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Maureen Waller, professor of policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology, is the recipient of Cornell’s fifth annual Engaged Scholar Prize.

Alan G. Merten, who served as the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management from 1989 to 1996, died May 21 in Naples, Florida, of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 78.

The Class of 2020 overcame unforeseen obstacles to complete their final semester, President Martha E. Pollack said in a video message to Cornell’s newest alumni May 23. “I am so very proud of each and every one of you.”

With support from the Cornell Board of Trustees, the university has instituted a moratorium on new private investments focused on fossil fuels and plans to grow the endowment's investments in alternative energy technologies.

G. Peter Lepage, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics, and Thomas Pepinsky, professor of government, have received two of Cornell’s highest honors for faculty members.

Several items have been added to the list of frequently asked questions.

The prospect of residency typically brings jitters to newly minted doctors, but the transition has become far more complex with numerous unknowns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Things to do this week include a new edition of “World According to Sound”; a meal with the founder of Ithaca Hummus; and virtual activities for Senior Spirit Days.

Rediet Abebe, the first black woman to earn a doctorate at Cornell in computer science, blazed a trail not just for herself, but for others, too.