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Cornell Orchards Store to close Jan. 31

The Cornell Orchards Store – long a retail outlet for the university’s apples, fresh cider and other fruit grown at the Cornell Orchards, along Route 366 – will close Jan. 31.

Faculty, staff, retirees enjoy Winter Employee Celebration

The annual Winter Employee Celebration drew more than 2,300 employees, retirees and relatives to campus Jan. 25 for dinner, athletics events and family activities.

Staff News

Cornell Law alumna reelected president of Taiwan

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, LL.M. ’80, the first woman and second Cornellian to hold that position, was reelected on Jan. 11 in a landslide victory, receiving 57% of the vote.

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‘Ithaca Sounding’ celebrates homegrown experimental music

Cornell’s Department of Music is collaborating with performers from Ithaca College and the community to offer Ithaca Sounding 2020, a multi-day, multi-venue event Jan. 30-Feb. 2.

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Cornell Tech women in tech program goes national

Cornell Tech’s Women in Technology & Entrepreneurship in New York program – now to be known as Break Through Tech – will expand nationally, starting in Chicago.

Exhibit explores history, diversity of manga

At Kroch Library’s Asia Collections, visitors can explore the comic-book universe of the manga genre through the new exhibit “Story/Lines: Visual Narratives in Japanese Pop Culture.”

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Students thank professors for great teaching

In mid-December, as the fall semester drew to a close, the Center for Teaching Innovation hosted the inaugural Cornell “Thank a Professor” event in Mann Library, Duffield Hall and Willard Straight Hall.

Staff News

Paper wasps rapidly evolved ability to identify faces

New Cornell research indicates facial recognition abilities in wasps evolved relatively rapidly suggesting their increasing intelligence provided an incredible evolutionary advantage.

Trailblazing polo star’s odyssey began with a wrong turn

Shariah Harris ’20 has been called “trailblazer” and “barrier-breaker,” and the Cornell women’s polo star and animal science major does embody those labels. But she doesn’t let them define her.

Downturn looms, but may not swing election

Steven Kyle, associate professor of applied economics and management, offered his annual national forecast Jan. 17 at the Dyson School's 2020 Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference.

Summer program aims to boost underrepresented CS majors

An all-expenses-paid four-week course for rising Cornell sophomores aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities majoring in computer science.

Things to Do, Jan. 24-31, 2020

Cornell events this week include a talk with actress Vanessa Bayer; an impeachment law panel discussion; "Some Like It Hot" in a classic American cinema series; and a community concert with the Glee Club and Chorus.