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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.

Andrea Ippolito ’06, M.Eng. ’07, offered the U.S. House Committee on Small Business policy recommendations during a Jan. 15 hearing on how to enhance patent diversity.

Frances Perkins, the pioneering New Deal-era U.S. labor secretary who joined the ILR School faculty in the 1950s, will be featured in a PBS film premiering at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 in 105 Ives Hall.

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Researchers from four colleges will study potential warnings for electronic cigarette advertisements that seek to deter teen use of the products without discouraging adults who are trying to quit smoking.

Seven Cornell faculty members have received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards.

The recommendations to refocus the College of Human Ecology and form several “superdepartments” are the latest steps in a multiyear review of how to strengthen the social sciences at Cornell.

Cornell faculty and students can now champion greener consumer products, supply chains and commercial trade, as the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability began a partnership with The Sustainability Consortium on Jan. 13.

More than 36 million private-sector American workers have signed “noncompete” agreements, which limit workers’ ability to leave their jobs for new ones, according to research co-authored by ILR School dean Alex Colvin.

The Yang-Tan Institute’s Partners in Policymaking program will continue, even though the class will no longer be offered, thanks to help from an Engaged Opportunity Grant awarded through the Office of Engagement Initiatives.