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Employee Celebration is Oct. 26; tickets on sale through Oct. 18

The celebration for staff, faculty, retirees and their families includes a Big Red football game against Brown University, women’s ice hockey versus Robert Morris University, and a Cornell Community Dinner at Barton Hall.

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NYC artist Wendy White named Teiger Mentor in the Arts

Wendy White, a painter and sculptor who highlights topics of masculinity while producing metaphors that address social and political issues, has been named the Teiger Mentor in the Arts by the Department of Art. 

LEAD New York founder James Preston ’50 dies

James Clarence Preston ’50, Ed.D. ’68, a former Cornell Cooperative Extension agent and a professor of rural sociology from 1968 to 1988, died Sept. 2. He was 92.

Bus exhibit offers exercises in recognizing unconscious bias

The Check Your Blind Spots bus comes to campus Sept. 16, an interactive experience providing ways to learn about and mitigate unconscious bias.

ILR’s Vilhuber spearheads change in economics journal policy

Lars Vilhuber, executive director of Cornell’s Labor Dynamics Institute, has spearheaded a new initiative at the American Economic Association to ensure that authors’ findings in scholarly work can be replicated.

New council to guide campus sustainability, climate efforts

The Sustainable Cornell Council, announced Sept. 9, will direct and coordinate Cornell’s role as an international leader in addressing climate change and promoting sustainability. It replaces two previous sustainability groups.

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Courses continue transition from Blackboard to Canvas

Cornell has entered the second semester of its transition from Blackboard to Canvas, with more than half of all courses now using the new learning management system as the previous system gets phased out.

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United Way kickoff promises fun, while making a difference

This year’s Cornell United Way campaign kickoff celebration will take place Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room with free food, music, entertainment and surprises.

Application period begins Sept. 4 for child care grants

Eligible faculty and staff members can apply Sept. 4-30 for tax-free grants of up to $5,000 to help pay for 2020 child care expenses.

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