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Things to Do, Dec. 14, 2018- Jan. 18, 2019

Events on campus from this week to the end of winter break include the Recognition Ceremony for December Graduates, a winter solstice garden tour, exhibits coming down soon and the first Soup & Hope of 2019.

United Way campaign ramps up activities to garner support

Campaign co-chairs Pat Wynn and Rick Burgess have proven that they will go to great lengths to rev up enthusiasm for Cornell’s support of the United Way.

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Titan arum to bloom in campus conservatory

One of Cornell’s two flowering-sized Titan arums – dubbed Wee Stinky for its putrid smell – is set to bloom for the fourth time.

Cornell helps hard cider industry press its popularity

The Cider and Perry Production: Science & Practice course, held at Cornell AgriTech Dec. 3-7 drew hard cider producers from around the country to Geneva.

Cornell veterinarians to provide care at Westminster Dog Show

The College of Veterinary Medicine will be the official veterinary care providers for the 143rd annual Westminster Dog Show, Feb. 11-13 in New York City.

Kessler Scholars Program innovates on first-gen experience

Beginning in fall 2019, the Kessler Scholars Program will identify 20 academically talented, community-focused undergraduates each year to participate in a system of support, community and financial aid.

Cornell brings sounds of Middle East to local K-12 teachers

The Near Eastern Studies course “Listening to the Middle East” explored Quranic recitation and other soundscapes as a professional learning opportunity for local teachers.

Aditya Deshpande ’22 wins Cornell Concerto Competition

Computer science major Aditya Deshpande ’22 won the 16th Cornell Concerto Competition, held Dec. 9 in Barnes Hall.

Big picture look at climate change impact on U.S. agriculture: Midwest at risk

A new Cornell-led study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region’s reliance on growing rain-fed crops.