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‘Odyssey in Ithaca’ captivates during community read

A cast of 75 readers told the story of Homer’s “Odyssey” during a daylong event April 26 in Klarman Hall. It was the first event in the College of Arts and Sciences’ new “Arts Unplugged” series.

Things to Do, May 3-10, 2019

Events this week include Slope Day, the CatVideoFest at Cornell Cinema, an end-of-semester jazz concert and swing dance, and a Last Lecture by Jamila Michener. 

Provost’s seminar celebrates innovation in teaching

Around 80 faculty and instructors joined Provost Michael Kotlikoff and the vice provost for academic innovation April 18 for lunch and conversation about innovation in teaching at Cornell.

$1.5M grant will link Dryden and Cornell trails

The Town of Dryden has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to help build a critical section of the 10.5-mile Dryden Rail Trail, including a proposed pedestrian bridge over Route 13, linking the proposed rail trail with Cornell Botanic Garden Natural Areas.

Staff News

Facility upgrades invigorate immunology, cell research

A collaboration between five colleges and a provost’s office investment of $2 million has led to a major revitalization of Cornell’s capabilities in flow cytometry, a vital part of cell research. 

Student-invented software will keep Ithaca’s women swimmin’

One of the most successful fundraising events in Ithaca, Women Swimmin’, will now be one of the best-organized as well, thanks to optimization help from Cornell Engineering students.  

Doris lecture charts mental disorders across life span

Avshalom Caspi ’83, Ph.D. ’86, gave the annual John Doris Memorial Lecture on charting mental disorders across a person’s life. The talk was sponsored by the Bronfenbrenner Center.

Cornell Law School benefactor Jack Clarke dies at 91

Lawyer and oil company executive Jack G. Clarke, LL.B. ’52, died April 26. He was a devoted alumnus and benefactor and a transformative figure in the history of Cornell Law School.

Two biologists elected to National Academy of Sciences

Maria Harrison and Mariana Wolfner are among 100 new members of the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced April 30.