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New department chairs appointed in Arts and Sciences

New department chairs and program directors in Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences took their posts July 1. (July 9, 2008)

Skorton to next U.S. president: Universities are effective diplomatic assets

In a new book of essays by higher education leaders, Cornell President David Skorton advises the next president of the United States to use American higher education to help solve world problems. (July 8, 2008)

Library names Dean Krafft chief technology strategist

Dean Krafft, a veteran of the computer science department, has been named the first chief technology strategist for Cornell University Library. (July 7, 2008)

Ashcroft honored by Russian Academy of Sciences

Condensed matter physicist Neil W. Ashcroft, the Horace White Professor of Physics emeritus, has been elected a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. (June 30, 2008)

Parsons architect, scholar Kent Kleinman named dean of College of Architecture, Art and Planning

Kent Kleinman, a professor and department chair at Parsons The New School for Design, has been selected as the new Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning. He will begin his five-year term Sept. 1. (June 26, 2008)

Naming cabinet members pre-Convention would help presidential election process

The cure for what ails the American method of electing a president is a dose of parliament, says Ted Lowi, the John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions at Cornell. (June 25, 2008)

Noted economist and scholar Alan Mathios named dean of College of Human Ecology

Mathios, who has served as interim dean since July 2007, has been appointed the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean of the College of Human Ecology for a five-year term, beginning July 1. (June 24, 2008)

Law student wins Meyer Scholarship for legal essay

Cornell Law School student Nicholas A. Dorsey '09 won the 2008 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship for his winning legal essay on the Americans with Disabilities Act. (June 24, 2008)

Steven Stucky to chair American Music Center board

The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Cornell professor will serve as AMC's public face and primary representative for its membership, beginning July 1. (June 24, 2008)