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Twelve assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Twelve Cornell assistant professors from a range of disciplines have recently received five-year National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards.

Lance Heidig, inspiring librarian and curator, dies at 64

Lance Heidig, an outreach and instruction librarian at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, died April 6 at his home in Ithaca. He was 64.

Institute for Food Safety to offer first in-state FDA training

Cornell’s Institute for Food Safety is teaming with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to offer the first-ever in-state FDA course to train food inspectors across the state.

Donica Thomas Varner appointed university counsel

Donica Thomas Varner, vice president, general counsel and secretary at Oberlin College, has been named vice president and general counsel at Cornell. Her appointment was approved April 8 by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.

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Karolyi selected as new dean of SC Johnson College of Business

Andrew Karolyi, acting dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business since Kevin F. Hallock stepped down March 4, will serve as dean of the college for the remainder of Hallock’s term, Provost Michael Kotlikoff has announced.

Study will help NYS livestock farmers maximize profit

Associate professor Todd Schmit and extension associate Matt LeRoux from Dyson will use a USDA grant on research to help improve the marketing returns for small- and medium-sized livestock farms in New York state.

Pollack, Bala: Gift ‘unlocks growth’ for Cornell Bowers CIS

President Martha E. Pollack and Kavita Bala, dean of the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, talked about the future of the college at Cornell Silicon Valley 21, held virtually March 30.

Cornell experts working to increase vaccine acceptance

Cornell experts, including Neil A. Lewis Jr. ’13, assistant professor of communication and social behavior, have been part of several efforts to increase access and increase vaccine confidence, particularly in underserved communities.

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Cornell community steps up to support United Way campaign

The Cornell United Way President’s Leadership Association recognized 186 members of the Cornell community who have contributed at least $1,000 to the current campaign in a virtual ceremony March 24.

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Governor launches state public health training program

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on March 24 announced the launch of the state’s free, online Citizen Public Health Training Course, delivered by the state Department of Health in partnership with Cornell.

Grad Teaching Fellows lead inclusive teaching effort in SIPS

Two Graduate Teaching Fellows at the Center for Teaching Innovation developed and facilitated a training workshop for plant science teaching and lab assistants focused on inclusive teaching.

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Poetry book by Nobel-winning chemist features science, nature

The poems in Roald Hoffmann’s latest work interweave Hoffmann’s scientific perspective with his poetic sensibility, often in unexpected ways.