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Benefits open enrollment period will change this fall

The schedule change for health and dental plans and for Select Benefits reimbursement accounts will ensure that faculty and staff members will have their health and dental cards by the new year. (Aug. 19, 2009)

Staff update on strategic planning is Sept. 4

As part of the strategic planning process President David Skorton and Provost Kent Fuchs will hold an open staff forum Sept. 4 from noon to 1 p.m. in G10 Biotechnology Building.

Fly fishers federation honors Clifford Kraft

The Federation of Fly Fishers has awarded Clifford Kraft, associate professor of natural resources, its Aldo Leopold Award 'for outstanding contributions to fisheries and land ecology.' (Aug. 10, 2009)

Alumna receives prestigious graduate scholarship

Emily R. Adelman '05 has received a 2009 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship, one of only 30 such scholars selected this year from 678 applicants across the country. (Aug. 5, 2009)

Hoffmann, Ober and Scheraga honored for 'true excellence'

The American Chemical Society has cited Cornell Professors Roald Hoffmann, Christopher Ober and Harold Scheraga with 'true excellence in their contributions to the chemical enterprise.' (Aug. 3, 2009)

National Geographic 'explorer' appointed Rhodes professor

Cornell's newest Rhodes Professor R. Spencer Wells has spent much of his career studying humankind's family tree and closing the gaps in the understanding of human migration. (July 31, 2009)

CU offers 2010 child care grant subsidies for employees

Staff and faculty members can now apply to the 2010 Child Care Grant Subsidy Program, which awards up to $5,000 a year, tax-free, to help pay for child care expenses. Application deadline is Sept. 4. (July 29, 2009)

Dean Susan Henry will step down in 2010

While overseeing the second-largest college at Cornell for 10 years, Henry focused CALS activities on the land-grant mission, the applied social sciences, the environmental sciences and the new life sciences.

Stephen Kresovich heads to University of South Carolina

Stephen Kresovich, Cornell's vice provost for life sciences since 2005, has been named vice president for research and graduate education at the University of South Carolina, effective Oct. 1.