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Obama nominates William J. Lynn III, J.D. '80, for deputy defense secretary

William J. Lynn III, J.D. '80, has been nominated by President-elect Barack Obama for deputy defense secretary, the No. 2 position at the Pentagon. (Jan. 14, 2009)

Kauffman Foundation announces 2009 Entrepreneurship Dissertation Fellowships

Shon R. Hiatt, a Ph.D. student in organizational behavior and strategy in Cornell's ILR School, has received a Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship in Entrepreneurship. (Jan. 14, 2009)

Ticket to history: ILR freshman gets close-up view of inauguration

ILR freshman Alyssa O'Connor has a ticket for the presidential inauguration and for a ball as a student in a five-day program sponsored by the University Presidential Inaugural Conference. (Jan. 13, 2009)

Visual computing expert Tsuhan Chen leads School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Chen, who comes from the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University, started in January as director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. (Jan. 12, 2009)

Chantal Thomas named director of Clarke Initiative

The Cornell law professor has expertise in the Middle East, northern Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. The Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East was formerly called the Clarke Middle East Fund. (Jan. 12, 2009)

Professor emerita Sally Blackwell dies at age 92

Professor emerita Sara 'Sally' Blackwell, who played a crucial role in the 1966 reorganization of the College of Human Ecology, died Jan. 4. (Jan. 8, 2009)

Paper critiquing government outsourcing wins three prizes

Third-year Cornell Law School student Michael Zuckerman '09 won three national awards for his article, 'The Offshoring of American Government.' (Jan. 6, 2009)

Levine named interim director of Einaudi Center

Gilbert E. Levine is serving as interim director of the university's Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies through June 30, 2009. (Jan. 6, 2009)

Apparel design senior wins prize at association meeting

It was imagery of the Garden of Eden that inspired apparel design student Jessie Fair to create a flowing, asymmetrical gown of silk dupioni and organza. The piece won a top design prize. (Dec. 23, 2008)