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Mary Opperman, chief human resources officer, to leave in 2022

Mary Opperman, vice president and chief human resources officer, has announced her plans to leave Cornell, effective June 30, 2022.

A.D. White professors named; fall visit announced

Two renowned biologists, May Berenbaum, Ph.D. ’80, and Ellen Rothenberg, have been appointed to six-year terms as Andrew Dickson White Professors-at-Large.

United Way campaign kicks off with music, prizes

The Cornell United Way campaign, a yearly campus drive that supports United Way of Tompkins County by raising funds for community members in need, began its annual campaign on Oct. 12.

Marla Love appointed dean of students

Marla Love, the interim dean of students, has been named the Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students at Cornell.

NIH grant will support strengthening faculty diversity

Cornell is one of only seven institutions across the U.S. that will receive a funding award from the National Institutes of Health through a program aimed at increasing minority faculty in the biomedical sciences.

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Cornell United Way 2021 campaign begins Sept. 30

The Cornell United Way campaign, a yearly campus drive that supports United Way of Tompkins County by raising funds for community members in need, begins Sept. 30.

Rucker to return as AVP of inclusion and belonging

Sonia Rucker, formerly an associate director of diversity and inclusion in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, will return to Cornell next month as the associate vice president of the Department of Inclusion and Belonging.

Staff graduates celebrated as ‘anything but ordinary’

Celebrating in person for the first time since May 2019, this year’s 24th annual Staff Graduate Reception honored 51 Cornell staff members who earned degrees from December 2019 to May 2021 through the Employee Degree and Cornell Tuition Assistance programs.

Landmark gift establishes Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration

A landmark gift from Peter Nolan ’80, MBA ’82, and Stephanie Nolan ’84, will establish the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration and provide scholarship funding to expand educational access for future hospitality leaders.

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