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Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference opens to all

All graduates are encouraged to participate either in person or remotely and help shape the university's strategy for alumni engagement when the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference convenes Feb. 8-10 in Boston.

English professor edits new edition of ‘Cane’

A new edition of Jean Toomer’s “Cane,” edited by Cornell professor George Hutchinson, revives the 1923 novel of the African-American experience as “a book for our times.”

Leo Renaghan, hospitality marketing innovator, dies at 75

Professor Emeritus Leo Renaghan, one of the first academics to introduce modern marketing methods to the hospitality industry, died Dec. 31 of brain cancer. He was 75.

Ithaca College president opens Soup & Hope series Jan. 17

Shirley Collado, Ithaca College president, will kick off the 2018 Soup and Hope series of talks Jan. 17 in Sage Chapel.


Hempstead named dean of Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Dr. Barbara Hempstead will become dean of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences on Jan. 14. She succeeds Dr. Carl Nathan, who is completing his planned two-year term.

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.


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.