A&S secures gifts, embarks on McGraw Hall renovation

The College of Arts and Sciences has embarked upon a $110 million transformation of McGraw Hall, with several Cornell families pledging more than $40 million in foundational gifts to enable the comprehensive renovation.

‘Bombing among friends’: Historian probes Allied raids on Italy

In new book, Matthew Evangelista, the President White Professor of History and Political Science in the Department of Government, examines why Allied bombing raids during World War II killed tens of thousands of Italian civilians after the armistice signed in September 1943, when Italy was no longer an enemy.

Arthur Muka, economic entomologist, dies at 98

Arthur Allen Muka, M.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’54, whose work in applied economic entomology supported growers in New York and around the globe, died Dec. 7, 2022, in Ithaca.

Town hall to kick off Black History Month

Black at Cornell, a town hall and community event launches Black History Month on campus. Students, faculty and staff will gather to discuss global Blackness and the experience of being Black on campus – and finish out the night with refreshments and music.

Around Cornell

Morse ’96 named A&S Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist

Prominent new media executive and veteran journalist Andrew Morse ’96 has been named the Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences for spring 2023.

ILR School’s Climate Jobs Institute launches in New York City

Building off years of partnership with New York and national labor leaders to foster high-quality, climate-friendly employment that advances equity, the ILR School Climate Jobs Institute is launching Jan. 25 in New York City.

Cornell, NYSEG pilot app to help consumers moderate electricity use

In a new pilot run by Cornell and NYSEG, participants will pay a flat rate for their electricity bill and use an app that provides information about how to reduce electricity use and costs.

Bluemercury founder Barry J. Beck named Entrepreneur of the Year

Beck '90 co-founded and served as the chief operating officer of Bluemercury, the nationwide luxury beauty brand that was acquired by Macy’s in 2015.

The Wardrobe provides attire for ‘any student, any opportunity’

Hundreds of students borrow professional clothes from the Wardrobe each semester, for reasons ranging from convenience to financial need.