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College of Human Ecology celebrates staff achievements

College of Human Ecology faculty and staff gathered Oct. 16 for their annual Service Awards and Staff Recognition Ceremony, to honor staff who achieved milestones and to recognize those designated for their exceptional contributions to the college.

Staff News

Musicologist discovers tape of unreleased Lou Reed music

A dozen previously unreleased songs by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist Lou Reed have been discovered by a Cornell researcher on one side of a cassette tape from 1975.

Alumnus shares lessons learned from the campaign trail

Ryan Quinn ’18 visited campus Sept. 19 to speak to students about his experience working on a Congressional campaign and about what he has learned about relating to people.


Symposium seeks to beat back ‘zombies,’ grow sustainable housing

Cornell’s sixth annual Community Development Institute brought together more than 125 experts in academia, government and community development to discuss solutions for dealing with “zombie homes” across New York state.

Writer, emeritus professor James McConkey dies at 98

Acclaimed writer James McConkey, a mentor to young writers at Cornell for nearly four decades, died Oct. 24 in Enfield. He was 98.

Economic scarcity shifts perception, leads to discrimination

Research by a Cornell sociologist found that under conditions of perceived economic scarcity, white decision-makers began to see black individuals differently, an implicit shift linked to devaluation and discriminatory behavior.

Cornell sharpens its strategic approach to external education

As of January 2020, Cornell will bring together eCornell, its online learning platform, and other external education programs as a new unit under the academic leadership of the Office of the Provost.

Things to Do, Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2019

Events this week include Chocolatada! at Cornell Botanic Gardens; Halloween film screenings and costume parties at Cornell Cinema; a concert of train songs, and a podcast recording at the Johnson Museum.

Art and science provide fertile ground for research, teaching

Research projects investigating the sounds of soil bring the fields of soil science, art, bioacoustics, entomology and other disciplines together, and blend creative practice with scientific inquiry.