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Public History Initiative launches at Cornell

Cornell has launched a new Public History Initiative, led by Stephen Vider, as part of the provost’s Radical Collaboration initiative focused on the humanities and the arts.

Health inequities and storytelling in new podcast episode

“Health Inequities,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, explores how “sociological” storytelling can change health outcomes with Jeff Niederdeppe, associate professor of communication.

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AAP dean shows influence, role of design in TCAM keynote

Dean of Architecture, Art and Planning J. Meejin Yoon, B.Arch. ’95, delivered a keynote address on the possibilities, applications and impacts of design Oct. 18 during Cornell’s Trustee-Council Annual Meeting.

Cornell NanoScale Facility gets new director of operations

Ron Olson has joined the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility as director of operations.

Trustee Ezra Cornell ’70 marks 50 years of board service

Ezra Cornell ’70, the great-great-great grandson of founder Ezra Cornell and the university’s current life trustee, was honored Oct. 18 for 50 years of service on the board of trustees.

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Eight faculty members receive Weiss teaching awards

President Martha E. Pollack announced the eight winners of the Stephen H. Weiss Awards Oct. 18. The awards recognize members of the faculty for excellence in teaching undergraduate students and contributing to undergraduate education at the university.

Cornellians provide ‘greatest good’ return on investment

The ongoing challenges we face as a society are social and technical, and demand both expertise and humanity – and they require the kind of education and knowledge that Cornellians strive for, said Cornell President Martha E. Pollack during her State of the University Address Oct. 18.

Tata Sons chair speaks on confronting challenges of today

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman of the board of Tata Sons, sat for a wide-ranging conversation with Cornell President Martha E. Pollack Oct. 16 in Gates Hall.

Harold Bloom ’51, literary critic of influence, dies at 89

Harold Bloom ’51, a prolific and best-selling literary critic who began lifelong friendships at Cornell with professors A.R. Ammons and M.H. Abrams, died Oct. 14.