John Silcox, emeritus engineering professor, dies at 88

John Silcox, the David E. Burr Professor of Engineering Emeritus who twice served as director of the School of Ap­plied and Engineering Physics in Cornell Engineering, died April 25 in Ithaca. Silcox was 88.

Staff teams named Cornell Heroes for excellence at work

Nine campus teams are being recognized as “Cornell Heroes” for their exceptional contributions and dedication to the essential tasks that uphold the university’s operations.

Door checker’s ‘friendly face’ makes Risley Dining feel like home

Beloved Risley Dining Hall door checker Garry Gale welcomes students with warm greetings – sometimes in Mandarin.

Two academic advisers earn 2024 excellence awards

Members of Cornell’s Professional Academic Advising Community recognized two of their own for their commitment to providing helpful guidance and sincere care to undergraduates.

Web editor by day rescues bats by night

Cornell Lab of Ornithology staff member Victoria Campbell spends her free time caring for bats in need – setting tiny broken bones, feeding babies, treating illness and nursing native bats back to health so they can be released. 

Inclusive Excellence Summit promotes connection

More than 400 Cornell employees and community members attended the fifth annual Inclusive Excellence Summit, gathering virtually and in-person to show their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.   

Award-winning author Jeff Chang visits campus

Award-winning writer and cultural organizer Jeff Chang returned to Cornell on April 16 to deliver a keynote presentation and workshop for nearly 60 professionals from higher education institutions nationwide during the 2024 IVY Plus EEO/AA Annual Meeting.  

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The Inclusive Excellence Podcast: “Wherever I Go, I Want It to Matter That I Was There” with Cal Walker

In the season finale of the Inclusive Excellence Podcast, Erin Sember-Chase and Toral Patel are joined by Cal Walker, a retiree of Cornell and longstanding citizen of Ithaca for nearly 50 years. Walker shares his journey from Civil Rights-era Alabama to New York, arriving in Ithaca in 1977 and wasting no time to make a difference in the community.

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Pigs, mussels and 3D printing keep Lake Source Cooling flowing

Cornell's Lake Source Cooling facility pipes get a $750K scrubbing with the help of engineers, robots and a student-made 3D-printed piece.