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Things to Do, Nov. 16-30, 2018

Events over the next two weeks include a program by the Cornell Wind Symphony; a performance from Cornell’s Ancient Theater Performance Group; the annual Mini Locally Grown Dance concert; and, of course, a Thanksgiving feast.

Experts: Innovation key to growth for New York food, agriculture economy

Policymakers, industry thought leaders and experts from CALS gathered Nov. 13 at Cornell AgriTech to discuss ways to build an ecosystem of innovation in the state.

Town-gown awards to celebrate Cornell student-led initiatives

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack and Beth Bagwell, executive director of the national Town-Gown Association highlight student engagement at the 8th annual Town-Gown (ToGo) Awards event Dec. 8 in Ithaca High School.

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Staff honored with President’s Awards for Employee Excellence

Twelve individuals and three groups were recognized with President's Awards for Employee Excellence Nov. 13, which honored staff members in five new categories including the first-ever team award, emphasizing the collaborative nature of work at Cornell.

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With Cornell grants, faculty launch social sciences research

Faculty members are exploring topics from artificial intelligence to immigration and virtual reality this fall, thanks to funding from Cornell’s Institute for the Social Sciences.

How to text like a Sumerian

Jonathan Tenney drew parallels between Sumerian and modern-day communications for Near Eastern studies undergraduates Nov. 1.

Essentials

Study examines costs, benefits of clean water measures

A group of researchers teamed up with Catherine Kling, professor of environmental, energy and resource economics, to look at the economics of clean water in the U.S.

A choice may not feel like a choice when morality is at play

When people consider a particular decision as moral in nature, they often don’t perceive they have options and pay less attention to alternative courses of action, says Isaac Smith, an expert in behavioral ethics.

Cornell veterinarians lead animal outreach trips to Puerto Rico

Veterinarians from the College of Veterinary Medicine are leading service trips to Puerto Rico to spay and neuter 30,000 dogs and cats by May 2019.