Making a ‘big’ difference in youth lives

January is National Mentoring Month: Meet three Cornell staff members mentoring local youth through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ithaca and Tompkins County.

Around Cornell

Bartels Awards honor custodians for excellence, dedication

The event, held Dec. 20, recognized the six award recipients and the nearly 400 building care professionals who create a safe, clean environment throughout the Ithaca campus.

Mary Loeffelholz named School of Continuing Education dean

Mary Loeffelholz, former dean of the College of Professional Studies and a professor of English at Northeastern University, will serve as the next dean of the School of Continuing Education.

Curtis Cole is named inaugural chief global information officer

Cole, M.D. ’94, is the assistant vice provost for information services and chief information officer at Weill Cornell Medicine. He will begin his new role Jan. 1, 2023.

Drew Harvell named US Science Envoy by State Department

Drew Harvell, professor emerita of ecology and evolutionary biology who studies sustainable marine biodiversity, is one of seven U.S. researchers named 2023 U.S. Science Envoys by the Department of State.

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Monitoring invades truckers’ privacy without boosting safety

Karen Levy, associate professor of information science, examines how truckers’ work is being affected by a proliferation of electronic logging technology in a new book, “Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance.”

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U.S. academia won’t achieve faculty diversity at current pace

Researchers from the Department of Communication state that at the current rate of diversification, U.S. colleges and universities will never achieve racial parity that’s on par with the rest of the country, but that steps can be taken to make it happen.

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Nicki Moore named director of athletics

Nicki Webber Moore, vice president and director of athletics at Colgate University, has been named Cornell’s Meakem Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education. She will be Cornell’s first female director of athletics.

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Unique fellowship honors bioacoustics pioneer

Philanthropist K. Lisa Yang ’74 has endowed $1.5 million to establish the Katharine B. Payne Fellows Program in Conservation Bioacoustics in honor of Katy Payne ’59, a pioneer in the burgeoning science of bioacoustics. 

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