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Deputy Provost David Harris to present seminars on social inequality to alumni

David Harris, deputy provost and vice provost for the social sciences at Cornell, will present a discussion on poverty and inequality, 'Opportunity 101: What Affects Access,' June 18 in New York City. (June 12, 2008)

Cornell engineering students at Lockheed Martin launch record-breaking balloon

The early-career engineers at Lockheed Martin, also Cornell systems engineering master's students, broke the previous amateur altitude record by nearly 5,000 feet. (June 12, 2008)

Internal Transfer Division Director Vivian Geller reflects on three decades of serving Cornell students

Vivian Geller, director of Cornell's Internal Transfer Division for nearly 30 years, reflects on her career and on working closely with Cornell students. (June 12, 2008)

Retaining top talent

Why do employees leave? John Hausknecht, of the ILR School, and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Harrah's Entertainment surveyed 2,500 hospitality employees to find out. (June 12, 2008)

Employee Assistance Program and medical leaves offices move to Community Corners

The Medical Leaves Administration and the Employee Assistance Program will be at Community Corners effective July 1. Their old phone numbers will work for several months. (June 12, 2008)

Robert Constable, founding dean of computing and information science, will step down in 2009

Robert Constable will step down as dean of the Faculty of Computing and Information Science when his second five-year term ends, June 30, 2009. (June 11, 2008)

Alice Pell named vice provost for international relations

Professor Alice Pell, who is director of Cornell's International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD), will assume her new position July 1. (June 10, 2008)

ISS fellowships free some of Cornell's top social scientists to pursue their research

The Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell is hosting 11 faculty fellows as part of its new in-residence program, awarding each a $10,000 grant to pursue their research beginning in September. (June 9, 2008)

Art on a barn, of a barn: Karen Brummund plans public art project June 14-15

Artist and Cornell staffer Karen Brummund is inviting public participation in her latest installation, a full-scale drawing of a barn in Groton. (June 9, 2008)