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Incubator helps students advance businesses over summer

Nine student teams stayed in Ithaca this summer to continue working on their business ideas, in areas such as machine learning and solar energy, through the Life Changing Labs summer incubator.

Literary icon Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, dies at 88

Nobel Prize-winning author and alumna Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, who was also an A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell from 1997 to 2003, died Monday, Aug. 5, in New York City. She was 88.

Things to Do, July 31-Aug. 23

Events at Cornell include writer Joyce Carol Oates, free summer events, Science on Tap, an herb garden party and Staff Development Day.

Theater alum debuts as director with DC movie, ‘The Kitchen’

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Andrea Berloff ’95 makes her directing debut with “The Kitchen,” starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elizabeth Moss; it comes to theaters Aug. 9.


Via sport, Farred explores relation, belonging in ‘Entre Nous’

Africana studies professor Grant Farred muses on soccer, separation, relation and belonging in his new book, “Entre Nous: Between the World Cup and Me.”

Cornell East Asia Series partners with Cornell University Press

The Cornell East Asia Series, the scholarly press of the East Asia Program, is a new imprint of Cornell University Press.

Cornell celebrates Apollo 11’s golden anniversary July 16-20

Cornell will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a panel on exoplanetary discovery, a lecture by author Andrew Chaikin, music by the Aeolus Quartet and a display in Kroch Library.

Things to Do, June 30-July 31

Events at Cornell in July include free concerts and lectures, "Bound for Glory" summer shows, Maple Camp, and free ice cream and lawn games for employees.  

Centenarian alum remembers days as WWII medic

Cedric Jimerson ’40, M.D. ’43, who turns 100 on Aug. 7, was honored with other veterans from his home state of Pennsylvania at a ceremony in Harrisburg commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day.