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Cook Award nominations due by Nov. 26

Do you know a student, staff or faculty member who has improved the climate for women at Cornell? If so, now is the time to nominate that person for a Cook award.

The president, provost, university diversity officers and the Cook Awards Committee are seeking nominations for the 20th Cook Awards, which recognize Cornell community members (regardless of gender) for their commitment to women’s issues at Cornell. The awards are named in honor of the late Constance E. Cook, Cornell’s first female vice president, and the late Professor Emerita Alice H. Cook, founding members of Cornell’s Committee on the Status of Women.

The award honors individuals who go beyond satisfying expected job responsibilities. Examples of the types of activities to be honored could include enhancing the climate for students or increasing the representation of women in fields where they are underrepresented. For a full list of previous recipients, visit the Cook award website.

Nomination letters should describe the individual’s commitment to women’s issues and efforts to enhance the climate for women at Cornell. Include the nominee’s affiliation, email and local address. The Cook Awards Committee will review all nominations and choose the final awardees, who will be recognized at a reception in spring 2019.

Nominations are due by Nov. 26 and can be emailed to or mailed to Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, 122 Day Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Lori Sonken in the communication manager at the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.

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