‘Queen of crosswords’ recovers the puzzle’s feminist side

In “The Riddles of the Sphinx: Inheriting a Feminist History of the Crossword Puzzle,” media scholar Anna Shechtman combines a history of the crossword highlighting its early women innovators with her memoir of a personal challenge.

Award-winning activist to deliver Inclusive Excellence keynote

Raquel Willis, an award-winning activist, journalist and media strategist dedicated to collective liberation, especially for Black trans individuals, will deliver the keynote speech at Cornell’s Inclusive Excellence Summit on March 26.

Fitzpatrick lauded for career accomplishments

John W. Fitzpatrick, who led the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for 26 years, earns high honors for a lifetime of groundbreaking work in the study of birds. He is the recipient of the James Madison Medal, an alumni award presented by Princeton University.

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Biotechnology Building retrofit saves $670K in annual energy

Campus engineers have verified that the building – tailored for energy efficiency, including a recent retrofit of four rooftop exhaust stacks to recover heat – now saves the university nearly $670,000 a year.

The Inclusive Excellence Podcast: What if success was measured by wellbeing?

Hosts Erin Sember-Chase and Toral Patel are joined by Wai-Kwong Wong and Jasmine Jay of Cornell’s Faculty & Staff Assistance Program. They explore the evolution of mental health in the workplace and discuss prioritizing well-being.

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United Way campaign raises $439K – and counting – for community

The Cornell United Way President’s Leadership Association recognized donors who have contributed $1,000 or more to Cornell’s 2023 United Way campaign during a reception held Feb. 20 at Moakley House.

The Inclusive Excellence Podcast: Destined for Cornell despite a nontraditional path

According to Carl Cornell’s surname, one would think he was destined for the university. However, his path to Cornell has been anything but traditional. In this episode of the Inclusive Excellence Podcast, he joins Erin Sember-Chase to discuss his background and identities and how they have empowered him to ignite change across the university.

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Engineering associate dean wins George Peter Award

For her steady and kind leadership Erin Mulrooney, associate dean for administration in Cornell Engineering, received the Employee Assembly’s 2023 George Peter Award for Dedicated Service.

The Inclusive Excellence Podcast: What makes mentorships meaningful?

In this episode of the Inclusive Excellence Podcast, Erin Sember-Chase and Toral Patel are joined by longtime Cornell colleagues and alums Barbara Oh, Ph.D. ‘17 and Cate Thompson ‘83 to discuss mentorship and how it has enhanced their personal and professional experiences at the university.

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