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CU recommits to need-based financial aid for undergrads

The university will further bolster its financial aid program for undergraduates by eliminating parental contribution for family incomes below $60,000, and further reducing student loans. (Nov. 13, 2008)

Chris Ober named interim dean of engineering

Christopher Ober, professor of materials science and engineering, will begin serving as interim dean of the College of Engineering when current dean Kent Fuchs becomes Cornell provost Jan. 1. (Nov. 13, 2008)

2008 election season has inspired young women to aspire to high offices, says panel

The 2008 presidential election may well prove to be the tipping point for women in presidential politics - that was the consensus of participants in an alumni program held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 30. (Nov. 13, 2008)

Skorton travels to Iran with U.S. delegation to meet academic leaders and students

President David Skorton travels to Tehran Nov. 14 with a group of U.S. university presidents working to strengthen educational ties between the U.S. and Iran. (Nov. 12, 2008)

Bartels family celebrates Cornell Building Care staff

Five Building Care custodians received the Bartels Award for Custodial Service Excellence for their strong customer service orientation, reliability, team-building skills and positive attitude. (Nov. 12, 2008)

Einaudi Center funds research on food crisis, World Trade Organization, biofuels and more

Proposal topics include WTO disciplines and biofuels; the process of social displacement and militarization; and the world food crisis as a lens on global development. (Nov. 10, 2008)

Soil scientists Cherney, Cox and Hobbs receive awards

Soil scientists Jerome H. Cherney, William J. Cox and Peter R. Hobbs have received awards from the American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America. (Nov. 10, 2008)

Open enrollment period offers simplification and a change in mental health and substance abuse care vendors

The yearly open enrollment period for benefits runs Nov. 10-26. The only significant change this year is in the vendor Cornell is using for behavioral health care coverage. (Nov. 7, 2008)

Employee Celebration Day draws 2,600 to enjoy barbecue, Big Red football and fun for children

Over 2,600 faculty, staff, retirees and their families attended the Nov. 1 Employee Celebration Day, where more than 150 people volunteered on the day or in planning. (Nov. 7, 2008)