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Biathlon e-book aims for insight

A Cornell administrator’s e-book includes anecdotes about biathlon training, how-to tips for new biathletes and a recounting of how he grappled with the death of a family friend.

Yuri Orlov memorial webinar scheduled for Nov. 18

Some of the world’s most prominent human-rights leaders will honor the late Yuri Orlov, professor emeritus of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, in a webinar Nov. 18 at 10 a.m.

Essentials

Fitzpatrick is new associate vice provost for social sciences

Maria Fitzpatrick, professor of economics and public policy in the College of Human Ecology, is Cornell’s new associate vice provost for social sciences. She began her three-year appointment on Sept. 1.

‘Racism in America’ webinar to examine education, housing

The College of Arts and Sciences’ yearlong webinar series, “Racism in America,” will examine past and present impacts of racism on education and housing in its next webinar, “Education and Housing,” Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

Who is Don Greenberg, and why is he pixelated?

In five decades of teaching and research, Don Greenberg ’55 has won many prestigious computer graphics awards, while focusing on the skills architecture students need to keep pace.

Pollack thanks staff for work in unprecedented circumstances

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the Cornell community continues to pursue its mission and to thrive, President Martha E. Pollack said Oct. 20 in her fourth annual address to staff.

Staff News

Grants fund community-engaged learning curricula

The Office of Engagement Initiatives recently awarded Engaged Curriculum Grants to 19 teams of faculty and community partners that are developing community-engaged learning courses, majors and minors across the university.

Professor offers alphabetical guide to human nature

In his new book “Life, Death and Other Inconvenient Truths: A Realist’s View of the Human Condition,” Shimon Edelman offers a reference guide to human nature and human experience.

Input sought for revisions to Campus Code of Conduct

The University Assembly (UA) is requesting feedback from the Cornell community on proposed revisions to a new Student Code of Conduct. The deadline for submitting feedback is Nov. 17.