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Cornell extends support for county affordable housing

Cornell University has pledged continued support of the Community Housing Development Fund, a joint effort of Tompkins County, the city of Ithaca and Cornell.

Homecoming to feature fireworks, football, fun for all

Cornell will welcome everyone – alumni, students, faculty, staff, and residents of Ithaca and surrounding communities – to the Ithaca campus for its annual Homecoming celebration, Oct. 4-5.

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Things to Do, Sept. 20-27, 2019

Events this week include a climate rally, talks and films on climate change; a play depicting a soccer team’s coming of age; and a celebration of Korean language and culture.

Nearly 30% of birds in U.S., Canada have vanished since 1970

A team of scientists from seven institutions has published research that shows a massive loss of nearly 3 billion breeding adult birds since 1970, with devastating losses among birds in every biome.

Legal experts: Checks and balances needed on executive power

Attorneys Neal Katyal and George Conway opened the Peter ’69 and Marilyn ’69 Coors Conversation Series with a discussion on executive power.

Employee Celebration is Oct. 26; tickets on sale through Oct. 18

The celebration for staff, faculty, retirees and their families includes a Big Red football game against Brown University, women’s ice hockey versus Robert Morris University, and a Cornell Community Dinner at Barton Hall.

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Cornell Neurotech lecture to feature Caltech scientist

The Cornell Neurotech Mong Family Foundation Lecture, Thursday, Sept. 26, will feature renowned neuroscientist David J. Anderson of Caltech, who will discuss “Neural Circuits Controlling Innate Social and Defensive Behaviors.”

Diversity awareness bus highlights lived experiences

The Check Your Blind Spots bus, on campus Sept. 16, featured interactive education on recognizing the nuances of unconscious bias.

Professor delivers sustainability report to UN secretary-general

The U.N.’s Global Sustainable Development Goals report – prepared by independent scientists, including Cornell’s Parfait M. Eloundou-Enyegue – was delivered Sept. 10 to the U.N. Secretary-General.