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Skorton named to high-level federal advisory council

Cornell President David Skorton has been named to the advisory council of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for a four-year term. (Sept. 8, 2009)

Cultural critic and conservation scientist are new A.D. White Professors-at-Large

Students will have the opportunity to learn from two new A.D. White Professors-at-Large: cultural critic Rebecca Solnit and conservationist Jeffrey McNeely, who were appointed to six-year terms. (Sept. 8, 2009)

Raises to be reinstated, the deficit is down, Skorton says

On Sept. 4, President David Skorton and Provost Kent Fuchs hosted the first of five forums to discuss with faculty, staff and students the creation of Cornell's strategic plan.

Novelist and Law School alum Eisler: Ask the right questions; don't tease the polygraph operator

Author and alumnus Barry Eisler made a case for curiosity, persistence, fear of failure, and the notion that a law degree can lead to careers far beyond the scope of the traditional practicing attorney. (Aug. 31, 2009)

Five awarded NSF early career awards

Rachel Bean, Peter Diamessis, Matthias Liepe, Anders Ryd and Kyle Shen have received National Science Foundation Early Career Development Awards to fund specific research projects. (Aug. 27, 2009)

Interior design now has a language all its own

The interior design field now has a language of its own, thanks to Professor Jan Jennings, who has spearheaded an online database for contemporary design that includes a new vocabulary. (Aug. 26, 2009)

José Martínez and Kevin Tang receive IBM Faculty Awards

The Faculty Award Program is a worldwide competition intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities and those in IBM research, development and service organizations. (Aug. 26, 2009)

CBS weatherman Dave Price welcomes new ILR School students

Hundreds of new ILR School students and their parents howled with laughter as CBS weather anchor Dave Price '87 poked fun at everything and anything ILR during the ILR School's annual welcome Aug. 22. (Aug. 25, 2009)

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)