 2019 MacArthur Foundation fellowships for showing exceptional creativity in their work and promise for making additional future advances in their fields.

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President’s address to staff set for Oct. 10

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack will deliver the annual President’s Address to Staff Oct. 10, 1-2 p.m., in the Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall, to be followed by a Q&A period.

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New exhibit maps out emotional states

Maps with images meant to stir public sentiment are featured in the new exhibit, “Latitude: Persuasive Cartography,” which opens Oct. 3 in Carl A. Kroch Library’s Hirshland Exhibition Gallery. 

$6M alumni gift launches Humanities Scholars Program

A $6 million anonymous gift from alumni will help launch the Humanities Scholars Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, offering a signature learning, research and collaboration opportunity to students from across the university interested in humanistic inquiry.

Things to Do, Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2019

Events at Cornell this week include pianists Daniil Trifonov and Sergei Babayan, RED Day, films about food, remembering Toni Morrison, and the Coors Conversation Series.

Celebration jump-starts United Way campaign

The 2019 Cornell United Way campaign was jump-started Sept. 25 with dancing and actual jumping, as well as some spirited karaoke and a bit of dress-up in Willard Straight Hall.

Influential writer, teacher Robert Morgan celebrated Oct. 3

Robert Morgan, an influential American writer and one of Cornell’s most beloved professors, will be honored at a celebration on campus on his 75th birthday.