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Cornell law alumnus appointed to first American clerkship with French supreme court

Law School graduate Juscelino F. Colares '03 will be the first American to hold a prestigious clerkship with the Conseil constitutionnel in Paris, where he will research American constitutional law for French justices. (May 7, 2008)

Engineering professors Hopcroft and Shuler to receive honorary doctorates

Professors John Hopcroft and Michael Shuler of the College of Engineering will receive honorary doctorates in May for their contributions to research and education. (May 7, 2008)

Warren Allmon named Cornell's first Hunter R. Rawlings III Professor of Paleontology

Allmon, the first recipient of the Hunter R. Rawlings III Professor of Paleontology, has been teaching at Cornell for the past 15 years as an adjunct associate professor. (May 6, 2008)

Former longtime Cornell communication chair William B. Ward dies at 90

Professor emeritus William Binnington Ward died April 27 at Cayuga Medical Center following a brief illness. A longtime chair of the Department of Communication, he served on the faculty for 63 years. (May 2, 2008)

Sustainability center names three new associate directors

Anurag Agrawal, Chris Barrett and Sidney Leibovich use their expertise in the areas of the environment, economic development and energy to head initiatives and connect Cornell's research and scholarship related to sustainability. (May 2, 2008)

American Academy of Arts and Sciences names four Cornell academics as fellows

Barbara Baird, John Guckenheimer, Carol Krumhansl and Peter Lepage join 186 other new fellows from the United States and 22 foreign honorary members this year. (May 1, 2008)

Alumnus makes $1.5 million gift to support West Campus programming

Larry Salameno '66, J.D. '69, was inspired to give to the Far Above campaign because he was 'intrigued by the fact that Cornell is working to create a community' in the West Campus House System. (May 1, 2008)

Planetary scientist Don Campbell named director of Cornell center that manages NSF's Arecibo Observatory

Astronomy professor Donald Campbell will succeed Robert Brown as director of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, the Cornell center that manages NSF's Arecibo Observatory, effective June 1. (May 1, 2008)

Robert Kleinberg receives Microsoft Fellowship to help computers -- and maybe people -- make better decisions

The assistant professor of computer science plans to use his $200,000 grant either to bring in a new postdoctoral collaborator or to host an interdisciplinary symposium in his research area. (May 1, 2008)