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Walter LaFeber, revered history professor, dies

Walter F. LaFeber, 87, professor of history, who won ovations from students for class lectures and whose mastery of U.S. foreign relations guided political scientists, died March 9.

Winfield to become chief diversity officer at Law School Admission Council

Among her many accomplishments, Angela Winfield, J.D. ’08, associate vice president for inclusion and workforce diversity, led her team in developing the six-part staff training course “Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Cornell.”

Computational sustainability trailblazer honored

Carla P. Gomes, the Ronald and Antonia Nielsen Professor of Computing and Information Science, is the recipient of the 2021 Feigenbaum Prize, given by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

Student entrepreneurs selected as 2021 Kessler Fellows

The College of Engineering’s Kessler Fellows program welcomed 20 new student entrepreneurs to its latest cohort, where they will explore entrepreneurship through academic coursework, mentorship with entrepreneurs and an internship.

Food supply chain app wins digital ag hackathon

An app that would maximize profit and minimize food spoilage and loss across the agriculture supply chain was named the grand prize winner in the third annual Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture Hackathon.

Atkinsons’ $30M gift to name multidisciplinary building

A $30 million commitment from David R. Atkinson ’60 and Patricia Atkinson will name a new multidisciplinary building on campus, intended to foster innovative and collaborative research in key university priority areas.

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Building networks not enough to expand rural broadband

Even when grants fund network construction, high operating costs pose significant challenges for rural broadband cooperatives seeking to expand access, according to new research from the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

Hallock, SC Johnson dean, named University of Richmond president

Kevin F. Hallock, the dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, will depart Cornell this summer to become president of the University of Richmond, effective Aug. 15.

High school programming prelim emphasizes learning

The third annual Cornell High School Programming Contest Warm Up, a virtual computer programming competition, was less a contest and more a chance for budding programmers to hone their skills.