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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Project aims to prevent abuse in encrypted communication

Mitigating abuses of encrypted social media communication, on outlets such as WhatsApp and Signal, while ensuring user privacy is the focus of a five-year, $3 million NSF grant to a multidisciplinary Cornell research team.

Lara Skinner wins Movement Builders Award

ILR's Labor Leading on Climate Director Lara Skinner will be recognized Sept. 21 for helping make New York City a model of progress for the nation.

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Cornell marks 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

With moments of silence and the tolling of chimes, the Cornell community solemnly observed the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people, including 21 alumni.

Uncertainty colors pandemic workplace decisions

Valerie Reyna, the Lois and Melvin Tukman Professor of Human Development and co-director of the Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research, recently answered questions about workplace risk.

Four assistant professors win early-career awards

Cornell assistant professors researching artificial intelligence, sustainable energy, digitization in manufacturing and chemistry have recently received early-career awards from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.

New Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards appoints director

After a nationwide search, Christina Liang has been selected to lead the newly formed Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards as the office's inaugural Director

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