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Provost Fuchs leading charge to erase Cornell's deficit with 'change and aspiration'

Unveiling details of the strategic planning process, dubbed 'Reimagining Cornell,' Provost Kent Fuchs said the two-phase plan will first look at how to downsize and reorganize the university and, second, envision its future.

Joe Buttino, World War II veteran whose Cornell career spans eight presidents, retires today

Joe Buttino, a Cornell employee for 56 years, retires June 30. He served in World War II, attended Cornell, studied under Vladimir Nabokov and has served Cornell presidents going back to Deane Malott. (June 30, 2009)

Edna Dugan, mover and shaker of West Campus House System, retires today

As the West Campus House System's top administrator, Dugan has moved along the $200 million project from its inception in 1998. With West Campus now complete, she says, 'It's not a bad time to go.' (June 30, 2009)

Theater educator Martha Dewey killed in car accident

Martha L. Dewey, co-founder and artistic director of the Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble, was killed in an automobile accident June 26. She was 55. (June 29, 2009)

Séamus Davis to receive prestigious prize for superconductivity experiments

J.C. Seamus Davis will receive the 2009 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes Prize for Superconductivity Experiments for his study of the behavior of electrons in high-temperature superconductors. (June 23, 2009)

Apparel design graduate wins at international conference

A Cornell student who graduated in December won the top prize at an international conference for a dress she designed and created while a student. The dress features 2,000 shell buttons. (June 19, 2009)

Emeritus professor helps farmers in Malawi

Hugh Price recently returned from a CNFA Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer assignment to Malawi, where he worked with farmers, exporters and entrepreneurs to assess the country's horticulture industry. (June 19, 2009)

James Siena '79 tapped for alumni artist award

The Cornell Council for the Arts announced painter James Siena '79 will receive the 2009-10 Eissner Artist of the Year Award, and Dorian Bandy '10 the annual Cornell Undergraduate Artist Award. (June 16, 2009)

Ostrander named Kiwanis police officer of the month

The Kiwanis Club of Ithaca cited Curtis S. Ostrander, chief of Cornell University Police, for having significantly improved his department's morale and introduced innovative initiatives since becoming chief in 2005. (June 16, 2009)