Economist Tom Davis dies at 93

Tom E. Davis, professor emeritus of economics in the College of Arts and Sciences who was an expert on economic development in Latin America, died Oct. 27 in Ithaca. He was 93.

Town-gown awards honor food-related community partnerships

The 12th annual Cornell Town-Gown Awards – also known as the TOGOs – celebrated cooperation between the university and the greater Ithaca community at a virtual ceremony held Nov. 19.

Appel ’53, vice chair of Weill Cornell Medicine board, dies at 91

Robert J. “Bob” Appel ’53, a vice chair of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Board of Fellows, Cornell trustee emeritus and presidential councillor, died Nov. 19 in New York, at age 91.

Webb telescope shows exoplanet atmosphere as never seen before

Known for beaming stunning images back to Earth, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope just scored another first: a molecular and chemical portrait of a distant world’s skies.

Goffe: Collaboration is key to major humanities grants

Two grants, from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation, are supporting a web of collaborative, public-facing humanities projects initiated by Tao Leigh Goffe, assistant professor of Africana studies and feminist, gender and sexuality studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Yoon reappointed dean of Architecture, Art and Planning

J. Meejin Yoon, B.Arch. ’95, has been appointed to a second term as the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff announced Nov. 17.

Afghan Dreamers, Cornell Cup Robotics launch World Cup Dreams

The FIFA World Cup begins Nov. 20 in Qatar, and Cornell Engineering is partnering with the Afghan Dreamers all-girls robotics team in an effort to harness this energy – and inspire young people to dream big, in both soccer and STEM learning.

Bringing parity, equity to the court and the boardroom

Cornell alumni with backgrounds in sports and business shared thoughts on diversity, equity and inclusion during a Nov. 10 event in New York City.

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From lost items to athletic gear, undergrads win for big ideas

Four undergraduate teams with business ideas won this year’s Big Ideas Competition, sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad, Startup Tree and Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

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