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Staff graduates celebrated for academic excellence

The 27th annual Staff Graduate Reception honors employees who earned college degrees this year, either from Cornell or another institution.

Mike Schafer ’86 to retire as hockey coach after next season

Clarkson head coach Casey Jones ’90, a former Big Red captain and assistant coach, will join the team this year as associate head coach, then succeed Schafer as Cornell’s 13th head coach of men’s hockey in 2025.

Search committee for new provost seeks Cornellians' input

Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff has announced the formation of a search committee to select his replacement as he prepares to take the role of interim president on July 1.

Julie Edwards named AVP for student health and wellbeing

Julie Edwards, director of the Cornell Health’s Skorton Center for Health Initiatives, has been named assistant vice president of student and campus life for student health and wellbeing, effective July 1.

Nearly 300 staff honored at annual Service Recognition Event

The 68th Annual Service Recognition Event, held May 29 in the Schurman Hall Atrium, marked a significant milestone for the nearly 300 staff members celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service at Cornell.

Faculty, staff win 2024 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Sixteen faculty and staff in Cornell’s contract colleges have received 2023-24 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence, which recognize superior professional achievement.

Step back in time on Cornell’s military history walking tour

In the week leading up to Memorial Day, Cornell’s Veterans Colleague Network Group (VCNG) provided an opportunity for the Cornell community to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Cornellians who served in the military throughout the nation’s history.

Around Cornell

New book chronicles Cornell’s international impact

For the first time, the breadth and depth of Cornell’s international footprint has been chronicled in a book: “Beyond Borders: Exploring the History of Cornell’s Global Dimensions.”

John Silcox, emeritus engineering professor, dies at 88

John Silcox, the David E. Burr Professor of Engineering Emeritus who twice served as director of the School of Ap­plied and Engineering Physics in Cornell Engineering, died April 25 in Ithaca. Silcox was 88.

Staff teams named Cornell Heroes for excellence at work

Nine campus teams are being recognized as “Cornell Heroes” for their exceptional contributions and dedication to the essential tasks that uphold the university’s operations.

Door checker’s ‘friendly face’ makes Risley Dining feel like home

Beloved Risley Dining Hall door checker Garry Gale welcomes students with warm greetings – sometimes in Mandarin.

Two academic advisers earn 2024 excellence awards

Members of Cornell’s Professional Academic Advising Community recognized two of their own for their commitment to providing helpful guidance and sincere care to undergraduates.