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Faculty committee recommends public policy college

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.

Things to Do, Jan. 17-24, 2020

Events this week include a free public talk about the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore; “Ad Astra” and more at Cornell Cinema; and a staff forum hosted by the Division of Human Resources.

Burrow, Felippe named provost’s fellows for public engagement

Faculty members Anthony Burrow and Julia Felippe, Ph.D. ’02, have been appointed provost’s fellows for public engagement, to advance Cornell’s public engagement mission and initiatives around community-engaged learning and research.

Emeritus professor of art Stephen Poleskie dies at 81

Internationally known artist and writer Stephen Poleskie, who taught art at Cornell for 32 years, died Dec. 21 in Ithaca. He was 81.

Entrepreneurship experts discuss strategies for ‘side hustle’

Deborah Streeter, professor emeritus in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, will co-host a live webcast, “The Side Hustle: Strategies for Success,” Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. Registration for this hourlong event is on the eCornell website.

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Staff share experiences in community-engaged work

The second Community Engagement Staff Institute on Jan. 7 drew 70 staff members from across campus to discuss their engagement work with students and ways to strengthen community partnerships.

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Cornell fashion exhibit to run at American Labor Museum

The American Labor Museum will celebrate fashion trends alongside the history of organized labor and union labeling efforts in the U.S. by hosting “Union Made: Fashioning America in the 20th Century.”

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Cornell renews commitment to county library

The university reaffirmed its commitment to serving the community by extending its longtime contribution to Tompkins County Public Library, pledging $100,000 over the next five years.

Research tops list of 2019’s most read stories

Of the approximately 1,500 stories posted by the Cornell Chronicle, research stories about air pollution, engineering and genetics were the four most-read stories of the past 12 months.