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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.