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Susan Choi, MFA ’95, wins National Book Award

Author Susan Choi, an alumna of Cornell’s Creative Writing Program, has won the National Book Award for fiction for her fifth novel, “Trust Exercise.” 

Things to Do, Nov. 22-Dec. 6, 2019

Events at Cornell include the 32nd annual Traditional Thanksgiving Feast; “Queen of Carthage,” an opera-oratorio by Ellie Cherry ’19; a lecture on birding and nature appreciation, and Mini Locally Grown Dance concerts.

Bee exhibit creates buzz at Museum of the Earth

A museum exhibit at Ithaca’s Paleontological Research Institution – created in collaboration with Cornell experts, illustrators and students – seeks to shine a light on the vast diversity of wild bees.

Town-gown awards to recognize community partnerships

The ninth annual Cornell Town-Gown Awards, also known as the TOGOs, which highlight Cornell-community partnerships, will be held Dec. 7 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Ithaca High School’s Kulp Auditorium.

Staff News

An unconventional quest to change the future of food

Michelle Adelman ’89, through her company, Go Fresh!, is working to build a new sustainable food system in Africa by fostering a market for plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. 

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CNN producer says government major plays key role in career

Tom Goldstone ’94 says his College of Arts and Sciences education has helped him make sense of the world. That’s what he does every day at CNN as executive producer of “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” a show whose mission – and tagline – is exactly that. 

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President offers update on investigation, Greek reforms

On Nov. 19, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack sent a message to the Ithaca campus community updating the status of the investigation into the death of Antonio Tsialas and announced a plan for reforms to the Greek-letter system.

Contribute to Cops, Kids and Toys effort through Dec. 9

Members of the Cornell community can donate new, unwrapped toys to the Cops, Kids and Toys drive through Dec. 9 in bins at Barton Hall, Olin Hall and the Biotechnology Building.

Essentials

Feedback sought on two public policy models

A faculty committee’s interim report details the potential structure of a school or college of public policy at Cornell. The university community is invited to offer feedback in upcoming listening sessions, Nov. 20 and Dec. 12.